Security Zone; Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC; Thames River, New London Harbor, New London, CT, 29770-29772 [2016-11253]

Download as PDF 29770 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2016 / Rules and Regulations markers. The six anchorages are located in the following areas: Branch Rd Point; Emerald Ln Point; Lotell Hollow Cove; McCoy Branch Cove; west of Duck Head Point; and Jennings Branch Cove. In addition to the listed designated anchorages, vessels may also anchor inside the protective coves. (b) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel and a Federal, State, and local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River in the enforcement of the regulation. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general regulations in § 100.35, deviation from the regulations described in paragraph (a) of this section is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Upper Mississippi River or designated representative. (2) To seek permission to deviate from the regulation, contact the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative via VHF–FM ch 16 or by calling Sector Upper Mississippi River at 314–269– 2332. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 4, 2016. Dated: May 6, 2016. M.L. Malloy, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River. [FR Doc. 2016–11339 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0384] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (West Ocean Drive/ CR619) across the Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. This deviation is necessary to provide for the safety of runners during ‘‘The Wild Half’’ annual half marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 May 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 15, 2016. Coast Guard The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0384] is available at http://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 deviation. 33 CFR Part 165 ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone 757– 398–6222, email Hal.R.Pitts@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Cape May County, Department of Public Works, that owns and operates the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations to provide for the safety of runners during ‘‘The Wild Half’’ annual half marathon event. The bridge is a bascule draw bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 15 feet above mean high water. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.721. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 15, 2016. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the nature and volume of vessel traffic on the waterway in publishing this temporary deviation. Vessels able to safely pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway is an alternate route for vessels transiting the area. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators can arrange their transit to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 10, 2016. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–11349 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0250] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zone; Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC; Thames River, New London Harbor, New London, CT Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone around the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC during its transit through the Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, and for the duration of its mooring on the Thames River in New London Harbor, New London, CT. This temporary final rule creates a 250-yard radius security zone encompassing all navigable waters around the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC while in transit through Sector Long Island Sound’s Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, and a 100-yard radius temporary security zone while the vessel is anchored or moored in the Thames River in New London Harbor, New London, CT. This zone is needed to protect the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC and its crew from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. Persons or vessels may not enter the security zone without permission of the COTP or a COTP designated representative. SUMMARY: This rule is effective without actual notice from May 13, 2016 until May 14, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from May 1, 2016 until May 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2016– 0250 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Petty Officer Jay TerVeen, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound; telephone (203) 468–4446, email Jay.C.TerVeen@ uscg.mil. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security E:\FR\FM\13MYR1.SGM 13MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2016 / Rules and Regulations FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 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 an NPRM would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Consequently, the Coast Guard did not have enough time to draft, publish, and receive public comment on this rulemaking via an NPRM and still publish a final rule before the event was scheduled to take place. Delaying this rulemaking by waiting for a comment period to run would also reduce the Coast Guard’s ability to fulfill its statutory missions to protect and secure the ports and waterways of the United States. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), and for the same reasons as stated above, the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be contrary to public interest because immediate action is needed to respond to the potential security threats associated with having the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC in U.S. Waters. ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under the authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. The Captain of the Port Long of Island Sound (COTP) has determined that vessels, within a 250-yard radius of the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC while it is transiting and a 100-yard radius while it is moored, pose a potential security risk. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a security zone from May 1, 2016 through May 14, 2016 for the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC. This zone is needed to protect the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC and its crew from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. This rule prevents vessels from entering, transiting, mooring, or VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 May 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 anchoring within the security zone unless authorized by the COTP or designated representative. The Coast Guard has determined that this security zone will not have a significant impact on vessel traffic due to its temporary nature, limited size, and the fact that vessels are allowed to transit the navigable waters outside of the security zone. The Coast Guard will notify the public and local mariners of this safety zone through appropriate means, which may include, but are not limited to, publication in the Federal Register, the Local Notice to Mariners, and Broadcast 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 and Executive Order 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 rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Orders 12866. Accordingly, it has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. The Coast Guard determined that this rulemaking is not a significant regulatory action for the following reasons: (1) The enforcement of this security zone will be relatively short in duration; (2) persons or vessels desiring to enter the security zone may do so with permission from the COTP Sector LIS or a designated representative; (3) this security zone is designed in a way to limit impacts on vessel traffic, permitting vessels to navigate in other portions of the waterway not designated as a security zone; and (4) the Coast Guard will notify the public of the enforcement of this rule via appropriate means, such as via Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners to increase public awareness of this security zone. 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 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 29771 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 will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. 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. 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. 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 small entities that question or complain about this proposed 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 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 rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism E:\FR\FM\13MYR1.SGM 13MYR1 29772 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2016 / Rules and Regulations principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 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. 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 F. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction Manual (CIM) 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 that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves the establishment of a temporary security zone and is categorically excluded from further review under, paragraph 34(g) of figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination will be available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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. 20:04 May 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping 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.T01–0250 to read as follows: ■ 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 an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. VerDate Sep<11>2014 List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the temporary security zone shall telephone the COTP at (203) 468–4401, or his designated representative via VHF channel 16 to obtain permission to do so. Dated: April 19, 2016. E.J. Cubanski, III, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound. [FR Doc. 2016–11253 Filed 5–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 § 165.T01–0250 Security Zone; Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC; Thames River, New London Harbor, New London, CT. [Docket Number USCG–2016–0274] (a) Location. The following areas are designated as security zones: (1) All navigable waters within the Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, extending from the surface to the bottom, within a 250-yard radius of the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC. (2) All navigable waters within the Thames River in New London Harbor, New London, CT, extending from the surface to the riverbed within a 100yard radius of the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC while it moored or anchored in the Thames River in New London Harbor, New London, CT. (b) Enforcement Period. This section will be enforced from May 1, 2016 through May 14, 2016, unless terminated sooner by the COTP. (c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.33 apply. During the enforcement period, entry into, transit through, remaining within, mooring or anchoring within this temporary security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or the designated representative. (2) Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the temporary security zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the designated representatives. Those vessels may be required to be at anchor or moored to a waterfront facility. (3) The ‘‘designated representative’’ is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on his behalf. The on-scene representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel, or onboard a federal, state, or local agency vessel that is authorized to act in support of the Coast Guard. Safety Zone; Navy UNDET, Apra Outer Harbor and Piti, GU PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 RIN 1625–AA00 Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for underwater detonation operations in the waters of Apra Outer Harbor and Piti, Guam. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone regulation is necessary to protect all persons and vessels that would otherwise transit or be within the affected areas from possible safety hazards associated with underwater detonation operations. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from May 13, 2016 until May 16, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from May 10, 2016, until May 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2016– 0274 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Chief Kristina Gauthier, Sector Guam, U.S. Coast Guard; (671) 355– 4866, Kristina.M.Gauthier@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security E.O. Executive order E:\FR\FM\13MYR1.SGM 13MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0250]
RIN 1625-AA87


Security Zone; Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC; Thames River, New London 
Harbor, New London, CT

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone 
around the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC during its transit through the Long 
Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, and for the duration of 
its mooring on the Thames River in New London Harbor, New London, CT. 
This temporary final rule creates a 250-yard radius security zone 
encompassing all navigable waters around the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC while 
in transit through Sector Long Island Sound's Captain of the Port 
(COTP) Zone, and a 100-yard radius temporary security zone while the 
vessel is anchored or moored in the Thames River in New London Harbor, 
New London, CT. This zone is needed to protect the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC 
and its crew from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, 
subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. Persons 
or vessels may not enter the security zone without permission of the 
COTP or a COTP designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from May 13, 2016 
until May 14, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will 
be used from May 1, 2016 until May 13, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2016-0250 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Petty Officer Jay TerVeen, Prevention Department, Coast 
Guard Sector Long Island Sound; telephone (203) 468-4446, email 
Jay.C.TerVeen@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

COTP Captain of the Port
DHS Department of Homeland Security

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FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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 an NPRM would be impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest. Consequently, the Coast Guard did not 
have enough time to draft, publish, and receive public comment on this 
rulemaking via an NPRM and still publish a final rule before the event 
was scheduled to take place. Delaying this rulemaking by waiting for a 
comment period to run would also reduce the Coast Guard's ability to 
fulfill its statutory missions to protect and secure the ports and 
waterways of the United States.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), and for the same reasons as stated above, 
the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule 
effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. 
Delaying the effective date of this rule would be contrary to public 
interest because immediate action is needed to respond to the potential 
security threats associated with having the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC in 
U.S. Waters.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under the authority in 33 
U.S.C. 1231. The Captain of the Port Long of Island Sound (COTP) has 
determined that vessels, within a 250-yard radius of the Tall-Ship 
CUAUHTEMOC while it is transiting and a 100-yard radius while it is 
moored, pose a potential security risk.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a security zone from May 1, 2016 through May 
14, 2016 for the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC. This zone is needed to protect 
the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC and its crew from destruction, loss, or injury 
from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar 
nature.
    This rule prevents vessels from entering, transiting, mooring, or 
anchoring within the security zone unless authorized by the COTP or 
designated representative. The Coast Guard has determined that this 
security zone will not have a significant impact on vessel traffic due 
to its temporary nature, limited size, and the fact that vessels are 
allowed to transit the navigable waters outside of the security zone.
    The Coast Guard will notify the public and local mariners of this 
safety zone through appropriate means, which may include, but are not 
limited to, publication in the Federal Register, the Local Notice to 
Mariners, and Broadcast 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 and Executive Order 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 rule has not been designated 
a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Orders 12866. 
Accordingly, it has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and 
Budget.
    The Coast Guard determined that this rulemaking is not a 
significant regulatory action for the following reasons: (1) The 
enforcement of this security zone will be relatively short in duration; 
(2) persons or vessels desiring to enter the security zone may do so 
with permission from the COTP Sector LIS or a designated 
representative; (3) this security zone is designed in a way to limit 
impacts on vessel traffic, permitting vessels to navigate in other 
portions of the waterway not designated as a security zone; and (4) the 
Coast Guard will notify the public of the enforcement of this rule via 
appropriate means, such as via Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners to increase public awareness of this security zone.

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 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section 
V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any 
vessel owner or operator.
    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. 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.
    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 small 
entities that question or complain about this proposed 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 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 rule under that Order and have 
determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism

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principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 
13132.
    Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive 
Order 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. 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 an 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 
(DHS) Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction Manual 
(CIM) 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 that this action is one of a category of 
actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant 
effect on the human environment. This rule involves the establishment 
of a temporary security zone and is categorically excluded from further 
review under, paragraph 34(g) of figure 2-1 of the Commandant 
Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical 
exclusion determination will be available in the docket where indicated 
under ADDRESSES.

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.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard 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.T01-0250 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T01-0250  Security Zone; Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC; Thames River, 
New London Harbor, New London, CT.

    (a) Location. The following areas are designated as security zones:
    (1) All navigable waters within the Sector Long Island Sound 
Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, extending from the surface to the 
bottom, within a 250-yard radius of the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC.
    (2) All navigable waters within the Thames River in New London 
Harbor, New London, CT, extending from the surface to the riverbed 
within a 100-yard radius of the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC while it moored or 
anchored in the Thames River in New London Harbor, New London, CT.
    (b) Enforcement Period. This section will be enforced from May 1, 
2016 through May 14, 2016, unless terminated sooner by the COTP.
    (c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 
165.33 apply. During the enforcement period, entry into, transit 
through, remaining within, mooring or anchoring within this temporary 
security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the 
Port (COTP) or the designated representative.
    (2) Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the 
temporary security zone must comply with all directions given to them 
by the COTP or the designated representatives. Those vessels may be 
required to be at anchor or moored to a waterfront facility.
    (3) The ``designated representative'' is any Coast Guard 
commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the 
COTP to act on his behalf. The on-scene representative may be on a 
Coast Guard vessel, or onboard a federal, state, or local agency vessel 
that is authorized to act in support of the Coast Guard.
    (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the 
temporary security zone shall telephone the COTP at (203) 468-4401, or 
his designated representative via VHF channel 16 to obtain permission 
to do so.

    Dated: April 19, 2016.
E.J. Cubanski, III,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Long Island 
Sound.
[FR Doc. 2016-11253 Filed 5-12-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P