Safety Zone; Kent Narrows Draw Bridge Repairs, Kent Island Narrows; Queen Anne's County, MD, 64157-64160 [2014-25617]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Proposed Rules Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects This proposed rule 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule involves the creation of a special local regulation issued in conjunction with a regatta or marine parade. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. Preliminary environmental analysis checklists supporting this 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 proposed rule. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 proposes to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows: § 100.35T07–0812 Special Local Regulation; Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, Fort Lauderdale, FL. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (a) Regulated area. The following moving zone is a regulated area. All waters within a moving zone that will begin at Cooley’s Landing Marina and end at Lake Santa Barbara, which will include a buffer area extending 50 yards ahead of the lead parade vessel, 50 yards astern of the last participating vessel, and 50 yards on either side of the entire parade. This special local regulation will be enforced from 2 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on December 13, 2014. (b) Definition. The term ‘‘designated representative’’ means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Miami in the enforcement of the regulated areas. (c) Regulations. (1) Non-participant persons and vessels are prohibited from entering the moving zone. Nonparticipant persons and vessels may request authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated areas by contacting the Captain of the Port Miami by telephone at 305–535–4472, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. If authorization is granted by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. (2) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the special local regulation by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. (d) Enforcement times. This rule will be enforced from 2 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on December 13, 2014. Coast Guard Dated: October 15, 2014. A.J. Gould, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Miami. [FR Doc. 2014–25614 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 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 § 100.35T07–0812 to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 64157 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0898] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Kent Narrows Draw Bridge Repairs, Kent Island Narrows; Queen Anne’s County, MD Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone encompassing certain waters of Kent Island Narrows in Queen Anne’s County, MD. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners and their vessels on navigable waters during bridge repairs at the Kent Narrows (MD– 18B) Draw Bridge. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from potential safety hazards associated with the bridge project scheduled to occur in the federal navigation channel between December 15, 2014 and February 16, 2015. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before November 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The telephone number is 202– 366–9329. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further instructions on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Mr. Ronald Houck, Sector Baltimore Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 410– 576–2674, email Ronald.L.Houck@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28OCP1.SGM 28OCP1 64158 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Proposed Rules 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. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 1. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at http:// www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number [USCG–2014–0898] in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this rulemaking. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 2. Viewing Comments and Documents D. Discussion of Proposed Rule To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2014–0898) 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. The Maryland State Highway Administration has scheduled repairs to the Kent Narrows (MD–18B) Draw Bridge, located over the Kent Island Narrows in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. The work will occur from 6 a.m. on December 15, 2014 through 6 a.m. on February 16, 2015. According to the Maryland State Highway Administration, the positioning of barges within the federal navigation channel is necessary in order to conduct the bridge work. As a result, a waterway restriction will occur impacting those mariners using the federal navigation channel between December 15, 2014 and February 16, 2015. The designated work site extends approximately 55 feet northward from the south side of the bridge, 55 feet southward from the south side of the bridge, 74 feet eastward of the federal navigation channel centerline, and 70 feet westward of the federal navigation channel centerline. The navigable waters of Kent Island Narrows outside the federal navigation channel will remain open to marine traffic during the work. Through this regulation, the Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone. The zone will encompass all waters of Kent Island Narrows, within an area bounded by the following points: From position latitude 38°58′14.5″ N, longitude 076°14′50.2″ W; thence easterly to position latitude 38°58′14.1″ N, longitude 076°14′48.4″ W; thence southerly to position latitude 38°58′12.3″ N, longitude 076°14′49.0″ W; thence westerly to position latitude 38°58′12.8″ N, longitude 076°14′50.8″ W; thence northerly to point of origin at position latitude 38°58′14.5″ N, longitude 076°14′50.2″ W. The zone will be enforced from 6 a.m. on December 15, 2014 to 6 a.m. on February 16, 2015. The effect of this safety zone will be to restrict marine navigation in the regulated area during work activity. Vessels and persons will be allowed to transit the waters of Kent Island Narrows outside the safety zone. This rule requires that, with the exception of Maryland State Highways Administration support vessels, entry into or remaining in this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore. All vessels underway within this safety zone at the time it is implemented are to depart the zone. To seek permission to transit the area of the safety zone, the Captain of the Port Baltimore can be contacted at telephone number 410–576–2693 or on Marine Band Radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 3. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). 4. Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. B. Regulatory History and Information This rule involves bridge repairs within a federal navigation channel requiring work barges and support boats during a 63-day period from December 15, 2014 to February 16, 2015. The bridge operation regulations for Kent Island Narrows listed in 33 CFR 117.561 do not apply to this rule. C. Basis and Purpose The legal basis and authorities for this rule are found in 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; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to propose, establish, and define regulatory safety zones. The purpose of this safety zone is to protect public boaters and their vessels from potential safety hazards associated with repairs conducted at the Kent Narrows (MD–18B) Draw Bridge. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\28OCP1.SGM 28OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Proposed Rules MHz). Coast Guard vessels enforcing the safety zone can be contacted on Marine Band Radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Federal, state, and local agencies may assist the Coast Guard in the enforcement of the safety zone. The Coast Guard will issue notices to the maritime community to further publicize the safety zone and notify the public of changes in the status of the zone. Such notices will continue until the work activity is complete. E. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes or executive orders. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 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 would restrict access to this area, the effect of this proposed rule will not be significant because: The Coast Guard will give advance notification via maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly, and although the safety zone will apply to the entire width of the federal navigation channel and not the entire width of Kent Island Narrows, vessel traffic not constrained by draft or height may be able to transit safely around the safety zone. 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 certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This proposed rule would affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 operate, transit through or anchor within the safety zone during the enforcement period. This safety zone would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the reasons stated under Regulatory Planning and Review. 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 proposed 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. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. 64159 7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. 8. Taking of Private Property This proposed rule would not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. 9. Civil Justice Reform This proposed rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 5. Federalism 10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. 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 proposed rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism. 11. Indian Tribal Governments This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 4. Collection of Information This proposed rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). 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. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 12. Energy Effects This proposed rule 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did E:\FR\FM\28OCP1.SGM 28OCP1 64160 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Proposed Rules not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule involves establishing a temporary safety zone in the Kent Island Narrows to maintain public safety during repairs to the Kent Narrows (MD–18B) Draw Bridge. This action is necessary to protect persons and property during the project. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary 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 proposed 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 proposes to amend 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; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T05–0898 to read as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ■ § 165.0898 Safety Zone; Kent Narrows Draw Bridge Repairs, Kent Island Narrows, Queen Anne’s County, MD. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: (1) All waters of Kent Island Narrows, within an area bounded by the following points: From position latitude 38°58′14.5″ N, longitude 076°14′50.2″ W; thence easterly to position latitude VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 38°58′14.1″ N, longitude 076°14′48.4″ W; thence southerly to position latitude 38°58′12.3″ N, longitude 076°14′49.0″ W; thence westerly to position latitude 38°58′12.8″ N, longitude 076°14′50.8″ W; thence northerly to point of origin at position latitude 38°58′14.5″ N, longitude 076°14′50.2″ W, located in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. All coordinates refer to datum NAD 1983. (2) [Reserved] (b) Regulations. The general safety zone regulations found in § 165.23 apply to the safety zone created by this section. (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing safety zones found in § 165.23. (2) With the exception of Maryland State Highways Administration support vessels, entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore. All vessels underway within this safety zone at the time it is implemented are to depart the zone. (3) Persons desiring to transit the area of the safety zone must first obtain authorization from the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative. To seek permission to transit the area, the Captain of the Port Baltimore and his designated representatives can be contacted at telephone number 410–576–2693 or on Marine Band Radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio VHF– FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, or other Federal, State, or local agency vessel, by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative and proceed as directed while within the zone. (4) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State, and local agencies. (c) Definitions. As used in this section: Captain of the Port Baltimore means the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Maryland. Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore to assist in enforcing the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section. Maryland State Highways Administration Support Vessels means PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 all vessels engaged in bridge work under the auspices of the Maryland State Highways Administration’s authorization for repairs to the Kent Narrows (MD–18B) Draw Bridge across Kent Island Narrows in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 6 a.m. on December 15, 2014 to 6 a.m. on February 16, 2015. Dated: October 9, 2014. K.C. Kiefer, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Baltimore. [FR Doc. 2014–25617 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2014–0586, FRL–9918–57– Region–9] Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; California; Regional Haze Progress Report; Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period for a proposed rule titled ‘‘Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; California; Regional Haze Progress Report,’’ which was published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2014. The new deadline of November 28, 2014, will provide an additional 30 days for a total of 60 days to comment on our proposal. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule published on September 29, 2014 (79 FR 58302) must be received on or before November 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R09– OAR–2014–0586, by one of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: webb.thomas@epa.gov. • Fax: 415–947–3579 (Attention: Thomas Webb). • Mail, Hand Delivery, or Courier: Thomas Webb, EPA Region 9, Air Division (AIR–2), 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2014-0898]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Kent Narrows Draw Bridge Repairs, Kent Island 
Narrows; Queen Anne's County, MD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone 
encompassing certain waters of Kent Island Narrows in Queen Anne's 
County, MD. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of 
mariners and their vessels on navigable waters during bridge repairs at 
the Kent Narrows (MD-18B) Draw Bridge. This action is intended to 
restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from potential 
safety hazards associated with the bridge project scheduled to occur in 
the federal navigation channel between December 15, 2014 and February 
16, 2015. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated 
representative.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before November 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number using 
any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Deliveries 
accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.
    See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion 
of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further instructions 
on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of 
these three methods.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Mr. Ronald Houck, Sector Baltimore Waterways Management 
Division, Coast Guard; telephone 410-576-2674, email 
Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil. If you have questions on

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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. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided.

1. Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but 
please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it 
will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully 
transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, 
it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when 
it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you 
include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a 
telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact 
you if we have questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number [USCG-2014-0898] in the ``SEARCH'' box and click 
``SEARCH.'' Click on ``Submit a Comment'' on the line associated with 
this rulemaking.
    If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them 
in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would 
like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, 
self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and 
material received during the comment period and may change the rule 
based on your comments.

2. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number (USCG-2014-0898) 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.

3. Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any 
of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

4. Public Meeting

    We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a 
request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. 
Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If 
we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a 
time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register.

B. Regulatory History and Information

    This rule involves bridge repairs within a federal navigation 
channel requiring work barges and support boats during a 63-day period 
from December 15, 2014 to February 16, 2015.
    The bridge operation regulations for Kent Island Narrows listed in 
33 CFR 117.561 do not apply to this rule.

C. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis and authorities for this rule are found in 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; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, which 
collectively authorize the Coast Guard to propose, establish, and 
define regulatory safety zones. The purpose of this safety zone is to 
protect public boaters and their vessels from potential safety hazards 
associated with repairs conducted at the Kent Narrows (MD-18B) Draw 
Bridge.

D. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The Maryland State Highway Administration has scheduled repairs to 
the Kent Narrows (MD-18B) Draw Bridge, located over the Kent Island 
Narrows in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. The work will occur from 6 
a.m. on December 15, 2014 through 6 a.m. on February 16, 2015.
    According to the Maryland State Highway Administration, the 
positioning of barges within the federal navigation channel is 
necessary in order to conduct the bridge work. As a result, a waterway 
restriction will occur impacting those mariners using the federal 
navigation channel between December 15, 2014 and February 16, 2015. The 
designated work site extends approximately 55 feet northward from the 
south side of the bridge, 55 feet southward from the south side of the 
bridge, 74 feet eastward of the federal navigation channel centerline, 
and 70 feet westward of the federal navigation channel centerline. The 
navigable waters of Kent Island Narrows outside the federal navigation 
channel will remain open to marine traffic during the work.
    Through this regulation, the Coast Guard proposes to establish a 
temporary safety zone. The zone will encompass all waters of Kent 
Island Narrows, within an area bounded by the following points: From 
position latitude 38[deg]58'14.5'' N, longitude 076[deg]14'50.2'' W; 
thence easterly to position latitude 38[deg]58'14.1'' N, longitude 
076[deg]14'48.4'' W; thence southerly to position latitude 
38[deg]58'12.3'' N, longitude 076[deg]14'49.0'' W; thence westerly to 
position latitude 38[deg]58'12.8'' N, longitude 076[deg]14'50.8'' W; 
thence northerly to point of origin at position latitude 
38[deg]58'14.5'' N, longitude 076[deg]14'50.2'' W. The zone will be 
enforced from 6 a.m. on December 15, 2014 to 6 a.m. on February 16, 
2015.
    The effect of this safety zone will be to restrict marine 
navigation in the regulated area during work activity. Vessels and 
persons will be allowed to transit the waters of Kent Island Narrows 
outside the safety zone.
    This rule requires that, with the exception of Maryland State 
Highways Administration support vessels, entry into or remaining in 
this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard 
Captain of the Port Baltimore. All vessels underway within this safety 
zone at the time it is implemented are to depart the zone. To seek 
permission to transit the area of the safety zone, the Captain of the 
Port Baltimore can be contacted at telephone number 410-576-2693 or on 
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MHz). Coast Guard vessels enforcing the safety zone can be contacted on 
Marine Band Radio VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Federal, state, and 
local agencies may assist the Coast Guard in the enforcement of the 
safety zone. The Coast Guard will issue notices to the maritime 
community to further publicize the safety zone and notify the public of 
changes in the status of the zone. Such notices will continue until the 
work activity is complete.

E. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under 
section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 
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 
would restrict access to this area, the effect of this proposed rule 
will not be significant because: The Coast Guard will give advance 
notification via maritime advisories so mariners can adjust their plans 
accordingly, and although the safety zone will apply to the entire 
width of the federal navigation channel and not the entire width of 
Kent Island Narrows, vessel traffic not constrained by draft or height 
may be able to transit safely around the safety zone.

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 certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this 
proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    This proposed rule would affect the following entities, some of 
which might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels 
intending to operate, transit through or anchor within the safety zone 
during the enforcement period.
    This safety zone would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the reasons stated under 
Regulatory Planning and Review.
    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 proposed 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. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any 
policy or action of the Coast Guard.

4. Collection of Information

    This proposed rule 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 proposed 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 proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

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

9. Civil Justice Reform

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

10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks

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

11. Indian Tribal Governments

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

12. Energy Effects

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

14. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction 
M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and 
have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a 
category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule 
involves establishing a temporary safety zone in the Kent Island 
Narrows to maintain public safety during repairs to the Kent Narrows 
(MD-18B) Draw Bridge. This action is necessary to protect persons and 
property during the project. This rule is categorically excluded from 
further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2-1 of the Commandant 
Instruction. A preliminary 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 proposed 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 proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

0
1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

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

0
2. Add Sec.  165.T05-0898 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.0898  Safety Zone; Kent Narrows Draw Bridge Repairs, Kent 
Island Narrows, Queen Anne's County, MD.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone:
    (1) All waters of Kent Island Narrows, within an area bounded by 
the following points: From position latitude 38[deg]58'14.5'' N, 
longitude 076[deg]14'50.2'' W; thence easterly to position latitude 
38[deg]58'14.1'' N, longitude 076[deg]14'48.4'' W; thence southerly to 
position latitude 38[deg]58'12.3'' N, longitude 076[deg]14'49.0'' W; 
thence westerly to position latitude 38[deg]58'12.8'' N, longitude 
076[deg]14'50.8'' W; thence northerly to point of origin at position 
latitude 38[deg]58'14.5'' N, longitude 076[deg]14'50.2'' W, located in 
Queen Anne's County, Maryland. All coordinates refer to datum NAD 1983.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (b) Regulations. The general safety zone regulations found in Sec.  
165.23 apply to the safety zone created by this section.
    (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations 
governing safety zones found in Sec.  165.23.
    (2) With the exception of Maryland State Highways Administration 
support vessels, entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited 
unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore. All 
vessels underway within this safety zone at the time it is implemented 
are to depart the zone.
    (3) Persons desiring to transit the area of the safety zone must 
first obtain authorization from the Captain of the Port Baltimore or 
his designated representative. To seek permission to transit the area, 
the Captain of the Port Baltimore and his designated representatives 
can be contacted at telephone number 410-576-2693 or on Marine Band 
Radio VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). The Coast Guard vessels enforcing 
this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio VHF-FM channel 16 
(156.8 MHz). Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, or other 
Federal, State, or local agency vessel, by siren, radio, flashing 
light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as 
directed. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply 
with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his 
designated representative and proceed as directed while within the 
zone.
    (4) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol 
and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State, and local agencies.
    (c) Definitions. As used in this section:
    Captain of the Port Baltimore means the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard 
Sector Baltimore, Maryland.
    Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, 
warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the 
Port Baltimore to assist in enforcing the safety zone described in 
paragraph (a) of this section.
    Maryland State Highways Administration Support Vessels means all 
vessels engaged in bridge work under the auspices of the Maryland State 
Highways Administration's authorization for repairs to the Kent Narrows 
(MD-18B) Draw Bridge across Kent Island Narrows in Queen Anne's County, 
Maryland.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 6 a.m. 
on December 15, 2014 to 6 a.m. on February 16, 2015.

    Dated: October 9, 2014.
K.C. Kiefer,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Baltimore.
[FR Doc. 2014-25617 Filed 10-27-14; 8:45 am]
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