Special Local Regulation; Stuart Sailfish Regatta, Indian River; Stuart, FL, 15715-15718 [2014-06272]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Proposed Rules Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Charleston in the enforcement of the regulated areas. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels, except those participating in the Low Country Splash or serving as safety vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area. Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the Captain of the Port Charleston by telephone at (843) 740–7050, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. (2) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area by Marine Safety Information Bulletins, Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. (d) Enforcement Date. This rule will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. May 24, 2014. Dated: March 4, 2014. R.R. Rodriguez, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Charleston. [FR Doc. 2014–06268 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0089] RIN 1625–AA08 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Special Local Regulation; Stuart Sailfish Regatta, Indian River; Stuart, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the Indian River located northeast of Ernest F. Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove, in Stuart, Florida during the Stuart Sailfish Regatta, a series of high- SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:22 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 speed boat races. The Stuart Sailfish Regatta will take place from May 16 through May 18, 2014. Approximately 120 high-speed power boats will be participating in the event. It is anticipated that at least 100 spectator vessels will be present during the event. This special local regulation is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators and the general public during the event. The special local regulation will establish the following three areas: (1) A race area, where all persons and vessels, except those participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; (2) a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants or vessels transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and (3) a spectator area, where all persons are prohibited from entering the water or swimming in the designated area. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 21, 2014. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The telephone number is 202– 366–9329. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further instructions on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Petty Officer John K. Jennings, Sector Miami Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone (305) 535–4317, email John.K.Jennings@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 15715 Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. 1. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at http:// www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2014–0089) in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this rulemaking. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments. 2. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the E:\FR\FM\21MRP1.SGM 21MRP1 15716 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Proposed Rules docket number (USCG–2014–0089) 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. 3. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). 4. Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. B. Regulatory History and Information Previously, a temporary special local regulation regarding this marine event was published in the Code of Federal Regulations at 33 CFR 100 (see 78 FR 18475). No final rule has been published in regards to this marine event. The proposed special local regulation is not new in its entirety, but merely reflects updates to certain details of the event. C. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish special local regulations: 33 U.S.C. 1233. The purpose of the rule is to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States during the Stuart Sailfish Regatta. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS D. Discussion of Proposed Rule From May 16 through May 18, 2014, Stuart Sailfish Regatta, Inc. will be hosting the Stuart Sailfish Regatta, a series of high-speed boat races. The races will be held on the Indian River located northeast of Ernest F. Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove, in Stuart, Florida. Approximately 120 high-speed power boats will be participating in the event. It is anticipated that at least 100 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:22 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 spectator vessels will be present during the event. The proposed rule will establish a special local regulation that will encompass certain navigable waters of the Indian River located northeast of Ernest F. Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove, in Stuart, Florida. The special local regulation will be enforced daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. from May 16 through May 18, 2014. The special local regulation will consist of the following three areas: (1) A race area, where all persons and vessels, except those participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; (2) a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants or vessels transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and (3) a spectator area, where all persons are prohibited from entering the water or swimming in the designated area. Persons and vessels may request authorization to enter the special local regulated area by contacting the Captain of the Port Miami by telephone at 305– 535–4472, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the special local regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. E. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed 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 proposed 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. The economic impact of this proposed rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) This special local PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 regulation will be enforced for nine hours a day for three days; (2) nonparticipant persons and vessels may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area during their respective enforcement periods if authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative; (3) non-participant persons and vessels not able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated areas without authorization from the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative may operate in the surrounding areas during the respective enforcement periods; and (4) the Coast Guard will provide advance notification of the special local regulation to the local maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule may affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within any of the regulated area during the respective enforcement periods. For the reasons discussed in the Regulatory Planning and Review section above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. 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 proposed rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for E:\FR\FM\21MRP1.SGM 21MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Proposed Rules compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. 4. Collection of Information This proposed 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 eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health 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. 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 proposed rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism. 11. Indian Tribal Governments This proposed 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. 6. Protest Activities 12. Energy Effects This proposed rule is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 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 proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 8. Taking of Private Property This proposed rule would 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 proposed rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:22 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 13. Technical Standards This proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this proposed 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). The Coast Guard previously completed an environmental assessment for this event and regulation in 2012, as well as conducted a supplemental environmental assessment in 2013. The event and regulation for the 2012 and 2013 occurrences are similar in all aspects to this year’s event and regulation; therefore the same environmental assessment and supplemental environmental assessment are being referenced for this year’s event and regulation. The environmental assessment is available in the docket folder for USCG–2012–0150 at www.regulations.gov. This proposed rule involves establishing a special local regulation that will be enforced from 8 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 15717 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily May 16 through 18 2014. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. 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 Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add a temporary 33 CFR 100.35T07–0089 to read as follows: ■ § 100.35T07–0089 Special Local Regulation; Stuart Sailfish Regatta, Indian River, Stuart, FL. (a) Regulated Areas. The following regulated area is established as a special local regulation. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (1) Race Area. All waters of Indian River located northeast of Ernest Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove that are encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 27°12′46″ N, 80°11′09″ W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 27°12′41″ N, 80°11′08″ W; thence southwest to Point 3 in position 27°12′37″ N, 80°11′11″ W; thence southwest to Point 4 in position 27°12′33″ N, 80°11′18″ W; thence southwest to Point 5 in position 27°12′31″ N, 80°11′23″ W; thence west to Point 6 in position 27°12′31″ N, 80°11′27″ W; thence northwest to Point 7 in position 27°12′33″ N, 80°11′31″ W; thence northwest to Point 8 in position 27°12′38″ N, 80°11′32″ W; thence northeast to Point 9 in position 27°12′42″ N, 80°11′30″ W; thence northeast to Point 10 in position 27°12′46″ N, 80°11′26″ W; thence northeast to Point 11 in position 27°12′48″ N, 80°11′20″ W; thence east to Point 12 in position 27°12′48″ N, 80°11′15″ W; thence southeast back to origin. All persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area. (2) Buffer Zone. All waters of Indian River located northeast of Ernest Lyons E:\FR\FM\21MRP1.SGM 21MRP1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 15718 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 55 / Friday, March 21, 2014 / Proposed Rules Bridge and south of Joes Cove that are encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 27°12′47″ N, 80°11′43″ W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 27°12′22″ N, 80°11′28″ W; thence northeast to Point 3 in position 27°12′35″ N, 80°11′00″ W; thence northwest to Point 4 in position 27°12′47″ N, 80°11′04″ W; thence northeast to Point 5 in position 27°13′05″ N, 80°11′01″ W; thence southeast back to origin. All persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants or vessels transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the buffer zone. (3) Spectator Area. All waters of Indian River located northeast of Ernest Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove that are encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 27°12′48″ N, 80°11′43″ W; thence northeast to Point 2 in position 27°12′55″ N, 80°11′26″ W; thence southeast to Point 3 in position 27°12′52″ N, 80°11′24″ W; thence southwest to Point 4 in position 27°12′40″ N, 80°11′39″ W; thence northwest back to origin. All persons are prohibited from entering the water or swimming in the spectator area. (b) Definition. The term ‘‘designated representative’’ means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Miami in the enforcement of the regulated areas. (c) Regulations. (1) Non-participant persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area and/or buffer zone of the special local regulated area unless authorized by Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. All persons are prohibited from entering the water or swimming in the spectator area. Nonparticipant persons and vessels may request authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the race area and/or buffer zone of the special local regulated area by contacting the Captain of the Port Miami by telephone at 305–535–4472, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. If authorization is granted by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:22 Mar 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 instructions of the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. (2) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the special local regulation by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. (d) Effective Date. This rule will be enforced from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily from May 16, 2014 through May 18, 2014. Dated: March 5, 2014. A.J. Gould, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Miami. [FR Doc. 2014–06272 Filed 3–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2012–0814 & EPA–R04– OAR–2012–0692; FRL–9908–43–Region 4] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Infrastructure Requirement (Visibility) for the 1997 and 2006 PM, and 2008 8Hour Ozone NAAQS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: On April 18, 2008, and September 23, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), regarding the infrastructure elements for the 1997 annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, respectively. On October 31, 2012, EPA received a SIP submission from FDEP regarding the infrastructure elements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. Additionally, on October 22, 2013, FDEP supplemented the three aforementioned infrastructure SIP submissions. EPA is proposing to approve the elements of these infrastructure SIP submissions, as supplemented on October 22, 2013, as they relate to the protection of visibility in other states. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments related to the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 SIP submissions, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R04–OAR–2012–0814, and related to the 2008 8-hour ozone SIP submission, identified by Docket ID No. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 EPA–R04–OAR–2012–0692, by one of the following methods: 1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. E-Mail: R4-RDS-epa.gov. 3. Fax: (404) 562–9019. 4. Mail: ‘‘EPA–R04–OAR–2012– 0814,’’ for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 SIP submissions or ‘‘EPA–R04–OAR–2012– 0692’’ for the 2008 8-hour ozone SIP submission, Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. 5. Hand Delivery or Courier: Lynorae Benjamin, Chief, Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office’s normal hours of operation. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R04–OAR–2012– 0814 for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 SIP submissions, or to Docket ID No. EPA– R04–OAR–2012–0692 for the 2008 8hour ozone SIP submission. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit through www.regulations.gov or email, information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket Number USCG-2014-0089]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation; Stuart Sailfish Regatta, Indian River; 
Stuart, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local 
regulation on the Indian River located northeast of Ernest F. Lyons 
Bridge and south of Joes Cove, in Stuart, Florida during the Stuart 
Sailfish Regatta, a series of high-speed boat races. The Stuart 
Sailfish Regatta will take place from May 16 through May 18, 2014. 
Approximately 120 high-speed power boats will be participating in the 
event. It is anticipated that at least 100 spectator vessels will be 
present during the event. This special local regulation is necessary 
for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators 
and the general public during the event. The special local regulation 
will establish the following three areas: (1) A race area, where all 
persons and vessels, except those participating in the high-speed boat 
races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, 
or remaining within; (2) a buffer zone around the race area, where all 
persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the 
buffer zone, or authorized participants or vessels transiting to the 
race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring 
in, or remaining within; and (3) a spectator area, where all persons 
are prohibited from entering the water or swimming in the designated 
area.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before April 21, 2014. Requests for public meetings must be 
received by the Coast Guard on or before April 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number using 
any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Deliveries 
accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.
    See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion 
of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further instructions 
on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of 
these three methods.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Petty Officer John K. Jennings, Sector Miami Prevention 
Department, Coast Guard; telephone (305) 535-4317, email 
John.K.Jennings@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

A. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided.

1. Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but 
please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it 
will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully 
transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, 
it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when 
it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you 
include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a 
telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact 
you if we have questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number (USCG-2014-0089) in the ``SEARCH'' box and click 
``SEARCH.'' Click on ``Submit a Comment'' on the line associated with 
this rulemaking.
    If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them 
in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would 
like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, 
self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and 
material received during the comment period and may change the rule 
based on your comments.

2. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the

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docket number (USCG-2014-0089) 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.

3. Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any 
of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

4. Public Meeting

    We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a 
request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. 
Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If 
we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a 
time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register.

B. Regulatory History and Information

    Previously, a temporary special local regulation regarding this 
marine event was published in the Code of Federal Regulations at 33 CFR 
100 (see 78 FR 18475). No final rule has been published in regards to 
this marine event. The proposed special local regulation is not new in 
its entirety, but merely reflects updates to certain details of the 
event.

C. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard's authority to 
establish special local regulations: 33 U.S.C. 1233.
    The purpose of the rule is to provide for the safety of life on the 
navigable waters of the United States during the Stuart Sailfish 
Regatta.

D. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    From May 16 through May 18, 2014, Stuart Sailfish Regatta, Inc. 
will be hosting the Stuart Sailfish Regatta, a series of high-speed 
boat races. The races will be held on the Indian River located 
northeast of Ernest F. Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove, in Stuart, 
Florida. Approximately 120 high-speed power boats will be participating 
in the event. It is anticipated that at least 100 spectator vessels 
will be present during the event.
    The proposed rule will establish a special local regulation that 
will encompass certain navigable waters of the Indian River located 
northeast of Ernest F. Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove, in Stuart, 
Florida. The special local regulation will be enforced daily from 8 
a.m. until 5 p.m. from May 16 through May 18, 2014. The special local 
regulation will consist of the following three areas: (1) A race area, 
where all persons and vessels, except those participating in the high-
speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, 
anchoring in, or remaining within; (2) a buffer zone around the race 
area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels 
enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants or vessels 
transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting 
through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and (3) a spectator area, 
where all persons are prohibited from entering the water or swimming in 
the designated area.
    Persons and vessels may request authorization to enter the special 
local regulated area by contacting the Captain of the Port Miami by 
telephone at 305-535-4472, or a designated representative via VHF radio 
on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to enter, 
transit through, anchor in, or remain within the special local 
regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port Miami or a 
designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port Miami or a designated representative.

E. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed 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 proposed 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. The economic impact of 
this proposed rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) 
This special local regulation will be enforced for nine hours a day for 
three days; (2) non-participant persons and vessels may enter, transit 
through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area during their 
respective enforcement periods if authorized by the Captain of the Port 
Miami or a designated representative; (3) non-participant persons and 
vessels not able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within 
the regulated areas without authorization from the Captain of the Port 
Miami or a designated representative may operate in the surrounding 
areas during the respective enforcement periods; and (4) the Coast 
Guard will provide advance notification of the special local regulation 
to the local maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this 
proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. This rule may affect the 
following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners or 
operators of vessels intending to enter, transit through, anchor in, or 
remain within any of the regulated area during the respective 
enforcement periods. For the reasons discussed in the Regulatory 
Planning and Review section above, this rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.

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 proposed rule. If the rule would affect 
your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you 
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compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section above. The Coast Guard will not retaliate 
against small entities that question or complain about this proposed 
rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

4. Collection of Information

    This proposed 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 proposed 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 proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

    This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 From Environmental Health Risks

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, 
Protection of Children from Environmental Health 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 proposed 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 proposed rule 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we 
did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

14. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed 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). The 
Coast Guard previously completed an environmental assessment for this 
event and regulation in 2012, as well as conducted a supplemental 
environmental assessment in 2013. The event and regulation for the 2012 
and 2013 occurrences are similar in all aspects to this year's event 
and regulation; therefore the same environmental assessment and 
supplemental environmental assessment are being referenced for this 
year's event and regulation. The environmental assessment is available 
in the docket folder for USCG-2012-0150 at www.regulations.gov. This 
proposed rule involves establishing a special local regulation that 
will be enforced from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily May 16 through 18 2014. 
This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 
34(h) of Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. We seek any comments 
or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant 
environmental impact from this proposed rule.

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 Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

0
1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1233.

0
2. Add a temporary 33 CFR 100.35T07-0089 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.35T07-0089  Special Local Regulation; Stuart Sailfish 
Regatta, Indian River, Stuart, FL.

    (a) Regulated Areas. The following regulated area is established as 
a special local regulation. All coordinates are North American Datum 
1983.
    (1) Race Area. All waters of Indian River located northeast of 
Ernest Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove that are encompassed within 
the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 27[deg]12'46'' N, 
80[deg]11'09'' W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 
27[deg]12'41'' N, 80[deg]11'08'' W; thence southwest to Point 3 in 
position 27[deg]12'37'' N, 80[deg]11'11'' W; thence southwest to Point 
4 in position 27[deg]12'33'' N, 80[deg]11'18'' W; thence southwest to 
Point 5 in position 27[deg]12'31'' N, 80[deg]11'23'' W; thence west to 
Point 6 in position 27[deg]12'31'' N, 80[deg]11'27'' W; thence 
northwest to Point 7 in position 27[deg]12'33'' N, 80[deg]11'31'' W; 
thence northwest to Point 8 in position 27[deg]12'38'' N, 
80[deg]11'32'' W; thence northeast to Point 9 in position 
27[deg]12'42'' N, 80[deg]11'30'' W; thence northeast to Point 10 in 
position 27[deg]12'46'' N, 80[deg]11'26'' W; thence northeast to Point 
11 in position 27[deg]12'48'' N, 80[deg]11'20'' W; thence east to Point 
12 in position 27[deg]12'48'' N, 80[deg]11'15'' W; thence southeast 
back to origin. All persons and vessels, except those persons and 
vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from 
entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the 
race area.
    (2) Buffer Zone. All waters of Indian River located northeast of 
Ernest Lyons

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Bridge and south of Joes Cove that are encompassed within the following 
points: Starting at Point 1 in position 27[deg]12'47'' N, 
80[deg]11'43'' W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 
27[deg]12'22'' N, 80[deg]11'28'' W; thence northeast to Point 3 in 
position 27[deg]12'35'' N, 80[deg]11'00'' W; thence northwest to Point 
4 in position 27[deg]12'47'' N, 80[deg]11'04'' W; thence northeast to 
Point 5 in position 27[deg]13'05'' N, 80[deg]11'01'' W; thence 
southeast back to origin. All persons and vessels, except those persons 
and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants or 
vessels transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, 
transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the buffer zone.
    (3) Spectator Area. All waters of Indian River located northeast of 
Ernest Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove that are encompassed within 
the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 27[deg]12'48'' N, 
80[deg]11'43'' W; thence northeast to Point 2 in position 
27[deg]12'55'' N, 80[deg]11'26'' W; thence southeast to Point 3 in 
position 27[deg]12'52'' N, 80[deg]11'24'' W; thence southwest to Point 
4 in position 27[deg]12'40'' N, 80[deg]11'39'' W; thence northwest back 
to origin. All persons are prohibited from entering the water or 
swimming in the spectator area.
    (b) Definition. The term ``designated representative'' means Coast 
Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty 
officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and 
Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the 
Captain of the Port Miami in the enforcement of the regulated areas.
    (c) Regulations.
    (1) Non-participant persons and vessels are prohibited from 
entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the 
race area and/or buffer zone of the special local regulated area unless 
authorized by Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. 
All persons are prohibited from entering the water or swimming in the 
spectator area. Non-participant persons and vessels may request 
authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within 
the race area and/or buffer zone of the special local regulated area by 
contacting the Captain of the Port Miami by telephone at 305-535-4472, 
or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. If 
authorization is granted by the Captain of the Port Miami or a 
designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port Miami or a designated representative.
    (2) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the special local 
regulation by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, 
and on-scene designated representatives.
    (d) Effective Date. This rule will be enforced from 8 a.m. until 5 
p.m. daily from May 16, 2014 through May 18, 2014.

    Dated: March 5, 2014.
A.J. Gould,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Miami.
[FR Doc. 2014-06272 Filed 3-20-14; 8:45 am]
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