Special Local Regulation, Jacksonville Grand Prix of the Seas; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL, 22937-22939 [2016-08967]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 75 / Tuesday, April 19, 2016 / Proposed Rules asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (b) Collecting or storing classified or other protected information in any unauthorized location; (c) Loading, drafting, editing, modifying, storing, transmitting, or otherwise handling classified reports, data, or other information on any unapproved equipment including but not limited to any typewriter, word processor, or computer hardware, software, drive, system, gameboard, handheld, ‘‘palm’’ or pocket device or other adjunct equipment; (d) Inappropriate efforts to obtain or view classified or other protected information outside one’s need to know; (e) Copying classified or other protected information in a manner designed to conceal or remove classification or other document control markings; (f) Viewing or downloading information from a secure system when the information is beyond the individual’s need to know; (g) Any failure to comply with rules for the protection of classified or other sensitive information; (h) Negligence or lax security habits that persist despite counseling by management; (i) Failure to comply with rules or regulations that results in damage to the National Security, regardless of whether it was deliberate or negligent. 35. 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Conditions that could raise a security concern and may be disqualifying include: (a) Illegal or unauthorized entry into any information technology system or component thereof; (b) Illegal or unauthorized modification, destruction, manipulation or denial of access to information, software, firmware, or hardware in an information technology system; (c) Use of any information technology system to gain unauthorized access to another system or to a compartmented area within the same system; (d) Downloading, storing, or transmitting classified information on or to any unauthorized software, hardware, or information technology system; (e) Unauthorized use of a government or other information technology system; (f) Introduction, removal, or duplication of hardware, firmware, software, or media to or from any information technology system without authorization, when prohibited by rules, procedures, guidelines or regulations. (g) Negligence or lax security habits in handling information technology that persist despite counseling by management; (h) Any misuse of information technology, whether deliberate or negligent, that results in damage to the national security. 41. Conditions that could mitigate security concerns include: (a) So much time has elapsed since the behavior happened, or it happened under such unusual circumstances, that it is unlikely to recur or does not cast doubt on the individual’s reliability, trustworthiness, or good judgment; (b) The misuse was minor and done only in the interest of organizational efficiency and effectiveness, such as letting another person use one’s password or computer when no other timely alternative was readily available; (c) The conduct was unintentional or inadvertent and was followed by a prompt, good-faith effort to correct the situation and by notification of supervisor. [FR Doc. 2016–08885 Filed 4–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 22937 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2016–0048] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation, Jacksonville Grand Prix of the Seas; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation on the waters of the St. Johns River near downtown Jacksonville, FL during the 3rd Annual Jacksonville Grand Prix of the Seas, a series of highspeed boat races. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the event. This special local regulation will be enforced daily on June 3rd and 4th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 19, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2016–0048 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Lieutenant, Allan Storm, Sector Jacksonville, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (904) 714–7616, email Allan.H.Storm@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On January 6, 2016, Powerboat P1– USA, LLC notified the Coast Guard that E:\FR\FM\19APP1.SGM 19APP1 22938 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 75 / Tuesday, April 19, 2016 / Proposed Rules it will conduct a series of high speed boat races on the St. Johns River near downtown Jacksonville, FL on June 3rd and 4th, 2016. COTP Jacksonville determined that the potential hazards associated with high speed boat races necessitate the establishment of a special local regulation. The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States by prohibiting all vessels and persons not participating in the event from entering the regulated area. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1233. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP proposes to establish a special local regulation for the 3rd Annual Jacksonville Grand Prix of the Seas, a series of high-speed boat races. The regulated area includes the waters of the St. Johns River near downtown Jacksonville, FL and it will be enforced daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 3rd and 4th, 2016. Approximately 10 high-speed race boats are anticipated to participate in the races. The regulated area would encompass an area, located just southeast of the Fuller-Warren Bridge that is approximately 2,730 yards long and approximately 1,215 yards wide. No vessel or person would be permitted to enter the regulated area without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS IV. 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 and Executive orders and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This NPRM has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. The Coast Guard has determined that this NPRM is not a significant regulatory action for the following reasons: (1) The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Apr 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 special local regulation would be enforced for a total of only 16 hours over the course of two days; (2) although persons and vessels would not be able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without authorization from the COTP Jacksonville or a designated representative, they would be able to operate in the surrounding area during the enforcement period; (3) persons and vessels would still be able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated if authorized by the COTP Jacksonville or a designated representative; and (4) the Coast Guard would provide advance notification of the special local regulation to the local maritime community via Broadcast Notice to Mariners or by on-scene designated representative. 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 proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit through the regulated area may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. 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. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This proposed rule would not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments 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 have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, 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. If you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. 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 proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. 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 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that E:\FR\FM\19APP1.SGM 19APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 75 / Tuesday, April 19, 2016 / Proposed Rules do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule involves a special local regulation that would prohibit persons and vessels from transiting through an approximated 2,730 yard by 1,215 yard regulated area during a two day racing event lasting eight hours daily. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of Commandant Instruction M16475.lD. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist and 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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. V. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. 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. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, and all VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Apr 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ 22939 designated representative via VHF–FM radio on channel 16 to request authorization. If authorization is granted, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the COTP Jacksonville or designated representative. (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area through Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF– FM channel 16 or by on-scene designated representatives. (d) Enforcement Period. This section will be enforced daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 3rd and 4th, 2016. Dated: April 12, 2016. J.F. Dixon, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Jacksonville. [FR Doc. 2016–08967 Filed 4–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add § 100.35T07–0048 to read as follows: ■ § 100.35T07–0048 Special Local Regulation, Jacksonville Grand Prix of the Seas; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL. (a) Regulated Area. The following regulated area is a special local regulation located on the waters of the St. Johns River near downtown Jacksonville, FL. All waters of the St. Johns River encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 30°18.647′ N., 081°40.450′ W.; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 30°18.551′ N., 081°40.120′ W.; thence southwest to Point 3 in position 30°17.212′ N., 081°40.424′ W.; thence northwest to Point 4 in position 30°17.399′ N., 081°41.088′ W.; thence northeast to Point 5 in position 30°18.436′ N., 081°40.701′ W.; thence northeast back to origin. These coordinates are based on North American Datum 1983. (b) Definition. The term ‘‘designated representative’’ means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville in the enforcement of the regulated area. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the COTP Jacksonville or a designated representative. (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the COTP Jacksonville by telephone at 904–714–7557, or a PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 110 [Docket Number USCG–2015–1118] RIN 1625–AA01 Anchorage Grounds; Lower Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Advance notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is considering amending the regulations for Hampton Roads, VA and adjacent waters anchorages by establishing a new anchorage, near Cape Charles, VA on the Lower Chesapeake Bay. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) provides information relevant to, and solicits public comment on the possible creation of a Federal anchorage west of Cape Charles, VA on the Chesapeake Bay. Port of Virginia infrastructure improvements and growth in commercial vessel traffic entering the port, including large and deep-draft vessels have prompted this solicitation for comments on a potential proposed rulemaking. If the Coast Guard proceeds with a proposed rulemaking, the intended effect would be to ensure that the Hampton Roads Anchorage Grounds continue to safely support current and future maritime commerce and commercial vessel anchoring needs. We invite your comments on this ANPRM. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 18, 2016. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19APP1.SGM 19APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 75 (Tuesday, April 19, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 22937-22939]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08967]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket Number USCG-2016-0048]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation, Jacksonville Grand Prix of the Seas; 
St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special 
local regulation on the waters of the St. Johns River near downtown 
Jacksonville, FL during the 3rd Annual Jacksonville Grand Prix of the 
Seas, a series of high-speed boat races. This action is necessary to 
provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the 
event. This special local regulation will be enforced daily on June 3rd 
and 4th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit 
persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized 
by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or a designated 
representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before May 19, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2016-0048 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
proposed rulemaking, call or email Lieutenant, Allan Storm, Sector 
Jacksonville, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; 
telephone (904) 714-7616, email Allan.H.Storm@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    On January 6, 2016, Powerboat P1-USA, LLC notified the Coast Guard 
that

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it will conduct a series of high speed boat races on the St. Johns 
River near downtown Jacksonville, FL on June 3rd and 4th, 2016. COTP 
Jacksonville determined that the potential hazards associated with high 
speed boat races necessitate the establishment of a special local 
regulation.
    The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of life on 
the navigable waters of the United States by prohibiting all vessels 
and persons not participating in the event from entering the regulated 
area. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 
U.S.C. 1233.

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The COTP proposes to establish a special local regulation for the 
3rd Annual Jacksonville Grand Prix of the Seas, a series of high-speed 
boat races. The regulated area includes the waters of the St. Johns 
River near downtown Jacksonville, FL and it will be enforced daily 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 3rd and 4th, 2016. Approximately 10 high-speed 
race boats are anticipated to participate in the races. The regulated 
area would encompass an area, located just southeast of the Fuller-
Warren Bridge that is approximately 2,730 yards long and approximately 
1,215 yards wide. No vessel or person would be permitted to enter the 
regulated area without obtaining permission from the COTP or a 
designated representative. The regulatory text we are proposing appears 
at the end of this document.

IV. 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 and Executive orders and 
we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of 
quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing 
rules, and of promoting flexibility. This NPRM has not been designated 
a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. 
Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management 
and Budget.
    The Coast Guard has determined that this NPRM is not a significant 
regulatory action for the following reasons: (1) The special local 
regulation would be enforced for a total of only 16 hours over the 
course of two days; (2) although persons and vessels would not be able 
to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated 
area without authorization from the COTP Jacksonville or a designated 
representative, they would be able to operate in the surrounding area 
during the enforcement period; (3) persons and vessels would still be 
able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the 
regulated if authorized by the COTP Jacksonville or a designated 
representative; and (4) the Coast Guard would provide advance 
notification of the special local regulation to the local maritime 
community via Broadcast Notice to Mariners or by on-scene designated 
representative.

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 
proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit 
through the regulated area may be small entities, for the reasons 
stated in section IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a 
significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator.
    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.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect 
your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you 
have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, 
please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section. 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.

C. Collection of Information

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

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

    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 
have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism 
principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 
13132.
    Also, 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. If 
you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or 
Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section.

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 proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

F. 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 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have made 
a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of 
actions that

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do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the 
human environment. This proposed rule involves a special local 
regulation that would prohibit persons and vessels from transiting 
through an approximated 2,730 yard by 1,215 yard regulated area during 
a two day racing event lasting eight hours daily. Normally such actions 
are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of 
Figure 2-1 of Commandant Instruction M16475.lD. A preliminary 
environmental analysis checklist and 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.

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.

V. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, 
and will consider all comments and material received during the comment 
period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. 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.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal 
Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal 
Register (70 FR 15086).
    Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, 
and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site's 
instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up 
for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a 
final rule is published.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

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

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

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

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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. Add Sec.  100.35T07-0048 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.35T07-0048  Special Local Regulation, Jacksonville Grand Prix 
of the Seas; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL.

    (a) Regulated Area. The following regulated area is a special local 
regulation located on the waters of the St. Johns River near downtown 
Jacksonville, FL. All waters of the St. Johns River encompassed within 
the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 30[deg]18.647' 
N., 081[deg]40.450' W.; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 
30[deg]18.551' N., 081[deg]40.120' W.; thence southwest to Point 3 in 
position 30[deg]17.212' N., 081[deg]40.424' W.; thence northwest to 
Point 4 in position 30[deg]17.399' N., 081[deg]41.088' W.; thence 
northeast to Point 5 in position 30[deg]18.436' N., 081[deg]40.701' W.; 
thence northeast back to origin. These coordinates are based on North 
American Datum 1983.
    (b) Definition. The term ``designated representative'' means Coast 
Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty 
officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and 
Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the 
Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville in the enforcement of the 
regulated area.
    (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from 
entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the 
regulated area unless authorized by the COTP Jacksonville or a 
designated representative.
    (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor 
in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the COTP 
Jacksonville by telephone at 904-714-7557, or a designated 
representative via VHF-FM radio on channel 16 to request authorization. 
If authorization is granted, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the COTP 
Jacksonville or designated representative.
    (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area 
through Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF-FM channel 16 or by on-
scene designated representatives.
    (d) Enforcement Period. This section will be enforced daily 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. on June 3rd and 4th, 2016.

     Dated: April 12, 2016.
J.F. Dixon,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Jacksonville.
[FR Doc. 2016-08967 Filed 4-18-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P