Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Camp Lejeune, NC, 1431-1434 [2012-237]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / Proposed Rules Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. The proposed rule has been assigned Docket ID: OSM– 2010–0008. If you would like to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, go to www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions. Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Mr. Ben Owens, Acting Chief, Pittsburgh Field Division, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Three Parkway Center, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220, Telephone: (412) 937–2827, Email: bowens@osmre.gov. Ed Larrimore, Mining Program Manager, Maryland Bureau of Mines, 160 South Water Street, Frostburg, Maryland 21532, Telephone: (301) 689–1442, Email: elarrimore@mde.state.md.us. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘Public Comment Procedures’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Owens, Telephone: (412) 937–2827. Email: bowens@osmre.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 28, 2011, (76 FR 5103) we published a proposed rule to Maryland’s program (Administrative Record No. 588–008). Maryland added regulations to regulate coal combustion byproducts and to establish requirements pertaining to the generation, storage, handling, processing, disposal, recycling, beneficial use, or other use of coal combustion byproducts (CCBs) within the State of Maryland. In total, these regulations pertain to all CCB activities in the State, and not just surface coal mining and reclamation operations. However, a section of the added regulations specifically pertains to surface coal mining and reclamation operations and is proposed to be part of Maryland’s Federally approved state program. The regulation specific to surface coal mining and reclamation operations has been added as a new regulation, Regulation .08 under COMAR 26.20.24, Special Performance Standards. On March 20, 2011, (76 FR 13112) we extended the public comment period (Administrative Record No. MD–588– 012.1) and provided a notice of public hearing. The comment period was reopened and extended in order to afford the public more time to comment and to allow enough time to hold a public hearing as requested by a representative of the Sierra Club. On March 21, 2011, a public meeting was VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:50 Jan 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 1431 held and public comments were received. In addition to the public comments that were received, we also received additional information from Maryland. On March 28, 2011, (Administrative Record No. MD–588–018) Maryland sent us a letter providing comments on the proposed amendment. In summary, Maryland requested that we consider the following specific comments in our review of their requested amendment: 1. Public notices are required for new permits and for modifications of existing permits that constitute a significant departure from the method of conduct of mining or reclamation operations contemplated by the original permit. 2. Probable Hydrologic Consequences (PHC) determinations and Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessments are required for new permits and significant modifications to existing permits. 3. The TCLP leachate analysis is the procedure specifically referenced in EPA regulation 40 CFR 261.24 as the procedure to use in the determination of toxicity characteristics. 4. There are no provisions for isolating CCB material from ground water at coal mine utilization sites because the intent is to utilize the alkaline CCBs to provide alkalinity to mine backfills. The solubility of alkaline CCB materials is a desirable attribute. 5. Mine sites utilizing and disposing CCBs are required to submit monitoring data for 23 parameters annually and a shorter list of 8 parameters quarterly. 6. No additional bond has been required at CCB utilization and disposal sites because the planned use does not propose modification of the reclamation plan upon which the bond is based. We are reopening and extending the comment period to incorporate this information that we received from Maryland. information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We cannot ensure that comments received after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or sent to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES) will be included in the docket for this rulemaking and considered. Public Comment Procedures Under the provisions of 30 CFR 732.17(h), we are seeking your comments on whether the submission satisfies the applicable program approval criteria of 30 CFR 732.15. If we approve the amendment, it will become part of the Pennsylvania program. Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Camp Lejeune, NC Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Electronic or Written Comments If you submit written comments, they should be specific, confined to issues pertinent to the proposed regulations, and explain the reason for any recommended change(s). We would appreciate all comments relating to this specific issue, but those most useful and likely to influence decisions on the final rule will be those that either involve personal experience or include citations to and analysis of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, its legislative history, its implementing regulations, case law, other State or Federal laws and regulations, data, technical literature, or other relevant publications. List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 938 Intergovernmental relations, Surface mining, Underground mining. Dated: November 21, 2011. Thomas D. Shope, Regional Director, Appalachian Region. [FR Doc. 2012–243 Filed 1–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1166] RIN 1625–AA00 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) adjacent to Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, which encompasses the navigable waters of the AICW between Mile Hammock Bay and the Onslow Swing Bridge in support of military training operations on February 6th and 7th, 2012. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during this military training operation. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JAP1.SGM 10JAP1 1432 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / Proposed Rules Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to protect mariners from the hazards associated with military training operations. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before January 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 1166 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1166 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 email Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Edge, Waterways Management Division Chief, Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard; telephone (252) 247–4525, email Joseph.M.Edge@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www. regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG–2011–1166), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online (via http://www. regulations.gov) or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:50 Jan 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the ‘‘submit a comment’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Document Type’’ drop down menu select ‘‘Proposed Rule’’ and insert ‘‘USCG–2011–1166’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box. Click ‘‘Search’’ then click on the balloon shape in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the ‘‘read comments’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Keyword’’ box insert ‘‘USCG–2011– 1166’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one using one of the four methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, contact Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Edge at the telephone number or email address indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Basis and Purpose On February 6 and 7, 2012, the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina will be conducting military training operations on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between position 34°32′51″ N/077°19′36″ W and 34°34′15″ N/077°16′16″ W (NAD 1983). Due to the need to protect mariners from the hazards associated with the military training operations, vessel traffic will be temporary restricted from Mile Hammock Bay and the Onslow Swing Bridge. Discussion of Proposed Rule The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on specified waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between position 34°32′51″ N/077°19′36″ W and 34°34′15″ N/ 077°16′16″ W (NAD 1983). This safety zone will be established in the vicinity of Camp Lejeune, NC and enforced from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from noon until 4 p.m. on February 6, 2012, and from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from noon until 4 p.m. on February 7, 2012. In the interest of public safety, general navigation within the safety zone will be restricted during the specified date and times. Except for participants and vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his representative, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed 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 proposed 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. E:\FR\FM\10JAP1.SGM 10JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / Proposed Rules We expect the economic impact of this proposed rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. Although this proposed regulation restricts access to the safety zone, the effect of this rule will not be significant because: (i) The safety zone will be in effect for a limited duration; (ii) the zone is of limited size; and (iii) the Coast Guard will make notifications via maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this proposed 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 proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because the zone will only be in place for a limited duration, it is limited in size, and maritime advisories will be issued allowing the mariners to adjust their plans accordingly. This proposed rule would affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: the owners and operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in that portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 6 and 7, 2012. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Edge, Waterways Management Division Chief, Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard; telephone (252) 247–4525, email Joseph.M.Edge@ VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:50 Jan 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 uscg.mil. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. Collection of Information This proposed rule would call 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 proposed 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 proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 1433 Indian Tribal Governments This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this proposed 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 made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on E:\FR\FM\10JAP1.SGM 10JAP1 1434 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / Proposed Rules the human environment. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination will be available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. 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 proposes to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS (3) The Captain of the Port, Sector North Carolina can be reached through the Sector Duty Officer at Sector North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina at telephone Number (910) 343–3880. (4) The Coast Guard Representatives enforcing the safety zone can be contacted on VHF–FM marine band radio channel 13 (165.65 Mhz) and channel 16 (156.8 Mhz). (d) Enforcement Period: This regulation will be enforced from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m., and from noon until 4 p.m. on February 6, 2012, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m., and from noon until 4 p.m. on February 7, 2012. Dated: December 27, 2011. Timothy M. Cummins, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Sector North Carolina. [FR Doc. 2012–237 Filed 1–6–12; 11:15 am] 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 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. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 2. Add § 165.T05–1166 to read as follows: [EPA–HQ–OAR–2011–0028; FRL–9614–9] RIN 2060–AQ70 wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS § 165.T05–1166 Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Vicinity of Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC. (a) Regulated Area. The following area is a safety zone: specified waters of the Captain of the Port Sector North Carolina zone, as defined in 33 CFR 3.25–20, in the vicinity of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between position 34°32′51″ N/077°19′36″ W and 34°34′15″ N/077°16′16″ W (NAD 1983). (b) Definition: For the purposes of this part, Captain of the Port Representative means any U.S. Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector North Carolina, North Carolina to act on his behalf. (c) Regulations: (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector North Carolina or his designated representatives. (2) The operator of any vessel in the immediate vicinity of this safety zone shall: (i) Stop the vessel immediately upon being directed to do so by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on shore or on board a vessel that is displaying a U.S. Coast Guard Ensign. (ii) Proceed as directed by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on shore or on board a vessel that is displaying a U.S. Coast Guard Ensign. VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:50 Jan 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 40 CFR Part 98 Proposed Confidentiality Determinations for Data Elements Under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: This action re-proposes confidentiality determinations for the data elements under the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. On July 7, 2010, EPA proposed confidentiality determinations for data elements and is issuing this re-proposal today due to significant changes to certain data elements. In addition, EPA is proposing confidentiality determinations for seven new data elements that are not inputs to equations. EPA is also proposing to categorize three data elements as inputs to emission equations and to defer their reporting deadline to March 31, 2013. DATES: Comments. Comments must be received on or before March 12, 2012. Public Hearing. EPA does not plan to conduct a public hearing unless requested. To request a hearing, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by January 17, 2012. Upon such request, EPA will hold the hearing on January 25, 2012 in the Washington, DC area starting at 9 a.m., local time. EPA will publish further information about the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 hearing in the Federal Register if a hearing is requested. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2011–0028, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 10, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 1431-1434]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-237]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2011-1166]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Camp Lejeune, NC

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on the 
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) adjacent to Marine Corps Base 
(MCB) Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, which encompasses the navigable 
waters of the AICW between Mile Hammock Bay and the Onslow Swing Bridge 
in support of military training operations on February 6th and 7th, 
2012. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on 
navigable waters during this military training operation. This action 
is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the

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Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to protect mariners from the hazards 
associated with military training operations.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before January 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-1166 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-1166 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 email Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Edge, 
Waterways Management Division Chief, Sector North Carolina, Coast 
Guard; telephone (252) 247-4525, email Joseph.M.Edge@uscg.mil. If you 
have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking (USCG-2011-1166), indicate the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material 
online (via http://www.regulations.gov) or by fax, mail, or hand 
delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a 
comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received 
by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you 
fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as 
having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the 
Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and 
a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body 
of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions 
regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
click on the ``submit a comment'' box, which will then become 
highlighted in blue. In the ``Document Type'' drop down menu select 
``Proposed Rule'' and insert ``USCG-2011-1166'' in the ``Keyword'' box. 
Click ``Search'' then click on the balloon shape in the ``Actions'' 
column. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit 
them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable 
for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and 
would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a 
stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all 
comments and material received during the comment period and may change 
the rule based on your comments.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
click on the ``read comments'' box, which will then become highlighted 
in blue. In the ``Keyword'' box insert ``USCG-2011-1166'' and click 
``Search.'' Click the ``Open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column. 
You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on 
the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an 
agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket 
Management Facility.

Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any 
of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Public Meeting

    We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a 
request for one using one of the four methods specified under 
ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be 
beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will 
hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal 
Register.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, 
contact Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Edge at the telephone number or 
email address indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section of this notice.

Basis and Purpose

    On February 6 and 7, 2012, the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, 
North Carolina will be conducting military training operations on the 
navigable waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between position 
34[deg]32'51'' N/077[deg]19'36'' W and 34[deg]34'15'' N/077[deg]16'16'' 
W (NAD 1983). Due to the need to protect mariners from the hazards 
associated with the military training operations, vessel traffic will 
be temporary restricted from Mile Hammock Bay and the Onslow Swing 
Bridge.

Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on specified 
waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between position 
34[deg]32'51'' N/077[deg]19'36'' W and 34[deg]34'15'' N/077[deg]16'16'' 
W (NAD 1983). This safety zone will be established in the vicinity of 
Camp Lejeune, NC and enforced from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from noon 
until 4 p.m. on February 6, 2012, and from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 
from noon until 4 p.m. on February 7, 2012. In the interest of public 
safety, general navigation within the safety zone will be restricted 
during the specified date and times. Except for participants and 
vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his 
representative, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the 
regulated area.

Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed 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 proposed 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.

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    We expect the economic impact of this proposed rule to be so 
minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. Although this 
proposed regulation restricts access to the safety zone, the effect of 
this rule will not be significant because: (i) The safety zone will be 
in effect for a limited duration; (ii) the zone is of limited size; and 
(iii) the Coast Guard will make notifications via maritime advisories 
so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this proposed 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 proposed 
rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities because the zone will only be in place for a 
limited duration, it is limited in size, and maritime advisories will 
be issued allowing the mariners to adjust their plans accordingly.
    This proposed rule would affect the following entities, some of 
which might be small entities: the owners and operators of vessels 
intending to transit or anchor in that portion of the Atlantic 
Intracoastal Waterway from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 6 and 7, 2012.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule so that they can better 
evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. If the 
rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or 
options for compliance, please contact Chief Warrant Officer Joseph 
Edge, Waterways Management Division Chief, Sector North Carolina, Coast 
Guard; telephone (252) 247-4525, email Joseph.M.Edge@uscg.mil. The 
Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or 
complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast 
Guard.

Collection of Information

    This proposed rule would call 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 proposed 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 proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

    This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, 
Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety 
Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not 
create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might 
disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

    This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we 
did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed 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 made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a 
category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on

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the human environment. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist 
supporting this determination will be available in the docket where 
indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may 
lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this 
proposed rule.

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 proposes 
to amend 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 Sec.  165.T05-1166 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T05-1166  Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 
Vicinity of Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC.

    (a) Regulated Area. The following area is a safety zone: specified 
waters of the Captain of the Port Sector North Carolina zone, as 
defined in 33 CFR 3.25-20, in the vicinity of the Atlantic Intracoastal 
Waterway between position 34[deg]32'51'' N/077[deg]19'36'' W and 
34[deg]34'15'' N/077[deg]16'16'' W (NAD 1983).
    (b) Definition: For the purposes of this part, Captain of the Port 
Representative means any U.S. Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or 
petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, 
Sector North Carolina, North Carolina to act on his behalf.
    (c) Regulations:
    (1) In accordance with the general regulations in Sec.  165.23 of 
this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the 
Captain of the Port, Sector North Carolina or his designated 
representatives.
    (2) The operator of any vessel in the immediate vicinity of this 
safety zone shall:
    (i) Stop the vessel immediately upon being directed to do so by any 
commissioned, warrant or petty officer on shore or on board a vessel 
that is displaying a U.S. Coast Guard Ensign.
    (ii) Proceed as directed by any commissioned, warrant or petty 
officer on shore or on board a vessel that is displaying a U.S. Coast 
Guard Ensign.
    (3) The Captain of the Port, Sector North Carolina can be reached 
through the Sector Duty Officer at Sector North Carolina in Wilmington, 
North Carolina at telephone Number (910) 343-3880.
    (4) The Coast Guard Representatives enforcing the safety zone can 
be contacted on VHF-FM marine band radio channel 13 (165.65 Mhz) and 
channel 16 (156.8 Mhz).
    (d) Enforcement Period: This regulation will be enforced from 7 
a.m. until 11 a.m., and from noon until 4 p.m. on February 6, 2012, 
from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m., and from noon until 4 p.m. on February 7, 
2012.

    Dated: December 27, 2011.
Timothy M. Cummins,
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Sector North 
Carolina.
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