Special Local Regulation; Zimovia Strait, Wrangell, AK, 32061-32063 [2019-14417]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 129 / Friday, July 5, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2012–1036] Special Local Regulations: Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: 6.1 Swim Across America Greenwich ................................................... 8.6 Smith Point Triathlon ....................................................................... Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.100, the events listed above are established as special local regulations. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within these regulated areas unless they receive permission from the COTP or designated representative. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners or marine information broadcasts. If the COTP determines that these special local regulations need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners may be used to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES The Coast Guard will enforce two special local regulations for marine events in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on the dates and times listed in the table below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the events. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative. DATES: The regulation in 33 CFR 100.100 Table 1 will be enforced during SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Dated: June 17, 2019. K.B. Red, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Long Island Sound. [FR Doc. 2019–14393 Filed 7–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jul 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation; Zimovia Strait, Wrangell, AK Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: Fmt 4700 The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations listed in 33 CFR 100.100 Table 1 on the specified dates and times as indicated in the following table: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule is effective without actual notice on July 5, 2019. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from July 1, 2019 through July 5, 2019. DATES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in this docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2019– 0223 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. Sfmt 4700 If you have questions on this rule, call or email LT Jesse Collins, Sector Juneau, Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard: telephone 907–463–2846, email D17-SMB-Sector-Juneau-WWM@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent special local regulation to enable vessel movement restrictions for certain waters of the Zimovia Strait. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Wrangell Harbor during power boat races on July 4, 2019 and every subsequent year on July 4. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the special local regulation race area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Southeast Alaska or a designated representative. SUMMARY: Frm 00047 If you have questions on this notice, call or email Petty Officer Melanie Hughes, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound; telephone 203–468–4583, email Melanie.a.hughes1@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ADDRESSES: [Docket Number USCG–2019–0223] PO 00000 the dates and times indicated in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. • Date: June 22, 2019. • Time: 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Location: All navigable waters of Stamford Harbor within an area starting at a point in position 41°01′32.03″ N, 073°33′8.93″ W, then southeast to a point in position 41°01′15.01″ N, 073°32′55.58″ W; then southwest to a point in position 41°0′49.25″ N, 073°33′20.36″ W; then northwest to a point in position 41°0′58″ N, 073°33′27″ W; then northeast to a point in position 41°1′15.8″ N, 073°33′9.5″ W then heading north and ending at a point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. • Date: August 04, 2019. • Time: 6:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. • Location: All waters of Narrow Bay near Smith Point Park in Mystic Beach, NY within the area bounded by land along its southern edge and points in position at 40°44′14.28″ N, 072°51′40.68″ W, then north to a point at position 40°44′20.83″ N, 072°51′40.68″ W; then east to a point at position 40°44′20.83″ N, 072°51′19.73″ W; then south to a point at position 40°44′14.85″ N, 072°51′19.73″ W; and then southwest along the shoreline back to the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ACTION: 32061 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port Southeast Alaska DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code E:\FR\FM\05JYR1.SGM 05JYR1 32062 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 129 / Friday, July 5, 2019 / Rules and Regulations II. Background Information and Regulatory History regulatory text for this rule appears at the end of this document. On January 16, 2019, the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce notified the Coast Guard that it will be conducting high speed boat races from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 4, 2019, as part of the Wrangell 4th of July Celebration. The boat races will be taking place approximately 100 yards off of the city dock in Wrangell, AK. The Captain of the Port Southeast Alaska (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the high speed races is a safety concern for anyone within the zone. In response, on May 28, 2019, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Special Local Regulation; Zimovia Strait, Wrangell, AK (84 FR 24732). There we stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to this annual boating event. During the comment period that ended June 28, 2019, we received no comments. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable because it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect participants, mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with this event. 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. III. Purpose and Legal Authority The purpose of this rule is to ensure the safety of vessels and the navigable waters within a race area before, during, and after the scheduled event. The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under the authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Final Rule As stated above, we received no comments on our NPRM published on May 29, 2019 (84 FR 24732). There are no changes in the regulatory text of this rule from the proposed rule in the NPRM. The COTP is establishing a special local regulation from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 4, 2019, and every subsequent year on July 4th. The special local regulation will cover all navigable waters within the race area to include Wrangell Harbor entrance and an area extending Northwest along the shoreline approximately 1,000 yards and Southwest approximately 500 yards. No vessel or person is permitted to enter the special local regulation area without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jul 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 NPRM has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, duration, and time-of-day of the special local regulation. Vessel traffic will be able to safely transit around the race area, which will impact a small designated area in Wrangell Harbor for 8 hours. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the race area, and the rule will allow vessels to seek permission to enter or transit through the race area. 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 special local regulation area may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.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 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 understanding this rule. If the rule affects 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. 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 does 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. 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 does 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 made the E:\FR\FM\05JYR1.SGM 05JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 129 / Friday, July 5, 2019 / Rules and Regulations determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a special local regulation lasting eight (8) hours on one day a year that prohibits entry or transit through the area without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L61in Table 3– 1 of U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Implementing Procedures 5090.1. A memorandum for the record for categorically excluded actions supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70041; 33 CFR 1.05– Southwest of Wrangell Harbor entrance bounded by the following points: 56°28.077 N, 132°23.074 W, 56°28.440 N, 132°23.685 W, 56°28.277 N, 132°24.020 W, and 56°27.910 N, 132°23.400 W. (b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in this part, the regulated area shall be closed immediately prior to, during and immediately after the event to all persons and vessels not participating in the event and authorized by the event sponsor. (c) Authorization. All persons or vessels who desire to enter the designated area created in this section while it is enforced must obtain permission from the on-scene patrol craft on VHF Ch 9. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 4, each year unless otherwise specified in the Seventeenth District Local Notice to Mariners. Dated: July 1, 2019. Matthew T. Bell, Jr., Commander, RADM, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2019–14417 Filed 7–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 1. ■ 2. Add § 100.1701 to read as follows: § 100.1701 Special Local Regulation; Wrangell 4th of July Celebration Boat Races, Wrangell, AK. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES (a) Regulated area. The following area is specified as a race area: All waters of Zimovia Straits, Wrangell, AK, approximately 1,000 yards to the Northwest and 500 yards to the 6.2 Town of Branford Fireworks ............................................................ 6.3 Vietnam Veterans/Town of East Haven Fireworks .......................... 6.4 Salute to Veterans Fireworks .......................................................... 6.5 Cherry Grove Arts Project Fireworks ............................................... 7.1 Point O’Woods Fire Company Summer Fireworks ......................... 7.4 Norwalk Fireworks ........................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jul 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 32063 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2012–1036] Safety Zones, Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce ten safety zones in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on the date and time listed in the table below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the events. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative. DATES: The regulation in 33 CFR 165.151 Table 1 will be enforced during the dates and times listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call or email Petty Officer Melanie Hughes, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound; telephone 203–468–4583, email Melanie.a.Hughes1@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones listed in 33 CFR 165.151 Table 1 on the specified dates and times as indicated in the following table: SUMMARY: • Date: June 22–23, 2019. • Time: 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Location: Waters of Branford Harbor, Bridgeport, CT in approximate position, 41°9′04″ N, 073°12′49″ W (NAD 83). • Date: June 29, 2019. • Rain Date: July 1, 2019. • Time: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Location: Waters off Cosey Beach, East Haven, CT in approximate position, 41°14′19″ N, 072°52′9.8″ W (NAD 83). • Date: June 29, 2019. • Rain Date: June 30, 2019. • Time: 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. • Location: Waters off Reynolds Channel off Hempstead, NY in approximate position, 40°35′36.62″ N, 073°35′20.72″ W (NAD 83). • Date: June 22, 2019. • Rain Date: June 23, 2019. • Time: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off Cherry Grove, NY in approximate positions, 40°39′49.06″ N, 073°05′27.99″ W (NAD 83). • Date: July 4, 2019. • Rain Date: July 5, 2019. • Time: 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. • Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, Point O’Woods, NY in approximate position 40°39′18.57″ N, 073°08′5.73″ W (NAD 83). • Date: July 3, 2019. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 129 (Friday, July 5, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 32061-32063]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-14417]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket Number USCG-2019-0223]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation; Zimovia Strait, Wrangell, AK

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent special local 
regulation to enable vessel movement restrictions for certain waters of 
the Zimovia Strait. This action is necessary to provide for the safety 
of life on these navigable waters near Wrangell Harbor during power 
boat races on July 4, 2019 and every subsequent year on July 4. This 
rule prohibits persons and vessels from transiting through, mooring, or 
anchoring within the special local regulation race area unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Southeast Alaska or a designated 
representative.

DATES: This final rule is effective without actual notice on July 5, 
2019. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 
July 1, 2019 through July 5, 2019.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in this docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2019-0223 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 Jesse Collins, Sector Juneau, Waterways Management 
Division, Coast Guard: telephone 907-463-2846, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

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

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II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    On January 16, 2019, the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce notified the 
Coast Guard that it will be conducting high speed boat races from 11 
a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 4, 2019, as part of the Wrangell 4th of July 
Celebration. The boat races will be taking place approximately 100 
yards off of the city dock in Wrangell, AK. The Captain of the Port 
Southeast Alaska (COTP) has determined that potential hazards 
associated with the high speed races is a safety concern for anyone 
within the zone.
    In response, on May 28, 2019, the Coast Guard published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Special Local Regulation; Zimovia 
Strait, Wrangell, AK (84 FR 24732). There we stated why we issued the 
NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to 
this annual boating event. During the comment period that ended June 
28, 2019, we received no comments.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of 
this rule would be impracticable because it would inhibit the Coast 
Guard's ability to protect participants, mariners and vessels from the 
hazards associated with this event.

III. Purpose and Legal Authority

    The purpose of this rule is to ensure the safety of vessels and the 
navigable waters within a race area before, during, and after the 
scheduled event. The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under the 
authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034.

IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Final Rule

    As stated above, we received no comments on our NPRM published on 
May 29, 2019 (84 FR 24732). There are no changes in the regulatory text 
of this rule from the proposed rule in the NPRM.
    The COTP is establishing a special local regulation from 11 a.m. to 
7 p.m. on July 4, 2019, and every subsequent year on July 4th. The 
special local regulation will cover all navigable waters within the 
race area to include Wrangell Harbor entrance and an area extending 
Northwest along the shoreline approximately 1,000 yards and Southwest 
approximately 500 yards. No vessel or person is permitted to enter the 
special local regulation area without obtaining permission from the 
COTP or a designated representative. The regulatory text for this rule 
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.

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 NPRM has not been 
designated a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 
12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt 
from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action 
determination is based on the size, location, duration, and time-of-day 
of the special local regulation. Vessel traffic will be able to safely 
transit around the race area, which will impact a small designated area 
in Wrangell Harbor for 8 hours. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue a 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF-FM marine channel 16 about the 
race area, and the rule will allow vessels to seek permission to enter 
or transit through the race area.

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 
special local regulation area may be small entities, for the reasons 
stated in section IV.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 affects 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. 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 does 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.

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 does 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 made 
the

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determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do 
not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This rule involves a special local regulation lasting 
eight (8) hours on one day a year that prohibits entry or transit 
through the area without obtaining permission from the COTP or a 
designated representative. It is categorically excluded from further 
review under paragraph L61in Table 3-1 of U.S. Coast Guard 
Environmental Planning Implementing Procedures 5090.1. A memorandum for 
the record for categorically excluded actions supporting this 
determination is available in the docket where indicated under 
ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

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1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70041; 33 CFR 1.05-1.


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2. Add Sec.  100.1701 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.1701   Special Local Regulation; Wrangell 4th of July 
Celebration Boat Races, Wrangell, AK.

    (a) Regulated area. The following area is specified as a race area: 
All waters of Zimovia Straits, Wrangell, AK, approximately 1,000 yards 
to the Northwest and 500 yards to the Southwest of Wrangell Harbor 
entrance bounded by the following points: 56[deg]28.077 N, 
132[deg]23.074 W, 56[deg]28.440 N, 132[deg]23.685 W, 56[deg]28.277 N, 
132[deg]24.020 W, and 56[deg]27.910 N, 132[deg]23.400 W.
    (b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in this 
part, the regulated area shall be closed immediately prior to, during 
and immediately after the event to all persons and vessels not 
participating in the event and authorized by the event sponsor.
    (c) Authorization. All persons or vessels who desire to enter the 
designated area created in this section while it is enforced must 
obtain permission from the on-scene patrol craft on VHF Ch 9.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 11 a.m. 
to 7 p.m. on July 4, each year unless otherwise specified in the 
Seventeenth District Local Notice to Mariners.

    Dated: July 1, 2019.
Matthew T. Bell, Jr.,
Commander, RADM, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2019-14417 Filed 7-3-19; 8:45 am]
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