Safety Zone; Ocean Cup, Pacific Rum Run, Catalina Island, California, 54075-54077 [2021-21163]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 187 / Thursday, September 30, 2021 / Rules and Regulations LOTTER on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 display location. From 7:45 p.m. to 7:55 p.m. on October 9, 2021 the loaded fireworks barge will transit from the Dutra Group, Oly Yard 615 River Road, Rio Vista, CA to the launch site off of Rio Vista, CA in approximate position 38°09′15.53″ N, 121°41′17.01″ W (NAD 83), where it will remain until the conclusion of the fireworks display. During the 15-minute fireworks display, scheduled to begin at approximately 8:45 p.m. on October 9, 2021, and 30 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks display, the safety zone will increase in size and encompass all navigable waters of the Sacramento River, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed by connecting all points 1000 feet out from the fireworks barge near Rio Vista, CA in approximate position 38°09′15.53″ N, 121°41′17.01″ W (NAD 83). This safety zone will be enforced from noon until 9:30 p.m. on October 9, 2021, or as announced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. 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. 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 regulated area. Additionally, each person who receives notice of a lawful order or direction issued by the PATCOM or Official Patrol shall obey the order or direction. The PATCOM or Official Patrol may, upon request, allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so. 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: September 23, 2021. Taylor Q. Lam, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector San Francisco. [FR Doc. 2021–21251 Filed 9–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Sep 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0692] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Ocean Cup, Pacific Rum Run, Catalina Island, California Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone near Ship Rock, Catalina Island, in support of the Ocean Cup Pacific Rum Run. This action is necessary to protect the area near Ship Rock, Catalina Island, public vessels, and the high speed vessels participating in the event. This regulation would prohibit vessels from entering into, transiting through, or remaining within the designated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Los Angeles—Long Beach, or her designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 7 a.m. to 10 a.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– 0692 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 LCDR Maria Wiener, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles—Long Beach; telephone (310) 521–3860, email D11SMB-SectorLALB-WWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security E.O. Executive order FR Federal Register LLNR Light List Number NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking Pub. L. Public Law § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Pacific Rum Run race is the fifth race planned as part of the Ocean Cup Over the Horizon World Speed Record Series. The racecourse begins off Huntington Beach Pier, proceeds to Ship Rock and circumnavigates Catalina Island back to Ship Rock, and returns to PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54075 the finish at the Huntington Beach Pier. The Captain of the Port (COTP), Los Angeles—Long Beach has determined that potential hazards associated with event safety may arise due to the expected high concentration of vessels in the general area along with the highspeed race vessels. For these reasons the Coast Guard believes that a safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of, and reduce the risk to, the public, and mariners around Catalina Island. 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 August 25, 2021. There was insufficient time to undergo the full rulemaking process, including providing a reasonable comment period and considering those comments, because the Coast Guard must establish this temporary safety zone by September 30, 2021. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to address potentially hazardous conditions associated with high-speed maneuvers from aircraft and waterborne vessels for a search and rescue demonstration. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port (COTP), Los Angeles—Long Beach has determined that potential hazards associated with event safety may arise due to the expected high concentration of vessels in the general area along with the highspeed race vessels. The purpose of this rule is to ensure the safety of, and reduce the risk to, the public, and mariners around Catalina Island before, during, and after the scheduled event. E:\FR\FM\30SER1.SGM 30SER1 54076 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 187 / Thursday, September 30, 2021 / Rules and Regulations IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on October 1, 2021. The safety zone would encompass all navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor consisting of a line connecting the following coordinates: 33°27′38″ N, 118°30′09″ W, 33°27′51″ N, 118°29′53″ W 33°27′34″ N, 118°28′54″, 33°27′12″ N, 118°29′17″ W. The duration of the zone is intended to ensure the safety of vessels and these navigable waters before, during, and after the scheduled race. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. 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. LOTTER on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 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 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, and duration of the safety zone. Commercial vessel traffic will be able to safely transit through this safety zone, with coordination by the Captain of the Port or their designated representative. The Coast Guard and Vessel Traffic Service/ Marine Exchange will coordinate and mitigate all inbound and outbound commercial traffic movements through the race course. Recreational traffic will be able to transit around this safety zone, which is near the Two Harbors, Catalina entrance. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Sep 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 and Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a safety zone encompassing an area near Ship Rock, Catalina Island for the Ocean Cup Pacific Rum Run. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 60(a) of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01– 001–01, Rev. 01. A Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. 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 E:\FR\FM\30SER1.SGM 30SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 187 / Thursday, September 30, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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: DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code Dated: September 23, 2021. R.E. Ore, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Los Angeles Long Beach. 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 August 25, 2021. There was insufficient time to undergo the full rulemaking process, including providing a reasonable comment period and considering those comments, because the Coast Guard must establish this temporary safety zone by September 30, 2021. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to address potentially hazardous conditions associated with high-speed maneuvers from aircraft and waterborne vessels for a search and rescue demonstration. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 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. 33 CFR Part 165 2. Add § 165.T11–065 to read as follows: RIN 1625–AA00 ■ § 165.T11–065 Safety Zone; Ocean Cup, The Pacific Rum Run, Catalina, California. LOTTER on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 include publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register and through the Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (e) Enforcement period. This safety zone will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on October 1, 2021. [FR Doc. 2021–21163 Filed 9–29–21; 8:45 am] PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS (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°27′38″ N, 118°30′09″ W, 33°27′51″ N, 118°29′53″ W 33°27′34″ N, 118°28′54″, 33°27′12″ N, 118°29′17″ 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 the Port Los Angeles—Long Beach (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Regulations. (1) During the enforcement period, vessels and persons are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining within the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her 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 safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (d) Notification. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles—Long Beach will use all appropriate means to notify the public in advance of an event of the enforcement of this safety zone to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Sep 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 54077 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0691] Safety Zone; Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach, California Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone offshore of Huntington Beach, CA, in support of the Pacific Airshow. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters in the area of the Coast Guard air and water demonstration and to protect the high concentration of people attending the event. This regulation prohibits vessels from entering into, transiting through, or remaining within the designated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Los Angeles—Long Beach (COTP), or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 7 a.m. on September 30, 2021, through 5 p.m. on October 3, 2021. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0691 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 about this rule, call or email LCDR Maria Wiener, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles—Long Beach; telephone (310) 521–3860, email D11SMB-SectorLALB-WWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR PO 00000 Code of Federal Regulations Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 II. Background Information and Regulatory History III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U. S. C. 70034. The COTP has determined that potential hazards associated with this event. The sponsor will be conducting an air show in vicinity of the Huntington Beach Pier, for a period of four days. This air show will consist of numerous military and civilian aircraft performing aerobatic maneuvers at high speed within the lateral limits of an aerobatic box that would extend from the surface of the water to 15,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL). The event at Huntington Beach generates over 800 spectator craft in attendance each year. The COTP has determined that potential hazards associated with navigation safety may arise due to multiple low flying aircraft flight paths and stunt performances over the waters off Huntington Beach. This E:\FR\FM\30SER1.SGM 30SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2021-0692]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Ocean Cup, Pacific Rum Run, Catalina Island, 
California

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

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone near Ship Rock, 
Catalina Island, in support of the Ocean Cup Pacific Rum Run. This 
action is necessary to protect the area near Ship Rock, Catalina 
Island, public vessels, and the high speed vessels participating in the 
event. This regulation would prohibit vessels from entering into, 
transiting through, or remaining within the designated area unless 
specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Los Angeles--Long 
Beach, or her designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 7 a.m. to 10 a.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-
2021-0692 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 LCDR Maria Wiener, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles--
Long Beach; telephone (310) 521-3860, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
E.O. Executive order
FR Federal Register
LLNR Light List Number
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Pub. L. Public Law
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    The Pacific Rum Run race is the fifth race planned as part of the 
Ocean Cup Over the Horizon World Speed Record Series. The racecourse 
begins off Huntington Beach Pier, proceeds to Ship Rock and 
circumnavigates Catalina Island back to Ship Rock, and returns to the 
finish at the Huntington Beach Pier. The Captain of the Port (COTP), 
Los Angeles--Long Beach has determined that potential hazards 
associated with event safety may arise due to the expected high 
concentration of vessels in the general area along with the high-speed 
race vessels. For these reasons the Coast Guard believes that a safety 
zone is necessary to ensure the safety of, and reduce the risk to, the 
public, and mariners around Catalina Island.
    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 August 25, 2021. 
There was insufficient time to undergo the full rulemaking process, 
including providing a reasonable comment period and considering those 
comments, because the Coast Guard must establish this temporary safety 
zone by September 30, 2021.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of 
this rule would be contrary to the public interest because immediate 
action is needed to address potentially hazardous conditions associated 
with high-speed maneuvers from aircraft and waterborne vessels for a 
search and rescue demonstration.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 
70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port (COTP), Los 
Angeles--Long Beach has determined that potential hazards associated 
with event safety may arise due to the expected high concentration of 
vessels in the general area along with the high-speed race vessels. The 
purpose of this rule is to ensure the safety of, and reduce the risk 
to, the public, and mariners around Catalina Island before, during, and 
after the scheduled event.

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IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a safety zone from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on 
October 1, 2021. The safety zone would encompass all navigable waters 
from the surface to the sea floor consisting of a line connecting the 
following coordinates: 33[deg]27'38'' N, 118[deg]30'09'' W, 
33[deg]27'51'' N, 118[deg]29'53'' W 33[deg]27'34'' N, 118[deg]28'54'', 
33[deg]27'12'' N, 118[deg]29'17'' W. The duration of the zone is 
intended to ensure the safety of vessels and these navigable waters 
before, during, and after the scheduled race. No vessel or person will 
be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from 
the COTP or a designated representative.

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 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, and duration of the safety zone. Commercial vessel traffic 
will be able to safely transit through this safety zone, with 
coordination by the Captain of the Port or their designated 
representative. The Coast Guard and Vessel Traffic Service/Marine 
Exchange will coordinate and mitigate all inbound and outbound 
commercial traffic movements through the race course. Recreational 
traffic will be able to transit around this safety zone, which is near 
the Two Harbors, Catalina entrance.

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. 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 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 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 and Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, which guide the 
Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have determined that this action is 
one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively 
have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves 
a safety zone encompassing an area near Ship Rock, Catalina Island for 
the Ocean Cup Pacific Rum Run. It is categorically excluded from 
further review under paragraph 60(a) of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS 
Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 01. A Record of Environmental 
Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket 
where indicated under ADDRESSES.

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

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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, 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.T11-065 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T11-065  Safety Zone; Ocean Cup, The Pacific Rum Run, 
Catalina, California.

    (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[deg]27'38'' N, 118[deg]30'09'' 
W, 33[deg]27'51'' N, 118[deg]29'53'' W 33[deg]27'34'' N, 
118[deg]28'54'', 33[deg]27'12'' N, 118[deg]29'17'' 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 the Port Los Angeles--Long Beach (COTP) in the 
enforcement of the safety zone.
    (c) Regulations. (1) During the enforcement period, vessels and 
persons are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or 
remaining within the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this 
section unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her 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 safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or 
directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's designated 
representative.
    (d) Notification. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles--Long Beach will 
use all appropriate means to notify the public in advance of an event 
of the enforcement of this safety zone to include publishing a Notice 
of Enforcement in the Federal Register and through the Local Notice to 
Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
    (e) Enforcement period. This safety zone will be enforced from 7 
a.m. to 10 a.m. on October 1, 2021.

    Dated: September 23, 2021.
R.E. Ore,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Los Angeles Long Beach.
[FR Doc. 2021-21163 Filed 9-29-21; 8:45 am]
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