Safety Zone; Delaware River Fireworks Display, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA, 43760-43762 [2018-18596]

Download as PDF 43760 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 28, 2018 / Rules and Regulations daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES patrol vessels’’ consist of any Coast Guard, state, or local law enforcement and sponsor provided vessels assigned or approved by the COTP to patrol the regulated area. (3) Spectator vessels desiring to transit the regulated area may do so only with prior approval of the PATCOM and when so directed by that officer will be operated at a minimum safe navigation speed in a manner which will not endanger any other vessels. (4) No spectator vessel shall anchor, block, loiter, or impede the through transit of official patrol vessels in the regulated area during the effective dates and times, unless cleared for entry by or through an official patrol vessel. (5) Any spectator vessel may anchor outside the regulated area, but may not anchor in, block, or loiter in a navigable channel. Spectator vessels may be moored to a waterfront facility within the regulated area in such a way that they shall not interfere with the progress of the airshow. (6) The COTP or a designated representative may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel shall come to an immediate stop and comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the regulated area, citation for failure to comply, or both. (7) The COTP or a designated representative may terminate the operation of any vessel at any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life or property. (8) The COTP or a designated representative can terminate enforcement of the special local regulation at the conclusion of the airshow. (d) Information broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public of the enforcement times and date for this regulated area through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Broadcasts (MSIBs) as appropriate. Dated: August 23, 2018. M.B. Zamperini, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley. [FR Doc. 2018–18625 Filed 8–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Aug 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0799] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Interstate 5 (I– 5) Bridge, north bound, across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. The deviation is necessary to conduct gear alignment and bearing clearances. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position during the event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on September 10, 2018, to 11:59 p.m. on September 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0799 is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email d13-pfd13bridges@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Oregon Department of Transportation (bridge owner) requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the I–5 Bridge, north bound, mile 106.5, across the Columbia River between Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, to align lift span operating rope drive gear and sheave bearing clearances. The I–5 Bridge provides three designated navigation channels with vertical clearances ranging from 39 to 72 feet above Columbia River Datum 0.0 while the lift span is in the closed-to-navigation position. The normal operating schedule for the I–5 Bridge is 33 CFR 117.869. The deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on September 10, 2018 until 11:59 p.m. on September 19, 2018. The I–5 Bridges (north bound) are to remain in the closed to navigation position for the duration of the deviation, and need not be raised upon signal. Waterway usage on this part of the Columbia River SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 includes vessels ranging from large commercial ships and tug and tow vessels to recreational pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed-to-navigation positions may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies, and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass except for the fixed height spans. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: August 22, 2018. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–18592 Filed 8–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0810] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Delaware River Fireworks Display, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Delaware River in the vicinity of Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on September 1, 2018, during the Delaware River Waterfront Corp Fireworks Display. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participant vessels, spectators, and the boating public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and nonparticipant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 28, 2018 / Rules and Regulations This rule is effective from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on September 1, 2018. DATES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2018– 0810 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 Petty Officer Thomas Welker, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Waterways Management Division; telephone (215) 271–4814, email Thomas.J.Welker@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable and contrary to the public interest to do so. The rule must be established by September 1, 2018, to serve its purpose of ensuring the safety of spectators and the general public from hazards associated with the fireworks display. Hazards include accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. 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 and contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to mitigate the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display in this location. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Aug 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 Delaware Bay (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the fireworks display on September 1, 2018, will be a safety concern for anyone within a 500yard radius of the fireworks barge, which will be anchored in approximate position 39°56′49.66″ N, 075°08′11.69″ W. This rule is needed to protect persons, vessels and the public near the fireworks barge during the fireworks display. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on September 1, 2018, for the navigable waters in the vicinity of Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, during a fireworks display from a barge. The event is scheduled to take place at approximately 9 p.m. on September 1, 2018. The safety zone will extend 500 yards around the barge, which will be anchored at approximate position 39°56′49.66″ N, 075°08′11.69″ W. Persons or vessels will not be permitted to enter, transit through, anchor in or remain within the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in or remain within the safety zone is granted by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide public notice of the safety zone by Broadcast Notice to Mariners and by on-scene actual notice. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 43761 Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, duration, and time-of-day 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 Delaware River for one hour during the evening when vessel traffic is normally low. Although persons and vessels may not enter, transit through, anchor in or remain within the safety zone without authorization from the COTP or a designated representative of the COTP, they may operate in the surrounding area during the enforcement period. Additionally, persons and vessels will be able to enter, transit through, anchor in or remain within the safety zone if authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide advance notification of the safety zone to the local maritime community by Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and by on-scene actual notice from designated representatives. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 43762 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 28, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Aug 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 that will prohibit persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in or remaining within a limited area on the navigable water in the Delaware Bay, during a fireworks display lasting one hour. 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 (REC) 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: 075°08′11.69″ W. All coordinates are based on Datum NAD 1983. (b) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard petty officer, warrant or commissioned officer on board a Coast Guard vessel or on board a federal, state, or local law enforcement vessel assisting the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in subpart C of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (2) To seek permission to enter or remain in the zone, contact the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative via VHF–FM channel 16 or 215–271– 4807. Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (3) No vessel may take on bunkers or conduct lightering operations within the safety zone during its enforcement. (4) This section applies to all vessels except those engaged in law enforcement, aids to navigation servicing, and emergency response operations. (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the safety zone by federal, state, and local agencies. (e) Enforcement period. This zone will be enforced from approximately 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on September 1, 2018. Dated: August 23, 2018. S.E. Anderson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. [FR Doc. 2018–18596 Filed 8–27–18; 8:45 am] PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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. Coast Guard 2. Add § 165.T05–0810 to read as follows: [Docket Number USCG–2018–0838] § 165.T05–0810 Safety Zone; Delaware River Fireworks Display, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA. Safety Zones, Hurricane Lane Port Closures for Hawaiian Islands ■ ■ (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of the Delaware River in the vicinity of Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, within 500 yards of the fireworks barge anchored in approximate position 39°56′49.66″ N, PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625–AA00 Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing 9 temporary safety zones encompassing Hawaii’s commercial SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 28, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-18596]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2018-0810]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Delaware River Fireworks Display, Delaware River, 
Philadelphia, PA

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 Delaware River in the vicinity of Penn's 
Landing, Philadelphia, PA, from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on 
September 1, 2018, during the Delaware River Waterfront Corp Fireworks 
Display. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of 
participant vessels, spectators, and the boating public during the 
event. This regulation prohibits persons and non-participant vessels 
from entering, transiting through, anchoring in or remaining within the 
safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay 
or a designated representative.

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DATES: This rule is effective from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on 
September 1, 2018.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2018-0810 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 Thomas Welker, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector 
Delaware Bay, Waterways Management Division; telephone (215) 271-4814, 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice 
and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of 
the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because it is impracticable and contrary to 
the public interest to do so. The rule must be established by September 
1, 2018, to serve its purpose of ensuring the safety of spectators and 
the general public from hazards associated with the fireworks display. 
Hazards include accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous 
projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris.
    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 and contrary to the public interest 
because immediate action is needed to mitigate the potential safety 
hazards associated with a fireworks display in this location.

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 Delaware Bay (COTP) has determined that 
potential hazards associated with the fireworks display on September 1, 
2018, will be a safety concern for anyone within a 500-yard radius of 
the fireworks barge, which will be anchored in approximate position 
39[deg]56'49.66'' N, 075[deg]08'11.69'' W. This rule is needed to 
protect persons, vessels and the public near the fireworks barge during 
the fireworks display.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from 8:30 p.m. 
through 9:30 p.m. on September 1, 2018, for the navigable waters in the 
vicinity of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA, during a fireworks 
display from a barge. The event is scheduled to take place at 
approximately 9 p.m. on September 1, 2018. The safety zone will extend 
500 yards around the barge, which will be anchored at approximate 
position 39[deg]56'49.66'' N, 075[deg]08'11.69'' W. Persons or vessels 
will not be permitted to enter, transit through, anchor in or remain 
within the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or 
the COTP's designated representative. If authorization to enter, 
transit through, anchor in or remain within the safety zone is granted 
by the COTP or the COTP's designated representative, all persons and 
vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions 
of the COTP or the COTP's designated representative. The Coast Guard 
will provide public notice of the safety zone by Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners and by on-scene actual notice.

V. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we 
discuss First Amendment rights of protestors.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits. Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control 
regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This rule has not been 
designated a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 
12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt 
from the requirements of Executive Order 13771.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the size, 
location, duration, and time-of-day 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 Delaware River for one hour 
during the evening when vessel traffic is normally low. Although 
persons and vessels may not enter, transit through, anchor in or remain 
within the safety zone without authorization from the COTP or a 
designated representative of the COTP, they may operate in the 
surrounding area during the enforcement period. Additionally, persons 
and vessels will be able to enter, transit through, anchor in or remain 
within the safety zone if authorized by the COTP or the COTP's 
designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide advance 
notification of the safety zone to the local maritime community by 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and by on-scene actual notice from 
designated representatives.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section 
V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any 
vessel owner or operator.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your 
small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have 
questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 
contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine

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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 that will prohibit persons and vessels from entering, 
transiting through, anchoring in or remaining within a limited area on 
the navigable water in the Delaware Bay, during a fireworks display 
lasting one hour. 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 (REC) 
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.T05-0810 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T05-0810   Safety Zone; Delaware River Fireworks Display, 
Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable 
waters of the Delaware River in the vicinity of Penn's Landing, 
Philadelphia, PA, within 500 yards of the fireworks barge anchored in 
approximate position 39[deg]56'49.66'' N, 075[deg]08'11.69'' W. All 
coordinates are based on Datum NAD 1983.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative 
means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard petty 
officer, warrant or commissioned officer on board a Coast Guard vessel 
or on board a federal, state, or local law enforcement vessel assisting 
the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay (COTP) in the enforcement of the 
safety zone.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in 
subpart C of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in 
paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the 
COTP's designated representative.
    (2) To seek permission to enter or remain in the zone, contact the 
COTP or the COTP's designated representative via VHF-FM channel 16 or 
215-271-4807. Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful 
orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's designated 
representative.
    (3) No vessel may take on bunkers or conduct lightering operations 
within the safety zone during its enforcement.
    (4) This section applies to all vessels except those engaged in law 
enforcement, aids to navigation servicing, and emergency response 
operations.
    (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol 
and enforcement of the safety zone by federal, state, and local 
agencies.
    (e) Enforcement period. This zone will be enforced from 
approximately 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on September 1, 2018.

    Dated: August 23, 2018.
S.E. Anderson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
[FR Doc. 2018-18596 Filed 8-27-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P