Safety Zone; NOBLE DISCOVERER, Outer Continental Shelf Drillship, Chukchi Sea, Alaska, 25256-25260 [2015-10376]

Download as PDF 25256 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Proposed Rules corrosion. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking and corrosion in the fire extinguisher tubes, which could impact the capability to extinguish an engine fire, and possibly result in damage to the airplane and injury to the passengers. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection For airplanes identified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD: Within 13 months or 450 flight hours, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD, do a general visual inspection of the fire extinguisher tubes for cracking and corrosion, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Dassault Aviation’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). Repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 13 months. (1) Model FAN JET FALCON airplanes and Model FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes, equipped with any fire extinguisher tubes having part numbers MY20791–101, MY20791–101–1, MY20791– 102, MY20791–102–1, MY20791–117, and MY20791–112. (2) Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes equipped with any fire extinguisher tubes having part numbers M20H791000210B1 and M20H791000240B1. (3) Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20– D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes equipped with any fire extinguisher tubes having part numbers M20R791101, M20R791101A1, and M20R791102. (h) Corrective Action If, during any inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, any cracking or corrosion is found, before further flight, replace the tube with a serviceable tube having a part number specified in Table 1 of paragraph (h) of this AD, as applicable. TABLE 1 OF PARAGRAPH (h) OF THIS AD—SERVICEABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER TUBES For model— Equipped with affected pin— Replace with serviceable pin— FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes ................................. FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes ................................. FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes ................................. FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes ................................. FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes ................................. FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes ................................. MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes .................................................................................................... MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes .................................................................................................... MYSTERE–FALCON 20-C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes ................................................... MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes .................................................. MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes .................................................. MY20791–101 MY20791–101–1 MY20791–102 MY20791-102–1 MY20791–117 MY20791–112 M20H791000210B1 M20H791000240B1 M20R791101 M20R791101A1 M20R791102 MY20791-101–2 MY20791–101–2 MY20791–102–2 MY20791–102–2 MY20791–117–1 MY20791–112–1 M20H791000210B2 M20H791000240B2 M20R791101A2 M20R791101A3 M20R791102A2 (i) Terminating Action for the Repetitive Inspections Replacement of an affected tube with a serviceable tube, as required by paragraph (h) of this AD, constitutes a terminating action for the repetitive inspections required by paragraph (g) of this AD. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (j) Parts Installation Prohibition As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a tube having a part number identified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD, on any airplane. (k) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1137; fax 425–227–1149. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 May 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Dassault Aviation’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (l) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013–0299, dated December 19, 2013, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015–0934. Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 17, 2015. Victor Wicklund, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–10179 Filed 5–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 147 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0248] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; NOBLE DISCOVERER, Outer Continental Shelf Drillship, Chukchi Sea, Alaska Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone that extends 500 meters from the outer edge of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER, as well as 500 meters from those points, suitably marked by a buoy, where the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER’s mooring spread meets the ocean’s surface. This safety zone would be in effect both when the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER is anchored and when deploying and recovering moorings. As a result, the size and shape of the safety zone will vary, depending on how far from the vessel the mooring spread is deployed, which is expected to be no more than 1,000 meters. This safety zone would be in effect when the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER is on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Proposed Rules location in order to drill exploratory wells at various prospects located in the Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska, from 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2015 through 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2015. Lawful demonstrations may be conducted outside of the safety zone. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2015–0248 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: 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. (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. If you have questions on this proposed rule, call or email LCDR Jason Boyle, Seventeenth Coast Guard District (dpi); telephone 907–463–2821, Jason.t.boyle@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS A. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. 1. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG–2015–0248), 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 (via http:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 May 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 www.regulations.gov) or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via http:// www.regulations.gov, 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–2015–0248] in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this rulemaking. http://www.regulations.gov, click on the ‘‘submit a comment’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Document Type’’ drop down menu select ‘‘Proposed Rule’’ and insert ‘‘USCG–2015–0248’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box. Click ‘‘Search’’ then click on the balloon shape in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. 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. 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, click on the ‘‘read comments’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, insert USCG–2015– 0248 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Click the ‘‘open Docket Folder’’ in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 25257 3. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). 4. Public Meeting The Coast Guard does not plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one by using one of the four methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. B. Basis and Purpose Shell Exploration & Production Company has proposed and received permits for drill sites within the Burger prospects, Chukchi Sea, Alaska. During the 2015 timeframe, Shell Exploration & Production Company has proposed drilling exploration wells at various Chukchi Sea prospects depending on favorable ice conditions, weather, sea state, and any other pertinent factors. Each of these drill sites will be permitted for drilling in 2015 to allow for operational flexibility in the event sea ice conditions prevent access to one of the locations. The number of actual wells that will be drilled will depend on ice conditions and the length of time available for the 2015 drilling season. The predicted ‘‘average’’ drilling season, constrained by prevailing ice conditions and regulatory restrictions, is long enough for two to three typical exploration wells to be drilled. The actual order of drilling activities will be controlled by an interplay between actual ice conditions immediately prior to a rig move, ice forecasts, any regulatory restrictions with respect to the dates of allowed operating windows, whether the planned drilling activity involves only drilling the shallow non-objective section or penetrating potential hydrocarbon zones, the availability of permitted sites having approved shallow hazards clearance, the anticipated duration of each contemplated drilling activity, the results of preceding wells and Marine Mammal Monitoring and Mitigation plan requirements. The DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER has a ‘‘persons on board’’ E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 25258 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Proposed Rules capacity of 124, and it is expected to be at capacity for most of its operating period. The DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER’s personnel will include its crew, as well as Shell employees, third party contractors, Alaska Native Marine Mammal Observers and possibly Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) personnel. While conducting exploration drilling operations, the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER will be anchored using an anchoring system consisting of an 8point anchored mooring spread attached to the onboard turret and could have a maximum anchor radius of 3,600 ft (1,100 m). The center point of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER will be positioned within the prospect location in the Chukchi Sea. The DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER will move into the Chukchi Sea on or about July 1, 2015 and onto a prospect location when ice allows. Drilling will conclude on or before October 31, 2015. The drillship and support vessels will depart the Chukchi Sea at the conclusion of the 2015 drilling season. Shell Exploration & Production Company made a request that the Coast Guard establish a safety zone around the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER due to safety concerns for both the personnel aboard the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER and the environment. Shell Exploration & Production Company indicated that it is highly likely that any allision or inability to identify, monitor or mitigate any risks or threats, including ice-related hazards that might be encountered, may result in a catastrophic event. Incursions into the areas near the drilling vessels by unapproved vessels could degrade the ability to monitor and mitigate such risks. In evaluating the request for a safety zone, the Coast Guard explored relevant safety factors and considered several criteria, including but not limited to: (1) The level of shipping activity around the operation; (2) safety concerns for personnel aboard the vessel; (3) concerns for the environment given the sensitivity of the environmental and the importance of fishing and hunting to the indigenous population; (4) the lack of any established shipping fairways, and fueling and supply storage/operations which increase the likelihood that an allision would result in a catastrophic event; (5) the recent and potential future maritime traffic in the vicinity of the proposed areas; (6) the types of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the proposed area; (7) the structural configuration of the vessel, and (8) the need to allow for lawful demonstrations VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 May 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 without endangering the safe operation of the vessel. Results from a thorough and comprehensive examination of the criteria, IMO guidelines, and existing regulations warrant the establishment of the proposed temporary safety zone. The proposed regulation would significantly reduce the threat of allisions that could result in oil spills, and other releases. Furthermore, the proposed regulation would increase the safety of life, property, and the environment in the Chukchi Sea by prohibiting entry into the zone unless specifically authorized by the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, or a designated representative. Due to the remote location and the need to protect the environment, the Coast Guard may use criminal sanctions to enforce the safety zone as appropriate. The purpose of the temporary safety zone is to protect the drillship from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a safety zone around the drillship will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, which could result in oil spills and releases of natural gas, and thereby protects the safety of life, property, and the environment. C. Discussion of Proposed Rule For the reasons described above, the Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone around the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER while anchored or deploying and recovering moorings on location in order to drill exploratory wells in various locations in the Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska from July 1 to October 31, 2015. The proposed temporary safety zone would encompass the area that extends 500 meters from the outer edge of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER, as well as 500 meters from those points, suitably marked by a buoy, where the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER’s mooring spread meets the ocean’s surface. This safety zone will be in effect both when the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER is anchored and when deploying and recovering moorings. As a result, the size and shape of the safety zone will vary, depending on how far from the vessel the mooring spread is deployed, which is expected to be no more than 1,000 meters. No vessel would be allowed to enter or remain in this proposed safety zone except the following: An attending vessel or a vessel authorized by the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District or a designated representative. They may be contacted on VHF–FM Channel 13 or 16 or by telephone at 907–463–2000. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 For any group intending to conduct lawful demonstrations in the vicinity of the rig, these demonstrations must be conducted outside the safety zone. D. Regulatory Analyses The Coast Guard developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 14 of these statutes or 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. This rule is not a significant regulatory action due to the location of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER on the Outer Continental Shelf and its distance from both land and safety fairways. Vessels traversing waters near the proposed safety zone will be able to safely travel around the zone without incurring additional costs. 2. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601–612), the Coast Guard has considered whether this proposed rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This proposed rule would affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in the Burger Prospects of the Chukchi Sea. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact or a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This rule will enforce a safety zone around a drilling unit facility that is in areas of the Chukchi Sea not frequented by vessel traffic and is not in close proximity to a safety fairway. Further, vessel traffic E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Proposed Rules can pass safely around the safety zone without incurring additional costs. 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 so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. 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 LCDR Jason Boyle, Coast Guard Seventeenth District, Office of Prevention; telephone 907– 463–2821, Jason.t.boyle@uscg.mil. 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 would call for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520.). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 5. Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. 6. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. 7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 May 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000.00 (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 The Coast Guard has 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 The Coast Guard analyzed this proposed rule 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 25259 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. 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. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandants Instruction. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 147 Continental shelf, Marine safety, Navigation (water). For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 147 as follows: PART 147—SAFETY ZONES 1. The authority citation for part 147 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 14 U.S.C. 85; 43 U.S.C. 1333; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 147.T17–0248 to read as follows: ■ § 147.T17–0248 Safety Zone; DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER, Outer Continental Shelf Drillship, Chukchi Sea, Alaska. (a)(1) Description. The DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER will be engaged in exploratory drilling operations at various locations in the Chukchi Sea from July 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015. The DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER will be anchored while conducting exploratory drilling operations with the center point of the vessel located at the coordinates listed in Table 1. (2) Safety Zone. The area that extends 500 meters from the outer edge of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER, as well as 500 meters from those points, suitably marked by a buoy, where the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER’s mooring spread meets the ocean’s surface is a safety zone. Lawful demonstrations may be conducted outside of the safety zone. (b) Regulation. No vessel may enter or remain in this safety zone except the following: (1) An attending vessel; or (2) A vessel authorized by the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, or a designated representative. E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1 25260 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Proposed Rules Dated: April 8, 2015. Daniel B. Abel, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–10376 Filed 5–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Dated: April 9, 2015. Mark H. Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. Approved: April 27, 2015. Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–10351 Filed 5–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 45 CFR Part 98 [Docket No. ACF–2013–0001–0001] Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration RIN 0970–AC53 49 CFR Part 391 [Docket No. FMCSA–2005–23151] Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program RIN 2126–AA95 Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard Office of Child Care (OCC), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: Notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal. ACTION: The Office of Child Care (OCC) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is withdrawing a previously published notice of proposed rulemaking that solicited public comment on reforms to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. SUMMARY: The notice of proposed rulemaking published at 78 FR 29442, May 20, 2013, is withdrawn, effective immediately. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Williams, Director, Office of Child Care Policy Division, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447; 202–401–4795 (this is not a toll-free number). On May 20, 2013, HHS published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to the regulations at 45 CFR part 98 for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program at 78 FR 29442. Subsequently, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, which governs the CCDF program, was reauthorized in November 2014 (Public Law 113–186). In light of this statutory change, HHS is hereby withdrawing the May 2013 NPRM, and will begin a new regulatory process with a proposed rule based on the new law. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 May 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: FMCSA proposes to permit drivers with stable, well-controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. Currently, drivers with ITDM are prohibited from driving CMVs in interstate commerce unless they obtain an exemption from FMCSA. This NPRM would enable individuals with ITDM to obtain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), from a medical examiner (ME) at least annually in order to operate in interstate commerce if the treating clinician (TC) who is the healthcare professional responsible for prescribing insulin for the driver’s diabetes, provides documentation to the ME that the condition is stable and wellcontrolled. DATES: You must submit comments on or before July 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number FMCSA– 2005–23151 using any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Services (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: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ heading under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions regarding submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this proposed rule, contact Ms. Linda Phillips, Medical Programs Division, FMCSA, 1200 New Jersey Ave SE., Washington DC 20590–0001, by telephone at 202– 366–4001, or by email at fmcsamedical@dot.gov. If you have questions about viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Services, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents for Preamble I. Executive Summary A. Purpose and Summary of the Major Provisions B. Benefits and Costs II. Public Participation and Request for Comments A. Submitting Comments B. Viewing Comments and Documents C. Privacy Act III. Abbreviations and Acronyms IV. Legal Basis for the Rulemaking V. Background A. Diabetes B. Brief History of Physical Qualification Standards for CMV Drivers With ITDM C. Current Exemption Program VI. Reasons for the Proposed Changes A. Expert Guidance and Studies Concerning Risks for Drivers With Diabetes B. What FMCSA Is Proposing and Why VII. Section-By-Section Analysis A. Section 391.41 Physical Qualifications for Drivers B. Section 391.45 Persons Who Must Be Medically Examined and Certified C. Section 391.46 Physical Qualification Standards for a Person With InsulinTreated Diabetes Mellitus VIII. Rulemaking Analyses and Notices I. Executive Summary A. Purpose and Summary of Major Provisions Under the current regulations, a driver with ITDM may not operate a CMV in interstate commerce unless the driver obtains an exemption from FMCSA, which must be renewed at least every 2 years. FMCSA proposes to allow individuals with well-controlled ITDM to drive CMVs in interstate commerce if they are examined at least annually by an ME who is listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry), have received the MEC from the ME, and are otherwise physically qualified. FMCSA believes that this procedure will adequately E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 85 (Monday, May 4, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 147

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0248]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; NOBLE DISCOVERER, Outer Continental Shelf Drillship, 
Chukchi Sea, Alaska

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone that extends 500 meters 
from the outer edge of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER, as well as 500 
meters from those points, suitably marked by a buoy, where the 
DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER's mooring spread meets the ocean's surface. 
This safety zone would be in effect both when the DRILLSHIP NOBLE 
DISCOVERER is anchored and when deploying and recovering moorings. As a 
result, the size and shape of the safety zone will vary, depending on 
how far from the vessel the mooring spread is deployed, which is 
expected to be no more than 1,000 meters. This safety zone would be in 
effect when the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER is on

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location in order to drill exploratory wells at various prospects 
located in the Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska, from 12:01 
a.m. on July 1, 2015 through 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2015. Lawful 
demonstrations may be conducted outside of the safety zone.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before June 3, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2015-0248 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: 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.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion of 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed 
rule, call or email LCDR Jason Boyle, Seventeenth Coast Guard District 
(dpi); telephone 907-463-2821, Jason.t.boyle@uscg.mil. If you have 
questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl 
F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Public Participation and Request for Comments

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

1. Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking (USCG-2015-0248), 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 (via 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 via http://www.regulations.gov, 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-2015-0248] in the ``SEARCH'' box and click 
``SEARCH.'' Click on ``Submit a Comment'' on the line associated with 
this rulemaking.
    http://www.regulations.gov, click on the ``submit a comment'' box, 
which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ``Document Type'' 
drop down menu select ``Proposed Rule'' and insert ``USCG-2015-0248'' 
in the ``Keyword'' box. Click ``Search'' then click on the balloon 
shape in the ``Actions'' column. 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, 
click on the ``read comments'' box, which will then become highlighted 
in blue. In the ``Keyword'' box, insert USCG-2015-0248 and click 
``Search.'' Click the ``open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column.
    You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 
on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

3. Privacy Act

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

4. Public Meeting

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

B. Basis and Purpose

    Shell Exploration & Production Company has proposed and received 
permits for drill sites within the Burger prospects, Chukchi Sea, 
Alaska.
    During the 2015 timeframe, Shell Exploration & Production Company 
has proposed drilling exploration wells at various Chukchi Sea 
prospects depending on favorable ice conditions, weather, sea state, 
and any other pertinent factors. Each of these drill sites will be 
permitted for drilling in 2015 to allow for operational flexibility in 
the event sea ice conditions prevent access to one of the locations. 
The number of actual wells that will be drilled will depend on ice 
conditions and the length of time available for the 2015 drilling 
season. The predicted ``average'' drilling season, constrained by 
prevailing ice conditions and regulatory restrictions, is long enough 
for two to three typical exploration wells to be drilled.
    The actual order of drilling activities will be controlled by an 
interplay between actual ice conditions immediately prior to a rig 
move, ice forecasts, any regulatory restrictions with respect to the 
dates of allowed operating windows, whether the planned drilling 
activity involves only drilling the shallow non-objective section or 
penetrating potential hydrocarbon zones, the availability of permitted 
sites having approved shallow hazards clearance, the anticipated 
duration of each contemplated drilling activity, the results of 
preceding wells and Marine Mammal Monitoring and Mitigation plan 
requirements.
    The DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER has a ``persons on board''

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capacity of 124, and it is expected to be at capacity for most of its 
operating period. The DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER's personnel will 
include its crew, as well as Shell employees, third party contractors, 
Alaska Native Marine Mammal Observers and possibly Bureau of Safety and 
Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) personnel.
    While conducting exploration drilling operations, the DRILLSHIP 
NOBLE DISCOVERER will be anchored using an anchoring system consisting 
of an 8-point anchored mooring spread attached to the onboard turret 
and could have a maximum anchor radius of 3,600 ft (1,100 m). The 
center point of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER will be positioned 
within the prospect location in the Chukchi Sea.
    The DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER will move into the Chukchi Sea on or 
about July 1, 2015 and onto a prospect location when ice allows. 
Drilling will conclude on or before October 31, 2015. The drillship and 
support vessels will depart the Chukchi Sea at the conclusion of the 
2015 drilling season.
    Shell Exploration & Production Company made a request that the 
Coast Guard establish a safety zone around the DRILLSHIP NOBLE 
DISCOVERER due to safety concerns for both the personnel aboard the 
DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER and the environment. Shell Exploration & 
Production Company indicated that it is highly likely that any allision 
or inability to identify, monitor or mitigate any risks or threats, 
including ice-related hazards that might be encountered, may result in 
a catastrophic event. Incursions into the areas near the drilling 
vessels by unapproved vessels could degrade the ability to monitor and 
mitigate such risks.
    In evaluating the request for a safety zone, the Coast Guard 
explored relevant safety factors and considered several criteria, 
including but not limited to: (1) The level of shipping activity around 
the operation; (2) safety concerns for personnel aboard the vessel; (3) 
concerns for the environment given the sensitivity of the environmental 
and the importance of fishing and hunting to the indigenous population; 
(4) the lack of any established shipping fairways, and fueling and 
supply storage/operations which increase the likelihood that an 
allision would result in a catastrophic event; (5) the recent and 
potential future maritime traffic in the vicinity of the proposed 
areas; (6) the types of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the 
proposed area; (7) the structural configuration of the vessel, and (8) 
the need to allow for lawful demonstrations without endangering the 
safe operation of the vessel.
    Results from a thorough and comprehensive examination of the 
criteria, IMO guidelines, and existing regulations warrant the 
establishment of the proposed temporary safety zone. The proposed 
regulation would significantly reduce the threat of allisions that 
could result in oil spills, and other releases. Furthermore, the 
proposed regulation would increase the safety of life, property, and 
the environment in the Chukchi Sea by prohibiting entry into the zone 
unless specifically authorized by the Commander, Seventeenth Coast 
Guard District, or a designated representative. Due to the remote 
location and the need to protect the environment, the Coast Guard may 
use criminal sanctions to enforce the safety zone as appropriate.
    The purpose of the temporary safety zone is to protect the 
drillship from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels 
and fairways. Placing a safety zone around the drillship will 
significantly reduce the threat of allisions, which could result in oil 
spills and releases of natural gas, and thereby protects the safety of 
life, property, and the environment.

C. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    For the reasons described above, the Coast Guard is proposing to 
establish a temporary safety zone around the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER 
while anchored or deploying and recovering moorings on location in 
order to drill exploratory wells in various locations in the Chukchi 
Sea Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska from July 1 to October 31, 2015.
    The proposed temporary safety zone would encompass the area that 
extends 500 meters from the outer edge of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE 
DISCOVERER, as well as 500 meters from those points, suitably marked by 
a buoy, where the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER's mooring spread meets the 
ocean's surface. This safety zone will be in effect both when the 
DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER is anchored and when deploying and 
recovering moorings. As a result, the size and shape of the safety zone 
will vary, depending on how far from the vessel the mooring spread is 
deployed, which is expected to be no more than 1,000 meters. No vessel 
would be allowed to enter or remain in this proposed safety zone except 
the following: An attending vessel or a vessel authorized by the 
Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District or a designated 
representative. They may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 13 or 16 or by 
telephone at 907-463-2000.
    For any group intending to conduct lawful demonstrations in the 
vicinity of the rig, these demonstrations must be conducted outside the 
safety zone.

D. Regulatory Analyses

    The Coast Guard developed this proposed rule after considering 
numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we 
summarize our analyses based on 14 of these statutes or 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.
    This rule is not a significant regulatory action due to the 
location of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER on the Outer Continental 
Shelf and its distance from both land and safety fairways. Vessels 
traversing waters near the proposed safety zone will be able to safely 
travel around the zone without incurring additional costs.

2. Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601-612), 
the Coast Guard has considered whether this proposed rule would have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
The term ``small entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit 
organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not 
dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with 
populations of less than 50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed 
rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities. This proposed rule would affect the following 
entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners or 
operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in the Burger 
Prospects of the Chukchi Sea.
    This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact or a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This 
rule will enforce a safety zone around a drilling unit facility that is 
in areas of the Chukchi Sea not frequented by vessel traffic and is not 
in close proximity to a safety fairway. Further, vessel traffic

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can pass safely around the safety zone without incurring additional 
costs.
    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 so that they can better 
evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. 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 LCDR Jason Boyle, Coast Guard 
Seventeenth District, Office of Prevention; telephone 907-463-2821, 
Jason.t.boyle@uscg.mil. 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 would call for no new collection of information 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.).

5. Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local 
governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial 
direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this proposed rule 
under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications 
for federalism.

6. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that 
your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or 
security of people, places or vessels.

7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000.00 (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

    The Coast Guard has 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

    The Coast Guard analyzed this proposed rule 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. 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. This rule is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of 
Figure 2-1 of the Commandants Instruction.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 147

    Continental shelf, Marine safety, Navigation (water).

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 147 as follows:

PART 147--SAFETY ZONES

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1. The authority citation for part 147 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 14 U.S.C. 85; 43 U.S.C. 1333; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. Add Sec.  147.T17-0248 to read as follows:


Sec.  147.T17-0248  Safety Zone; DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER, Outer 
Continental Shelf Drillship, Chukchi Sea, Alaska.

    (a)(1) Description. The DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER will be engaged 
in exploratory drilling operations at various locations in the Chukchi 
Sea from July 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015. The DRILLSHIP NOBLE 
DISCOVERER will be anchored while conducting exploratory drilling 
operations with the center point of the vessel located at the 
coordinates listed in Table 1.
    (2) Safety Zone. The area that extends 500 meters from the outer 
edge of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER, as well as 500 meters from 
those points, suitably marked by a buoy, where the DRILLSHIP NOBLE 
DISCOVERER's mooring spread meets the ocean's surface is a safety zone. 
Lawful demonstrations may be conducted outside of the safety zone.
    (b) Regulation. No vessel may enter or remain in this safety zone 
except the following:
    (1) An attending vessel; or
    (2) A vessel authorized by the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard 
District, or a designated representative.


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    Dated: April 8, 2015.
Daniel B. Abel,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 2015-10376 Filed 5-1-15; 8:45 am]
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