Safety Zone; Delaware River; Penn's Landing; Philadelphia, PA; Fireworks Display, 52977-52979 [2018-22868]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 203 / Friday, October 19, 2018 / Rules and Regulations In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedules 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: October 15, 2018. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–22801 Filed 10–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0711] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Delaware River; Penn’s Landing; Philadelphia, PA; Fireworks Display Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on a portion of the Delaware River in Philadelphia, PA. This action is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels on these navigable waters adjacent to Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, during a fireworks display on October 19, 2018. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 11 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. on October 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2018– 0711 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 about 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Oct 18, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On June 18, 2018, a wedding party notified the Coast Guard that it will be conducting a fireworks display from 11:15 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. on October 19, 2018. The fireworks are to be launched from a barge in the Delaware River adjacent to Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA. In response, on September 28, 2018, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Safety Zone; Delaware River; Penn’s Landing; Philadelphia, PA; Fireworks Display; 83 FR 49026. There we stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to this fireworks display. During the comment period that ended October 5, 2018, we received one comment. 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 October 19, 2018, will be a safety concern for anyone within 500 feet of a fireworks barge in the Delaware River adjacent to Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA. The barge will be anchored in approximate position 39°57′05.26″ N Latitude 075°08′10.85″ W Longitude. This rule is needed to protect persons, vessels and the public near the fireworks barge during the fireworks display. IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule As noted above, we received one comment on our NPRM published September 28, 2018. The comment we received was unrelated to the proposed regulation. There is one change in the regulatory text of this rule from the proposed rule in the NPRM. The enforcement period was changed from 11:15 p.m. through 11:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. on the same PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52977 date. We made this change to account for movement of the barge into and out of the anchor location. This rule establishes a safety zone from 11 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. on October 19, 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 11:15 p.m. on October 19, 2018. The safety zone will extend 500 feet around the barge, which will be anchored at approximate position 39°57′05.26″ N Latitude 075°08′10.85″ W Longitude. Persons or vessels will not be permitted to enter, transit through, or remain within the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. If authorization to enter, transit through, or remain within the safety zone is granted by the COTP or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the COTP or a 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 would 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. Moreover, the Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast Notice to E:\FR\FM\19OCR1.SGM 19OCR1 52978 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 203 / Friday, October 19, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the zone, and the rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the zone. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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 received no comments from the Small Business Administration on this rulemaking. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section 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 would not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Oct 18, 2018 Jkt 247001 D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. 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. G. Protest Activities 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 made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a safety zone lasting one hour that would prohibit entry within 500 feet of a fireworks barge. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01–001–01, Rev. 01. A Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T05–0711 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T05–0711 Safety Zone; Delaware River; Penn’s Landing; Philadelphia, PA; Fireworks Display. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of the Delaware River within a 500-foot radius of the fireworks barge, which will be anchored in approximate position 39°57′05.26″ N Latitude 075°08′10.85″ W Longitude. 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 in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in subpart C of this part— (i) 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; and (ii) All persons and vessels in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. E:\FR\FM\19OCR1.SGM 19OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 203 / Friday, October 19, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (2) To request permission to enter the safety zone, contact the COTP or the COTP’s representative on marine band radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz) or 215–271–4807. (3) No vessel may take on bunkers or conduct lightering operations within the safety zone during the enforcement period. (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 11 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. on October 19, 2018. Dated: October 15, 2018. S.E. Anderson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0847] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Hornblower Fireworks Display; San Francisco Bay; San Francisco, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay in support of the Hornblower Fireworks Display on October 20, 2018. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 11 a.m. to 10:10 p.m. on October 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2018–0847. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Oct 18, 2018 Jkt 247001 If you have questions on this rule, call or email Chief Warrant Officer Mickey Price, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399–7442 or email at D11-PF-MarineEvents@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Acronyms APA Administrative Procedure Act COTP U.S. Coast Guard Captain on the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking PATCOM U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Commander U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History [FR Doc. 2018–22868 Filed 10–18–18; 8:45 am] ACTION: ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final 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. Since the Coast Guard received notice of this event on September 8, 2018, notice and comment procedures would be impracticable in this instance. For similar reasons as those stated above, 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. 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 (COTP) San Francisco has determined that potential hazards associated with the Hornblower Fireworks Display on October 20, 2018, will be a safety concern for anyone within a 100 foot radius of the fireworks barge and anyone within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks firing site. This rule is needed to protect spectators, vessels, and other property from hazards associated with pyrotechnics. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52979 IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a temporary safety zone during the loading, staging, and transit of the fireworks barge, until after completion of the fireworks display. During the loading and staging of the pyrotechnics onto the fireworks barge, scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on October 20, 2018, at Pier 50 in San Francisco, CA, the safety zone will encompass the navigable waters around and under the fireworks barge within a radius of 100 feet. The fireworks barge will remain at Pier 50 until the start of its transit to the display location. Towing of the barge from Pier 50 to the display location is scheduled to take place from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 20, 2018, where it will remain until the conclusion of the fireworks display. At 9 p.m. on October 20, 2018, 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the 10 minute fireworks display, the safety zone will increase in size and encompass the navigable waters around and under the fireworks barge within a radius of 420 feet in approximate position 37°48′15″ N, 122°23′27″ W (NAD 83) for the Hornblower Fireworks Display. The safety zone shall terminate at 10:10 p.m. on October 20, 2018. The effect of the temporary safety zone is to restrict navigation in the vicinity of the fireworks loading, staging, transit, and firing site. Except for persons or vessels authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the restricted areas. These regulations are needed to keep spectators and vessels away from the immediate vicinity of the fireworks firing sites to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and transiting vessels. 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\19OCR1.SGM 19OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2018-0711]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Delaware River; Penn's Landing; Philadelphia, PA; 
Fireworks Display

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on a 
portion of the Delaware River in Philadelphia, PA. This action is 
necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels on these 
navigable waters adjacent to Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA, during a 
fireworks display on October 19, 2018. This regulation prohibits 
persons and vessels from entering, transiting, or remaining within the 
safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay 
or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 11 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. on 
October 19, 2018.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2018-0711 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 about 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, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    On June 18, 2018, a wedding party notified the Coast Guard that it 
will be conducting a fireworks display from 11:15 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. on 
October 19, 2018. The fireworks are to be launched from a barge in the 
Delaware River adjacent to Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA. In 
response, on September 28, 2018, the Coast Guard published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Safety Zone; Delaware River; Penn's 
Landing; Philadelphia, PA; Fireworks Display; 83 FR 49026. There we 
stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed 
regulatory action related to this fireworks display. During the comment 
period that ended October 5, 2018, we received one comment.
    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 October 19, 
2018, will be a safety concern for anyone within 500 feet of a 
fireworks barge in the Delaware River adjacent to Penn's Landing in 
Philadelphia, PA. The barge will be anchored in approximate position 
39[deg]57'05.26'' N Latitude 075[deg]08'10.85'' W Longitude. This rule 
is needed to protect persons, vessels and the public near the fireworks 
barge during the fireworks display.

IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule

    As noted above, we received one comment on our NPRM published 
September 28, 2018. The comment we received was unrelated to the 
proposed regulation. There is one change in the regulatory text of this 
rule from the proposed rule in the NPRM. The enforcement period was 
changed from 11:15 p.m. through 11:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. through 11:59 
p.m. on the same date. We made this change to account for movement of 
the barge into and out of the anchor location.
    This rule establishes a safety zone from 11 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. 
on October 19, 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 11:15 p.m. on October 
19, 2018. The safety zone will extend 500 feet around the barge, which 
will be anchored at approximate position 39[deg]57'05.26'' N Latitude 
075[deg]08'10.85'' W Longitude. Persons or vessels will not be 
permitted to enter, transit through, or remain within the safety zone 
without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated 
representative.
    If authorization to enter, transit through, or remain within the 
safety zone is granted by the COTP or a designated representative, all 
persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the 
instructions of the COTP or a 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 
would 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. Moreover, the 
Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast Notice to

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Mariners 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 received no comments from the Small Business 
Administration on this rulemaking. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 
U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule would not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section 
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 would not call for a new collection of information under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government. We have analyzed this 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.

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 made a preliminary determination 
that this action is one of a category of actions that do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This rule involves a safety zone lasting one hour that 
would prohibit entry within 500 feet of a fireworks barge. Normally 
such actions are categorically excluded from further review under 
paragraph L60(a) of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023-
01-001-01, Rev. 01. A Record of Environmental Consideration supporting 
this determination is available in the docket where indicated under 
ADDRESSES.

G. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that 
your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or 
security of people, places, or vessels.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 
6.04-6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


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2. Add Sec.  165.T05-0711 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T05-0711   Safety Zone; Delaware River; Penn's Landing; 
Philadelphia, PA; Fireworks Display.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of 
the Delaware River within a 500-foot radius of the fireworks barge, 
which will be anchored in approximate position 39[deg]57'05.26'' N 
Latitude 075[deg]08'10.85'' W Longitude. 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 in the enforcement of the safety 
zone.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in 
subpart C of this part--
    (i) 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; and
    (ii) All persons and vessels in the safety zone must comply with 
all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's 
designated representative.

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    (2) To request permission to enter the safety zone, contact the 
COTP or the COTP's representative on marine band radio VHF-FM channel 
16 (156.8 MHz) or 215-271-4807.
    (3) No vessel may take on bunkers or conduct lightering operations 
within the safety zone during the enforcement period.
    (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 11 p.m. 
through 11:59 p.m. on October 19, 2018.

    Dated: October 15, 2018.
S.E. Anderson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
[FR Doc. 2018-22868 Filed 10-18-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P