Safety Zone; Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA, 68564-68566 [2021-26309]

Download as PDF 68564 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 230 / Friday, December 3, 2021 / Rules and Regulations PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70034, 70051; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, Revision No. 01.2. 2. Add § 165.T08–0885 to read as follows: ■ jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 § 165.T08–0885 Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Southwest Pass Sea Buoy to Mile Marker 101, New Orleans, LA. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters within the Lower Mississippi River and Southwest Pass, around heavy lift carrier vessel ZHEN HUA 23 transiting between the Southwest Pass Entrance Lighted Buoy ‘‘SW’’, at approximate position 28°52′42″ N, 89°25′54″ W [NAD 83] and Port of New Orleans at approximate LMR MM 101 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The temporary moving safety zone extends bank to bank, encompassing all waters one-mile ahead and one-mile astern of the vessel. The zone remains in effect during the entire transit of the vessel. (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 and a Federal, State, and local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port New Orleans (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, except as provided for in paragraph (c)(3) of this section. (2) For this section the Pilot directing the movement of the heavy load carrier vessel ZHEN HUA 23 under the authority of the master has the authority to allow other vessels to enter the safety zone when necessary. (3) All vessels are prohibited from entering this safety zone unless authorized as follows: (i) Vessels that have made suitable passing or overtaking arrangements with the pilot onboard the vessel ZHEN HUA 23 may enter into this safety zone in accordance with those agreed upon arrangements. (ii) Moored vessels or vessels anchored in a designated anchorage area may remain in their current moored or anchored position while the vessel ZHEN HUA 23 transits the area. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Dec 02, 2021 Jkt 256001 (iii) Barge Fleets or vessels working a fleet may continue their current operations while the vessel ZHEN HUA 23 transits the area. (4) Vessels requiring a deviation from this rule must request permission from the Captain of the Port New Orleans. The Captain of the Port New Orleans may be contacted at (504) 365–2545. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 6 a.m. on December 5, 2021 through 8 p.m. on December 15, 2021. (e) Information broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public of the enforcement times and date for this safety zone through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs) as appropriate. Dated: November 29, 2021 W.E. Watson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans. [FR Doc. 2021–26281 Filed 12–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0808] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for a fireworks display on December 4, 2021 from 9 p.m. through 10 p.m. The safety zone is needed to protect people and the environment on these navigable waters of the Tchefuncte River, LA. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector New Orleans or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0808 in the search box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, in the Document Type column, select ‘‘Supporting & Related Material.’’ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Lieutenant Commander William A. Stewart, Waterways Management Division Chief, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 504–365– 2246, email William.A.Stewart@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations BNM Broadcast Notice to Mariners CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register LNM Local Notice to Mariners NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History On October 19, 2021, the Coast Guard received a marine event permit application for a fireworks display on December 4, 2021 from 9 p.m. through 10 p.m. Fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the Tchefuncte River in the approximate position 30 23–52.4 N, 90 09–14.48 W. In response, on November 10, 2021, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled ‘‘Safety Zone; Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA’’ (86 FR 62500). There we stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to this fireworks display. During the comment period that ended November 22, 2021, we received no comments. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable because immediate action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with this fireworks display. 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 COTP New Orleans has determined that potential hazards associated with the fireworks to be used in this December 4, 2021 display will be a safety concern for anyone within a 200 yard radius of the barge on the Tchefuncte River at 30 23– 52.4 N, 90 09–14.48 W. The purpose of this rule is to ensure safety of vessels and the navigable waters in the safety zone before, during, and after the scheduled event. E:\FR\FM\03DER1.SGM 03DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 230 / Friday, December 3, 2021 / Rules and Regulations IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule As noted above, we received no comments on our NPRM published on November 10, 2021. There are no changes in the regulatory text of this rule from the proposed rule in the NPRM. This rule establishes a safety zone from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 4, 2021. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters within 200 yards of a barge on the Tchefuncte River located at 30 23–52.4 N, 90 09–14.48 W. The duration of the zone is intended to ensure the safety of vessels and these navigable waters before, during, and after the scheduled 9:30 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. 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. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD 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. 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 establishing a temporary safety zone within a 200 yard radius of the deck barge located on the Tchefuncte River at 30 23–52.4 N, 90 09–14.48 W on December 4, 2021 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Moreover, the rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the zone. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard received no comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Dec 02, 2021 Jkt 256001 from the Small Business Administration on this rulemaking. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 68565 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 one hour that would prohibit entry within a 200 yard radius around the deck barge located on the Tchefuncte River at 30 23–52.4 N, 90 09–14.48 W. 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. E:\FR\FM\03DER1.SGM 03DER1 68566 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 230 / Friday, December 3, 2021 / Rules and Regulations For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS [Docket Number USCG–2021–0784] 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ RIN 1625–AA11 Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70034, 70051; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, Revision No. 01.2. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters within a 200 yard radius of the deck barge at position 30 23–52.4 N, 90 09–14.48 W on the Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA. (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 and a Federal, State, and local officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) in the enforcement of the safety zone. (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in subpart C of this part, persons and vessels may not enter the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or the COTP’s representative by VHF–FM radio channels 16 or 67. Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 9 p.m. through 10 p.m. on December 4, 2021. (e) Information broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public of the enforcement times and date for this safety zone through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Broadcasts (MSIBs) as appropriate. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Dec 02, 2021 Jkt 256001 Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the oil pipeline repair operations in the vicinity of a damaged pipeline, off the coast of Orange County and near San Pedro Bay, CA. The safety zone is necessary to reduce significant hazards to vessels, the harbor, and the public during ongoing pipeline repair and oil recovery operations. Entry of persons or vessels into this temporary safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Los Angeles—Long Beach, or her designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from December 3, 2021 11:59 p.m. on December 8, 2021. For purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 12:00 a.m. on November 24, 2021 until December 3, 2021. SUMMARY: § 165.T08–0808 Safety Zone; Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA. [FR Doc. 2021–26309 Filed 12–2–21; 8:45 am] Safety Zone; Oil Pipeline Repairs; San Pedro Bay, CA ACTION: 2. Add § 165.T08–0808 to read as follows: ■ Dated: November 29, 2021 W.E. Watson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans. 33 CFR Part 165 To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0784 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, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles—Long Beach; telephone (310) 357–1603, email Maria.C.Wiener@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 to ensure the safety of response personnel and mariners during repairs of the damaged pipeline, as well as the potential oil recovery of said pipeline. It is impracticable to publish an NPRM, because we must establish this safety zone by November 24, 2021, due to immediate action needed to minimize potential danger to the public during oil recovery operations for the discharge of oil from pipeline. 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 needed to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with the pipeline repair operations for the damaged pipeline. 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 the pipeline repair and potential oil recovery operations in the vicinity of the damaged pipeline will be a safety concern for anyone within the following coordinates: 33°39.320′ N, 118°06.851′ W; 33°39.141′ N, 118°06.247′ W; 33°38.632′ N, 118°06.453′ W; 33°38.809′ N, 118°07.064′ W. This rule is necessary to safeguard the public during repair operations in response to an emergency situation; it would be impracticable for the Coast Guard to provide a public comment period on the rule. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone that will be enforced November 24, 2021 through December 8, 2021. The safety zone will encompass all navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor in an area bound by the following coordinates: 33°39.320′ N, 118°06.851′ W; 33°39.141′ N, 118°06.247′ W; 33°38.632′ N, 118°06.453′ W; 33°38.809′ N, 118°07.064′ W. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from E:\FR\FM\03DER1.SGM 03DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 230 (Friday, December 3, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 68564-68566]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-26309]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2021-0808]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for a 
fireworks display on December 4, 2021 from 9 p.m. through 10 p.m. The 
safety zone is needed to protect people and the environment on these 
navigable waters of the Tchefuncte River, LA. This proposed rulemaking 
would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector New Orleans or a 
designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 4, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2021-0808 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 about this 
proposed rulemaking, call or email Lieutenant Commander William A. 
Stewart, Waterways Management Division Chief, U.S. Coast Guard; 
telephone 504-365-2246, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

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

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    On October 19, 2021, the Coast Guard received a marine event permit 
application for a fireworks display on December 4, 2021 from 9 p.m. 
through 10 p.m. Fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the 
Tchefuncte River in the approximate position 30 23-52.4 N, 90 09-14.48 
W. In response, on November 10, 2021, the Coast Guard published a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled ``Safety Zone; Tchefuncte 
River, Madisonville, LA'' (86 FR 62500). There we stated why we issued 
the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action 
related to this fireworks display. During the comment period that ended 
November 22, 2021, we received no comments.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of 
this rule would be impracticable because immediate action is needed to 
respond to the potential safety hazards associated with this fireworks 
display.

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 COTP New Orleans has determined 
that potential hazards associated with the fireworks to be used in this 
December 4, 2021 display will be a safety concern for anyone within a 
200 yard radius of the barge on the Tchefuncte River at 30 23-52.4 N, 
90 09-14.48 W. The purpose of this rule is to ensure safety of vessels 
and the navigable waters in the safety zone before, during, and after 
the scheduled event.

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IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule

    As noted above, we received no comments on our NPRM published on 
November 10, 2021. There are no changes in the regulatory text of this 
rule from the proposed rule in the NPRM.
    This rule establishes a safety zone from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on 
December 4, 2021. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters 
within 200 yards of a barge on the Tchefuncte River located at 30 23-
52.4 N, 90 09-14.48 W. The duration of the zone is intended to ensure 
the safety of vessels and these navigable waters before, during, and 
after the scheduled 9:30 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. 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.

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 establishing a 
temporary safety zone within a 200 yard radius of the deck barge 
located on the Tchefuncte River at 30 23-52.4 N, 90 09-14.48 W on 
December 4, 2021 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Moreover, the rule would allow 
vessels to seek permission to enter the zone.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard received no comments from the Small Business 
Administration on this rulemaking. 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, 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 one hour that would prohibit entry within a 200 
yard radius around the deck barge located on the Tchefuncte River at 30 
23-52.4 N, 90 09-14.48 W. 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.


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    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. 0170.1, 
Revision No. 01.2.


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2. Add Sec.  165.T08-0808 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T08-0808   Safety Zone; Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable 
waters within a 200 yard radius of the deck barge at position 30 23-
52.4 N, 90 09-14.48 W on the Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA.
    (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 and a 
Federal, State, and local officer designated by or assisting the 
Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) in the enforcement of the 
safety zone.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in 
subpart C of this part, persons and vessels may not enter the safety 
zone described in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by 
the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.
    (2) To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP or the COTP's 
representative by VHF-FM radio channels 16 or 67. Those in the safety 
zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by 
the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 9 p.m. 
through 10 p.m. on December 4, 2021.
    (e) Information broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative 
will inform the public of the enforcement times and date for this 
safety zone through Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices 
to Mariners (LNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Broadcasts (MSIBs) 
as appropriate.

    Dated: November 29, 2021
W.E. Watson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans.
[FR Doc. 2021-26309 Filed 12-2-21; 8:45 am]
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