Coast Guard, DOT.
Temporary final rule.Start Printed Page 41006
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone within a five hundred (500) yard radius of the fireworks barge in Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown, MA on July 4, 2000, with a rain date of July 5, 2000. The safety zone is needed to safeguard the public from possible hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry into this zone will be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Providence, Rhode Island.
This rule is effective from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. July 4, 2000 and 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. July 5, 2000, in case of event postponement due to the onset of inclement weather.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
CWO John W. Winter at Marine Safety Office Providence, (401) 435-2335.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) was not published for this regulation and good cause exists for making it effective less then 30 days after Federal Register publication. Due to the date that conclusive information for this event was received, there was insufficient time to draft and publish an NPRM. Any delay encountered in this regulation's effective date would be contrary to public interest since immediate action is needed to close a portion of the waterway to protect the maritime public from the hazards associated with this fireworks display, which is intended for public entertainment.
Background and Purpose
This regulation establishes a safety zone in all waters within a five hundred (500) yard radius of the fireworks launching barge in Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown, MA on July 4, 2000, with a rain date of July 5, 2000. This safety zone is needed to protect the maritime community from possible hazards associated with a fireworks display. No vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP), Providence RI.
This temporary final rule 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, l979). We expect the economic impact of this proposed rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation under paragraph 10(e) of the regulatory policies and procedures of DOT is unnecessary. This safety zone involves a very small area of Provincetown Harbor. The effect of this regulation will not be significant due to the lateness of the hour, all vessel traffic may safely transit around this safety zone, and the extensive maritime advisories that will be made.
Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we considered whether this proposed rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 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 proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
Assistance for Small Entities
Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. 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).
Collection of Information
This rule contains no collection of information requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.).
We have analyzed this action under E.O. 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 costs. This temporary rule would not impose an unfunded mandate.
Taking of Private Property
This temporary rule would not effect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under E.O. 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights.
Civil Justice Reform
This temporary rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of E.O. 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.
Protection of Children
We have analyzed this temporary rule under E.O. 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 risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children.
The Coast Guard has considered the environmental impact of implementing this temporary rule and concluded that, under figure 2-1, paragraph 34(g), of Commandant Instruction M16475.lC, this proposed rule is categorically excluded from further environmental documentation. A “Categorical Exclusion Determination” is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165
- Marine safety
- Navigation (water)
- Reports and record keeping requirements
- Security measures
- and Waterways
For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amendEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREASEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Printed Page 41007 Start Amendment Part
2. Add temporary § 165.T01-122 to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(a) Location. All waters within a five hundred (500) yard radius of the fireworks launching barge located in Provincetown harbor, Provincetown, MA.
(b) Effective Period. This section is effective from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 4, 2000, rain date 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 5, 2000, unless extended or terminated sooner by the Captain of the Port Providence.
(c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing safety zones contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.
(2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene patrol personnel. These personnel comprise commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed.
Dated: June 20, 2000.
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Marine Safety Office Providence.
[FR Doc. 00-16880 Filed 6-29-00; 1:19 pm]
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