Security Zones; Naval Base Point Loma; Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, 72025-72028 [2013-28035]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 RIN 1625–AA87 For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: ACTION: 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Revise § 117.785 to read as follows: Genessee River. The draw of the Colonel Patrick Henry O’Rorke Memorial Bridge, mile 1.2 at Rochester, shall open on signal from April 1 through December 15; however, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need be opened only for the passage of commercial vessels. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays, the draw need be opened only on the hour and half-hour, except that commercial vessels shall be passed at any time. From December 16 through March 31, the draw shall open on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given. The owners of the bridge shall maintain clearance gauges in accordance with 33 CFR 118.160. Dated: November 16, 2013. F. M. Midgette, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. The Coast Guard is increasing a portion of an existing San Diego Bay security zone at Naval Base Point Loma to support the construction of a new Naval fuel pier. Concurrent with the construction of the new pier, the Coast Guard is also establishing a new security zone at the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command to protect the relocated marine mammal program throughout the temporary construction process. The security zone modifications are intended to restrict vessels from portions of the San Diego Bay in order to ensure the safety and security of Naval assets. Both security zones will safeguard Naval assets, such as vessels, property and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts. No persons or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, the Commander of Naval Base Point Loma, the Commander of the Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command, and the Commander of Naval Region Southwest, or a designated representative of those individuals. DATES: This rule is effective January 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2013–0580]. 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 SUMMARY: ■ [FR Doc. 2013–28695 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] [Docket No. USCG–2013–0580] AGENCY: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS § 117.785 33 CFR Part 165 Security Zones; Naval Base Point Loma; Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA Bridges. ■ Coast Guard PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 72025 email Lieutenant John Bannon, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego; telephone (619) 278–7261 or by email at John.E.Bannon@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Regulatory History and Information The Coast Guard is issuing this final rule after publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on August 28, 2013 (78 FR 53109). The Coast Guard received no comments on that NPRM and as such, no changes have been made to these proposed security zones. The Coast Guard also received no requests for public meeting. B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish regulated navigation areas and limited access areas: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–6, 160.5; Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The U.S. Navy is requesting an extension of the existing security zone for the Naval Base Point Loma Fuel Pier construction and the establishment of a temporary security zone at the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command to temporarily house the Navy’s marine mammal program during the multi-year construction phase of the new fuel pier. The extended security zone at Naval Base Point Loma will add an additional 500 feet east to provide standoff from the new replacement fuel pier which will place the end of the pier closer to the federal channel in deeper water. The marine mammal pen security zone will also be established at the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command to provide a 100 foot standoff for marine mammal pens. The marine mammal pens need to be moved due to the construction activity and noise near their current pens. Both security zones will safeguard Naval assets, such as vessels and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss or injury from sabotage, or other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a similar nature and still allow for safe navigation around the security zones. No persons or vessel may enter E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 72026 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES or remain in the security zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, the Commander of Naval Base Point Loma, The Commander of the Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command, the Commander of Naval Region Southwest, or a designated representative of those individuals. C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule The Coast Guard received 0 comments on the NPRM for this rule and as such, no changes have been made to the final rule. The Coast Guard at the request of the U.S. Navy is extending the existing security zone for the Naval Base Point Loma Fuel Pier and establishing a temporary security zone at the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command to temporarily house the Navy’s marine mammal program during the construction phase of the new fuel pier. The extended security zone at Naval Base Point Loma will add an additional 500 feet east to provide standoff from the new replacement fuel pier which will exist closer to the federal channel in deeper water. The marine mammal pen security zone will also be established at the Naval Mine and AntiSubmarine Warfare Command to provide a 100 foot standoff for marine mammal pens. The marine mammal pens need to be moved due to the construction near their current pens. This project has been well advertised in the local community. Both security zones will safeguard Naval assets, such as vessels and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss or injury from sabotage, or other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a similar nature and still allow for safe navigation around the security zones. No persons or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, the Commander of Naval Base Point Loma, The Commander of the Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command, the Commander of Naval Region Southwest, or a designated representative of those individuals. The existing Naval Base Point Loma Fuel Pier security zone listed in 33 CFR 165.1102, is being amended to reflect the additional 500 feet of standoff distance adjacent to the fuel pier. The limits of the revised Naval Base Point Loma Fuel Pier security zone are bound by the following coordinates: 32°42′28.8″ N, 117°14′13.2″ W 32°42′28.8″ N, 117°14′12.6″ W 32°42′10.2″ N, 117°14′03.0″ W 32°42′06.2″ N, 117°14′01.5″ W 32°41′49.5″ N, 117°14′07.0″ W VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 32°41′47.4″ N, 117°14′11.4″ W 32°41′43.8″ N, 117°14′12.6″ W 32°41′31.8″ N, 117°14′13.8″ W 32°41′33.0″ N, 117°14′01.2″ W 32°41′10.2″ N, 117°13′57.0″ W 32°41′10.2″ N, 117°13′58.2″ W The security zone at the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command will provide for 100 feet of standoff distance. The limits of the new Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command security zone are bound by the following coordinates: 32°43′40.9″ N, 117°12′54.9″ W 32°43′40.6″ N, 117°12′52.3″ W 32°43′22.5″ N, 117°12′57.8″ W 32°43′23.4″ N, 117°13′01.3″ W Both security zones safeguard Naval assets, such as vessels and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss or injury from sabotage, other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a similar nature and still allow for safe navigation around the security zones. No persons or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, the Commander of Naval Base Point Loma, the Commander of the Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command, the Commander of Naval Region Southwest, or a designated representative of those individuals. Before the rule becomes effective, the Coast Guard will publish a Coast Guard District Eleven Local Notice to Mariners information on the established and modified Naval security zones. 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 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 size, and location of the security zones. Vessels that may operate for recreational or commercial purposes within the area encompassed by the security zone expansion and establishment will not be impacted by the proposed regulation. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Sufficient navigable water exists adjacent to the security zones and the Federal channel. Additionally, before the effective period, the Coast Guard will publish a Local Notice to Mariners. 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard received 0 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. (1) This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in specified portions of San Diego Bay. (2) These security zones will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: The security zones will only apply to areas of the bay where vessel traffic is already aware of Naval vessel traffic and security concerns and sufficient navigable water exists adjacent to the security zones. Vessel traffic can transit safely around the security zones. Information on the security zones will be published in the Coast Guard’s Local Notice to Mariners as well as updated on applicable nautical charts. 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 E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. 4. Collection of Information This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). 5. Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism. 6. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INTFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. 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. 9. Civil Justice Reform 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 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. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. 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. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. 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. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 72027 For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR Part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Revise § 165.1102 to read as follows: ■ § 165.1102 Security Zone; Naval Base Point Loma; San Diego Bay, CA. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: The water adjacent to the Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA, enclosed by the following coordinates: 32°42′28.8″ N, 117°14′13.2″ W (Point A) 32°42′28.8″ N, 117°14′12.6″ W (Point B) 32°42′10.2″ N, 117°14′03.0″ W (Point C) 32°42′06.2″ N, 117°14′01.5″ W (Point D) 32°41′49.5″ N, 117°14′07.0″ W (Point E) 32°41′47.4″ N, 117°14′11.4″ W (Point F) 32°41′43.8″ N, 117°14′12.6″ W (Point G) 32°41′31.8″ N, 117°14′13.8″ W (Point H) 32°41′33.0″ N, 117°14′01.2″ W (Point I) 32°41′10.2″ N, 117°13′57.0″ W (Point J) 32°41′10.2″ N, 117°13′58.2″ W (Point K) Thence running generally north along the shoreline to Point A. (b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing security zones found in 33 CFR 165.33 apply to the security zone described in paragraph (a) of this section. (2) Entry into, or remaining in, the areas of either zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego; Commanding Officer, Naval Base Point Loma; or Commander, Naval Region Southwest. (3) Persons desiring to transit the area of the security zone may request permission from the Captain of the Port San Diego at telephone number (619) 278–7033 or on VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz) or from either the Commanding Officer, Naval Base Point Loma or the Commanding Officer Navy Region Southwest by calling the Navy Port Operation Dispatch at telephone number (619) 556–1433 or on VHF–FM channels 16 or 12. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port San Diego or his or her designated representative. (c) Definitions. For purposes of this section: Captain of the Port San Diego, means the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Sector San Diego; Commander, Navy Region Southwest, E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 72028 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations means Navy Region Commander responsible for the Southwest Region; Commanding Officer, Naval Base Point Loma, means the Installation Commander of the naval base located on Point Loma, San Diego, California; Designated Representative, means any U.S. Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port San Diego to assist in the enforcement of the security zone described in paragraph (a) of this section. (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the security zone described in paragraph (a) of this section by the U.S. Navy and local law enforcement agencies. ■ 3. Add § 165.1103 to read as follows: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES § 165.1103 Security Zone; Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. (a) Location. (1) The following area is a security zone: The water adjacent to the Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command, bound by the following coordinates: 32°43′40.9″ N, 117°12′54.9″ W (A) 32°43′40.6″ N, 117°12′52.3″ W (B) 32°43′22.5″ N, 117°12′57.8″ W (C) 32°43′23.4″ N, 117°13′01.3″ W (D) Thence running generally northwest along the shoreline to Point A. (2) The proposed security zone at the Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command would be established to provide for the 100 feet of standoff distance. (b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing security zones found in 33 CFR 165.33 apply to the security zone described in paragraph (a) of this section. (2) Entry into, or remaining in, the areas of either zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego; Commanding Officer, Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command; or Commander, Naval Region Southwest. (3) Persons desiring to transit the area of the security zone may request permission from the Captain of the Port San Diego at telephone number (619) 278–7033 or on VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz) or from either the Commanding Officer, Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command or the Commander, Navy Region Southwest by calling the Navy Port Operation Dispatch at telephone number (619) 556–1433 or on VHF–FM channels 16 or 12. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port San Diego or his or her designated representative. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 (c) Definitions. For purposes of this section: Captain of the Port San Diego, means the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Sector San Diego; Commander, Navy Region Southwest, means Navy Region Commander responsible for the Southwest Region; Commanding Officer, Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command, means the Installation Commander of the naval base located on Point Loma, San Diego, California; Designated Representative, means any U.S. Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port San Diego to assist in the enforcement of the security zone described in paragraph (a) of this section. (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the security zone described in paragraph (a) of this section by the U.S. Navy and local law enforcement agencies. Dated: October 30, 2013. S. M. Mahoney, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Diego. [FR Doc. 2013–28035 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 36 CFR Part 7 [NPS–CURE–13810; 122PPIMCURES1,PPMPSPD1Z.YM0000] RIN 1024–AD76 Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Snowmobiles and Off-Road Motor Vehicles National Park Service, Interior. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service amends the special regulations for Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado, to designate routes, water surfaces, and areas where snowmobiles or motor vehicles may be used off park roads. DATES: This rule is effective January 2, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Stahlnecker, Chief of Resource Stewardship and Science, Curecanti National Recreation Area, 102 Elk Creek, Gunnison, CO 81230. Phone: (970) 641–2337x225. Email: ken_ stahlnecker@nps.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background History of Curecanti National Recreation Area The Blue Mesa Dam and Reservoir, Morrow Point Dam and Reservoir, and Crystal Dam and Reservoir make up the Curecanti Unit, one of the four main units authorized by the Colorado River Storage Project Act of April 11, 1956 (Pub. L. 84–485) (CRSPA). The Curecanti Unit is also known as the Wayne N. Aspinall Storage Unit. Section 8 of CRSPA directed the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) ‘‘to investigate, plan, construct, operate, and maintain (1) public recreational facilities on lands withdrawn or acquired for the development of [the Colorado River Storage Project] to conserve the scenery, the natural, historic, and archeological objects, and the wildlife on said lands, and to provide for public use and enjoyment of the same and of the water areas created by these projects by such means as are consistent with the primary purposes of said projects. . . .’’ Pursuant to that provision, the National Park Service (NPS) began managing natural and cultural resources and recreational uses within the Aspinall Storage Unit and established the Curecanti National Recreation Area (CURE or recreation area) in 1965 under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Bureau of Reclamation. In 1978, Bureau of Reclamation lands in the East Portal area were added to CURE and placed under the management authority of the NPS pursuant to the MOA. NPS Authority and Jurisdiction The NPS manages CURE under the NPS Organic Act of 1916 (Organic Act) (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), which gives the NPS broad authority to regulate the use of the park areas under its jurisdiction. The Organic Act authorizes the Secretary to ‘‘make and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary or proper for the use and management of the parks.’’ The purpose of the recreation area, as provided for in the MOA, is to conserve its scenery, natural and cultural resources, and wildlife, and to manage its lands, waters, fish, wildlife, and recreational activities consistent with section 8 of CRSPA and the Federal Water Project Recreation Act (16 U.S.C. 460l–12; Pub. L. 89–72, July 9, 1965, as amended). Description and Significance of CURE CURE is located in Gunnison and Montrose Counties in southwestern E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0580]
RIN 1625-AA87


Security Zones; Naval Base Point Loma; Naval Mine Anti Submarine 
Warfare Command; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is increasing a portion of an existing San 
Diego Bay security zone at Naval Base Point Loma to support the 
construction of a new Naval fuel pier. Concurrent with the construction 
of the new pier, the Coast Guard is also establishing a new security 
zone at the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command to protect 
the relocated marine mammal program throughout the temporary 
construction process. The security zone modifications are intended to 
restrict vessels from portions of the San Diego Bay in order to ensure 
the safety and security of Naval assets. Both security zones will 
safeguard Naval assets, such as vessels, property and waterfront 
facilities from destruction, loss or injury from sabotage or other 
subversive acts. No persons or vessel may enter or remain in the 
security zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, the 
Commander of Naval Base Point Loma, the Commander of the Naval Mine 
Anti Submarine Warfare Command, and the Commander of Naval Region 
Southwest, or a designated representative of those individuals.

DATES: This rule is effective January 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
[USCG-2013-0580]. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the 
docket number in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also 
visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground 
floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Lieutenant John Bannon, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San 
Diego; telephone (619) 278-7261 or by email at John.E.Bannon@uscg.mil. 
If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, 
call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
(202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Acronyms

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

A. Regulatory History and Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this final rule after publishing a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on August 28, 2013 (78 FR 53109).
    The Coast Guard received no comments on that NPRM and as such, no 
changes have been made to these proposed security zones. The Coast 
Guard also received no requests for public meeting.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard's authority to 
establish regulated navigation areas and limited access areas: 33 
U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 
CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-6, 160.5; Public Law 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; 
Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.
    The U.S. Navy is requesting an extension of the existing security 
zone for the Naval Base Point Loma Fuel Pier construction and the 
establishment of a temporary security zone at the Naval Mine and Anti-
Submarine Warfare Command to temporarily house the Navy's marine mammal 
program during the multi-year construction phase of the new fuel pier.
    The extended security zone at Naval Base Point Loma will add an 
additional 500 feet east to provide standoff from the new replacement 
fuel pier which will place the end of the pier closer to the federal 
channel in deeper water. The marine mammal pen security zone will also 
be established at the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command to 
provide a 100 foot standoff for marine mammal pens. The marine mammal 
pens need to be moved due to the construction activity and noise near 
their current pens.
    Both security zones will safeguard Naval assets, such as vessels 
and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss or injury from 
sabotage, or other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a 
similar nature and still allow for safe navigation around the security 
zones. No persons or vessel may enter

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or remain in the security zones without permission of the Captain of 
the Port, the Commander of Naval Base Point Loma, The Commander of the 
Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command, the Commander of Naval 
Region Southwest, or a designated representative of those individuals.

C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule

    The Coast Guard received 0 comments on the NPRM for this rule and 
as such, no changes have been made to the final rule.
    The Coast Guard at the request of the U.S. Navy is extending the 
existing security zone for the Naval Base Point Loma Fuel Pier and 
establishing a temporary security zone at the Naval Mine and Anti-
Submarine Warfare Command to temporarily house the Navy's marine mammal 
program during the construction phase of the new fuel pier.
    The extended security zone at Naval Base Point Loma will add an 
additional 500 feet east to provide standoff from the new replacement 
fuel pier which will exist closer to the federal channel in deeper 
water. The marine mammal pen security zone will also be established at 
the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command to provide a 100 foot 
standoff for marine mammal pens. The marine mammal pens need to be 
moved due to the construction near their current pens. This project has 
been well advertised in the local community.
    Both security zones will safeguard Naval assets, such as vessels 
and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss or injury from 
sabotage, or other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a 
similar nature and still allow for safe navigation around the security 
zones. No persons or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones 
without permission of the Captain of the Port, the Commander of Naval 
Base Point Loma, The Commander of the Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare 
Command, the Commander of Naval Region Southwest, or a designated 
representative of those individuals.
    The existing Naval Base Point Loma Fuel Pier security zone listed 
in 33 CFR 165.1102, is being amended to reflect the additional 500 feet 
of standoff distance adjacent to the fuel pier. The limits of the 
revised Naval Base Point Loma Fuel Pier security zone are bound by the 
following coordinates:

32[deg]42'28.8'' N, 117[deg]14'13.2'' W
32[deg]42'28.8'' N, 117[deg]14'12.6'' W
32[deg]42'10.2'' N, 117[deg]14'03.0'' W
32[deg]42'06.2'' N, 117[deg]14'01.5'' W
32[deg]41'49.5'' N, 117[deg]14'07.0'' W
32[deg]41'47.4'' N, 117[deg]14'11.4'' W
32[deg]41'43.8'' N, 117[deg]14'12.6'' W
32[deg]41'31.8'' N, 117[deg]14'13.8'' W
32[deg]41'33.0'' N, 117[deg]14'01.2'' W
32[deg]41'10.2'' N, 117[deg]13'57.0'' W
32[deg]41'10.2'' N, 117[deg]13'58.2'' W

    The security zone at the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare 
Command will provide for 100 feet of standoff distance. The limits of 
the new Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command security zone are 
bound by the following coordinates:

32[deg]43'40.9'' N, 117[deg]12'54.9'' W
32[deg]43'40.6'' N, 117[deg]12'52.3'' W
32[deg]43'22.5'' N, 117[deg]12'57.8'' W
32[deg]43'23.4'' N, 117[deg]13'01.3'' W

    Both security zones safeguard Naval assets, such as vessels and 
waterfront facilities from destruction, loss or injury from sabotage, 
other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a similar nature 
and still allow for safe navigation around the security zones.
    No persons or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones 
without permission of the Captain of the Port, the Commander of Naval 
Base Point Loma, the Commander of the Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare 
Command, the Commander of Naval Region Southwest, or a designated 
representative of those individuals.
    Before the rule becomes effective, the Coast Guard will publish a 
Coast Guard District Eleven Local Notice to Mariners information on the 
established and modified Naval security zones.

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 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 size, and location of the 
security zones. Vessels that may operate for recreational or commercial 
purposes within the area encompassed by the security zone expansion and 
establishment will not be impacted by the proposed regulation. 
Sufficient navigable water exists adjacent to the security zones and 
the Federal channel. Additionally, before the effective period, the 
Coast Guard will publish a Local Notice to Mariners.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard received 0 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.
    (1) This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may 
be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to 
transit or anchor in specified portions of San Diego Bay.
    (2) These security zones will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following 
reasons: The security zones will only apply to areas of the bay where 
vessel traffic is already aware of Naval vessel traffic and security 
concerns and sufficient navigable water exists adjacent to the security 
zones. Vessel traffic can transit safely around the security zones. 
Information on the security zones will be published in the Coast 
Guard's Local Notice to Mariners as well as updated on applicable 
nautical charts.

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

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responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by 
employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247). The 
Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or 
complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

4. Collection of Information

    This rule will not call for a new collection of information under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

5. Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and determined 
that this rule does not have implications for federalism.

6. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INTFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that 
your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or 
security of people, places or vessels.

7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

8. Taking of Private Property

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

9. Civil Justice Reform

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

10. Protection of Children

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

11. Indian Tribal Governments

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

12. Energy Effects

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

13. Technical Standards

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

14. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)(42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have determined 
that this action is one of a category of actions that do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This rule involves the establishment of 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. We seek any comments or information that may lead to 
the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

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

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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

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


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2. Revise Sec.  165.1102 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.1102  Security Zone; Naval Base Point Loma; San Diego Bay, 
CA.

    (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: The water 
adjacent to the Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA, enclosed by the 
following coordinates:

32[deg]42'28.8'' N, 117[deg]14'13.2'' W (Point A)
32[deg]42'28.8'' N, 117[deg]14'12.6'' W (Point B)
32[deg]42'10.2'' N, 117[deg]14'03.0'' W (Point C)
32[deg]42'06.2'' N, 117[deg]14'01.5'' W (Point D)
32[deg]41'49.5'' N, 117[deg]14'07.0'' W (Point E)
32[deg]41'47.4'' N, 117[deg]14'11.4'' W (Point F)
32[deg]41'43.8'' N, 117[deg]14'12.6'' W (Point G)
32[deg]41'31.8'' N, 117[deg]14'13.8'' W (Point H)
32[deg]41'33.0'' N, 117[deg]14'01.2'' W (Point I)
32[deg]41'10.2'' N, 117[deg]13'57.0'' W (Point J)
32[deg]41'10.2'' N, 117[deg]13'58.2'' W (Point K)


Thence running generally north along the shoreline to Point A.
    (b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing security 
zones found in 33 CFR 165.33 apply to the security zone described in 
paragraph (a) of this section.
    (2) Entry into, or remaining in, the areas of either zone is 
prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego; 
Commanding Officer, Naval Base Point Loma; or Commander, Naval Region 
Southwest.
    (3) Persons desiring to transit the area of the security zone may 
request permission from the Captain of the Port San Diego at telephone 
number (619) 278-7033 or on VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz) or from either 
the Commanding Officer, Naval Base Point Loma or the Commanding Officer 
Navy Region Southwest by calling the Navy Port Operation Dispatch at 
telephone number (619) 556-1433 or on VHF-FM channels 16 or 12. If 
permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the 
instructions of the Captain of the Port San Diego or his or her 
designated representative.
    (c) Definitions. For purposes of this section: Captain of the Port 
San Diego, means the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Sector San 
Diego; Commander, Navy Region Southwest,

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means Navy Region Commander responsible for the Southwest Region; 
Commanding Officer, Naval Base Point Loma, means the Installation 
Commander of the naval base located on Point Loma, San Diego, 
California; Designated Representative, means any U.S. Coast Guard 
commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the 
Captain of the Port San Diego to assist in the enforcement of the 
security zone described in paragraph (a) of this section.
    (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol 
and enforcement of the security zone described in paragraph (a) of this 
section by the U.S. Navy and local law enforcement agencies.

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3. Add Sec.  165.1103 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.1103  Security Zone; Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare 
Command; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA.

    (a) Location. (1) The following area is a security zone: The water 
adjacent to the Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command, bound by the 
following coordinates:
32[deg]43'40.9'' N, 117[deg]12'54.9'' W (A)
32[deg]43'40.6'' N, 117[deg]12'52.3'' W (B)
32[deg]43'22.5'' N, 117[deg]12'57.8'' W (C)
32[deg]43'23.4'' N, 117[deg]13'01.3'' W (D)


Thence running generally northwest along the shoreline to Point A.
    (2) The proposed security zone at the Naval Mine Anti Submarine 
Warfare Command would be established to provide for the 100 feet of 
standoff distance.
    (b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing security 
zones found in 33 CFR 165.33 apply to the security zone described in 
paragraph (a) of this section.
    (2) Entry into, or remaining in, the areas of either zone is 
prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego; 
Commanding Officer, Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command; or 
Commander, Naval Region Southwest.
    (3) Persons desiring to transit the area of the security zone may 
request permission from the Captain of the Port San Diego at telephone 
number (619) 278-7033 or on VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz) or from either 
the Commanding Officer, Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command or 
the Commander, Navy Region Southwest by calling the Navy Port Operation 
Dispatch at telephone number (619) 556-1433 or on VHF-FM channels 16 or 
12. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with 
the instructions of the Captain of the Port San Diego or his or her 
designated representative.
    (c) Definitions. For purposes of this section: Captain of the Port 
San Diego, means the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Sector San 
Diego; Commander, Navy Region Southwest, means Navy Region Commander 
responsible for the Southwest Region; Commanding Officer, Naval Mine 
Anti Submarine Warfare Command, means the Installation Commander of the 
naval base located on Point Loma, San Diego, California; Designated 
Representative, means any U.S. Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or 
petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port San 
Diego to assist in the enforcement of the security zone described in 
paragraph (a) of this section.
    (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol 
and enforcement of the security zone described in paragraph (a) of this 
section by the U.S. Navy and local law enforcement agencies.

    Dated: October 30, 2013.
S. M. Mahoney,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Diego.
[FR Doc. 2013-28035 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]
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