Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo, 24656-24661 [2014-09862]

Download as PDF 24656 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 84 / Thursday, May 1, 2014 / Proposed Rules Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This proposed rule is not an economically significant rulemaking 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 14. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01, and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule simply promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. This rulemaking is categorically excluded, under figure 2– 1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this proposed rule. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of significant environmental impact from the proposed rule. E. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 117 as follows: 17:07 Apr 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Revise 33 CFR 117.736 to read as follows: ■ Oceanport Creek. The draw of the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Bridge at mile 8.4, near Oceanport, shall open on signal provided at least a four-hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. The draw need not open for the passage of vessel traffic Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays, between 6 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. and between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dated: 17 April 2014. V.B. Gifford, Jr., Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, First Coast Guard District. 13. Technical Standards This proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. VerDate Mar<15>2010 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ § 117.736 You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2014–0081 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: 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. (4) Delivery: At the same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email LT Christopher Mercurio, Chief of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo; telephone 716– 843–9573, email SectorBuffaloMarineSafety@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS [FR Doc. 2014–10001 Filed 4–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0081] Table of Acronyms RIN 1625–AA00 DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NAD 83 North American Datum of 1983 Section Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulations for annually reoccurring firework displays and marine events within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo. The safety zones that would be amended or established by this proposed rulemaking are necessary to protect the surrounding public, spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays, hydroplane boat races, and other events of a similar nature posing a potential hazard to the safety of life and property on the navigable waters. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from designated areas on navigable waterways during these events. DATES: Comments and related materials must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 2, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 (USCG–2014–0081), 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 E:\FR\FM\01MYP1.SGM 01MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 84 / Thursday, May 1, 2014 / Proposed Rules comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when the comment is successfully transmitted. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when the comment is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and 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–2014–0081] in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this notice of proposed 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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–2014–0081) 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Apr 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 The regulations found in 33 CFR 165.939 serve to protect the boating public from hazards associated with firework displays that take place on a navigable waterway within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone Buffalo. For boundaries of this COTP zone, see 33 CFR 3.45–10. In 2013, the Captain of the Port Buffalo amended the regulations found in 33 CFR 165.939 through a final rule published April 23, 2013 (78 FR 23850). Those revisions clarified the locations of many outdated safety zones and established seven additional safety zones within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo area of responsibility. C. Basis and Purpose Section 165.939 currently lists 29 permanent safety zones within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo. Each of these 29 safety zones corresponds to an annually recurring fireworks display. After the recent 2013 summer season it was noted the effective times and dates published for these events were not always rigidly adhered to by fireworks sponsors and event organizers and thus a subsequent regulatory update enacting greater regulatory flexibility for enforcement notification was desired in order to maximize Coast Guard efficiency and public safety. Also, the COTP Buffalo has decided to propose safety zones for one additional firework display and five additional marine events. With the above findings in mind, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR 165.939 to revise the enforcement period and include several nonfireworks events. The Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined that these events present significant hazards to public spectators and participants. Such hazards include premature detonations, dangerous detonations, dangerous projectiles, falling or burning debris, vessels of unique design operating at great speed, and large numbers of competitive swimmers. D. Discussion of Proposed Rule For all of the above reasons, the Captain of the Port Sector Buffalo proposes to revise 33 CFR 165.939. This revision would amend the verbiage on the enforcement period for all 29 safety zones currently listed and establish six additional safety zones in § 165.939. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 24657 These new safety zones would be added as paragraphs (30) Thunder on the Niagara Hydroplane boat races, North Tonawanda, NY; (31) Antique Boat Show Hydroplane boat races, Grand Island, NY; (32) D-Day Conneaut Air show, Conneaut, OH; (33) Bay Swim, Erie, PA; (34) Rover Fest fireworks display, Cleveland, OH; and (35) Cleveland National Air show, Cleveland, OH. Although this proposed rule would remain in effect throughout the year, the safety zones within it will be enforced only before and during each corresponding event. The Captain of the Port will use all appropriate means to notify the public when the zones in this proposal will be enforced. Consistent with 33 CFR 165.7(a), such means will include, among other things, publication in the Federal Register and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the proposed safety zones would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his onscene representative. The Captain of the Port or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. 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 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. It is not ‘‘significant’’ under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We conclude that this proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action because we anticipate that it will have minimal impact on the economy, will not interfere with other agencies, will not adversely alter the budget of any grant or loan recipients, and will not raise any novel legal or policy issues. The safety zones contained in this proposed rule will be relatively small and enforced for relatively short time. Also, the proposed safety zones are designed to minimize their impact on navigable waters. Furthermore, the E:\FR\FM\01MYP1.SGM 01MYP1 24658 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 84 / Thursday, May 1, 2014 / Proposed Rules mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS proposed safety zones have been designed to allow vessels to transit around them. Thus, restrictions on vessel movement within a particular area are expected to be minimal. Under certain conditions, moreover, vessels may still transit through the safety zones when permitted by the Captain of the Port. 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 would affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners and operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in any one of the proposed safety zones while these zones are being enforced. These safety zones will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: Each safety zone in this proposed rule will be in enforced for no more than 10 hours in any 24-hour period with the majority of zones only being in enforced for a few hours in any 24 hour period. Each of the safety zones will be enforced only once per year and will be in areas with low commercial vessel traffic. Furthermore, these safety zones have been designed to allow traffic to pass safely around each zone. In the event that a safety zone affects shipping, commercial vessels may request permission from the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his or her designated representative to transit the safety zone. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this proposed 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 proposed 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Apr 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. 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. 5. Federalism 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 proposed 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. 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.). 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 proposed 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. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34) (g), of the Commandant Instruction because it involves the establishment of a safety zone. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist and a preliminary categorical exclusion determination are available in E:\FR\FM\01MYP1.SGM 01MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 84 / Thursday, May 1, 2014 / Proposed Rules the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine Safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record keeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR parts 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapters 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. ■ 2. Revise § 165.939 to read as follows: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS § 165.939 Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone. (a) Safety Zones. The following are designated as safety zones. The enforcement dates and times for each of the safety zones listed in this section are subject to change, but the duration of enforcement would remain the same or nearly the same as the total number of hours as published. In the event of a change, the Captain of the Port Sector Buffalo will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (1) Boldt Castle 4th of July Fireworks, Heart Island, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of the Saint Lawrence River within a 1,120 foot radius of land position 44°20′38.5″ N, 075°55′19.1″ W (NAD 83) at Heart Island, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. July 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year. (2) Clayton Chamber of Commerce Fireworks, Calumet Island, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of the Saint Lawrence River within an 840 foot radius of land position 44°15′04″ N, 076°05′40″ W (NAD 83) at Calumet Island, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. of each year. (3) French Festival Fireworks, Cape Vincent, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of the Saint Lawrence River within an 840 foot radius of land position 44°07′54.6″ N, 076°20′01.3″ W (NAD 83) in Cape Vincent, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The second weekend of July from 9:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. each year. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Apr 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 (4) Lyme Community Days, Chaumont, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Chaumont Bay within a 560 foot radius of position 44°04′06.3″ N, 076°08′56.8″ W (NAD 83) in Chaumont, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The fourth weekend of July from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. each year. (5) Village Fireworks, Sackets Harbor, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Black River Bay within an 840 foot radius of position 43°56′51.9″ N, 076°0746.9″ W (NAD 83) in Sackets Harbor, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. July 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year. (6) Can-Am Festival, Sackets Harbor, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Black River Bay within a 1,120 foot radius of position 43°57′15.9″ N, 076°06′39.2″ W (NAD 83) in Sackets Harbor, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The third weekend of July from 9 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. each year. (7) Oswego Harborfest, Oswego, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Ontario within a 1,000 foot radius of position 43°28′10″ N, 076°31′04″ W (NAD 83) in Oswego, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The last Saturday of July from 9 to 10:30 p.m. each year. (8) Brewerton Fireworks, Brewerton, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Oneida within an 840 foot radius of barge position 43°14′16.4″ N, 076°08′03.6″ W (NAD 83) in Brewerton, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year. (9) Celebrate Baldwinsville Fireworks, Baldwinsville, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of the Seneca River within a 700 foot radius of land position 43°09′24.9″ N, 076°20′18.9″ W (NAD 83) in Baldwinsville, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The first weekend of July from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. each year. (10) Island Festival Fireworks, Baldwinsville, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of the Seneca River within a 1,120 foot radius of land position 43°09′22″ N, 076°20′15″ W (NAD 83) in Baldwinsville, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The first weekend of July from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. each year. (11) Seneca River Days, Baldwinsville, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of the Seneca River within an 840 foot radius of land position 43°09′25″ N, 076°20′21″ W (NAD 83) in Baldwinsville, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The second weekend of July from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year. (12) City of Syracuse Fireworks Celebration, Syracuse, NY. (i) Location. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 24659 All U.S. waters of Onondaga Lake within a 350 foot radius of land position 43°03′37″ N, 076°09′59″ W (NAD 83) in Syracuse, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The last weekend of June from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year. (13) Tom Graves Memorial Fireworks, Port Bay, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Port Bay within an 840 foot radius of barge position 43°18′14.8″ N, 076°50′17.3″ W (NAD 83) in Port Bay, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. of each year. (14) Village Fireworks, Sodus Point, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Sodus Bay within a 1,120 foot radius of land position 43°16′28.7″ N, 076°58′27.5″ W (NAD 83) in Sodus Point, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year. (15) Rochester Harbor and Carousel Festival, Rochester, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Ontario within a 1,120 foot radius of land position 43°15′40.2″ N, 077°36′05.1″ W (NAD 83) in Rochester, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The fourth Monday of June from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. each year. (16) A Salute to our Heroes, Hamlin Beach State Park, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Ontario within a 560 foot radius of land position 43°21′51.9″ N, 077°56′59.6″ W (NAD 83) in Hamlin, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The first weekend of July from 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each year. (17) Olcott Fireworks, Olcott, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Ontario within a 1,120 foot radius of land position 43°20′23.6″ N, 078°43′09.5″ W (NAD 83) in Olcott, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. of each year. (18) North Tonawanda Fireworks, North Tonawanda, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of the East Niagara River within a 1,400 foot radius of land position 43°01′39.6″ N, 078°53′07.5″ W (NAD 83) in North Tonawanda, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. July 4 from 8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. of each year. (19) Tonawanda’s Canal Fest Fireworks, Tonawanda, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of the East Niagara River within a 210 foot radius of land position 43°01′17.8″ N, 078°52′40.9″ W (NAD 83) in Tonawanda, NY. (ii) Enforcement period. The fourth Sunday of July from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year. (20) Celebrate Erie Fireworks, Erie, PA. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Presque Isle Bay within an 800 foot radius of land position 42°08′19″ N, 080°05′29″ W (NAD 83) in Erie, PA. E:\FR\FM\01MYP1.SGM 01MYP1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 24660 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 84 / Thursday, May 1, 2014 / Proposed Rules (ii) Enforcement period. The third weekend of August from 9:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year. (21) Conneaut Fourth of July Fireworks, Conneaut, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Erie within an 840 foot radius of position 41°58′01.3″ N, 080°33′39.5″ W (NAD 83) in Erie, PA. (ii) Enforcement period. The first Sunday of July from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each year. (22) Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras, Fairport, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Erie within a 350 foot radius of land position 41°45′30″ N, 081°16′18″ W (NAD 83) east of the harbor entrance at Fairport Harbor Beach, OH. (ii) Enforcement period. The beginning of the second week of July from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year. (23) Mentor Harbor Yacht Club Fireworks, Mentor Harbor, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Erie and Mentor Harbor within a 700 foot radius of land position 41°43′36″ N, 081°21′09″ W (NAD 83) in Mentor Harbor, OH. (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year. (24) Browns Football Halftime Fireworks, Cleveland, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Cleveland Harbor and Lake Erie encompassed by a line beginning at approximate land position 41°30′49.4″ N, 081°41′37.2″ W (the northwest corner of Burke Lakefront Airport); continuing northwest to 41°31′10.6″ N, 081°41′53.0″ W; then southwest to 41°30′48.6″ N, 081°42′30.9″ W (the northwest corner of dock 28 at the Cleveland Port Authority) then northeast back to the starting point at 41°30′49.4″ N, 081°41′37.2″ W (NAD 83). (ii) Enforcement period. On a Sunday during the second or third Cleveland Browns home game each year. The Captain of the Port will issue a Notice of Enforcement each year for this Browns Football Halftime Fireworks’ safety zone. (25) City of Cleveland 4th of July, Cleveland, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Erie and Cleveland Harbor within a 1,000 foot radius of land position 41°30′10″ N, 081°42′36″ W (NAD 83) at Dock 20 in Cleveland, OH. (ii) Enforcement period. July 4 from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. each year. (26) Cleveland Yachting Club Fireworks Display, Rocky River, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of the Rocky River and Lake Erie within a 560 foot radius of land position 41°29′25.7″ N, 081°50′18.5″ W (NAD 83), at Sunset Point on the western side of the mouth of the Rocky River in Cleveland, OH. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Apr 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 (ii) Enforcement period. The second Thursday of July from 9:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. each year. (27) Sheffield Lake Fireworks, Sheffield Lake, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Erie within a 700 foot radius of land position 41°29′26.2″ N, 082°06′47.7″ W (NAD 83), at the lake front area in Sheffield Lake, OH. (ii) Enforcement period. The second Friday of July from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. each year. (28) Lorain 4th of July Celebration Fireworks, Lorain, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lorain Harbor within a 1,400 foot radius of land position 41°28′35.5″ N, 082°10′51.3″ W (NAD 83), east of the harbor entrance on the end of the break wall near Spitzer’s Marina. (ii) Enforcement period. July 4 from 9:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. each year. (29) Lorain Port Fest Fireworks Display, Lorain, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lorain Harbor within a 750 foot radius of land position 41°28′02.4″ N, 082°10′21.9″ W (NAD 83) in Lorain, OH. (ii) Enforcement period. The third weekend of July from 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. each year. (30) Thunder of the Niagara Hydroplane boat races, North Tonawanda, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Niagara River, near North Tonawanda, NY within 2 miles of the North Grand Island Bridge, encompassed by a line starting at 43°03′32.95″ N, 078°54′46.93″ W; to 43°03′14.55″ N, 078°55′15.97″ W; then to 43°02′39.72″ N, 078°54′13.05″ W; then to 43°02′59.99″ N, 078°53′41.99″ W; and returning to the point of origin (NAD 83). (ii) Enforcement period. The second of weekend of August from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each year. (31) Antique Boat Show Hydroplane boat races, Grand Island, NY. (i) Location. All waters of Niagara River, Grand Island, NY encompassed by a line starting at position 42°59′59″ N, 078°56′22″ W; East to 49°59′54″ N, 078°56′14″ W; South to 42°57′54″ N, 078°56′04″ W; West to 42°057′48″ N, 078°56′22″ W; and returning to the point of origin (NAD 83). (ii) Enforcement period. The first weekend of September from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each year. (32) D-Day Conneaut Air Show, Conneaut, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Conneaut Township Park, Lake Erie, Conneaut, OH encompassed by a line starting at 41°57.71′ N, 080°34.18′ W; to 41°58.36′ N, 080°34.17′ W; to 41°58.53′ N, 080°33.55′ W; to 41°58.03′ N, 080°33.72′ W; and PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 returning to the point of origin. (NAD 83). (ii) Enforcement period. The third weekend of August from 1:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each year. (33) Bay Swim, Erie, PA. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA within a 1000 feet of a line starting at Vista 3 in Presque Isle State Park at position 42°07′29.30″ N, 80°08′48.82″ W and ending at to the Erie Yacht Club at position 42°07′21.74″ N, 80°07′58.30″ W (NAD 83). (ii) Enforcement period. The third week in June each year. (34) Rover Fest fireworks display, Cleveland, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH within a 280 foot radius from position 41°30′34.23″ N and 081°41′55.73″ W (NAD 83). (ii) Enforcement period. The second or third weekend of July each year. (35) Cleveland National Air show, Cleveland, OH. (i) Location. The safety zone encompass the portion of Lake Erie and Cleveland Harbor within a line originating near Burke Lakefront Airport from position 41°30′20″ N and 081°42′20″ W to 41°30′50″ N and 081°42′49″ W, to 41°32′09″ N and 081°39′49″ W, to 41°31′53″ N and 081°39′24″ W, then return to the original position (NAD 83). (ii) Enforcement period. On the Friday before Labor Day through the Wednesday following Labor Day with maximum daily times from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. The daily time period will be reduced as operations permit. (b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section: (1) ‘‘On-scene Representative’’ means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer designated by the Captain of the Port Buffalo to monitor a safety zone, permit entry into the zone, give legally enforceable orders to persons or vessels within the zones, and take other actions authorized by the Captain of the Port. (2) ‘‘Public vessel’’ means vessels owned, chartered, or operated by the United States, or by a State or political subdivision thereof. (c) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within is the aforementioned safety zones are prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative. (1) The safety zones described in paragraph (a) of this section are closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative. E:\FR\FM\01MYP1.SGM 01MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 84 / Thursday, May 1, 2014 / Proposed Rules mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zones described in paragraph (a) of this section must contact the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene representative to obtain permission to do so. The Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in a safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the Captain of the Port Buffalo, or his onscene representative. (d) Exemption. Public vessels, as defined in paragraph (c) of this section, are exempt from the requirements in this section. (e) Waiver. For any vessel, the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated representative may waive any of the requirements of this section, upon finding that operational conditions or other circumstances are such that application of this section is unnecessary or impractical for the purposes of public or environmental safety. (f) Notification. The Captain of the Port Buffalo will notify the public that the safety zones in this section are or will be enforced by all appropriate means to the affected segments of the through publication in the Federal Register as practicable, in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7(a). Additionally, the enforcement dates and times for each of the safety zones listed above are subject to change, though the duration of enforcement would remain the same or nearly the same total number of hours as stated above. In either event, whether the safety zones occur at the dates and times as stated above, or whether the date or time of a safety zone changes, the Captain of the Port Buffalo will similarly make such notification as described in this paragraph (f). Such means of further notification may also include, but are not limited to Broadcast Notice to Mariners or Local Notice to Mariners. The Captain of the Port will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners notifying the public when enforcement of the safety zone is cancelled. Dated: March 12, 2014. B.W. Roche, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo. [FR Doc. 2014–09862 Filed 4–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Apr 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter III [Docket ID ED–2014–OSERS–0061; CFDA Number: 84.373F] Proposed Priority—Technical Assistance on State Data Collection— IDEA Fiscal Data Center Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Proposed priority. AGENCY: The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a funding priority under the Technical Assistance (TA) on State Data Collection program. The Assistant Secretary may use this proposed priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. We take this action to focus attention on an identified national need to provide TA to improve the capacity of States to meet the data collection requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). DATES: We must receive your comments on or before July 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not accept comments by fax or by email. Please submit your comments only one time, in order to ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 84 (Thursday, May 1, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 24656-24661]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-09862]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0081]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Zone 
Buffalo

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulations 
for annually reoccurring firework displays and marine events within the 
Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo. The safety zones that would be 
amended or established by this proposed rulemaking are necessary to 
protect the surrounding public, spectators, participants, and vessels 
from the hazards associated with fireworks displays, hydroplane boat 
races, and other events of a similar nature posing a potential hazard 
to the safety of life and property on the navigable waters. This 
proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from designated areas on 
navigable waterways during these events.

DATES: Comments and related materials must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before June 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2014-0081 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: 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.
    (4) Delivery: At the same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion of 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email LT Christopher Mercurio, Chief of Waterways Management, 
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo; telephone 716-843-9573, email 
SectorBuffaloMarineSafety@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Acronyms

DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NAD 83 North American Datum of 1983 Section

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 (USCG-2014-0081), 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

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comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when 
the comment is successfully transmitted. If you fax, hand deliver, or 
mail your comment, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard 
when the comment is received at the Docket Management Facility. We 
recommend that you include your name and 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-2014-0081] in the ``SEARCH'' box and click 
``SEARCH.'' Click on ``Submit a Comment'' on the line associated with 
this notice of proposed 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-2014-0081) 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

    The regulations found in 33 CFR 165.939 serve to protect the 
boating public from hazards associated with firework displays that take 
place on a navigable waterway within the Captain of the Port (COTP) 
Zone Buffalo. For boundaries of this COTP zone, see 33 CFR 3.45-10. In 
2013, the Captain of the Port Buffalo amended the regulations found in 
33 CFR 165.939 through a final rule published April 23, 2013 (78 FR 
23850). Those revisions clarified the locations of many outdated safety 
zones and established seven additional safety zones within the Captain 
of the Port Zone Buffalo area of responsibility.

C. Basis and Purpose

    Section 165.939 currently lists 29 permanent safety zones within 
the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo. Each of these 29 safety zones 
corresponds to an annually recurring fireworks display.
    After the recent 2013 summer season it was noted the effective 
times and dates published for these events were not always rigidly 
adhered to by fireworks sponsors and event organizers and thus a 
subsequent regulatory update enacting greater regulatory flexibility 
for enforcement notification was desired in order to maximize Coast 
Guard efficiency and public safety. Also, the COTP Buffalo has decided 
to propose safety zones for one additional firework display and five 
additional marine events.
    With the above findings in mind, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 
33 CFR 165.939 to revise the enforcement period and include several 
non-fireworks events.
    The Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined that these events 
present significant hazards to public spectators and participants. Such 
hazards include premature detonations, dangerous detonations, dangerous 
projectiles, falling or burning debris, vessels of unique design 
operating at great speed, and large numbers of competitive swimmers.

D. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    For all of the above reasons, the Captain of the Port Sector 
Buffalo proposes to revise 33 CFR 165.939. This revision would amend 
the verbiage on the enforcement period for all 29 safety zones 
currently listed and establish six additional safety zones in Sec.  
165.939. These new safety zones would be added as paragraphs (30) 
Thunder on the Niagara Hydroplane boat races, North Tonawanda, NY; (31) 
Antique Boat Show Hydroplane boat races, Grand Island, NY; (32) D-Day 
Conneaut Air show, Conneaut, OH; (33) Bay Swim, Erie, PA; (34) Rover 
Fest fireworks display, Cleveland, OH; and (35) Cleveland National Air 
show, Cleveland, OH. Although this proposed rule would remain in effect 
throughout the year, the safety zones within it will be enforced only 
before and during each corresponding event.
    The Captain of the Port will use all appropriate means to notify 
the public when the zones in this proposal will be enforced. Consistent 
with 33 CFR 165.7(a), such means will include, among other things, 
publication in the Federal Register and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
    Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the proposed safety 
zones would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port 
Buffalo or his on-scene representative. The Captain of the Port or his 
on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.

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 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. It is not 
``significant'' under the regulatory policies and procedures of the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We conclude that this proposed 
rule is not a significant regulatory action because we anticipate that 
it will have minimal impact on the economy, will not interfere with 
other agencies, will not adversely alter the budget of any grant or 
loan recipients, and will not raise any novel legal or policy issues. 
The safety zones contained in this proposed rule will be relatively 
small and enforced for relatively short time. Also, the proposed safety 
zones are designed to minimize their impact on navigable waters. 
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proposed safety zones have been designed to allow vessels to transit 
around them. Thus, restrictions on vessel movement within a particular 
area are expected to be minimal. Under certain conditions, moreover, 
vessels may still transit through the safety zones when permitted by 
the Captain of the Port.

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 would affect the following entities, some of 
which might be small entities: The owners and operators of vessels 
intending to transit or anchor in any one of the proposed safety zones 
while these zones are being enforced. These safety zones will not have 
a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
for the following reasons: Each safety zone in this proposed rule will 
be in enforced for no more than 10 hours in any 24-hour period with the 
majority of zones only being in enforced for a few hours in any 24 hour 
period. Each of the safety zones will be enforced only once per year 
and will be in areas with low commercial vessel traffic. Furthermore, 
these safety zones have been designed to allow traffic to pass safely 
around each zone. In the event that a safety zone affects shipping, 
commercial vessels may request permission from the Captain of the Port 
Buffalo or his or her designated representative to transit the safety 
zone.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this proposed 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 proposed 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 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 
proposed 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 proposed 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), and 
have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a 
category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule is 
categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph (34) (g), of the 
Commandant Instruction because it involves the establishment of a 
safety zone.
    A preliminary environmental analysis checklist and a preliminary 
categorical exclusion determination are available in

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the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or 
information that may lead to the discovery of a significant 
environmental impact from this proposed rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine Safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record 
keeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR parts 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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

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

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2. Revise Sec.  165.939 to read as follows:

Sec.  165.939  Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port 
Buffalo Zone.

    (a) Safety Zones. The following are designated as safety zones. The 
enforcement dates and times for each of the safety zones listed in this 
section are subject to change, but the duration of enforcement would 
remain the same or nearly the same as the total number of hours as 
published. In the event of a change, the Captain of the Port Sector 
Buffalo will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of 
Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners.
    (1) Boldt Castle 4th of July Fireworks, Heart Island, NY. (i) 
Location. All U.S. waters of the Saint Lawrence River within a 1,120 
foot radius of land position 44[deg]20'38.5'' N, 075[deg]55'19.1'' W 
(NAD 83) at Heart Island, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each 
year.
    (2) Clayton Chamber of Commerce Fireworks, Calumet Island, NY. (i) 
Location. All U.S. waters of the Saint Lawrence River within an 840 
foot radius of land position 44[deg]15'04'' N, 076[deg]05'40'' W (NAD 
83) at Calumet Island, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. of each 
year.
    (3) French Festival Fireworks, Cape Vincent, NY. (i) Location. All 
U.S. waters of the Saint Lawrence River within an 840 foot radius of 
land position 44[deg]07'54.6'' N, 076[deg]20'01.3'' W (NAD 83) in Cape 
Vincent, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The second weekend of July from 9:15 p.m. 
to 11 p.m. each year.
    (4) Lyme Community Days, Chaumont, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. 
waters of Chaumont Bay within a 560 foot radius of position 
44[deg]04'06.3'' N, 076[deg]08'56.8'' W (NAD 83) in Chaumont, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The fourth weekend of July from 8:30 p.m. 
to 11 p.m. each year.
    (5) Village Fireworks, Sackets Harbor, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. 
waters of Black River Bay within an 840 foot radius of position 
43[deg]56'51.9'' N, 076[deg]0746.9'' W (NAD 83) in Sackets Harbor, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each 
year.
    (6) Can-Am Festival, Sackets Harbor, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. 
waters of Black River Bay within a 1,120 foot radius of position 
43[deg]57'15.9'' N, 076[deg]06'39.2'' W (NAD 83) in Sackets Harbor, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The third weekend of July from 9 p.m. to 
10:45 p.m. each year.
    (7) Oswego Harborfest, Oswego, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of 
Lake Ontario within a 1,000 foot radius of position 43[deg]28'10'' N, 
076[deg]31'04'' W (NAD 83) in Oswego, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The last Saturday of July from 9 to 10:30 
p.m. each year.
    (8) Brewerton Fireworks, Brewerton, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. 
waters of Lake Oneida within an 840 foot radius of barge position 
43[deg]14'16.4'' N, 076[deg]08'03.6'' W (NAD 83) in Brewerton, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each 
year.
    (9) Celebrate Baldwinsville Fireworks, Baldwinsville, NY. (i) 
Location. All U.S. waters of the Seneca River within a 700 foot radius 
of land position 43[deg]09'24.9'' N, 076[deg]20'18.9'' W (NAD 83) in 
Baldwinsville, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The first weekend of July from 9 p.m. to 
11 p.m. each year.
    (10) Island Festival Fireworks, Baldwinsville, NY. (i) Location. 
All U.S. waters of the Seneca River within a 1,120 foot radius of land 
position 43[deg]09'22'' N, 076[deg]20'15'' W (NAD 83) in Baldwinsville, 
NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The first weekend of July from 9:30 p.m. 
to 11 p.m. each year.
    (11) Seneca River Days, Baldwinsville, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. 
waters of the Seneca River within an 840 foot radius of land position 
43[deg]09'25'' N, 076[deg]20'21'' W (NAD 83) in Baldwinsville, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The second weekend of July from 9 p.m. to 
10:30 p.m. each year.
    (12) City of Syracuse Fireworks Celebration, Syracuse, NY. (i) 
Location. All U.S. waters of Onondaga Lake within a 350 foot radius of 
land position 43[deg]03'37'' N, 076[deg]09'59'' W (NAD 83) in Syracuse, 
NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The last weekend of June from 9:30 p.m. to 
10:30 p.m. each year.
    (13) Tom Graves Memorial Fireworks, Port Bay, NY. (i) Location. All 
U.S. waters of Port Bay within an 840 foot radius of barge position 
43[deg]18'14.8'' N, 076[deg]50'17.3'' W (NAD 83) in Port Bay, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. of each 
year.
    (14) Village Fireworks, Sodus Point, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. 
waters of Sodus Bay within a 1,120 foot radius of land position 
43[deg]16'28.7'' N, 076[deg]58'27.5'' W (NAD 83) in Sodus Point, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each 
year.
    (15) Rochester Harbor and Carousel Festival, Rochester, NY. (i) 
Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Ontario within a 1,120 foot radius of 
land position 43[deg]15'40.2'' N, 077[deg]36'05.1'' W (NAD 83) in 
Rochester, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The fourth Monday of June from 8 p.m. to 
10 p.m. each year.
    (16) A Salute to our Heroes, Hamlin Beach State Park, NY. (i) 
Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Ontario within a 560 foot radius of 
land position 43[deg]21'51.9'' N, 077[deg]56'59.6'' W (NAD 83) in 
Hamlin, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The first weekend of July from 9:45 p.m. 
to 11:30 p.m. each year.
    (17) Olcott Fireworks, Olcott, NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of 
Lake Ontario within a 1,120 foot radius of land position 
43[deg]20'23.6'' N, 078[deg]43'09.5'' W (NAD 83) in Olcott, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. of each 
year.
    (18) North Tonawanda Fireworks, North Tonawanda, NY. (i) Location. 
All U.S. waters of the East Niagara River within a 1,400 foot radius of 
land position 43[deg]01'39.6'' N, 078[deg]53'07.5'' W (NAD 83) in North 
Tonawanda, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 4 from 8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. of 
each year.
    (19) Tonawanda's Canal Fest Fireworks, Tonawanda, NY. (i) Location. 
All U.S. waters of the East Niagara River within a 210 foot radius of 
land position 43[deg]01'17.8'' N, 078[deg]52'40.9'' W (NAD 83) in 
Tonawanda, NY.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The fourth Sunday of July from 9 p.m. to 
10:30 p.m. each year.
    (20) Celebrate Erie Fireworks, Erie, PA. (i) Location. All U.S. 
waters of Presque Isle Bay within an 800 foot radius of land position 
42[deg]08'19'' N, 080[deg]05'29'' W (NAD 83) in Erie, PA.

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    (ii) Enforcement period. The third weekend of August from 9:45 p.m. 
to 10:30 p.m. each year.
    (21) Conneaut Fourth of July Fireworks, Conneaut, OH. (i) Location. 
All U.S. waters of Lake Erie within an 840 foot radius of position 
41[deg]58'01.3'' N, 080[deg]33'39.5'' W (NAD 83) in Erie, PA.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The first Sunday of July from 9 p.m. to 
11:30 p.m. each year.
    (22) Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras, Fairport, OH. (i) Location. All 
U.S. waters of Lake Erie within a 350 foot radius of land position 
41[deg]45'30'' N, 081[deg]16'18'' W (NAD 83) east of the harbor 
entrance at Fairport Harbor Beach, OH.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The beginning of the second week of July 
from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each year.
    (23) Mentor Harbor Yacht Club Fireworks, Mentor Harbor, OH. (i) 
Location. All U.S. waters of Lake Erie and Mentor Harbor within a 700 
foot radius of land position 41[deg]43'36'' N, 081[deg]21'09'' W (NAD 
83) in Mentor Harbor, OH.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 3 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each 
year.
    (24) Browns Football Halftime Fireworks, Cleveland, OH. (i) 
Location. All U.S. waters of Cleveland Harbor and Lake Erie encompassed 
by a line beginning at approximate land position 41[deg]30'49.4'' N, 
081[deg]41'37.2'' W (the northwest corner of Burke Lakefront Airport); 
continuing northwest to 41[deg]31'10.6'' N, 081[deg]41'53.0'' W; then 
southwest to 41[deg]30'48.6'' N, 081[deg]42'30.9'' W (the northwest 
corner of dock 28 at the Cleveland Port Authority) then northeast back 
to the starting point at 41[deg]30'49.4'' N, 081[deg]41'37.2'' W (NAD 
83).
    (ii) Enforcement period. On a Sunday during the second or third 
Cleveland Browns home game each year. The Captain of the Port will 
issue a Notice of Enforcement each year for this Browns Football 
Halftime Fireworks' safety zone.
    (25) City of Cleveland 4th of July, Cleveland, OH. (i) Location. 
All U.S. waters of Lake Erie and Cleveland Harbor within a 1,000 foot 
radius of land position 41[deg]30'10'' N, 081[deg]42'36'' W (NAD 83) at 
Dock 20 in Cleveland, OH.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 4 from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. each 
year.
    (26) Cleveland Yachting Club Fireworks Display, Rocky River, OH. 
(i) Location. All U.S. waters of the Rocky River and Lake Erie within a 
560 foot radius of land position 41[deg]29'25.7'' N, 081[deg]50'18.5'' 
W (NAD 83), at Sunset Point on the western side of the mouth of the 
Rocky River in Cleveland, OH.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The second Thursday of July from 9:15 p.m. 
to 11 p.m. each year.
    (27) Sheffield Lake Fireworks, Sheffield Lake, OH. (i) Location. 
All U.S. waters of Lake Erie within a 700 foot radius of land position 
41[deg]29'26.2'' N, 082[deg]06'47.7'' W (NAD 83), at the lake front 
area in Sheffield Lake, OH.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The second Friday of July from 9:30 p.m. 
to 11 p.m. each year.
    (28) Lorain 4th of July Celebration Fireworks, Lorain, OH. (i) 
Location. All U.S. waters of Lorain Harbor within a 1,400 foot radius 
of land position 41[deg]28'35.5'' N, 082[deg]10'51.3'' W (NAD 83), east 
of the harbor entrance on the end of the break wall near Spitzer's 
Marina.
    (ii) Enforcement period. July 4 from 9:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. each 
year.
    (29) Lorain Port Fest Fireworks Display, Lorain, OH. (i) Location. 
All U.S. waters of Lorain Harbor within a 750 foot radius of land 
position 41[deg]28'02.4'' N, 082[deg]10'21.9'' W (NAD 83) in Lorain, 
OH.
    (ii) Enforcement period. The third weekend of July from 9:45 p.m. 
to 11 p.m. each year.
    (30) Thunder of the Niagara Hydroplane boat races, North Tonawanda, 
NY. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Niagara River, near North 
Tonawanda, NY within 2 miles of the North Grand Island Bridge, 
encompassed by a line starting at 43[deg]03'32.95'' N, 
078[deg]54'46.93'' W; to 43[deg]03'14.55'' N, 078[deg]55'15.97'' W; 
then to 43[deg]02'39.72'' N, 078[deg]54'13.05'' W; then to 
43[deg]02'59.99'' N, 078[deg]53'41.99'' W; and returning to the point 
of origin (NAD 83).
    (ii) Enforcement period. The second of weekend of August from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. each year.
    (31) Antique Boat Show Hydroplane boat races, Grand Island, NY. (i) 
Location. All waters of Niagara River, Grand Island, NY encompassed by 
a line starting at position 42[deg]59'59'' N, 078[deg]56'22'' W; East 
to 49[deg]59'54'' N, 078[deg]56'14'' W; South to 42[deg]57'54'' N, 
078[deg]56'04'' W; West to 42[deg]057'48'' N, 078[deg]56'22'' W; and 
returning to the point of origin (NAD 83).
    (ii) Enforcement period. The first weekend of September from 9 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. each year.
    (32) D-Day Conneaut Air Show, Conneaut, OH. (i) Location. All U.S. 
waters of Conneaut Township Park, Lake Erie, Conneaut, OH encompassed 
by a line starting at 41[deg]57.71' N, 080[deg]34.18' W; to 
41[deg]58.36' N, 080[deg]34.17' W; to 41[deg]58.53' N, 080[deg]33.55' 
W; to 41[deg]58.03' N, 080[deg]33.72' W; and returning to the point of 
origin. (NAD 83).
    (ii) Enforcement period. The third weekend of August from 1:45 p.m. 
to 5:30 p.m. each year.
    (33) Bay Swim, Erie, PA. (i) Location. All U.S. waters of Presque 
Isle Bay, Erie, PA within a 1000 feet of a line starting at Vista 3 in 
Presque Isle State Park at position 42[deg]07'29.30'' N, 
80[deg]08'48.82'' W and ending at to the Erie Yacht Club at position 
42[deg]07'21.74'' N, 80[deg]07'58.30'' W (NAD 83).
    (ii) Enforcement period. The third week in June each year.
    (34) Rover Fest fireworks display, Cleveland, OH. (i) Location. All 
U.S. waters of Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH within a 280 foot radius from 
position 41[deg]30'34.23'' N and 081[deg]41'55.73'' W (NAD 83).
    (ii) Enforcement period. The second or third weekend of July each 
year.
    (35) Cleveland National Air show, Cleveland, OH. (i) Location. The 
safety zone encompass the portion of Lake Erie and Cleveland Harbor 
within a line originating near Burke Lakefront Airport from position 
41[deg]30'20'' N and 081[deg]42'20'' W to 41[deg]30'50'' N and 
081[deg]42'49'' W, to 41[deg]32'09'' N and 081[deg]39'49'' W, to 
41[deg]31'53'' N and 081[deg]39'24'' W, then return to the original 
position (NAD 83).
    (ii) Enforcement period. On the Friday before Labor Day through the 
Wednesday following Labor Day with maximum daily times from 8 a.m. to 6 
p.m.. The daily time period will be reduced as operations permit.
    (b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:
    (1) ``On-scene Representative'' means any Coast Guard commissioned, 
warrant, or petty officer designated by the Captain of the Port Buffalo 
to monitor a safety zone, permit entry into the zone, give legally 
enforceable orders to persons or vessels within the zones, and take 
other actions authorized by the Captain of the Port.
    (2) ``Public vessel'' means vessels owned, chartered, or operated 
by the United States, or by a State or political subdivision thereof.
    (c) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within is the 
aforementioned safety zones are prohibited unless authorized by the 
Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative.
    (1) The safety zones described in paragraph (a) of this section are 
closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the Captain 
of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative.

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    (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zones described in paragraph (a) of this section must contact the 
Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene representative to obtain 
permission to do so. The Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene 
representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. Vessel operators 
given permission to enter or operate in a safety zone must comply with 
all directions given to them by the Captain of the Port Buffalo, or his 
on-scene representative.
    (d) Exemption. Public vessels, as defined in paragraph (c) of this 
section, are exempt from the requirements in this section.
    (e) Waiver. For any vessel, the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his 
designated representative may waive any of the requirements of this 
section, upon finding that operational conditions or other 
circumstances are such that application of this section is unnecessary 
or impractical for the purposes of public or environmental safety.
    (f) Notification. The Captain of the Port Buffalo will notify the 
public that the safety zones in this section are or will be enforced by 
all appropriate means to the affected segments of the through 
publication in the Federal Register as practicable, in accordance with 
33 CFR 165.7(a). Additionally, the enforcement dates and times for each 
of the safety zones listed above are subject to change, though the 
duration of enforcement would remain the same or nearly the same total 
number of hours as stated above. In either event, whether the safety 
zones occur at the dates and times as stated above, or whether the date 
or time of a safety zone changes, the Captain of the Port Buffalo will 
similarly make such notification as described in this paragraph (f). 
Such means of further notification may also include, but are not 
limited to Broadcast Notice to Mariners or Local Notice to Mariners. 
The Captain of the Port will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners 
notifying the public when enforcement of the safety zone is cancelled.

    Dated: March 12, 2014.
B.W. Roche,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo.
[FR Doc. 2014-09862 Filed 4-30-14; 8:45 am]
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