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Special Local Regulations: Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Miami Beach, FL

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

Temporary Special Local Regulations are being proposed for the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30, 2000, offshore Miami Beach, FL. These regulations are needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before April 17, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Comments should be mailed to Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Group Miami, 100 McArthur Causeway, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at the above address.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Petty Officer Rick Storey, Coast Guard Group Miami at (305) 535-4472.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Purpose

These regulations are required to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters because of their inherent danger of high speed competition boat racing in the vicinity of spectator craft during the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Miami Beach, FL. Although a permanent regulation has been established for this event (33 CFR 100.730), the organizers asked that the event be moved for this year to April 30. The permanent regulations create a regulated area that prohibit non-participating vessels from entering the regulated area during the event. The practical effect of this proposed rule is to change the date of the event for this year from the third Sunday in April until April 30th, and to slightly modify the boundaries of the spectator area.

Request for Comments

The Coast Guard encourages interested persons to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written views, data, or arguments. Persons submitting comments should include their names and addresses, identify this notice [CGD07-00-010] and the specific section of this proposal to which their comments apply and give reasons for each comment. The Coast Guard requests that all comments and attachments be submitted in an 8″x11″ unbound format suitable for copying and electronic filling. If that is not practical, a second copy of any bound material is requested. Persons requesting acknowledgment of receipt of comments should enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. The Coast Guard will consider all comments received during the comment period. The regulations may be changed in view of the comments received. All comments received before the expiration of the comment period will be considered before final action is taken on this proposal.

The Coast Guard plans on public hearings. Persons may request a public hearing by writing to Commander Coast Guard Group Miami at the address under ADDRESSES. The request should include the reasons why a hearing would be beneficial. If it determines that the opportunity for oral presentations will aid this rulemaking, the Coast Guard will hold a public hearing at a time and place announced by a notice in the Federal Register.

Regulatory Evaluation

This proposal is not a “significant regulatory action” under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that order. It is not “significant” under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Transportation (DOT) (44 FR 11040; February 26, 1979). The Coast Guard expects the economic impact of this proposal to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation under paragraph 10(e) of the regulatory policies and procedures of DOT is unnecessary. The regulated area will only be in effect for 41/2 hours on one day.

Small Entities

Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), the Coast Guard must consider whether this rule will have a significant economic effect upon a substantial number of small entities. “Small entities” include small business, 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 Start Printed Page 11275a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as the regulations will only be in effect for 41/2 hours in a limited area of Miami Beach, FL.

Assistance for Small Entities

Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-221), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small entities may contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for assistance in understanding and participating in this rulemaking. We also have a point of contact for commenting on actions by employees of the Coast Guard. Small businesses may sent 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 the Regional 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).

Collection of Information

This proposal calls for no new collection of information requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.)

Federalism

We have analyzed this proposal under Executive Order 13132 and have determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism under that order.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) governs the issuance of Federal regulations that require unfunded mandates. An unfunded mandate is a regulation that requires a State, local, or tribal government or the private sector to incur direct costs without the Federal Government's having first provided the funds to pay those unfunded mandate costs. This proposal will not impose an unfunded mandate.

Taking of Private Property

This proposal will not effect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights.

Civil Justice Reform

This proposal meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

Protection of Children

We have analyzed this proposal under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not concern an environmental risk to health or safety that may disproportionately affect children.

Environment

The Coast Guard considered the environmental impact of this proposal and has determined pursuant to Figure 2-1, paragraph 34(h) of Commandant Instruction M16475.1C, that this proposal is categorically excluded from further environmental documentation.

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List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

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Proposed Regulations

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Coast Guard proposes to amend Part 100 of Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows:

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PART 100—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for Part 100 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233, 49 CFR 1.46, and 33 CFR 100.35.

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2. Temporary § 100.35T-07-010 is added to read as follows:

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Miami Superboat Grand Prix, Miami Beach, FL.

(a) Regulated Area: A regulated area is established 1000 feet off shore of Miami Beach FL from Miami Beach Clock Tower to Atlantic Heights. The regulated area for the race course is defined by a line joining the following coordinates: 25°51.38′ N., 080°06.84′ W., thence to 25°46.54′ N., 080°07.40′ W., thence to 25°46.60′ N., 080°07.18′ W., thence to 25°51.37′ N., 080°06.71′ W., thence to the starting point.

(b) Spectator Area: The spectator area is defined by a line joining the following coordinates: 25°50.56′ N., 080°06.60′ W., thence to 25°47.21′ N., 080°06.91′ W., thence to 25°47.20′ N., 080°06.55′ W., thence to 25°50.54′ N., 080°06.25′ W., thence to the starting point. All coordinates reference use Datum: NAD 1983.

(c) Coast Guard Patrol Commander. The Coast Guard Patrol Commander is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been designated by Commander, Coast Guard Group Miami, FL.

(d) Special Local Regulations: Entry into the regulated area by other than event participants is prohibited, unless otherwise authorized by the Patrol Commander. Spectator craft must remain in the spectator area as established by these regulations.

(e) Dates: This section becomes effective at 10:45 a.m. and terminates at 3:15 p.m. EST on April 30, 2000.

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Dated: February 18, 2000.

G.W. Sutton,

Captain, Coast Guard, Acting Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 00-4998 Filed 3-1-00; 8:45 am]

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