Safety Zone, Wilmington River, Savannah, GA, 50756-50758 [2019-20565]

Download as PDF 50756 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2019 / Rules and Regulations TABLE A–2— MODIFIED AMBIENT AEROSAL CNC QUANTITATIVE FIT TESTING PROTOCOL FOR FILTERING FACEPIECE RESPIRATORS Exercises 1 Exercise procedure Measurement procedure Bending Over ........... The test subject shall bend at the waist, as if going to touch his/her toes for 50 seconds and inhale 2 times at the bottom 2. The test subject shall talk out loud slowly and loud enough so as to be heard clearly by the test conductor for 30 seconds. He/she will either read from a prepared text such as the Rainbow Passage, count backward from 100, or recite a memorized poem or song. The test subject shall stand in place, slowly turning his/her head from side to side for 30 seconds and inhale 2 times at each extreme 2. The test subject shall stand in place, slowly moving his/her head up and down for 39 seconds and inhale 2 times at each extreme 2. A 20 second ambient sample, followed by a 30 second mask sample. A 30 second mask sample. Talking ...................... Head Side-to-Side .... Head Up-and-Down A 30 second mask sample. A 30 second mask sample followed by a 9 second ambient sample. 1 Exercises 2 It * are listed in the order in which they are to be administered. is optional for test subjects to take additional breaths at other times during this exercise. * * * * 7. Controlled negative pressure (CNP) REDON quantitative fit testing protocol. (a) When administering this protocol to test subjects, employers must comply with the requirements specified in paragraphs (a) and (c) of part I.C.6 of this appendix (‘‘Controlled negative pressure (CNP) quantitative fit testing protocol,’’) as well as use the test exercises described below in paragraph (b) of this protocol instead of the test exercises specified in paragraph (b) of part I.C.6 of this appendix. (b) Employers must ensure that each test subject being fit tested using this protocol follows the exercise and measurement procedures, including the order of administration described in Table A–3 of this appendix. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2019–20686 Filed 9–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 I. Table of Abbreviations [Docket Number USCG–2019–0756] 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 RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone, Wilmington River, Savannah, GA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Wilmington River 1,000 feet on the north and south side of the Islands Expressway Bridge in Savannah, GA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the placement of multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from September 26, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 22, 2019. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 8:00 a.m. on September 18, 2019 through September 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2019– 0756 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 MST1 Rachel Crowe, Marine Safety Unit Savannah Office of Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone 912–652–4353, extension 243, or email Rachel.M.Crowe@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 doing so would be impracticable. Immediate action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards created by the placement of multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. The Coast Guard received information on August 27, 2019 regarding the operations beginning on September 18, 2019. The operation would begin before the rulemaking process would be completed. Because of the dangers posed by the placement of multiple spans, the safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment in the event area. 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 immediate action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with the construction and placement of multiple spans. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034. The COTP Savannah has determined that potential hazards associated with the placement of multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge starting September 18, 2019, will be a safety concern for anyone within 1,000 feet of the north and south side of the Islands Expressway Bridge. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone during bridge construction. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from 8:00 a.m. on September 18, 2019 E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2019 / Rules and Regulations to 2:00 p.m. on September 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on September 23, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on September 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on September 30, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on October 14, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on October 21, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 22, 2019. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters within 1,000 feet on the north and south side of the Islands Expressway Bridge, Savannah, GA. Weather contingency days have been factored into this timeframe. If the safety zone is not enforced on weather contingency days, the Coast Guard will notify the public via Broadcast Notice to Mariners and will update the Local Notice to Mariners. The duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in these navigable waters during placement of multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. 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 size, location, duration, and time-of-day of the safety zone. The safety zone is only in effect for navigable waters within 1,000 feet of the Islands Expressway Bridge on the north and south side during the placement of multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. Vessels and persons seeking to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 may seek authority from the COTP or a designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide notification of the regulated area to the local maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF– FM marine channel 16, and Marine Safety Information Bulletin release. 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). PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50757 D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01 and Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a safety zone during the placement of multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. 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 E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1 50758 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 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 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 Delegations No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T07–0756 to read as follows: ■ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES § 165.T07–0756 Safety Zone, Wilmington River, Savannah, GA. (a) Regulated area. The following areas are established as safety zones: All waters of the Wilmington River within 1,000 feet on the north and south side of the Islands Expressway Bridge, Wilmington River in Savannah, GA. (b) Definition. As used in this section, ‘‘designated representative’’ means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels or aircraft, and federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah in the enforcement of the regulated areas. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area of the safety zone unless authorized by the COTP Savannah or a designated representative. (2) Persons or vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone may contact COTP Savannah by telephone at (912) 652–4353 × 243, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area is granted by the COTP Savannah or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the COTP Savannah or a designated representative. (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated areas by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Marine Safety Information Bulletins, and on-scene designated representatives. (d) Effective and enforcement period. This section is effective without actual notice from September 26, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 22, 2019. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 8:00 a.m. on September 18, 2019 through September 26, 2019. This section will be enforced intermittently from 8:00 a.m. on September 18, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on September 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on September 23, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on September 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on September 30, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on October 14, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on October 21, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 22, 2019. (e) Notice of suspension of enforcement. If the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section is not enforced on the days listed in paragraph (d) of this section, the Coast Guard will notify the public via Broadcast Notice to Mariners and will update the Local Notice to Mariners. Dated: September 16, 2019. Judson A. Coleman, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Savannah. [FR Doc. 2019–20565 Filed 9–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2018–0813; FRL–10000– 25–Region 4] Air Plan Approval; Georgia; 2008 8Hour Ozone Interstate Transport Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing approval of Georgia’s August 15, 2018, State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 pertaining to the ‘‘good neighbor’’ provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The good neighbor provision requires each state’s implementation plan to address the interstate transport of air pollution in amounts that contribute significantly to nonattainment, or interfere with maintenance, of a NAAQS in any other state. In this action, EPA is finalizing the determination that Georgia will not contribute significantly to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS in any other state. Therefore, EPA is approving Georgia’s August 15, 2018, SIP revision as meeting the requirements of the good neighbor provision for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This rule will be effective October 28, 2019. DATES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification No. EPA–R04–OAR– 2018–0813. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information may not be publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air and Radiation Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evan Adams, Air Regulatory Management Section, Air Planning and Implementation Branch, Air and Radiation Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. Mr. Adams can also be reached via telephone at (404) 562–9009 and via electronic mail at adams.evan@epa.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 187 (Thursday, September 26, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20565]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2019-0756]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone, Wilmington River, Savannah, GA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for 
navigable waters on the Wilmington River 1,000 feet on the north and 
south side of the Islands Expressway Bridge in Savannah, GA. The safety 
zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine 
environment from potential hazards created by the placement of multiple 
spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. Entry of vessels or 
persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by 
the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from September 26, 
2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 22, 2019. For the purposes of enforcement, 
actual notice will be used from 8:00 a.m. on September 18, 2019 through 
September 26, 2019.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2019-0756 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 MST1 Rachel Crowe, Marine Safety Unit Savannah Office of 
Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone 912-652-4353, extension 
243, or 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.'' 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 doing so would be impracticable. 
Immediate action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards 
created by the placement of multiple spans for the new Islands 
Expressway Bridge. The Coast Guard received information on August 27, 
2019 regarding the operations beginning on September 18, 2019. The 
operation would begin before the rulemaking process would be completed. 
Because of the dangers posed by the placement of multiple spans, the 
safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, 
and the marine environment in the event area.
    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 immediate action is needed to 
respond to the potential safety hazards associated with the 
construction and placement of multiple spans.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 
70034. The COTP Savannah has determined that potential hazards 
associated with the placement of multiple spans for the new Islands 
Expressway Bridge starting September 18, 2019, will be a safety concern 
for anyone within 1,000 feet of the north and south side of the Islands 
Expressway Bridge. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, 
and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety 
zone during bridge construction.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a safety zone from 8:00 a.m. on September 18, 
2019

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to 2:00 p.m. on September 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on September 23, 2019 to 
2:00 p.m. on September 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on September 30, 2019 to 
2:00 p.m. on October 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on October 14, 2019 to 2:00 
p.m. on October 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on October 21, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on 
October 22, 2019. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters 
within 1,000 feet on the north and south side of the Islands Expressway 
Bridge, Savannah, GA. Weather contingency days have been factored into 
this timeframe. If the safety zone is not enforced on weather 
contingency days, the Coast Guard will notify the public via Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners and will update the Local Notice to Mariners.
    The duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, 
and the marine environment in these navigable waters during placement 
of multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. No vessel or 
person will be permitted to enter, transit through, anchor in, or 
remain within the safety zone without obtaining permission from the 
COTP or a designated representative.

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 size, 
location, duration, and time-of-day of the safety zone. The safety zone 
is only in effect for navigable waters within 1,000 feet of the Islands 
Expressway Bridge on the north and south side during the placement of 
multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. Vessels and 
persons seeking to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within 
the regulated area may seek authority from the COTP or a designated 
representative. The Coast Guard will provide notification of the 
regulated area to the local maritime community by Local Notice to 
Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF-FM marine channel 16, 
and Marine Safety Information Bulletin release.

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 above.

E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in 
such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere 
in this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Directive 023-01 and Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), 
which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have 
determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This rule involves a safety zone during the placement of 
multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. 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

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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 Delegations No. 
0170.1.


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2. Add Sec.  165.T07-0756 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T07-0756  Safety Zone, Wilmington River, Savannah, GA.

    (a) Regulated area. The following areas are established as safety 
zones: All waters of the Wilmington River within 1,000 feet on the 
north and south side of the Islands Expressway Bridge, Wilmington River 
in Savannah, GA.
    (b) Definition. As used in this section, ``designated 
representative'' means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast 
Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast 
Guard vessels or aircraft, and federal, state, and local officers 
designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah in 
the enforcement of the regulated areas.
    (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from 
entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the 
regulated area of the safety zone unless authorized by the COTP 
Savannah or a designated representative.
    (2) Persons or vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor 
in, or remain within the safety zone may contact COTP Savannah by 
telephone at (912) 652-4353 x 243, or a designated representative via 
VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to 
enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area 
is granted by the COTP Savannah or a designated representative, all 
persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the 
instructions of the COTP Savannah or a designated representative.
    (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated areas by 
Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Marine Safety 
Information Bulletins, and on-scene designated representatives.
    (d) Effective and enforcement period. This section is effective 
without actual notice from September 26, 2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 
22, 2019. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used 
from 8:00 a.m. on September 18, 2019 through September 26, 2019. This 
section will be enforced intermittently from 8:00 a.m. on September 18, 
2019 to 2:00 p.m. on September 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on September 23, 
2019 to 2:00 p.m. on September 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on September 30, 
2019 to 2:00 p.m. on October 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on October 14, 2019 to 
2:00 p.m. on October 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. on October 21, 2019 to 2:00 
p.m. on October 22, 2019.
    (e) Notice of suspension of enforcement. If the safety zone 
described in paragraph (a) of this section is not enforced on the days 
listed in paragraph (d) of this section, the Coast Guard will notify 
the public via Broadcast Notice to Mariners and will update the Local 
Notice to Mariners.

    Dated: September 16, 2019.
Judson A. Coleman,
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port 
Savannah.
[FR Doc. 2019-20565 Filed 9-25-19; 8:45 am]
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