United States Air Force 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, Restricted Area, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi, 53440-53442 [2017-24892]

Download as PDF 53440 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Proposed Rules d. Unfunded Mandates Act This proposed rule does not impose an enforceable duty among the private sector and, therefore, it is not a Federal private sector mandate and it is not subject to the requirements of either Section 202 or Section 205 of the Unfunded Mandates Act. We have also found under Section 203 of the Act, that small governments will not be significantly and uniquely affected by this rulemaking. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 334 Danger zones, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Restricted areas, Waterways. For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Corps proposes to amend 33 CFR part 334 as follows: PART 334—DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for 33 CFR Part 334 continues to read as follows: ■ Dated: November 9, 2017. Thomas P. Smith, Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division, Directorate of Civil Works. Authority: 40 Stat. 266 (33 U.S.C. 1) and 40 Stat. 892 (33 U.S.C. 3). ■ 2. Add § 334.145 to read as follows: nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with PROPOSALS § 334.145 Curtis Creek and Arundel Cove, U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Maryland; restricted area. (a) The area. The restricted area shall encompass all navigable waters of the United States as defined at 33 CFR part 329, within the area bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates: Commencing from the shoreline at latitude 39°12′05.8″ N., longitude 076°34′28.4″ W.; thence to latitude 39°12′04.8″ N., longitude 076°34′31″ W.; thence to latitude 39°11′5.91″ N., longitude 076°34′28″ W.; thence to latitude 39°11′4.48″ N., longitude 076°34′25″ W.; thence to latitude 39°11′3.36″ N., longitude 076°34′06.9″ W. The datum for these coordinates is NAD–83. (b) The regulation. (1) The restricted area as described in paragraph (a) of this section is only open to government vessels. Government vessels include, but are not limited to, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Department of Defense, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, state and local law enforcement, emergency services and vessels under contract with the U.S. Government. Vessels transiting the restricted area shall proceed across the area by the most direct route and without unnecessary delay. Fishing, crabbing, trawling, net-fishing and other aquatic activities are prohibited without prior approval from the Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Yard or his/ her designated representative. The U.S. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 Coast Guard will install marker buoys along some or all of the referenced coordinates to demarcate the limits of the restricted area. The Coast Guard will also install warning signs notifying individuals of the restricted area and prohibiting all unauthorized entry into the area will be posted along the property boundary. (2) All persons, vessels and other craft are prohibited from entering, transiting, drifting, dredging or anchoring within the restricted area as described in paragraph (a) of this section without prior approval from the Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Yard or his/ her designated representative. (3) The restrictions described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (c) Enforcement. The regulations in this section shall be enforced by the Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Yard or such agencies as he/she may designate. [FR Doc. 2017–24888 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 33 CFR Part 334 [COE–2017–0007] United States Air Force 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, Restricted Area, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments. ACTION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to establish a no anchorage restricted area within waters along the Back Bay of Biloxi shoreline of the Keesler Air Force Base (KAFB) located in Biloxi, Mississippi, on behalf of a request by the United States Air Force (USAF) 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office. The proposed no anchorage restricted area will be established by placing 12 buoys to demarcate the approximately 10,000 feet of shoreline east to west and extend approximately 150 feet from the shoreline of the base. The proposed restricted area is essential to address a major anti-terrorism and safety concern SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 due to the lack of perimeter fencing or physical denial system. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 18, 2017. You may submit comments, identified by docket number COE– 2017–0007, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: david.b.olson@usace.army.mil. Include the docket number COE–2017– 0007 in the subject line of the message. Mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW–CO (David B. Olson), 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314– 1000. Hand Delivery/Courier: Due to security requirements, we cannot receive comments by hand delivery or courier. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket number COE–2017–0007. All comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the commenter indicates that the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI, or otherwise protected, through regulations.gov or email. The regulations.gov Web site is an anonymous access system, which means we will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email directly to the Corps without going through regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, we recommend that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If we cannot read your comment because of technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, we may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic comments should avoid the use of any special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed. Although listed in ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\16NOP1.SGM 16NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Proposed Rules the index, some information is not publicly available, such as CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Olson, Headquarters, Operations and Regulatory Community of Practice, Washington, DC at 202–761–4922 or Mr. Don Mroczko, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, at 251–690– 3185. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, KAFB, located in Biloxi, Mississippi is responsible for USAF perimeter security at KAFB located in Biloxi, Mississippi. In accordance with Department of Defense and Department of the Air Force guidance, the 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office is responsible for the antiterrorism efforts and force protection of Department of the Air Force assets under his or her charge. In response to a request by the USAF, and pursuant to its authorities in Section 7 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1917 (40 Stat 266; 33 U.S.C. 1) and Chapter XIX of the Army Appropriations Act of 1919 (40 Stat 892; 33 U.S.C. 3), the Corps is proposing to amend the regulations in 33 CFR part 334 by establishing a new restricted area. nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with PROPOSALS Procedural Requirements 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 proposed rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this proposed 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. The Corps has made a determination this proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action. This regulatory action determination is based on the size, duration, and location of the restricted area. The restricted area occupies a small portion of the waterway and a vessel that needs to transit the restricted area may do so if the operator of the vessel obtains permission from the USAF 81st Security Forces Anti- VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 Terrorism Office, KAFB or its authorized representative. d. Unfunded Mandates Act 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 Corps certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels that intend to transit the restricted area may be small entities, for the reasons stated in paragraph (a) above this rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. In addition, the restricted area is necessary to address a major antiterrorism and safety concern due to the lack of perimeter fencing or physical denial system. Small entities can utilize navigable waters outside of the restricted area. Small entities may also transit the restricted area as long as they obtain permission from the USAF 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, KAFB, Biloxi, Mississippi, or its authorized representative. The restricted area is necessary for security of KAFB. Unless information is obtained to the contrary during the comment period, the Corps expects that the economic impact of the proposed restricted area would have practically no impact on the public, any anticipated navigational hazard or interference with existing waterway traffic. After considering the economic impacts of this restricted area regulation on small entities, I certify that this action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. c. Review Under the National Environmental Policy Act The Corps expects that the proposed rule will not have a significant impact to the quality of the human environment and, therefore, preparation of an environmental impact statement will not be required. An environmental assessment will be prepared after the public notice period is closed and all comments have been received and considered. After it is prepared, it may be reviewed at the District office listed at the end of the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 53441 The proposed rule does not impose an enforceable duty among the private sector and, therefore, is not a Federal private sector mandate and is not subject to the requirements of Section 202 or 205 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (Pub. L. 104–4, 109 Stat. 48, 2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.). We have also found, under Section 203 of the Act, that small governments will not be significantly or uniquely affected by this rulemaking. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 334 Danger Zones, Navigation (water), Restricted areas, Waterways. For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Corps proposes to amend 33 CFR part 334 as follows: PART 334—DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for 33 CFR part 334 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 40 Stat. 266 (33 U.S.C. 1) and 40 Stat. 892 (33 U.S.C. 3). ■ 2. Add § 334.787 to read as follows: § 334.787 81st Security Forces AntiTerrorism Office, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi; No Anchorage Restricted Area. (a) The area. The restricted area shall encompass all navigable waters of the United States, as defined at 33 CFR part 329, contiguous to the area identified as Keesler Air Force Base (KAFB) and the mean high water level within an area bounded by the shore and buoys from the east to the west of the area starting at: latitude 30°25′11.73″ N. longitude 88°54′57.69″ W., thence to latitude 30°25′11.85″ N. longitude 88°55′3.46″ W., thence to latitude 30°25′8.00″ N. longitude 88°55′10.10″ W., thence to latitude 30°25′4.15″ N. longitude 88°55′16.74″ W., thence to latitude 30°25′6.96″ N. longitude 88°55′24.12″ W., thence to latitude 30°25′1.83″ N. longitude 88°55′30.01″ W., thence to latitude 30°24′56.15″ N. longitude 88°55′34.16″ W., thence to latitude 30°24′51.14″ N. longitude 88°55′39.56″ W., thence to latitude 30°24′47.48″ N. longitude 88°55′46.64″ W., thence to latitude 30°24′51.08″ N. longitude 88°55′53.46″ W., thence to latitude 30°24′55.30″ N. longitude 88°55′59.91″ W., thence to latitude 30°24′56.87″ N. longitude 88°56′7.40″ W. The datum is NAD–83. (b) The regulations. (1) All persons, swimmers, vessels and other craft, except those vessels under the supervision or contract to local military or USAF authority, vessels of the United E:\FR\FM\16NOP1.SGM 16NOP1 53442 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Proposed Rules States Coast Guard, and local or state law enforcement vessels, are prohibited from entering the restricted area without permission from the USAF 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, KAFB or its authorized representative. (2) The restricted area is in effect twenty-four hours per day and seven days a week (24/7). (3) Should warranted access into the restricted navigation area be needed, all entities are required to contact the USAF 81st Security Forces AntiTerrorism Office, KAFB, Biloxi, Mississippi, or its authorized representative. (c) Enforcement. The regulation in this section shall be enforced by the USAF 81st Security Forces AntiTerrorism Office, KAFB and/or such agencies or persons as that office may designate. Dated: November 9, 2017. Thomas P. Smith, Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division, Directorate of Civil Works. [FR Doc. 2017–24892 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 1037 and 1068 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2014–0827; FRL–9970–61– OAR] RIN 2060–AT79 Repeal of Emission Requirements for Glider Vehicles, Glider Engines, and Glider Kits Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to repeal the emission standards and other requirements for heavy-duty glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits based on a proposed interpretation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) under which SUMMARY: glider vehicles would be found not to constitute ‘‘new motor vehicles’’ within the meaning of CAA section 216(3), glider engines would be found not to constitute ‘‘new motor vehicle engines’’ within the meaning of CAA section 216(3), and glider kits would not be treated as ‘‘incomplete’’ new motor vehicles. Under this proposed interpretation, EPA would lack authority to regulate glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits under CAA section 202(a)(1). DATES: Comments: Comments on all aspects of this proposal must be received on or before January 5, 2018. Public Hearing: EPA will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 4, 2017. The hearing will be held at EPA’s Washington, DC campus located at 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The hearing will start at 10:00 a.m. local time and continue until everyone has had a chance to speak. More details concerning the hearing can be found at https://www.epa.gov/regulationsemissions-vehicles-and-engines/ regulations-greenhouse-gas-emissionscommercial-trucks. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2014–0827, at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. The 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. The 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://www.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., confidential business information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the following location: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, EPA Docket Center, EPA/DC, EPA WJC West Building, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 3334, Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Air Docket is (202) 566–1742. Julia MacAllister, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: 734–214–4131; email address: hearing_registration-asd@epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Does this action apply to me? This action relates to a previously promulgated final rule that affects companies that manufacture, sell, or import into the United States glider vehicles. Proposed categories and entities that might be affected include the following: NAICS code a Examples of potentially affected entities Industry ............................................ nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with PROPOSALS Category 336110, 336111, 336112, 333618, 336120, 441310. Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Engine Manufacturers, Engine Parts Manufacturers, Truck Manufacturers, Automotive Parts and Accessories Dealers. Note: a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This table is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely covered by these rules. This table lists the types of entities that we are aware may be regulated by this action. Other VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 types of entities not listed in the table could also be regulated. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers

33 CFR Part 334

[COE-2017-0007]


United States Air Force 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism 
Office, Restricted Area, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi

AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to 
establish a no anchorage restricted area within waters along the Back 
Bay of Biloxi shoreline of the Keesler Air Force Base (KAFB) located in 
Biloxi, Mississippi, on behalf of a request by the United States Air 
Force (USAF) 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office. The proposed 
no anchorage restricted area will be established by placing 12 buoys to 
demarcate the approximately 10,000 feet of shoreline east to west and 
extend approximately 150 feet from the shoreline of the base. The 
proposed restricted area is essential to address a major anti-terrorism 
and safety concern due to the lack of perimeter fencing or physical 
denial system.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 18, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number COE-
2017-0007, by any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Email: david.b.olson@usace.army.mil. Include the docket number COE-
2017-0007 in the subject line of the message.
    Mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-CO (David B. Olson), 
441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20314-1000.
    Hand Delivery/Courier: Due to security requirements, we cannot 
receive comments by hand delivery or courier.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket number COE-2017-0007. 
All comments received will be included in the public docket without 
change and may be made available on-line at http://regulations.gov, 
including any personal information provided, unless the commenter 
indicates that the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI, or otherwise protected, through regulations.gov or 
email. The regulations.gov Web site is an anonymous access system, 
which means we will not know your identity or contact information 
unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email 
directly to the Corps without going through regulations.gov, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, we recommend that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If we cannot read your 
comment because of technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, we may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
comments should avoid the use of any special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to www.regulations.gov. All documents in the 
docket are listed. Although listed in

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the index, some information is not publicly available, such as CBI or 
other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain 
other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the 
Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Olson, Headquarters, 
Operations and Regulatory Community of Practice, Washington, DC at 202-
761-4922 or Mr. Don Mroczko, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile 
District, at 251-690-3185.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism 
Office, KAFB, located in Biloxi, Mississippi is responsible for USAF 
perimeter security at KAFB located in Biloxi, Mississippi. In 
accordance with Department of Defense and Department of the Air Force 
guidance, the 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office is responsible 
for the antiterrorism efforts and force protection of Department of the 
Air Force assets under his or her charge.
    In response to a request by the USAF, and pursuant to its 
authorities in Section 7 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1917 (40 Stat 
266; 33 U.S.C. 1) and Chapter XIX of the Army Appropriations Act of 
1919 (40 Stat 892; 33 U.S.C. 3), the Corps is proposing to amend the 
regulations in 33 CFR part 334 by establishing a new restricted area.

Procedural Requirements

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 proposed rule has 
not been designated a ``significant regulatory action,'' under 
Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this proposed 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.
    The Corps has made a determination this proposed rule is not a 
significant regulatory action. This regulatory action determination is 
based on the size, duration, and location of the restricted area. The 
restricted area occupies a small portion of the waterway and a vessel 
that needs to transit the restricted area may do so if the operator of 
the vessel obtains permission from the USAF 81st Security Forces Anti-
Terrorism Office, KAFB or its authorized representative.

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 Corps certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule would not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. While some owners or operators of vessels that intend to 
transit the restricted area may be small entities, for the reasons 
stated in paragraph (a) above this rule would not have a significant 
economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. In addition, the 
restricted area is necessary to address a major anti-terrorism and 
safety concern due to the lack of perimeter fencing or physical denial 
system. Small entities can utilize navigable waters outside of the 
restricted area. Small entities may also transit the restricted area as 
long as they obtain permission from the USAF 81st Security Forces Anti-
Terrorism Office, KAFB, Biloxi, Mississippi, or its authorized 
representative. The restricted area is necessary for security of KAFB. 
Unless information is obtained to the contrary during the comment 
period, the Corps expects that the economic impact of the proposed 
restricted area would have practically no impact on the public, any 
anticipated navigational hazard or interference with existing waterway 
traffic. After considering the economic impacts of this restricted area 
regulation on small entities, I certify that this action will not have 
a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities.

c. Review Under the National Environmental Policy Act

    The Corps expects that the proposed rule will not have a 
significant impact to the quality of the human environment and, 
therefore, preparation of an environmental impact statement will not be 
required. An environmental assessment will be prepared after the public 
notice period is closed and all comments have been received and 
considered. After it is prepared, it may be reviewed at the District 
office listed at the end of the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above.

d. Unfunded Mandates Act

    The proposed rule does not impose an enforceable duty among the 
private sector and, therefore, is not a Federal private sector mandate 
and is not subject to the requirements of Section 202 or 205 of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (Pub. L. 104-4, 109 Stat. 48, 2 U.S.C. 
1501 et seq.). We have also found, under Section 203 of the Act, that 
small governments will not be significantly or uniquely affected by 
this rulemaking.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 334

    Danger Zones, Navigation (water), Restricted areas, Waterways.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Corps proposes to 
amend 33 CFR part 334 as follows:

PART 334--DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for 33 CFR part 334 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 40 Stat. 266 (33 U.S.C. 1) and 40 Stat. 892 (33 
U.S.C. 3).

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2. Add Sec.  334.787 to read as follows:


Sec.  334.787  81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, Keesler Air 
Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi; No Anchorage Restricted Area.

    (a) The area. The restricted area shall encompass all navigable 
waters of the United States, as defined at 33 CFR part 329, contiguous 
to the area identified as Keesler Air Force Base (KAFB) and the mean 
high water level within an area bounded by the shore and buoys from the 
east to the west of the area starting at: latitude 30[deg]25'11.73'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]54'57.69'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]25'11.85'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]55'3.46'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]25'8.00'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]55'10.10'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]25'4.15'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]55'16.74'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]25'6.96'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]55'24.12'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]25'1.83'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]55'30.01'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]24'56.15'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]55'34.16'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]24'51.14'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]55'39.56'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]24'47.48'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]55'46.64'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]24'51.08'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]55'53.46'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]24'55.30'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]55'59.91'' W., thence to latitude 30[deg]24'56.87'' N. 
longitude 88[deg]56'7.40'' W. The datum is NAD-83.
    (b) The regulations. (1) All persons, swimmers, vessels and other 
craft, except those vessels under the supervision or contract to local 
military or USAF authority, vessels of the United

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States Coast Guard, and local or state law enforcement vessels, are 
prohibited from entering the restricted area without permission from 
the USAF 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, KAFB or its 
authorized representative.
    (2) The restricted area is in effect twenty-four hours per day and 
seven days a week (24/7).
    (3) Should warranted access into the restricted navigation area be 
needed, all entities are required to contact the USAF 81st Security 
Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, KAFB, Biloxi, Mississippi, or its 
authorized representative.
    (c) Enforcement. The regulation in this section shall be enforced 
by the USAF 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, KAFB and/or 
such agencies or persons as that office may designate.

    Dated: November 9, 2017.
Thomas P. Smith,
Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division, Directorate of Civil Works.
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