Safety Zone; Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Foundation/Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival, Ohio River, Miles 90.2 to 90.7, Wheeling, WV, 35097 [2017-15922]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of these enforcement periods via Local Notice to Mariners and updates via Marine Information Broadcasts. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0346] Safety Zone; Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Foundation/ Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival, Ohio River, Miles 90.2 to 90.7, Wheeling, WV Dated: July 20, 2017. L. McClain, Jr., Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh. Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P AGENCY: The Coast Guard will enforce the subject safety zone for the Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Foundation/Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Fireworks on the Ohio River on September 16, 2017 to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the barge-based fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.801, Table 1 Sector Ohio Valley, No. 58 will be enforced from 10 p.m. through 11:15 p.m., on September 16, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email MST1 Jennifer Haggins, Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 412–221–0807, email Jennifer.L.Haggins@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Safety Zone for the annual Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Foundation/ Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Fireworks listed in 33 CFR 165.801, Table 1 Sector Ohio Valley from 10 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. on September 16, 2017. Entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or passage through the safety zone must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.801 and asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–15922 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0534] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Whiskey Island Paddlefest, Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, Cleveland Harbor, Cleveland, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the Whiskey Island Paddlefest on August 19, 2017. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and race participants from the navigational hazards associated with a paddle craft race. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Buffalo. DATES: This rule is effective from 6:45 a.m. through 11 a.m. on August 19, 2017. SUMMARY: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 0534 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email LT Ryan Junod, Chief of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland; telephone 216–937–0124, email ryan.s.junod@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR PO 00000 Code of Federal Regulations Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 35097 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 the 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 the event sponsor did not submit notice to the Coast Guard with sufficient time remaining before the event to publish an NPRM. Thus, delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for a comment period to run would be contrary to the public interest by inhibiting the Coast Guard’s ability to protect participants and vessels from the hazards associated with a paddle craft race. 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 because doing so would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Delaying the effective date would be contrary to the rule’s objectives of ensuring safety of life on the navigable waters and protection of persons and vessels near the event. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. The Captain of the Port Buffalo, NY (COTP) has determined that a large scale paddle craft event on a navigable waterway will pose a significant risk to participants and the boating public. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone while the Whiskey Island Paddlefest is happening. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from 6:45 a.m. through 11 a.m. on August 19, 2017. This zone will encompass all waters of Lake Erie; Cleveland Harbor, Cleveland, OH from 41°29′59.5″ N. and 081°42′59.3″ W. to 41°30′4.4″ N. and 081°42′44.5″ W. to E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 144 (Friday, July 28, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 35097]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0346]


Safety Zone; Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival 
Foundation/Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival, Ohio River, 
Miles 90.2 to 90.7, Wheeling, WV

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the subject safety zone for the 
Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Foundation/Wheeling Heritage 
Port Sternwheel Festival Fireworks on the Ohio River on September 16, 
2017 to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from 
the hazards associated with the barge-based fireworks display. During 
the enforcement period, entry of vessels or persons into this zone is 
prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port 
Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.

DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.801, Table 1 Sector Ohio Valley, 
No. 58 will be enforced from 10 p.m. through 11:15 p.m., on September 
16, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice of enforcement, call or email MST1 Jennifer Haggins, Marine 
Safety Unit Pittsburgh, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 412-221-0807, email 
Jennifer.L.Haggins@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Safety Zone 
for the annual Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Foundation/
Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Fireworks listed in 33 CFR 
165.801, Table 1 Sector Ohio Valley from 10 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. on 
September 16, 2017. Entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh 
(COTP) or a designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to 
enter into or passage through the safety zone must request permission 
from the COTP or a designated representative. If permission is granted, 
all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP 
or designated representative.
    This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 
165.801 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice of enforcement 
in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime 
community with advance notification of these enforcement periods via 
Local Notice to Mariners and updates via Marine Information Broadcasts.

    Dated: July 20, 2017.
L. McClain, Jr.,
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit 
Pittsburgh.
[FR Doc. 2017-15922 Filed 7-27-17; 8:45 am]
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