Coast Guard, DOT.
Temporary final rule.
The Coast Guard is establishing security zones in designated waters adjacent to the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, HI for a period of six months. These security zones are necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and facilities from acts of sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature during operations and will extend from the surface of the water to the ocean floor. When the zones are activated, entry into these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Honolulu, HI. This rule also terminates a previous rule published October 17, 2001 creating security zones in these areas until March 22, 2002.
The docket for this rulemaking is maintained by the Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Honolulu, 433 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Docket material is available for inspection or copying at this location between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, except Federal holidays.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
LCDR M. A. Willis, Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Honolulu, Hawaii at (808) 522-8260.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Recent terrorist incidents in New York and Washington, DC have called for the implementation of additional measures to protect the national Start Printed Page 4657security. These temporary rules are intended to provide for the safety and security of the public, maritime commerce, and transportation, by creating security zones in designated harbors, anchorages, facilities, and adjacent navigable waters of the United States. As authorized by 5 U.S.C. 553, we did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation and there is good cause for us to make the rule effective in less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Publishing an NPRM and delaying this rule from becoming effective would be contrary to the public interest since immediate action is needed to protect persons, vessels, and facilities in various areas on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, HI. There was insufficient time to publish a proposed rule in advance of the event or to provide a delayed effective date. Under these circumstances, following normal rulemaking procedures would be impracticable.
Background and Purpose
The Coast Guard is establishing designated security zones in the waters adjacent to the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, HI for a period of six-months. These security zones are necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and facilities from acts of sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature during operations. These security zones extend from the surface of the water to the ocean floor. Entry into these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Honolulu, HI. Representatives of the Captain of the Port Honolulu will enforce these security zones. The Captain of the Port may be assisted by other federal or state agencies. Periodically, by Broadcast Notice to Mariners, the Coast Guard will announce the existence or status of the temporary security zones in this rule.
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, 1979). The U.S. Coast Guard expects the economic impact of this action to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation under paragraph 10(e) of the regulatory policies and procedures of DOT is unnecessary. This expectation is based on the temporary duration of the zone and the limited geographic area affected by it.
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 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 regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. No small business impacts are anticipated due to the small size of the zone and the short duration of the security zone in any one area.
Assistance for Small Entities
Because we did not anticipate any small business impacts, we did not offer assistance to small entities in understanding the rule.
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 et seq.).
The Coast Guard has analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13132, and has determined 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 having first provided the funds to pay those unfunded mandate costs. This rule will not impose an unfunded mandate.
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.
Taking of Private Property
This rule will not affect 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 risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children.
The Coast Guard considered the environmental impact of this action and concluded that, under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g) of Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, this rule is categorically excluded from further environmental documentation. As an emergency action, the environmental analysis requisite regulatory consultations, and categorical exclusion determination, will be prepared and submitted after establishment of this temporary security zone, and will be available for inspection or copying where indicated under addresses.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects
- Marine safety
- Navigation (water)
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Security measures
For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Coast Guard amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 110—ANCHORAGE REGULATIONSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 110 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Printed Page 4658 Start Amendment Part
2. From 6 a.m. October 19, 2001, until 4 p.m. April 19, 2002, in § 110.235, add a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(c) Before entering in the anchorage grounds in this section, you must first obtain permission from the Captain of the Port Honolulu.
PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREASEnd Part Start Amendment Part
3. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
4. Remove § 165.T14-058.End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
5. From 6 a.m. October 19, 2001, until 4 p.m. April 19, 2002, a new § 165.T14-061 is temporarily added to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(a) Location. The following areas are security zones:
(1) All waters of Honolulu Harbor and entrance channel, Keehi Lagoon, and General Anchorages A, B, C, and D as defined in 33 CFR 110.235 that are shoreward of the following coordinates: The shoreline of a line connecting 21°17.68′ N, 157°52.0′ W; thence due south to 21°16.0′ N, 157°52.0′ W; thence due west to 21°16.0′ N, 157°55.58′ W; thence due north to Honolulu International Airport Reef Runway at 21°18.25′ N, 157°55.58′ W.
(2) The waters around the Tesoro Single Point Mooring extending 1,000 yards in all directions from position 21°16.2′ N, 158°05.3′ W.
(3) The Kahului Harbor and Entrance Channel, Maui, HI consisting of all waters shoreward of the COLREGS DEMARCATION line. (See 33 CFR 80.1460).
(4) All waters within the Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, HI shoreward of the COLREGS DEMARCATION line (See 33 CFR 80.1450).
(5) All waters of Port Allen Harbor, Kauai, HI shoreward of the COLREGS DEMARCATION line (See 33 CFR 80.1440).
(6) Hilo Harbor and Entrance Channel, Hawaii, HI consisting of all waters shoreward of the COLREGS DEMARCATION line (See 33 CFR 80.1480).
(7) The waters extending out 500 yards in all directions from cruise ship vessels anchored within 3 miles of
(i) Lahaina Small Boat Harbor, Maui, between Makila Point and Puunoa Point.
(ii) Kailua-Kona Small Boat Harbor, Hawaii, between Keahulolu Point and Puapuaa Point.
(b) Designated representative. A designated representative of the Captain of the Port is any Coast Guard commissioned officer, warrant or petty officer that has been authorized by the Captain of the Port Honolulu to act on his behalf. The following officers have or will be designated by the Captain of the Port Honolulu: The senior Coast Guard boarding officer on each vessel enforcing the security zone.
(1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.33 of this part, entry into these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representatives.
(2) The existence or status of the temporary security zones in this section will be announced periodically by Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
(e) Effective dates: This section is effective from 6 a.m. HST October 19, 2001, until 4 p.m. HST April 19, 2002.
Dated: October 19, 2001.
R. D. Utley,
Rear Admiral, Coast Guard Commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 02-2356 Filed 1-30-02; 8:45 am]
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