United States Navy Restricted Area, SUPSHIP USN, Gulf Coast, Pascagoula, Mississippi, 90722-90723 [2016-30015]

Download as PDF 90722 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2016 / Rules and Regulations costs incurred up to the date the fee waiver request was received. Janice Kaye, Chief Counsel for Administrative Law, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2016–29985 Filed 12–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 33 CFR Part 334 United States Navy Restricted Area, SUPSHIP USN, Gulf Coast, Pascagoula, Mississippi AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Final rule. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is establishing a restricted area around the Huntington Ingalls Incorporated/Ingalls Shipbuilding and Dry Dock (HII) facility located in Pascagoula Mississippi, because of the sensitive nature of the on-going and potential future activities at that facility. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Gulf Coast, located in Pascagoula, Mississippi is responsible for United States Navy shipbuilding activities at the HII facility, USA located in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The restricted area will be used for on-going construction when vessels are placed in the water. The restricted area is essential to protect persons and property from the dangers associated with the operation and safeguard the area from accidents, sabotage and other subversive acts. DATES: Effective date: January 17, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Olson, Headquarters, Operations and Regulatory Community of Practice, Washington, DC at 202–761–4922, or Mr. Philip Hegji, Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Regulatory Division, at 251–690–3222 or by email at philip.a.hegji@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: located in Pascagoula Mississippi, due to the sensitive nature of the on-going and potential future activities at that facility. The proposed rule was published in the August 18, 2014 issue of the Federal Register (79 FR 48716; docket number COE–2014–0008). Comments were received from one commenter in response to the Federal Register document and the Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s local public notice. The commenter objected to the size of the restricted area. The commenter was concerned that depending on the size/ configuration of vessels in the navigational channel and river conditions some vessels might end up operating within the outer limits of the restricted area. HII amended the restricted area to a smaller more easily avoided configuration. Procedural Requirements a. Review Under Executive Order 12866 This final rule is issued with respect to a military function of the Defense Department and the provisions of Executive Order 12866 do not apply. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES d. Unfunded Mandates Act This rule does not impose an enforceable duty among the private sector and, therefore, it is not a Federal private sector mandate and it is not subject to the requirements of either Section 202 or Section 205 of the Unfunded Mandates Act. We have also found under Section 203 of the Act, that small governments will not be significantly and uniquely affected by this rulemaking. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 334 Danger zones, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Restricted areas, Waterways. For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Corps amends 33 CFR part 334 as follows: This final rule has been reviewed under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (Pub. L. 96–354). The Regulatory Flexibility Act generally requires an agency to prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis of any rule subject to noticeand-comment rulemaking requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act or any other statute unless the agency certifies that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (i.e., small businesses and small governments). The restricted area is necessary for security of this shipbuilding and dry dock facility. Small entities can utilize navigable waters outside of the restricted area. After considering the economic impacts of this final restricted area regulation on small entities, I certify that this action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. ■ Pursuant to its authorities in Section 7 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1917 (40 Stat 266; 33 U.S.C. 1) and Chapter XIX of the Army Appropriations Act of 1919 (40 Stat 892; 33 U.S.C. 3), the Corps of Engineers is establishing a restricted area around the Huntington Ingalls Incorporated/Ingalls Shipbuilding and Dry Dock (HII) facility Due to the administrative nature of this action and because there is no intended change in the use of the area, the Corps determined that this amendment to the regulation will not have a significant impact to the quality of the human environment and, therefore, preparation of an environmental impact statement is not Jkt 241001 section, above. PART 334—DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS c. Review Under the National Environmental Policy Act 14:00 Dec 14, 2016 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT b. Review Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act Background VerDate Sep<11>2014 required. An environmental assessment was prepared after the public notice period closed and all comments received from the public were considered. The environmental assessment may be viewed at the District office listed at the end of the PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1. The authority citation for 33 CFR Part 334 continues to read as follows: Authority: 40 Stat. 266 (33 U.S.C. 1) and 40 Stat. 892 (33 U.S.C. 3). ■ 2. Add § 334.781 to read as follows: § 334.781 Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair Gulf Coast, Pascagoula, Mississippi; naval restricted area. (a) The area. The datum for all coordinates is in NAD83 in accordance with 33 CFR 334.6. The restricted area shall encompass all navigable waters of the United States, as defined at 33 CFR part 329, contiguous to the area identified as the Huntington Ingalls Incorporated/Ingalls Shipbuilding and Dry Dock (HII) facility and the mean high water level within an area contained in an ‘‘L’’ shaped area bounded by the shore on the west and north ends of the area and bounded by buoys on the east and south sides of the area starting at: Latitude N. 30°21.13′ longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence to Latitude N. 30°21.08′ longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence to Latitude N. 30°21.03′ longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.98′ longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.93′ longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.88′, longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.83′ longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence E:\FR\FM\15DER1.SGM 15DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2016 / Rules and Regulations rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES to Latitude N. 30°20.78′ longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.73′ longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.68′ longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.63′ longitude W. 88°34.13′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.64′ longitude W. 88°34.10′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.64′ longitude W. 88°34.25′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.64′ longitude W. 88°34.33′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.64′ longitude W. 88°34.41′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.59′ longitude W. 88°34.47′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.59′ longitude W. 88°34.51′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.59′ longitude W. 88°34.57′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.59′ longitude W. 88°34.63′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.59′ longitude W. 88°34.70′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.64′ longitude W. 88°34.75′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.64′ longitude W. 88°34.82′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.64′ longitude W. 88°34.87′, thence to Latitude N. 30°20.71′ longitude W. 88°34.87′. The datum for these coordinates is WGS84. (b) The regulations. (1) All persons, swimmers, vessels and other craft, except those vessels under the supervision or contract to local military or Naval authority, vessels of the United States Coast Guard, and local or state law enforcement vessels, are prohibited from entering the restricted area without permission from the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, USN, Gulfcoast or his/her authorized representative. (2) The restricted area is in effect twenty-four hours per day and seven days a week (24/7). (3) Should warranted access into the restricted navigation area be needed, all entities are to contact the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, USN, Gulf Coast, Pascagoula, Mississippi, or his/her authorized representative on Marine Communication Channel 16. (c) Enforcement. The regulation in this section shall be enforced by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, USN, Gulf Coast and/or such agencies or persons as he/she may designate. Dated: December 1, 2016. Susan S. Whittington, Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division, Directorate of Civil Works. [FR Doc. 2016–30015 Filed 12–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:00 Dec 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service 36 CFR Part 219 RIN 0596–AD28 National Forest System Land Management Planning Forest Service, USDA. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is amending regulations pertaining to the National Forest System Land Management Planning. This final rule amends the 2012 rule and is intended to clarify the Department’s direction for plan amendments, including direction for amending land management plans developed under the 1982 rule. DATES: This rule is effective January 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: For more information, refer to the World Wide Web/Internet at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule. More information may be obtained on written request from the Director, Ecosystem Management Coordination Staff, Forest Service, USDA Mail Stop 1104, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–1104. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ecosystem Management Coordination staff’s Assistant Director for Planning Andrea Bedell Loucks at 202–295–7968 or Planning Specialist Regis Terney at 202–205–1552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Forest Service proposed changing the existing land management planning rule to clarify the amendment process for land management plans. The proposed rule to amend the 2012 rule (hereafter referred to as the proposed rule) was published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2016, at 81 FR 70381. SUMMARY: Background The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) requires the Forest Service to develop land management plans to guide management of the 154 national forests, 20 grasslands, and 1 prairie that comprise the 193 million acre National Forest System (NFS). 16 U.S.C. 1604. The NFMA required the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a planning rule ‘‘under the principles of the MultipleUse Sustained-Yield Act of 1960, that set[s] out the process for the development and revision of the land management plans, and the guidelines and standards’’ (16 U.S.C. 1604(g)). Compliance with this requirement has had a long history, culminating in the PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 90723 current land management planning rule issued April 9, 2012 (77 FR 22160, codified at title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, part 219 (36 CFR part 219)) (hereinafter referred to as the 2012 rule). In 1979, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Department) issued the first regulations to comply with this statutory requirement. The 1979 regulations were superseded by the 1982 planning rule (hereinafter referred to as the 1982 rule). Numerous efforts were made over the past three decades to improve on the 1982 rule. On November 9, 2000, the Department issued a new planning rule that superseded the 1982 rule (65 FR 67514). Shortly after the issuance of the 2000 rule, a review of the rule found that it would be unworkable and recommended that a new rule should be developed. The Department amended the 2000 rule so that the Forest Service could continue to use the 1982 rule provisions until a new rule was issued (67 FR 35431, May 20, 2002). Attempts to replace the 2000 rule, in 2005 and 2008, were set aside by the courts on procedural grounds, with the result that the 2000 rule remained in effect. In 2009, the Department reinstated the 2000 rule in the Code of Federal Regulations to eliminate any confusion over which rule was in effect (74 FR 67062, December 18, 2009; 36 CFR part 219, published at 36 CFR parts 200 to 299, revised as of July 1, 2010). In reinstating the 2000 rule in the CFR, the Department specifically provided for the continued use of the 1982 rule provisions, which the Forest Service used for all land management planning done under the 2000 rule. The 1982 rule procedures have therefore formed the basis of all existing Forest Service land management plans. In 2012, after extensive public engagement, the Department issued a new planning rule to update the thirtyyear old 1982 rule. The 2012 rule sets forth directions for developing, amending, revising, and monitoring land management plans (77 FR 21260, April 9, 2012). The 2012 rule is available online at https://www.gpo.gov/ fdsys/pkg/CFR-2013-title36-vol2/pdf/ CFR-2013-title36-vol2-part219.pdf. On February 6, 2015, the Forest Service issued National Forest System Land Management Planning Directives for the 2012 Planning Rule (planning directives; see 80 FR 6683). The planning directives are the Forest Service Handbook (FSH) 1909.12 and Forest Service Manual (FSM) Chapter 1920, which together establish procedures and responsibilities for carrying out the 2012 rule. The planning E:\FR\FM\15DER1.SGM 15DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 241 (Thursday, December 15, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-30015]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers

33 CFR Part 334


United States Navy Restricted Area, SUPSHIP USN, Gulf Coast, 
Pascagoula, Mississippi

AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is establishing a 
restricted area around the Huntington Ingalls Incorporated/Ingalls 
Shipbuilding and Dry Dock (HII) facility located in Pascagoula 
Mississippi, because of the sensitive nature of the on-going and 
potential future activities at that facility. The Supervisor of 
Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Gulf Coast, located in Pascagoula, 
Mississippi is responsible for United States Navy shipbuilding 
activities at the HII facility, USA located in Pascagoula, Mississippi. 
The restricted area will be used for on-going construction when vessels 
are placed in the water. The restricted area is essential to protect 
persons and property from the dangers associated with the operation and 
safeguard the area from accidents, sabotage and other subversive acts.

DATES: Effective date: January 17, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Olson, Headquarters, 
Operations and Regulatory Community of Practice, Washington, DC at 202-
761-4922, or Mr. Philip Hegji, Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, 
Regulatory Division, at 251-690-3222 or by email at 
philip.a.hegji@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Pursuant to its authorities in Section 7 of the Rivers and Harbors 
Act of 1917 (40 Stat 266; 33 U.S.C. 1) and Chapter XIX of the Army 
Appropriations Act of 1919 (40 Stat 892; 33 U.S.C. 3), the Corps of 
Engineers is establishing a restricted area around the Huntington 
Ingalls Incorporated/Ingalls Shipbuilding and Dry Dock (HII) facility 
located in Pascagoula Mississippi, due to the sensitive nature of the 
on-going and potential future activities at that facility.
    The proposed rule was published in the August 18, 2014 issue of the 
Federal Register (79 FR 48716; docket number COE-2014-0008). Comments 
were received from one commenter in response to the Federal Register 
document and the Corps of Engineers Mobile District's local public 
notice. The commenter objected to the size of the restricted area. The 
commenter was concerned that depending on the size/configuration of 
vessels in the navigational channel and river conditions some vessels 
might end up operating within the outer limits of the restricted area.
    HII amended the restricted area to a smaller more easily avoided 
configuration.

Procedural Requirements

a. Review Under Executive Order 12866

    This final rule is issued with respect to a military function of 
the Defense Department and the provisions of Executive Order 12866 do 
not apply.

b. Review Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This final rule has been reviewed under the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (Pub. L. 96-354). The Regulatory Flexibility Act generally requires 
an agency to prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis of any rule 
subject to notice-and-comment rulemaking requirements under the 
Administrative Procedure Act or any other statute unless the agency 
certifies that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities (i.e., small businesses and 
small governments). The restricted area is necessary for security of 
this shipbuilding and dry dock facility. Small entities can utilize 
navigable waters outside of the restricted area. After considering the 
economic impacts of this final restricted area regulation on small 
entities, I certify that this action will not have a significant impact 
on a substantial number of small entities.

c. Review Under the National Environmental Policy Act

    Due to the administrative nature of this action and because there 
is no intended change in the use of the area, the Corps determined that 
this amendment to the regulation will not have a significant impact to 
the quality of the human environment and, therefore, preparation of an 
environmental impact statement is not required. An environmental 
assessment was prepared after the public notice period closed and all 
comments received from the public were considered. The environmental 
assessment may be viewed at the District office listed at the end of 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, above.

d. Unfunded Mandates Act

    This rule does not impose an enforceable duty among the private 
sector and, therefore, it is not a Federal private sector mandate and 
it is not subject to the requirements of either Section 202 or Section 
205 of the Unfunded Mandates Act. We have also found under Section 203 
of the Act, that small governments will not be significantly and 
uniquely affected by this rulemaking.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 334

    Danger zones, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Restricted areas, 
Waterways.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Corps amends 33 CFR 
part 334 as follows:

PART 334--DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for 33 CFR Part 334 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 40 Stat. 266 (33 U.S.C. 1) and 40 Stat. 892 (33 
U.S.C. 3).

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2. Add Sec.  334.781 to read as follows:


Sec.  334.781  Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair Gulf 
Coast, Pascagoula, Mississippi; naval restricted area.

    (a) The area. The datum for all coordinates is in NAD83 in 
accordance with 33 CFR 334.6. The restricted area shall encompass all 
navigable waters of the United States, as defined at 33 CFR part 329, 
contiguous to the area identified as the Huntington Ingalls 
Incorporated/Ingalls Shipbuilding and Dry Dock (HII) facility and the 
mean high water level within an area contained in an ``L'' shaped area 
bounded by the shore on the west and north ends of the area and bounded 
by buoys on the east and south sides of the area starting at: Latitude 
N. 30[deg]21.13' longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence to Latitude N. 
30[deg]21.08' longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence to Latitude N. 
30[deg]21.03' longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence to Latitude N. 
30[deg]20.98' longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence to Latitude N. 
30[deg]20.93' longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence to Latitude N. 
30[deg]20.88', longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence to Latitude N. 
30[deg]20.83' longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence

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to Latitude N. 30[deg]20.78' longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.73' longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.68' longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.63' longitude W. 88[deg]34.13', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.64' longitude W. 88[deg]34.10', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.64' longitude W. 88[deg]34.25', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.64' longitude W. 88[deg]34.33', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.64' longitude W. 88[deg]34.41', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.59' longitude W. 88[deg]34.47', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.59' longitude W. 88[deg]34.51', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.59' longitude W. 88[deg]34.57', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.59' longitude W. 88[deg]34.63', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.59' longitude W. 88[deg]34.70', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.64' longitude W. 88[deg]34.75', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.64' longitude W. 88[deg]34.82', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.64' longitude W. 88[deg]34.87', thence to 
Latitude N. 30[deg]20.71' longitude W. 88[deg]34.87'. The datum for 
these coordinates is WGS84.
    (b) The regulations. (1) All persons, swimmers, vessels and other 
craft, except those vessels under the supervision or contract to local 
military or Naval authority, vessels of the United States Coast Guard, 
and local or state law enforcement vessels, are prohibited from 
entering the restricted area without permission from the Supervisor of 
Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, USN, Gulfcoast or his/her 
authorized representative.
    (2) The restricted area is in effect twenty-four hours per day and 
seven days a week (24/7).
    (3) Should warranted access into the restricted navigation area be 
needed, all entities are to contact the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, 
Conversion and Repair, USN, Gulf Coast, Pascagoula, Mississippi, or 
his/her authorized representative on Marine Communication Channel 16.
    (c) Enforcement. The regulation in this section shall be enforced 
by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, USN, Gulf 
Coast and/or such agencies or persons as he/she may designate.

    Dated: December 1, 2016.
Susan S. Whittington,
Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division, Directorate of Civil Works.
[FR Doc. 2016-30015 Filed 12-14-16; 8:45 am]
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