Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL, 68098-68101 [2011-28445]

Download as PDF 68098 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2011 / Rules and Regulations PART 706—CERTIFICATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA, 1972 Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605. § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy Under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. 2. Section 706.2 is amended in Table Four, under paragraph 23, by revising the table to read as follows: ■ * * * * * * * 23. * * * * * Table Four * 1. The authority citation for part 706 continues to read as follows: ■ Vessel Number Verticality of lights, when viewed directly from the port or starboard, the lower task light is out of alignment with the upper and middle task light in meters by: USV ............................................................................... 11MUCO601 ................................ 11MUCO602 ................................ 11MUCO603 ................................ 11MUCO604 ................................ LCS 3 ........................................... 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.85 ........................................ USS FORT WORTH ..................................................... * * * * * Approved: October 24, 2011. M. Robb Hyde, Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). [FR Doc. 2011–28479 Filed 11–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0991] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Captree State Parkway Bridge at mile 30.7, across the State Boat Channel at Captree Island, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency bridge repairs as a result of a recent fire at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on a limited opening schedule to help facilitate necessary repairs. DATES: This deviation is effective from October 28, 2011 through January 31, 2012. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Nov 02, 2011 Jkt 226001 0991 and are available online at https://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0991 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ 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 email Ms. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil, or telephone (212) 668–7165. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Captree State Parkway Bridge, across the State Boat Channel at mile 30.7, at Captree Island, New York, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 29 feet at mean high water and 30 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(i). The waterway users are recreational vessels of various sizes. The bridge opened 7 times in both June and July, 3 openings in August, and 6 openings in September. During the winter months the bridge rarely opens since the recreational vessels that transit this waterway are normally in winter storage. The owner of the bridge, New York State Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to help facilitate emergency repairs at the bridge as a result of a recent fire at the bridge on October 9, 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Verticality of lights, when viewed directly from the bow or stern, the lower task light is with out of alignment the upper and middle task light in meters by: ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ 0.21 Under this temporary deviation the Captree State Parkway Bridge shall operate as follows: from October 28, 2011 through January 31, 2012, the draw shall open every three hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., after at least a twohour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge, (631) 904–3050. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The Coast Guard believes that this temporary deviation should meet the reasonable needs of navigation because the recreational users that normally use this bridge are recreational vessels that do not operate during the winter months when this deviation will be in effect. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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: October 24, 2011. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–28446 Filed 11–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0615] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03NOR1.SGM Coast Guard, DHS. 03NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2011 / Rules and Regulations ACTION: Temporary final rule. The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida during the Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 9:30 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. on November 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2011–0615 and are available online by going to https:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2011–0615 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ This material is also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M– 30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary final rule, call or email Marine Science Technician First Class Nolan L. Ammons, Sector St. Petersburg Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone (813) 228–2191, email Nolan.L.Ammons@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: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES Regulatory Information On July 26, 2011, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL in the Federal Register (76 FR 44531). We received no comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Due to the dangers posed by VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Nov 02, 2011 Jkt 226001 the pyrotechnics used in these fireworks displays, the safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of event participants, spectator craft, and other vessels transiting the event areas. For the safety concerns noted, it is in the public interest to have these regulations in effect during the events. This rule is intended to ensure the safety of the event participants, spectators and other waterway users, thus any delay in the rule’s effective date would be impractical. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish regulated navigation areas and other limited access areas: 33 U.S.C. 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. The purpose of the rule is to protect the public from the hazards associated with the launching of fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard did not receive any comments to the proposed rule, and no changes were made to the regulatory text. Discussion of Rule On November 19, 2011, a fireworks display is scheduled to take place during the Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg, an annual outdoor party, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The fireworks, which will be launched from Spa Beach Park, will explode over the waters of Tampa Bay. The fireworks display is scheduled to commence at 10 p.m. and conclude at approximately 10:05 p.m. This rule establishes a temporary safety zone that encompasses certain waters of Tampa Bay in the vicinity of Spa Beach in St. Petersburg, Florida. The temporary safety zone will be enforced from 9:30 p.m. on November 19, 2011, 30 minutes prior to the scheduled commencement of the fireworks display at approximately 10 p.m., to ensure the safety zone is clear of persons and vessels. Enforcement of the safety zone would cease at 10:45 p.m. on November 19, 2011, 40 minutes after the scheduled conclusion of the fireworks display, to account for possible delays. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative. Persons and vessels may request authorization to PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 68099 enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone by contacting the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg by telephone at 727–824– 7524, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. The Coast Guard will provide notice of the safety zone by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. 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 Executive Orders 12866 (‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’) and 13563 (‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review’’) direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. The economic impact of this rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) The safety zone will be enforced for less than two hours; (2) vessel traffic in the area will be minimal during the enforcement period; (3) although persons and vessels will not be able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone without authorization from the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative, they may operate in the surrounding area during the enforcement period; (4) persons and vessels may still enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone if authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative; and (5) the Coast Guard will provide advance notification of the safety zone to the local maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered E:\FR\FM\03NOR1.SGM 03NOR1 68100 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2011 / Rules and Regulations whether this rule will 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 may affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within that portion of Tampa Bay encompassed within the safety zone from 9:30 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. on November 19, 2011. For the reasons discussed in the Regulatory Planning and Review section above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), in the NPRM we offered to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1-(888) 734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. Civil Justice Reform srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Nov 02, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 effect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might 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 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 establishing a temporary safety zone, as described in paragraph 34(g) of the Instruction, which will be enforced for less than two hours. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 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: E:\FR\FM\03NOR1.SGM 03NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2011 / Rules and Regulations PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ■ 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: Coast Guard 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, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 33 CFR Part 165 2. Add a temporary § 165.T07–0615 to read as follows: ■ srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES § 165.T07–0615 Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL. [FR Doc. 2011–28445 Filed 11–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Nov 02, 2011 Jkt 226001 RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Art Gallery Party St. Pete 2011 Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: (a) Regulated area. The following regulated area is a safety zone: All waters of Tampa Bay within a 200 yard radius of position 27°46′31″ N, 82°37′38″ W. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (b) Definition. The term ‘‘designated representative’’ means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg in the enforcement of the regulated area. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative. (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg by telephone at (727) 824– 7524, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative. (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. (d) Effective date. This rule is effective from 9:30 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. on November 19, 2011. Dated: October 13, 2011. S.L. Dickinson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port. [Docket No. USCG–2011–0774] The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Tampa Bay in the vicinity of Spa Beach in St. Petersburg, Florida during the Art Gallery Party St. Pete 2011 Fireworks Display on Friday, November 11, 2011. The safety zone is 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 the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 10:30 p.m. until 11:35 p.m. on November 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0774 and are available online by going to https://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0774 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 final rule, call or email Marine Science Technician First Class Nolan L. Ammons, Sector St. Petersburg Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone (813) 228–2191, email Nolan.L.Ammons@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 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 68101 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 the Coast Guard did not receive necessary information regarding the fireworks display until August 1, 2011. As a result, the Coast Guard did not have sufficient time to publish an NPRM and to receive public comments prior to the fireworks display. Any delay in the effective date of this rule would be contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to minimize potential danger to the public during the fireworks display. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Due to the dangers posed by the pyrotechnics used in these fireworks displays, the safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of event participants, spectator craft, and other vessels transiting the event areas. For the safety concerns noted, it is in the public interest to have these regulations in effect during the events. This rule is intended to ensure the safety of the event participants, spectators and other waterway users, thus any delay in the rule’s effective date would be impractical. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish regulated navigation areas and other limited access areas: 33 U.S.C. 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. The purpose of the rule is to protect the public from the hazards associated with the launching of fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. Discussion of Rule On November 11, 2011, Creative Pyrotechnics is sponsoring the Art Gallery Party St. Pete 2011 Fireworks Display in St. Petersburg, Florida. The fireworks display will be launched from Spa Beach and will explode over the waters of Tampa Bay. The fireworks display is scheduled to commence at 11 p.m. and conclude at 11:05 p.m. E:\FR\FM\03NOR1.SGM 03NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0615]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg 
Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

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ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the 
waters of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida during the Fourth Annual 
Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display on Saturday, November 
19, 2011. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the 
hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of 
the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, 
transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone 
unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a 
designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 9:30 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. on 
November 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as 
documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, 
are part of docket USCG-2011-0615 and are available online by going to 
https://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0615 in the ``Keyword'' 
box, and then clicking ``Search.'' This material is also available for 
inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary final rule, call or email Marine Science Technician First 
Class Nolan L. Ammons, Sector St. Petersburg Prevention Department, 
Coast Guard; telephone (813) 228-2191, email Nolan.L.Ammons@uscg.mil. 
If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, 
Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    On July 26, 2011, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. 
Petersburg Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL in the 
Federal Register (76 FR 44531). We received no comments on the proposed 
rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. Due to the dangers posed by the 
pyrotechnics used in these fireworks displays, the safety zones are 
necessary to provide for the safety of event participants, spectator 
craft, and other vessels transiting the event areas. For the safety 
concerns noted, it is in the public interest to have these regulations 
in effect during the events. This rule is intended to ensure the safety 
of the event participants, spectators and other waterway users, thus 
any delay in the rule's effective date would be impractical.

Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard's authority to 
establish regulated navigation areas and other limited access areas: 33 
U.S.C. 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.
    The purpose of the rule is to protect the public from the hazards 
associated with the launching of fireworks over navigable waters of the 
United States.

Discussion of Comments and Changes

    The Coast Guard did not receive any comments to the proposed rule, 
and no changes were made to the regulatory text.

Discussion of Rule

    On November 19, 2011, a fireworks display is scheduled to take 
place during the Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg, an 
annual outdoor party, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The fireworks, which 
will be launched from Spa Beach Park, will explode over the waters of 
Tampa Bay. The fireworks display is scheduled to commence at 10 p.m. 
and conclude at approximately 10:05 p.m.
    This rule establishes a temporary safety zone that encompasses 
certain waters of Tampa Bay in the vicinity of Spa Beach in St. 
Petersburg, Florida. The temporary safety zone will be enforced from 
9:30 p.m. on November 19, 2011, 30 minutes prior to the scheduled 
commencement of the fireworks display at approximately 10 p.m., to 
ensure the safety zone is clear of persons and vessels. Enforcement of 
the safety zone would cease at 10:45 p.m. on November 19, 2011, 40 
minutes after the scheduled conclusion of the fireworks display, to 
account for possible delays. Persons and vessels are prohibited from 
entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the 
safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg 
or a designated representative. Persons and vessels may request 
authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within 
the safety zone by contacting the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg by 
telephone at 727-824- 7524, or a designated representative via VHF 
radio on channel 16, to request authorization. The Coast Guard will 
provide notice of the safety zone by Local Notice to Mariners, 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives.

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

    Executive Orders 12866 (``Regulatory Planning and Review'') and 
13563 (``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review'') direct agencies 
to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives 
and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that 
maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, 
public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). 
Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both 
costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of 
promoting flexibility. This rule is not a significant regulatory action 
under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule has 
not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.
    The economic impact of this rule is not significant for the 
following reasons: (1) The safety zone will be enforced for less than 
two hours; (2) vessel traffic in the area will be minimal during the 
enforcement period; (3) although persons and vessels will not be able 
to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone 
without authorization from the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a 
designated representative, they may operate in the surrounding area 
during the enforcement period; (4) persons and vessels may still enter, 
transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone if 
authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated 
representative; and (5) the Coast Guard will provide advance 
notification of the safety zone to the local maritime community by 
Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered

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whether this rule will 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 may affect the following entities, some of which 
may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to 
enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within that portion of 
Tampa Bay encompassed within the safety zone from 9:30 p.m. until 10:45 
p.m. on November 19, 2011. For the reasons discussed in the Regulatory 
Planning and Review section above, this rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Assistance for Small Entities

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

Collection of Information

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

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 effect 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 might 
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 13211.3

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 establishing a temporary safety 
zone, as described in paragraph 34(g) of the Instruction, which will be 
enforced for less than two hours. An environmental analysis checklist 
and a categorical exclusion determination are available in the docket 
where indicated under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 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:

[[Page 68101]]

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; 
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 a temporary Sec.  165.T07-0615 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T07-0615  Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. 
Petersburg Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL.

    (a) Regulated area. The following regulated area is a safety zone: 
All waters of Tampa Bay within a 200 yard radius of position 
27[deg]46'31'' N, 82[deg]37'38'' W. All coordinates are North American 
Datum 1983.
    (b) Definition. The term ``designated representative'' means Coast 
Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty 
officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and 
Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the 
Captain of the Port St. Petersburg in the enforcement of the regulated 
area.
    (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from 
entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the 
regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. 
Petersburg or a designated representative.
    (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor 
in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the Captain of the 
Port St. Petersburg by telephone at (727) 824-7524, or a designated 
representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. 
If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within 
the regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg 
or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
    (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area by 
Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene 
designated representatives.
    (d) Effective date. This rule is effective from 9:30 p.m. until 
10:45 p.m. on November 19, 2011.

    Dated: October 13, 2011.
S.L. Dickinson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port.
[FR Doc. 2011-28445 Filed 11-2-11; 8:45 am]
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