Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL, 45875-45879 [E8-18078]

Download as PDF 45875 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 153 / Thursday, August 7, 2008 / Rules and Regulations the control of mortality in freshwaterreared salmonids due to coldwater disease associated with Flavobacterium psychrophilum and for the control of mortality in freshwater-reared Oncorhynchus mykiss due to columnaris disease associated with Flavobacterium columnare. The supplemental NADA is approved as of July 6, 2008, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 558.450 to reflect the approval. In accordance with the freedom of information provisions of 21 CFR part 20 and 21 CFR 514.11(e)(2)(ii), a summary of safety and effectiveness data and information submitted to support approval of this application may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Under section 573(c) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 360ccc–2(c)), this supplemental approval qualifies for 7 Oxytetracycline amount * * * * BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2008–0470] RIN 1625–AA11 rmajette on PRODPC74 with RULES Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is revising the dates and is reinstating a temporary VerDate Aug<31>2005 * * 15:21 Aug 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 558 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360b, 371. 2. In § 558.450, in the table in paragraph (d)(5)(v), in the ‘‘Limitations’’ column, remove ‘‘; do not administer when water temperature is below 9 °C (48.2 °F)’’; redesignate paragraph (d)(5)(vi) as paragraph (d)(5)(vii); and add new paragraph (d)(5)(vi) to read as follows: I § 558.450 * Oxytetracycline. * * (d) * * * (5) * * * * * Fmt 4700 Sponsor * * Administer in mixed ration for 10 d; do not liberate fish or slaughter fish for food for 21 d following the last administration of medicated feed. Administer in mixed ration for 10 d; do not liberate fish or slaughter fish for food for 21 d following the last administration of medicated feed. * Frm 00023 PART 558—NEW ANIMAL DRUGS FOR USE IN ANIMAL FEEDS * * regulated navigation area and safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This regulated navigation area and safety zone places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the electrical dispersal barrier IIA. DATES: This rule is effective from September 03, 2008 to October 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0470 and are available online at 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 U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, 2420 South Lincoln Memorial PO 00000 Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and redelegated to the Center for Veterinary Medicine, 21 CFR part 558 is amended as follows: I Limitations 1. Freshwater-reared salmonids: For control of mortality due to coldwater disease associated with Flavobacterium psychrophilum. 2. Freshwater-reared Oncorhynchus mykiss: For control of mortality due to columnaris disease associated with Flavobacterium columnare. Dated: July 28, 2008. Bernadette Dunham, Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine. [FR Doc. E8–18129 Filed 8–6–08; 8:45 am] ACTION: List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 558 Animal drugs, Animal feeds. Indications for use * (vi) 3.75 g/100 lb of fish/day years of exclusive marketing rights beginning on the date of approval because the new animal drug has been declared a designated new animal drug by FDA under section 573(a) of the act. The agency has carefully considered the potential environmental impact of this action and has concluded that the action will not have a significant impact on the human environment and that an environmental impact statement is not required. FDA’s finding of no significant impact and the evidence supporting that finding, contained in an environmental assessment, may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. This rule does not meet the definition of ‘‘rule’’ in 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(A) because it is a rule of ‘‘particular applicability.’’ Therefore, it is not subject to the congressional review requirements in 5 U.S.C. 801–808. Sfmt 4700 * 066104 066104 * Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions regarding this rule call CDR Tim Cummins, Deputy Prevention Division, Ninth Coast Guard District, telephone 216–902–6045. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information On July 2, 2008 we published a Temporary Final Rule (73 FR 37810). This Temporary Final Rule revises dates and reinstates the Temporary Final Rule published on July 2, 2008. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM. This regulated navigation area and safety zone is being implemented to ensure continued safe E:\FR\FM\07AUR1.SGM 07AUR1 45876 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 153 / Thursday, August 7, 2008 / Rules and Regulations navigation of commercial and recreational traffic. Accordingly, it requires immediate activation. 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 this rule would be contrary to the public interest of ensuring the safety of persons and vessels and immediate action is necessary to prevent possible loss of life or property. rmajette on PRODPC74 with RULES Background and Purpose The electrodes on the demonstration electrical dispersal barrier 1 located between Mile Markers 296.1 and 296.7 of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal are beginning to fail. This barrier was constructed to prevent Asian Carp from entering Lake Michigan through the Illinois River system by generating a low-voltage electric field across the canal. The Army Corps of Engineers intends to shutdown barrier 1 and begin the process of replacing the barrier electrodes which run across the bottom of the canal. Divers will be in the water and a barge-mounted crane will be operating during maintenance operations to barrier 1. Electrical dispersal barrier IIA located on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal 270 feet south of Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 will be in operation while repairs are being made to demonstration electrical dispersal barrier 1. Barrier IIA will operate continuously for a two week period before taking barrier 1 off line for electrode replacement. Electrical dispersal barrier IIA generates a more powerful electric field than barrier 1 over a larger area within the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted field tests to ensure the continued safe navigation of commercial and recreational traffic across the barrier; however, results indicated an arcing risk and hazardous electrical discharges as vessels transited the barrier posing a serious risk to navigation through the barrier. To mitigate these risks, navigational and operational restrictions will be placed on all vessels transiting through the vicinity. Until the potential electrical hazards can be rectified, the Coast Guard will require vessels transiting the regulated navigation area to adhere to specified operational and navigational requirements. This regulation will be 43 days in length to provide enough time for maintenance to be performed to the barrier. This type of maintenance has never been performed on Barrier I and therefore, an extended amount of time was requested in the event it is needed. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Aug 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 Discussion of Rule This rule will suspend 33 CFR 165.923 and place additional restrictions on all vessels transiting through electrical dispersal barrier IIA located on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from September 03, 2008 until October 15, 2008. The regulated navigation area encompasses all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal 270 feet south of the Romeo Road Bridge Mile Marker 296.1 to the south side of the Aerial Pipeline Mile Marker 296.7. The requirements placed on all vessels include: All up-bound and down-bound barge tows that contain one or more Red Flag barges transiting through the restricted navigation area must be assisted by a bow boat at least one mile above the restricted navigation area to at least one mile below the restricted navigation area. Red Flag barges are barges containing hazardous materials as identified by Commodity Codes: 01 (Empty with previous hazardous material) 20 (Petroleum and Petroleum Products) 21 (Crude Petroleum) 22 (Gasoline, Jet Fuel and Kerosene) 23 (Distillate, Residual and other Fuel Oils; Lubricating Oils and Greases) 24 (Petroleum Pitches, Coke Asphalt, Naphtha and Solvents) 30 (Chemicals and Related Products) 31 (Fertilizer-Nitrogenous, Potassic, Phosphatic and Others) 32 (Organic Industrial Chemicals {Crude Products} from Coal, Tar, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dyes, Organic Pigment Dying and Tanning Materials, Alcohols, Benzene; Inorganic Industrial Chemicals {Sodium Hydroxide}; Radioactive and Associated Materials; Drugs) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will contract bow boat assistance for barge tows containing one or more Red Flag barges. Information on how to contact the contractor for bow boat assistance will be provided to the public in a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Towing assistance will be provided from at least one mile above the restricted navigation area to at least one mile below the restricted navigation area. This rule prohibits all vessels from loitering in the regulated navigation area. Vessels may enter the regulated navigation area for the sole purpose of transiting to the other side and must maintain headway throughout the transit. The rule also requires all personnel on open decks to wear a Coast Guard approved Type I personal flotation device while in the regulated navigation area. In addition, vessels may PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 not moor or lay up on the right or left descending banks in the regulated navigation area; towboats may not make or break tows in the regulated navigation area; vessels may not pass (meet or overtake) in the regulated navigation area. All vessels must make a SECURITE call when approaching the barrier to announce intentions and work out passing arrangements on either side. Finally, commercial tows transiting the regulated navigation area must be made up with wire rope to ensure electrical connectivity between all segments of the tow. These restrictions are necessary for safe navigation of the regulated navigation area and to ensure the safety of vessels and their personnel as well as the public’s safety due to the electrical discharges noted during safety tests conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Deviation from this rule is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District or his designated representative. The Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District will designate Captain of the Port Lake Michigan as his designated representative for the purposes of this rule. A temporary safety zone will be in place while repairs are being made to barrier 1. This temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of workers and vessels during maintenance operations to barrier 1 on the Chicago and Sanitary Ship Canal. The maintenance on barrier 1 will occur between 7 a.m., September 15, 2008 and 5 p.m., October 15, 2008. The safety zone will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 15, 2008 through October 15, 2008. The safety zone will encompass all waters of the Chicago Sanitary Ship Canal from mile marker 296.1 to mile marker 296.7. The Captain of the Port will cause notice of enforcement of the safety zone established by this section to be made by all appropriate means to the affected segments of the public. Such means of notification will include, but is not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. The Captain of the Port will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners notifying the public when enforcement of the safety zone is terminated. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders. E:\FR\FM\07AUR1.SGM 07AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 153 / Thursday, August 7, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. This determination is based on the fact that traffic will still be able to transit through the regulated navigation area and the minimal time that vessels will be restricted from the safety zone. The safety zone is an area where the Coast Guard expects insignificant adverse impact to mariners from the zones’ activation. rmajette on PRODPC74 with RULES 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 would 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: The owners and operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in a portion of the Chicago Sanitary Ship Canal from September 03, 2008 to October 15, 2008. This regulated navigation area and safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. Vessel traffic will be able to transit through the regulated navigation area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will contract bow boat assistance for barge tows containing one or more Red Flag barges. Vessel traffic will only be limited for one five hour period and one four hour period each day the safety zone is in effect. In the event this temporary safety zone affects shipping, commercial vessels may request permission from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan to transit through the safety zone. The Coast Guard will give notice to the public via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners that the regulation is in effect. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Aug 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 45877 and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. 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. Assistance for Small Entities Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not concern an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. 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 CDR Tim Cummins, Deputy Prevention Division, Ninth Coast Guard District, 1240 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, OH 44199; 216–902–6049. 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 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. Indian Tribal Governments The Coast Guard recognizes the treaty rights of Native American Tribes. Moreover, the Coast Guard is committed to working with Tribal Governments to implement local policies and to mitigate tribal concerns. We have determined that these regulations and fishing rights protection need not be incompatible. We have also determined that this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Nevertheless, Indian Tribes that have questions concerning the provisions of this rule or options for compliance are encouraged to contact the point of contact listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Taking of Private Property 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. 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. 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 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 would not result in such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\07AUR1.SGM 07AUR1 45878 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 153 / Thursday, August 7, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 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 procedure; and related management system 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 made a preliminary determination, under the Instruction, that this action is not likely to have a significant effect on the human environment. A preliminary ‘‘Environmental Analysis Check List’’ supporting this preliminary determination is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, and Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: I PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. rmajette on PRODPC74 with RULES § 165.923 [Suspended] 2. Section 165.923 is suspended from September 03, 2008 until October 15, 2008. I 3. A new temporary section 165.T09– 4002 is added as follows: I VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Aug 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 § 165.T09–4002 Temporary Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL. (a) Regulated Navigation Area. The following is a Regulated Navigation Area: All waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL, 270 feet south of the Romeo Road Bridge Mile Marker 296.1 to the south side of the Aerial Pipeline Mile Marker 296.7. (b) Effective period. This section is effective from September 03, 2008 until October 15, 2008. (c) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section: Designated representative means the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. Red Flag barges means barges containing hazardous materials as identified by the following Commodity Codes: (1) 01 (Empty with previous hazardous material); (2) 20 (Petroleum and Petroleum Products); (3) 21 (Crude Petroleum); (4) 22 (Gasoline, Jet Fuel and Kerosene); (5) 23 (Distillate, Residual and other Fuel Oils; Lubricating Oils and Greases); (6) 24 (Petroleum Pitches, Coke Asphalt, Naphtha and Solvents); (7) 30 (Chemicals and Related Products); (8) 31 (Fertilizer-Nitrogenous, Potassic, Phosphatic and Others); and (9) 32 (Organic Industrial Chemicals {Crude Products} from Coal, Tar, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dyes, Organic Pigment Dying and Tanning Materials, Alcohols, Benzene; Inorganic Industrial Chemicals {Sodium Hydroxide}; Radioactive and Associated Materials; Drugs) (d) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.13 apply. (2) All up-bound and down-bound barge tows that contain one or more Red Flag barges transiting through the restricted navigation area must be assisted by a bow boat until the entire tow is clear of the expanded restricted navigation area boundaries. (i) Information on how to contact the contractor for bow boat assistance will be provided to the public in a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (ii) Towing assistance will be provided from at least one mile above the restricted navigation area to as least one mile below the restricted navigation area. (3) All vessels are prohibited from loitering in the regulated navigation area. (4) Vessels may enter the regulated navigation area for the sole purpose of transiting to the other side, and must PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 maintain headway throughout the transit. (5) All personnel on open decks must wear a Coast Guard approved Type I personal flotation device while in the regulated navigation area. (6) Vessels may not moor or lay up on the right or left descending banks of the regulated navigation area. (7) Towboats may not make or break tows in the regulated navigation area. (8) Vessels may not pass (meet or overtake) in the regulated navigation area and must make a SECURITE call when approaching the barrier to announce intentions and work out passing arrangements on either side. (9) Commercial tows transiting the regulated navigation area must be made up with wire rope to ensure electrical connectivity between all segments of the tow. (e) Compliance. All persons and vessels must comply with this section and any additional instructions of the Ninth Coast Guard District Commander, or his designated representative. I 4. A new temporary section 165.T09– 4003 is added as follows: § 165.T09–4003 Safety Zone; Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL. (a) Safety Zone. The following area is a temporary safety zone: All waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from mile marker 296.1 to 296.7. (b) Effective period. This regulation is effective from 7 a.m., September 15, 2008, to 5 p.m., October 15, 2008. The safety zone will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 15, 2008, through October 15, 2008. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in section 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan, or his on-scene representative. (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or his on-scene representative. (3) The ‘‘on-scene representative’’ of the Captain of the Port is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port to act on his behalf. The on-scene representative of the Captain of the Port will be aboard either a Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel. The Captain of the Port or his onscene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone shall contact the Captain of the Port Lake E:\FR\FM\07AUR1.SGM 07AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 153 / Thursday, August 7, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Michigan or his on-scene representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or his on-scene representative. Dated: July 29, 2008. Peter V. Neffenger, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–18078 Filed 8–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R08–OAR–2007–1030; FRL–8573–5] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Colorado; Affirmative Defense Provisions for Malfunctions; Common Provisions Regulation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. rmajette on PRODPC74 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is taking direct final action approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado on August 1, 2007. This revision establishes affirmative defense provisions for source owners and operators for excess emissions during periods of malfunction. The affirmative defense provisions are contained in the State of Colorado’s Common Provisions regulation. The intended effect of this action is to approve only those portions of Colorado’s Common Provisions regulation submitted on August 1, 2007 that relate to the affirmative defense for malfunctions. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. DATES: This rule is effective on October 6, 2008, without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comment by September 8, 2008. If adverse comment is received, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal of this direct final rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R08– OAR–2007–1030, by one of the following methods: • http://www.regulations.gov. 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If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional instructions on submitting comments, go to section I. General Information of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 45879 material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air Program, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202–1129. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to view the hard copy of the docket. You may view the hard copy of the docket Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Komp, Air Program, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Mailcode: 8P–A, Denver, Colorado 80202–1129, (303) 312–6022, komp.mark@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. General Information II. Background of State Submittal III. EPA Analysis of State Submittal IV. Consideration of Section 110 (l) of the CAA V. Final Action VI. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2008-0470]
RIN 1625-AA11


Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone, Chicago Sanitary and 
Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is revising the dates and is reinstating a 
temporary regulated navigation area and safety zone on the Chicago 
Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This regulated navigation 
area and safety zone places navigational and operational restrictions 
on all vessels transiting through the electrical dispersal barrier IIA.

DATES: This rule is effective from September 03, 2008 to October 15, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-0470 and are available online 
at 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 U.S. 
Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, 2420 South Lincoln Memorial Drive, 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions regarding this 
rule call CDR Tim Cummins, Deputy Prevention Division, Ninth Coast 
Guard District, telephone 216-902-6045. If you have questions on 
viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, 
Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Regulatory Information

    On July 2, 2008 we published a Temporary Final Rule (73 FR 37810). 
This Temporary Final Rule revises dates and reinstates the Temporary 
Final Rule published on July 2, 2008.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for not publishing an NPRM. This regulated navigation area and 
safety zone is being implemented to ensure continued safe

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navigation of commercial and recreational traffic. Accordingly, it 
requires immediate activation. 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 this 
rule would be contrary to the public interest of ensuring the safety of 
persons and vessels and immediate action is necessary to prevent 
possible loss of life or property.

Background and Purpose

    The electrodes on the demonstration electrical dispersal barrier 1 
located between Mile Markers 296.1 and 296.7 of the Chicago Sanitary 
and Ship Canal are beginning to fail. This barrier was constructed to 
prevent Asian Carp from entering Lake Michigan through the Illinois 
River system by generating a low-voltage electric field across the 
canal. The Army Corps of Engineers intends to shutdown barrier 1 and 
begin the process of replacing the barrier electrodes which run across 
the bottom of the canal. Divers will be in the water and a barge-
mounted crane will be operating during maintenance operations to 
barrier 1. Electrical dispersal barrier IIA located on the Chicago 
Sanitary and Ship Canal 270 feet south of Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile 
Marker 296.7 will be in operation while repairs are being made to 
demonstration electrical dispersal barrier 1. Barrier IIA will operate 
continuously for a two week period before taking barrier 1 off line for 
electrode replacement. Electrical dispersal barrier IIA generates a 
more powerful electric field than barrier 1 over a larger area within 
the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
    The Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted field 
tests to ensure the continued safe navigation of commercial and 
recreational traffic across the barrier; however, results indicated an 
arcing risk and hazardous electrical discharges as vessels transited 
the barrier posing a serious risk to navigation through the barrier. To 
mitigate these risks, navigational and operational restrictions will be 
placed on all vessels transiting through the vicinity. Until the 
potential electrical hazards can be rectified, the Coast Guard will 
require vessels transiting the regulated navigation area to adhere to 
specified operational and navigational requirements. This regulation 
will be 43 days in length to provide enough time for maintenance to be 
performed to the barrier. This type of maintenance has never been 
performed on Barrier I and therefore, an extended amount of time was 
requested in the event it is needed.

Discussion of Rule

    This rule will suspend 33 CFR 165.923 and place additional 
restrictions on all vessels transiting through electrical dispersal 
barrier IIA located on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from 
September 03, 2008 until October 15, 2008. The regulated navigation 
area encompasses all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal 270 
feet south of the Romeo Road Bridge Mile Marker 296.1 to the south side 
of the Aerial Pipeline Mile Marker 296.7. The requirements placed on 
all vessels include: All up-bound and down-bound barge tows that 
contain one or more Red Flag barges transiting through the restricted 
navigation area must be assisted by a bow boat at least one mile above 
the restricted navigation area to at least one mile below the 
restricted navigation area. Red Flag barges are barges containing 
hazardous materials as identified by Commodity Codes:
    01 (Empty with previous hazardous material)
    20 (Petroleum and Petroleum Products)
    21 (Crude Petroleum)
    22 (Gasoline, Jet Fuel and Kerosene)
    23 (Distillate, Residual and other Fuel Oils; Lubricating Oils and 
Greases)
    24 (Petroleum Pitches, Coke Asphalt, Naphtha and Solvents)
    30 (Chemicals and Related Products)
    31 (Fertilizer-Nitrogenous, Potassic, Phosphatic and Others)
    32 (Organic Industrial Chemicals {Crude Products{time}  from Coal, 
Tar, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dyes, Organic Pigment Dying and Tanning 
Materials, Alcohols, Benzene; Inorganic Industrial Chemicals {Sodium 
Hydroxide{time} ; Radioactive and Associated Materials; Drugs)
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will contract bow boat assistance 
for barge tows containing one or more Red Flag barges. Information on 
how to contact the contractor for bow boat assistance will be provided 
to the public in a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Towing assistance will 
be provided from at least one mile above the restricted navigation area 
to at least one mile below the restricted navigation area.
    This rule prohibits all vessels from loitering in the regulated 
navigation area. Vessels may enter the regulated navigation area for 
the sole purpose of transiting to the other side and must maintain 
headway throughout the transit. The rule also requires all personnel on 
open decks to wear a Coast Guard approved Type I personal flotation 
device while in the regulated navigation area. In addition, vessels may 
not moor or lay up on the right or left descending banks in the 
regulated navigation area; towboats may not make or break tows in the 
regulated navigation area; vessels may not pass (meet or overtake) in 
the regulated navigation area. All vessels must make a SECURITE call 
when approaching the barrier to announce intentions and work out 
passing arrangements on either side. Finally, commercial tows 
transiting the regulated navigation area must be made up with wire rope 
to ensure electrical connectivity between all segments of the tow.
    These restrictions are necessary for safe navigation of the 
regulated navigation area and to ensure the safety of vessels and their 
personnel as well as the public's safety due to the electrical 
discharges noted during safety tests conducted by the U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers. Deviation from this rule is prohibited unless 
specifically authorized by the Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District or 
his designated representative. The Commander, Ninth Coast Guard 
District will designate Captain of the Port Lake Michigan as his 
designated representative for the purposes of this rule.
    A temporary safety zone will be in place while repairs are being 
made to barrier 1. This temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure 
the safety of workers and vessels during maintenance operations to 
barrier 1 on the Chicago and Sanitary Ship Canal.
    The maintenance on barrier 1 will occur between 7 a.m., September 
15, 2008 and 5 p.m., October 15, 2008. The safety zone will be enforced 
from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 15, 2008 
through October 15, 2008. The safety zone will encompass all waters of 
the Chicago Sanitary Ship Canal from mile marker 296.1 to mile marker 
296.7.
    The Captain of the Port will cause notice of enforcement of the 
safety zone established by this section to be made by all appropriate 
means to the affected segments of the public. Such means of 
notification will include, but is not limited to, Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. The Captain of the Port will 
issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners notifying the public when 
enforcement of the safety zone is terminated.

Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders.

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Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not 
require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 
6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not 
reviewed it under that Order.
    This determination is based on the fact that traffic will still be 
able to transit through the regulated navigation area and the minimal 
time that vessels will be restricted from the safety zone. The safety 
zone is an area where the Coast Guard expects insignificant adverse 
impact to mariners from the zones' activation.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small entities'' 
comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are 
independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, 
and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
would 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: The owners and operators of vessels intending to transit or 
anchor in a portion of the Chicago Sanitary Ship Canal from September 
03, 2008 to October 15, 2008.
    This regulated navigation area and safety zone will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
for the following reasons. Vessel traffic will be able to transit 
through the regulated navigation area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
will contract bow boat assistance for barge tows containing one or more 
Red Flag barges. Vessel traffic will only be limited for one five hour 
period and one four hour period each day the safety zone is in effect. 
In the event this temporary safety zone affects shipping, commercial 
vessels may request permission from the Captain of the Port Lake 
Michigan to transit through the safety zone. The Coast Guard will give 
notice to the public via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners that the 
regulation is in effect.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding the rule so that they could better evaluate 
its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. 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 CDR Tim Cummins, Deputy 
Prevention Division, Ninth Coast Guard District, 1240 East Ninth 
Street, Cleveland, OH 44199; 216-902-6049. 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 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 would not result in such expenditure, we do 
discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

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

Civil Justice Reform

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

Protection of Children

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

Indian Tribal Governments

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

Energy Effects

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

Technical Standards

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 
U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards 
in their regulatory activities unless the agency

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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 procedure; 
and related management system 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 made a 
preliminary determination, under the Instruction, that this action is 
not likely to have a significant effect on the human environment. A 
preliminary ``Environmental Analysis Check List'' supporting this 
preliminary determination is available in the docket where indicated 
under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to 
the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, and 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(g), 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Pub. 
L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


Sec.  165.923  [Suspended]

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2. Section 165.923 is suspended from September 03, 2008 until October 
15, 2008.
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3. A new temporary section 165.T09-4002 is added as follows:


Sec.  165.T09-4002  Temporary Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago 
Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL.

    (a) Regulated Navigation Area. The following is a Regulated 
Navigation Area: All waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, 
Romeoville, IL, 270 feet south of the Romeo Road Bridge Mile Marker 
296.1 to the south side of the Aerial Pipeline Mile Marker 296.7.
    (b) Effective period. This section is effective from September 03, 
2008 until October 15, 2008.
    (c) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section: 
Designated representative means the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
    Red Flag barges means barges containing hazardous materials as 
identified by the following Commodity Codes:
    (1) 01 (Empty with previous hazardous material);
    (2) 20 (Petroleum and Petroleum Products);
    (3) 21 (Crude Petroleum);
    (4) 22 (Gasoline, Jet Fuel and Kerosene);
    (5) 23 (Distillate, Residual and other Fuel Oils; Lubricating Oils 
and Greases);
    (6) 24 (Petroleum Pitches, Coke Asphalt, Naphtha and Solvents);
    (7) 30 (Chemicals and Related Products);
    (8) 31 (Fertilizer-Nitrogenous, Potassic, Phosphatic and Others); 
and
    (9) 32 (Organic Industrial Chemicals {Crude Products{time}  from 
Coal, Tar, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dyes, Organic Pigment Dying and 
Tanning Materials, Alcohols, Benzene; Inorganic Industrial Chemicals 
{Sodium Hydroxide{time} ; Radioactive and Associated Materials; Drugs)
    (d) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 
165.13 apply.
    (2) All up-bound and down-bound barge tows that contain one or more 
Red Flag barges transiting through the restricted navigation area must 
be assisted by a bow boat until the entire tow is clear of the expanded 
restricted navigation area boundaries.
    (i) Information on how to contact the contractor for bow boat 
assistance will be provided to the public in a Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners.
    (ii) Towing assistance will be provided from at least one mile 
above the restricted navigation area to as least one mile below the 
restricted navigation area.
    (3) All vessels are prohibited from loitering in the regulated 
navigation area.
    (4) Vessels may enter the regulated navigation area for the sole 
purpose of transiting to the other side, and must maintain headway 
throughout the transit.
    (5) All personnel on open decks must wear a Coast Guard approved 
Type I personal flotation device while in the regulated navigation 
area.
    (6) Vessels may not moor or lay up on the right or left descending 
banks of the regulated navigation area.
    (7) Towboats may not make or break tows in the regulated navigation 
area.
    (8) Vessels may not pass (meet or overtake) in the regulated 
navigation area and must make a SECURITE call when approaching the 
barrier to announce intentions and work out passing arrangements on 
either side.
    (9) Commercial tows transiting the regulated navigation area must 
be made up with wire rope to ensure electrical connectivity between all 
segments of the tow.
    (e) Compliance. All persons and vessels must comply with this 
section and any additional instructions of the Ninth Coast Guard 
District Commander, or his designated representative.
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4. A new temporary section 165.T09-4003 is added as follows:


Sec.  165.T09-4003  Safety Zone; Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, 
Romeoville, IL.

    (a) Safety Zone. The following area is a temporary safety zone: All 
waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from mile marker 296.1 to 
296.7.
    (b) Effective period. This regulation is effective from 7 a.m., 
September 15, 2008, to 5 p.m., October 15, 2008. The safety zone will 
be enforced from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 
15, 2008, through October 15, 2008.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
section 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, or anchoring 
within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain 
of the Port Lake Michigan, or his on-scene representative.
    (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or his on-scene 
representative.
    (3) The ``on-scene representative'' of the Captain of the Port is 
any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been 
designated by the Captain of the Port to act on his behalf. The on-
scene representative of the Captain of the Port will be aboard either a 
Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel. The Captain of the Port or 
his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.
    (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone shall contact the Captain of the Port Lake

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Michigan or his on-scene representative to obtain permission to do so. 
Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety 
zone must comply with all directions given to them by the Captain of 
the Port Lake Michigan or his on-scene representative.

    Dated: July 29, 2008.
Peter V. Neffenger,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District.
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