Special Local Regulations; Dragging on the Waccamaw, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Bucksport, SC, 16704-16707 [2014-06441]

Download as PDF 16704 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Proposed Rules emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS FDA is interested in further comment and information regarding manners and locations for posting consumer notifications for the 14-day time period specified in section 417(h). Issue 4: Other Issues Question 4a: As noted previously, the term ‘‘reportable food’’ does not include dietary supplements or infant formula (see sections 201(ff) and 417(a)(2) of the FD&C Act). Further, as discussed previously, section 417(f) of the FD&C Act, as amended by FSMA, provides that FDA may require a responsible party to submit to FDA ‘‘consumeroriented information’’ regarding a reportable food with the exception of fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities. Based on these exceptions and exclusions, responsible parties may not submit to FDA consumer-oriented information, under section 417(f) of the FD&C Act, for dietary supplements, infant formula, and fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities. There may be potential public health impacts if consumer notifications for reportable foods do not include information on dietary supplements, infant formula, and fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities, particularly if the public believes that such consumer notifications are meant to encompass all food products regulated by FDA. FDA seeks comments or other information on whether consumer notifications posted by chain grocery stores, as specified by section 417(h) of the FD&C Act, should include information advising consumers that such notifications do not cover certain foods, such as a statement asserting that the consumer notifications do not include reportable food or recall information for dietary supplements, infant formula, and fruits and vegetables that are raw agricultural commodities, and consumers should consult FDA’s Web site for any relevant information for these products. Question 4b: There may be a situation where FDA is aware of a class 1 recall for a reportable food for which a responsible party would be required to submit to FDA consumer-oriented information for such reportable food under section 417(f) of the FD&C Act, but the responsible party failed to submit such information to FDA. In such situations, should FDA prepare and publish a one-page summary of consumer-oriented information, if known, for such reportable food, and require chain grocery stores that sold the reportable food to post such summary or the information from such summary, as specified in section 417(h) of the FD&C Act? VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 IV. Comments Interested persons may submit either electronic comments regarding this document to http://www.regulations.gov or written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http:// www.regulations.gov. Please note that this is not related to the request in the Federal Register of May 25, 2010 (75 FR 29350) (Docket No. FDA–2009–D–0260), for comments regarding the finalization of the current RFR, 2d Edition, draft guidance. Dated: March 20, 2014. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–06614 Filed 3–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0097] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations; Dragging on the Waccamaw, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Bucksport, SC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, South Carolina during the Outboard Drag Boat Association (ODBA) dragging on the Waccamaw, a series of high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place from 10:30 a.m. on June 21, 2014, through 8:30 p.m. on June 22, 2014. Approximately 50 highspeed race boats are anticipated to participate in the races. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters of the United States during the event. These special local regulations would temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Persons and vessels that are not participating in the races would be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 within the restricted area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 25, 2014. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 15, 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 Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Ruleman, Sector Charleston Office of Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone (843)–740–3184, email Christopher.L.Ruleman@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: DATES: 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. E:\FR\FM\26MRP1.SGM 26MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Proposed Rules 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–2014–0097] 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 docket number (USCG–2014–0097) 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 4. Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting, but you may submit a request for one on or before April 15, 2014 using one of the four 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. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, contact the person named in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, above. B. 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 proposed rule is to ensure safety of life and property on the navigable waters of the United States during the ODBA Dragging on the Waccamaw boat races. C. Discussion of Proposed Rule On Saturday, June 21, 2014, and Sunday, June 22, 2014 the Outboard Drag Boat Association (ODBA) will host ‘‘Dragging on the Waccamaw,’’ a series of high-speed boat races. The event will be held on a portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, South Carolina. Approximately 50 highspeed race boats are anticipated to participate in the races. The proposed rule would establish a special local regulation that encompass certain waters of the Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, South Carolina. The special local regulation would be enforced daily from 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on June 21, 2014 through June 22, 2014. The special local regulation would consist of a regulated area around vessels participating in the event. The regulated area would be as follows: All waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway encompassed within the following points; starting at point 1 in position 33°39′11.46″ N 079°05′36.78″ W; thence west to point 2 in position 33°39′12.18″ N 079°05′47.76″ W; thence south to point 3 in position 33°38′39.48″ N 079°05′37.44″ W; thence east to point 4 in position 33°38′42.3″ N 079°05′30.6″ W; thence north back to origin. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the race, would be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring, or remaining within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 16705 representative. Persons and vessels would be able to request authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area by contacting the Captain of the Port Charleston by telephone at (843) 740– 7050, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. 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 would be required to comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. The Coast Guard would provide notice of the regulated areas by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. D. 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) the special local regulations would be enforced for only seventeen hours over a two-day period; (2) although persons and vessels would not be able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without authorization from the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative, they would be able to operate in the surrounding area during the enforcement periods; (3) persons and vessels would still be able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area if authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative; and (4) the Coast Guard would provide advance notification of the regulated area to the local maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. E:\FR\FM\26MRP1.SGM 26MRP1 16706 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Proposed Rules 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities: This proposed 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 that portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway encompassed within the regulated area from 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on June 21, 2014 and June 22, 2014. For the reasons discussed in the Regulatory Planning and Review section above, this proposed rule would 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 3. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Public Law 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 compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 2013. The event and regulation for the 2013 occurrence is 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–2013–0102 at www.regulations.gov. This proposed rule involves establishing a special local regulation issued in conjunction with a regatta or marine parade, that will be enforced from 10:30 a.m. on June 21, 2014, until 8:30 p.m. on June 22, 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: E:\FR\FM\26MRP1.SGM 26MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Proposed Rules 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 § 100.T07–0097 to read as follows: ■ emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS § 100.T07–0097 Special Local Regulations; Dragging on the Waccamaw, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Bucksport, SC. This section establishes a special local regulation on certain waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, South Carolina. The special local regulation will consist of a regulated area which will be enforced daily from 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., on June 21, 2014 and June 22, 2014. The special local regulation would consist of a regulated area around vessels participating in the event. (a) Regulated Area. All waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway encompassed within the following points; starting at point 1 in position 33°39′11.46″ N 079°05′36.78″ W; thence west to point 2 in position 33°39′12.18″ N 079°05′47.76″ W; thence south to point 3 in position 33°38′39.48″ N 079°05′37.44″ W; thence east to point 4 in position 33°38′42.3″ N 079°05′30.6″ W; thence north back to origin. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (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 Charleston in the enforcement of the regulated areas. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels, except those participating in the Dragging on the Waccamaw, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Safety Information Bulletins, Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. (d) Enforcement Date. This section will be enforced daily from 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on June 21, 2014 and June 22, 2014. Dated: March 4, 2014. R. R. Rodriguez, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Charleston. [FR Doc. 2014–06441 Filed 3–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter III [Docket ID ED–2014–OSERS–0022] Proposed Priority—National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research—Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Proposed priority. AGENCY: [CFDA Number: 84.133B–5.] The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend this priority to contribute to improved employment outcomes for individuals with psychiatric. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before April 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after the comment period. To ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies, please submit your comments only once. In addition, please include the Docket ID at the top of your comments. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to submit your comments electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, submitting comments, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 16707 viewing the docket, is available on the site under ‘‘Are you new to the site?’’ • Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you mail or deliver your comments about these proposed regulations, address them to Patricia Barrett, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5142, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP), Washington, DC 20202–2700. Privacy Note: The Department’s policy is to make all comments received from members of the public available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Barrett. Telephone: (202) 245– 6211 or by email: patricia.barrett@ ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of proposed priority is in concert with NIDRR’s currently approved LongRange Plan (Plan). The Plan, which was published in the Federal Register on April 4, 2013 (78 FR 20299), can be accessed on the Internet at the following site: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ osers/nidrr/policy.html. The Plan identifies a need for research and training regarding employment of individuals with disabilities. To address this need, NIDRR seeks to: (1) Improve the quality and utility of disability and rehabilitation research; (2) foster an exchange of research findings, expertise, and other information to advance knowledge and understanding of the needs of individuals with disabilities and their family members, including those from among traditionally underserved populations; (3) determine effective practices, programs, and policies to improve community living and participation, employment, and health and function outcomes for individuals with disabilities of all ages; (4) identify research gaps and areas for promising research investments; (5) identify and promote effective mechanisms for integrating research and practice; and (6) disseminate research findings to all major stakeholder groups, including individuals with disabilities and their family members in formats that are appropriate and meaningful to them. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket Number USCG-2014-0097]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulations; Dragging on the Waccamaw, Atlantic 
Intracoastal Waterway; Bucksport, SC

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local 
regulations on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, South 
Carolina during the Outboard Drag Boat Association (ODBA) dragging on 
the Waccamaw, a series of high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled 
to take place from 10:30 a.m. on June 21, 2014, through 8:30 p.m. on 
June 22, 2014. Approximately 50 high-speed race boats are anticipated 
to participate in the races. These special local regulations are 
necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable 
waters of the United States during the event. These special local 
regulations would temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of 
the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Persons and vessels that are not 
participating in the races would be prohibited from entering, 
transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the restricted 
area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a 
designated representative.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before April 25, 2014. Requests for public meetings must be 
received by the Coast Guard on or before April 15, 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 Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Ruleman, Sector 
Charleston Office of Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone 
(843)-740-3184, email Christopher.L.Ruleman@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: 

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.

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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-2014-0097] 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 docket number (USCG-2014-0097) 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 on or before April 15, 2014 using one of the four 
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. For information on facilities or 
services for individuals with disabilities or to request special 
assistance at the public meeting, contact the person named in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, above.

B. 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 
proposed rule is to ensure safety of life and property on the navigable 
waters of the United States during the ODBA Dragging on the Waccamaw 
boat races.

C. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    On Saturday, June 21, 2014, and Sunday, June 22, 2014 the Outboard 
Drag Boat Association (ODBA) will host ``Dragging on the Waccamaw,'' a 
series of high-speed boat races. The event will be held on a portion of 
the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, South Carolina. 
Approximately 50 high-speed race boats are anticipated to participate 
in the races.
    The proposed rule would establish a special local regulation that 
encompass certain waters of the Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, 
South Carolina. The special local regulation would be enforced daily 
from 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on June 21, 2014 through June 22, 2014. 
The special local regulation would consist of a regulated area around 
vessels participating in the event. The regulated area would be as 
follows: All waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway encompassed 
within the following points; starting at point 1 in position 
33[deg]39'11.46'' N 079[deg]05'36.78'' W; thence west to point 2 in 
position 33[deg]39'12.18'' N 079[deg]05'47.76'' W; thence south to 
point 3 in position 33[deg]38'39.48'' N 079[deg]05'37.44'' W; thence 
east to point 4 in position 33[deg]38'42.3'' N 079[deg]05'30.6'' W; 
thence north back to origin. All coordinates are North American Datum 
1983. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the race, 
would be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring, or 
remaining within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by 
the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. 
Persons and vessels would be able to request authorization to enter, 
transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area by 
contacting the Captain of the Port Charleston by telephone at (843) 
740-7050, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. 
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 would be required to comply with the instructions of the 
Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. The 
Coast Guard would provide notice of the regulated areas by Local Notice 
to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated 
representatives.

D. 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) 
the special local regulations would be enforced for only seventeen 
hours over a two-day period; (2) although persons and vessels would not 
be able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the 
regulated area without authorization from the Captain of the Port 
Charleston or a designated representative, they would be able to 
operate in the surrounding area during the enforcement periods; (3) 
persons and vessels would still be able to enter, transit through, 
anchor in, or remain within the regulated area if authorized by the 
Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative; and (4) 
the Coast Guard would provide advance notification of the regulated 
area to the local maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

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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 proposed 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 that portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 
encompassed within the regulated area from 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. 
on June 21, 2014 and June 22, 2014. For the reasons discussed in the 
Regulatory Planning and Review section above, this proposed rule would 
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 (Public Law 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 compliance, 
please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT, 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 2013. The event and regulation for the 2013 
occurrence is 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-2013-0102 at www.regulations.gov. This 
proposed rule involves establishing a special local regulation issued 
in conjunction with a regatta or marine parade, that will be enforced 
from 10:30 a.m. on June 21, 2014, until 8:30 p.m. on June 22, 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:

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PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

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

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1233.

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2. Add a temporary Sec.  100.T07-0097 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.T07-0097  Special Local Regulations; Dragging on the 
Waccamaw, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Bucksport, SC.

    This section establishes a special local regulation on certain 
waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, South 
Carolina. The special local regulation will consist of a regulated area 
which will be enforced daily from 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., on June 
21, 2014 and June 22, 2014. The special local regulation would consist 
of a regulated area around vessels participating in the event.
    (a) Regulated Area. All waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal 
Waterway encompassed within the following points; starting at point 1 
in position 33[deg]39'11.46'' N 079[deg]05'36.78'' W; thence west to 
point 2 in position 33[deg]39'12.18'' N 079[deg]05'47.76'' W; thence 
south to point 3 in position 33[deg]38'39.48'' N 079[deg]05'37.44'' W; 
thence east to point 4 in position 33[deg]38'42.3'' N 079[deg]05'30.6'' 
W; thence north back to origin. All coordinates are North American 
Datum 1983.
    (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 Charleston in the enforcement of the regulated 
areas.
    (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels, except those 
participating in the Dragging on the Waccamaw, 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 section will be enforced daily from 
10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on June 21, 2014 and June 22, 2014.

    Dated: March 4, 2014.
R. R. Rodriguez,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Charleston.
[FR Doc. 2014-06441 Filed 3-25-14; 8:45 am]
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