Safety Zone, Fireworks Display, Lake Michigan; Winnetka, IL, 27521-27524 [2014-10973]

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 93 (Wednesday, May 14, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 27521-27524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10973]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0259]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone, Fireworks Display, Lake Michigan; Winnetka, IL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone in Lake 
Michigan, Winnetka, Illinois. This proposed safety zone is necessary to 
protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated 
with a fireworks display. This safety zone is intended to restrict 
vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan due to hazards associated with 
a fireworks display.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before June 13, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2014-0259 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking 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: 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.
    See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion 
of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on 
submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these 
four methods.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Petty Officer Joseph McCollum, U.S. Coast Guard Sector 
Lake Michigan; telephone 414-747-7148, email 
Joseph.P.McCollum@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 1-800-647-5527.

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 (USCG-2014-0259), indicate the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material 
online at http://www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand 
delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a 
comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when 
you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or 
mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the 
Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We 
recommend

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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-2014-0259) 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-2014-0259 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. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to 
use the Docket Management Facility.

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. You may submit a 
request for one 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.

B. Regulatory History and Information

    On July 26, 2013 the Coast Guard published a Temporary Final Rule 
entitled Safety Zones; Sherman Private Party Fireworks, Lake Michigan, 
Winnetka, IL and made it available for public comment (78 FR 45059). No 
public meeting was requested, and none was held.

C. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for this proposed rule is the Coast Guard's 
authority to establish safety zones: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 
160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.
    On August 16, 2014 a private party fireworks display is expected to 
take place on Lake Michigan, Winnetka, IL, from a barge located at 
approximate position 42[deg]06'24.19'' N, 087[deg]43'7.92'' W (NAD 83). 
The Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, has determined that an aerial 
firework display presents a significant risk to public safety and 
property. Such hazards include falling and flaming debris.

D. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, has determined that a 
safety zone is necessary to mitigate the aforementioned safety risks. 
Thus, this proposed rulemaking would establish a safety zone on the 
waters of Lake Michigan, near Winnetka, IL, within an 840 foot radius 
from a barge located at approximate position 42[deg]06'24.19'' N, 
087[deg]43'7.92'' W (NAD 83).
    This proposed safety zone would be effective and enforced from 9:15 
p.m. until 10 p.m. on August 16, 2014.
    The Captain of the Port Lake Michigan will notify the public that 
the zone in this proposal is or will be enforced by all appropriate 
means to the affected segments of the public. Such means of 
notification may also include, but are not limited to Broadcast Notice 
to Mariners or Local Notice to Mariners.
    All persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the 
Captain of the Port Lake Michigan, or his or her designated on-scene 
representative. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety 
zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Lake 
Michigan, or his or her designated on-scene representative. The Captain 
of the Port, Lake Michigan, or his or her designated 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 and 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, 
and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits 
under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and 
Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. 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. Overall, we expect 
the economic impact of this proposed rule to be minimal and that a full 
Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    Under The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this proposed rule would have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. 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 would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities. This proposed rule will affect the following 
entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners or 
operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor within the waters 
of Lake Michigan near Winnetka, IL, on August 16, 2014.
    This proposed safety zone will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following 
reasons: This proposed rule will be enforced for a short duration of 45 
minutes. The location of this safety zone allows traffic to pass safely 
around the zone and vessels will be allowed to pass through the zone 
with the permission of the Captain of the Port. If you think that your 
business,

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organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity 
and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, 
please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it 
qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically 
affect it.

3. Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule so that they can better 
evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. 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 Petty Officer Joseph McCollum, 
Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI 
at (414) 747-7148. 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 would call for no 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 State or local 
governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial 
direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this proposed rule 
under that Order and have determined that it 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 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

    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

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13211, 
Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ``significant 
energy action'' under that order because it is not a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to 
have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use 
of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy 
action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects 
under Executive Order 13211.

13. Technical Standards

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 
U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards 
in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, 
through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why 
using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or 
otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical 
standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or 
operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management 
systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus 
standards bodies.
    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 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. An environmental analysis checklist 
supporting this determination is available in the docket where 
indicated under ADDRESSES. This proposed rule involves the 
establishment of a safety zone and is therefore categorically excluded 
under figure 2-1, paragraph 34(g) of the 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 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 part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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

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

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2. Add Sec.  165.T09-0259 to read as follows:

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Sec.  165.T09-0259  Safety Zone, Fireworks Display, Lake Michigan; 
Winnetka, IL.

    (a) Location. All waters of Lake Michigan, near Winnetka, IL, 
within an 840 foot radius from a barge located at approximate position 
42[deg]06'24.19'' N, 087[deg]43'7.92'' W (NAD 83).
    (b) Effective period. This section will be effective from 9:15 p.m. 
until 10 p.m. on August 16, 2014.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in this safety zone 
is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Lake 
Michigan, or his or her designated on-scene representative.
    (2) The safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section is 
closed to all vessel traffic except as permitted by the Captain of the 
Port Lake Michigan or his or her designated on-scene representative.
    (3) The ``on-scene representative'' of the Captain of the Port Lake 
Michigan is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who 
has been designated by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan to act or 
his or her behalf.
    (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone must contact the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or his or her 
designated on-scene representative to obtain permission to do so. The 
Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or his or her designated on-scene 
representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.

    Dated: April 30, 2014.
M.W. Sibley,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
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