Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile Markers 751.2 to 751.8, Alma, WI, 43525-43527 [2018-18453]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Department of the Army Coast Guard 32 CFR Part 508 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket ID: USA–2017–HQ–0010] [Docket Number USCG–2018–0742] RIN 1625–AA00 RIN 0702–AA83 Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile Markers 751.2 to 751.8, Alma, WI Competition With Civilian Bands AGENCY: ACTION: Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION: Final rule. This rule is effective on August 27, 2018. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Upper Mississippi River. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a demolition project taking place on the bank of the Upper Mississippi River near Alma, WI. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DATES: This final rule removes the Department of the Army’s regulation concerning participation of Army bands on and off post. This part has been superseded by requirements which direct appropriate participation of U.S. military bands on and off post. This part conveys internal Army policy and procedures and is unnecessary. Therefore, this part should be removed from the CFR. SUMMARY: DATES: Jennifer Williams at 757–462–1060. Public comment on the removal of 32 CFR part 508 is not required because the regulation involves a matter relating to agency management and personnel, and because the regulation is a general statement of policy. DoD internal guidance will continue to be published in Army Regulation 220–90, ‘‘Army Music,’’ available at https://armypubs.army.mil/ ProductMaps/PubForm/AR.aspx. This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ therefore, E.O. 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’ does not apply. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 508 This rule is effective from September 28, 2018, through October 15, 2018. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2018– 0742 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant Commander Christian Barger, Waterways Management Division, Sector Upper Mississippi River, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 314– 269–2560, email Christian.J.Barger@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 508 is removed. CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. II. Background Information and Regulatory History [FR Doc. 2018–18480 Filed 8–24–18; 8:45 am] 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 Music, Utilization of Army bands. PART 508—[REMOVED] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 5001–03–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Aug 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 43525 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. It is impracticable because we must establish this safety zone by September 28, 2018, and we lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment period and then consider those comments before issuing the rule. The NPRM process would delay the establishment of the safety zone and compromise public safety. 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 Upper Mississippi River (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the equipment to be used in the demolition of a 700 foot tall chimney at the Dairyland Power Cooperative Station will be a safety concern for anyone on a six-tenths of a mile stretch of the Upper Mississippi River at the time the chimney is toppled. This rule is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone before, during, and after the demolition. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from September 28, 2018 through October 15, 2018. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters of the Upper Mississippi River between mile markers 751.2 and 751.8, adjacent to the eastern river bank, where the demolition of a 700-foot chimney will take place. The Coast Guard was informed that the demolition itself would take approximately 30 minutes on one day and that all debris should be contained and is not expected to enter the waterway. The period of enforcement of this safety zone will be two hours before, thirty minutes during, and thirty minutes after the demolition. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public through Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM), Local Notices to Mariners (LNM), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs), or through other means of public notice, as appropriate, at least 3 hours in advance of the enforcement period. The duration of the zone is intended to protect persons, vessels, and the marine E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1 43526 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations environment on these navigable waters during the chimney demolition. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the temporary 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 Sector Upper Mississippi River, U.S. Coast Guard. A designated representative may be a Patrol Commander (PATCOM). The PATCOM may be aboard either a Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel. The Patrol Commander may be contacted on Channel 16 VHF–FM (156.8 MHz) by the call sign ‘‘PATCOM’’. Vessels requiring entry into this safety zone must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. They may be contacted on VHF–FM Channel 16 or by telephone at 314–269–2332. All persons and vessels permitted to enter this safety zone must transit at their slowest safe speed and comply with all lawful 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 Safety Information Marine Broadcasts (SIMBs), as appropriate. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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 13563 (‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review’’) and 12866 (‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’) 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 (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. Executive Order 13771 (‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’) directs agencies to reduce regulation and control regulatory costs and provides that ‘‘for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Aug 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process.’’ The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has not designated this rule a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, OMB has not reviewed it. As this rule is not a significant regulatory action, this rule is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. See OMB’s Memorandum ‘‘Guidance Implementing Executive Order 13771, Titled ‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’’ (April 5, 2017). This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, and duration of the safety zone. This safety zone impacts less than a one-mile stretch of the Upper Mississippi River for approximately three hours on one day. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue a Safety Marine Information Broadcast (SMIB) via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the zone and the rule would allow 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 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 safety zone that impacts a less than a one-mile stretch of the Upper Mississippi River for approximately three hours on one day. 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 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; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T08–0724 to read as follows: ■ amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES § 165. T08–0742 Safety Zone; Mile Markers 751.2 to 751.8, Upper Mississippi River, Alma, WI. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of the Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 751.2 and MM 751.8, Alma, WI. (b) Effective period. This section will be enforced from September 28, 2018 through October 15, 2018. (c) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced for three hours on one VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Aug 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 day, two hours prior to, thirty minutes during, and thirty minutes after the completion of demolition at the Dairyland Power Cooperative Station in Alma, WI. The Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative will inform the public of the enforcement through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs) and/or Safety Marine Information Broadcasts (SMIBs) or other means of public notice at least three hours in advance of the enforcement of this safety zone. (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23 of this part, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering the safety zone unless authorized by 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 USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River. A designated representative may be a Patrol Commander (PATCOM). The PATCOM may be aboard either a Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel. The Patrol Commander may be contacted on Channel 16 VHF–FM (156.8 MHz) by the call sign ‘‘PATCOM’’. (2) Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or pass through the zone must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. They may be contacted on VHF–FM channel 16 or by telephone at 314–269–2332. (3) If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative. (e) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs) and/ or Safety Marine Information Broadcasts (SMIBs) or other means of public notice of the enforcement period for the temporary safety zone as well as any changes in the dates and times of enforcement. Dated: August 21, 2018. Stormer, Scott A., Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River. [FR Doc. 2018–18453 Filed 8–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 43527 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 9 and 721 [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0560; FRL–9982–77] RIN 2070–AB27 Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 10 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 10 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification initiates EPA’s evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required with that determination. DATES: This rule is effective on October 26, 2018. For purposes of judicial review, this rule shall be promulgated at 1 p.m. (e.s.t.) on September 10, 2018. Written adverse comments on one or more of these SNURs must be received on or before September 26, 2018 (see Unit VI. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). If EPA receives written adverse commentsts, on one or more of these SNURs before September 26, 2018, EPA will withdraw the relevant sections of this direct final rule before its effective date. For additional information on related reporting requirement dates, see Units I.A., VI., and VII. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2017–0560, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2018-0742]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile Markers 751.2 to 
751.8, Alma, WI

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for 
certain navigable waters of the Upper Mississippi River. The safety 
zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine 
environment from potential hazards created by a demolition project 
taking place on the bank of the Upper Mississippi River near Alma, WI. 
Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless 
specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper 
Mississippi River or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from September 28, 2018, through October 
15, 2018.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2018-0742 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Lieutenant Commander Christian Barger, Waterways 
Management Division, Sector Upper Mississippi River, U.S. Coast Guard; 
telephone 314-269-2560, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River
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)(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. It is 
impracticable because we must establish this safety zone by September 
28, 2018, and we lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment 
period and then consider those comments before issuing the rule. The 
NPRM process would delay the establishment of the safety zone and 
compromise public safety.

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 Upper Mississippi River (COTP) has 
determined that potential hazards associated with the equipment to be 
used in the demolition of a 700 foot tall chimney at the Dairyland 
Power Cooperative Station will be a safety concern for anyone on a six-
tenths of a mile stretch of the Upper Mississippi River at the time the 
chimney is toppled. This rule is needed to protect persons, vessels, 
and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety 
zone before, during, and after the demolition.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from September 28, 
2018 through October 15, 2018. The safety zone will cover all navigable 
waters of the Upper Mississippi River between mile markers 751.2 and 
751.8, adjacent to the eastern river bank, where the demolition of a 
700-foot chimney will take place. The Coast Guard was informed that the 
demolition itself would take approximately 30 minutes on one day and 
that all debris should be contained and is not expected to enter the 
waterway. The period of enforcement of this safety zone will be two 
hours before, thirty minutes during, and thirty minutes after the 
demolition. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the 
public through Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM), Local Notices to 
Mariners (LNM), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs), or 
through other means of public notice, as appropriate, at least 3 hours 
in advance of the enforcement period. The duration of the zone is 
intended to protect persons, vessels, and the marine

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environment on these navigable waters during the chimney demolition.
    No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the temporary 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 Sector Upper 
Mississippi River, U.S. Coast Guard. A designated representative may be 
a Patrol Commander (PATCOM). The PATCOM may be aboard either a Coast 
Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel. The Patrol Commander may be 
contacted on Channel 16 VHF-FM (156.8 MHz) by the call sign ``PATCOM''. 
Vessels requiring entry into this safety zone must request permission 
from the COTP or a designated representative. They may be contacted on 
VHF-FM Channel 16 or by telephone at 314-269-2332. All persons and 
vessels permitted to enter this safety zone must transit at their 
slowest safe speed and comply with all lawful 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 Safety Information 
Marine Broadcasts (SIMBs), as appropriate.

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 13563 (``Improving Regulation and Regulatory 
Review'') and 12866 (``Regulatory Planning and Review'') 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 (including potential economic, 
environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, 
and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of 
quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing 
rules, and of promoting flexibility. Executive Order 13771 (``Reducing 
Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs'') directs agencies to 
reduce regulation and control regulatory costs and provides that ``for 
every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be 
identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be 
prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process.''
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has not designated this 
rule a ``significant regulatory action,'' under section 3(f) of 
Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, OMB has not reviewed it. As this 
rule is not a significant regulatory action, this rule is exempt from 
the requirements of Executive Order 13771. See OMB's Memorandum 
``Guidance Implementing Executive Order 13771, Titled `Reducing 
Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs''' (April 5, 2017).
    This regulatory action determination is based on the size, 
location, and duration of the safety zone. This safety zone impacts 
less than a one-mile stretch of the Upper Mississippi River for 
approximately three hours on one day. Moreover, the Coast Guard will 
issue a Safety Marine Information Broadcast (SMIB) via VHF-FM marine 
channel 16 about the zone and the rule would allow 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.

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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 
safety zone that impacts a less than a one-mile stretch of the Upper 
Mississippi River for approximately three hours on one day. 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; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation 
No. 0170.1.


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2. Add Sec.  165.T08-0724 to read as follows:

Sec.  165. T08-0742  Safety Zone; Mile Markers 751.2 to 751.8, Upper 
Mississippi River, Alma, WI.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable 
waters of the Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 751.2 and MM 
751.8, Alma, WI.
    (b) Effective period. This section will be enforced from September 
28, 2018 through October 15, 2018.
    (c) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced for three 
hours on one day, two hours prior to, thirty minutes during, and thirty 
minutes after the completion of demolition at the Dairyland Power 
Cooperative Station in Alma, WI. The Captain of the Port Sector Upper 
Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative will inform the 
public of the enforcement through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), 
Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs) and/or Safety Marine Information 
Broadcasts (SMIBs) or other means of public notice at least three hours 
in advance of the enforcement of this safety zone.
    (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23 of this part, persons and vessels are prohibited from 
entering the safety zone unless authorized by 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 USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River. A 
designated representative may be a Patrol Commander (PATCOM). The 
PATCOM may be aboard either a Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary 
vessel. The Patrol Commander may be contacted on Channel 16 VHF-FM 
(156.8 MHz) by the call sign ``PATCOM''.
    (2) Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or pass through the 
zone must request permission from the COTP or a designated 
representative. They may be contacted on VHF-FM channel 16 or by 
telephone at 314-269-2332.
    (3) If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply 
with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative.
    (e) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated 
representative will inform the public through Broadcast Notices to 
Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs) and/or Safety Marine 
Information Broadcasts (SMIBs) or other means of public notice of the 
enforcement period for the temporary safety zone as well as any changes 
in the dates and times of enforcement.


    Dated: August 21, 2018.
Stormer, Scott A.,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi 
River.
[FR Doc. 2018-18453 Filed 8-24-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P