Safety Zone; Mississippi River Mile 95.5-Mile 96.5; New Orleans, LA, 36660-36662 [2013-14656]

Download as PDF 36660 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 19, 2013 / Rules and Regulations requirements, Security measures, 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 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 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.T05–0496, to read as follows: ■ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES § 165.T05–0496 Safety Zone; Delaware River Waterfront Corp. Fireworks Display, Delaware River; Camden, NJ (a) Regulated area. The following area is a safety zone: The safety zone will encompass all waters of the Delaware River within a 350 yard radius of the fireworks launch platform in approximate position 39°57′00.67″ N, 075°07′57.77″ W in Camden, NJ. (b) Regulations. The general safety zone regulations found in 33 CFR 165.23 apply to the safety zone created by this temporary section § 165.T05– 0496. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering this zone, except as authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or her designated representative. (2) All persons or vessels wishing to transit through the Safety Zone must request authorization to do so from the Captain of the Port or her designated representative one hour prior to the intended time of transit. (3) Vessels granted permission to transit through the Safety Zone must do so in accordance with the directions provided by the Captain of the Port or her designated representative to the vessel. (4) To seek permission to transit this safety zone, the Captain of the Port or her designated representative can be contacted via Sector Delaware Bay Command Center (215) 271–4940. (5) This section applies to all vessels wishing to transit through the safety zone except vessels that are engaged in the following operations: (i) Enforcing laws; (ii) Servicing aids to navigation; and (iii) Emergency response vessels. (6) No person or vessel may enter or remain in a safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port; (7) Each person and vessel in a safety zone shall obey any direction or order of the Captain of the Port; VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:08 Jun 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 (8) The Captain of the Port may take possession and control of any vessel in the safety zone; (9) The Captain of the Port may remove any person, vessel, article, or thing from a safety zone; (10) No person may board, or take or place any article or thing on board, any vessel in a safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port; and (11) No person may take or place any article or thing upon any waterfront facility in a safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port. (c) Definitions. (1) Captain of the Port means the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act on her behalf. (2) Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay to assist in enforcing the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section. (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted by Federal, State, and local agencies in the patrol and enforcement of the zone. (e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 9 p.m. until 10:10 p.m. on June 19, 2013. this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 9:45 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. on June 26, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2013–0188] to view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Brandon Sullivan, Sector New Orleans, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (504) 365– 2280, email Brandon.J.Sullivan@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: Dated: June 10, 2013. K. Moore, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [FR Doc. 2013–14650 Filed 6–14–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0188] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Mississippi River Mile 95.5–Mile 96.5; New Orleans, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile 95.5 to mile 96.5. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display in the Lower Mississippi River at mile 96. Entry into PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Table of Acronyms A. Regulatory History and Information The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. The Coast Guard did not receive event information from the event sponsor until there was insufficient time remaining to undertake an NPRM. This safety zone is needed to protect vessels and mariners from the safety hazards associated with an aerial fireworks display taking place over the waterway. Providing notice and comment for this rule establishing the E:\FR\FM\19JNR1.SGM 19JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 19, 2013 / Rules and Regulations necessary safety zone would be impracticable as it would delay the safety measure necessary to protect life and property from the possible hazards associated with the display. Delay would also unnecessarily interfere with the planned fireworks display. The impacts on navigation are expected to be minimal as the safety zone will only impact navigation for a short duration. 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. Waiting a full 30 days after publication in the Federal Register is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as that would delay the effectiveness of the safety zone until after the planned fireworks event. Immediate action is needed to protect vessels and mariners from the safety hazards associated with an aerial fireworks display that will last for only a short duration. The Coast Guard will notify the public and maritime community that the safety zone will be in effect and of its enforcement periods via broadcast notices to mariners. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES B. Basis and Purpose The Oracle C/O J&M Displays is sponsoring a fireworks display from a barge located at mile 96 on the Lower Mississippi River. This event will take place from 9:45 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. on June 26, 2013. The Coast Guard has determined that a safety zone is needed to protect the public, mariners, and vessels from the hazards associated with these aerial fireworks displays over the waterway. The legal basis and authorities for this rule are found in 33 U.S.C. 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; Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to establish and define regulatory safety zones. C. Discussion of the Final Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Lower Mississippi River from 9:45 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. on June 26, 2013. The safety zone area will include the entire width of the Lower Mississippi River in New Orleans, LA, from mile 95.5 to mile 96.5. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless permission has been granted by the Captain of the Port New Orleans, or a designated representative. Notice to the public of this safety zone will be provided via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Mariners and other members of the public may also contact Coast VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:08 Jun 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Guard Sector New Orleans to inquire about the status of the safety zone, at (504) 365–2200. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on these statutes or 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. This safety zone will restrict navigation on the Lower Mississippi River from mile 95.5 to mile 96.5, for approximately 40 minutes on June 26, 2013. Due to the short duration of the event, it does not impose a significant regulatory impact. 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule would affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit between miles 95.5 to mile 96.5, between 9:45 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. on June 26, 2013. This safety zone would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons because the safety zone will only be subject to enforcement for approximately 40 minutes on June 26, 2013. Before the activation of the zone, the Coast Guard will issue maritime advisories widely available to users of the river. 3. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36661 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 relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism. 6. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INTFORMATION 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 E:\FR\FM\19JNR1.SGM 19JNR1 36662 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 19, 2013 / Rules and Regulations more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. 8. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. 9. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 10. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. 11. Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects This action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 13. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:08 Jun 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 environment. This rule involves establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile 95.5 to mile 96.5. 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. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record-keeping requirements, Security measures, 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 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 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. PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 2. Add § 165.T08–0188 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T08–0188 Safety Zone, Mississippi River Mile 95.5–Mile 96.5; New Orleans, LA. (a) Effective date/enforcement period. This section is effective from 9:45 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. on June 26, 2013. The safety zone described in paragraph (b) of this section will only be enforced during the effective period (during the time immediately preceding, during, and immediately following the fireworks display). The Coast Guard will announce these specific enforcement periods via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Additionally, mariners and other members of the public may contact the Coast Guard at (504) 365– 2200 to inquire about the status of the safety zone. (b) Location. The following areas are safety zones: All waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile 95.5 to mile 96.5, New Orleans, LA. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or designated personnel. Designated personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 officers of the U.S. Coast Guard assigned to units under the operational control of USCG Sector New Orleans. (2) Persons or vessels requiring deviations from this rule must request permission from the Captain of the Port New Orleans. The Captain of the Port New Orleans may be contacted at telephone (504) 365–2200. (3) All persons and vessels permitted to enter the safety zone shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port New Orleans and designated personnel. Dated: May 21, 2013. P.W. Gautier, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port New Orleans. [FR Doc. 2013–14656 Filed 6–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0417] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras, Lake Erie, Fairport, OH Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, Fairport Harbor, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display. DATES: This rule is effective from 9 p.m. until 10:20 p.m. on July 5, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2013–0417]. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or E:\FR\FM\19JNR1.SGM 19JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0188]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Mississippi River Mile 95.5-Mile 96.5; New Orleans, 
LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for 
all waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile 95.5 to mile 96.5. 
This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from 
potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display in the 
Lower Mississippi River at mile 96. Entry into this zone is prohibited 
unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans 
or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 9:45 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. on June 26, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
[USCG-2013-0188] to view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the 
docket number in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also 
visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground 
floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Brandon Sullivan, Sector New 
Orleans, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (504) 365-2280, email 
Brandon.J.Sullivan@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Acronyms

DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

A. Regulatory History and Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior 
notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 
4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. The Coast Guard 
did not receive event information from the event sponsor until there 
was insufficient time remaining to undertake an NPRM. This safety zone 
is needed to protect vessels and mariners from the safety hazards 
associated with an aerial fireworks display taking place over the 
waterway. Providing notice and comment for this rule establishing the

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necessary safety zone would be impracticable as it would delay the 
safety measure necessary to protect life and property from the possible 
hazards associated with the display. Delay would also unnecessarily 
interfere with the planned fireworks display. The impacts on navigation 
are expected to be minimal as the safety zone will only impact 
navigation for a short duration.
    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. Waiting a full 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register is impracticable and contrary to 
the public interest as that would delay the effectiveness of the safety 
zone until after the planned fireworks event. Immediate action is 
needed to protect vessels and mariners from the safety hazards 
associated with an aerial fireworks display that will last for only a 
short duration. The Coast Guard will notify the public and maritime 
community that the safety zone will be in effect and of its enforcement 
periods via broadcast notices to mariners.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The Oracle C/O J&M Displays is sponsoring a fireworks display from 
a barge located at mile 96 on the Lower Mississippi River. This event 
will take place from 9:45 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. on June 26, 2013. The 
Coast Guard has determined that a safety zone is needed to protect the 
public, mariners, and vessels from the hazards associated with these 
aerial fireworks displays over the waterway.
    The legal basis and authorities for this rule are found in 33 
U.S.C. 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; Public Law 107-295, 116 Stat. 
2064; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, which 
collectively authorize the Coast Guard to establish and define 
regulatory safety zones.

C. Discussion of the Final Rule

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the 
Lower Mississippi River from 9:45 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. on June 26, 2013. 
The safety zone area will include the entire width of the Lower 
Mississippi River in New Orleans, LA, from mile 95.5 to mile 96.5. 
Entry into this zone is prohibited unless permission has been granted 
by the Captain of the Port New Orleans, or a designated representative.
    Notice to the public of this safety zone will be provided via 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Mariners and other members of the public 
may also contact Coast Guard Sector New Orleans to inquire about the 
status of the safety zone, at (504) 365-2200.

D. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on these statutes or 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. This safety zone will 
restrict navigation on the Lower Mississippi River from mile 95.5 to 
mile 96.5, for approximately 40 minutes on June 26, 2013. Due to the 
short duration of the event, it does not impose a significant 
regulatory impact.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. This rule would affect the following entities, some of 
which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels 
intending to transit between miles 95.5 to mile 96.5, between 9:45 p.m. 
and 10:25 p.m. on June 26, 2013. This safety zone would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
for the following reasons because the safety zone will only be subject 
to enforcement for approximately 40 minutes on June 26, 2013. Before 
the activation of the zone, the Coast Guard will issue maritime 
advisories widely available to users of the river.

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

6. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INTFORMATION 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

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more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an 
expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this 
preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

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

9. Civil Justice Reform

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

10. Protection of Children

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

11. Indian Tribal Governments

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

12. Energy Effects

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

13. Technical Standards

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

14. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have determined 
that this action is one of a category of actions that do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This rule involves establishing a temporary safety zone 
for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile 95.5 to mile 
96.5. 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.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record-
keeping requirements, Security measures, 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. 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.

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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2. Add Sec.  165.T08-0188 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T08-0188  Safety Zone, Mississippi River Mile 95.5-Mile 96.5; 
New Orleans, LA.

    (a) Effective date/enforcement period. This section is effective 
from 9:45 p.m. to 10:25 p.m. on June 26, 2013. The safety zone 
described in paragraph (b) of this section will only be enforced during 
the effective period (during the time immediately preceding, during, 
and immediately following the fireworks display). The Coast Guard will 
announce these specific enforcement periods via Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners. Additionally, mariners and other members of the public may 
contact the Coast Guard at (504) 365-2200 to inquire about the status 
of the safety zone.
    (b) Location. The following areas are safety zones: All waters of 
the Lower Mississippi River from mile 95.5 to mile 96.5, New Orleans, 
LA.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless 
specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or 
designated personnel. Designated personnel include commissioned, 
warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard assigned to units 
under the operational control of USCG Sector New Orleans.
    (2) Persons or vessels requiring deviations from this rule must 
request permission from the Captain of the Port New Orleans. The 
Captain of the Port New Orleans may be contacted at telephone (504) 
365-2200.
    (3) All persons and vessels permitted to enter the safety zone 
shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port New 
Orleans and designated personnel.

    Dated: May 21, 2013.
P.W. Gautier,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port New Orleans.
[FR Doc. 2013-14656 Filed 6-18-13; 8:45 am]
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