Safety Zone for Fireworks Displays; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, 33713-33715 [2019-14981]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 135 / Monday, July 15, 2019 / Proposed Rules Russ Green, Regional Coordinator, Northeast and Great Lakes Region, University of WisconsinSheboygan, One University Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Russ Green, Regional Coordinator, Northeast and Great Lakes Region at (920) 459– 4425 or russ.green@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA; 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.) authorizes NOAA (by delegation from the Secretary of Commerce) to designate and protect as national marine sanctuaries areas of the marine environment that are of special national significance due to their conservation, recreational, ecological, historical, scientific, cultural, archeological, educational, or esthetic qualities. Section 304 of the NMSA establishes the sanctuary designation procedures and timelines (16 U.S.C. 1434). Section 304(b)(1) of the NMSA reads, ‘‘The Secretary shall issue a notice of designation with respect to a proposed national marine sanctuary site not later than 30 months after the date a notice declaring the site to be an active candidate for sanctuary designation is published in the Federal Register under regulations issued under this Act, or shall publish not later than such date in the Federal Register findings regarding why such notice has not been published.’’ Although the term is not defined in the Act or regulations, NOAA considers a site an active candidate on the day the notice of proposed rulemaking for the designation is published in the Federal Register. In 2014, the former Governor of the State of Wisconsin and several lakeshore communities submitted to NOAA a successful nomination of the Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary (WLMNMS). The 1,075 square mile area of waters and bottomlands located adjacent to Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Ozaukee Counties would protect a collection of nationally significant maritime heritage resources. On February 5, 2015, NOAA added the site to the inventory of nominations that are eligible for sanctuary designation. The nomination package and related information may be found at https://nominate.noaa.gov/ nominations/. NOAA began the formal sanctuary designation process on October 7, 2015 with the publication in the Federal Register of a notice of intent to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and initiate the public process under the National Environmental Policy Act and the NMSA (80 FR khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Jul 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 60631). On January 9, 2017, WLMNMS became an active candidate when notice of the proposed rule and the draft designation documents were published in the Federal Register (82 FR 2254). Therefore, the deadline for either designating the sanctuary or providing a public update as to its status is July 9, 2019. Accordingly, NOAA has determined that the sanctuary is still an active candidate for sanctuary designation. Dated: July 10, 2019. John Armor, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. [FR Doc. 2019–14922 Filed 7–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2019–0571] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone for Fireworks Displays; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, on September 21, 2019 and on November 10, 2019 (with alternate date of November 11, 2019) during fireworks displays. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before August 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2019–0571 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 33713 If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Mr. Ron Houck, Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 410–576–2674, email Ronald.L.Houck@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port MarylandNational Capital Region DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis Serpico Pyrotechnics, LLC of Toms River, NJ notified the Coast Guard that it will be conducting a private fireworks display from 9:50 p.m. to 10 p.m. on September 21, 2019, to commemorate a wedding. The fireworks are to be launched from a barge located in the Inner Harbor approximately 125 yards southeast of Pier 1 in Baltimore, MD. Hazards from the firework display includes accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. The COTP Maryland-National Capital Region has determined that potential hazards associated with the fireworks to be used in this display would be a safety concern for anyone in the Inner Harbor near the fireworks barge. The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts of Baltimore, MD notified the Coast Guard that it will be conducting a fireworks display from 11:30 p.m. to midnight on November 10, 2019, to end their ten-day Light and Literature Unite festival. The public fireworks are to be conducted by Fireworks by Grucci, Inc., and launched from five floating platforms located in the Inner Harbor between Pier 3 and Pier 5 in Baltimore, MD. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display will be scheduled for November 11, 2019. Hazards from the firework display includes accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. The COTP Maryland-National Capital Region has determined that potential hazards associated with the fireworks to be used in this display would be a safety concern for anyone in the Inner Harbor near the five fireworks floating platforms. The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of vessels and the navigable waters in the safety zone E:\FR\FM\15JYP1.SGM 15JYP1 33714 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 135 / Monday, July 15, 2019 / Proposed Rules before, during, and after the scheduled events. The Coast Guard is proposing this rulemaking under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). during the evening when vessel traffic is normally low. The Coast Guard will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the zone. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP is proposing to establish a safety zone from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on September 21, 2019 and from 11 p.m. on November 10, 2019 to 1 a.m. on November 11, 2019 (or alternatively, in case of rain, from 11 p.m. on November 11, 2019 to 1 a.m. on November 12, 2019). The safety zone would cover all navigable waters of the Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded on the east by longitude 076°36′12″ W, and bounded on the west by the Inner Harbor west bulkhead, located at Baltimore, MD. The duration and enforcement of the safety zone is intended to ensure the safety of vessels and these navigable waters before, during, and after the scheduled 9:50 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., respectively, fireworks displays. No vessel or person would be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. 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 proposed rule would 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 IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. 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 proposed 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. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed 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 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 size, duration, time-of-day and time-of-year of the safety zone. Although this safety zone would restrict the entire width of the waterway, it would impact a small designated area of the Inner Harbor for a total of four hours VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Jul 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 C. Collection of Information This proposed rule would 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this proposed 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 proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this proposed 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 a preliminary 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 proposed rule involves a safety zone lasting a total of four hours that would prohibit entry within a small designated area of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD. Normally such actions are 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 preliminary Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that E:\FR\FM\15JYP1.SGM 15JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 135 / Monday, July 15, 2019 / Proposed Rules may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. G. Protest Activities 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ 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. 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. V. Public Participation and Request for Comments (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of the Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded on the east by longitude 076°36′12″ W, and bounded on the west by the Inner Harbor west bulkhead, located at Baltimore, MD. All coordinates refer to datum NAD 1983. (b) Definitions. As used in this section: (1) Captain of the Port (COTP) means the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. (2) Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region to assist in enforcing the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in subpart C of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. All vessels underway within this safety zone at the time it is activated are to depart the zone. (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative by telephone at 410–576–2693 or on Marine Band Radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). (3) Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (d) Enforcement officials. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the safety zone by Federal, State, and local agencies. (e) Enforcement. This safety zone will be enforced during the periods described in paragraph (f) of this section. A ‘‘FIREWORKS—DANGER— We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, visit https:// www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice. Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 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 is proposing to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Jul 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 2. Add § 165.T05–0571 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T05–0571 Safety Zone for Fireworks Displays; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 33715 STAY AWAY’’ sign will be posted on the port and starboard sides of the barge on-scene near the location described in paragraph (a) of this section. (f) Enforcement periods. This section will be enforced: (1) From 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on September 21, 2019. (2) From 11 p.m. on November 10, 2019 to 1 a.m. on November 11, 2019. If necessary due to inclement weather on November 10, 2019, this section will be enforced from 11 p.m. on November 11, 2019 to 1 a.m. on November 12, 2019. Dated: July 10, 2019. Joseph B. Loring, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region. [FR Doc. 2019–14981 Filed 7–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 49 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2014–0606; FRL–9996–50– OAR] RIN 2060–AU45 Amendments to Federal Implementation Plan for Managing Air Emissions From True Minor Sources in Indian Country in the Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Processing Segments of the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the Federal Minor New Source Review (NSR) Program in Indian Country and the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for True Minor Sources in Indian Country in the Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Processing Segments of the Oil and Natural Gas Sector (National O&NG FIP). The amendment would potentially reduce, by up to 30 days, the time between a source owner/operator’s submission of required Endangered Species Act (ESA)/ National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) screening documents and beginning construction. Specifically, the amendment would allow for concurrent, rather than sequential, submission of two sets of documents: Part 1 Registration Form (Part 1 Form) to register applicability under the National O&NG FIP, and documentation supporting completed screening procedures (screening procedures SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JYP1.SGM 15JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 33713-33715]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-14981]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2019-0571]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone for Fireworks Displays; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, 
Baltimore, MD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety 
zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary 
to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the 
Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, on September 21, 2019 and on November 
10, 2019 (with alternate date of November 11, 2019) during fireworks 
displays. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels 
from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the 
Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. 
We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before August 14, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2019-0571 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
proposed rulemaking, call or email Mr. Ron Houck, Sector Maryland-
National Capital Region Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast 
Guard; telephone 410-576-2674, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    Serpico Pyrotechnics, LLC of Toms River, NJ notified the Coast 
Guard that it will be conducting a private fireworks display from 9:50 
p.m. to 10 p.m. on September 21, 2019, to commemorate a wedding. The 
fireworks are to be launched from a barge located in the Inner Harbor 
approximately 125 yards southeast of Pier 1 in Baltimore, MD. Hazards 
from the firework display includes accidental discharge of fireworks, 
dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. The COTP 
Maryland-National Capital Region has determined that potential hazards 
associated with the fireworks to be used in this display would be a 
safety concern for anyone in the Inner Harbor near the fireworks barge.
    The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts of Baltimore, MD 
notified the Coast Guard that it will be conducting a fireworks display 
from 11:30 p.m. to midnight on November 10, 2019, to end their ten-day 
Light and Literature Unite festival. The public fireworks are to be 
conducted by Fireworks by Grucci, Inc., and launched from five floating 
platforms located in the Inner Harbor between Pier 3 and Pier 5 in 
Baltimore, MD. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display 
will be scheduled for November 11, 2019. Hazards from the firework 
display includes accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous 
projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. The COTP Maryland-
National Capital Region has determined that potential hazards 
associated with the fireworks to be used in this display would be a 
safety concern for anyone in the Inner Harbor near the five fireworks 
floating platforms.
    The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of vessels 
and the navigable waters in the safety zone

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before, during, and after the scheduled events. The Coast Guard is 
proposing this rulemaking under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 
(previously 33 U.S.C. 1231).

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The COTP is proposing to establish a safety zone from 8:30 p.m. to 
10:30 p.m. on September 21, 2019 and from 11 p.m. on November 10, 2019 
to 1 a.m. on November 11, 2019 (or alternatively, in case of rain, from 
11 p.m. on November 11, 2019 to 1 a.m. on November 12, 2019). The 
safety zone would cover all navigable waters of the Patapsco River, 
Inner Harbor, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded on 
the east by longitude 076[deg]36'12'' W, and bounded on the west by the 
Inner Harbor west bulkhead, located at Baltimore, MD. The duration and 
enforcement of the safety zone is intended to ensure the safety of 
vessels and these navigable waters before, during, and after the 
scheduled 9:50 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., respectively, fireworks displays. 
No vessel or person would be permitted to enter the safety zone without 
obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The 
regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document.

IV. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed 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 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 size, duration, 
time-of-day and time-of-year of the safety zone. Although this safety 
zone would restrict the entire width of the waterway, it would impact a 
small designated area of the Inner Harbor for a total of four hours 
during the evening when vessel traffic is normally low. The Coast Guard 
will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF-FM marine channel 16 
about the zone.

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 
proposed rule would 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 
IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a significant economic 
impact on any vessel owner or operator.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.
    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 proposed 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. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that 
question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action 
of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

    This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would 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 proposed 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 proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed 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 
a preliminary 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 proposed rule involves a safety 
zone lasting a total of four hours that would prohibit entry within a 
small designated area of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD. Normally 
such actions are 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 preliminary Record of 
Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available 
in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or 
information that

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may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from 
this proposed rule.

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.

V. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, 
and will consider all comments and material received during the comment 
period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If 
you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to https://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, visit https://www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice.
    Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, 
and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website's 
instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up 
for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a 
final rule is published.

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 is 
proposing to amend 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.T05-0571 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T05-0571   Safety Zone for Fireworks Displays; Patapsco 
River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable 
waters of the Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, from shoreline to 
shoreline, within an area bounded on the east by longitude 
076[deg]36'12'' W, and bounded on the west by the Inner Harbor west 
bulkhead, located at Baltimore, MD. All coordinates refer to datum NAD 
1983.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section:
    (1) Captain of the Port (COTP) means the Commander, U.S. Coast 
Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region.
    (2) Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, 
warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the 
Port Maryland-National Capital Region to assist in enforcing the safety 
zone described in paragraph (a) of this section.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in 
subpart C of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in 
paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the 
COTP's designated representative. All vessels underway within this 
safety zone at the time it is activated are to depart the zone.
    (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or the COTP's 
designated representative by telephone at 410-576-2693 or on Marine 
Band Radio VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). The Coast Guard vessels 
enforcing this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio VHF-FM 
channel 16 (156.8 MHz).
    (3) Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or 
directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's designated 
representative.
    (d) Enforcement officials. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in 
the patrol and enforcement of the safety zone by Federal, State, and 
local agencies.
    (e) Enforcement. This safety zone will be enforced during the 
periods described in paragraph (f) of this section. A ``FIREWORKS--
DANGER--STAY AWAY'' sign will be posted on the port and starboard sides 
of the barge on-scene near the location described in paragraph (a) of 
this section.
    (f) Enforcement periods. This section will be enforced:
    (1) From 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on September 21, 2019.
    (2) From 11 p.m. on November 10, 2019 to 1 a.m. on November 11, 
2019. If necessary due to inclement weather on November 10, 2019, this 
section will be enforced from 11 p.m. on November 11, 2019 to 1 a.m. on 
November 12, 2019.

    Dated: July 10, 2019.
Joseph B. Loring,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Maryland-National 
Capital Region.
[FR Doc. 2019-14981 Filed 7-12-19; 8:45 am]
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