Safety Zone: Sacramento River Closure for Aerial Cable Installation, Sacramento, CA, 40800-40802 [2012-16953]

Download as PDF 40800 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2012 / Rules and Regulations as possible to the public. These means might include some or all of those listed in 33 CFR 165.7(a). The primary method of notification, however, will be through Broadcast Notice to Mariners and local Notice to Mariners. (c) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section: (1) Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer designated by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie to monitor these safety zones, permit entry into these safety zones, give legally enforceable orders to persons or vessels within these safety zones, or take other actions authorized by the Captain of the Port. (2) Public vessel means a vessel owned, chartered, or operated by the United States or by a State or political subdivision thereof. (d) Regulations. (1) The general regulations in 33 CFR 165.23 apply. (2) All persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative. Upon being hailed by the U.S. Coast Guard by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. (3) When the safety zone established by this section is being enforced, all vessels must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or his or her designated representative to enter, move within, or exit that safety zone. Vessels and persons granted permission to enter the safety zone shall obey all lawful orders or directions of the Captain of the Port or his or her designated representative. While within the safety zone, all vessels shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course. (e) Exemption. Public vessels, as defined in paragraph (c) of this section, are exempt from the requirements in this section. Dated: June 21, 2012. J.C. McGuiness, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES [FR Doc. 2012–16897 Filed 7–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0376] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone: Sacramento River Closure for Aerial Cable Installation, Sacramento, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Sacramento River near Sherman Island, CA in support of the Sacramento River Closure for Aerial Cable Installation on July 11, 2012 through July 13, 2012. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of workers, helicopters, mariners, and other vessels transiting the area from the dangers associated with helicopters operating under heavy loads in close proximity to power lines. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 6 a.m. through 1 p.m. on July 11, 2012 through July 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0376 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0376 in the ‘‘keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. They are also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call or email Ensign William Hawn, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399–7442 or email at D11-PFMarineEvents@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:30 Jul 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Regulatory History and Information The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because the event would occur before the rulemaking process would be completed. Because of the dangers posed by the helicopters operating under heavy loads in close proximity to power lines, the safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of helicopters, mariners, and other vessels transiting the area. For the safety concerns noted, it is in the public interest to have these regulations in effect during the event. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. The Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication because to do otherwise would be contrary to the public interest since immediate action is required to protect helicopters, mariners and vessels transiting the area. B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the proposed rule is 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1 which, collectively, authorize the Coast Guard to establish safety zones. Pacific Gas and Electric Company will sponsor the Sacramento River Closure for Aerial Cable Installation on July 11, 2012 through July 13, 2012, in the navigable waters of the Sacramento River near Sherman Island, CA. Aerial operations to install the cable are scheduled to take place from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 11, 2012 through July 13, 2012. Upon commencement of the aerial operations, the safety zone will encompass the navigable waters around and under the Sacramento River within 200 yards of a line connecting the following points: 38°04′15″ N, 121°47′20″ W; 38°03′38″ N, 121°46′58″ E:\FR\FM\11JYR1.SGM 11JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2012 / Rules and Regulations W (NAD 83). The aerial cable installation is necessary to reinstall the cable that broke on October 19, 2011. The replacement cable is a nonelectrical support cable that holds aircraft warning devices on a Pacific Gas and Electric high voltage electrical transmission line. The safety zone is issued to establish a temporary restricted area on the waters surrounding the installation operation. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of helicopters, mariners, and other vessels transiting the area from the dangers associated with helicopters operating under heavy loads in close proximity to power lines. C. Discussion of the Final Rule The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in navigable waters around and under the Sacramento River within 200 yards of a line connecting the points 38°04′15″ N, 121°47′20″ W and 38°03′38″ N, 121°46′58″ W (NAD 83) during the aerial cable installation. Aerial operations to install the cable between the towers located adjacent the Sacramento River in positions 38°04′15″ N, 121°47′20″ W and 38°03′38″ N, 121°46′58″ W (NAD 83) are scheduled to take place from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 11, 2012 through July 13, 2012. At the conclusion of the aerial operations the safety zone shall terminate. The effect of the temporary safety zone will be to restrict navigation in the vicinity of the aerial cable installation operation. Except for persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the restricted area. These regulations are needed to keep mariners and vessels away from the immediate vicinity of the aerial installation to ensure the safety of helicopters, mariners, and other vessels transiting the area. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes and executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:30 Jul 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. We expect the economic impact of this rule does not rise to the level of necessitating a full Regulatory Evaluation. The safety zone is limited in duration, and is limited to a narrowly tailored geographic area. In addition, although this rule restricts access to the waters encompassed by the safety zone, the effect of this rule will not be significant because the local waterway users will be notified via public Broadcast Notice to Mariners to ensure the safety zone will result in minimum impact. The entities most likely to be affected are waterfront facilities, commercial vessels, and pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities. 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. 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 may affect owners and operators of waterfront facilities, commercial vessels, and pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing. This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for several reasons: (i) This rule will encompass only a small portion of the waterway for a limited period of time, and (ii) the maritime public will be advised in advance of this safety zone via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. 3. 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 rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40801 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. 4. 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). 5. 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. 6. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. 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 E:\FR\FM\11JYR1.SGM 11JYR1 40802 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Dated: June 27, 2012. Jay W. Jewess, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco, Acting. 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. PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 11. Indian Tribal Governments Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ■ 2. Add temporary § 165.T11–502 to read as follows: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation § 165.T11–502 Safety zone; Sacramento River Closure for Aerial Cable Installation, Sacramento, CA. 33 CFR Part 401 (a) Location. This temporary safety zone is established for the navigable waters of the Sacramento River near Sherman Island, California as depicted in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chart 18661. The safety zone will extend 200 yards from a line connecting the following points: 38°04′15″ N, 121°47′20″ W; 38°03′38″ N, 121°46′58″ W (NAD 83). (b) Enforcement Period. The zone described in paragraph (a) of this section will be enforced from 6 a.m. through 1 p.m. on July 11, 2012 through July 13, 2012. The Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) will notify the maritime community of periods during which this zone will be enforced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7. (c) Definitions. As used in this section, ‘‘designated representative’’ means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer on a Coast Guard vessel or a Federal, State, or local officer designated by or assisting the COTP in the enforcement of the safety zone. (d) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in 33 CFR Part 165, Subpart C, entry into, transiting or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative. (2) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the COTP or a designated representative. (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone must contact the COTP or a designated representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or a designated representative. Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the safety zone on VHF–23A or through the 24hour Command Center at telephone (415) 399–3547. RIN 2135–AA30 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. 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 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 a safety zone of limited size and duration. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) 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. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, and Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:30 Jul 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [FR Doc. 2012–16953 Filed 7–10–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. SLSDC–2012–0001] Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules (Practices and Procedures in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. Under agreement with the SLSMC, the SLSDC is amending the joint regulations by updating the Seaway Regulations and Rules in various categories. The changes will update the following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Condition of Vessels; Seaway Navigation; Dangerous Cargo; Information and Reports; General; and, Navigation Closing Procedures. These amendments are necessary to take account of updated procedures and will enhance the safety of transits through the Seaway. Several of the amendments are merely editorial or for clarification of existing requirements. SUMMARY: DATES: The final rule is effective July 11, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Mann Lavigne, Chief Counsel, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 180 Andrews Street, Massena, New York 13662; 315/764– 3200. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules (Practices and Procedures in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11JYR1.SGM 11JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 11, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-16953]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0376]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone: Sacramento River Closure for Aerial Cable 
Installation, Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the 
navigable waters of the Sacramento River near Sherman Island, CA in 
support of the Sacramento River Closure for Aerial Cable Installation 
on July 11, 2012 through July 13, 2012. This safety zone is established 
to ensure the safety of workers, helicopters, mariners, and other 
vessels transiting the area from the dangers associated with 
helicopters operating under heavy loads in close proximity to power 
lines. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering 
into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without 
permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated 
representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 6 a.m. through 1 p.m. on July 11, 
2012 through July 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0376 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0376 in the 
``keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search''. They are also available 
for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), 
U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary rule, call or email Ensign William Hawn, U.S. Coast Guard 
Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399-7442 or email at D11-PF-MarineEvents@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
(202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Acronyms

DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

A. Regulatory History and Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior 
notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 
4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.''
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with 
respect to this rule because the event would occur before the 
rulemaking process would be completed. Because of the dangers posed by 
the helicopters operating under heavy loads in close proximity to power 
lines, the safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of 
helicopters, mariners, and other vessels transiting the area. For the 
safety concerns noted, it is in the public interest to have these 
regulations in effect during the event.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. The Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication because to do otherwise would be contrary to the public 
interest since immediate action is required to protect helicopters, 
mariners and vessels transiting the area.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for the proposed rule is 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. 
Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 
6.04-6, 160.5; Pub. L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1 which, collectively, authorize the Coast 
Guard to establish safety zones.
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company will sponsor the Sacramento River 
Closure for Aerial Cable Installation on July 11, 2012 through July 13, 
2012, in the navigable waters of the Sacramento River near Sherman 
Island, CA. Aerial operations to install the cable are scheduled to 
take place from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 11, 2012 through July 13, 
2012. Upon commencement of the aerial operations, the safety zone will 
encompass the navigable waters around and under the Sacramento River 
within 200 yards of a line connecting the following points: 
38[deg]04'15'' N, 121[deg]47'20'' W; 38[deg]03'38'' N, 121[deg]46'58''

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W (NAD 83). The aerial cable installation is necessary to reinstall the 
cable that broke on October 19, 2011. The replacement cable is a non-
electrical support cable that holds aircraft warning devices on a 
Pacific Gas and Electric high voltage electrical transmission line. The 
safety zone is issued to establish a temporary restricted area on the 
waters surrounding the installation operation. The safety zone is 
necessary to provide for the safety of helicopters, mariners, and other 
vessels transiting the area from the dangers associated with 
helicopters operating under heavy loads in close proximity to power 
lines.

C. Discussion of the Final Rule

    The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in navigable waters 
around and under the Sacramento River within 200 yards of a line 
connecting the points 38[deg]04'15'' N, 121[deg]47'20'' W and 
38[deg]03'38'' N, 121[deg]46'58'' W (NAD 83) during the aerial cable 
installation. Aerial operations to install the cable between the towers 
located adjacent the Sacramento River in positions 38[deg]04'15'' N, 
121[deg]47'20'' W and 38[deg]03'38'' N, 121[deg]46'58'' W (NAD 83) are 
scheduled to take place from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 11, 2012 through 
July 13, 2012. At the conclusion of the aerial operations the safety 
zone shall terminate.
    The effect of the temporary safety zone will be to restrict 
navigation in the vicinity of the aerial cable installation operation. 
Except for persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol 
Commander, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the restricted 
area. These regulations are needed to keep mariners and vessels away 
from the immediate vicinity of the aerial installation to ensure the 
safety of helicopters, mariners, and other vessels transiting the area.

D. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as 
supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential 
costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Executive Order 12866 
or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management 
and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders.
    We expect the economic impact of this rule does not rise to the 
level of necessitating a full Regulatory Evaluation. The safety zone is 
limited in duration, and is limited to a narrowly tailored geographic 
area. In addition, although this rule restricts access to the waters 
encompassed by the safety zone, the effect of this rule will not be 
significant because the local waterway users will be notified via 
public Broadcast Notice to Mariners to ensure the safety zone will 
result in minimum impact. The entities most likely to be affected are 
waterfront facilities, commercial vessels, and pleasure craft engaged 
in recreational activities.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking.
    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 may affect owners and operators of waterfront 
facilities, commercial vessels, and pleasure craft engaged in 
recreational activities and sightseeing. This rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
for several reasons: (i) This rule will encompass only a small portion 
of the waterway for a limited period of time, and (ii) the maritime 
public will be advised in advance of this safety zone via Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners.

3. 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 rule. If the rule would affect your 
small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have 
questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 
contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, 
above. 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.

4. 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).

5. 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.

6. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that 
your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or 
security of people, places or vessels.

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

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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.

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 
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 a safety zone of limited size and 
duration. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under 
paragraph 34(g) 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. We seek any comments or information that may 
lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this 
rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

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

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 
3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1(g), 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 
160.5; Pub. L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. Add temporary Sec.  165.T11-502 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T11-502  Safety zone; Sacramento River Closure for Aerial 
Cable Installation, Sacramento, CA.

    (a) Location. This temporary safety zone is established for the 
navigable waters of the Sacramento River near Sherman Island, 
California as depicted in National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) Chart 18661. The safety zone will extend 200 
yards from a line connecting the following points: 38[deg]04'15'' N, 
121[deg]47'20'' W; 38[deg]03'38'' N, 121[deg]46'58'' W (NAD 83).
    (b) Enforcement Period. The zone described in paragraph (a) of this 
section will be enforced from 6 a.m. through 1 p.m. on July 11, 2012 
through July 13, 2012. The Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) 
will notify the maritime community of periods during which this zone 
will be enforced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners in accordance with 33 
CFR 165.7.
    (c) Definitions. As used in this section, ``designated 
representative'' means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a 
Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer on a Coast Guard 
vessel or a Federal, State, or local officer designated by or assisting 
the COTP in the enforcement of the safety zone.
    (d) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in 33 CFR Part 
165, Subpart C, entry into, transiting or anchoring within this safety 
zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated 
representative.
    (2) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the COTP or a designated representative.
    (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone must contact the COTP or a designated representative to obtain 
permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or 
operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to 
them by the COTP or a designated representative. Persons and vessels 
may request permission to enter the safety zone on VHF-23A or through 
the 24-hour Command Center at telephone (415) 399-3547.

    Dated: June 27, 2012.
Jay W. Jewess,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco, Acting.
[FR Doc. 2012-16953 Filed 7-10-12; 8:45 am]
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