Safety Zone; Unknown Substance in the Vicinity of Kelley's Island Shoal, Lake Erie; Kelley's Island, OH, 70687-70689 [2015-29171]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 220 / Monday, November 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (ii) Conclusion. The amendment satisfies the rule of paragraph (e)(3)(vi)(C)(7) of this section. Example 10. (i) Facts. A plan credits interest for a plan year using the rate of return on a RIC that has most of its investments concentrated in the semiconductor industry. (ii) Conclusion. Pursuant to paragraph (e)(3)(vi)(C)(9) of this section, the plan must be amended in one of two manners. The plan may be amended to provide for an interest crediting rate that is an investment-based rate that is described in paragraph (d)(5) of this section and that is similar to the plan’s impermissible investment-based rate except to the extent that the risk and return characteristics of the impermissible investment-based rate caused it to be impermissible. Thus, the plan may be amended to provide for an interest crediting rate based on the rate of return on a RIC that is invested in a broader sector of the market than the semiconductor industry (such as the overall technology sector of the market), provided that the sector in which the RIC is invested is broad enough that the volatility requirements of paragraph (d)(5)(iv) of this section are satisfied. Alternatively, the plan may be amended to provide that the plan’s interest crediting rate is a third segment rate described in paragraph (d)(3) of this section with a fixed minimum rate of 4 percent. Example 11. (i) Facts. A plan was amended in 2014 to change its interest crediting rate for all interest crediting periods after the applicable amendment date of the amendment. The amendment changed the rate from the yield on 30-year Treasury Constant Maturities to the rate of return on aggregate plan assets under paragraph (d)(5)(ii)(A) of this section. The amendment also provided for section 411(d)(6) protection with respect to the account balance as of the applicable amendment date (by providing that the account balance after the applicable amendment date will never be smaller than the account balance as of the applicable amendment date credited with interest using the yield on 30-year Treasury Constant Maturities). (ii) Conclusions. (A) Participants benefiting under the plan. With respect to those participants who were benefiting under the plan as of the applicable amendment date of the amendment described in paragraph (i) of this Example 11, the requirements of paragraph (e)(3)(iii) of this section (which provides a special market rate of return rule to permit certain changes in rates for participants benefiting under the plan) are satisfied. Accordingly, no amendment is required under this paragraph (e)(3)(vi) with respect to those participants. (B) Participants not benefiting under the plan. With respect to those participants who were not benefiting under the plan as of the applicable amendment date of the amendment described in paragraph (i) of this Example 11, the requirements of paragraph (e)(3)(iii) of this section are not satisfied and, accordingly, the ‘‘greater-of’’ rate resulting from the section 411(d)(6) protection does not satisfy the requirements of paragraph (d)(6) of this section. As a result, pursuant to paragraph (e)(3)(vi)(B)(5) of this section, it VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Nov 13, 2015 Jkt 238001 must be determined on a participant-byparticipant basis which account balance provides the benefit that is greater as of the applicable amendment date for the amendment made pursuant to this paragraph (e)(3)(iv) (the transitional amendment). If, as of the applicable amendment date for the transitional amendment, the account balance credited with interest after the change in rates using the yield on 30-year Treasury Constant Maturities is greater, then the plan must be amended to provide that the participant’s benefit is based solely on that account balance credited with interest using the yield on 30-year Treasury Constant Maturities. On the other hand, if, as of the applicable amendment date for the transitional amendment, the account balance using the rate of return on aggregate plan assets is greater, then the plan must be amended to provide that the participant’s benefit is based solely on that account balance credited with interest at the rate of return on aggregate plan assets. (vii) Plan termination amendments. A plan amendment with an applicable amendment date on or before the first day of the first plan year described in paragraph (f)(2)(i)(B)(1) or (3) of this section (as applicable) is not treated as reducing accrued benefits in violation of section 411(d)(6) merely because the amendment changes the rules that apply upon plan termination in order to satisfy the requirements of paragraph (e)(2) of this section. * * * * * (f) * * * (2) * * * (i) * * * (B) Special effective date—(1) In general. Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph (f)(2)(i)(B), paragraphs (d)(1)(iii), (d)(1)(iv)(D) and (E), (d)(1)(vi), (d)(2)(ii) and (v), (d)(5)(ii)(B), (d)(5)(iv), (d)(6), (e)(2), (e)(3)(iii), (iv) and (v), and (e)(4) of this section apply to plan years that begin on or after January 1, 2017 (or an earlier date as elected by the taxpayer). (2) Transitional amendments. Paragraphs (e)(3)(vi) and (vii) of this section apply to plan amendments made on or after September 18, 2014 (or an earlier date as elected by the taxpayer). (3) Collectively bargained plans. In the case of a plan maintained pursuant to one or more collective bargaining agreements between employee representatives and one or more employers ratified on or before November 13, 2015, that constitutes a collectively bargained plan under the rules of § 1.436–1(a)(5)(ii)(B), the paragraphs referenced in paragraph (f)(2)(i)(B)(1) of this section apply to plan years that begin on or after the later of— (i) January 1, 2017; and (ii) The earlier of January 1, 2019; and the date on which the last of those PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 70687 collective bargaining agreements terminates (determined without regard to any extension thereof on or after November 13, 2015). * * * * * John Dalrymple, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement. Approved: November 3, 2015. Mark J. Mazur, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax Policy). [FR Doc. 2015–28915 Filed 11–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0994] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Unknown Substance in the Vicinity of Kelley’s Island Shoal, Lake Erie; Kelley’s Island, OH Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the waters of the Lake Erie in the vicinity of Kelley’s Island Shoal, OH. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie due to the presence of an unknown substance emanating from an unknown vessel. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect people and vessels from the hazards associated with this event. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from November 16, 2015 until 8 p.m. November 24, 2015. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 2 p.m. October 25, 2015, until November 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2015– 0994 and are available online by going to www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. They are also available for inspection or copying at the 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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16NOR1.SGM 16NOR1 70688 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 220 / Monday, November 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations If you have questions on this temporary final rule, contact or email LT Jennifer Disco, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Toledo, telephone (419) 418–6000, email Jennifer.M.Disco@USCG.MIL. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security E.O. Executive Order NAD 83 North American Datum of 1983 II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency, for good cause, finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because doing so would be impracticable. The Coast Guard received notification of the unknown substance emanating from an unknown vessel on the evening of October 23, 2015. Thus, waiting for a notice and comment period to run would inhibit the Coast Guard from protecting the public and vessels from the possible hazards associated with this unknown substance. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), The Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this temporary rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. For the same reasons discussed in the preceding paragraph, waiting for a 30 day notice period to run would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231, 33 CFR 1.05–1 and 160.5; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The Captain of the Port Detroit (COTP) has determined that a temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels from the unknown hazards associated with this substance. Such hazards include the possibility of an inhalation hazard that may cause death or serious bodily harm. Establishing a safety zone to control vessel movements around the location of the unknown substance will help VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Nov 13, 2015 Jkt 238001 ensure the safety of persons and property during assessment and response activities and help minimize the associated risks. Therefore, this rule will remain in place for the time stated herein but will be canceled if response activities cease before 24 November 2015. IV. Discussion of Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from 2 p.m. on October 25, 2015 until 8 p.m. on November 24, 2015. The safety zone will encompass all U.S. navigable waters of Lake Erie within a 1000 foot radius of 41°38′21″ N., 82°29′35″ W. (NAD 83). Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative. Vessel operators must contact the COTP or his on-scene representative to obtain permission to transit through this safety zone. The COTP or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on these statutes and executive orders. A. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by E.O. 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of E.O. 12866 or under section 1 of E.O. 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. We conclude that this rule is not a significant regulatory action because we anticipate that it will have minimal impact on the economy, will not interfere with other agencies, will not adversely alter the budget of any grant or loan recipients, and will not raise any novel legal or policy issues. The safety zone created by this rule will be relatively small and enforced for a relatively short duration, and it is designed to minimize the impact on navigation. Moreover, under certain conditions, vessels may still transit through the safety zone when permitted by the COTP. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in designated portions of Lake Erie from 2 p.m. on October 25, 2015 until 8 p.m. on November 24, 2015. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the reasons cited in the Regulatory Planning and Review section. Additionally, before the enforcement of the zone, Coast Guard Sector Detroit will issue a local Broadcast Notice to Mariners so vessel owners and operators can plan accordingly. 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 rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them. If this 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 entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Tribal Implications A rule has implications for federalism under E.O. 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 rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct E:\FR\FM\16NOR1.SGM 16NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 220 / Monday, November 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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. If you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. taking implications under E.O. 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. E. 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 rule will not result in such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. J. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under E.O. 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES F. Environment We have analyzed this 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 concluded this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves the establishment of a safety zone and is therefore categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An 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 rule. G. 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. H. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Nov 13, 2015 Jkt 238001 I. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of E.O. 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. K. Energy Effects This action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under E.O. 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine Safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record keeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 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. Add § 165.T09–0994 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T09–0994 Safety Zone; Unknown Substance in the Vicinity of Kelley’s Island Shoal, Lake Erie; Kelley’s Island, OH. (a) Location. The following area is a temporary safety zone: Unknown substance from an unknown vessel in the vicinity of Kelley’s Island Shoal, Lake Erie; Kelley’s Island, OH. The safety zone will encompass all U.S. navigable waters of Lake Erie within a 1000 foot radius of 41°38′21″ N, 82°29′35″ W. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983 (NAD 83). (b) Enforcement period. The safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section will be enforced from 2 p.m. on October 25, 2015 until 8 p.m. on November 24, 2015. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23, entry PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 70689 into, transiting, or anchoring within these safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Detroit (COTP) or his designated on-scene representative. (2) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the COTP, via the Command Center, or his designated onscene representative. (3) The ‘‘on-scene representative’’ of the COTP is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer or a Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer designated by or assisting the COTP to act on his behalf. (4) Vessel operators must contact the COTP via the Command Center to obtain permission to enter or operate within the safety zone. The COTP may be contacted via VHF Channel 16 or at 313–568–9560. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP, via the Sector Command Center or his on-scene representative. Dated: October 25, 2015. Scott B. Lemasters, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Detroit. [FR Doc. 2015–29171 Filed 11–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2014–0256; FRL–9936–77– Region 9] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arizona; Phased Discontinuation of Stage II Vapor Recovery Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality related to the removal of ‘‘Stage II’’ vapor recovery equipment at gasoline dispensing facilities in the PhoenixMesa area. Specifically, the EPA is approving a SIP revision that eliminates the requirement to install and operate such equipment at new gasoline dispensing facilities, and that provides for the phased removal of such equipment at existing gasoline dispensing facilities from October 2016 through September 2018. The EPA has SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16NOR1.SGM 16NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 220 (Monday, November 16, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 70687-70689]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-29171]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0994]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Unknown Substance in the Vicinity of Kelley's Island 
Shoal, Lake Erie; Kelley's Island, OH

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the 
waters of the Lake Erie in the vicinity of Kelley's Island Shoal, OH. 
This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie 
due to the presence of an unknown substance emanating from an unknown 
vessel. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect people and 
vessels from the hazards associated with this event.

DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from November 16, 
2015 until 8 p.m. November 24, 2015. For the purposes of enforcement, 
actual notice will be used from 2 p.m. October 25, 2015, until November 
16, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2015-0994 and are available online 
by going to www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the 
``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open Docket Folder on the 
line associated with this rulemaking. They are also available for 
inspection or copying at the 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, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary final rule, contact or email LT Jennifer Disco, U.S. Coast 
Guard Marine Safety Unit Toledo, telephone (419) 418-6000, email 
Jennifer.M.Disco@USCG.MIL.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

COTP Captain of the Port
DHS Department of Homeland Security
E.O. Executive Order
NAD 83 North American Datum of 1983

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior 
notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 
4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency, for good cause, finds that 
those procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the 
public interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that 
good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) with respect to this rule because doing so would be 
impracticable. The Coast Guard received notification of the unknown 
substance emanating from an unknown vessel on the evening of October 
23, 2015. Thus, waiting for a notice and comment period to run would 
inhibit the Coast Guard from protecting the public and vessels from the 
possible hazards associated with this unknown substance.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), The Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this temporary rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. For the same reasons discussed in 
the preceding paragraph, waiting for a 30 day notice period to run 
would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 
1231, 33 CFR 1.05-1 and 160.5; and Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1. The Captain of the Port Detroit (COTP) has 
determined that a temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the 
safety of vessels from the unknown hazards associated with this 
substance. Such hazards include the possibility of an inhalation hazard 
that may cause death or serious bodily harm.
    Establishing a safety zone to control vessel movements around the 
location of the unknown substance will help ensure the safety of 
persons and property during assessment and response activities and help 
minimize the associated risks. Therefore, this rule will remain in 
place for the time stated herein but will be canceled if response 
activities cease before 24 November 2015.

IV. Discussion of Rule

    This rule establishes a safety zone from 2 p.m. on October 25, 2015 
until 8 p.m. on November 24, 2015. The safety zone will encompass all 
U.S. navigable waters of Lake Erie within a 1000 foot radius of 
41[deg]38'21'' N., 82[deg]29'35'' W. (NAD 83).
    Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is 
prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated 
representative. Vessel operators must contact the COTP or his on-scene 
representative to obtain permission to transit through this safety 
zone. The COTP or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF 
Channel 16.

V. Regulatory Analyses

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

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by E.O. 
13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require 
an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of 
E.O. 12866 or under section 1 of E.O. 13563. The Office of Management 
and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders.
    We conclude that this rule is not a significant regulatory action 
because we anticipate that it will have minimal impact on the economy, 
will not interfere with other agencies, will not adversely alter the 
budget of any grant or loan recipients, and will not raise any novel 
legal or policy issues. The safety zone created by this rule will be 
relatively small and enforced for a relatively short duration, and it 
is designed to minimize the impact on navigation. Moreover, under 
certain conditions, vessels may still transit through the safety zone 
when permitted by the COTP.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 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 rule 
would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    This rule will affect the following entities, some of which might 
be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to 
transit or anchor in designated portions of Lake Erie from 2 p.m. on 
October 25, 2015 until 8 p.m. on November 24, 2015.
    This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the reasons cited in the 
Regulatory Planning and Review section. Additionally, before the 
enforcement of the zone, Coast Guard Sector Detroit will issue a local 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners so vessel owners and operators can plan 
accordingly.
    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 rule so that they can better evaluate 
its effects on them. If this 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 entities that question or 
complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

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

D. Federalism and Tribal Implications

    A rule has implications for federalism under E.O. 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 rule under that Order and determined 
that this rule does not have implications for federalism.
    Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under E.O. 13175, 
Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because 
it would not have a substantial direct

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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. 
If you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian 
tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section above.

E. 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 rule will not result in 
such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in 
this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this 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 concluded 
this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually 
or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. 
This rule involves the establishment of a safety zone and is therefore 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of 
Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. An 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 rule.

G. 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.

H. Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise 
have taking implications under E.O. 12630, Governmental Actions and 
Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights.

I. Civil Justice Reform

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

J. Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this rule under E.O. 13045, Protection of Children 
from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an 
economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk 
to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect 
children.

K. Energy Effects

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

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine Safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record 
keeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
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 Sec.  165.T09-0994 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T09-0994  Safety Zone; Unknown Substance in the Vicinity of 
Kelley's Island Shoal, Lake Erie; Kelley's Island, OH.

    (a) Location. The following area is a temporary safety zone: 
Unknown substance from an unknown vessel in the vicinity of Kelley's 
Island Shoal, Lake Erie; Kelley's Island, OH. The safety zone will 
encompass all U.S. navigable waters of Lake Erie within a 1000 foot 
radius of 41[deg]38'21'' N, 82[deg]29'35'' W. All coordinates are North 
American Datum 1983 (NAD 83).
    (b) Enforcement period. The safety zone described in paragraph (a) 
of this section will be enforced from 2 p.m. on October 25, 2015 until 
8 p.m. on November 24, 2015.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within these safety 
zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector 
Detroit (COTP) or his designated on-scene representative.
    (2) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the COTP, via the Command Center, or his designated on-
scene representative.
    (3) The ``on-scene representative'' of the COTP is any Coast Guard 
commissioned, warrant or petty officer or a Federal, State, or local 
law enforcement officer designated by or assisting the COTP to act on 
his behalf.
    (4) Vessel operators must contact the COTP via the Command Center 
to obtain permission to enter or operate within the safety zone. The 
COTP may be contacted via VHF Channel 16 or at 313-568-9560. Vessel 
operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must 
comply with all directions given to them by the COTP, via the Sector 
Command Center or his on-scene representative.

    Dated: October 25, 2015.
Scott B. Lemasters,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Detroit.
[FR Doc. 2015-29171 Filed 11-13-15; 8:45 am]
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