Special Local Regulation; Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta; Detroit River, Trenton Channel; Wyandotte, MI, 23422-23425 [2016-09275]

Download as PDF 23422 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations certification requirements of 14 CFR part 36. The FAA must issue a finding of regulatory adequacy under § 611 of Public Law 92–574, the ‘‘Noise Control Act of 1972.’’ The FAA issues special conditions, as defined in 14 CFR 11.19, in accordance with § 11.38, and they become part of the type-certification basis under § 21.17(a)(2). jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES Novel or Unusual Design Features The Model GVII–G500 series airplane will incorporate the following novel or unusual design feature: An electronic flight-control system that provides control of the airplane through pilot inputs to the flight computer. Current 14 CFR part 25 airworthiness regulations account for control laws for which aileron deflection is proportional to control-stick deflection. The regulations do not address nonlinearities or other effects on aileron actuation that electronic flight controls may cause. Because this type of system may affect flight loads, and therefore the structural capability of the airplane, specific regulations are needed to address these effects. Discussion The current design roll maneuver requirement for structural loads in 14 CFR part 25 is inadequate for addressing airplanes with electronic flight controls that affect maneuvering. These special conditions adjust the current roll maneuver requirement, § 25.349(a), to take into account the effects of an electronic flight control system. These special conditions differ from current requirements in that they require roll maneuvers to result from defined movements of the flightdeck roll control, as opposed to defined aileron deflections. Also, the special conditions require an additional load condition at VA, in which the flightdeck roll control is returned to neutral following the initial roll input. These special conditions are limited to the roll axis only. Special conditions are no longer needed for the yaw axis because § 25.351 was revised at Amendment 25–91 to account for the effects of an electronic flight-control system. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Applicability As discussed above, these special conditions are applicable to the Gulfstream Model GVII–G500 airplane. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:24 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Should Gulfstream apply at a later date for a change to the type certificate to include another model incorporating the same novel or unusual design feature, these special conditions would apply to that model as well. Conclusion This action affects only a certain novel or unusual design feature on one model series of airplanes. It is not a rule of general applicability. The substance of these special conditions has been subjected to the notice and comment period in several prior instances and has been derived without substantive change from those previously issued. It is unlikely that prior public comment would result in a significant change from the substance contained herein. Therefore, because a delay would significantly affect the certification of the airplane, the FAA has determined that prior public notice and comment are unnecessary and impracticable, and good cause exists for adopting these special conditions upon publication in the Federal Register. The FAA is requesting comments to allow interested persons to submit views that may not have been submitted in response to the prior opportunities for comment described above. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25 Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. The authority citation for these special conditions is as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702, 44704. The Special Conditions Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of the type certification basis for Gulfstream Model GVII–G500 airplanes. The following conditions, speeds, and flightdeck roll control motions (except as the motions may be limited by pilot effort) must be considered in combination with an airplane load factor of zero and of two-thirds of the positive maneuvering factor used in design. In determining the resulting control surface deflections, the torsional flexibility of the wing must be considered in accordance with § 25.301(b): 1. Conditions corresponding to steady rolling velocities must be investigated. In addition, conditions corresponding to maximum angular acceleration must be investigated for airplanes with engines or other weight concentrations outboard of the fuselage. For the angular acceleration conditions, zero rolling PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 velocity may be assumed in the absence of a rational time history investigation of the maneuver. 2. At VA, sudden movement of the flightdeck roll control up to the limit is assumed. The position of the flightdeck roll control must be maintained until a steady roll rate is achieved and then must be returned suddenly to the neutral position. 3. At VC, the flightdeck roll control must be moved suddenly and maintained so as to achieve a roll rate not less than that obtained in special condition 2. 4. At VD, the flightdeck roll control must be moved suddenly and maintained so as to achieve a roll rate not less than one-third of that obtained in special condition 2. Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 14, 2016. Victor Wicklund, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–09326 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0209] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation; Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta; Detroit River, Trenton Channel; Wyandotte, MI Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation controlling movement of vessels for certain waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a rowing event immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this event. This regulation requires vessels to maintain a minimum speed for safe navigation and maneuvering. DATES: This temporary final rule is effective from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used on May 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2016– 0209 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APR1.SGM 21APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary final rule, call or email Petty Officer Todd Manow, Prevention Department, Sector Detroit, Coast Guard; telephone 313–568–9564, email Todd.M.Manow@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security E.O. Executive Order NAD 83 North American Datum of 1983 NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking II. Background History and Regulatory Information On May 7, 2016, the Wyandotte Boat Club is holding a rowing regatta in which at least 150 youth rowers will participate in a race in the Trenton Channel, a tributary of the Detroit River. Due to the projected amount of humanpowered watercraft on the water, there is a need to require vessels in the affected waterways to maintain a minimum speed for safe navigation. The rowing regatta will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2016. This event has taken place under the same sponsorship in the same location annually for the past 10 years. 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 final details of this event were not known to the Coast Guard until there was insufficient time remaining before the event to publish an NPRM. Thus, delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for a comment period to run would VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:24 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 be impracticable because it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect participants, spectators, and other waterway users during this youth rowing regatta. 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. 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. Having reviewed the application for a marine event submitted by the sponsor, the Captain of the Port Detroit (COTP) has determined that the likely combination of recreation vessels, commercial vessels, and an unknown number of spectators in close proximity to a youth rowing regatta along the water pose extra and unusual hazards to public safety and property. Therefore, the COTP is establishing a Special Local Regulation around the event location to help minimize risks to safety of life and property during this event. IV. Discussion of Rule This rule establishes a temporary special local regulation from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2016. In light of the aforementioned hazards, the COTP has determined that a special local regulation is necessary to protect spectators, vessels, and participants. The special local regulation will encompass the following waterway: All waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel between the following two lines going from bank-to-bank: The first line is drawn directly across the channel from position 42°11.0′ N., 083°09.4′ W. (NAD 83); the second line, to the north, is drawn directly across the channel from position 42°11.7′ N., 083°8.9′ W. (NAD 83). An on-scene representative of the COTP or event sponsor representatives may permit vessels to transit the area when no race activity is occurring. The on-scene representative may be present on any Coast Guard, state or local law enforcement vessel assigned to patrol the event. Vessel operators desiring to transit through the regulated area must contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to obtain permission to do so. The COTP or his designated onscene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. The COTP or his designated on-scene representative will notify the public of PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 23423 the enforcement of this rule by all appropriate means, including a Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. 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 or 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 Executive Order 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 Coast Guard’s use of this special local regulation will be of relatively small size and only nine hours in duration, and it is designed to minimize the impact on navigation. Moreover, vessels may transit through the area affected by this special local regulation at a minimum speed for safe navigation. Overall, the Coast Guard expects minimal impact to vessel movement from the enforcement of this special local regulation. B. Impact on Small Entities As per the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, we have considered the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. 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 might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in this portion of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel in the vicinity of Wyandotte, MI between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2016. This special local regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the reasons cited in the Regulatory E:\FR\FM\21APR1.SGM 21APR1 23424 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Planning and Review section. Additionally, before the enforcement of the regulation, Coast Guard Sector Detroit will issue a local Broadcast Notice to Mariners so vessel owners and operators can plan accordingly. C. 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 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. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. D. 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). jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES E. Federalism 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. F. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:24 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 G. 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. H. Taking of Private Property This rule will 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. 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. Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have tribal implications under E.O. 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does 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. L. 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. M. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. N. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 special local regulation and is therefore categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) 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. 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 amends 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: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add § 100.35T09–0209 to read as follows: ■ § 100.35T09–0209 Special Local Regulation; Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta; Detroit River, Trenton Channel; Wyandotte, MI. (a) Regulated area. A regulated area is established to encompass the following waterway: All waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel between the following two lines going from bank-tobank: The first line is drawn directly across the channel from position 42°11.0′ N., 083°9.4′ W. (NAD 83); the second line, to the north, is drawn directly across the channel from position 42°11.7′ N., 083°8.9′ W. (NAD 83). (b) Enforcement period. This section is will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2016. (c) Regulations. (1) Vessels transiting through the regulated area are to maintain the minimum speeds for safe navigation. (2) Vessel operators desiring to operate in the regulated area must contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to obtain permission to do so. The Captain of the Port Detroit E:\FR\FM\21APR1.SGM 21APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (COTP) or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16 or at 313–568–9560. Vessel operators given permission to operate within the regulated area must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or his 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. Dated: March 25, 2016. Scott B. Lemasters, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Detroit. [FR Doc. 2016–09275 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P regulation for the biennial Newport/ Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI, from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016. A portion of the navigable waters the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI or its approaches will be closed during the effective period to all vessel traffic, except local, state or Coast Guard patrol craft. The full text of this regulation is found in 33 CFR 100.119. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.119 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of this enforcement periods via the Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Dated: March 30, 2016. R.J. Schultz, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Southeastern New England. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [FR Doc. 2016–09276 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] Coast Guard BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 33 CFR Part 100 [USCG–2016–0264] Special Local Regulation, Newport to Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for the biennial Newport to Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators from the inherent dangers associated with these types of races, which include numerous large, fast sailing vessels and hundreds of spectator vessels. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area except for participants in the event, supporting personnel, vessels registered with the event organizer, and personnel or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard on-scene patrol commander. DATES: The regulation in 33 CFR 100.119 will be enforced from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 17, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email Mr. Edward LeBlanc, Waterways Management, Sector Southeastern New England, (401) 435–2351, email edward.g.leblanc@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:24 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R06–OAR–2016–0132; FRL–9945–09– Region 6] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Louisiana; Revisions to the State Implementation Plan; Fee Regulations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking a direct final action to approve revisions to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) related to the Fee Regulations section of the Louisiana SIP that were submitted by the State of Louisiana on February 23, 2016. The EPA has evaluated the SIP submittal from Louisiana and determined these revisions are consistent with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (Act or CAA). The EPA is approving this action under section 110 of the Act. DATES: This rule is effective on June 20, 2016 without further notice, unless the EPA receives relevant adverse comment by May 23, 2016. If the EPA receives such comment, the EPA will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that this rule will not take effect. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0209]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation; Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta; Detroit River, 
Trenton Channel; Wyandotte, MI

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local 
regulation controlling movement of vessels for certain waters of the 
Detroit River, Trenton Channel. This action is necessary and is 
intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a 
rowing event immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this 
event. This regulation requires vessels to maintain a minimum speed for 
safe navigation and maneuvering.

DATES: This temporary final rule is effective from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 
p.m. on May 7, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice 
will be used on May 7, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2016-0209 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click

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``SEARCH.'' Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with 
this rule. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary final rule, call or email Petty Officer Todd Manow, 
Prevention Department, Sector Detroit, Coast Guard; telephone 313-568-
9564, email Todd.M.Manow@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

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
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

II. Background History and Regulatory Information

    On May 7, 2016, the Wyandotte Boat Club is holding a rowing regatta 
in which at least 150 youth rowers will participate in a race in the 
Trenton Channel, a tributary of the Detroit River. Due to the projected 
amount of human-powered watercraft on the water, there is a need to 
require vessels in the affected waterways to maintain a minimum speed 
for safe navigation. The rowing regatta will occur between 7:30 a.m. 
and 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2016. This event has taken place under the same 
sponsorship in the same location annually for the past 10 years.
    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 final details of this event were not known to the 
Coast Guard until there was insufficient time remaining before the 
event to publish an NPRM. Thus, delaying the effective date of this 
rule to wait for a comment period to run would be impracticable because 
it would inhibit the Coast Guard's ability to protect participants, 
spectators, and other waterway users during this youth rowing regatta.
    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.

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. Having reviewed the application for a marine 
event submitted by the sponsor, the Captain of the Port Detroit (COTP) 
has determined that the likely combination of recreation vessels, 
commercial vessels, and an unknown number of spectators in close 
proximity to a youth rowing regatta along the water pose extra and 
unusual hazards to public safety and property. Therefore, the COTP is 
establishing a Special Local Regulation around the event location to 
help minimize risks to safety of life and property during this event.

IV. Discussion of Rule

    This rule establishes a temporary special local regulation from 
7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2016. In light of the 
aforementioned hazards, the COTP has determined that a special local 
regulation is necessary to protect spectators, vessels, and 
participants. The special local regulation will encompass the following 
waterway: All waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel between the 
following two lines going from bank-to-bank: The first line is drawn 
directly across the channel from position 42[deg]11.0' N., 
083[deg]09.4' W. (NAD 83); the second line, to the north, is drawn 
directly across the channel from position 42[deg]11.7' N., 083[deg]8.9' 
W. (NAD 83).
    An on-scene representative of the COTP or event sponsor 
representatives may permit vessels to transit the area when no race 
activity is occurring. The on-scene representative may be present on 
any Coast Guard, state or local law enforcement vessel assigned to 
patrol the event. Vessel operators desiring to transit through the 
regulated area must contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to obtain 
permission to do so. The COTP or his designated on-scene representative 
may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.
    The COTP or his designated on-scene representative will notify the 
public of the enforcement of this rule by all appropriate means, 
including a Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners.

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 or 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 
Executive Order 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 Coast Guard's use of this special local regulation will be of 
relatively small size and only nine hours in duration, and it is 
designed to minimize the impact on navigation. Moreover, vessels may 
transit through the area affected by this special local regulation at a 
minimum speed for safe navigation. Overall, the Coast Guard expects 
minimal impact to vessel movement from the enforcement of this special 
local regulation.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    As per the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-
612, as amended, we have considered the potential impact of regulations 
on small entities during rulemaking. 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 might 
be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to 
transit or anchor in this portion of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel 
in the vicinity of Wyandotte, MI between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on May 
7, 2016.
    This special local regulation will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities for the reasons cited 
in the Regulatory

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Planning and Review section. Additionally, before the enforcement of 
the regulation, Coast Guard Sector Detroit will issue a local Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners so vessel owners and operators can plan accordingly.

C. 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 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.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against entities 
that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of 
the Coast Guard.

D. 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).

E. Federalism

    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.

F. 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.

G. 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.

H. Taking of Private Property

    This rule will 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.

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. Indian Tribal Governments

    This rule does not have tribal implications under E.O. 13175, 
Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because 
it does 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.

L. 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.

M. Technical Standards

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

N. 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 special local regulation and 
is therefore categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 
34(h) 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.

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 amends 
33 CFR part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

0
1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1233.

0
2. Add Sec.  100.35T09-0209 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.35T09-0209  Special Local Regulation; Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta; 
Detroit River, Trenton Channel; Wyandotte, MI.

    (a) Regulated area. A regulated area is established to encompass 
the following waterway: All waters of the Detroit River, Trenton 
Channel between the following two lines going from bank-to-bank: The 
first line is drawn directly across the channel from position 
42[deg]11.0' N., 083[deg]9.4' W. (NAD 83); the second line, to the 
north, is drawn directly across the channel from position 42[deg]11.7' 
N., 083[deg]8.9' W. (NAD 83).
    (b) Enforcement period. This section is will be enforced from 7:30 
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2016.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Vessels transiting through the regulated area 
are to maintain the minimum speeds for safe navigation.
    (2) Vessel operators desiring to operate in the regulated area must 
contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to obtain permission to do so. 
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(COTP) or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 
16 or at 313-568-9560. Vessel operators given permission to operate 
within the regulated area must comply with all directions given to them 
by the COTP or his 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.

    Dated: March 25, 2016.
Scott B. Lemasters,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Detroit.
[FR Doc. 2016-09275 Filed 4-20-16; 8:45 am]
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