Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Miles 255.0 to 256.5, Florence, AL, 62329-62331 [2013-24473]

Download as PDF 62329 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 201 Thursday, October 17, 2013 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [USCG–2013–0753] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Miles 255.0 to 256.5, Florence, AL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 255.0 and ending at mile marker 256.5, extending bank to bank. This zone is necessary to protect participants of the Shoals Dragonboat Race. Entry into this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective and enforceable from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2013–0753]. 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 temporary wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 10:05 Oct 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 Table of Acronyms BNM Broadcast Notices to Mariners COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ACTION: rule, call Petty Officer James Alter, Marine Safety Detachment Nashville, at (615) 736–5421 or email at james.r.alter@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: A. Regulatory History and Information The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule. The Coast Guard received notice on August 5, 2013 that the Shoals Dragonboat Race is planned to take place on October 19, 2013 on the Tennessee River between miles 255.0 to 256.5. Publishing a NPRM for this regulation is contrary to the public interest. A special local regulation is necessary to protect the participants and control vessel traffic during this rowing event on the Tennessee River, and publishing an NPRM would unnecessarily delay the regulation’s effective date. Further, the Coast Guard will provide notice of this regulation to the public through broadcast advisories, as well as the presence of on-scene Coast Guard personnel to patrol the regulated area. For the same reasons, 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. Providing a full 30 days notice and delaying the effective date for this special local regulation is contrary to the public interest because immediate action is necessary to protect event participants from the possible marine PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 hazards present during this rowing event. B. Basis and Purpose The Shoals Dragonboat Race takes place on the Tennessee River from mile markers 255.0 to 256.5, and will feature approximately 900 participants. This crowding of the waterway presents safety hazards to the participants, as well as to spectators and other vessels in the area. The Coast Guard therefore determined that a temporary special local regulation is needed to protect the safety of these waterway users. The legal basis and authorities for this rulemaking establishing a special local regulation are found in 33 U.S.C. 1233, which authorize the Coast Guard to establish and define special local regulations. C. Discussion of the Final Rule The COTP Ohio Valley is establishing a special local regulation for the waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 255.0 and ending at 256.5, during the Shoals Dragonboat Race. During this event, vessels shall not enter into, depart from, or move within the area of this special local regulation without permission from the COTP Ohio Valley or his authorized representative. Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the special local regulation must request permission from the COTP Ohio Valley, or a designated representative. They may be contacted on VHF–FM Channel 13 or 16, or through Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley at 1–800–253–7465. This rule is effective from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October 19, 2013. The COTP Ohio Valley will inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners of the enforcement period for the special local regulation as well as any changes in the planned schedule. 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 E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 62330 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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 that Order. This special local regulation restricts transit on the Tennessee River from mile marker 255.0 through 256.5 and covers a period of nine hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2013. Due to its short duration and limited scope, it does not pose a significant regulatory impact. Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNM) will also inform the community of this special local regulation so that they may plan accordingly for this short restriction on transit. Vessel traffic may request permission from the COTP Ohio Valley or a designated representative to enter the restricted area. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit mile marker 255.0 to 256.5 on the Tennessee River, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2013. The special local regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because this rule will be in effect for a short period of time. BNMs will also inform the community of this special local regulation so that they may plan accordingly for this short restriction on transit. Vessel traffic may request permission from the COTP Ohio Valley or a designated representative to enter the restricted area. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 10:05 Oct 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 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. CONTACT, 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 concluded this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves establishing a temporary special local regulation to protect the participants in the Shoals Dragonboat Race on the Tennessee River from mile markers 255.0 to 256.5 for a nine hour period on one day. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2013 / Rules and Regulations (34)(h), of the Instruction. An environmental analysis was performed during the marine event permit process for the rowing event and a checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this special local regulation. Dated: September 20, 2013. R.V. Timme, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Ohio Valley. [FR Doc. 2013–24473 Filed 10–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the U.S. Coast Guard amends 33 CFR Part 100 as follows: Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; SubAnnual Catch Limit (ACL) Harvested for Management Area 1A 1. The authority citation for Part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. A new temporary § 100.T08–0753 is added to read as follows: ■ wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES § 100.T08–0753 Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Miles 255.0 to 256.5, Florence, AL. (a) Location. The following area is a special local regulation: All waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 255.0 and ending at mile marker 256.5. (b) Effective date. This section is effective and enforceable from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2013. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 100.35 of this part, entry into this area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative. (2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the area must request permission from the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or at 1–800–253– 7465. (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley and designated U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. On-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. (d) Informational broadcasts. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast notice to mariners when the special local regulation has been established and if there are changes to the enforcement period for this special local regulation. 10:05 Oct 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 [Docket No. 130408348–3835–02] RIN 0648–XC903 PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS VerDate Mar<15>2010 50 CFR Part 648 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS is closing the directed herring fishery in management area 1A, because it projects that 92 percent of the catch limit for that area will have been caught by the effective date. Effective 0001 hr, October 15, 2013, federally permitted vessels may not fish for, catch, possess, transfer, or land more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring (herring) per trip or calendar day in or from Management Area 1A until June 1, 2014, when the 2014 allocation for Area 1A becomes available. Vessels that have entered port before 0001 hr on October 15, 2013, may possess, offload, and sell more than 2,000 lb of herring from Area 1A, from that trip, after the closure. Also effective 0001 hr, October 15, 2013, federally permitted dealers may not receive more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring caught within Management Area 1A per trip or calendar day, unless it is from a trip landed by a vessel that entered port before 0001 hr on October 15, 2013. DATES: This rule is effective 0001 hr local time, October 15, 2013, through December 31, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Biegel, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9112. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The reader can find regulations governing the herring fishery at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of the overfishing limit, acceptable biological catch, annual catch limit (ACL), optimum yield, domestic harvest and processing, U.S. at-sea processing, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 62331 border transfer, and sub-ACLs for each management area. The 2013 Domestic Annual Harvest is 107,800 metric tons (mt); the 2013 sub-ACL allocated to Area 1A is 29,775 mt, and 0 mt of the sub-ACL is set aside for research (78 FR 61828, October 4, 2013). For management Area 1A, the catch of subACL is currently allocated over two seasons, the first from January 1 through May 31, and the second from June 1 through December 31. Because of this season, the herring fishery in Area 1A would re-open after the closure on June 1, 2014. The regulations at § 648.201 require that when the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) projects herring catch will reach 92 percent of the sub-ACL allocated in any of the four management areas designated in the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP), NMFS will prohibit herring vessel permit holders from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring, or landing more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring per trip or calendar day in or from the specified management area for the remainder of the closure period. The Regional Administrator monitors the herring fishery catch in each of the management areas based upon dealer reports, state data, and other available information. NMFS is publishes notification in the Federal Register of the date that the catch is projected to reach 92 percent of the management area sub-ACL and closure of the management area for the remainder of the closure period. Vessels that have entered port before the closure date may offload and sell more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring from Area 1A, from that trip. During the closure, vessels may transit Area 1A with more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring on board only under the conditions specified below. The Regional Administrator has determined, based on dealer reports and other available information, that the herring fleet will have caught 92 percent of the total herring sub-ACL allocated to Area 1 for the season (June 1 through December 31) by the effective date. Therefore, effective 0001 hr local time, October 15, 2013, federally permitted vessels may not fish for, catch, possess, transfer, or land more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring per trip or calendar day, in or from Area 1A through December 31, 2013, except that vessels that have entered port before 0001 hr on October 15, 2013, may offload and sell more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring from Area 1A, from that trip after the closure. During the closure, a vessel may transit through Area 1A with more E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[USCG-2013-0753]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Miles 255.0 to 256.5, 
Florence, AL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local 
regulation for the waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile 
marker 255.0 and ending at mile marker 256.5, extending bank to bank. 
This zone is necessary to protect participants of the Shoals Dragonboat 
Race. Entry into this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized 
by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated 
representative.

DATES: This rule is effective and enforceable from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. October 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
[USCG-2013-0753]. 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 
temporary rule, call Petty Officer James Alter, Marine Safety 
Detachment Nashville, at (615) 736-5421 or email at 
james.r.alter@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

BNM Broadcast Notices to Mariners
COTP Captain of the Port
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

A. Regulatory History and Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior 
notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 
4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that 
good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) with respect to this rule. The Coast Guard received notice on 
August 5, 2013 that the Shoals Dragonboat Race is planned to take place 
on October 19, 2013 on the Tennessee River between miles 255.0 to 
256.5. Publishing a NPRM for this regulation is contrary to the public 
interest. A special local regulation is necessary to protect the 
participants and control vessel traffic during this rowing event on the 
Tennessee River, and publishing an NPRM would unnecessarily delay the 
regulation's effective date. Further, the Coast Guard will provide 
notice of this regulation to the public through broadcast advisories, 
as well as the presence of on-scene Coast Guard personnel to patrol the 
regulated area.
    For the same reasons, 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. Providing a full 30 
days notice and delaying the effective date for this special local 
regulation is contrary to the public interest because immediate action 
is necessary to protect event participants from the possible marine 
hazards present during this rowing event.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The Shoals Dragonboat Race takes place on the Tennessee River from 
mile markers 255.0 to 256.5, and will feature approximately 900 
participants. This crowding of the waterway presents safety hazards to 
the participants, as well as to spectators and other vessels in the 
area. The Coast Guard therefore determined that a temporary special 
local regulation is needed to protect the safety of these waterway 
users. The legal basis and authorities for this rulemaking establishing 
a special local regulation are found in 33 U.S.C. 1233, which authorize 
the Coast Guard to establish and define special local regulations.

C. Discussion of the Final Rule

    The COTP Ohio Valley is establishing a special local regulation for 
the waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 255.0 and 
ending at 256.5, during the Shoals Dragonboat Race. During this event, 
vessels shall not enter into, depart from, or move within the area of 
this special local regulation without permission from the COTP Ohio 
Valley or his authorized representative. Persons or vessels requiring 
entry into or passage through the special local regulation must request 
permission from the COTP Ohio Valley, or a designated representative. 
They may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 13 or 16, or through Coast 
Guard Sector Ohio Valley at 1-800-253-7465. This rule is effective from 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October 19, 2013. The COTP Ohio Valley will 
inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners of the 
enforcement period for the special local regulation as well as any 
changes in the planned schedule.

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

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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 that Order.
    This special local regulation restricts transit on the Tennessee 
River from mile marker 255.0 through 256.5 and covers a period of nine 
hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2013. Due to its 
short duration and limited scope, it does not pose a significant 
regulatory impact. Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNM) will also inform 
the community of this special local regulation so that they may plan 
accordingly for this short restriction on transit. Vessel traffic may 
request permission from the COTP Ohio Valley or a designated 
representative to enter the restricted area.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be 
small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit 
mile marker 255.0 to 256.5 on the Tennessee River, from 8:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2013. The special local regulation will not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities because this rule will be in effect for a short period of 
time. BNMs will also inform the community of this special local 
regulation so that they may plan accordingly for this short restriction 
on transit. Vessel traffic may request permission from the COTP Ohio 
Valley or a designated representative to enter the restricted area.

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 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 concluded 
this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or 
cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This 
rule involves establishing a temporary special local regulation to 
protect the participants in the Shoals Dragonboat Race on the Tennessee 
River from mile markers 255.0 to 256.5 for a nine hour period on one 
day. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph

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(34)(h), of the Instruction. An environmental analysis was performed 
during the marine event permit process for the rowing event and a 
checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required 
for this special local regulation.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the U.S. Coast Guard 
amends 33 CFR Part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

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1. The authority citation for Part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.

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2. A new temporary Sec.  100.T08-0753 is added to read as follows:


Sec.  100.T08-0753  Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Miles 
255.0 to 256.5, Florence, AL.

    (a) Location. The following area is a special local regulation: All 
waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 255.0 and 
ending at mile marker 256.5.
    (b) Effective date. This section is effective and enforceable from 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2013.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  100.35 of this part, entry into this area is prohibited unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated 
representative.
    (2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the 
area must request permission from the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley 
or a designated representative. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley may 
be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or at 1-800-253-7465.
    (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley and designated U.S. Coast Guard 
patrol personnel. On-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel include 
commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.
    (d) Informational broadcasts. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley 
or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast 
notice to mariners when the special local regulation has been 
established and if there are changes to the enforcement period for this 
special local regulation.

    Dated: September 20, 2013.
R.V. Timme,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Ohio Valley.
[FR Doc. 2013-24473 Filed 10-16-13; 8:45 am]
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