Safety Zone; Blue Water Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown 4; Parker, AZ, 1341-1344 [2015-00176]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 6 / Friday, January 9, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T01–0554 to read as follows: ■ rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 165.T01–0554 Regulated Navigation Area; Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement, Portsmouth, NH. (a) Location. The following area is a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA): All navigable waters of the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME, from surface to bottom, within a 300 yard radius of position 43°05′10″ N, 070°45′38″ W (NAD 83), center point of the existing Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. (b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in §§ 165.10, 165.11, and 165.13 apply within the RNA. (2) Any vessel transiting through the RNA must make a direct passage. No vessel may stop, moor, anchor or loiter within the RNA at any time unless they are working on the bridge construction. Movement within the RNA is subject to a ‘‘Slow-No Wake’’ speed limit. All vessels may not produce a wake and may not attain speeds greater than five (5) knots unless a higher minimum speed is necessary to maintain bare steerageway. (3) There may be times that the First District Commander or the Captain of the Port (COTP) finds it necessary to close the RNA to vessel traffic. All closures will be limited to specific hours of the day. Mariners will be advised of all closure dates and times via Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners in advance of closure times. During times of limited closure, persons and vessels may request permission to enter the RNA by contacting the COTP or the COTP’s onscene representative on VHF–16 or via phone at 207–767–0303. (4) Any vessels transiting in the RNA must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s onscene representative. The ‘‘on-scene representative’’ of the COTP is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on the COTP’s behalf. The on-scene representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel; or other VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Jan 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 designated craft; or on shore and communicating with vessels via VHF– FM radio or loudhailer. Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation. (5) All other relevant regulations, including but not limited to the Rules of the Road, as codified in 33 CFR subchapter E, Inland Navigational Rules, remain in effect within the RNA and must be strictly followed at all times. (c) Enforcement period. This regulation is enforceable 24 hours a day from 12:01 a.m. on December 31, 2014 until 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2019. (d) Notification. The Coast Guard will rely on the methods described in § 165.7 to notify the public of the time and duration of any closure of the RNA. Violations of this RNA may be reported to the COTP at 207–767–0303 or on VHF-Channel 16. Dated: December 22, 2014. L.L. Fagan, Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–00182 Filed 1–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0990] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Blue Water Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown 4; Parker, AZ Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moolvalya region of the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona in support of the Arizona Drag Boat Association sponsored race event, the Blue Water Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Unauthorized persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or their designated representative. The Coast Guard SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1341 requests public comments on the temporary safety zone. DATES: This rule is effective from 9 a.m. on February 20, 2015 through 6 p.m. February 22, 2015. This rule will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. February 20, 2015, February 21, 2015, and February 22, 2015. Public comments must be received by February 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments using one of the listed methods, and see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more information on public comments. • Online—http://www.regulations.gov following Web site instructions. • Fax—202–493–2251. • Mail or hand deliver—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. Hand delivery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays (telephone 202–366–9329). Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0990]. 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 Petty Officer Nick Bateman, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Coast Guard; telephone 619–278–7656, email d11marineeventssandiego@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 TFR Temporary Final Rule A. Public Participation and Comments We encourage you to submit comments (or related material) on this temporary final rule. We will consider all submissions and may adjust our final E:\FR\FM\09JAR1.SGM 09JAR1 1342 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 6 / Friday, January 9, 2015 / Rules and Regulations rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES action based on your comments. Comments should be marked with docket number USCG–2014–0990 and should provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You should provide personal contact information so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your comments; but please note that all comments will be posted to the online docket without change and that any personal information you include can be searchable online (see the Federal Register Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets, 73 FR 3316, Jan. 17, 2008). Mailed or hand-delivered comments should be in an unbound 81⁄2 × 11 inch format suitable for reproduction. The Docket Management Facility will acknowledge receipt of mailed comments if you enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope with your submission. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public comments, are in our online docket at http:// www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following the Web site’s instructions. You can also view the docket at the Docket Management Facility (see the mailing address under ADDRESSES) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. B. Regulatory History and Information The Blue Water Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown is an annual recurring marine event in March, and is listed in 33 CFR 100.1102 (table 1, number 7) for annual marine events on the Colorado River, between Davis Dam and Headgate Dam. Special local regulations exist for the marine event to allow for high speed boat racing in a nowake zone. For 2015, the event dates have been shifted from the listed weekend in March, to February. As such, a temporary safety zone will be established to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. 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 an NPRM would be impracticable and contrary to the public VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Jan 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 interest in ensuring safety. We did not receive confirmation of the February event dates until November 15, 2014, which left insufficient time to draft, publish, and receive public comment on an NPRM. We wish to take immediate action to help protect the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, and participating vessels from other vessels during this three day annual event. However, because publication of this rule in the Federal Register will precede the event by several weeks, we are requesting public comment on the need for and sufficiency of our safety zone, and on whether it should be adjusted in any way. In light of public comment, and with actual notice by on-scene personnel, we may modify the safety zone during its periods of enforcement. 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; Pub. L. 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. Because of the date change, this annual recurring marine event requires promulgation of a limited access area safety zone to ensure the safety of the event and support the safety of event participants and the public, who may not be aware of the event date change from March to February. D. Discussion of the Final Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone that will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on February 20, 2015, February 21, 2015, and February 22, 2015. The effect of the temporary safety zone will be to restrict navigation in the vicinity of the boat race site until the conclusion of the races. The limits of the safety zone will support the Coast Guard issued marine event permit special local regulations to include all the navigable waters of the Colorado River between Headgate Dam and 0.5 miles north of the Blue Water Marina in Parker, Arizona. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, participants, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative, during the proposed times. The three day event will include racing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Before the effective period, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the Coast Guard will publish a local notice to mariners (LNM). E. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on these statutes and executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. This determination is based on the size, location, limited duration of the safety zone and that the boat race is an annual recurring marine event. Additionally, to the maximum extent practicable, the event sponsor will assist with the movement of boaters desiring to transit the racing area during non-racing times throughout the three days. 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 rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in the impacted portion of the Colorado River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on February 20, 2015, February 21, 2015 and February 22, 2015. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. Although the safety zone would apply to the entire width of the river, traffic would be allowed to pass through the zone with the permission of the Captain of the E:\FR\FM\09JAR1.SGM 09JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 6 / Friday, January 9, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Port, or his designated representative. The event sponsor will also to their maximum extent assist boaters wishing to transit the racing area during nonracing times throughout the three days. Before the effective period, the Coast Guard will publish a Local Notice to Mariners. 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 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. rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Jan 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. 8. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. 9. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 10. Protection of Children 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. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1343 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 establishment of a safety zone on the navigable waters of Moovalya Lake. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) 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 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; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T11–677 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T11–677 Safety zone; Blue Water Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown 4; Parker, AZ. (a) Location. The limits of the safety zone will include all the navigable waters of the Colorado River on Moovalya Lake between Headgate Dam and 0.5 miles north of the Blue Water Marina in Parker, Arizona. (b) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on February 20, 2015, February 21, 2015, and February 22, 2015. (c) Definitions. The following definition applies to this section: designated representative, means any commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard on board Coast E:\FR\FM\09JAR1.SGM 09JAR1 1344 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 6 / Friday, January 9, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, or local, state, and federal law enforcement vessels who have been authorized to act on the behalf of the Captain of the Port. (d) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in 33 CFR part 165, subpart C, entry into, transit through or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port of San Diego or his designated representative. (2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his designated representative. (3) Upon being hailed by U.S. Coast Guard or designated patrol personnel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. (4) The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, state, or local agencies in patrol and notification of the regulation. Dated: December 15, 2014. J.A. Janszen, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting, Captain of the Port San Diego. [FR Doc. 2015–00176 Filed 1–8–15; 8:45 am] December 12, 2014, until January 9, 2015. Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2014– 1037 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2014–1037 in the ’’Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. They are also available for inspection or copying at the 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, 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 LT David Bourbeau at Sector Northern New England; telephone (207) 347–5015, email David.T.Bourbeau@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Table of Acronyms DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register U.S.C. United States Code USCG United States Coast Guard COTP Captain of the Port Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 A. Regulatory Information and Information [USCG–2014–1037] 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 publishing an NPRM would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Because of the emergency nature of the incident that created the need for this safety zone, there is insufficient time for the Coast Guard to seek public comments. Publishing an NPRM and delaying the effective date of this rule to await public comments would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to fulfill its statutory missions to protect ports, waterways, and the maritime public. RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone: Eastport Breakwater Terminal, Eastport, Maine Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters around the Eastport Breakwater Terminal in Eastport, Maine. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from approaching within 100 yards of the eastern face of the Eastport Breakwater Terminal without authorization from the Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Northern New England. This action is necessary due to the uncertainty regarding the breakwater’s strength following a partial collapse of the structure on December 4, 2014. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from January 9, 2015 until January 30, 2017. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from the date the rule was signed, rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Jan 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 for the reasons discussed above. For the same reasons discussed in the preceding paragraph, the Coast Guard finds that waiting 30 days to make this rule effective would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the temporary rule is 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231, 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to define safety zones. On December 4, 2014, the southwest portion of the Eastport Breakwater Terminal collapsed into the protected harbor shoreward of the Breakwater in Eastport, Maine. The catastrophic collapse resulted in several vessels being damaged or destroyed, and left the remaining breakwater structure at risk of further collapse. This safety zone is being established based on the analysis of an independent engineering firm that determined the remaining portion of the breakwater does not have the required lateral strength, nor is it designed to hold the weight of the current forces thrust upon it. The remaining portion of the breakwater could collapse without warning. The COTP has determined that a safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the safety hazards created by this emergency. C. Discussion of Rule For the reasons discussed above, the COTP is establishing a temporary safety zone in Eastport Harbor, ME. The safety zone will be bound inside an area within 4 points along the breakwater at 44°54′26″ N, 066°59′00″ W, 44°54′25″ N, 066°58′54″ W, 44°54′19″ N, 066°58′55″ W, 44°54′19″ N, 066°59′01″ W. No vessel may enter, transit, moor, or anchor within this safety zone during the period of enforcement unless authorized by the COTP or designated representative. The COTP will cause public notifications to be made by all appropriate means including but not limited to Broadcast Notice to Mariners. 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. E:\FR\FM\09JAR1.SGM 09JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0990]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Blue Water Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown 4; 
Parker, AZ

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within 
the Lake Moolvalya region of the navigable waters of the Colorado River 
in Parker, Arizona in support of the Arizona Drag Boat Association 
sponsored race event, the Blue Water Resort and Casino Southwest 
Showdown. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of 
participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other 
vessels and users of the waterway. Unauthorized persons and vessels are 
prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within 
this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or their 
designated representative. The Coast Guard requests public comments on 
the temporary safety zone.

DATES: This rule is effective from 9 a.m. on February 20, 2015 through 
6 p.m. February 22, 2015. This rule will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 
6 p.m. February 20, 2015, February 21, 2015, and February 22, 2015. 
Public comments must be received by February 9, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments using one of the listed methods, and see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more information on public comments.
     Online--http://www.regulations.gov following Web site 
instructions.
     Fax--202-493-2251.
     Mail or hand deliver--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. Hand 
delivery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays (telephone 202-366-9329).
    Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG-2014-
0990]. 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 Petty Officer Nick Bateman, Waterways Management, U.S. 
Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Coast Guard; telephone 619-278-7656, 
email d11marineeventssandiego@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
TFR Temporary Final Rule

A. Public Participation and Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments (or related material) on this 
temporary final rule. We will consider all submissions and may adjust 
our final

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action based on your comments. Comments should be marked with docket 
number USCG-2014-0990 and should provide a reason for each suggestion 
or recommendation. You should provide personal contact information so 
that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your comments; 
but please note that all comments will be posted to the online docket 
without change and that any personal information you include can be 
searchable online (see the Federal Register Privacy Act notice 
regarding our public dockets, 73 FR 3316, Jan. 17, 2008).
    Mailed or hand-delivered comments should be in an unbound 8\1/2\ x 
11 inch format suitable for reproduction. The Docket Management 
Facility will acknowledge receipt of mailed comments if you enclose a 
stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope with your submission.
    Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public comments, are in 
our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by 
following the Web site's instructions. You can also view the docket at 
the Docket Management Facility (see the mailing address under 
ADDRESSES) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

B. Regulatory History and Information

    The Blue Water Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown is an annual 
recurring marine event in March, and is listed in 33 CFR 100.1102 
(table 1, number 7) for annual marine events on the Colorado River, 
between Davis Dam and Headgate Dam. Special local regulations exist for 
the marine event to allow for high speed boat racing in a no-wake zone. 
For 2015, the event dates have been shifted from the listed weekend in 
March, to February. As such, a temporary safety zone will be 
established to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators.
    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 an NPRM would be impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest in ensuring safety. We did not receive 
confirmation of the February event dates until November 15, 2014, which 
left insufficient time to draft, publish, and receive public comment on 
an NPRM. We wish to take immediate action to help protect the safety of 
the participants, crew, spectators, and participating vessels from 
other vessels during this three day annual event. However, because 
publication of this rule in the Federal Register will precede the event 
by several weeks, we are requesting public comment on the need for and 
sufficiency of our safety zone, and on whether it should be adjusted in 
any way. In light of public comment, and with actual notice by on-scene 
personnel, we may modify the safety zone during its periods of 
enforcement.

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; Pub. L. 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.
    Because of the date change, this annual recurring marine event 
requires promulgation of a limited access area safety zone to ensure 
the safety of the event and support the safety of event participants 
and the public, who may not be aware of the event date change from 
March to February.

D. Discussion of the Final Rule

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone that will 
be enforced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on February 20, 2015, February 21, 
2015, and February 22, 2015. The effect of the temporary safety zone 
will be to restrict navigation in the vicinity of the boat race site 
until the conclusion of the races. The limits of the safety zone will 
support the Coast Guard issued marine event permit special local 
regulations to include all the navigable waters of the Colorado River 
between Headgate Dam and 0.5 miles north of the Blue Water Marina in 
Parker, Arizona.
    The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, 
spectators, participants, and other vessels and users of the waterway. 
Persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering into, transiting 
through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the 
Captain of the Port, or his designated representative, during the 
proposed times. The three day event will include racing on Friday, 
Saturday, and Sunday. Before the effective period, the Coast Guard will 
publish a local notice to mariners (LNM).

E. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as 
supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential 
costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or 
under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and 
Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. We expect the economic 
impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation 
is unnecessary. This determination is based on the size, location, 
limited duration of the safety zone and that the boat race is an annual 
recurring marine event. Additionally, to the maximum extent 
practicable, the event sponsor will assist with the movement of boaters 
desiring to transit the racing area during non-racing times throughout 
the three days.

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 rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of 
which may be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels 
intending to transit or anchor in the impacted portion of the Colorado 
River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on February 20, 2015, February 21, 2015 and 
February 22, 2015.
    This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. 
Although the safety zone would apply to the entire width of the river, 
traffic would be allowed to pass through the zone with the permission 
of the Captain of the

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Port, or his designated representative. The event sponsor will also to 
their maximum extent assist boaters wishing to transit the racing area 
during non-racing times throughout the three days. Before the effective 
period, the Coast Guard will publish a Local Notice to Mariners.

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 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 or more in any 
one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we 
do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

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

9. Civil Justice Reform

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

10. Protection of Children

    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 establishment of a safety zone on the 
navigable waters of Moovalya Lake. This rule is categorically excluded 
from further review under paragraph 34(g) 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 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; Pub. 
L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


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2. Add Sec.  165.T11-677 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T11-677  Safety zone; Blue Water Resort and Casino Southwest 
Showdown 4; Parker, AZ.

    (a) Location. The limits of the safety zone will include all the 
navigable waters of the Colorado River on Moovalya Lake between 
Headgate Dam and 0.5 miles north of the Blue Water Marina in Parker, 
Arizona.
    (b) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 9 a.m. 
to 6 p.m. on February 20, 2015, February 21, 2015, and February 22, 
2015.
    (c) Definitions. The following definition applies to this section: 
designated representative, means any commissioned, warrant, or petty 
officer of the Coast Guard on board Coast

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Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, or local, state, and federal law 
enforcement vessels who have been authorized to act on the behalf of 
the Captain of the Port.
    (d) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in 33 CFR part 
165, subpart C, entry into, transit through or anchoring within this 
safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port 
of San Diego or his designated representative.
    (2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
    (3) Upon being hailed by U.S. Coast Guard or designated patrol 
personnel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator 
of a vessel shall proceed as directed.
    (4) The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, state, or 
local agencies in patrol and notification of the regulation.

    Dated: December 15, 2014.
J.A. Janszen,
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting, Captain of the Port San Diego.
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