Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD, 31999-32006 [2021-12580]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / Proposed Rules line of the text header, the airport’s geographic coordinates should be updated to ‘‘lat. 38°53′38″ N, long. 119°59′44″ W’’, to match the FAA database. Class E2, E4, and E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11E, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial, and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: 33 CFR Part 165 ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area. * * * AWP CA E2 [Amended] * * South Lake Tahoe, CA Lake Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 38°53′38″ N, long. 119°59′43″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5-mile radius of the airport. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * AWP CA E4 [Removed] * * South Lake Tahoe, CA South Lake Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 38°53′38″ N, long. 119°59′43″ W) Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or more above the Surface of the Earth. * * * AWP CA E5 [Amended] * * South Lake Tahoe, CA Lake Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 38°53′38″ N, long. 119°59′43″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6-mile radius of Lake Tahoe Airport and within 1.9 miles each side of the 008° bearing from the airport extending from the 6-mile radius to 17.5 miles north of the airport. 17:00 Jun 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0327] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near the Francis Scott Key (I– 695) Bridge, Baltimore, MD. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Patapsco River from September 1, 2021, through November 17, 2021, while work crews install power transmission lines crossing over the river. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 16, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2021–0327 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 Mr. Ron Houck, Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 410–576–2674, email Ronald.L.Houck@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2021–12601 Filed 6–15–21; 8:45 am] 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 Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Coast Guard Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on June 10, 2021. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 31999 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1 32000 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / Proposed Rules jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On May 12, 2021, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) provided the Coast Guard with details concerning activities associated with the installation of two new overhead power transmission lines crossing over the Patapsco River, from the vicinity of the Hawkins Point terminal Station on the west side of the Patapsco River to a location just north of Sollers Point Terminal Station on the east side of the Patapsco River, to be conducted from September 1, 2021, through November 17, 2021. BGE′s 11-week work schedule includes both primary and alternate workdays on Mondays through Fridays, with no work scheduled on weekends. The activities for wire stringing and the installation of the associated hardware for the project requires the use of a helicopter. The new overhead line segment will be supported by new steel monopole towers at eight locations, five of which will be in the Patapsco River. These in-water towers will range in height from 126 feet to 397 feet above the Patapsco River and will support two 230kV transmission circuits. Work will be done above and across the Patapsco River, on and between the steel towers located at approximate positions 39°12′46.87″ N, 076°32′14.05″ W; 39°12′58.56″ N, 076°31′58.74″ W; 39°13′13.79″ N, 076°31′38.79″ W; 39°13′26.61″ N, 076°31′21.98″ W; and 39°13′39.43″ N, 076°31′05.18″ W (NAD 1983), and those towers and the terminal stations located on shore. The span lengths between the in-water towers will range from 373 feet to 2,200 feet. The tallest towers and the high wire tensions used to support the wires in the 2,200 foot span that crosses the Fort McHenry Channel in Baltimore Harbor will be at a height of no less than 231 feet above the water. This installation process requires the temporary closure of the navigation channel near the Francis Scott Key (I– 695) Bridge and the temporary closure of other portions of the Patapsco River nearby, including on multiple days during the stated installation period. A safety zone is proposed within the immediate vicinity of the power transmission line crossing. Hazards from the installation of overhead power transmission lines include low-hanging or falling ropes and cables, helicopter rotor downwash and noise, dangerous projectiles, and or other debris. The COTP Maryland-National Capital Region has determined that potential safety hazards associated with overhead power transmission line installation VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jun 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 work would be a concern for anyone transiting the Patapsco River. The purpose of this rule is to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waters of the Patapsco River during the installation of overhead power transmission lines crossing over the river. The Coast Guard is proposing this rulemaking under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone on a portion of the Patapsco River from September 1, 2021, through November 17, 2021, to be enforced while BGE installs overhead power transmission lines over the river. BGE reports its work crews will need to access the navigation channel and other portions of the Patapsco River near the Francis Scott Key (I–695) Bridge as outlined in the following sequence of activities for each of two circuits. The safety zone would be enforced during the times described below for each activity. A. Installation of Circuit 2345 1. Activity #1: Fly the ropes into blocks. September 1, 2021, (alternate date September 7, 2021) and September 2, 2021, (alternate date September 8, 2021). On those dates, helicopter flights will be conducted to fly-in two rope spans. A full river closure is required for both flights. The first river closure would occur from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. After this period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and prepare for the next rope pull and the river would open to vessel traffic. The second river closure would occur from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The river would close for the helicopter to complete the second pull. 2. Activity #2: Preparation to pull conductor. No activities requiring closure of navigation channel and other portions of the Patapsco River are planned from September 9, 2021 through September 12, 2021. On those dates, pull equipment will be set up at designated land-based locations. 3. Activity #3: Pull and clip in conductor and cable. September 13, 2021, (alternate date September 15, 2021), September 20, 2021, (alternate date September 22, 2021), September 24, 2021, (alternate date September 28, 2021), and September 27, 2021, (alternate date September 29, 2021). On September 13, 2021, September 20, 2021, and, September 24, 2021, equipment pulling operations will be conducted to pull the hardline across the river using the rope that were previously strung and the conductor PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 pair across the river using the hardline. A full river closure is required for each pull. The first closure would occur from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. After this period, the conductor reels will be re-set and prepared for the next pull, and the river would open to vessel traffic. The second closure would occur from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The river would close for the conductor reels to complete the second pull. On September 27, 2021, a full river closure is required for one pull. This closure would occur from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 4. Activity #4: Install dampers, spacers, and marker balls. October 5, 2021, (alternate date October 7, 2021), October 6, 2021, (alternate date October 8, 2021), October 7, 2021 (alternate date October 11, 2021), October 8, 2021, (alternate date October 12, 2021), and October 11, 2021, (alternate date October 13, 2021). On these dates, helicopter flights will be conducted each day to transport on-board helicopter lineman to install 30 conductor spacers each between Tower 1 and Tower 2, and between Tower 2 and Tower 3, 39 conductor spacers between Tower 3 and Tower 4 and 33 conductor spacers between Tower 4 and Tower 5, and 33 conductor spacers each between Tower 5 and Tower 6, and between Tower 6 and Tower 7. A partial river closure is required for all six flights on October 5, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 1 and Tower 2 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to refuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 1 and Tower 2 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 2 and Tower 3 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 2 and Tower 3 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A navigation channel closure is required for all morning flights on October 6, 2021. Navigation channel closures would occur between Tower 3 and Tower 4 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 3 and Tower 4 would open to vessel traffic. A partial river closure is required for all afternoon flights on October 6, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 4 E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / Proposed Rules and Tower 5 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 4 and Tower 5 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A partial river closure is required for all six flights on October 7, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 5 and Tower 6 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 5 and Tower 6 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 6 and Tower 7 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 6 and Tower 7 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A partial river closure is required for eight flights, and a channel closure is required for six flights, on October 8, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 1 and Tower 2 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 1 and Tower 2 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 2 and Tower 3 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 2 and Tower 3 would open to vessel traffic. Navigation channel closures would occur between Tower 3 and Tower 4 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 3 and Tower 4 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A partial river closure is required for all 12 flights on October 11, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 4 and Tower 5 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jun 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 4 and Tower 5 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 5 and Tower 6 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 5 and Tower 6 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 6 and Tower 7 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 6 and Tower 7 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. Dates of no scheduled activities requiring closure of navigation channel and other portions of the Patapsco River during the installation of Circuit 2345: September 3rd, September 4th, September 5th, September 6th, September 9th, September 10th, September 11th, September 12th, September 14th, September 16th, September 17th, September 18th, September 19th, September 21st, September 23rd, September 25th, September 26th, September 30th, October 1st, October 2nd, October 3rd, October 9th, and October 10th. On October 4, 2021, (alternate date October 6, 2021), specifically, helicopter flights will be conducted to transport personnel and equipment to the tower locations for workers to install dampers. B. Installation of Circuit 2344 1. Activity #1: Fly the ropes into blocks. October 12, 2021, (alternate date October 14, 2021) and October 13, 2021, (alternate date October 15, 2021). On those dates, helicopter flights will be conducted to fly-in two rope spans. A full river closure is required for both flights. The first river closure would occur from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. After this period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and prepare for the next rope pull and the river would open to vessel traffic. The second river closure would occur from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The river would close for the helicopter to complete the second pull. 2. Activity #2: Preparation to pull conductor. No activities requiring closure of navigation channel and other portions of the Patapsco River are planned from October 14, 2021, through October 17, 2021. On those dates, pull PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 32001 equipment will be set up at designated land-based locations. 3. Activity #3: Pull and clip in conductor and cable. October 18, 2021, (alternate date October 20, 2021), October 25, 2021, (alternate date October 27, 2021), November 1, 2021, (alternate date November 3, 2021), and November 3, 2021, (alternate date November 5, 2021). On those dates, four separate equipment pulling operations will be conducted to pull the hardline across the river using the rope that were previously strung and the conductor pair across the river using the hardline. A full river closure is required for each pull. The first closure would occur from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. After this period, the conductor reels will be re-set and prepared for the next pull, and the river would open to vessel traffic. The second closure would occur from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The river would close for the conductor reels to complete the second pull. 4. Activity #4: Install dampers, spacers, and marker balls. November 9, 2021, (alternate date November 11, 2021), November 10, 2021, (alternate date November 12, 2021), November 11, 2021, (alternate date November 15, 2021), November 12, 2021, (alternate date November 16, 2021), and November 15, 2021, (alternate date November 17, 2021). On these dates, helicopter flights will be conducted each day to transport on-board helicopter lineman to install 30 conductor spacers each between Tower 1 and Tower 2, and between Tower 2 and Tower 3, 39 conductor spacers between Tower 3 and Tower 4 and 33 conductor spacers between Tower 4 and Tower 5, and 33 conductor spacers each between Tower 5 and Tower 6, and between Tower 6 and Tower 7. A partial river closure is required for all six flights on November 9, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 1 and Tower 2 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 1 and Tower 2 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 2 and Tower 3 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 2 and Tower 3 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A navigation channel closure is required for all morning flights on November 10, 2021. Navigation channel closures would occur between Tower 3 E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 32002 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / Proposed Rules and Tower 4 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 3 and Tower 4 would open to vessel traffic. A partial river closure is required for all afternoon flights on November 10, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 4 and Tower 5 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 4 and Tower 5 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A partial river closure is required for all six flights on November 11, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 5 and Tower 6 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 5 and Tower 6 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 6 and Tower 7 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 6 and Tower 7 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A partial river closure is required for eight flights, and a channel closure is required for six flights, on November 12, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 1 and Tower 2 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 1 and Tower 2 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 2 and Tower 3 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 2 and Tower 3 would open to vessel traffic. Navigation channel closures would occur between Tower 3 and Tower 4 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jun 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 3 and Tower 4 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A partial river closure is required for all 12 flights on November 15, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 4 and Tower 5 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 4 and Tower 5 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 5 and Tower 6 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 5 and Tower 6 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 6 and Tower 7 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 6 and Tower 7 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. Dates of no scheduled activities requiring closure of navigation channel and other portions of the Patapsco River during the installation of Circuit 2344: October 16th, October 17th, October 19th, October 21st, October 22nd, October 23rd, October 24th, October 26th, October 28th, October 29th, October 30th, October 31st, November 2nd, November 4th, November 6th, November 7th, November 13th, and November 14th. On November 8, 2021 (alternate date November 10, 2021), specifically, helicopter flights will be conducted to transport personnel and equipment to the tower locations for workers to install dampers. Due to the nature of the work and the hazards it presents to the workers and the public, the COTP has identified the need to close the Patapsco River near the Francis Scott Key (I–695) Bridge while this work is ongoing. On days the safety zone would be enforced, the affected area of the river would be closed during the dates and times scheduled. These dates and times may change due to weather, or for any reason that the primary dates and times could not be used. Alternative dates have been provided in the event the primary dates can not be used. Exact dates and times would be announced by broadcast notice to mariners, between one and five PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 days in advance of the scheduled date, to alert mariners of the change. This safety zone would cover all navigable waters of the Patapsco River, encompassed by a line connecting the following points beginning at the shoreline at Thoms Cove at position latitude 39°12′36″ N, longitude 076°32′50″ W, thence east and south along the shoreline to Hawkins Point at latitude 39°12′40″ N, longitude 076°31′58″ W, thence northeast across the Patapsco River to Coffin Point at latitude 39°13′55″ N, longitude 076°30′18″ W, thence west and north along the shoreline to Sollers Point at latitude 39°14′01″ N, longitude 076°30′59″ W, thence west across the Patapsco River to and terminating at the point of origin, located at Baltimore, MD. The safety zone is approximately 4,000 yards in length and 900 yards in width. This proposed rule provides additional information about areas within the safety zone and their definitions. These areas include ‘‘Area 1,’’ ‘‘Area 2,’’ ‘‘Area 3,’’ ‘‘Area 4,’’ ‘‘Area 5,’’ and ‘‘Area 6.’’ A diagram of the tower locations is provided in the docket folder. For instructions on locating the docket, see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble. The duration of the rule and enforcement of the zone is intended to ensure the safety of personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in these navigable waters while the activities associated with the installation of two new overhead power transmission lines crossing over the Patapsco River are being conducted. The COTP would notify the public that the safety zone will be enforced by all appropriate means to the affected segments of the public, as practicable, in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7(a). Such means of notification may also include, but are not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Vessels or persons violating this rule are subject to the penalties set forth in 46 U.S.C. 70036 (previously codified in 33 U.S.C. 1232) and 46 U.S.C. 70052 (previously codified in 50 U.S.C. 192). Except for craft and equipment operated by BGE, or its subcontractors, no vessel or person would be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / Proposed Rules based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 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 ‘‘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, duration, day-ofweek, and time of year of the proposed safety zone, which would impact a small designated area of the Patapsco River during certain weekdays (Mondays through Fridays, including holidays). Vessels or persons would not be allowed to enter or transit a portion of the Patapsco River for a total 97 enforcement-hours, over an 11-week period from September 1, 2021, through November 17, 2021, during active overhead power transmission line installation activities as described in the text above. The closures are scheduled to impose the least amount of impact on vessel operations in Baltimore Harbor. Due to the nature of the work and the hazards it presents to the workers and the public, the COTP has identified the need to close the Patapsco River in the vicinity of the overhead power line crossing while this work is ongoing. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue Local Notices to Mariners and a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF– FM marine channel 16 about the zone. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jun 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 32003 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 a safety zone lasting 97 total enforcement hours that would prohibit entry within portions of the Patapsco River. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01–001–01, Rev. 1. A preliminary 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1 32004 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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). Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, and 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. If you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard is proposing to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 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. 2. Add § 165.T05–0327 to read as follows: ■ jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS § 165.T05–0327 Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of the Patapsco River, encompassed by a line connecting the following points beginning at the shoreline at Thoms Cove at position latitude 39°12′36″ N, longitude 076°32′50″ W, thence east and south along the shoreline to Hawkins Point at latitude 39°12′40″ N, longitude 076°31′58″ W, thence northeast across VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jun 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 the Patapsco River to Coffin Point at latitude 39°13′55″ N, longitude 076°30′18″ W, thence west and north along the shoreline to Sollers Point at latitude 39°14′01″ N, longitude 076°30′59″ W, thence west across the Patapsco River to and terminating at the point of origin, located at Baltimore, MD. The following areas are within the safety zone: (1) Area 1. All navigable waters within the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 1 at latitude 39°12′35.73″ N, longitude 076°32′30.00″ W, and Tower 2 at latitude 39°12′46.87″ N, longitude 076°32′14.05″ W. (2) Area 2. All navigable waters within the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 2 at latitude 39°12′46.87″ N, longitude 076°32′14.05″ W, and Tower 3 at latitude 39°12′58.56″ N, longitude 076°31′58.74″ W. (3) Area 3. All navigable waters within the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 3 at latitude 39°12′58.56″ N, longitude 076°31′58.74″ W, and Tower 4 at latitude 39°13′13.79″ N, longitude 076°31′38.79″ W. (4) Area 4. All navigable waters within the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 4 at latitude 39°13′13.79″ N, longitude 076°31′38.79″ W, and Tower 5 at latitude 39°13′26.61″ N, longitude 076°31′21.98″ W. (5) Area 5. All navigable waters within the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 5 at latitude 39°13′26.61″ N, longitude 076°31′21.98″ W, and Tower 6 at latitude 39°13′39.43″ N, longitude 076°31′05.18″ W. (6) Area 6. All navigable waters within the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 6 at latitude 39°13′39.43″ N, longitude 076°31′05.18″ W, and Tower 7 at latitude 39°13′52.14″ N, longitude 076°30′48.69″ W. (7) These coordinates are based on datum NAD 83. (b) Definitions. As used in this section— Captain of the Port (COTP) means the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. 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 MarylandNational Capital Region (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Tower means a Baltimore Gas and Electric Company steel monopole structure used to support overhead high voltage transmission lines, located between the vicinity of the Hawkins Point Terminal Station on the west side of the Patapsco River and a location just north of Sollers Point Terminal Station on the east side of the Patapsco River. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in subpart C of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or the COTP’s representative by telephone at 410–576– 2693 or on Marine Band Radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (d) Enforcement officials. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the safety zone by Federal, State, and local agencies. (e) Enforcement periods. (1) Paragraphs (a)(1) through (6) of this section will be enforced: (i) From 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 1, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on September 1, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 7, 2021; (ii) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 2, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on September 2, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 8, 2021; (iii) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 13, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on September 13, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 15, 2021; (iv) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 20, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on September 20, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 22, 2021; (v) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 24, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on September 24, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 28, 2021; (vi) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on September 27, 2021. If necessary due to E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / Proposed Rules inclement weather or other reason on September 27, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on September 29, 2021; (vii) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 12, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 12, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 14, 2021; (viii) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 13, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 13, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 15, 2021; (ix) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 18, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 18, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 20, 2021; (x) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 25, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 25, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 27, 2021; (xi) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on November 1, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 1, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on November 3, 2021; and (xii) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on November 3, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 3, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on November 5, 2021. (2) Paragraph (a)(1) of this section will be enforced: (i) From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 5, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 5, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 7, 2021; (ii) from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on October 8, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 8, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on October 12, 2021; (iii) from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on November 9, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 9, 2021, it will be enforced VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jun 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on November 11, 2021; and (iv) from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on November 12, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 12, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on November 16, 2021. (3) Paragraph (a)(2) of this section will be enforced: (i) From 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 5, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 5, 2021, it will be enforced from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 7, 2021; (ii) from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 8, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 8, 2021, it will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 12, 2021; (iii) from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 9, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 9, 2021, it will be enforced from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11, 2021; and (iv) from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 12, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 12, 2021, it will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 16, 2021. (4) Paragraph (a)(3) of this section will be enforced: (i) From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on October 6, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 6, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on October 8, 2021; (ii) from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 32005 7:30 p.m. on October 8, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 8, 2021, it will be enforced from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 12, 2021; (iii) from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on November 10, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 10, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on November 12, 2021; and (iv) from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 12, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 12, 2021, it will be enforced from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 16, 2021. (5) Paragraph (a)(4) of this section will be enforced: (i) From 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 6, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 5, 2021, it will be enforced from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 8, 2021; (ii) from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on October 11, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 11, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on October 13, 2021; (iii) from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 10, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 10, 2021, it will be enforced from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 12, 2021; and (iv) from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on November 15, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 15, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 32006 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / Proposed Rules from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on November 17, 2021. (4) Paragraph (a)(5) of this section will be enforced: (i) From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 7, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 7, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 11, 2021; (ii) from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 11, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 11, 2021, it will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 13, 2021; (iii) from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on November 11, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 11, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on November 15, 2021; and (iv) from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 15, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 15, 2021, it will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 17, 2021. (4) Paragraph (a)(6) of this section will be enforced: (i) From 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 7, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 7, 2021, it will be enforced from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 11, 2021; (ii) from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 11, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 11, 2021, it will be enforced from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 13, 2021; (iii) from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 11, 2021, it will be enforced from 12 p.m. (noon) to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jun 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 15, 2021; and (iv) from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 15, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 15, 2021, it will be enforced from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 17, 2021. Dated: June 10, 2021. David E. O’Connell, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region. [FR Doc. 2021–12580 Filed 6–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2021–0052; FRL–10023– 82–Region 3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Emissions Statement Requirement for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland. This revision fulfills Maryland’s emissions statement requirement for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 16, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R03– OAR–2021–0052 at https:// www.regulations.gov, or via email to talley.david@epa.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 16, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 31999-32006]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-12580]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2021-0327]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety 
zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary 
to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near the 
Francis Scott Key (I-695) Bridge, Baltimore, MD. This temporary safety 
zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Patapsco River from 
September 1, 2021, through November 17, 2021, while work crews install 
power transmission lines crossing over the river. This proposed 
rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety 
zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National 
Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments 
on this proposed rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before July 16, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2021-0327 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

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

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II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    On May 12, 2021, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) provided 
the Coast Guard with details concerning activities associated with the 
installation of two new overhead power transmission lines crossing over 
the Patapsco River, from the vicinity of the Hawkins Point terminal 
Station on the west side of the Patapsco River to a location just north 
of Sollers Point Terminal Station on the east side of the Patapsco 
River, to be conducted from September 1, 2021, through November 17, 
2021. BGE's 11-week work schedule includes both primary and alternate 
workdays on Mondays through Fridays, with no work scheduled on 
weekends. The activities for wire stringing and the installation of the 
associated hardware for the project requires the use of a helicopter. 
The new overhead line segment will be supported by new steel monopole 
towers at eight locations, five of which will be in the Patapsco River. 
These in-water towers will range in height from 126 feet to 397 feet 
above the Patapsco River and will support two 230kV transmission 
circuits. Work will be done above and across the Patapsco River, on and 
between the steel towers located at approximate positions 
39[deg]12'46.87'' N, 076[deg]32'14.05'' W; 39[deg]12'58.56'' N, 
076[deg]31'58.74'' W; 39[deg]13'13.79'' N, 076[deg]31'38.79'' W; 
39[deg]13'26.61'' N, 076[deg]31'21.98'' W; and 39[deg]13'39.43'' N, 
076[deg]31'05.18'' W (NAD 1983), and those towers and the terminal 
stations located on shore. The span lengths between the in-water towers 
will range from 373 feet to 2,200 feet. The tallest towers and the high 
wire tensions used to support the wires in the 2,200 foot span that 
crosses the Fort McHenry Channel in Baltimore Harbor will be at a 
height of no less than 231 feet above the water. This installation 
process requires the temporary closure of the navigation channel near 
the Francis Scott Key (I-695) Bridge and the temporary closure of other 
portions of the Patapsco River nearby, including on multiple days 
during the stated installation period. A safety zone is proposed within 
the immediate vicinity of the power transmission line crossing. Hazards 
from the installation of overhead power transmission lines include low-
hanging or falling ropes and cables, helicopter rotor downwash and 
noise, dangerous projectiles, and or other debris. The COTP Maryland-
National Capital Region has determined that potential safety hazards 
associated with overhead power transmission line installation work 
would be a concern for anyone transiting the Patapsco River.
    The purpose of this rule is to protect persons, vessels, and the 
marine environment on the navigable waters of the Patapsco River during 
the installation of overhead power transmission lines crossing over the 
river. The Coast Guard is proposing this rulemaking under authority in 
46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231).

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The COTP is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone on a 
portion of the Patapsco River from September 1, 2021, through November 
17, 2021, to be enforced while BGE installs overhead power transmission 
lines over the river. BGE reports its work crews will need to access 
the navigation channel and other portions of the Patapsco River near 
the Francis Scott Key (I-695) Bridge as outlined in the following 
sequence of activities for each of two circuits. The safety zone would 
be enforced during the times described below for each activity.

A. Installation of Circuit 2345

    1. Activity #1: Fly the ropes into blocks. September 1, 2021, 
(alternate date September 7, 2021) and September 2, 2021, (alternate 
date September 8, 2021). On those dates, helicopter flights will be 
conducted to fly-in two rope spans. A full river closure is required 
for both flights. The first river closure would occur from 9 a.m. to 
10:30 a.m. After this period, the helicopter will fly back to the 
staging area to re-fuel and prepare for the next rope pull and the 
river would open to vessel traffic. The second river closure would 
occur from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The river would close for the helicopter 
to complete the second pull.
    2. Activity #2: Preparation to pull conductor. No activities 
requiring closure of navigation channel and other portions of the 
Patapsco River are planned from September 9, 2021 through September 12, 
2021. On those dates, pull equipment will be set up at designated land-
based locations.
    3. Activity #3: Pull and clip in conductor and cable. September 13, 
2021, (alternate date September 15, 2021), September 20, 2021, 
(alternate date September 22, 2021), September 24, 2021, (alternate 
date September 28, 2021), and September 27, 2021, (alternate date 
September 29, 2021). On September 13, 2021, September 20, 2021, and, 
September 24, 2021, equipment pulling operations will be conducted to 
pull the hardline across the river using the rope that were previously 
strung and the conductor pair across the river using the hardline. A 
full river closure is required for each pull. The first closure would 
occur from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. After this period, the conductor reels 
will be re-set and prepared for the next pull, and the river would open 
to vessel traffic. The second closure would occur from 1 p.m. to 2:30 
p.m. The river would close for the conductor reels to complete the 
second pull. On September 27, 2021, a full river closure is required 
for one pull. This closure would occur from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    4. Activity #4: Install dampers, spacers, and marker balls. October 
5, 2021, (alternate date October 7, 2021), October 6, 2021, (alternate 
date October 8, 2021), October 7, 2021 (alternate date October 11, 
2021), October 8, 2021, (alternate date October 12, 2021), and October 
11, 2021, (alternate date October 13, 2021). On these dates, helicopter 
flights will be conducted each day to transport on-board helicopter 
lineman to install 30 conductor spacers each between Tower 1 and Tower 
2, and between Tower 2 and Tower 3, 39 conductor spacers between Tower 
3 and Tower 4 and 33 conductor spacers between Tower 4 and Tower 5, and 
33 conductor spacers each between Tower 5 and Tower 6, and between 
Tower 6 and Tower 7. A partial river closure is required for all six 
flights on October 5, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between 
Tower 1 and Tower 2 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 
from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back 
to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the 
river between Tower 1 and Tower 2 would open to vessel traffic. Partial 
river closures would occur between Tower 2 and Tower 3 from 12 p.m. 
(noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to 
re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 2 and 
Tower 3 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A 
navigation channel closure is required for all morning flights on 
October 6, 2021. Navigation channel closures would occur between Tower 
3 and Tower 4 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After each period, 
the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up 
more materials, and the river between Tower 3 and Tower 4 would open to 
vessel traffic. A partial river closure is required for all afternoon 
flights on October 6, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between 
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and Tower 5 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back 
to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the 
river between Tower 4 and Tower 5 would open to vessel traffic for the 
remainder of the day. A partial river closure is required for all six 
flights on October 7, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between 
Tower 5 and Tower 6 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 
from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back 
to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the 
river between Tower 5 and Tower 6 would open to vessel traffic. Partial 
river closures would occur between Tower 6 and Tower 7 from 12 p.m. 
(noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to 
re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 6 and 
Tower 7 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A 
partial river closure is required for eight flights, and a channel 
closure is required for six flights, on October 8, 2021. Partial river 
closures would occur between Tower 1 and Tower 2 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 
a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 
a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to 
the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river 
between Tower 1 and Tower 2 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river 
closures would occur between Tower 2 and Tower 3 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 
a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., 
and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly 
back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the 
river between Tower 2 and Tower 3 would open to vessel traffic. 
Navigation channel closures would occur between Tower 3 and Tower 4 
from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 
p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and from 7 
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to 
the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river 
between Tower 3 and Tower 4 would open to vessel traffic for the 
remainder of the day. A partial river closure is required for all 12 
flights on October 11, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between 
Tower 4 and Tower 5 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., 
from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After each 
period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and 
pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 4 and Tower 5 would 
open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between 
Tower 5 and Tower 6 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 
a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to 
re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 5 and 
Tower 6 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would 
occur between Tower 6 and Tower 7 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. 
to 3:30 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 5:30 
p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging 
area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 
6 and Tower 7 would open to vessel traffic for the remainder of the 
day.
    Dates of no scheduled activities requiring closure of navigation 
channel and other portions of the Patapsco River during the 
installation of Circuit 2345: September 3rd, September 4th, September 
5th, September 6th, September 9th, September 10th, September 11th, 
September 12th, September 14th, September 16th, September 17th, 
September 18th, September 19th, September 21st, September 23rd, 
September 25th, September 26th, September 30th, October 1st, October 
2nd, October 3rd, October 9th, and October 10th. On October 4, 2021, 
(alternate date October 6, 2021), specifically, helicopter flights will 
be conducted to transport personnel and equipment to the tower 
locations for workers to install dampers.

B. Installation of Circuit 2344

    1. Activity #1: Fly the ropes into blocks. October 12, 2021, 
(alternate date October 14, 2021) and October 13, 2021, (alternate date 
October 15, 2021). On those dates, helicopter flights will be conducted 
to fly-in two rope spans. A full river closure is required for both 
flights. The first river closure would occur from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
After this period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to 
re-fuel and prepare for the next rope pull and the river would open to 
vessel traffic. The second river closure would occur from 1 p.m. to 
2:30 p.m. The river would close for the helicopter to complete the 
second pull.
    2. Activity #2: Preparation to pull conductor. No activities 
requiring closure of navigation channel and other portions of the 
Patapsco River are planned from October 14, 2021, through October 17, 
2021. On those dates, pull equipment will be set up at designated land-
based locations.
    3. Activity #3: Pull and clip in conductor and cable. October 18, 
2021, (alternate date October 20, 2021), October 25, 2021, (alternate 
date October 27, 2021), November 1, 2021, (alternate date November 3, 
2021), and November 3, 2021, (alternate date November 5, 2021). On 
those dates, four separate equipment pulling operations will be 
conducted to pull the hardline across the river using the rope that 
were previously strung and the conductor pair across the river using 
the hardline. A full river closure is required for each pull. The first 
closure would occur from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. After this period, the 
conductor reels will be re-set and prepared for the next pull, and the 
river would open to vessel traffic. The second closure would occur from 
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The river would close for the conductor reels to 
complete the second pull.
    4. Activity #4: Install dampers, spacers, and marker balls. 
November 9, 2021, (alternate date November 11, 2021), November 10, 
2021, (alternate date November 12, 2021), November 11, 2021, (alternate 
date November 15, 2021), November 12, 2021, (alternate date November 
16, 2021), and November 15, 2021, (alternate date November 17, 2021). 
On these dates, helicopter flights will be conducted each day to 
transport on-board helicopter lineman to install 30 conductor spacers 
each between Tower 1 and Tower 2, and between Tower 2 and Tower 3, 39 
conductor spacers between Tower 3 and Tower 4 and 33 conductor spacers 
between Tower 4 and Tower 5, and 33 conductor spacers each between 
Tower 5 and Tower 6, and between Tower 6 and Tower 7. A partial river 
closure is required for all six flights on November 9, 2021. Partial 
river closures would occur between Tower 1 and Tower 2 from 6 a.m. to 7 
a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. After each 
period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and 
pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 1 and Tower 2 would 
open to vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between 
Tower 2 and Tower 3 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 
p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will 
fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and 
the river between Tower 2 and Tower 3 would open to vessel traffic for 
the remainder of the day. A navigation channel closure is required for 
all morning flights on November 10, 2021. Navigation channel closures 
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and Tower 4 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 9 
a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After each period, 
the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up 
more materials, and the river between Tower 3 and Tower 4 would open to 
vessel traffic. A partial river closure is required for all afternoon 
flights on November 10, 2021. Partial river closures would occur 
between Tower 4 and Tower 5 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. 
to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each period, the helicopter 
will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more 
materials, and the river between Tower 4 and Tower 5 would open to 
vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A partial river closure is 
required for all six flights on November 11, 2021. Partial river 
closures would occur between Tower 5 and Tower 6 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., 
from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. After each period, 
the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up 
more materials, and the river between Tower 5 and Tower 6 would open to 
vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 6 and 
Tower 7 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to the 
staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river 
between Tower 6 and Tower 7 would open to vessel traffic for the 
remainder of the day. A partial river closure is required for eight 
flights, and a channel closure is required for six flights, on November 
12, 2021. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 1 and Tower 
2 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 
8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After each period, the 
helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up 
more materials, and the river between Tower 1 and Tower 2 would open to 
vessel traffic. Partial river closures would occur between Tower 2 and 
Tower 3 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 
p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. After each 
period, the helicopter will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and 
pick up more materials, and the river between Tower 2 and Tower 3 would 
open to vessel traffic. Navigation channel closures would occur between 
Tower 3 and Tower 4 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 
from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 
p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter 
will fly back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more 
materials, and the river between Tower 3 and Tower 4 would open to 
vessel traffic for the remainder of the day. A partial river closure is 
required for all 12 flights on November 15, 2021. Partial river 
closures would occur between Tower 4 and Tower 5 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 
a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 
a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly back to 
the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the river 
between Tower 4 and Tower 5 would open to vessel traffic. Partial river 
closures would occur between Tower 5 and Tower 6 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 
a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., 
and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly 
back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the 
river between Tower 5 and Tower 6 would open to vessel traffic. Partial 
river closures would occur between Tower 6 and Tower 7 from 2 p.m. to 
2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 
from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. After each period, the helicopter will fly 
back to the staging area to re-fuel and pick up more materials, and the 
river between Tower 6 and Tower 7 would open to vessel traffic for the 
remainder of the day.
    Dates of no scheduled activities requiring closure of navigation 
channel and other portions of the Patapsco River during the 
installation of Circuit 2344: October 16th, October 17th, October 19th, 
October 21st, October 22nd, October 23rd, October 24th, October 26th, 
October 28th, October 29th, October 30th, October 31st, November 2nd, 
November 4th, November 6th, November 7th, November 13th, and November 
14th. On November 8, 2021 (alternate date November 10, 2021), 
specifically, helicopter flights will be conducted to transport 
personnel and equipment to the tower locations for workers to install 
dampers.
    Due to the nature of the work and the hazards it presents to the 
workers and the public, the COTP has identified the need to close the 
Patapsco River near the Francis Scott Key (I-695) Bridge while this 
work is ongoing. On days the safety zone would be enforced, the 
affected area of the river would be closed during the dates and times 
scheduled. These dates and times may change due to weather, or for any 
reason that the primary dates and times could not be used. Alternative 
dates have been provided in the event the primary dates can not be 
used. Exact dates and times would be announced by broadcast notice to 
mariners, between one and five days in advance of the scheduled date, 
to alert mariners of the change. This safety zone would cover all 
navigable waters of the Patapsco River, encompassed by a line 
connecting the following points beginning at the shoreline at Thoms 
Cove at position latitude 39[deg]12'36'' N, longitude 076[deg]32'50'' 
W, thence east and south along the shoreline to Hawkins Point at 
latitude 39[deg]12'40'' N, longitude 076[deg]31'58'' W, thence 
northeast across the Patapsco River to Coffin Point at latitude 
39[deg]13'55'' N, longitude 076[deg]30'18'' W, thence west and north 
along the shoreline to Sollers Point at latitude 39[deg]14'01'' N, 
longitude 076[deg]30'59'' W, thence west across the Patapsco River to 
and terminating at the point of origin, located at Baltimore, MD. The 
safety zone is approximately 4,000 yards in length and 900 yards in 
width.
    This proposed rule provides additional information about areas 
within the safety zone and their definitions. These areas include 
``Area 1,'' ``Area 2,'' ``Area 3,'' ``Area 4,'' ``Area 5,'' and ``Area 
6.'' A diagram of the tower locations is provided in the docket folder. 
For instructions on locating the docket, see the ADDRESSES section of 
this preamble.
    The duration of the rule and enforcement of the zone is intended to 
ensure the safety of personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in 
these navigable waters while the activities associated with the 
installation of two new overhead power transmission lines crossing over 
the Patapsco River are being conducted. The COTP would notify the 
public that the safety zone will be enforced by all appropriate means 
to the affected segments of the public, as practicable, in accordance 
with 33 CFR 165.7(a). Such means of notification may also include, but 
are not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Vessels or persons 
violating this rule are subject to the penalties set forth in 46 U.S.C. 
70036 (previously codified in 33 U.S.C. 1232) and 46 U.S.C. 70052 
(previously codified in 50 U.S.C. 192).
    Except for craft and equipment operated by BGE, or its 
subcontractors, no vessel or person would be permitted to enter the 
safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated 
representative. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end 
of this document.

IV. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes 
and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our 
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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 ``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, 
duration, day-of-week, and time of year of the proposed safety zone, 
which would impact a small designated area of the Patapsco River during 
certain weekdays (Mondays through Fridays, including holidays). Vessels 
or persons would not be allowed to enter or transit a portion of the 
Patapsco River for a total 97 enforcement-hours, over an 11-week period 
from September 1, 2021, through November 17, 2021, during active 
overhead power transmission line installation activities as described 
in the text above. The closures are scheduled to impose the least 
amount of impact on vessel operations in Baltimore Harbor. Due to the 
nature of the work and the hazards it presents to the workers and the 
public, the COTP has identified the need to close the Patapsco River in 
the vicinity of the overhead power line crossing while this work is 
ongoing. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue Local Notices to Mariners 
and a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF-FM marine channel 16 about 
the zone.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this 
proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section 
IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a significant economic 
impact on any vessel owner or operator.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect 
your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you 
have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, 
please 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 a safety 
zone lasting 97 total enforcement hours that would prohibit entry 
within portions of the Patapsco River. Normally such actions are 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) of 
Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 1. A 
preliminary 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. 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

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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).
    Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, 
and 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. If you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, 
you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is 
published.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard is 
proposing to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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.

0
2. Add Sec.  165.T05-0327 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T05-0327  Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable 
waters of the Patapsco River, encompassed by a line connecting the 
following points beginning at the shoreline at Thoms Cove at position 
latitude 39[deg]12'36'' N, longitude 076[deg]32'50'' W, thence east and 
south along the shoreline to Hawkins Point at latitude 39[deg]12'40'' 
N, longitude 076[deg]31'58'' W, thence northeast across the Patapsco 
River to Coffin Point at latitude 39[deg]13'55'' N, longitude 
076[deg]30'18'' W, thence west and north along the shoreline to Sollers 
Point at latitude 39[deg]14'01'' N, longitude 076[deg]30'59'' W, thence 
west across the Patapsco River to and terminating at the point of 
origin, located at Baltimore, MD. The following areas are within the 
safety zone:
    (1) Area 1. All navigable waters within the safety zone described 
in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 1 at latitude 
39[deg]12'35.73'' N, longitude 076[deg]32'30.00'' W, and Tower 2 at 
latitude 39[deg]12'46.87'' N, longitude 076[deg]32'14.05'' W.
    (2) Area 2. All navigable waters within the safety zone described 
in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 2 at latitude 
39[deg]12'46.87'' N, longitude 076[deg]32'14.05'' W, and Tower 3 at 
latitude 39[deg]12'58.56'' N, longitude 076[deg]31'58.74'' W.
    (3) Area 3. All navigable waters within the safety zone described 
in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 3 at latitude 
39[deg]12'58.56'' N, longitude 076[deg]31'58.74'' W, and Tower 4 at 
latitude 39[deg]13'13.79'' N, longitude 076[deg]31'38.79'' W.
    (4) Area 4. All navigable waters within the safety zone described 
in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 4 at latitude 
39[deg]13'13.79'' N, longitude 076[deg]31'38.79'' W, and Tower 5 at 
latitude 39[deg]13'26.61'' N, longitude 076[deg]31'21.98'' W.
    (5) Area 5. All navigable waters within the safety zone described 
in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 5 at latitude 
39[deg]13'26.61'' N, longitude 076[deg]31'21.98'' W, and Tower 6 at 
latitude 39[deg]13'39.43'' N, longitude 076[deg]31'05.18'' W.
    (6) Area 6. All navigable waters within the safety zone described 
in paragraph (a) of this section, located between Tower 6 at latitude 
39[deg]13'39.43'' N, longitude 076[deg]31'05.18'' W, and Tower 7 at 
latitude 39[deg]13'52.14'' N, longitude 076[deg]30'48.69'' W.
    (7) These coordinates are based on datum NAD 83.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section--
    Captain of the Port (COTP) means the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard 
Sector Maryland-National Capital Region.
    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 Maryland-National 
Capital Region (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone.
    Tower means a Baltimore Gas and Electric Company steel monopole 
structure used to support overhead high voltage transmission lines, 
located between the vicinity of the Hawkins Point Terminal Station on 
the west side of the Patapsco River and a location just north of 
Sollers Point Terminal Station on the east side of the Patapsco River.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in 
subpart C of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in 
paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the 
COTP's designated representative.
    (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or the COTP's 
representative by telephone at 410-576-2693 or on Marine Band Radio 
VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Those in the safety zone must comply 
with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the 
COTP's designated representative.
    (d) Enforcement officials. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in 
the patrol and enforcement of the safety zone by Federal, State, and 
local agencies.
    (e) Enforcement periods. (1) Paragraphs (a)(1) through (6) of this 
section will be enforced:
    (i) From 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 
September 1, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other 
reason on September 1, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 
a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 7, 2021;
    (ii) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 
September 2, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other 
reason on September 2, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 
a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 8, 2021;
    (iii) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 
September 13, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other 
reason on September 13, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 
a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 15, 2021;
    (iv) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 
September 20, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other 
reason on September 20, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 
a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 22, 2021;
    (v) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 
September 24, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other 
reason on September 24, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 
a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 28, 2021;
    (vi) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on September 27, 2021. If necessary 
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inclement weather or other reason on September 27, 2021, it will be 
enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on September 29, 2021;
    (vii) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 
October 12, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason 
on October 12, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 
from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 14, 2021;
    (viii) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 
October 13, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason 
on October 13, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 
from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 15, 2021;
    (ix) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 
October 18, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason 
on October 18, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 
from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 20, 2021;
    (x) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 
October 25, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason 
on October 25, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 
from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 27, 2021;
    (xi) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 
November 1, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason 
on November 1, 2021, it will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 
from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on November 3, 2021; and
    (xii) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on November 3, 2021. If necessary 
due to inclement weather or other reason on November 3, 2021, it will 
be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on November 5, 2021.
    (2) Paragraph (a)(1) of this section will be enforced:
    (i) From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. 
to 11 a.m. on October 5, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or 
other reason on October 5, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 
a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 7, 
2021;
    (ii) from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 
a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on October 8, 2021. If 
necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 8, 2021, 
it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., 
from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on October 12, 
2021;
    (iii) from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 
a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on November 9, 2021. If necessary due to inclement 
weather or other reason on November 9, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 
a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
on November 11, 2021; and
    (iv) from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 
a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on November 12, 2021. 
If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 12, 
2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 
a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on 
November 16, 2021.
    (3) Paragraph (a)(2) of this section will be enforced:
    (i) From 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 5, 2021. If necessary due to inclement 
weather or other reason on October 5, 2021, it will be enforced from 12 
p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
on October 7, 2021;
    (ii) from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 
12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 
8, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on 
October 8, 2021, it will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 
p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 12, 2021;
    (iii) from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 9, 2021. If necessary due to 
inclement weather or other reason on November 9, 2021, it will be 
enforced from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11, 2021; and
    (iv) from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 
12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 
12, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on 
November 12, 2021, it will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 
p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 16, 2021.
    (4) Paragraph (a)(3) of this section will be enforced:
    (i) From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 9 a.m. 
to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on October 6, 2021. If 
necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 6, 2021, 
it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 
from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on October 8, 
2021;
    (ii) from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 
p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 
and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 8, 2021. If necessary due to 
inclement weather or other reason on October 8, 2021, it will be 
enforced from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 
p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 
and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 12, 2021;
    (iii) from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 9 
a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on November 10, 
2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 
10, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. to 
8:30 a.m., from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on 
November 12, 2021; and
    (iv) from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 
p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 
and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 12, 2021. If necessary due to 
inclement weather or other reason on November 12, 2021, it will be 
enforced from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 
p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 
and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 16, 2021.
    (5) Paragraph (a)(4) of this section will be enforced:
    (i) From 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 6, 2021. If necessary due to inclement 
weather or other reason on October 5, 2021, it will be enforced from 12 
p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
on October 8, 2021;
    (ii) from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 
a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on October 11, 2021. If 
necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on October 11, 2021, 
it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., 
from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on October 13, 
2021;
    (iii) from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 10, 2021. If necessary due to 
inclement weather or other reason on November 10, 2021, it will be 
enforced from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 12, 2021; and
    (iv) from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 8 
a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on November 15, 2021. 
If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 15, 
2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 7 a.m. to 7:30 
a.m., from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and

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from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on November 17, 2021.
    (4) Paragraph (a)(5) of this section will be enforced:
    (i) From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. 
to 11 a.m. on October 7, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or 
other reason on October 7, 2021, it will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 7 
a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 11, 
2021;
    (ii) from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 
12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 
11, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on 
October 11, 2021, it will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 
p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 13, 2021;
    (iii) from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 
a.m. to 11 a.m. on November 11, 2021. If necessary due to inclement 
weather or other reason on November 11, 2021, it will be enforced from 
6 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on 
November 15, 2021; and
    (iv) from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 
12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 
15, 2021. If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on 
November 15, 2021, it will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 
p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 17, 2021.
    (4) Paragraph (a)(6) of this section will be enforced:
    (i) From 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 7, 2021. If necessary due to inclement 
weather or other reason on October 7, 2021, it will be enforced from 12 
p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
on October 11, 2021;
    (ii) from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 
p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 
and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 11, 2021. If necessary due to 
inclement weather or other reason on October 11, 2021, it will be 
enforced from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 
p.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 
and from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on October 13, 2021;
    (iii) from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 
from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11, 2021. If necessary due to 
inclement weather or other reason on November 11, 2021, it will be 
enforced from 12 p.m. (noon) to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 15, 2021; and
    (iv) from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., from 4 
p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 15, 2021. 
If necessary due to inclement weather or other reason on November 15, 
2021, it will be enforced from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 3:30 
p.m., from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on 
November 17, 2021.

    Dated: June 10, 2021.
David E. O'Connell,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Maryland-National 
Capital Region.
[FR Doc. 2021-12580 Filed 6-15-21; 8:45 am]
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