Safety Zone; United States and Canadian Military Exercise Jump Training, Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY, 36210-36213 [2014-14896]

Download as PDF 36210 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 123 / Thursday, June 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO § 165.151—Continued • Location: Waters of Reynolds Channel off Hempstead, NY within 600 feet of the fireworks launch site located in approximate position 40°35′36.87″ N, 073°35′20.72″ W (NAD 83). 7 July 7.12 City of Stamford Fireworks ............................................................ • • • • 7.13 City of West Haven Fireworks ....................................................... • • • • 7.23 Riverfest Fireworks ........................................................................ • • • • 7.29 Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks ................................................... • • • • Date: July 3, 2014. Rain date: July 5, 2014. Time: 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters of Fisher’s Westcott cove, Stamford, CT in approximate position 41°02′09.56″ N, 073°30′57.76″ W (NAD 83). Date: July 3 2014. Rain date: July 5, 2014. Time: 8:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters of New Haven Harbor, off Bradley Point, West Haven, CT within 800 feet of the fireworks launch site located in approximate position 41°15′07″ N, 072°57′26″ W (NAD 83). Date: July 12, 2014. Rain date: July 13, 2014. Time: 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Location: Waters of the Connecticut River near Hartford, CT within 800 feet of the center point of four fireworks barges located in approximate position, 41°45′39.93″ N, 072°39′49.14″ W (NAD 83). Date: July 12, 2014. Rain Date: July 13, 2014. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Waters of the Thames River New London, CT within 1,000 feet of the fireworks barges located in the following approximate positions: Barge 1, 41°21′03.31″ N, 072°05′21.54″ W Barge 2, 41°20′51.75″ N, 072°05′18.90″ W (NAD 83). TABLE 2 TO § 165.151 August pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES 1.1 Swim Across the Sound .................................................................. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.151, the fireworks displays and swim events listed above are established as safety zones. During the enforcement periods, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the regulated area or safety zone unless they receive permission from the COTP or designated representative. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR part 165 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners or marine information broadcasts. If the COTP determines that the regulated area or safety zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners may be used to grant general permission to enter the regulated area or safety zone. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:44 Jun 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Date: August 2, 2014. • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. • Location: Waters of Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain’s Cove Seaport, Bridgeport, CT. in approximate positions 40°58′11.71″ N 073°05′51.12″ W, north-westerly to the finishing point at Captain’s Cove Seaport 41°09′25.07″ N 073°12′47.82″ W (NAD 83). Dated: June 13, 2014. E.J. Cubanski, III, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound. [FR Doc. 2014–14993 Filed 6–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0260] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; United States and Canadian Military Exercise Jump Training, Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY. This rule is necessary to protect the United States military and Canadian military participants as well as mariners and vessels from the navigational and safety hazards associated with the airborne deployment of U.S. and Canadian military personnel and their associated equipment. This rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie from the shoreline of Woodlawn Beach out approximately one mile into Lake Erie during the airborne deployment exercise. DATES: This temporary final rule is effective from 7:30 a.m. July 9, 2014, until 6:30 p.m. July 11, 2014. It will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. daily from July 9, 2014 through July 11, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JNR1.SGM 26JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 123 / Thursday, June 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 2014–0260]. 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 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 the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826 or 1–800–647–5527. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking TFR Temporary Final Rule § Section A. Regulatory History and Information The Coast Guard is issuing this TFR 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)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because doing so would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The final details for this event were not known to the Coast Guard until there was insufficient time remaining before the event to publish an NPRM. Thus, delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for a comment period to run would be both impracticable and contrary to the public interest because it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a maritime fireworks display, which are discussed further below. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this TFR effective less than 30 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:44 Jun 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 days after publication in the Federal Register. For the same reasons discussed in the preceding paragraph, waiting for a 30-day notice period to run would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. B. Basis and Purpose Between 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day on July 9–11, 2014 a training operation will be taking place on Lake Erie Hamburg, NY. The Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined that airborne deployment of military personnel may pose a significant risk to public safety and property. Such hazards include parachutes and rigging equipment for the parachuting military personnel floating on the water as well as the potential for collisions between vessels and descending parachuting military personnel. C. Discussion of the Final Rule With the aforementioned hazards in mind, the Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined that this temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of U.S. and Canadian military personnel, transient watercraft and potential spectator vessels during this exercise. This zone will be effective and enforced between 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily from July 9, 2014, through July 11, 2014. Radio broadcasts will be made prior to all jump evolutions. This safety zone will encompass all waters of Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY off of Woodlawn beach within a zone described by the following position: Beginning at 42°45′50.82″ N, 078°53′23.46″ W, the point of origin, in a straight line north to 42°46′50.82″ N, 078°53′23.46″ W then in a straight line east to 42°46′50.82″ N, 078°52′01.68″ W then in a straight line to south to the shoreline position 42°46′17.84″ N, 078°52′01.68″ W and continuing along the shoreline south to 42°45′50.82″ N, 078°52′48.18″ W and returning in a straight line west to the point of origin (NAD 83). Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative. The Captain of the Port or his designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on these statutes and executive orders. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36211 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 those Orders. We conclude that this 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 zone created by this rule will be relatively small and enforced for relatively short time. Also, the safety zone is designed to minimize its impact on navigable waters. Furthermore, the safety zone has been designed to allow vessels to transit around it. Thus, restrictions on vessel movement within that particular area are expected to be minimal. Under certain conditions, moreover, vessels may still transit through the safety zone when permitted by the Captain of the Port. 2. Impact on Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered the impact of this rule on small entities. 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. 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 might be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in a portion of Lake Erie between 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily starting on July 9–11, 2014. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This safety zone would be activated, and thus subject to enforcement, for only 10 hours each day. The majority of the training exercises will be conducted during the regular business week during normal daylight business hours reducing the likelihood of affecting transient recreational vessels. Traffic may be allowed to pass around the zone with E:\FR\FM\26JNR1.SGM 26JNR1 36212 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 123 / Thursday, June 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations the permission of the Captain of the Port before and after the completion of each evolution. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is 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. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. 3. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this 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 section 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 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. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:44 Jun 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 an 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 From Environmental Health Risks 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 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 determined 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 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 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 rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 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. Add § 165.T09–0260 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T09–0260 Safety Zone; US/CA Special Forces Jump Training, Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY. (a) Location. This safety zone will encompass all waters of Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY, off of Woodlawn beach within a zone described by the following positions: Beginning at 42°45′50.82″ N, 078°53′23.46″ W, the point of origin, in a straight line north to 42°46′50.82″ N, 078°53′23.46″ W then E:\FR\FM\26JNR1.SGM 26JNR1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 123 / Thursday, June 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations in a straight line east to 42°46′50.82″ N, 078°52′01.68″ W then in a straight line to south to the shoreline position 42°46′17.84″ N, 078°52′01.68″ W and continuing along the shoreline south to 42°45′50.82″ N, 078°52′48.18″ W and returning in a straight line west to the point of origin (NAD 83). (b) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced between 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily starting on July 9, 2014, through July 11, 2014. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this § 165.T09–0260 is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative. (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative. (3) The ‘‘on-scene representative’’ of the Captain of the Port Buffalo is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port Buffalo to act on his behalf. (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone shall 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 the 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 is or will be enforced by all appropriate means to the affected segments of the public including publication in the Federal Register as practicable, in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7(a). Such means of notification may also include, but are not limited to Broadcast Notice to VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:44 Jun 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. 36213 Dated: June 12, 2014. B.W. Roche, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo. email John K. Jennings, Sector Miami Prevention Department, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (305) 535–4317, email john.k.jennings@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2014–14896 Filed 6–25–14; 8:45 am] Table of Acronyms BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0165] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones; July 4th Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port Zone, Miami FL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones during Fourth of July firework events on navigable waterways in the vicinity of Stuart, West Palm Beach, and Miami, Florida. These safety zones are necessary to protect the public from hazards associated with launching fireworks over the navigable waters of the United States. Non-participant persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. SUMMARY: This rule is effective and will be enforced from 8:30 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0165]. 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. DATES: If you have questions on this rule, call or FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 A. Regulatory History and Information On May 6, 2014, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Safety Zones: July 4th Fireworks Displays within the Captain of the Port Miami Zone, FL was published in the Federal Register (79 FR 25763). We received no comments on the proposed rule. No Public meeting was requested, and none was held. 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. Any delay in the effective date of this rule would be contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to minimize potential hazards associated with launching fireworks over the navigable waters of the United States. B. Basis and Purpose (a) The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish regulated navigation areas and other limited access areas: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. (b) The purpose of the rule is to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States. C. Discussion of the Final Rule Multiple fireworks display events are planned for Fourth of July celebrations throughout the Captain of the Port Miami Zone. The fireworks will explode over navigable waters of the United States. The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones for fireworks displays on July 4, 2014 on navigable waters of the United States within the Captain of the Port Miami Zone based on the location and/or size of the events. The safety zones are listed below. The first safety zone is in Stuart, Florida. The safety zone encompasses all waters within a 400 yard radius around the barge from which the fireworks will be launched, located on the St. Lucie River north of City Hall. E:\FR\FM\26JNR1.SGM 26JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2014-0260]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; United States and Canadian Military Exercise Jump 
Training, Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on 
Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY. This rule is necessary to protect the United 
States military and Canadian military participants as well as mariners 
and vessels from the navigational and safety hazards associated with 
the airborne deployment of U.S. and Canadian military personnel and 
their associated equipment. This rule is intended to restrict vessels 
from a portion of Lake Erie from the shoreline of Woodlawn Beach out 
approximately one mile into Lake Erie during the airborne deployment 
exercise.

DATES: This temporary final rule is effective from 7:30 a.m. July 9, 
2014, until 6:30 p.m. July 11, 2014. It will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. 
until 6:30 p.m. daily from July 9, 2014 through July 11, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
[USCG-

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2014-0260]. 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 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 
the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826 or 1-800-647-5527.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Acronyms

DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
TFR Temporary Final Rule
Sec.  Section

A. Regulatory History and Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this TFR 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)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because doing so would be impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest. The final details for this event were 
not known to the Coast Guard until there was insufficient time 
remaining before the event to publish an NPRM. Thus, delaying the 
effective date of this rule to wait for a comment period to run would 
be both impracticable and contrary to the public interest because it 
would inhibit the Coast Guard's ability to protect spectators and 
vessels from the hazards associated with a maritime fireworks display, 
which are discussed further below.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this TFR effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. For the same reasons discussed in 
the preceding paragraph, waiting for a 30-day notice period to run 
would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest.

B. Basis and Purpose

    Between 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day on July 9-11, 2014 a 
training operation will be taking place on Lake Erie Hamburg, NY. The 
Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined that airborne deployment of 
military personnel may pose a significant risk to public safety and 
property. Such hazards include parachutes and rigging equipment for the 
parachuting military personnel floating on the water as well as the 
potential for collisions between vessels and descending parachuting 
military personnel.

C. Discussion of the Final Rule

    With the aforementioned hazards in mind, the Captain of the Port 
Buffalo has determined that this temporary safety zone is necessary to 
ensure the safety of U.S. and Canadian military personnel, transient 
watercraft and potential spectator vessels during this exercise. This 
zone will be effective and enforced between 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
daily from July 9, 2014, through July 11, 2014. Radio broadcasts will 
be made prior to all jump evolutions. This safety zone will encompass 
all waters of Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY off of Woodlawn beach within a 
zone described by the following position: Beginning at 
42[deg]45'50.82'' N, 078[deg]53'23.46'' W, the point of origin, in a 
straight line north to 42[deg]46'50.82'' N, 078[deg]53'23.46'' W then 
in a straight line east to 42[deg]46'50.82'' N, 078[deg]52'01.68'' W 
then in a straight line to south to the shoreline position 
42[deg]46'17.84'' N, 078[deg]52'01.68'' W and continuing along the 
shoreline south to 42[deg]45'50.82'' N, 078[deg]52'48.18'' W and 
returning in a straight line west to the point of origin (NAD 83).
    Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is 
prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his 
designated on-scene representative. The Captain of the Port or his 
designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.

D. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this 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 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.
    We conclude that this 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 zone created by this rule will be 
relatively small and enforced for relatively short time. Also, the 
safety zone is designed to minimize its impact on navigable waters. 
Furthermore, the safety zone has been designed to allow vessels to 
transit around it. Thus, restrictions on vessel movement within that 
particular area are expected to be minimal. Under certain conditions, 
moreover, vessels may still transit through the safety zone when 
permitted by the Captain of the Port.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered the impact of this rule on small entities. 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. 
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 
might be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending 
to transit or anchor in a portion of Lake Erie between 8:00 a.m. to 
6:00 p.m. daily starting on July 9-11, 2014.
    This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This 
safety zone would be activated, and thus subject to enforcement, for 
only 10 hours each day. The majority of the training exercises will be 
conducted during the regular business week during normal daylight 
business hours reducing the likelihood of affecting transient 
recreational vessels. Traffic may be allowed to pass around the zone 
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the permission of the Captain of the Port before and after the 
completion of each evolution. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring 
within the safety zone is 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.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.

3. Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this 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 
section 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 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. Sec. Sec.  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 an 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 From Environmental Health Risks

    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. Sec. Sec.  4321-4370f), and have 
determined 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 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 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 
rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
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. 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. Add Sec.  165.T09-0260 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T09-0260  Safety Zone; US/CA Special Forces Jump Training, 
Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY.

    (a) Location. This safety zone will encompass all waters of Lake 
Erie, Hamburg, NY, off of Woodlawn beach within a zone described by the 
following positions: Beginning at 42[deg]45'50.82'' N, 
078[deg]53'23.46'' W, the point of origin, in a straight line north to 
42[deg]46'50.82'' N, 078[deg]53'23.46'' W then

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in a straight line east to 42[deg]46'50.82'' N, 078[deg]52'01.68'' W 
then in a straight line to south to the shoreline position 
42[deg]46'17.84'' N, 078[deg]52'01.68'' W and continuing along the 
shoreline south to 42[deg]45'50.82'' N, 078[deg]52'48.18'' W and 
returning in a straight line west to the point of origin (NAD 83).
    (b) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced between 7:30 
a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily starting on July 9, 2014, through July 11, 
2014.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within 
the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this Sec.  165.T09-0260 
is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or 
his designated on-scene representative.
    (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-
scene representative.
    (3) The ``on-scene representative'' of the Captain of the Port 
Buffalo is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who 
has been designated by the Captain of the Port Buffalo to act on his 
behalf.
    (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone shall 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 the 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 is or will be enforced by 
all appropriate means to the affected segments of the public including 
publication in the Federal Register as practicable, in accordance with 
33 CFR 165.7(a). Such means of 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: June 12, 2014.
B.W. Roche,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo.
[FR Doc. 2014-14896 Filed 6-25-14; 8:45 am]
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