Safety Zone; Grain-Shipment and Grain-Shipment Assist Vessels, Columbia and Willamette Rivers, 33224-33228 [2013-13137]

Download as PDF 33224 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the draw of the US 17/George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge across the York River, mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical motor maintenance on the George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on June 9, 2013 to 5 p.m. June 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0357] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Jim Rousseau, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6557, email James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, who owns and operates this swing bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.1025, to facilitate electric motor maintenance on the structure. Under the regular operating schedule, the Coleman Memorial Bridge, mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA, opens on signal except from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays the bridge shall remain closed to navigation. The Coleman Memorial Bridge has vertical clearances in the closed position of 60 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be closed to navigation from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday June 9, 2013; with an inclement weather date from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday June VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jun 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 16, 2013. Emergency openings cannot be provided. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the York River. The York River is used by a variety of vessels including military, tugs, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with these waterway users. The Coast Guard will also inform additional waterway users through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts caused by the temporary deviation. Mariners able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time and are advised to proceed with caution. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: May 20, 2013. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–13139 Filed 6–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2013–0010] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Grain-Shipment and Grain-Shipment Assist Vessels, Columbia and Willamette Rivers Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary interim rule and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around all inbound and outbound grainshipment and grain-shipment assist vessels involved in commerce with the Columbia Grain facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, the United Grain Corporation facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, the Temco Irving facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, or the Temco Kalama facility on the Columbia River in Kalama, WA, or the Louis Dreyfus Commodities facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR while they are located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. For grain- PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 shipment vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 500 yards ahead of the vessel and 200 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. For grain-shipment assist vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 100 yards ahead of the vessel and 50 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. These safety zones are being established to ensure that protest activities related to a labor dispute do not create hazardous navigation conditions for any vessel or other river user in the vicinity of these safety zones. DATES: Effective June 4, 2013. This rule has been enforced with actual notice since May 14, 2013 and it will be enforced until September 3, 2013. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 5, 2013. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of Docket Number USCG–2013–0010. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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 Ensign Ian P. McPhillips, Waterways Management Division, Marine Safety Unit Portland, U.S. Coast E:\FR\FM\04JNR1.SGM 04JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Guard; telephone (503) 240–9319, email msupdxwwm@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 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 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 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 8c 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jun 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 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. Regulatory History and Information On January 30, 2013, the Coast Guard published a temporary interim rule and request for comments titled, ‘‘Safety Zone; Grain-Shipment Vessels; Columbia and Willamette Rivers’’ in the Federal Register (78 FR 6209). In that temporary interim rule, the Coast Guard established temporary safety zones around all inbound and outbound grainshipment vessels. This rule defines grain-shipment assist vessels and adds an additional waterfront facility, Louis Dreyfus Commodities on the Willamette River in Portland, OR. The portions of this rulemaking that are unchanged from the previous rulemaking were previously subject to notice and comment. The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary interim rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 33225 cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because to do so would be impracticable since neither grain shipment vessels nor potential protest activity can be postponed by the Coast Guard. Additionally, delayed promulgation may result in injury or damage to the maritime public, vessel crews, the vessels themselves, the facilities, and law enforcement personnel from protest activities that could occur prior to conclusion of a notice and comment period before promulgation. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register because to do otherwise would be impracticable. The Coast Guard does not control the arrival of grain-shipment vessels or planned protest activities. Protest activities are unpredictable and potentially volatile and increased and unpredictable vessel traffic associated with protest activities may result in injury to persons, property, or the environment. Delaying the effective date until 30 days after publication may mean that grain-shipment vessels will have arrived or departed the Columbia and Willamette Rivers before the end of the 30 day period. This delay would eliminate the safety zone’s effectiveness and usefulness in protecting persons, property, and the safe navigation of maritime traffic before 30 days have elapsed. The previous rule was published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2013 (78 FR 6209). Although the Coast Guard had good cause to issue that temporary interim rule without first publishing a proposed rule, it invited the submission of post-promulgation comments and related material regarding that rule through March 1, 2013. The Coast Guard received no comments. Although the Coast Guard has good cause to issue this temporary rule without first publishing a proposed rule, you are invited to submit postpromulgation comments and related material regarding this rule through July 5, 2013. All comments will be reviewed as they are received. Your comments will assist us in drafting future rules should they be necessary, and may result in changes to this temporary interim rule before it expires. E:\FR\FM\04JNR1.SGM 04JNR1 33226 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2013 / Rules and Regulations wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES C. Basis and Purpose This safety zone is being implemented to ensure the safe navigation of maritime traffic on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries while grain-shipment and grainshipment assist vessels transit to and from grain export facilities, anchorages, moorings, and launches in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone. In addition, this safety zone is intended to ensure that members of the maritime public, those participating in protest activities on the water, law enforcement personnel, and vessel crews are not injured. Recreational boating, fishing, and protest activity afloat in these safety zones is particularly hazardous because of the effects of strong river currents, the maneuvering characteristics of grainshipment vessels, and the safety sensitive mid-stream personnel transfers conducted by grain-shipment assist vessels with which recreational boaters and protesters may be unfamiliar. This safety zone applies equally to all waterway users and is intended to allow maximum use of the waterway consistent with safe navigation. The impact of the safety zone on maritime activity in the area is minimal because it has been and will only be enforced at times when grain-shipment and grainshipment assist vessels are actively maneuvering. Grain-shipment vessel means any vessel bound for or departing or having previously loaded cargo at any of the following waterfront facilities: Columbia Grain in Portland, OR, United Grain Corporation in Vancouver, WA, Temco Irving in Portland, OR, Temco Kalama in Kalama, WA, or Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Portland, OR. This includes any vessel leaving anchor in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers that is bound for or had previously departed from the aforementioned waterfront facilities. Grain-shipment assist vessel means any vessel bound for or departing from a grain-shipment vessel to assist it in navigation during the movement of the grain-shipment vessel in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. This includes but is not limited to tugs, pilot boats, and launches. Portland, OR, or the Temco Kalama facility on the Columbia River in Kalama, WA, or the Louis Dreyfus Commodities facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR while they are located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. For grainshipment vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 500 yards ahead of the vessel and 200 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. For grain-shipment assist vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 100 yards ahead of the vessel and 50 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. No person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone without authorization from the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port or his designated representatives. This rule has been enforced with actual notice since May 14, 2013 and it will be enforced until 90 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule may affect the following entities some of which may be small entities: the owners and operators of vessels intending to operate in the area covered by the safety zone created in this rule. This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: (i) The safety zone is limited in size; (ii) the official on-scene patrol may authorize access to the safety zone; (iii) the safety zone will effect a limited geographical location for a limited time; and (iv) the Coast Guard will make notifications via maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. E. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on these statutes and executive orders. 3. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. D. Discussion of the Interim Rule This rule establishes a temporary safety zone around grain-shipment and grain-shipment assist vessels involved in commerce with the Columbia Grain facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, the United Grain Corporation facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, the Temco Irving facility on the Willamette River in 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jun 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. Although this rule will restrict access to the regulated area, the effect of this rule will not be significant because: (i) The safety zone is limited in size; (ii) the official on-scene patrol may authorize access to the safety zone; (iii) the safety zone will effect a limited geographical location for a limited time; and (iv) the Coast Guard will make notifications via maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 4. Collection of Information This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). 5. Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and E:\FR\FM\04JNR1.SGM 04JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2013 / Rules and Regulations the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism. 6. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. In preparing this temporary rule, the Coast Guard carefully considered the rights of lawful protestors. The safety zones created by this rule do not prohibit members of the public from assembling on shore or expressing their points of view from locations on shore. In addition, the Captain of the Port has, in coordination with protesters, identified waters in the vicinity of these safety zones where those desiring to do so can assemble and express their views without compromising navigational safety. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INTFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people or property in the area. 7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. 8. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 9. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jun 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 33227 health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 11. Indian Tribal Governments ■ This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects This action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 13. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves the establishment of a temporary safety zone around grain-shipment vessels involved in commerce with grain export facilities on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine Safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T13–239 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T13–239 Safety Zone; GrainShipment and Grain-Shipment Assist Vessels, Columbia and Willamette Rivers. (a) Definitions. As used in this section: (1) Federal Law Enforcement Officer means any employee or agent of the United States government who has the authority to carry firearms and make warrantless arrests and whose duties involve the enforcement of criminal laws of the United States. (2) Navigable waters of the United States means those waters defined as such in 33 CFR part 2. (3) Navigation Rules means the Navigation Rules, International-Inland. (4) Official Patrol means those persons designated by the Captain of the Port to monitor a vessel safety zone, permit entry into the zone, give legally enforceable orders to persons or vessels within the zone and take other actions authorized by the Captain of the Port. Federal Law Enforcement Officers authorized to enforce this section are designated as the Official Patrol. (5) Public vessel means vessels owned, chartered, or operated by the United States, or by a State or political subdivision thereof. (6) Grain-shipment vessel means any vessel bound for or departing or having previously loaded cargo at any of the following waterfront facilities: Columbia Grain in Portland, OR, United Grain Corporation in Vancouver, WA, Temco Irving in Portland, OR, Temco Kalama in Kalama, WA, or Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Portland, OR. This includes any vessel leaving anchor in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers that is bound for or had previously departed from the aforementioned waterfront facilities. (7) Grain-shipment assist vessel means any vessel bound for or departing from a grain-shipment vessel to assist it in navigation during the movement of the grain-shipment vessel in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. This includes but is not limited to tugs, pilot boats, and launches. (8) Oregon Law Enforcement Officer means any Oregon Peace Officer as E:\FR\FM\04JNR1.SGM 04JNR1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 33228 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2013 / Rules and Regulations defined in Oregon Revised Statutes section 161.015. (9) Washington Law Enforcement Officer means any General Authority Washington Peace Officer, Limited Authority Washington Peace Officer, or Specially Commissioned Washington Peace Officer as defined in Revised Code of Washington section 10.93.020. (b) Location. The following areas are safety zones: All navigable waters of the United States within the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone, extending from the surface to the sea floor, that are: (1) Not more than 500 yards ahead of grain-shipment vessels and 200 yards abeam and astern of grain-shipment vessels underway on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. (2) Not more than 100 yards ahead of grain-shipment assist vessels and 50 yards abeam and astern of grainshipment assist vessels underway on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. (3) Within a maximum 200-yard radius of grain-shipment vessels when anchored, at any berth, moored, or in the process of mooring on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. (c) Enforcement periods. (1) The Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port will cause notice of the enforcement of the grain-shipment and grain-shipment assist vessels safety zones to be made by all appropriate means to effect the widest publicity among the affected segments of the public as practicable, in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7. This notification of enforcement will identify the grainshipment vessel by name and IMO number and the grain-shipment assist vessels by name. Such means of notification may include, but are not limited to, Broadcast Notices to Mariners or Local Notices to Mariners. The Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners notifying the public when enforcement of the safety zone is suspended. (2) Upon notice of enforcement by the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port, the Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in accordance with rules set out in this section. Upon notice of suspension of enforcement by the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port, all persons and vessels are authorized to enter, transit, and exit the safety zone, consistent with the Navigation Rules. (d) Regulation. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in section 165.23 of this part, entry into or movement within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port, the official patrol, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jun 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 or other designated representatives of the Captain of the Port. (2) To request authorization to enter or operate within the safety zone contact the on-scene official patrol on VHF–FM channel 16 or 13, or the Sector Columbia River Command Center at phone number (503) 861–6211. Authorization will be granted based on the necessity of access and consistent with safe navigation. (3) Vessels authorized to enter or operate within the safety zone shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course and shall proceed as directed by the onscene official patrol. The Navigation Rules shall apply at all times within the safety zone. (4) Maneuver-restricted vessels. When conditions permit, the on-scene official patrol, or a designated representative of the Captain of the Port at the Sector Columbia River Command Center, should: (i) Permit vessels constrained by their navigational draft or restricted in their ability to maneuver to enter or operate within the safety zone in order to ensure a safe passage in accordance with the Navigation Rules; and (ii) Permit commercial vessels anchored in a designated anchorage area to remain at anchor within the safety zone; and (iii) Permit vessels that must transit via a navigable channel or waterway to enter or operate within the safety zone in order to do so. (e) Exemption. Public vessels as defined in paragraph (a) of this section are exempt from complying with paragraph (e) of this section. (f) Enforcement. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer may enforce the rules in this section. In the navigable waters of the United States to which this section applies, when immediate action is required and representatives of the Coast Guard are not present or are not present in sufficient force to provide effective enforcement of this section, any Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Oregon Law Enforcement Officer, or Washington Law Enforcement Officer may enforce the rules contained in this section pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 70118. In addition, the Captain of the Port may be assisted by other federal, state, or local agencies in enforcing this section. (g) Waiver. The Captain of the Port Columbia River may waive any of the requirements of this section for any vessel or class of vessels upon finding that operational conditions or other circumstances are such that application of this section is unnecessary or PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 impractical for the purpose of port safety or environmental safety. Dated: May 14, 2013. B.C. Jones, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River. [FR Doc. 2013–13137 Filed 6–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter III Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students With Disabilities [Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.326W.] Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Final waiver and extension of the project period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary waives the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. This waiver and extension of the project period enables the currently funded National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (Center) to receive funding from October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014. DATES: The waiver and extension of the project period are effective June 4, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Selete Avoke, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 4158, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–2600. Telephone: (202) 245–7260. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 20, 2013, we published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 11803) proposing an extension of project period and a waiver of 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(a) and (c)(2) in order to— (1) Enable the Secretary to provide additional funds to the currently funded Center for an additional 12-month period, from October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014; and (2) Request comments on the proposed extension of project period and waiver. E:\FR\FM\04JNR1.SGM 04JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2013-0010]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Grain-Shipment and Grain-Shipment Assist Vessels, 
Columbia and Willamette Rivers

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary interim rule and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around 
all inbound and outbound grain-shipment and grain-shipment assist 
vessels involved in commerce with the Columbia Grain facility on the 
Willamette River in Portland, OR, the United Grain Corporation facility 
on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, the Temco Irving facility on 
the Willamette River in Portland, OR, or the Temco Kalama facility on 
the Columbia River in Kalama, WA, or the Louis Dreyfus Commodities 
facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR while they are located 
on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. For grain-
shipment vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 500 yards ahead of 
the vessel and 200 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. For grain-
shipment assist vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 100 yards 
ahead of the vessel and 50 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. These 
safety zones are being established to ensure that protest activities 
related to a labor dispute do not create hazardous navigation 
conditions for any vessel or other river user in the vicinity of these 
safety zones.

DATES: Effective June 4, 2013. This rule has been enforced with actual 
notice since May 14, 2013 and it will be enforced until September 3, 
2013.
    Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard 
on or before July 5, 2013.
    Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on 
or before June 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of Docket 
Number USCG-2013-0010. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as 
being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type 
the docket number in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on 
``Open Docket Folder'' on the line associated with this rulemaking. You 
may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the 
ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    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 Ensign Ian P. McPhillips, Waterways Management Division, 
Marine Safety Unit Portland, U.S. Coast

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Guard; telephone (503) 240-9319, email msupdxwwm@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 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 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[frac12] 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 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. Regulatory History and Information

    On January 30, 2013, the Coast Guard published a temporary interim 
rule and request for comments titled, ``Safety Zone; Grain-Shipment 
Vessels; Columbia and Willamette Rivers'' in the Federal Register (78 
FR 6209). In that temporary interim rule, the Coast Guard established 
temporary safety zones around all inbound and outbound grain-shipment 
vessels. This rule defines grain-shipment assist vessels and adds an 
additional waterfront facility, Louis Dreyfus Commodities on the 
Willamette River in Portland, OR. The portions of this rulemaking that 
are unchanged from the previous rulemaking were previously subject to 
notice and comment.
    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary interim rule without 
prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under 
section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 
553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without 
prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause 
finds that those procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or 
contrary to the public interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast 
Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because to do so 
would be impracticable since neither grain shipment vessels nor 
potential protest activity can be postponed by the Coast Guard. 
Additionally, delayed promulgation may result in injury or damage to 
the maritime public, vessel crews, the vessels themselves, the 
facilities, and law enforcement personnel from protest activities that 
could occur prior to conclusion of a notice and comment period before 
promulgation.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register because to do otherwise would be 
impracticable. The Coast Guard does not control the arrival of grain-
shipment vessels or planned protest activities. Protest activities are 
unpredictable and potentially volatile and increased and unpredictable 
vessel traffic associated with protest activities may result in injury 
to persons, property, or the environment. Delaying the effective date 
until 30 days after publication may mean that grain-shipment vessels 
will have arrived or departed the Columbia and Willamette Rivers before 
the end of the 30 day period. This delay would eliminate the safety 
zone's effectiveness and usefulness in protecting persons, property, 
and the safe navigation of maritime traffic before 30 days have 
elapsed.
    The previous rule was published in the Federal Register on January 
30, 2013 (78 FR 6209). Although the Coast Guard had good cause to issue 
that temporary interim rule without first publishing a proposed rule, 
it invited the submission of post-promulgation comments and related 
material regarding that rule through March 1, 2013. The Coast Guard 
received no comments.
    Although the Coast Guard has good cause to issue this temporary 
rule without first publishing a proposed rule, you are invited to 
submit post-promulgation comments and related material regarding this 
rule through July 5, 2013. All comments will be reviewed as they are 
received. Your comments will assist us in drafting future rules should 
they be necessary, and may result in changes to this temporary interim 
rule before it expires.

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C. Basis and Purpose

    This safety zone is being implemented to ensure the safe navigation 
of maritime traffic on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their 
tributaries while grain-shipment and grain-shipment assist vessels 
transit to and from grain export facilities, anchorages, moorings, and 
launches in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone. In 
addition, this safety zone is intended to ensure that members of the 
maritime public, those participating in protest activities on the 
water, law enforcement personnel, and vessel crews are not injured. 
Recreational boating, fishing, and protest activity afloat in these 
safety zones is particularly hazardous because of the effects of strong 
river currents, the maneuvering characteristics of grain-shipment 
vessels, and the safety sensitive mid-stream personnel transfers 
conducted by grain-shipment assist vessels with which recreational 
boaters and protesters may be unfamiliar. This safety zone applies 
equally to all waterway users and is intended to allow maximum use of 
the waterway consistent with safe navigation. The impact of the safety 
zone on maritime activity in the area is minimal because it has been 
and will only be enforced at times when grain-shipment and grain-
shipment assist vessels are actively maneuvering. Grain-shipment vessel 
means any vessel bound for or departing or having previously loaded 
cargo at any of the following waterfront facilities: Columbia Grain in 
Portland, OR, United Grain Corporation in Vancouver, WA, Temco Irving 
in Portland, OR, Temco Kalama in Kalama, WA, or Louis Dreyfus 
Commodities in Portland, OR. This includes any vessel leaving anchor in 
the Columbia and Willamette Rivers that is bound for or had previously 
departed from the aforementioned waterfront facilities. Grain-shipment 
assist vessel means any vessel bound for or departing from a grain-
shipment vessel to assist it in navigation during the movement of the 
grain-shipment vessel in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their 
tributaries. This includes but is not limited to tugs, pilot boats, and 
launches.

D. Discussion of the Interim Rule

    This rule establishes a temporary safety zone around grain-shipment 
and grain-shipment assist vessels involved in commerce with the 
Columbia Grain facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, the 
United Grain Corporation facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, 
WA, the Temco Irving facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, 
or the Temco Kalama facility on the Columbia River in Kalama, WA, or 
the Louis Dreyfus Commodities facility on the Willamette River in 
Portland, OR while they are located on the Columbia and Willamette 
Rivers and their tributaries. For grain-shipment vessels, this safety 
zone extends to waters 500 yards ahead of the vessel and 200 yards 
abeam and astern of the vessel. For grain-shipment assist vessels, this 
safety zone extends to waters 100 yards ahead of the vessel and 50 
yards abeam and astern of the vessel. No person or vessel may enter or 
remain in the safety zone without authorization from the Sector 
Columbia River Captain of the Port or his designated representatives.
    This rule has been enforced with actual notice since May 14, 2013 
and it will be enforced until 90 days from the date of publication in 
the Federal Register.

E. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as 
supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential 
costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or 
under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and 
Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. Although this rule will 
restrict access to the regulated area, the effect of this rule will not 
be significant because: (i) The safety zone is limited in size; (ii) 
the official on-scene patrol may authorize access to the safety zone; 
(iii) the safety zone will effect a limited geographical location for a 
limited time; and (iv) the Coast Guard will make notifications via 
maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. This rule may affect the following entities some of which may 
be small entities: the owners and operators of vessels intending to 
operate in the area covered by the safety zone created in this rule.
    This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: (i) The 
safety zone is limited in size; (ii) the official on-scene patrol may 
authorize access to the safety zone; (iii) the safety zone will effect 
a limited geographical location for a limited time; and (iv) the Coast 
Guard will make notifications via maritime advisories so mariners can 
adjust their plans accordingly.

3. Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your 
small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have 
questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 
contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, 
above.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or 
action of the Coast Guard.

4. Collection of Information

    This rule 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 
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the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among 
the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that 
Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for 
federalism.

6. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
In preparing this temporary rule, the Coast Guard carefully considered 
the rights of lawful protestors. The safety zones created by this rule 
do not prohibit members of the public from assembling on shore or 
expressing their points of view from locations on shore. In addition, 
the Captain of the Port has, in coordination with protesters, 
identified waters in the vicinity of these safety zones where those 
desiring to do so can assemble and express their views without 
compromising navigational safety. Protesters are asked to contact the 
person listed in the FOR FURTHER INTFORMATION CONTACT section to 
coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received 
without jeopardizing the safety or security of people or property in 
the area.

7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in 
such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere 
in this preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise 
have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental 
Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property 
Rights.

9. Civil Justice Reform

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

10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks

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

11. Indian Tribal Governments

    This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 
13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, 
because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more 
Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and 
Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities 
between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

12. Energy Effects

    This action is not a ``significant energy action'' under Executive 
Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect 
Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use.

13. Technical Standards

    This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not 
consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

14. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have determined 
that this action is one of a category of actions that do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This rule involves the establishment of a temporary safety 
zone around grain-shipment vessels involved in commerce with grain 
export facilities on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. This rule is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of 
Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis 
checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion 
Determination are available in the docket where indicated under 
ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the 
discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine Safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Waterways.

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

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

0
1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

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

0
2. Add Sec.  165.T13-239 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T13-239  Safety Zone; Grain-Shipment and Grain-Shipment 
Assist Vessels, Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

    (a) Definitions. As used in this section:
    (1) Federal Law Enforcement Officer means any employee or agent of 
the United States government who has the authority to carry firearms 
and make warrantless arrests and whose duties involve the enforcement 
of criminal laws of the United States.
    (2) Navigable waters of the United States means those waters 
defined as such in 33 CFR part 2.
    (3) Navigation Rules means the Navigation Rules, International-
Inland.
    (4) Official Patrol means those persons designated by the Captain 
of the Port to monitor a vessel safety zone, permit entry into the 
zone, give legally enforceable orders to persons or vessels within the 
zone and take other actions authorized by the Captain of the Port. 
Federal Law Enforcement Officers authorized to enforce this section are 
designated as the Official Patrol.
    (5) Public vessel means vessels owned, chartered, or operated by 
the United States, or by a State or political subdivision thereof.
    (6) Grain-shipment vessel means any vessel bound for or departing 
or having previously loaded cargo at any of the following waterfront 
facilities: Columbia Grain in Portland, OR, United Grain Corporation in 
Vancouver, WA, Temco Irving in Portland, OR, Temco Kalama in Kalama, 
WA, or Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Portland, OR. This includes any 
vessel leaving anchor in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers that is 
bound for or had previously departed from the aforementioned waterfront 
facilities.
    (7) Grain-shipment assist vessel means any vessel bound for or 
departing from a grain-shipment vessel to assist it in navigation 
during the movement of the grain-shipment vessel in the Columbia and 
Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. This includes but is not 
limited to tugs, pilot boats, and launches.
    (8) Oregon Law Enforcement Officer means any Oregon Peace Officer 
as

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defined in Oregon Revised Statutes section 161.015.
    (9) Washington Law Enforcement Officer means any General Authority 
Washington Peace Officer, Limited Authority Washington Peace Officer, 
or Specially Commissioned Washington Peace Officer as defined in 
Revised Code of Washington section 10.93.020.
    (b) Location. The following areas are safety zones: All navigable 
waters of the United States within the Sector Columbia River Captain of 
the Port Zone, extending from the surface to the sea floor, that are:
    (1) Not more than 500 yards ahead of grain-shipment vessels and 200 
yards abeam and astern of grain-shipment vessels underway on the 
Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries.
    (2) Not more than 100 yards ahead of grain-shipment assist vessels 
and 50 yards abeam and astern of grain-shipment assist vessels underway 
on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries.
    (3) Within a maximum 200-yard radius of grain-shipment vessels when 
anchored, at any berth, moored, or in the process of mooring on the 
Columbia and Willamette Rivers.
    (c) Enforcement periods. (1) The Sector Columbia River Captain of 
the Port will cause notice of the enforcement of the grain-shipment and 
grain-shipment assist vessels safety zones to be made by all 
appropriate means to effect the widest publicity among the affected 
segments of the public as practicable, in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7. 
This notification of enforcement will identify the grain-shipment 
vessel by name and IMO number and the grain-shipment assist vessels by 
name. Such means of notification may include, but are not limited to, 
Broadcast Notices to Mariners or Local Notices to Mariners. The Sector 
Columbia River Captain of the Port will issue a Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners notifying the public when 
enforcement of the safety zone is suspended.
    (2) Upon notice of enforcement by the Sector Columbia River Captain 
of the Port, the Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in accordance 
with rules set out in this section. Upon notice of suspension of 
enforcement by the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port, all 
persons and vessels are authorized to enter, transit, and exit the 
safety zone, consistent with the Navigation Rules.
    (d) Regulation. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
section 165.23 of this part, entry into or movement within these zones 
is prohibited unless authorized by the Sector Columbia River Captain of 
the Port, the official patrol, or other designated representatives of 
the Captain of the Port.
    (2) To request authorization to enter or operate within the safety 
zone contact the on-scene official patrol on VHF-FM channel 16 or 13, 
or the Sector Columbia River Command Center at phone number (503) 861-
6211. Authorization will be granted based on the necessity of access 
and consistent with safe navigation.
    (3) Vessels authorized to enter or operate within the safety zone 
shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course 
and shall proceed as directed by the on-scene official patrol. The 
Navigation Rules shall apply at all times within the safety zone.
    (4) Maneuver-restricted vessels. When conditions permit, the on-
scene official patrol, or a designated representative of the Captain of 
the Port at the Sector Columbia River Command Center, should:
    (i) Permit vessels constrained by their navigational draft or 
restricted in their ability to maneuver to enter or operate within the 
safety zone in order to ensure a safe passage in accordance with the 
Navigation Rules; and
    (ii) Permit commercial vessels anchored in a designated anchorage 
area to remain at anchor within the safety zone; and
    (iii) Permit vessels that must transit via a navigable channel or 
waterway to enter or operate within the safety zone in order to do so.
    (e) Exemption. Public vessels as defined in paragraph (a) of this 
section are exempt from complying with paragraph (e) of this section.
    (f) Enforcement. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty 
officer may enforce the rules in this section. In the navigable waters 
of the United States to which this section applies, when immediate 
action is required and representatives of the Coast Guard are not 
present or are not present in sufficient force to provide effective 
enforcement of this section, any Federal Law Enforcement Officer, 
Oregon Law Enforcement Officer, or Washington Law Enforcement Officer 
may enforce the rules contained in this section pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 
70118. In addition, the Captain of the Port may be assisted by other 
federal, state, or local agencies in enforcing this section.
    (g) Waiver. The Captain of the Port Columbia River may waive any of 
the requirements of this section for any vessel or class of vessels 
upon finding that operational conditions or other circumstances are 
such that application of this section is unnecessary or impractical for 
the purpose of port safety or environmental safety.

    Dated: May 14, 2013.
B.C. Jones,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River.
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