Safety Zone, Coast Guard Exercise Area, Hood Canal, Washington, 18387 [2019-08798]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2019–0277] Safety Zone, Coast Guard Exercise Area, Hood Canal, Washington Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 federal, state, or local agencies. The Captain of the Port will issue a general permission to enter the safety zones if the training exercise is completed before 5 p.m. on August 23. In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of this enforcement period via a Local Notice to Mariners. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: April 25, 2019. Linda A. Sturgis, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Puget Sound. I. Table of Abbreviations [FR Doc. 2019–08798 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones surrounding vessels involved in Coast Guard training exercises in Hood Canal, WA, from August 19, 2019, through August 23, 2019. This enforcement is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and vessels near training exercises. During the enforcement period, entry into the safety zones is prohibited, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her Designated Representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1339 will be enforced from 8 a.m. on August 19, 2019, through 5 p.m. on August 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email LTJG Ellie Wu, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 206–217–6051, email SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones around vessels involved in Coast Guard training exercises in Hood Canal, WA set forth in 33 CFR 165.1339, from 8 a.m. on August 19, 2019 through 5 p.m. on August 23, 2019. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.1339, no person or vessel may enter or remain within 500 yards of any vessel involved in Coast Guard training exercises while such vessel is transiting Hood Canal, WA, between Foul Weather Bluff and the entrance to Dabob Bay, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her Designated Representative. In addition, the regulation requires all vessel operators seeking to entry any of the zones during the enforcement period to first obtain permission. You may seek permission by contacting the on-scene patrol commander on VHF channel 13 or 16, or the Sector Puget Sound Joint Harbor Operations Center at 206–217– 6001. You will be able to identify participating vessels as those flying the Coast Guard Ensign. The Captain of the Port may also be assisted in the enforcement of the zone by other SUMMARY: 18387 BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY If you have questions on this rule, call or email Petty Officer Kevin Kyles, Sector Corpus Christi Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 361–939–5125, email Kevin.L.Kyles@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register LNGC Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code Coast Guard II. Background Information and Regulatory History 33 CFR Part 165 The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. We must establish these security zones by April 26, 2019 and lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment period and then consider those comments before issuing the rule. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to provide for the security of the vessel. [Docket Number USCG–2019–0295] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zone; Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TX Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard establishes two security zones. One of the zones is a temporary fixed security zone for the receiving facility’s mooring basin while the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNGC) FUJI LNG is moored at the facility. The other zone is a moving security zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 500-yard radius around the LNGC FUJI LNG while the vessel transits with cargo in the La Quinta Channel and Corpus Christi Ship Channel in Corpus Christi, TX. The security zones are needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) cargo aboard the vessel. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi. SUMMARY: This rule is effective without actual notice from May 1, 2019 until May 3, 2019. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from April 26, 2019 until May 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2019– 0295 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034. The Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier (LNGC) FUJI LNG between April 26, 2019 and May 03, 2019 will be a security concern while the vessel is moored at the receiving facility and within a 500-yard radius of the vessel while the vessel is loaded with cargo. E:\FR\FM\01MYR1.SGM 01MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 1, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2019-0277]


Safety Zone, Coast Guard Exercise Area, Hood Canal, Washington

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones surrounding vessels 
involved in Coast Guard training exercises in Hood Canal, WA, from 
August 19, 2019, through August 23, 2019. This enforcement is necessary 
to ensure the safety of the maritime public and vessels near training 
exercises. During the enforcement period, entry into the safety zones 
is prohibited, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her 
Designated Representative.

DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1339 will be enforced from 8 a.m. 
on August 19, 2019, through 5 p.m. on August 23, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice of enforcement, call or email LTJG Ellie Wu, Sector Puget Sound 
Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 206-217-6051, 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety 
zones around vessels involved in Coast Guard training exercises in Hood 
Canal, WA set forth in 33 CFR 165.1339, from 8 a.m. on August 19, 2019 
through 5 p.m. on August 23, 2019. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 
165.1339, no person or vessel may enter or remain within 500 yards of 
any vessel involved in Coast Guard training exercises while such vessel 
is transiting Hood Canal, WA, between Foul Weather Bluff and the 
entrance to Dabob Bay, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or 
her Designated Representative. In addition, the regulation requires all 
vessel operators seeking to entry any of the zones during the 
enforcement period to first obtain permission. You may seek permission 
by contacting the on-scene patrol commander on VHF channel 13 or 16, or 
the Sector Puget Sound Joint Harbor Operations Center at 206-217-6001.
    You will be able to identify participating vessels as those flying 
the Coast Guard Ensign. The Captain of the Port may also be assisted in 
the enforcement of the zone by other federal, state, or local agencies. 
The Captain of the Port will issue a general permission to enter the 
safety zones if the training exercise is completed before 5 p.m. on 
August 23. In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal 
Register, the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of this 
enforcement period via a Local Notice to Mariners.

    Dated: April 25, 2019.
Linda A. Sturgis,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Puget Sound.
[FR Doc. 2019-08798 Filed 4-30-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P