Safety Zone; Thunder on Wheathouse Bay, St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY, 34390-34392 [E7-12069]

Download as PDF 34390 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 120 / Friday, June 22, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Dated: June 11, 2007. S.J. Ferguson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo. [FR Doc. E7–12065 Filed 6–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [CGD09–07–046] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Thunder on Wheathouse Bay, St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the navigable waters of the St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a powerboat race. This safety zone restricts vessel traffic from a portion of the St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY. This rule is effective from 10 a.m. on June 30, 2007 to 6 p.m. on July 1, 2007. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of the docket CGD09– 07–046, and are available for inspection or copying at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, 1 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, New York 14203 between 8 a.m. (local) and 3:30 p.m. (local), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Tracy Wirth, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo; (716) 843–9573. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES Regulatory Information We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM. The permit application was not received in time to publish an NPRM followed by a final rule before the effective date. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), good cause exists for making this rule effective fewer than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying this rule would be contrary to the public interest of ensuring the safety of spectators and VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:57 Jun 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 vessels during this event and immediate action is necessary to prevent possible loss of life or property. The Coast Guard has not received any complaints or negative comments previously with regard to this event. Background and Purpose This temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from the hazards associated with powerboat races. Based on recent accidents that have occurred in other Captain of the Port zones, the Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined that powerboat races pose significant risks to public safety and property. The likely combination of large numbers of recreational vessels, congested waterways, and alcohol use could easily result in serious injuries or fatalities. Establishing a safety zone to control vessel movement around the location of the powerboat races will help ensure the safety of persons and property at these events and help minimize the associated risks. Discussion of Rule A temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels during the Thunder on Wheathouse Bay powerboat races. The powerboat races will occur between 10 a.m. (local) on June 30, 2007 and 6 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2007. The safety zone for the powerboat races will encompass all waters of the St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY within three miles from the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge beginning at position 44°42′35″ N, 075°29′08″ W, then extending north to position 44°42′38″ N, 075°29′08″ W, then extending northeast to position 44°42′45″ N, 075°28′23″ W, then extending south to position 44°42′30″ N, 075°28′23″ W, then extending west back to the point of origin at position 44°42′35″ N, 075°29′08″ W. (DATUM: NAD 83). The size of this zone was determined using the location of the race course approved by the Captain of the Port Buffalo and local knowledge concerning wind, waves, and currents. All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his on-scene representative. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his onscene representative. The Captain of the Port or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. Regulatory Evaluation This rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed this rule under that Order. It is not ‘‘significant’’ under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation under the regulatory policies and procedures of DHS is unnecessary. This determination is based on the minimal time that vessels will be restricted from the zone and the zone is in areas where the Coast Guard expects insignificant adverse impact to mariners from the zone’s activation. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule may affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in a portion of the St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY between 10 a.m. (local) on June 30 and 6 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2007. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This rule will be in effect for only eight hours for each event (16 hours total). Vessel traffic can safely pass outside the safety zone during the event. In the event that this temporary safety zone affects shipping, commercial vessels may request permission from the Captain of The Port Buffalo to transit through the safety zone. The Coast Guard will give notice to the public via a Broadcast to Mariners that the regulation is in effect. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offered to assist small entities in understanding this rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and E:\FR\FM\22JNR1.SGM 22JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 120 / Friday, June 22, 2007 / Rules and Regulations participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1–888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). Collection of Information This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This rule will not effect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. Civil Justice Reform rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:57 Jun 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 does not concern an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. Indian Tribal Governments The Coast Guard recognizes the treaty rights of Native American Tribes. Moreover, the Coast Guard is committed to working with Tribal Governments to implement local policies and to mitigate tribal concerns. We have determined that this safety zone and fishing rights protection need not be incompatible. We have also determined that this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Nevertheless, Indian Tribes that have questions concerning the provisions of this rule or options for compliance are encouraged to contact the point of contact listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Energy Effects We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under that order because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 34391 This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded that there are no factors in this case that would limit the use of a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the Instruction. Therefore, this rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation. This event establishes a safety zone therefore paragraph (34)(g) of the Instruction applies. A final ‘‘Environmental Analysis Check List’’ and a final ‘‘Categorical Exclusion Determination’’ are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine Safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: I PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. I 2. A new temporary § 165.T09–046 is added a follows: § 165.T09–046 Safety Zone; Thunder on Wheathouse Bay, St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY. (a) Location. The following area is a temporary safety zone: All waters of the St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY within three miles from the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge beginning at position 44°42′35″ N, 075°29′08″ W, then extending north to position 44°42′38″ N, 075°29′08″ W, then extending northeast to position 44°42′45″ N, 075°28′23″ W, then extending south to position 44°42′30″ N, 075°28′23″ W, then extending west back to the point of origin at position 44°42′35″ N, 075°29′08″ W. (DATUM: NAD 83). E:\FR\FM\22JNR1.SGM 22JNR1 34392 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 120 / Friday, June 22, 2007 / Rules and Regulations (b) Effective period. This regulation is effective from 10 a.m. (local) on June 30, 2007 to 6 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2007. (c) Enforcement period. This regulation will be enforced from 10 a.m. (local) to 6 p.m. (local) on June 30, 2007 and from 10 a.m. (local) to 6 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2007. (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in section 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo, or his onscene representative. (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene representative. (3) The on-scene representative of the Captain of the Port is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port to act on his behalf. (4) The Captain of the Port or his designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. (5) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone shall contact the Captain of the Port Buffalo or the on-scene representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all direction given to them by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene representative. Dated: June 11, 2007. S.J. Ferguson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo. [FR Doc. E7–12069 Filed 6–21–07; 8:45 am] vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule is effective from 10 p.m. (local) until 10:30 p.m. (local) on July 3, 2007. DATES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket CGD09–07– 047 and are available for inspection or copying at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, 1 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203 between 8 a.m. (local) and 3 p.m. (local), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. ADDRESSES: LT Tracy Wirth, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo; (716) 843–9573. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM. The permit application was not received in time to publish an NPRM followed by a final rule before the effective date. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying this rule would be contrary to the public interest of ensuring the safety of spectators and vessels during this event and immediate action is necessary to prevent possible loss of life or property. The Coast Guard has not received any complaints or negative comments previously with regard to this event. BILLING CODE 4910–15–P Background and Purpose DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [CGD09–07–047] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Tom Graves Memorial Fireworks, Port Bay, Wolcott, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Port Bay, Wolcott, NY. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Port Bay during the Tom Graves Memorial Fireworks display on July 3, 2007. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:57 Jun 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 This temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with a fireworks display. Based on accidents that have occurred in other Captain of the Port zones, and the explosive hazards of fireworks, the Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined that fireworks launches proximate to watercraft pose a significant risk to public safety and property. The likely combination of large numbers of recreation vessels, congested waterways, darkness punctuated by bright flashes of light, alcohol use, and debris falling into the water could easily result in serious injuries or fatalities. Establishing a safety zone to control vessel movement around the location of the launch platform will help ensure the safety of persons and property at these events and help minimize the associated risks. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Discussion of Rule A temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels during the setup, loading and launching of a fireworks display in conjunction with the Tom Graves Memorial Fireworks. The fireworks display will occur between 10 p.m. (local) and 10:30 p.m. (local) on July 3, 2007. The safety zone for the fireworks will encompass all waters of Port Bay, Wolcott, NY within a five hundred foot radius of position 43°17′46″ N, 076°50′02″ W, nine hundred feet from Loon Point. [DATUM: NAD 83]. All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated onscene representative. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative. The Captain of the Port or his designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. Regulatory Evaluation This rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. This determination is based on the minimal time that vessels will be restricted from the zone and the zone is an area where the Coast Guard expects insignificant adverse impact to mariners from the zones’ activation. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners and operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in a portion of Port Bay, Wolcott, NY between 10 p.m. (local) and 10:30 p.m. (local) on July 3, 2007. E:\FR\FM\22JNR1.SGM 22JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[CGD09-07-046]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Thunder on Wheathouse Bay, St. Lawrence River, 
Ogdensburg, NY

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone 
encompassing the navigable waters of the St. Lawrence River, 
Ogdensburg, NY. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of 
spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a powerboat 
race. This safety zone restricts vessel traffic from a portion of the 
St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY.

DATES: This rule is effective from 10 a.m. on June 30, 2007 to 6 p.m. 
on July 1, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of the docket CGD09-07-046, and are available for 
inspection or copying at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, 1 Fuhrmann 
Blvd., Buffalo, New York 14203 between 8 a.m. (local) and 3:30 p.m. 
(local), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Tracy Wirth, U.S. Coast Guard 
Sector Buffalo; (716) 843-9573.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this 
regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing an NPRM. The permit application was not 
received in time to publish an NPRM followed by a final rule before the 
effective date. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), good cause exists for making 
this rule effective fewer than 30 days after publication in the Federal 
Register. Delaying this rule would be contrary to the public interest 
of ensuring the safety of spectators and vessels during this event and 
immediate action is necessary to prevent possible loss of life or 
property. The Coast Guard has not received any complaints or negative 
comments previously with regard to this event.

Background and Purpose

    This temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of 
vessels and spectators from the hazards associated with powerboat 
races. Based on recent accidents that have occurred in other Captain of 
the Port zones, the Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined that 
powerboat races pose significant risks to public safety and property. 
The likely combination of large numbers of recreational vessels, 
congested waterways, and alcohol use could easily result in serious 
injuries or fatalities. Establishing a safety zone to control vessel 
movement around the location of the powerboat races will help ensure 
the safety of persons and property at these events and help minimize 
the associated risks.

Discussion of Rule

    A temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of 
spectators and vessels during the Thunder on Wheathouse Bay powerboat 
races. The powerboat races will occur between 10 a.m. (local) on June 
30, 2007 and 6 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2007.
    The safety zone for the powerboat races will encompass all waters 
of the St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY within three miles from the 
Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge beginning at position 
44[deg]42'35'' N, 075[deg]29'08'' W, then extending north to position 
44[deg]42'38'' N, 075[deg]29'08'' W, then extending northeast to 
position 44[deg]42'45'' N, 075[deg]28'23'' W, then extending south to 
position 44[deg]42'30'' N, 075[deg]28'23'' W, then extending west back 
to the point of origin at position 44[deg]42'35'' N, 075[deg]29'08'' W. 
(DATUM: NAD 83). The size of this zone was determined using the 
location of the race course approved by the Captain of the Port Buffalo 
and local knowledge concerning wind, waves, and currents.
    All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the 
Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his on-scene representative. Entry 
into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited 
unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene 
representative. The Captain of the Port or his on-scene representative 
may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.

Regulatory Evaluation

    This rule is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under section 
3(f) of Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Planning and Review, and does 
not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 
6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not 
reviewed this rule under that Order. It is not ``significant'' under 
the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS).
    We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a 
full Regulatory Evaluation under the regulatory policies and procedures 
of DHS is unnecessary.
    This determination is based on the minimal time that vessels will 
be restricted from the zone and the zone is in areas where the Coast 
Guard expects insignificant adverse impact to mariners from the zone's 
activation.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this rule will have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small entities'' 
comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are 
independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, 
and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.
    This rule may affect the following entities, some of which may be 
small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit 
or anchor in a portion of the St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY 
between 10 a.m. (local) on June 30 and 6 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2007.
    This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This 
rule will be in effect for only eight hours for each event (16 hours 
total). Vessel traffic can safely pass outside the safety zone during 
the event. In the event that this temporary safety zone affects 
shipping, commercial vessels may request permission from the Captain of 
The Port Buffalo to transit through the safety zone. The Coast Guard 
will give notice to the public via a Broadcast to Mariners that the 
regulation is in effect.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we offered to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule so that they can better evaluate 
its effects on them and

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participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send 
comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise 
determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business 
and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small 
Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these 
actions annually and rates each agency's responsiveness to small 
business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast 
Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247).

Collection of Information

    This rule calls for no new collection of information under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local 
governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial 
direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under 
that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for 
federalism.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any 
one year. Though this rule will not result in such expenditure, we do 
discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not effect a taking of private property or otherwise 
have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental 
Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property 
Rights.

Civil Justice Reform

    This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) 
of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, 
eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection 
of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule 
is not an economically significant rule and does not concern an 
environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may 
disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

    The Coast Guard recognizes the treaty rights of Native American 
Tribes. Moreover, the Coast Guard is committed to working with Tribal 
Governments to implement local policies and to mitigate tribal 
concerns. We have determined that this safety zone and fishing rights 
protection need not be incompatible. We have also determined that this 
rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, 
Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because 
it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian 
tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian 
tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between 
the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Nevertheless, Indian Tribes 
that have questions concerning the provisions of this rule or options 
for compliance are encouraged to contact the point of contact listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

Energy Effects

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions 
Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ``significant 
energy action'' under that order because it is not a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to 
have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use 
of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy 
action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects 
under Executive Order 13211.

Technical Standards

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 
U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards 
in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, 
through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why 
using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or 
otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical 
standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or 
operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management 
systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus 
standards bodies.
    This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not 
consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, 
which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and 
have concluded that there are no factors in this case that would limit 
the use of a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the 
Instruction. Therefore, this rule is categorically excluded, under 
figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, from further 
environmental documentation. This event establishes a safety zone 
therefore paragraph (34)(g) of the Instruction applies.
    A final ``Environmental Analysis Check List'' and a final 
``Categorical Exclusion Determination'' are available in the docket 
where indicated under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine Safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.


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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 
CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 
U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 
107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation 
No. 0170.1.


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2. A new temporary Sec.  165.T09-046 is added a follows:


Sec.  165.T09-046  Safety Zone; Thunder on Wheathouse Bay, St. Lawrence 
River, Ogdensburg, NY.

    (a) Location. The following area is a temporary safety zone: All 
waters of the St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY within three miles 
from the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge beginning at position 
44[deg]42'35'' N, 075[deg]29'08'' W, then extending north to position 
44[deg]42'38'' N, 075[deg]29'08'' W, then extending northeast to 
position 44[deg]42'45'' N, 075[deg]28'23'' W, then extending south to 
position 44[deg]42'30'' N, 075[deg]28'23'' W, then extending west back 
to the point of origin at position 44[deg]42'35'' N, 075[deg]29'08'' W. 
(DATUM: NAD 83).

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    (b) Effective period. This regulation is effective from 10 a.m. 
(local) on June 30, 2007 to 6 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2007.
    (c) Enforcement period. This regulation will be enforced from 10 
a.m. (local) to 6 p.m. (local) on June 30, 2007 and from 10 a.m. 
(local) to 6 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2007.
    (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
section 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, or anchoring 
within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain 
of the Port Buffalo, or his on-scene representative.
    (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene 
representative.
    (3) The on-scene representative of the Captain of the Port is any 
Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been 
designated by the Captain of the Port to act on his behalf.
    (4) The Captain of the Port or his designated on-scene 
representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.
    (5) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone shall contact the Captain of the Port Buffalo or the on-scene 
representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given 
permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all 
direction given to them by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-
scene representative.

    Dated: June 11, 2007.
S.J. Ferguson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard,Captain of the Port Buffalo.
[FR Doc. E7-12069 Filed 6-21-07; 8:45 am]
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