Special Local Regulation; HITS Triathlon; Corpus Christi Bayfront, Corpus Christi, TX, 2448-2450 [2012-785]

Download as PDF 2448 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Accordingly, the interim final rule remains unchanged and we are adopting it as final. Regulatory Procedures [Docket No. USCG–2011–0785] RIN 1625–AA08 We consulted with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and determined that this final rule meets the criteria for a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866 as supplemented by Executive Order 13563. Thus, OMB reviewed the final rule. Regulatory Flexibility Act We certify that these final rules will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, because they affect individuals only. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended. Paperwork Reduction Act These rules do not create any new or affect any existing collections and, therefore, do not require Office of Management and Budget approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.770, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage; 96.002 Social Security— Retirement Insurance.) List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 418 Administrative practice and procedure, Aged, Blind, Disability benefits, Public assistance programs, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare subsidies. Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security. Accordingly, the interim rule amending 20 CFR chapter III, part 418, subpart D that was published at 75 FR 81843 on December 29, 2010, is adopted as a final rule without change. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4191–02–P Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 Executive Order 12866 as Supplemented by Executive Order 13563 [FR Doc. 2012–827 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Special Local Regulation; HITS Triathlon; Corpus Christi Bayfront, Corpus Christi, TX Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Special Local Regulation in the Corpus Christi Bayfront area within the Corpus Christi, TX Captain of the Port Zone. This Special Local Regulation will restrict vessels from portions of the Corpus Christi Bayfront area during the HITS Triathlon on February 18th and 19th, 2012. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of HITS Triathlon participants and protect them from the hazard of vessel traffic in the area. DATES: This regulation will be effective on February 18, 2012 through February 19, 2012. This regulation will be enforced on February 18, 2012 from 6:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and on February 19, 2012 from 6:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0785 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0785 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 the United States Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi’s Waterways Management Division; telephone (361) 888–3162, email D08DG-SecCorpusChristi-Prev-PMDWWM@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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:39 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. The Coast Guard received notice and application for this event on or about August 15, 2011. The Coast Guard reviewed the planned event and determined that a special local regulation is needed to protect event participants from the possible hazards associated with local boat traffic in the area, but that determination was not completed in time for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to be prepares and comments to be received. Delaying or foregoing this rule to publish a NPRM would unnecessarily interfere with the contractual obligations that may be involved with the event and would forego the safety measures necessary to protect the event participants. The public interest in holding this event as scheduled outweighs the chance that this temporary rule will interfere with vessel traffic in a meaningful way. This rule does provide a full 30-day period before its effective date. Basis and Purpose On February 18 and 19, 2012 the HITS triathlon will take place near and in the Corpus Christi Bayfront area. This temporary special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of HITS Triathlon participants and protect them from the possible hazards associated vessel traffic inside the waters of the Corpus Christi Bayfront area during this event. Discussion of the Rule This special local regulation is intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Corpus Christi Bayfront area for the swim portion of the triathlon. The size of the zone was determined by natural barriers on all 4 sides of the race course and local knowledge about wind, waves, and currents in this particular area. 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. E:\FR\FM\18JAR1.SGM 18JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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 has determined that this rule is not a significant regulatory action for the following reasons: (1) The rule will be enforced for four hours a day for two days; (2) scheduled breaks will be provided to allow waiting vessels to transit safely through the affected area; (3) persons and vessels may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area if they obtain permission from the COTP or the designated representative; and (4) advance notification of amplifying information about the event and this regulation will be made to the maritime community via broadcast notice to mariners and Local Notice to Mariners (LNM). 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.). pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES Small Entities Federalism 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 would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: (1) This rule will only be enforced not more than 4 hours each day; (2) during non-enforcement hours all vessels will be allowed to transit through the special local regulation zone without having to obtain permission; (3) vessels will be allowed to pass through the zone with permission of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander during scheduled break periods between races and at other times when permitted by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. 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. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:39 Jan 17, 2012 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 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this 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 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 rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2449 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 would 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 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 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. E:\FR\FM\18JAR1.SGM 18JAR1 2450 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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 which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(h), of the Instruction. This rule involves the establishment of a Special Local Regulation in conjunction with a marine event permit. Under the terms of the instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this regulation. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add a new temporary § 100.35T08– 0785 to read as follows: ■ pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 100.35T08–0785 Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; HITS Triathlon; Corpus Christi Bayfront, Corpus Christi, TX. (a) Definitions. (1) As used in this section ‘‘Participant Vessel’’ means all vessels officially registered with event officials to race or work in the event. These vessels include race boats, rescue boats, tow boats, and picket boats associated with the race. (2) 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 Corpus Christi in the enforcement of the regulated area (b) Location. The following area is a special local regulation: All waters of the Corpus Christi Bayfront area contained within the North Entrance to the Corpus Christi Marina. The western and eastern boundaries are the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:39 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 structures that physically construct the North Entrance to the Corpus Christi Marina; respectively, S. Southshore Line Blvd. and the three Breakwater walls. The northern boundary is a straight line running from the entrance of the Corpus Christi Art Museum Pier Security Fence (approx 27°48′37.6″ N/097°32′34.3″ W) to the northern most tip of the breakwater walls (approx 27°48′31.1″ N/ 097°23′27.2″ W). The southern boundary is a straight line running from the intersection of Mann St. and S. Southshore Line Blvd. (approx 27°48′03.5″ N/097°23′28.1″ W) to the southernmost tip of the breakwater walls (approx 27°48′09.5″ N/ 097°23′18.1″ W). (c) Enforcement Period. This regulation will be enforced on February 18, 2012 from 6:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and on February 19, 2012 from 6:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., or until swim the for each race is complete. (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations for marine events detailed in § 100.35, 100.40, and 100.801 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited to all vessels except participant vessels and those vessels specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi, designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander or a designated representative. (2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through must request permission from the Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi, designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander or a designated representative. They may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or by telephone at (361) 939–6349. (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi, designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander or a designated representative. (e) Informational Broadcasts. The Captain of the Port Corpus Christi or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast notice to mariners when special local regulations have been established and if there are changes to the enforcement period for this special local regulation. Dated: November 23, 2011. J.R. Pasch, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi. [FR Doc. 2012–785 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1165] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zone; Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, Washington, DC Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac River and Anacostia River in order to safeguard high-ranking public officials from terrorist acts and incidents. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of persons and property, and prevent terrorist acts or incidents. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore. SUMMARY: This rule is effective from 4 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. on January 24, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 1165 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1165 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 Mr. Ronald L. Houck, at Sector Baltimore Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone (410) 576–2674, email Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Regulatory Information The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment E:\FR\FM\18JAR1.SGM 18JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0785]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation; HITS Triathlon; Corpus Christi 
Bayfront, Corpus Christi, TX

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Special Local 
Regulation in the Corpus Christi Bayfront area within the Corpus 
Christi, TX Captain of the Port Zone. This Special Local Regulation 
will restrict vessels from portions of the Corpus Christi Bayfront area 
during the HITS Triathlon on February 18th and 19th, 2012. This Special 
Local Regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of HITS Triathlon 
participants and protect them from the hazard of vessel traffic in the 
area.

DATES: This regulation will be effective on February 18, 2012 through 
February 19, 2012. This regulation will be enforced on February 18, 
2012 from 6:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and on 
February 19, 2012 from 6:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0785 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0785 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 the United States Coast Guard Sector 
Corpus Christi's Waterways Management Division; telephone (361) 888-
3162, email D08-DG-SecCorpusChristi-Prev-PMD-WWM@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. The Coast Guard received notice and 
application for this event on or about August 15, 2011. The Coast Guard 
reviewed the planned event and determined that a special local 
regulation is needed to protect event participants from the possible 
hazards associated with local boat traffic in the area, but that 
determination was not completed in time for a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking to be prepares and comments to be received. Delaying or 
foregoing this rule to publish a NPRM would unnecessarily interfere 
with the contractual obligations that may be involved with the event 
and would forego the safety measures necessary to protect the event 
participants. The public interest in holding this event as scheduled 
outweighs the chance that this temporary rule will interfere with 
vessel traffic in a meaningful way. This rule does provide a full 30-
day period before its effective date.

Basis and Purpose

    On February 18 and 19, 2012 the HITS triathlon will take place near 
and in the Corpus Christi Bayfront area. This temporary special local 
regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of HITS Triathlon 
participants and protect them from the possible hazards associated 
vessel traffic inside the waters of the Corpus Christi Bayfront area 
during this event.

Discussion of the Rule

    This special local regulation is intended to restrict vessel 
traffic from a portion of the Corpus Christi Bayfront area for the swim 
portion of the triathlon. The size of the zone was determined by 
natural barriers on all 4 sides of the race course and local knowledge 
about wind, waves, and currents in this particular area.

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.

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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 has determined that this rule is not a significant 
regulatory action for the following reasons: (1) The rule will be 
enforced for four hours a day for two days; (2) scheduled breaks will 
be provided to allow waiting vessels to transit safely through the 
affected area; (3) persons and vessels may enter, transit through, 
anchor in, or remain within the regulated area if they obtain 
permission from the COTP or the designated representative; and (4) 
advance notification of amplifying information about the event and this 
regulation will be made to the maritime community via broadcast notice 
to mariners and Local Notice to Mariners (LNM).

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 
would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: (1) 
This rule will only be enforced not more than 4 hours each day; (2) 
during non-enforcement hours all vessels will be allowed to transit 
through the special local regulation zone without having to obtain 
permission; (3) vessels will be allowed to pass through the zone with 
permission of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander during scheduled break 
periods between races and at other times when permitted by the Coast 
Guard Patrol Commander.

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 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this 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 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 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 would 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 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 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.

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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 which do not individually 
or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. 
This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph 
(34)(h), of the Instruction. This rule involves the establishment of a 
Special Local Regulation in conjunction with a marine event permit. 
Under the terms of the instruction, an environmental analysis checklist 
and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this 
regulation.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

0
1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.


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2. Add a new temporary Sec.  100.35T08-0785 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.35T08-0785  Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; HITS 
Triathlon; Corpus Christi Bayfront, Corpus Christi, TX.

    (a) Definitions.
    (1) As used in this section ``Participant Vessel'' means all 
vessels officially registered with event officials to race or work in 
the event. These vessels include race boats, rescue boats, tow boats, 
and picket boats associated with the race.
    (2) 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 Corpus 
Christi in the enforcement of the regulated area
    (b) Location. The following area is a special local regulation: All 
waters of the Corpus Christi Bayfront area contained within the North 
Entrance to the Corpus Christi Marina. The western and eastern 
boundaries are the structures that physically construct the North 
Entrance to the Corpus Christi Marina; respectively, S. Southshore Line 
Blvd. and the three Breakwater walls. The northern boundary is a 
straight line running from the entrance of the Corpus Christi Art 
Museum Pier Security Fence (approx 27[deg]48'37.6'' N/097[deg]32'34.3'' 
W) to the northern most tip of the breakwater walls (approx 
27[deg]48'31.1'' N/097[deg]23'27.2'' W). The southern boundary is a 
straight line running from the intersection of Mann St. and S. 
Southshore Line Blvd. (approx 27[deg]48'03.5'' N/097[deg]23'28.1'' W) 
to the southernmost tip of the breakwater walls (approx 
27[deg]48'09.5'' N/097[deg]23'18.1'' W).
    (c) Enforcement Period. This regulation will be enforced on 
February 18, 2012 from 6:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 
p.m., and on February 19, 2012 from 6:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., or until 
swim the for each race is complete.
    (d) Regulations.
    (1) In accordance with the general regulations for marine events 
detailed in Sec.  100.35, 100.40, and 100.801 of this part, entry into 
this zone is prohibited to all vessels except participant vessels and 
those vessels specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, 
Corpus Christi, designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander or a designated 
representative.
    (2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through must 
request permission from the Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi, 
designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander or a designated representative. 
They may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or by telephone at (361) 
939-6349.
    (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi, designated Coast Guard Patrol 
Commander or a designated representative.
    (e) Informational Broadcasts. The Captain of the Port Corpus 
Christi or a designated representative will inform the public through 
broadcast notice to mariners when special local regulations have been 
established and if there are changes to the enforcement period for this 
special local regulation.

    Dated: November 23, 2011.
J.R. Pasch,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi.
[FR Doc. 2012-785 Filed 1-17-12; 8:45 am]
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