Special Local Regulation; Marine Events; Annual Bayview Mackinac Race, 32135 [2017-14605]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 12, 2017 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0454] Special Local Regulation; Marine Events; Annual Bayview Mackinac Race Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the annual Bayview Mackinac Race, from 10 a.m. to noon on July 22, 2017. This special local regulation is necessary to safely control vessel movements in the vicinity of the race and provide for the safety of the general boating public and commercial shipping. During this period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without the permission of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM). DATES: The regulation in 33 CFR 100.902 will be enforced from 10 a.m. until noon on July 22, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this document, call or email Lieutenant Matthew Stroebel, Waterway Management Branch, Ninth Coast Guard District, 1240 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH at (216) 902–6060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Annual Bayview Mackinac Race found in 33 CFR 100.902 from 10 a.m. until noon on July 22, 2017. This Notice of Enforcement applies to all U.S. navigable waters of the Black River, St. Clair River, and lower Lake Huron, bound by a line starting at latitude 042°58′47″ N., longitude 082°26′0″ W.; then easterly to latitude 042°58′24″ N., longitude 082°24′47″ W.; then northward along the International Boundary to latitude 043°02′48″ N., longitude 082°23′47″ W.; then westerly to the shoreline at approximate location latitude 043°02′48″ N., longitude 082°26′48″ W.; then southward along the U.S. shoreline to latitude 042°58′54″ N., longitude 082°26′01″ W.; then back to the beginning [DATUM: NAD 83]. In order to ensure the safety of spectators and participating vessels, the Coast Guard will patrol the race area under the direction of a designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM). Vessels desiring to transit the regulated area may do so only with nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:05 Jul 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 prior approval of the PATCOM and when so directed by that officer. The PATCOM may be contacted on Channel 16 (156.8 MHZ) by the call sign ‘‘Coast Guard Patrol Commander.’’ Vessels, permitted to transit the regulated area, will operate at no wake speed and in a manner which will not endanger participants in the event or any other craft. The rules contained above shall not apply to participants in the event or vessels of the patrol operating in the performance of their assigned duties. This document is issued under the authority of 33 CFR 100.902 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). If the District Commander, Captain of the Port or PATCOM determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. Dated: June 15, 2017. N.A. Bartolotta, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, Acting. [FR Doc. 2017–14605 Filed 7–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0614] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Main Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Main Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after a bridge based pyrotechnics display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. DATES: This rule is effective from 8:15 p.m. on July 11, 2017 through 8:45 p.m. on September 12, 2017. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 0614 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 32135 Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this rule, call or email LT John Ramos, Marine Safety Unit Chicago, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (630) 986–2155, email D09DG-MSUChicago-Waterways@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 § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because doing so would be impracticable. The Coast Guard did not receive the final details for this event until there was insufficient time remaining before the event to publish a NPRM. Thus, delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for a comment period to run would be impracticable because it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect the public and vessels from the hazards associated with bridge based fireworks displays on July 11, 2017, August 8, 2017, and September 12, 2017. We are issuing this rule, and under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this temporary rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. For the same reasons discussed in the preceding paragraph, waiting for a 30 day notice period to run would be impracticable. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish safety zones: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. On July 11, 2017, August 8, 2017, and September 12, 2017, a bridge based pyrotechnics display will take place on E:\FR\FM\12JYR1.SGM 12JYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0454]


Special Local Regulation; Marine Events; Annual Bayview Mackinac 
Race

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for 
the annual Bayview Mackinac Race, from 10 a.m. to noon on July 22, 
2017. This special local regulation is necessary to safely control 
vessel movements in the vicinity of the race and provide for the safety 
of the general boating public and commercial shipping. During this 
period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without the 
permission of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM).

DATES: The regulation in 33 CFR 100.902 will be enforced from 10 a.m. 
until noon on July 22, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
document, call or email Lieutenant Matthew Stroebel, Waterway 
Management Branch, Ninth Coast Guard District, 1240 East 9th Street, 
Cleveland, OH at (216) 902-6060.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the special 
local regulation for the Annual Bayview Mackinac Race found in 33 CFR 
100.902 from 10 a.m. until noon on July 22, 2017. This Notice of 
Enforcement applies to all U.S. navigable waters of the Black River, 
St. Clair River, and lower Lake Huron, bound by a line starting at 
latitude 042[deg]58'47'' N., longitude 082[deg]26'0'' W.; then easterly 
to latitude 042[deg]58'24'' N., longitude 082[deg]24'47'' W.; then 
northward along the International Boundary to latitude 043[deg]02'48'' 
N., longitude 082[deg]23'47'' W.; then westerly to the shoreline at 
approximate location latitude 043[deg]02'48'' N., longitude 
082[deg]26'48'' W.; then southward along the U.S. shoreline to latitude 
042[deg]58'54'' N., longitude 082[deg]26'01'' W.; then back to the 
beginning [DATUM: NAD 83].
    In order to ensure the safety of spectators and participating 
vessels, the Coast Guard will patrol the race area under the direction 
of a designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM). Vessels desiring 
to transit the regulated area may do so only with prior approval of the 
PATCOM and when so directed by that officer. The PATCOM may be 
contacted on Channel 16 (156.8 MHZ) by the call sign ``Coast Guard 
Patrol Commander.'' Vessels, permitted to transit the regulated area, 
will operate at no wake speed and in a manner which will not endanger 
participants in the event or any other craft. The rules contained above 
shall not apply to participants in the event or vessels of the patrol 
operating in the performance of their assigned duties.
    This document is issued under the authority of 33 CFR 100.902 and 5 
U.S.C. 552(a). If the District Commander, Captain of the Port or PATCOM 
determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full 
duration stated in this notice, he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area.

    Dated: June 15, 2017.
N.A. Bartolotta,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, 
Acting.
[FR Doc. 2017-14605 Filed 7-11-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P