Special Local Regulation for Marine Event; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District, 13884-13887 [2011-5894]

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[FR Doc. 2011–6054 Filed 3–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2010–1094] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation for Marine Event; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period of special local regulations for a recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to four recurring marine events that conduct a rescue at sea demonstration, an air show, a swimming competition, and power boat races. Special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Severn River at Annapolis, MD, the Chester River near Chestertown, MD, and Prospect Bay at Kent Island, MD during the events. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:15 Mar 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 for t = it for t = 1–20 * 0.0432 > 20 * 0.0396 This rule is effective from April 1, 2011 through September 1, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2010–1094 and are available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2010–1094 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ This material is 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 or e-mail Mr. Ronald L. Houck, Project Manager, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Waterways Management Division, telephone 410–576–2674, email 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: DATES: Regulatory Information On January 11, 2011, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Special Local Regulation for Marine Event; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District’’ in the Federal Register (76 FR 7). We received no comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 it * for t = * N/A N/A Basis and Purpose Marine events are frequently held on the navigable waters within the boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. The on water activities that typically comprise marine events include sailing regattas, power boat races, swim races and holiday parades. For a description of the geographical area of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore— Captain of the Port Zone, please see 33 CFR 3.25. This regulation temporarily changes the enforcement period of special local regulations for recurring marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies to four marine events previously published at 33 CFR 100.501, Table to § 100.501. The first event is the annual ‘‘Safety at Sea Seminar,’’ sponsored by the U.S. Naval Academy, on the waters of the Severn River at Annapolis, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually for the Safety at Sea Seminar marine event. The event consists of demonstrations of at sea rescues including surface and air platforms held on and above the waters of the Severn River in Annapolis, MD. Visual distress signal devices will be used and a helicopter with small boats will be operating before a large fleet of spectator crafts. Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 would be enforced for the duration of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 2, 2011, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the regulated E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2011 / Rules and Regulations area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so. The second event is the annual ‘‘Blue Angels Air Show,’’ sponsored by the U.S. Naval Academy, on the waters of the Severn River at Annapolis, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually for the Blue Angels Air Show marine event. The event consists of one day for arrival and practice and a second day for the Air Show held above the waters of the Severn River, at Annapolis, MD. High performance military aircraft will conduct maneuvers before a large fleet of spectator crafts. Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 would be enforced for the duration of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 24, 2011 and from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 25, 2011, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the regulated area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so. The third event is the annual ‘‘Maryland Swim for Life,’’ sponsored by the District of Columbia Aquatics Club, on the waters of the Chester River near Chestertown, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually for the Maryland Swim for Life marine event. The event is an open water swimming competition held on the waters of the Chester River, near Chestertown, MD. Approximately 200 swimmers will start from Rolph’s Wharf and swim up-river 2.5 miles then swim down-river returning back to Rolph’s Wharf. A large fleet of support vessels accompany the swimmers. Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 would be enforced for the duration of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 25, 2011, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the regulated area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so. The fourth event is the annual ‘‘Thunder on the Narrows,’’ sponsored by the Kent Narrows Racing Association, on the waters of Prospect Bay at Kent Island, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually for the Thunder on the Narrows marine event. The event consists of two days of power boat racing on the waters of Prospect Bay, at Kent Island, MD. High performance power boats will race on a designated course before a large fleet of VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:15 Mar 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 spectator crafts. Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 would be enforced for the duration of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 25, 2011 and from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 26, 2011, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the regulated area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard received no comments in response to the NPRM. No public meeting was requested and none was held. 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 prevents traffic from transiting a portion of certain waterways during specified events, the effect of this regulation will not be significant due to the limited duration that the regulated area will be in effect and the extensive advance notifications that will be made to the maritime community via marine information broadcasts, local radio stations and area newspapers, so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Additionally, this rulemaking does not change the permanent regulated areas that have been published in 33 CFR 100.501, Table to § 100.501. Furthermore, in some cases vessel traffic may be able to transit the regulated area when the Coast Guard Patrol Commander deems it is safe to do so. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 13885 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 the area where the marine event is being held. This regulation will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities because it will be enforced only during marine events that have been permitted by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port. The Captain of the Port will ensure that small entities are able to operate in the areas where events are occurring when it is safe to do so. In some cases, vessels will be able to safely transit around the regulated area at various times, and, with the permission of the Patrol Commander, vessels may transit through the regulated area. Before the enforcement period, the Coast Guard will issue maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), in the NPRM we offered to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could 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). E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 13886 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:15 Mar 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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)(h), of the Instruction. This rule involves implementation of regulations within 33 CFR part 100 applicable to organized marine events on the navigable waters of the United States that could negatively impact the safety of waterway users and shore side activities in the event area. The category of water activities includes but is not limited to sail boat regattas, boat parades, power boat racing, swimming events, crew racing, canoe and sail board racing. 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 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. In § 100.501, suspend lines No. 13, No. 19, No. 21 and No. 23, and add new heading and entries 65, 66, 67, and 68 in the Table to § 100.501 to read as follows: ■ § 100.501–T05–1094 Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District. * * * * * Table To § 100.501. All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983. * * * * * E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Number Date Event Sponsor 13887 Location Coast Guard Sector Baltimore—COTP Zone 65 ................ April 2, 2011 .............. Safety at Sea Seminar .. U.S. Naval Academy ..... 66 ................ May 24 and 25, 2011 Blue Angels Air Show .... U.S. Naval Academy ..... 67 ................ June 25, 2011 ........... Maryland Swim for Life .. District of Columbia Aquatics Club. 68 ................ June 25 and 26, 2011 Thunder on the Narrows Kent Narrows Racing Association. Dated: February 19, 2011. Mark P. O’Malley, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Baltimore. [FR Doc. 2011–5894 Filed 3–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 110218149–1182–01] RIN 0648–BA86 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Fishery; Revision of 2011 Butterfish Specifications National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:15 Mar 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 All waters of the Severn River from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn from the south shoreline at latitude 39°00′38.9″ N., longitude 076°31′05.2″ W. thence to the north shoreline at latitude 39°00′54.7″ N., longitude 076°30′44.8″ W., this line is approximately 1300 yards northwest of the U.S. 50 fixed highway bridge. The regulated area is bounded to the southeast by a line drawn from the Naval Academy Light at latitude 38°58′39.5″ N., longitude 076°28′49″ W. thence southeast to a point 700 yards east of Chinks Point, MD, at latitude 38°58′1.9″ N., longitude 076°28′1.7″ W. thence northeast to Greenbury Point at latitude 38°58′29″ N., longitude 076°27′16″ W. All waters of the Severn River from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn from the south shoreline at latitude 39°00′38.9″ N., longitude 076°31′05.2″ W. thence to the north shoreline at latitude 39°00′54.7″ N., longitude 076°30′44.8″ W., this line is approximately 1300 yards northwest of the U.S. 50 fixed highway bridge. The regulated area is bounded to the southeast by a line drawn from the Naval Academy Light at latitude 38°58′39.5″ N., longitude 076°28′49″ W. thence southeast to a point 700 yards east of Chinks Point, MD, at latitude 38°58′1.9″ N., longitude 076°28′1.7″ W. thence northeast to Greenbury Point at latitude 38°58′29″ N., longitude 076°27′16″ W. The waters of the Chester River from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the south by a line drawn at latitude 39°10′16″ N., near the Chester River Channel Buoy 35 (LLN–26795) and bounded on the north at latitude 39°12′30″ N. by the Maryland S.R. 213 Highway Bridge. All waters of Prospect Bay enclosed by the following points: Latitude 38°57′52.0″ N., longitude 076°14′48.0″ W., to latitude 38°58′02.0″ N., longitude 076°15′05.0″ W., to latitude 38°57′38.0″ N., longitude 076°15′29.0″ W., to latitude 38°57′28.0″ N., longitude 076°15′23.0″ W., to latitude 38°57′52.0″ N., longitude 076°14′48.0″ W. NMFS issues this temporary rule pursuant to its authority to issue emergency measures under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This emergency action increases the butterfish allowable biological catch (ABC) for the 2011 fishing year from 1,500 mt to 1,811 mt, and applies the increase to the butterfish mortality cap in the Loligo squid fishery, based on the most recent and best available scientific information. SUMMARY: Effective March 15, 2011, through September 12, 2011. Comments must be received by April 14, 2011. DATES: The supplemental EA is available by request from: Patricia Kurkul, Regional Administrator, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2010-1094]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation for Marine Event; Temporary Change of 
Dates for Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period 
of special local regulations for a recurring marine event in the Fifth 
Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to four recurring marine 
events that conduct a rescue at sea demonstration, an air show, a 
swimming competition, and power boat races. Special local regulations 
are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters 
during these events. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic 
in a portion of the Severn River at Annapolis, MD, the Chester River 
near Chestertown, MD, and Prospect Bay at Kent Island, MD during the 
events.

DATES: This rule is effective from April 1, 2011 through September 1, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as 
documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, 
are part of docket USCG-2010-1094 and are available online by going to 
http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2010-1094 in the ``Keyword'' 
box, and then clicking ``Search.'' This material is 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 or e-mail Mr. Ronald L. Houck, Project Manager, 
Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Waterways Management Division, telephone 
410-576-2674, email 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:

Regulatory Information

    On January 11, 2011, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled ``Special Local Regulation for Marine Event; Temporary 
Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard 
District'' in the Federal Register (76 FR 7). We received no comments 
on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was 
held.

Basis and Purpose

    Marine events are frequently held on the navigable waters within 
the boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. The on water activities 
that typically comprise marine events include sailing regattas, power 
boat races, swim races and holiday parades. For a description of the 
geographical area of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore--Captain of the Port 
Zone, please see 33 CFR 3.25.
    This regulation temporarily changes the enforcement period of 
special local regulations for recurring marine events within the Fifth 
Coast Guard District. This regulation applies to four marine events 
previously published at 33 CFR 100.501, Table to Sec.  100.501.
    The first event is the annual ``Safety at Sea Seminar,'' sponsored 
by the U.S. Naval Academy, on the waters of the Severn River at 
Annapolis, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually 
for the Safety at Sea Seminar marine event. The event consists of 
demonstrations of at sea rescues including surface and air platforms 
held on and above the waters of the Severn River in Annapolis, MD. 
Visual distress signal devices will be used and a helicopter with small 
boats will be operating before a large fleet of spectator crafts. 
Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 
CFR 100.501 would be enforced for the duration of the event. Under 
provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 2, 
2011, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they receive 
permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be 
allowed to transit the regulated

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area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so.
    The second event is the annual ``Blue Angels Air Show,'' sponsored 
by the U.S. Naval Academy, on the waters of the Severn River at 
Annapolis, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually 
for the Blue Angels Air Show marine event. The event consists of one 
day for arrival and practice and a second day for the Air Show held 
above the waters of the Severn River, at Annapolis, MD. High 
performance military aircraft will conduct maneuvers before a large 
fleet of spectator crafts. Therefore, to ensure the safety of 
participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 would be enforced for 
the duration of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 24, 2011 and from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 
May 25, 2011, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they 
receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel 
traffic may be allowed to transit the regulated area only when the 
Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so.
    The third event is the annual ``Maryland Swim for Life,'' sponsored 
by the District of Columbia Aquatics Club, on the waters of the Chester 
River near Chestertown, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is 
effective annually for the Maryland Swim for Life marine event. The 
event is an open water swimming competition held on the waters of the 
Chester River, near Chestertown, MD. Approximately 200 swimmers will 
start from Rolph's Wharf and swim up-river 2.5 miles then swim down-
river returning back to Rolph's Wharf. A large fleet of support vessels 
accompany the swimmers. Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants 
and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 would be enforced for the duration 
of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 5:30 a.m. to 
2:30 p.m. on June 25, 2011, vessels may not enter the regulated area 
unless they receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. 
Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the regulated area only when 
the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so.
    The fourth event is the annual ``Thunder on the Narrows,'' 
sponsored by the Kent Narrows Racing Association, on the waters of 
Prospect Bay at Kent Island, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is 
effective annually for the Thunder on the Narrows marine event. The 
event consists of two days of power boat racing on the waters of 
Prospect Bay, at Kent Island, MD. High performance power boats will 
race on a designated course before a large fleet of spectator crafts. 
Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 
CFR 100.501 would be enforced for the duration of the event. Under 
provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 25, 
2011 and from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 26, 2011, vessels may not 
enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the Coast 
Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the 
regulated area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to 
do so.

Discussion of Comments and Changes

    The Coast Guard received no comments in response to the NPRM. No 
public meeting was requested and none was held.

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 prevents traffic from transiting a portion of 
certain waterways during specified events, the effect of this 
regulation will not be significant due to the limited duration that the 
regulated area will be in effect and the extensive advance 
notifications that will be made to the maritime community via marine 
information broadcasts, local radio stations and area newspapers, so 
mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Additionally, this 
rulemaking does not change the permanent regulated areas that have been 
published in 33 CFR 100.501, Table to Sec.  100.501. Furthermore, in 
some cases vessel traffic may be able to transit the regulated area 
when the Coast Guard Patrol Commander deems it is safe to do so.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small entities'' 
comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are 
independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, 
and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which 
might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending 
to transit or anchor in the area where the marine event is being held. 
This regulation will not have a significant impact on a substantial 
number of small entities because it will be enforced only during marine 
events that have been permitted by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port. 
The Captain of the Port will ensure that small entities are able to 
operate in the areas where events are occurring when it is safe to do 
so. In some cases, vessels will be able to safely transit around the 
regulated area at various times, and, with the permission of the Patrol 
Commander, vessels may transit through the regulated area. Before the 
enforcement period, the Coast Guard will issue maritime advisories so 
mariners can adjust their plans accordingly.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), in the NPRM we offered to 
assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could 
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).

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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)(h), of 
the Instruction. This rule involves implementation of regulations 
within 33 CFR part 100 applicable to organized marine events on the 
navigable waters of the United States that could negatively impact the 
safety of waterway users and shore side activities in the event area. 
The category of water activities includes but is not limited to sail 
boat regattas, boat parades, power boat racing, swimming events, crew 
racing, canoe and sail board racing. 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 100

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

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

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

0
1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1233.


0
2. In Sec.  100.501, suspend lines No. 13, No. 19, No. 21 and No. 23, 
and add new heading and entries 65, 66, 67, and 68 in the Table to 
Sec.  100.501 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.501-T05-1094  Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine 
Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District.

* * * * *
    Table To Sec.  100.501. All coordinates listed in the Table to 
Sec.  100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983.
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        Number                       Date                              Event                              Sponsor                       Location
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                                                         Coast Guard Sector Baltimore--COTP Zone
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65...................  April 2, 2011..................  Safety at Sea Seminar.............  U.S. Naval Academy................  All waters of the Severn
                                                                                                                                 River from shoreline to
                                                                                                                                 shoreline, bounded to
                                                                                                                                 the northwest by a line
                                                                                                                                 drawn from the south
                                                                                                                                 shoreline at latitude
                                                                                                                                 39[deg]00'38.9'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]31'05.2'' W.
                                                                                                                                 thence to the north
                                                                                                                                 shoreline at latitude
                                                                                                                                 39[deg]00'54.7'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]30'44.8'' W.,
                                                                                                                                 this line is
                                                                                                                                 approximately 1300
                                                                                                                                 yards northwest of the
                                                                                                                                 U.S. 50 fixed highway
                                                                                                                                 bridge. The regulated
                                                                                                                                 area is bounded to the
                                                                                                                                 southeast by a line
                                                                                                                                 drawn from the Naval
                                                                                                                                 Academy Light at
                                                                                                                                 latitude
                                                                                                                                 38[deg]58'39.5'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]28'49'' W.
                                                                                                                                 thence southeast to a
                                                                                                                                 point 700 yards east of
                                                                                                                                 Chinks Point, MD, at
                                                                                                                                 latitude
                                                                                                                                 38[deg]58'1.9'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]28'1.7'' W.
                                                                                                                                 thence northeast to
                                                                                                                                 Greenbury Point at
                                                                                                                                 latitude 38[deg]58'29''
                                                                                                                                 N., longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]27'16'' W.
66...................  May 24 and 25, 2011............  Blue Angels Air Show..............  U.S. Naval Academy................  All waters of the Severn
                                                                                                                                 River from shoreline to
                                                                                                                                 shoreline, bounded to
                                                                                                                                 the northwest by a line
                                                                                                                                 drawn from the south
                                                                                                                                 shoreline at latitude
                                                                                                                                 39[deg]00'38.9'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]31'05.2'' W.
                                                                                                                                 thence to the north
                                                                                                                                 shoreline at latitude
                                                                                                                                 39[deg]00'54.7'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]30'44.8'' W.,
                                                                                                                                 this line is
                                                                                                                                 approximately 1300
                                                                                                                                 yards northwest of the
                                                                                                                                 U.S. 50 fixed highway
                                                                                                                                 bridge. The regulated
                                                                                                                                 area is bounded to the
                                                                                                                                 southeast by a line
                                                                                                                                 drawn from the Naval
                                                                                                                                 Academy Light at
                                                                                                                                 latitude
                                                                                                                                 38[deg]58'39.5'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]28'49'' W.
                                                                                                                                 thence southeast to a
                                                                                                                                 point 700 yards east of
                                                                                                                                 Chinks Point, MD, at
                                                                                                                                 latitude
                                                                                                                                 38[deg]58'1.9'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]28'1.7'' W.
                                                                                                                                 thence northeast to
                                                                                                                                 Greenbury Point at
                                                                                                                                 latitude 38[deg]58'29''
                                                                                                                                 N., longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]27'16'' W.
67...................  June 25, 2011..................  Maryland Swim for Life............  District of Columbia Aquatics Club  The waters of the
                                                                                                                                 Chester River from
                                                                                                                                 shoreline to shoreline,
                                                                                                                                 bounded on the south by
                                                                                                                                 a line drawn at
                                                                                                                                 latitude 39[deg]10'16''
                                                                                                                                 N., near the Chester
                                                                                                                                 River Channel Buoy 35
                                                                                                                                 (LLN-26795) and bounded
                                                                                                                                 on the north at
                                                                                                                                 latitude 39[deg]12'30''
                                                                                                                                 N. by the Maryland S.R.
                                                                                                                                 213 Highway Bridge.
68...................  June 25 and 26, 2011...........  Thunder on the Narrows............  Kent Narrows Racing Association...  All waters of Prospect
                                                                                                                                 Bay enclosed by the
                                                                                                                                 following points:
                                                                                                                                 Latitude
                                                                                                                                 38[deg]57'52.0'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]14'48.0'' W.,
                                                                                                                                 to latitude
                                                                                                                                 38[deg]58'02.0'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]15'05.0'' W.,
                                                                                                                                 to latitude
                                                                                                                                 38[deg]57'38.0'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]15'29.0'' W.,
                                                                                                                                 to latitude
                                                                                                                                 38[deg]57'28.0'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]15'23.0'' W.,
                                                                                                                                 to latitude
                                                                                                                                 38[deg]57'52.0'' N.,
                                                                                                                                 longitude
                                                                                                                                 076[deg]14'48.0'' W.
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    Dated: February 19, 2011.
Mark P. O'Malley,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Baltimore.
[FR Doc. 2011-5894 Filed 3-14-11; 8:45 am]
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