Safety Zone; TAKE MARU 55 Vessel Salvage; Cocos Island, Merizo, Guam, 48978-48980 [2014-19572]

Download as PDF 48978 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Dated: August 1, 2014. B.A. Cooper, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. Manager, Docket Operations, at (202) 366–9826 or 1–800–647–5527. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms [FR Doc. 2014–19570 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking COTP Captain of the Port BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0721] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; TAKE MARU 55 Vessel Salvage; Cocos Island, Merizo, Guam Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in support of vessel salvage operations for the grounded commercial fishing vessel, TAKE MARU 55, in the waters west of Cocos Island. This safety zone will encompass a 400 yard area centered around the TAKE MARU 55, located at approximately 13 degrees 14 minutes 7 seconds North Latitude, 144 degrees 38 minutes 27 seconds East Longitude, the waters west of Cocos Island (North American Datum (NAD) 1983). DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from August 19, 2014 until October 30, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from August 2, 2014, until August 19, 2014. SUMMARY: Documents indicated in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2014–0721. 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. (EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call Chief Kristina Gauthier, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam at (671) 355– 4866. If you have any questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins Program wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 A. Regulatory Information 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)(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. The Coast Guard received notice of the vessel grounding on July 30, 2014. Due to the emergent nature of this incident, the Coast Guard did not have time to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), for the same reason mentioned above, the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Due to the late notice and inherent danger in the salvage of a grounded vessel, delaying the effective period of this safety zone would be contrary to the public interest. B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for this 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, 6.04–6, 160.5; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. A safety zone is a water area, shore area, or water and shore area, for which access is limited to authorized person, vehicles, or vessels for safety purposes. The purpose of this rulemaking is to protect mariners from the potential hazards associated with salvage operations. Approaching too close to such operations could potentially expose the mariner to hazardous conditions. C. Discussion of Rule In order to protect the public from the hazards associated with the grounded vessel and subsequent salvage operations, the Coast Guard is PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 establishing a temporary safety zone, effective August 2, 2014 to October 30, 2014. The enforcement period for this rule is from August 2, 2014 to October 30, 2014. The safety zone is located within the Guam COTP Zone (See 33 CFR 3.70–15), and will cover all waters bounded by a circle with a 400-yard radius centered around the TAKE MARU 55, located at approximately 13 degrees 14 minutes 7 seconds North Latitude, 144 degrees 38 minutes 27 seconds East Longitude, from the surface of the water to the ocean floor. The general regulations governing safety zones contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply. Entry into, transit through or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative thereof. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer, and any other COTP representative permitted by law, may enforce the zone. The COTP may waive any of the requirements of this rule for any person, vessel, or class of vessel upon finding that application of the safety zone is unnecessary or impractical for the purpose of maritime safety. Vessels or persons violating this rule may be subject to the penalties set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1232 and/or 50 U.S.C. 192. 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. The Coast Guard expects the economic impact of this rule to be extremely minimal based on the limited geographic area affected by it. 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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 rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. This rule would affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners or operators of Cocos Island Resort restricting visitors from this portion of the zone from August 2, 2014 to October 30, 2014. This rule will be in effect until all salvage and clean up operations are completed and vessel traffic can pass safely around the safety zone. The safety zone does not encompass the entirety of Cocos Island and safe transit is still allowed to Cocos Island. Further, traffic will be allowed to pass through the zone with the permission of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander who can be reached by phone at 671–355–4821. During the effective period, we will issue maritime advisories widely available to users of Cocos Island and surrounding waters. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 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 calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48979 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 determined 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 involves a closed area of Cocos Island, to vessel traffic and water sports above and below the water, until further notice. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction. List of Subjects 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. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6 and 160.5; Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T14–0721 to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1 48980 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations § 165.T14–0721 Safety Zone; TAKE MARU NO. 55 Vessel Salvage, Cocos Island, Merizo, Guam. (a) Location. The following area, within the Guam Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone (See 33 CFR 3.70–15), from the surface of the water to the ocean floor, is a safety zone: All waters bounded by a circle with a 400-yard radius, centered around the TAKE MARU 55, located at approximately 13 degrees 14 minutes 7 seconds North Latitude, 144 degrees 38 minutes 27 seconds East Longitude (NAD 1983). (b) Enforcement period. This rule is effective without actual notice from August 19, 2014 until October 30, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from August 2, 2014, until August 19, 2014. (c) Regulations. The general regulations governing safety zones contained in § 165.23 apply. Entry into, transit through or within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative thereof. (d) Enforcement. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer, and any other COTP representative permitted by law, may enforce this temporary safety zone. (e) Waiver. The COTP may waive any of the requirements of this rule for any person, vessel, or class of vessel upon finding that application of the safety zone is unnecessary or impractical for the purpose of maritime security. (f) Penalties. Vessels or persons violating this rule are subject to the penalties set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1232 and 50 U.S.C. 192. Table of Acronyms Dated: August 2, 2014. J.B. Pruett, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Guam. DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [FR Doc. 2014–19572 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] A. Regulatory History and Information BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0704] wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone, Aquarium Wedding, Delaware River; Camden, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River in SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 Camden, NJ. The safety zone will restrict vessel traffic on a portion of the Delaware River from operating while a fireworks event is taking place. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display. DATES: This rule is effective on September 6, 2014 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0704]. 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 or email Lieutenant Brennan Dougherty, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Chief Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone (215) 271–4851, email Brennan.P.Dougherty@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: The Coast Guard is issuing this 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)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule as publishing an NPRM is impracticable given that the final details for this event were not received by the Coast Guard until July 12, 2014, and this event is scheduled for PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 September 6, 2014. Further, allowing this event to go forward without a safety zone in place would expose mariners and the public to unnecessary dangers associated with fireworks displays contrary to the public interest. 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. B. Basis and Purpose 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; 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, 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. On the evening of September 6, 2014, fireworks will be launched from a barge with a fall out zone that covers part of the Delaware River. The Captain of the Port, Sector Delaware Bay, has determined that the Aquarium Wedding Fireworks Display will pose significant risks to the public. The purpose of the rule is to promote public and maritime safety during a fireworks display, and to protect mariners transiting the area from the potential hazards associated with a fireworks display, such as accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. C. Discussion of the Final Rule To mitigate the risks associated with the Aquarium Wedding Fireworks Display, the Captain of the Port, Sector Delaware Bay will enforce a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of the launch site. The safety zone will encompass all waters of the Delaware River within a 130 Yard radius of the fireworks launch platform in approximate position 39°56′44″ N, 075°08′00″ W in Camden, NJ. The safety zone will be effective and enforced from 8:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on September 6, 2014. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Delaware Bay, or her on-scene representative. The Captain of the Port, Sector Delaware Bay, or her 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 or executive orders. E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0721]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; TAKE MARU 55 Vessel Salvage; Cocos Island, Merizo, 
Guam

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in support of 
vessel salvage operations for the grounded commercial fishing vessel, 
TAKE MARU 55, in the waters west of Cocos Island. This safety zone will 
encompass a 400 yard area centered around the TAKE MARU 55, located at 
approximately 13 degrees 14 minutes 7 seconds North Latitude, 144 
degrees 38 minutes 27 seconds East Longitude, the waters west of Cocos 
Island (North American Datum (NAD) 1983).

DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from August 19, 
2014 until October 30, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual 
notice will be used from August 2, 2014, until August 19, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble are part of docket 
USCG-2014-0721. 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. (EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary rule, call Chief Kristina Gauthier, U.S. Coast Guard Sector 
Guam at (671) 355-4866. If you have any questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins Program Manager, 
Docket Operations, at (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
COTP Captain of the Port

A. Regulatory Information

    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)(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. The 
Coast Guard received notice of the vessel grounding on July 30, 2014. 
Due to the emergent nature of this incident, the Coast Guard did not 
have time to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), for the same reason mentioned above, the 
Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective 
less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Due to the 
late notice and inherent danger in the salvage of a grounded vessel, 
delaying the effective period of this safety zone would be contrary to 
the public interest.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for this 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, 6.04-6, 160.5; and Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1.
    A safety zone is a water area, shore area, or water and shore area, 
for which access is limited to authorized person, vehicles, or vessels 
for safety purposes. The purpose of this rulemaking is to protect 
mariners from the potential hazards associated with salvage operations. 
Approaching too close to such operations could potentially expose the 
mariner to hazardous conditions.

C. Discussion of Rule

    In order to protect the public from the hazards associated with the 
grounded vessel and subsequent salvage operations, the Coast Guard is 
establishing a temporary safety zone, effective August 2, 2014 to 
October 30, 2014. The enforcement period for this rule is from August 
2, 2014 to October 30, 2014.
    The safety zone is located within the Guam COTP Zone (See 33 CFR 
3.70-15), and will cover all waters bounded by a circle with a 400-yard 
radius centered around the TAKE MARU 55, located at approximately 13 
degrees 14 minutes 7 seconds North Latitude, 144 degrees 38 minutes 27 
seconds East Longitude, from the surface of the water to the ocean 
floor.
    The general regulations governing safety zones contained in 33 CFR 
165.23 apply. Entry into, transit through or anchoring within this zone 
is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated 
representative thereof. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty 
officer, and any other COTP representative permitted by law, may 
enforce the zone. The COTP may waive any of the requirements of this 
rule for any person, vessel, or class of vessel upon finding that 
application of the safety zone is unnecessary or impractical for the 
purpose of maritime safety. Vessels or persons violating this rule may 
be subject to the penalties set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1232 and/or 50 
U.S.C. 192.

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. The Coast Guard expects 
the economic impact of this rule to be extremely minimal based on the 
limited geographic area affected by it.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations

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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 rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. This 
rule would affect the following entities, some of which might be small 
entities: The owners or operators of Cocos Island Resort restricting 
visitors from this portion of the zone from August 2, 2014 to October 
30, 2014. This rule will be in effect until all salvage and clean up 
operations are completed and vessel traffic can pass safely around the 
safety zone. The safety zone does not encompass the entirety of Cocos 
Island and safe transit is still allowed to Cocos Island. Further, 
traffic will be allowed to pass through the zone with the permission of 
the Coast Guard Patrol Commander who can be reached by phone at 671-
355-4821. During the effective period, we will issue maritime 
advisories widely available to users of Cocos Island and surrounding 
waters.

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 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 calls 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 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 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 determined 
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 involves a closed area of Cocos Island, to vessel traffic and 
water sports above and below the water, until further notice. This rule 
is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g), of the 
Instruction.

List of Subjects 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. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 
U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-6 and 160.5; Public Law 
107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation 
No. 0170.1.


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2. Add Sec.  165.T14-0721 to read as follows:

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Sec.  165.T14-0721  Safety Zone; TAKE MARU NO. 55 Vessel Salvage, Cocos 
Island, Merizo, Guam.

    (a) Location. The following area, within the Guam Captain of the 
Port (COTP) Zone (See 33 CFR 3.70-15), from the surface of the water to 
the ocean floor, is a safety zone: All waters bounded by a circle with 
a 400-yard radius, centered around the TAKE MARU 55, located at 
approximately 13 degrees 14 minutes 7 seconds North Latitude, 144 
degrees 38 minutes 27 seconds East Longitude (NAD 1983).
    (b) Enforcement period. This rule is effective without actual 
notice from August 19, 2014 until October 30, 2014. For the purposes of 
enforcement, actual notice will be used from August 2, 2014, until 
August 19, 2014.
    (c) Regulations. The general regulations governing safety zones 
contained in Sec.  165.23 apply. Entry into, transit through or within 
this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated 
representative thereof.
    (d) Enforcement. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty 
officer, and any other COTP representative permitted by law, may 
enforce this temporary safety zone.
    (e) Waiver. The COTP may waive any of the requirements of this rule 
for any person, vessel, or class of vessel upon finding that 
application of the safety zone is unnecessary or impractical for the 
purpose of maritime security.
    (f) Penalties. Vessels or persons violating this rule are subject 
to the penalties set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1232 and 50 U.S.C. 192.

    Dated: August 2, 2014.
J.B. Pruett,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Guam.
[FR Doc. 2014-19572 Filed 8-18-14; 8:45 am]
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