Special Local Regulations; Mystic Sharkfest Swim, Mystic River, Mystic, CT, 19169-19171 [2021-07650]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 13, 2021 / Proposed Rules (2) Any other information the Secretary may require to evaluate the performance of a business incubator to ensure appropriate implementation of the IBIP. (b) To the maximum extent practicable, IEED will not require an awardee to report the information listed in paragraph (a) of this section that the awardee provides to IEED under another program. (c) IEED will coordinate with the heads of other Federal agencies to ensure that, to the maximum extent practicable, the report content and form under paragraph (a) of this section are consistent with other reporting requirements for Federal programs that provide business and entrepreneurial assistance. Subpart F—IEED Grant Administration § 1187.50 How will IEED evaluate awardees’ performance? Not later than one year after the date on which IEED awards a grant to an eligible applicant under the IBIP, and annually thereafter for the duration of the grant, IEED will conduct an evaluation of, and prepare a report on, the awardee, which will: (a) Describe the performance of the eligible applicant; and (b) Be used in determining the ongoing eligibility of the eligible applicant. § 1187.51 Will IEED facilitate relationships between awardees and educational institutions serving Native American communities? IEED will facilitate the relationships between awardees and educational institutions serving Native American communities, including Tribal colleges and universities. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS § 1187.52 How will IEED coordinate with other Federal agencies? IEED will coordinate with the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, and Treasury, and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that awardees have the information and materials they need to provide Native businesses and Native entrepreneurs with the information and assistance necessary to apply for business and entrepreneurial development programs administered by those agencies. Bryan Newland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–07175 Filed 4–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Apr 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0029] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations; Mystic Sharkfest Swim, Mystic River, Mystic, CT Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is proposing to issue special local regulations for an annual Mystic Sharkfest Swim event on the Mystic River. This proposed rule is intended to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with this marine event. When enforced, these special local regulations would restrict vessels from transiting the regulated area during this annually recurring events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2021–0029 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 Marine Science Technician 1st Class Chris Gibson, Waterways Management Division, Sector Long Island Sound; Tel: (203) 468–4565; Email: chris.a.gibson@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Many marine events are held on an annual recurring basis on the navigable waters within the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. The Coast Guard has PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 19169 established special local regulations for some of these annually recurring events to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event particpants from potential hazards. Regulations establishing special local regulations to restrict vessel traffic are located in part 100 of Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Section 100.100 in part 100 establishes Special Local Regulations to ensure the safety and security of marine related events, participants, and spectators in Sector Long Island Sound’s area of responsibility. The COTP Long Island Sound proposes to amend Table 1 of 33 CFR 100.100 Special Local Regulations; Regattas and Boat Races in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone because adding this single reaccuring event will considerably reduce administrative overhead and provide the public with notice through publication in the Federal Register of the upcoming recurring special local regulation. The Secretary of Homeland Security has delegated to the Coast Guard authority under section 70041 of Title 46 of the U.S. Code (46 U.S.C. 70041) to issue these regulations. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for the annual Mystic Sharkfest Swim event by adding this event to Table 1 to 33 CFR 100.100. The event would occur on a day in July at a time to be determined each year. The regulated area would encompass all waters of the Mystic River in Mystic, CT from Mystic Seaport, down the Mystic River, under the Bascule Drawbridge, to the boat launch ramp at the north end of Seaport Marine. When enforced on the one day in July each year, these special local regulations would restrict vessels from transiting the regulated area. The specific proposed description of this proposed regulation 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. This NPRM has not been designated a E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1 19170 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 13, 2021 / Proposed Rules ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, and duration and time-of-day of the special local regulation. Moreover, the Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the special local regulation and the rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the area. Vessel traffic would also be able to request permission from the COTP or a designated representative to enter the restricted area. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit this proposed regulated area may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Apr 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 C. Collection of Information This proposed rule would not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132 (Federalism), if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the National Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments) because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please 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 would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 the human environment. This proposed rule involves adding an annually recurring marine event to the already listed Table in 33 CFR 100.100. 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. 1. 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 call or email 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. Comments we post to https:// www.regulations.gov will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). Public comments will be in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. We review all comments received, but we will only post comments that address the topic of the proposed rule. We may choose not to post off-topic, inappropriate, or duplicate comments that we receive. 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. E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1 19171 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 13, 2021 / Proposed Rules List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 2. Amend Table 1 in § 100.100 by adding item 7.8 in numerical order to read as follows: ■ PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard is proposing to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows: Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70041; 33 CFR 1.05– 1. § 100.100 Special Local Regulations; Regattas and Boat Races in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone. * * * * * TABLE 1 TO § 100.100 * * 7 ............................................................ 7.8 * * Mystic Sharkfest Swim ................. * * * * * * * * * * • Date: A single day during July. • Time: To be determined annually. • Location: All waters of the Mystic River in Mystic, CT from Mystic Seaport, down the Mystic River, under the Bascule Drawbridge at 41°21′17.046″ N, 071°58′8.742″ W, to finish at the boat launch ramp at the north end of Seaport Marine. * * Dated: April 8, 2021 E.J. Van Camp, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Long Island Sound. * * * * [Docket Number USCG–2021–0062] 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 Marine Science Technician 3rd Class Ashley Dodd, Waterways Management Division, Sector Long Island Sound; Tel: (203) 468–4469; Email: Ashley.M.Dodd@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: construction facility and floating dry dock. Therefore, Electric Boat is requesting a modification to expand the currently existing security zone. The purpose of this rulemaking is to modify the location of the existing security zone listed in 33 CFR 165.154(a)(2). Captain of the Port Long Island Sound proposes to add a new point in the definition of the security zone and replace two turning points. This would allow the zone to encompass the new building for construction of submarines and floating dry dock. RIN 1625–AA87 I. Table of Abbreviations III. Discussion of Proposed Rule Security Zone: Electric Boat Shipyard, Groton, CT 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 [FR Doc. 2021–07650 Filed 4–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is proposing to modify the security zone boundaries surrounding the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut. The proposed amendment to the Security Zone is due to the expanding operations at Electric Boat Shipyard. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2021–0062 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS * July VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Apr 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis Electric Boat Shipyard has a history of constructing vessels for the United States Navy. For this reason a security zone is established to safeguard from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage or other submersive acts, or other causes of a similar nature to its waterfront facility and its vessels that they construct. In order for Electric Boat Shipyard to assemble and launch the Columbia Class Submarine for the U.S. Navy they are building a new submarine PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Part 165 of 33 CFR contains specific regulated navigation areas and limited access areas to prescribe general regulations for different types of limited or controlled access areas and regulated navigation areas and list specific areas and their boundaries. Section 165.154 establishes Safety and Security Zones: Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone Safety and Security Zones. The Coast Guard proposes to modify the location of the existing security zone listed in 33 CFR 165.154(a)(2)(i) Safety and Security Zones: Captain of the Port Zone Safety and Security Zones, to expand the zone, as indicate in the illustration below, to protect a new submarine construction facility and floating dry dock being built adjacent to the current facility. E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 69 (Tuesday, April 13, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 19169-19171]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07650]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket Number USCG-2021-0029]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulations; Mystic Sharkfest Swim, Mystic River, 
Mystic, CT

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing to issue special local 
regulations for an annual Mystic Sharkfest Swim event on the Mystic 
River. This proposed rule is intended to ensure the protection of the 
maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with 
this marine event. When enforced, these special local regulations would 
restrict vessels from transiting the regulated area during this 
annually recurring events. We invite your comments on this proposed 
rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before May 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2021-0029 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 Marine Science Technician 1st Class 
Chris Gibson, Waterways Management Division, Sector Long Island Sound; 
Tel: (203) 468-4565; Email: [email protected].

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
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    Many marine events are held on an annual recurring basis on the 
navigable waters within the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound 
Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. The Coast Guard has established 
special local regulations for some of these annually recurring events 
to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event particpants 
from potential hazards.
    Regulations establishing special local regulations to restrict 
vessel traffic are located in part 100 of Title 33 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations. Section 100.100 in part 100 establishes Special 
Local Regulations to ensure the safety and security of marine related 
events, participants, and spectators in Sector Long Island Sound's area 
of responsibility. The COTP Long Island Sound proposes to amend Table 1 
of 33 CFR 100.100 Special Local Regulations; Regattas and Boat Races in 
the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone 
because adding this single reaccuring event will considerably reduce 
administrative overhead and provide the public with notice through 
publication in the Federal Register of the upcoming recurring special 
local regulation.
    The Secretary of Homeland Security has delegated to the Coast Guard 
authority under section 70041 of Title 46 of the U.S. Code (46 U.S.C. 
70041) to issue these regulations.

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for 
the annual Mystic Sharkfest Swim event by adding this event to Table 1 
to 33 CFR 100.100. The event would occur on a day in July at a time to 
be determined each year. The regulated area would encompass all waters 
of the Mystic River in Mystic, CT from Mystic Seaport, down the Mystic 
River, under the Bascule Drawbridge, to the boat launch ramp at the 
north end of Seaport Marine. When enforced on the one day in July each 
year, these special local regulations would restrict vessels from 
transiting the regulated area. The specific proposed description of 
this proposed regulation 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. This NPRM has not been designated a

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``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. 
Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB).
    This regulatory action determination is based on the size, 
location, and duration and time-of-day of the special local regulation. 
Moreover, the Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners 
via VHF-FM marine channel 16 about the special local regulation and the 
rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the area. Vessel 
traffic would also be able to request permission from the COTP or a 
designated representative to enter the restricted area.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this 
proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit this 
proposed regulated area may be small entities, for the reasons stated 
in section IV.A above this proposed rule would not have a significant 
economic impact on any vessel owner or operator.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect 
your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you 
have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, 
please 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 would not call for a new collection of 
information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3520).

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132 
(Federalism), if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on 
the relationship between the National Government and the States, or on 
the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels 
of government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and 
have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism 
principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 
13132.
    Also, this proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments) because it would not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal 
Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If 
you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or 
Indian tribes, please 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 would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Directive 023-01, 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 adding an 
annually recurring marine event to the already listed Table in 33 CFR 
100.100. 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. 1. 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 call or email 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. Comments we post to https://www.regulations.gov will include any personal information you have 
provided. For more about privacy and submissions in response to this 
document, see DHS's eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, 
March 11, 2020).
    Public comments will be in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website's 
instructions. We review all comments received, but we will only post 
comments that address the topic of the proposed rule. We may choose not 
to post off-topic, inappropriate, or duplicate comments that we 
receive. 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.

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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 is 
proposing 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. Amend Table 1 in Sec.  100.100 by adding item 7.8 in numerical order 
to read as follows:


Sec.  100.100  Special Local Regulations; Regattas and Boat Races in 
the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone.

* * * * *

                        Table 1 to Sec.   100.100
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7...............................................  July
 
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7.8 Mystic Sharkfest Swim.......................   Date: A
                                                   single day during
                                                   July.
                                                   Time: To be
                                                   determined annually.
                                                   Location: All
                                                   waters of the Mystic
                                                   River in Mystic, CT
                                                   from Mystic Seaport,
                                                   down the Mystic
                                                   River, under the
                                                   Bascule Drawbridge at
                                                   41[deg]21'17.046'' N,
                                                   071[deg]58'8.742'' W,
                                                   to finish at the boat
                                                   launch ramp at the
                                                   north end of Seaport
                                                   Marine.
 
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    Dated: April 8, 2021
E.J. Van Camp,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Long Island Sound.
[FR Doc. 2021-07650 Filed 4-12-21; 8:45 am]
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