Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD, 50212-50214 [E7-17337]

Download as PDF 50212 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 169 / Friday, August 31, 2007 / Rules and Regulations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background The final and temporary regulations that are the subject of the correction are under Section 4965 of the Internal Revenue Code. Need for Correction As published, final and temporary regulations (TD 9334) contain an error that may prove to be misleading and is in need of clarification. Correction of Publication Accordingly, the publication of the final and temporary regulations (TD 9334), which were the subject of FR Doc. E7–12901, is corrected as follows: On page 36781, in the document heading, the language ‘‘RIN 1545– BG20’’ is corrected to read ‘‘RIN 1545– BG95’’. LaNita Van Dyke, Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel, (Procedure and Administration). [FR Doc. E7–17227 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. CGD05–07–046] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ‘‘Cambridge Offshore Challenge,’’ a marine event to be held on the waters of the Choptank River at Cambridge, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the Choptank River during the event. DATES: This rule is effective from 10:30 a.m. on September 22, 2007 through 5:30 p.m. on September 23, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Aug 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket CGD05–07–046 and are available for inspection or copying at Commander (dpi), Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704–5004, Room 416 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ronald Houck, Marine Event Coordinator, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, at (410) 576–2674 or e-mail at Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Galina Kolomietz, (202) 622–6070, Michael Blumenfeld, (202) 622–1124, or Dana Barry, (202) 622–6060 (not tollfree numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information On July 16, 2007, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD in the Federal Register (72 FR 38804). We received no letters commenting on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. 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. Delaying the effective date would be contrary to the public interest, since immediate action is needed to ensure the safety of the event participants, support vessels, spectator craft and other vessels transiting the event area. However, advance notifications will be made to users of Choptank River via marine information broadcasts, local notice to mariners, commercial radio stations, and area newspapers. Background and Purpose On September 22 and 23, 2007, the Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Association will sponsor the ‘‘2007 Cambridge Offshore Challenge,’’ on the waters of the Choptank River at Cambridge, Maryland. The event will consist of approximately 60 offshore powerboats conducting high-speed competitive races between the Route 50 Bridge and Oystershell Point, MD. A fleet of approximately 250 spectator vessels is expected to gather nearby to view the competition. Due to the need for vessel control during the event, vessel traffic will be temporarily restricted to provide for the safety of participants, spectators and transiting vessels. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard did not receive comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations on specified waters of the Choptank River, near Cambridge, Maryland. 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. We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. Although this regulation will prevent traffic from transiting a portion of the Choptank River during the event, the effect of this regulation will not be significant due to the limited duration that the regulated area will be in effect. Extensive advance notifications will be made to the maritime community via Local Notice to Mariners, marine information broadcasts, and area newspapers, so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Additionally, the regulated area has been narrowly tailored to impose the least impact on general navigation yet provide the level of safety deemed necessary. Vessel traffic will be able to transit the regulated area between heats, when the Coast Guard Patrol Commander deems it is safe to do so. 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 would affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in a portion of the Choptank River during the event. This rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. This rule would be in effect for only a limited period. Vessel traffic will be able to transit the regulated area between heats, when the Coast Guard Patrol Commander deems it E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 169 / Friday, August 31, 2007 / Rules and Regulations is safe to do so. Before the enforcement period, we will issue maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. 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 the rule so that they could better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the Fifth Coast Guard District at the address listed under ADDRESSES. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. 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 this rule or any policy or action 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). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Aug 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an 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 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. 50213 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)(h), of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation. We have made a determination that this action is not likely to have a significant effect on the human environment. The proposed marine event consisting of power boats conducting high speed races along a marked race course within the Choptank River does not introduce any significant environmental impacts in the area of the event and/or adjacent waterways. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. I For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add a temporary § 100.35–T05–046 to read as follows: I Technical Standards § 100.35–T05–046 Cambridge, MD. The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their (a) Definitions: (1) Coast Guard Patrol Commander means a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been designated by the PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Choptank River, 50214 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 169 / Friday, August 31, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. (2) Official Patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore with a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign. (3) Participant includes all vessels participating in the 2007 Cambridge Offshore Challenge under the auspices of the Marine Event Permit issued to the event sponsor and approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. (b) Regulated area includes all waters of the Choptank River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the west by the Route 50 Bridge and bounded to the east by a line drawn along longitude 076° W, between Goose Point, MD and Oystershell Point, MD. All coordinates reference Datum: NAD 1983. (c) Special local regulations: (1) Except for event participants and persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area. (2) The operator of any vessel in the regulated area must: (i) Stop the vessel immediately when directed to do so by any Official Patrol. (ii) Proceed as directed by any Official Patrol. (iii) When authorized to transit the regulated area, all vessels shall proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course that minimizes wake near the race course. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 10:30 a.m. on September 22, 2007 to 5:30 p.m. on September 23, 2007. Dated: August 23, 2007. Fred M. Rosa, Jr., Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–17337 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES [Docket No. COTP San Francisco Bay 07– 038] Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; San Francisco Bay Navy Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration, San Francisco Bay, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Aug 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 Notice of enforcement of regulation. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay for the annual U.S. Navy and City of San Francisco sponsored Fleet Week Parade of Navy Ships and Blue Angels Flight Demonstration to be held on October 4, 2007, through October 7, 2007. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no persons or vessels may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1105(b)(1), regulated area ‘‘Alpha’’ for Navy Parade of Ships, will be enforced from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 6, 2007. The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1105(b)(2), regulated area ‘‘Bravo’’ for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Activities, will be enforced from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 4, 2007, and 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 5, 2007, through October 7, 2007. If the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Activities are delayed by inclement weather, the regulation will also be enforced on October 8, 2007, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Eric Ramos, Waterways Safety Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, at (415) 556–2950 extension 143, or the Sector San Francisco Command Center, at (415) 399–3547. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the annual San Francisco Bay Navy Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration in 33 CFR 100.1105; the Navy Parade of Ships will be enforced from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 6, 2007; and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Activities will be enforced from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 4, 2007, and 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 5, 2007, through October 7, 2007. If the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Activities are delayed by inclement weather, the regulation will also be enforced on October 8, 2007, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. These regulations can also be found in the October 1, 1993, issue of the Federal Register 58 FR 51242. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1105 a vessel may not enter the regulated area, unless it receives permission from the COTP. Additionally, no person or vessel may enter or remain within 500 yards ahead of the lead Navy parade vessel, within 200 yards astern of the last parade vessel, and within 200 yards on either PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 side of all parade vessels. No person or vessel shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of ship parade participants or official patrol vessels. When hailed by U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, a person or vessel shall come to an immediate stop. Persons or vessels shall comply with all directions given. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1105 and 5 U.S.C 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with extensive advance notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners, and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Dated: 20 August 2007. W.J. Uberti, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, San Francisco. [FR Doc. E7–17340 Filed 8–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Part 418 [CMS–1539–F] RIN 0938–AO72 Medicare Program; Hospice Wage Index for Fiscal Year 2008 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This final rule sets forth the hospice wage index for fiscal year 2008. This final rule also revises the methodology for updating the wage index for rural areas without hospital wage data and provides clarification of selected existing Medicare hospice regulations and policies. EFFECTIVE DATES: These regulations are effective on October 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terri Deutsch, (410) 786–9462. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. General 1. Hospice Care Hospice care is an approach to treatment that recognizes that the E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. CGD05-07-046]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank River, 
Cambridge, MD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local 
regulations during the ``Cambridge Offshore Challenge,'' a marine event 
to be held on the waters of the Choptank River at Cambridge, Maryland. 
These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety 
of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended 
to restrict vessel traffic in the Choptank River during the event.

DATES: This rule is effective from 10:30 a.m. on September 22, 2007 
through 5:30 p.m. on September 23, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as 
documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, 
are part of docket CGD05-07-046 and are available for inspection or 
copying at Commander (dpi), Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford 
Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704-5004, Room 416 between 9 a.m. and 2 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ronald Houck, Marine Event 
Coordinator, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, at (410) 576-2674 or e-mail 
at Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    On July 16, 2007, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank 
River, Cambridge, MD in the Federal Register (72 FR 38804). We received 
no letters commenting on the proposed rule. No public meeting was 
requested, and none was held.
    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. Delaying the effective date would 
be contrary to the public interest, since immediate action is needed to 
ensure the safety of the event participants, support vessels, spectator 
craft and other vessels transiting the event area. However, advance 
notifications will be made to users of Choptank River via marine 
information broadcasts, local notice to mariners, commercial radio 
stations, and area newspapers.

Background and Purpose

    On September 22 and 23, 2007, the Chesapeake Bay Powerboat 
Association will sponsor the ``2007 Cambridge Offshore Challenge,'' on 
the waters of the Choptank River at Cambridge, Maryland. The event will 
consist of approximately 60 offshore powerboats conducting high-speed 
competitive races between the Route 50 Bridge and Oystershell Point, 
MD. A fleet of approximately 250 spectator vessels is expected to 
gather nearby to view the competition. Due to the need for vessel 
control during the event, vessel traffic will be temporarily restricted 
to provide for the safety of participants, spectators and transiting 
vessels.

Discussion of Comments and Changes

    The Coast Guard did not receive comments in response to the notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register. 
Accordingly, the Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local 
regulations on specified waters of the Choptank River, near Cambridge, 
Maryland.

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. We expect the economic impact of this 
rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary.
    Although this regulation will prevent traffic from transiting a 
portion of the Choptank River during the event, the effect of this 
regulation will not be significant due to the limited duration that the 
regulated area will be in effect. Extensive advance notifications will 
be made to the maritime community via Local Notice to Mariners, marine 
information broadcasts, and area newspapers, so mariners can adjust 
their plans accordingly. Additionally, the regulated area has been 
narrowly tailored to impose the least impact on general navigation yet 
provide the level of safety deemed necessary. Vessel traffic will be 
able to transit the regulated area between heats, when the Coast Guard 
Patrol Commander deems it is safe to do so.

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 would affect the following entities, some of which 
might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending 
to transit or anchor in a portion of the Choptank River during the 
event.
    This rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. This 
rule would be in effect for only a limited period. Vessel traffic will 
be able to transit the regulated area between heats, when the Coast 
Guard Patrol Commander deems it

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is safe to do so. Before the enforcement period, we will issue maritime 
advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly.

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 the rule so that they could better evaluate 
its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. If the 
rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or 
options for compliance, please contact the Fifth Coast Guard District 
at the address listed under ADDRESSES. The Coast Guard will not 
retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this 
rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.
    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 this rule or any policy or 
action 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 an 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 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)(h), of the Instruction, from further environmental 
documentation. We have made a determination that this action is not 
likely to have a significant effect on the human environment. The 
proposed marine event consisting of power boats conducting high speed 
races along a marked race course within the Choptank River does not 
introduce any significant environmental impacts in the area of the 
event and/or adjacent waterways.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

    Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Waterways.

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 
CFR part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

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1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.

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2. Add a temporary Sec.  100.35-T05-046 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.35-T05-046  Choptank River, Cambridge, MD.

    (a) Definitions: (1) Coast Guard Patrol Commander means a 
commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been 
designated by the

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Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore.
    (2) Official Patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by 
Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore with a commissioned, warrant, 
or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
    (3) Participant includes all vessels participating in the 2007 
Cambridge Offshore Challenge under the auspices of the Marine Event 
Permit issued to the event sponsor and approved by Commander, Coast 
Guard Sector Baltimore.
    (b) Regulated area includes all waters of the Choptank River, from 
shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the west by the Route 50 Bridge and 
bounded to the east by a line drawn along longitude 076[deg] W, between 
Goose Point, MD and Oystershell Point, MD. All coordinates reference 
Datum: NAD 1983.
    (c) Special local regulations: (1) Except for event participants 
and persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, 
no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area.
    (2) The operator of any vessel in the regulated area must:
    (i) Stop the vessel immediately when directed to do so by any 
Official Patrol.
    (ii) Proceed as directed by any Official Patrol.
    (iii) When authorized to transit the regulated area, all vessels 
shall proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course 
that minimizes wake near the race course.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 10:30 
a.m. on September 22, 2007 to 5:30 p.m. on September 23, 2007.

    Dated: August 23, 2007.
Fred M. Rosa, Jr.,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.
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