Special Local Regulation, Tennessee River 463.0 to 467.0; Chattanooga, TN, 49968-49970 [2015-20403]

Download as PDF 49968 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Proposed Rules Nashville Nashville, TN, at 615–736– 5421 or at Ashley.M.Schad@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: Subparts E through I [Removed] ■ 28. Remove subparts E through I. [FR Doc. 2015–19226 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Table of Acronyms Coast Guard DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 33 CFR Part 100 SUMMARY: 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. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before September 2, 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 Petty Officer Ashley Schad, MSD 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–2015–0011) 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 [Docket Number USCG–2015–0011] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation, Tennessee River 463.0 to 467.0; Chattanooga, TN Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is proposing a special local regulated area for all waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 463.0 and ending at mile marker 467.0. This proposed regulated area is necessary to provide safety for the approximately 2,500 swimmers that will be participating in the ‘‘Ironman Chattanooga’’ on the Tennessee River from mile marker 463.0 to mile marker 467.0. Entry into this area will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or designated representative. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:36 Aug 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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–2015–0011) 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. Basis and Purpose The ‘‘Ironman Chattanooga’’ is a second year event being held on September 27, 2015. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley has determined that additional safety measures are necessary to protect race participants, spectators, and waterway users during this event. Therefore, the Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation for all waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 463.0 and ending at mile marker 467.0. This proposed regulation would provide safety for the approximately 2,500 swimmers that will be racing in the ‘‘Ironman Chattanooga.’’ The legal basis and authorities for this proposed rulemaking establishing a special local regulation are found in 33 U.S.C. 1233, which authorizes the Coast Guard to establish and define special local regulations for regattas under 33 CFR 100. E:\FR\FM\18AUP1.SGM 18AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Proposed Rules C. Discussion of Proposed Rule The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley is proposing a special local regulated area for all waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 463.0 and ending at mile marker 467.0. Vessels or persons would not be permitted to enter into, depart from, or move within this area without permission from the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or designated representative. Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the proposed special local regulated area will be required to request permission from the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley, or designated representative. They would be contacted on VHF–FM Channel 13 or 16, or through Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley at 1–800–253–7465. This proposed rule would be enforced from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on September 27, 2015. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley would inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners of the enforcement period for the special local regulated area as well if any changes in the planned schedule. 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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. 2. Impact on Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered the impact of this proposed rule on small entities. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:36 Aug 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit mile marker 463.0 to mile marker 467.0 on the Tennessee River, from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on September 27, 2015. This proposed special local regulated area will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as it will be enforced for only hours. Additionally, although the proposed special local regulated area will apply to the entire width of the river, traffic will be allowed to pass through the area with the permission of the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or designated representative. 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, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 49969 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 expenditures, 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 E:\FR\FM\18AUP1.SGM 18AUP1 49970 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Proposed Rules power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: 40 CFR Part 52 ■ This proposed rule is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. 13. Technical Standards This proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS PART 100—REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES 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 the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley establishing a special local regulation for all waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 463.0 and ending at mile marker 467.0 to provide safety for the approximately 2,500 swimmers that will be racing in the ‘‘Ironman Chattanooga.’’ This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) 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. Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. A new temporary § 100.35T08–0011 is added to read as follows: ■ § 100.35T08–0011 Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River Mile 463.0 to 467.0, Chattanooga, TN. (a) Location of Regulated Area. All waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 463.0 and ending at mile marker 467.0. (b) Enforcement Period. This rule will be enforced from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on September 27, 2015. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast notice to mariners of the enforcement period for the special local regulation. (c) Special Local Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 100.35 as well as the regulations in this section apply to the Regulated Area. (2) Entry into the Regulated Area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative. (3) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the Regulated Area must request permission from the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or at 1–800–253–7465. (4) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley and designated U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. On-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Dated: July 29, 2015. R.V. Timme, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Ohio Valley. [FR Doc. 2015–20403 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:36 Aug 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 [EPA–R06–OAR–2014–0259; FRL–9932–33– Region 6] Clean Air Act Redesignation Substitute for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria 1-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Texas Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a redesignation substitute demonstration provided by the State of Texas that the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria 1-hour ozone nonattainment area (HGB area) has attained the revoked 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) due to permanent and enforceable emission reductions, and that it will maintain that NAAQS for ten years from the date of the EPA’s approval of this demonstration. Final approval of the redesignation substitute demonstration will result in the State no longer being required to adopt any additional applicable 1-hour ozone NAAQS requirements for the area which have not already been approved into the State Implementation Plan (SIP). In addition, final approval will allow Texas to seek to revise the Texas SIP to remove anti-backsliding measures from the active portion of its SIP if it can demonstrate, pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) section 110(1), that such revision would not interfere with attainment or maintenance of any applicable NAAQS, or any other requirement of the CAA. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 17, 2015. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, identified by Docket No. EPA–R06– OAR–2014–0259, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions. • Email: Ms. Tracie Donaldson at Donaldson.tracie@epa.gov. • Mail or delivery: Ms. Mary Stanton, Chief, Air State and Tribal Operations Section (6PD–S), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket No. EPA–R06–OAR–2014–0259. 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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\18AUP1.SGM 18AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 159 (Tuesday, August 18, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 49968-49970]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-20403]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket Number USCG-2015-0011]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation, Tennessee River 463.0 to 467.0; 
Chattanooga, TN

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing a special local regulated area 
for all waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 463.0 
and ending at mile marker 467.0. This proposed regulated area is 
necessary to provide safety for the approximately 2,500 swimmers that 
will be participating in the ``Ironman Chattanooga'' on the Tennessee 
River from mile marker 463.0 to mile marker 467.0. Entry into this area 
will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the 
Port Ohio Valley or designated representative.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before September 2, 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 Petty Officer Ashley Schad, MSD Nashville Nashville, TN, 
at 615-736-5421 or at Ashley.M.Schad@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, 
Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Acronyms

DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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-2015-0011) 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-2015-0011) 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. Basis and Purpose

    The ``Ironman Chattanooga'' is a second year event being held on 
September 27, 2015. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley has determined 
that additional safety measures are necessary to protect race 
participants, spectators, and waterway users during this event. 
Therefore, the Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local 
regulation for all waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile 
marker 463.0 and ending at mile marker 467.0. This proposed regulation 
would provide safety for the approximately 2,500 swimmers that will be 
racing in the ``Ironman Chattanooga.''
    The legal basis and authorities for this proposed rulemaking 
establishing a special local regulation are found in 33 U.S.C. 1233, 
which authorizes the Coast Guard to establish and define special local 
regulations for regattas under 33 CFR 100.

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C. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley is proposing a special local 
regulated area for all waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile 
marker 463.0 and ending at mile marker 467.0. Vessels or persons would 
not be permitted to enter into, depart from, or move within this area 
without permission from the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or 
designated representative. Persons or vessels requiring entry into or 
passage through the proposed special local regulated area will be 
required to request permission from the Captain of the Port Ohio 
Valley, or designated representative. They would be contacted on VHF-FM 
Channel 13 or 16, or through Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley at 1-800-
253-7465. This proposed rule would be enforced from 5:00 a.m. until 
11:00 a.m. on September 27, 2015. The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley 
would inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners of the 
enforcement period for the special local regulated area as well if any 
changes in the planned schedule.

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.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered the impact of this proposed rule on small entities. The 
Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. 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. The Coast 
Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be 
small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit 
mile marker 463.0 to mile marker 467.0 on the Tennessee River, from 
5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on September 27, 2015. This proposed special 
local regulated area will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities as it will be enforced for only 
hours. Additionally, although the proposed special local regulated area 
will apply to the entire width of the river, traffic will be allowed to 
pass through the area with the permission of the Captain of the Port 
Ohio Valley or designated representative.
    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, above. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any 
policy or action of the Coast Guard.

4. Collection of Information

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

5. Federalism

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

6. Protest Activities

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

7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

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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 because it is 
not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and 
is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, 
distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a 
significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement 
of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211.

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 the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley establishing a special 
local regulation for all waters of the Tennessee River beginning at 
mile marker 463.0 and ending at mile marker 467.0 to provide safety for 
the approximately 2,500 swimmers that will be racing in the ``Ironman 
Chattanooga.'' This rule is categorically excluded from further review 
under paragraph 34(h) 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 100

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows:

PART 100--REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES

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1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.

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2. A new temporary Sec.  100.35T08-0011 is added to read as follows:


Sec.  100.35T08-0011  Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River Mile 
463.0 to 467.0, Chattanooga, TN.

    (a) Location of Regulated Area. All waters of the Tennessee River 
beginning at mile marker 463.0 and ending at mile marker 467.0.
    (b) Enforcement Period. This rule will be enforced from 5:00 a.m. 
to 11:00 a.m. on September 27, 2015. The Captain of the Port Ohio 
Valley or a designated representative will inform the public through 
broadcast notice to mariners of the enforcement period for the special 
local regulation.
    (c) Special Local Regulations. (1) The general regulations 
contained in 33 CFR 100.35 as well as the regulations in this section 
apply to the Regulated Area.
    (2) Entry into the Regulated Area is prohibited unless authorized 
by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
    (3) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the 
Regulated Area must request permission from the Captain of the Port 
Ohio Valley or a designated representative. U.S. Coast Guard Sector 
Ohio Valley may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or at 1-800-253-
7465.
    (4) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley and designated U.S. Coast Guard 
patrol personnel. On-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel include 
commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.

    Dated: July 29, 2015.
R.V. Timme,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Ohio Valley.
[FR Doc. 2015-20403 Filed 8-17-15; 8:45 am]
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