Safety Zone; Tugs Kimberly Anne and Westwind and Barge Big Digger Operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI., 28268-28270 [2021-11119]

Download as PDF 28268 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Event name Location Roche Harbor Fireworks ............................................ Blast Over Bellingham ............................................... True Colors Event ...................................................... City of Mount Vernon Fireworks ................................ Roche Harbor ............................................................ Bellingham Bay ......................................................... Blaine ......................................................................... Edgewater Park ......................................................... Coast Guard Sault Sainte Marie or their designated representative. Due to the lengthy duration of this safety zone, the Coast Guard is accepting and reviewing public comments until June 15, 2021. While this rule is effective beginning June 1, 2021, the Coast Guard reserves the right to modify the safety zone if an issue is raised by the public comments that requires such a modification. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from May 26, 2021 through October 15, 2021. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be issued from June 1, 2021 through May 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0338 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email CWO4 Robert A. Gruschow or LT Deaven S. Palenzuela, Sector Sault Sainte Marie Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard at (906) 253– 2462/(906) 635–3223 or email ssmprevention@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 33 CFR Part 165 I. Table of Abbreviations [Docket Number USCG–2021–0338] CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code The special requirements listed in 33 CFR 165.1332(b) apply to the activation and enforcement of these safety zones. All vessel operators who desire to enter the safety zone must obtain permission from the COTP or their Designated Representative by contacting the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC) on VHF Channel 13 or Channel 16 or via telephone at (206) 217–6002. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation. In addition to the publication of this document in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with extensive advanced notification of enforcement of these safety zones via the Broadcast Notice to Mariners or Local Notice to Mariners. Dated: May 20, 2021. P.M. Hilbert, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 2021–11131 Filed 5–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Tugs Kimberly Anne and Westwind and Barge Big Digger Operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI. Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary interim rule with request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable water within a 500-yard radius of two tugs and a barge in the Straits of Mackinac. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards created by the work, inspection, diving, and surveying of pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. Entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 II. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. 1. Submitting Comments 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. You may submit your comments and PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Latitude 48°36.7′ N 48°44.933′ N 48°59.488′ N 48°25.178′ N Longitude 123°09.5′ W 122°29.667′ W 122°46.339′ W 122°20.424′ W material online at http:// www.regulations.gov by typing the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this rulemaking. 2. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. III. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary interim rule with an abridged opportunity to comment out prior pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because doing so would be impracticable. The final details of the specific dates, vessels names, and safety zone distances concerning the safety zones were not finalized within a sufficient time to allow for notice and a subsequent 30day comment period before work, inspection, surveying and the replacement and the removal of multiple cables. Delaying this rule to allow for a notice and comment period would be impracticable because it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect the public from the potential hazards associated with aforementioned operation commencing on June 1, 2021. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. For the same reasons discussed in the preceding paragraph, delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable because immediate action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards E:\FR\FM\26MYR1.SGM 26MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations and the rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the zone. associated with the work, inspections, and surveying of underwater infrastructure. IV. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie (COTP) has determined that potential hazards created by the work, inspection, diving, and surveying of underwater infrastructure in the Straits of Mackinac starting June 1, 2021 will be a safety concern for anyone within a 500-yard radius of the tugs and barge. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone while the operation is conducted. V. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from June 1, 2021 to October 15, 2021. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters within 500 yards of the tugs and barge being used to work, inspect, dive, and survey pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in these navigable waters while the operation is conducted. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. VI. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This regulatory action determination is based on the size and location of the safety zone. Vessel traffic will be able to safely transit around this safety zone which would impact a small designated area of the Straits of Mackinac. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF– FM marine channel 16 about the zone, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please call or email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 28269 between the National Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01, 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 determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a safety zone that will prohibit entry within 500 yards of tugs and barges used to used to work, inspect, dive, and survey pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L[60(a)] of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01–001–01, Rev. 1. A Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket. For instructions on locating the docket, see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble. G. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to call or email the E:\FR\FM\26MYR1.SGM 26MYR1 28270 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from June 1, 2021 to October 15, 2021. Dated: May 20th, 2021. A.R. Jones, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie. Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record keeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: [FR Doc. 2021–11119 Filed 5–25–21; 8:45 am] PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 33 CFR Part 165 ■ 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: RIN 1625–AA00 Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70034, 70051; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. Safety Zone; East River, New York, NY 2. Add § 165.T09–0338 to read as follows: SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard ■ § 165.T09–0338 Safety Zone; Tugs Kimberly Anne and Westwind and Barge Big Digger operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI. (a) Location. The following areas are safety zones: All navigable water within 500 yards of the Tugs Kimberly Anne and Westwind and Barge Big Digger while conducting work, inspection, diving, and surveying of pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. (b) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel and a Federal, State, and local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone described in paragraph (a) is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sault Sainte Marie or his designated representative. (2) Before a vessel operator may enter or operate within the safety zones, they must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port, Sault Sainte Marie, or his designated representative via VHF Channel 16 or telephone at (906) 635– 3233. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all orders given to them by the Captain of the Port, Sault Sainte Marie or his designated representative. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0206] Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the east channel of the East River between the Roosevelt Island Bridge (mile 6.4) and Gibbs Point approximately 800 yards northeast of the bridge. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the retrieval, maintenance and reinstallation of one TriFrame with three attached underwater turbines, associated cabling, and three Private Aids to Navigation. When enforced, entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New York. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from May 26, 2021 through 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2021. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 3:30 p.m., May 3, 2021 until May 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0206 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Mr. Jeff Yunker, Sector New York Waterways Management Division; U. S. Coast Guard; telephone 718–354–4195, email jeffrey.m.yunker@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR PO 00000 Code of Federal Regulations Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking PATON Private Aids to Navigation RITE Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy Project § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. Four barges, four tugs, and three work vessels will be conducting heavy lift operations and removing and reinstalling three PATON in the east channel of the East River, north of the Roosevelt Island Bridge, while removing, maintaining and reinstalling one TriFrame with three underwater turbines for the RITE Project. It is impracticable to publish an NPRM because we must establish this safety zone by May 3, 2021 to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with heavy lift operations and lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment period and then consider those comments before issuing the rule. The Coast Guard is publishing this rule to be effective through May 27, 2021 in case the project is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable and against the public interest because immediate action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with multiple construction vessels operating within a confined area of the East River. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port New York (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the installation of the RITE Project TriFrame with three turbines and associated PATON marking this installation on May 3–6, E:\FR\FM\26MYR1.SGM 26MYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2021-0338]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Tugs Kimberly Anne and Westwind and Barge Big Digger 
Operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI.

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary interim rule with request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for 
the navigable water within a 500-yard radius of two tugs and a barge in 
the Straits of Mackinac. The safety zone is needed to protect 
personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential 
hazards created by the work, inspection, diving, and surveying of 
pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. Entry of vessels or persons into 
the zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of 
the Port Sault Sainte Marie or their designated representative. Due to 
the lengthy duration of this safety zone, the Coast Guard is accepting 
and reviewing public comments until June 15, 2021. While this rule is 
effective beginning June 1, 2021, the Coast Guard reserves the right to 
modify the safety zone if an issue is raised by the public comments 
that requires such a modification.

DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from May 26, 2021 
through October 15, 2021. For the purposes of enforcement, actual 
notice will be issued from June 1, 2021 through May 26, 2021.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2021-0338 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email CWO4 Robert A. Gruschow or LT Deaven S. Palenzuela, 
Sector Sault Sainte Marie Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast 
Guard at (906) 253-2462/(906) 635-3223 or email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided.

1. Submitting Comments

    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. You may submit your comments and material online at 
http://www.regulations.gov by typing the docket number in the 
``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on ``Submit a Comment'' on 
the line associated with this rulemaking.

2. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' 
Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this 
rulemaking.

III. Background Information and Regulatory History

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary interim rule with an 
abridged opportunity to comment out prior pursuant to authority under 
section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 
553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without 
prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause 
finds that those procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or 
contrary to the public interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast 
Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because doing so 
would be impracticable. The final details of the specific dates, 
vessels names, and safety zone distances concerning the safety zones 
were not finalized within a sufficient time to allow for notice and a 
subsequent 30-day comment period before work, inspection, surveying and 
the replacement and the removal of multiple cables. Delaying this rule 
to allow for a notice and comment period would be impracticable because 
it would inhibit the Coast Guard's ability to protect the public from 
the potential hazards associated with aforementioned operation 
commencing on June 1, 2021.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. For the same reasons discussed in 
the preceding paragraph, delaying the effective date of this rule would 
be impracticable because immediate action is needed to respond to the 
potential safety hazards

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associated with the work, inspections, and surveying of underwater 
infrastructure.

IV. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 
70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port Sault Sainte 
Marie (COTP) has determined that potential hazards created by the work, 
inspection, diving, and surveying of underwater infrastructure in the 
Straits of Mackinac starting June 1, 2021 will be a safety concern for 
anyone within a 500-yard radius of the tugs and barge. This rule is 
needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the 
navigable waters within the safety zone while the operation is 
conducted.

V. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a safety zone from June 1, 2021 to October 
15, 2021. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters within 500 
yards of the tugs and barge being used to work, inspect, dive, and 
survey pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The duration of the zone 
is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment 
in these navigable waters while the operation is conducted. No vessel 
or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining 
permission from the COTP or a designated representative.

VI. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we 
discuss First Amendment rights of protestors.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits. This rule has not been designated a ``significant 
regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this 
rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB).
    This regulatory action determination is based on the size and 
location of the safety zone. Vessel traffic will be able to safely 
transit around this safety zone which would impact a small designated 
area of the Straits of Mackinac. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue a 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF-FM marine channel 16 about the 
zone, and the rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the 
zone.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section 
V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any 
vessel owner or operator.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your 
small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have 
questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 
call or email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or 
action of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

    This rule will not call for a new collection of information under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the 
relationship between the National Government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have 
determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism 
principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 
13132.
    Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive 
Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal 
Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Directive 023-01, 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 determined that this action is one of 
a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a 
safety zone that will prohibit entry within 500 yards of tugs and 
barges used to used to work, inspect, dive, and survey pipelines in the 
Straits of Mackinac. It is categorically excluded from further review 
under paragraph L[60(a)] of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction 
Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 1. A Record of Environmental Consideration 
supporting this determination is available in the docket. For 
instructions on locating the docket, see the ADDRESSES section of this 
preamble.

G. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to call or email the

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person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to 
coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received 
without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or 
vessels.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record 
keeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

0
1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70034, 70051; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-
6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.


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2. Add Sec.  165.T09-0338 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T09-0338  Safety Zone; Tugs Kimberly Anne and Westwind and 
Barge Big Digger operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI.

    (a) Location. The following areas are safety zones: All navigable 
water within 500 yards of the Tugs Kimberly Anne and Westwind and Barge 
Big Digger while conducting work, inspection, diving, and surveying of 
pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section, designated representative 
means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, 
petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel and a 
Federal, State, and local officer designated by or assisting the 
Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie (COTP) in the enforcement of the 
safety zone.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety 
zone described in paragraph (a) is prohibited unless authorized by the 
Captain of the Port, Sault Sainte Marie or his designated 
representative.
    (2) Before a vessel operator may enter or operate within the safety 
zones, they must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port, Sault 
Sainte Marie, or his designated representative via VHF Channel 16 or 
telephone at (906) 635-3233. Vessel operators given permission to enter 
or operate in the safety zone must comply with all orders given to them 
by the Captain of the Port, Sault Sainte Marie or his designated 
representative.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from June 1, 
2021 to October 15, 2021.

    Dated: May 20th, 2021.
A.R. Jones,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.
[FR Doc. 2021-11119 Filed 5-25-21; 8:45 am]
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