Security Zone; 2011 Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, Washington, 40617-40619 [2011-17261]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 132 / Monday, July 11, 2011 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0581] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Near Hackberry, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the SR 27 (Ellender Ferry) vertical lift bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 243.8 west of Harvey Lock, near Hackberry, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to perform electrical component upgrades and repair work on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for nine consecutive hours daily Monday through Friday for four weeks. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2011 through 5 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0581 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0581 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 rule, call or e-mail Donna Gagliano, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128 or e-mail Donna.Gagliano@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has requested a temporary deviation in order to perform electrical component upgrades and repair work from the operating schedule for the vertical lift bridge on the SR 27 (Ellender Ferry) across the Gulf erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jul 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 Intracoastal Waterway, mile 243.8, west of Harvey Locks, near Hackberry, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The bridge provides 50 feet of vertical clearance above Mean High Water, NGVD 29, in the closed-to-navigation position. Currently, according to 33 CFR 117.451(e), the draw of the bridge shall open on signal when more than 50 feet vertical clearance is required, if at least four-hour notice is given to the Louisiana Department of Highways, District Maintenance Engineer, at Lake Charles. The closure is necessary to perform electrical component upgrades and repair work on the bridge that allows the bridge to be raised. This maintenance is essential for the continued operation of the bridge. Notices will be published in the Eighth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and will be broadcast via the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with tows, fishing vessels, sailing vessels, and other recreational craft. The Coast Guard has coordinated the closure with waterway users, industry, and other Coast Guard units. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position can do so anytime. There are no alternate routes. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: June 20, 2011. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–17259 Filed 7–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0505] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zone; 2011 Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, Washington Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing temporary security zones around the HMCS WHITEHORSE SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40617 (NCSM 705), HMCS NANAIMO (NCSM 702), and the USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717) which include all waters within 500 yards from these vessels while each vessel is participating in the Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships and while moored following the parade until departing on August 8, 2011. These security zones are necessary to help ensure the security of the vessels from sabotage or other subversive acts during Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships and will do so by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the security zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Puget Sound or Designated Representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 8 a.m. on August 3, 2011, through 5 p.m. on August 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0505 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0505 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 Ensign Anthony P. LaBoy, Sector Puget Sound, Waterways Management Division, US Coast Guard; telephone 206–217–6323, e-mail SectorPugetSoundWWM@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 an NPRM would be impracticable due to the time required to finalize the list of event participants. E:\FR\FM\11JYR1.SGM 11JYR1 40618 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 132 / Monday, July 11, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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 the effective date would be contrary to the public interest because immediate action is necessary to protect the vessels that will be transiting in the parade. Basis and Purpose Seattle’s Seafair Fleet Week is an annual event which brings a variety of vessels to Seattle. During the event, the visiting military vessels are at risk because of their inherent military function, and because they will be transiting in the Parade of Ships in close proximity to spectators, highly populated areas, and other vessels. This rule is necessary to ensure the security of visiting foreign and domestic military vessels not covered under the Naval Vessel Protection Zone (NVPZ). See 33 CFR part 165, subpart G. The size of these security zones is necessary to ensure the security of the visiting vessels is equivalent to the vessels protected by the NVPZ. While participating in the Parade of Ships it is important for the on scene patrol to have a consistent zone size for all participating ships. The security zones will help prevent any acts which would harm the vessels and their crew and endanger vessels, property, and persons along the parade route. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Discussion of Rule The temporary security zones established by this rule will prohibit any person or vessel from entering or remaining within 500 yards of the HMCS WHITEHORSE (NCSM 705), HMCS NANAIMO (NCSM 702), and the USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717) while these vessels are participating in the Parade of Ships and while moored at Pier 66, Terminal 25, and Terminal 46. The COTP has granted general permission for vessels to enter the outer 400 yards of the security zone, so long as any vessels doing so operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain course. In the event the COTP must revoke the general permission to enter, notice will be provided to the public via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. The security zones will be enforced by Coast Guard personnel. The COTP may also be assisted in the enforcement of the zones by other federal, state, or local agencies. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jul 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 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. The Coast Guard bases this finding on the fact that the security zones will be in place for a limited period of time and vessel traffic will be able to transit around the security zones. Maritime traffic may also request permission to transit through the zones from the COTP, Puget Sound or a Designated Representative. 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 and operators of vessels intending to operate in the waters covered by the security zones while they are in effect. The rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because the security zones will be in place for a limited period of time and maritime traffic will still be able to transit around the security zones. Maritime traffic may also request permission to transit though the zones from the COTP, Puget Sound or Designated Representative. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. Collection of Information This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and E:\FR\FM\11JYR1.SGM 11JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 132 / Monday, July 11, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jul 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 have concluded this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction. This rule involves the establishment of security zones. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record keeping 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, 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.T13–186 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T13–186 Security Zone; 2011 Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, Washington (a) Location. The following areas are security zones: All waters within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone encompassed within 500 yards of the HMCS WHITEHORSE (NCSM 705), HMCS NANAIMO (NCSM 702), and the USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717) while each vessel is participating in the Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships and while moored at Pier 66, Terminal 25, and Terminal 46, Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA. (b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR Part 165, Subpart D, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones without the permission of the COTP or Designated Representative. The COTP has granted general permission for vessels that operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain course to enter the outer 400 yards of the security zone. In the event the COTP must revoke the general permission to enter, notice will be provided to the public via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. See 33 CFR Part 165, Subpart D, for additional requirements. The COTP may be assisted by other federal, state or local agencies with the enforcement of the security zones. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40619 (c) Authorization. All vessel operators who desire to transit through the outer 400 yards of the security zones at greater than minimum speed necessary to maintain course, enter the inner 100 yards of the security zones, or enter any portion of the security zones when general permission to transit through outer 400 yards of the security zones at minimum speed necessary to maintain course has been revoked must obtain permission from the COTP or Designated Representative by contacting the on-scene Coast Guard patrol craft on VHF 13 or Ch 16. Requests must include the reason why movement within the security zones is necessary. Vessel operators granted permission to enter the security zones will be escorted by the on-scene Coast Guard patrol craft until they are outside of the security zones, except that vessels operating in the security zones under general permission to transit through the outer 400 yards of the security zones at minimum speed necessary to maintain course will not be escorted. (d) Enforcement period. This rule is effective from 8 a.m. on August 3, 2011, through 5 p.m. on August 8, 2011. Dated: June 27, 2011. S.J. Ferguson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 2011–17261 Filed 7–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2011–0309; FRL–9429–1] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is approving the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal from the State of Missouri addressing the requirements of Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) sections 110(a)(1) and (2) to implement, maintain, and enforce the 1997 revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. The rationale for this action is explained in this rule and in more detail in the notice of proposed rulemaking for this action. EPA received no comments on the proposal. DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective August 10, 2011. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JYR1.SGM 11JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 132 (Monday, July 11, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0505]
RIN 1625-AA87


Security Zone; 2011 Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, 
Puget Sound, Washington

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing temporary security zones 
around the HMCS WHITEHORSE (NCSM 705), HMCS NANAIMO (NCSM 702), and the 
USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717) which include all waters within 500 yards from 
these vessels while each vessel is participating in the Seafair Fleet 
Week Parade of Ships and while moored following the parade until 
departing on August 8, 2011. These security zones are necessary to help 
ensure the security of the vessels from sabotage or other subversive 
acts during Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships and will do so by 
prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the 
security zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), 
Puget Sound or Designated Representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 8 a.m. on August 3, 2011, through 5 
p.m. on August 8, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0505 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0505 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 Ensign Anthony P. LaBoy, Sector Puget 
Sound, Waterways Management Division, US Coast Guard; telephone 206-
217-6323, e-mail SectorPugetSoundWWM@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 an NPRM would be 
impracticable due to the time required to finalize the list of event 
participants.

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    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 the effective date would 
be contrary to the public interest because immediate action is 
necessary to protect the vessels that will be transiting in the parade.

Basis and Purpose

    Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week is an annual event which brings a 
variety of vessels to Seattle. During the event, the visiting military 
vessels are at risk because of their inherent military function, and 
because they will be transiting in the Parade of Ships in close 
proximity to spectators, highly populated areas, and other vessels. 
This rule is necessary to ensure the security of visiting foreign and 
domestic military vessels not covered under the Naval Vessel Protection 
Zone (NVPZ). See 33 CFR part 165, subpart G. The size of these security 
zones is necessary to ensure the security of the visiting vessels is 
equivalent to the vessels protected by the NVPZ. While participating in 
the Parade of Ships it is important for the on scene patrol to have a 
consistent zone size for all participating ships. The security zones 
will help prevent any acts which would harm the vessels and their crew 
and endanger vessels, property, and persons along the parade route.

Discussion of Rule

    The temporary security zones established by this rule will prohibit 
any person or vessel from entering or remaining within 500 yards of the 
HMCS WHITEHORSE (NCSM 705), HMCS NANAIMO (NCSM 702), and the USCGC 
MELLON (WHEC 717) while these vessels are participating in the Parade 
of Ships and while moored at Pier 66, Terminal 25, and Terminal 46. The 
COTP has granted general permission for vessels to enter the outer 400 
yards of the security zone, so long as any vessels doing so operate at 
the minimum speed necessary to maintain course. In the event the COTP 
must revoke the general permission to enter, notice will be provided to 
the public via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. The security zones will 
be enforced by Coast Guard personnel. The COTP may also be assisted in 
the enforcement of the zones by other federal, state, or local 
agencies.

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.
    The Coast Guard bases this finding on the fact that the security 
zones will be in place for a limited period of time and vessel traffic 
will be able to transit around the security zones. Maritime traffic may 
also request permission to transit through the zones from the COTP, 
Puget Sound or a Designated Representative.

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 and operators of vessels intending to 
operate in the waters covered by the security zones while they are in 
effect. The rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities because the security zones will be 
in place for a limited period of time and maritime traffic will still 
be able to transit around the security zones. Maritime traffic may also 
request permission to transit though the zones from the COTP, Puget 
Sound or Designated Representative.

Assistance for Small Entities

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

Collection of Information

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

Federalism

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

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

Taking of Private Property

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

Civil Justice Reform

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

Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection 
of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule 
is not an economically significant rule and

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does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that 
may disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

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

Energy Effects

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

Technical Standards

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

Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)(42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have concluded 
this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or 
cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This 
rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g), of 
the Instruction. This rule involves the establishment of security 
zones. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion 
is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record 
keeping 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. 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, 160.5; Pub. 
L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1


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2. Add Sec.  165.T13-186 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T13-186  Security Zone; 2011 Seattle Seafair Fleet Week 
Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, Washington

    (a) Location. The following areas are security zones: All waters 
within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone encompassed within 500 
yards of the HMCS WHITEHORSE (NCSM 705), HMCS NANAIMO (NCSM 702), and 
the USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717) while each vessel is participating in the 
Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships and while moored at Pier 66, 
Terminal 25, and Terminal 46, Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA.
    (b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 
CFR Part 165, Subpart D, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the 
security zones without the permission of the COTP or Designated 
Representative. The COTP has granted general permission for vessels 
that operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain course to enter 
the outer 400 yards of the security zone. In the event the COTP must 
revoke the general permission to enter, notice will be provided to the 
public via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. See 33 CFR Part 165, Subpart 
D, for additional requirements. The COTP may be assisted by other 
federal, state or local agencies with the enforcement of the security 
zones.
    (c) Authorization. All vessel operators who desire to transit 
through the outer 400 yards of the security zones at greater than 
minimum speed necessary to maintain course, enter the inner 100 yards 
of the security zones, or enter any portion of the security zones when 
general permission to transit through outer 400 yards of the security 
zones at minimum speed necessary to maintain course has been revoked 
must obtain permission from the COTP or Designated Representative by 
contacting the on-scene Coast Guard patrol craft on VHF 13 or Ch 16. 
Requests must include the reason why movement within the security zones 
is necessary. Vessel operators granted permission to enter the security 
zones will be escorted by the on-scene Coast Guard patrol craft until 
they are outside of the security zones, except that vessels operating 
in the security zones under general permission to transit through the 
outer 400 yards of the security zones at minimum speed necessary to 
maintain course will not be escorted.
    (d) Enforcement period. This rule is effective from 8 a.m. on 
August 3, 2011, through 5 p.m. on August 8, 2011.

    Dated: June 27, 2011.
S.J. Ferguson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound.
[FR Doc. 2011-17261 Filed 7-8-11; 8:45 am]
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