Safety Zone; Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, LA, 61694-61696 [2017-28145]

Download as PDF 61694 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 249 / Friday, December 29, 2017 / Rules and Regulations nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES (A) For the first 12 months of implementation, the TRICARE IRF PPS allowable cost will be 135 percent of Medicare IRF PPS amounts. (B) For the second 12 months of implementation, the TRICARE IRF PPS allowable cost will be 115 percent of the Medicare IRF PPS amounts. (C) For the third 12 months of implementation, and subsequent years, the TRICARE IRF PPS allowable cost will be 100 percent of the Medicare IRF PPS amounts. (iii) The IRF PPS allowable cost in paragraph (a)(10)(ii) of this section may be supplemented by an inpatient general temporary military contingency payment adjustment (GTMCPA) for TRICARE authorized IRFs. (A) This is a year-end discretionary, temporary adjustment that the Director, DHA (or designee) may approve based on the following criteria: (1) The IRF serves a disproportionate share of ADSMs and ADDs; (2) The IRF is a TRICARE network hospital; (3) The IRF’s actual costs for inpatient services exceed TRICARE payments or other extraordinary economic circumstance exists; and (4) Without the GTMCPA, DoD’s ability to meet military contingency mission requirements will be significantly compromised. (B) Policy and procedural instructions implementing the GTMCPA will be issued as deemed appropriate by the Director, DHA (or designee). As with other discretionary authority under this part, a decision to allow or deny a GTMCPA to an IRF is not subject to the appeal and hearing procedures of § 199.10. (iv) Exemption. The TRICARE IRF PPS methodology under this paragraph does not apply to hospitals in States that are reimbursed by Medicare and TRICARE under a waiver that exempts them from Medicare’s inpatient prospective payment system or the TRICARE DRG-based payment system, to Children’s hospitals, or to VA hospitals, respectively. * * * * * Dated: December 22, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–28022 Filed 12–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:22 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–1077] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, LA AGENCY: ACTION: Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters from mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM 230.5 Above Head of Passes on the Lower Mississippi River. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near downtown, Baton Rouge, LA, during a fireworks display on December 31, 2017. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 11:30 p.m. on December 31, 2017, through 1 a.m. on January 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 1077 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 Lieutenant Raymond Wagner, Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 225–298–5400 ext. 230, email Raymond.W.Wagner@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations AHP Above Head of Passes CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans 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 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 it is impractical and contrary to public interest. We must establish this safety zone by December 31, 2017. It is impracticable to publish an NPRM because we lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment period and then consider those comments before issuing the rule. It is also contrary to public interest as it would delay the safety measures necessary to protect life and property from the possible hazards associated with the display. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making it effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Waiting a full 30 days after publication in the Federal Register is contrary to the public interest as that would delay the effectiveness of the safety zone until after the planned fireworks event. Immediate action is needed to protect vessels and mariners from the safety hazards associated with an aerial fireworks display over the waterway. The Coast Guard will notify the public and maritime community that the safety zone will be in effect and of the enforcement periods via broadcast notices to mariners. 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 Sector New Orleans (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the fireworks display on December 31, 2017 will be a safety concern for any vessels or persons in the vicinity of the launch area between mile marker (MM) 229.5 and MM 230.5 Above Head of Passes (AHP) on the Lower Mississippi River. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone during the fireworks display. IV. Discussion of the Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Lower Mississippi River for 1 hour and 30 minutes on the night of December 31, 2017. The safety zone will include all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, LA, from mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM E:\FR\FM\29DER1.SGM 29DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 249 / Friday, December 29, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 230.5, AHP. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless permission has been granted by the COTP or a designated representative. Public notifications will be made to the local maritime community prior to the event through broadcast notice to mariners. Mariners and other members of the public may also contact the COTP to inquire about the safety zone by telephone at (225) 298–5400 ext. 230. 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. nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with 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 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-year of the safety zone. This temporary safety zone will only restrict navigation on the Lower Mississippi River on an area of less than 2 miles and for 1 hour and 30 minutes on the night of December 31, 2017. Due to the limited scope and short duration of the safety zone, the impacts on routine navigation are expected to be minimal. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:22 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 will 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61695 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 this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves establishment of a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River from MM 229.5 to MM 230.5 AHP. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01– 001–01, Rev. 01. A Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. 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: E:\FR\FM\29DER1.SGM 29DER1 61696 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 249 / Friday, December 29, 2017 / Rules and Regulations SUMMARY: PART 165—SPECIFIC REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 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. 2. Add § 165.T08–1077 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T08–1077 Safety Zone; Fireworks Display Lower Mississippi River mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM 230.5, Baton Rouge, LA. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 229.5 to mile marker 230.5 Above Head of Passes, Baton Rouge, LA. (b) 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 Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or the COTP’s designated representative. (2) To seek permission to enter, vessels must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The designated representative can be contacted on VHF–FM Channel 16 or 67, or through the Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge Officer of the Day at 225–281–4789. (3) Persons and vessels permitted to enter this temporary safety zone must transit at the slowest speed and comply with all lawful directions issued by the COTP or the designated representative. (c) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 11:30 p.m. on December 31, 2017, through 1 a.m. on January 1, 2018. Dated: December 22, 2017 K.M. Luttrell, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans. [FR Doc. 2017–28145 Filed 12–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES 44 CFR Part 64 [Docket ID FEMA–2017–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–8511] Suspension of Community Eligibility AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:22 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 management measures after this rule is published but prior to the actual suspension date. These communities will not be suspended and will continue to be eligible for the sale of NFIP flood insurance. A notice withdrawing the suspension of such communities will be published in the Federal Register. In addition, FEMA publishes a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) that identifies the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) in these communities. The date of the FIRM, if one has been published, is indicated in the fourth column of the table. No direct Federal financial assistance (except assistance pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act not in connection with a flood) may be provided for construction or acquisition of buildings in identified SFHAs for communities not participating in the NFIP and identified for more than a year on FEMA’s initial FIRM for the community as having flood-prone areas (section 202(a) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4106(a), as amended). This prohibition against certain types of Federal assistance becomes effective for the communities listed on the date shown in the last column. The Administrator finds that notice and public comment procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b), are impracticable and unnecessary because communities listed in this final rule have been adequately notified. Each community receives 6-month, 90-day, and 30-day notification letters addressed to the Chief Executive Officer SUPPLEMENTARY INFO!http:// www.regulations.gov. Smallthat the community will be stating Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness ActRMA enables property owners to purchase suspended unless the required Federal flood insurance that is not floodplain management measures are otherwise generally available from met prior to the effective suspension private insurers. In return, communities date. Since these notifications were agree to adopt and administer local made, this final rule may take effect floodplain management measures aimed within less than 30 days. at protecting lives and new construction National Environmental Policy Act. from future flooding. Section 1315 of FEMA has determined that the the National Flood Insurance Act of community suspension(s) included in 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4022, this rule is a non-discretionary action prohibits the sale of NFIP flood and therefore the National insurance unless an appropriate public Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 body adopts adequate floodplain U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) does not apply. Regulatory Flexibility Act. The management measures with effective Administrator has determined that this enforcement measures. The communities listed in this document no rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because longer meet that statutory requirement the National Flood Insurance Act of for compliance with program 1968, as amended, Section 1315, 42 regulations, 44 CFR part 59. U.S.C. 4022, prohibits flood insurance Accordingly, the communities will be coverage unless an appropriate public suspended on the effective date in the body adopts adequate floodplain third column. As of that date, flood management measures with effective insurance will no longer be available in the community. We recognize that some enforcement measures. The communities listed no longer comply of these communities may adopt and with the statutory requirements, and submit the required documentation of after the effective date, flood insurance legally enforceable floodplain This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA’s Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at https:// www.fema.gov/national-floodinsurance-program-community-statusbook. DATES: The effective date of each community’s scheduled suspension is the third date (‘‘Susp.’’) listed in the third column of the following tables. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you want to determine whether a particular community was suspended on the suspension date or for further information, contact Adrienne L. Sheldon, PE, CFM, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 212–3966. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29DER1.SGM 29DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2017-1077]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for 
all navigable waters from mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM 230.5 Above Head 
of Passes on the Lower Mississippi River. This temporary safety zone is 
necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters 
near downtown, Baton Rouge, LA, during a fireworks display on December 
31, 2017. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited 
unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New 
Orleans or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 11:30 p.m. on December 31, 2017, 
through 1 a.m. on January 1, 2018.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2017-1077 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 Lieutenant Raymond Wagner, Marine Safety Unit Baton 
Rouge, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 225-298-5400 ext. 230, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

AHP Above Head of Passes
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Sec.  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 it is impractical and contrary to 
public interest. We must establish this safety zone by December 31, 
2017. It is impracticable to publish an NPRM because we lack sufficient 
time to provide a reasonable comment period and then consider those 
comments before issuing the rule. It is also contrary to public 
interest as it would delay the safety measures necessary to protect 
life and property from the possible hazards associated with the 
display.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making it effective less than 30 days after publication in 
the Federal Register. Waiting a full 30 days after publication in the 
Federal Register is contrary to the public interest as that would delay 
the effectiveness of the safety zone until after the planned fireworks 
event. Immediate action is needed to protect vessels and mariners from 
the safety hazards associated with an aerial fireworks display over the 
waterway. The Coast Guard will notify the public and maritime community 
that the safety zone will be in effect and of the enforcement periods 
via broadcast notices to mariners.

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 Sector New Orleans (COTP) has determined 
that potential hazards associated with the fireworks display on 
December 31, 2017 will be a safety concern for any vessels or persons 
in the vicinity of the launch area between mile marker (MM) 229.5 and 
MM 230.5 Above Head of Passes (AHP) on the Lower Mississippi River. 
This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine 
environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone during the 
fireworks display.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the 
Lower Mississippi River for 1 hour and 30 minutes on the night of 
December 31, 2017. The safety zone will include all navigable waters of 
the Lower Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, LA, from mile marker (MM) 
229.5 to MM

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230.5, AHP. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless permission has 
been granted by the COTP or a designated representative. Public 
notifications will be made to the local maritime community prior to the 
event through broadcast notice to mariners. Mariners and other members 
of the public may also contact the COTP to inquire about the safety 
zone by telephone at (225) 298-5400 ext. 230.

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-year of the safety zone. This temporary 
safety zone will only restrict navigation on the Lower Mississippi 
River on an area of less than 2 miles and for 1 hour and 30 minutes on 
the night of December 31, 2017. Due to the limited scope and short 
duration of the safety zone, the impacts on routine navigation are 
expected to be minimal.

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 will 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 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 
this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or 
cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This 
rule involves establishment of a temporary safety zone for all waters 
of the Lower Mississippi River from MM 229.5 to MM 230.5 AHP. It is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) of 
Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 01. A 
Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is 
available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES.

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:

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PART 165--SPECIFIC 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.T08-1077 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T08-1077  Safety Zone; Fireworks Display Lower Mississippi 
River mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM 230.5, Baton Rouge, LA.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable 
waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 229.5 to mile 
marker 230.5 Above Head of Passes, Baton Rouge, LA.
    (b) 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 Captain of the 
Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or the COTP's designated representative.
    (2) To seek permission to enter, vessels must request permission 
from the COTP or a designated representative. The designated 
representative can be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16 or 67, or through 
the Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge Officer of the Day at 225-281-4789.
    (3) Persons and vessels permitted to enter this temporary safety 
zone must transit at the slowest speed and comply with all lawful 
directions issued by the COTP or the designated representative.
    (c) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 11:30 
p.m. on December 31, 2017, through 1 a.m. on January 1, 2018.

    Dated: December 22, 2017
K.M. Luttrell,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Sector New 
Orleans.
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