Special Local Regulation; New River Raft Race, New River; Fort Lauderdale, FL, 17087-17090 [2013-06451]

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(a) Public inquiries on general committee matters, except requests for records, are to be directed to the Committee Management Officer in the Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5103, Silver Spring, MD 20993. * * * * * § 14.120 [Amended] 7. Amend § 14.120 by removing ‘‘Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 263f(f)(1)(A))’’ and adding in its place ‘‘Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360kk(f)(1)(A)).’’ ■ § 14.122 [Amended] 8. Amend § 14.122 by removing ‘‘42 U.S.C. 263f’’ and adding in its place ‘‘21 U.S.C. 360kk’’ in paragraphs (a)(2) and (b). ■ § 14.125 [Amended] 9. Amend § 14.125 by removing ‘‘42 U.S.C. 263f (f)(1)(A)’’ and adding in its place ‘‘21 U.S.C. 360kk(f)(1)(A)’’ in paragraph (c). ■ PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 14.130 17087 [Amended] 10. Amend § 14.130 by removing ‘‘42 U.S.C. 263f (f)(1)(B)’’ and adding in its place ‘‘21 U.S.C. 360kk(f)(1)(B)’’ in paragraph (a). ■ Dated: March 13, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–06354 Filed 3–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0047] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation; New River Raft Race, New River; Fort Lauderdale, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the event, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. DATES: This rule will is effective from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on March 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2013–0047. 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 Lieutenant Junior Grade Mike H. Wu, Sector Miami Prevention E:\FR\FM\20MRR1.SGM 20MRR1 17088 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 20, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Department, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (305) 535–7576, email Mike.H.Wu@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, 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 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)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. The Coast Guard did not receive necessary event information in regards to the event location until January 22, 2013. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), for the same reasons as above, the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Any delay in the effective date of this rule would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to minimize potential danger to the race participants, participant vessels, spectators and the general public. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish special local regulations: 33 U.S.C. 1233. The purpose of the rule is to ensure the safety of life and property on a navigable waterway of the United States during the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race. On March 23, 2013, Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club is sponsoring the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race. The race will be held on the waters of the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Approximately 20– 25 participants are expected to attend the race. No spectator vessels are expected. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the VerDate Mar<14>2013 15:24 Mar 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the event. C. Discussion of the Final Rule This special local regulation encompasses certain navigable waters of the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The special local regulation will be effective from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on March 23, 2013. All persons and vessels, except those participating in the races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the Captain of the Port Miami by telephone at (305) 535–4472, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide notice of the special local regulation by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 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 Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. The economic impact of this rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) The special local regulation will be enforced for a maximum of one and a half hours; (2) non-participant persons and vessels may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area during the respective enforcement period if authorized by the PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative; (3) nonparticipant persons and vessels not authorized to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area may operate in the surrounding areas during the respective enforcement period; and (4) the Coast Guard will provide advance notification of the special local regulation to the local maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. 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 term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule would affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within any of the regulated areas during the respective enforcement period. For the reasons discussed in the Regulatory Planning and Review section above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 3. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Public Law 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– E:\FR\FM\20MRR1.SGM 20MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 20, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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 will not call for a 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 the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and determined that this rule 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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 VerDate Mar<14>2013 15:24 Mar 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 17089 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. requirements, Security Measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: 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. PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 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 special local regulation issued in conjunction with a regatta or marine parade to ensure the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) and 35(b) 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 100 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 2. Add a temporary § 100.35T07–0047 to read as follows: ■ § 100.35T07–0047 Special Local Regulation; Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race, New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (a) Regulated Area. All waters of the New River contained within the following points: starting at Point 1 in position 26°07′11″ N, 80°08′52″ W; thence southeast along the shoreline to Point 2 in position 26°07′05″ N, 80°08′34″ W; thence southwest across the river to Point 3 in position 26°07′04″ N, 80°08′35″ W thence northwest along the shoreline to Point 4 in position 26°07′08″ N, 80°08′52″ W; thence north back across the river to origin. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (b) Definition. The term ‘‘designated representative’’ means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Miami in the enforcement of the regulated area. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless participating in the event. (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the Captain of the Port Miami via telephone at 305–535–4472, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to seek authorization. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. E:\FR\FM\20MRR1.SGM 20MRR1 17090 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 20, 2013 / Rules and Regulations (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area via Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and by on-scene designated representatives. (d) Effective Date. This rule is effective from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on March 23, 2013. Dated: March 7, 2013. C.P. Scraba, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Miami. [FR Doc. 2013–06451 Filed 3–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0357] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is adopting an interim drawbridge rule published in August 2012 as a final rule for the Berkley (I–264) Bridge, at mile 0.4, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA. This rule, allowing only four scheduled bridge openings during the day, is necessary to alleviate heavy vehicular traffic delays throughout the day and secondary congestion during the afternoon rush hour, while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation. DATES: Effective April 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments and related materials received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2012– 0357 and are available online by going to www.regulations.gov, and inserting USCG–2012–0357 in the ‘‘Search’’ 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 or email Terrance A. Knowles, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398– 6587, email terrance.a.knowles@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register U.S.C. United States Code VDOT Virginia Department of Transportation VMA Virginia Maritime Association A. Regulatory History and Information On August 30, 2012, we published an interim rule (IR) entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA’’ in the Federal Register (77 FR 52599). We received 545 comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Other Related Regulatory Action: The following table describes regulatory actions related to this bridge. A discussion of those actions follows. TABLE 1—RULEMAKINGS Date wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 10/09/2009 10/09/2009 03/03/2010 03/03/2010 08/06/2010 08/30/2012 Action ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ On October 9, 2009, we published a notice of temporary deviation request for comments entitled; ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA’’ in the Federal Register (74 FR 52143) and a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA’’ in the Federal Register (74 FR 52158). We received 861 comments for both the temporary deviation and NPRM. No public meeting was requested then, and none was held. On March 3, 2010, we published a notice of temporary deviation request for comments entitled; ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, VA’’ in the Federal Register (75 FR 9521) and a supplemental notice of proposed VerDate Mar<14>2013 15:24 Mar 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 FR Cite Temporary Deviation ............................................. Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) ............................ Temporary Deviation ............................................. Supplemental NPRM ............................................ Temporary Final Rule ........................................... Interim Rule ........................................................... rulemaking (SNPRM) entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA’’ in the Federal Register (75 FR 9557). That time we received four comments on the published deviation and SNPRM. No public meeting was requested then, and none was held. On August 6, 2010, we published a temporary final rule entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA’’ in the Federal Register (75 FR 47461) that temporarily changed the drawbridge operation regulations effective from 9 a.m. on September 4, 2010, until 2:30 p.m. on October 5, 2012. The establishment of the recent interim rule, effective since October 6, 2012, and the previous temporary final PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 74 74 75 75 75 77 FR FR FR FR FR FR 52143 ......... 52158 ......... 9521 ........... 9557 ........... 47461 ......... 52599 ......... Drawbridge operation regs. (Docket No.) USCG–2009–0754. USCG–2009–0754. USCG–2010–0083. USCG–2009–0754. USCG–2009–0754. USCG–2012–0357. rule, with its similar operating rules/ provisions, which was in effect since September 4, 2010, did not place any additional constraints on the waterway users because mariners already used the temporary schedule for almost two years and could still plan their trips in accordance with the scheduled bridge openings. Any operating schedule that would revert back to the previous ondemand operation of the drawbridge would produce a tremendous amount of delay. Prior to these four scheduled daytime openings, delays for motorists were unpredictable and were expected to increase with population growth and any increase in associated traffic. B. Basis and Purpose VDOT, which owns and operates the bascule-type Berkley Bridge, requested a E:\FR\FM\20MRR1.SGM 20MRR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0047]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation; New River Raft Race, New River; Fort 
Lauderdale, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on 
the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the Rotary Club of 
Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The 
special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the 
participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the 
event. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the event, 
are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or 
remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of 
the Port Miami or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule will is effective from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on 
March 23, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
USCG-2013-0047. 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 Lieutenant Junior Grade Mike H. Wu, Sector Miami 
Prevention

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Department, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (305) 535-7576, email 
Mike.H.Wu@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting 
material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, 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 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)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. The Coast Guard 
did not receive necessary event information in regards to the event 
location until January 22, 2013.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), for the same reasons as above, the Coast 
Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less 
than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Any delay in 
the effective date of this rule would be impracticable and contrary to 
the public interest because immediate action is needed to minimize 
potential danger to the race participants, participant vessels, 
spectators and the general public.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard's authority to 
establish special local regulations: 33 U.S.C. 1233. The purpose of the 
rule is to ensure the safety of life and property on a navigable 
waterway of the United States during the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale 
New River Raft Race.
    On March 23, 2013, Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club is sponsoring the 
Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race. The race will be 
held on the waters of the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
Approximately 20-25 participants are expected to attend the race. No 
spectator vessels are expected.
    This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of 
the participants, participant vessels, and the general public during 
the event.

C. Discussion of the Final Rule

    This special local regulation encompasses certain navigable waters 
of the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The special local 
regulation will be effective from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on March 23, 
2013. All persons and vessels, except those participating in the races, 
are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or 
remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of 
the Port Miami or a designated representative.
    Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, 
or remain within the regulated area may contact the Captain of the Port 
Miami by telephone at (305) 535-4472, or a designated representative 
via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization 
to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated 
area is granted by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated 
representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization 
must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Miami or a 
designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide notice of the 
special local regulation by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice 
to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives.

D. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on 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 Executive Order 12866 or 
under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and 
Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. The economic impact of 
this rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) The special 
local regulation will be enforced for a maximum of one and a half 
hours; (2) non-participant persons and vessels may enter, transit 
through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area during the 
respective enforcement period if authorized by the Captain of the Port 
Miami or a designated representative; (3) non-participant persons and 
vessels not authorized to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain 
within the regulated area may operate in the surrounding areas during 
the respective enforcement period; and (4) the Coast Guard will provide 
advance notification of the special local regulation to the local 
maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners.

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 term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. This rule would affect the following entities, some of 
which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels 
intending to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within any of 
the regulated areas during the respective enforcement period. For the 
reasons discussed in the Regulatory Planning and Review section above, 
this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities.

3. Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Public Law 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-

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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 will not call for a 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 the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and determined 
that this rule 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 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 special local regulation issued in 
conjunction with a regatta or marine parade to ensure the safety of 
race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general 
public during the event. This rule is categorically excluded from 
further review under paragraph 34(h) and 35(b) 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 100

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

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

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

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2. Add a temporary Sec.  100.35T07-0047 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.35T07-0047  Special Local Regulation; Rotary Club of Fort 
Lauderdale New River Raft Race, New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

    (a) Regulated Area. All waters of the New River contained within 
the following points: starting at Point 1 in position 26[deg]07'11'' N, 
80[deg]08'52'' W; thence southeast along the shoreline to Point 2 in 
position 26[deg]07'05'' N, 80[deg]08'34'' W; thence southwest across 
the river to Point 3 in position 26[deg]07'04'' N, 80[deg]08'35'' W 
thence northwest along the shoreline to Point 4 in position 
26[deg]07'08'' N, 80[deg]08'52'' W; thence north back across the river 
to origin. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983.
    (b) Definition. The term ``designated representative'' means Coast 
Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty 
officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and 
Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the 
Captain of the Port Miami in the enforcement of the regulated area.
    (c) Regulations.
    (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, 
transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated 
area unless participating in the event.
    (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor 
in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the Captain of the 
Port Miami via telephone at 305-535-4472, or a designated 
representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to seek authorization. If 
authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within 
the regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port Miami or a 
designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port Miami or a designated representative.

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    (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area via 
Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and by on-scene 
designated representatives.
    (d) Effective Date. This rule is effective from 12:00 p.m. until 
1:30 p.m. on March 23, 2013.

    Dated: March 7, 2013.
C.P. Scraba,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Miami.
[FR Doc. 2013-06451 Filed 3-19-13; 8:45 am]
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