Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race, 39632-39633 [2012-16399]

Download as PDF 39632 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 129 / Thursday, July 5, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. 11. 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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 12. Energy Effects This action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 13. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:28 Jul 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. 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. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. 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: ■ 2. Add a temporary section, § 100.35– T05–0276 to read as follows: ■ § 100.35T05–0276 Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Potomac River, National Harbor Access Channel, MD. (a) Regulated area. The following location is a regulated area: All waters of the Potomac River, within lines connecting the following positions: From 38°47′35″ N, longitude 077°02′22″ W, thence to latitude 38°47′12″ N, longitude 077°00′57″ W, and from latitude 38°47′24″ N, longitude 077°03′03″ W to latitude 38°46′54″ N, longitude 077°01′09″ W. All coordinates reference Datum NAD 1983. (b) Definitions. (1) Coast Guard Patrol Commander means a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U. S. Coast Guard who has been designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: June 13, 2012. Mark P. O’Malley, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Baltimore. [FR Doc. 2012–16395 Filed 7–3–12; 8:45 am] Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. PO 00000 (2) Official Patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore with a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign. (c) Special local regulations. (1) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander may forbid and control the movement of all vessels and persons in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel or person in the regulated area shall immediately comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. (2) Persons desiring to transit the regulated area must first obtain authorization from the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative. To seek permission to transit the area, the Captain of the Port Baltimore and his designated representatives can be contacted at telephone number 410–576–2693 or on Marine Band Radio, VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). All Coast Guard vessels enforcing this regulated area can be contacted on marine band radio VHF– FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). (3) The Coast Guard will publish a notice in the Fifth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and issue a marine information broadcast on VHF– FM marine band radio announcing specific event date and times. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on July 8, 2012. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0452] Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race Special Local Regulation on Lake Washington, WA from 8 a.m. on August 2, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. on August 5, 2012 during SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JYR1.SGM 05JYR1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 129 / Thursday, July 5, 2012 / Rules and Regulations hydroplane race times. This action is necessary to ensure public safety from the inherent dangers associated with high-speed races while allowing access for rescue personnel in the event of an emergency. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel will be allowed to enter the regulated area without the permission of the Captain of the Port, on-scene Patrol Commander or Designated Representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1301 will be effective from 8 a.m. on August 2, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. on August 5, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call or email Ensign Nathaniel P. Clinger, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 206–217–6045, email SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the annual Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race in 33 CFR 100.1301 from 8 a.m. on August 2, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. on August 5, 2012. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1301, the Coast Guard will restrict general navigation in the following area: The waters of Lake Washington bounded by the Interstate 90 (Mercer Island/Lacey V. Murrow) Bridge, the western shore of Lake Washington, and the east/west line drawn tangent to Bailey Peninsula and along the shoreline of Mercer Island. The regulated area has been divided into two zones. The zones are separated by a line perpendicular from the I–90 Bridge to the northwest corner of the East log boom and a line extending from the southeast corner of the East log boom to the southeast corner of the hydroplane race course and then to the northerly tip of Ohlers Island in Andrews Bay. The western zone is designated Zone I, the eastern zone, Zone II. (Refer to NOAA Chart 18447). The Coast Guard will maintain a patrol consisting of Coast Guard vessels, assisted by Auxiliary Coast Guard vessels, in Zone II. The Coast Guard patrol of this area is under the direction of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander (the ‘‘Patrol Commander’’). The Patrol Commander is empowered to control the movement of vessels on the racecourse and in the adjoining waters during the periods this regulation is in effect. The Patrol Commander may be assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Only authorized vessels may be allowed to enter Zone I during the hours this regulation is in effect. Vessels in the vicinity of Zone I shall maneuver and VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:28 Jul 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 anchor as directed by Coast Guard Officers or Petty Officers. During the times in which the regulation is in effect, the following rules shall apply: (1) Swimming, wading, or otherwise entering the water in Zone I by any person is prohibited while hydroplane boats are on the racecourse. At other times in Zone I, any person entering the water from the shoreline shall remain west of the swim line, denoted by buoys, and any person entering the water from the log boom shall remain within ten (10) feet of the log boom. (2) Any person swimming or otherwise entering the water in Zone II shall remain within ten (10) feet of a vessel. (3) Rafting to a log boom will be limited to groups of three vessels. (4) Up to six (6) vessels may raft together in Zone II if none of the vessels are secured to a log boom. Only vessels authorized by the Patrol Commander, other law enforcement agencies or event sponsors shall be permitted to tow other watercraft or inflatable devices. (5) Vessels proceeding in either Zone I or Zone II during the hours this regulation is in effect shall do so only at speeds which will create minimum wake, seven (07) miles per hour or less. This maximum speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander. (6) Upon completion of the daily racing activities, all vessels leaving either Zone I or Zone II shall proceed at speeds of seven (07) miles per hour or less. The maximum speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander. (7) A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn from vessels patrolling the areas under the direction of the Patrol Commander shall serve as signal to stop. Vessels signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders of the patrol vessel; failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1301 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 39633 Dated: June 1, 2012. S.J. Ferguson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 2012–16399 Filed 7–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Parts 100 and 165 [Docket Number USCG–2012–0111] RIN 1625–AA00; 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation and Safety Zones; Marine Events in Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound Zone Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations and safety zones for marine events on the navigable waters within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound zone for regattas, fireworks displays and swim events. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within these regulated areas would be prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Sector Long Island Sound. DATES: This rule is effective from August 6, 2012 until November 11, 2012. This rule will be enforced during the specific dates and time listed in TABLE 1 and 2 to § 165.T01–0111. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2012–0111]. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Petty Officer Joseph Graun, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, (203) 468– 4544, Joseph.L.Graun@uscg.mil. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 129 (Thursday, July 5, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39632-39633]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16399]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0452]


Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the Seattle Seafair Unlimited 
Hydroplane Race Special Local Regulation on Lake Washington, WA from 8 
a.m. on August 2, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. on August 5, 2012 during

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hydroplane race times. This action is necessary to ensure public safety 
from the inherent dangers associated with high-speed races while 
allowing access for rescue personnel in the event of an emergency. 
During the enforcement period, no person or vessel will be allowed to 
enter the regulated area without the permission of the Captain of the 
Port, on-scene Patrol Commander or Designated Representative.

DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1301 will be effective from 8 a.m. 
on August 2, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. on August 5, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call or email Ensign Nathaniel P. Clinger, Sector Puget Sound Waterways 
Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 206-217-6045, email 
SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the special 
local regulation for the annual Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane 
Race in 33 CFR 100.1301 from 8 a.m. on August 2, 2012 through 11:59 
p.m. on August 5, 2012.
    Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1301, the Coast Guard will 
restrict general navigation in the following area: The waters of Lake 
Washington bounded by the Interstate 90 (Mercer Island/Lacey V. Murrow) 
Bridge, the western shore of Lake Washington, and the east/west line 
drawn tangent to Bailey Peninsula and along the shoreline of Mercer 
Island.
    The regulated area has been divided into two zones. The zones are 
separated by a line perpendicular from the I-90 Bridge to the northwest 
corner of the East log boom and a line extending from the southeast 
corner of the East log boom to the southeast corner of the hydroplane 
race course and then to the northerly tip of Ohlers Island in Andrews 
Bay. The western zone is designated Zone I, the eastern zone, Zone II. 
(Refer to NOAA Chart 18447).
    The Coast Guard will maintain a patrol consisting of Coast Guard 
vessels, assisted by Auxiliary Coast Guard vessels, in Zone II. The 
Coast Guard patrol of this area is under the direction of the Coast 
Guard Patrol Commander (the ``Patrol Commander''). The Patrol Commander 
is empowered to control the movement of vessels on the racecourse and 
in the adjoining waters during the periods this regulation is in 
effect. The Patrol Commander may be assisted by other federal, state 
and local law enforcement agencies.
    Only authorized vessels may be allowed to enter Zone I during the 
hours this regulation is in effect. Vessels in the vicinity of Zone I 
shall maneuver and anchor as directed by Coast Guard Officers or Petty 
Officers.
    During the times in which the regulation is in effect, the 
following rules shall apply:
    (1) Swimming, wading, or otherwise entering the water in Zone I by 
any person is prohibited while hydroplane boats are on the racecourse. 
At other times in Zone I, any person entering the water from the 
shoreline shall remain west of the swim line, denoted by buoys, and any 
person entering the water from the log boom shall remain within ten 
(10) feet of the log boom.
    (2) Any person swimming or otherwise entering the water in Zone II 
shall remain within ten (10) feet of a vessel.
    (3) Rafting to a log boom will be limited to groups of three 
vessels.
    (4) Up to six (6) vessels may raft together in Zone II if none of 
the vessels are secured to a log boom. Only vessels authorized by the 
Patrol Commander, other law enforcement agencies or event sponsors 
shall be permitted to tow other watercraft or inflatable devices.
    (5) Vessels proceeding in either Zone I or Zone II during the hours 
this regulation is in effect shall do so only at speeds which will 
create minimum wake, seven (07) miles per hour or less. This maximum 
speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander.
    (6) Upon completion of the daily racing activities, all vessels 
leaving either Zone I or Zone II shall proceed at speeds of seven (07) 
miles per hour or less. The maximum speed may be reduced at the 
discretion of the Patrol Commander.
    (7) A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn from 
vessels patrolling the areas under the direction of the Patrol 
Commander shall serve as signal to stop. Vessels signaled shall stop 
and shall comply with the orders of the patrol vessel; failure to do so 
may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, 
or both.

The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law 
enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation.
    This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1301 and 5 
U.S.C. 552(a). If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated 
area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, 
he may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission 
to enter the regulated area.

    Dated: June 1, 2012.
S.J. Ferguson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound.
[FR Doc. 2012-16399 Filed 7-3-12; 8:45 am]
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