Safety Zone; Blazing Paddles, Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH, 28221-28223 [2019-12843]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2019 / Rules and Regulations of the Port Sault Sainte Marie to act on his or her behalf. The on-scene representative of the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie will be aboard a Coast Guard vessel. (4) Vessel Operators desiring to enter or operate within the temporary safety zone shall contact the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie, or an on-scene representative to obtain permission to do so. The Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16 or at (906) 635–3237. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the temporary safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the Captain of the Port, Sault Sainte Marie or his on-scene representative. Dated: June 11, 2019. P.S. Nelson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie. [FR Doc. 2019–12805 Filed 6–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2019–0411] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Blazing Paddles, Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Cuyahoga River during the Blazing Paddles Stand Up Paddle Race. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Cuyahoga River during the event. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and racers from the navigational hazards associated with Standup Paddleboard Race. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo. DATES: This rule is effective from 7:45 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. on June 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2019– 0411 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Jun 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 If you have questions on this rule, call or email LT Ryan Junod, Chief of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland; telephone 216–937–0124, email D09SMB-MSUCleveland-WWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 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.’’ On April 26, 2019 the Captain of the Port (COTP) Buffalo published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), Docket Number USCG–2019–0121, to include safety zones for annual events into a final rule. This event was included in that NPRM. Its purpose was to mitigate potential threats to personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the specified safety zones. The NPRM addressed these concerns, and invited public comments, which ended on May 28, 2019. As such, it is unnecessary to publish a separate NPRM for this event, as the public previously had the opportunity to comment on it, and no comments were received. 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 final publication in the Federal Register because doing so would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for final publication would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a stand up paddleboard race. 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 COTP has determined that a large-scale paddle craft event on a navigable waterway will PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 28221 pose a significant risk to participants and the boating public. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone while the Blazing Paddles Race is happening. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from 7:45 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. on June 22, 2019. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters at the start point at position 41°29′36″ N and 081°42′13″ W to the turnaround point at position 41°28′52″ N and 081°40′33″ W and returning to the starting point on the Cuyahoga River; Cleveland, OH. The duration of the zone is intended to ensure the safety of vessels and these navigable waters before, during, and after the scheduled 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Paddleboard Race. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated on-scene representative. The COTP or a designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. 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 characteristics of the safety zone. The safety zone created by this rule will be relatively small and is designed to minimize its impact on navigable waters. Furthermore, the safety zone has been designed to allow vessels to transit around it. In addition, the safety zone will have built in times to allow vessels to travel through when races are not being held. Thus, restrictions on vessel movement within E:\FR\FM\18JNR1.SGM 18JNR1 28222 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2019 / Rules and Regulations that particular area are expected to be minimal. Under certain conditions, moreover, vessels may still transit through the safety zone when permitted by the COTP. B. Impact on Small Entities jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Jun 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments determination is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. G. Protest Activities 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. 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 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 establishment of a safety zone. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) in Table 3–1 of U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Implementing Procedures 5090.1. A Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 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. 2. Add § 165.T09–0411 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T09–0411 Safety Zone; Blazing Paddles; Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH. (a) Location. The safety zone will encompass all waters of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland OH, beginning at position 41°29′36″ N and 081°42′13″ W to the turnaround point at position 41°28′52″ N and 081°40′33″ (NAD 83) and returning to the starting position. (b) Enforcement period. The rule in this section will be enforced from 7:45 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. on June 22, 2019. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo (COTP) or his designated onscene representative. (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the COTP or his designated on-scene representative. (3) The ‘‘on-scene representative’’ of the COTP is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on his behalf. (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone must contact the COTP Buffalo or his onscene representative to obtain permission to do so. The COTP or his on-scene representative may be E:\FR\FM\18JNR1.SGM 18JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2019 / Rules and Regulations contacted via VHF Channel 16 or at (216) 937–0124. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or his on-scene representative. Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2560, email Christian.J.Barger@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 12, 2019. Joseph S. Dufresne, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo. 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 USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers U.S.C. United States Code [FR Doc. 2019–12843 Filed 6–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY II. Background Information and Regulatory History Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2019–0384] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Missouri River, Mile Markers 0–738.4, St. Louis, MO to Sioux City, IA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Missouri River from mile marker (MM) 0 to MM 734.8 between St. Louis, MO and Sioux City, IA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters as a result of flooding on the river that has resulted in some reported levee failures and is threatening to overtop additional levees. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from June 18, 2019 until July 2, 2019. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be provided from June 2, 2019 until June 18, 2019. This rule may be cancelled earlier if the flood conditions resolve before July 2, 2019. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2019– 0384 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Jun 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 I. Table of Abbreviations 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 COTP in consultation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District has determined that potential hazards associated with flood waters threaten to damage or overtop flood control levees along the river. This rule is necessary to ensure the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters due to the flood impacts to levees. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 28223 IV. Discussion of the Rule On June 2, 2019, the USACE Kansas City District contacted the Coast Guard to report floodwaters approaching the tops of levees along the Missouri River between Mile Marker (MM) 0 and MM 734.8 and requested a river closure to ensure the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment that would be significantly impacted if floodwaters overtop the levees. This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from June 2, 2019 until July 2, 2019, or until cancelled by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP). The safety zone will be enforced on all navigable waters of the Missouri River from MM 0 to MM 734.8, 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 E:\FR\FM\18JNR1.SGM 18JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2019-0411]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Blazing Paddles, Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for 
certain waters of the Cuyahoga River during the Blazing Paddles Stand 
Up Paddle Race. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a 
portion of the Cuyahoga River during the event. This temporary safety 
zone is necessary to protect mariners and racers from the navigational 
hazards associated with Standup Paddleboard Race. Entry of vessels or 
persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by 
the Captain of the Port Buffalo.

DATES: This rule is effective from 7:45 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. on June 
22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2019-0411 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 LT Ryan Junod, Chief of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast 
Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland; telephone 216-937-0124, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

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

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice 
and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of 
the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' On April 26, 2019 the Captain of the Port (COTP) Buffalo 
published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), Docket Number USCG-
2019-0121, to include safety zones for annual events into a final rule. 
This event was included in that NPRM. Its purpose was to mitigate 
potential threats to personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in 
the navigable waters within the specified safety zones. The NPRM 
addressed these concerns, and invited public comments, which ended on 
May 28, 2019. As such, it is unnecessary to publish a separate NPRM for 
this event, as the public previously had the opportunity to comment on 
it, and no comments were received.
    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 final 
publication in the Federal Register because doing so would be 
impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Delaying the 
effective date of this rule to wait for final publication would inhibit 
the Coast Guard's ability to protect spectators and vessels from the 
hazards associated with a stand up paddleboard race.

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 COTP has determined that a 
large-scale paddle craft event on a navigable waterway will pose a 
significant risk to participants and the boating public. This rule is 
needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the 
navigable waters within the safety zone while the Blazing Paddles Race 
is happening.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a safety zone from 7:45 a.m. through 2:30 
p.m. on June 22, 2019. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters 
at the start point at position 41[deg]29'36'' N and 081[deg]42'13'' W 
to the turnaround point at position 41[deg]28'52'' N and 
081[deg]40'33'' W and returning to the starting point on the Cuyahoga 
River; Cleveland, OH. The duration of the zone is intended to ensure 
the safety of vessels and these navigable waters before, during, and 
after the scheduled 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Paddleboard Race. Entry 
into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited 
unless authorized by the COTP or a designated on-scene representative. 
The COTP or a designated on-scene representative may be contacted via 
VHF Channel 16.

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 
characteristics of the safety zone. The safety zone created by this 
rule will be relatively small and is designed to minimize its impact on 
navigable waters. Furthermore, the safety zone has been designed to 
allow vessels to transit around it. In addition, the safety zone will 
have built in times to allow vessels to travel through when races are 
not being held. Thus, restrictions on vessel movement within

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that particular area are expected to be minimal. Under certain 
conditions, moreover, vessels may still transit through the safety zone 
when permitted by the COTP.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section 
V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any 
vessel owner or operator.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your 
small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have 
questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 
contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine 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 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 establishment of a safety zone. It is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) in 
Table 3-1 of U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Implementing 
Procedures 5090.1. 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:  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.T09-0411 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T09-0411  Safety Zone; Blazing Paddles; Cuyahoga River, 
Cleveland, OH.

    (a) Location. The safety zone will encompass all waters of the 
Cuyahoga River in Cleveland OH, beginning at position 41[deg]29'36'' N 
and 081[deg]42'13'' W to the turnaround point at position 
41[deg]28'52'' N and 081[deg]40'33'' (NAD 83) and returning to the 
starting position.
    (b) Enforcement period. The rule in this section will be enforced 
from 7:45 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. on June 22, 2019.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety 
zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo 
(COTP) or his designated on-scene representative.
    (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the COTP or his designated on-scene representative.
    (3) The ``on-scene representative'' of the COTP is any Coast Guard 
commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the 
COTP to act on his behalf.
    (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone must contact the COTP Buffalo or his on-scene representative to 
obtain permission to do so. The COTP or his on-scene representative may 
be

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contacted via VHF Channel 16 or at (216) 937-0124. Vessel operators 
given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply 
with all directions given to them by the COTP or his on-scene 
representative.

    Dated: June 12, 2019.
Joseph S. Dufresne,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo.
[FR Doc. 2019-12843 Filed 6-17-19; 8:45 am]
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