Safety Zone; Waterway Closure, Morgan City-Port Allen Route From Mile Marker 0 to Port Allen Lock, 36318-36320 [2011-15588]

Download as PDF 36318 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 120 / Wednesday, June 22, 2011 / Rules and Regulations For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0432] 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ RIN 1625–AA00 Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. Safety Zone; Waterway Closure, Morgan City-Port Allen Route From Mile Marker 0 to Port Allen Lock ACTION: 2. A new temporary § 165.T11–0385 is added to read as follows: ■ § 165.T11–0385 Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile 180.0 to 179.0. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with RULES (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, Mile 180.0 to 179.0 extending the entire width of the waterway. (b) Effective date. This rule is effective from 12 p.m. on June 23, 2011 through 6 p.m. CDT on June 25, 2011. (c) Periods of enforcement. This rule will be enforced from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. CDT on June 23 and 24, 2011, as well as, 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. CDT on June 25, 2011. The Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River will inform the public of the enforcement periods and any safety zone changes through broadcast notice to mariners. (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. (2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the zone must request permission from the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. The Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River representative may be contacted at (314) 269–2332. (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or their designated representative. Designated Captain of the Port representatives include United States Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, and petty officers. Dated: May 25, 2011. S.L. Hudson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River. [FR Doc. 2011–15621 Filed 6–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:22 Jun 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on specified waters of the Gulf Intracoastal Water Way, closing the Morgan CityPort Allen Route from MM 0 to the Port Allen lock to all commercial traffic. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to hazards associated with rising flood water. DATES: Effective Date: this rule is effective in the CFR from June 22, 2011 until 11:59 p.m. July 31, 2011. This rule is effective with actual notice for purposes of enforcement beginning 12:01 a.m. May 16, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. July 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0432 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0432 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 or e-mail Lieutenant (LT) Russell Pickering, Coast Guard; telephone 985–380–5334, e-mail russell.t.pickering@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 publishing a NPRM would be impracticable since immediate action is needed to protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows from the hazards associated with rising flood water on the Morgan City-Port Allen Route. 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. Publishing a NPRM and delaying its effective date would be impracticable since immediate action is needed to protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to the hazards associated with rising flood water on the Morgan City-Port Allen Route. Basis and Purpose Captains of the Port Morgan City and New Orleans, Louisiana have determined that there is a need to close certain waterways contingent on the predicted river heights and currents. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury from flood waters and associated hazards. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the specified waters of the Gulf Intracoastal Water Way on the Morgan City–Port Allen Route from MM 0 to the Port Allen lock. Commercial vessels and tows may not enter this zone unless authorized by the Captains of the Port Morgan City or New Orleans. 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 E:\FR\FM\22JNR1.SGM 22JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 120 / Wednesday, June 22, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. Although this regulation will restrict access to the area, the effect of the rule will not be significant because notifications to the marine community will be made through broadcast notices to mariners and Local Notices to Mariners and Marine Safety Information Bulletins. Vessels requiring entry into or passage through the temporary safety zone may request permission from the Captains of the Port Morgan City or New Orleans, or a designated representative and entry will be evaluated on a caseby-case-basis to minimize impact and protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to the hazards associated with rising flood water. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with RULES Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit through the temporary safety zone from May 16, 2011 through July 31, 2011. This temporary safety zone is not expected to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because vessels requiring entry into or passage through the temporary safety zone may request permission from the Captains of the Port Morgan City or New Orleans, or a designated representative. If you are a small business entity and are significantly affected by this regulation, please contact LT Russell Pickering, Marine Safety Unit Morgan City, at (985) 380–5334. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Public Law 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:22 Jun 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36319 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 E:\FR\FM\22JNR1.SGM 22JNR1 36320 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 120 / Wednesday, June 22, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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. This rule involves an emergency situation and will be in effect for over one week, but is not expected to result in any significant adverse environmental impact as described in NEPA. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination will be provided and made available at the docket as indicated in the ADDRESSES section. 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: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 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. A new temporary § 165.T08–0432 is added to read as follows: ■ § 165.T08–0432 Safety Zone; Waterway Closure, Morgan City–Port Allen Route from Mile Marker 0 to Port Allen Lock. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with RULES [FR Doc. 2011–15588 Filed 6–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 952 Rules of Practice in Proceedings Relative to False Representation and Lottery Orders Postal Service. Final rule. The Postal Service is adopting revised rules for proceedings relative to false representation and lottery orders. The primary purpose of this exercise is to update the rules and align them with current practices. DATES: Effective date: July 22, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane M. Mego, Esq., 703–812–1905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 15, 2011, the Postal Service published and requested comments concerning a proposed revision of 39 CFR part 952, concerning the rules of practice in proceedings relative to false representation and lottery orders (76 FR 13937–13944). The proposed rules of procedure were intended to have the same general coverage as the existing rules. The proposed new rules, however, were updated, were more comprehensive than the existing rules, and were intended to reflect more precisely current practice. No comments were received in response to this request. Accordingly, the Postal Service has determined to adopt the revision of 39 CFR part 952 as proposed, with minor non-substantive changes in paragraphing and punctuation. The revised rules will completely replace the existing rules of practice, and in accordance with section 952.2 will apply to all formal proceedings before the Postal Service under 39 U.S.C. 3005, including such cases instituted under prior rules of practice. SUMMARY: 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: (a) Location. Waters of the Gulf Intracoastal Water Way on the Morgan City—Port Allen route from MM 0 to the Port Allen lock. (b) Effective date. This rule is effective May 16, 2011 through July 31, 2011. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captains of the Port Morgan City or New Orleans. (2) Vessels requiring entry into or passage through the Safety Zone must request permission from the Captains of the Port Morgan City or New Orleans, or a designated representative. They may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or by telephone at 985–380–5370. (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captains of the Port Morgan City or New Orleans and designated on-scene patrol personnel. On-scene patrol personnel Jkt 223001 PART 952—RULES OF PRACTICE IN PROCEEDINGS RELATIVE TO FALSE REPRESENTATION AND LOTTERY ORDERS ACTION: ■ 18:22 Jun 21, 2011 Dated: May 16, 2011. J.C. Burton, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Morgan City, Louisiana. E.M. Stanton, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port New Orleans, Louisiana. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Postal Service revises 39 CFR part 952 to read as follows: AGENCY: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS VerDate Mar<15>2010 include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 952 Administrative practice and procedure, Fraud, False Representations, Lotteries, Penalties, Postal Service. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Sec. 952.1 Authority. 952.2 Scope. 952.3 Informal dispositions. 952.4 Office business hours. 952.5 Complaints. 952.6 Interim impounding. 952.7 Notice of docketing and answer. 952.8 Service. 952.9 Filing documents for the record. 952.10 Answer. 952.11 Default. 952.12 Amendment of pleadings. 952.13 Continuances and extensions. 952.14 Hearings. 952.15 Change of place of hearings. 952.16 Appearances. 952.17 Presiding officers. 952.18 Evidence. 952.19 Subpoenas. 952.20 Witness fees. 952.21 Discovery. 952.22 Transcript. 952.23 Proposed findings and conclusions. 952.24 Decisions. 952.25 Exceptions to initial decision or tentative decision. 952.26 Judicial Officer. 952.27 Motion for reconsideration. 952.28 Orders. 952.29 Modification or revocation of orders. 952.30 Supplemental orders. 952.31 Computation of time. 952.32 Official record. 952.33 Public information. 952.34 Ex parte communications. Authority: 39 U.S.C. 204, 401, 3005, 3012, 3016. § 952.1 Authority. These rules of practice are issued by the Judicial Officer of the United States Postal Service (see § 952.26) pursuant to authority delegated by the Postmaster General, and in accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3005, and are governed by the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 551, et seq. § 952.2 Scope. These rules of practice shall be applicable in all formal proceedings before the Postal Service under 39 U.S.C. 3005, including such cases instituted under prior rules of practice pertaining to these or predecessor statutes, unless timely shown to be prejudicial to Respondent. § 952.3 Informal dispositions. This part does not preclude the disposition of any matter by agreement between the parties either before or after E:\FR\FM\22JNR1.SGM 22JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0432]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Waterway Closure, Morgan City-Port Allen Route From 
Mile Marker 0 to Port Allen Lock

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on 
specified waters of the Gulf Intracoastal Water Way, closing the Morgan 
City-Port Allen Route from MM 0 to the Port Allen lock to all 
commercial traffic. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the 
general public, levee system, vessels and tows from destruction, loss 
or injury due to hazards associated with rising flood water.

DATES: Effective Date: this rule is effective in the CFR from June 22, 
2011 until 11:59 p.m. July 31, 2011. This rule is effective with actual 
notice for purposes of enforcement beginning 12:01 a.m. May 16, 2011 
through 11:59 p.m. July 31, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0432 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0432 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 or e-mail Lieutenant (LT) Russell Pickering, Coast 
Guard; telephone 985-380-5334, e-mail russell.t.pickering@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 publishing a NPRM would be 
impracticable since immediate action is needed to protect the general 
public, levee system, vessels and tows from the hazards associated with 
rising flood water on the Morgan City-Port Allen Route.
    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. Publishing a NPRM and delaying its 
effective date would be impracticable since immediate action is needed 
to protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows from 
destruction, loss or injury due to the hazards associated with rising 
flood water on the Morgan City-Port Allen Route.

Basis and Purpose

    Captains of the Port Morgan City and New Orleans, Louisiana have 
determined that there is a need to close certain waterways contingent 
on the predicted river heights and currents. This temporary safety zone 
is needed to protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows 
from destruction, loss or injury from flood waters and associated 
hazards.

Discussion of Rule

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the 
specified waters of the Gulf Intracoastal Water Way on the Morgan City-
Port Allen Route from MM 0 to the Port Allen lock. Commercial vessels 
and tows may not enter this zone unless authorized by the Captains of 
the Port Morgan City or New Orleans.

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

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Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under 
that Order.
    Although this regulation will restrict access to the area, the 
effect of the rule will not be significant because notifications to the 
marine community will be made through broadcast notices to mariners and 
Local Notices to Mariners and Marine Safety Information Bulletins. 
Vessels requiring entry into or passage through the temporary safety 
zone may request permission from the Captains of the Port Morgan City 
or New Orleans, or a designated representative and entry will be 
evaluated on a case-by-case-basis to minimize impact and protect the 
general public, levee system, vessels and tows from destruction, loss 
or injury due to the hazards associated with rising flood water.

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 
may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to 
transit through the temporary safety zone from May 16, 2011 through 
July 31, 2011. This temporary safety zone is not expected to have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
because vessels requiring entry into or passage through the temporary 
safety zone may request permission from the Captains of the Port Morgan 
City or New Orleans, or a designated representative.
    If you are a small business entity and are significantly affected 
by this regulation, please contact LT Russell Pickering, Marine Safety 
Unit Morgan City, at (985) 380-5334.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Public Law 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 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National

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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. This rule involves an emergency 
situation and will be in effect for over one week, but is not expected 
to result in any significant adverse environmental impact as described 
in NEPA.
    An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion 
determination will be provided and made available at the docket as 
indicated in the ADDRESSES section.

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

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

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 
50U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 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. A new temporary Sec.  165.T08-0432 is added to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T08-0432  Safety Zone; Waterway Closure, Morgan City-Port 
Allen Route from Mile Marker 0 to Port Allen Lock.

    (a) Location. Waters of the Gulf Intracoastal Water Way on the 
Morgan City--Port Allen route from MM 0 to the Port Allen lock.
    (b) Effective date. This rule is effective May 16, 2011 through 
July 31, 2011.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless 
authorized by the Captains of the Port Morgan City or New Orleans.
    (2) Vessels requiring entry into or passage through the Safety Zone 
must request permission from the Captains of the Port Morgan City or 
New Orleans, or a designated representative. They may be contacted on 
VHF Channel 13 or 16, or by telephone at 985-380-5370.
    (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Captains of the Port Morgan City or New Orleans and designated on-
scene patrol personnel. On-scene patrol personnel include commissioned, 
warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.

    Dated: May 16, 2011.
J.C. Burton,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Morgan City, Louisiana.
E.M. Stanton,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port New Orleans, Louisiana.
[FR Doc. 2011-15588 Filed 6-21-11; 8:45 am]
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