Safety Zone: Salem Harbor Celebrates The 4th of July Fireworks-Boston, MA, 35171-35173 [E7-12364]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 27, 2007 / Rules and Regulations (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone must contact the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative on VHF Channel 16 (156.8 MHz) to seek permission to do so. If permission is granted, vessel operators must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. Dated: May 25, 2007. James L. McDonald, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Boston, Massachusetts. [FR Doc. E7–12368 Filed 6–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [CGD01–07–073] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone: Salem Harbor Celebrates The 4th of July Fireworks—Boston, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the ‘‘Salem Harbor Celebrates the 4th of July Fireworks’’ display on July 4, 2007, in Salem, Massachusetts. The safety zone is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display. The safety zone temporarily prohibits entry into or movement within this portion of the Pickering Wharf Channel during its closure period. DATES: This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2007. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket CGD01–07– 073 and are available for inspection or copying at Sector Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, MA, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petty Officer Joseph Yonker, Sector Boston, Waterways Safety and Response Division, at (617) 223–5007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 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. An NPRM VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:11 Jun 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 was not published for this regulation because the logistics with respect to the fireworks presentation were not determined with sufficient time to draft and publish an NPRM. Any delay encountered in this regulation’s effective date would be contrary to the public interest since the safety zone is needed to prevent traffic from transiting a portion of the Pickering Wharf Channel during the fireworks display and to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Any delay encountered in this regulation’s effective date would be contrary to the public interest since the safety zone is needed to prevent traffic from transiting a portion of the Pickering Wharf Channel during the fireworks event thus ensuring that the maritime public is protected from any potential harm associated with such an event. The safety zone should have a minimal negative impact on vessel transits in the Pickering Wharf Channel because vessels will be excluded from the area for only one and a half hours, and vessels can still operate in other areas of the channel during the event. Background and Purpose ‘‘City of Salem’’, the organization responsible for Salem Celebrates the 4th of July, is holding a fireworks display in honor of Independence Day. This rule establishes a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Pickering Wharf Channel within a four hundred (400) yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at approximate position 42°31.05′ N, 070°52.05′ W. This safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public from the dangers posed by this event. It will protect the public by prohibiting entry into or movement within the proscribed portion of the Pickering Wharf Channel during the fireworks display. Marine traffic may transit safely outside of the safety zone during the enforcement period. The Captain of the Port does not anticipate any negative impact on vessel traffic due to this event. Public notification will be made prior to and during the effective period via marine information broadcasts and Local Notice to Mariners. Discussion of Rule This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2007. Marine traffic may transit safely outside of the safety zone in the majority of the Pickering Wharf Channel during the event. Given the limited time-frame of PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 35171 the enforcement period of the safety zone, the size of the channel and the size of the safety zone itself, the Captain of the Port anticipates minimal negative impact on vessel traffic due to this event. Public notifications will be made prior to and during the enforcement period via Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts. 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. Although this rule will prevent traffic from transiting a portion of the Pickering Wharf Channel during this event, the effect of this rule will not be significant for several reasons: vessels will be excluded from the area of the safety zone for only one and one-half hours, although vessels will not be able to transit the channel in the vicinity of the safety zone, they will be able to operate in other areas of the channel during the enforcement period; and advance notification will be made to the local maritime community by marine information broadcasts and Local Notice to Mariners. 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 or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in a portion of the Pickering Wharf Channel from 8:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2007. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the reasons described under the Regulatory Evaluation section. Assistance for Small Entities Under subsection 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement E:\FR\FM\27JNR1.SGM 27JNR1 35172 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 27, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Fairness Act of 1996 [Pub. L. 104–121], the Coast Guard wants to assist small entities in understanding this rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. If this rule will affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please call Petty Officer Joseph Yonker, Sector Boston, Waterways Management Division, at (617) 223–5007. 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). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about the rule or any policy of the Coast Guard. 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. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES 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 a expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This rule will not affect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:11 Jun 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. Indian Tribal Governments 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 and Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 5100.1, which guide 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 rule fits the category selected from paragraph (34)(g), as it would establish a safety zone. A final ‘‘Environmental Analysis Check List’’ and a final ‘‘Categorical Exclusion Determination’’ will be 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. I 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 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. 2. Add temporary § 165.T01–073 to read as follows: I § 165.T01–073 Safety Zone: Salem Celebrates the 4th of July Fireworks— Salem, Massachusetts. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of the Pickering Wharf Channel within a four hundred (400) yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at approximate position 42°31.05′ N, 070°52.05′ W. (b) Enforcement Period. This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2007. (c) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard E:\FR\FM\27JNR1.SGM 27JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 27, 2007 / Rules and Regulations coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel authorized to act on behalf of the Captain of the Port, Boston (COTP), and a Federal, State, and local officer designated by or assisting the COTP. (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in section 165.23 of this part, entry into or movement within this safety zone will be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston. (2) All vessel operators shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or the designated representative. (3) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone must contact the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative on VHF Channel 16 (156.8 MHz) to seek permission to do so. If permission is granted, vessel operators must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. Dated: June 12, 2007. James L. McDonald, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Boston, Massachusetts. [FR Doc. E7–12364 Filed 6–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [CGD09–07–035] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Seneca River Days, Baldwinsville, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Seneca River, Baldwinsville, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Seneca River during the Seneca River Days fireworks display on July 6, 2007. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule is effective from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 6, 2007. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:20 Jun 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 docket are part of docket CGD09–07– 035 and are available for inspection or copying at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, 1 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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)(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 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. Background and Purpose 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 fireworks launches proximate to watercraft pose 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. 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 Seneca River Days fireworks display. The fireworks display will occur between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on July 6, 2007. The safety zone for the fireworks will encompass all waters of the Seneca River, Baldwinsville, NY within a six hundred foot radius of position PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 35173 43°09′25″ N, 076°20′20″ W. [DATUM: NAD 83]. All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Buffalo or the designated on-scene 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 Buffalo 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 safety zone and the safety zone is an area where the Coast Guard expects insignificant adverse impact to mariners from the safety zone’s 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 the Seneca River Baldwinsville, NY between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on July 6, 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 one hour for one event. 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 E:\FR\FM\27JNR1.SGM 27JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[CGD01-07-073]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone: Salem Harbor Celebrates The 4th of July Fireworks--
Boston, MA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for 
the ``Salem Harbor Celebrates the 4th of July Fireworks'' display on 
July 4, 2007, in Salem, Massachusetts. The safety zone is necessary to 
protect the life and property of the maritime public from the potential 
hazards posed by a fireworks display. The safety zone temporarily 
prohibits entry into or movement within this portion of the Pickering 
Wharf Channel during its closure period.

DATES: This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on July 
4, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket CGD01-07-073 and are available for 
inspection or copying at Sector Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, 
MA, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petty Officer Joseph Yonker, Sector 
Boston, Waterways Safety and Response Division, at (617) 223-5007.

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. An NPRM was not published for 
this regulation because the logistics with respect to the fireworks 
presentation were not determined with sufficient time to draft and 
publish an NPRM. Any delay encountered in this regulation's effective 
date would be contrary to the public interest since the safety zone is 
needed to prevent traffic from transiting a portion of the Pickering 
Wharf Channel during the fireworks display and to provide for the 
safety of life on navigable waters.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. Any delay encountered in this 
regulation's effective date would be contrary to the public interest 
since the safety zone is needed to prevent traffic from transiting a 
portion of the Pickering Wharf Channel during the fireworks event thus 
ensuring that the maritime public is protected from any potential harm 
associated with such an event. The safety zone should have a minimal 
negative impact on vessel transits in the Pickering Wharf Channel 
because vessels will be excluded from the area for only one and a half 
hours, and vessels can still operate in other areas of the channel 
during the event.

Background and Purpose

    ``City of Salem'', the organization responsible for Salem 
Celebrates the 4th of July, is holding a fireworks display in honor of 
Independence Day. This rule establishes a temporary safety zone on the 
navigable waters of the Pickering Wharf Channel within a four hundred 
(400) yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at approximate 
position 42[deg]31.05' N, 070[deg]52.05' W. This safety zone is 
necessary to protect the maritime public from the dangers posed by this 
event. It will protect the public by prohibiting entry into or movement 
within the proscribed portion of the Pickering Wharf Channel during the 
fireworks display.
    Marine traffic may transit safely outside of the safety zone during 
the enforcement period. The Captain of the Port does not anticipate any 
negative impact on vessel traffic due to this event. Public 
notification will be made prior to and during the effective period via 
marine information broadcasts and Local Notice to Mariners.

Discussion of Rule

    This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on July 4, 
2007. Marine traffic may transit safely outside of the safety zone in 
the majority of the Pickering Wharf Channel during the event. Given the 
limited time-frame of the enforcement period of the safety zone, the 
size of the channel and the size of the safety zone itself, the Captain 
of the Port anticipates minimal negative impact on vessel traffic due 
to this event. Public notifications will be made prior to and during 
the enforcement period via Local Notice to Mariners and marine 
information broadcasts.

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.
    Although this rule will prevent traffic from transiting a portion 
of the Pickering Wharf Channel during this event, the effect of this 
rule will not be significant for several reasons: vessels will be 
excluded from the area of the safety zone for only one and one-half 
hours, although vessels will not be able to transit the channel in the 
vicinity of the safety zone, they will be able to operate in other 
areas of the channel during the enforcement period; and advance 
notification will be made to the local maritime community by marine 
information broadcasts and Local Notice to Mariners.

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 or operators of vessels intending to 
transit or anchor in a portion of the Pickering Wharf Channel from 8:45 
p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2007. This safety zone will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
for the reasons described under the Regulatory Evaluation section.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under subsection 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement

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Fairness Act of 1996 [Pub. L. 104-121], the Coast Guard wants to assist 
small entities in understanding this rule so that they can better 
evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. 
If this rule will affect your small business, organization, or 
governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its 
provisions or options for compliance, please call Petty Officer Joseph 
Yonker, Sector Boston, Waterways Management Division, at (617) 223-
5007.
    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). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about the rule or any policy of the 
Coast Guard.

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 a expenditure, we do 
discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not affect 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 create an 
environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may 
disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

    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.

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 
and Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 5100.1, which 
guide 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 rule fits the category selected from paragraph 
(34)(g), as it would establish a safety zone. A final ``Environmental 
Analysis Check List'' and a final ``Categorical Exclusion 
Determination'' will be 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. Add temporary Sec.  165.T01-073 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T01-073  Safety Zone: Salem Celebrates the 4th of July 
Fireworks--Salem, Massachusetts.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable 
waters of the Pickering Wharf Channel within a four hundred (400) yard 
radius of the fireworks launch site located at approximate position 
42[deg]31.05' N, 070[deg]52.05' W.
    (b) Enforcement Period. This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. until 
10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2007.
    (c) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative 
means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard

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coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard 
vessel authorized to act on behalf of the Captain of the Port, Boston 
(COTP), and a Federal, State, and local officer designated by or 
assisting the COTP.
    (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
section 165.23 of this part, entry into or movement within this safety 
zone will be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port 
Boston.
    (2) All vessel operators shall comply with the instructions of the 
COTP or the designated representative.
    (3) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.
    (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone must contact the COTP or the COTP's designated representative on 
VHF Channel 16 (156.8 MHz) to seek permission to do so. If permission 
is granted, vessel operators must comply with all directions given to 
them by the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.

    Dated: June 12, 2007.
James L. McDonald,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Boston, Massachusetts.
[FR Doc. E7-12364 Filed 6-26-07; 8:45 am]
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