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Download as PDF 26572 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Rules and Regulations jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES navigable waterways during the fireworks display. Our regulation for recurring Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District, § 165.506, specifies the location of the regulated area for this safety zone for the Kent Island Narrows, MD, fireworks display, which encompasses portions of the Chester River in Queen Anne’s County, MD. As specified in § 165.506(d), during the enforcement period, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector MarylandNational Capital Region (COTP) or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other federal, state, or local agencies in the enforcement of the safety zone. The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in the table to 33 CFR 165.506 at (b)(9) for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD, fireworks display from 8 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. on July 3, 2019. If necessary due to inclement weather, the fireworks display event will be rescheduled and the safety zone will be enforced from 8 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. on July 5, 2019. This date is a slight change from the anticipated date and times of enforcement appearing in the CFR for this event—July 4th or the Sunday before, from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. This action is being taken to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the fireworks display. The table to § 165.506 at (b)(9) specifies the location of the regulated area for this safety zone for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD, fireworks display, which encompasses portions of the Chesapeake Bay near Chesapeake Beach, MD. As specified in § 165.506(d), during the enforcement period, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector MarylandNational Capital Region (COTP) or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other federal, state, or local agencies in the enforcement of the safety zone. (b)(9). In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of these enforcement periods via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts. Dated: May 30, 2019. Joseph B. Loring, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region. [FR Doc. 2019–11963 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2019–0171] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Illinois River, Miles 0 to 187, Grafton, IL to Peoria, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is extending a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Illinois River from mile marker (MM) 0 to MM 187 between Grafton, IL and Peoria, IL. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters as a result of increasing flood conditions on the river that threaten to overtop levees. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. SUMMARY: This rule is effective without actual notice from June 7, 2019 through July 7, 2019. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from June 7, 2019, through June 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2019– 0171 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant Commander Christian Barger, Sector Upper Mississippi River Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2560, email Christian.J.Barger@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History On May 5, 2019, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 multiple reports from the Illinois State Emergency Operations Center and private citizens located along the Illinois River between mile marker (MM) 0 at Grafton, IL and MM 187 at Peoria, IL of water surge impacts from vessel traffic on the Illinois River overtopping levees resulting in damage to the levees and increased flooding. In response, on May 10, 2019, the Coast Guard published a temporary final rule titled Safety Zone; Illinois River, Miles 0 to 187, Grafton, IL to Peoria, IL (84 FR 20547). The safety zone was established on May 10, 2019 and is scheduled to expire on June 6, 2019. The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. It is impracticable because we must establish this safety zone immediately and lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment period and then consider those comments before issuing this rule. The NPRM process would delay the establishment of the safety zone and compromise public safety. 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 this rule would be contrary to public interest because immediate action is necessary to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with floodwaters threatening to overtop levees along the river. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with flood waters threaten to overtop levees along the river due to reports that vessel traffic in the affected area is causing water to overtop levees resulting in increased damage to the levees and flooding impacts to local communities and residential areas. This rule is necessary to ensure the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Rules and Regulations A. Regulatory Planning and Review due to the flood impacts to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers levees. IV. Discussion of the Rule Due to the ongoing flood along the Illinois River, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River in coordination with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers determined river levels at which vessel traffic threatens to overtop or damage flood control levees located along the Illinois River between mile marker (MM) 0 at Grafton, IL and MM 187 at Peoria, IL. The COTP has determined that the sudden increase in flood waters approaching the tops of levees along the Illinois River poses a hazard to the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment as a result of floodwaters overtopping the levees. This rule extends the current temporary safety zone due to the unanticipated longevity of flooding conditions and establishes a temporary safety zone from June 7, 2019 until July 7, 2019, or until cancelled by the COTP, whichever occurs first. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters of the Illinois River from MM 0 to MM 187, unless reduced in scope by the COTP as flood conditions warrant. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. A designated representative is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) assigned to units under the operational control of USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River. To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or a designated representative via VHF–FM channel 16, or through USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River at 314– 269–2332. Persons and vessels permitted to enter the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions issued by the COTP or designated representative. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public of the effective period for the safety zone as well as any changes in the dates and times of enforcement, as well as reductions in size of the safety zone as flood conditions improve, through Local Notice to Mariners (LNMs), Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs), as appropriate. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 location, duration, and the emergency nature of the action. It extends the current safety zone established on navigable waters of the Illinois River from mile marker (MM) 0 to MM 187 between Grafton, IL and Peoria, IL for 30 days to deal with an ongoing flood in the area. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue Local Notice to Mariners (LNMs), Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs), and BNM via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the zone. In addition, the rule allows vessels to seek permission to enter the zone on a case-by-case basis to minimize the impacts of this rule. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the temporary safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 26573 compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1 26574 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Rules and Regulations $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. ■ 2. Add § 165.T08–0171 to read as follows: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY § 165.T08–0171 Safety Zone; Illinois River, Miles 0–187, Grafton, IL to Peoria, IL. Coast Guard F. Environment (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of the Illinois River from mile marker (MM) 0 to MM 187, unless reduced in scope by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) as flood conditions warrant. (b) Effective period. This section is effective without actual notice from June 7, 2019 through July 7, 2019. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from June 7, 2019, through June 7, 2019. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general safety zone regulations in § 165.23, entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative. A designated representative is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) assigned to units under the operational control of USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River. (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or a designated representative via VHF–FM channel 16, or through USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River at 314–269–2332. Persons and vessels permitted to enter the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions issued by the COTP or designated representative. (d) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public of the effective period for the safety zone as well as any changes in the dates and times of enforcement, as well as reductions in size of the safety zone as flood conditions improve, through Local Notice to Mariners (LNMs), Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs) as appropriate. 33 CFR Part 165 We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01 and Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a temporary safety zone prohibiting entry to vessels and persons on a one hundred eighty one mile stretch of the Illinois River that is experiencing significant flooding that is impacting levees. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(d) in Table 3–1 of U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Implementing Procedures 5090.1. Because this regulation is for a temporary safety zone established to deal with an emergency, and which is longer than one week in duration, a Record of Environmental Consideration is not required at this time, but will be made available in the docket after the issuance of this rule 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 Dated: May 31, 2019. S.A. Stoermer, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River. [FR Doc. 2019–11960 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70034, 70051; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Docket Number USCG–2019–0208] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; St Lucie River, Stuart, Florida Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the St Lucie River in Stuart, Florida. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters east of the Roosevelt/U.S. Route 1 Bridge during the Stuart Air Show. This regulation prohibits vessels and persons from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Miami or a designated representative. SUMMARY: This rule is effective from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on July 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2019– 0208 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 proposed rulemaking, call or email Omar Beceiro, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 305–535–4317, email omar.beceiro@ uscg.mil. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations 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 On March 27, 2019, Stuart Airshow Inc. notified the Coast Guard that it would be sponsoring the Stuart Airshow on July 4, 2019 from 6 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. The air show would take place east of the Roosevelt/U.S. Route 1 Bridge on the St Lucie River in Stuart, Florida. The COTP Miami determined the air show would present a safety concern for persons and/or vessels operating beneath aerial demonstrations. In E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2019-0171]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Illinois River, Miles 0 to 187, Grafton, IL to 
Peoria, IL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is extending a temporary safety zone on the 
navigable waters of the Illinois River from mile marker (MM) 0 to MM 
187 between Grafton, IL and Peoria, IL. This action is necessary to 
provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment 
on these navigable waters as a result of increasing flood conditions on 
the river that threaten to overtop levees. Entry of vessels or persons 
into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the 
Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated 
representative.

DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from June 7, 2019 
through July 7, 2019. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice 
will be used from June 7, 2019, through June 7, 2019.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2019-0171 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

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

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    On May 5, 2019, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received 
multiple reports from the Illinois State Emergency Operations Center 
and private citizens located along the Illinois River between mile 
marker (MM) 0 at Grafton, IL and MM 187 at Peoria, IL of water surge 
impacts from vessel traffic on the Illinois River overtopping levees 
resulting in damage to the levees and increased flooding. In response, 
on May 10, 2019, the Coast Guard published a temporary final rule 
titled Safety Zone; Illinois River, Miles 0 to 187, Grafton, IL to 
Peoria, IL (84 FR 20547). The safety zone was established on May 10, 
2019 and is scheduled to expire on June 6, 2019.
    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice 
and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of 
the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. It is 
impracticable because we must establish this safety zone immediately 
and lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment period and 
then consider those comments before issuing this rule. The NPRM process 
would delay the establishment of the safety zone and compromise public 
safety.
    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 this rule would be 
contrary to public interest because immediate action is necessary to 
respond to the potential safety hazards associated with floodwaters 
threatening to overtop levees along the river.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 
70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port Sector Upper 
Mississippi River (COTP) has determined that potential hazards 
associated with flood waters threaten to overtop levees along the river 
due to reports that vessel traffic in the affected area is causing 
water to overtop levees resulting in increased damage to the levees and 
flooding impacts to local communities and residential areas. This rule 
is necessary to ensure the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine 
environment on these navigable waters

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due to the flood impacts to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers levees.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    Due to the ongoing flood along the Illinois River, Coast Guard 
Sector Upper Mississippi River in coordination with the U.S. Army Corp 
of Engineers determined river levels at which vessel traffic threatens 
to overtop or damage flood control levees located along the Illinois 
River between mile marker (MM) 0 at Grafton, IL and MM 187 at Peoria, 
IL. The COTP has determined that the sudden increase in flood waters 
approaching the tops of levees along the Illinois River poses a hazard 
to the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment as a 
result of floodwaters overtopping the levees. This rule extends the 
current temporary safety zone due to the unanticipated longevity of 
flooding conditions and establishes a temporary safety zone from June 
7, 2019 until July 7, 2019, or until cancelled by the COTP, whichever 
occurs first. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters of the 
Illinois River from MM 0 to MM 187, unless reduced in scope by the COTP 
as flood conditions warrant.
    No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone 
without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated 
representative. A designated representative is a commissioned, warrant, 
or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) assigned to units under 
the operational control of USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River. To seek 
permission to enter, contact the COTP or a designated representative 
via VHF-FM channel 16, or through USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River 
at 314-269-2332. Persons and vessels permitted to enter the safety zone 
must comply with all lawful orders or directions issued by the COTP or 
designated representative. The COTP or a designated representative will 
inform the public of the effective period for the safety zone as well 
as any changes in the dates and times of enforcement, as well as 
reductions in size of the safety zone as flood conditions improve, 
through Local Notice to Mariners (LNMs), Broadcast Notices to Mariners 
(BNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs), as 
appropriate.

V. Regulatory Analyses

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

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 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 location, 
duration, and the emergency nature of the action. It extends the 
current safety zone established on navigable waters of the Illinois 
River from mile marker (MM) 0 to MM 187 between Grafton, IL and Peoria, 
IL for 30 days to deal with an ongoing flood in the area. Moreover, the 
Coast Guard will issue Local Notice to Mariners (LNMs), Marine Safety 
Information Bulletins (MSIBs), and BNM via VHF-FM marine channel 16 
about the zone. In addition, the rule allows vessels to seek permission 
to enter the zone on a case-by-case basis to minimize the impacts of 
this rule.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
temporary safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in 
section V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic 
impact on any vessel owner or operator.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your 
small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have 
questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 
contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or 
action of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

    This rule will not call for a new collection of information under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have 
determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism 
principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 
13132.
    Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive 
Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal 
Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If 
you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, 
please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section above.

E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of

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$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 Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), 
which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have 
determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This rule involves a temporary safety zone prohibiting 
entry to vessels and persons on a one hundred eighty one mile stretch 
of the Illinois River that is experiencing significant flooding that is 
impacting levees. It is categorically excluded from further review 
under paragraph L60(d) in Table 3-1 of U.S. Coast Guard Environmental 
Planning Implementing Procedures 5090.1. Because this regulation is for 
a temporary safety zone established to deal with an emergency, and 
which is longer than one week in duration, a Record of Environmental 
Consideration is not required at this time, but will be made available 
in the docket after the issuance of this rule 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:  46 U.S.C. 70034, 70051; 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.T08-0171 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T08-0171  Safety Zone; Illinois River, Miles 0-187, Grafton, 
IL to Peoria, IL.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable 
waters of the Illinois River from mile marker (MM) 0 to MM 187, unless 
reduced in scope by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi 
River (COTP) as flood conditions warrant.
    (b) Effective period. This section is effective without actual 
notice from June 7, 2019 through July 7, 2019. For the purposes of 
enforcement, actual notice will be used from June 7, 2019, through June 
7, 2019.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general safety zone 
regulations in Sec.  165.23, entry of persons or vessels into this 
safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section is prohibited 
unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi 
River (COTP) or a designated representative. A designated 
representative is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. 
Coast Guard (USCG) assigned to units under the operational control of 
USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River.
    (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or a designated 
representative via VHF-FM channel 16, or through USCG Sector Upper 
Mississippi River at 314-269-2332. Persons and vessels permitted to 
enter the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions 
issued by the COTP or designated representative.
    (d) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated 
representative will inform the public of the effective period for the 
safety zone as well as any changes in the dates and times of 
enforcement, as well as reductions in size of the safety zone as flood 
conditions improve, through Local Notice to Mariners (LNMs), Broadcast 
Notices to Mariners (BNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins 
(MSIBs) as appropriate.

    Dated: May 31, 2019.
S.A. Stoermer,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi 
River.
[FR Doc. 2019-11960 Filed 6-6-19; 8:45 am]
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