Special Local Regulation; Sail Grand Prix 2020 Race Event; San Francisco, CA, 11900-11904 [2020-03993]

Download as PDF 11900 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS § 9.ll Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Proposed Rules Verde Valley. (a) Name. The name of the viticultural area described in this section is ‘‘Verde Valley’’. For purposes of part 4 of this chapter, ‘‘Verde Valley’’ is a term of viticultural significance. (b) Approved maps. The 9 United States Geological Survey (USGS) 1:24,000 scale topographic maps used to determine the boundary of the Verde Valley viticultural area are titled: (1) Camp Verde, Ariz., 1969; (2) Clarkdale, Ariz., 1973; (3) Cornville, Ariz., 1968; (4) Cottonwood, Ariz., 1973; (5) Lake Montezuma, Ariz., 1969; (6) Middle Verde, Ariz., 1969; (7) Munds Draw, Ariz., 1973; (8) Page Springs, Ariz., 1969; and (9) Sedona, Ariz., 1969. (c) Boundary. The Verde Valley viticultural area is located in Yavapai County, Arizona. The boundary of the Verde Valley viticultural area is as described below: (1) The beginning point of the boundary is at the intersection of the 3,800-foot elevation contour and the northern boundary of Section 32, T17N/ R3E, on the Clarkdale Quadrangle. From the beginning point, proceed east along the northern boundary of Section 32 until its intersection with the Verde River; then (2) Proceed north along the Verde River to its intersection with the western boundary of Section 21, T17N/ R3E; then (3) Proceed north along the western boundaries of Sections 21 and 16 to the intersection with the 3,800-foot elevation contour; then (4) Proceed southerly then easterly along the 3,800-foot elevation contour, crossing onto the Page Springs Quadrangle, to its intersection with Bill Gray Road in Section 18, T16N/R4E; then (5) Proceed north along Bill Gray Road to its intersection with an unnamed, unimproved road known locally as Forest 761B Road in Section 32, T17N/R4E; then (6) Proceed east, then northeast, along Forest 761B Road to its intersection with Red Canyon Road in Section 26, T17N/R4E; then (7) Proceed south along Red Canyon Road to its intersection with U.S. Highway 89 Alt. in Section 35, T17N/ R4E; then (8) Proceed east over U.S. Highway 89 Alt. in a straight line to and unnamed, unimproved road known locally as Angel Valley Road, and proceed southeasterly along Angel Valley Road as it becomes a light-duty road, crossing over Oak Creek, and continuing along the southernmost segment of Angel VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Valley Road to its terminus at a structure on Deer Pass Ranch in Section 12, T16N/R4E; then (9) Proceed south in a straight line to the 3,800-foot elevation contour in Section 12, T16/NR4E; then (10) Proceed south-southeasterly along the 3,800-foot elevation contour, crossing over the southwestern corner of the Sedona Quadrangle and onto the Lake Montezuma Quadrangle, to the intersection of the contour line with an unnamed creek in Section 6, T15N/R5E; then (11) Proceed southwesterly along the unnamed creek until its intersection with the 3,600-foot elevation contour in Section 1, T15N/R4E; then (12) Proceed southerly along the 3,600-foor elevation contour, crossing briefly onto the Cornville Quadrangle and then back onto the Lake Montezuma Quadrangle, to the intersection of the elevation contour with an unnamed secondary highway known locally as Cornville Road in Section 7, T15N/R5E; then (13) Proceed southeast along Cornville Road to its intersection with the 3,600foot elevation contour in Section 20, T15N/R5 E; then (14) Proceed easterly, then southerly, along the elevation contour to its intersection with the boundary of the Montezuma Castle National Monument in Section 36, T15N/R5E; then (15) Proceed west, southeast, southwest, and then east along the boundary of the Montezuma Castle National Monument to its intersection with range line separating R5E and R6E; then (16) Proceed south along the R5E/R6E range line, crossing onto the Camp Verde Quadrangle, to the intersection of the range line and the southeastern corner of Section 12, T14N/R5E; then (17) Proceed west along the southern boundaries of Sections 12, 11, 10, and 9 to the intersection of the southern boundary of Section 9 and the Montezuma Castle National Monument; then (18) Proceed along the boundary of the Montezuma Castle National Monument in a counterclockwise direction to the intersection of the monument boundary and the 3,300-foot elevation contour in Section 16, T14N/ R5E; then (19) Proceed southerly, then southeasterly, along the 3,300-foot elevation contour to its intersection with the eastern boundary of Section 18, T13N/R6E; then (20) Proceed south along the eastern boundary of Section 18 to its intersection with the southern boundary of Section 18; then PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (21) Proceed west along the southern boundaries of Sections 19, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18, T13N/R53, and Section 13, T13N/R4E, to the intersection with the 3,800-foot elevation contour in Section 13, T13N/R4E; then (22) Proceed northwesterly along the 3,800-foot elevation contour, crossing over the Middle Verde and Cornville Quadrangles and onto the Cottonwood Quadrangle, to the intersection of the elevation contour with an unnamed creek in Del Monte Gulch in Section 5, T15N/R3E; then (23) Proceed westerly along the unnamed creek to its intersection with the 5,000-foot elevation contour in Section 26, T16N/R2E; then (24) Proceed northerly along the 5,000-foot elevation contour, crossing over the Clarkdale Quadrangle and onto the Munds Draw Quadrangle, to the intersection of the elevation contour with a pipeline in Section 4, T16N/R2E; then (25) Proceed southeasterly along the pipeline, crossing onto the Clarkdale Quadrangle, and continuing northeasterly along the pipeline to its intersection with the 3,800-foot elevation contour in Section 32, T17N/ R3E; then (26) Proceed northerly along the 3,800-foot contour, returning to the beginning point. Signed: November 26, 2019. Mary G. Ryan, Acting Administrator. Approved: February 4, 2020. Timothy E. Skud, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax, Trade, and Tariff Policy). [FR Doc. 2020–04012 Filed 2–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2020–0078] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation; Sail Grand Prix 2020 Race Event; San Francisco, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, CA in support of the San Francisco Sail SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28FEP1.SGM 28FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Proposed Rules Grand Prix 2020 official practice and race periods between April 30, 2020 and May 3, 2020. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of mariners transiting the area from the dangers of high-speed sailing activities associated with the Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event. This proposed temporary special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic adjacent to the city of San Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island and prohibit vessels and persons not participating in the race event from entering the dedicated race and practice areas. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before March 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020–0078 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 Lieutenant Jennae Cotton, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 415–399– 3585, email SFWaterways@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS COTP Captain of the Port San Francisco CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking PATCOM Patrol Commander § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On June 3, 2019, F50 League, LLC notified the Coast Guard of an intention to conduct the ‘‘Sail Grand Prix 2020’’ event in the San Francisco Bay. F50 League, LLC is a sailing league featuring world-class sailors racing 50-foot foiling catamarans. The season starts in February 2020. The event will be held in six iconic cities throughout the world, traveling to the San Francisco Bay in May 2020. In San Francisco, they propose to take advantage of the natural amphitheater that the central bay and city waterfront provide. F50 League, LLC has applied for a Marine Event Permit to hold the Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event on the waters of the San Francisco Bay in San VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Francisco, California. The Coast Guard has not approved the Marine Event Permit and is still evaluating the application. If the permit is approved, however, we anticipate that a special local regulation may be necessary to ensure public safety during the practice and race periods. To provide adequate time for public input, we are proposing this special local regulation prior to a decision on the Marine Event Permit. Prior to drafting this notice of proposed rulemaking, the Coast Guard solicited input from maritime stakeholders to better understand the nature of commercial and recreational activities on the Bay and how the proposed Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event could impact such activities. The Coast Guard participated in both a navigation work group and monthly public meeting of the local Harbor Safety Committee (HSC) to meet with stakeholders to obtain information and gather feedback on notional approaches to enacting regulation in connection with the Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event. Additionally, the Coast Guard has taken feedback from the Sail Grand Prix 2019 race event into consideration for the plans associated with the Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event. These regulations are needed to keep persons and vessels away from the sailing race vessels, which exhibit unpredictable maneuverability and have a demonstrated likelihood during the simulation of racing scenarios for capsizing. The special local regulation will help prevent injuries and property damage that may be caused upon impact by these fast-moving vessels. The provisions of this temporary special local regulation will not exempt racing vessels from any federal, state, or local laws or regulations, including Nautical Rules of the Road. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). Under 33 CFR 100.35, the Coast Guard District Commander has authority to promulgate certain special local regulations deemed necessary to ensure the safety of life on the navigable waters immediately before, during, and immediately after an approved regatta. Pursuant to 33 CFR 1.05–1(i), the Commander of Coast Guard District 11 has delegated to the COTP the responsibility of issuing such regulations. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP proposes to establish a special local regulation associated with the Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on each of April 30, 2020, May 1, 2020, May 2, 2020, and PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 11901 May 3, 2020. The areas regulated by this special local regulation will be east of the Golden Gate Bridge, south of Alcatraz Island, west of Treasure Island, and in the vicinity of the city of San Francisco waterfront. The Coast Guard proposes to establish an official practice race area, an official race area, a spectator area, and a no-loitering area. Images of the four zones and enforcement dates and times of these proposed regulated areas may be found in the docket. The proposed special local regulation would encompass all navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, from surface to bottom, within the area formed by connecting the following latitude and longitude points in the following order: 37°48′18″ N, 122°27′44″ W; thence to 37°48′30″ N, 122°27′56″ W; thence to 37°49′18″ N, 122°27′59″ W; thence to 37°49′34″ N, 122°25′36″ W; thence to 37°49′10″ N, 122°25′10″ W; thence to 37°48′45″ N, 122°25′10″ W; thence to 37°48′42″ N, 122°25′13″ W and thence along the shore to the point of beginning. Located within this footprint, there would be four separate regulated areas: Zone ‘‘A’’, the Official Practice Box Area; Zone ‘‘B’’, the Official Race Box Area; Zone ‘‘C’’, the Spectator Area; and Zone ‘‘D’’, the No Spectating or Loitering Area. Zone ‘‘A’’, the Official Practice Box Area, would encompass all navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, from surface to bottom, within the area formed by connecting the following latitude and longitude points in the following order: 37°49′19″ N, 122°27′19″ W; thence to 37°49′28″ N, 122°25′52″ W; thence to 37°48′49″ N, 122°25′45″ W; thence to 37°48′42″ N, 122°27′00″ W; thence to 37°48′51″ N, 122°27′14″ W and thence to the point of beginning. Only designated Sail Grand Prix 2020 race and support vessels would be permitted to enter Zone ‘‘A’’. Zone ‘‘A’’ would be used by the race and support vessels during the official practice period on April 30th, 2020 and May 1st, 2020. Zone ‘‘A’’, the Official Practice Box Area, will be enforced during the official practices from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 30, 2020 and May 1, 2020. Excluding the public from entering Zone ‘‘A’’ is necessary to provide protection from the operation of the high-speed sailing vessels within this area. Zone ‘‘B’’, the Official Race Box Area, would be marked by 12 or more colored visual markers. The position of these markers would be confirmed via Broadcast Notice to Mariners at least three days prior to the event. Only designated Sail Grand Prix 2020 race, support, and VIP vessels would be E:\FR\FM\28FEP1.SGM 28FEP1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 11902 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Proposed Rules permitted to enter Zone ‘‘B’’. Because of the hazards posed by the sailing competition, excluding non-race vessel traffic from Zone ‘‘B’’ is necessary to provide protection from the operation of the high-speed sailing vessels within this area. Zone ‘‘C’’, the Spectator Area, will include specified parts of the waters immediately adjacent to racing Zone ‘‘B’’ and will be defined by latitude and longitude points as per Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Zone ‘‘C’’ will be further divided into three additional sub-areas: Zone ‘‘C1 East’’, Zone ‘‘C1 West’’, and Zone ‘‘C2’’. Zone ‘‘C1 East’’ and Zone ‘‘C1 West’’ would be the general spectator zones that are open to all vessel spectators. Zone ‘‘C2’’ will be a separate designated spectator area or areas marked by approximately four or more colored visual markers that will be managed by marine event sponsor officials. The designation of Zone ‘‘C’’, to include Zone ‘‘C1 East’’, Zone ‘‘C1 West’’, and Zone ‘‘C2’’, will allow spectators to observe the Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event in a regulated area at a safe distance from the sailing regatta occurring in Zone ‘‘B’’. Zone ‘‘D’’ will be the No Spectating or Loitering Area. This zone will allow vessels to transit in and out of marinas, piers, and vessel launching locations along the San Francisco waterfront throughout the duration of the Sail Grand Prix event. Additionally, this zone keeps vessel traffic moving along the northern boundary of the regulated area, reducing any impact of recreational vessels on commercial shipping traffic. All vessels shall maintain headway and shall not loiter or anchor within the confines of Zone ‘‘D’’. Mariners can transit Zone ‘‘D’’ during the Sail Grand Prix, decreasing the impact to the San Francisco waterfront and vessel traffic lanes. All mariners must obey the direction of the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative while transiting Zone ‘‘D’’. Zones ‘‘B’’, ‘‘C’’, and ‘‘D’’ will be enforced at all times during the races, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 2, 2020 and May 3, 2020. The duration of the establishment of the proposed special local regulation is intended to ensure the safety of vessels in these navigable waters before, during, and after the scheduled practice and race periods. This proposed temporary special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic adjacent to the city of San Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island and prohibit vessels and persons not participating in the race event from entering the established race VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 area. 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 the size, location, and duration of the special local regulation. With this special local regulation, the Coast Guard intends to maintain commercial access to the ports through an alternate vessel traffic management scheme. The special local regulation is limited in duration, and is limited to a narrowly tailored geographic area with designated and adequate space for transiting vessels to pass when permitted by the COTP or a designated representative. In addition, although this rule restricts access to the waters encompassed by the special local regulation, the effect of this rule will not be significant because the local waterway users will be notified in advance via public Notice to Mariners to ensure the special local regulation will result in minimum impact. Therefore mariners will be able to plan ahead and transit outside of the periods of enforcement of the special local regulation, and if they choose not to do so, they will be able to transit around the northern side of the special local regulation. The entities most likely to be affected are commercial vessels and pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule may affect owners and operators of commercial vessels and pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing. This special location regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the reasons stated in section IV.A. above. This special local regulation will be subject to enforcement for a limited duration. When the special local regulation is in effect, vessel traffic can pass safely around the regulated area. The maritime public will be advised in advance of this special local regulation via Notice to Mariners. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule will 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 will affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please call or email 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 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 E:\FR\FM\28FEP1.SGM 28FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Proposed Rules 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 will 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 call or email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 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 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 proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01, Rev. 1, associated implementing instructions, 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 special local regulation that will create a regulated area, divided into four zones, of limited size and duration that includes areas for vessel traffic to pass. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L61 of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01–001–01, Rev. 01. A preliminary Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket. For instructions on locating this docket, see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70041; 33 CFR 1.05– discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. 1. 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 https:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https:// www.regulations.gov, call or email 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 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 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: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 11903 2. Add § 100.35.T11–018 to read as follows: § 100.35T11–018 Special Local Regulation; Sail Grand Prix 2020 Race Event, San Francisco, CA (a) Location. The following area is subject to a temporary special local regulation: all navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, from surface to bottom, encompassed by a line connecting the following latitude and longitude points in the following order: 37°48′18″ N, 122°27′44″ W; thence to 37°48′30″ N, 122°27′56″ W; thence to 37°49′18″ N, 122°27′59″ W; thence to 37°49′34″ N, 122°25′36″ W; thence to 37°49′10″ N, 122°25′10″ W; thence to 37°48′45″ N, 122°25′10″ W; thence to 37°48′42″ N, 122°25′13″ W and thence along the shore to the point of beginning. (b) Definitions. As used in this section, (i) ‘‘Designated representative’’ means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander or ‘‘PATCOM’’, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer on a Coast Guard vessel or a Federal, State, or local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) in the enforcement of the special local regulation. (ii) Zone ‘‘A’’ means the Official Practice Box Area. This zone will encompass all navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, from surface to bottom, within the area formed by connecting the following latitude and longitude points in the following order: 37°49′19″ N, 122°27′19″ W; thence to 37°49′28″ N, 122°25′52″ W; thence to 37°48′49″ N, 122°25′45″ W; thence to 37°48′42″ N, 122°27′00″ W; thence to 37°48′51″ N, 122°27′14″ W and thence to the point of beginning. (iii) Zone ‘‘B’’ means the Official Race Box Area, which will be marked by 12 or more colored visual markers within the special regulation area designated in paragraph (a). The position of these markers will be specified via Broadcast Notice to Mariners at least three days prior to the event. (iv) Zone ‘‘C’’ means the Spectator Area, which is within the special local regulation area designated in paragraph (a) and outside of Zone ‘‘B’’, the Official Race Box Area. Zone ‘‘C’’ will be defined by latitude and longitude points per Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Zone ‘‘C’’ will be further divided into three additional sub-areas: Zone ‘‘C1 East’’, Zone ‘‘C1 West’’, and Zone ‘‘C2’’. Zone ‘‘C1 East’’ and Zone ‘‘C1 West’’ will be the general spectator areas that are open to all vessel spectators. Zone ‘‘C2’’ E:\FR\FM\28FEP1.SGM 28FEP1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 11904 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Proposed Rules means the separately designated spectator area or areas marked by approximately four or more colored buoys that will be managed by marine event sponsor officials. Vessels shall not anchor within the confines of Zone ‘‘C’’. (v) Zone ‘‘D’’ means the No Spectating or Loitering Area. This zone will allow vessels to transit in and out of marinas, piers, and vessel launch areas throughout the duration of the Sail Grand Prix. All vessels shall maintain headway and shall not loiter or anchor within the confines of Zone ‘‘D’’. Mariners can transit Zone ‘‘D’’ during the Sail Grand Prix 2020 event, decreasing the impact of the special local regulation to the San Francisco waterfront. (c) Special Local Regulation. The following regulations apply between 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on the Sail Grand Prix 2020 official practice and race days. (i) Only support and race vessels will be authorized by the COTP or designated representative to enter Zone ‘‘A’’ during the official practice days. Only support and race vessels will be authorized by the COTP or designated representative to enter Zone ‘‘B’’ during the race event. Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within Zone ‘‘B’’ must contact the COTP or a designated representative to obtain permission to do so. Persons and vessels may request permission to transit Zone ‘‘B’’ on VHF– 23A. (ii) Spectator vessels in Zone ‘‘C’’ must maneuver as directed by the COTP or designated representative. When hailed or signaled by the COTP or designated representative by a succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn, the hailed vessel must come to an immediate stop and comply with the lawful directions issued. Failure to comply with a lawful direction may result in additional operating restrictions, citation for failure to comply, or both. (iii) Spectator vessels in Zone ‘‘C’’ must operate at safe speeds which will create minimal wake. (iv) Vessels in Zone ‘‘D’’ shall maintain headway and shall not loiter or anchor within the confines of Zone ‘‘D’’. Vessels in Zone ‘‘D’’ must maneuver as directed by the COTP or designated representative. (v) Rafting and anchoring of vessels are prohibited within Zones ‘‘A’’, ‘‘B’’, ‘‘C’’, and ‘‘D’’. (d) Enforcement periods. This special local regulation will be enforced for the official practices and race events from April 30, 2020 through May 3, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each day. At least 24 hours in advance of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 first race event, the COTP will notify the maritime community of periods during which these zones will be enforced via Notice to Mariners and via the Coast Guard Boating Public Safety Notice. Dated: February 19, 2020. Howard H. Wright, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Alternate Captain of the Port, San Francisco. [FR Doc. 2020–03993 Filed 2–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2020–0088] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic City, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. The safety zone is needed to protect participants of the Stockton University–AC Double Duel Regatta on these navigable waters near Atlantic City, NJ, during the rowing competition on April 4, 2020, and April 5, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit non-participant persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay or a designated representative. We invite your comments on the proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before March 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020–0088 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. SUMMARY: If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Petty Officer Thomas Welker, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Waterways Management Division; telephone 215– 271–4814, email Thomas.J.Welker@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port 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 The Stockton University Athletic Department notified the Coast Guard that it will be conducting a rowing competition from noon to 6:30 p.m. on April 4, 2020, and from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 5, 2020. The competition will consist of rowing teams in 40′ to 60′ racing shells on a 2000-meter course in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterways of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Captain of the Port Delaware Bay (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with this rowing event will be a safety concern for participants and for vessels operating within the specified waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. The purpose of this rulemaking is to protect participants, spectators, and transiting vessels on waters near the regatta on the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway before, during, and after the scheduled event. The Coast Guard is proposing this rulemaking under authority 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone from noon on April 4, 2020, until 2 p.m. on April 5, 2020. The zone would be enforced from noon to 7 p.m. on April 4, 2020, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 5, 2020. The safety zone would cover all navigable waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway within the polygon bounded by the following: Originating on the southwest portion at approximate position latitude 39°20′57″ N, longitude 074°27′59″ W; thence northeasterly along the shoreline to latitude 39°21′35″ N, longitude 074°27′06″ W; thence east across the mouth of Beach Thorofare to the shoreline at latitude 39°21′41″ N, longitude 074°26′55″ W; thence east along the shoreline to latitude 39°21′42″N, longitude 074°26′51″ W; thence southeast across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway to the shoreline at latitude 39°21′43″ N, longitude 074°26′41″ W; thence southwest along the shoreline to approximate position latitude 39°20′55″ N, longitude 074°27′57″ W; thence north to the point of origin. The duration of the zone is E:\FR\FM\28FEP1.SGM 28FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 40 (Friday, February 28, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 11900-11904]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03993]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket Number USCG-2020-0078]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulation; Sail Grand Prix 2020 Race Event; San 
Francisco, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special 
local regulation in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay in San 
Francisco, CA in support of the San Francisco Sail

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Grand Prix 2020 official practice and race periods between April 30, 
2020 and May 3, 2020. This special local regulation is necessary to 
ensure the safety of mariners transiting the area from the dangers of 
high-speed sailing activities associated with the Sail Grand Prix 2020 
race event. This proposed temporary special local regulation will 
temporarily restrict vessel traffic adjacent to the city of San 
Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge and 
Alcatraz Island and prohibit vessels and persons not participating in 
the race event from entering the dedicated race and practice areas. We 
invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before March 30, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2020-0078 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 Lieutenant Jennae Cotton, Waterways 
Management, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 415-399-3585, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

COTP Captain of the Port San Francisco
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
PATCOM Patrol Commander
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    On June 3, 2019, F50 League, LLC notified the Coast Guard of an 
intention to conduct the ``Sail Grand Prix 2020'' event in the San 
Francisco Bay. F50 League, LLC is a sailing league featuring world-
class sailors racing 50-foot foiling catamarans. The season starts in 
February 2020. The event will be held in six iconic cities throughout 
the world, traveling to the San Francisco Bay in May 2020. In San 
Francisco, they propose to take advantage of the natural amphitheater 
that the central bay and city waterfront provide.
    F50 League, LLC has applied for a Marine Event Permit to hold the 
Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event on the waters of the San Francisco Bay 
in San Francisco, California. The Coast Guard has not approved the 
Marine Event Permit and is still evaluating the application. If the 
permit is approved, however, we anticipate that a special local 
regulation may be necessary to ensure public safety during the practice 
and race periods. To provide adequate time for public input, we are 
proposing this special local regulation prior to a decision on the 
Marine Event Permit.
    Prior to drafting this notice of proposed rulemaking, the Coast 
Guard solicited input from maritime stakeholders to better understand 
the nature of commercial and recreational activities on the Bay and how 
the proposed Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event could impact such 
activities. The Coast Guard participated in both a navigation work 
group and monthly public meeting of the local Harbor Safety Committee 
(HSC) to meet with stakeholders to obtain information and gather 
feedback on notional approaches to enacting regulation in connection 
with the Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event. Additionally, the Coast Guard 
has taken feedback from the Sail Grand Prix 2019 race event into 
consideration for the plans associated with the Sail Grand Prix 2020 
race event.
    These regulations are needed to keep persons and vessels away from 
the sailing race vessels, which exhibit unpredictable maneuverability 
and have a demonstrated likelihood during the simulation of racing 
scenarios for capsizing. The special local regulation will help prevent 
injuries and property damage that may be caused upon impact by these 
fast-moving vessels. The provisions of this temporary special local 
regulation will not exempt racing vessels from any federal, state, or 
local laws or regulations, including Nautical Rules of the Road. The 
Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 
(previously 33 U.S.C. 1231).
    Under 33 CFR 100.35, the Coast Guard District Commander has 
authority to promulgate certain special local regulations deemed 
necessary to ensure the safety of life on the navigable waters 
immediately before, during, and immediately after an approved regatta. 
Pursuant to 33 CFR 1.05-1(i), the Commander of Coast Guard District 11 
has delegated to the COTP the responsibility of issuing such 
regulations.

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The COTP proposes to establish a special local regulation 
associated with the Sail Grand Prix 2020 race event from 11:30 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m. on each of April 30, 2020, May 1, 2020, May 2, 2020, and May 
3, 2020. The areas regulated by this special local regulation will be 
east of the Golden Gate Bridge, south of Alcatraz Island, west of 
Treasure Island, and in the vicinity of the city of San Francisco 
waterfront. The Coast Guard proposes to establish an official practice 
race area, an official race area, a spectator area, and a no-loitering 
area. Images of the four zones and enforcement dates and times of these 
proposed regulated areas may be found in the docket.
    The proposed special local regulation would encompass all navigable 
waters of the San Francisco Bay, from surface to bottom, within the 
area formed by connecting the following latitude and longitude points 
in the following order: 37[deg]48'18'' N, 122[deg]27'44'' W; thence to 
37[deg]48'30'' N, 122[deg]27'56'' W; thence to 37[deg]49'18'' N, 
122[deg]27'59'' W; thence to 37[deg]49'34'' N, 122[deg]25'36'' W; 
thence to 37[deg]49'10'' N, 122[deg]25'10'' W; thence to 37[deg]48'45'' 
N, 122[deg]25'10'' W; thence to 37[deg]48'42'' N, 122[deg]25'13'' W and 
thence along the shore to the point of beginning. Located within this 
footprint, there would be four separate regulated areas: Zone ``A'', 
the Official Practice Box Area; Zone ``B'', the Official Race Box Area; 
Zone ``C'', the Spectator Area; and Zone ``D'', the No Spectating or 
Loitering Area.
    Zone ``A'', the Official Practice Box Area, would encompass all 
navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, from surface to bottom, 
within the area formed by connecting the following latitude and 
longitude points in the following order: 37[deg]49'19'' N, 
122[deg]27'19'' W; thence to 37[deg]49'28'' N, 122[deg]25'52'' W; 
thence to 37[deg]48'49'' N, 122[deg]25'45'' W; thence to 37[deg]48'42'' 
N, 122[deg]27'00'' W; thence to 37[deg]48'51'' N, 122[deg]27'14'' W and 
thence to the point of beginning. Only designated Sail Grand Prix 2020 
race and support vessels would be permitted to enter Zone ``A''. Zone 
``A'' would be used by the race and support vessels during the official 
practice period on April 30th, 2020 and May 1st, 2020. Zone ``A'', the 
Official Practice Box Area, will be enforced during the official 
practices from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 30, 2020 and May 1, 
2020. Excluding the public from entering Zone ``A'' is necessary to 
provide protection from the operation of the high-speed sailing vessels 
within this area.
    Zone ``B'', the Official Race Box Area, would be marked by 12 or 
more colored visual markers. The position of these markers would be 
confirmed via Broadcast Notice to Mariners at least three days prior to 
the event. Only designated Sail Grand Prix 2020 race, support, and VIP 
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permitted to enter Zone ``B''. Because of the hazards posed by the 
sailing competition, excluding non-race vessel traffic from Zone ``B'' 
is necessary to provide protection from the operation of the high-speed 
sailing vessels within this area.
    Zone ``C'', the Spectator Area, will include specified parts of the 
waters immediately adjacent to racing Zone ``B'' and will be defined by 
latitude and longitude points as per Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Zone 
``C'' will be further divided into three additional sub-areas: Zone 
``C1 East'', Zone ``C1 West'', and Zone ``C2''. Zone ``C1 East'' and 
Zone ``C1 West'' would be the general spectator zones that are open to 
all vessel spectators. Zone ``C2'' will be a separate designated 
spectator area or areas marked by approximately four or more colored 
visual markers that will be managed by marine event sponsor officials. 
The designation of Zone ``C'', to include Zone ``C1 East'', Zone ``C1 
West'', and Zone ``C2'', will allow spectators to observe the Sail 
Grand Prix 2020 race event in a regulated area at a safe distance from 
the sailing regatta occurring in Zone ``B''.
    Zone ``D'' will be the No Spectating or Loitering Area. This zone 
will allow vessels to transit in and out of marinas, piers, and vessel 
launching locations along the San Francisco waterfront throughout the 
duration of the Sail Grand Prix event. Additionally, this zone keeps 
vessel traffic moving along the northern boundary of the regulated 
area, reducing any impact of recreational vessels on commercial 
shipping traffic. All vessels shall maintain headway and shall not 
loiter or anchor within the confines of Zone ``D''. Mariners can 
transit Zone ``D'' during the Sail Grand Prix, decreasing the impact to 
the San Francisco waterfront and vessel traffic lanes. All mariners 
must obey the direction of the COTP or the COTP's designated 
representative while transiting Zone ``D''.
    Zones ``B'', ``C'', and ``D'' will be enforced at all times during 
the races, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 2, 2020 and May 3, 2020.
    The duration of the establishment of the proposed special local 
regulation is intended to ensure the safety of vessels in these 
navigable waters before, during, and after the scheduled practice and 
race periods. This proposed temporary special local regulation will 
temporarily restrict vessel traffic adjacent to the city of San 
Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge and 
Alcatraz Island and prohibit vessels and persons not participating in 
the race event from entering the established race area. 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 the size, 
location, and duration of the special local regulation. With this 
special local regulation, the Coast Guard intends to maintain 
commercial access to the ports through an alternate vessel traffic 
management scheme. The special local regulation is limited in duration, 
and is limited to a narrowly tailored geographic area with designated 
and adequate space for transiting vessels to pass when permitted by the 
COTP or a designated representative. In addition, although this rule 
restricts access to the waters encompassed by the special local 
regulation, the effect of this rule will not be significant because the 
local waterway users will be notified in advance via public Notice to 
Mariners to ensure the special local regulation will result in minimum 
impact. Therefore mariners will be able to plan ahead and transit 
outside of the periods of enforcement of the special local regulation, 
and if they choose not to do so, they will be able to transit around 
the northern side of the special local regulation. The entities most 
likely to be affected are commercial vessels and pleasure craft engaged 
in recreational activities.

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 will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    This rule may affect owners and operators of commercial vessels and 
pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing. This 
special location regulation will not have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities for the reasons stated in 
section IV.A. above. This special local regulation will be subject to 
enforcement for a limited duration. When the special local regulation 
is in effect, vessel traffic can pass safely around the regulated area. 
The maritime public will be advised in advance of this special local 
regulation via Notice to Mariners.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule will 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 will affect 
your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you 
have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, 
please call or email 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 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

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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 will 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 call or email 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 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 proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Directive 023-01, Rev. 1, associated implementing 
instructions, 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 special 
local regulation that will create a regulated area, divided into four 
zones, of limited size and duration that includes areas for vessel 
traffic to pass. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from 
further review under paragraph L61 of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS 
Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 01. A preliminary Record of 
Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available 
in the docket. For instructions on locating this docket, see the 
ADDRESSES section of this preamble. We seek any comments or information 
that 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 https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using https://www.regulations.gov, call or email 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 100

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 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.  100.35.T11-018 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.35T11-018   Special Local Regulation; Sail Grand Prix 2020 
Race Event, San Francisco, CA

    (a) Location. The following area is subject to a temporary special 
local regulation: all navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, from 
surface to bottom, encompassed by a line connecting the following 
latitude and longitude points in the following order: 37[deg]48'18'' N, 
122[deg]27'44'' W; thence to 37[deg]48'30'' N, 122[deg]27'56'' W; 
thence to 37[deg]49'18'' N, 122[deg]27'59'' W; thence to 37[deg]49'34'' 
N, 122[deg]25'36'' W; thence to 37[deg]49'10'' N, 122[deg]25'10'' W; 
thence to 37[deg]48'45'' N, 122[deg]25'10'' W; thence to 37[deg]48'42'' 
N, 122[deg]25'13'' W and thence along the shore to the point of 
beginning.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section,
    (i) ``Designated representative'' means a Coast Guard Patrol 
Commander or ``PATCOM'', including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty 
officer, or other officer on a Coast Guard vessel or a Federal, State, 
or local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port San 
Francisco (COTP) in the enforcement of the special local regulation.
    (ii) Zone ``A'' means the Official Practice Box Area. This zone 
will encompass all navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, from 
surface to bottom, within the area formed by connecting the following 
latitude and longitude points in the following order: 37[deg]49'19'' N, 
122[deg]27'19'' W; thence to 37[deg]49'28'' N, 122[deg]25'52'' W; 
thence to 37[deg]48'49'' N, 122[deg]25'45'' W; thence to 37[deg]48'42'' 
N, 122[deg]27'00'' W; thence to 37[deg]48'51'' N, 122[deg]27'14'' W and 
thence to the point of beginning.
    (iii) Zone ``B'' means the Official Race Box Area, which will be 
marked by 12 or more colored visual markers within the special 
regulation area designated in paragraph (a). The position of these 
markers will be specified via Broadcast Notice to Mariners at least 
three days prior to the event.
    (iv) Zone ``C'' means the Spectator Area, which is within the 
special local regulation area designated in paragraph (a) and outside 
of Zone ``B'', the Official Race Box Area. Zone ``C'' will be defined 
by latitude and longitude points per Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Zone 
``C'' will be further divided into three additional sub-areas: Zone 
``C1 East'', Zone ``C1 West'', and Zone ``C2''. Zone ``C1 East'' and 
Zone ``C1 West'' will be the general spectator areas that are open to 
all vessel spectators. Zone ``C2''

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means the separately designated spectator area or areas marked by 
approximately four or more colored buoys that will be managed by marine 
event sponsor officials. Vessels shall not anchor within the confines 
of Zone ``C''.
    (v) Zone ``D'' means the No Spectating or Loitering Area. This zone 
will allow vessels to transit in and out of marinas, piers, and vessel 
launch areas throughout the duration of the Sail Grand Prix. All 
vessels shall maintain headway and shall not loiter or anchor within 
the confines of Zone ``D''. Mariners can transit Zone ``D'' during the 
Sail Grand Prix 2020 event, decreasing the impact of the special local 
regulation to the San Francisco waterfront.
    (c) Special Local Regulation. The following regulations apply 
between 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on the Sail Grand Prix 2020 official 
practice and race days.
    (i) Only support and race vessels will be authorized by the COTP or 
designated representative to enter Zone ``A'' during the official 
practice days. Only support and race vessels will be authorized by the 
COTP or designated representative to enter Zone ``B'' during the race 
event. Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within Zone ``B'' 
must contact the COTP or a designated representative to obtain 
permission to do so. Persons and vessels may request permission to 
transit Zone ``B'' on VHF-23A.
    (ii) Spectator vessels in Zone ``C'' must maneuver as directed by 
the COTP or designated representative. When hailed or signaled by the 
COTP or designated representative by a succession of sharp, short 
signals by whistle or horn, the hailed vessel must come to an immediate 
stop and comply with the lawful directions issued. Failure to comply 
with a lawful direction may result in additional operating 
restrictions, citation for failure to comply, or both.
    (iii) Spectator vessels in Zone ``C'' must operate at safe speeds 
which will create minimal wake.
    (iv) Vessels in Zone ``D'' shall maintain headway and shall not 
loiter or anchor within the confines of Zone ``D''. Vessels in Zone 
``D'' must maneuver as directed by the COTP or designated 
representative.
    (v) Rafting and anchoring of vessels are prohibited within Zones 
``A'', ``B'', ``C'', and ``D''.
    (d) Enforcement periods. This special local regulation will be 
enforced for the official practices and race events from April 30, 2020 
through May 3, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each day. At least 
24 hours in advance of the first race event, the COTP will notify the 
maritime community of periods during which these zones will be enforced 
via Notice to Mariners and via the Coast Guard Boating Public Safety 
Notice.

    Dated: February 19, 2020.
Howard H. Wright,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Alternate Captain of the Port, San 
Francisco.
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