Safety zone; Allegheny River Between Mile 0.0 and 1.4; Pittsburgh, PA, 37562-37565 [2015-16258]

Download as PDF 37562 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 126 / Wednesday, July 1, 2015 / Proposed Rules efforts to provide actual and constructive notice of the escheat proceeding to all persons listed on the face of the bond and all persons who may have an interest in the bond, and that those persons had an opportunity to be heard before the escheat judgment was entered. (c) Fulfillment of Obligation. Payment to a State claiming title under this section fulfills the United States’ obligations to the same extent as if payment had been made to the registered owner. PART 360—REGULATIONS GOVERNING DEFINITIVE UNITED STATES SAVINGS BONDS, SERIES I 1. The authority for this part continues to read: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 3105 and 3125. 2. Amend § 360.20 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ § 360.20 General * * * * * (b) The Department of the Treasury will recognize a claim against an owner of a savings bond and conflicting claims of ownership of, or interest in, a bond between coowners or between the registered owner and the beneficiary, if established by valid, judicial proceedings specifically listed in this subpart. Escheat proceedings will not be recognized under this subpart. Section 360.23 specifies the evidence required to establish the validity of the judicial proceedings. * * * * * ■ 3. Redesignate subpart M as subpart N and add a new subpart M to read as follows: this part, and not this section. Treasury will not recognize an escheat judgment that purports to vest a State with title to a bond that is still earning interest. Treasury also will not recognize escheat judgments that purport to vest a State with title to a bond that the State does not possess, or judgments that purport to grant the State custody of a bond, but not title. (b) Due Process. At a minimum, a State requesting payment under this section must demonstrate to Treasury’s satisfaction that it made reasonable efforts to provide actual and constructive notice of the escheat proceeding to all persons listed on the face of the bond and all persons who may have an interest in the bond, and that those persons had an opportunity to be heard before the escheat judgment was entered. (c) Fulfillment of Obligation. Payment to a State claiming title under this section fulfills the United States’ obligations to the same extent as if payment had been made to the registered owner. Dated: June 26, 2015. David A. Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–16278 Filed 6–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2015–0332] RIN 1625–AA00 Subpart M—Escheat and Unclaimed Property Claims by States Safety zone; Allegheny River Between Mile 0.0 and 1.4; Pittsburgh, PA Sec. 360.77 Payment to a State claiming title to abandoned bonds. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS § 360.77 Payment to a State claiming title to abandoned bonds. (a) General. The Department of the Treasury may, in its discretion, recognize an escheat judgment that purports to vest a State with title to a definitive savings bond that has stopped earning interest and is in the State’s possession, when the State presents evidence satisfactory to Treasury that the bond has been abandoned by all persons entitled to payment under Treasury regulations. A State claiming title to a definitive savings bond as the heir to a deceased owner must comply with the requirements of subpart L of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Jun 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone on the Allegheny River mile 0.0 to mile 1.4 from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. This safety zone is needed to protect persons participating in the Pittsburgh Triathlon. Entry into this zone will be prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Pittsburgh or a designated representative. SUMMARY: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 16, 2015. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 MST1 Jennifer Haggins, Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (412) 221–0807, email Jennifer.L.Haggins@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: ADDRESSES: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking SAR Search and Rescue 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 E:\FR\FM\01JYP1.SGM 01JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 126 / Wednesday, July 1, 2015 / Proposed Rules 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–2015–0332] 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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–2015–0332) in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 3. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). 4. Public Meeting We do not plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Jun 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. B. Regulatory History and Information The Coast Guard has a long history working with local, state, and federal agencies in areas to improve emergency response, to prepare for events that call for swift action, and to protect our nation. The Coast Guard is proposing to establish this safety zone on the waters of the Allegheny River for the Pittsburgh Triathlon. The marine event is scheduled to take place from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. This proposed rule is necessary to protect the safety of the participants, spectators, commercial traffic, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. C. Basis and Purpose The legal basis and authorities for this proposed rule are found in 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, which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to propose, establish, and define safety zones. The purpose of this proposed safety zone is to protect the participants of the Pittsburgh Triathlon during the swim portion of the event from the hazards of other vessels in the water. D. Discussion of Proposed Rule This proposed rule is necessary to establish a safety zone that will encompass all waters of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The proposed safety zone regulations would be enforced from approximately 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for approximately 3 hours on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. As proposed, the safety zone would be a complete closure on the Allegheny River from mile 0.0 to mile 1.4 from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. All persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the triathlon and those vessels enforcing the areas, would be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the proposed safety zone area. Persons and vessels may request authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the enforcement areas by contacting the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh by telephone at (412) 221–0807, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 37563 within the enforcement areas is granted by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative. E. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes or executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. The temporary safety zone listed in this proposed rule will restrict vessel traffic from entering, transiting, or anchoring within a portion of the Allegheny River. The effect of this proposed regulation will not be significant for several reasons: (1) The amount of time the Allegheny River will be closed (2) the impacts on routine navigation are expected to be minimal because notifications to the marine community will be made through local notice to mariners (LNM) and broadcast notice to mariners (BNM). Therefore, these notifications will allow the public to plan operations around the proposed safety zone and its enforcement times. 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 will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the Allegheny River from mile 0.0 to mile 1.4 effective from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 E:\FR\FM\01JYP1.SGM 01JYP1 37564 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 126 / Wednesday, July 1, 2015 / Proposed Rules a.m. on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. This proposed safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because this proposed rule will impede navigational traffic for a short period of time. Traffic in this area is almost entirely limited to recreational vessels and commercial towing vessels. Notifications to the marine community will be made through BNMs and electronic mail. Notices of changes to the proposed safety zone and scheduled effective times and enforcement periods will also be made. Deviation from the proposed restrictions may be requested from the COTP or designated representative and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rulemaking 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 proposed rule would economically affect it. 3. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. 4. Collection of Information This proposed rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520.). 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 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 rulemaking does not have implications for federalism. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Jun 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 6. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. 7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not result in such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. 8. Taking of Private Property This proposed rule would not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. 9. Civil Justice Reform This proposed rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. 11. Indian Tribal Governments This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 12. Energy Effects This proposed rule is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 13. Technical Standards This proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule involves establishing a temporary safety zone. The safety zone will be on the Allegheny River mile 0.0 to mile 1.4 from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. This action is necessary to protect persons and property during the Pittsburgh Triathlon. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 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. A new temporary § 165.T08–0332 is added to subpart F, under the ■ E:\FR\FM\01JYP1.SGM 01JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 126 / Wednesday, July 1, 2015 / Proposed Rules [FR Doc. 2015–16258 Filed 6–30–15; 8:45 am] completely replace and supersede the prior rules. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 31, 2015. ADDRESSES: Judicial Officer Department, United States Postal Service, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201–3078. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Associate Judicial Officer Gary E. Shapiro, (703) 812–1910. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The rules governing the Judicial Officer’s role regarding Postal Service debarments are set forth in 39 CFR part 957. The proposed rules would completely replace the former rules of this part. In 2007, the Postal Service changed its procurement regulations regarding suspension and debarment from contracting. See 72 FR 58252 (October 15, 2007). Whereas prior to that change, the Judicial Officer conducted hearings and rendered final agency decisions regarding suspension and debarment from contracting, the revised procurement regulations at 39 CFR 601.113 eliminated any role of the Judicial Officer from suspensions, and reserved final agency action regarding debarments to the Vice President, Supply Management. The remaining role of the Judicial Officer relative to debarment from contracting is set forth in paragraphs (g)(2) and (h)(2) of § 601.113. Those paragraphs provide that the Vice President, Supply Management, may request the Judicial Officer to conduct fact-finding hearings to resolve questions of material facts involving a debarment, and will consider those findings when deciding the matter. Under paragraph (h)(2) of § 601.113, fact-finding hearings will be governed by rules of procedure promulgated by the Judicial Officer. These rules of procedure satisfy that requirement. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 957 POSTAL SERVICE Administrative practice and procedure, Government contracts. Accordingly, for the reasons stated, the Postal Service proposes to revise 39 CFR part 957 to read as follows: undesignated center heading Eighth Coast Guard District, to read as follows: § 165.T08–0332 Safety Zone; Allegheny River between mile 0.0 and 1.4; Pittsburgh, PA. (a) Locations. The following area is a temporary safety zone: All waters on the Allegheny River mile 0.0 to mile 1.4. (b) Effective date and time. The safety zone listed in section (a) is effective from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23 of this part, entry into this area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Pittsburgh or a designated representative. (2) Spectator vessels may safely transit outside the safety zones at a minimum safe speed, but may not anchor, block, loiter, or impede participants or official patrol vessels. (3) Vessels requiring entry into or passage through the safety zones must request permission from the COTP Pittsburgh or a designated representative. They may be contacted by telephone at (412) 412–0807. (4) All vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP Pittsburgh and designated personnel. Designated personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. (d) Informational Broadcasts: The Captain of the Port, Pittsburgh or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners (BNM) of the effective period for the safety zone and of any changes in the effective period, enforcement times, or size of the safety zones. Dated: June 10, 2015. L. N. Weaver, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Pittsburgh. 39 CFR Part 957 Rules of Practice in Proceedings Relative to Debarment From Contracting PART 957—RULES OF PRACTICE IN PROCEEDINGS RELATIVE TO DEBARMENT FROM CONTRACTING Postal Service. Proposed rule. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: ACTION: This document requests comments regarding a revision of the rules for proceedings in which the Judicial Officer Department conducts fact-finding relative to debarments. The revised rules of procedure would SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Jun 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 Sec. 957.1 957.2 957.3 957.4 957.5 957.6 957.7 957.8 PO 00000 Authority for rules. Scope of rules. Definitions. Authority of the Hearing Officer. Case initiation. Filing documents for the record. Failure to appear at the hearing. Hearings. Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 37565 957.9 Appearances. 957.10 Conduct of the hearing. 957.11 Witness fees. 957.12 Transcript. 957.13 Proposed findings of fact. 957.14 Findings of fact. 957.15 Computation of time. 957.16 Official record. 957.17 Public information. 957.18 Ex parte communications. Authority: 39 U.S.C. 204, 401. § 957.1 Authority for rules. The rules in this part are issued by the Judicial Officer of the Postal Service pursuant to authority delegated by the Postmaster General (39 U.S.C. 204, 401). § 957.2 Scope of rules. The rules in this part apply to proceedings initiated pursuant to paragraphs (g)(2) or (h)(2) of § 601.113 of this chapter. § 957.3 Definitions. (a) Vice President means the Vice President, Supply Management, or the Vice President’s representative for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of § 601.113 of this chapter. (b) General Counsel includes the Postal Service’s General Counsel and any designated representative within the Office of the General Counsel. (c) Judicial Officer includes the Postal Service’s Judicial Officer, Associate Judicial Officer, and Acting Judicial Officer. (d) Debarment has the meaning given by paragraph (b)(2) of § 601.113 of this chapter. (e) Respondent means any individual, firm or other entity which has been served a written notice of proposed debarment pursuant to paragraph (h), or which previously has been debarred, as provided in paragraph (g)(2) of § 601.113 of this chapter. (f) Hearing Officer means the judge assigned to the case by the Judicial Officer. The Hearing Officer may be the Judicial Officer, Associate Judicial Officer, Administrative Law Judge or an Administrative Judge who is a member of the Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals. (g) Recorder means the Recorder of the Judicial Officer Department of the United States Postal Service, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201–3078. The Recorder’s telephone number is (703) 812–1900, fax number is (703) 812–1901, and the Judicial Officer’s Web site is http:// www.about.usps.com/who-we-are/ judicial/welcome.htm. § 957.4 Authority of the Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer’s authority includes, but is not limited to, the following: E:\FR\FM\01JYP1.SGM 01JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 126 (Wednesday, July 1, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 37562-37565]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16258]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2015-0332]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety zone; Allegheny River Between Mile 0.0 and 1.4; 
Pittsburgh, PA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety 
zone on the Allegheny River mile 0.0 to mile 1.4 from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 
a.m. on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. This safety zone is needed 
to protect persons participating in the Pittsburgh Triathlon. Entry 
into this zone will be prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons 
unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), 
Pittsburgh or a designated representative.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before July 16, 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 MST1 Jennifer Haggins, Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh 
Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (412) 221-
0807, email Jennifer.L.Haggins@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: 

Table of Acronyms

DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
SAR Search and Rescue

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

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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-2015-0332] 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-2015-0332) in the ``SEARCH'' box and click 
``SEARCH.'' Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with 
this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in 
Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation 
West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

3. Privacy Act

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

4. Public Meeting

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

B. Regulatory History and Information

    The Coast Guard has a long history working with local, state, and 
federal agencies in areas to improve emergency response, to prepare for 
events that call for swift action, and to protect our nation. The Coast 
Guard is proposing to establish this safety zone on the waters of the 
Allegheny River for the Pittsburgh Triathlon. The marine event is 
scheduled to take place from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on August 8, 2015 
and August 9, 2015. This proposed rule is necessary to protect the 
safety of the participants, spectators, commercial traffic, and the 
general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the 
event.

C. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis and authorities for this proposed rule are found in 
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, which 
collectively authorize the Coast Guard to propose, establish, and 
define safety zones. The purpose of this proposed safety zone is to 
protect the participants of the Pittsburgh Triathlon during the swim 
portion of the event from the hazards of other vessels in the water.

D. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    This proposed rule is necessary to establish a safety zone that 
will encompass all waters of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania. The proposed safety zone regulations would be enforced 
from approximately 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for approximately 3 hours on 
August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. As proposed, the safety zone would 
be a complete closure on the Allegheny River from mile 0.0 to mile 1.4 
from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. All 
persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in 
the triathlon and those vessels enforcing the areas, would be 
prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or 
remaining within the proposed safety zone area.
    Persons and vessels may request authorization to enter, transit 
through, anchor in, or remain within the enforcement areas by 
contacting the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh by telephone at (412) 
221-0807, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. 
If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within 
the enforcement areas is granted by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh 
or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative.

E. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under 
section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 
as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential 
costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or 
under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and 
Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. The temporary safety 
zone listed in this proposed rule will restrict vessel traffic from 
entering, transiting, or anchoring within a portion of the Allegheny 
River. The effect of this proposed regulation will not be significant 
for several reasons: (1) The amount of time the Allegheny River will be 
closed (2) the impacts on routine navigation are expected to be minimal 
because notifications to the marine community will be made through 
local notice to mariners (LNM) and broadcast notice to mariners (BNM). 
Therefore, these notifications will allow the public to plan operations 
around the proposed safety zone and its enforcement times.

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 will affect the following entities, some of 
which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels 
intending to transit the Allegheny River from mile 0.0 to mile 1.4 
effective from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45

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a.m. on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. This proposed safety zone 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities because this proposed rule will impede navigational 
traffic for a short period of time. Traffic in this area is almost 
entirely limited to recreational vessels and commercial towing vessels. 
Notifications to the marine community will be made through BNMs and 
electronic mail. Notices of changes to the proposed safety zone and 
scheduled effective times and enforcement periods will also be made. 
Deviation from the proposed restrictions may be requested from the COTP 
or designated representative and will be considered on a case-by-case 
basis.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rulemaking 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 proposed rule would economically affect it.

3. Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect 
your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you 
have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, 
please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT, above. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any 
policy or action of the Coast Guard.

4. Collection of Information

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

5. Federalism

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

6. Protest Activities

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

7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

8. Taking of Private Property

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

9. Civil Justice Reform

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

10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks

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

11. Indian Tribal Governments

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

12. Energy Effects

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

13. Technical Standards

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

14. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction 
M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and 
have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a 
category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule 
involves establishing a temporary safety zone. The safety zone will be 
on the Allegheny River mile 0.0 to mile 1.4 from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 
on August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015. This action is necessary to 
protect persons and property during the Pittsburgh Triathlon. This rule 
is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of 
Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary environmental 
analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical 
Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated 
under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to 
the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed 
rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

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

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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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. A new temporary Sec.  165.T08-0332 is added to subpart F, under the

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undesignated center heading Eighth Coast Guard District, to read as 
follows:


Sec.  165.T08-0332  Safety Zone; Allegheny River between mile 0.0 and 
1.4; Pittsburgh, PA.

    (a) Locations. The following area is a temporary safety zone: All 
waters on the Allegheny River mile 0.0 to mile 1.4.
    (b) Effective date and time. The safety zone listed in section (a) 
is effective from 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on August 8, 2015 and August 
9, 2015.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23 of this part, entry into this area is prohibited unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Pittsburgh or a designated 
representative.
    (2) Spectator vessels may safely transit outside the safety zones 
at a minimum safe speed, but may not anchor, block, loiter, or impede 
participants or official patrol vessels.
    (3) Vessels requiring entry into or passage through the safety 
zones must request permission from the COTP Pittsburgh or a designated 
representative. They may be contacted by telephone at (412) 412-0807.
    (4) All vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP 
Pittsburgh and designated personnel. Designated personnel include 
commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.
    (d) Informational Broadcasts: The Captain of the Port, Pittsburgh 
or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast 
notices to mariners (BNM) of the effective period for the safety zone 
and of any changes in the effective period, enforcement times, or size 
of the safety zones.

    Dated: June 10, 2015.
L. N. Weaver,
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Pittsburgh.
[FR Doc. 2015-16258 Filed 6-30-15; 8:45 am]
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