Safety Zones, St. Petersburg Captain of the Port Zone, 14335-14338 [2015-05743]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 53 / Thursday, March 19, 2015 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking COTP Captain of the Port Coast Guard 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. 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–2014–0764 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. 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0764] RIN 1625–AA00, 1625–AA87 Safety Zones, St. Petersburg Captain of the Port Zone Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish several safety zones within the Sector St. Petersburg Captain of the Port Zone. This action would establish safety zones restricting port operations in the event of reduced or restricted visibility or disasters including hurricanes. It would also establish safety zones around firework platforms, structures or barges during the storage, preparation, and launching of fireworks. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 20, 2015. 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 Lieutenant Omar La Torre Reyes, Sector St. Petersburg Waterways Management Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (813) 228–2191, email omar.latorereyes@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: Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Mar 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 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–2014–0764) in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 14335 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). B. Regulatory History and Information This proposed regulatory amendment will add safety zone regulations regarding port restrictions due to hurricanes and other disasters, reduced or restricted visibility as well as a safety zone around all fireworks barges, structures, and piers. C. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for this proposed rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish safety zones: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 33 U.S.C. 1225; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The purpose of these regulations are to ensure the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States through the addition of regulations regarding port regulations in the event of hurricanes and other disasters and reduced or restricted visibility. It will establish a safety zone around all firework barges, structures, and piers. D. Discussion of Proposed Rule This rule would establish three sections under 33 CFR 165.702: (1) A safety zones dictating port closures during hurricanes and other disasters; (2) seven segments of Tampa Bay’s shipping channel to give the COTP flexibility in controlling and reconstituting vessel traffic during periods of reduced or restricted visibility; and (3) a safety zone around all fireworks launching platforms, structures, or piers while engaged in launching operations. Notice will be given via Local Notice to Mariners. 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. E:\FR\FM\19MRP1.SGM 19MRP1 14336 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 53 / Thursday, March 19, 2015 / Proposed Rules 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. Due to the unexpected and quick nature of hurricanes and other disasters, emergency temporary final rules are implemented for each individual event. This regulation is not significant regulatory action and will reduce time and paper work since an emergency temporary final rule would not have to be implemented each time. This proposed rule provides advance notice of actions the Coast Guard intends to take in the event a natural disaster occurs. There are already several special local regulations establishing regulated areas around fireworks events. The safety zone that is being added is not expected to have a significant regulatory action due to the use of safety zones temporary final rules for each event. 2. Impact on Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered the impact of this proposed rule on small entities. 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. 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. Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 section above. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Mar 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 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. 6. Protest Activities 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. 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). 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 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 is 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 E:\FR\FM\19MRP1.SGM 19MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 53 / Thursday, March 19, 2015 / Proposed Rules 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. 1225, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 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 § 165.780 to read as follows: Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS § 165.780 Safety Zone; Hurricanes and other Disasters in Western Florida. (a) Regulated Areas. The following areas are established as a safety zone during the specified conditions: (1) All waters within the Sector St. Petersburg Captain of the Port zone encompassing all navigable waters or tributaries between or within Fenholloway River through Chokoloskee Pass, Florida. (2) All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (b) Definitions. (1) 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 COTP, in the enforcement of regulated navigation areas, safety zones, and security zones. (2) Hurricane Port Condition WHISKEY means condition set when weather advisories indicates sustained gale force winds (39–54 mph/34–47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 72 hours. (3) Hurricane Port Condition X-Ray means condition set when weather advisories indicates sustained gale force winds (39–54 mph/34–47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 48 hours. (4) Hurricane Port Condition YANKEE means condition set when weather advisories indicate that sustained gale force winds (39–54 mph/34–47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 24 hours. (5) Hurricane Port Condition ZULU means condition set when weather advisories indicate that sustained gale force winds (39–54 mph/34–47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 12 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Mar 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 (c) Regulations. (1) Hurricane Port Condition WHISKEY. All vessel and port facilities must exercise due diligence in preparation for potential storm impacts. Ports and waterfront facilities shall begin removing all debris and secure potential flying hazards. Container stacking plans shall be implemented. Waterfront facilities that, due to space constraints, are unable to reduce container stacking height to no more than four high, must submit a container stacking protocol to the Captain of the Port (COTP). (2) Hurricane Port Condition X-Ray. All vessels and port facilities shall ensure that potential flying debris is removed or secured. Hazardous materials/pollution hazards must be secured in a safe manner and away from waterfront areas. Facilities continue to implement container stacking protocol. Containers must not exceed four tiers unless previously approved by the COTP. Containers carrying hazardous materials may not be stacked above the second tier. All oceangoing commercial vessels greater than 500-gross tons must prepare to depart the ports and anchorages within Tampa Bay. These vessels shall depart immediately upon the setting of Port Condition Yankee. Slow-moving vessels may be ordered to depart to ensure safe avoidance of the incoming storm. A COTP Order will be issued to vessels asked to depart early. COTP orders requiring vessel departure will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Vessels that are unable to depart the port must contact the COTP to request and receive permission to remain in port. Proof of facility owner/ operator approval is required. Vessels with COTP’s permission to remain in port must implement their approved mooring arrangement. Terminal operators shall prepare to terminate all cargo operations. The COTP may require additional precautions to ensure the safety of the ports and waterways. Coast Guard Port Assessment Teams will be deployed to validate implementation of Port Condition X-Ray. The COTP will convene the Port Heavy Weather Advisory Group (PHWAG) as deemed necessary. (3) Hurricane Port Condition YANKEE. Affected ports are closed to inbound vessel traffic. All oceangoing commercial vessels greater than 500gross tons must have departed Tampa Bay. Appropriate container stacking protocol must be completed. Terminal operators must terminate all cargo operations not associated with storm preparations: Cargo operations associated with storm preparations include moving cargo within or off the port for securing purposes, crane and PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 14337 other port/facility equipment preparations, and similar activities, but do not include moving cargo onto the port or vessel loading/discharging operations unless specifically authorized by the COTP. All facilities shall continue to operate in accordance with approved Facility Security Plans and comply with the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA). Anticipate drawbridges may be closed to vessel traffic as early as eight hours prior to the arrival of tropical storm force winds. Coast Guard Port Assessment Teams will conduct Port Condition Yankee validation. The COTP will convene the Port Heavy Weather Advisory Group (PHWAG) as deemed necessary. (4) Hurricane Port Condition ZULU. All port waterfront operations are suspended excepting final preparations as expressly permitted by the COTP necessary to ensure the safety of the ports and facilities. Coast Guard Port Assessment Teams will conduct final port assessments. (5) Emergency Restrictions for Other Disasters. Any natural or other disasters that are anticipated to affect the Sector St. Petersburg Captain of the Port zone will result in the prohibition of commercial vessel traffic transiting or remaining in the port or facility operations. ■ 3. Add § 165.781 to read as follows: § 165.781 Safety Zone; Restricted Visibility in Tampa Bay. (a) Regulated Areas. The following areas are established as safety zones during the specified conditions: (1) Zone 1 (Interbay) means all navigable waters within a box marked by the following coordinates: 27°52′56″ N, 82°29′44″ W; thence to 27°52′50″ N, 82°23′41″ W; thence to 27°57′27″ N, 82°23′50″ W thence to 27°57′19″ N, 82°29′39″ W. This encompasses all navigable waterways north of Hillsborough Cut ‘‘C’’ Channel LB ‘‘25’’ (LLNR 23445) & ‘‘26’’ (LLNR 23450). (2) Zone 2 (East Tampa/Big Bend) means all navigable waters within a box marked by the following coordinates: 27°52′50″ N, 82°23′41″ W; thence to 27°46′36″ N; 82°24′04″ W; thence to 27°46′29″ N, 82°31′21″ W; thence to 27°52′59″ N, 82°31′24″ W. This zone encompasses all navigable waterways between Hillsborough Cut ‘‘C’’ Channel LB ‘‘25’’ (LLNR 23445) & ‘‘26’’ (LLNR 23450) to Cut ‘‘6F’’ (LLNR 22830) Channel. (3) Zone 3 (Old Tampa Bay) means all navigable waters within a box marked by the following coordinates: 27°46′29″ N, 82°31′21″ W; 28°01′58″ N, 82°31′39″ W; thence to 28°02′01″ N, 82°43′20″ W; E:\FR\FM\19MRP1.SGM 19MRP1 Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 14338 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 53 / Thursday, March 19, 2015 / Proposed Rules thence to 27°46′15″ N, 82°43′24″ W. This zone encompasses all navigable waterways between all of Old Tampa Bay to Cut ‘‘6F’’ (LLNR 22830) Channel. (4) Zone 4 (Middle Tampa Bay) means all navigable waters within a box marked by the following coordinates: 27°46′34″ N, 82°34′04″ W; thence to 27°38′40″ N, 82°31′54″ W; thence to 27°44′38″ N, 82°40′44″ W; thence to 27°46′15″ N, 82°40′46″ W. This zone encompasses all navigable waterways between Cut ‘‘6F’’ (LLNR 22830) Channel to Tampa Bay ‘‘1C’’ (LLNR 22590). (5) Zone 5 (Lower Tampa Bay/ Manatee) means all navigable waters within a box marked by the following coordinates: 27°44′33″ N, 82°40′37″ W; thence to 27°58′59″ N, 82°40′34″ W; thence to 27°36′18″ N, 82°38′57″ W; thence to 27°34′10″ N, 82°34′50″ W; thence to 27°37′56″ N, 82°31′15″ W. This zone encompasses all navigable waterways between Tampa Bay ‘‘1C’’ (LLNR 22590) to Sunshine Skyway Bridge. (6) Zone 6 (Mullet Key) means all navigable waters within a box marked by the following coordinates: 27°38′59″ N, 82°40′35″ W; thence to 27°36′44″ N, 82°44′13″ W; thence to 27°32′20″ N, 82°44′37″ W; thence to 27°31′18″ N, 82°38′59″ W; thence to 27°34′09″ N, 82°34′53″ W; thence to 27°36′15″ N, 82°39′00″ W. This zone encompasses all navigable waterways between the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to Mullet Key Channel LB ‘‘21’’ (LLNR 22365) & ‘‘22’’ (LLNR 22370). (7) Zone 7 (Egmont Entrance) means all navigable waters within the area encompassed by the following coordinates: 27°36′27″ N, 82°44′14″ W; thence to 27°39′46″ N, 82°44′45″ W; thence to 27°39′36″ N, 83°05′10″ W; thence to 27°32′29″ N, 83°04′50″ W; thence to 27°32′21″ N, 82°44′42″ W. This zone includes the fairway anchorages. (b) Definition. (1) 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 COTP, in the enforcement of regulated navigation areas, safety zones, and security zones. (c) Regulations. (1) Vessel should not commence an inbound, shift, or outbound transit during periods where visibility is less than one nautical mile due to fog or inclement weather. (2) The COTP may open or close Tampa Bay or specific zones to vessel traffic described in the regulated areas section of this chapter. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Mar 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 ■ 4. Add § 165.782 to read as follows: § 165.782 Safety Zone; Firework Displays in Captain of the Port Zone St. Petersburg, Florida. (a) Regulated Area. The following area is established as a safety zone during the specified conditions: All waters within the Sector St. Petersburg COTP Zone within a 500-yard radius of all firework platforms, structures or barges during the storage, preparation, and launching of fireworks. Designated representatives may reduce the 500-yard zone based on prevailing conditions and enforcement needs. (1) The Coast Guard realizes that some large scale events, such as those with many participants or spectators, or those that could severely restrict navigation or pose a significant hazard, may still require separate special local regulations or safety zones that address the specific peculiarities of the event. In those situations, the Coast Guard will create special local regulations or safety zones specifically for the event, and those regulations will supersede the proposed regulations in this rule. (2) All firework platforms, structures or barges will also have a sign on their port and starboard side labeled ‘‘FIREWORKS—STAY AWAY’’. This sign will consist of 10-inch high by 1.5inch wide red lettering on a white background. Shore fireworks site that affect navigable waterways will display a sign with the aforementioned specifications. (b) Definition. 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 COTP, in the enforcement of regulated navigation areas, safety zones, and security zones. Captain of the Port (COTP) for the purpose of this section means the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. Captain of the Port St. Petersburg Zone is defined in 33 CFR 3.35–35. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative. (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain in the regulated area may contact the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg via telephone at (727) 824– 7506, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to enter, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 transit through, anchor in, or remain in the regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative. (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area via Broadcast Notice to Mariners or by onscene designated representatives. Fireworks platforms, piers, and structures will also have signs to notify the public of the danger and to keep away. (4) This regulation does not apply to authorized law enforcement agencies operating within the regulated area. Dated: February 11, 2015. G. D. Case, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port. [FR Doc. 2015–05743 Filed 3–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 70 [EPA–R07–OAR–2015–0134; FRL–9924–43– Region 7] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; Reporting Emission Data, Emission Fees and Process Information Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and the Operating Permits Program for the State of Missouri submitted on October 2, 2013. These revisions remove definitions that were in this rule but have been moved to the state’s general definitions rule. These revisions also clarify the information required in emission reports and clarify the types and frequency of reports for the emission inventory. In addition, a revision to the emission fees section of this rule is being clarified so that the current emissions fee is only applicable for years 2013, 2014, and 2015 as set by Missouri statute. DATES: Comments on this proposed action must be received in writing by April 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R07– OAR–2015–0134, by mail to Paula SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRP1.SGM 19MRP1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2014-0764]
RIN 1625-AA00, 1625-AA87


Safety Zones, St. Petersburg Captain of the Port Zone

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish several safety zones 
within the Sector St. Petersburg Captain of the Port Zone. This action 
would establish safety zones restricting port operations in the event 
of reduced or restricted visibility or disasters including hurricanes. 
It would also establish safety zones around firework platforms, 
structures or barges during the storage, preparation, and launching of 
fireworks.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before April 20, 2015.

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 Lieutenant Omar La Torre Reyes, Sector St. Petersburg 
Waterways Management Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (813) 228-
2191, email omar.latorereyes@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
COTP Captain of the Port

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.
    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-2014-0764 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-2014-0764) 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).

B. Regulatory History and Information

    This proposed regulatory amendment will add safety zone regulations 
regarding port restrictions due to hurricanes and other disasters, 
reduced or restricted visibility as well as a safety zone around all 
fireworks barges, structures, and piers.

C. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for this proposed rule is the Coast Guard's 
authority to establish safety zones: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 33 U.S.C. 1225; 33 
CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation 
No. 0170.1.
    The purpose of these regulations are to ensure the safety of life 
on navigable waters of the United States through the addition of 
regulations regarding port regulations in the event of hurricanes and 
other disasters and reduced or restricted visibility. It will establish 
a safety zone around all firework barges, structures, and piers.

D. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    This rule would establish three sections under 33 CFR 165.702: (1) 
A safety zones dictating port closures during hurricanes and other 
disasters; (2) seven segments of Tampa Bay's shipping channel to give 
the COTP flexibility in controlling and reconstituting vessel traffic 
during periods of reduced or restricted visibility; and (3) a safety 
zone around all fireworks launching platforms, structures, or piers 
while engaged in launching operations. Notice will be given via Local 
Notice to Mariners.

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.

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 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.
    Due to the unexpected and quick nature of hurricanes and other 
disasters, emergency temporary final rules are implemented for each 
individual event. This regulation is not significant regulatory action 
and will reduce time and paper work since an emergency temporary final 
rule would not have to be implemented each time. This proposed rule 
provides advance notice of actions the Coast Guard intends to take in 
the event a natural disaster occurs.
    There are already several special local regulations establishing 
regulated areas around fireworks events. The safety zone that is being 
added is not expected to have a significant regulatory action due to 
the use of safety zones temporary final rules for each event.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered the impact of this proposed rule on small entities. 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.
    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 
section 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 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 
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 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 is 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

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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

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

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1225, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 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.  165.780 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.780  Safety Zone; Hurricanes and other Disasters in Western 
Florida.

    (a) Regulated Areas. The following areas are established as a 
safety zone during the specified conditions:
    (1) All waters within the Sector St. Petersburg Captain of the Port 
zone encompassing all navigable waters or tributaries between or within 
Fenholloway River through Chokoloskee Pass, Florida.
    (2) All coordinates are North American Datum 1983.
    (b) Definitions.
    (1) 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 COTP, in the enforcement of regulated 
navigation areas, safety zones, and security zones.
    (2) Hurricane Port Condition WHISKEY means condition set when 
weather advisories indicates sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/34-
47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to 
make landfall at the port within 72 hours.
    (3) Hurricane Port Condition X-Ray means condition set when weather 
advisories indicates sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/34-47 knots) 
from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall 
at the port within 48 hours.
    (4) Hurricane Port Condition YANKEE means condition set when 
weather advisories indicate that sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/
34-47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to 
make landfall at the port within 24 hours.
    (5) Hurricane Port Condition ZULU means condition set when weather 
advisories indicate that sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/34-47 
knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make 
landfall at the port within 12 hours.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Hurricane Port Condition WHISKEY. All vessel 
and port facilities must exercise due diligence in preparation for 
potential storm impacts. Ports and waterfront facilities shall begin 
removing all debris and secure potential flying hazards. Container 
stacking plans shall be implemented. Waterfront facilities that, due to 
space constraints, are unable to reduce container stacking height to no 
more than four high, must submit a container stacking protocol to the 
Captain of the Port (COTP).
    (2) Hurricane Port Condition X-Ray. All vessels and port facilities 
shall ensure that potential flying debris is removed or secured. 
Hazardous materials/pollution hazards must be secured in a safe manner 
and away from waterfront areas. Facilities continue to implement 
container stacking protocol. Containers must not exceed four tiers 
unless previously approved by the COTP. Containers carrying hazardous 
materials may not be stacked above the second tier. All oceangoing 
commercial vessels greater than 500-gross tons must prepare to depart 
the ports and anchorages within Tampa Bay. These vessels shall depart 
immediately upon the setting of Port Condition Yankee. Slow-moving 
vessels may be ordered to depart to ensure safe avoidance of the 
incoming storm. A COTP Order will be issued to vessels asked to depart 
early. COTP orders requiring vessel departure will be considered on a 
case-by-case basis. Vessels that are unable to depart the port must 
contact the COTP to request and receive permission to remain in port. 
Proof of facility owner/operator approval is required. Vessels with 
COTP's permission to remain in port must implement their approved 
mooring arrangement. Terminal operators shall prepare to terminate all 
cargo operations. The COTP may require additional precautions to ensure 
the safety of the ports and waterways. Coast Guard Port Assessment 
Teams will be deployed to validate implementation of Port Condition X-
Ray. The COTP will convene the Port Heavy Weather Advisory Group 
(PHWAG) as deemed necessary.
    (3) Hurricane Port Condition YANKEE. Affected ports are closed to 
inbound vessel traffic. All oceangoing commercial vessels greater than 
500-gross tons must have departed Tampa Bay. Appropriate container 
stacking protocol must be completed. Terminal operators must terminate 
all cargo operations not associated with storm preparations: Cargo 
operations associated with storm preparations include moving cargo 
within or off the port for securing purposes, crane and other port/
facility equipment preparations, and similar activities, but do not 
include moving cargo onto the port or vessel loading/discharging 
operations unless specifically authorized by the COTP. All facilities 
shall continue to operate in accordance with approved Facility Security 
Plans and comply with the requirements of the Maritime Transportation 
Security Act (MTSA). Anticipate drawbridges may be closed to vessel 
traffic as early as eight hours prior to the arrival of tropical storm 
force winds. Coast Guard Port Assessment Teams will conduct Port 
Condition Yankee validation. The COTP will convene the Port Heavy 
Weather Advisory Group (PHWAG) as deemed necessary.
    (4) Hurricane Port Condition ZULU. All port waterfront operations 
are suspended excepting final preparations as expressly permitted by 
the COTP necessary to ensure the safety of the ports and facilities. 
Coast Guard Port Assessment Teams will conduct final port assessments.
    (5) Emergency Restrictions for Other Disasters. Any natural or 
other disasters that are anticipated to affect the Sector St. 
Petersburg Captain of the Port zone will result in the prohibition of 
commercial vessel traffic transiting or remaining in the port or 
facility operations.
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3. Add Sec.  165.781 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.781  Safety Zone; Restricted Visibility in Tampa Bay.

    (a) Regulated Areas. The following areas are established as safety 
zones during the specified conditions:
    (1) Zone 1 (Interbay) means all navigable waters within a box 
marked by the following coordinates: 27[deg]52'56'' N, 82[deg]29'44'' 
W; thence to 27[deg]52'50'' N, 82[deg]23'41'' W; thence to 
27[deg]57'27'' N, 82[deg]23'50'' W thence to 27[deg]57'19'' N, 
82[deg]29'39'' W. This encompasses all navigable waterways north of 
Hillsborough Cut ``C'' Channel LB ``25'' (LLNR 23445) & ``26'' (LLNR 
23450).
    (2) Zone 2 (East Tampa/Big Bend) means all navigable waters within 
a box marked by the following coordinates: 27[deg]52'50'' N, 
82[deg]23'41'' W; thence to 27[deg]46'36'' N; 82[deg]24'04'' W; thence 
to 27[deg]46'29'' N, 82[deg]31'21'' W; thence to 27[deg]52'59'' N, 
82[deg]31'24'' W. This zone encompasses all navigable waterways between 
Hillsborough Cut ``C'' Channel LB ``25'' (LLNR 23445) & ``26'' (LLNR 
23450) to Cut ``6F'' (LLNR 22830) Channel.
    (3) Zone 3 (Old Tampa Bay) means all navigable waters within a box 
marked by the following coordinates: 27[deg]46'29'' N, 82[deg]31'21'' 
W; 28[deg]01'58'' N, 82[deg]31'39'' W; thence to 28[deg]02'01'' N, 
82[deg]43'20'' W;

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thence to 27[deg]46'15'' N, 82[deg]43'24'' W. This zone encompasses all 
navigable waterways between all of Old Tampa Bay to Cut ``6F'' (LLNR 
22830) Channel.
    (4) Zone 4 (Middle Tampa Bay) means all navigable waters within a 
box marked by the following coordinates: 27[deg]46'34'' N, 
82[deg]34'04'' W; thence to 27[deg]38'40'' N, 82[deg]31'54'' W; thence 
to 27[deg]44'38'' N, 82[deg]40'44'' W; thence to 27[deg]46'15'' N, 
82[deg]40'46'' W. This zone encompasses all navigable waterways between 
Cut ``6F'' (LLNR 22830) Channel to Tampa Bay ``1C'' (LLNR 22590).
    (5) Zone 5 (Lower Tampa Bay/Manatee) means all navigable waters 
within a box marked by the following coordinates: 27[deg]44'33'' N, 
82[deg]40'37'' W; thence to 27[deg]58'59'' N, 82[deg]40'34'' W; thence 
to 27[deg]36'18'' N, 82[deg]38'57'' W; thence to 27[deg]34'10'' N, 
82[deg]34'50'' W; thence to 27[deg]37'56'' N, 82[deg]31'15'' W. This 
zone encompasses all navigable waterways between Tampa Bay ``1C'' (LLNR 
22590) to Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
    (6) Zone 6 (Mullet Key) means all navigable waters within a box 
marked by the following coordinates: 27[deg]38'59'' N, 82[deg]40'35'' 
W; thence to 27[deg]36'44'' N, 82[deg]44'13'' W; thence to 
27[deg]32'20'' N, 82[deg]44'37'' W; thence to 27[deg]31'18'' N, 
82[deg]38'59'' W; thence to 27[deg]34'09'' N, 82[deg]34'53'' W; thence 
to 27[deg]36'15'' N, 82[deg]39'00'' W. This zone encompasses all 
navigable waterways between the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to Mullet Key 
Channel LB ``21'' (LLNR 22365) & ``22'' (LLNR 22370).
    (7) Zone 7 (Egmont Entrance) means all navigable waters within the 
area encompassed by the following coordinates: 27[deg]36'27'' N, 
82[deg]44'14'' W; thence to 27[deg]39'46'' N, 82[deg]44'45'' W; thence 
to 27[deg]39'36'' N, 83[deg]05'10'' W; thence to 27[deg]32'29'' N, 
83[deg]04'50'' W; thence to 27[deg]32'21'' N, 82[deg]44'42'' W. This 
zone includes the fairway anchorages.
    (b) Definition. (1) 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 COTP, in the enforcement 
of regulated navigation areas, safety zones, and security zones.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Vessel should not commence an inbound, shift, 
or outbound transit during periods where visibility is less than one 
nautical mile due to fog or inclement weather.
    (2) The COTP may open or close Tampa Bay or specific zones to 
vessel traffic described in the regulated areas section of this 
chapter.
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4. Add Sec.  165.782 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.782  Safety Zone; Firework Displays in Captain of the Port 
Zone St. Petersburg, Florida.

    (a) Regulated Area. The following area is established as a safety 
zone during the specified conditions: All waters within the Sector St. 
Petersburg COTP Zone within a 500-yard radius of all firework 
platforms, structures or barges during the storage, preparation, and 
launching of fireworks. Designated representatives may reduce the 500-
yard zone based on prevailing conditions and enforcement needs.
    (1) The Coast Guard realizes that some large scale events, such as 
those with many participants or spectators, or those that could 
severely restrict navigation or pose a significant hazard, may still 
require separate special local regulations or safety zones that address 
the specific peculiarities of the event. In those situations, the Coast 
Guard will create special local regulations or safety zones 
specifically for the event, and those regulations will supersede the 
proposed regulations in this rule.
    (2) All firework platforms, structures or barges will also have a 
sign on their port and starboard side labeled ``FIREWORKS--STAY AWAY''. 
This sign will consist of 10-inch high by 1.5-inch wide red lettering 
on a white background. Shore fireworks site that affect navigable 
waterways will display a sign with the aforementioned specifications.
    (b) Definition.
    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 COTP, in the enforcement of regulated 
navigation areas, safety zones, and security zones. Captain of the Port 
(COTP) for the purpose of this section means the Commanding Officer of 
Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. Captain of the Port St. Petersburg 
Zone is defined in 33 CFR 3.35-35.
    (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from 
entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the 
regulated area unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port 
St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
    (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor 
in, or remain in the regulated area may contact the Captain of the Port 
St. Petersburg via telephone at (727) 824-7506, or a designated 
representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. 
If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain in the 
regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or 
a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
    (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area via 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners or by on-scene designated representatives. 
Fireworks platforms, piers, and structures will also have signs to 
notify the public of the danger and to keep away.
    (4) This regulation does not apply to authorized law enforcement 
agencies operating within the regulated area.

    Dated: February 11, 2015.
G. D. Case,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port.
[FR Doc. 2015-05743 Filed 3-18-15; 8:45 am]
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