Safety Zone; Missouri River Miles 616-617, Council Bluffs, IA, and Omaha, NE, 22299-22301 [2017-09693]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 92 / Monday, May 15, 2017 / Proposed Rules Sumter Tennessee Washington U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Kathleen M. McGettigan, Acting Director. Accordingly, OPM is proposing to amend 5 CFR part 532 as follows: * U.S.C. * * * * PART 532—PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS BILLING CODE 6325–39–P 1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; § 532.707 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552. Coast Guard 2. Appendix D to Subpart B is amended by revising the wage area listing for the Lake, IL; Cumberland, NC; and Richland, SC, wage areas to read as follows: 33 CFR Part 165 ■ Appendix D to Subpart B of Part 532— Nonappropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas [Docket Number USCG–2017–0318] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Missouri River Miles 616– 617, Council Bluffs, IA, and Omaha, NE * * * ILLINOIS Lake Survey Area * * Illinois: Lake Area of Application. Survey area plus: Illinois: Cook Rock Island Vermilion Iowa: Johnson Michigan: Dickinson Marquette Wisconsin: Brown Dane Milwaukee * * * NORTH CAROLINA * * * * * North Carolina: Cumberland Area of Application. Survey area plus: North Carolina: Durham Forsyth Rowan jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS * * * SOUTH CAROLINA * * * * * 12:44 May 12, 2017 If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email LCDR Sean Peterson, Chief of Prevention, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2332, email Sean.M.Peterson@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations South Carolina: Richland Area of Application. Survey area plus: North Carolina: Buncombe Mecklenburg South Carolina VerDate Sep<11>2014 Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2017–0318 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: * * Richland Survey Area The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the Missouri River between miles 616 and 617. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE during high speed boat races on July 7, 8, and 9, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: DATES: * * Cumberland Survey Area Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: Jkt 241001 CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section PO 00000 Frm 00002 United States Code II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis [FR Doc. 2017–09731 Filed 5–12–17; 8:45 am] ■ 22299 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 On April 4, 2017, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received an application for a marine event from International Outboard Grand Prix for the Grand Prix of Omaha and Regatta Festival. The event is scheduled to take place over three days, July 7, 8, and 9, 2017, on the Missouri River between the cities of Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA. High speed boat practices and races will take place during the hours of 3 to 5 p.m. on July 7, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 8, and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 9. Hazards from this race include impediment of the navigational channel and high speed vessels participating in the race. The Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the race would be a safety concern for anyone transiting through the race course. The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to ensure the safety of vessels and the navigable waters between miles 616 and 617 before, during, and after the scheduled event. The Coast Guard proposes this proposed rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP proposes to establish a safety zone from 3 p.m. on July 7, 2017 through 5.30 p.m. on July 9, 2017. The zone would be enforced from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 7, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 8, 2017, and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 9, 2017. The safety zone would cover all navigable waters between miles 616 and 617 on the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE. The duration of the zone is intended to ensure the safety of vessels and participants on the navigable waters before, during, and after the scheduled high speed boat practices and races. No vessel or person would be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. 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 and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. E:\FR\FM\15MYP1.SGM 15MYP1 22300 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 92 / Monday, May 15, 2017 / Proposed Rules 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 NPRM has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, duration, and time-of-day of the safety zone. This proposed rule would have minimal impact on waterway traffic because it would be in effect for two hours on the first day and six and a half hours on both the second and third days, during daylight hours and restricts transit in and through a section of the Missouri River extending one mile. Moreover, the Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM) via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the zone, and the proposed rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the zone. The racing events on July 8 and 9, 2017, will take place in heats, allowing time for vessels affected by the closure to transit the area between heats when deemed safe by on-scene representatives of the COTP. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD 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 safety zone 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 proposed rule would have a significant economic impact on it, VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:44 May 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 please submit a comment (see explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this proposed 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. ADDRESSES) 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 would have 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 the 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 a safety zone lasting for two hours on the first day and six and a half hours on both the second and third days that would prohibit entry over a one mile area of river. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2–1 of Commandant Instruction M16475.lD. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist and Record of Environmental Consideration 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. 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. 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 proposed rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this proposed 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 E:\FR\FM\15MYP1.SGM 15MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 92 / Monday, May 15, 2017 / Proposed Rules cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. 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 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or the COTP’s representative via VHF–FM channel 16, or through Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River at 314–269–2332. Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 7, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 8, 2017, and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 9, 2017. (e) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners of the enforcement period for the safety zone. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2017–0079 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. Dated: May 4, 2017. M.L. Malloy, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi. I. Table of Abbreviations [FR Doc. 2017–09693 Filed 5–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0079] 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ RIN 1625–AA87 Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. Security Zone; Delaware River, Schuylkill River; Philadelphia, PA 2. Add § 165.T08–0318 to read as follows: ACTION: ■ jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of the Missouri River between miles 616 and 617, from surface to bottom, Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE. (b) Definitions. As used in this section, a ‘‘designated representative’’ means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel and a Federal, State, and local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in subpart C of VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:44 May 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone within portions of the Delaware River, and Schuylkill River, for the protection of Very Important Persons (VIP) who arrive and depart from Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA. This rule is necessary to expedite the establishment and enforcement of the security zones when short notice is received by the Coast Guard for VIP(s) traveling to the Philadelphia area. This rule will ensure safety and security for the visiting VIP. The permanent security zone will be enforced only during times of VIP transit and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. Only vessels or people specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, or designated representative may enter or remain in the regulated area. SUMMARY: § 165.T08–0318 Safety Zone; Missouri River between miles 616 and 617, Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE. 22301 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DATES: If you have questions about this rulemaking, call or email Petty Officer Amanda Boone, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone (215)271–4814, email Amanda.N.Boone@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 COTP Captain of the Port VIP Very Important Persons II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On occasion VIP(s) will arrive and depart Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA, located within Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Captain of the Port (COTP) zone. These VIP visits require the implementation of heightened security measures for protection of VIP(s) who may travel over or on portions of the Delaware River and Schuylkill River. The purpose of this rulemaking is to protect the VIP and the public from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious or potential terrorist acts. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone within portions of the Delaware River and Schuylkill River for the protection of VIP’s who arrive and depart from Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA. This rule is necessary to expedite the establishment and enforcement of security zones when short notice is provided to the COTP for E:\FR\FM\15MYP1.SGM 15MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 92 (Monday, May 15, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 22299-22301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-09693]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2017-0318]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Missouri River Miles 616-617, Council Bluffs, IA, 
and Omaha, NE

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the 
Missouri River between miles 616 and 617. This action is necessary to 
provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Council 
Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE during high speed boat races on July 7, 8, and 
9, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels 
from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the 
Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite 
your comments on this proposed rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before June 14, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2017-0318 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 LCDR Sean Peterson, Chief of 
Prevention, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 314-269-2332, email 
Sean.M.Peterson@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River
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

    On April 4, 2017, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River 
received an application for a marine event from International Outboard 
Grand Prix for the Grand Prix of Omaha and Regatta Festival. The event 
is scheduled to take place over three days, July 7, 8, and 9, 2017, on 
the Missouri River between the cities of Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, 
IA. High speed boat practices and races will take place during the 
hours of 3 to 5 p.m. on July 7, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 8, and 11 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 9.
    Hazards from this race include impediment of the navigational 
channel and high speed vessels participating in the race. The Captain 
of the Port Upper Mississippi River (COTP) has determined that 
potential hazards associated with the race would be a safety concern 
for anyone transiting through the race course.
    The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to ensure the safety of 
vessels and the navigable waters between miles 616 and 617 before, 
during, and after the scheduled event. The Coast Guard proposes this 
proposed rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231.

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The COTP proposes to establish a safety zone from 3 p.m. on July 7, 
2017 through 5.30 p.m. on July 9, 2017. The zone would be enforced from 
3 to 5 p.m. on July 7, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 8, 2017, and 
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 9, 2017. The safety zone would cover all 
navigable waters between miles 616 and 617 on the Missouri River in 
Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE. The duration of the zone is intended 
to ensure the safety of vessels and participants on the navigable 
waters before, during, and after the scheduled high speed boat 
practices and races. No vessel or person would be permitted to enter 
the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a 
designated representative. The regulatory text we are proposing appears 
at the end of this document.

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 and 
we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors.

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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 NPRM has not been designated 
a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. 
Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management 
and Budget.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the size, 
location, duration, and time-of-day of the safety zone. This proposed 
rule would have minimal impact on waterway traffic because it would be 
in effect for two hours on the first day and six and a half hours on 
both the second and third days, during daylight hours and restricts 
transit in and through a section of the Missouri River extending one 
mile. Moreover, the Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners (BNM) via VHF-FM marine channel 16 about the zone, and the 
proposed rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the zone. 
The racing events on July 8 and 9, 2017, will take place in heats, 
allowing time for vessels affected by the closure to transit the area 
between heats when deemed safe by on-scene representatives of the COTP.

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 
safety zone 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 proposed 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 proposed 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 would have 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 the 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 a safety 
zone lasting for two hours on the first day and six and a half hours on 
both the second and third days that would prohibit entry over a one 
mile area of river. Normally such actions are categorically excluded 
from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2-1 of Commandant 
Instruction M16475.lD. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist 
and Record of Environmental Consideration 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.

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.

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 proposed 
rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number 
for this proposed 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

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cannot be submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the 
person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document 
for alternate instructions.
    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 165

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 
6.04-6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.

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2. Add Sec.  165.T08-0318 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T08-0318  Safety Zone; Missouri River between miles 616 and 
617, Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable 
waters of the Missouri River between miles 616 and 617, from surface to 
bottom, Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section, a ``designated 
representative'' means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a 
Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast 
Guard vessel and a Federal, State, and local officer designated by or 
assisting the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River (COTP) in the 
enforcement of the safety zone.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in 
subpart C of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in 
paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the 
COTP's designated representative.
    (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or the COTP's 
representative via VHF-FM channel 16, or through Coast Guard Sector 
Upper Mississippi River at 314-269-2332. Those in the safety zone must 
comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP 
or the COTP's designated representative.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 3 p.m. 
to 5 p.m. on July 7, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 8, 2017, and 11 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 9, 2017.
    (e) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated 
representative will inform the public through broadcast notices to 
mariners of the enforcement period for the safety zone.

    Dated: May 4, 2017.
M.L. Malloy,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper 
Mississippi.
[FR Doc. 2017-09693 Filed 5-12-17; 8:45 am]
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