Safety Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC, 6994-6996 [2018-03267]

Download as PDF 6994 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 33 / Friday, February 16, 2018 / Proposed Rules List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 1010 Administrative practice and procedure, banks and banking, brokers, counter money laundering, counterterrorism, foreign banking. Authority and Issuance For the reasons set forth in the preamble, part 1010, chapter X of title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations, is proposed to be amended as follows: PART 1010—GENERAL PROVISIONS 1. The authority citation for part 1010 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 2 U.S.C. 1829b and 1951–1959; 31 U.S.C. 5311–5314, 5316– 5332; Title III, sec. 314 Pub. L. 107–56, 115 Stat. 307; sec. 701 Pub. L. 114–74, 129 Stat. 599. ■ 2. Add § 1010.661 to read as follows: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS § 1010.661 ABLV Special measures against (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section: (1) ABLV means all subsidiaries, branches, and offices of ABLV Bank, AS operating as a bank in any jurisdiction. (2) Correspondent account has the same meaning as provided in § 1010.605(c)(l)(ii). (3) Covered financial institution has the same meaning as provided in § 1010.605(e)(l). (4) Foreign banking institution means a bank organized under foreign law, or an agency, branch, or office located outside the United States of a bank. The term does not include an agent, agency, branch, or office within the United States of a bank organized under foreign law. (5) Subsidiary means a company of which more than 50 percent of the voting stock or analogous equity interest is owned by another company. (b) Prohibition on accounts and due diligence requirements for covered financial institutions— (1) Opening or maintaining correspondent accounts for ABLV. A covered financial institution shall not open or maintain in the United States a correspondent account for, or on behalf of, ABLV. (2) Prohibition on use of correspondent accounts involving ABLV. A covered financial institution shall take reasonable steps not to process a transaction for the correspondent account in the United States of a foreign banking institution if such a transaction involves ABLV. (3) Special due diligence of correspondent accounts to prohibit use. (i) A covered financial institution shall apply special due diligence to its foreign correspondent accounts that is VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Feb 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 reasonably designed to guard against their use to process transactions involving ABLV. At a minimum, that special due diligence must include: (A) Notifying those foreign correspondent account holders that the covered financial institution knows or has reason to believe provide services to ABLV that such correspondents may not provide ABLV with access to the correspondent account maintained at the covered financial institution; and (B) Taking reasonable steps to identify any use of its foreign correspondent accounts by ABLV, to the extent that such use can be determined from transactional records maintained in the covered financial institution’s normal course of business. (ii) A covered financial institution shall take a risk-based approach when deciding what, if any, other due diligence measures it reasonably must adopt to guard against the use of its foreign correspondent accounts to process transactions involving ABLV. (iii) A covered financial institution that knows or has reason to believe that a foreign bank’s correspondent account has been or is being used to process transactions involving ABLV shall take all appropriate steps to further investigate and prevent such access, including the notification of its correspondent account holder under paragraph (b)(3)(i)(A) of this section and, where necessary, termination of the correspondent account. (4) Recordkeeping and reporting. (i) A covered financial institution is required to document its compliance with the notice requirement set forth in this section. (ii) Nothing in paragraph (b) of this section shall require a covered financial institution to report any information not otherwise required to be reported by law or regulation. Dated: February 12, 2018. Jamal El-Hindi, Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 2018–03214 Filed 2–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–2P–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0024] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River while a vessel prepares for and actively off-loads two new PostPanamax gantry cranes to the North Carolina State Port Authority in Wilmington, North Carolina. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with off-loading the two gantry cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative. This proposed rule is a follow-up action to a proposed rule that can be found in docket number USCG–2017–0965. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before March 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2018–0024 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, contact Petty Officer Matthew Tyson, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, Wilmington, NC; telephone: 910–772–2221, email: Matthew.I.Tyson@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\16FEP1.SGM 16FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 33 / Friday, February 16, 2018 / Proposed Rules § Section U.S.C. United States Code COTP Captain of the Port daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On August 22, 2017, the North Carolina State Port Authority notified the Coast Guard that they will be transporting two pre-assembled PostPanamax gantry cranes up the Cape Fear River to the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, North Carolina. The planned transit date is April 1, 2018 with alternate dates of March 29th, 30th, 31st, April 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, 2018. A proposed safety zone for the transit can be found in docket number USCG– 2017–0965. Once the transit is complete a second safety zone is needed for the gantry cranes off-loading at the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, North Carolina. The COTP North Carolina has determined that potential safety hazards associated with the gantry cranes off-loading would be a concern for anyone transiting the Cape Fear River. The purpose of this rule is to protect persons, property, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waters on the Cape Fear River during the off load of the gantry cranes. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP proposes to establish a safety zone on a portion of the Cape Fear River to be enforced during the preparation and active off-loading of two pre-assembled Post-Panamax gantry cranes at the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, North Carolina for seven days, beginning once the transport vessel moors. As stated in the proposed safety zone found in docket number USCG–2017–0965, the vessel is scheduled to complete its transit on April 1, 2018. There will be alternate dates of March 29th, 30th, 31st, April 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, 2018 in case severe weather or other conditions prevent the safe transit of the vessel on April 1st. The safety zone will be enforced at various times once the vessel has been safely moored at North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, North Carolina and terminate upon completion of the crane off-load evolution. The safety zone will include all navigable waters of the Cape Fear River within 200 yards of the transport vessel while it is moored. The duration of this zone is intended to protect persons, property, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River during the off-load of the gantry cranes. No vessel or person will be permitted to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Feb 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 enter the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port North Carolina or a designated representative. No vessels greater than 40 feet in height will be allowed to transit the safety zone. IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed 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 NPRM has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM 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, and duration of the proposed safety zone. Vessel traffic will not be allowed to enter or transit a portion of the Cape Fear River beginning on April 1, 2018 with alternate dates of March 29th, 30th, 31st, April 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, 2018 for seven days. The Coast Guard will issue a Local Notice to Mariners and transmit a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16 regarding the safety zone. This portion of the Cape Fear River has been determined to be a high traffic area. This rule allows vessels to request specific authorization to pass through the safety zone as long as they are under the height restriction of 40 feet. 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 proposed rule would not PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 6995 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 IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. 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 proposed 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. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would 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 proposed rule has E:\FR\FM\16FEP1.SGM 16FEP1 6996 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 33 / Friday, February 16, 2018 / Proposed Rules implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. 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 proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS F. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination 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 proposed rule involves a safety zone enforced at various times over a seven day period that would prohibit entry within 200 yards of a moored vessel. Normally such actions are 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 preliminary Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. 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. V. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Feb 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, visit http:// www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice. Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. 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 proposes to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—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. (b) Definitions. As used in this section— Captain of the Port means the Commander, Sector North Carolina. Designated representative means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer designated by the Captain of the Port North Carolina (COTP) for the enforcement of the safety zone. Participants means persons and vessels involved in support of the gantry crane off load. (c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing safety zones in § 165.23 apply to the area described in paragraph (a) of this section. (2) With the exception of participants, entry into or remaining in this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP North Carolina or the COTP North Carolina’s designated representative. All other vessels must depart the zone immediately. (3) To request permission to remain in, enter, or transit through the safety zone, contact the COTP North Carolina or the COTP North Carolina’s representative through the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Duty Officer, Wilmington, North Carolina, at telephone number 910–343–3882, or on VHF–FM marine band radio channel 13 (165.65 MHz) or channel 16 (156.8 MHz). (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the safety zone by Federal, State, and local agencies. (e) Enforcement Period. This regulation will be enforced at various times for seven days once the transport vessel is moored at its berth—beginning April 1, 2018 or alternatively, March 29th, 30th, 31st, April 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, 2018. Dated: February 2, 2018. Bion B. Stewart, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port North Carolina. [FR Doc. 2018–03267 Filed 2–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 2. Add § 165.T05–0024 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T05–0024 Safety Zone, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: all navigable waters of the Cape Fear River within 200 yards around the vessel transporting the two new Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the North Carolina State Port Authority in Wilmington, North Carolina while the vessel is moored at the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, North Carolina. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R09–OAR–2017–0537; FRL–9974– 58—Region 9] Air Plan Approval; Douglas, Arizona; Second 10-Year Sulfur Dioxide Maintenance Plan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\16FEP1.SGM 16FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 33 (Friday, February 16, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 6994-6996]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03267]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2018-0024]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone 
on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County, 
North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict 
vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River while a vessel prepares for and 
actively off-loads two new Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the North 
Carolina State Port Authority in Wilmington, North Carolina. This 
action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River to 
protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with off-
loading the two gantry cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this 
safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain 
of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative. This 
proposed rule is a follow-up action to a proposed rule that can be 
found in docket number USCG-2017-0965. We invite your comments on this 
proposed rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before March 19, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2018-0024 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
proposed rulemaking, contact Petty Officer Matthew Tyson, Waterways 
Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, 
Wilmington, NC; telephone: 910-772-2221, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking

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Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code
COTP Captain of the Port

II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    On August 22, 2017, the North Carolina State Port Authority 
notified the Coast Guard that they will be transporting two pre-
assembled Post-Panamax gantry cranes up the Cape Fear River to the 
North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, North Carolina. The planned 
transit date is April 1, 2018 with alternate dates of March 29th, 30th, 
31st, April 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, 2018. A proposed safety zone for the 
transit can be found in docket number USCG-2017-0965. Once the transit 
is complete a second safety zone is needed for the gantry cranes off-
loading at the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, North Carolina. 
The COTP North Carolina has determined that potential safety hazards 
associated with the gantry cranes off-loading would be a concern for 
anyone transiting the Cape Fear River.
    The purpose of this rule is to protect persons, property, vessels, 
and the marine environment on the navigable waters on the Cape Fear 
River during the off load of the gantry cranes. The Coast Guard 
proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231.

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The COTP proposes to establish a safety zone on a portion of the 
Cape Fear River to be enforced during the preparation and active off-
loading of two pre-assembled Post-Panamax gantry cranes at the North 
Carolina State Port in Wilmington, North Carolina for seven days, 
beginning once the transport vessel moors. As stated in the proposed 
safety zone found in docket number USCG-2017-0965, the vessel is 
scheduled to complete its transit on April 1, 2018. There will be 
alternate dates of March 29th, 30th, 31st, April 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, 2018 
in case severe weather or other conditions prevent the safe transit of 
the vessel on April 1st. The safety zone will be enforced at various 
times once the vessel has been safely moored at North Carolina State 
Port in Wilmington, North Carolina and terminate upon completion of the 
crane off-load evolution. The safety zone will include all navigable 
waters of the Cape Fear River within 200 yards of the transport vessel 
while it is moored. The duration of this zone is intended to protect 
persons, property, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable 
waters of the Cape Fear River during the off-load of the gantry cranes. 
No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone unless 
specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port North Carolina or a 
designated representative. No vessels greater than 40 feet in height 
will be allowed to transit the safety zone.

IV. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed 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 NPRM has not been 
designated a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 
12866. Accordingly, the NPRM 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, and duration of the proposed safety zone. Vessel traffic will 
not be allowed to enter or transit a portion of the Cape Fear River 
beginning on April 1, 2018 with alternate dates of March 29th, 30th, 
31st, April 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, 2018 for seven days. The Coast Guard will 
issue a Local Notice to Mariners and transmit a Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners via VHF-FM marine channel 16 regarding the safety zone. This 
portion of the Cape Fear River has been determined to be a high traffic 
area. This rule allows vessels to request specific authorization to 
pass through the safety zone as long as they are under the height 
restriction of 40 feet.

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 
proposed rule would 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 
IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a significant economic 
impact on any vessel owner or operator.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.
    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 proposed 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. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that 
question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action 
of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

    This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would 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 proposed rule has

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implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

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

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Directive 023-01, which guides the Coast Guard in complying 
with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-
4370f), and have made a preliminary determination 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 proposed rule 
involves a safety zone enforced at various times over a seven day 
period that would prohibit entry within 200 yards of a moored vessel. 
Normally such actions are 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 preliminary Record of Environmental 
Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket 
where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information 
that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact 
from this proposed rule.

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.

V. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, 
and will consider all comments and material received during the comment 
period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If 
you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, visit http://www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice.
    Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, 
and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website's 
instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up 
for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a 
final rule is published.

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 proposes 
to amend 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.T05-0024 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T05-0024  Safety Zone, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: all navigable 
waters of the Cape Fear River within 200 yards around the vessel 
transporting the two new Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the North 
Carolina State Port Authority in Wilmington, North Carolina while the 
vessel is moored at the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, North 
Carolina.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section--
    Captain of the Port means the Commander, Sector North Carolina.
    Designated representative means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, 
including a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer 
designated by the Captain of the Port North Carolina (COTP) for the 
enforcement of the safety zone.
    Participants means persons and vessels involved in support of the 
gantry crane off load.
    (c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing safety zones 
in Sec.  165.23 apply to the area described in paragraph (a) of this 
section.
    (2) With the exception of participants, entry into or remaining in 
this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP North 
Carolina or the COTP North Carolina's designated representative. All 
other vessels must depart the zone immediately.
    (3) To request permission to remain in, enter, or transit through 
the safety zone, contact the COTP North Carolina or the COTP North 
Carolina's representative through the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina 
Command Duty Officer, Wilmington, North Carolina, at telephone number 
910-343-3882, or on VHF-FM marine band radio channel 13 (165.65 MHz) or 
channel 16 (156.8 MHz).
    (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol 
and enforcement of the safety zone by Federal, State, and local 
agencies.
    (e) Enforcement Period. This regulation will be enforced at various 
times for seven days once the transport vessel is moored at its berth--
beginning April 1, 2018 or alternatively, March 29th, 30th, 31st, April 
2nd, 3rd, or 4th, 2018.

    Dated: February 2, 2018.
Bion B. Stewart,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port North Carolina.
[FR Doc. 2018-03267 Filed 2-15-18; 8:45 am]
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