Safety Zones; Pipeline Construction, Tennessee River Miles 465 to 466, Chattanooga, TN, 34944-34946 [2018-15775]

Download as PDF 34944 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 24, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77b, 77b note, 77c, 77d, 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, 77r, 77s, 77z–3, 77sss, 78c, 78d, 78j, 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o, 78o–7 note, 78t, 78w, 78ll(d), 78mm, 80a–8, 80a–24, 80a– 28, 80a–29, 80a–30, and 80a–37, and Pub. L. 112–106, sec. 201(a), sec. 401, 126 Stat. 313 (2012), and Pub. L. 115–174, sec. 507, 132 Stat. 1296 (2018), unless otherwise noted. * * * * * 2. Section 230.701 is amended by revising the introductory text of paragraph (e) to read as follows: ■ § 230.701 Exemption for offers and sales of securities pursuant to certain compensatory benefit plans and contracts relating to compensation. * * * * * (e) Disclosure that must be provided. The issuer must deliver to investors a copy of the compensatory benefit plan or the contract, as applicable. In addition, if the aggregate sales price or amount of securities sold during any consecutive 12-month period exceeds $10 million, the issuer must deliver the following disclosure to investors a reasonable period of time before the date of sale: * * * * * By the Commission. Dated: July 18, 2018. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–15730 Filed 7–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0698] RIN 1625–AA08 Safety Zones; Pipeline Construction, Tennessee River Miles 465 to 466, Chattanooga, TN Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River from mile marker 465 to mile marker 466. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the construction of an underground pipeline. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:57 Jul 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 This rule is effective from 7:30 a.m. on July 24, 2018, through 7 p.m. on August 24, 2018. This rule will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. through 7 p.m. each day during the effective period, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2018– 0698 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 Petty Officer Nicholas Jones, Marine Safety Detachment Nashville, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 615–736– 5421, email MSDNashville@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley 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 On July 10, 2018, Reynolds Construction, L.L.C notified Marine Safety Detachment Nashville that their underwater pipeline construction operations at mile marker 465.2 of the Tennessee River would be ready to commence on July 24, 2018. Reynolds Construction estimates that the work will take 20 days, excluding weekends and holidays, and will conclude no later than August 24, 2018. 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 (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)(3)(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 impracticable. We must establish this safety zone by July 24, 2018, and lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment period and then consider those comments before issuing the rule. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making it effective less than 30 days PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be contrary to public interest because immediate action is needed to respond to potential safety hazards associated with the underwater pipeline construction. 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 Ohio Valley (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the underwater blasting and pipeline construction will be a safety concern for anyone on a onemile stretch of the Tennessee River. This rule is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment during the construction operations. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from 7:30 a.m. on July 24, 2018 through 7 p.m. on August 24, 2018 from mile marker 465 to mile marker 466 on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, TN. The safety zone will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. through 7 p.m. each day, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. A safety vessel will coordinate all vessel traffic during the enforcement periods. The COTP may terminate enforcement of this rule if the work is finished earlier. The duration of the safety zone is intended to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment during the construction operations. No vessel or person is permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. A designated representative is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard assigned to units under the operational control of Sector Ohio Valley, U.S. Coast Guard. They may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or at 1–800–253–7465. All persons and vessels permitted to enter this safety zone must transit at their slowest safe speed and comply with all directions issued by the COTP or the designated representative. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public of the enforcement times and dates for this safety zone through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs), and/ or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs), as appropriate. V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses E:\FR\FM\24JYR1.SGM 24JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 24, 2018 / Rules and Regulations based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD 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, it has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget, and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, duration, and time-of-day of the safety zone. This safety zone prohibits transit on a onemile stretch of the Tennessee River for about 12 hours on weekdays only during a one-month period. The rule also 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. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the temporary 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:57 Jul 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 34945 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 prohibits transit on a one-mile stretch of the Tennessee River for about 12 hours on weekdays only during a one-month period. 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 U.S. Coast Guard amends 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. 0170.2. 2. Add § 165.35T08–0698 to read as follows: ■ § 165.35T08–0698 Safety Zone; Pipeline Construction, Tennessee River, Miles 465 to 466, Chattanooga, TN. (a) Location. All navigable waters of the Tennessee River from mile marker 465.0 to mile marker 466.0, Chattanooga, TN. (b) Effective period. This section is effective from 7:30 a.m. on July 24, 2018 through 7 p.m. on August 24, 2018. (c) Enforcement periods. This section will be enforced each day during the E:\FR\FM\24JYR1.SGM 24JYR1 34946 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 24, 2018 / Rules and Regulations effective period from 7:30 a.m. through 7 p.m., excluding Saturdays and Sundays. The COTP may terminate enforcement of this section if the work is finished earlier. (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.801 of this part, entry into this area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative. A designated representative is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard assigned to units under the operational control of Sector Ohio Valley, U.S. Coast Guard. (2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the area must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16, or at 1–800–253–7465. (3) A safety vessel will coordinate all vessel traffic during the enforcement of this safety zone. All persons and vessels permitted to enter this safety zone must transit at their slowest safe speed and comply with all directions issued by the COTP or the designated representative. (e) Information broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public of the enforcement times and dates for this safety zone through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs), as appropriate. Dated: July 18, 2018. M.B. Zamperini, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley. [FR Doc. 2018–15775 Filed 7–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0656] RIN 1625–AA00 jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66, Elliot Bay, Seattle, Washington Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is temporarily amending the Fleet Week Maritime Festival safety zone. This year’s Parade of Ships will commence with the aerial demonstration followed SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:57 Jul 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 by the pass and review of ships. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the Parade of Ships. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound. DATES: This temporary rule is effective from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on July 31, 2018. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2018– 0656 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 Petty Officer Zachary Spence, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone (206) 217–6051, email SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil. 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 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)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule due to unanticipated modifications to this year’s Fleet Week Maritime Festival’s sequence of events imposed by event organizers on the Coast Guard. It is impracticable to publish an NPRM for this temporary rule because the safety zone must be established by July 31, 2018, to protect the public. 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 for the same reasons stated in the preceding paragraph. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule On June 28, 2018, the Fleet Week planning Committee notified the Coast Guard of a change to the sequence of events for this year’s Parade of Ships to conduct aerial demonstrations prior to instead of immediately following the pass and review of ships. This temporary amendment to our safety zone regulation for the Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66, Elliott Bay, Seattle, Washington, 33 CFR 165.1330, will reflect the actual order of events for this year’s Parade of Ships, and is needed to notify the public of the change in the sequence of events this year and avoid uncertainty as to the effective period of the rule, which remains unchanged. The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone associated with the Parade of Ships. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule temporarily amends § 165.1330 to reflect this year’s sequence of events. During this year’s Parade of Ships, the aerial demonstration will occur before the pass and review of ships near Pier 66. The duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in these navigable waters immediately before and after the aerial demonstration and the parade of the ships near Pier 66. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The regulation will be enforced for the same area as in past years and for same hours—from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The only change to the regulation is how it describes the sequence of events. 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 E:\FR\FM\24JYR1.SGM 24JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 24, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15775]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2018-0698]
RIN 1625-AA08


Safety Zones; Pipeline Construction, Tennessee River Miles 465 to 
466, Chattanooga, TN

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 of the Tennessee River from mile marker 465 to 
mile marker 466. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, 
property, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated 
with the construction of an underground pipeline. Entry of vessels or 
persons into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain 
of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 7:30 a.m. on July 24, 2018, through 
7 p.m. on August 24, 2018. This rule will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. 
through 7 p.m. each day during the effective period, excluding 
Saturdays and Sundays.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2018-0698 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 Petty Officer Nicholas Jones, Marine Safety Detachment 
Nashville, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 615-736-5421, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley
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

    On July 10, 2018, Reynolds Construction, L.L.C notified Marine 
Safety Detachment Nashville that their underwater pipeline construction 
operations at mile marker 465.2 of the Tennessee River would be ready 
to commence on July 24, 2018. Reynolds Construction estimates that the 
work will take 20 days, excluding weekends and holidays, and will 
conclude no later than August 24, 2018.
    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 (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)(3)(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 impracticable. We must 
establish this safety zone by July 24, 2018, and lack sufficient time 
to provide a reasonable comment period and then consider those comments 
before issuing the rule.
    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. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be 
contrary to public interest because immediate action is needed to 
respond to potential safety hazards associated with the underwater 
pipeline construction.

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 Ohio Valley (COTP) has determined 
that potential hazards associated with the underwater blasting and 
pipeline construction will be a safety concern for anyone on a one-mile 
stretch of the Tennessee River. This rule is necessary to protect 
persons, vessels, and the marine environment during the construction 
operations.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from 7:30 a.m. on 
July 24, 2018 through 7 p.m. on August 24, 2018 from mile marker 465 to 
mile marker 466 on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, TN. The safety 
zone will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. through 7 p.m. each day, excluding 
Saturdays and Sundays. A safety vessel will coordinate all vessel 
traffic during the enforcement periods. The COTP may terminate 
enforcement of this rule if the work is finished earlier. The duration 
of the safety zone is intended to protect persons, vessels, and the 
marine environment during the construction operations.
    No vessel or person is permitted to enter the safety zone without 
obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. A 
designated representative is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer 
of the U.S. Coast Guard assigned to units under the operational control 
of Sector Ohio Valley, U.S. Coast Guard. They may be contacted on VHF 
Channel 13 or 16, or at 1-800-253-7465. All persons and vessels 
permitted to enter this safety zone must transit at their slowest safe 
speed and comply with all directions issued by the COTP or the 
designated representative. The COTP or a designated representative will 
inform the public of the enforcement times and dates for this safety 
zone through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices to 
Mariners (LNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs), as 
appropriate.

V. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses

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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, it has not been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget, and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from 
the requirements of Executive Order 13771.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the size, 
location, duration, and time-of-day of the safety zone. This safety 
zone prohibits transit on a one-mile stretch of the Tennessee River for 
about 12 hours on weekdays only during a one-month period. The rule 
also 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.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
temporary 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 prohibits 
transit on a one-mile stretch of the Tennessee River for about 12 hours 
on weekdays only during a one-month period. 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 U.S. 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. 
0170.2.

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2. Add Sec.  165.35T08-0698 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.35T08-0698  Safety Zone; Pipeline Construction, Tennessee 
River, Miles 465 to 466, Chattanooga, TN.

    (a) Location. All navigable waters of the Tennessee River from mile 
marker 465.0 to mile marker 466.0, Chattanooga, TN.
    (b) Effective period. This section is effective from 7:30 a.m. on 
July 24, 2018 through 7 p.m. on August 24, 2018.
    (c) Enforcement periods. This section will be enforced each day 
during the

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effective period from 7:30 a.m. through 7 p.m., excluding Saturdays and 
Sundays. The COTP may terminate enforcement of this section if the work 
is finished earlier.
    (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.801 of this part, entry into this area is prohibited unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a 
designated representative. A designated representative is a 
commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard 
assigned to units under the operational control of Sector Ohio Valley, 
U.S. Coast Guard.
    (2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the 
area must request permission from the COTP or a designated 
representative. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley may be contacted on 
VHF Channel 13 or 16, or at 1-800-253-7465.
    (3) A safety vessel will coordinate all vessel traffic during the 
enforcement of this safety zone. All persons and vessels permitted to 
enter this safety zone must transit at their slowest safe speed and 
comply with all directions issued by the COTP or the designated 
representative.
    (e) Information broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative 
will inform the public of the enforcement times and dates for this 
safety zone through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices 
to Mariners (LNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs), 
as appropriate.

    Dated: July 18, 2018.
M.B. Zamperini,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley.
[FR Doc. 2018-15775 Filed 7-23-18; 8:45 am]
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