Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA, 43513-43514 [2012-18126]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 25, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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 implementation of regulations within 33 CFR Part 100 that apply to organized marine events on the navigable waters of the United States that may have potential for negative impact on the safety or other interest of waterway users and shore side activities in the event area. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the general public and event participants from potential hazards associated with movement of vessels near the event area. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary 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. 43513 List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. At § 100.501, in the Table to § 100.501, make the following amendments: ■ a. Under ‘‘(d) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—COTP Zone,’’ suspend entry (d)4. ■ b. Under ‘‘(d) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—COTP Zone,’’ add entry (d)5 to read as follows: ■ § 100.501 Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District. * * * * * (D.) COAST GUARD SECTOR NORTH CAROLINA—COTP ZONE Number * 5 ................ Date Event * October 20, 2012, from 7 a.m to 11 a.m. * Wilmington YMCA Triathlon. Dated: June 28, 2012. A. Popiel, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port North Carolina. [FR Doc. 2012–18154 Filed 7–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2010–1024] TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation, Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA from 12 p.m. through 8 p.m. on SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Jul 24, 2012 Sponsor Jkt 226001 Location * Wilmington YMCA .. * * * The waters of, and adjacent to, Wrightsville Channel from Wrightsville Channel Day beacon 14 (LLNR 28040), located at 34°12′18″ N, longitude 077°48′10″ W, to Wrightsville Channel Day beacon 25 (LLNR 28080), located at 34°12′51″ N, longitude 77°48′53″ W. September 2, 2012. This action is necessary to restrict vessel movement within the specified race area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after racing activity in order to ensure the safety of participants, spectators and the maritime public. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within the specified race area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representatives. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1309 will be enforced from 12 p.m. through 8 p.m. on September 2, 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 is providing notice of enforcement of the Special Local PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Regulation for Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA in 33 CFR 100.1309 on September 2, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The following area is specified as a race area: All waters of Budd Inlet, WA the width of the navigation channel south of a line connecting the following points: 47°05.530′ N 122°55.844′ W and 47°05.528′ N 122°55.680′ W until reaching the northernmost end of the navigation channel at a line connecting the following points: 47°05.108′ N 122°55.799′ W and 47°05.131′ N 122°55.659′ W then southeasterly until reaching the southernmost entrance of the navigation channel at a line connecting the following points: 47°03.946′ N 122°54.577′ W, 47°04.004′ N 122°54.471′ W. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1309, the regulated area shall be closed immediately prior to, during and immediately after the event to all persons and vessels not participating in E:\FR\FM\25JYR1.SGM 25JYR1 43514 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 25, 2012 / Rules and Regulations the event and authorized by the event sponsor. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1309 and 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners. 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: July 2, 2012. S.J. Ferguson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 2012–18126 Filed 7–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 110 [Docket No. USCG–2009–1131] RIN 1625–AA01 Anchorage Regulations; Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound, RI Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is removing an obsolete naval explosives anchorage in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, and adding an offshore anchorage in Rhode Island Sound south of Brenton Point, Rhode Island, for use by vessels waiting to enter Narragansett Bay. DATES: This rule is effective August 24, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2009–1131 and are available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2009–1131 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ This material is 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 rule, call Mr. Edward G. LeBlanc at Coast Guard TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Jul 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 Sector Southeastern New England, 401– 435–2351. If you have questions on viewing the docket, please call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information On March 21, 2011, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Anchorage Regulations; Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound, RI,’’ in the Federal Register (76 FR 15246). We received nine comments on the proposed rule. Basis and Purpose The Secretary of Homeland Security has delegated to the Coast Guard the authority to establish and regulate anchorage grounds in accordance with 33 U.S.C. 471; 1221 through 1236, 2030, 2035, 2071; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The purpose of this rule is to remove an obsolete and no longer used anchorage in Narragansett Bay from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and formalize and codify an area of Rhode Island Sound that under current informal practice is routinely used by mariners as an anchorage while waiting to enter Narragansett Bay. Background This rule removes the Naval explosives anchorage described in 33 CFR 110.145(a)(2)(ii). Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island had indicated to the Coast Guard that this anchorage is obsolete and no longer necessary for naval purposes. Leaving this obsolete anchorage in the CFR and on navigation charts leaves mariners with the mistaken impression that the area is reserved for a special purpose (i.e., explosives vessel anchoring) when in fact, it is no longer used or needed for that purpose. The rule also adds a new anchorage to formalize and codify the current practice of commercial vessels that anchor in an area south of Brenton Point, Newport, Rhode Island, while waiting to enter Narragansett Bay. Establishing this anchorage in the CFR, and placing it on navigation charts, will remove ambiguity and clarify for mariners the preferred and safest area in which to anchor offshore when waiting to enter Narragansett Bay. The new anchorage area would encroach on a Navy Restricted Area (33 CFR 334.78). According to the regulation, anchoring within the Restricted Area is precluded only during periods of mine warfare training. However, mine warfare training is no PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 longer conducted in that area. Thus, the Coast Guard requested that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers remove the now-defunct area from the Code of Federal Regulations. In a letter received by the Corps of Engineers on May 5, 2011, the U.S. Navy also requested that the Corps of Engineers disestablish the Restricted Area as it is no longer needed. (A copy of the letter from the Commanding Officer, Naval Station Newport, is included in the docket for this rule.) In February 2012 the Corps of Engineers initiated the rulemaking process to remove the Restricted Area from the Code of Federal Regulations. Discussion of Comments and Changes We received nine comments on the proposed rule. One letter, from the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), stated that DOI had no comment on the proposed rule. The Coast Guard received no comments opposed to the section of this rule that disestablishes the obsolete naval explosives anchorage in Narragansett Bay. The other comments were from private citizens, municipalities in the Narragansett Bay area, a Rhode Island state representative, and the Massachusetts Attorney General, among others. These comments expressed a generally consistent theme: Comments requested that the Coast Guard conduct a more thorough environmental impact analysis consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Specifically, comments requested that the Coast Guard’s NEPA analysis discuss the possible adverse impacts to the environment from potential use of the proposed anchorage by tankers that may deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the proposed Weaver’s Cove LLC import facility in Mt. Hope Bay, Massachusetts. Several comments requested a public meeting to discuss ` the NEPA issue vis a vis the Weaver’s Cove LNG proposal. At the time the Coast Guard published its March 2011 NPRM for this rulemaking, Weaver’s Cove LLC was seeking approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build and operate a waterfront LNG facility in Fall River, Massachusetts. On June 20, 2011, Weaver’s Cove LLC formally notified FERC that it was withdrawing its proposals. On July 6, 2011, FERC issued documentation vacating its July 15, 2005, authorization to Weaver’s Cove for a waterfront facility in Fall River, Massachusetts, and terminating its (FERC’s) processing of the Weaver’s Cove application for an LNG offload facility in Mt. Hope Bay. E:\FR\FM\25JYR1.SGM 25JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 43513-43514]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18126]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2010-1024]


Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation, 
Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA from 12 p.m. through 
8 p.m. on September 2, 2012. This action is necessary to restrict 
vessel movement within the specified race area immediately prior to, 
during, and immediately after racing activity in order to ensure the 
safety of participants, spectators and the maritime public. Entry into, 
transit through, mooring or anchoring within the specified race area is 
prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or 
Designated Representatives.

DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1309 will be enforced from 12 p.m. 
through 8 p.m. on September 2, 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 is providing notice of 
enforcement of the Special Local Regulation for Olympia Harbor Days Tug 
Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA in 33 CFR 100.1309 on September 2, 2012, 
from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    The following area is specified as a race area: All waters of Budd 
Inlet, WA the width of the navigation channel south of a line 
connecting the following points: 47[deg]05.530' N 122[deg]55.844' W and 
47[deg]05.528' N 122[deg]55.680' W until reaching the northernmost end 
of the navigation channel at a line connecting the following points: 
47[deg]05.108' N 122[deg]55.799' W and 47[deg]05.131' N 122[deg]55.659' 
W then southeasterly until reaching the southernmost entrance of the 
navigation channel at a line connecting the following points: 
47[deg]03.946' N 122[deg]54.577' W, 47[deg]04.004' N 122[deg]54.471' W.
    Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1309, the regulated area shall 
be closed immediately prior to, during and immediately after the event 
to all persons and vessels not participating in

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the event and authorized by the event sponsor.
    This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1309 and 5 
U.S.C. 552 (a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the 
Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance 
notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to 
Mariners. 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: July 2, 2012.
S.J. Ferguson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound.
[FR Doc. 2012-18126 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]
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