Safety Zone; Willamette River, Wilsonville, OR, 32591-32592 [2018-14983]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Dated: June 20, 2018. Thomas J. Stuhlreyer, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan. II. Background Information and Regulatory History [FR Doc. 2018–15052 Filed 7–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0647] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Willamette River, Wilsonville, OR AGENCY: ACTION: Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Willamette River within a designated area adjacent to the Wilsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards while the plant outfall is being repaired. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River. SUMMARY: This rule is effective without actual notice from July 13, 2018 through August 31, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from July 9, 2018 through July 13, 2018. DATES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2018– 0647 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this rule, call or email LCDR Laura Springer, Waterways Management Division, Marine Safety Unit Portland, Coast Guard; telephone 503–240–9319, email msupdxwwm@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Jul 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 would be impracticable to complete a notice-and-comment rulemaking by the start date of the construction project, July 9, 2018. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable because Coast Guard needs to have a safety zone regulation in place by July 9, 2018, to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with the repair work to the outfall and associated vessels and machinery. 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 Columbia River (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with repair work to the Wilsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall starting July 9, 2018, will be a safety concern for anyone within a designated area surrounding the outfall repair vessels and machinery. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone while the outfall is being repaired and maintained. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from July 9, 2018 through August 31, 2018. If the construction project is completed before August 31, 2018, the Captain of the Port, Columbia River will issue a general permission to enter the zone and a separate rule to terminate the effective period of this rule. This safety zone covers all navigable waters of the Willamette River surrounding the outfall repair vessels and machinery located in Wilsonville, OR, approximately 250 feet upstream and downstream from the work area adjacent to the Wilsonville Wastewater PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 32591 Treatment Plant. Specific coordinates area listed in the regulatory text at the bottom of the document. The duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in these navigable waters while the outfall is being repaired. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. 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, and duration of the safety zone. Vessel traffic will be able to safely transit around this safety zone which will impact a small designated area of the Willamette River in Wilsonville, OR for less than two months. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the zone and the rule allows vessels to seek permission to enter the zone. 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. E:\FR\FM\13JYR1.SGM 13JYR1 32592 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Jul 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, 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 a safety zone surrounding the vessels and machinery being used by personnel to repair the Wilsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. 2. Add § 165.T13–0647 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T13–0647 Safety Zone; Willamette River, Wilsonville, OR. (a) Location. The following area is designated safety zone: All navigable waters of the Willamette River surrounding the Wilsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall repair vessels and machinery located in Wilsonville, OR, encompassed by a line connecting these points: 45°17′33.1764″ N, 122°46′17.3886″ W; 45°17′31.1958″ N, 122°46′18.1092″ W; 45°17′32.1504″ N, 122°46′8.9544″ W; and 45° 17′ 30.1956″ N, 122° 46′ 8.8746″ W. (b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in part 165, subpart C, of this chapter, no person may enter or remain in the safety zone created in this section or bring, cause to be brought, or allow to remain in the safety zone created in this section any vehicle, vessel, or object unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. (c) Enforcement period. This safety zone is in effect from July 9, 2018, until August 31, 2018. It will be subject to enforcement this entire period unless the COTP, Columbia River determines it is no longer needed. The Coast Guard will inform mariners of any change to this period of enforcement via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (d) Enforcement. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer may enforce the rules in this section. Dated: July 6, 2018. D.F. Berliner, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River. [FR Doc. 2018–14983 Filed 7–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 4 RIN 2900–AP27 Schedule for Rating Disabilities: Skin Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: On August 12, 2016, VA published in the Federal Register the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JYR1.SGM 13JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 135 (Friday, July 13, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 32591-32592]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14983]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2018-0647]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Willamette River, Wilsonville, OR

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for 
navigable waters of the Willamette River within a designated area 
adjacent to the Wilsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant. The safety zone 
is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment 
from potential hazards while the plant outfall is being repaired. Entry 
of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River.

DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from July 13, 2018 
through August 31, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice 
will be used from July 9, 2018 through July 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2018-0647 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 LCDR Laura Springer, Waterways Management Division, 
Marine Safety Unit Portland, Coast Guard; telephone 503-240-9319, 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
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 would be impracticable to complete 
a notice-and-comment rulemaking by the start date of the construction 
project, July 9, 2018.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of 
this rule would be impracticable because Coast Guard needs to have a 
safety zone regulation in place by July 9, 2018, to respond to the 
potential safety hazards associated with the repair work to the outfall 
and associated vessels and machinery.

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 Columbia River (COTP) has determined that 
potential hazards associated with repair work to the Wilsonville 
Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall starting July 9, 2018, will be a 
safety concern for anyone within a designated area surrounding the 
outfall repair vessels and machinery. This rule is needed to protect 
personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters 
within the safety zone while the outfall is being repaired and 
maintained.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a safety zone from July 9, 2018 through 
August 31, 2018. If the construction project is completed before August 
31, 2018, the Captain of the Port, Columbia River will issue a general 
permission to enter the zone and a separate rule to terminate the 
effective period of this rule. This safety zone covers all navigable 
waters of the Willamette River surrounding the outfall repair vessels 
and machinery located in Wilsonville, OR, approximately 250 feet 
upstream and downstream from the work area adjacent to the Wilsonville 
Wastewater Treatment Plant. Specific coordinates area listed in the 
regulatory text at the bottom of the document. The duration of the zone 
is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment 
in these navigable waters while the outfall is being repaired. No 
vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without 
obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative.

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, and duration of the safety zone. Vessel traffic will be able 
to safely transit around this safety zone which will impact a small 
designated area of the Willamette River in Wilsonville, OR for less 
than two months. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue Broadcast Notice 
to Mariners via VHF-FM marine channel 16 about the zone and the rule 
allows vessels to seek permission to enter the zone.

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.

[[Page 32592]]

    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 
Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, 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 
a safety zone surrounding the vessels and machinery being used by 
personnel to repair the Wilsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall. 
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:

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.T13-0647 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T13-0647  Safety Zone; Willamette River, Wilsonville, OR.

    (a) Location. The following area is designated safety zone: All 
navigable waters of the Willamette River surrounding the Wilsonville 
Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall repair vessels and machinery located 
in Wilsonville, OR, encompassed by a line connecting these points: 
45[deg]17'33.1764'' N, 122[deg]46'17.3886'' W; 45[deg]17'31.1958'' N, 
122[deg]46'18.1092'' W; 45[deg]17'32.1504'' N, 122[deg]46'8.9544'' W; 
and 45[deg] 17' 30.1956'' N, 122[deg] 46' 8.8746'' W.
    (b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in part 
165, subpart C, of this chapter, no person may enter or remain in the 
safety zone created in this section or bring, cause to be brought, or 
allow to remain in the safety zone created in this section any vehicle, 
vessel, or object unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his 
designated representative.
    (c) Enforcement period. This safety zone is in effect from July 9, 
2018, until August 31, 2018. It will be subject to enforcement this 
entire period unless the COTP, Columbia River determines it is no 
longer needed. The Coast Guard will inform mariners of any change to 
this period of enforcement via Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
    (d) Enforcement. Any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty 
officer may enforce the rules in this section.

    Dated: July 6, 2018.
D.F. Berliner,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia 
River.
[FR Doc. 2018-14983 Filed 7-12-18; 8:45 am]
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