Safety Zone; Munitions Transfer; Alameda, CA, 60766-60768 [2021-23895]

Download as PDF 60766 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 211 / Thursday, November 4, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (2) All persons are prohibited from entering the water or swimming in the spectator area described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. (3) All vessels are prohibited from transiting at speeds that cause wake within the spectator area described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. (4) To seek permission to enter, contact the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative by telephone at (305) 433–0954, or via VHF radio on channel 16. If authorization is granted by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative. (5) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area by Broadcast Notice to Mariners and on-scene designated representatives. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on November 10, 12, and 14, 2021. Dated: October 28, 2021. A. Chamie, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Key West. [FR Doc. 2021–23865 Filed 11–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0801] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Munitions Transfer; Alameda, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Oakland Estuary in the Brooklyn Basin South Channel near Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA in support of a munitions transfer on November 14, 2021, and November 21, 2021. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with live munitions. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:17 Nov 03, 2021 Jkt 256001 This rule is effective from 8 a.m. on November 14, 2021, until 2 p.m. on November 21, 2021. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0801 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, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399–7443, email SFWaterways@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code 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 impractical and contrary to the public interest. The Coast Guard did not receive final details for this event until October 18, 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 November 14, 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 public interest because immediate action is necessary to protect personnel, vessel, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with the munitions transfer near Alameda, CA beginning November 14, 2021. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 San Francisco (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the munitions transfer on November 14, 2021 and November 21, 2021 will be a safety concern for anyone within a 250-foot radius of the pier. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone around the munitions transfer site during the munitions transfer. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on November 14, 2021 and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on November 21, 2021. The temporary safety zone will cover all navigable waters, from surface to bottom, within 250 feet of the munitions transfer pier located on the southwest side of Coast Guard Island in the Brooklyn Basin South Channel of the Oakland Estuary. The temporary safety zone will be terminated at 2 p.m. on both November 14, 2021 and November 21, 2021 or once announced via broadcast notice to mariners. This regulation is necessary to keep persons and vessels away from the immediate vicinity of the munitions transfer location to ensure the safety of people, vessels, and the marine environment. 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\04NOR1.SGM 04NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 211 / Thursday, November 4, 2021 / Rules and Regulations lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 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. This safety zone impacts a 250-foot wide portion of the Brooklyn Basin South Channel of the Oakland Estuary along the southwest side of Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA for six hours. 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 vessel intending to transit the temporary 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:17 Nov 03, 2021 Jkt 256001 about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the National Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01, Rev. 1, associated implementing instructions, and Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a safety zone lasting only six hours that will prohibit entry within 250 feet of vessels and machinery being used by personnel PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60767 to conduct munitions transfer. 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 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70034, 70051; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, Revision No. 01.2. 2. Add § 165.T11–082 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T11–082 Safety Zone; Munitions Transfer, Oakland Estuary, Alameda, CA. (a) Location. This temporary safety zone is established in the navigable waters of the Brooklyn Basin South Channel of the Oakland Estuary near the pier alongside the southwest side of Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA as depicted in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chart 18662. From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily on November 14, 2021, and November 21, 2021, the temporary safety zone will apply to all navigable waters of the Oakland Estuary in the Brooklyn Basin South Channel, from surface to bottom, within 250 feet of the pier along the southwest side of Coast Guard Island, during which time the pier will be used as the munitions transfer location. (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 E:\FR\FM\04NOR1.SGM 04NOR1 60768 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 211 / Thursday, November 4, 2021 / Rules and Regulations on 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, 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–21A or through the 24-hour Command Center at telephone (415) 399–3547. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on November 14, 2021, and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on November 21, 2021, or until announced via broadcast notice to mariners. (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 33 CFR 165.7. [FR Doc. 2021–23895 Filed 11–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0767] RIN 1625–AA00 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Safety Zone; 2021 Barge Based Fireworks, Hudson River, Manhattan, NY Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters within a 600 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:17 Nov 03, 2021 Jkt 256001 If you have questions on this rule, call or email MST1 S. Stevenson, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 719–354–4000, email D01-SMB-SecNY-Waterways@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the New York 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 Dated: October 27, 2021. Taylor Q. Lam, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, San Francisco. SUMMARY: foot radius of the fireworks launch site which is located on the Hudson River, Manhattan, NY, in the vicinity of the Hudson River Park and Pier 76. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards during a fireworks display on November 18, 2021. Entry of vessels or persons into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this zone are prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York. DATES: This rule is effective from 9:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. on November 18, 2021. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0767 in the search box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, in the Document Type column, select ‘‘Supporting & Related Material.’’ 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 doing so would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The final details for this event were not known to the Coast Guard until there was insufficient time to publish an NPRM. Thus, delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for a comment period to run would be impracticable because it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 protect the public and vessels from the hazards associated with a barge based fireworks display. The expeditious implementation of this rule is in the public interest because it will help ensure the safety of those involved in displaying the fireworks, the spectators, and users of the waterway during the fireworks event. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest because the safety zone must be established for the fireworks display on November 18, 2021, to mitigate the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display in this location. 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 New York (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with this fireworks display, on November 18, 2021, will pose a significant risk to public safety and property. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the fallout zone immediately before, during, and after the fireworks display. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a temporary safety zone on all navigable waters within a 600 foot radius of a barge located at approximate position 40°45′39.4″ N, 74°00′35.8″ W on the Hudson River, Manhattan, NY, in the vicinity of the Hudson River Park and Pier 76. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone between 9:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. on November 18, 2021. The duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in these navigable waters during the fireworks display. 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. E:\FR\FM\04NOR1.SGM 04NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2021-0801]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Munitions Transfer; Alameda, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the 
navigable waters of the Oakland Estuary in the Brooklyn Basin South 
Channel near Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA in support of a 
munitions transfer on November 14, 2021, and November 21, 2021. This 
safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine 
environment from the dangers associated with live munitions. 
Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, 
transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission 
of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 8 a.m. on November 14, 2021, until 2 
p.m. on November 21, 2021.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2021-0801 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, U.S. Coast Guard 
Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399-7443, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

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

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 impractical and contrary to the 
public interest. The Coast Guard did not receive final details for this 
event until October 18, 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 November 14, 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 public interest because immediate action 
is necessary to protect personnel, vessel, and the marine environment 
from the potential safety hazards associated with the munitions 
transfer near Alameda, CA beginning November 14, 2021.

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 San 
Francisco (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with 
the munitions transfer on November 14, 2021 and November 21, 2021 will 
be a safety concern for anyone within a 250-foot radius of the pier. 
This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine 
environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone around the 
munitions transfer site during the munitions transfer.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from 8 a.m. until 2 
p.m. on November 14, 2021 and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on November 21, 
2021. The temporary safety zone will cover all navigable waters, from 
surface to bottom, within 250 feet of the munitions transfer pier 
located on the southwest side of Coast Guard Island in the Brooklyn 
Basin South Channel of the Oakland Estuary. The temporary safety zone 
will be terminated at 2 p.m. on both November 14, 2021 and November 21, 
2021 or once announced via broadcast notice to mariners.
    This regulation is necessary to keep persons and vessels away from 
the immediate vicinity of the munitions transfer location to ensure the 
safety of people, vessels, and the marine environment. 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.

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

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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. This 
safety zone impacts a 250-foot wide portion of the Brooklyn Basin South 
Channel of the Oakland Estuary along the southwest side of Coast Guard 
Island in Alameda, CA for six hours. 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 vessel intending to transit the 
temporary safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in 
Section V.A. above, this rule will not have a significant economic 
impact on any vessel owner or operator.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your 
small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have 
questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 
call or email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or 
action of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

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

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

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

E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Directive 023-01, Rev. 1, associated implementing instructions, and 
Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), which guide the Coast 
Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have determined that this action is one of 
a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves a 
safety zone lasting only six hours that will prohibit entry within 250 
feet of vessels and machinery being used by personnel to conduct 
munitions transfer. 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

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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, 6.04-6, and 
160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, 
Revision No. 01.2.

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2. Add Sec.  165.T11-082 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T11-082  Safety Zone; Munitions Transfer, Oakland Estuary, 
Alameda, CA.

    (a) Location. This temporary safety zone is established in the 
navigable waters of the Brooklyn Basin South Channel of the Oakland 
Estuary near the pier alongside the southwest side of Coast Guard 
Island in Alameda, CA as depicted in National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) Chart 18662. From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily on 
November 14, 2021, and November 21, 2021, the temporary safety zone 
will apply to all navigable waters of the Oakland Estuary in the 
Brooklyn Basin South Channel, from surface to bottom, within 250 feet 
of the pier along the southwest side of Coast Guard Island, during 
which time the pier will be used as the munitions transfer location.
    (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

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on 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, 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-21A or through the 24-hour Command Center at 
telephone (415) 399-3547.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 8 a.m. 
until 2 p.m. on November 14, 2021, and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on 
November 21, 2021, or until announced via broadcast notice to mariners.
    (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 33 CFR 165.7.

    Dated: October 27, 2021.
Taylor Q. Lam,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, San Francisco.
[FR Doc. 2021-23895 Filed 11-3-21; 8:45 am]
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