Safety Zone; DEEPWATER HORIZON at Mississippi Canyon 252 Outer Continental Shelf MODU in the Gulf of Mexico, 51943-51945 [2010-20921]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 24, 2010 / Rules and Regulations via the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System. Navigation on the waterway consists of commercial tugs with tows. There is an alternate waterway route available via the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route). Based on experience and coordination with waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on vessels that use the waterway. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: August 11, 2010. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–20925 Filed 8–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2010– 0448 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2010–0448 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. ADDRESSES: If you have questions about this notice, call or e-mail Dr. Madeleine McNamara, U.S. Coast Guard, District Eight Waterways Management Coordinator; telephone 504–671–2103, madeleine.w.mcnamara@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Coast Guard Regulatory Information 33 CFR Part 147 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 an NPRM. This rule extends the existing temporary safety zone around the riser for the DEEPWATER HORIZON, a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), which is currently set to expire on August 26, 2010. This extension is necessary to continue protecting the responders and to prevent entry into the area where both response and relief efforts are still ongoing and are expected to continue after the spill is stopped. Failing to delay the effective day of this extension pending completion of notice and comment rulemaking is impracticable and contrary to the public interest because it would cause a gap in the ability to enforce the needed safety zone for protection of all responders, the response efforts, and the environment. For the same reasons, 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. [Docket No. USCG–2010–0448] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; DEEPWATER HORIZON at Mississippi Canyon 252 Outer Continental Shelf MODU in the Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule; change of effective period. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is extending the effective period for the temporary safety zone around the riser for the DEEPWATER HORIZON, a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), at Mississippi Canyon 252, in the Outer Continental Shelf. The safety zone in place at 33 CFR 147.T08–849 terminates on August 26, 2010. Extending the effective period for this safety zone provides continued and uninterrupted protection of personnel involved in ongoing response efforts. Continuing the safety zone around the riser will significantly reduce the threat of collisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. Response efforts continue at the water’s surface and subsurface. DATES: 33 CFR 147.T08–849 temporarily added at 75 FR 32273, June 8, 2010, effective from June 8, 2010 to August 26, 2010, will continue in effect through November 26, 2010. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES_PART 1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Aug 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 51943 Basis and Purpose The safety zone in place pursuant to the Temporary Final Rule at docket USCG–2010–0448 extended the safety zone initially enforced for the DEEPWATER HORIZON riser from April 26, 2010 through May 26, 2010. The safety zone was enforced through actual notice from May 26, 2010 until June 8, 2010 to ensure seamless protection of those involved in the response efforts. On June 8, 2010, the Coast Guard established a safety zone in the deepwater area of the Gulf of Mexico in response to the sinking of the DEEPWATER HORIZON, a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), near Mississippi Canyon 252 with a center point at 28–44–18N and 088–21–54W. See 75 FR 32273. This temporary safety zone is set to expire on August 26, 2010. The temporary safety zone created by this rule ensures that there is no gap in authority to protect all responders, the response efforts, and the environment. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is extending the effective date of a safety zone encompassing all areas within 500 meters around the position 28–44–18N latitude and 088–21–54W longitude. 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. This rule is not a significant regulatory action due to the location of the riser for the MODU DEEPWATER HORIZON—on the Outer Continental Shelf—and its distance from both land and safety fairways. Vessels traversing waters near the proposed safety zone will be able to safely travel around the zone without incurring additional costs. 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 E:\FR\FM\24AUR1.SGM 24AUR1 51944 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 24, 2010 / Rules and Regulations organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in Mississippi Canyon block 252. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact or a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This rule will enforce a safety zone around a MODU that is in an area of the Gulf of Mexico not frequented by vessel traffic and is not in close proximity to a safety fairway. Further, vessel traffic can pass safely around the safety zone without incurring additional costs. determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Assistance for Small Entities Civil Justice Reform Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1–888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. Collection of Information wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES_PART 1 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Aug 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 (adjusted for inflation) 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 cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 023–01 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 that 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, from further environmental documentation since implementation of this action will not result in any significant cumulative impacts on the human environment; does not involve a substantial change to existing environmental conditions; and is consistent with Federal, State, and/or local laws or administrative determinations relating to the environment. This rule involves establishing a safety zone. Pursuant to paragraph (34)(g) of the Instruction, an environmental checklist and a categorical exclusion checklist are available in the docket indicated under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 147 Continental shelf, Marine safety, Navigation (water). ■ For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 147 as follows: E:\FR\FM\24AUR1.SGM 24AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 24, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 1. The authority citation for part 147 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 14 U.S.C. 85; 43 U.S.C. 1333; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Section 147.T08–849 temporarily added at 75 FR 32273, June 8, 2010, effective from June 8, 2010 to August 26, 2010, will continue in effect through November 26, 2010. ■ Dated: August 16, 2010. M.E. Landry, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2010–20921 Filed 8–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2010–0719] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Potomac River, St. Mary’s River, St. Inigoes, MD Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon specified waters of the St. Mary’s River, a tributary of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during military pyrotechnic flare exercises launched from a U.S. Navy helicopter located near St. Inigoes, Maryland. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the St. Mary’s River. DATES: This rule is effective from August 24, 2010 through August 27, 2010. This rule may be enforced with actual notice starting on August 16, 2010. SUMMARY: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2010– 0719 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2010–0719 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. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES_PART 1 ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Aug 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 If you have questions on this temporary rule, call or e-mail Mr. Ronald L. Houck, Sector Baltimore Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 410–576–2674, e-mail Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PART 147—SAFETY ZONES 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 it is contrary to public interest to delay the effective date of this rule. Delaying the effective date by first publishing an NPRM would be contrary to the safety zone’s intended objectives because immediate action is needed to protect persons and vessels against the hazards associated with a military pyrotechnic flare exercise over navigable waters. Such hazards include premature detonations, dangerous projectiles and falling or burning debris. 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. Due to the need for immediate action, the restriction of vessel traffic is necessary to protect life, property and the environment; therefore, a 30-day notice is impracticable. Delaying the effective date would be contrary to the safety zone’s intended objectives of protecting persons and vessels involved in the event, and enhancing public and maritime safety. Basis and Purpose Military pyrotechnic flare exercises are necessary to provide testing and demonstration of countermeasures designed for military aircraft survivability and protection. These exercises are sometimes held at locations above or near the navigable waters of the United States. The potential hazards associated with pyrotechnic flares are a safety concern during such exercises. The purpose of PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 51945 this rule is to promote public and maritime safety during a military pyrotechnic flare exercise, and to protect mariners transiting the area from the potential hazards associated with a pyrotechnic flare exercise, such as the accidental discharge of flares, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. This rule is needed to ensure safety on the waterway during the scheduled event. Discussion of Rule The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, at U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, will conduct a pyrotechnic flare exercise from an airborne CH–53D Sea Stallion helicopter hovering at a minimum of 1,000 feet above the surface of the St. Mary’s River, near St. Inigoes, Maryland. The activity is scheduled for a two hour period on a single day during the week of August 16, 2010, and if necessary due to inclement weather or availability of aircraft, for a two hour period on a single day during the week of August 23, 2010. Due to many limiting factors, including when such flights are identified by the Navy during weekly requests, the Coast Guard can only be provided a 96-hour notification of approved flare-dispensing missions. The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on certain waters of the St. Mary’s River, near its confluence with the Potomac River, within a one nautical mile radius of an airborne CH–53D Sea Stallion helicopter in approximate position latitude 38°06′49″ N., longitude 76°26′35″ W., located approximately 2,300 yards westnorthwest of Sage Point, Maryland (NAD 1983). The temporary safety zone will be enforced for a two hour period on a single day during the week of August 16, 2010, and if necessary due to inclement or availability of aircraft, for a two hour period on a single day during the week of August 23, 2010. The effect of this temporary safety zone will be to restrict navigation in the regulated area during the pyrotechnic flare exercise. No person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone. Vessels will be allowed to transit the waters of the St. Mary’s River outside the safety zone. Notification of the temporary safety zone will be provided to the public via marine information broadcasts. 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\24AUR1.SGM 24AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 147

[Docket No. USCG-2010-0448]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; DEEPWATER HORIZON at Mississippi Canyon 252 Outer 
Continental Shelf MODU in the Gulf of Mexico

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule; change of effective period.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is extending the effective period for the 
temporary safety zone around the riser for the DEEPWATER HORIZON, a 
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), at Mississippi Canyon 252, in the 
Outer Continental Shelf. The safety zone in place at 33 CFR 147.T08-849 
terminates on August 26, 2010. Extending the effective period for this 
safety zone provides continued and uninterrupted protection of 
personnel involved in ongoing response efforts. Continuing the safety 
zone around the riser will significantly reduce the threat of 
collisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby 
protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. Response 
efforts continue at the water's surface and subsurface.

DATES: 33 CFR 147.T08-849 temporarily added at 75 FR 32273, June 8, 
2010, effective from June 8, 2010 to August 26, 2010, will continue in 
effect through November 26, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2010-0448 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2010-0448 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 about this 
notice, call or e-mail Dr. Madeleine McNamara, U.S. Coast Guard, 
District Eight Waterways Management Coordinator; telephone 504-671-
2103, madeleine.w.mcnamara@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 an NPRM. This rule extends the existing 
temporary safety zone around the riser for the DEEPWATER HORIZON, a 
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), which is currently set to expire 
on August 26, 2010. This extension is necessary to continue protecting 
the responders and to prevent entry into the area where both response 
and relief efforts are still ongoing and are expected to continue after 
the spill is stopped. Failing to delay the effective day of this 
extension pending completion of notice and comment rulemaking is 
impracticable and contrary to the public interest because it would 
cause a gap in the ability to enforce the needed safety zone for 
protection of all responders, the response efforts, and the 
environment.
    For the same reasons, 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.

Basis and Purpose

    The safety zone in place pursuant to the Temporary Final Rule at 
docket USCG-2010-0448 extended the safety zone initially enforced for 
the DEEPWATER HORIZON riser from April 26, 2010 through May 26, 2010. 
The safety zone was enforced through actual notice from May 26, 2010 
until June 8, 2010 to ensure seamless protection of those involved in 
the response efforts. On June 8, 2010, the Coast Guard established a 
safety zone in the deepwater area of the Gulf of Mexico in response to 
the sinking of the DEEPWATER HORIZON, a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit 
(MODU), near Mississippi Canyon 252 with a center point at 28-44-18N 
and 088-21-54W. See 75 FR 32273. This temporary safety zone is set to 
expire on August 26, 2010. The temporary safety zone created by this 
rule ensures that there is no gap in authority to protect all 
responders, the response efforts, and the environment.

Discussion of Rule

    The Coast Guard is extending the effective date of a safety zone 
encompassing all areas within 500 meters around the position 28-44-18N 
latitude and 088-21-54W longitude.

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.
    This rule is not a significant regulatory action due to the 
location of the riser for the MODU DEEPWATER HORIZON--on the Outer 
Continental Shelf--and its distance from both land and safety fairways. 
Vessels traversing waters near the proposed safety zone will be able to 
safely travel around the zone without incurring additional costs.

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

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organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not 
dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with 
populations of less than 50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which 
might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending 
to transit or anchor in Mississippi Canyon block 252.
    This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact or a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This 
rule will enforce a safety zone around a MODU that is in an area of the 
Gulf of Mexico not frequented by vessel traffic and is not in close 
proximity to a safety fairway. Further, vessel traffic can pass safely 
around the safety zone without incurring additional costs.

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 (adjusted for 
inflation) 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 cause 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 023-01 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 that 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, from further environmental documentation since 
implementation of this action will not result in any significant 
cumulative impacts on the human environment; does not involve a 
substantial change to existing environmental conditions; and is 
consistent with Federal, State, and/or local laws or administrative 
determinations relating to the environment. This rule involves 
establishing a safety zone.
    Pursuant to paragraph (34)(g) of the Instruction, an environmental 
checklist and a categorical exclusion checklist are available in the 
docket indicated under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 147

    Continental shelf, Marine safety, Navigation (water).

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 
CFR part 147 as follows:

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PART 147--SAFETY ZONES

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1. The authority citation for part 147 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  14 U.S.C. 85; 43 U.S.C. 1333; and Department of 
Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. Section 147.T08-849 temporarily added at 75 FR 32273, June 8, 2010, 
effective from June 8, 2010 to August 26, 2010, will continue in effect 
through November 26, 2010.

    Dated: August 16, 2010.
M.E. Landry,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.
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