Safety Zone; Pier 27 Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA, 54079-54081 [2021-21098]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 187 / Thursday, September 30, 2021 / Rules and Regulations of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Pier. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a), in Table 3–1 of U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Implementing Procedures. An environmental analysis and checklist supporting this determination and Record of Environmental Consideration (REC) are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this 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. 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: the Port Los Sector Angeles-Long Beach (COTP) in the enforcement of the security zone. (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, hail Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles—Long Beach on VHF–FM Channel 16 or call at (310) 521–3801. Those in the security zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (3) Upon being hailed by the COTP’s designated representative, by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel shall proceed as directed. (d) Enforcement period. The temporary safety zone will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day from September 30, 2021, to October 3, 2021. (e) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public of the enforcement date and times for this safety zone via Local Notices to Mariners. Dated: September 23, 2021. R.E. Ore, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Los Angeles—Long Beach. PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: [FR Doc. 2021–21161 Filed 9–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ■ 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. 00170.1, Revision No. 01.2. 2. Add § 165.T11–064 to read as follows: ■ LOTTER on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Jkt 253001 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625–AA00 (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor consisting of a line connecting the following coordinates: 33°38.387′ N; 117°58.847′ W, 33°37.992′ N; 117°59.204′ W, 33°39.625′ N; 118°1.806′ W, 33°40.019′ N; 118°1.449′ W. All coordinates displayed are referenced by North American Datum of 1983, World Geodetic System, 1984. (b) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, designated representative means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel and a Federal, State, and local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of 17:35 Sep 29, 2021 Coast Guard [Docket Number USCG–2021–0766] § 165.T11–064 Safety Zone; Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach, California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Safety Zone; Pier 27 Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Pier 27 in support of a fireworks display on October 1, 2021. The safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54079 San Francisco or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0766 in the search box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, in the Document Type column, select ‘‘Supporting & Related Material.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade, William Harris, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (415) 399–7443, email SFWaterways@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations 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 The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. The Coast Guard did not receive final details for this event until September 20, 2021. It is impracticable to go through the full notice and comment rule making process because the Coast Guard must establish this safety zone by October 1, 2021, and lacks sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment period and to consider those comments before issuing the rule. 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 contrary to public interest because immediate action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with E:\FR\FM\30SER1.SGM 30SER1 54080 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 187 / Thursday, September 30, 2021 / Rules and Regulations the fireworks display near Pier 27 in the San Francisco Bay on October 1, 2021. LOTTER on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the Pier 27 Fireworks Display on October 1, 2021, will be a safety concern for anyone within a 100-foot radius of the fireworks barge during loading and staging, and anyone within a 500-foot radius of the fireworks barge starting 30 minutes before the fireworks display is scheduled to commence and ending 30 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks display. For this reason, this temporary safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters around the fireworks barge and during the fireworks display. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021, during the loading, staging, and transit of the fireworks barge in San Francisco Bay near Pier 27, San Francisco, CA, and until 30 minutes after completion of the fireworks display. During the loading, staging, and transit of the fireworks barge scheduled to take place between 9:00 a.m. and 9:20 p.m. on October 1, 2021, until 30 minutes prior to the start of the fireworks display, the safety zone will encompass the navigable waters around and under the fireworks barge, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed by connection of all points 100 feet out from the fireworks barge. Loading the pyrotechnics onto the fireworks barge is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 1, 2021, at Pier 50 in San Francisco, CA. The fireworks barge will remain at Pier 50 until the start of its transit to the display location. Towing of the barge from Pier 50 to the display location is scheduled to take place from 9:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on October 1, 2021, where it will remain until the conclusion of the fireworks display. At 9:20 p.m. on October 1, 2021, 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the 10-minute fireworks display, the safety zone will increase in size and encompass the navigable waters around and under the fireworks barge, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed by all connecting points 500 feet from the circle center at approximate position 37°48′23.0″ N, 122°23′51.1″ W (NAD 83). The safety zone will terminate at 10:30 p.m. on October 1, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Sep 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 2021, or as announced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. This regulation is necessary to keep persons and vessels away from the immediate vicinity of the fireworks loading, staging, transit, and display site. Except for persons or vessels authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the restricted area. A ‘‘designated representative’’ means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel, or a Federal, State, or local officer designated by or assisting the COTP in the enforcement of the safety zone. This regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and transiting vessels. 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. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This regulatory action determination is based on the limited duration and narrowly tailored geographic area of the safety zone. Although this rule restricts access to the waters encompassed by the safety zone, the effect of this rule will not be significant because the local waterways users will be notified to ensure the safety zone will result in minimum impact. The vessels desiring to transit through or around the temporary safety zone may do so upon express permission from the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please call or email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the National Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, E:\FR\FM\30SER1.SGM 30SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 187 / Thursday, September 30, 2021 / Rules and Regulations because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. LOTTER on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 F. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01, Rev. 1, associated implementing instructions, and Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters around the loading, staging, transit, and display of fireworks near Pier 50 and Pier 27 in San Francisco Bay. It is 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 Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket. For instructions on locating the docket, see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble. G. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to call or email the 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Sep 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 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, 70051; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 00170.1, Revision No. 01.2. 2. Add § 165.T11–067 to read as follows: ■ 54081 the 24-hour Command Center at telephone (415) 399–3547. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021. (e) Information broadcasts. The COTP or the COTP’s designated representative will notify the maritime community of periods during which this zone will be enforced, in accordance with § 165.7. Dated: September 22, 2021. Taylor Q. Lam, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, San Francisco. [FR Doc. 2021–21098 Filed 9–29–21; 8:45 am] § 165.T11–067 Safety Zone; Pier 27 Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: all navigable waters of San Francisco Bay, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed by connecting all points 100 feet out from the fireworks barge during loading and staging at Pier 50 in San Francisco, as well as transit and arrival at Pier 27, San Francisco, CA. Between 9:20 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021, the safety zone will expand to all navigable waters, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed by connection all points 500 feet out from the fireworks barge in approximate position 37°48′23.0″ N, 122°23′51.1″ W (NAD 83) or as announced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (b) Definitions. As used in this section, ‘‘designated representative’’ means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel, or a Federal, State, or Local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. (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) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone must contact the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the safety zone on VHF–23A or through PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 4 RIN 2900–AQ71 Schedule for Rating Disabilities; The Genitourinary Diseases and Conditions Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) by revising the portion of the schedule that addresses the genitourinary system. This action ensures that the rating schedule uses current medical terminology and provides detailed and updated criteria for evaluation of genitourinary conditions for disability rating purposes. SUMMARY: This final rule is effective November 14, 2021. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ioulia Vvedenskaya, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Officer, VASRD Program Office (210), Compensation Service (21C), Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–9752. (This is not a toll-free telephone number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 15, 2019, VA published the proposed rule for Schedule of Rating Disabilities; The Genitourinary Diseases and Conditions in the Federal Register. See 84 FR 55086. VA received 12 comments during the 60-day comment period. VA appreciates the comments submitted in response to the proposed rule. Based on the rationale stated in the proposed rule and in this document, the proposed rule is adopted as a final rule with minor changes noted below. E:\FR\FM\30SER1.SGM 30SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2021-0766]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Pier 27 Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the 
navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Pier 27 in support of a 
fireworks display on October 1, 2021. The safety zone is necessary to 
protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential 
hazards created by pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are 
prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the 
safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port San 
Francisco or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on 
October 1, 2021.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2021-0766 in the search box and click ``Search.'' Next, in the Document 
Type column, select ``Supporting & Related Material.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade, William Harris, Waterways 
Management, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (415) 399-7443, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

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

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice 
and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of 
the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. The Coast Guard 
did not receive final details for this event until September 20, 2021. 
It is impracticable to go through the full notice and comment rule 
making process because the Coast Guard must establish this safety zone 
by October 1, 2021, and lacks sufficient time to provide a reasonable 
comment period and to consider those comments before issuing the rule.
    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 contrary to public interest because immediate action 
is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment 
from the potential safety hazards associated with

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the fireworks display near Pier 27 in the San Francisco Bay on October 
1, 2021.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority 46 U.S.C. 
70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port San 
Francisco (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with 
the Pier 27 Fireworks Display on October 1, 2021, will be a safety 
concern for anyone within a 100-foot radius of the fireworks barge 
during loading and staging, and anyone within a 500-foot radius of the 
fireworks barge starting 30 minutes before the fireworks display is 
scheduled to commence and ending 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 
fireworks display. For this reason, this temporary safety zone is 
needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the 
navigable waters around the fireworks barge and during the fireworks 
display.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from 9:00 a.m. until 
10:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021, during the loading, staging, and transit 
of the fireworks barge in San Francisco Bay near Pier 27, San 
Francisco, CA, and until 30 minutes after completion of the fireworks 
display. During the loading, staging, and transit of the fireworks 
barge scheduled to take place between 9:00 a.m. and 9:20 p.m. on 
October 1, 2021, until 30 minutes prior to the start of the fireworks 
display, the safety zone will encompass the navigable waters around and 
under the fireworks barge, from surface to bottom, within a circle 
formed by connection of all points 100 feet out from the fireworks 
barge. Loading the pyrotechnics onto the fireworks barge is scheduled 
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 1, 2021, at Pier 50 in San Francisco, 
CA.
    The fireworks barge will remain at Pier 50 until the start of its 
transit to the display location. Towing of the barge from Pier 50 to 
the display location is scheduled to take place from 9:00 p.m. to 9:15 
p.m. on October 1, 2021, where it will remain until the conclusion of 
the fireworks display.
    At 9:20 p.m. on October 1, 2021, 30 minutes prior to the 
commencement of the 10-minute fireworks display, the safety zone will 
increase in size and encompass the navigable waters around and under 
the fireworks barge, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed by 
all connecting points 500 feet from the circle center at approximate 
position 37[deg]48'23.0'' N, 122[deg]23'51.1'' W (NAD 83). The safety 
zone will terminate at 10:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021, or as announced 
via Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
    This regulation is necessary to keep persons and vessels away from 
the immediate vicinity of the fireworks loading, staging, transit, and 
display site. Except for persons or vessels authorized by the COTP or 
the COTP's designated representative, no person or vessel may enter or 
remain in the restricted area. A ``designated representative'' means a 
Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty 
officer, or other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel, or a Federal, 
State, or local officer designated by or assisting the COTP in the 
enforcement of the safety zone. This regulation is necessary to ensure 
the safety of participants, spectators, and transiting vessels.

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. This rule has not been designated a ``significant 
regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this 
rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB).
    This regulatory action determination is based on the limited 
duration and narrowly tailored geographic area of the safety zone. 
Although this rule restricts access to the waters encompassed by the 
safety zone, the effect of this rule will not be significant because 
the local waterways users will be notified to ensure the safety zone 
will result in minimum impact. The vessels desiring to transit through 
or around the temporary safety zone may do so upon express permission 
from the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.

B. Impact on Small Entities

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

C. Collection of Information

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

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

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

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because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more 
Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and 
Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities 
between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Directive 023-01, Rev. 1, associated implementing instructions, and 
Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), which guide the Coast 
Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have determined that this action is one of 
a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a 
temporary safety zone in the navigable waters around the loading, 
staging, transit, and display of fireworks near Pier 50 and Pier 27 in 
San Francisco Bay. It is 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 Record of Environmental Consideration 
supporting this determination is available in the docket. For 
instructions on locating the docket, see the ADDRESSES section of this 
preamble.

G. Protest Activities

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

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. 
00170.1, Revision No. 01.2.

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2. Add Sec.  165.T11-067 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T11-067  Safety Zone; Pier 27 Fireworks Display, San 
Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: all navigable 
waters of San Francisco Bay, from surface to bottom, within a circle 
formed by connecting all points 100 feet out from the fireworks barge 
during loading and staging at Pier 50 in San Francisco, as well as 
transit and arrival at Pier 27, San Francisco, CA. Between 9:20 p.m. 
and 10:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021, the safety zone will expand to all 
navigable waters, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed by 
connection all points 500 feet out from the fireworks barge in 
approximate position 37[deg]48'23.0'' N, 122[deg]23'51.1'' W (NAD 83) 
or as announced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section, ``designated 
representative'' means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a 
Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast 
Guard vessel, or a Federal, State, or Local officer designated by or 
assisting the Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) in the 
enforcement of the safety zone.
    (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) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.
    (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone must contact the COTP or the COTP's designated representative to 
obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter 
or operate in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or 
directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's designated 
representative. Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the 
safety zone on VHF-23A or through the 24-hour Command Center at 
telephone (415) 399-3547.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 9 a.m. 
until 10:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021.
    (e) Information broadcasts. The COTP or the COTP's designated 
representative will notify the maritime community of periods during 
which this zone will be enforced, in accordance with Sec.  165.7.

    Dated: September 22, 2021.
Taylor Q. Lam,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, San Francisco.
[FR Doc. 2021-21098 Filed 9-29-21; 8:45 am]
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