Special Local Regulations, Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone, 31855-31861 [2016-11824]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations representative information from the OSHA 301 Incident Report section titled ‘‘Tell us about the case.’’ You must remove all other information from the copy of the OSHA 301 Incident Report or the equivalent substitute form that you give to the authorized employee representative. (vi) May I charge for the copies? No, you may not charge for these copies the first time they are provided. However, if one of the designated persons asks for additional copies, you may assess a reasonable charge for retrieving and copying the records.’’ Signed at Washington, DC, on May 13, 2016. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. U.S. Coast Guard Waterways Management Division Sector Long Island Sound; telephone (203) 468– 4565, or email Ian.M.Fallon@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking Pub. L. Public Law § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History 33 CFR Part 100 On June 23, 2015, the Coast Guard published an NPRM titled ‘‘Special Local Regulations, Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone’’ (80 FR 35892). There we stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to making changes to 33 CFR 100.100 ‘‘Special Local Regulations; Regatta and Boat Races in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone.’’ During the comment period that ended July 23, 2015, we received no comments. [Docket Number USCG–2015–0100] III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule RIN 1625–AA08 The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1233. This regulation carries out two related actions: (1) Establishing necessary special local regulations; and (2) updating and reorganizing existing regulations for ease of use and reduction of administrative overhead. [FR Doc. 2016–11817 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard Special Local Regulations, Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is adding, deleting, and modifying special local regulations for annual marine events in the Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. When enforced, these regulated areas would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during certain annually recurring events. The special local regulations are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain maritime events. DATES: This rule is effective June 20, 2016. IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2015– 0100 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 Petty Officer Ian M. Fallon, (1) Establishing New Marine Event Regulated Areas SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:59 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Coast Guard is to amend 33 CFR 100.100 ‘‘Special Local Regulations; Regattas and Boat Races in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone’’ by establishing sixteen permanent marine events regulated areas, removing five previously regulated areas, and modifying three marine event special local regulations. This rulemaking limits the unnecessary burden of establishing temporary rules for events that occur on an annual basis. This rule establishes sixteen permanent marine event special local regulations under 33 CFR 100.100. These events include fireworks displays, swimming events, and regattas that take place throughout the Long Island Sound COTP Zone. Event locations and details are listed below in the text of the regulation. Because large PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 31855 numbers of spectator vessels are expected to congregate around the location of these events, these regulated areas are needed to protect both spectators and participants from the safety hazards associated with marine events, including large numbers of swimmers, hard to see and unstable small boats, unexpected pyrotechnics detonation, and burning debris. This rule permanently establishes regulated areas that restrict vessel movement around the location of each marine event to reduce the associated hazards. During the enforcement period of the regulated areas, persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering, transiting through, remaining, anchoring, or mooring within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the COTP or the designated representative. Persons and vessels would be able to request authorization to enter, transit through, remain, anchor, or moor within the regulated areas by contacting the COTP Sector Long Island Sound, or designated representative, by telephone at (203) 468–4401 or via VHF radio on channel 16. If authorization to enter, transit through, remain, anchor, or moor within any of the regulated areas is granted, all persons and vessels receiving authorization would be required to comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative. The Coast Guard COTP Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative will enforce the regulated areas. These designated representatives are comprised of commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other federal, state and local agencies in the enforcement of these regulated areas. Certain special local regulations are listed without known dates or times. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will cause notice of the enforcement of these regulated areas to be made by all appropriate means to affect the widest publicity among the effected segments of the public, including publication in the Federal Register as a Notice of Enforcement, Local Notice to Mariners, and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (2) Remove Old Special Local Regulations That Are no Longer Needed This rule removes five special local regulations from the TABLE to § 100.100: (1) 1.3 Head of the Connecticut Regatta, Connecticut River, CT as the event has not been held since 2012 and the sponsoring organization, the City of Middletown, has confirmed that they do not intend to hold the event again in the foreseeable future; (2) 1.4 E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 31856 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Riverfront Regatta, Hartford, CT as the event’s details have significantly changed and is no longer the same event; (3) 1.5 Patchogue Grand Prix, Patchogue, NY as the event has not been held since 2010 and the sponsoring organization, Offshore Powerboat Association, has confirmed that they do not intend to hold the event again in the foreseeable future; (4) 1.6 Riverfront U.S. Title series Powerboat Race, Hartford, CT as the event has not been held since 2011 and the sponsoring organization, Riverfront Recaptured, has confirmed that they do not intend to hold the event again in the foreseeable future; and (5) 1.8 Kayak for a Cause Regatta as the event has not been held since 2012 and the sponsoring organization, Kayak for a Cause, has disbanded. (3) Modify and Update Existing Regulated Areas. This rule amends the following special local regulations from the TABLE to § 100.100: (1) 1.1 HarvardYale Regatta, Thames River, New London, CT will be moved to 5.1 on the Table to § 100.100; (2) 1.2 Great Connecticut River Raft Race, Middletown will be moved to 7.1 on the Table to § 100.100 and the name changed to Connecticut River Raft Race, Middletown, CT; and (3) 1.7 Hartford Dragon Boat Regatta will be moved to 8.1 on the Table to § 100.100 and the name changed to the Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival. mstockstill on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders 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 rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:59 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 regulatory action for the following reasons: The regulated areas are of limited duration and vessels may transit the navigable waterways outside of the regulated areas; and persons or vessels requiring entry into the regulated areas may be authorized to do so by the COTP Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the zone and the rule allows vessels to seek permission to enter the 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 received no comments from the Small Business Administration on this 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. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit these regulated areas 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 section. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and 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 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 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 determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations environment. This rule involves the establishing sixteen permanent marine events regulated areas, removing five previously regulated areas, and modifying three marine event special local regulations. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this 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. 31857 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. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 2. In § 100.100, revise the ‘‘Table to § 100.100’’ to read as follows: Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recording requirements, Waterways. § 100.100 Special Local Regulations; Regattas and Boat Races in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone. ■ * * * * * TABLE TO § 100.100 5 May Harvard-Yale Regatta, Thames River, New London, CT ................ • Date: A single day between the last Saturday in May through second Saturday of June. • Rain Date: A single day between the last Saturday in May through second Saturday of June. • Time: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. • Location: All waters of the Thames River at New London, Connecticut, between the Penn Central Draw Bridge at position 41°21′46.94″ N. 072°05′14.46″ W. to Bartlett Cove at position 41°25′35.9″ N. 072°05′42.89″ W. (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. 5.2 mstockstill on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 5.1 Jones Beach Air Show .................................................................... • Date: The Thursday through Sunday before Memorial Day each May. • Time: (1) The ‘‘No Entry Area’’ will be enforced each day from the start of the air show until 30 minutes after it concludes. Exact time will be determined annually. (2) The ‘‘Slow/No Wake Area’’ and the ‘‘No Southbound Traffic Area’’ will be enforced each day for six hours after the air show concludes. Exact time will be determined annually. • Location: (1) ‘‘No Entry Area’’: Waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY contained within the following described area; beginning at a point on land at position 40°34′54″ N., 073°33′21″ W.; then east along the shoreline of Jones Beach State Park to a point on land at position 40°35′53″ N., 073°28′48″ W.; then south to a point in the Atlantic Ocean off of Jones Beach at position 40°35′05″ N., 073°28′34″ W.; then west to position 40°33′15″ N., 073°33′09″ W.; then north to the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. (2) ‘‘Slow/No Wake Area’’: All navigable waters between Meadowbrook State Parkway and Wantagh State Parkway and contained within the following area. Beginning in position 40°35′49.01″ N., 73°32′33.63″ W.; then north along the Meadowbrook State Parkway to its intersection with Merrick Road in position 40°39′14″ N., 73°34′0.76″ W.; then east along Merrick Road to its intersection with Wantagh State Parkway in position 40°39′51.32″ N., 73°30′43.36″ W.; then south along the Wantagh State Parkway to its intersection with Ocean Parkway in position 40°35′47.30″ N., 073°30′29.17″ W.; then west along Ocean Parkway to its intersection with Meadowbrook State Parkway at the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. (3) ‘‘No Southbound Traffic Area’’: All navigable waters of Zach’s Bay south of the line connecting a point near the western entrance to Zach’s Bay at position 40°36′29.20″ N., 073°29′22.88″ W. and a point near the eastern entrance of Zach’s Bay at position 40°36′16.53″ N., 073°28′57.26″ W. (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:59 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 31858 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 100.100—Continued 6 6.1 June Swim Across America Greenwich ................................................... • Time: 5:30 a.m. until noon. • Location: All navigable waters of Stamford Harbor within an area starting at a point in position 41°01′32.03″ N., 073°33′8.93″ W., then southeast to a point in position 41°01′15.01″ N., 073°32′55.58″ W.; then southwest to a point in position 41°0′49.25″ N., 073°33′20.36″ W.; then northwest to a point in position 41°0′58″ N., 073°33′27″ W.; then northeast to a point in position 41°1′15.8″ N., 073°33′9.85″ W., then heading north and ending at point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. July 7 7.1 • Date: A single day during June. Connecticut River Raft Race, Middletown, CT ................................ • Date: A single day between the last Saturday in July through first Saturday of August. • Time: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. • Location: All waters of the Connecticut River near Middletown, CT between Gildersleeve Island (Marker no. 99) at position 41°36′02.13″ N., 072°37′22.71″ W.; and Portland Riverside Marina (Marker no. 88) at position 41°33′38.3″ N., 072°37′36.53″ W. (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. • Additional Stipulations: Spectators or other vessels shall not anchor, block, loiter, or impede the transit of event participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas unless authorized by COTP or designated representative. Dolan Family Fourth Fireworks ........................................................ • • • • 7.3 mstockstill on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 7.2 Clam Shell Foundation Fireworks .................................................... • Date: A single day during July. • Time: To be determined annually. • Locations: (1) ‘‘No Entry Area’’: All waters of Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY within a 1000 foot radius of the launch platform in approximate position 41°01′15.49″ N., 072°11′27.5″ W. (NAD 83). VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:59 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Date: July 4. Rain date: July 5. Time: To be determined annually. Locations: (1) ‘‘No Entry Area’’: All waters of Oyster Bay Harbor in Long Island Sound off Oyster Bay, NY within a 1000 foot radius of the launch platform in approximate position 40°53′42.50″ N., 073°30′04.30″ W. (NAD 83). (2) ‘‘Slow/No Wake Area’’: All waters of Oyster Bay Harbor in Long Island Sound off Oyster Bay, NY contained within the following area; beginning at a point on land in position at 40°53′12.43″ N., 073°31′13.05″ W. near Moses Point; then east across Oyster Bay Harbor to a point on land in position at 40°53′15.12″ N., 073°30′38.45″ W.; then north along the shoreline to a point on land in position at 40°53′34.43″ N., 073°30′33.42″ W. near Cove Point; then east along the shoreline to a point on land in position at 40°53′41.67″ N., 073°29′40.74″ W. near Cooper Bluff; then south along the shoreline to a point on land in position 40°53′05.09″ N., 073°29′23.32″ W. near Eel Creek; then east across Cold Spring Harbor to a point on land in position 40°53′06.69″ N., 073°28′19.9″ W.; then north along the shoreline to a point on land in position 40°55′24.09″ N., 073°29′49.09″ W. near Whitewood Point; then west across Oyster Bay to a point on land in position 40°55′5.29″ N., 073°31′19.47″ W. near Rocky Point; then south along the shoreline to a point on land in position 40°54′04.11″ N., 073°30′29.18″ W. near Plum Point; then northwest along the shoreline to a point on land in position 40°54′09.06″ N., 073°30′45.71″ W.; then southwest along the shoreline to a point on land in position 40°54′03.2″ N., 073°31′01.29″ W.; and then south along the shoreline back to point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 31859 TABLE TO § 100.100—Continued (2) ‘‘Northbound Traffic Only Area’’: All waters of Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY contained within the following area; beginning at a point in position at 41°02′5.05″ N., 072°11′19.52″ W.; then southeast to a point on land in position at 41°02′2.67″ N., 072°11′17.97″ W.; then south along shoreline to a point on land in position at 41°01′35.26″ N., 072°11′9.56″ W.; then southeast across channel to a point on land in position at 41°01′30.28″ N., 072°10″52.77″ W.; then north along the shoreline to a point on land in position at 41°01′41.35″ N., 072° 10′52.57″ W.; then north across channel to a point on land in position at 41°01′44.41″ N., 072° 10′52.23″ W. near the southern end of Sedge Island; then north along shoreline of Sedge Island to a point on land in position at 41°01′56.3″ N., 072°10′59.37″ W., near the northern end of Sedge Island; then northwest across the channel to a point on land in position 41°01′56.76″ N., 072°11′0.66″ W.; then northwest along shoreline to a point on land in position 41°01′41.35″ N., 072°10′52.57″ W.; then northwest to position at 41°02′5.92″ N., 072°11′16.73″ W.; and then southwest to point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. Jones Beach State Park Fireworks ................................................. • • • • 7.5 Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim ........ • Date: A single day during July. • Time: To be determined annually. • Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, NY within 100 yards of the race course. Starting Point at the Fire Island Lighthouse Dock in position at 40°38′01″ N., 073°13′07″ W.; then north-by-northwest to a point in position at 40°38′52″ N., 073°13′09″ W.; then north-by-northwest to a point in position at 40°39′40″ N., 073°13′30″ W.; then north-by-northwest to a point in position at 40°40′30″ N., 073°14′00″ W.; and then north-by-northwest, finishing at Gilbert Park, Brightwaters, NY at position 40°42′25″ N., 073°14′52″ W. (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. 7.6 mstockstill on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 7.4 Aquapalooza, Zach’s Bay ................................................................ • Date: A single day during July. • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Location: All navigable waters of Zach’s Bay, Wantagh, NY south of the line connecting a point near the western entrance to Zach’s Bay in approximate position 40°36′29.20″ N., 073°29′22.88″ W. and a point near the eastern entrance of Zach’s Bay in approximate position 40°36′16.53″ N., 073°28′57.26″ W. • Additional stipulations: During the enforcement period vessel speed in the regulated area is restricted to no wake speed or 6 knots, whichever is slower. On the day of the event from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. vessels may only transit the regulated area in the northbound direction or outbound direction. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:59 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Date: July 4. Rain date: July 5. Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Locations: (1) ‘‘No Entry Area’’: All waters off of Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY within a 1000 foot radius of the launch platform in approximate position 40°34′ 56.68″ N., 073°30′31.19″ W. (NAD 83). (2) ‘‘Slow/No Wake Area’’: All navigable waters between Meadowbrook State Parkway and Wantagh State Parkway and contained within the following area. Beginning in position at 40°35′49.01″ N., 073°32′33.63″ W.; then north along the Meadowbrook State Parkway to its intersection with Merrick Road in position at 40°39′14″ N., 073°34′0.76″ W.; then east along Merrick Road to its intersection with Wantagh State Parkway in position at 40°39′51.32″ N., 073°30′43.36″ W.; then south along the Wantagh State Parkway to its intersection with Ocean Parkway in position at 40°35′47.30″ N., 073°30′29.17″ W.; then west along Ocean Parkway to its intersection with Meadowbrook State Parkway at the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. (3) ‘‘No Southbound Traffic Area’’: All navigable waters of Zach’s Bay south of the line connecting a point near the western entrance to Zach’s Bay in position at 40°36′29.20″ N., 073°29′22.88″ W. and a point near the eastern entrance of Zach’s Bay in position at 40°36′16.53″ N., 073°28′57.26″ W. (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 31860 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 100.100—Continued 7.7 Fran Schnarr Open Water Championship Swim ............................. • Date: A single day during July. • Time: To be determined annually. • Location: Waters of Huntington Bay, NY within 100 yards of the race course. Starting in position at 40°54′25.3″ N., 073°24′27.9″ W.; then northeast to a position at 40°54′32″ N., 73°23′57.7″ W.; then northwest to a position at 40°54′37.9″ N., 073°23′57.2″ W.; then southwest to a position at 40°54′33.2″ N., 073°25′28.1″ W.; then southeast to a position at 40°54′25.5″ N., 073°25′25.7″ W.; and then southeast to point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. 8 August Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival ..................................... • Dates: Saturday and Sunday during the third weekend of August. • Time: 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day. • Regulated area: All waters of the Connecticut River in Hartford, CT between the Bulkeley Bridge at 41°46′10.10″ N., 072°39′56.13″ W. and the Wilbur Cross Bridge at 41°45′11.67″ N., 072°39′13.64″ W. (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. 8.2 Swim Across the Sound .................................................................. • Date: A single day during August. • Time: To be determined annually. • Location: Waters of Long Island Sound from Port Jefferson, NY in approximate position 40°58′11.71″ N., 073°05′51.12″ W.; then northwest to Captain’s Cove Seaport, Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°09′25.07″ N., 073°12′47.82″ W. (NAD 83). 8.3 Stonewall Swim ................................................................................ • Date: A day during a weekend in August. • Time: 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. • Location: All navigable waters of the Great South Bay within a three miles long and half mile wide box connecting Snedecor Avenue in Bayport, NY to Porgie Walk in Fire Island, NY. Formed by connecting the following points. Beginning at 40°43′40.24″ N., 073°03′41.50″ W.; then to 40°43′40.00″ N., 073°03′13.40″ W.; then to 40°40′04.13″ N., 073°03′43.81″ W.; then to 40°40′08.30″ N., 073°03′17.70″ W.; and then back to point of origin (NAD 83). 8.4 Island Beach Two Mile Swim .......................................................... • Date: A single day during August. • Time: To be determined annually. • Location: All waters of Captain Harbor between Little Captain’s Island and Bower’s Island that are located within the box formed by connecting four points in the following positions. Beginning at 40°59′23.35″ N. 073°36′42.05″ W.; then northwest to 40°59′51.04″ N. 073°37′57.32″ W.; then southwest to 40°59′45.17″ N. 073°38′01.18″ W.; then southeast to 40°59′17.38″ N. 073°36′45.9″ W.; then northeast to the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. 8.5 Waves of Hope Swim ...................................................................... • Date: A single day during August. • Time: To be determined annually. • Location: All waters of the Great South Bay off Amityville, NY shoreward of a line created by connecting the following points. Beginning at a point at 40°39′22.38″ N., 073°25′31.63″ W; then south to a point at 40°39′2.18″ N., 073°25′31.63″ W.; then east to a point at 40°39′2.18″ N., 073°24′3.81″ W.; then north to a point at 40°39′18.27″ N., 073°24′3.81″ W.; and then west back to point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. 8.6 mstockstill on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 8.1 Smith Point Triathlon ....................................................................... • Date: A day during a weekend in August. • Time: To be determined annually. • Location: All waters of Narrow Bay near Smith Point Park in Mastic Beach, NY within the area bounded by land along its southern edge and points in position at 40°44′14.28″ N., 072°51′40.68″ W.; then north to a point at position 40°44′20.83″ N., 072°51′40.68″ W.; then east to a point at position 40°44′20.83″ N., 072°51′19.73″ W.; then south to a point at position 40°44′14.85″ N., 072°51′19.73″ W.; and then southwest along the shoreline back to the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. 9 9.1 September Head of the Tomahawk ................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:59 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 • Date: A single day during September. • Time: To be determined annually. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 31861 TABLE TO § 100.100—Continued • Location: All navigable waters of the Connecticut River off South Glastonbury, CT. Beginning at position 41°41′18.88″ N.; 072°37′16.26″ W.; then downriver along the west bank to a point at position 41°38′49.12″ N., 072°37′32.73″ W.; then across the Connecticut River to a point at position 41°38′49.5″ N., 072°37′19.55″ W.; then upriver along the east bank to a point at position 41°41′25.82″ N., 072°37′9.08″ W.; then across the Connecticut River to the point of origin (NAD 83). • Additional Stipulations: Non-event vessels transiting through the area during the enforcement period are to travel at no wake speeds or 6 knots, whichever is slower and that non-event vessels shall not block or impede the transit of event participants, event safety vessels or official patrol vessels in the regulated area unless authorized by COTP or designated representatives. 10 10.1 October Head of the Riverfront Rowing Regatta, Hartford, CT .................. Dated: April 19, 2016. E.J. Cubanski, III, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound. Coast Guard District; telephone 510– 437–3516, email David.H.Sulouff@ uscg.mil. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0390] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA 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 Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow participants from the AMGEN Tour of California to cross the drawspan safely and without interruption. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0390] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh mstockstill on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:59 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Tower Drawbridge, mile 59.0, over Sacramento River, at Sacramento, CA. The vertical lift bridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 30 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw operates as required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 22, 2016, to allow participants from the AMGEN Tour of California to cross the drawspan safely and without interruption. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2016–11824 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: • Date: The first Sunday of October. • Time: 5:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. • Location: All water of the Connecticut River, Hartford, CT, between at point North of Wethersfield Cove at 41°43′52.17″ N., 072°38′40.38″ W. and the Riverside Boat House 41°46′30.98″ N., 072° 39′54.35″ W. (NAD 83). PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: May 9, 2016. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–11993 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0412] Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce security zone regulations for the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington from 6 a.m. on May 17, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2016, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This action is necessary to help provide for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo located in those waters during that time period. Entry into the Sitcum Waterway security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or a Designated Representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1321 will be enforced for the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 98 (Friday, May 20, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 31855-31861]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-11824]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket Number USCG-2015-0100]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulations, Recurring Marine Events in Captain of 
the Port Long Island Sound Zone

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is adding, deleting, and modifying special 
local regulations for annual marine events in the Sector Long Island 
Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. When enforced, these regulated 
areas would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during 
certain annually recurring events. The special local regulations are 
intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of 
the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated 
with certain maritime events.

DATES: This rule is effective June 20, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2015-0100 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 Petty Officer Ian M. Fallon, U.S. Coast Guard 
Waterways Management Division Sector Long Island Sound; telephone (203) 
468-4565, or email Ian.M.Fallon@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Pub. L. Public Law
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    On June 23, 2015, the Coast Guard published an NPRM titled 
``Special Local Regulations, Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the 
Port Long Island Sound Zone'' (80 FR 35892). There we stated why we 
issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action 
related to making changes to 33 CFR 100.100 ``Special Local 
Regulations; Regatta and Boat Races in the Coast Guard Sector Long 
Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone.'' During the comment period that 
ended July 23, 2015, we received no comments.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 
1233. This regulation carries out two related actions: (1) Establishing 
necessary special local regulations; and (2) updating and reorganizing 
existing regulations for ease of use and reduction of administrative 
overhead.

IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule

    The Coast Guard is to amend 33 CFR 100.100 ``Special Local 
Regulations; Regattas and Boat Races in the Coast Guard Sector Long 
Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone'' by establishing sixteen 
permanent marine events regulated areas, removing five previously 
regulated areas, and modifying three marine event special local 
regulations. This rulemaking limits the unnecessary burden of 
establishing temporary rules for events that occur on an annual basis.

(1) Establishing New Marine Event Regulated Areas

    This rule establishes sixteen permanent marine event special local 
regulations under 33 CFR 100.100. These events include fireworks 
displays, swimming events, and regattas that take place throughout the 
Long Island Sound COTP Zone. Event locations and details are listed 
below in the text of the regulation. Because large numbers of spectator 
vessels are expected to congregate around the location of these events, 
these regulated areas are needed to protect both spectators and 
participants from the safety hazards associated with marine events, 
including large numbers of swimmers, hard to see and unstable small 
boats, unexpected pyrotechnics detonation, and burning debris. This 
rule permanently establishes regulated areas that restrict vessel 
movement around the location of each marine event to reduce the 
associated hazards.
    During the enforcement period of the regulated areas, persons and 
vessels would be prohibited from entering, transiting through, 
remaining, anchoring, or mooring within the regulated area unless 
specifically authorized by the COTP or the designated representative. 
Persons and vessels would be able to request authorization to enter, 
transit through, remain, anchor, or moor within the regulated areas by 
contacting the COTP Sector Long Island Sound, or designated 
representative, by telephone at (203) 468-4401 or via VHF radio on 
channel 16. If authorization to enter, transit through, remain, anchor, 
or moor within any of the regulated areas is granted, all persons and 
vessels receiving authorization would be required to comply with the 
instructions of the COTP or designated representative.
    The Coast Guard COTP Sector Long Island Sound or designated 
representative will enforce the regulated areas. These designated 
representatives are comprised of commissioned, warrant, and petty 
officers of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other 
federal, state and local agencies in the enforcement of these regulated 
areas.
    Certain special local regulations are listed without known dates or 
times. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will cause notice of the 
enforcement of these regulated areas to be made by all appropriate 
means to affect the widest publicity among the effected segments of the 
public, including publication in the Federal Register as a Notice of 
Enforcement, Local Notice to Mariners, and Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners.

(2) Remove Old Special Local Regulations That Are no Longer Needed

    This rule removes five special local regulations from the TABLE to 
Sec.  100.100: (1) 1.3 Head of the Connecticut Regatta, Connecticut 
River, CT as the event has not been held since 2012 and the sponsoring 
organization, the City of Middletown, has confirmed that they do not 
intend to hold the event again in the foreseeable future; (2) 1.4

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Riverfront Regatta, Hartford, CT as the event's details have 
significantly changed and is no longer the same event; (3) 1.5 
Patchogue Grand Prix, Patchogue, NY as the event has not been held 
since 2010 and the sponsoring organization, Offshore Powerboat 
Association, has confirmed that they do not intend to hold the event 
again in the foreseeable future; (4) 1.6 Riverfront U.S. Title series 
Powerboat Race, Hartford, CT as the event has not been held since 2011 
and the sponsoring organization, Riverfront Recaptured, has confirmed 
that they do not intend to hold the event again in the foreseeable 
future; and (5) 1.8 Kayak for a Cause Regatta as the event has not been 
held since 2012 and the sponsoring organization, Kayak for a Cause, has 
disbanded.

(3) Modify and Update Existing Regulated Areas.

    This rule amends the following special local regulations from the 
TABLE to Sec.  100.100: (1) 1.1 Harvard-Yale Regatta, Thames River, New 
London, CT will be moved to 5.1 on the Table to Sec.  100.100; (2) 1.2 
Great Connecticut River Raft Race, Middletown will be moved to 7.1 on 
the Table to Sec.  100.100 and the name changed to Connecticut River 
Raft Race, Middletown, CT; and (3) 1.7 Hartford Dragon Boat Regatta 
will be moved to 8.1 on the Table to Sec.  100.100 and the name changed 
to the Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival.

V. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders 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 rule has not been designated 
a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 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: The regulated 
areas are of limited duration and vessels may transit the navigable 
waterways outside of the regulated areas; and persons or vessels 
requiring entry into the regulated areas may be authorized to do so by 
the COTP Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative. 
Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue Broadcast Notice to Mariners via 
VHF-FM marine channel 16 about the zone and the rule allows vessels to 
seek permission to enter the 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 received no comments from the Small Business 
Administration on this 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.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit 
these regulated areas 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 section.
    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 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 
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 
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 determined that 
this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or 
cumulatively have a significant effect on the human

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environment. This rule involves the establishing sixteen permanent 
marine events regulated areas, removing five previously regulated 
areas, and modifying three marine event special local regulations. It 
is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of 
Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary environmental 
analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical 
Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated 
under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to 
the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this 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.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

    Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recording 
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. In Sec.  100.100, revise the ``Table to Sec.  100.100'' to read as 
follows:


Sec.  100.100  Special Local Regulations; Regattas and Boat Races in 
the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone.

* * * * *

                         Table to Sec.   100.100
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5                                                      May
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5.1 Harvard-Yale Regatta, Thames River,   Date: A single day
 New London, CT.                          between the last Saturday in
                                          May through second Saturday of
                                          June.
                                          Rain Date: A single
                                          day between the last Saturday
                                          in May through second Saturday
                                          of June.
                                          Time: 8 a.m. until 5
                                          p.m.
                                          Location: All waters
                                          of the Thames River at New
                                          London, Connecticut, between
                                          the Penn Central Draw Bridge
                                          at position 41[deg]21'46.94''
                                          N. 072[deg]05'14.46'' W. to
                                          Bartlett Cove at position
                                          41[deg]25'35.9'' N.
                                          072[deg]05'42.89'' W. (NAD
                                          83). All positions are
                                          approximate.
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5.2 Jones Beach Air Show...............   Date: The Thursday
                                          through Sunday before Memorial
                                          Day each May.
                                          Time:
                                            (1) The ``No Entry Area''
                                             will be enforced each day
                                             from the start of the air
                                             show until 30 minutes after
                                             it concludes. Exact time
                                             will be determined
                                             annually.
                                            (2) The ``Slow/No Wake
                                             Area'' and the ``No
                                             Southbound Traffic Area''
                                             will be enforced each day
                                             for six hours after the air
                                             show concludes. Exact time
                                             will be determined
                                             annually.
                                          Location:
                                            (1) ``No Entry Area'':
                                             Waters of the Atlantic
                                             Ocean off Jones Beach State
                                             Park, Wantagh, NY contained
                                             within the following
                                             described area; beginning
                                             at a point on land at
                                             position 40[deg]34'54'' N.,
                                             073[deg]33'21'' W.; then
                                             east along the shoreline of
                                             Jones Beach State Park to a
                                             point on land at position
                                             40[deg]35'53'' N.,
                                             073[deg]28'48'' W.; then
                                             south to a point in the
                                             Atlantic Ocean off of Jones
                                             Beach at position
                                             40[deg]35'05'' N.,
                                             073[deg]28'34'' W.; then
                                             west to position
                                             40[deg]33'15'' N.,
                                             073[deg]33'09'' W.; then
                                             north to the point of
                                             origin (NAD 83). All
                                             positions are approximate.
                                            (2) ``Slow/No Wake Area'':
                                             All navigable waters
                                             between Meadowbrook State
                                             Parkway and Wantagh State
                                             Parkway and contained
                                             within the following area.
                                             Beginning in position
                                             40[deg]35'49.01'' N.,
                                             73[deg]32'33.63'' W.; then
                                             north along the Meadowbrook
                                             State Parkway to its
                                             intersection with Merrick
                                             Road in position
                                             40[deg]39'14'' N.,
                                             73[deg]34'0.76'' W.; then
                                             east along Merrick Road to
                                             its intersection with
                                             Wantagh State Parkway in
                                             position 40[deg]39'51.32''
                                             N., 73[deg]30'43.36'' W.;
                                             then south along the
                                             Wantagh State Parkway to
                                             its intersection with Ocean
                                             Parkway in position
                                             40[deg]35'47.30'' N.,
                                             073[deg]30'29.17'' W.; then
                                             west along Ocean Parkway to
                                             its intersection with
                                             Meadowbrook State Parkway
                                             at the point of origin (NAD
                                             83). All positions are
                                             approximate.
                                            (3) ``No Southbound Traffic
                                             Area'': All navigable
                                             waters of Zach's Bay south
                                             of the line connecting a
                                             point near the western
                                             entrance to Zach's Bay at
                                             position 40[deg]36'29.20''
                                             N., 073[deg]29'22.88'' W.
                                             and a point near the
                                             eastern entrance of Zach's
                                             Bay at position
                                             40[deg]36'16.53'' N.,
                                             073[deg]28'57.26'' W. (NAD
                                             83). All positions are
                                             approximate.
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6                                                      June
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6.1 Swim Across America Greenwich......   Date: A single day
                                          during June.
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                                          Time: 5:30 a.m. until
                                          noon.
                                          Location: All
                                          navigable waters of Stamford
                                          Harbor within an area starting
                                          at a point in position
                                          41[deg]01'32.03'' N.,
                                          073[deg]33'8.93'' W., then
                                          southeast to a point in
                                          position 41[deg]01'15.01'' N.,
                                          073[deg]32'55.58'' W.; then
                                          southwest to a point in
                                          position 41[deg]0'49.25'' N.,
                                          073[deg]33'20.36'' W.; then
                                          northwest to a point in
                                          position 41[deg]0'58'' N.,
                                          073[deg]33'27'' W.; then
                                          northeast to a point in
                                          position 41[deg]1'15.8'' N.,
                                          073[deg]33'9.85'' W., then
                                          heading north and ending at
                                          point of origin (NAD 83). All
                                          positions are approximate.
7                                                      July
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7.1 Connecticut River Raft Race,          Date: A single day
 Middletown, CT.                          between the last Saturday in
                                          July through first Saturday of
                                          August.
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                                          Time: 10 a.m. until 2
                                          p.m.
                                          Location: All waters
                                          of the Connecticut River near
                                          Middletown, CT between
                                          Gildersleeve Island (Marker
                                          no. 99) at position
                                          41[deg]36'02.13'' N.,
                                          072[deg]37'22.71'' W.; and
                                          Portland Riverside Marina
                                          (Marker no. 88) at position
                                          41[deg]33'38.3'' N.,
                                          072[deg]37'36.53'' W. (NAD
                                          83). All positions are
                                          approximate.
                                          Additional
                                          Stipulations: Spectators or
                                          other vessels shall not
                                          anchor, block, loiter, or
                                          impede the transit of event
                                          participants or official
                                          patrol vessels in the
                                          regulated areas unless
                                          authorized by COTP or
                                          designated representative.
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7.2 Dolan Family Fourth Fireworks......   Date: July 4.
                                          Rain date: July 5.
                                          Time: To be determined
                                          annually.
                                          Locations:
                                            (1) ``No Entry Area'': All
                                             waters of Oyster Bay Harbor
                                             in Long Island Sound off
                                             Oyster Bay, NY within a
                                             1000 foot radius of the
                                             launch platform in
                                             approximate position
                                             40[deg]53'42.50'' N.,
                                             073[deg]30'04.30'' W. (NAD
                                             83).
                                            (2) ``Slow/No Wake Area'':
                                             All waters of Oyster Bay
                                             Harbor in Long Island Sound
                                             off Oyster Bay, NY
                                             contained within the
                                             following area; beginning
                                             at a point on land in
                                             position at
                                             40[deg]53'12.43'' N.,
                                             073[deg]31'13.05'' W. near
                                             Moses Point; then east
                                             across Oyster Bay Harbor to
                                             a point on land in position
                                             at 40[deg]53'15.12'' N.,
                                             073[deg]30'38.45'' W.; then
                                             north along the shoreline
                                             to a point on land in
                                             position at
                                             40[deg]53'34.43'' N.,
                                             073[deg]30'33.42'' W. near
                                             Cove Point; then east along
                                             the shoreline to a point on
                                             land in position at
                                             40[deg]53'41.67'' N.,
                                             073[deg]29'40.74'' W. near
                                             Cooper Bluff; then south
                                             along the shoreline to a
                                             point on land in position
                                             40[deg]53'05.09'' N.,
                                             073[deg]29'23.32'' W. near
                                             Eel Creek; then east across
                                             Cold Spring Harbor to a
                                             point on land in position
                                             40[deg]53'06.69'' N.,
                                             073[deg]28'19.9'' W.; then
                                             north along the shoreline
                                             to a point on land in
                                             position 40[deg]55'24.09''
                                             N., 073[deg]29'49.09'' W.
                                             near Whitewood Point; then
                                             west across Oyster Bay to a
                                             point on land in position
                                             40[deg]55'5.29'' N.,
                                             073[deg]31'19.47'' W. near
                                             Rocky Point; then south
                                             along the shoreline to a
                                             point on land in position
                                             40[deg]54'04.11'' N.,
                                             073[deg]30'29.18'' W. near
                                             Plum Point; then northwest
                                             along the shoreline to a
                                             point on land in position
                                             40[deg]54'09.06'' N.,
                                             073[deg]30'45.71'' W.; then
                                             southwest along the
                                             shoreline to a point on
                                             land in position
                                             40[deg]54'03.2'' N.,
                                             073[deg]31'01.29'' W.; and
                                             then south along the
                                             shoreline back to point of
                                             origin (NAD 83). All
                                             positions are approximate.
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7.3 Clam Shell Foundation Fireworks....   Date: A single day
                                          during July.
                                          Time: To be determined
                                          annually.
                                          Locations:
                                            (1) ``No Entry Area'': All
                                             waters of Three Mile
                                             Harbor, East Hampton, NY
                                             within a 1000 foot radius
                                             of the launch platform in
                                             approximate position
                                             41[deg]01'15.49'' N.,
                                             072[deg]11'27.5'' W. (NAD
                                             83).

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                                            (2) ``Northbound Traffic
                                             Only Area'': All waters of
                                             Three Mile Harbor, East
                                             Hampton, NY contained
                                             within the following area;
                                             beginning at a point in
                                             position at
                                             41[deg]02'5.05'' N.,
                                             072[deg]11'19.52'' W.; then
                                             southeast to a point on
                                             land in position at
                                             41[deg]02'2.67'' N.,
                                             072[deg]11'17.97'' W.; then
                                             south along shoreline to a
                                             point on land in position
                                             at 41[deg]01'35.26'' N.,
                                             072[deg]11'9.56'' W.; then
                                             southeast across channel to
                                             a point on land in position
                                             at 41[deg]01'30.28'' N.,
                                             072[deg]10''52.77'' W.;
                                             then north along the
                                             shoreline to a point on
                                             land in position at
                                             41[deg]01'41.35'' N.,
                                             072[deg] 10'52.57'' W.;
                                             then north across channel
                                             to a point on land in
                                             position at
                                             41[deg]01'44.41'' N.,
                                             072[deg] 10'52.23'' W. near
                                             the southern end of Sedge
                                             Island; then north along
                                             shoreline of Sedge Island
                                             to a point on land in
                                             position at
                                             41[deg]01'56.3'' N.,
                                             072[deg]10'59.37'' W., near
                                             the northern end of Sedge
                                             Island; then northwest
                                             across the channel to a
                                             point on land in position
                                             41[deg]01'56.76'' N.,
                                             072[deg]11'0.66'' W.; then
                                             northwest along shoreline
                                             to a point on land in
                                             position 41[deg]01'41.35''
                                             N., 072[deg]10'52.57'' W.;
                                             then northwest to position
                                             at 41[deg]02'5.92'' N.,
                                             072[deg]11'16.73'' W.; and
                                             then southwest to point of
                                             origin (NAD 83). All
                                             positions are approximate.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
7.4 Jones Beach State Park Fireworks...   Date: July 4.
                                          Rain date: July 5.
                                          Time: 8:30 p.m. to
                                          10:30 p.m.
                                          Locations:
                                            (1) ``No Entry Area'': All
                                             waters off of Jones Beach
                                             State Park, Wantagh, NY
                                             within a 1000 foot radius
                                             of the launch platform in
                                             approximate position
                                             40[deg]34' 56.68'' N.,
                                             073[deg]30'31.19'' W. (NAD
                                             83).
                                            (2) ``Slow/No Wake Area'':
                                             All navigable waters
                                             between Meadowbrook State
                                             Parkway and Wantagh State
                                             Parkway and contained
                                             within the following area.
                                             Beginning in position at
                                             40[deg]35'49.01'' N.,
                                             073[deg]32'33.63'' W.; then
                                             north along the Meadowbrook
                                             State Parkway to its
                                             intersection with Merrick
                                             Road in position at
                                             40[deg]39'14'' N.,
                                             073[deg]34'0.76'' W.; then
                                             east along Merrick Road to
                                             its intersection with
                                             Wantagh State Parkway in
                                             position at
                                             40[deg]39'51.32'' N.,
                                             073[deg]30'43.36'' W.; then
                                             south along the Wantagh
                                             State Parkway to its
                                             intersection with Ocean
                                             Parkway in position at
                                             40[deg]35'47.30'' N.,
                                             073[deg]30'29.17'' W.; then
                                             west along Ocean Parkway to
                                             its intersection with
                                             Meadowbrook State Parkway
                                             at the point of origin (NAD
                                             83). All positions are
                                             approximate.
                                            (3) ``No Southbound Traffic
                                             Area'': All navigable
                                             waters of Zach's Bay south
                                             of the line connecting a
                                             point near the western
                                             entrance to Zach's Bay in
                                             position at
                                             40[deg]36'29.20'' N.,
                                             073[deg]29'22.88'' W. and a
                                             point near the eastern
                                             entrance of Zach's Bay in
                                             position at
                                             40[deg]36'16.53'' N.,
                                             073[deg]28'57.26'' W. (NAD
                                             83). All positions are
                                             approximate.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
7.5 Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South   Date: A single day
 Bay Cross Bay Swim.                      during July.
                                          Time: To be determined
                                          annually.
                                          Location: Waters of
                                          the Great South Bay, NY within
                                          100 yards of the race course.
                                          Starting Point at the Fire
                                          Island Lighthouse Dock in
                                          position at 40[deg]38'01'' N.,
                                          073[deg]13'07'' W.; then north-
                                          by-northwest to a point in
                                          position at 40[deg]38'52'' N.,
                                          073[deg]13'09'' W.; then north-
                                          by-northwest to a point in
                                          position at 40[deg]39'40'' N.,
                                          073[deg]13'30'' W.; then north-
                                          by-northwest to a point in
                                          position at 40[deg]40'30'' N.,
                                          073[deg]14'00'' W.; and then
                                          north-by-northwest, finishing
                                          at Gilbert Park, Brightwaters,
                                          NY at position 40[deg]42'25''
                                          N., 073[deg]14'52'' W. (NAD
                                          83). All positions are
                                          approximate.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
7.6 Aquapalooza, Zach's Bay............   Date: A single day
                                          during July.
                                          Time: 11:30 a.m. to 8
                                          p.m.
                                          Location: All
                                          navigable waters of Zach's
                                          Bay, Wantagh, NY south of the
                                          line connecting a point near
                                          the western entrance to Zach's
                                          Bay in approximate position
                                          40[deg]36'29.20'' N.,
                                          073[deg]29'22.88'' W. and a
                                          point near the eastern
                                          entrance of Zach's Bay in
                                          approximate position
                                          40[deg]36'16.53'' N.,
                                          073[deg]28'57.26'' W.
                                          Additional
                                          stipulations: During the
                                          enforcement period vessel
                                          speed in the regulated area is
                                          restricted to no wake speed or
                                          6 knots, whichever is slower.
                                          On the day of the event from 3
                                          p.m. to 5:30 p.m. vessels may
                                          only transit the regulated
                                          area in the northbound
                                          direction or outbound
                                          direction.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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7.7 Fran Schnarr Open Water               Date: A single day
 Championship Swim.                       during July.
                                          Time: To be determined
                                          annually.
                                          Location: Waters of
                                          Huntington Bay, NY within 100
                                          yards of the race course.
                                          Starting in position at
                                          40[deg]54'25.3'' N.,
                                          073[deg]24'27.9'' W.; then
                                          northeast to a position at
                                          40[deg]54'32'' N.,
                                          73[deg]23'57.7'' W.; then
                                          northwest to a position at
                                          40[deg]54'37.9'' N.,
                                          073[deg]23'57.2'' W.; then
                                          southwest to a position at
                                          40[deg]54'33.2'' N.,
                                          073[deg]25'28.1'' W.; then
                                          southeast to a position at
                                          40[deg]54'25.5'' N.,
                                          073[deg]25'25.7'' W.; and then
                                          southeast to point of origin
                                          (NAD 83). All positions are
                                          approximate.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
8                                                     August
------------------------------------------------------------------------
8.1 Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian      Dates: Saturday and
 Festival.                                Sunday during the third
                                          weekend of August.
                                          Time: 8 a.m. until
                                          4:30 p.m. each day.
                                          Regulated area: All
                                          waters of the Connecticut
                                          River in Hartford, CT between
                                          the Bulkeley Bridge at
                                          41[deg]46'10.10'' N.,
                                          072[deg]39'56.13'' W. and the
                                          Wilbur Cross Bridge at
                                          41[deg]45'11.67'' N.,
                                          072[deg]39'13.64'' W. (NAD
                                          83). All positions are
                                          approximate.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
8.2 Swim Across the Sound..............   Date: A single day
                                          during August.
                                          Time: To be determined
                                          annually.
                                          Location: Waters of
                                          Long Island Sound from Port
                                          Jefferson, NY in approximate
                                          position 40[deg]58'11.71'' N.,
                                          073[deg]05'51.12'' W.; then
                                          northwest to Captain's Cove
                                          Seaport, Bridgeport, CT in
                                          approximate position
                                          41[deg]09'25.07'' N.,
                                          073[deg]12'47.82'' W. (NAD
                                          83).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
8.3 Stonewall Swim.....................   Date: A day during a
                                          weekend in August.
                                          Time: 8:30 a.m. until
                                          12:30 p.m.
                                          Location: All
                                          navigable waters of the Great
                                          South Bay within a three miles
                                          long and half mile wide box
                                          connecting Snedecor Avenue in
                                          Bayport, NY to Porgie Walk in
                                          Fire Island, NY. Formed by
                                          connecting the following
                                          points. Beginning at
                                          40[deg]43'40.24'' N.,
                                          073[deg]03'41.50'' W.; then to
                                          40[deg]43'40.00'' N.,
                                          073[deg]03'13.40'' W.; then to
                                          40[deg]40'04.13'' N.,
                                          073[deg]03'43.81'' W.; then to
                                          40[deg]40'08.30'' N.,
                                          073[deg]03'17.70'' W.; and
                                          then back to point of origin
                                          (NAD 83).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
8.4 Island Beach Two Mile Swim.........   Date: A single day
                                          during August.
                                          Time: To be determined
                                          annually.
                                          Location: All waters
                                          of Captain Harbor between
                                          Little Captain's Island and
                                          Bower's Island that are
                                          located within the box formed
                                          by connecting four points in
                                          the following positions.
                                          Beginning at 40[deg]59'23.35''
                                          N. 073[deg]36'42.05'' W.; then
                                          northwest to 40[deg]59'51.04''
                                          N. 073[deg]37'57.32'' W.; then
                                          southwest to 40[deg]59'45.17''
                                          N. 073[deg]38'01.18'' W.; then
                                          southeast to 40[deg]59'17.38''
                                          N. 073[deg]36'45.9'' W.; then
                                          northeast to the point of
                                          origin (NAD 83). All positions
                                          are approximate.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
8.5 Waves of Hope Swim.................   Date: A single day
                                          during August.
                                          Time: To be determined
                                          annually.
                                          Location: All waters
                                          of the Great South Bay off
                                          Amityville, NY shoreward of a
                                          line created by connecting the
                                          following points. Beginning at
                                          a point at 40[deg]39'22.38''
                                          N., 073[deg]25'31.63'' W; then
                                          south to a point at
                                          40[deg]39'2.18'' N.,
                                          073[deg]25'31.63'' W.; then
                                          east to a point at
                                          40[deg]39'2.18'' N.,
                                          073[deg]24'3.81'' W.; then
                                          north to a point at
                                          40[deg]39'18.27'' N.,
                                          073[deg]24'3.81'' W.; and then
                                          west back to point of origin
                                          (NAD 83). All positions are
                                          approximate.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
8.6 Smith Point Triathlon..............   Date: A day during a
                                          weekend in August.
                                          Time: To be determined
                                          annually.
                                          Location: All waters
                                          of Narrow Bay near Smith Point
                                          Park in Mastic Beach, NY
                                          within the area bounded by
                                          land along its southern edge
                                          and points in position at
                                          40[deg]44'14.28'' N.,
                                          072[deg]51'40.68'' W.; then
                                          north to a point at position
                                          40[deg]44'20.83'' N.,
                                          072[deg]51'40.68'' W.; then
                                          east to a point at position
                                          40[deg]44'20.83'' N.,
                                          072[deg]51'19.73'' W.; then
                                          south to a point at position
                                          40[deg]44'14.85'' N.,
                                          072[deg]51'19.73'' W.; and
                                          then southwest along the
                                          shoreline back to the point of
                                          origin (NAD 83). All positions
                                          are approximate.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
9                                                   September
------------------------------------------------------------------------
9.1 Head of the Tomahawk...............   Date: A single day
                                          during September.
                                          Time: To be determined
                                          annually.

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                                          Location: All
                                          navigable waters of the
                                          Connecticut River off South
                                          Glastonbury, CT. Beginning at
                                          position 41[deg]41'18.88'' N.;
                                          072[deg]37'16.26'' W.; then
                                          downriver along the west bank
                                          to a point at position
                                          41[deg]38'49.12'' N.,
                                          072[deg]37'32.73'' W.; then
                                          across the Connecticut River
                                          to a point at position
                                          41[deg]38'49.5'' N.,
                                          072[deg]37'19.55'' W.; then
                                          upriver along the east bank to
                                          a point at position
                                          41[deg]41'25.82'' N.,
                                          072[deg]37'9.08'' W.; then
                                          across the Connecticut River
                                          to the point of origin (NAD
                                          83).
                                          Additional
                                          Stipulations: Non-event
                                          vessels transiting through the
                                          area during the enforcement
                                          period are to travel at no
                                          wake speeds or 6 knots,
                                          whichever is slower and that
                                          non-event vessels shall not
                                          block or impede the transit of
                                          event participants, event
                                          safety vessels or official
                                          patrol vessels in the
                                          regulated area unless
                                          authorized by COTP or
                                          designated representatives.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
10                                                   October
------------------------------------------------------------------------
10.1 Head of the Riverfront Rowing        Date: The first Sunday
 Regatta, Hartford, CT.                   of October.
                                          Time: 5:30 a.m. until
                                          5:30 p.m.
                                          Location: All water of
                                          the Connecticut River,
                                          Hartford, CT, between at point
                                          North of Wethersfield Cove at
                                          41[deg]43'52.17'' N.,
                                          072[deg]38'40.38'' W. and the
                                          Riverside Boat House
                                          41[deg]46'30.98'' N., 072[deg]
                                          39'54.35'' W. (NAD 83).
------------------------------------------------------------------------



    Dated: April 19, 2016.
E.J. Cubanski, III,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Long Island 
Sound.
[FR Doc. 2016-11824 Filed 5-19-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P