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Download as PDF 55488 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 215 / Tuesday, November 6, 2018 / Rules and Regulations fiduciary before the transaction occurs, instead of having an ERISA Special Entity represent in writing that any recommendation it receives from the SBS Dealer involving a security-based swap transaction will be evaluated by a fiduciary before the transaction is entered into.17 C. Safe Harbor for SBS Dealers and Major SBS Participants Acting as Counterparties to Special Entities Rule 15Fh–5(b) provides a safe harbor for SBS Entities acting as counterparties to a special entity other than an ERISA Special Entity. As set forth in Rule 15Fh–5(b)(1)(ii)(B), to avail itself of the safe harbor the SBS Entity must among other things, obtain written representations from the representative of the special entity (the ‘‘qualified independent representative’’) that such representative: (1) Meets the independence test as required by Rule 15Fh–5(a)(1)(vii); (2) has the knowledge required under Rule 15Fh–5(a)(1)(i); (3) is not subject to a statutory disqualification under Rule 15Fh– 5(a)(1)(ii); (4) undertakes a duty to act in the best interests of the special entity as required by Rule 15Fh–5(a)(1)(iii); and (5) is subject to the requirements regarding political contributions, as applicable, under Rule 15Fh–5(a)(1)(vi). It would not provide a basis for an enforcement action with respect to relying on the safe harbor in Rule 15Fh– 5(b)(1)(ii)(B) if, during the five years in which this Commission position is in effect, instead of obtaining these written representations, an SBS Entity relies on a written representation from the qualified independent representative that the representative has written policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure that the representative satisfies the requirements for acting as a qualified independent representative.18 This position is applicable only to the written representations set forth in Rule 15Fh– 5(b)(1)(ii)(B) and is only applicable where the SBS Entity meets all other Commission requirements as set forth in Rule 15Fh–5(b). By the Commission. Dated: October 31, 2018. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. D. Reliance on Previously-Obtained Written Representations SUMMARY: Finally, Rule 15Fh–1(b), as noted above, permits an SBS Entity to rely on khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES written representations from the counterparty or its representative to satisfy its due diligence requirements under Rules 15Fh–1 through 15Fh–6, unless the SBS Entity has information that would cause a reasonable person to question the accuracy of the representation. As the Commission stated when adopting the rule, the question of whether reliance on representations that had been obtained with respect to the CFTC’s Business Conduct Rules would satisfy an SBS Entity’s obligations under the SEC’s Business Conduct Rules will depend on the facts and circumstances of the particular matter.19 The Commission’s position is that, for purposes of Rule 15Fh–1(b), it would not provide a basis for an enforcement action if, during the five years in which this Commission position is in effect, an SBS Dealer relies on representations from a counterparty or representative that were previously provided in relation to swaps if the SBS Dealer is not aware of information that would cause a reasonable person to question the accuracy of the representation if the representation were given in relation to security-based swaps.20 17 See Rule 15Fh–2(a)(1)(iii)(B). This written representation mirrors the requirement set forth in CFTC Regulation 23.440(b), the analogous provision to Rule 15Fh–2(a)(1)(iii)(B). 18 The Commission notes that this written representation is already required by Rule 15Fh– 5(b)(1)(ii)(A), and mirrors the analogous requirement set forth in CFTC Regulation at 17 CFR 23.450(d)(1)(ii)(A). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 [FR Doc. 2018–24213 Filed 11–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0736] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is amending its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ area of responsibility. This rule adds four new recurring safety zones and amends the location or dates for two events already listed in the table. This action is necessary to protect 19 See Adopting Release, 81 FR at 29976. position applies equally to the written representations addressed in Sections II.B. and C., supra. 20 This PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This rulemaking would prohibit entry into the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective December 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2018– 0736 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 Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Morgan, Sector New Orleans, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 504–365– 2281, email Benjamin.P.Morgan@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) is amending Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801 to update the table of annual firework displays and other marine events in Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ area of responsibility. The current list of annual and recurring safety zones in Sector New Orleans is published in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801. That most recent table was created through the interim final rule published on April 22, 2014 (79 FR 22398). The current Table 5 in 33 CFR 165.801 will be amended to include new safety zones expected to recur annually and provide new information on two existing safety zones. On September 10, 2018, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Annual and Recurring Safety Zones (83 FR 45584). There we stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to this change to the annual and reoccurring safety zones listed in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801. During the comment period that ended on October 10, 2018, we received no comments. E:\FR\FM\06NOR1.SGM 06NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 215 / Tuesday, November 6, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 New Orleans (COTP) has determined that it is necessary to amend Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801 to update the table of annual firework displays and other marine events in Coast Guard Sector New Orleans’ area of responsibility. The current list of annual and recurring safety zones in Sector New Orleans is published in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801. That most recent table was created through the interim final rule published on April 22, 2014 (79 FR 22398). The IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule As noted above, we received no comments on our NPRM published on September 10, 2018. There are no changes in the regulatory text of this rule from the proposed rule in the NPRM. This rule amends the safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector New Orleans listed in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801. From time to time this section needs to be amended to properly reflect recurring safety zones in Sector New Orleans’ area of responsibility. This rule will add four new recurring safety zones and amend the location or dates of two safety zones already listed in the current table. Other than the described changes, the regulations of 33 CFR 165.801 and other provisions in Table 5 of § 165.801 would remain unchanged. The Coast Guard revises regulations in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801 by adding four new safety zones. The safety zones being added to Table 5 are below: Date Sponsor/name Sector New Orleans location Safety zone Saturday before Labor Day. July 4th ........................ Baton Rouge Paddle Club and Muddy water Paddle Co./Big River Regional. L’Auberge Casino Baton Rouge/July 4th Celebration. Madisonville Old Fashioned 4th of July .......... Baton Rouge, LA ........ Mandeville July 4th Celebration ...................... Mandeville, LA ............ Mississippi River from mile marker 215 to 230.4, Baton Rouge, LA. Mississippi River from mile marker 216.0 to 217.5, Baton Rouge, LA. Tchefuncte River, at approximate position 30°24′11.63″ N 090°09′17.39 W, in front of the Madisonville Town Hall. Approximately 600′ off the shore of the Mandeville Lakefront 30°21′12.03″ N 90°04′ 28.95″ W. July 4th ........................ Weekend before July 4th. The Coast Guard revises regulations in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801 by amending two existing safety zones listed in the table. The first safety zone to be amended is tiled as St. John the Baptist Parish Independence Celebration Fireworks. This safety zone is currently listed to occur at the Baton Rouge, LA ........ Madisonville, LA ......... location of mile marker (MM) 175 to MM 176 on the Lower Mississippi River, above Head of Passes, Reserve, LA. This location contains a typo, which the Coast Guard amends to reflect the correct location in Reserve, LA. The second safety zone to be amended is titled as Independence Day Celebration, Main Street 4th of July (Fireworks Display). The date for this safety zone is currently listed as 4th of July. The Coast Guard amends the date format to conform to the format of other dates listed in the table. The amendments are below: Date Sponsor/name Sector New Orleans location Safety zone 2. July 3 ....................... St. John the Baptist Parish Independence Celebration Fireworks. Independence Day Celebration, Main Street 4th of July (Fireworks Display). Reserve, LA ............... Mississippi River from mile marker 137.5 to 138.5, Reserve, LA. Morgan City Port Allen Route mile marker 0.0 to 1.0, Morgan City, LA. 5. July 4 ....................... khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES current Table 5 in 33 CFR 165.801 needs to be amended to include new safety zones expected to recur annually and provide new information on two existing safety zones. 55489 The amendments to these safety zones are necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and participants during annual events taking place on or near the navigable waters in Sector New Orleans’ area of responsibility. Although this rule will be in effect year-round, the specific safety zones listed in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801 will only be enforced during a specified period of time coinciding with the happening of the annual events listed. In accordance with the regulations listed in 33 CFR 165.801(a) through (d), entry into these safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative. The regulatory text of the updates to Table 5 of § 165.801 appears at the end of this document. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 Morgan City, LA ......... 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 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, and duration of the safety zones. These safety zones are limited in size and duration, and are usually positioned away from high vessel traffic zones. Moreover, the Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the zones, and the rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the zones. E:\FR\FM\06NOR1.SGM 06NOR1 55490 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 215 / Tuesday, November 6, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 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 zones may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above, this rule would 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. 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 the establishment of safety zones limiting access to certain areas in Sector New Orleans’ area of responsibility. 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. 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 § 165.801 Annual fireworks displays and other events in the Eighth Coast Guard District requiring safety zones. 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. In § 165.801, revise Table 5 to read as follows: ■ * * * * * khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES TABLE 5 OF § 165.801—SECTOR NEW ORLEANS ANNUAL AND RECURRING SAFETY ZONES Date Sponsor/name Sector New Orleans location Safety zone 1. Monday before Mardi Gras Riverwalk Marketplace/Lundi Gras Fireworks Display. St. John the Baptist/Independence Day celebration. Riverfront Marketing Group/Independence Day Celebration. Boomtown Casino/Independence Day Celebration. Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA. Mississippi River, Reserve, LA. Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA. Harvey Canal, Harvey, LA ... Mississippi River mile marker 93.0 to 96.0, New Orleans, LA. Mississippi River mile marker 137.5 to 138.5, Reserve, LA. Mississippi River mile marker 94.3 to 95.3, New Orleans, LA. Harvey Canal mile marker 4.0 to 5.0, Harvey, LA. 2. July 3rd .............................. 3. July 4th .............................. 4. July 4th .............................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\06NOR1.SGM 06NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 215 / Tuesday, November 6, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 55491 TABLE 5 OF § 165.801—SECTOR NEW ORLEANS ANNUAL AND RECURRING SAFETY ZONES—Continued Date Sponsor/name Sector New Orleans location Safety zone 5. July 4th .............................. Independence Day Celebration, Main Street 4th of July (Fireworks Display). Morgan City, LA ................... 6. July 4th .............................. WBRZ—The Advocate 4th of July Fireworks Display. Baton Rouge, LA .................. 7. The Saturday before July 4th or on July 4th if that day is a Saturday. Independence Day Side Marine. Celebration/Bridge Grand Isle, LA ...................... 8. 1st Weekend of September LA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Fireworks Display, LA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and Fair Association. Office of Mayor-President/Downtown Festival of Lights. Morgan City, LA ................... Morgan City Port Allen Route mile marker 0.0 to 1.0, Morgan City, LA. In the vicinity of the USS Kidd, the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 228.8 to 230.0, Baton Rouge, LA. 500 Foot Radius from the Pier located at Bridge Side Marine, 2012 LA Highway 1, Grand Isle, LA (Lat: 29°12′14″ N; Long: 090°02′28.47″ W). Atchafalaya River at mile marker 118.5, Morgan City, LA. Crescent City Countdown Club/New Year’s Celebration. Boomtown Casino/New Year’s Celebration. USS Kidd Veterans Memorial/Fourth of July Star-Spangled Celebration. Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA. Harvey Canal, Harvey, LA ... Baton Rouge, LA .................. 15. July 4th ............................ Baton Rouge Paddle Club and Muddy Water Paddle Co./Big River Regional. L’Auberge Casino Baton Rouge/July 4th Celebration. Madisonville Old Fashioned 4th of July ... Madisonville, LA ................... 16. Weekend before July 4th Mandeville July 4th Celebration ............... Mandeville, LA ...................... 9. 1st Weekend in December (Usually that Friday, subject to change due to weather). 10. December 31st ................ 11. December 31st ................ 12. July 4th ............................ 13. Saturday before Labor Day. 14. July 4th ............................ Dated: October 31, 2018. W.E. Watson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0538; FRL–9982–75] Fludioxonil; Pesticide Tolerances Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES AGENCY: This regulation establishes revised tolerances for residues of fludioxonil in or on beet, sugar, roots at 4.0 parts per million. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 Baton Rouge, LA .................. Baton Rouge, LA .................. This regulation is effective November 6, 2018. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before January 7, 2019, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0538, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. DATES: [FR Doc. 2018–24230 Filed 11–5–18; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Baton Rouge, LA .................. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Located on Left Descending Bank, Lower Mississippi River north of the USS Kidd, at mile marker 230, Baton Rouge, LA. Mississippi River mile marker 93.5– 96.5, New Orleans, LA. Harvey Canal mile marker 4.0 to 5.0, Harvey, LA. In the vicinity of the USS Kidd, the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 228.8 to 230.0, Baton Rouge, LA. Mississippi River from mile marker 215 to 230.4, Baton Rouge, LA. Mississippi River from mile marker 216.0 to 217.5, Baton Rouge, LA. Tchefuncte River, at approximate position 30°24′11.63″ N 090°09′17. 39″ W, in front of the Madisonville Town Hall. Approximately 600′ off the shore of the Mandeville Lakefront 30°21′12.03″ N 90°04′ 28.95″ W. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Goodis, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; main telephone number: (703) 305–7090; email address: RDFRNotices@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). E:\FR\FM\06NOR1.SGM 06NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2018-0736]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Annual and Recurring 
Safety Zones Update

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is amending its safety zone regulations for 
annual events in Coast Guard Sector New Orleans' area of 
responsibility. This rule adds four new recurring safety zones and 
amends the location or dates for two events already listed in the 
table. This action is necessary to protect spectators, participants, 
and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This 
rulemaking would prohibit entry into the safety zones during the events 
unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a 
designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective December 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2018-0736 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 Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Morgan, Sector New Orleans, 
U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 504-365-2281, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans
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 Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) is amending Table 
5 of 33 CFR 165.801 to update the table of annual firework displays and 
other marine events in Coast Guard Sector New Orleans' area of 
responsibility. The current list of annual and recurring safety zones 
in Sector New Orleans is published in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801. That 
most recent table was created through the interim final rule published 
on April 22, 2014 (79 FR 22398). The current Table 5 in 33 CFR 165.801 
will be amended to include new safety zones expected to recur annually 
and provide new information on two existing safety zones.
    On September 10, 2018, the Coast Guard published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector New 
Orleans Annual and Recurring Safety Zones (83 FR 45584). There we 
stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed 
regulatory action related to this change to the annual and reoccurring 
safety zones listed in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801. During the comment 
period that ended on October 10, 2018, we received no comments.

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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 New Orleans (COTP) has determined 
that it is necessary to amend Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801 to update the 
table of annual firework displays and other marine events in Coast 
Guard Sector New Orleans' area of responsibility. The current list of 
annual and recurring safety zones in Sector New Orleans is published in 
Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801. That most recent table was created through 
the interim final rule published on April 22, 2014 (79 FR 22398). The 
current Table 5 in 33 CFR 165.801 needs to be amended to include new 
safety zones expected to recur annually and provide new information on 
two existing safety zones.

IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule

    As noted above, we received no comments on our NPRM published on 
September 10, 2018. There are no changes in the regulatory text of this 
rule from the proposed rule in the NPRM.
    This rule amends the safety zone regulations for annual events in 
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans listed in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801. 
From time to time this section needs to be amended to properly reflect 
recurring safety zones in Sector New Orleans' area of responsibility. 
This rule will add four new recurring safety zones and amend the 
location or dates of two safety zones already listed in the current 
table. Other than the described changes, the regulations of 33 CFR 
165.801 and other provisions in Table 5 of Sec.  165.801 would remain 
unchanged.
    The Coast Guard revises regulations in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801 by 
adding four new safety zones. The safety zones being added to Table 5 
are below:

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                                                                   Sector New Orleans
                 Date                        Sponsor/name               location               Safety zone
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Saturday before Labor Day............  Baton Rouge Paddle Club  Baton Rouge, LA........  Mississippi River from
                                        and Muddy water Paddle                            mile marker 215 to
                                        Co./Big River Regional.                           230.4, Baton Rouge,
                                                                                          LA.
July 4th.............................  L'Auberge Casino Baton   Baton Rouge, LA........  Mississippi River from
                                        Rouge/July 4th                                    mile marker 216.0 to
                                        Celebration.                                      217.5, Baton Rouge,
                                                                                          LA.
July 4th.............................  Madisonville Old         Madisonville, LA.......  Tchefuncte River, at
                                        Fashioned 4th of July.                            approximate position
                                                                                          30[deg]24'11.63'' N
                                                                                          090[deg]09'17.39 W, in
                                                                                          front of the
                                                                                          Madisonville Town
                                                                                          Hall.
Weekend before July 4th..............  Mandeville July 4th      Mandeville, LA.........  Approximately 600' off
                                        Celebration.                                      the shore of the
                                                                                          Mandeville Lakefront
                                                                                          30[deg]21'12.03'' N
                                                                                          90[deg]04' 28.95'' W.
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    The Coast Guard revises regulations in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801 by 
amending two existing safety zones listed in the table. The first 
safety zone to be amended is tiled as St. John the Baptist Parish 
Independence Celebration Fireworks. This safety zone is currently 
listed to occur at the location of mile marker (MM) 175 to MM 176 on 
the Lower Mississippi River, above Head of Passes, Reserve, LA. This 
location contains a typo, which the Coast Guard amends to reflect the 
correct location in Reserve, LA. The second safety zone to be amended 
is titled as Independence Day Celebration, Main Street 4th of July 
(Fireworks Display). The date for this safety zone is currently listed 
as 4th of July. The Coast Guard amends the date format to conform to 
the format of other dates listed in the table. The amendments are 
below:

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                                                                   Sector New Orleans
                 Date                        Sponsor/name               location               Safety zone
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2. July 3............................  St. John the Baptist     Reserve, LA............  Mississippi River from
                                        Parish Independence                               mile marker 137.5 to
                                        Celebration Fireworks.                            138.5, Reserve, LA.
5. July 4............................  Independence Day         Morgan City, LA........  Morgan City Port Allen
                                        Celebration, Main                                 Route mile marker 0.0
                                        Street 4th of July                                to 1.0, Morgan City,
                                        (Fireworks Display).                              LA.
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    The amendments to these safety zones are necessary to ensure the 
safety of vessels, spectators, and participants during annual events 
taking place on or near the navigable waters in Sector New Orleans' 
area of responsibility. Although this rule will be in effect year-
round, the specific safety zones listed in Table 5 of 33 CFR 165.801 
will only be enforced during a specified period of time coinciding with 
the happening of the annual events listed. In accordance with the 
regulations listed in 33 CFR 165.801(a) through (d), entry into these 
safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a 
designated representative. The regulatory text of the updates to Table 
5 of Sec.  165.801 appears at the end of this document.

V. Regulatory Analyses

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

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits. Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control 
regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This rule has not been 
designated a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 
12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt 
from the requirements of Executive Order 13771.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the size, 
location, and duration of the safety zones. These safety zones are 
limited in size and duration, and are usually positioned away from high 
vessel traffic zones. Moreover, the Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners via VHF-FM marine channel 16 about the zones, and 
the rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the zones.

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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 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 zones may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section 
IV.A above, this rule would 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.

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 
the establishment of safety zones limiting access to certain areas in 
Sector New Orleans' area of responsibility. 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. In Sec.  165.801, revise Table 5 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.801   Annual fireworks displays and other events in the 
Eighth Coast Guard District requiring safety zones.

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                 Table 5 of Sec.   165.801--Sector New Orleans Annual and Recurring Safety Zones
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                                                                   Sector New Orleans
                 Date                        Sponsor/name               location               Safety zone
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1. Monday before Mardi Gras..........  Riverwalk Marketplace/   Mississippi River, New   Mississippi River mile
                                        Lundi Gras Fireworks     Orleans, LA.             marker 93.0 to 96.0,
                                        Display.                                          New Orleans, LA.
2. July 3rd..........................  St. John the Baptist/    Mississippi River,       Mississippi River mile
                                        Independence Day         Reserve, LA.             marker 137.5 to 138.5,
                                        celebration.                                      Reserve, LA.
3. July 4th..........................  Riverfront Marketing     Mississippi River, New   Mississippi River mile
                                        Group/Independence Day   Orleans, LA.             marker 94.3 to 95.3,
                                        Celebration.                                      New Orleans, LA.
4. July 4th..........................  Boomtown Casino/         Harvey Canal, Harvey,    Harvey Canal mile
                                        Independence Day         LA.                      marker 4.0 to 5.0,
                                        Celebration.                                      Harvey, LA.

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5. July 4th..........................  Independence Day         Morgan City, LA........  Morgan City Port Allen
                                        Celebration, Main                                 Route mile marker 0.0
                                        Street 4th of July                                to 1.0, Morgan City,
                                        (Fireworks Display).                              LA.
6. July 4th..........................  WBRZ--The Advocate 4th   Baton Rouge, LA........  In the vicinity of the
                                        of July Fireworks                                 USS Kidd, the Lower
                                        Display.                                          Mississippi River from
                                                                                          mile marker 228.8 to
                                                                                          230.0, Baton Rouge,
                                                                                          LA.
7. The Saturday before July 4th or on  Independence Day         Grand Isle, LA.........  500 Foot Radius from
 July 4th if that day is a Saturday.    Celebration/Bridge                                the Pier located at
                                        Side Marine.                                      Bridge Side Marine,
                                                                                          2012 LA Highway 1,
                                                                                          Grand Isle, LA (Lat:
                                                                                          29[deg]12'14'' N;
                                                                                          Long:
                                                                                          090[deg]02'28.47'' W).
8. 1st Weekend of September..........  LA Shrimp and Petroleum  Morgan City, LA........  Atchafalaya River at
                                        Festival Fireworks                                mile marker 118.5,
                                        Display, LA Shrimp and                            Morgan City, LA.
                                        Petroleum Festival and
                                        Fair Association.
9. 1st Weekend in December (Usually    Office of Mayor-         Baton Rouge, LA........  Located on Left
 that Friday, subject to change due     President/Downtown                                Descending Bank, Lower
 to weather).                           Festival of Lights.                               Mississippi River
                                                                                          north of the USS Kidd,
                                                                                          at mile marker 230,
                                                                                          Baton Rouge, LA.
10. December 31st....................  Crescent City Countdown  Mississippi River, New   Mississippi River mile
                                        Club/New Year's          Orleans, LA.             marker 93.5-96.5, New
                                        Celebration.                                      Orleans, LA.
11. December 31st....................  Boomtown Casino/New      Harvey Canal, Harvey,    Harvey Canal mile
                                        Year's Celebration.      LA.                      marker 4.0 to 5.0,
                                                                                          Harvey, LA.
12. July 4th.........................  USS Kidd Veterans        Baton Rouge, LA........  In the vicinity of the
                                        Memorial/Fourth of                                USS Kidd, the Lower
                                        July Star-Spangled                                Mississippi River from
                                        Celebration.                                      mile marker 228.8 to
                                                                                          230.0, Baton Rouge,
                                                                                          LA.
13. Saturday before Labor Day........  Baton Rouge Paddle Club  Baton Rouge, LA........  Mississippi River from
                                        and Muddy Water Paddle                            mile marker 215 to
                                        Co./Big River Regional.                           230.4, Baton Rouge,
                                                                                          LA.
14. July 4th.........................  L'Auberge Casino Baton   Baton Rouge, LA........  Mississippi River from
                                        Rouge/July 4th                                    mile marker 216.0 to
                                        Celebration.                                      217.5, Baton Rouge,
                                                                                          LA.
15. July 4th.........................  Madisonville Old         Madisonville, LA.......  Tchefuncte River, at
                                        Fashioned 4th of July.                            approximate position
                                                                                          30[deg]24'11.63'' N
                                                                                          090[deg]09'17.39'' W,
                                                                                          in front of the
                                                                                          Madisonville Town
                                                                                          Hall.
16. Weekend before July 4th..........  Mandeville July 4th      Mandeville, LA.........  Approximately 600' off
                                        Celebration.                                      the shore of the
                                                                                          Mandeville Lakefront
                                                                                          30[deg]21'12.03'' N
                                                                                          90[deg]04' 28.95'' W.
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    Dated: October 31, 2018.
W.E. Watson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Sector New 
Orleans.
[FR Doc. 2018-24230 Filed 11-5-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P