Safety Zone; Charleston Patriot Festival, Cooper River; Charleston, SC, 36953-36956 [2015-15934]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 124 / Monday, June 29, 2015 / Proposed Rules information utilized to establish the indirect cost rate proposal submitted. (3) The certification of final indirect costs shall read as follows: Certificate of Final Indirect Costs This is to certify that I have reviewed this proposal to establish final indirect cost rates and to the best of my knowledge and belief: 1. All costs included in this proposal (identify proposal and date) to establish final indirect cost rates for (identify period covered by rate) are allowable in accordance with the cost principles of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 31; and 2. This proposal does not include any costs which are expressly unallowable under applicable cost principles of the FAR of 48 CFR part 31. Firm: Signature: Name of Certifying Official: Title: Date of Execution: [FR Doc. 2015–15617 Filed 6–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2015–0022] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Charleston Patriot Festival, Cooper River; Charleston, SC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina during the International Outboard Grand Prix (IOGP) Charleston Patriot Festival, a series of high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13, 2015. Approximately 25 high-speed race boats are anticipated to participate in the races. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters of the United States during the event. This safety zone would temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Cooper River in front of River Front Park. Persons and vessels that are not participating in the races would be prohibited from entering, transiting Lhorne on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:38 Jun 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 through, anchoring in, or remaining within the restricted area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. This proposed rule would be effective from September 11, 2015 until September 13, 2015. It would be enforced on September 11, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.; on September 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; and on September 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. There will be periodic river openings between each race. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 29, 2015. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 14, 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 Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Ruleman, Sector Charleston Office of Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone (843)–740–3184, email Christopher.L.Ruleman@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: DATES: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register 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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 36953 any personal information you have provided. 1. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at http:// www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number [USCG–2015–0022] 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. 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–2015–0022) 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. E:\FR\FM\29JNP1.SGM 29JNP1 36954 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 124 / Monday, June 29, 2015 / Proposed Rules 3. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). 4. Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting, but you may submit a request for one on or before July 14, 2015 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. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, contact the person named in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, above. Lhorne on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish a safety zone: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The purpose of the proposed rule is to protect the safety of spectator and participant vessels and to ensure safety of life and property of the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the IOGP Charleston Patriot Festival boat races. C. Discussion of Proposed Rule On Friday September 11 through Sunday September 13, 2015 the IOGP will host ‘‘Charleston Patriot Festival’’ a series of high-speed boat races. The event will be held on a portion of Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. Approximately 25 high-speed race boats are anticipated to participate in the races. The proposed rule would establish a safety zone to encompass certain waters of the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. The safety zone would be enforced daily: 4:00 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. on September 11, 9:00 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. on September 12, and 10:00 a.m. through 5:45 p.m. on September 13, 2015. There will be periodic river openings to allow vessel traffic to pass between races. The safety zone establishes a regulated area around vessels participating in the event in the vicinity of Cooper River Front Park. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:38 Jun 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 Persons and vessels, except those participating in the race, would be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring, or remaining within the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. Persons and vessels would be able to request authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area by contacting the Captain of the Port Charleston by telephone at (843) 740– 7050, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization would be required to comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Charleston or designated representative. The Coast Guard would provide notice of the safety zone by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and onscene designated representatives. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes or executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. The economic impact of this proposed rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) Although persons and vessels would not be able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without authorization from the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative, they would be able to operate in the surrounding area during the enforcement periods; (2) even during the enforcement periods, the River would periodically open between races to allow vessel traffic to pass; (3) persons and vessels would still be able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area if authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 representative; and (4) the Coast Guard would provide advance notification of the regulated area to the local maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities: This proposed rule may affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within that portion of the Charleston harbor encompassed within the safety zone on September 11, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.; on September 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; and on September 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. For the reasons discussed in the Regulatory Planning and Review section above, this proposed rule would 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. E:\FR\FM\29JNP1.SGM 29JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 124 / Monday, June 29, 2015 / Proposed Rules 4. Collection of Information This proposed rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520.). 5. Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism. 6. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. 7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Lhorne on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:38 Jun 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 36955 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. requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: 11. Indian Tribal Governments PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 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 which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule involves establishing a safety zone effective from 4:00 p.m. September 11 through 5:45 p.m. on September 13, 2015. This proposed rule involves establishing a safety zone as described in Figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add a temporary § 165.T07–0022 to Subpart F under the undesignated center heading ‘‘Seventh Coast Guard District’’ to read as follows: ■ § 165.T07–0022 Safety Zones; Charleston Patriot Festival, Cooper River; Charleston, SC. a) Regulated Area. The proposed rule would establish a safety zone on certain waters of the Charleston harbor in Charleston, South Carolina. The safety zone will consist of a regulated area which will be enforced daily from 4:00 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. on September 11, 9:00 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. on September 12, and 10:00 a.m. through 5:45 p.m. on September 13, 2015. The safety zone establishes a regulated area around vessels participating in the event in the vicinity of Cooper River Front Park. 1. Regulated Area. All waters of the Charleston Harbor encompassed within the following points; starting at point 1 in position 32°52′31.31″ N. 079°57′44.31″ W.; thence west to point 2 in position 32°52′28.69″ N. 079°58′00.52″ W.; thence south to point 3 in position 32°51′58.83″ N. 079°57′48.28″ W.; thence east to point 4 in position 32°52′03.79″ N. 079°57′33.61″ W.; thence back to origin. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (a) Definition. The term ‘‘designated representative’’ means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Charleston in the enforcement of the safety zone. (b) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels, except those participating in the Charleston Patriot Festival, or serving as safety vessels, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area. Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the Captain of the Port E:\FR\FM\29JNP1.SGM 29JNP1 36956 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 124 / Monday, June 29, 2015 / Proposed Rules Charleston by telephone at (843) 740– 7050, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone is granted by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Charleston or designated representative. (2) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area by Marine Safety Information Bulletins, Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. (e) Enforcement Dates. This rule will be enforced daily during the effective dates: From 4:00 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. on September 11, 9:00 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. on September 12, and 10:00 a.m. through 5:45 p.m. on September 13, 2015. Dated: June 17, 2015. G.L. Tomasulo, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Charleston. [FR Doc. 2015–15934 Filed 6–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R06–OAR–2014–0205; FRL–9929–68– Region 6] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Infrastructure for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission from the State of New Mexico for the Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The submittal addresses how the existing SIP provides for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS (infrastructure SIP or i-SIP). This i-SIP ensures that the State’s SIP is adequate to meet the state’s responsibilities under the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 29, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID Number EPA– Lhorne on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:38 Jun 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 R06–OAR–2014–0205, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions. • Email: Sherry Fuerst at fuerst.sherry@epa.gov. • Mail or delivery: Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD–L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. Deliveries are accepted only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, and not on legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R06–OAR–2014– 0205. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas. While all documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), and PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 some may not be publicly available at either location (e.g., CBI). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherry Fuerst, telephone 214–665–6454, fuerst.sherry@epa.gov. To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment with her or Bill Deese at 214–665–7253. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document wherever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean the EPA. I. Background On June 22, 2010, EPA revised the primary SO2 NAAQS (hereafter the 2010 SO2 NAAQS) to establish a new 1-hour standard, with a level of 75 parts per billion, based on the 3-year average of the annual 99th percentile of 1-hour daily maximum concentrations (75 FR 35520). Each state must submit an i-SIP within three years after the promulgation of a new or revised NAAQS. Section 110(a)(2) of the CAA includes a list of specific elements the i-SIP must meet. EPA issued guidance addressing the i-SIP elements for NAAQS.1 The Secretary of the New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) submitted an i-SIP revision to address this revised NAAQS. EPA is proposing to approve the New Mexico i-SIP submittal for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS.2 II. EPA’s Evaluation of New Mexico’s i-SIP Submittal Below is a summary of EPA’s evaluation of the New Mexico i-SIP for each applicable element of 110(a)(2) A–M.3 New Mexico provided a demonstration of how the existing New Mexico SIP met all the requirements of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS on February 14, 2014. This SIP submission became complete by operation of law on August 14, 2014. See CAA section 110(k)(1)(B). 1 ‘‘Guidance on Infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) Elements under Clean Air Act Sections 110(a)(1) and 110(a)(2),’’ Memorandum from Stephen D. Page, September 13, 2013. 2 Additional information on: The history of SO , 2 its levels, forms and, determination of compliance; EPA’s approach for reviewing i-SIPs; the details of the SIP submittal and EPA’s evaluation; the effect of recent court decisions on i-SIPs; the statute and regulatory citations in the New Mexico SIP specific to this review; the specific i-SIP applicable CAA and EPA regulatory citations; Federal Register Notice citations for New Mexico SIP approvals; New Mexico’s minor New Source Review program and EPA approval activities; and, New Mexico’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program can be found in the Technical Support Document (TSD). 3 A detailed discussion of our evaluation can be found in the TSD for this action. The TSD can be accessed through www.regulations.gov (e-docket EPA–R06–OAR–2014–0205). E:\FR\FM\29JNP1.SGM 29JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 124 (Monday, June 29, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 36953-36956]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-15934]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2015-0022]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Charleston Patriot Festival, Cooper River; 
Charleston, SC

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the 
Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina during the International 
Outboard Grand Prix (IOGP) Charleston Patriot Festival, a series of 
high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, 
September 11 through Sunday, September 13, 2015. Approximately 25 high-
speed race boats are anticipated to participate in the races. This 
safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property 
on navigable waters of the United States during the event. This safety 
zone would temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Cooper 
River in front of River Front Park. Persons and vessels that are not 
participating in the races would be prohibited from entering, 
transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the restricted 
area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a 
designated representative.

DATES: This proposed rule would be effective from September 11, 2015 
until September 13, 2015. It would be enforced on September 11, 2015 
from 4:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.; on September 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. 
until 7:30 p.m.; and on September 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:45 
p.m. There will be periodic river openings between each race.
    Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard 
on or before July 29, 2015. Requests for public meetings must be 
received by the Coast Guard on or before July 14, 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 Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Ruleman, Sector 
Charleston Office of Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone 
(843)-740-3184, email Christopher.L.Ruleman@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: 

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A. Public Participation and Request for Comments

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

1. Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at 
http://www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but 
please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it 
will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully 
transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, 
it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when 
it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you 
include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a 
telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact 
you if we have questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number [USCG-2015-0022] 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-2015-0022) 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.

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3. Privacy Act

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

4. Public Meeting

    We do not now plan to hold a public meeting, but you may submit a 
request for one on or before July 14, 2015 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. For information on facilities or 
services for individuals with disabilities or to request special 
assistance at the public meeting, contact the person named in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, above.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard's authority to 
establish a safety zone: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 
6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation 
No. 0170.1.
    The purpose of the proposed rule is to protect the safety of 
spectator and participant vessels and to ensure safety of life and 
property of the general public on the navigable waters of the United 
States during the IOGP Charleston Patriot Festival boat races.

C. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    On Friday September 11 through Sunday September 13, 2015 the IOGP 
will host ``Charleston Patriot Festival'' a series of high-speed boat 
races. The event will be held on a portion of Cooper River in 
Charleston, South Carolina. Approximately 25 high-speed race boats are 
anticipated to participate in the races.
    The proposed rule would establish a safety zone to encompass 
certain waters of the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. The 
safety zone would be enforced daily: 4:00 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. on 
September 11, 9:00 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. on September 12, and 10:00 
a.m. through 5:45 p.m. on September 13, 2015. There will be periodic 
river openings to allow vessel traffic to pass between races. The 
safety zone establishes a regulated area around vessels participating 
in the event in the vicinity of Cooper River Front Park. Persons and 
vessels, except those participating in the race, would be prohibited 
from entering, transiting through, anchoring, or remaining within the 
safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port 
Charleston or a designated representative. Persons and vessels would be 
able to request authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or 
remain within the regulated area by contacting the Captain of the Port 
Charleston by telephone at (843) 740-7050, or a designated 
representative via VHF radio on channel 16. If authorization to enter, 
transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area is 
granted by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated 
representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization 
would be required to comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port Charleston or designated representative. The Coast Guard would 
provide notice of the safety zone by Local Notice to Mariners, 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives.

D. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under 
section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 
as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential 
costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or 
under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and 
Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. The economic impact of 
this proposed rule is not significant for the following reasons: (1) 
Although persons and vessels would not be able to enter, transit 
through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without 
authorization from the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated 
representative, they would be able to operate in the surrounding area 
during the enforcement periods; (2) even during the enforcement 
periods, the River would periodically open between races to allow 
vessel traffic to pass; (3) persons and vessels would still be able to 
enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area 
if authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated 
representative; and (4) the Coast Guard would provide advance 
notification of the regulated area to the local maritime community by 
Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this 
proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities: This proposed rule may affect the 
following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners or 
operators of vessels intending to enter, transit through, anchor in, or 
remain within that portion of the Charleston harbor encompassed within 
the safety zone on September 11, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.; 
on September 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; and on September 
13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. For the reasons discussed in 
the Regulatory Planning and Review section above, this proposed rule 
would 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.

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4. Collection of Information

    This proposed rule will not call for a new collection of 
information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3520.).

5. Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and 
determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism.

6. Protest Activities

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

7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

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

9. Civil Justice Reform

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

10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks

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

11. Indian Tribal Governments

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

12. Energy Effects

    This proposed rule is not a ``significant energy action'' under 
Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That 
Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use.

13. Technical Standards

    This proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we 
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 which do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule 
involves establishing a safety zone effective from 4:00 p.m. September 
11 through 5:45 p.m. on September 13, 2015. This proposed rule involves 
establishing a safety zone as described in Figure 2-1, paragraph 
(34)(g), of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary environmental 
analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical 
Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated 
under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to 
the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed 
rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-
1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.

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2. Add a temporary Sec.  165.T07-0022 to Subpart F under the 
undesignated center heading ``Seventh Coast Guard District'' to read as 
follows:


Sec.  165.T07-0022  Safety Zones; Charleston Patriot Festival, Cooper 
River; Charleston, SC.

    a) Regulated Area. The proposed rule would establish a safety zone 
on certain waters of the Charleston harbor in Charleston, South 
Carolina. The safety zone will consist of a regulated area which will 
be enforced daily from 4:00 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. on September 11, 
9:00 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. on September 12, and 10:00 a.m. through 
5:45 p.m. on September 13, 2015. The safety zone establishes a 
regulated area around vessels participating in the event in the 
vicinity of Cooper River Front Park.
    1. Regulated Area. All waters of the Charleston Harbor encompassed 
within the following points; starting at point 1 in position 
32[deg]52'31.31'' N. 079[deg]57'44.31'' W.; thence west to point 2 in 
position 32[deg]52'28.69'' N. 079[deg]58'00.52'' W.; thence south to 
point 3 in position 32[deg]51'58.83'' N. 079[deg]57'48.28'' W.; thence 
east to point 4 in position 32[deg]52'03.79'' N. 079[deg]57'33.61'' W.; 
thence back to origin. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983.
    (a) Definition. The term ``designated representative'' means Coast 
Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty 
officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and 
Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the 
Captain of the Port Charleston in the enforcement of the safety zone.
    (b) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels, except those 
participating in the Charleston Patriot Festival, or serving as safety 
vessels, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring 
in, or remaining within the regulated area. Persons and vessels 
desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the 
regulated area may contact the Captain of the Port

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Charleston by telephone at (843) 740-7050, or a designated 
representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. 
If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within 
the safety zone is granted by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a 
designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port Charleston or designated representative.
    (2) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area by 
Marine Safety Information Bulletins, Local Notice to Mariners, 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives.
    (e) Enforcement Dates. This rule will be enforced daily during the 
effective dates: From 4:00 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. on September 11, 9:00 
a.m. through 7:30 p.m. on September 12, and 10:00 a.m. through 5:45 
p.m. on September 13, 2015.

    Dated: June 17, 2015.
G.L. Tomasulo,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Charleston.
[FR Doc. 2015-15934 Filed 6-26-15; 8:45 am]
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