Special Local Regulations; Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean; Miami Beach, FL, 22814-22817 [2013-08990]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 22814 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / Proposed Rules participating in the high-speed boat race, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area. (2) Buffer Zone. All waters of Mayaguez Bay encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: starting at Point 1 in position 18°12.390 N, 67°09.795 W; thence southwest to Point 2 in position 18°11.398 N, 67°10.902 W; thence southeast to Point 3 in position 18°11.284 N, 67°10.780 W; thence northeast to point 4 in position 18°11.707 N, 67°09.727 W; thence north to point 5 in position 18°12.304 N, 67°09.554 W; thence northwest back to origin. All persons and vessels except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or race participants transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the buffer zone. (3) Spectator Area. All waters of Mayaguez Bay 200 yards east of an imaginary line connecting the following points: starting at Point 1 in position 18°12.135 N, 67°09.396 W; thence southwest to Point 2 in position 18°11.630 N, 67°09.616 W; thence southwest to Point 3 in position 18°11.156 N, 67°10.670 W. All vessels are prohibited from anchoring and traveling in excess of wake speed in the spectator area. On-scene designated representatives will direct spectator vessels to the spectator area. (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 San Juan in the enforcement of the regulated areas. (c) Regulations. (1) Except for those persons and vessels participating in the race, all persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area. Except for those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, all persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the buffer area. Except for those persons and vessels who are participating as spectators, all persons are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or traveling in excess of wake speed in the spectator area. Persons and vessels may request authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, remain within the regulated areas, or to travel in excess of wake speed in the spectator area, by contacting the Captain of the Port San VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Apr 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 Juan by telephone at (787) 289–2041, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. If authorization is granted by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. (2) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated areas by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. (d) Effective Date. This rule is effective from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 9, 2013. Dated: March 22, 2013. D.W. Pearson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Juan. [FR Doc. 2013–09021 Filed 4–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0067] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations; Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean; Miami Beach, FL Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation on the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, Florida during the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix. The Miami Super Boat Grand Prix will consist of a series of high-speed boat races scheduled to take place from July 19 through July 21, 2013. The regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the participants, spectators, and the general public during the high-speed boat races. The special local regulation will establish the following two areas: (1) An event area, where all persons and vessels except those persons and vessels participating in or officiating the race are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining; and (2) a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 17, 2013. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 1, 2013. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 You may submit comments identified by docket number using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The telephone number is 202– 366–9329. (4) See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further instructions on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade Mike H. Wu, Sector Miami Prevention Department, 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: ADDRESSES: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. 1. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at http:// www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / Proposed Rules comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number USCG–2013–0067 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this rulemaking. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments. 2. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number USCG–2013–0067 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 3. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). 4. Public Meeting We do not plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one on or before April 15, 2013, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Apr 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. 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 insure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Miami Superboat Grand Prix. From July 19 through July 21, 2013, Super Boat International Productions, Inc. is hosting the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, a series of high-speed boat races. The event will be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, Florida. Approximately 25 high-speed power boats will be participating in the races, and it is anticipated that at least 50 spectator vessels will be present in the area during the races. The high speed of the participant vessels poses a safety hazard to race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public. The special local regulation is necessary to protect race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public from the hazards associated with the high-speed boat races. C. Discussion of Proposed Rule This proposed rule would establish a special local regulation that will encompass certain waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, FL. The special local regulation will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily from July 19 through July 21, 2013. The special local regulation establishes the following two areas: (1) An event area, where all vessels except those vessels participating in or officiating the race are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining within; and (2) a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring. Persons and vessels may request authorization by contacting the Captain of the Port Miami by telephone at (305) 535–4472, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the event area or the buffer zone. If authorization 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 regulated areas by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and on-scene designated representatives. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 22815 D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes or executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 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 proposed rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) This special local regulation will be enforced for a maximum of 8 hours a day for only three days; (2) non-participant persons and vessels may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated areas during their respective enforcement periods if authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative; (3) nonparticipant persons and vessels not able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated areas without authorization from the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative may operate in the surrounding areas during the respective enforcement periods; and (4) the Coast Guard will provide advance notification of the special local regulations to the local maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. 2. Impact on Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered the impact of this proposed rule on small entities. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule may 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. E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1 22816 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / Proposed Rules If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. 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 proposed 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. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. 4. Collection of Information This proposed 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 proposed rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Apr 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. 8. Taking of Private Property This proposed rule would 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 proposed rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. 11. Indian Tribal Governments Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)(42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f). Due to potential environmental issues, we conducted an environmental assessment last year for both the issuance of the marine event permit and the establishment of this special local regulation. The same environmental assessment is being used for this year’s event as it is substantially similar in all aspects and therefore the potential effects and alternatives remain unchanged. After completing the environmental assessment for the issuance of the marine event permit, and the establishment of this special local regulation, we have determined this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule involves a special local regulation issued in conjunction with a regatta or a marine parade. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. The environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) 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 proposed rule. This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would 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. 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 proposes to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows: 12. Energy Effects ■ This proposed rule 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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. Add § 100.T07–0067 to read as follows: § 100.T07–0067 Special Local Regulation; Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean; Miami Beach, FL. (a) Regulated Areas. The following regulated areas are established as special local regulations. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (1) Event Area. All waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, FL encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: starting at Point 1 in position 25°49′14″ N, 80°07′13″ W; thence east to Point 2 in position 25°49′13″ N, 80°06′48″ W; E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / Proposed Rules thence southwest to Point 3 in 25°46′00″ N, 80°07′26″ W; thence west to Point 4 in position 25°46′00″ N, 80°07′51″ W; thence northeast back to origin. (2) Spectator Area. All waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, FL encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: starting at Point 1 in position 25°48′57″ N, 80°06′51″ W; thence east to Point 2 in position 25°48′57″ N, 80°06′48″ W; thence southwest to Point 3 in 25°47′27″ N, 80°07′06″ W; thence northwest to Point 4 in position 25°47′28″ N, 80°07′09″ W; thence northeast back to origin. (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 areas. (c) Regulations. (1) All vessels except those vessels participating in or officiating the race are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the event area without authorization from the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. (2) All vessels, including spectator vessels, are prohibited from anchoring in the spectator area. On-scene designated representatives will direct spectator vessels to the spectator area. (3) Non-participant persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the event 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 seek authorization. If authorization to transit through or anchor in 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. (d) Enforcement Date. This rule is effective from 9 a.m. on July 19, 2013, until 5 p.m. on July 21, 2013. This rule will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily from July 19 through July 21, 2013. Dated: March 20, 2013. J.B. Pruett, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Miami. 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The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend to use this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: Address all comments about this notice to Marlene Spencer, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5133, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP), Washington, DC 20202–2700. If you prefer to send your comments by email, use the following address: marlene.spencer@ed.gov. You must include ‘‘Proposed Priorities for RERCs’’ and the priority title in the subject line of your electronic message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlene Spencer. Telephone: (202) 245– 7532 or by email: marlene.spencer@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. SUMMARY: This notice of proposed priority is in concert with NIDRR’s Long-Range Plan (Plan). The Plan, which was published in the Federal Register on April 4, 2013 (78 FR 20299), can be accessed on the Internet at the following site: www.ed.gov/about/ offices/list/osers/nidrr/policy.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 22817 Through the implementation of the Plan, NIDRR seeks to: (1) Improve the quality and utility of disability and rehabilitation research; (2) foster an exchange of expertise, information, and training methods to facilitate the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the unique needs of traditionally underserved populations; (3) determine best strategies and programs to improve rehabilitation outcomes for underserved populations; (4) identify research gaps; (5) identify mechanisms for integrating research and practice; and (6) disseminate findings. This notice proposes a priority that NIDRR intends to use for an RERC competition in FY 2013 and possibly in later years. However, nothing precludes NIDRR from publishing additional priorities, if needed. Furthermore, NIDRR is under no obligation to make an award using this priority. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0067]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulations; Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic 
Ocean; Miami Beach, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local 
regulation on the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, Florida during 
the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix. The Miami Super Boat Grand Prix will 
consist of a series of high-speed boat races scheduled to take place 
from July 19 through July 21, 2013. The regulation is necessary to 
ensure the safety of the participants, spectators, and the general 
public during the high-speed boat races. The special local regulation 
will establish the following two areas: (1) An event area, where all 
persons and vessels except those persons and vessels participating in 
or officiating the race are prohibited from entering, transiting, 
anchoring, or remaining; and (2) a spectator area, where all vessels 
are prohibited from anchoring.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before May 17, 2013.
    Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on 
or before May 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number using 
any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Deliveries 
accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.
    (4) See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' 
portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further 
instructions on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use 
only one of these three methods.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade Mike H. Wu, Sector Miami 
Prevention Department, 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. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided.

1. Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but 
please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it 
will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully 
transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your

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comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast 
Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We 
recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email 
address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we 
can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number USCG-2013-0067 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click 
``SEARCH.'' Click on ``Submit a Comment'' on the line associated with 
this rulemaking.
    If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them 
in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would 
like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, 
self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and 
material received during the comment period and may change the rule 
based on your comments.

2. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number USCG-2013-0067 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.

3. Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any 
of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

4. Public Meeting

    We do not plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a 
request for one on or before April 15, 2013, using one of the methods 
specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public 
meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this 
rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later 
notice in the Federal Register.

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 insure safety of life on navigable waters of the United 
States during the Miami Superboat Grand Prix.
    From July 19 through July 21, 2013, Super Boat International 
Productions, Inc. is hosting the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, a series 
of high-speed boat races. The event will be held on the waters of the 
Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, Florida. Approximately 25 high-
speed power boats will be participating in the races, and it is 
anticipated that at least 50 spectator vessels will be present in the 
area during the races. The high speed of the participant vessels poses 
a safety hazard to race participants, participant vessels, spectators, 
and the general public. The special local regulation is necessary to 
protect race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the 
general public from the hazards associated with the high-speed boat 
races.

C. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    This proposed rule would establish a special local regulation that 
will encompass certain waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami 
Beach, FL. The special local regulation will be enforced from 9 a.m. 
until 5 p.m. daily from July 19 through July 21, 2013. The special 
local regulation establishes the following two areas: (1) An event 
area, where all vessels except those vessels participating in or 
officiating the race are prohibited from entering, transiting, 
anchoring, or remaining within; and (2) a spectator area, where all 
vessels are prohibited from anchoring.
    Persons and vessels may request authorization by contacting the 
Captain of the Port Miami by telephone at (305) 535-4472, or a 
designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to enter, 
transit through, anchor in, or remain within the event area or the 
buffer zone. If authorization 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 regulated areas by Local Notice to Mariners, 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners and on-scene designated representatives.

D. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under 
section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 
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 proposed rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) 
This special local regulation will be enforced for a maximum of 8 hours 
a day for only three days; (2) non-participant persons and vessels may 
enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated areas 
during their respective enforcement periods if authorized by the 
Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative; (3) non-
participant persons and vessels not able to enter, transit through, 
anchor in, or remain within the regulated areas without authorization 
from the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative may 
operate in the surrounding areas during the respective enforcement 
periods; and (4) the Coast Guard will provide advance notification of 
the special local regulations to the local maritime community by Local 
Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered the impact of this proposed rule on small entities. The 
Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. This rule may 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.

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    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.

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 proposed 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. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any 
policy or action of the Coast Guard.

4. Collection of Information

    This proposed 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 proposed 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 proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

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

10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks

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

11. Indian Tribal Governments

    This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would 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 proposed rule 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we 
did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

14. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction 
M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)(42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f). Due to 
potential environmental issues, we conducted an environmental 
assessment last year for both the issuance of the marine event permit 
and the establishment of this special local regulation. The same 
environmental assessment is being used for this year's event as it is 
substantially similar in all aspects and therefore the potential 
effects and alternatives remain unchanged. After completing the 
environmental assessment for the issuance of the marine event permit, 
and the establishment of this special local regulation, we have 
determined this action is one of a category of actions that do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This proposed rule involves a special local regulation 
issued in conjunction with a regatta or a marine parade. This rule is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of 
Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. The environmental assessment 
and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) 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 proposed 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 proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

0
1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.

0
2. Add Sec.  100.T07-0067 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.T07-0067  Special Local Regulation; Miami Super Boat Grand 
Prix, Atlantic Ocean; Miami Beach, FL.

    (a) Regulated Areas. The following regulated areas are established 
as special local regulations. All coordinates are North American Datum 
1983.
    (1) Event Area. All waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami 
Beach, FL encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following 
points: starting at Point 1 in position 25[deg]49'14'' N, 
80[deg]07'13'' W; thence east to Point 2 in position 25[deg]49'13'' N, 
80[deg]06'48'' W;

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thence southwest to Point 3 in 25[deg]46'00'' N, 80[deg]07'26'' W; 
thence west to Point 4 in position 25[deg]46'00'' N, 80[deg]07'51'' W; 
thence northeast back to origin.
    (2) Spectator Area. All waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami 
Beach, FL encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following 
points: starting at Point 1 in position 25[deg]48'57'' N, 
80[deg]06'51'' W; thence east to Point 2 in position 25[deg]48'57'' N, 
80[deg]06'48'' W; thence southwest to Point 3 in 25[deg]47'27'' N, 
80[deg]07'06'' W; thence northwest to Point 4 in position 
25[deg]47'28'' N, 80[deg]07'09'' W; thence northeast back to origin.
    (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 areas.
    (c) Regulations.
    (1) All vessels except those vessels participating in or 
officiating the race are prohibited from entering, transiting through, 
anchoring in, or remaining within the event area without authorization 
from the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
    (2) All vessels, including spectator vessels, are prohibited from 
anchoring in the spectator area. On-scene designated representatives 
will direct spectator vessels to the spectator area.
    (3) Non-participant persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit 
through, anchor in, or remain within the event 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 seek authorization. If 
authorization to transit through or anchor in 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.
    (d) Enforcement Date. This rule is effective from 9 a.m. on July 
19, 2013, until 5 p.m. on July 21, 2013. This rule will be enforced 
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily from July 19 through July 21, 2013.

    Dated: March 20, 2013.
J.B. Pruett,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Miami.
[FR Doc. 2013-08990 Filed 4-16-13; 8:45 am]
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