Security Zone; Houston Ship Channel, Houston, TX, 68913-68915 [2021-26374]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 231 / Monday, December 6, 2021 / Rules and Regulations promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends the Class E surface area and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Monmouth Municipal Airport, Monmouth, IL, to support instrument flight rule operations at this airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (86 FR 49939; September 7, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0732 to amend the Class E airspace at Monmouth Municipal Airport, Monmouth, IL, contained within the Galesburg, IL, airspace legal description. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.3-mile (decreased from a 6.8-mile) radius of Monmouth Municipal Airport, Monmouth, IL. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Galesburg VOR, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the VOR MON Program. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:44 Dec 03, 2021 Jkt 256001 published yearly and effective on September 15. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5.a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 68913 Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AGL IL E5 Galesburg, IL [Amended] Galesburg Municipal Airport, IL (Lat. 40°56′17″ N, long. 90°25′52″ W) Monmouth Municipal Airport, IL (Lat. 40°55′47″ N, long. 90°37′52″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of the Galesburg Municipal Airport, and within a 6.3-mile radius of the Monmouth Municipal Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 1, 2021. Martin A. Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–26370 Filed 12–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0883] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zone; Houston Ship Channel, Houston, TX Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for navigable waters extending 600 feet, or to the shoreline, whichever is closer, from the outer edge of the Houston Ship Channel. The security zone is required to protect against the interruption of commerce in relation to the 23rd World Petroleum Congress. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston. DATES: This rule is effective from December 4, 2021, until December 9, 2021. SUMMARY: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0883 in the search box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, in the Document Type column, select ‘‘Supporting & Related Material.’’ ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant Commander Robert Cole, Waterways Management Division. Sector Houston-Galveston, U.S. Coast FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\06DER1.SGM 06DER1 68914 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 231 / Monday, December 6, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Guard; telephone 281–464–4736, email Robert.D.Cole@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because doing so would be impracticable. 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 as immediate action is needed to respond to the threat of interruption to the flow of commercial vessel traffic during the 23rd World Petroleum Congress event. The security zone will span from Houston Ship Channel Lights ‘‘101’’ and ‘‘102,’’ continuing north to the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston permanent Houston, TX security zone. 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) HoustonGalveston has determined that potential protests beginning December 4, 2021, in response to the 23rd World Petroleum Congress, will be a threat to the viability of the Houston Ship Channel. This rule is needed to protect the flow of commerce for the duration of the event. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a security zone from December 4, 2021 through December 9, 2021. The security zone will cover all navigable waters extending 600-feet, or to the shoreline, whichever is closer, from the outer edge of the Houston Ship Channel from Houston Ship Channel from Houston VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:44 Dec 03, 2021 Jkt 256001 Ship Channel Lights ‘‘101’’ at 29°41′58″ N, 95°0′24″ W, and ‘‘102’’ at 29°42′7″ N, 95°0′21″ W, continuing north to the permanent Houston Ship Channel security zone defined in 33 CFR 165.814(a)(1) that begins at a line between 29°45′14″ N, 095°05′47″ W and 29°45′04″ N, 095°05′33″ W. The duration of the zone is intended to protect against the interruption of commerce in relation to the 23rd World Petroleum Congress. Entry of into this zone is prohibited except for the following: • Commercial vessels operating at waterfront facilities within these zones; • Commercial vessels transiting directly to or from waterfront facilities within these zones; • Vessels providing direct operational/logistic support to commercial vessels within these zones; • Vessels operated by the appropriate port authority or by facilities located within these zones; and • Vessels operated by federal, state, county, or municipal agencies. No other vessel or person will be permitted to enter the security 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 the size and limited duration of the rule. Standard commercial ship and barge traffic will experience no interruption. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 security 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 E:\FR\FM\06DER1.SGM 06DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 231 / Monday, December 6, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 security zone lasting 6 days that will prohibit entry extending 600 feet, or to the shoreline, whichever is closer, from the outer edge of the Houston Ship Channel from Houston Ship Channel from Houston Ship Channel Lights ‘‘101’’ at 29°41′58″ N, 95°0′24″ W, and ‘‘102’’ at 29°42′7″ N, 95°0′21″ W, continuing north to the permanent Houston Ship Channel security zone defined in 33 CFR 165.814(a)(1) that begins at a line between 29°45′14″ N, 095°05′47″ W and 29°45′04″ N, 095°05′33″ W. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(c) of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01– 001–01, Rev. 1. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:44 Dec 03, 2021 Jkt 256001 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, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 00170.1, Revision No. 01.2. 68915 (3) To request permission as required by these regulations contact ‘‘Houston Traffic’’ via VHF Channels 11/12 or by phone at 281–464–4837. (c) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced between December 4, 2021, to December 9, 2021. Dated: November 30, 2021 Jason E. Smith, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston. [FR Doc. 2021–26374 Filed 12–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 2. Add § 165.T08–0883 to read as follows: 40 CFR Part 180 § 165.T08–0883 Security Zone; Houston Ship Channel, Houston, TX. [EPA–HQ–OPP–2020–0603; FRL–9234–01– OCSPP] (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: The waters in vicinity of Galveston Bay, from surface to bottom, extending 600-foot, or to the shoreline, whichever is closer, from the outer edge of the Houston Ship Channel from Houston Ship Channel Lights ‘‘101’’ at 29°41′58″ N, 95°0′24″ W, and ‘‘102’’ at 29°42′7″ N, 95°0′21″ W, continuing north to the permanent Houston Ship Channel security zone defined in 33 CFR 165.814(a)(1) that begins at a line between 29°45′14″ N, 095°05′47″ W and 29°45′04″ N, 095°05′33″ W. These coordinates are based on NAD 83. (b) Regulations. (1) Entry of into these zones is prohibited except for the following: (i) Commercial vessels operating at waterfront facilities within these zones; (ii) Commercial vessels transiting directly to or from waterfront facilities within these zones; (iii) Vessels providing direct operational/logistic support to commercial vessels within these zones; (iv) Vessels operated by the appropriate port authority or by facilities located within these zones; and (v) Vessels operated by federal, state, county, or municipal agencies. (2) Other persons or vessels requiring entry into a zone described in this section must request express permission to enter from the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston, or designated representative. The Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston’s designated representatives are any personnel granted authority by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston to receive, evaluate, and issue written security zone entry permits, or designated onscene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. Cyflumetofen; Pesticide Tolerances ■ PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of cyflumetofen in or on hop, dried cones. The Interregional Project Number 4 (IR–4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). SUMMARY: This regulation is effective December 6, 2021. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 4, 2022 and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2020–0603, is available at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Due to the public health emergency, the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) and Reading Room is closed to visitors with limited exceptions. The staff continues to provide customer service via email, phone, and webform. For the latest status information on EPA/DC services, DATES: E:\FR\FM\06DER1.SGM 06DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 231 (Monday, December 6, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-26374]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2021-0883]
RIN 1625-AA87


Security Zone; Houston Ship Channel, Houston, TX

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for 
navigable waters extending 600 feet, or to the shoreline, whichever is 
closer, from the outer edge of the Houston Ship Channel. The security 
zone is required to protect against the interruption of commerce in 
relation to the 23rd World Petroleum Congress. Entry of vessels or 
persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by 
the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston.

DATES: This rule is effective from December 4, 2021, until December 9, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2021-0883 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 Commander Robert Cole, Waterways Management 
Division. Sector Houston-Galveston, U.S. Coast

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Guard; telephone 281-464-4736, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

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

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice 
and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of 
the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This 
provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because doing so would be impracticable.
    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 as immediate action is needed to 
respond to the threat of interruption to the flow of commercial vessel 
traffic during the 23rd World Petroleum Congress event. The security 
zone will span from Houston Ship Channel Lights ``101'' and ``102,'' 
continuing north to the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston permanent 
Houston, TX security zone.

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) 
Houston-Galveston has determined that potential protests beginning 
December 4, 2021, in response to the 23rd World Petroleum Congress, 
will be a threat to the viability of the Houston Ship Channel. This 
rule is needed to protect the flow of commerce for the duration of the 
event.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a security zone from December 4, 2021 through 
December 9, 2021. The security zone will cover all navigable waters 
extending 600-feet, or to the shoreline, whichever is closer, from the 
outer edge of the Houston Ship Channel from Houston Ship Channel from 
Houston Ship Channel Lights ``101'' at 29[deg]41'58'' N, 95[deg]0'24'' 
W, and ``102'' at 29[deg]42'7'' N, 95[deg]0'21'' W, continuing north to 
the permanent Houston Ship Channel security zone defined in 33 CFR 
165.814(a)(1) that begins at a line between 29[deg]45'14'' N, 
095[deg]05'47'' W and 29[deg]45'04'' N, 095[deg]05'33'' W. The duration 
of the zone is intended to protect against the interruption of commerce 
in relation to the 23rd World Petroleum Congress. Entry of into this 
zone is prohibited except for the following:
     Commercial vessels operating at waterfront facilities 
within these zones;
     Commercial vessels transiting directly to or from 
waterfront facilities within these zones;
     Vessels providing direct operational/logistic support to 
commercial vessels within these zones;
     Vessels operated by the appropriate port authority or by 
facilities located within these zones; and
     Vessels operated by federal, state, county, or municipal 
agencies.
    No other vessel or person will be permitted to enter the security 
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 the size and 
limited duration of the rule. Standard commercial ship and barge 
traffic will experience no interruption.

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 
security 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

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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 
security zone lasting 6 days that will prohibit entry extending 600 
feet, or to the shoreline, whichever is closer, from the outer edge of 
the Houston Ship Channel from Houston Ship Channel from Houston Ship 
Channel Lights ``101'' at 29[deg]41'58'' N, 95[deg]0'24'' W, and 
``102'' at 29[deg]42'7'' N, 95[deg]0'21'' W, continuing north to the 
permanent Houston Ship Channel security zone defined in 33 CFR 
165.814(a)(1) that begins at a line between 29[deg]45'14'' N, 
095[deg]05'47'' W and 29[deg]45'04'' N, 095[deg]05'33'' W. It is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(c) of 
Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 1.

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, 6.04-1, 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.T08-0883 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T08-0883  Security Zone; Houston Ship Channel, Houston, TX.

    (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: The waters in 
vicinity of Galveston Bay, from surface to bottom, extending 600-foot, 
or to the shoreline, whichever is closer, from the outer edge of the 
Houston Ship Channel from Houston Ship Channel Lights ``101'' at 
29[deg]41'58'' N, 95[deg]0'24'' W, and ``102'' at 29[deg]42'7'' N, 
95[deg]0'21'' W, continuing north to the permanent Houston Ship Channel 
security zone defined in 33 CFR 165.814(a)(1) that begins at a line 
between 29[deg]45'14'' N, 095[deg]05'47'' W and 29[deg]45'04'' N, 
095[deg]05'33'' W. These coordinates are based on NAD 83.
    (b) Regulations. (1) Entry of into these zones is prohibited except 
for the following:
    (i) Commercial vessels operating at waterfront facilities within 
these zones;
    (ii) Commercial vessels transiting directly to or from waterfront 
facilities within these zones;
    (iii) Vessels providing direct operational/logistic support to 
commercial vessels within these zones;
    (iv) Vessels operated by the appropriate port authority or by 
facilities located within these zones; and
    (v) Vessels operated by federal, state, county, or municipal 
agencies.
    (2) Other persons or vessels requiring entry into a zone described 
in this section must request express permission to enter from the 
Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston, or designated representative. 
The Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston's designated representatives 
are any personnel granted authority by the Captain of the Port Houston-
Galveston to receive, evaluate, and issue written security zone entry 
permits, or designated on-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel.
    (3) To request permission as required by these regulations contact 
``Houston Traffic'' via VHF Channels 11/12 or by phone at 281-464-4837.
    (c) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced between 
December 4, 2021, to December 9, 2021.

    Dated: November 30, 2021
Jason E. Smith,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston.
[FR Doc. 2021-26374 Filed 12-3-21; 8:45 am]
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