Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Mile 464.0 to 465.0, Chattanooga, TN, 35492-35494 [2014-14490]

Download as PDF 35492 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 120 / Monday, June 23, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Executive Order 13132—Federalism This rule would not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the federal government and the States, or on distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. The PSOB program provides benefits to individuals and does not impose any special or unique requirements on States or localities. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order No. 13132, OJP has determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment. Executive Order 12988—Civil Justice Reform This rule meets the applicable standards set forth in sections 3(a) & (b)(2) of Executive Order No. 12988. Pursuant to section 3(b)(1)(I) of the Executive Order, nothing in this rule or any previous rule (or in any administrative policy, directive, ruling, notice, guideline, guidance, or writing) directly relating to the program that is the subject of this rule is intended to create any legal or procedural rights enforceable against the United States, except as may be contained within part 32 of title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Regulatory Flexibility Act This rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: this rule addresses federal agency procedures; furthermore, this rule would make amendments to clarify existing regulations and agency practice concerning public safety officers’ death, disability, and education benefits and would do nothing to increase the financial burden on any small entities. Therefore, an analysis of the impact of this rule on such entities is not required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This rule would not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 This rule would not result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100,000,000 or more in any one year, and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. The PSOB program is a federal benefits program that provides benefits directly to qualifying VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:40 Jun 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 individuals. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY List of Subjects in 28 CFR Part 32 33 CFR Part 100 Administrative practice and procedure, Claims, Disability benefits, Education, Emergency medical services, Firefighters, Law enforcement officers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Rescue squad. Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in the preamble, part 32 of chapter I of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 32—PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS’ DEATH, DISABILITY, AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE BENEFITS CLAIMS 1. The authority citation for 28 CFR Part 32 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. ch. 46, subch. XII; 42 U.S.C. 3782(a), 3787, 3788, 3791(a), 3793(a)(4) & (b), 3795a, 3796c–1, 3796c–2; sec. 1601, title XI, Pub. L. 90–351, 82 Stat. 239; secs. 4 through 6, Pub. L. 94–430, 90 Stat. 1348; secs. 1 and 2, Pub. L. 107–37, 115 Stat. 219. 2. Amend § 32.3 by revising the definition of ‘‘Spouse’’ to read as follows: ■ § 32.3 Definitions. * * * * * Spouse means someone with whom an individual entered into marriage lawfully under the law of the jurisdiction in which it was entered into and from whom the individual is not divorced, and includes a spouse living apart from the individual, other than pursuant to divorce, except that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to determine whether an individual is a spouse of a public safety officer within the meaning of this definition when more than one individual is purported to be such a spouse, the PSOB Program will apply the law of the jurisdiction that it determines has the most significant interest in the marital status of the public safety officer: (1) On the date of the officer’s death, with respect to a claim under subpart B of this part or by virtue of such death; or (2) As of the injury date, with respect to a claim not under subpart B of this part or by virtue of the officer’s death. * * * * * Dated: June 13, 2014. Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General. [FR Doc. 2014–14504 Filed 6–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Coast Guard [USCG–2014–0323] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Mile 464.0 to 465.0, Chattanooga, TN Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 464.0 and ending at mile marker 465, extending bank to bank. This zone is necessary to protect participants of the ‘‘Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon’’ during the swim portion of the event. Entry into this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0323]. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call Petty Officer Chad Phillips, Marine Safety Detachment Nashville, at (615) 736–5421 or email at chad.e.phillips@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Acronyms BNM Broadcast Notices to Mariners COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Regulatory History and Information This event and special local regulation is currently listed under 33 E:\FR\FM\23JNR1.SGM 23JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 120 / Monday, June 23, 2014 / Rules and Regulations pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES CFR 100.801 Table 1 Sector Ohio Valley No: 15. The event sponsor informed the Coast Guard in April that the event will be taking place on June 29, 2014 rather than during the second week in July as is currently listed in the CFR. Therefore, the Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule. The swimming portion of this event will take place on the Tennessee River from mile marker 464.0 to mile marker 465.0. The details of this event have not changed beyond being scheduled on an earlier date and still support a determination that a special local regulation is necessary during the event’s swimming portion. Completing the full NPRM process is contrary to the public interest as it would delay the additional safety measures necessary to protect participants and event personnel from the possible marine hazards present during the swimming portion of this event. The event has been advertised and is planned on by the local community. Delaying the special local regulation would also unnecessarily interfere with the planned event, with the potential to affect contractual obligations of the event sponsors. For the same reasons, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Providing a full 30 days’ notice and delaying the effective date for this special local regulation would be impracticable because immediate action is necessary to protect event participants from the possible marine hazards present during this swimming event. B. Basis and Purpose The swim portion of the ‘‘Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon’’ takes place on the Tennessee River from mile markers 464.0 to 465.0. The Coast Guard determined that a temporary special local regulation is needed to protect the 1500 participants in the ‘‘Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon’’ during the swimming portion. The legal basis and authorities for this rulemaking VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:40 Jun 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 35493 establishing a special local regulation are found in 33 U.S.C. 1233, which authorizes the Coast Guard to establish and define special local regulations. The COTP Ohio Valley is establishing a special local regulation for the waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 464.0 and ending at mile marker 465.0 to protect the participants in the swimming portion of the ‘‘Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon.’’ Entry into this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the COTP Ohio Valley or designated representative. hours, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on June 29, 2014. Due to its short duration and limited scope, it does not pose a significant regulatory impact. BNMs will also inform the community of this special local regulation so that they may plan accordingly for this short restriction on transit. Vessel traffic may request permission from the COTP Ohio Valley or a designated representative to enter the restricted area or deviate from this regulation. Requests to deviate from this regulation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. C. Discussion of the Final Rule The COTP Ohio Valley is establishing a special local regulation for the waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 464.0 and ending at mile marker 465.0, during the swimming portion of the ‘‘Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon’’ on June 29, 2014. During this event, vessels shall not enter into, depart from, or move within the regulated area without permission from the COTP Ohio Valley or his authorized representative. Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the regulated area must request permission from the COTP Ohio Valley, or a designated representative. Sector Ohio Valley may be contacted on VHF– FM Channel 13 or 16, or 1–800–253– 7465. This rule is effective from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 29, 2014. The COTP Ohio Valley will inform the public through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNM) of the enforcement period for the special local regulation as well as any changes in the planned schedule. 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 Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit mile marker 464.0 to mile marker 465.0 on the Tennessee River, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on June 29, 2014. The special local regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because this rule will be in effect for a short period of time. BNMs will also inform the community of this special local regulation so that they may plan accordingly for this short restriction on transit. Vessel traffic may request permission from the COTP Ohio Valley or a designated representative to enter the restricted area. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes or executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. This special local regulation restricts transit on the Tennessee River from mile marker 464.0 to mile marker 465.0 and covers a period of two and one half PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 3. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you E:\FR\FM\23JNR1.SGM 23JNR1 35494 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 120 / Monday, June 23, 2014 / Rules and Regulations wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. 4. Collection of Information This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism. 6. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 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 rule will not result in such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES 8. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. 9. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 14:40 Jun 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. 11. Indian Tribal Governments 5. Federalism VerDate Mar<15>2010 10. Protection of Children This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects This action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 13. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(h), of the Instruction. This rule involves establishing a temporary special local regulation to protect the participants in the swimming portion of the ‘‘Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon’’ on the Tennessee River from mile markers 464.0 to mile marker 465.0 for two and one half hour period on one day. An environmental analysis was performed during the marine event permit process for the swimming event and a checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this special local regulation. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the U.S. Coast Guard amends 33 CFR Part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. A new temporary § 100.T08–0323 is added to read as follows: ■ § 100.T08–0323 Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Miles 464.0 to 465.0, Chattanooga, TN. (a) Location. The following area is a regulated area: All waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 464.0 and ending at mile marker 465.0. (b) Effective date. This section is effective from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on June 29, 2014. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 100.35, entry into this area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative. (2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the area must request permission from the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or at 1–800–253– 7465. (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley and designated U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. On-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. (d) Informational broadcasts. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast notice to mariners when the special local regulation is being enforced and if there are changes to the planned schedule and enforcement period for this special local regulation. Dated: May 16, 2014. R.V. Timme, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Ohio Valley. [FR Doc. 2014–14490 Filed 6–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\23JNR1.SGM 23JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[USCG-2014-0323]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Mile 464.0 to 465.0, 
Chattanooga, TN

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local 
regulation for the waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile 
marker 464.0 and ending at mile marker 465, extending bank to bank. 
This zone is necessary to protect participants of the ``Chattanooga 
Waterfront Triathlon'' during the swim portion of the event. Entry into 
this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain 
of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 29, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
[USCG-2014-0323]. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the 
docket number in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also 
visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground 
floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary rule, call Petty Officer Chad Phillips, Marine Safety 
Detachment Nashville, at (615) 736-5421 or email at 
chad.e.phillips@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Acronyms

BNM Broadcast Notices to Mariners
COTP Captain of the Port
DHS Department of Homeland Security
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

A. Regulatory History and Information

    This event and special local regulation is currently listed under 
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CFR 100.801 Table 1 Sector Ohio Valley No: 15. The event sponsor 
informed the Coast Guard in April that the event will be taking place 
on June 29, 2014 rather than during the second week in July as is 
currently listed in the CFR. Therefore, the Coast Guard is issuing this 
temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment 
pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative 
Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an 
agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment 
when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are 
``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.'' 
Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with 
respect to this rule. The swimming portion of this event will take 
place on the Tennessee River from mile marker 464.0 to mile marker 
465.0. The details of this event have not changed beyond being 
scheduled on an earlier date and still support a determination that a 
special local regulation is necessary during the event's swimming 
portion. Completing the full NPRM process is contrary to the public 
interest as it would delay the additional safety measures necessary to 
protect participants and event personnel from the possible marine 
hazards present during the swimming portion of this event. The event 
has been advertised and is planned on by the local community. Delaying 
the special local regulation would also unnecessarily interfere with 
the planned event, with the potential to affect contractual obligations 
of the event sponsors.
    For the same reasons, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard 
finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 
30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Providing a full 30 
days' notice and delaying the effective date for this special local 
regulation would be impracticable because immediate action is necessary 
to protect event participants from the possible marine hazards present 
during this swimming event.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The swim portion of the ``Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon'' takes 
place on the Tennessee River from mile markers 464.0 to 465.0. The 
Coast Guard determined that a temporary special local regulation is 
needed to protect the 1500 participants in the ``Chattanooga Waterfront 
Triathlon'' during the swimming portion. The legal basis and 
authorities for this rulemaking establishing a special local regulation 
are found in 33 U.S.C. 1233, which authorizes the Coast Guard to 
establish and define special local regulations. The COTP Ohio Valley is 
establishing a special local regulation for the waters of the Tennessee 
River, beginning at mile marker 464.0 and ending at mile marker 465.0 
to protect the participants in the swimming portion of the 
``Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon.'' Entry into this area is 
prohibited unless specifically authorized by the COTP Ohio Valley or 
designated representative.

C. Discussion of the Final Rule

    The COTP Ohio Valley is establishing a special local regulation for 
the waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 464.0 and 
ending at mile marker 465.0, during the swimming portion of the 
``Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon'' on June 29, 2014. During this 
event, vessels shall not enter into, depart from, or move within the 
regulated area without permission from the COTP Ohio Valley or his 
authorized representative. Persons or vessels requiring entry into or 
passage through the regulated area must request permission from the 
COTP Ohio Valley, or a designated representative. Sector Ohio Valley 
may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 13 or 16, or 1-800-253-7465. This 
rule is effective from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 29, 2014. The COTP 
Ohio Valley will inform the public through Broadcast Notices to 
Mariners (BNM) of the enforcement period for the special local 
regulation as well as any changes in the planned schedule.

D. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on a number of these statutes or executive orders.

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as 
supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential 
costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or 
under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and 
Budget has not reviewed it under that Order.
    This special local regulation restricts transit on the Tennessee 
River from mile marker 464.0 to mile marker 465.0 and covers a period 
of two and one half hours, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on June 29, 
2014. Due to its short duration and limited scope, it does not pose a 
significant regulatory impact. BNMs will also inform the community of 
this special local regulation so that they may plan accordingly for 
this short restriction on transit. Vessel traffic may request 
permission from the COTP Ohio Valley or a designated representative to 
enter the restricted area or deviate from this regulation. Requests to 
deviate from this regulation will be considered on a case-by-case 
basis.

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 Coast Guard 
certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be 
small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit 
mile marker 464.0 to mile marker 465.0 on the Tennessee River, from 
7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on June 29, 2014. The special local regulation 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities because this rule will be in effect for a short period 
of time. BNMs will also inform the community of this special local 
regulation so that they may plan accordingly for this short restriction 
on transit. Vessel traffic may request permission from the COTP Ohio 
Valley or a designated representative to enter the restricted area.

3. Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your 
small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have 
questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 
contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, 
above.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you

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

4. Collection of Information

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

5. Federalism

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

6. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
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 rule will not result in 
such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in 
this preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

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

9. Civil Justice Reform

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

10. Protection of Children

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

11. Indian Tribal Governments

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

12. Energy Effects

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

13. Technical Standards

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

14. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have concluded 
this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or 
cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This 
rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(h), of 
the Instruction. This rule involves establishing a temporary special 
local regulation to protect the participants in the swimming portion of 
the ``Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon'' on the Tennessee River from 
mile markers 464.0 to mile marker 465.0 for two and one half hour 
period on one day.
    An environmental analysis was performed during the marine event 
permit process for the swimming event and a checklist and a categorical 
exclusion determination are not required for this special local 
regulation.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the U.S. Coast Guard 
amends 33 CFR Part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

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

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1233.


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2. A new temporary Sec.  100.T08-0323 is added to read as follows:


Sec.  100.T08-0323  Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Miles 
464.0 to 465.0, Chattanooga, TN.

    (a) Location. The following area is a regulated area: All waters of 
the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 464.0 and ending at mile 
marker 465.0.
    (b) Effective date. This section is effective from 7:00 a.m. to 
9:30 a.m. on June 29, 2014.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  100.35, entry into this area is prohibited unless authorized by 
the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
    (2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the 
area must request permission from the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley 
or a designated representative. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley may 
be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or at 1-800-253-7465.
    (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley and designated U.S. Coast Guard 
patrol personnel. On-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel include 
commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.
    (d) Informational broadcasts. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley 
or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast 
notice to mariners when the special local regulation is being enforced 
and if there are changes to the planned schedule and enforcement period 
for this special local regulation.

    Dated: May 16, 2014.
R.V. Timme,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Ohio Valley.
[FR Doc. 2014-14490 Filed 6-20-14; 8:45 am]
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