Safety Zone; 2012 Mavericks Invitational, Half Moon Bay, CA, 9850-9852 [2012-3868]

Download as PDF 9850 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations in the vicinity of the safety zone and will have constant communications with the on-scene safety vessels. (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone shall contact the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her designated representative to obtain permission to do so. The Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her designated representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her designated representative. Dated: January 31, 2012. C. W. Tenney, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, Acting. [FR Doc. 2012–3866 Filed 2–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Regulatory Information DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1146] RIN 1625–AA08 Safety Zone; 2012 Mavericks Invitational, Half Moon Bay, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in support of the Mavericks Surf Competition. This temporary safety zone will establish a temporary safety zone in vicinity of Pillar Point in the navigable waters of Half Moon Bay, California. The regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in vicinity of Pillar Point and prohibit vessels not participating in the surfing event from entering the dedicated surfing area and the hazardous waters surrounding Pillar Point. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the surfing competition. DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective in the CFR from February 21, 2012 until 3 p.m. March 31, 2012. This rule is effective with actual notice for purposes of enforcement beginning 7 a.m. January 23, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Feb 17, 2012 docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 1146 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1146 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 Lieutenant Junior Grade DeCarol Davis (415) 399–7443, or email D11-PF-MarineEvents@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 226001 The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because the event would occur before the rulemaking process would be completed. Because of the dangers posed by the surf conditions during the 2012 Mavericks Invitational surf competition, the safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of event participants, spectators, and other vessels transiting the event area. For the safety concerns noted, it is in the public interest to have these regulations in effect during the event. 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. Any delay in the effective date of this rule would expose mariners to the dangers posed by the surf conditions during the 2012 Mavericks Invitational. Basis and Purpose The 2012 Mavericks Invitational is a one day ‘‘Big Wave’’ surfing competition consisting of the top 24 big wave surfers and only occurs when 15–20 foot waves are sustained for over 24 hours and are PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 combined with mild easterly winds of no more than 5–10 knots. The rock and reef ridges that make up the sea floor of the Pillar Point area combined with optimal weather conditions create the large waves that Mavericks is known for. Due to the hazardous waters surrounding Pillar Point at the time of the surfing competition, the Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in vicinity of Pillar Point that restricts navigation in the area of the surf competition and in neighboring hazardous areas. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone associated with the 2012 Mavericks Invitational surf competition. The 2012 Mavericks Invitational will take place on a day that presents favorable surf conditions between 7 a.m. Monday January 23, 2012 and 3 p.m. Saturday March 31, 2012. The 2012 Mavericks Invitational can only occur when 15–20 foot waves are sustained for over 24 hours and are combined with mild easterly winds of no more than 5–10 knots. Unpredictable weather patterns and the event’s narrow operating window limit the Coast Guard’s ability to notify the public of the event. The Coast Guard will issue notice of the event as soon as practicable, and no later than 24 hours prior via the Broadcast Notice to Mariners. The 2012 Mavericks Invitational will occur on the navigable waters of Half Moon Bay in vicinity of Pillar Point. The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary safety zone bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates in the order they appear: 37°29′23″ N, 122°30′04″ W; 37°29′15″ N, 122°30′10″ W; 37°29′17″ N, 122°30′30″ W; 37°29′36″ N, 122°30′16″ W; 37°29′23″ N, 122°30′04″ W; 37°29′36″ N, 122°29′21″ W; 37°29′13″ N, 122°29′25″ W; 37°29′15″ N, 122°29′58″ W; 37°29′23″ N, 122°30′04″ W (NAD 83). The effect of this temporary safety zone will be to restrict navigation in the vicinity of Pillar Point while the 2012 Mavericks Invitational is taking place. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from transiting through, anchoring, blocking, or loitering in the safety zone without permission of the COTP or PATCOM. Vessels desiring to enter or operate in the safety zone shall do so with COTP or PATCOM permission via VHF–23A or through the 24-hour Command Center telephone at (415) 399–3547. This safety zone is needed to keep spectators and vessels a safe distance away from the event participants and the hazardous waters surrounding Pillar E:\FR\FM\21FER1.SGM 21FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Point. Failure to comply with the lawful directions of the Coast Guard could result in additional vessel movement restrictions, citation, or both. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that those Orders. Although this rule regulates navigation in the waters encompassed by the regulated area, the effect of this rule will not be significant. The entities most likely to be affected are fishing vessels and pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities. In addition, the rule will only regulate navigation for a limited time. Finally, the Public Broadcast Notice to Mariners will notify the users of local waterway to ensure that the regulated area will result in minimum impact. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Although this rule may affect owners and operators of fishing vessels and pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing, it will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for several reasons: (i) This rule will encompass only a small portion of the waterway for a limited period of time; (ii) vessel traffic can pass safely around the area; (iii) vessels engaged in VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Feb 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 9851 commercial and recreational activities have ample space outside of the affected areas of Half Moon Bay, CA to engage in these activities; and (iv) the maritime public will be advised in advance of this regulated area via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. 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. Assistance for Small Entities 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. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1–888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. Collection of Information This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 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. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the 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 E:\FR\FM\21FER1.SGM 21FER1 9852 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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 0023.1 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)(g), of the Instruction, which applies to regulations establishing, disestablishing, or changing Regulated Navigation Areas, safety zones or security zones. 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, and Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add temporary § 165.T11–472 to read as follows: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ § 165–T11–472 Safety Zone; 2012 Mavericks Invitational, Half Moon Bay, CA. (a) Location. This safety zone is established for the waters of Half Moon Bay, California, in the vicinity of Pillar Point bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates in the order they appear written in this section: 37°29′23″ N, 122°30′04″ W; 37°29′15″ N, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Feb 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 122°30′10″ W; 37°29′17″ N, 122°30′30″ W; 37°29′36″ N, 122°30′16″ W; 37°29′23″ N, 122°30′04″ W; 37°29′36″ N, 122°29′21″ W; 37°29′13″ N, 122°29′25″ W; 37°29′15″ N, 122°29′58″ W; 37°29′23″ N, 122°30′04″ W (NAD 83). (b) Definitions. Patrol Commander (PATCOM). As used in this section, ‘‘Patrol Commander’’ or ‘‘PATCOM’’ means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer, or a Federal, State, or local officer designated by the Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) to assist in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Enforcement period. This rule is effective during the 2012 Maverick Invitational, which will take place on a day that presents favorable surf conditions between 7 a.m. Monday January 23, 2012 and 3 p.m. Saturday March 31, 2012. The Coast Guard will issue notice of the event to the public as soon as practicable, and no later than 24 hours prior to the event via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (d) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in 33 CFR part 165, Subpart C this title, the safety zone is closed to all unauthorized vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the COTP or PATCOM. (2) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone must contact the COTP or PATCOM to obtain permission. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or PATCOM. Persons or vessels may request permission to enter the safety zone on VHF–23A or through the 24hour Command Center telephone at (415)–399–3547. (4) The COTP, or PATCOM as the designated representative of the COTP, may control the movement of all vessels operating on the navigable waters of Half Moon Bay when the COTP has determined that such orders are justified in the interest of safety by reason of weather, visibility, sea conditions, temporary port congestion, and other temporary hazardous circumstances. When hailed or signaled by PATCOM, the hailed vessel must come to an immediate stop and comply with the lawful directions issued. Failure to comply with a lawful direction may result in additional operating restrictions, citation for failure to comply, or both. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: January 23, 2012. C.L. Stowe, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco. [FR Doc. 2012–3868 Filed 2–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 36 CFR Part 7 RIN 1024–AD88 Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Cape Cod National Seashore National Park Service, Interior. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is amending special regulations for Cape Cod National Seashore that authorize hunting to allow for a spring season hunt for Eastern Wild Turkey. The Final Rule implements the Record of Decision for the Cape Cod National Seashore Hunting Program Environmental Impact Statement of August 2007. DATES: This rule is effective March 22, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Thatcher, Acting Chief Ranger, 99 Marconi Site Road Wellfleet, MA 02667; 508–957–0735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Description of the Park Area In 1961 Congress established Cape Cod National Seashore (Seashore). In establishing the Seashore, Congress directed that the unique flora and fauna, the physiographic conditions, and the historic sites and structures of the area be permanently preserved; authorized the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to provide for the public enjoyment and understanding of the unique natural, historic, and scientific features of the Seashore be facilitated by establishing trails, observation points, exhibits and services for the public, and provided that adaptable portions of the Seashore may be managed for camping, swimming, boating, sailing, hunting, fishing, and other activities of similar nature. Public Law 87–126, Sec. 7 (Aug. 7, 1961). The Seashore comprises 43,608 acres of shoreline; salt marshes; clear, deep, freshwater kettle ponds; and uplands; as well as a great diversity of species supported by these habitats. Lighthouses, a life-saving station, dune shacks, modern and Cape Cod-style houses, cultural landscapes, and wild E:\FR\FM\21FER1.SGM 21FER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2011-1146]
RIN 1625-AA08


Safety Zone; 2012 Mavericks Invitational, Half Moon Bay, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in 
support of the Mavericks Surf Competition. This temporary safety zone 
will establish a temporary safety zone in vicinity of Pillar Point in 
the navigable waters of Half Moon Bay, California. The regulation will 
temporarily restrict vessel traffic in vicinity of Pillar Point and 
prohibit vessels not participating in the surfing event from entering 
the dedicated surfing area and the hazardous waters surrounding Pillar 
Point. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life 
on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately 
after the surfing competition.

DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective in the CFR from February 
21, 2012 until 3 p.m. March 31, 2012. This rule is effective with 
actual notice for purposes of enforcement beginning 7 a.m. January 23, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-1146 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-1146 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 Lieutenant Junior Grade DeCarol Davis (415) 399-
7443, or email D11-PF-MarineEvents@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior 
notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 
4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because the event would occur before the 
rulemaking process would be completed. Because of the dangers posed by 
the surf conditions during the 2012 Mavericks Invitational surf 
competition, the safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of 
event participants, spectators, and other vessels transiting the event 
area. For the safety concerns noted, it is in the public interest to 
have these regulations in effect during the event.
    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. Any delay in the effective date of 
this rule would expose mariners to the dangers posed by the surf 
conditions during the 2012 Mavericks Invitational.

Basis and Purpose

    The 2012 Mavericks Invitational is a one day ``Big Wave'' surfing 
competition consisting of the top 24 big wave surfers and only occurs 
when 15-20 foot waves are sustained for over 24 hours and are combined 
with mild easterly winds of no more than 5-10 knots. The rock and reef 
ridges that make up the sea floor of the Pillar Point area combined 
with optimal weather conditions create the large waves that Mavericks 
is known for. Due to the hazardous waters surrounding Pillar Point at 
the time of the surfing competition, the Coast Guard is establishing a 
safety zone in vicinity of Pillar Point that restricts navigation in 
the area of the surf competition and in neighboring hazardous areas.

Discussion of Rule

    The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone associated with the 
2012 Mavericks Invitational surf competition. The 2012 Mavericks 
Invitational will take place on a day that presents favorable surf 
conditions between 7 a.m. Monday January 23, 2012 and 3 p.m. Saturday 
March 31, 2012. The 2012 Mavericks Invitational can only occur when 15-
20 foot waves are sustained for over 24 hours and are combined with 
mild easterly winds of no more than 5-10 knots. Unpredictable weather 
patterns and the event's narrow operating window limit the Coast 
Guard's ability to notify the public of the event. The Coast Guard will 
issue notice of the event as soon as practicable, and no later than 24 
hours prior via the Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
    The 2012 Mavericks Invitational will occur on the navigable waters 
of Half Moon Bay in vicinity of Pillar Point. The Coast Guard will 
enforce a temporary safety zone bounded by a line connecting the 
following coordinates in the order they appear: 37[deg]29[min]23[sec] 
N, 122[deg]30[min]04[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]15[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]10[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]17[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]30[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]36[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]16[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]23[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]04[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]36[sec] N, 
122[deg]29[min]21[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]13[sec] N, 
122[deg]29[min]25[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]15[sec] N, 
122[deg]29[min]58[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]23[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]04[sec] W (NAD 83).
    The effect of this temporary safety zone will be to restrict 
navigation in the vicinity of Pillar Point while the 2012 Mavericks 
Invitational is taking place. During the enforcement period, 
unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from transiting through, 
anchoring, blocking, or loitering in the safety zone without permission 
of the COTP or PATCOM. Vessels desiring to enter or operate in the 
safety zone shall do so with COTP or PATCOM permission via VHF-23A or 
through the 24-hour Command Center telephone at (415) 399-3547.
    This safety zone is needed to keep spectators and vessels a safe 
distance away from the event participants and the hazardous waters 
surrounding Pillar

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Point. Failure to comply with the lawful directions of the Coast Guard 
could result in additional vessel movement restrictions, citation, or 
both.

Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders.

Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as 
supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential 
costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Executive Order 12866 
or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management 
and Budget has not reviewed it under that those Orders.
    Although this rule regulates navigation in the waters encompassed 
by the regulated area, the effect of this rule will not be significant. 
The entities most likely to be affected are fishing vessels and 
pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities. In addition, the 
rule will only regulate navigation for a limited time. Finally, the 
Public Broadcast Notice to Mariners will notify the users of local 
waterway to ensure that the regulated area will result in minimum 
impact.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small entities'' 
comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are 
independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, 
and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.
    Although this rule may affect owners and operators of fishing 
vessels and pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities and 
sightseeing, it will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for several reasons: (i) This rule 
will encompass only a small portion of the waterway for a limited 
period of time; (ii) vessel traffic can pass safely around the area; 
(iii) vessels engaged in commercial and recreational activities have 
ample space outside of the affected areas of Half Moon Bay, CA to 
engage in these activities; and (iv) the maritime public will be 
advised in advance of this regulated area via Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners.

Assistance for Small Entities

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

Collection of Information

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

Federalism

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

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 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 may 
disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

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

Energy Effects

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

Technical Standards

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 
U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards 
in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, 
through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why 
using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or 
otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are

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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 0023.1 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)(g), of the Instruction, which applies to regulations establishing, 
disestablishing, or changing Regulated Navigation Areas, safety zones 
or security zones.
    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, and Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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

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


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2. Add temporary Sec.  165.T11-472 to read as follows:


Sec.  165-T11-472  Safety Zone; 2012 Mavericks Invitational, Half Moon 
Bay, CA.

    (a) Location. This safety zone is established for the waters of 
Half Moon Bay, California, in the vicinity of Pillar Point bounded by a 
line connecting the following coordinates in the order they appear 
written in this section: 37[deg]29[min]23[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]04[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]15[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]10[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]17[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]30[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]36[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]16[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]23[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]04[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]36[sec] N, 
122[deg]29[min]21[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]13[sec] N, 
122[deg]29[min]25[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]15[sec] N, 
122[deg]29[min]58[sec] W; 37[deg]29[min]23[sec] N, 
122[deg]30[min]04[sec] W (NAD 83).
    (b) Definitions. Patrol Commander (PATCOM). As used in this 
section, ``Patrol Commander'' or ``PATCOM'' means a Coast Guard Patrol 
Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other 
officer, or a Federal, State, or local officer designated by the 
Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) to assist in the enforcement 
of the safety zone.
    (c) Enforcement period. This rule is effective during the 2012 
Maverick Invitational, which will take place on a day that presents 
favorable surf conditions between 7 a.m. Monday January 23, 2012 and 3 
p.m. Saturday March 31, 2012. The Coast Guard will issue notice of the 
event to the public as soon as practicable, and no later than 24 hours 
prior to the event via Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
    (d) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in 33 CFR part 
165, Subpart C this title, the safety zone is closed to all 
unauthorized vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the COTP or 
PATCOM.
    (2) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone must contact the COTP or PATCOM to obtain permission. Vessel 
operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must 
comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or PATCOM. Persons 
or vessels may request permission to enter the safety zone on VHF-23A 
or through the 24-hour Command Center telephone at (415)-399-3547.
    (4) The COTP, or PATCOM as the designated representative of the 
COTP, may control the movement of all vessels operating on the 
navigable waters of Half Moon Bay when the COTP has determined that 
such orders are justified in the interest of safety by reason of 
weather, visibility, sea conditions, temporary port congestion, and 
other temporary hazardous circumstances. When hailed or signaled by 
PATCOM, the hailed vessel must come to an immediate stop and comply 
with the lawful directions issued. Failure to comply with a lawful 
direction may result in additional operating restrictions, citation for 
failure to comply, or both.

    Dated: January 23, 2012.
C.L. Stowe,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco.
[FR Doc. 2012-3868 Filed 2-17-12; 8:45 am]
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