81 FR 42524 - Safety Zone; Ohio River mile 307.8-308.8 Huntington, WV

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Coast Guard

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 126 (June 30, 2016)

Page Range42524-42526
FR Document2016-15570

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Ohio River from mile 307.8 to mile 308.8, Huntington, WV. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during a fireworks display on or over the navigable waterway. During the period of enforcement, entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or other designated representative.

Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 126 (Thursday, June 30, 2016)
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 126 (Thursday, June 30, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-15570]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2016-0279]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Ohio River mile 307.8-308.8 Huntington, WV

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for 
all waters of the Ohio River from mile 307.8 to mile 308.8, Huntington, 
WV. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and 
property from potential damage and safety hazards during a fireworks 
display on or over the navigable waterway. During the period of 
enforcement, entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless 
specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley 
or other designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 9:30 to 11:00 p.m. on July 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2016-0279 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 Petty Officer Third Class Robert Miller; telephone (304) 
733-0198, 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 finds good cause 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 firework displays on or over the 
navigable waterway pose safety concerns for waterway users. On March 7, 
2016, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
entitled, ``Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones 
Update'' (81 FR 11706). In the NPRM, the Coast Guard proposed to amend 
and update its list of recurring safety zone regulations that take 
place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility 
(AOR). The public comment period ended on June 6, 2016. The Coast Guard 
did not receive comments on the NPRM. The Coast Guard issued a final 
rule on June 14, 2016, finalizing the events proposed in the NPRM, and 
the rule became effective on June 14, 2016 (see 81 FR 38595).
    Before the comment period closed, the Coast Guard received new 
information regarding the Kindred Communications/Dawg Dazzle event, 
listed in Table 1 of 33 CFR 165.801, Line 56. For 2016, the event 
sponsor requested that the event be held on July 1 instead of the July 
4, which was the date proposed in the NPRM. Due to the date of the 
event, it is impracticable to publish an NPRM for this date change 
because we must establish this safety zone by July 1, 2016. If the 
event sponsor decides to continue to hold the event annually on July 1, 
the Coast Guard will publish an NPRM in the Federal Register to 
permanently change the event date.
    We are issuing this rule, and under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast 
Guard finds that good cause exists for making the rule effective less 
than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the 
effective date of the rule is contrary to the public interest as it 
would delay the effectiveness of the temporary safety zone needed to 
respond to potential related safety hazards until after the planned 
fireworks display.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 
1231. The COTP has determined that potential hazards associated with 
fireworks displays taking place on or over this section of navigable 
waterway will be a safety concern for anyone within the area designated 
as the safety zone. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, 
and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety 
zone during the fireworks display.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from 9:30 until 11:00 
p.m. on July 1, 2016 for all waters of the Ohio River from mile 307.8 
to mile 308.8, for the Dawg Dazzle Fireworks Display in Huntington, WV. 
This safety 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

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Executive Orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of 
quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing 
rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has not been designated 
a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. 
Accordingly, it has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and 
Budget.
    This temporary final rule establishes a safety zone that will be 
enforced for a limited time period. During the enforcement period, 
vessels are prohibited from entering into or remaining within the 
safety zone unless specifically authorized by the COTP or a designated 
representative. Based on the location, limited safety zone size, and 
short duration of the enforcement period, this rule does not pose a 
significant regulatory impact. Additionally, notice of the safety zone 
or any changes in the planned schedule will be made via Broadcast 
Notices to Mariners and Local Notices to Mariners. Deviation from this 
rule may be requested from the COTP or a designated representative and 
will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

B. Impact on Small Entities

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

C. Collection of Information

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

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

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

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 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 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, 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 the 
actions are 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 less than two hours that will limit 
access to a specific area on the Ohio River. This safety zone is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of 
Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis 
checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion 
Determination are available in the docket where indicated under 
ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the 
discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule.

G. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact 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: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 
6.04-6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.

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2. Add Sec.  165.T08-0279 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T08-0279  Safety Zone; Ohio River, Mile 307.8 to Mile 308.8, 
Huntington, WV.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of 
the Ohio River from mile 307.8 to mile 308.8.
    (b) Enforcement period. This safety zone will be enforced from 9:30 
p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on July 1, 2016.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23, entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley (COTP) or designated 
personnel. Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or pass through 
the zone must request permission from the COTP or a designated 
representative. They may be contacted on VHF-FM radio channel 16 or 
phone at 1-800-253-7465.
    (2) Persons and vessels permitted to deviate from this safety zone 
regulation and enter the restricted area must transit at the slowest 
safe speed and comply with all lawful directions issued by the COTP or 
a designated representative.
    (d) Information broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative 
will inform the public through Broadcast Notices to Mariners, Local 
Notices to Mariners, and/or Safety Marine Information Broadcasts as 
appropriate of the enforcement period for each safety zone as well as 
any changes in the planned and published dates and times of 
enforcement.

R.V. Timme,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Ohio Valley.
[FR Doc. 2016-15570 Filed 6-29-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P


81_FR_42650
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CollectionFederal Register
sudoc ClassAE 2.7:
GS 4.107:
AE 2.106:
PublisherOffice of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
SectionRules and Regulations
ActionTemporary final rule.
DatesThis rule is effective from 9:30 to 11:00 p.m. on July 1, 2016.
ContactIf you have questions on this rule, call or email Petty Officer Third Class Robert Miller; telephone (304) 733-0198, email [email protected]
FR Citation81 FR 42524 
RIN Number1625-AA00
CFR AssociatedHarbors; Marine Safety; Navigation (water); Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements; Security Measures and Waterways

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