Special Local Regulations; Mayaguez Grand Prix, Mayaguez Bay; Mayaguez, PR, 22811-22814 [2013-09021]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / Proposed Rules (1) Race Area. All waters of Lake Dora encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: starting at Point 1 in position 28°47′57″ N, 81°43′39″ W; thence south to Point 2 in position 28°47′55″ N, 81°43′39″ W; thence east to Point 3 in position 28°47′55″ N, 81°43′22″ W; thence north to Point 4 in position 28°47′58″ N, 81°43′22″ W; thence west back to origin. All persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed personal watercraft races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area. (2) Buffer Zone. All waters of Lake Dora, excluding the race area, encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°47′59″ N, 81°43′41″ W; thence south to Point 2 in position 28°47′53″ N, 81°43′41″ W; thence east to Point 3 in position 28°47′53″ N, 81°43′19″ W; thence north to Point 4 in position 28°47′59″ N, 81°43′19″ W; thence west back to origin. All persons and vessels except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants transiting to or from the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the buffer zone. (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 Jacksonville in the enforcement of the regulated areas. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from: (A) Entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area unless participating in the race. (B) Entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the buffer zone, unless enforcing the buffer zone or an authorized race participant transiting to or from the race area. (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated areas may contact the Captain of the Port Jacksonville by telephone at (904) 564– 7511, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization is granted by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Apr 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 Jacksonville or a designated representative. (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated areas to the public by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and onscene designated representatives. (d) Enforcement Period. This rule will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on June 1–2, 2013 and June 8–9, 2013. Dated: March 26, 2013. R.E. Holmes, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Jacksonville. [FR Doc. 2013–08984 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–2013–0097] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations; Mayaguez Grand Prix, Mayaguez Bay; Mayaguez, PR Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters of Mayaguez Bay in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico during the Mayaguez Grand Prix, a high speed boat race. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Approximately 30 high-speed power boats will be participating in the races. The special local regulation is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation will establish the following three areas: (1) One race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; (2) a buffer zone around the race areas, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and (3) a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring and from traveling in excess of wake speed, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 22811 or before May 17, 2013. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or 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. 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 Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Cassisa, Sector San Juan Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone (787) 289–2073, email Anthony.J. Cassisa@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 E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1 22812 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / Proposed Rules successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your 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–2013–0097 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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–2013–0097 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 now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Apr 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Mayaguez Grand Prix. On June 9, 2013, Puerto Rico Offshore Series, Inc. is sponsoring the Mayaguez Grand Prix, a series of high-speed boat races. The races will be held on the waters of Mayaguez Bay in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Approximately 30 highspeed power boats will be participating in the races. It is anticipated that approximately 40 spectator vessels will be present during the races. C. Discussion of Proposed Rule The special local regulation encompasses certain waters of Mayaguez Bay in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The special local regulation will be effective from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 9, 2013. The special local regulation consists of the following three areas: (1) One race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; (2) a buffer zone around the race areas, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and (3) a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring and from traveling in excess of wake speed, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. Persons and vessels may request authorization by contacting the Captain of the Port San Juan by telephone at (787) 289–2041, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to: (1) Enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the race areas or the buffer zone; (2) anchoring in the spectator area; or (3) traveling in excess of wake speed in the spectator zone. 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. The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated areas by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) The special local regulation will be enforced for only four hours; (2) although persons and vessels will not be able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the race area and buffer zone, or anchor or travel in excess of wake speed in the spectator area, without authorization from the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative, they may operate in the surrounding area during the enforcement period; (3) persons and vessels may still enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the race areas and buffer zone, or anchor in the spectator area, during the enforcement period if authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative; 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 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 that portion of Mayaguez Bay encompassed within the special local regulation from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / Proposed Rules June 9, 2013. 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. 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.). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Apr 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 22813 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 made a preliminary determination 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 proposed rule involves the creation of a special local regulation 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) 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 proposed rule. 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 proposes to amend 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. Add § 100.35T07–0097 to read as follows: ■ § 100.35T07–0097 Special Local Regulations; Mayaguez Grand Prix, Mayaguez Bay; Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (a) Regulated Areas. The following regulated areas are established as a special local regulation. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (1) Race Area. All waters of Mayaguez Bay encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: starting at Point 1 in position 18°12.283 N, 67°09.602 W; thence northwest to Point 2 in position 18°21.336 N, 67°09.798 W; thence southwest to Point 3 in position 18°11.401 N, 67°10.843 W; thence southeast to point 4 in position 18°11.321 N, 67°10.762 W; thence northeast to point 5 in position 18°11.737 N, 67°09.771 W; thence north back to origin. All persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels E:\FR\FM\17APP1.SGM 17APP1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0097]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulations; Mayaguez Grand Prix, Mayaguez Bay; 
Mayaguez, PR

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local 
regulation on the waters of Mayaguez Bay in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 
during the Mayaguez Grand Prix, a high speed boat race. The event is 
scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Approximately 30 high-
speed power boats will be participating in the races. The special local 
regulation is necessary for the safety of race participants, 
participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the 
event. The special local regulation will establish the following three 
areas: (1) One race area, where all persons and vessels, except those 
persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are 
prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or 
remaining within; (2) a buffer zone around the race areas, where all 
persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the 
buffer zone, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, 
anchoring in, or remaining within; and (3) a spectator area, where all 
vessels are prohibited from anchoring and from traveling in excess of 
wake speed, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a 
designated representative.

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 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.
    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 Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Cassisa, Sector San Juan 
Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone (787) 289-2073, email 
Anthony.J.Cassisa@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

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successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail 
your 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-2013-0097 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-2013-0097 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 now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a 
request for one, 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 ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United 
States during the Mayaguez Grand Prix.
    On June 9, 2013, Puerto Rico Offshore Series, Inc. is sponsoring 
the Mayaguez Grand Prix, a series of high-speed boat races. The races 
will be held on the waters of Mayaguez Bay in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 
Approximately 30 high-speed power boats will be participating in the 
races. It is anticipated that approximately 40 spectator vessels will 
be present during the races.

C. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The special local regulation encompasses certain waters of Mayaguez 
Bay in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The special local regulation will be 
effective from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 9, 2013. The special local 
regulation consists of the following three areas: (1) One race area, 
where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels 
participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from 
entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; (2) a 
buffer zone around the race areas, where all persons and vessels, 
except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, are 
prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or 
remaining within; and (3) a spectator area, where all vessels are 
prohibited from anchoring and from traveling in excess of wake speed, 
unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated 
representative.
    Persons and vessels may request authorization by contacting the 
Captain of the Port San Juan by telephone at (787) 289-2041, or a 
designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to: (1) Enter, 
transit through, anchor in, or remain within the race areas or the 
buffer zone; (2) anchoring in the spectator area; or (3) traveling in 
excess of wake speed in the spectator zone. 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. 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 rule is not significant for the 
following reasons: (1) The special local regulation will be enforced 
for only four hours; (2) although persons and vessels will not be able 
to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the race area 
and buffer zone, or anchor or travel in excess of wake speed in the 
spectator area, without authorization from the Captain of the Port San 
Juan or a designated representative, they may operate in the 
surrounding area during the enforcement period; (3) persons and vessels 
may still enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the race 
areas and buffer zone, or anchor in the spectator area, during the 
enforcement period if authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or 
a designated representative; 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

    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 that portion of Mayaguez 
Bay encompassed within the special local regulation from 11 a.m. until 
3 p.m. on

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June 9, 2013. 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.
    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), and have 
made a preliminary determination 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 proposed rule involves the 
creation of a special local regulation 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) 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 proposed 
rule.

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 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.  100.35T07-0097 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.35T07-0097  Special Local Regulations; Mayaguez Grand Prix, 
Mayaguez Bay; Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

    (a) Regulated Areas. The following regulated areas are established 
as a special local regulation. All coordinates are North American Datum 
1983.
    (1) Race Area. All waters of Mayaguez Bay encompassed within an 
imaginary line connecting the following points: starting at Point 1 in 
position 18[deg]12.283 N, 67[deg]09.602 W; thence northwest to Point 2 
in position 18[deg]21.336 N, 67[deg]09.798 W; thence southwest to Point 
3 in position 18[deg]11.401 N, 67[deg]10.843 W; thence southeast to 
point 4 in position 18[deg]11.321 N, 67[deg]10.762 W; thence northeast 
to point 5 in position 18[deg]11.737 N, 67[deg]09.771 W; thence north 
back to origin. All persons and vessels, except those persons and 
vessels

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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[deg]12.390 N, 67[deg]09.795 W; thence southwest to Point 2 
in position 18[deg]11.398 N, 67[deg]10.902 W; thence southeast to Point 
3 in position 18[deg]11.284 N, 67[deg]10.780 W; thence northeast to 
point 4 in position 18[deg]11.707 N, 67[deg]09.727 W; thence north to 
point 5 in position 18[deg]12.304 N, 67[deg]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[deg]12.135 N, 67[deg]09.396 W; thence southwest to Point 2 
in position 18[deg]11.630 N, 67[deg]09.616 W; thence southwest to Point 
3 in position 18[deg]11.156 N, 67[deg]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 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]
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