Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel SBX-1, HI, 13129-13131 [E8-4946]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 12, 2008 / Rules and Regulations rulemaking USCG–2008–0048, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an e-mail address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit your comments and material by only one means. If you submit them by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We may change this proposed rule in view of them. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time, click on ‘‘Search for Dockets,’’ and enter the docket number for this rulemaking USCG–2008–0048 in the Docket ID box, and click enter. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Department of Transportation’s Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http:// DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Background and Purpose The Lafourche Parish Council has requested that a regulation be placed on the SR 316 Blue Bayou Pontoon Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), at mile 49.8, near Houma, LA. This bridge currently opens on signal as required by 33 CFR 117.5. Due to a high volume of vehicular traffic on SR 316, and the length of time to open and close the SR 316 Blue Bayou Pontoon Bridge, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 Mar 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 a bridge opening can cause a substantial delay in transit time for school buses having to cross the bridge. To minimize the transit time of school children, Lafourche Parish requested closure periods around the scheduled school bus route times to allow the buses to cross the bridge without delay caused by a bridge opening. Currently, based on twelve months of bridge logs and a two week vehicular traffic count during the school year the 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. period has an average of 87 cars to 3.4 vessels, the 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. period has an average of 112 cars to 6.3 vessels, and the 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. period has an average of 140 cars to 3.2 vessels. Thus, a substantial delay can occur to the school buses that have to cross this bridge during their routes. The users of the waterway consist mostly of towboats and barges, fishing vessels, and some recreational vessels. All waterway users transiting through this area require the bridge to open since the bridge is a pontoon bridge with no vertical clearance in the closed to navigation position and there is no feasible alternate route. During this test deviation, a count of the delayed vessels during the closure periods will be taken to ensure a future regulation will not have a significant impact on navigation. This test deviation has been coordinated with the main commercial waterway user group that has vessels transiting in this area, and currently there is no expectation of any significant impacts on navigation. The deviation period will be from March 27, 2008 until April 28, 2008. During the deviation period, the draw shall open on signal; except that, the draw need not be opened from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, USCG–2008–0049, is being issued in conjunction with this Temporary Deviation to obtain public comments. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be open for public comment for two months from March 12, 2008 until May 12, 2008. The Coast Guard will evaluate public comments from this Temporary Deviation and the above referenced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to determine if a permanent special drawbridge operating regulation is warranted. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 13129 Dated: February 21, 2008. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–4943 Filed 3–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2007–0195] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel SBX–1, HI U.S. Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone around the U.S. Forces vessel SBX–1 during transits within the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone. This zone is necessary to protect the SBX–1 from threats associated with vessels and persons approaching too close during transit. Entry of persons or vessels into this security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP). DATES: This rule is effective April 11, 2008. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2007–0195 and are available online at www.regulations.gov. This material is also available for inspection or copying at two locations: The Docket Management Facility (M– 30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, 400 Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819–4398 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Jasmin Parker, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at (808) 842–2600. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Regulatory Information On January 7, 2008, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel SBX–1, HI in the Federal Register (73 FR 1133). E:\FR\FM\12MRR1.SGM 12MRR1 13130 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 12, 2008 / Rules and Regulations We received one letter commenting on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Background and Purpose The U.S. Forces vessel SBX–1 will enter the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone and transit to Pearl Harbor, HI for maintenance at least once each year. The SBX–1 is easy to recognize because it contains a large white object shaped like an egg supported by a platform that is larger than a football field. The platform in turn is supported by six pillars similar to those on large oildrilling platforms. The Coast Guard’s reaction to such transits thus far has been to await a final voyage plan and then establish a security zone using a temporary final rule applicable to that particular voyage. Such action diminished the public’s opportunity for formal comment and imposed a pressing administrative burden each time the SBX–1 arrived. This permanent SBX–1 security zone affords the public consistent regulation regarding the SBX–1 and promotes relief from the emergency rulemakings currently necessary to protect each transit. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard received one comment regarding this proposed rule through www.regulations.gov. The commenter wrote that the size of the security zone seems to be excessive, and that it may interfere with the transit of recreational boaters. This person suggested that those who approach the SBX–1 may be doing so just to get a better look at it. The commenter also asked whether the Coast Guard conducted a study to determine SBX–1’s protection needs. Coast Guard’s Response: While the zone is large, it is the same size as Naval vessel protective zones. That comparison determined the size of the zone; no further study was conducted for this particular vessel. The SBX–1’s transits are infrequent, so the size of the security zone typically will not affect normal recreational boating traffic. We have considered reducing the zone but determined that reduction would present an unacceptable level of risk. Additionally, we have determined that the need to provide an adequate security buffer for the vessel outweighs the public’s interest in a better view of it. Discussion of Rule This security zone is established permanently. It is automatically activated, meaning it is subject to enforcement, whenever the U.S. Forces vessel SBX–1 is in U.S. navigable waters VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 Mar 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 within the Honolulu COTP Zone (see 33 CFR 3.70–10). The security zone includes all waters extending 500 yards in all directions from the SBX–1, from the surface of the water to the ocean floor. The security zone moves with the SBX–1 while it is in transit. The zone becomes fixed around the SBX–1 while it is anchored, position-keeping, or moored, and it remains activated until the SBX–1 either departs U.S. navigable waters within the Honolulu COTP zone or enters the Honolulu Naval Defensive Sea Area established by Executive Order 8987 (6 FR 6675, December 24, 1941). The COTP will notify the public of the enforcement of the zone through a broadcast notice to mariners. The general regulations governing security zones contained in 33 CFR 165.33 apply. Entry into, transit through, or anchoring within the zone while it is activated and enforced is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative thereof. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer, and any other COTP representative permitted by law, is authorized to enforce the zone. The COTP may waive any of the requirements of this rule for any person, vessel, or class of vessel upon finding that application of the security zone is unnecessary or impractical for the purpose of maritime security. Vessels or persons violating this rule would be subject to the penalties set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1232 and 50 U.S.C. 192. 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. This expectation is based on the limited duration of the zone, the constricted geographic area affected by it, and its ability to move with the protected vessel. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. We expect that there will be little or no impact to small entities due to the narrowly tailored scope of this security zone. 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\12MRR1.SGM 12MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 12, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 Mar 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 because it is a security zone. 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. 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 13131 the SBX–1 while it is in transit and becomes fixed when the SBX–1 is anchored, position-keeping, or moored. (b) Regulations. The general regulations governing security zones contained in 33 CFR 165.33 apply. Entry into, transit through, or anchoring within this zone while it is activated, and thus subject to enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative thereof. (c) Suspension of Enforcement. The Coast Guard will suspend enforcement of the security zone described in this section whenever the SBX–1 is within the Honolulu Defensive Sea Area (see 6 FR 6675). (d) Informational notice. The Captain of the Port of Honolulu will cause notice of the enforcement of the security zone described in this section to be made by broadcast notice to mariners. The SBX– 1 is easy to recognize because it contains a large white object shaped like an egg supported by a platform that is larger than a football field. The platform in turn is supported by six pillars similar to those on large oil-drilling platforms. (e) Authority to enforce. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer, and any other Captain of the Port representative permitted by law, may enforce the security zone described in this section. (f) Waiver. The Captain of the Port may waive any of the requirements of this rule for any person, vessel, or class of vessel upon finding that application of the security zone is unnecessary or impractical for the purpose of maritime security. (g) Penalties. Vessels or persons violating this rule are subject to the penalties set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1232 and 50 U.S.C. 192. 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. Dated: March 3, 2008. Barry A. Compagnoni, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Honolulu. [FR Doc. E8–4946 Filed 3–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P I 2. A new § 165.1411 to read as follows: I § 165.1411 Security zone; waters surrounding U.S. Forces vessel SBX–1, HI. (a) Location. The following area, in U.S. navigable waters within the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone (see 33 CFR 3.70–10), from the surface of the water to the ocean floor, is a security zone: All waters extending 500 yards in all directions from U.S. Forces vessel SBX–1. The security zone moves with PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 956 Rules of Practice in Proceedings Relative to Disciplinary Action for Violations of Restrictions on PostEmployment Activity Postal Service. Final Rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Postal Service is removing the Rules of Practice in E:\FR\FM\12MRR1.SGM 12MRR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2007-0195]
RIN 1625-AA87


Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel SBX-1, HI

AGENCY: U.S. Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone 
around the U.S. Forces vessel SBX-1 during transits within the Honolulu 
Captain of the Port Zone. This zone is necessary to protect the SBX-1 
from threats associated with vessels and persons approaching too close 
during transit. Entry of persons or vessels into this security zone is 
prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).

DATES: This rule is effective April 11, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as 
documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, 
are part of docket USCG-2007-0195 and are available online at 
www.regulations.gov. This material is also available for inspection or 
copying at two locations: The Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays and U.S. Coast 
Guard Sector Honolulu, 400 Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819-
4398 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Jasmin 
Parker, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at (808) 842-2600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    On January 7, 2008, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel 
SBX-1, HI in the Federal Register (73 FR 1133).

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We received one letter commenting on the proposed rule. No public 
meeting was requested, and none was held.

Background and Purpose

    The U.S. Forces vessel SBX-1 will enter the Honolulu Captain of the 
Port Zone and transit to Pearl Harbor, HI for maintenance at least once 
each year. The SBX-1 is easy to recognize because it contains a large 
white object shaped like an egg supported by a platform that is larger 
than a football field. The platform in turn is supported by six pillars 
similar to those on large oil-drilling platforms.
    The Coast Guard's reaction to such transits thus far has been to 
await a final voyage plan and then establish a security zone using a 
temporary final rule applicable to that particular voyage. Such action 
diminished the public's opportunity for formal comment and imposed a 
pressing administrative burden each time the SBX-1 arrived. This 
permanent SBX-1 security zone affords the public consistent regulation 
regarding the SBX-1 and promotes relief from the emergency rulemakings 
currently necessary to protect each transit.

Discussion of Comments and Changes

    The Coast Guard received one comment regarding this proposed rule 
through www.regulations.gov. The commenter wrote that the size of the 
security zone seems to be excessive, and that it may interfere with the 
transit of recreational boaters. This person suggested that those who 
approach the SBX-1 may be doing so just to get a better look at it. The 
commenter also asked whether the Coast Guard conducted a study to 
determine SBX-1's protection needs.
    Coast Guard's Response: While the zone is large, it is the same 
size as Naval vessel protective zones. That comparison determined the 
size of the zone; no further study was conducted for this particular 
vessel. The SBX-1's transits are infrequent, so the size of the 
security zone typically will not affect normal recreational boating 
traffic. We have considered reducing the zone but determined that 
reduction would present an unacceptable level of risk. Additionally, we 
have determined that the need to provide an adequate security buffer 
for the vessel outweighs the public's interest in a better view of it.

Discussion of Rule

    This security zone is established permanently. It is automatically 
activated, meaning it is subject to enforcement, whenever the U.S. 
Forces vessel SBX-1 is in U.S. navigable waters within the Honolulu 
COTP Zone (see 33 CFR 3.70-10). The security zone includes all waters 
extending 500 yards in all directions from the SBX-1, from the surface 
of the water to the ocean floor.
    The security zone moves with the SBX-1 while it is in transit. The 
zone becomes fixed around the SBX-1 while it is anchored, position-
keeping, or moored, and it remains activated until the SBX-1 either 
departs U.S. navigable waters within the Honolulu COTP zone or enters 
the Honolulu Naval Defensive Sea Area established by Executive Order 
8987 (6 FR 6675, December 24, 1941). The COTP will notify the public of 
the enforcement of the zone through a broadcast notice to mariners.
    The general regulations governing security zones contained in 33 
CFR 165.33 apply. Entry into, transit through, or anchoring within the 
zone while it is activated and enforced is prohibited unless authorized 
by the COTP or a designated representative thereof. Any Coast Guard 
commissioned, warrant, or petty officer, and any other COTP 
representative permitted by law, is authorized to enforce the zone. The 
COTP may waive any of the requirements of this rule for any person, 
vessel, or class of vessel upon finding that application of the 
security zone is unnecessary or impractical for the purpose of maritime 
security. Vessels or persons violating this rule would be subject to 
the penalties set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1232 and 50 U.S.C. 192.

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. This expectation is based on 
the limited duration of the zone, the constricted geographic area 
affected by it, and its ability to move with the protected vessel.

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. We expect that there will be little or no impact to small 
entities due to the narrowly tailored scope of this security zone.

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. 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

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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 
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 because it is a security zone. 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 Sec.  165.1411 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.1411  Security zone; waters surrounding U.S. Forces vessel 
SBX-1, HI.

    (a) Location. The following area, in U.S. navigable waters within 
the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone (see 33 CFR 3.70-10), from the 
surface of the water to the ocean floor, is a security zone: All waters 
extending 500 yards in all directions from U.S. Forces vessel SBX-1. 
The security zone moves with the SBX-1 while it is in transit and 
becomes fixed when the SBX-1 is anchored, position-keeping, or moored.
    (b) Regulations. The general regulations governing security zones 
contained in 33 CFR 165.33 apply. Entry into, transit through, or 
anchoring within this zone while it is activated, and thus subject to 
enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port 
or a designated representative thereof.
    (c) Suspension of Enforcement. The Coast Guard will suspend 
enforcement of the security zone described in this section whenever the 
SBX-1 is within the Honolulu Defensive Sea Area (see 6 FR 6675).
    (d) Informational notice. The Captain of the Port of Honolulu will 
cause notice of the enforcement of the security zone described in this 
section to be made by broadcast notice to mariners. The SBX-1 is easy 
to recognize because it contains a large white object shaped like an 
egg supported by a platform that is larger than a football field. The 
platform in turn is supported by six pillars similar to those on large 
oil-drilling platforms.
    (e) Authority to enforce. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or 
petty officer, and any other Captain of the Port representative 
permitted by law, may enforce the security zone described in this 
section.
    (f) Waiver. The Captain of the Port may waive any of the 
requirements of this rule for any person, vessel, or class of vessel 
upon finding that application of the security zone is unnecessary or 
impractical for the purpose of maritime security.
    (g) Penalties. Vessels or persons violating this rule are subject 
to the penalties set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1232 and 50 U.S.C. 192.

    Dated: March 3, 2008.
Barry A. Compagnoni,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Honolulu.
[FR Doc. E8-4946 Filed 3-11-08; 8:45 am]
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