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Coast Guard, DOT.
Temporary final rule.
Temporary Special Local Regulations are being adopted for the Harbour Town Fireworks Display, Calibogue Sound, Hilton Head, SC. The event will be held from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time on July 4, 2000 in Calibogue Sound, Hilton Head, SC. These regulations are needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
This rule is effective from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time on July 4, 2000 and from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 5, 2000 in case of event postponement due to the onset of inclement weather.
Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket CGD 07-00-062 and are available for inspection or copying at Commander, Coast Guard Group, 196 Tradd St., Charleston, SC 29401, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
LT Simone Brisco, U.S. Coast Guard Group, Charleston, SC, at (843) 724-7628.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM because information concerning the exact date and times of the event were only recently received. 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 because information concerning the exact date and times of the event were only recently received.
Background and Purpose
These regulations are required to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters because of the inherent danger of fireworks during the Harbour Town Display, Calibogue Sound, Hilton Head, SC.
This 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, 1979). We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation under paragraph 10e of the regulatory policies and procedures of DOT is unnecessary as this regulation will only be in effect for one hour in a limited area.
Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) we considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term “small entities” comprises 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 a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in a portion of Calibogue Sound from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 4, 2000 (or July 5, 2000 if the event is postponed). This special local regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities Start Printed Page 41004because this rule will be in effect for only 1 hour, and vessel traffic can pass safely around the regulated area.
Assistance for Small Entities
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 so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or government jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 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 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 rule 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 rule will not impose an unfunded mandate.
Taking of Private Property
This rule 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 rule 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 rule 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.
The Coast Guard has considered the environmental impact of this action and has determined under Figure 2-1, paragraph 34(h) of Commandant Instruction M16475.1C, that this rule is categorically excluded from further environmental documentation.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100
- Marine Safety
- Navigation (water)
- Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR Part 100 as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 100—MARINE EVENTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The Authority citation for Part 100 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Temporary § 100.35T-07-062 is added to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(1) Regulated Area. A regulated area is established on the waters of Calibogue Sound, Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC, within a 1000 foot radius of a fireworks launch area on a barge in approximate position 32 08.2′ N, 080 49.2′ W. All coordinates referenced use Datum: NAD 1983.
(2) 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 Commanding Officer, Group Charleston, SC.
(b) Special Local Regulations. Entry into the regulated area by other than event participants is prohibited, unless otherwise authorized by the Patrol Commander. Spectator craft are required to remain in a spectator area to be established by the event sponsor The Club Group, LTD.
(c) Dates. These regulations are effective from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time on July 4, 2000. If event is postponed, they are effective from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time on July 5, 2000.
Dated: June 20, 2000.
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 00-16882 Filed 6-29-00; 1:19 pm]
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