Regulated Navigation Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY, 53671-53675 [2013-21171]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. 11. Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects This rule is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 restricting vessel movement within a regulated navigation area. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:23 Aug 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 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, 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.T01–0329 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T01–0329 Regulated Navigation Area; Maine Kennebec Bridge Construction and Removal, Kennebec River, Richmond, ME. (a) Location. The following area is a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA): All navigable waters, surface to bottom, on the Kennebec River within a 300 yard radius of position 44°05’27’’ N, 069°46’57’’ W in the vicinity of the Maine Kennebec River Bridge between Richmond, ME and Dresden, ME. (b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.11 and 165.13 apply within the RNA. (2) In accordance with the general regulations, entry into or movement within this zone, during periods of enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Sector Northern New England. (3) Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the RNA during periods of enforcement by contacting the COTP or the COTP’s on-scene representative on VHF–16 or via phone at 207–767–0303. (4) During periods of enforcement, a speed limit of six (6) knots will be in effect within the regulated area. All vessels must proceed through the area with caution and operate in such a manner as to produce no wake. (5) Vessels must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s on-scene representative. The ‘‘on-scene representative’’ of the COTP is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on the COTP’s behalf. The on-scene representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel; Maine State Police, Maine Marine Patrol or other designated craft; or may be on shore and communicating with vessels via VHF–FM radio or loudhailer. Members of the Coast Guard PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53671 Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation. (6) Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel must proceed as directed. (7) All other relevant regulations, including but not limited to the Rules of the Road (33 CFR part 84—Subchapter E, Inland Navigational Rules) remain in effect within the regulated area and must be strictly followed at all times. (c) Enforcement Period. This regulation is enforceable 24 hours a day from 5:00 a.m. on September 1, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2016. (1) Prior to commencing or suspending enforcement of this regulation, the COTP will give notice by appropriate means to inform the affected segments of the public, to include dates and times. Such means of notification will include constructive notice by publication in the Federal Register, actual notice, as well as Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. (2) Violations of this RNA may be reported to the COTP at 207–767–0303 or on VHF-Channel 16. Dated: August 15, 2013. D.B. Abel, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–21180 Filed 8–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0202] RIN 1625–AA11; 1625–AA87 Regulated Navigation Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is amending its regulation establishing security zones that are enforceable in connection with the arrival or departure of international leaders for United Nations meetings in New York, NY. This rule establishes new regulated navigation areas, modifies certain security zones, and better organizes the regulation. The amendments will assist the Coast Guard in protecting public safety and visiting dignitaries during these events, and thus promote the Coast Guard’s maritime safety and maritime security missions. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1 53672 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2013 / Rules and Regulations This rule is effective September 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2012–0202]. 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 Mr. Jeff Yunker, Coast Guard Sector New York, Waterways Management Division; telephone 718– 354–4195, email Jeff.M.Yunker@ uscg.mil or Chief Craig Lapiejko, Coast Guard First District Waterways Management Branch, telephone 617– 223–8381, email Craig.D.Lapiejko@ 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 ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking SNPRM Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking RNA Regulated Navigation Area UN United Nations UNGA United Nations General Assembly A. Regulatory History and Information On September 11, 2012, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Security Zones; Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY’’ in the Federal Register (77 FR 55777). We received seven comments on the NPRM. After publication of the NPRM we determined that an RNA is the more appropriate means to regulate the movement of vessels or individuals instead of the security zones originally proposed or already codified at 33 CFR 165.164. On April 19, 2013, we published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) entitled ‘‘Regulated Navigation Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY in the Federal Register (78 FR 23515). We received one comment on the SNPRM. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:23 Aug 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the proposed rule is 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, 160.5; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to establish RNAs and security zones. On five occasions since March 2011, the United States Secret Service has requested that the Coast Guard establish a temporary security zone on the waters of the East River and Bronx Kill during the arrival and departure of the President of the United States to and from Randalls and Wards Islands, New York. This regulation carries out three related actions: (1) Establishes new regulated navigation areas in the waters near the United Nations (UN) during UN visits by international leaders; (2) revises the Wall Street Heliport security zone to identify the northern boundary of the security zone on the Manhattan shoreline at Wall Street, which is necessary due to the removal of Pier 13 that is currently referenced in 33 CFR 165.164(a)(1); and (3) revises the United Nations security zone to clarify enforcement times for the security zone, provide a more detailed description of the security zone, and provide a better understanding of the transit restrictions that would be enacted. C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule After publication of the SNPRM in the Federal Register (78 FR 23515) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) submitted a comment recommending that 33 CFR 165.164(a)(4) be revised to state the United Nations Security Zone extends about 180 yards offshore of Manhattan instead of the currently published 175 yards. This recommendation only changes the description of the security zone’s boundaries without changing its geographical coordinates. The Coast Guard agrees and has made this change to the final rule. The Coast Guard is amending the existing security zone regulation relating to the arrival and departure of dignitaries for UN meetings in New York City, 33 CFR 165.164. Our amendments are substantively similar to the proposals contained in our 2012 NPRM, but we are reorganizing and making a non-substantive revision of § 165.164, and we are redesignating three existing security zones as regulated navigation areas. Please see the NPRM for a further discussion of how we have enforced § 165.164 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 security zones in the past. We have now determined that an RNA is the more appropriate means to regulate the movement of vessels or individuals instead of the security zones originally proposed or already codified at 33 CFR 165.164. We are designating the Wall Street Heliport, Randalls and Wards Islands, and United Nations Full River Closure security zones as RNAs. The Marine Air Terminal, United Nations, and United Nations West Channel Closure security zones will remain designated as security zones as they do not completely restrict vessel traffic on that portion of the Bowery Bay and East River during enforcement of the security zones. We are reorganizing § 165.164 and adding descriptive designations to name each of the several locations covered by that regulation. We are revising § 165.164(a)(1) relating to the Wall Street Heliport. We are removing a reference to Pier 13, which no longer exists, but otherwise the boundaries of the designated area will not change. The existing security zone is now designated a regulated navigation area. We are adding a new § 165.164(a)(2) and establishing an RNA on the waters of the East River and Bronx Kill in the vicinity of Randalls and Wards Islands. The RNA is approximately 2,150 yards long and 860 yards wide, and encompasses approximately 0.21 square nautical miles. It will be enforced from 30 minutes before a dignitary’s arrival until 15 minutes after the dignitary’s departure from the area. We are making no changes to § 165.164(a)(3), other than to designate it as the Marine Air Terminal, La Guardia Airport Security Zone. We are designating the security zone created by § 165.164(a)(4) as the United Nations Security Zone, and we are rewording the description of this zone’s boundaries for clarity, without changing its geographical coordinates. In new paragraph (d), we state that this zone is in force at all times. We are transferring the security zone described in existing § 165.164(a)(5) to paragraph (a)(6), and designating it the United Nations Full River Closure RNA. The content of existing paragraph (a)(6) is addressed in new paragraph (d). When enforced, the UN Full River Closure RNA will fully close the East River to vessel traffic within its boundaries. We are creating a new security zone in paragraph (a)(5), to be designated the United Nations West Channel Closure Security Zone. When in force, it will close only a portion of the western channel of the river. Vessels E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2013 / Rules and Regulations capable of transiting the shallower waters of the eastern channel can do so. The content of existing paragraph (a)(7) is addressed in new paragraph (d). We are adding a new § 165.164(b) to define terms used in the regulation. The content of existing paragraph (b) is being moved to paragraph (c). We are adding a new § 165.164(d) to describe how and when each regulated navigation area or security zone will be enforced, and how the public will be notified that enforcement is in effect. Finally, we are adding a new § 165.164(e) to describe how vessel operators may obtain permission to enter or operate within a regulated navigation area or security zone. 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 and executive orders. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 limited time that vessels will be restricted from the Randalls and Wards Islands RNA. The RNA will be activated for approximately 60 minutes approximately six times per year or when necessary. The Coast Guard expects minimal adverse impact to mariners from the RNA’s activation based on the limited duration of the enforcement period, the limited geographic area affected and because affected mariners may request authorization from the COTP or the designated on-scene representative to transit the RNA. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:23 Aug 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard received zero comments from the Small Business Administration on this rule. 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 will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners and operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in a portion of the East River or Bronx Kill, in the vicinity of Randalls or Wards Islands, NY during the enforcement periods. These RNAs will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: The RNA is of limited size and duration. Persons or vessels may request permission to transit the RNA from the COTP or the designated on-scene representative. Additionally, before and during the enforcement period, the Coast Guard will issue maritime advisories widely available to users of the waterway, including marine information broadcasts, and distribute a written notice online at http:// homeport.uscg.mil/newyork. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53673 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 INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. 7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this 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 E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1 53674 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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 an RNA and revisions to current RNAs and security zones. 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 AREA 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ 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, 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. ■ 2. Revise § 165.164 to read as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:23 Aug 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 § 165.164 Regulated Navigation Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY. (a) Location. The following areas are regulated navigation areas (RNA) or security zones: (1) Wall Street Heliport RNA. All waters of the East River within the following boundaries: East of a line drawn between approximate position 40°42′01″ N, 074°00′39″ W (east of The Battery) to 40°41′36″ N, 074°00′52″ W (point north of Governors Island) and north of a line drawn from the point north of Governors Island to the southwest corner of Pier 7 North, Brooklyn; and south of a line drawn between 40°42′14.8″ N, 074°00′20.3″ W (Wall Street, Manhattan), and the northwest corner of Pier 2 North, Brooklyn (NAD 1983). (2) Randalls and Wards Islands RNA: All waters of the East River between the Hell Gate Rail Road Bridge (mile 8.2), and a line drawn from a point at approximate position 40°47′27.12″ N, 073°54′35.14″ W (Lawrence Point, Queens) to a point at approximate position 40°47′52.55″ N, 073°54′35.25″ W (Port Morris Stacks), and all waters of the Bronx Kill southeast of the Bronx Kill Rail Road Bridge (mile 0.6) (NAD 1983). (3) Marine Air Terminal, La Guardia Airport Security Zone: All waters of Bowery Bay, Queens, New York, south of a line drawn from the western end of La Guardia Airport at approximate position 40°46′47″ N, 073°53′05″ W to the Rikers Island Bridge at approximate position 40°46′51″ N, 073°53′21″ W and east of a line drawn between the point at the Rikers Island Bridge to a point on the shore in Queens, New York, at approximate position 40°46′36″ N, 073°53′31″ W (NAD 1983). (4) United Nations Security Zone. All waters of the East River bound by the following points: 40°44′37″ N, 073°58′16.5″ W (the base of East 35th Street, Manhattan), then east to 40°44′34.5″ N, 073°58′10.5″ W (about 180 yards offshore of Manhattan), then northeasterly to 40°45′29″ N, 073°57′26.5″ W (about 125 yards offshore of Manhattan at the Queensboro Bridge), then northwesterly to 40°45′31″ N, 073°57′30.5″ W (Manhattan shoreline at the Queensboro Bridge), then southerly along the shoreline to the starting point at 40°44′37″ N, 073°58′16.5″ W (NAD 1983). (5) United Nations West Channel Closure Security Zone. All waters of the East River north of a line drawn from approximate position 40°44′37″ N, 073°58′16.5″ W (the base of East 35th PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Street, Manhattan), to approximate position 40°44′31.04″ N, 073°58′03.10″ W (approximately 400 yards east of the Manhattan shoreline), all waters west of a line drawn from approximate position 40°44′31.04″ N, 073°58′03.10″ W (approximately 400 yards east of the Manhattan shoreline), to the southern tip of Roosevelt Island at approximate position 40°44′57.96″ N, 073°57′41.57″ W, then along the western shoreline of Roosevelt Island to the Queensboro Bridge, and all waters south of the Queensboro Bridge (NAD 1983). (6) United Nations Full River Closure RNA. All waters of the East River north of a line drawn from approximate position 40°44′37″ N, 073°58′16.5″ W (the base of East 35th Street, Manhattan), to approximate position 40°44′23″ N, 073°57′44.5″ W (Hunters Point, Long Island City), and south of the Queensboro Bridge (NAD 1983). (b) Definitions. As used in this section— Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on the COTP’s behalf. The designated representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel, or onboard a federal, state, or local agency vessel that is authorized to act in support of the Coast Guard. Dignitary means the President or Vice President of the United States, or visiting heads of foreign states or governments. (c) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR part 165, no person or vessel may enter or move within a RNA or security zone created by this section during enforcement periods unless granted permission to do so by the COTP New York or the designated representative. Vessel operators and persons given permission to enter or operate in the RNA or security zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the designated representative. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard or New York City police vessel by siren, radio, flashing lights, or other means, the operator of a vessel must proceed as directed, and follow any instructions to anchor or moor up to a waterfront facility. (d) Enforcement. The security zone described in paragraph (a)(4) of this section is effective and will be enforced at all times. Coast Guard Sector New York will provide actual notice to mariners for the purpose of enforcement for the regulated navigation areas and security zones described in paragraphs (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(5), and (a)(6). The Captain of the Port will also provide notice to the maritime public regarding E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2013 / Rules and Regulations the activation of these RNAs and security zones by appropriate means, which may include but are not limited to a Local Notice to Mariners or marine information broadcasts, and at http:// homeport.uscg.mil/newyork. (e) Contact Information. Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within a RNA or security zone shall telephone the COTP at (718) 354–4356 or the designated representative via VHF channel 16 to obtain permission to do so. Dated: August 7, 2013. D.B. Abel, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–21171 Filed 8–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0717] RIN 1625–AA00 Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; Boomsday Festival; Tennessee River 646.0–649.0; Knoxville, TN Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce a Safety Zone for the Boomsday Festival Fireworks on the Tennessee River 646.0–649.0 from 9:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on September 1, 2013. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters, during the Boomsday Festival Fireworks. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting or anchoring in the Safety Zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or a designated representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.801 will be enforced from 9:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on September 1, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice of enforcement, call Petty Officer James Alter, Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Nashville at 615–736–5421, or james.r.alter@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Safety Zone for ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:23 Aug 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 the annual Boomsday Festival Fireworks listed in 33 CFR 165.801 Table 1, Table No. 36; Sector Ohio Valley, No. 39 on September 1, 2013 from 9:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.801, entry into the safety zone listed in Table 1, Table No. 36; Sector Ohio Valley, No. 39 is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or passage through the Safety Zone must request permission from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port or designated representative. This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552 (a); 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; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via Local Notice to Mariners and Marine Information Broadcasts. If the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or Patrol Commander determines that the Safety Zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice of enforcement, he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. Dated: August 2, 2013. R.V. Timme, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Ohio Valley. [FR Doc. 2013–21179 Filed 8–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0546] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Lake Erie Heritage Foundation, Battle of Lake Erie Reenactment; Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay, OH Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the waters of Lake Erie in the vicinity SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53675 of Put-In-Bay, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during Battle of Lake Erie Reenactment near Put-In-Bay. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect people and vessels from the hazards associated with this event. DATES: This rule will be effective and enforced from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on September 2, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2013– 0546 and are available online by going to www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2013–0546 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘search.’’ They are also available for inspection or copying at the 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, 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 final rule, contact or email MST1 Ian M. Fallon, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Toledo, at (419) 418–6036 or Ian.M.Fallon@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing 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 TFR Temporary Final Rule 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)). 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 169 (Friday, August 30, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 53671-53675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21171]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0202]
RIN 1625-AA11; 1625-AA87


Regulated Navigation Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/
Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is amending its regulation establishing 
security zones that are enforceable in connection with the arrival or 
departure of international leaders for United Nations meetings in New 
York, NY. This rule establishes new regulated navigation areas, 
modifies certain security zones, and better organizes the regulation. 
The amendments will assist the Coast Guard in protecting public safety 
and visiting dignitaries during these events, and thus promote the 
Coast Guard's maritime safety and maritime security missions.

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DATES: This rule is effective September 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
[USCG-2012-0202]. 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 Mr. Jeff Yunker, Coast Guard Sector New York, Waterways 
Management Division; telephone 718-354-4195, email 
Jeff.M.Yunker@uscg.mil or Chief Craig Lapiejko, Coast Guard First 
District Waterways Management Branch, telephone 617-223-8381, email 
Craig.D.Lapiejko@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
SNPRM Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
RNA Regulated Navigation Area
UN United Nations
UNGA United Nations General Assembly

A. Regulatory History and Information

    On September 11, 2012, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled ``Security Zones; Dignitary Arrival/Departure and 
United Nations Meetings, New York, NY'' in the Federal Register (77 FR 
55777). We received seven comments on the NPRM.
    After publication of the NPRM we determined that an RNA is the more 
appropriate means to regulate the movement of vessels or individuals 
instead of the security zones originally proposed or already codified 
at 33 CFR 165.164. On April 19, 2013, we published a supplemental 
notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) entitled ``Regulated Navigation 
Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations 
Meetings, New York, NY in the Federal Register (78 FR 23515). We 
received one comment on the SNPRM.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for the proposed rule is 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, 160.5; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1, which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to establish RNAs 
and security zones.
    On five occasions since March 2011, the United States Secret 
Service has requested that the Coast Guard establish a temporary 
security zone on the waters of the East River and Bronx Kill during the 
arrival and departure of the President of the United States to and from 
Randalls and Wards Islands, New York.
    This regulation carries out three related actions: (1) Establishes 
new regulated navigation areas in the waters near the United Nations 
(UN) during UN visits by international leaders; (2) revises the Wall 
Street Heliport security zone to identify the northern boundary of the 
security zone on the Manhattan shoreline at Wall Street, which is 
necessary due to the removal of Pier 13 that is currently referenced in 
33 CFR 165.164(a)(1); and (3) revises the United Nations security zone 
to clarify enforcement times for the security zone, provide a more 
detailed description of the security zone, and provide a better 
understanding of the transit restrictions that would be enacted.

C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule

    After publication of the SNPRM in the Federal Register (78 FR 
23515) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
submitted a comment recommending that 33 CFR 165.164(a)(4) be revised 
to state the United Nations Security Zone extends about 180 yards 
offshore of Manhattan instead of the currently published 175 yards. 
This recommendation only changes the description of the security zone's 
boundaries without changing its geographical coordinates. The Coast 
Guard agrees and has made this change to the final rule.
    The Coast Guard is amending the existing security zone regulation 
relating to the arrival and departure of dignitaries for UN meetings in 
New York City, 33 CFR 165.164. Our amendments are substantively similar 
to the proposals contained in our 2012 NPRM, but we are reorganizing 
and making a non-substantive revision of Sec.  165.164, and we are 
redesignating three existing security zones as regulated navigation 
areas. Please see the NPRM for a further discussion of how we have 
enforced Sec.  165.164 security zones in the past. We have now 
determined that an RNA is the more appropriate means to regulate the 
movement of vessels or individuals instead of the security zones 
originally proposed or already codified at 33 CFR 165.164. We are 
designating the Wall Street Heliport, Randalls and Wards Islands, and 
United Nations Full River Closure security zones as RNAs. The Marine 
Air Terminal, United Nations, and United Nations West Channel Closure 
security zones will remain designated as security zones as they do not 
completely restrict vessel traffic on that portion of the Bowery Bay 
and East River during enforcement of the security zones.
    We are reorganizing Sec.  165.164 and adding descriptive 
designations to name each of the several locations covered by that 
regulation.
    We are revising Sec.  165.164(a)(1) relating to the Wall Street 
Heliport. We are removing a reference to Pier 13, which no longer 
exists, but otherwise the boundaries of the designated area will not 
change. The existing security zone is now designated a regulated 
navigation area.
    We are adding a new Sec.  165.164(a)(2) and establishing an RNA on 
the waters of the East River and Bronx Kill in the vicinity of Randalls 
and Wards Islands. The RNA is approximately 2,150 yards long and 860 
yards wide, and encompasses approximately 0.21 square nautical miles. 
It will be enforced from 30 minutes before a dignitary's arrival until 
15 minutes after the dignitary's departure from the area.
    We are making no changes to Sec.  165.164(a)(3), other than to 
designate it as the Marine Air Terminal, La Guardia Airport Security 
Zone.
    We are designating the security zone created by Sec.  165.164(a)(4) 
as the United Nations Security Zone, and we are rewording the 
description of this zone's boundaries for clarity, without changing its 
geographical coordinates. In new paragraph (d), we state that this zone 
is in force at all times.
    We are transferring the security zone described in existing Sec.  
165.164(a)(5) to paragraph (a)(6), and designating it the United 
Nations Full River Closure RNA. The content of existing paragraph 
(a)(6) is addressed in new paragraph (d). When enforced, the UN Full 
River Closure RNA will fully close the East River to vessel traffic 
within its boundaries. We are creating a new security zone in paragraph 
(a)(5), to be designated the United Nations West Channel Closure 
Security Zone. When in force, it will close only a portion of the 
western channel of the river. Vessels

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capable of transiting the shallower waters of the eastern channel can 
do so.
    The content of existing paragraph (a)(7) is addressed in new 
paragraph (d).
    We are adding a new Sec.  165.164(b) to define terms used in the 
regulation. The content of existing paragraph (b) is being moved to 
paragraph (c).
    We are adding a new Sec.  165.164(d) to describe how and when each 
regulated navigation area or security zone will be enforced, and how 
the public will be notified that enforcement is in effect.
    Finally, we are adding a new Sec.  165.164(e) to describe how 
vessel operators may obtain permission to enter or operate within a 
regulated navigation area or security zone.

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 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.
    This determination is based on the limited time that vessels will 
be restricted from the Randalls and Wards Islands RNA. The RNA will be 
activated for approximately 60 minutes approximately six times per year 
or when necessary. The Coast Guard expects minimal adverse impact to 
mariners from the RNA's activation based on the limited duration of the 
enforcement period, the limited geographic area affected and because 
affected mariners may request authorization from the COTP or the 
designated on-scene representative to transit the RNA.

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 received zero comments from the Small Business 
Administration on this rule. 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 will affect the following entities, some of which may be 
small entities: The owners and operators of vessels intending to 
transit or anchor in a portion of the East River or Bronx Kill, in the 
vicinity of Randalls or Wards Islands, NY during the enforcement 
periods.
    These RNAs will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: The RNA 
is of limited size and duration. Persons or vessels may request 
permission to transit the RNA from the COTP or the designated on-scene 
representative.
    Additionally, before and during the enforcement period, the Coast 
Guard will issue maritime advisories widely available to users of the 
waterway, including marine information broadcasts, and distribute a 
written notice online at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork.

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 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that 
your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or 
security of people, places or vessels.

7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this 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

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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 an RNA and 
revisions to current RNAs and security zones. 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 AREA

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, 160.5; Pub. L. 
107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation 
No. 0170.1.

0
2. Revise Sec.  165.164 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.164  Regulated Navigation Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary 
Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY.

    (a) Location. The following areas are regulated navigation areas 
(RNA) or security zones:
    (1) Wall Street Heliport RNA. All waters of the East River within 
the following boundaries: East of a line drawn between approximate 
position 40[deg]42[min]01[sec] N, 074[deg]00[min]39[sec] W (east of The 
Battery) to 40[deg]41[min]36[sec] N, 074[deg]00[min]52[sec] W (point 
north of Governors Island) and north of a line drawn from the point 
north of Governors Island to the southwest corner of Pier 7 North, 
Brooklyn; and south of a line drawn between 40[deg]42[min]14.8[sec] N, 
074[deg]00[min]20.3[sec] W (Wall Street, Manhattan), and the northwest 
corner of Pier 2 North, Brooklyn (NAD 1983).
    (2) Randalls and Wards Islands RNA: All waters of the East River 
between the Hell Gate Rail Road Bridge (mile 8.2), and a line drawn 
from a point at approximate position 40[deg]47[min]27.12[sec] N, 
073[deg]54[min]35.14[sec] W (Lawrence Point, Queens) to a point at 
approximate position 40[deg]47[min]52.55[sec] N, 
073[deg]54[min]35.25[sec] W (Port Morris Stacks), and all waters of the 
Bronx Kill southeast of the Bronx Kill Rail Road Bridge (mile 0.6) (NAD 
1983).
    (3) Marine Air Terminal, La Guardia Airport Security Zone: All 
waters of Bowery Bay, Queens, New York, south of a line drawn from the 
western end of La Guardia Airport at approximate position 
40[deg]46[min]47[sec] N, 073[deg]53[min]05[sec] W to the Rikers Island 
Bridge at approximate position 40[deg]46[min]51[sec] N, 
073[deg]53[min]21[sec] W and east of a line drawn between the point at 
the Rikers Island Bridge to a point on the shore in Queens, New York, 
at approximate position 40[deg]46[min]36[sec] N, 073[deg]53[min]31[sec] 
W (NAD 1983).
    (4) United Nations Security Zone. All waters of the East River 
bound by the following points: 40[deg]44[min]37[sec] N, 
073[deg]58[min]16.5[sec] W (the base of East 35th Street, Manhattan), 
then east to 40[deg]44[min]34.5[sec] N, 073[deg]58[min]10.5[sec] W 
(about 180 yards offshore of Manhattan), then northeasterly to 
40[deg]45[min]29[sec] N, 073[deg]57[min]26.5[sec] W (about 125 yards 
offshore of Manhattan at the Queensboro Bridge), then northwesterly to 
40[deg]45[min]31[sec] N, 073[deg]57[min]30.5[sec] W (Manhattan 
shoreline at the Queensboro Bridge), then southerly along the shoreline 
to the starting point at 40[deg]44[min]37[sec] N, 
073[deg]58[min]16.5[sec] W (NAD 1983).
    (5) United Nations West Channel Closure Security Zone. All waters 
of the East River north of a line drawn from approximate position 
40[deg]44[min]37[sec] N, 073[deg]58[min]16.5[sec] W (the base of East 
35th Street, Manhattan), to approximate position 
40[deg]44[min]31.04[sec] N, 073[deg]58[min]03.10[sec] W (approximately 
400 yards east of the Manhattan shoreline), all waters west of a line 
drawn from approximate position 40[deg]44[min]31.04[sec] N, 
073[deg]58[min]03.10[sec] W (approximately 400 yards east of the 
Manhattan shoreline), to the southern tip of Roosevelt Island at 
approximate position 40[deg]44[min]57.96[sec] N, 
073[deg]57[min]41.57[sec] W, then along the western shoreline of 
Roosevelt Island to the Queensboro Bridge, and all waters south of the 
Queensboro Bridge (NAD 1983).
    (6) United Nations Full River Closure RNA. All waters of the East 
River north of a line drawn from approximate position 
40[deg]44[min]37[sec] N, 073[deg]58[min]16.5[sec] W (the base of East 
35th Street, Manhattan), to approximate position 40[deg]44[min]23[sec] 
N, 073[deg]57[min]44.5[sec] W (Hunters Point, Long Island City), and 
south of the Queensboro Bridge (NAD 1983).
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section--
    Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, 
warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on 
the COTP's behalf. The designated representative may be on a Coast 
Guard vessel, or onboard a federal, state, or local agency vessel that 
is authorized to act in support of the Coast Guard.
    Dignitary means the President or Vice President of the United 
States, or visiting heads of foreign states or governments.
    (c) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 
CFR part 165, no person or vessel may enter or move within a RNA or 
security zone created by this section during enforcement periods unless 
granted permission to do so by the COTP New York or the designated 
representative. Vessel operators and persons given permission to enter 
or operate in the RNA or security zone must comply with all directions 
given to them by the COTP or the designated representative. Upon being 
hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard or New York City police vessel by siren, 
radio, flashing lights, or other means, the operator of a vessel must 
proceed as directed, and follow any instructions to anchor or moor up 
to a waterfront facility.
    (d) Enforcement. The security zone described in paragraph (a)(4) of 
this section is effective and will be enforced at all times. Coast 
Guard Sector New York will provide actual notice to mariners for the 
purpose of enforcement for the regulated navigation areas and security 
zones described in paragraphs (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(5), and 
(a)(6). The Captain of the Port will also provide notice to the 
maritime public regarding

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the activation of these RNAs and security zones by appropriate means, 
which may include but are not limited to a Local Notice to Mariners or 
marine information broadcasts, and at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork.
    (e) Contact Information. Vessel operators desiring to enter or 
operate within a RNA or security zone shall telephone the COTP at (718) 
354-4356 or the designated representative via VHF channel 16 to obtain 
permission to do so.

    Dated: August 7, 2013.
D.B. Abel,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District.
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