Safety Zone; Barge BDL235, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa, 14508-14510 [E9-7116]

Download as PDF 14508 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 31, 2009 / Proposed Rules PART 46—MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND CIGARETTE PAPERS AND TUBES 7. The authority citation for Part 46 continues to read as follows: Authority: 18 U.S.C. 2341–2346, 26 U.S.C. 5704, 5708, 5751, 5754, 5761–5763, 6001, 6601, 6621, 6622, 7212, 7342, 7602, 7606, 7805; 44 U.S.C. 3504(h), 49 U.S.C. 782, unless otherwise noted. 8. [The proposed amendatory instructions and the proposed amended regulatory text for part 46 are the same as the amendatory instructions and the amended regulatory text set forth in the temporary rule on this subject published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register.] PART 71—RULES OF PRACTICE IN PERMIT PROCEEDINGS 9. The authority citation for part 71 is revised to read as follows: Authority: 26 U.S.C. 5271, 5181, 5712, 5713, 7805, 27 U.S.C. 204. 10. [The proposed amendatory instructions and the proposed amended regulatory text for part 71 are the same as the amendatory instructions and the amended regulatory text set forth in the temporary rule on this subject published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register.] Signed: March 10, 2009. John J. Manfreda, Administrator. Approved: March 12, 2009. Timothy E. Skud, Deputy Assistant Secretary. (Tax, Trade, and Tariff Policy). [FR Doc. E9–7076 Filed 3–27–09; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0159] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Barge BDL235, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. tjames on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes a temporary 100-foot (30.5 meter) radius safety zone around the 142 foot Barge BDL235 while it is performing operations in and around the SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:34 Mar 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 CHEHALIS wreck. The wreck’s approximate position is 14°16.52′ S, 170°40.56′ W and centered about 350 feet north of the fuel dock in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa. The safety zone is necessary to protect other vessels and the general public from hazards associated with dive operations. DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before April 15, 2009 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2009–0159 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: 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– 0001. (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods. For instructions on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed rule, call Lieutenant Commander Marcella Granquist, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, telephone 808–842– 2600. 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: Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG–2009–0159), indicate the specific section of this PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online, or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. 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. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, USCG–2009– 0159 in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and then click on the balloon shape in the Actions column. If you submit your comments by mail or hand 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 and we may change the rule based on your comments. 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, select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, USCG–2009– 0159 in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and then click on the item in the Docket ID column. You may also visit either the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays; or at Sector Honolulu, 433 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813 between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of 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 a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). E:\FR\FM\31MRP1.SGM 31MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 31, 2009 / Proposed Rules Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES explaining why one would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. Background and Purpose On October 7, 1949 the 4,130-ton gasoline tanker CHEHALIS sank in Pago Pago Inner Harbor, in an estimated 160 feet of water, approximately 350-feet from the fuel dock located near Goat Island Point, Pago Pago, American Samoa. Today, the CHEHALIS wreck remains a potential pollution threat to the environment. The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct dive operations to determine and mitigate the wreck’s potential pollution threat to the area from April through May 2009. Discussion of Proposed Rule This temporary 100-foot (30.5 meter) safety zone would be effective from 6 a.m. April 26, 2009 through 8 p.m. May 14, 2009, (local American Samoa time). If suspension of enforcement occurs earlier than May 14, 2009, notice of termination of the rule will be published in the Federal Register and will be announced over marine band VHF channel 16 to ensure ample public notification. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR Part 165, Subpart C, no person or vessel would be permitted to enter or remain in the zone except for support vessels/aircraft and support personnel, or other vessels authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representatives. Vessels, aircraft, or persons in violation of this proposed rule would be subject to the penalties set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1232 and 50 U.S.C. 192. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed 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. tjames on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS Regulatory Planning and Review This proposed 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:34 Mar 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 Although this proposed regulation would restrict access to the safety zone, the effect of this rule would not be significant because vessels will be able to transit around the zone. Sector Honolulu COTP will allow vessels in the zone on a case-by-case basis. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this proposed 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 proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities since vessels will be allowed to transit around the 100-foot temporary Safety Zone that will often be centered over the CHEHALIS wreck at approximately 350 feet from the fuel dock in Pago Pago Inner Harbor, American Samoa. However, this rule may affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: Owners and operators of vessels intending to transit the proposed safety zone. 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 this proposed rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. If the proposed rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact Lieutenant Commander Marcella Granquist, Waterways Management Division, Sector Honolulu, 808–842– 2600. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 14509 Collection of Information This proposed rule would call 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 proposed 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 proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. Indian Tribal Governments This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship E:\FR\FM\31MRP1.SGM 31MRP1 14510 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 31, 2009 / Proposed Rules 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 proposed 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. tjames on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 5100.1 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, 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. An environmental analysis checklist 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 proposed rule. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:34 Mar 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T14–184 to read as follows: § 165.T14–184 Safety Zone; Barge BDL235, Pago Pago, American Samoa. (a) Location. The following area is a temporary safety zone: All waters 100foot or 30.5 meter radius around the 142 foot Barge, BDL235 while it is performing dive operations in and around the CHEHALIS wreck. The wreck’s approximate position is 14°16.52′ S, 170°40.56′ W and approximately 350 feet north of the fuel dock in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa. These coordinates are based upon the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coast Survey, Pacific Ocean, Samoa Islands, chart 83484. (b) Regulations. (1) Entry into or remaining in the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Honolulu zone, or his or her designated representative. (2) Persons desiring to transit the area of the safety zone may contact the Captain of the Port at telephone number 1–808–842–2600, the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa at telephone number 1–684–633– 2299, or on VHF channel 16 (156.800 MHz) or VHF channel 13 (156.650 MHz) to seek permission to transit the area. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port or his or her designated representative. (c) Enforcement period. This rule will be enforced from 6 a.m. on April 26, 2009 through 8 p.m. on May 14, 2009. (d) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR part 165, Subpart C, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the zone except for support vessels/aircraft and support personnel, or other vessels authorized PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 by the Captain of the Port or his or her designated representative. (e) 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 19, 2009. B. A. Compagnoni, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Honolulu. [FR Doc. E9–7116 Filed 3–26–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Part 102–36 [FMR Case 2009–102–2; Docket 2009–0002, Sequence 2] RIN 3090–AI87 Federal Management Regulation; FMR Case 2009–102–2; Disposition of Excess Personal Property AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The General Services Administration is proposing to amend the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by making a change to its personal property policy. The proposed change will update and clarify language that has caused some confusion with our customers and resulted in unnecessarily prolonged periods to remove property. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Mr. Robert Holcombe, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Office of Travel, Transportation, and Asset Management (MT), (202) 501–3828 or e-mail at robert.holcombe@gsa.gov. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules contact the Regulatory Secretariat, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 501–4755. Please cite FMR case 2009–102–2. DATES: Interested parties should submit comments in writing on or before June 1, 2009 to be considered in the formulation of a final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FMR case 2009–102–2 by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘FMR Case 2009–102–2’’ under the heading ‘‘Comment or Submission’’. Select the E:\FR\FM\31MRP1.SGM 31MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 31, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 14508-14510]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-7116]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0159]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Barge BDL235, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes a temporary 100-foot (30.5 meter) 
radius safety zone around the 142 foot Barge BDL235 while it is 
performing operations in and around the CHEHALIS wreck. The wreck's 
approximate position is 14[deg]16.52[min] S, 170[deg]40.56[min] W and 
centered about 350 feet north of the fuel dock in Pago Pago Harbor, 
American Samoa. The safety zone is necessary to protect other vessels 
and the general public from hazards associated with dive operations.

DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our 
online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before April 15, 
2009 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2009-0159 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods. For 
instructions on submitting comments, see the ``Public Participation and 
Request for Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed 
rule, call Lieutenant Commander Marcella Granquist, Waterways 
Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, telephone 808-
842-2600. 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:

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, 
without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking (USCG-2009-0159), indicate the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material 
online, or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of 
these means. 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.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the 
screen, USCG-2009-0159 in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and then 
click on the balloon shape in the Actions column. If you submit your 
comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no 
larger than 8\1/2\ 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 and we may change the rule based on your comments.

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, 
select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the 
screen, USCG-2009-0159 in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and then 
click on the item in the Docket ID column. You may also visit either 
the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of 
the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays; or at Sector Honolulu, 433 Ala Moana 
Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813 between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the 
Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility.

Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of 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 a Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

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Public Meeting

    We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a 
request for one to the Docket Management Facility at the address under 
ADDRESSES explaining why one would be beneficial. If we determine that 
one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place 
announced by a later notice in the Federal Register.

Background and Purpose

    On October 7, 1949 the 4,130-ton gasoline tanker CHEHALIS sank in 
Pago Pago Inner Harbor, in an estimated 160 feet of water, 
approximately 350-feet from the fuel dock located near Goat Island 
Point, Pago Pago, American Samoa. Today, the CHEHALIS wreck remains a 
potential pollution threat to the environment. The U.S. Coast Guard is 
scheduled to conduct dive operations to determine and mitigate the 
wreck's potential pollution threat to the area from April through May 
2009.

Discussion of Proposed Rule

    This temporary 100-foot (30.5 meter) safety zone would be effective 
from 6 a.m. April 26, 2009 through 8 p.m. May 14, 2009, (local American 
Samoa time). If suspension of enforcement occurs earlier than May 14, 
2009, notice of termination of the rule will be published in the 
Federal Register and will be announced over marine band VHF channel 16 
to ensure ample public notification. In accordance with the general 
regulations in 33 CFR Part 165, Subpart C, no person or vessel would be 
permitted to enter or remain in the zone except for support vessels/
aircraft and support personnel, or other vessels authorized by the 
Captain of the Port or his designated representatives. Vessels, 
aircraft, or persons in violation of this proposed rule would be 
subject to the penalties set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1232 and 50 U.S.C. 192.

Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed 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.

Regulatory Planning and Review

    This proposed 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 proposed regulation would restrict access to the 
safety zone, the effect of this rule would not be significant because 
vessels will be able to transit around the zone. Sector Honolulu COTP 
will allow vessels in the zone on a case-by-case basis.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this proposed 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 proposed 
rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities since vessels will be allowed to transit 
around the 100-foot temporary Safety Zone that will often be centered 
over the CHEHALIS wreck at approximately 350 feet from the fuel dock in 
Pago Pago Inner Harbor, American Samoa. However, this rule may affect 
the following entities, some of which may be small entities: Owners and 
operators of vessels intending to transit the proposed safety zone.
    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 this proposed rule so that they can better 
evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. If the 
proposed rule would affect your small business, organization, or 
governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its 
provisions or options for compliance, please contact Lieutenant 
Commander Marcella Granquist, Waterways Management Division, Sector 
Honolulu, 808-842-2600. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against 
small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or 
any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

Collection of Information

    This proposed rule would call 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 proposed 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 proposed rule would not result in such an 
expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this 
preamble.

Taking of Private Property

    This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, 
Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety 
Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not 
create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might 
disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

    This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship

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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 proposed 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we 
did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Management Directive 5100.1 and Commandant Instruction 
M16475.lD, 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. An environmental analysis checklist 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 proposed 
rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.
    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

    1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 
3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; 
Public Law 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.

    2. Add Sec.  165.T14-184 to read as follows:
    Sec.  165.T14-184 Safety Zone; Barge BDL235, Pago Pago, American 
Samoa.
    (a) Location. The following area is a temporary safety zone: All 
waters 100-foot or 30.5 meter radius around the 142 foot Barge, BDL235 
while it is performing dive operations in and around the CHEHALIS 
wreck. The wreck's approximate position is 14[deg]16.52[min] S, 
170[deg]40.56[min] W and approximately 350 feet north of the fuel dock 
in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa. These coordinates are based upon 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coast Survey, 
Pacific Ocean, Samoa Islands, chart 83484.
    (b) Regulations. (1) Entry into or remaining in the safety zone 
described in paragraph (a) of this section is prohibited unless 
authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Honolulu zone, or his 
or her designated representative.
    (2) Persons desiring to transit the area of the safety zone may 
contact the Captain of the Port at telephone number 1-808-842-2600, the 
U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment American Samoa at telephone 
number 1-684-633-2299, or on VHF channel 16 (156.800 MHz) or VHF 
channel 13 (156.650 MHz) to seek permission to transit the area. If 
permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the 
instructions of the Captain of the Port or his or her designated 
representative.
    (c) Enforcement period. This rule will be enforced from 6 a.m. on 
April 26, 2009 through 8 p.m. on May 14, 2009.
    (d) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 
CFR part 165, Subpart C, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the 
zone except for support vessels/aircraft and support personnel, or 
other vessels authorized by the Captain of the Port or his or her 
designated representative.
    (e) 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 19, 2009.
B. A. Compagnoni,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Honolulu.
 [FR Doc. E9-7116 Filed 3-26-09; 4:15 pm]
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