Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone, 30245-30248 [2012-12307]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 22, 2012 / Proposed Rules Dated: May 3, 2012. S. M. Wischmann, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo. Benjamin.B.Nessia@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. [FR Doc. 2012–12317 Filed 5–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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. Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0313] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone Submitting Comments Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR 165.941 by adding three permanent safety zones within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during each event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. DATES: Comments and related materials must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2012–0313 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. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: If you have questions on this proposed rule, call or email ENS Benjamin Nessia, Response Department, Marine Safety Unit Toledo, Coast Guard; telephone (419) 418–6040, email FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 May 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG–2012–0313), 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 the comment is successfully transmitted. If you submit a comment via fax, hand delivery, or mail, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when the comment 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, type the docket number USCG–2012–0313 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this rulemaking. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 30245 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, type the docket number USCG–2012–0313 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. 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. Background and Purpose Currently, 33 CFR 165.941 permanently lists fifty-six permanent safety zones within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. Each of these fifty-six permanent safety zones corresponds to an annually recurring fireworks display. A recent survey within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone revealed four additional recurring events that we believe require a safety zone because these events will present dangers to the boating public. The likely combination of large numbers of inexperienced recreational boaters, congested waterways, darkness punctuated by bright flashes of light, alcohol use, and debris falling into the water could easily result in serious injuries or fatalities. Three of these four additional fireworks displays recur within a single month each year. The other one of these events, the Put-In-Bay Chamber of Commerce Fireworks, recurs four times a year— twice in June and twice in September. E:\FR\FM\22MYP1.SGM 22MYP1 30246 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 22, 2012 / Proposed Rules srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Each of these additional fireworks events typically recurs during the same week of its respective month, but the exact date and times of each of these events differs each year. Discussion of Proposed Rule To mitigate the dangers presented by these four recurring fireworks displays, the Captain of the Port Detroit has determined that four safety zones are necessary. Thus, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR 165.941 by adding four permanent safety zones. These proposed safety zones would be enforced in the following locations and at the following times: The proposed safety zone for the Catawba Island Club Fireworks, Catawba Island, OH, would encompass all waters of Lake Erie within a 250-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 41–34′–18.10″ N, 082–51′–18.70″ W (NAD 83). This proposed zone would be enforced one evening during the last week in May. The proposed safety zone for the PutIn-Bay Chamber of Commerce Fireworks, Put-In-Bay, OH, would encompass all the waters of Lake Erie within a 1000-foot radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 41–39′–19″ N, 082–48′–57″ W (NAD 83). This proposed zone would be enforced one evening during the third week in June, one evening during the last week in June, one evening during the first week in September, and one evening during the second week in September. The proposed safety zone for the Bay Point Fireworks Display, Marblehead, OH, would encompass all the waters of Lake Erie within a 250-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 41°30′29.23″ N, 082°43′8.45″ W (NAD 83). This proposed zone would be enforced one evening during the first week in July. The proposed safety zone for the Marysville Days Fireworks, Marysville, MI, would encompass all waters of the St. Clair River bounded by the arc of a circle with a 600-foot radius with its center in approximate position 42°54′25″ N, 082°27′58″ W (NAD 83). This proposed zone would be enforced one evening during the last week in June. The Captain of the Port Detroit will use all appropriate means to notify the public when the safety zones in this proposal will be enforced. Consistent with 33 CFR 165.7(a), such means of may include, among other things, publication in the Federal Register, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Local Notice to Mariners, or, upon request, by facsimile (fax). Also, the Captain of the Port will issue a Broadcast Notice to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 May 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 Mariners notifying the public if enforcement of a safety zone in this section is cancelled prematurely. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within each of these proposed safety zones during a period of enforcement is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit, or his designated representative. The Captain of the Port or his designated representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders. Regulatory Planning and Review This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. It is not ‘‘significant’’ under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We conclude that this proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action because we anticipate that it will have minimal impact on the economy, will not interfere with other agencies, will not adversely alter the budget of any grant or loan recipients, and will not raise any novel legal or policy issues. The safety zones established by this proposed rule would be relatively small and enforced for relatively short time. Also, each safety zone is designed to minimize its impact on navigable waters. Furthermore, each safety zone has been designed to allow vessels to transit unrestricted to portions of the waterways not affected by the safety zones. Thus, restrictions on vessel movements within any particular area are expected to be minimal. Under certain conditions, moreover, vessels may still transit through each safety zone when permitted by the Captain of the Port. On the whole, the Coast Guard expects insignificant adverse impact to mariners from the activation of these safety zones. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this proposed rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This proposed rule would affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: the owners and operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in the above portions of Lake Erie and the Saint Clair River during the period that any of the proposed safety zones is being enforced. These proposed safety zones will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for all of the reasons discussed in the above Regulatory Planning and Review section. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this proposed rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. If this proposed rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact ENS Benjamin Nessia, Response Department, Marine Safety Unit Toledo, Coast Guard; telephone (419) 418–6040, email Benjamin.B.Nessia@uscg.mil. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. Collection of Information This proposed rule would call for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of E:\FR\FM\22MYP1.SGM 22MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 22, 2012 / Proposed Rules compliance on them. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this proposed rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This proposed rule would not affect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. Civil Justice Reform This proposed rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. Protection of Children We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This proposed rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Indian Tribal Governments This proposed 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 proposed rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ‘‘significant VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 May 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 energy action’’ under that order because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule involves the establishment of safety zones and thus, is categorically excluded under paragraph (34)(g) of the Instruction. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 30247 For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR Part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. chapters 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. § 165.941 Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. 2. In § 165.941(a), add paragraphs (57) through (60) to read as follows: (57) Catawba Island Club Fireworks; Catawba Island, OH. (i) Location. All waters of Lake Erie within a 250-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 41–34′–18.10″ N, 082–51′–18.70″ W (NAD 83). (ii) Expected date. This safety zone will be enforced one evening during the last week in May. (58) Put-In-Bay Chamber of Commerce Fireworks, Put-In-Bay, OH. (i) Location. All waters of Lake Erie within a 1000-foot radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 41–39′–19″ N, 082–48′–57″ W (NAD 83). This area is located in the Put-In-Bay Harbor. (ii) Expected dates. This safety zone will be enforced one evening during the third week in June, one evening during the last week in June, one evening during the first week in September, and one evening during the second week in September. (59) Bay Point Fireworks Display, Marblehead, OH: (i) Location. All waters of Lake Erie within a 250-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 41°30′29.23″ N, 082°43′8.45″ W (NAD 83). (ii) Expected date. This safety zone will be enforced one evening during the first week in July. (60) Marysville Days Fireworks, Marysville, MI: (i) Location. All waters of the St. Clair River within a 600 foot radius of the fireworks launch site located on land at position 42°54′25″ N, 082°27′58″ W (NAD 83). (ii) Expected date. This safety zone will be enforced one evening during the LAST week in June. E:\FR\FM\22MYP1.SGM 22MYP1 30248 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 22, 2012 / Proposed Rules Dated: May 7, 2012. J.E. Ogden, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Detroit. [FR Doc. 2012–12307 Filed 5–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R10–OAR–2010–0930, FRL–9675–7] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Idaho; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: EPA is proposing to approve portions of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Idaho on October 25, 2010, as meeting the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act) and federal regional haze program requirements. In a previous action on June 22, 2011, EPA approved portions of the October 25, 2010, SIP submittal as meeting the requirements for interstate transport for visibility of the CAA and certain requirements of the regional haze program including the requirements for best available retrofit technology (BART). This Federal Register notice addresses the requirements of the Act and EPA’s rules that require states to prevent any future and remedy any existing anthropogenic impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ‘‘regional haze program’’).This action proposes to approve the remaining regional haze SIP elements for which EPA previously took no action in the June 22, 2011, notice. DATES: Written comments must be received at the address below on or before June 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R10– OAR–2010–0930 by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: R10-Public_Comments@epa. gov. • Mail: Steve Body, EPA Region 10, Suite 900, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 May 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 • Hand Delivery: EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101. Attention: Steve Body, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics, AWT– 107. Such deliveries are only accepted during normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R10–OAR–2010– 0930. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 22, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12307]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0313]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port 
Detroit Zone

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR 165.941 by adding 
three permanent safety zones within the Captain of the Port Detroit 
Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and 
property on navigable waters during each event. This action is intended 
to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Captain of the Port 
Detroit Zone.

DATES: Comments and related materials must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before June 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2012-0313 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 proposed 
rule, call or email ENS Benjamin Nessia, Response Department, Marine 
Safety Unit Toledo, Coast Guard; telephone (419) 418-6040, email 
Benjamin.B.Nessia@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-2012-0313), 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 the comment is successfully transmitted. If you 
submit a comment via fax, hand delivery, or mail, it will be considered 
as having been received by the Coast Guard when the comment 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, 
type the docket number USCG-2012-0313 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click 
``SEARCH.'' Click on ``Submit a Comment'' on the line associated with 
this rulemaking. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, 
submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, 
suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by 
mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please 
enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will 
consider all comments and material received during the comment period 
and may change the rule based on your comments.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number USCG-2012-0313 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click 
``SEARCH.'' Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with 
this rulemaking. 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.

Background and Purpose

    Currently, 33 CFR 165.941 permanently lists fifty-six permanent 
safety zones within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. Each of these 
fifty-six permanent safety zones corresponds to an annually recurring 
fireworks display. A recent survey within the Captain of the Port 
Detroit Zone revealed four additional recurring events that we believe 
require a safety zone because these events will present dangers to the 
boating public. The likely combination of large numbers of 
inexperienced recreational boaters, congested waterways, darkness 
punctuated by bright flashes of light, alcohol use, and debris falling 
into the water could easily result in serious injuries or fatalities. 
Three of these four additional fireworks displays recur within a single 
month each year. The other one of these events, the Put-In-Bay Chamber 
of Commerce Fireworks, recurs four times a year--twice in June and 
twice in September.

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Each of these additional fireworks events typically recurs during the 
same week of its respective month, but the exact date and times of each 
of these events differs each year.

Discussion of Proposed Rule

    To mitigate the dangers presented by these four recurring fireworks 
displays, the Captain of the Port Detroit has determined that four 
safety zones are necessary. Thus, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 
CFR 165.941 by adding four permanent safety zones. These proposed 
safety zones would be enforced in the following locations and at the 
following times:
    The proposed safety zone for the Catawba Island Club Fireworks, 
Catawba Island, OH, would encompass all waters of Lake Erie within a 
250-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 41-
34'-18.10'' N, 082-51'-18.70'' W (NAD 83). This proposed zone would be 
enforced one evening during the last week in May.
    The proposed safety zone for the Put-In-Bay Chamber of Commerce 
Fireworks, Put-In-Bay, OH, would encompass all the waters of Lake Erie 
within a 1000-foot radius of the fireworks launch site located at 
position 41-39'-19'' N, 082-48'-57'' W (NAD 83). This proposed zone 
would be enforced one evening during the third week in June, one 
evening during the last week in June, one evening during the first week 
in September, and one evening during the second week in September.
    The proposed safety zone for the Bay Point Fireworks Display, 
Marblehead, OH, would encompass all the waters of Lake Erie within a 
250-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 
41[deg]30'29.23'' N, 082[deg]43'8.45'' W (NAD 83). This proposed zone 
would be enforced one evening during the first week in July.
    The proposed safety zone for the Marysville Days Fireworks, 
Marysville, MI, would encompass all waters of the St. Clair River 
bounded by the arc of a circle with a 600-foot radius with its center 
in approximate position 42[deg]54'25'' N, 082[deg]27'58'' W (NAD 83). 
This proposed zone would be enforced one evening during the last week 
in June.
    The Captain of the Port Detroit will use all appropriate means to 
notify the public when the safety zones in this proposal will be 
enforced. Consistent with 33 CFR 165.7(a), such means of may include, 
among other things, publication in the Federal Register, Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners, Local Notice to Mariners, or, upon request, by 
facsimile (fax). Also, the Captain of the Port will issue a Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners notifying the public if enforcement of a safety zone 
in this section is cancelled prematurely.
    Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within each of these proposed 
safety zones during a period of enforcement is prohibited unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit, or his designated 
representative. The Captain of the Port or his designated 
representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.

Regulatory Analyses

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

Regulatory Planning and Review

    This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under 
section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 
and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits 
under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and 
Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. It is not ``significant'' 
under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS). We conclude that this proposed rule is not a 
significant regulatory action because we anticipate that it will have 
minimal impact on the economy, will not interfere with other agencies, 
will not adversely alter the budget of any grant or loan recipients, 
and will not raise any novel legal or policy issues. The safety zones 
established by this proposed rule would be relatively small and 
enforced for relatively short time. Also, each safety zone is designed 
to minimize its impact on navigable waters. Furthermore, each safety 
zone has been designed to allow vessels to transit unrestricted to 
portions of the waterways not affected by the safety zones. Thus, 
restrictions on vessel movements within any particular area are 
expected to be minimal. Under certain conditions, moreover, vessels may 
still transit through each safety zone when permitted by the Captain of 
the Port. On the whole, the Coast Guard expects insignificant adverse 
impact to mariners from the activation of these safety zones.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this proposed rule would have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed 
rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities.
    This proposed rule would affect the following entities, some of 
which might be small entities: the owners and operators of vessels 
intending to transit or anchor in the above portions of Lake Erie and 
the Saint Clair River during the period that any of the proposed safety 
zones is being enforced.
    These proposed safety zones will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities for all of the reasons 
discussed in the above Regulatory Planning and Review section. If you 
think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction 
qualifies as a small entity and that this proposed rule would have a 
significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule so that they can better 
evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. 
If this proposed rule would affect your small business, organization, 
or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its 
provisions or options for compliance, please contact ENS Benjamin 
Nessia, Response Department, Marine Safety Unit Toledo, Coast Guard; 
telephone (419) 418-6040, email Benjamin.B.Nessia@uscg.mil. The Coast 
Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or 
complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast 
Guard.

Collection of Information

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

Federalism

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

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

Taking of Private Property

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

Civil Justice Reform

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

Protection of Children

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

Indian Tribal Governments

    This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it 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 proposed rule under Executive Order 13211, 
Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ``significant 
energy action'' under that order because it is not a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to 
have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use 
of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy 
action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects 
under Executive Order 13211.

Technical Standards

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

Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction 
M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and 
have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a 
category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule 
involves the establishment of safety zones and thus, is categorically 
excluded under paragraph (34)(g) of the Instruction. A preliminary 
environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination is 
available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any 
comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant 
environmental impact from this proposed rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR Part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. chapters 701, 3306, 3703; 
50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Pub. 
L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


Sec.  165.941  Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of 
the Port Detroit Zone.

    2. In Sec.  165.941(a), add paragraphs (57) through (60) to read as 
follows:
    (57) Catawba Island Club Fireworks; Catawba Island, OH.
    (i) Location. All waters of Lake Erie within a 250-yard radius of 
the fireworks launch site located at position 41-34'-18.10'' N, 082-
51'-18.70'' W (NAD 83).
    (ii) Expected date. This safety zone will be enforced one evening 
during the last week in May.
    (58) Put-In-Bay Chamber of Commerce Fireworks, Put-In-Bay, OH.
    (i) Location. All waters of Lake Erie within a 1000-foot radius of 
the fireworks launch site located at position 41-39'-19'' N, 082-48'-
57'' W (NAD 83). This area is located in the Put-In-Bay Harbor.
    (ii) Expected dates. This safety zone will be enforced one evening 
during the third week in June, one evening during the last week in 
June, one evening during the first week in September, and one evening 
during the second week in September.
    (59) Bay Point Fireworks Display, Marblehead, OH:
    (i) Location. All waters of Lake Erie within a 250-yard radius of 
the fireworks launch site located at position 41[deg]30'29.23'' N, 
082[deg]43'8.45'' W (NAD 83).
    (ii) Expected date. This safety zone will be enforced one evening 
during the first week in July.
    (60) Marysville Days Fireworks, Marysville, MI:
    (i) Location. All waters of the St. Clair River within a 600 foot 
radius of the fireworks launch site located on land at position 
42[deg]54'25'' N, 082[deg]27'58'' W (NAD 83).
    (ii) Expected date. This safety zone will be enforced one evening 
during the LAST week in June.


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    Dated: May 7, 2012.
J.E. Ogden,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Detroit.
[FR Doc. 2012-12307 Filed 5-21-12; 8:45 am]
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