Coast Guard, DOT.
Temporary final rule.
Temporary special local regulations are being established for a fireworks display for the Waverly Hotel Opening in Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL. These regulations prohibit unauthorized vessels from entering the regulated area. These regulations are needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
This rule is effective from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on November 16, 2001.
Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket CGD07-01-121 and are available for inspection or copying at Coast Guard Group Miami, 100 MacArthur Causeway, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
BM1 Daniel C. Vaughn, Coast Guard Group Miami, at 305-535-4317.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 a NPRM. Publishing a NPRM and delaying the effective date of this regulation would be contrary to public safety interests since immediate action is needed to minimize potential danger to the public because there will be numerous spectator craft in the area where fireworks will be launched. Moreover, a NPRM is unnecessary because the regulation will have a minimal impact on the public because the regulated area is outside of the shipping channel and the regulation is only in effect for 3 hours.Start Printed Page 54139
For the same reasons, 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.
Background and Purpose
These regulations are required to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters because of the inherent danger associated with storing and launching fireworks near spectator craft. This fireworks display is to celebrate the opening of the Waverly Hotel in Miami, FL. These regulations prohibit unauthorized vessels from entering the regulated area around a fireworks barge in Biscayne Bay on November 16, 2001.
Discussion of Rule
This rule creates a regulated area around a fireworks barge in Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida. All vessels are required to keep out of the regulated area, 1600 feet in diameter around the fireworks barge in Biscayne Bay, FL, at approximate position 25°46.618N, 080°08.4W unless specifically authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. All coordinates referenced use Datum NAD: 83. This rule is effective from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on November 16, 2001.
This rule is not a “significant regulatory action” under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 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) because this temporary rule will only be in effect for 3 hours.
Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have considered whether this 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.
This rule may affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in the regulated area in Biscayne Bay, FL from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on November 16, 2001. 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 because the regulation will only be in effect for 3 hours.
Assistance for Small Entities
Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-121), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they may better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small entities may contact the person listed under FOR FURTHUR INFORMATION CONTACT for assistance in understanding and participating in this 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 calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).
A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism.
Unfunded Mandate 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 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.
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 create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children.
Indian Tribal Governments
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.
We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a “significant energy action” under that order because it is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. It has not been designated by the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211.
We have considered the environmental impact of this rule and concluded that under Figure 2-1, paragraph 34(h) of Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, that this rule is categorically excluded from further environmental documentation.Start List of Subjects Start Printed Page 54140
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—[SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for Part 100 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Add § 100.35T-07-121 to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(a) Regulated area. A regulated area is established 1600 feet in diameter around a barge in Biscayne Bay, FL, at approximate position 25°46.618N, 080°08.4W. All coordinates referenced use Datum NAD: 83.
(b) 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, Coast Guard Station Miami Beach.
(c) Special local regulations. Unauthorized vessels are prohibited from entering the regulated area without the permission of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
(d) Dates: This rule is effective from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on November 16, 2001.
Dated: October 18, 2001.
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 01-26993 Filed 10-25-01; 8:45 am]
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