Special Local Regulations; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA, 26005-26007 [E8-10228]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 90 / Thursday, May 8, 2008 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2008–0277] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ‘‘First Annual Safe Boating Day’’, a water safety demonstration to be held on the waters of the Delaware River adjacent to Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA. 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 between the Walt Whitman and Benjamin Franklin bridges in the Delaware River during the event. DATES: This rule is effective from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0277 and are available online at http://www.regulations.gov. They are 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 the Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call Dennis Sens, Project Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District, Prevention Division, (757) 398–6204. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. 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. Publishing an NPRM would be impracticable and contrary to public interest since VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:31 May 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 immediate action is needed to minimize potential danger to the public during the event. The necessary information to determine whether the marine event poses a threat to persons and vessels was not provided with sufficient time to publish an NPRM. The danger posed by on the water fire and rescue demonstrations makes special local regulations necessary to provide for the safety of spectator craft and other vessels transiting the event area. For the safety concerns noted, it is in the public interest to have these regulations in effect during the event. The Coast Guard will issue broadcast notice to mariners to advise vessel operators of navigational restrictions. On scene Coast Guard and local law enforcement vessels will also provide actual notice to mariners. Background and Purpose On June 1, 2008, the Penn’s Landing Corporation will sponsor the ‘‘First Annual Safe Boating Day’’. Various on the water fire-rescue and tug boat demonstrations will be staged in close proximity to Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River. The demonstrations will generally take place in the vicinity between the shoreline and the navigational channel. A fleet of spectator vessels is expected to gather near the event site to view the on water activity. 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 Rule The Coast Guard will establish temporary special local regulations on specified waters of the Delaware River. The temporary special local regulations will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 1, 2008. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area during the marine event. Except for persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area during the enforcement period. Notice will be provided to the public through a Local Notice to Mariners published before the event, as well as through Broadcast Notice to Mariners. The Patrol Commander will notify the public of specific enforcement times by marine radio safety broadcast VHF–FM marine band radio. These regulations are needed to control vessel traffic during the event to enhance the safety of spectators and transiting vessels. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 26005 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 regulation restricts vessel traffic from transiting a portion of the Delaware 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 and the extensive advance notifications that will be made to the maritime community via marine information broadcasts and local area newspapers, radio and TV stations so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. 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 the Delaware River during the event. This temporary rule 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 a short period, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 1, 2008. Although this regulation prevents traffic from transiting a small segment of the Delaware River during the event, this temporary 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 may be able to transit around the regulated area or when event activity is halted, when the Coast Guard Patrol Commander deems it is safe to do so. Before the enforcement period, we will issue maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. E:\FR\FM\08MYR1.SGM 08MYR1 26006 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 90 / Thursday, May 8, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Assistance for Small Entities Civil Justice Reform Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they can 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. 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. 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. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 May 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. 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)(h), of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation. 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 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and Waterways. Energy Effects Words of Issuance and Regulatory Text 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. I Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES 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– 0277 to read as follows: I § 100.35–T05–0277 Philadelphia, PA. Delaware River, (a) Regulated area includes all waters of the Delaware River bounded from shore to shore, bounded to the south by the Walt Whitman Bridge and bounded to the north by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. (b) Definitions: (1) Coast Guard Patrol Commander means a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. (2) Official Patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay with a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign. (3) Participant includes all vessels participating in the First Annual Safe Boating Day under the auspices of the Marine Event Permit issued to the event E:\FR\FM\08MYR1.SGM 08MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 90 / Thursday, May 8, 2008 / Rules and Regulations sponsor and approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. (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 event area. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 1, 2008. A notice of enforcement of this section will be disseminated through the Fifth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners announcing the specific event date and times. Notice will also be made via broadcast notice to mariners on VHF– FM marine band radio. Dated: April 16, 2008. Neil O. Buschman, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, Acting. [FR Doc. E8–10228 Filed 5–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2007–0147 and are available online at http:// 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 the Fifth Coast Guard District Office, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call Dennis Sens, Project Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District, Prevention Division, at 757–398–6204 or e-mail at Dennis.M.Sens@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information On March 10, 2008, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District in the Federal Register (73 FR 12669). We received no letters commenting on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Background and Purpose 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2007–0147] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations to regulate recurring marine events in the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to all permitted events listed in the table attached to the regulation, and include events such as regattas, and marine parades. These regulations reduce the Coast Guard’s administrative workload and expedite public notification of events. DATES: This rule is effective June 9, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:31 May 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 Marine events are frequently held on the navigable waters within the boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast Guard Sector—Captain of the Port Zone, please see 33 CFR 3.25. This regulation includes events such as sailing regattas, power boat races, swim races and holiday parades. Currently, there are 57 annually recurring marine events and many other non-recurring events within the district. In the past, the Coast Guard regulated these events by creating individual special local regulations on a case by case basis. Most of these events required only the establishment of a regulated area and assignment of a patrol commander to ensure safety. Issuing individual, annual special local regulations has created a significant administrative burden on the Coast Guard. From 2005 to 2007 the Coast Guard created over 100 temporary regulations for marine events in the PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 26007 Fifth District. The numbers are expected to increase in 2008 with the growing popularity of water sports activities. Additionally, for the majority of these events, the Coast Guard does not receive notification of the event, or important details of the event are not finalized by event organizers, with sufficient time to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking and final rule before the event date. The Coast Guard must therefore create temporary final rules that sometimes are not completed until only days before the event. This results in delayed notification to the public, potentially placing the public and event participants at risk. This rule significantly reduces the administrative burden on the Coast Guard, and at the same time allows the sponsor of the event and the Coast Guard to notify the public of these events in a timely manner. The public will be provided with notice of events through the table attached to this regulation. This table lists each recurring event that may be regulated by the Coast Guard, and indicates the sponsor, as well as the date and location of the event. Because the dates and location of these events may change slightly from year to year, the specific information on each event, including the exact dates, specific areas, and description of the regulated area, would be provided to the public through a Local Notice to Mariners published before the event, as well as through Broadcast Notice to Mariners. This table will also be updated by the Coast Guard periodically to add new recurring events, remove events that no longer occur, and update listed events to ensure accurate information is provided. The public will also be notified about many of the listed marine events by local newspapers, radio and television stations. The various methods of notification provided by the Coast Guard and local community media outlets will facilitate informing mariners so they can adjust their plans accordingly. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard has made some minor technical revisions to this rule. Revisions to the regulatory text include the following items. In the Table to § 100.501, marine event No. 3 was deleted. In its place ‘‘Night in Venice’’ Great Egg Harbor Bay, Ocean City, New Jersey was added as marine event No. 3. This event was previously regulated by 33 CFR 100.504 for the same location. This revision does not impose any additional restrictions on vessel traffic. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2008-0277]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulations; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations 
during the ``First Annual Safe Boating Day'', a water safety 
demonstration to be held on the waters of the Delaware River adjacent 
to Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA. 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 
between the Walt Whitman and Benjamin Franklin bridges in the Delaware 
River during the event.

DATES: This rule is effective from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 1, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-0277 and are available online 
at http://www.regulations.gov. They are 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 
the Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 
23704 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary rule, call Dennis Sens, Project Manager, Fifth Coast Guard 
District, Prevention Division, (757) 398-6204. If you have questions on 
viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

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. Publishing an NPRM would be 
impracticable and contrary to public interest since immediate action is 
needed to minimize potential danger to the public during the event. The 
necessary information to determine whether the marine event poses a 
threat to persons and vessels was not provided with sufficient time to 
publish an NPRM. The danger posed by on the water fire and rescue 
demonstrations makes special local regulations necessary to provide for 
the safety of spectator craft and other vessels transiting the event 
area. For the safety concerns noted, it is in the public interest to 
have these regulations in effect during the event. The Coast Guard will 
issue broadcast notice to mariners to advise vessel operators of 
navigational restrictions. On scene Coast Guard and local law 
enforcement vessels will also provide actual notice to mariners.

Background and Purpose

    On June 1, 2008, the Penn's Landing Corporation will sponsor the 
``First Annual Safe Boating Day''. Various on the water fire-rescue and 
tug boat demonstrations will be staged in close proximity to Penn's 
Landing on the Delaware River. The demonstrations will generally take 
place in the vicinity between the shoreline and the navigational 
channel. A fleet of spectator vessels is expected to gather near the 
event site to view the on water activity. 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 Rule

    The Coast Guard will establish temporary special local regulations 
on specified waters of the Delaware River. The temporary special local 
regulations will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 1, 2008. 
The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area 
during the marine event. Except for persons or vessels authorized by 
the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, no person or vessel may enter or 
remain in the regulated area during the enforcement period. Notice will 
be provided to the public through a Local Notice to Mariners published 
before the event, as well as through Broadcast Notice to Mariners. The 
Patrol Commander will notify the public of specific enforcement times 
by marine radio safety broadcast VHF-FM marine band radio. These 
regulations are needed to control vessel traffic during the event to 
enhance the safety of spectators and transiting vessels.

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 regulation restricts vessel traffic from transiting a 
portion of the Delaware 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 and the extensive advance 
notifications that will be made to the maritime community via marine 
information broadcasts and local area newspapers, radio and TV stations 
so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly.

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 the Delaware River during the event.
    This temporary rule 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 a short period, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
on June 1, 2008. Although this regulation prevents traffic from 
transiting a small segment of the Delaware River during the event, this 
temporary 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 may 
be able to transit around the regulated area or when event activity is 
halted, when the Coast Guard Patrol Commander deems it is safe to do 
so. Before the enforcement period, we will issue maritime advisories so 
mariners can adjust their plans accordingly.

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Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we offer to assist small 
entities in understanding the rule so that they can 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 an 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 
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)(h), of the Instruction, from further 
environmental documentation.
    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 100

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

Words of Issuance and Regulatory Text

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

PART 100--REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES

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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-T05-0277 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.35-T05-0277  Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA.

    (a) Regulated area includes all waters of the Delaware River 
bounded from shore to shore, bounded to the south by the Walt Whitman 
Bridge and bounded to the north by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
    (b) Definitions: (1) Coast Guard Patrol Commander means a 
commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been 
designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay.
    (2) Official Patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by 
Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay with a commissioned, 
warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
    (3) Participant includes all vessels participating in the First 
Annual Safe Boating Day under the auspices of the Marine Event Permit 
issued to the event

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sponsor and approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay.
    (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 event area.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 11 a.m. 
to 7 p.m. on June 1, 2008. A notice of enforcement of this section will 
be disseminated through the Fifth Coast Guard District Local Notice to 
Mariners announcing the specific event date and times. Notice will also 
be made via broadcast notice to mariners on VHF-FM marine band radio.

    Dated: April 16, 2008.
Neil O. Buschman,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, 
Acting.
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