Safety Zone; Big Sioux River From the Military Road Bridge North Sioux City to the Confluence of the Missouri River, SD, 38013-38015 [2011-16247]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2011 / Rules and Regulations involves the establishment of a temporary safety zone. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. Dated: June 3, 2011. S.J. Ferguson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 2011–16245 Filed 6–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 38013 inspection or copying at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, 1222 Spruce Street Suite 7.103, St. Louis, MO 63103 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 33 CFR Part 165 If you have questions on this temporary rule, call or e-mail Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Scott Stoermer, Sector Upper Mississippi River, Coast Guard at (314) 269–2540 or Scott.A.Stoermer@uscg.mil. [Docket No. USCG–2011–0528] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 1625–AA00 Regulatory Information FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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: Coast Guard PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for Part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1 2. Add § 165.T13–177 to read as follows: ■ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 165.T13–177 Safety Zone; 2011 Hylebos Bridge Restoration, Hylebos Waterway, Tacoma, Washington. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters extending 50 yards to the north and south, along the entire length of the Hylebos Bridge in Tacoma, WA. (b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR Part 165, Subpart C, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or Designated Representative. See 33 CFR Part 165, Subpart C, for additional requirements. Vessel operators wishing to enter the zone during the enforcement period must request permission for entry by contacting Vessel Traffic Service Puget Sound on VHF channel 14, or the Sector Puget Sound Joint Harbor Operations Center at (206) 217–6001. (c) Authorization. All vessel operators who desire to transit through or remain in the safety zone must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port or Designated Representative. The Captain of the Port may be assisted by federal, state, or local agencies as needed. (d) Enforcement Period. This rule is enforced daily from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. from August 20, 2011 through August 22, 2011 unless canceled sooner by the Captain of the Port. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Jun 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 Safety Zone; Big Sioux River From the Military Road Bridge North Sioux City to the Confluence of the Missouri River, SD Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone restricting navigation on the Big Sioux River from the Military Road Bridge in North Sioux City, South Dakota to the confluence of the Missouri River and extending the entire width of the river. During enforcement periods, vessels must obtain Captain of the Port authorization to enter the safety zone. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the general public, vessels and tows, and the levee system from destruction, loss or injury due to hazards associated with rising flood water. Operation in this zone is restricted unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. DATES: Effective Date: this rule is effective in the CFR from June 29, 2011 until 11:59 p.m. CDT August 30, 2011, unless terminated earlier. This rule is effective with actual notice for purposes of enforcement beginning 12:01 am CDT June 7, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0528 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0528 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. Documents will also be available for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 would be contrary to public interest to publish an NPRM as immediate action is necessary to protect the public and property from the dangers associated with flooding emergencies. 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. Delaying its effective date would be contrary to public interest because immediate action is needed to protect vessels and mariners from the safety hazards associated with flooding emergencies. Basis and Purpose On June 7, 2011, the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River deemed navigation on the Big Sioux River unsafe due to severe flooding and has restricted navigation on the Big Sioux River, from the Military Road Bridge in North Sioux City, SD at 42.52 degrees North, 096.48 West longitude to the confluence of the Missouri River at 42.49 degrees North, 096.45 degrees West longitude and extending the entire width of the river. Entry into this zone is prohibited during enforcement periods unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. Emergency response boats or vessels may enter these waters E:\FR\FM\29JNR1.SGM 29JNR1 38014 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2011 / Rules and Regulations when responding to emergent situations on or near the river. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Big Sioux River from the Military Road Bridge in North Sioux City, SD at 42.52 degrees North, 096.48 West longitude to the confluence of the Missouri River at 42.49 degrees North, 096.45 degrees West longitude and extending the entire width of the river. During enforcement periods, vessels and tows may not enter this zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River. Emergency response boats or vessels may enter these waters when responding to emergent situations on or near the river. This rule is effective from 12:01 am CDT June 7, 2011 until 11:59 pm CDT August 30, 2011, unless terminated earlier. This safety zone will be enforced when high water conditions pose a danger to navigation, the levee system, and the general public. The Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River will inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners and/or marine safety information bulletins when enforcement periods are in place and of all safety zone changes. When enforcement is implemented, vessels currently in the safety zone will be provided opportunity to safely exit the restricted area. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Regulatory Evaluation 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. It is not ‘‘significant’’ under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Notifications to the marine community will be made through broadcast notices to mariners and/or marine safety information bulletins. Vessels requiring entry into or passage through the Safety Zone may request permission from the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi, 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, and vessels from destruction, loss or injury due to the hazards associated with rising flood water. The impacts on routine navigation are expected to be minimal. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Jun 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 waters of the Big Sioux River from the Military Road Bridge in North Sioux City, SD at 42.52 degrees North, 096.48 West longitude to the confluence of the Missouri River at 42.49 degrees North, 096.45 degrees West longitude and extending the entire width of the river on and after 12:01 am CDT June 7, 2011. This Safety Zone is not expected to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because vessels may request permission to transit the area from the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi, or a designated representative, for passage through the Safety Zone. Passage through the safety zone will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to minimize impact and protect the general public, levee system, and vessels from destruction, loss or injury due to the hazards associated with rising flood water. If you are a small business entity and are significantly affected by this regulation, please contact LCDR Scott Stoermer, Sector Upper Mississippi River, Coast Guard at (314) 269–2540. 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 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 businesses. If PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1–888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). 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 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 E:\FR\FM\29JNR1.SGM 29JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded that there are no factors in this case that would limit the use of a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the Instruction. Therefore, this rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation because this rule is not expected to result in any significant adverse environmental impact as described in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This rule involves an emergency situation and will be in effect for over VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Jun 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 one week. 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 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. A new temporary § 165.T11–0511 is added to read as follows: ■ § 165.T11–0511 Safety Zone; Big Sioux River from the Military Road Bridge North Sioux City to the confluence of the Missouri River, SD (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of the Big Sioux River from the Military Road Bridge, North Sioux City, SD at 42.52 degrees North, 096.48 West longitude to the confluence of the Missouri River at 42.49 degrees North, 096.45 degrees West longitude and extending the entire width of the river. (b) Effective date. June 7, 2011 through August 30, 2011, unless terminated earlier. (c) Periods of Enforcement. This rule will be enforced during dangerous flooding conditions occurring between 12:01 a.m. CDT June 7, 2011 and 11:59 p.m. CDT August 30, 2011. The Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River will inform the public through broadcast notice to mariners and/or marine safety information bulletins when enforcement is implemented and of any changes to the safety zone. Vessels within the safety zone will be allowed to safely exit the area upon enforcement of this safety zone. (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR part 165, subpart C, operation in this zone is restricted unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. (2) Vessels requiring entry into or passage through the Safety Zone must request permission from the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River, PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 38015 or a designated representative. They may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or by telephone at 314–269–2332. (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or their designated representative. Designated Captain of the Port representatives includes United States Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Dated: June 6, 2011. S.L. Hudson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River. [FR Doc. 2011–16247 Filed 6–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0350] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones; July 4th Weekend Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg Zone, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones during the Fourth of July weekend fireworks events on the navigable waterways of Anna Maria, Fort Myers Beach, Longboat Key, Madeira Beach, Naples, Palmetto, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Palm Harbor, Florida. These safety zones are necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over the navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative. SUMMARY: This rule is effective from 8:30 p.m. on July 2, 2011 until 10:30 p.m. on July 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0350 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0350 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ They are also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management DATES: E:\FR\FM\29JNR1.SGM 29JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0528]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Big Sioux River From the Military Road Bridge North 
Sioux City to the Confluence of the Missouri River, SD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone 
restricting navigation on the Big Sioux River from the Military Road 
Bridge in North Sioux City, South Dakota to the confluence of the 
Missouri River and extending the entire width of the river. During 
enforcement periods, vessels must obtain Captain of the Port 
authorization to enter the safety zone. This temporary safety zone is 
needed to protect the general public, vessels and tows, and the levee 
system from destruction, loss or injury due to hazards associated with 
rising flood water. Operation in this zone is restricted unless 
specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper 
Mississippi River or a designated representative.

DATES: Effective Date: this rule is effective in the CFR from June 29, 
2011 until 11:59 p.m. CDT August 30, 2011, unless terminated earlier. 
This rule is effective with actual notice for purposes of enforcement 
beginning 12:01 am CDT June 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0528 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0528 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. 
Documents will also be available for inspection or copying at Coast 
Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, 1222 Spruce Street Suite 7.103, 
St. Louis, MO 63103 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 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 Commander (LCDR) Scott 
Stoermer, Sector Upper Mississippi River, Coast Guard at (314) 269-2540 
or Scott.A.Stoermer@uscg.mil.

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 it would be contrary to public 
interest to publish an NPRM as immediate action is necessary to protect 
the public and property from the dangers associated with flooding 
emergencies.
    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. Delaying its effective date would 
be contrary to public interest because immediate action is needed to 
protect vessels and mariners from the safety hazards associated with 
flooding emergencies.

Basis and Purpose

    On June 7, 2011, the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River 
deemed navigation on the Big Sioux River unsafe due to severe flooding 
and has restricted navigation on the Big Sioux River, from the Military 
Road Bridge in North Sioux City, SD at 42.52 degrees North, 096.48 West 
longitude to the confluence of the Missouri River at 42.49 degrees 
North, 096.45 degrees West longitude and extending the entire width of 
the river. Entry into this zone is prohibited during enforcement 
periods unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port 
Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. 
Emergency response boats or vessels may enter these waters

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when responding to emergent situations on or near the river.

Discussion of Rule

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Big 
Sioux River from the Military Road Bridge in North Sioux City, SD at 
42.52 degrees North, 096.48 West longitude to the confluence of the 
Missouri River at 42.49 degrees North, 096.45 degrees West longitude 
and extending the entire width of the river. During enforcement 
periods, vessels and tows may not enter this zone unless authorized by 
the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River. Emergency 
response boats or vessels may enter these waters when responding to 
emergent situations on or near the river. This rule is effective from 
12:01 am CDT June 7, 2011 until 11:59 pm CDT August 30, 2011, unless 
terminated earlier. This safety zone will be enforced when high water 
conditions pose a danger to navigation, the levee system, and the 
general public. The Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River 
will inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners and/or 
marine safety information bulletins when enforcement periods are in 
place and of all safety zone changes. When enforcement is implemented, 
vessels currently in the safety zone will be provided opportunity to 
safely exit the restricted area.

Regulatory Evaluation

    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. It is not ``significant'' under the 
regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS).
    Notifications to the marine community will be made through 
broadcast notices to mariners and/or marine safety information 
bulletins. Vessels requiring entry into or passage through the Safety 
Zone may request permission from the Captain of the Port Sector Upper 
Mississippi, 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, and vessels from destruction, loss or injury due 
to the hazards associated with rising flood water. The impacts on 
routine navigation are expected to be minimal.

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 waters of the Big Sioux River from the Military Road Bridge in 
North Sioux City, SD at 42.52 degrees North, 096.48 West longitude to 
the confluence of the Missouri River at 42.49 degrees North, 096.45 
degrees West longitude and extending the entire width of the river on 
and after 12:01 am CDT June 7, 2011. This Safety Zone is not expected 
to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities because vessels may request permission to transit the area 
from the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi, or a designated 
representative, for passage through the Safety Zone. Passage through 
the safety zone will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to minimize 
impact and protect the general public, levee system, and vessels from 
destruction, loss or injury due to the hazards associated with rising 
flood water. If you are a small business entity and are significantly 
affected by this regulation, please contact LCDR Scott Stoermer, Sector 
Upper Mississippi River, Coast Guard at (314) 269-2540.

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 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 businesses. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of 
the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247).

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 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

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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 Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, 
which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and 
have concluded that there are no factors in this case that would limit 
the use of a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the 
Instruction. Therefore, this rule is categorically excluded, under 
figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, from further 
environmental documentation because this rule is not expected to result 
in any significant adverse environmental impact as described in the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
    This rule involves an emergency situation and will be in effect for 
over one week. 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

0
1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

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

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2. A new temporary Sec.  165.T11-0511 is added to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T11-0511  Safety Zone; Big Sioux River from the Military Road 
Bridge North Sioux City to the confluence of the Missouri River, SD

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of 
the Big Sioux River from the Military Road Bridge, North Sioux City, SD 
at 42.52 degrees North, 096.48 West longitude to the confluence of the 
Missouri River at 42.49 degrees North, 096.45 degrees West longitude 
and extending the entire width of the river.
    (b) Effective date. June 7, 2011 through August 30, 2011, unless 
terminated earlier.
    (c) Periods of Enforcement. This rule will be enforced during 
dangerous flooding conditions occurring between 12:01 a.m. CDT June 7, 
2011 and 11:59 p.m. CDT August 30, 2011. The Captain of the Port Sector 
Upper Mississippi River will inform the public through broadcast notice 
to mariners and/or marine safety information bulletins when enforcement 
is implemented and of any changes to the safety zone. Vessels within 
the safety zone will be allowed to safely exit the area upon 
enforcement of this safety zone.
    (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
33 CFR part 165, subpart C, operation in this zone is restricted unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or 
a designated representative.
    (2) Vessels requiring entry into or passage through the Safety Zone 
must request permission from the Captain of the Port Sector Upper 
Mississippi River, or a designated representative. They may be 
contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or by telephone at 314-269-2332.
    (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or their 
designated representative. Designated Captain of the Port 
representatives includes United States Coast Guard commissioned, 
warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.

    Dated: June 6, 2011.
S.L. Hudson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi 
River.
[FR Doc. 2011-16247 Filed 6-28-11; 8:45 am]
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