Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC, 51895-51897 [2014-20863]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 169 / Tuesday, September 2, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 24 CFR Part 590 Government property, Housing, Intergovernmental relations, Low and moderate income housing, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Urban renewal. 24 CFR Part 598 Urban empowerment zones; Round two and three designations (26 U.S.C. 1391) BILLING CODE 4210–67–P waters adjacent to and surrounding Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action will restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within 550 yards north and south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, during the swim event. DATES: This rule is effective from September 2, 2014 through October 11, 2014, and will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 11, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0200]. 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 Derek J. Burrill, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard; telephone (910) 772–2230, email Derek.J.Burrill@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: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Coast Guard A. Regulatory History and Information PARTS 501–509 [Reserved]— [REMOVED] 3. Remove reserved parts 501–509. 24 CFR Part 597 ■ Community development, Indians, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Urban areas. PART 510—[REDESIGNATED] 24 CFR Part 598 Community development, Indians, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Urban areas. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, and pursuant to the Secretary’s authority under 42 U.S.C. 3535(d), 24 CFR Chapter V is amended as follows: TITLE 24—HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SUBCHAPTER A—GENERAL 1. Revise the heading of Chapter V, subchapter A to read as set forth above. ■ 2. Add part 500 to subchapter A to read as follows: ■ PART 500—EXPIRING PROGRAMS— SAVINGS CLAUSE Authority: 42 U.S.C. 3535(d). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 500.1 Expiring programs—Savings clause. 16:13 Aug 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 PART 511—[REMOVED] ■ 5. Remove part 511. SUBCHAPTER B—SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN RENEWAL 6. Add a heading to Chapter V, subchapter B to read as set forth above. ■ PART 572—[REMOVED] 7. Remove part 572. PART 585—[REMOVED] ■ 8. Remove part 585. PART 590—[REMOVED] ■ 9. Remove part 590. PART 597—[REMOVED] ■ 10. Remove part 597. PART 598—[REMOVED] ■ 11. Remove part 598. Dated: August 26, 2014. Clifford Taffet, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development (Acting). [FR Doc. 2014–20654 Filed 8–29–14; 8:45 am] No new grants or grant agreements are being made under the programs listed in this section. Existing grants or grant agreements making designation under these programs continue to be governed by the regulations in effect as they existed immediately before October 2, 2014 (see 24 CFR parts 500 to 699, revised as of April 1, 2014): 24 CFR Part 511 Rental Rehabilitation Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 1437o) 24 CFR Part 572 HOPE for Homeownership of Single Family Homes (HOPE 3) (42 U.S.C. 12891) 24 CFR Part 585 Youthbuild (42 U.S.C. 8011) 24 CFR Part 590 Urban homesteading (12 U.S.C. 1706e) 24 CFR Part 597 Urban empowerment zones and enterprise communities (Round one designations) (26 U.S.C. 1391) VerDate Mar<15>2010 4. Transfer part 510 from Chapter V, subchapter A, to Chapter V, subchapter B. ■ ■ CHAPTER V—OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 51895 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0200] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a Special Local Regulation for the ‘‘Swim the Loop/Motts Channel Sprint’’ swim event, to be held on the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The regulatory history for this action includes notices of proposed rulemakings published on June 13, 2012, and March 29, 2013 respectively in the Federal Register (77 FR 35321) and (78 FR 19155). The temporary final rules were published on August 9, 2012 and June 11, 2013 in the Federal Register (77 FR 47520) and (78 FR 384881). On June 9, 2014, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Special local regulations for marine events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC’’ in the Federal Register (79 FR 32886). We received no comments E:\FR\FM\02SER1.SGM 02SER1 51896 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 169 / Tuesday, September 2, 2014 / Rules and Regulations on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for this rule is 33 U.S.C. 1233, and this document is issued under the authority of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 522(a). The purpose of this rule is to provide for the safety of participants, spectators and other transiting vessels during a special event. C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 550 yards north and south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge, mile 283.1, latitude 34°13′06″ North, longitude 077°48′44″ West, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. To provide for the safety of participants, spectators and other transiting vessels, the Coast Guard will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in the event area during this event. Specifically, the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina will remain closed during the event on October 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the event, general navigation within the safety zone will be restricted, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area, with the exception of participants and vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his representative. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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. Although this regulation will restrict access to the area, the effect of this rule will not be significant because the regulated area will be in effect for a limited time, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on October 11, 2014. The Coast Guard will provide advance notification via maritime advisories so mariners can VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Aug 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 adjust their plans accordingly. The regulated area will apply only to the section of Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the immediate vicinity of U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Coast Guard vessels enforcing this regulated area can be contacted on marine band radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard received no comments from the Small Business Administration on this rule. 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 recreational vessels intending to transit the specified portion of Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 11, 2014. This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. This rule will only be in effect for three hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The regulated area applies only to the section of Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the vicinity of the U.S. 74/ 76 Bascule Bridge at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Vessel traffic may be allowed to pass through the regulated area with the permission of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. In the case where the Patrol Commander authorizes passage through the regulated area, vessels shall proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course that minimizes wake near the swim course. The Patrol Commander will allow non-participating vessels to transit the event area once all swimmers are safely clear of navigation channels and vessel traffic areas. Before the enforcement period, we will issue maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 an expenditure, E:\FR\FM\02SER1.SGM 02SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 169 / Tuesday, September 2, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 involves implementation of regulations within 33 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Aug 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 CFR Part 100 that apply to organized marine events on the navigable waters of the United States that may have potential for negative impact on the safety or other interest of waterway users and shore side activities in the event area. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the general public and event participants from potential hazards associated with movement of vessels near the event area. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a 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 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the 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. Add a temporary § 100.35T05–0200 to read as follows: § 100.35T05–0200, Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC. (a) Regulated area. The following location is a regulated area: All waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within 550 yards north and south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge, mile 283.1, latitude 34°13′06″ North, longitude 077°48′44″ West, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. All coordinates reference Datum NAD 1983. (b) Definitions—(1) Coast Guard Patrol Commander means a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U. S. Coast Guard who has been designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina. (2) Official Patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina with a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign. (3) Participant means all participating in the ‘‘Swim the Loop/Motts Channel Sprint’’ swim event under the auspices of the Marine Event Permit issued to the ■ PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 51897 event sponsor and approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina. (4) Spectator means all persons and vessels not registered with the event sponsor as participants or official patrol. (c) Special local regulations. (1) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander will control the movement of all vessels in the vicinity of the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel approaching the regulated area shall immediately comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in termination of voyage and citation for failure to comply. (2) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander may terminate the event, or the operation of any support vessel participating in the event, at any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life or property. The Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the regulated area by other Federal, State, and local agencies. (3) Vessel traffic, not involved with the event, may be allowed to transit the regulated area with the permission of the Patrol Commander. Vessels that desire passage through the regulated area shall contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander on VHF–FM marine band radio for direction. Only participants and official patrol vessels are allowed to enter the regulated area. (4) All Coast Guard vessels enforcing the regulated area can be contacted on marine band radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz) and channel 22 (157.1 MHz). The Coast Guard will issue marine information broadcast on VHF– FM marine band radio announcing specific event date and times. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 11, 2014. Dated: August 18, 2014. S. R. Murtagh, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket Number USCG-2014-0200]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Wrightsville 
Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a Special Local Regulation for 
the ``Swim the Loop/Motts Channel Sprint'' swim event, to be held on 
the waters adjacent to and surrounding Harbor Island in Wrightsville 
Beach, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to 
provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. 
This action will restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal 
Waterway within 550 yards north and south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule 
Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at 
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, during the swim event.

DATES: This rule is effective from September 2, 2014 through October 
11, 2014, and will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 11, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
[USCG-2014-0200]. 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 Derek J. Burrill, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, 
Coast Guard; telephone (910) 772-2230, email Derek.J.Burrill@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

DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

A. Regulatory History and Information

    The regulatory history for this action includes notices of proposed 
rulemakings published on June 13, 2012, and March 29, 2013 respectively 
in the Federal Register (77 FR 35321) and (78 FR 19155). The temporary 
final rules were published on August 9, 2012 and June 11, 2013 in the 
Federal Register (77 FR 47520) and (78 FR 384881). On June 9, 2014, we 
published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Special 
local regulations for marine events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville 
Beach, NC'' in the Federal Register (79 FR 32886). We received no 
comments

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on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was 
held.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for this rule is 33 U.S.C. 1233, and this document 
is issued under the authority of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 
U.S.C. 522(a). The purpose of this rule is to provide for the safety of 
participants, spectators and other transiting vessels during a special 
event.

C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule

    The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable 
waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 550 yards north and south 
of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge, mile 283.1, latitude 34[deg]13'06'' 
North, longitude 077[deg]48'44'' West, at Wrightsville Beach, North 
Carolina.
    To provide for the safety of participants, spectators and other 
transiting vessels, the Coast Guard will temporarily restrict vessel 
traffic in the event area during this event. Specifically, the U.S. 74/
76 Bascule Bridge at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina will remain 
closed during the event on October 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
During the event, general navigation within the safety zone will be 
restricted, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated 
area, with the exception of participants and vessels authorized by the 
Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his representative.

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. Although this regulation 
will restrict access to the area, the effect of this rule will not be 
significant because the regulated area will be in effect for a limited 
time, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on October 11, 2014. The Coast Guard will 
provide advance notification via maritime advisories so mariners can 
adjust their plans accordingly. The regulated area will apply only to 
the section of Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the immediate vicinity 
of U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. 
Coast Guard vessels enforcing this regulated area can be contacted on 
marine band radio VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz).

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard received no comments from the Small Business 
Administration on this rule. 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 recreational vessels 
intending to transit the specified portion of Atlantic Intracoastal 
Waterway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 11, 2014.
    This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. This 
rule will only be in effect for three hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 
regulated area applies only to the section of Atlantic Intracoastal 
Waterway in the vicinity of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge at 
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Vessel traffic may be allowed to 
pass through the regulated area with the permission of the Coast Guard 
Patrol Commander. In the case where the Patrol Commander authorizes 
passage through the regulated area, vessels shall proceed at the 
minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course that minimizes wake 
near the swim course. The Patrol Commander will allow non-participating 
vessels to transit the event area once all swimmers are safely clear of 
navigation channels and vessel traffic areas. Before the enforcement 
period, we will issue maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their 
plans accordingly.

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 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 an expenditure,

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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 
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 involves implementation of regulations within 33 
CFR Part 100 that apply to organized marine events on the navigable 
waters of the United States that may have potential for negative impact 
on the safety or other interest of waterway users and shore side 
activities in the event area. This special local regulation is 
necessary to provide for the safety of the general public and event 
participants from potential hazards associated with movement of vessels 
near the event area. This rule is categorically excluded from further 
review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2-1 of the Commandant 
Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this 
determination and a 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 100

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the 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. Add a temporary Sec.  100.35T05-0200 to read as follows: Sec.  
100.35T05-0200, Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, 
Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC.
    (a) Regulated area. The following location is a regulated area: All 
waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within 550 yards north and 
south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge, mile 283.1, latitude 
34[deg]13'06'' North, longitude 077[deg]48'44'' West, at Wrightsville 
Beach, North Carolina. All coordinates reference Datum NAD 1983.
    (b) Definitions--(1) Coast Guard Patrol Commander means a 
commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U. S. Coast Guard who 
has been designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector North 
Carolina.
    (2) Official Patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by 
Commander, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina with a commissioned, 
warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
    (3) Participant means all participating in the ``Swim the Loop/
Motts Channel Sprint'' swim event under the auspices of the Marine 
Event Permit issued to the event sponsor and approved by Commander, 
Coast Guard Sector North Carolina.
    (4) Spectator means all persons and vessels not registered with the 
event sponsor as participants or official patrol.
    (c) Special local regulations. (1) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander 
will control the movement of all vessels in the vicinity of the 
regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a 
vessel approaching the regulated area shall immediately comply with the 
directions given. Failure to do so may result in termination of voyage 
and citation for failure to comply.
    (2) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander may terminate the event, or 
the operation of any support vessel participating in the event, at any 
time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life or property. The 
Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the 
regulated area by other Federal, State, and local agencies.
    (3) Vessel traffic, not involved with the event, may be allowed to 
transit the regulated area with the permission of the Patrol Commander. 
Vessels that desire passage through the regulated area shall contact 
the Coast Guard Patrol Commander on VHF-FM marine band radio for 
direction. Only participants and official patrol vessels are allowed to 
enter the regulated area.
    (4) All Coast Guard vessels enforcing the regulated area can be 
contacted on marine band radio VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz) and 
channel 22 (157.1 MHz). The Coast Guard will issue marine information 
broadcast on VHF-FM marine band radio announcing specific event date 
and times.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 10 a.m. 
to 1 p.m. on October 11, 2014.

    Dated: August 18, 2014.
S. R. Murtagh,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port.
[FR Doc. 2014-20863 Filed 8-29-14; 8:45 am]
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