Special Local Regulation for Marine Event; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District, 14959-14963 [2012-5967]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Dated: February 29, 2012. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. [FR Doc. 2012–6163 Filed 3–13–12; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: through the DoD IASP unless a waiver, in whole or in part, is granted by the DoD IASP Executive Administrator. If you have questions on this temporary interim rule, call or email Ronald L. Houck, Sector Baltimore Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 410–576–2674, email Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0071] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation for Marine Event; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary interim rule with request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement periods of special local regulations for recurring marine events in the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to three recurring marine events that conduct a rowing regatta and power boat races. Special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Severn River at Annapolis, MD, the Nanticoke River at Sharptown, MD, and Prospect Bay at Kent Island, MD during the events. DATES: This rule is effective from March 24, 2012 through July 15, 2012. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before April 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2012–0071 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: 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– 0001. (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. pstrozier on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:21 Mar 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 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–2012–0071), 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–2012–0071’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box. Click ‘‘Search’’ then click on the balloon shape in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 14959 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 them 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 this 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–2012– 0071’’ 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. Regulatory Information The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary interim 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 E:\FR\FM\14MRR1.SGM 14MRR1 pstrozier on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES 14960 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2012 / Rules and Regulations ‘‘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 delaying the effective date by first publishing an NPRM would be contrary to the public interest, since immediate action is needed to ensure the safety of the event participants, patrol vessels, spectator craft and other vessels transiting the event areas. The potential dangers posed by persons and vessels operating in close proximity to relatively small rowing vessels and high-powered racing vessels in restricted waterways make special local regulations necessary. However, the Coast Guard will provide advance notifications to users of the effected waterways via marine information broadcasts and local notice to mariners. In addition, publishing an NPRM is unnecessary because these events are annual events which mariners should be aware of taking place, as they are noticed in the Federal Register. If mariners had concerns about these events taking place, they are on notice throughout the year of the events and can object to or comment about the events at any time. When the NPRM, including the table to § 100.501 listing all of the annual events, was made available for comment, there were no objections to these events. 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. The potential dangers posed by persons and vessels operating in close proximity to relatively small rowing vessels and high-powered racing vessels in a restricted waterways make special local regulations necessary. Delaying the effective date would be contrary to the public interest, since immediate action is needed to ensure the safety of the event participants, patrol vessels, spectator craft and other vessels transiting the event area. In addition, publishing an NPRM is unnecessary because these events are annual events which mariners should be aware of taking place, as they are noticed in the Federal Register. If mariners had concerns about these events taking place, they are on notice throughout the year of the events and can object to or comment about the events at any time. When the NPRM, including the table to § 100.501 listing all of the annual events, was made available for comment, there were no objections to these events. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:21 Mar 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 Basis and Purpose Marine events are frequently held on the navigable waters within the boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. The activities that typically comprise marine events include: sailing regattas, power boat races, swim races and holiday parades. The regulation listing annual marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District and their regulated dates is 33 CFR 100.501. A table to § 100.501 identifies marine events by Captain of the Port zone. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast Guard Sector—Captain of the Port Zone, please see 33 CFR 3.25. Because event planners notified the Coast Guard of date changes to three marine events previously published in the special local regulations for recurring marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District at 33 CFR 100.501, Table to § 100.501, this regulation temporarily changes the enforcement periods for these three marine events in 2012 only. The first event is the annual ‘‘USNA Crew Races,’’ sponsored by the U.S. Naval Academy, on the waters of the Severn River at Annapolis, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually for the USNA Crew Races marine events. The events consist of collegiate rowing competitions on the waters of the Severn River in Annapolis, Maryland. Participants operate on 2,000-meter marked courses with sponsor-provided motor launches. Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 is enforced for the duration of the event. Currently, under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on March 24, 2012, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the regulated area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so. The second event is the annual ‘‘Bo Bowman Memorial—Sharptown Regatta,’’ sponsored by the Virginia/ Carolina Racing Association, on the waters of the Nanticoke River at Sharptown, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually for the Bo Bowman Memorial—Sharptown Regatta marine event. The event consists of two days of power boat racing on the waters of the Nanticoke River, at Sharptown, Maryland. High performance power boats will race on a designated course before a large fleet of spectator crafts. Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 is enforced for PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the duration of the event. Currently, under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 14, 2012 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 15, 2012, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the regulated area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so. The third event is the annual ‘‘Thunder on the Narrows,’’ sponsored by the Kent Narrows Racing Association, on the waters of Prospect Bay at Kent Island, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually for the Thunder on the Narrows marine event. The event consists of two days of power boat racing on the waters of Prospect Bay, at Kent Island, Maryland. High performance power boats will race on a designated course before a large fleet of spectator crafts. Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 is enforced for the duration of the event. Currently, under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 9, 2012 and from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 10, 2012, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the regulated area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement periods of special local regulations for recurring marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District published at 33 CFR 100.501. This temporary interim rule only applies to the marine events below. Severn River, Annapolis, MD The Table to § 100.501, event No. (b.)2 establishes the enforcement date for the USNA Crew Races. This regulation proposes to temporarily change the enforcement date from ‘‘March—last Friday, Saturday and Sunday; April and May—every Friday, Saturday and Sunday’’ to ‘‘March 24, 2012, April 14, 2012 and April 21, 2012.’’ The U.S. Naval Academy, which is the sponsor for this event, intends to hold this event annually; however, they have changed the date of the event for 2012 so that it is outside the scope of the existing enforcement period. Due to the need for vessel control while participating rowing vessels are racing on the Severn River, vessel traffic would be temporarily restricted to provide for the safety of participants, spectators and transiting vessels. E:\FR\FM\14MRR1.SGM 14MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Nanticoke River, Chestertown, MD The Table to § 100.501, event No. (b.)10 establishes the enforcement date for the Bo Bowman Memorial— Sharptown Regatta. This regulation proposes to temporarily change the enforcement date from ‘‘June—last Saturday and Sunday’’ to ‘‘July 14 and 15, 2012.’’ The Virginia/Carolina Racing Association, which is the sponsor for this event, intends to hold this event annually; however, they have changed the date of the event for 2012 so that it is outside the scope of the existing enforcement period. Due to the need for vessel control while high performance power boats are racing on the Nanticoke River, vessel traffic would be temporarily restricted to provide for the safety of participants, spectators and transiting vessels. Prospect Bay, Kent Island, MD The Table to § 100.501, event No. (b.)11 establishes the enforcement date for the Thunder on the Narrows. This regulation proposes to temporarily change the enforcement date from ‘‘June—3rd, 4th or last Saturday and Sunday or August—1st Saturday and Sunday’’ to ‘‘June 9 and 10, 2012.’’ The Kent Narrows Racing Association, which is the sponsor for this event, intends to hold this event annually; however, they have changed the date of the event for 2012 so that it is outside the scope of the existing enforcement period. Due to the need for vessel control while high performance power boats are racing on Prospect Bay, vessel traffic would be temporarily restricted to provide for the safety of participants, spectators and transiting vessels. pstrozier on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES Regulatory Analyses We developed this interim rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. Although this rule prevents traffic from transiting a portion of certain waterways during specified events, the effect of this regulation will not be significant due to the limited duration that the regulated areas will be in effect and the extensive advance notifications that will be made to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:21 Mar 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 14961 maritime community via marine information broadcasts and local notices to mariners, so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Additionally, this rulemaking does not change the permanent regulated areas that have been published in 33 CFR 100.501, Table to § 100.501. In some cases, vessel traffic may be able to transit the regulated area when the Coast Guard Patrol Commander deems it is safe to do so. For the above reasons, the Coast Guard does not anticipate any significant economic impact. 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. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to operate, transit, or anchor in the areas where the marine events are being held. This regulation will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities because it will be enforced only during marine events that have been permitted by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port. The Captain of the Port will ensure that small entities are able to operate in the areas where events are occurring when it is safe to do so. In some cases, vessels will be able to safely transit around the regulated area at various times, and, with the permission of the Patrol Commander, vessels may transit through the regulated area. Before the enforcement period, the Coast Guard will issue maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Collection of Information 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. Civil Justice Reform Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and E:\FR\FM\14MRR1.SGM 14MRR1 14962 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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. 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. 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 implementation of regulations within 33 CFR part 100 applicable to organized marine events on the Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use navigable waters of the United States that could negatively impact the safety of waterway users and shore side activities in the event area. The category of water activities includes but is not limited to sail boat regattas, boat parades, power boat racing, swimming events, crew racing, canoe and sail board racing. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(h), of the Instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 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. In Table to § 100.501: a. Suspend lines No. (b.)2, No. (b.)10, and No. (b.)11. ■ b. Add lines (b.)20, (b.)21, and (b.)22 to read as follows: ■ ■ § 100.501 Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District. * * * * * TABLE TO § 100.501 [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] Number Date Event * * pstrozier on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES 20 ....... * * March 24, 2012, April 14, 2012 and April 21, 2012. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:21 Mar 13, 2012 Sponsor Location * * * (b.) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore—COTP Zone * USNA Crew Races .. Jkt 226001 PO 00000 * U.S. Naval Academy Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 * * * * * All waters of the Severn River from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn from the south shoreline at latitude 39°00′38.9″ N., longitude 076°31′05.2″ W. thence to the north shoreline at latitude 39°00′54.7″ N., longitude 076°30′44.8″ W., this line is approximately 1300 yards northwest of the U.S. 50 fixed highway bridge. The regulated area is bounded to the southeast by a line drawn from the Naval Academy Light at latitude 38°58′39.5″ N., longitude 076°28′49″ W. thence southeast to a point 700 yards east of Chinks Point, MD, at latitude 38°58′1.9″ N., longitude 076°28′1.7″ W. thence northeast to Greenbury Point at latitude 38°58′29″ N., longitude 076°27′16″ W. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\14MRR1.SGM 14MRR1 14963 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2012 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 100.501—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983] Number Date Event 21 ....... July 14 and 15, 2012 Bo Bowman Memorial—Sharptown Regatta. Virginia/Carolina Racing Assn. 22 ....... June 9 and 10, 2012 Thunder on the Narrows. Kent Narrows Racing Association. * * * Dated: February 23, 2012. Mark P. O’Malley, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Baltimore. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0030] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation; Moss Point Rockin’ the Riverfront Festival; O’Leary Lake; Moss Point, MS Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for a portion of O’Leary Lake, Moss Point, MS, on April 28–29, 2012. This action is necessary for the safeguarding of participants and spectators, including crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Moss Point Rockin’ the Riverfront Festival high speed boat races. Entry into, transiting in or anchoring in this area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the regatta patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 11 a.m. on April 28, 2012, until 4 p.m. on April 29, 2012. pstrozier on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:21 Mar 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 Location All waters of the Nanticoke River, near Sharptown, Maryland, between Maryland S.R. 313 Highway Bridge and Nanticoke River Light 43 (LLN–24175), bounded by a line drawn between the following points: southeasterly from latitude 38°32′46″ N, longitude 075°43′14″ W, to latitude 38°32′42″ N, longitude 075°43′09″ W, thence northeasterly to latitude 38°33′04″ N, longitude 075°42′39″ W, thence northwesterly to latitude 38°33′09″ N, longitude 075°42′44″ W, thence southwesterly to latitude 38°32′46″ N, longitude 075°43′14″ W. All waters of Prospect Bay enclosed by the following points: Latitude 38°57′52.0″ N, longitude 076°14′48.0″ W, to latitude 38°58′02.0″ N, longitude 076°15′05.0″ W, to latitude 38°57′38.0″ N, longitude 076°15′29.0″ W, to latitude 38°57′28.0″ N, longitude 076°15′23.0″ W, to latitude 38°57′52.0″ N, longitude 076°14′48.0″ W. * * Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0030 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0030 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 and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile (spw), Building 102, Brookley Complex South Broad Street Mobile, AL 36615, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call or email LT Lenell J. Carson, Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Waterways Division; telephone 251–441–5940 or email Lenell.J.Carson@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2012–5967 Filed 3–13–12; 8:45 am] ACTION: Sponsor 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 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * 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) or providing a comment period with respect to this rule. The Coast Guard received an application for a Marine Event Permit on December 23, 2011 from the Moss Point Main Street Association to conduct a high speed boat race. After reviewing the details of the event and the permit application, the Coast Guard determined that a special local regulation is needed. Delaying or foregoing this safety measure to provide a comment period would be contrary to the public interest. The special local regulation is needed to safeguard persons and vessels from safety hazards associated with the Moss Point Rockin’ the Riverfront Festival high speed boat races. The Coast Guard believes that the public’s desire to have the race at the scheduled time is greater than the imposition on navigation which this regulation will impose, and that the public interest favors enacting this regulation without publishing an NPRM. Basis and Purpose The Moss Point Main Street Association applied for a Marine Event Permit to conduct a high speed boat race on O’Leary Lake, Moss Point, MS on April 28–29, 2012. This event will draw in a large number of pleasure craft and the high speed boats pose a significant safety hazard to both vessels and mariners operating in or near the area. The COTP Mobile is establishing a temporary special local regulation for a portion of O’Leary Lake, Moss Point, MS, to safeguard persons and vessels during the high speed boat races. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0071]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation for Marine Event; Temporary Change of 
Dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary interim rule with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement 
periods of special local regulations for recurring marine events in the 
Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to three recurring 
marine events that conduct a rowing regatta and power boat races. 
Special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of 
life on navigable waters during these events. This action is intended 
to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Severn River at 
Annapolis, MD, the Nanticoke River at Sharptown, MD, and Prospect Bay 
at Kent Island, MD during the events.

DATES: This rule is effective from March 24, 2012 through July 15, 
2012. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or 
before April 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2012-0071 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion of 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary interim rule, call or email Ronald L. Houck, Sector Baltimore 
Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 410-576-2674, 
email Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to 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-2012-0071), 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-2012-0071'' 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 them 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 this 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-2012-0071'' 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.

Regulatory Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary interim 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 
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``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 delaying the effective date by first publishing an 
NPRM would be contrary to the public interest, since immediate action 
is needed to ensure the safety of the event participants, patrol 
vessels, spectator craft and other vessels transiting the event areas. 
The potential dangers posed by persons and vessels operating in close 
proximity to relatively small rowing vessels and high-powered racing 
vessels in restricted waterways make special local regulations 
necessary. However, the Coast Guard will provide advance notifications 
to users of the effected waterways via marine information broadcasts 
and local notice to mariners. In addition, publishing an NPRM is 
unnecessary because these events are annual events which mariners 
should be aware of taking place, as they are noticed in the Federal 
Register. If mariners had concerns about these events taking place, 
they are on notice throughout the year of the events and can object to 
or comment about the events at any time. When the NPRM, including the 
table to Sec.  100.501 listing all of the annual events, was made 
available for comment, there were no objections to these events.
    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. The potential dangers posed by 
persons and vessels operating in close proximity to relatively small 
rowing vessels and high-powered racing vessels in a restricted 
waterways make special local regulations necessary. Delaying the 
effective date would be contrary to the public interest, since 
immediate action is needed to ensure the safety of the event 
participants, patrol vessels, spectator craft and other vessels 
transiting the event area. In addition, publishing an NPRM is 
unnecessary because these events are annual events which mariners 
should be aware of taking place, as they are noticed in the Federal 
Register. If mariners had concerns about these events taking place, 
they are on notice throughout the year of the events and can object to 
or comment about the events at any time. When the NPRM, including the 
table to Sec.  100.501 listing all of the annual events, was made 
available for comment, there were no objections to these events.

Basis and Purpose

    Marine events are frequently held on the navigable waters within 
the boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. The activities that 
typically comprise marine events include: sailing regattas, power boat 
races, swim races and holiday parades. The regulation listing annual 
marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District and their regulated 
dates is 33 CFR 100.501. A table to Sec.  100.501 identifies marine 
events by Captain of the Port zone. For a description of the 
geographical area of each Coast Guard Sector--Captain of the Port Zone, 
please see 33 CFR 3.25.
    Because event planners notified the Coast Guard of date changes to 
three marine events previously published in the special local 
regulations for recurring marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard 
District at 33 CFR 100.501, Table to Sec.  100.501, this regulation 
temporarily changes the enforcement periods for these three marine 
events in 2012 only.
    The first event is the annual ``USNA Crew Races,'' sponsored by the 
U.S. Naval Academy, on the waters of the Severn River at Annapolis, MD. 
The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually for the USNA 
Crew Races marine events. The events consist of collegiate rowing 
competitions on the waters of the Severn River in Annapolis, Maryland. 
Participants operate on 2,000-meter marked courses with sponsor-
provided motor launches. Therefore, to ensure the safety of 
participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 is enforced for the 
duration of the event. Currently, under the provisions of 33 CFR 
100.501, from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on March 24, 2012, vessels may not 
enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the Coast 
Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the 
regulated area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to 
do so.
    The second event is the annual ``Bo Bowman Memorial--Sharptown 
Regatta,'' sponsored by the Virginia/Carolina Racing Association, on 
the waters of the Nanticoke River at Sharptown, MD. The regulation at 
33 CFR 100.501 is effective annually for the Bo Bowman Memorial--
Sharptown Regatta marine event. The event consists of two days of power 
boat racing on the waters of the Nanticoke River, at Sharptown, 
Maryland. High performance power boats will race on a designated course 
before a large fleet of spectator crafts. Therefore, to ensure the 
safety of participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.501 is enforced 
for the duration of the event. Currently, under the provisions of 33 
CFR 100.501, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 14, 2012 and from 9 a.m. to 
6 p.m. on July 15, 2012, vessels may not enter the regulated area 
unless they receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. 
Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit the regulated area only when 
the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so.
    The third event is the annual ``Thunder on the Narrows,'' sponsored 
by the Kent Narrows Racing Association, on the waters of Prospect Bay 
at Kent Island, MD. The regulation at 33 CFR 100.501 is effective 
annually for the Thunder on the Narrows marine event. The event 
consists of two days of power boat racing on the waters of Prospect 
Bay, at Kent Island, Maryland. High performance power boats will race 
on a designated course before a large fleet of spectator crafts. 
Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 
CFR 100.501 is enforced for the duration of the event. Currently, under 
the provisions of 33 CFR 100.501, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 
9, 2012 and from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 10, 2012, vessels may 
not enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the 
Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic may be allowed to transit 
the regulated area only when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe 
to do so.

Discussion of Rule

    The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement periods of 
special local regulations for recurring marine events within the Fifth 
Coast Guard District published at 33 CFR 100.501. This temporary 
interim rule only applies to the marine events below.

Severn River, Annapolis, MD

    The Table to Sec.  100.501, event No. (b.)2 establishes the 
enforcement date for the USNA Crew Races. This regulation proposes to 
temporarily change the enforcement date from ``March--last Friday, 
Saturday and Sunday; April and May--every Friday, Saturday and Sunday'' 
to ``March 24, 2012, April 14, 2012 and April 21, 2012.'' The U.S. 
Naval Academy, which is the sponsor for this event, intends to hold 
this event annually; however, they have changed the date of the event 
for 2012 so that it is outside the scope of the existing enforcement 
period. Due to the need for vessel control while participating rowing 
vessels are racing on the Severn River, vessel traffic would be 
temporarily restricted to provide for the safety of participants, 
spectators and transiting vessels.

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Nanticoke River, Chestertown, MD

    The Table to Sec.  100.501, event No. (b.)10 establishes the 
enforcement date for the Bo Bowman Memorial--Sharptown Regatta. This 
regulation proposes to temporarily change the enforcement date from 
``June--last Saturday and Sunday'' to ``July 14 and 15, 2012.'' The 
Virginia/Carolina Racing Association, which is the sponsor for this 
event, intends to hold this event annually; however, they have changed 
the date of the event for 2012 so that it is outside the scope of the 
existing enforcement period. Due to the need for vessel control while 
high performance power boats are racing on the Nanticoke River, vessel 
traffic would be temporarily restricted to provide for the safety of 
participants, spectators and transiting vessels.

Prospect Bay, Kent Island, MD

    The Table to Sec.  100.501, event No. (b.)11 establishes the 
enforcement date for the Thunder on the Narrows. This regulation 
proposes to temporarily change the enforcement date from ``June--3rd, 
4th or last Saturday and Sunday or August--1st Saturday and Sunday'' to 
``June 9 and 10, 2012.'' The Kent Narrows Racing Association, which is 
the sponsor for this event, intends to hold this event annually; 
however, they have changed the date of the event for 2012 so that it is 
outside the scope of the existing enforcement period. Due to the need 
for vessel control while high performance power boats are racing on 
Prospect Bay, vessel traffic would be temporarily restricted to provide 
for the safety of participants, spectators and transiting vessels.

Regulatory Analyses

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

Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not 
require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 
6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not 
reviewed it under that Order. Although this rule prevents traffic from 
transiting a portion of certain waterways during specified events, the 
effect of this regulation will not be significant due to the limited 
duration that the regulated areas will be in effect and the extensive 
advance notifications that will be made to the maritime community via 
marine information broadcasts and local notices to mariners, so 
mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Additionally, this 
rulemaking does not change the permanent regulated areas that have been 
published in 33 CFR 100.501, Table to Sec.  100.501. In some cases, 
vessel traffic may be able to transit the regulated area when the Coast 
Guard Patrol Commander deems it is safe to do so. For the above 
reasons, the Coast Guard does not anticipate any significant economic 
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. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which 
may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to 
operate, transit, or anchor in the areas where the marine events are 
being held. This regulation will not have a significant impact on a 
substantial number of small entities because it will be enforced only 
during marine events that have been permitted by the Coast Guard 
Captain of the Port. The Captain of the Port will ensure that small 
entities are able to operate in the areas where events are occurring 
when it is safe to do so. In some cases, vessels will be able to safely 
transit around the regulated area at various times, and, with the 
permission of the Patrol Commander, vessels may transit through the 
regulated area. Before the enforcement period, the Coast Guard will 
issue maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans 
accordingly.

Assistance for Small Entities

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

Collection of Information

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

Federalism

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

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

Taking of Private Property

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

Civil Justice Reform

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

Protection of Children

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

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

Indian Tribal Governments

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

Energy Effects

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

Technical Standards

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

Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have concluded 
this action is one of a category of actions 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 implementation of 
regulations within 33 CFR part 100 applicable to organized marine 
events on the navigable waters of the United States that could 
negatively impact the safety of waterway users and shore side 
activities in the event area. The category of water activities includes 
but is not limited to sail boat regattas, boat parades, power boat 
racing, swimming events, crew racing, canoe and sail board racing. 
Under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(h), of the Instruction, an 
environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion 
determination are not required for this rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

    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

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

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.


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2. In Table to Sec.  100.501:
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a. Suspend lines No. (b.)2, No. (b.)10, and No. (b.)11.
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b. Add lines (b.)20, (b.)21, and (b.)22 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.501  Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Event in the 
Fifth Coast Guard District.

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                                             Table to Sec.   100.501
                [All coordinates listed in the Table to Sec.   100.501 reference Datum NAD 1983]
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 Number          Date              Event             Sponsor                         Location
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                                  (b.) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore--COTP Zone
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20......  March 24, 2012,    USNA Crew Races..  U.S. Naval        All waters of the Severn River from shoreline
           April 14, 2012                        Academy.          to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a
           and April 21,                                           line drawn from the south shoreline at
           2012.                                                   latitude 39[deg]00'38.9'' N., longitude
                                                                   076[deg]31'05.2'' W. thence to the north
                                                                   shoreline at latitude 39[deg]00'54.7'' N.,
                                                                   longitude 076[deg]30'44.8'' W., this line is
                                                                   approximately 1300 yards northwest of the
                                                                   U.S. 50 fixed highway bridge. The regulated
                                                                   area is bounded to the southeast by a line
                                                                   drawn from the Naval Academy Light at
                                                                   latitude 38[deg]58'39.5'' N., longitude
                                                                   076[deg]28'49'' W. thence southeast to a
                                                                   point 700 yards east of Chinks Point, MD, at
                                                                   latitude 38[deg]58'1.9'' N., longitude
                                                                   076[deg]28'1.7'' W. thence northeast to
                                                                   Greenbury Point at latitude 38[deg]58'29''
                                                                   N., longitude 076[deg]27'16'' W.

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21......  July 14 and 15,    Bo Bowman          Virginia/         All waters of the Nanticoke River, near
           2012.              Memorial--Sharpt   Carolina Racing   Sharptown, Maryland, between Maryland S.R.
                              own Regatta.       Assn.             313 Highway Bridge and Nanticoke River Light
                                                                   43 (LLN-24175), bounded by a line drawn
                                                                   between the following points: southeasterly
                                                                   from latitude 38[deg]32'46'' N, longitude
                                                                   075[deg]43'14'' W, to latitude 38[deg]32'42''
                                                                   N, longitude 075[deg]43'09'' W, thence
                                                                   northeasterly to latitude 38[deg]33'04'' N,
                                                                   longitude 075[deg]42'39'' W, thence
                                                                   northwesterly to latitude 38[deg]33'09'' N,
                                                                   longitude 075[deg]42'44'' W, thence
                                                                   southwesterly to latitude 38[deg]32'46'' N,
                                                                   longitude 075[deg]43'14'' W.
22......  June 9 and 10,     Thunder on the     Kent Narrows      All waters of Prospect Bay enclosed by the
           2012.              Narrows.           Racing            following points: Latitude 38[deg]57'52.0''
                                                 Association.      N, longitude 076[deg]14'48.0'' W, to latitude
                                                                   38[deg]58'02.0'' N, longitude
                                                                   076[deg]15'05.0'' W, to latitude
                                                                   38[deg]57'38.0'' N, longitude
                                                                   076[deg]15'29.0'' W, to latitude
                                                                   38[deg]57'28.0'' N, longitude
                                                                   076[deg]15'23.0'' W, to latitude
                                                                   38[deg]57'52.0'' N, longitude
                                                                   076[deg]14'48.0'' W.
 
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    Dated: February 23, 2012.
Mark P. O'Malley,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Baltimore.
[FR Doc. 2012-5967 Filed 3-13-12; 8:45 am]
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