Safety Zone; Waters Surrounding M/V Guilio Verne and Barge Hagar for the Transbay Cable Laying Project, San Francisco Bay, CA, 54483-54485 [E9-25393]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 203 / Thursday, October 22, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Regulatory Information DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0870] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Waters Surrounding M/V Guilio Verne and Barge Hagar for the Transbay Cable Laying Project, San Francisco Bay, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay surrounding the Motor Vessel (M/V) Guilio Verne and barge Hagar while engaged in cable laying operations. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from hazards associated with the cable laying operations. DATES: This temporary final rule is effective from 12 a.m. on October 22, 2009, until 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2009. This temporary final rule is enforceable with actual notice by Coast Guard personnel beginning October 7, 2009. Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0870 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2009–0870 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ They are also available for inspection or copying at 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call Lieutenant Junior Grade Simone Mausz, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, at (415) 399–7443 or email at simone.mausz@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: dcolon on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:36 Oct 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because the event would occur before the rulemaking process would be completed. The safety zone is necessary to protect the safety of persons and property in the area from the dangers posed by the offloading of heavy equipment. Delaying the effective date of the safety zone would expose members of the public to those dangers, and would be contrary to the public interest. For the same reasons, the Coast Guard also finds under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Any delay in the effective date of this rule would expose members of the public to the dangers associated with offloading heavy equipment. Background and Purpose The Transbay Cable Laying project is necessary to deliver electrical current from a decommissioned power plant in Pittsburg, CA to a power plant in San Francisco to provide the city with energy. This rule is necessary for the safety of the public and vessels transiting to other berths during the offload of this cargo. This rule prohibits entry of any vessel or person into the safety zone without specific authorization from the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. Discussion of Rule This temporary moving safety zone will remain in effect from 12 a.m. October 7, 2009 through 11:59 p.m. December 1, 2009 and includes all waters extending from the surface area to the sea floor within 1,000 feet of the vessel and barge. The effect of the temporary moving safety zone will be to restrict navigation in the vicinity of the cable laying operations while the cable is being deployed and buried. Except for persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, no person or vessel PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54483 may enter or remain in the restricted area. These regulations are needed to keep spectators and vessels a safe distance away from the vessel to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and transiting vessels. 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. 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. Although this rule restricts access to the waters encompassed by the temporary moving safety zone, the effect of this rule will not be significant because vessels will be able to safely transit around the area and the local waterway users will be notified via public Broadcast Notice to Mariners to ensure the temporary moving safety zone will result in minimum impact. The entities most likely to be affected are pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule may affect owners and operators of pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing. This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for several reasons: (i) Vessel traffic can pass safely around the area; (ii) vessels engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing have ample space outside of the effected portion of the San Francisco Bay to engage in these activities; (iii) this rule will encompass only a small portion of E:\FR\FM\22OCR1.SGM 22OCR1 54484 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 203 / Thursday, October 22, 2009 / Rules and Regulations the waterway for a limited period of time; and, (iv) the maritime public will be advised in advance of this safety zone via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1–888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. Collection of Information This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). dcolon on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This rule will not affect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:36 Oct 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Energy Effects We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under that order because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023.1 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 concluded this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction because the rule involves establishing a safety zone. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. ■ 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 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. 2. Add temporary § 165–T11–243 to read as follows: ■ § 165–T11–243 Safety Zone; Transbay Cable Laying Project, San Francisco Bay, CA. (a) Location. The following area is a temporary moving safety zone: All waters of San Francisco Bay up to Pittsburg, CA, from surface to bottom, within 1,000 feet of the M/V Guilio Verne and the barge Hagar. (b) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel and a Federal, State, or local officer E:\FR\FM\22OCR1.SGM 22OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 203 / Thursday, October 22, 2009 / Rules and Regulations designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in § 165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (2) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone must contact the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the temporary moving safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the safety zone on VHF–16 or through the 24-hour Command Center at telephone (415) 399–3547. (d) Effective period. This section is effective from 12 a.m. on October 7, 2009 through 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2009. Dated: October 6, 2009. P.M. Gugg, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco. [FR Doc. E9–25393 Filed 10–21–09; 8:45 am] Postal ServiceTM. Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Postal Service is revising and adding new standards which codify that replica and inert explosive devices, and counterfeit and pirated items are nonmailable in outbound international mail. Effective Date: January 4, 2010. Rick Klutts, 813–877–0372. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with Proposals 20.15.2 and 20.15.6— adopted by the 24th Congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in Geneva Switzerland on July 23–August 12, 2008,—that amend Article 15 of the UPU Convention, we are revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®) to make replica and DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: dcolon on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES The following dangerous goods (hazardous materials, as defined in DMM 601) are prohibited in outbound international mail: a. Explosives or explosive devices. b. Flammable materials. 1. Pyrophoric, flammable, or combustible liquids with a closed cup flash point below 200 °F. 2. Flammable solids, including matches. c. Oxidizers. d. Corrosives, liquid or solid. e. Compressed gases. 1. Flammable. 2. Nonflammable with an absolute pressure exceeding 40 psi at 70 °F or 104 psi at 130 °F. f. Poisons, irritants, controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia. g. Magnetized material with a magnetic field strength of .002 gauss or more at a distance of 7 feet. h. Dry ice (carbon dioxide solid). Consistent with Proposal 20.15.2, this prohibition is intended to apply to devices that were originally designed for military or combat use (including training) and is also extended to replicas of such items. Specific items include replica and inert explosive devices and military ordnance, such as grenades, ammunition, shells and the like. This prohibition does not extend to items such as children’s toys or articles that do not represent such items in a realistic manner. Counterfeit or Pirated Articles Consistent with UPU Proposal 20.15.6, this prohibition is intended to reduce the circulation of counterfeit and pirated articles between UPU members. The prohibition also illustrates that the UPU’s members actively support the World Customs Organization’s current campaign to thwart production and circulation of counterfeited and pirated products, such as dangerous toys and electrical items, dangerous counterfeit medicines and counterfeit branded goods, which do economic harm to domestic and international companies. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20 PART 20—[AMENDED] Nonmailable Items Prohibited in All Outbound International Mail—Update 14:36 Oct 21, 2009 Replica and Inert Explosive Devices Accordingly, 39 CFR part 20 is amended as follows: 39 CFR Part 20 VerDate Nov<24>2008 136 ■ POSTAL SERVICE ACTION: inert explosive devices and counterfeit and pirated items nonmailable. Foreign relations, International postal services. BILLING CODE 4910–15–P Jkt 220001 54485 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301– 307; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 407, 408, 414, 416, 3001–3011, 3201–3219, 3403–3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001. 2. Revise the following sections of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM) as follows: ■ Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM) 1 * International Mail Services * * * * 130 Mailability International Mail Services * * * * * [Revise 136 in its entirety as follows:] * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 136.1 Nonmailable Goods Dangerous Goods 136.2 Replica and Inert Explosive Devices The following types of replica or inert explosive devices are prohibited in outbound international mail: 1. Military ordnance, ammunition, and shells. 2. Grenades. 3. Similar devices that were originally designed for military or combat use (including training). This prohibition does not extend to items such as children’s toys or articles that do not represent such items in a realistic manner. 136.3 Counterfeit and Pirated Items Any type of counterfeit or pirated article is prohibited in outbound international mail. * * * * * Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. [FR Doc. E9–25363 Filed 10–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2009–0599; FRL–8971–4] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revision to Clean Air Interstate Rule Sulfur Dioxide Trading Program AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). E:\FR\FM\22OCR1.SGM 22OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0870]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Waters Surrounding M/V Guilio Verne and Barge Hagar 
for the Transbay Cable Laying Project, San Francisco Bay, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone 
in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay surrounding the Motor 
Vessel (M/V) Guilio Verne and barge Hagar while engaged in cable laying 
operations. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from 
entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone 
without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated 
representative. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and 
property from hazards associated with the cable laying operations.

DATES: This temporary final rule is effective from 12 a.m. on October 
22, 2009, until 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2009. This temporary final 
rule is enforceable with actual notice by Coast Guard personnel 
beginning October 7, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2009-0870 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2009-0870 in the 
``Keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search.'' They are also available 
for inspection or copying at 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary rule, call Lieutenant Junior Grade Simone Mausz, U.S. Coast 
Guard Sector San Francisco, at (415) 399-7443 or e-mail at 
simone.mausz@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior 
notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 
4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because the event would occur before the 
rulemaking process would be completed. The safety zone is necessary to 
protect the safety of persons and property in the area from the dangers 
posed by the offloading of heavy equipment. Delaying the effective date 
of the safety zone would expose members of the public to those dangers, 
and would be contrary to the public interest.
    For the same reasons, the Coast Guard also finds under 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(3) that good cause exists for making this rule effective less 
than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Any delay in 
the effective date of this rule would expose members of the public to 
the dangers associated with offloading heavy equipment.

Background and Purpose

    The Transbay Cable Laying project is necessary to deliver 
electrical current from a decommissioned power plant in Pittsburg, CA 
to a power plant in San Francisco to provide the city with energy. This 
rule is necessary for the safety of the public and vessels transiting 
to other berths during the offload of this cargo. This rule prohibits 
entry of any vessel or person into the safety zone without specific 
authorization from the Captain of the Port or his designated 
representative.

Discussion of Rule

    This temporary moving safety zone will remain in effect from 12 
a.m. October 7, 2009 through 11:59 p.m. December 1, 2009 and includes 
all waters extending from the surface area to the sea floor within 
1,000 feet of the vessel and barge.
    The effect of the temporary moving safety zone will be to restrict 
navigation in the vicinity of the cable laying operations while the 
cable is being deployed and buried. Except for persons or vessels 
authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, no person or vessel may 
enter or remain in the restricted area. These regulations are needed to 
keep spectators and vessels a safe distance away from the vessel to 
ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and transiting vessels.

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.

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.
    Although this rule restricts access to the waters encompassed by 
the temporary moving safety zone, the effect of this rule will not be 
significant because vessels will be able to safely transit around the 
area and the local waterway users will be notified via public Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners to ensure the temporary moving safety zone will 
result in minimum impact. The entities most likely to be affected are 
pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small entities'' 
comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are 
independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, 
and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.
    This rule may affect owners and operators of pleasure craft engaged 
in recreational activities and sightseeing. This rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
for several reasons: (i) Vessel traffic can pass safely around the 
area; (ii) vessels engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing 
have ample space outside of the effected portion of the San Francisco 
Bay to engage in these activities; (iii) this rule will encompass only 
a small portion of

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the waterway for a limited period of time; and, (iv) the maritime 
public will be advised in advance of this safety zone via Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we offer to assist small 
entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its 
effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or 
action of the Coast Guard.

Collection of Information

    This rule calls for no new collection of information under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local 
governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial 
direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under 
that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for 
federalism.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any 
one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we 
do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

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

Civil Justice Reform

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

Protection of Children

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

Indian Tribal Governments

    This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 
13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, 
because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more 
Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and 
Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities 
between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

Energy Effects

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

Technical Standards

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 
U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards 
in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, 
through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why 
using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or 
otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical 
standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or 
operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management 
systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus 
standards bodies.
    This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not 
consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023.1 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 concluded 
this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually 
or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. 
This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph 
(34)(g), of the Instruction because the rule involves establishing a 
safety zone. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical 
exclusion determination are available in the docket where indicated 
under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 
CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 
U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1(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.


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2. Add temporary Sec.  165-T11-243 to read as follows:


Sec.  165-T11-243  Safety Zone; Transbay Cable Laying Project, San 
Francisco Bay, CA.

    (a) Location. The following area is a temporary moving safety zone: 
All waters of San Francisco Bay up to Pittsburg, CA, from surface to 
bottom, within 1,000 feet of the M/V Guilio Verne and the barge Hagar.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative 
means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, 
petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel and a 
Federal, State, or local officer

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designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) 
in the enforcement of the safety zone.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in Sec.  165.23, 
entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is 
prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP's designated 
representative.
    (2) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.
    (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone must contact the COTP or the COTP's designated representative to 
obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter 
or operate in the temporary moving safety zone must comply with all 
directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's designated 
representative. Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the 
safety zone on VHF-16 or through the 24-hour Command Center at 
telephone (415) 399-3547.
    (d) Effective period. This section is effective from 12 a.m. on 
October 7, 2009 through 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2009.

    Dated: October 6, 2009.
P.M. Gugg,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco.
[FR Doc. E9-25393 Filed 10-21-09; 8:45 am]
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