Anchorage Ground; Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville, FL, 20859-20861 [2017-09036]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 85 / Thursday, May 4, 2017 / Proposed Rules 10. FDA Memorandum from J. Smith, September 15, 2005. 11. FDA Memorandum from R. Costantino to P. Honigfort, March 31, 2017. 12. FDA. ‘‘Draft Guidance for Industry: Preparation of Food Contact Notifications for Food Contact Substances in Contact with Infant Formula and/or Human Milk.’’ December 2016. Available at https://www.fda.gov/ Food/GuidanceRegulation/ GuidanceDocuments RegulatoryInformation/ucm528215.htm. 13. FDA. ‘‘Guidance for Industry: Preparation of Food Contact Notifications for Food Contact Substances: Toxicology Recommendations.’’ Available at https:// www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/ GuidanceDocuments RegulatoryInformation/ucm081825.htm. 14. Lumen A., D.R. Mattie, and J.W. Fisher. ‘‘Evaluation of Perturbations in Serum Thyroid Hormones During Human Pregnancy Due to Dietary Iodide and Perchlorate Exposure Using a Biologically Based Dose-Response Model.’’ Toxicological Sciences. 133(2):320–41, 2013. 15. FDA Memorandum from G. Patton, P. Honigfort, and J. Aungst to Administrative File, March 31, 2017. 16. Clapp, S., ‘‘FDA Chemist Says Agency’s Food Contact Advice is ‘Showing Its Age.’ ’’ Food Chemicals News. 53(30): 11–12, 2011. Dated: April 28, 2017. Anna K. Abram, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis. BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 110 [Docket Number USCG–2016–0897] RIN 1625–AA01 Anchorage Ground; Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Coast Guard proposes to amend its anchorage regulations to establish a new offshore anchorage area approximately 7 nautical miles northeast of the St. Johns River inlet, Florida. Currently, there is not a dedicated deep draft offshore anchorage for commercial ocean-going vessels arriving at the Port of Jacksonville. Establishing an adequate and dedicated offshore anchorage will alleviate hazardous conditions with vessels anchoring in the common approaches to pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:03 May 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Lieutenant Allan Storm, Sector Jacksonville, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 904–714–7616, email Allan.H.Storm@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis [FR Doc. 2017–08987 Filed 5–3–17; 8:45 am] ACTION: the St. Johns River. This action is necessary to ensure the safety and efficiency of navigation for all vessels transiting in and out of the Port of Jacksonville. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2016–0897 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. The Coast Guard, with the recommendation from the St. Johns Bar Pilot Association (SJBPA) and Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange (JMTX) Harbor Safety Committee, developed the dedicated offshore anchorage area approximately 7 nautical miles northeast of the St. Johns River inlet, Florida proposed in this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to improve the navigational safety, traffic management and port security for the Port of Jacksonville. Currently, there is not a dedicated deep draft offshore anchorage for commercial ocean-going vessels arriving at the port of Jacksonville. Vessels have routinely been recommended to anchor 11⁄2 nautical miles northeast of the ‘‘STJ’’ entrance buoy. However, many mariners are hesitant to anchor in this location due to its proximity to the charted danger area, which is related to unexploded ordinances on the sea floor. Without a designated charted anchorage area, many vessels end up drifting or anchoring in the common approaches to the St. Johns River, creating a potential PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 20859 hazardous condition for all vessels transiting in and out of the Port of Jacksonville. These conditions may worsen with the expected growth in the number of vessels, and the likelihood of large vessels calling on Jacksonville in the near future. In 2013, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville hosted a meeting to discuss the establishment of a commercial anchorage off the entrance to the St. Johns River. Members from SJBPA, JMTX, Jacksonville Port Authority, Florida Docking Masters, Army Corp of Engineers, NOAA, local tug companies, and the local Shrimp Producers Association all provided input to the proposed anchorage outlined in this notice. Additionally, in April 2016, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville conducted a focused Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study for the proposed offshore anchorage area. No additional findings were found and no comments of concern were received from this WAMS study. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 471, 1221 through 1236, 2071; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The Coast Guard proposes to amend its anchorage regulations to establish an offshore anchorage area approximately seven nautical miles northeast of the St. Johns River inlet, Florida. There currently is not a dedicated deep draft offshore anchorage for commercial ocean-going vessels arriving at the port of Jacksonville. This action is necessary to ensure the safety and efficiency of navigation for all vessels transiting in and out of the Port of Jacksonville. The anchorage area’s dimensions are approximately three nautical miles by two nautical miles and would encompass approximately six square nautical miles. The anchorage boundaries are described, using precise coordinates, in the proposed regulatory text at the end of this notice. IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive Orders. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review) and 13563 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review) direct agencies to assess the E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1 20860 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 85 / Thursday, May 4, 2017 / Proposed Rules costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying costs and benefits, reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility. Executive Order 13771 (Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs) directs agencies to reduce regulation and control regulatory costs and provides that ‘‘for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process.’’ The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has not designated this rule a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, OMB has not reviewed it. As this rule is not a significant regulatory action, this rule is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. See the OMB Memorandum titled ‘‘Interim Guidance Implementing Section 2 of the Executive Order of January 30, 2017 titled ‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’ ’’ (February 2, 2017). This regulatory action determination is based on the fact that there will be minimal impact to routine navigation because the proposed anchorage area would not restrict traffic as it is located well outside of the established navigation channel. Vessels would still be able to maneuver in, around, and through the anchorage. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the anchorage area may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:03 May 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This proposed rule would not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule involves establishing one offshore anchorage ground; the overall size of the anchorage area will be approximately 6 square nautical miles. The anchorage ground is not designated a critical habitat or special management area. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(f) of Figure 2–1 of Commandant Instruction M16475.lD. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist and Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. V. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 85 / Thursday, May 4, 2017 / Proposed Rules We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 110 Anchorage grounds. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 110 as follows: PART 110—ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 110 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 471, 1221 through 1236, 2071; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. ■ 2. Add § 110.184 to read as follows: pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS § 110.184 Atlantic Ocean, Offshore Jacksonville, FL. (a) The anchorage ground. All waters of the Atlantic Ocean encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 30°29.08′ N., 81°18.21′ W.; thence south to Point 2 in position 30°26.06′ N., 81°18.21′ W.; thence east to Point 3 in position 30°26.06′ N., 81°16.05′ W.; thence north to Point 4 in position 30°29.08′ N., 81°16.05′ W.; thence west back to origin. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (b) The regulations. (1) Commercial vessels in the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of the Port of Jacksonville must anchor only within the anchorage area hereby defined and established, except in cases of emergency. (2) Before entering the anchorage area, all vessels must notify the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville on VHF–FM Channel 22A. (3) All vessels within the designated anchorage area must maintain a 24-hour bridge watch by a licensed or credentialed deck officer proficient in English, monitoring VHF–FM channel 16. This individual must confirm that the ship’s crew performs frequent VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:03 May 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 checks of the vessel’s position to ensure the vessel is not dragging anchor. (4) Vessels may anchor anywhere within the designated anchorage area provided that: Such anchoring does not interfere with the operations of any other vessels currently at anchorage; and all anchor and chain or cable is positioned in such a manner to preclude dragging. (5) No vessel may anchor in a ‘‘dead ship’’ status (that is, propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) without the prior approval of the COTP Jacksonville. Vessels experiencing casualties such as a main propulsion, main steering or anchoring equipment malfunction or which are planning to perform main propulsion engine repairs or maintenance, must immediately notify the COTP Jacksonville on VHF–FM Channel 22A. (6) No vessel may anchor within the designated anchorage for more than 72 hours without the prior approval of the COTP Jacksonville. To obtain this approval, contact the COTP Jacksonville on VHF–FM Channel 22A. (7) The COTP Jacksonville may close the anchorage area and direct vessels to depart the anchorage during periods of adverse weather or at other times as deemed necessary in the interest of port safety or security. (8) Commercial vessels anchoring under emergency circumstances outside the anchorage area must shift to new positions within the anchorage area immediately after the emergency ceases. Dated: April 27, 2017. S.A. Buschman, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. 20861 Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Nessinger, Senior Counsel, Audio Division, Media Bureau, at: (202) 418–2700 or email: Thomas.Nessinger@ fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s document, Report No. 3073, released April 17, 2017. The full text of the Petition is available for viewing and copying at the FCC Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. It also may be accessed online via the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System at: https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/ file/104101216505007/17-0410%20Prometheus%20Petition%20for %20Reconsideration%20of%20AMR %20Order%20AS%20FILED.pdf. The Commission will not send a copy of this document pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A), because this document does not have an impact on any rules of particular applicability. Subject: In the Matter of Revitalization of the AM Radio Service, FCC 17–14, released by the Commission on February 24, 2017, in MB Docket 13– 249, published at 82 FR 13069, March 9, 2017. The document is being published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). See also 47 CFR 1.4(b)(1) and 1.429(f), (g). Number of Petitions Filed: 1. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–09036 Filed 5–3–17; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2017–08953 Filed 5–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 47 CFR Part 73 [MB Docket No. 13–249; Report No. 3073] Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R2–ES–2017–0018; FXES11130900000 178 FF09E42000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To Remove the Bone Cave Harvestman From the List of SUMMARY: A Petition for Reconsideration Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (Petition) has been filed in the AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Commission’s rulemaking proceeding Interior. by Andrew Jay Schwartzman, on behalf ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition of Prometheus Radio Project. finding. DATES: Oppositions to the Petition must be filed on or before May 19, 2017. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Replies to an opposition must be filed Wildlife Service (Service), announce a on or before May 30, 2017. 90-day finding on a petition to remove Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Petition for reconsideration. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 85 (Thursday, May 4, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 20859-20861]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-09036]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 110

[Docket Number USCG-2016-0897]
RIN 1625-AA01


Anchorage Ground; Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to amend its anchorage regulations to 
establish a new offshore anchorage area approximately 7 nautical miles 
northeast of the St. Johns River inlet, Florida. Currently, there is 
not a dedicated deep draft offshore anchorage for commercial ocean-
going vessels arriving at the Port of Jacksonville. Establishing an 
adequate and dedicated offshore anchorage will alleviate hazardous 
conditions with vessels anchoring in the common approaches to the St. 
Johns River. This action is necessary to ensure the safety and 
efficiency of navigation for all vessels transiting in and out of the 
Port of Jacksonville. We invite your comments on this proposed 
rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before June 5, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2016-0897 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

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

II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    The Coast Guard, with the recommendation from the St. Johns Bar 
Pilot Association (SJBPA) and Jacksonville Marine Transportation 
Exchange (JMTX) Harbor Safety Committee, developed the dedicated 
offshore anchorage area approximately 7 nautical miles northeast of the 
St. Johns River inlet, Florida proposed in this notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM).
    The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to improve the 
navigational safety, traffic management and port security for the Port 
of Jacksonville.
    Currently, there is not a dedicated deep draft offshore anchorage 
for commercial ocean-going vessels arriving at the port of 
Jacksonville. Vessels have routinely been recommended to anchor 1\1/2\ 
nautical miles northeast of the ``STJ'' entrance buoy. However, many 
mariners are hesitant to anchor in this location due to its proximity 
to the charted danger area, which is related to unexploded ordinances 
on the sea floor. Without a designated charted anchorage area, many 
vessels end up drifting or anchoring in the common approaches to the 
St. Johns River, creating a potential hazardous condition for all 
vessels transiting in and out of the Port of Jacksonville. These 
conditions may worsen with the expected growth in the number of 
vessels, and the likelihood of large vessels calling on Jacksonville in 
the near future.
    In 2013, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville hosted a meeting to 
discuss the establishment of a commercial anchorage off the entrance to 
the St. Johns River. Members from SJBPA, JMTX, Jacksonville Port 
Authority, Florida Docking Masters, Army Corp of Engineers, NOAA, local 
tug companies, and the local Shrimp Producers Association all provided 
input to the proposed anchorage outlined in this notice. Additionally, 
in April 2016, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville conducted a focused 
Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study for the proposed 
offshore anchorage area. No additional findings were found and no 
comments of concern were received from this WAMS study.
    The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 
U.S.C. 471, 1221 through 1236, 2071; 33 CFR 1.05-1; Department of 
Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The Coast Guard proposes to amend its anchorage regulations to 
establish an offshore anchorage area approximately seven nautical miles 
northeast of the St. Johns River inlet, Florida. There currently is not 
a dedicated deep draft offshore anchorage for commercial ocean-going 
vessels arriving at the port of Jacksonville. This action is necessary 
to ensure the safety and efficiency of navigation for all vessels 
transiting in and out of the Port of Jacksonville. The anchorage area's 
dimensions are approximately three nautical miles by two nautical miles 
and would encompass approximately six square nautical miles.
    The anchorage boundaries are described, using precise coordinates, 
in the proposed regulatory text at the end of this notice.

IV. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes 
and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our 
analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive Orders.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review) and 13563 
(Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review) direct agencies to assess 
the

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costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive 
Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying costs and 
benefits, reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility. 
Executive Order 13771 (Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory 
Costs) directs agencies to reduce regulation and control regulatory 
costs and provides that ``for every one new regulation issued, at least 
two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost 
of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a 
budgeting process.''
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has not designated this 
rule a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive 
Order 12866. Accordingly, OMB has not reviewed it. As this rule is not 
a significant regulatory action, this rule is exempt from the 
requirements of Executive Order 13771. See the OMB Memorandum titled 
``Interim Guidance Implementing Section 2 of the Executive Order of 
January 30, 2017 titled `Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory 
Costs' '' (February 2, 2017).
    This regulatory action determination is based on the fact that 
there will be minimal impact to routine navigation because the proposed 
anchorage area would not restrict traffic as it is located well outside 
of the established navigation channel. Vessels would still be able to 
maneuver in, around, and through the anchorage.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this 
proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
anchorage area may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section 
IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a significant economic 
impact on any vessel owner or operator.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect 
your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you 
have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, 
please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that 
question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action 
of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

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

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and 
have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism 
principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 
13132.
    Also, this proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal 
Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If 
you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or 
Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section.

E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction 
M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have made 
a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of 
actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant 
effect on the human environment. This proposed rule involves 
establishing one offshore anchorage ground; the overall size of the 
anchorage area will be approximately 6 square nautical miles. The 
anchorage ground is not designated a critical habitat or special 
management area. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from 
further review under paragraph 34(f) of Figure 2-1 of Commandant 
Instruction M16475.lD. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist 
and Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket 
where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information 
that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact 
from this proposed rule.

V. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, 
and will consider all comments and material received during the comment 
period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If 
you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions.

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    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal 
Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal 
Register (70 FR 15086).
    Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, 
and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site's 
instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up 
for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a 
final rule is published.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 110

    Anchorage grounds.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 110 as follows:

PART 110--ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 110 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 471, 1221 through 1236, 2071; 33 CFR 1.05-
1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. Add Sec.  110.184 to read as follows:


Sec.  110.184  Atlantic Ocean, Offshore Jacksonville, FL.

    (a) The anchorage ground. All waters of the Atlantic Ocean 
encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in 
position 30[deg]29.08' N., 81[deg]18.21' W.; thence south to Point 2 in 
position 30[deg]26.06' N., 81[deg]18.21' W.; thence east to Point 3 in 
position 30[deg]26.06' N., 81[deg]16.05' W.; thence north to Point 4 in 
position 30[deg]29.08' N., 81[deg]16.05' W.; thence west back to 
origin. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983.
    (b) The regulations. (1) Commercial vessels in the Atlantic Ocean 
in the vicinity of the Port of Jacksonville must anchor only within the 
anchorage area hereby defined and established, except in cases of 
emergency.
    (2) Before entering the anchorage area, all vessels must notify the 
Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville on VHF-FM Channel 
22A.
    (3) All vessels within the designated anchorage area must maintain 
a 24-hour bridge watch by a licensed or credentialed deck officer 
proficient in English, monitoring VHF-FM channel 16. This individual 
must confirm that the ship's crew performs frequent checks of the 
vessel's position to ensure the vessel is not dragging anchor.
    (4) Vessels may anchor anywhere within the designated anchorage 
area provided that: Such anchoring does not interfere with the 
operations of any other vessels currently at anchorage; and all anchor 
and chain or cable is positioned in such a manner to preclude dragging.
    (5) No vessel may anchor in a ``dead ship'' status (that is, 
propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) without the 
prior approval of the COTP Jacksonville. Vessels experiencing 
casualties such as a main propulsion, main steering or anchoring 
equipment malfunction or which are planning to perform main propulsion 
engine repairs or maintenance, must immediately notify the COTP 
Jacksonville on VHF-FM Channel 22A.
    (6) No vessel may anchor within the designated anchorage for more 
than 72 hours without the prior approval of the COTP Jacksonville. To 
obtain this approval, contact the COTP Jacksonville on VHF-FM Channel 
22A.
    (7) The COTP Jacksonville may close the anchorage area and direct 
vessels to depart the anchorage during periods of adverse weather or at 
other times as deemed necessary in the interest of port safety or 
security.
    (8) Commercial vessels anchoring under emergency circumstances 
outside the anchorage area must shift to new positions within the 
anchorage area immediately after the emergency ceases.

    Dated: April 27, 2017.
S.A. Buschman,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 2017-09036 Filed 5-3-17; 8:45 am]
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