Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ, 40489-40491 [2017-18031]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Rules and Regulations the dredge ESSEX OR dredge CHARLESTON on VHF channel 13 or 16, at least 1 hour, as well as 30 minutes, prior to arrival. Vessels shall then transit around the dredge project, utilizing Anchorage 7 off Marcus Hook Range, while operating at the minimum safe speed necessary to maintain steerage and reduced wake. (3) Vessels wishing to anchor in Anchorage 7 off Marcus Hook Range must obtain permission from the COTP at least 24 hours in advance by calling (215) 271–4807. The COTP will permit two vessels at a time to anchor on a ‘‘first-come, first-served’’ basis. Vessels will only be allowed to anchor for a 12 hour period. Vessels that require an examination by the Public Health Service, Customs, or Immigration authorities will be directed to an anchorage for the required inspection by the COTP. Vessels are encouraged to use Anchorage 9 near entrance to Mantua Creek, Anchorage 10 at Naval Base, Philadelphia, and Anchorage 6 off Deepwater Point alternative anchorages. (4) The Captain of the Port will implement and terminate the safety zones individually once all submerged pipeline has been recovered and dredging operations are completed in each range respectively. Notice of the implementation and the termination of the safety zone will be made in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zones is prohibited unless vessels obtain permission from the Captain of the Port or make satisfactory passing arrangements with the dredge ESSEX and/or dredge CHARLESTON per this rule and the Rules of the Road (33 CFR subchapter E). (5) To request permission to enter the safety zone, the Captain of the Port’s representative can be contacted via VHF–FM channel 16. Vessels granted permission to enter and transit through the safety zone must do so in accordance with the directions provided by the Captain of the Port or designated representative. No person or vessel may enter or remain in a safety zone without permission from the Captain of the Port. All persons and vessels within a safety zone shall obey the directions or orders of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative. (6) At least one side of the main navigational channel will be kept clear for safe passage of vessels in the vicinity of the safety zones. At no time will the main navigational channel be closed to vessel traffic. Vessels requesting to transit shall contact the dredge ESSEX and/or dredge CHARLESTON on VHF VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:35 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 channel 13 or 16, at least 1 hour, as well as 30 minutes, prior to arrival. (7) This section applies to all vessels that intend to transit through the safety zones except vessels that are engaged in the following operations: enforcement of laws; service of aids to navigation, and emergency response. (d) Effective and enforcement periods. The safety zones established in paragraph (a) of this section will be effective from August 30, 2017 through March 15, 2018, unless cancelled earlier by the Captain of the Port once all operations are completed. The safety zones will be enforced with actual notice by Coast Guard representatives on scene, as well as other methods listed in 33 CFR 165.7. Dated: August 21, 2017. Scott E. Anderson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay. [FR Doc. 2017–18033 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0627] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, NJ on August 26, 2017. The safety zone will restrict vessel traffic from operating on a portion of Atlantic Ocean during a fireworks display. This safety zone is necessary to protect the public, spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display. The safety zone restricts vessels from transiting the zone during the effective period, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective on August 26, 2017, from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 0627 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40489 If you have questions on this rule, call or email MST2 Amanda Boone, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Waterways Management Division, telephone (215) 271–4814, email Amanda.N.Boone@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register § Section U.S.C. United States Code COTP Captain of the Port II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final 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 foregoing public comment with respect to this rule. Insufficient time remains to publish a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPMR) and allow for a public comment period before the event, which is scheduled to take place on August 26, 2017. The safety zone must be in effect on that date in order to serve its purpose of ensuring the safety of spectators and the general public from hazards associated with a fireworks display. Hazards include accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. For those reasons, it would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest to publish an NPRM. For the reason discussed above, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the FR. 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 in the vicinity of the fireworks display. The event has been widely publicized in local media outlets. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. The COTP Delaware Bay has determined that this temporary safety zone is E:\FR\FM\25AUR1.SGM 25AUR1 40490 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Rules and Regulations necessary to provide safety during the fireworks events, and to ensure protection of the public. IV. Discussion of the Rule On August 26, 2017, a fireworks display event will take place on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, NJ. The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in a portion of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, NJ to ensure the safety of persons, vessels and the public during the event. The proposed safety zone includes all waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 600 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 39°16′22″ N., longitude 074°33′54″ W., in the vicinity of the shoreline at Ocean City, NJ. The fireworks display is expected to occur between 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. In order to coordinate the safe movement of vessels within the area and to ensure that the area is clear of unauthorized persons and vessels before, during, and immediately after the fireworks launch, this zone will be enforced from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Access to this safety zone will be restricted during the specified date and time period. Only vessels or persons specifically authorized by the COTP Delaware Bay or designated representative may enter or remain in the regulated area. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this 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. 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 13771 directs agencies to control regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, duration, and time-of-day of the safety zone. The safety zone will impact the waters affected by this rule from 9 p.m. to 11:59 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:35 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 p.m. on August 26, 2017, during a time of day when commercial and recreational vessels traffic is normally low. Vessels will be able to safely transit around the safety zone. Notifications will be made to the maritime community via marine information broadcasts so mariners may adjust their plans accordingly. 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 rule will 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 V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. 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 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. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1–888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does 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 rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. 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 rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this 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 determined that it is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule adjusts rates in accordance with applicable statutory and regulatory mandates. It is categorically excluded under section 2.B.2, figure 2–1, paragraph 34(g) of the Instruction, which pertains to minor regulatory changes that are editorial or procedural in nature. A Record of Environmental E:\FR\FM\25AUR1.SGM 25AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Consideration (REC) supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated in the ADDRESSES section of this preamble. 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. 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 amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: Air Plan Approval; Iowa; Amendment to the Administrative Consent Order, Grain Processing Corporation, Muscatine, Iowa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: 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. 2. Add § 165.T05–0627 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T05–0627 Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 9110–04–P [EPA–R07–OAR–2017–0143; FRL–9966–59– Region 7] 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: (a) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard petty officer, warrant or commissioned officer on board a Coast Guard vessel and or on board another Federal, State, or local law enforcement vessel assisting the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay with enforcement of the safety zone. (b) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 600 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 39°16′22″ N., longitude 074°33′54″ W., in the vicinity of the shoreline at Ocean City, NJ. (c) Regulations. (1) The general safety zone regulations found in § 165.23 apply to the safety zone created by this temporary section. (2) Under the general safety zone regulations in § 165.23, persons may not enter the safety zone described in paragraph (b) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (3) To request permission to enter the safety zone, contact the COTP or the COTP’s representative on marine band Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–18031 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] 40 CFR Part 52 ■ 16:00 Aug 24, 2017 Dated: August 21, 2017. Scott E. Anderson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS VerDate Sep<11>2014 radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). All persons and vessels 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 August 26, 2017, from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Iowa for the purpose of incorporating an amendment to the Administrative Consent Order (ACO) for Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Muscatine, Iowa. The revision amends the ACO to change the date for completion of performance testing to allow the state more time to complete processing air construction permit applications submitted by GPC and specify testing requirements as appropriate in the final permits. This revision will not impact the schedule for installation and operation of control equipment, will not alter any other compliance dates, and will not adversely affect air quality in Muscatine, Iowa. The state held a 30day comment period, during which no comments were received. DATES: This direct final rule will be effective October 24, 2017, without further notice, unless EPA receives adverse comment by September 25, 2017. If EPA receives adverse comment, we will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R07– OAR–2017–0143, to http:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40491 www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Hamilton, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at 913–551–7039, or by email at hamilton.heather@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. This section provides additional information by addressing the following: I. What is being addressed in this document? II. Have the requirements for approval of a SIP revision been met? III. What action is EPA taking? IV. Incorporation by Reference V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. What is being addressed in this document? This direct final action approves a revision to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Iowa for the purpose of incorporating an amendment to the Administrative Consent Order (ACO) with Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Muscatine, Iowa. The revision changes the date for completion of performance testing from May 31, 2017, to May 31, 2018, and will allow the state more time to complete processing air construction permit applications submitted by GPC and specify testing requirements as appropriate in the final permits. This amendment will not impact the schedule for installation and operation of control equipment, will not alter any other compliance dates, and E:\FR\FM\25AUR1.SGM 25AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 164 (Friday, August 25, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 40489-40491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18031]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2017-0627]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of 
the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, NJ on August 26, 2017. The 
safety zone will restrict vessel traffic from operating on a portion of 
Atlantic Ocean during a fireworks display. This safety zone is 
necessary to protect the public, spectators and vessels from the 
hazards associated with a fireworks display. The safety zone restricts 
vessels from transiting the zone during the effective period, unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated 
representative.

DATES: This rule is effective on August 26, 2017, from 9 p.m. to 11:59 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2017-0627 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 MST2 Amanda Boone, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, 
Waterways Management Division, telephone (215) 271-4814, email 
Amanda.N.Boone@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code
COTP Captain of the Port

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final 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 foregoing public comment with respect to this rule. 
Insufficient time remains to publish a Notice of Proposed Rule Making 
(NPMR) and allow for a public comment period before the event, which is 
scheduled to take place on August 26, 2017. The safety zone must be in 
effect on that date in order to serve its purpose of ensuring the 
safety of spectators and the general public from hazards associated 
with a fireworks display. Hazards include accidental discharge of 
fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other 
debris. For those reasons, it would be impracticable and contrary to 
the public interest to publish an NPRM.
    For the reason discussed above, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast 
Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less 
than 30 days after publication in the FR. 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 in the 
vicinity of the fireworks display. The event has been widely publicized 
in local media outlets.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 
1231. The COTP Delaware Bay has determined that this temporary safety 
zone is

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necessary to provide safety during the fireworks events, and to ensure 
protection of the public.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    On August 26, 2017, a fireworks display event will take place on 
the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, NJ. The Coast 
Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in a portion of the 
Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, NJ to ensure the safety of 
persons, vessels and the public during the event. The proposed safety 
zone includes all waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 600 yard 
radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 
39[deg]16'22'' N., longitude 074[deg]33'54'' W., in the vicinity of the 
shoreline at Ocean City, NJ.
    The fireworks display is expected to occur between 9:30 p.m. and 
11:30 p.m. In order to coordinate the safe movement of vessels within 
the area and to ensure that the area is clear of unauthorized persons 
and vessels before, during, and immediately after the fireworks launch, 
this zone will be enforced from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
    Access to this safety zone will be restricted during the specified 
date and time period. Only vessels or persons specifically authorized 
by the COTP Delaware Bay or designated representative may enter or 
remain in the regulated area.

V. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this 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.

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 13771 directs agencies to control 
regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This rule has not been 
designated a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 
12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt 
from the requirements of Executive Order 13771.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the size, 
location, duration, and time-of-day of the safety zone. The safety zone 
will impact the waters affected by this rule from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
on August 26, 2017, during a time of day when commercial and 
recreational vessels traffic is normally low. Vessels will be able to 
safely transit around the safety zone. Notifications will be made to 
the maritime community via marine information broadcasts so mariners 
may adjust their plans accordingly.

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 rule 
will 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 
V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any 
vessel owner or operator.
    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 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.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or 
action of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

    This rule calls for no 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 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 rule does not have tribal implications under Executive 
Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it does 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 rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, 
please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section above.

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 rule will not result in 
such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere 
in this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this 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 determined that it 
is one of a category of actions that do not individually or 
cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This 
rule adjusts rates in accordance with applicable statutory and 
regulatory mandates. It is categorically excluded under section 2.B.2, 
figure 2-1, paragraph 34(g) of the Instruction, which pertains to minor 
regulatory changes that are editorial or procedural in nature. A Record 
of Environmental

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Consideration (REC) supporting this determination is available in the 
docket where indicated in the ADDRESSES section of this preamble.

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.

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 amends 
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.T05-0627 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T05-0627  Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ.

    (a) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative 
means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard petty 
officer, warrant or commissioned officer on board a Coast Guard vessel 
and or on board another Federal, State, or local law enforcement vessel 
assisting the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay with enforcement of the 
safety zone.
    (b) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of 
the North Atlantic Ocean within a 600 yard radius of the fireworks 
barge in approximate location latitude 39[deg]16'22'' N., longitude 
074[deg]33'54'' W., in the vicinity of the shoreline at Ocean City, NJ.
    (c) Regulations. (1) The general safety zone regulations found in 
Sec.  165.23 apply to the safety zone created by this temporary 
section.
    (2) Under the general safety zone regulations in Sec.  165.23, 
persons may not enter the safety zone described in paragraph (b) of 
this section unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP's designated 
representative.
    (3) To request permission to enter the safety zone, contact the 
COTP or the COTP's representative on marine band radio VHF-FM channel 
16 (156.8 MHz). All persons and vessels 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 August 26, 
2017, from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

    Dated: August 21, 2017.
Scott E. Anderson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
[FR Doc. 2017-18031 Filed 8-24-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P