Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA, 39610-39613 [2013-15828]

Download as PDF 39610 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. 7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jul 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 safety zone and, therefore it 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 record keeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR parts 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. Chapters 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.T09–0541 to read as follows: this part, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan or his designated on-scene representative. (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan or his designated onscene representative. (3) The ‘‘on-scene representative’’ of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan to act on his behalf. (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone shall contact the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan or his on-scene representative to obtain permission to do so. The Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, or his on-scene representative. Dated: June 21, 2013. M.W. Sibley, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan. [FR Doc. 2013–15837 Filed 7–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0059] RIN 1625–AA00 ■ § 165.T09–0541 Safety Zone; Summer in the City Water Ski Show; Fox River, Green Bay, WI. (a) Location. All waters of the Fox River in Green Bay, WI from the Highway 141 Bridge in position 44°31′5.7″ N 88°0′54.7″ W to the West Walnut Street Bridge in position 44°30′54.3″ N 88°1′5.3″ W (NAD 83). (b) Effective and Enforcement Period. This rule is effective from 6 p.m. on July 10, 2013 until 7:30 p.m. on August 28, 2013. This rule will be enforced from 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., and again from 7 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on each day of July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2013. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23 of PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing four temporary safety zones upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay for the annual Port of San Diego Fourth of July Big Bay Boom Fireworks display on the evening of July 4, 2013. These temporary safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, and other users and vessels of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within these temporary safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2013–0059. 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 John Bannon, Chief of Waterways, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Coast Guard; telephone 619–278– 7261, email d11marineeventssd@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: DATES: Table of Acronyms emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES 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 after publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on May 20, 2013 (78 FR 29289). The Coast Guard received no comments on that NPRM and as such, no changes have been made to this safety zone. 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 it is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The Coast Guard did not have the necessary event information about this fireworks display in time to provide both a comment period and allow for a 30 day delayed effective date. The Coast Guard was able to take comments on this safety zone prior to publication and enforcement. Immediate action is required to ensure the safety zone is in place to protect participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway during the event. B. Basis and Purpose The Ports and Waterways Safety Act gives the Coast Guard authority to create VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jul 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 and enforce safety zones. The Coast Guard is establishing four temporary safety zones on the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay for the Fourth of July Big Bay Boom. This event will occur between 8:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013. The safety zones will include all navigable waters within 1,000 feet of each tug and barge. The tugs and barges will be located in the following approximate positions: Shelter Island Barge: 32°42.8′ N, 117°13.2′ W Harbor Island Barge: 32°43.3′ N, 117°12.0′ W Embarcadero Barge: 32°42.9′ N, 117°10.8′ W Seaport Village Barge: 32°42.2′ N, 117°10.0′ W These temporary safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, and participants of the event, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule The Coast Guard received 0 comments on the NPRM for this rule and as such, no changes have been made to the final rule. The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones that will be enforced from 8:45 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013. These safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of the crews, spectators, participants, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative. The temporary safety zones include a portion of waters in the San Diego Bay. Before the effective period, the Coast Guard will publish a Coast Guard District Eleven Local Notice to Mariners information on the event and associated safety zones. Immediately before and during the fireworks display, Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center will issue Broadcast Notice to Mariners on the location and enforcement of the safety zones. Vessels will be able to transit the surrounding area and may be authorized to transit through the safety zones with the permission of the Captain of the Port or the designated representative. Before activating the zones, the Coast Guard will notify mariners by appropriate means including but not limited to Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 39611 D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes or executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This 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 determination is based on the size, duration and location of the safety zones. The safety zones are relatively small in size, less than half a mile across, and short in duration, 75 minutes long. Although the safety zones would apply to multiple parts of San Diego Bay, traffic would be allowed to pass through the zone with the permission of the Captain of the Port. Additionally, before the effective period, the Coast Guard will publish a Local Notice to Mariners. 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. (1) This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in specified portions of San Diego Bay from 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013. (2) This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: The safety zone will only be in effect for one hour and fifteen minutes late in the evening when vessel traffic is low. Vessel traffic can transit safely around the safety zones while the zones are in effect. E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1 39612 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jul 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. 8. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. 9. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 10. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. 11. Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects This action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 13. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves establishment of a temporary safety zone. 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 recordkeeping 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.T11–548 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T11–548 Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA. (a) Location. This rule establishes four temporary safety zones. The safety zones will include all navigable waters within 1,000 feet each tug and barge site. The tug and barge sites will be located in the following approximate positions: Shelter Island Barge: 32°42.8′ N, 117°13.2′ W Harbor Island Barge: 32°43.3′ N, 117°12.0′ W Embarcadero Barge: 32°42.9′ N, 117°10.8′ W Seaport Village Barge: 32°42.2′ N, 117°10.0′ W (b) Enforcement Period. This section will be enforced from 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013. If the event concludes prior to the scheduled termination time, the Captain of the Port will cease enforcement of this safety zone and will announce that fact via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (c) Definitions. The following definition applies to this section: designated representative, means any commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and local, state, and federal law enforcement E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations vessels who have been authorized to act on the behalf of the Captain of the Port. (d) Regulations. (1) Entry into, transit through or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port of San Diego or his designated representative. (2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his designated representative. (3) Upon being hailed by U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. (4) The Coast Guard may be assisted by other federal, state, or local agencies. Dated: June 21, 2013. S.M. Mahoney, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Diego. [FR Doc. 2013–15828 Filed 7–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Part 690 [Docket ID ED–2012–OPE–0006] RIN 1840–AD11 Federal Pell Grant Program Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Secretary adopts as final, without change, the interim final rule published on May 2, 2012, that amended regulations for the Federal Pell Grant program, to prohibit a student from receiving two consecutive Federal Pell Grants in a single award year. The final amendments implement provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011. DATES: Effective July 2, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacquelyn C. Butler, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8053, Washington, DC 20006–8542. Telephone: (202) 502–7890. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jul 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. On May 2, 2012, the Secretary published an interim final rule in the Federal Register (77 FR 25893), corrected on July 11, 2012 (77 FR 40805), implementing provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Public Law 112–10, § 1860(a)(2), 125 Stat. 169–70 (2011). In the interim final rule, the Secretary— • Delineated the conditions for calculating a Federal Pell Grant for a payment period (77 FR 25894); • Removed the provision for awarding Federal Pell Grant payments from two Scheduled Awards (77 FR 25894); • Specified when an institution may assign a crossover payment period that occurs over two award years (77 FR 25894); • Specified when an institution may pay a transfer student attending more than one institution during an award year (77 FR 25894); and • Removed regulations that established procedures for awarding a student his or her second Scheduled Award in an award year (77 FR 25895). The interim final rule was effective on the date of publication, May 2, 2012, and the Secretary requested public comment on whether changes to the regulations were warranted. Additionally, the interim final rule was corrected on July 11, 2012 (77 FR 40805). After considering all comments, the Secretary adopts the interim final rule without change. This document contains a discussion of the comments we received. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Analysis of Comments and Changes In response to the Secretary’s invitation, 10 parties submitted comments on the interim final rule. An analysis of the comments received since publication of the interim final rule follows. We group major issues according to subject, with appropriate sections of the regulations referenced in parentheses. Generally, we do not address technical and other minor changes—and suggested changes the law does not authorize the Secretary to make. General Comments Comments: Several commenters expressed support for the regulatory changes in the interim final rule. One commenter objected to the Secretary’s PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 39613 decision to waive rulemaking. The commenter noted that the public should have the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations through a notice of proposed rulemaking. Discussion: The Secretary appreciates the commenters’ support. We disagree with the comment that these regulations should have been submitted to the public as proposed regulations for notice and comment. As we discussed in the interim final rule, under the Waiver of Rulemaking and Delayed Effective Date section, the Department generally offers interested parties the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553). However, the APA provides that an agency is not required to conduct notice and comment rulemaking when the agency for good cause finds that notice and public procedure thereon are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B)). The Secretary determined that there was good cause to waive rulemaking under the APA because the statutory change to prohibit a student from receiving two Federal Pell Grants in a single award year would have resulted in some students losing their Federal Pell Grant eligibility if we delayed making the regulatory change to amend § 690.64 (77 FR 25897). Notice and comment to amend §§ 690.63, 690.65, and 690.67 was unnecessary because we merely updated these sections to reflect statutory changes in Public Law 112–10 that prohibit a student from receiving two Federal Pell Grants in a single award year. Changes: None. Payment Period in Two Award Years (§ 690.64) Comments: One commenter asked if, for a crossover payment period, more than six months of a payment period occurs in an award year, must the Federal Pell Grant award be made from that award year. Another commenter thanked the Department for the regulatory change under § 690.64(a) and (b), noting that the change would allow an institution to comply with the regulations governing the standards of administrative capability under 34 CFR 668.16 when awarding a Federal Pell Grant. Discussion: In August 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Public Law 110–315, added section 401(b)(5) to the HEA, and allowed an eligible student to receive two Federal Pell Grant Scheduled Awards during a single award year. Before then, institutions were required E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 127 (Tuesday, July 2, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-15828]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0059]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing four temporary safety zones 
upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay for the annual Port of 
San Diego Fourth of July Big Bay Boom Fireworks display on the evening 
of July 4, 2013. These temporary safety zones are necessary to provide 
for the safety of the crew, spectators, and other users and vessels of 
the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, 
transiting through, or anchoring within these temporary safety zones 
unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated 
representative.

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DATES: This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
USCG-2013-0059. 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 John Bannon, Chief of Waterways, U.S. Coast 
Guard Sector San Diego, Coast Guard; telephone 619-278-7261, email 
d11marineeventssd@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 after 
publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on May 20, 2013 (78 
FR 29289). The Coast Guard received no comments on that NPRM and as 
such, no changes have been made to this safety zone.
    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 it is impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest. The Coast Guard did not have the 
necessary event information about this fireworks display in time to 
provide both a comment period and allow for a 30 day delayed effective 
date. The Coast Guard was able to take comments on this safety zone 
prior to publication and enforcement. Immediate action is required to 
ensure the safety zone is in place to protect participants, crew, 
spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the 
waterway during the event.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The Ports and Waterways Safety Act gives the Coast Guard authority 
to create and enforce safety zones. The Coast Guard is establishing 
four temporary safety zones on the navigable waters of the San Diego 
Bay for the Fourth of July Big Bay Boom. This event will occur between 
8:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013. The safety zones will include 
all navigable waters within 1,000 feet of each tug and barge. The tugs 
and barges will be located in the following approximate positions:

Shelter Island Barge: 32[deg]42.8' N, 117[deg]13.2' W
Harbor Island Barge: 32[deg]43.3' N, 117[deg]12.0' W
Embarcadero Barge: 32[deg]42.9' N, 117[deg]10.8' W
Seaport Village Barge: 32[deg]42.2' N, 117[deg]10.0' W

    These temporary safety zones are necessary to provide for the 
safety of the crew, spectators, and participants of the event, 
participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway.

C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule

    The Coast Guard received 0 comments on the NPRM for this rule and 
as such, no changes have been made to the final rule.
    The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones that will be enforced 
from 8:45 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013. These safety zones are 
necessary to provide for the safety of the crews, spectators, 
participants, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and 
vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or 
anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of 
the Port, or his designated representative. The temporary safety zones 
include a portion of waters in the San Diego Bay.
    Before the effective period, the Coast Guard will publish a Coast 
Guard District Eleven Local Notice to Mariners information on the event 
and associated safety zones. Immediately before and during the 
fireworks display, Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations 
Center will issue Broadcast Notice to Mariners on the location and 
enforcement of the safety zones.
    Vessels will be able to transit the surrounding area and may be 
authorized to transit through the safety zones with the permission of 
the Captain of the Port or the designated representative. Before 
activating the zones, the Coast Guard will notify mariners by 
appropriate means including but not limited to Local Notice to Mariners 
and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

D. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This 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 determination is 
based on the size, duration and location of the safety zones. The 
safety zones are relatively small in size, less than half a mile 
across, and short in duration, 75 minutes long. Although the safety 
zones would apply to multiple parts of San Diego Bay, traffic would be 
allowed to pass through the zone with the permission of the Captain of 
the Port. Additionally, before the effective period, the Coast Guard 
will publish a Local Notice to Mariners.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    (1) This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may 
be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to 
transit or anchor in specified portions of San Diego Bay from 8:45 p.m. 
to 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013.
    (2) This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: The 
safety zone will only be in effect for one hour and fifteen minutes 
late in the evening when vessel traffic is low. Vessel traffic can 
transit safely around the safety zones while the zones are in effect.

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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 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 establishment of a temporary safety 
zone. 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 
recordkeeping 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

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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.


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2. Add Sec.  165.T11-548 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T11-548  Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom, San Diego Bay; San Diego, 
CA.

    (a) Location. This rule establishes four temporary safety zones. 
The safety zones will include all navigable waters within 1,000 feet 
each tug and barge site. The tug and barge sites will be located in the 
following approximate positions:

Shelter Island Barge: 32[deg]42.8' N, 117[deg]13.2' W
Harbor Island Barge: 32[deg]43.3' N, 117[deg]12.0' W
Embarcadero Barge: 32[deg]42.9' N, 117[deg]10.8' W
Seaport Village Barge: 32[deg]42.2' N, 117[deg]10.0' W

    (b) Enforcement Period. This section will be enforced from 8:45 
p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013. If the event concludes prior to the 
scheduled termination time, the Captain of the Port will cease 
enforcement of this safety zone and will announce that fact via 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
    (c) Definitions. The following definition applies to this section: 
designated representative, means any commissioned, warrant, or petty 
officer of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, 
and local, state, and federal law enforcement

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vessels who have been authorized to act on the behalf of the Captain of 
the Port.
    (d) Regulations. (1) Entry into, transit through or anchoring 
within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain 
of the Port of San Diego or his designated representative.
    (2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
    (3) Upon being hailed by U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel by 
siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel 
shall proceed as directed.
    (4) The Coast Guard may be assisted by other federal, state, or 
local agencies.

    Dated: June 21, 2013.
S.M. Mahoney,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Diego.
[FR Doc. 2013-15828 Filed 7-1-13; 8:45 am]
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