Safety Zone; Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, Islamorada, FL, 45648-45650 [2021-17481]

Download as PDF 45648 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 155 / Monday, August 16, 2021 / Rules and Regulations This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.929, Safety Zones; Annual events requiring safety zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone, and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this publication in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. The Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16 or (414) 747–7182. Dated: August 10, 2021. Donald P. Montoro, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0553] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, Islamorada, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on certain navigable waters near Islamorada, Florida, during the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open water swim event. A permanent safety zone exists for this event; however, for this year’s event the date has changed. This temporary safety zone is a short-term modification of the existing permanent safety zone, due to a change in the date for this year’s event. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. Persons and non-participant vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Key West or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on September 11, 2021. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0553 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 I. Table of Abbreviations COTP Captain of the Port CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History [FR Doc. 2021–17422 Filed 8–13–21; 8:45 am] ACTION: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Ensign Vera Max, Waterways Management Division Chief, Sector Key West, FL, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (305) 292–8768; e-mail SKWWaterways@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The Coast Guard did not receive necessary information from the event sponsor for this year’s event until July 10, 2021. The Coast Guard has an existing safety zone for this event in 33 CFR 165.786, Table to § 165.786, Line No. 9.1; however, the existing regulation only covers the event when it is scheduled on the third Saturday of September. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable because the event is taking place on September 11, 2021, and immediate action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with this event. general public, vessels and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone during the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open water swim event. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone on September 11, 2021, for a period of 9 hours, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The safety zone will cover all waters of the Atlantic Ocean beginning at a point Latitude 24°54.82′ N, longitude 080°38.03′ W, thence to latitude 24°54.36′ N, longitude 080°37.72′ W, thence to latitude 24°51.07′ N, longitude 080°37.14′ W, thence to latitude 24°54.36′ N, longitude 080°37.72′ W, thence to point of origin at latitude 24°54.82′ N, longitude 080°38.03′ W. The event course begins and ends at Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada, Florida, and extends through Hawks Channel, with a turnaround at Alligator Reef Lighthouse. Approximately 400 swimmers with kayak escorts and eight safety vessels are anticipated to participate in the event. The size and duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in these navigable waters during the open water swim. Persons and non-participant vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP Key West or a designated representative. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone is granted by the COTP Key West or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the COTP Key West or a designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide notice of the safety zone by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, or by onscene designated representatives. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under the authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034. The Captain of the Port Key West (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with open water swim events will be a safety concern for persons and vessels in the regulated area. This rule is needed to ensure the safety of the event participants, the A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control regulatory costs through a PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\16AUR1.SGM 16AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 155 / Monday, August 16, 2021 / Rules and Regulations lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 budgeting process. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, duration and available exceptions to the enforcement of the safety zone. The regulated area will impact small designated areas of the Atlantic Ocean between Islamorada, Florida, and the Alligator Reef Lighthouse for only 9 hours and thus is limited in time and scope. Furthermore, the rule will allow vessels to seek permission to enter the zone. Non-participant persons and vessels may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area during the enforcement periods if authorized by the COTP or a designated representative. Vessels not able to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without authorization from the COTP or a designated representative may operate in the surrounding areas during the 9 hour enforcement period. The Coast Guard will issue a Local Notice to Mariners and a Broadcast Notice to Mariners, allowing mariners to make alternative plans or seek permission to transit the zone. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 45649 $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01 and Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. The regulated area will impact small designated areas of the Atlantic Ocean between Islamorada, Florida and the Alligator Reef Lighthouse for only 9 hours and thus is limited in time and scope. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01–001–01. A Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket. For instructions on locating the docket, see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble. G. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70034; 46 U.S.C. 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.T07–0553 to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\16AUR1.SGM 16AUR1 45650 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 155 / Monday, August 16, 2021 / Rules and Regulations § 165.T07–0553 Safety Zone; Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, Islamorada, FL. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 (a) Location. The following regulated area is a safety zone: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean beginning at a point Latitude 24°54.82′ N, longitude 080°38.03′ W, thence to latitude 24°54.36′ N, longitude 080°37.72′ W, thence to latitude 24°51.07′ N, longitude 080°37.14′ W, thence to latitude 24°54.36′ N, longitude 080°37.72′ W, thence to point of origin at latitude 24°54.82′ N, longitude 080°38.03′ W. The event course begins and ends at Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada, Florida, extending through Hawks Channel with a turnaround point at Alligator Reef Lighthouse. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (b) Definition. As used in this section, the term ‘‘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 Key West (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the COTP Key West or a designated representative. (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the COTP Key West by telephone at (305) 292–8772, or a designated representative via VHF–FM radio on channel 16 to request authorization. If authorization is granted, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the COTP Key West or a designated representative. (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM channel 16, or the COTP’s designated representative. (d) Enforcement period. This rule will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on September 11, 2021. Dated: August 10, 2021. A. Chamie, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Key West. [FR Doc. 2021–17481 Filed 8–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG- 2021–0662] Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notification of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM), any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign, or other federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies on scene to assist the Coast Guard in enforcing the regulated area. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1191 for the location in Table 1 to § 165.1191, Item number 1, will be enforced from 10 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on August 13, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notification of enforcement, call or email Lieutenant Anthony Solares, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399–3585, email SFWaterways@ uscg.mil. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, Item number 1, for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display from 10 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on August 13, 2021. The safety zone will extend to all navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed by connecting all points 100 feet out from the fireworks barge during the loading, transit, and arrival of the fireworks barge from the loading location to the display location and until the start of the fireworks display. From 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on August 13, 2021, the fireworks barge will be loading pyrotechnics from Pier 50 in San Francisco, CA. The fireworks SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 barge will remain at the loading location until its transit to the display location. From 8:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on August 13, 2021 the loaded fireworks barge will transit from Pier 50 to the launch site near Pier 48 in approximate position 37°46′36″ N, 122°22′56″ W (NAD 83) where it will remain until the conclusion of the fireworks display. Upon the commencement of the 10 minute fireworks display, scheduled to begin at the conclusion of the baseball game, between approximately 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on August 13, 2021, the safety zone will increase in size and encompass all navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed by connecting all points 700 feet out from the fireworks barge near Pier 48 in approximate position 37°46′36″ N, 122°22′56″ W (NAD 83). This safety zone will be in enforced from 10 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on August 13, 2021, or as announced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.1191, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone during all applicable effective dates and times, unless authorized to do so by the PATCOM or other Official Patrol, defined as a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency on scene to assist the Coast Guard in enforcing the safety zone. During the enforcement period, if you are the operator of a vessel in one of the safety zones you must comply directions from the Patrol Commander or other Official Patrol. The PATCOM or Official Patrol may, upon request allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so. In addition to this notification of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners. If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners may be used to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. Dated: August 11, 2021. Taylor Q. Lam, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, San Francisco. [FR Doc. 2021–17521 Filed 8–11–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\16AUR1.SGM 16AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2021-0553]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, Islamorada, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on 
certain navigable waters near Islamorada, Florida, during the Swim for 
Alligator Lighthouse open water swim event. A permanent safety zone 
exists for this event; however, for this year's event the date has 
changed. This temporary safety zone is a short-term modification of the 
existing permanent safety zone, due to a change in the date for this 
year's event. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of 
event participants and spectators. Persons and non-participant vessels 
are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or 
remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of 
the Port (COTP) Key West or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on September 
11, 2021.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2021-0553 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Ensign Vera Max, Waterways Management Division Chief, 
Sector Key West, FL, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (305) 292-8768; e-mail 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

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

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior 
notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 
4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because it is impracticable and contrary to 
the public interest. The Coast Guard did not receive necessary 
information from the event sponsor for this year's event until July 10, 
2021. The Coast Guard has an existing safety zone for this event in 33 
CFR 165.786, Table to Sec.  165.786, Line No. 9.1; however, the 
existing regulation only covers the event when it is scheduled on the 
third Saturday of September.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of 
this rule would be impracticable because the event is taking place on 
September 11, 2021, and immediate action is needed to respond to the 
potential safety hazards associated with this event.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under the authority in 46 
U.S.C. 70034. The Captain of the Port Key West (COTP) has determined 
that potential hazards associated with open water swim events will be a 
safety concern for persons and vessels in the regulated area. This rule 
is needed to ensure the safety of the event participants, the general 
public, vessels and the marine environment in the navigable waters 
within the safety zone during the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open 
water swim event.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a safety zone on September 11, 2021, for a 
period of 9 hours, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The safety zone will cover 
all waters of the Atlantic Ocean beginning at a point Latitude 
24[deg]54.82' N, longitude 080[deg]38.03' W, thence to latitude 
24[deg]54.36' N, longitude 080[deg]37.72' W, thence to latitude 
24[deg]51.07' N, longitude 080[deg]37.14' W, thence to latitude 
24[deg]54.36' N, longitude 080[deg]37.72' W, thence to point of origin 
at latitude 24[deg]54.82' N, longitude 080[deg]38.03' W. The event 
course begins and ends at Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada, Florida, and 
extends through Hawks Channel, with a turnaround at Alligator Reef 
Lighthouse. Approximately 400 swimmers with kayak escorts and eight 
safety vessels are anticipated to participate in the event. The size 
and duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and 
the marine environment in these navigable waters during the open water 
swim. Persons and non-participant vessels are prohibited from entering, 
transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone 
without obtaining permission from the COTP Key West or a designated 
representative. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, 
or remain within the safety zone is granted by the COTP Key West or a 
designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the COTP Key West or 
a designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide notice of the 
safety zone by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, 
or by on-scene designated representatives.

V. Regulatory Analyses

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

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits. Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control 
regulatory costs through a

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budgeting process. This rule has not been designated a ``significant 
regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this 
rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements 
of Executive Order 13771.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the size, 
location, duration and available exceptions to the enforcement of the 
safety zone. The regulated area will impact small designated areas of 
the Atlantic Ocean between Islamorada, Florida, and the Alligator Reef 
Lighthouse for only 9 hours and thus is limited in time and scope. 
Furthermore, the rule will allow vessels to seek permission to enter 
the zone. Non-participant persons and vessels may enter, transit 
through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area during the 
enforcement periods if authorized by the COTP or a designated 
representative. Vessels not able to enter, transit through, anchor in, 
or remain within the regulated area without authorization from the COTP 
or a designated representative may operate in the surrounding areas 
during the 9 hour enforcement period. The Coast Guard will issue a 
Local Notice to Mariners and a Broadcast Notice to Mariners, allowing 
mariners to make alternative plans or seek permission to transit the 
zone.

B. Impact on Small Entities

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

C. Collection of Information

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

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

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

E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Directive 023-01 and Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), 
which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have 
determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. The regulated area will impact small designated areas of 
the Atlantic Ocean between Islamorada, Florida and the Alligator Reef 
Lighthouse for only 9 hours and thus is limited in time and scope. It 
is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) of 
Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01. A Record 
of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is 
available in the docket. For instructions on locating the docket, see 
the ADDRESSES section of this preamble.

G. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that 
your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or 
security of people, places or vessels.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

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

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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

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


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2. Add Sec.  165.T07-0553 to read as follows:

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Sec.  165.T07-0553   Safety Zone; Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, 
Islamorada, FL.

    (a) Location. The following regulated area is a safety zone: All 
waters of the Atlantic Ocean beginning at a point Latitude 
24[deg]54.82' N, longitude 080[deg]38.03' W, thence to latitude 
24[deg]54.36' N, longitude 080[deg]37.72' W, thence to latitude 
24[deg]51.07' N, longitude 080[deg]37.14' W, thence to latitude 
24[deg]54.36' N, longitude 080[deg]37.72' W, thence to point of origin 
at latitude 24[deg]54.82' N, longitude 080[deg]38.03' W. The event 
course begins and ends at Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada, Florida, 
extending through Hawks Channel with a turnaround point at Alligator 
Reef Lighthouse. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983.
    (b) Definition. As used in this section, the term ``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 Key West (COTP) in the enforcement of 
the safety zone.
    (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from 
entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the 
regulated area unless authorized by the COTP Key West or a designated 
representative.
    (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor 
in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the COTP Key West 
by telephone at (305) 292-8772, or a designated representative via VHF-
FM radio on channel 16 to request authorization. If authorization is 
granted, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must 
comply with the instructions of the COTP Key West or a designated 
representative.
    (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area by 
Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF-FM 
channel 16, or the COTP's designated representative.
    (d) Enforcement period. This rule will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. 
until 4 p.m. on September 11, 2021.

    Dated: August 10, 2021.
A. Chamie,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Key West.
[FR Doc. 2021-17481 Filed 8-13-21; 8:45 am]
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