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Safety Zones; Eighth Coast Guard District Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Interim final rule; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard is amending and updating its current list of recurring safety zone regulations that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District area of responsibility (AOR). This interim rule informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through establishing a safety zone. Through this interim rule the current list of recurring safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District AOR. When these safety zones are enforced, vessel traffic is restricted from specified areas. Additionally, this one rulemaking project reduces administrative costs involved in producing a separate rule for each individual recurring safety zone and serves to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year.

DATES:

This rule is effective April 22, 2014. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of Docket Number USCG-2013-1060. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Click on “Open Docket Folder” on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

You may submit comments, identified by docket number, using any one of the following methods:

(1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

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(3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

See the “Public Participation and Request for Comments” portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further instructions on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this rule, call or email Shelley R. Miller, Eighth Coast Guard District Waterways Management Division, (504) 671-2139 or email, Shelley.R.Miller@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Acronyms

BNM Broadcast Notice to Mariners

COTP Captain of the Port

DHS Department of Homeland Security

FR Federal Register

LNM Local Notice to Mariners

NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

A. Public Participation and Request for Comments

We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided.

1. Submitting Comments

If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at http://www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number [USCG-2013-1060] in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Click on “Submit a Comment” on the line associated with this rulemaking.

If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments.

2. Viewing Comments and Documents

To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG-2013-1060) in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

3. Privacy Act

Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

4. Public Meeting

We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register.

B. Regulatory History and Information

The Coast Guard is issuing this interim final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are “impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.” Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule. This interim rule is effective upon publication without prior notice through publication in the Federal Register, but also invites comments regarding the updated list of safety zones. The Coast Guard will address all comments accordingly, whether through response, additional revision to the regulation, or otherwise. Completing the full NPRM process would unnecessarily delay the effective dates for the safety zones listed to occur in April and May of 2014. This interim rule, prepared to provide the most up to date list of recurring events requiring safety zones, provides ample notice for all listed safety zones occurring after May. Additionally, these recurring events are noticed to the public through local avenues and planned on by the local communities.

The current list of annual and recurring safety zones occurring in the Eighth Coast Guard District AOR is published under 33 CFR 165.801. That list was created May 16, 2012 through a previous rulemaking, [77 FR 2876] and received no adverse comments. The May 2012 rulemaking established 33 CFR 165.801 creating the current comprehensive list of recurring safety zones. In addition to amending and updating the current list, this interim rule provides additional clarity by separating the events and safety zones according to each Coast Guard Sector within the Eighth District.

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. Providing a 30-day notice would unnecessarily delay the safety zone effective dates for the events listed to occur in April and May of 2014, which are also noticed to the public through local avenues and are planned on by the local communities.Start Printed Page 22400

C. Basis and Purpose

The legal basis for the rule is 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-6 and 160.5; Public Law 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to define regulatory safety zones. The Coast Guard is amending and updating the safety zone regulations under 33 CFR part 165 to include the most up to date list of recurring safety zones for events held on or around navigable waters within the Eighth Coast Guard District. These events include air shows, fireworks displays, and other marine related events requiring a limited access area restricting vessel traffic for safety purposes. The current list under 33 CFR 165.801 requires amending to provide new information on existing safety zones and updating to include new safety zones expected to recur annually or biannually and to remove safety zones that are no longer required. Issuing individual regulations for each new safety zone, amendment, or removal of an existing safety zone creates unnecessary administrative costs and burdens. This single rulemaking considerably reduces administrative overhead and provides the public with notice through publication in the Federal Register of the upcoming recurring safety zone regulations.

The Coast Guard encourages the public to participate in this rulemaking through the comment process so that any necessary changes necessary can be identified and implemented in a timely and efficient manner.

D. Discussion of the Interim Rule

33 CFR part 165 contains regulations establishing limited access areas to restrict vessel traffic for the safety of persons and property. Section 165.801 establishes recurring safety zones to restrict vessel transit into and through specified areas to protect spectators, mariners, and other persons and property from potential hazards presented during certain events taking place in the Eighth Coast Guard District AOR. This section requires amendment from time to time to properly reflect the recurring safety zone regulations in the Eighth Coast Guard District. This interim rule amends and updates Section 165.801 replacing the current Table 1 with seven separate tables, one for each Sector within the Coast Guard's Eighth District as follows:

Table 1—Sector Ohio Valley

Table 2—Sector Upper Mississippi River

Table 3—Houston Galveston

Table 4—Corpus Christi

Table 5—New Orleans

Table 6—Sector Lower Mississippi River

Table 7—Sector Mobile

Categorizing the safety zone regulations by Sector eliminates dual numbering within the District list and then again by Sector. Listing safety zone regulations by Sector also provides easier and quicker reference to a specific regulation.

Additionally, this rule adds 31 new recurring safety zones and removes 12 safety zones as follows: 26 added under the new Table 1 for Sector Ohio Valley.

DateSponsor/nameLocationRegulated area
Multiple days—April through NovemberPittsburgh Riverhounds/Riverhounds FireworksPittsburgh, PAMonongahela River, Mile 0.22-0.77.
3 days—Second or third weekend in JuneHadi Shrine/Evansville Freedom Festival Air ShowEvansville, INOhio River, Miles 791.0-795.0 (Indiana).
1 day—Second or third Saturday in June, the last day of the Riverbend FestivalFriends of the Festival, Inc./Riverbend Festival FireworksChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 463.5-464.5 (Tennessee).
2 days—Second Friday and Saturday in JuneCity of Newport, KY/ItalianfestNewport, KYOhio River, Miles 469.6-470.0 (Kentucky and Ohio).
1 day—Last Saturday in JuneCity of Aurora/Aurora Firecracker FestivalAurora, INOhio River Mile, 496.7; 1400 ft. radius from the Consolidated Grain Dock located along the State of Indiana shoreline at (Indiana and Kentucky).
1 day—second weekend in JuneCity of St. Albans/St. Albans Town FairSt. Albans, WVKanawha River, Mile 46.3-47.3 (West Virginia).
1 day—Saturday before July 4thPUSH Beaver County/Beaver County BoomBeaver, PAOhio River, Mile 024.3-025.1 (Pennsylvania).
1 day—4th of July (Rain date—July 5th)Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce/Monongahela 4th of July CelebrationMonongahela, PAMonongahela River, Mile 032.0-033.0 (Pennsylvania).
1 day—Saturday of the last full week in July (Rain date—following Sunday)Oakmont Yacht Club/Oakmont Yacht Club FireworksOakmont, PAAllegheny River, Mile 12.0-12.5 (Pennsylvania).
2 days—Week of July 4thThree Rivers Regatta/Three River Regatta and FireworksPittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 0.0-0.5, Allegheny River, Mile 0.0-0.5, and Monongahela River, Mile 0.0-0.5 (Pennsylvania).
1 day—3rd or 4th of JulyCity of Paducah, KYPaducah, KYOhio River, Mile 931.0-933.0 (Kentucky).
1 day—3rd or 4th of JulyCity of Hickman, KYHickman, KYLower Mississippi River, Mile 921.0-923.0 (Kentucky).
1 day—During the first week of JulyEvansville Freedom CelebrationEvansville, INOhio River, Miles 791.0-795.0 (Indiana).
3 days—One of the first two weekends in JulyMadison Regatta, Inc./Madison RegattaMadison, INOhio River, Miles 555.0-560.0 (Indiana).
1 day—July 4thCities of Cincinnati, OH and Newport, KY/July 4th FireworksNewport, KYOhio River, Miles 469.6-470.2 (Kentucky and Ohio).
2 days—second weekend in JulyMarietta Riverfront Roar/Marietta Riverfront RoarMarietta, OHOhio River, Mile 171.6-172.6 (Ohio).
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1 day—1st weekend in JulyGallia County Chamber of Commerce/Gallipolis River Recreation FestivalGallipolis, OHOhio River, Mile 269.5-270.5 (Ohio).
1 day—July 4thKindred Communications/Dawg DazzleHuntington, WVOhio River, Mile 307.8-308.8 (West Virginia).
1 day—Last weekend in AugustSwiss Wine Festival/Swiss Wine Festival Fireworks ShowGhent, KYOhio River, Mile 537 (Kentucky).
1 day—Saturday of Labor Day weekendUniversity of Pittsburgh Athletic Department/University of Pittsburgh FireworksPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 0.0-0.25 (Pennsylvania).
Sunday, Monday, or Thursday from September through JanuaryPittsburgh Steelers/Steeler FireworksPittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 0.3—Allegheny River, Mile 0.2 (Pennsylvania).
1 day—Third weekend in SeptemberWheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Foundation/Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel FestivalWheeling, WVOhio River, Mile 90.2-90.7 (West Virginia).
1 day—First or second weekend in OctoberZambelli Fireworks/American Pyrotechnic Association Annual Convention Fireworks DisplayLouisville, KYOhio River, Miles 602.0-606.0 (Kentucky).
1 day—Second weekend of OctoberLeukemia and Lymphoma Society/Light the Nights FireworksNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 190.0-192.0 (Tennessee).
1 day—First week in OctoberLeukemia & Lymphoma Society/Light the NightPittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 0.0-0.4 (Pennsylvania).
1 day—Friday before ThanksgivingDuquesne Light/Santa SpectacularPittsburgh, PAMonongahela River, Mile 0.00-0.22, Allegheny River, Mile 0.00-0.25, and Ohio River, Mile 0.0-0.3 (Pennsylvania).

Two annual or recurring new safety zones under the new Table 2 for Sector Upper Mississippi River.

DateSponsor/nameSector Upper MS River locationSafety zone
2nd Weekend in AugustLansing Lion's Club/Lansing Fish Days FireworksLansing, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 662.8-663.9 (Iowa).
3rd Weekend in AugustRiver Action/FloatzillaRock Island, IllinoisUpper Mississippi River mile marker 479.0-486.0 (Ilinois).

One annual or recurring new safety zone added under the new Table 3 for Sector Houston-Galveston.

DateSponsor/nameSector Houston-Galveston locationSafety zone
4th of JulyRed, White, Blue and You Fireworks Display/City of Lake CharlesLake Charles, LAAll waters within a 1000-foot radius of the fireworks barge anchored in approximate position 30°13′39″ N, 093°13′42″ W, Lake Charles, LA (NAD 83).

One annual or recurring new safety zone added under the new Table 4 for Sector Corpus Christi.

DateSponsor/nameSector Corpus Christi locationSafety zone
July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thCity of South Padre Island/South Padre Island July 4th FireworksLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate position 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
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One annual or recurring new safety zone added under the new Table 6 for Sector Lower Mississippi.

DateSponsor/nameSector Lower MS River locationSafety zoneDate
4th of July WeekendMonroe RenaissanceOuachita River, Monroe, LARegulated Area: Ouachita River mile marker 168.0 to 169.0, Monroe, LA4th of July Weekend.

This rule removes the following 12 safety zone regulations from the existing Table 1 in § 165.801 as follows:

DateSponsor/nameLocationRegulated area
May through September (Needs Notice of Implementation via Local Notice to Mariners)Riverbend Music Center/Riverbend Concerts SeriesOhio River, Cincinnati, OHOhio River mile marker 461.1 to 461.4 Cincinnati, OH.
First Friday in JuneWV Special OlympicsKanawha River, Charleston, WVKanawha River, mile marker 57.9 to 58.9. A mile down from the Kanawha City bridge to the confluence of the Elk and Ohio Rivers.
Third weekend in JulyPaducah Parks FestivalOhio River Paducah, KYOhio River, mile marker 934.0 to 936.0.
July 4thWellsburg 4th of July Committee/Wellsburg 4th JulyOhio River, Wellsburg, WVOhio River, mile marker 73.5 to 74.5 Wellsburg, WV.
1 day—July 4thGrowth Alliance for Greater Evansville/Evansville FestivalOhio River, M 792.0-793.5 Evansville, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River, mile marker 792.0 to 793.5.
July 4thBig Sandy Superstore Arena/Dawg Dazzle Fireworks SpectacularOhio River, Huntington, WVOhio River, mile marker 307.8 to 308.8. One-half mile up and down river from the Harris Riverfront Park.
Third Saturday in AugustParkersburg Homecoming FestivalOhio River, Parkersburg WVOhio River, mile marker 184.0 to 185.0. One-half mile up and down river from the confluence of the Little Kanawha and the Ohio River.
First Sunday in SeptemberPortsmouth RiverdaysOhio River, Portsmouth, OHOhio River, mile marker 355.5 to 356.5 Portsmouth, OH. From the confluence of the Scioto and Ohio Rivers, one mile upriver to the U.S. Highway Grant Bridge.
Second or Third weekend in SeptemberOhio Sternwheel FestivalParkersburg, WV Ohio RiverSafety Zone for the fireworks display, extending from mile 171.5 to 172.5 (about a 1/2 a mile up and down river from the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers). Also a restricted area for the stern-wheel race reenactment extending from mile marker 172.4 to 170.3.2 on the Ohio River. (See 33 CFR 100).
Second Saturday in OctoberRod Run Doo WopKanawha River, Charleston, WVKanawha River, mile marker 57.5 to 59.0 Downstream from I-64 Bridge IN Charleston, WV to one upriver.
Odd Week Fridays from April thru SeptemberCorpus Christi Hooks Baseball Team/Friday Night FireworksCorpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the Corpus Christi Hooks stadium parking lot located at approximate position 27°48′39.2″ N 097°23′55.2″ W, Corpus Christi, TX.
MS Gulf Coast Boaters Rendezvous/MS Gulf Coast Billfish ClassicBiloxi Channel, Biloxi, MSBiloxi Channel, all waters extending 200 yards around channel buoy No. 26MS Gulf Coast Boaters Rendezvous/MS Gulf Coast Billfish Classic.
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Regulatory Analyses

We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes or executive orders.

Regulatory Planning and Review

This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that those Orders.

The Coast Guard expects the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full regulatory evaluation is unnecessary. This rule establishes safety zones limiting access to certain areas under 33 CFR 165 within the Eighth Coast Guard District. The effect of this rulemaking will not be significant because these safety zones are limited in scope and duration. Additionally, the public is given advance notification through local forms of notice, the Federal Register, and/or Notices of Enforcement and thus will be able to plan operations around the safety zones in advance. Deviation from the safety zones established through this rulemaking may be requested from the appropriate COTP and requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Small Entities

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 might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone areas during periods of enforcement. The safety zones will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because they are limited in scope and will be in effect for short periods of time. Before the enforcement period, the Coast Guard COTP will issue maritime advisories widely available to waterway users. Deviation from the safety zones established through this rulemaking may be requested from the appropriate COTP and requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Therefore, the Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this interim final rule will 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 (Pub. L. 104-121), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. 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 businesses. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

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).

Federalism

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 Mandates 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.

Energy Effects

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. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211.

Technical Standards

The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these Start Printed Page 22404standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies.

This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

Environment

We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 0023.1 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have concluded that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule is categorically excluded under section 2.B.2, figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g) of the Instruction because it involves establishment of safety zones. An Environmental analysis and a categorical exclusion determination will be made available in the docket as indicated under ADDRESSES.

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List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

  • Marine safety
  • Navigation (water)
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and Waterways
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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows:

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PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04.6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. Amend § 165.801 to revise table 1 and add tables 2 through 7 to read as follows:

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Annual fireworks displays and other events in the Eighth Coast Guard District requiring safety zones.
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Table 1 of § 165.801—Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones

DateSponsor/nameLocationSafety zone
1. Multiple days—April through NovemberPittsburgh Pirates/Pittsburgh Pirates FireworksPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 00.2-000.8 (Pennsylvania).
2. Multiple days—April through NovemberCincinnati Reds/Cincinnati Reds Season FireworksCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 470.1-470.4; extending 500 ft. from the State of Ohio shoreline (Ohio).
3. 2 days—Third Friday and Saturday in AprilThunder Over Louisville/Thunder Over LouisvilleLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-606.0 (Kentucky).
4. 3 days—Third weekend in AprilHenderson Tri-Fest/Henderson Breakfast Lions ClubHenderson, KYOhio River, Mile 803.5-804.5 (Kentucky).
5. 1 day—A Saturday in JulyPaducah Parks and Recreation Department/Cross River SwimPaducah, KYOhio River, Mile 934.0-936.0 (Kentucky).
6. 1 Day—First Sunday in JuneWest Virginia Symphony Orchestra/Symphony SundayCharleston, WVKanawha River, Mile 59.5-60.5 (West Virginia).
7. 1 Day—Saturday before 4th of JulyRiverfest Inc./Saint Albans RiverfestSt. Albans, WVKanawha River, Mile 46.3-47.3 (West Virginia).
8. 1 day—Third or fourth week in JulyUpper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival/Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival FireworksWheeling, WVOhio River, Mile 90.0-90.5 (West Virginia).
9. 1 day—Third or fourth of JulyHarrah's Casino/Metropolis FireworksMetropolis, ILOhio River, Mile 942.0-945.0 (Illinois).
10. 1 day—During the first week of JulyLouisville Bats Baseball Club/Louisville Bats Firework ShowLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 603.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
11. 1 day—July 4thWaterfront Independence FestivalLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 603.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
12. 1 day—July 4thCelebration of the American Spirit FireworksOwensboro, KYOhio River, Mile 755.0-759.0 (Kentucky).
13. 1 day—July 4thRiverfront Independence Festival FireworksNew Albany, INOhio River, Mile 602.0-603.5 (Indiana).
14. 1 day—July 4thDowntown Henderson Project/Henderson Independence Bank FireworksHenderson, KYOhio River, Mile 803.5-804.5 (Kentucky).
15. 1 day—July 4thShoals Radio Group/Spirit of Freedom FireworksFlorence, ALTennessee River, Mile 255.0-257.0 (Alabama).
16. 1 day—Saturday before July 4th, or on July 4th if that day is a SaturdayTown of Cumberland City/Lighting Up the Cumberland FireworksCumberland City, TNCumberland River, Mile 103.0-105.0 (Tennessee).
17. 1 day—July 4thLake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce/Lake Guntersville 4th of July CelebrationGuntersville, ALTennessee River, Mile 356.0-358.0 (Alabama).
18. 1 day—July 3rd or the weekend before July 3rd if the 3rd is on a weekdayCity of Clarksville/Clarksville Independence Day FireworksClarksville, TNCumberland River, Mile 103.0-105.0 (Tennessee).
19. 1 day—July 4thKnoxville office of Special Events/Knoxville July 4th FireworksKnoxville, TNTennessee River, Mile 647.0-648.0 (Tennessee).
20. 1 day—July 4thNashville CVB/Music City July 4thNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 190.0-192.0 (Tennessee).
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21. 1 day—Saturday before July 4th, or Saturday after July 4thGrand Harbor Marina/Grand Harbor Marina July 4th CelebrationCounce, TNTennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Mile 450.0-450.5 (Tennessee).
22. 1 day—Second Saturday in JulyCity of Bellevue, KY/Bellevue Beach Park Concert FireworksBellevue, KYOhio River, Mile 468.2-469.2 (Kentucky and Ohio).
23. 1 day—Sunday before Labor DayCincinnati Bell, WEBN, and Proctor and Gamble/RiverfestCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 469.2-470.5 (Kentucky and Ohio).
24. 1 day—July 4thSummer Motions Inc./Summer MotionAshland, KYOhio River, Mile 322.1-323.1 (Kentucky).
25. 1 day—Last weekend in June or First weekend in JulyCity of Point Pleasant/Point Pleasant Sternwheel FireworksPoint Pleasant, WVOhio River, Mile 265.2-266.2 (West Virginia).
26. 1 day—July 3rd or 4thCity of Charleston/City of Charleston Independence Day CelebrationCharleston, WVKanawha River, Mile 58.1-59.1 (West Virginia).
27. 1 day—July 4thCivic Forum/Civic Forum 4th of July CelebrationPortsmouth, OHOhio River, Mile 355.5-356.5 (Ohio).
28. 1 day—Second Saturday in AugustGuyasuta Days Festival/Borough of SharpsburgPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 005.5-006.0 (Pennsylvania).
29. 1 day—Fourth week of AugustPittsburgh Foundation/Bob O'Connor Cookie CruisePittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 0.5-0.0 (Pennsylvania).
30. 1 day—Labor Day weekendKnoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation/Boomsday FestivalKnoxville, TNTennessee River, Mile 647.0-648.0 (Tennessee).
31. 1 day—Friday after ThanksgivingChattanooga Presents/Grand IlluminationChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 463.0-469.0 (Tennessee).
32. 1 day—December 31Pittsburgh Cultural Trust/Highmark First Night PittsburghPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River Mile, 0.5-1.0 (Pennsylvania).
33. 1 day—Friday before ThanksgivingPittsburgh Downtown Partnership/Light Up NightPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 0.0-1.0 (Pennsylvania).
34. Multiple days—April through NovemberPittsburgh Riverhounds/Riverhounds FireworksPittsburgh, PAMonongahela River, Mile 0.22-0.77.
35. 3 days—Second or third weekend in JuneHadi Shrine/Evansville Freedom Festival Air ShowEvansville, INOhio River, Miles 791.0-795.0 (Indiana).
36. 1 day—Second or third Saturday in June, the last day of the Riverbend FestivalFriends of the Festival, Inc./Riverbend Festival FireworksChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 463.5-464.5 (Tennessee).
37. 2 days—Second Friday and Saturday in JuneCity of Newport, KY/ItalianfestNewport, KYOhio River, Miles 469.6-470.0 (Kentucky and Ohio).
38. 1 day—Last Saturday in JuneCity of Aurora/Aurora Firecracker FestivalAurora, INOhio River Mile, 496.7; 1400 ft. radius from the Consolidated Grain Dock located along the State of Indiana shoreline at (Indiana and Kentucky).
39. 1 day—second weekend in JuneCity of St. Albans/St. Albans Town FairSt. Albans, WVKanawha River, Mile 46.3-47.3 (West Virginia).
40. 1 day—Saturday before July 4thPUSH Beaver County/Beaver County BoomBeaver, PAOhio River, Mile 024.3-025.1 (Pennsylvania).
41. 1 day—4th of July (Rain date—July 5th)Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce/Monongahela 4th of July CelebrationMonongahela, PAMonongahela River, Mile 032.0-033.0 (Pennsylvania).
42. 1 day—Saturday of the last full week in July (Rain date—following Sunday)Oakmont Yacht Club/Oakmont Yacht Club FireworksOakmont, PAAllegheny River, Mile 12.0-12.5 (Pennsylvania).
43. 2 days—Week of July 4thThree Rivers Regatta/Three River Regatta and FireworksPittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 0.0-0.5, Allegheny River, Mile 0.0-0.5, and Monongahela River, Mile 0.0-0.5 (Pennsylvania).
44. 1 day—3rd or 4th of JulyCity of Paducah, KYPaducah, KYOhio River, Mile 931.0-933.0 (Kentucky).
45. 1 day—3rd or 4th of JulyCity of Hickman, KYHickman, KYLower Mississippi River, Mile 921.0-923.0 (Kentucky).
46. 1 day—During the first week of JulyEvansville Freedom CelebrationEvansville, INOhio River, Miles 791.0-795.0 (Indiana).
47. 3 days—One of the first two weekends in JulyMadison Regatta, Inc./Madison RegattaMadison, INOhio River, Miles 555.0-560.0 (Indiana).
48. 1 day—July 4thCities of Cincinnati, OH and Newport, KY/July 4th FireworksNewport, KYOhio River, Miles 469.6-470.2 (Kentucky and Ohio).
49. 2 days—second weekend in JulyMarietta Riverfront Roar/Marietta Riverfront RoarMarietta, OHOhio River, Mile 171.6-172.6 (Ohio).
50. 1 day—1st weekend in JulyGallia County Chamber of Commerce/Gallipolis River Recreation FestivalGallipolis, OHOhio River, Mile 269.5-270.5 (Ohio).
51. 1 day—July 4thKindred Communications/Dawg DazzleHuntington, WVOhio River, Mile 307.8-308.8 (West Virginia).
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52. 1 day—Last weekend in AugustSwiss Wine Festival/Swiss Wine Festival Fireworks ShowGhent, KYOhio River, Mile 537 (Kentucky).
53. 1 day—Saturday of Labor Day weekendUniversity of Pittsburgh Athletic Department/University of Pittsburgh FireworksPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 0.0-0.25 (Pennsylvania).
54. Sunday, Monday, or Thursday from September through JanuaryPittsburgh Steelers/Steeler FireworksPittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 0.3-Allegheny River, Mile 0.2 (Pennsylvania).
56. 1 day—Third weekend in SeptemberWheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Foundation/Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel FestivalWheeling, WVOhio River, Mile 90.2-90.7 (West Virginia).
57. 1 day—First or second weekend in OctoberZambelli Fireworks/American Pyrotechnic Association Annual Convention Fireworks DisplayLouisville, KYOhio River, Miles 602.0-606.0 (Kentucky).
58. 1 day—Second weekend of OctoberLeukemia and Lymphoma Society/Light the Nights FireworksNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 190.0-192.0 (Tennessee).
59. 1 day—First week in OctoberLeukemia & Lymphoma Society/Light the NightPittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 0.0-0.4 (Pennsylvania).
60. 1 day—Friday before ThanksgivingDuquesne Light/Santa SpectacularPittsburgh, PAMonongahela River, Mile 0.00-0.22, Allegheny River, Mile 0.00-0.25, and Ohio River, Mile 0.0-0.3 (Pennsylvania).

Table 2 of § 165.801—Sector Upper Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Safety Zones

DateSponsor/nameSector Upper Mississippi River locationSafety zone
1. 1 day—4th weekend of JulyMarketing Minneapolis LLC/Target Aquatennial FireworksMinneapolis, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 853.2 to 854.2 (Minnesota).
2. 1 day—4th of July weekendRadio Dubuque/Radio Dubuque Fireworks and Airs ShowDubuque, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 581.0 to 583.0 (Iowa).
3. 2 days—2nd weekend of JulyCity of Champlin/Father Hennepin Fireworks DisplayChamplin, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 870.5 to 872.0 (Minnesota).
4. 1 day—4th of July weekendDowntown Main Street/Mississippi AluminationRed Wing, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 790.8 to 791.2 (Minnesota).
5. 1 day—4th of July weekendTan-Tar-A Resort/Tan-Tar-A 4th of July FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 025.8 to 026.2 (Missouri).
6. 1 day—1st weekend of SeptemberTan-Tar-A Resort/Tan-Tar-A FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 025.8 to 026.2 (Missouri).
7. 1 day—Last Sunday in MayTan-Tar-A Resort/Tan-Tar-A Memorial Day FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 025.8 to 026.2 (Missouri).
8. 1 day—4th of July weekendLake City Chamber of Commerce/Lake City 4th of July FireworksLake City, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 772.4 to 772.8 (Minnesota).
9. 1 day—4th of July weekendGreater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce/Muscatine 4th of JulyMuscatine, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 455.0 to 456.0 (Iowa).
10. 1 day—Last weekend in June/First weekend in JulyFriends of the River Kansas City/KC RiverfestKansas City, KSMissouri River mile marker 364.8 to 365.2 (Kansas).
11. 1 day—4th of July weekendLouisiana Chamber of Commerce/Louisiana July 4th FireworksLouisiana, MOUpper Mississippi River mile marker 282.0 to 283.0 (Missouri).
12. 1 day—2nd weekend in JulyGuttenderg Development and Tourism/Stars and Stripes River DayGuttenderg, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 614.8 to 615.2 (Iowa).
13. 4 days—1st or 2nd week of JulyRiverfest, Inc./La Crosse RiverfestLa Crosse, WIUpper Mississippi River mile marker 697.5 to 698.5 (Wisconsin).
14. 1 day—4th of July weekendHannibal Jaycees/National Tom Sawyer DaysHannibal, MOUpper Mississippi River mile marker 308.0 to 309.0 (Missouri).
15. 1 day—4th of July weekendFort Madison Partner/Fort Madison Fourth of July FireworksFort Madison, WIUpper Mississippi River mile marker 383.0 to 384.0 (Wisconsin).
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16. 5 days—Last week in June/First week in JulyTaste of Minnesota/Taste of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 839.8 to 840.2 (Minnesota).
17. 1 day—4th of July weekendJohn E. Curran/John E. Curran FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 008.8 to 009.2 (Missouri).
18. 1 day—2nd weekend in JulyPrairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce/Prairie du Chien Area Chamber FireworksPrairie du Chien, WIUpper Mississippi River mile marker 633.8 to 634.2 (Wisconsin).
19. 1 day—4th of July weekendJMP Radio/Red White and Boom PeoriaPeoria, ILIllinois River mile marker 162.5 to 162.1 (Illinois).
20. 1 day—Last weekend in June/First weekend in JulyHudson Boosters/Hudson Booster DaysHudson, WISt. Croix River mile marker 016.8 to 017.2 (Wisconsin).
21. 2 days—4th of July weekendCity of St. Charles/St. Charles RiverfestSt. Charles, MOMissouri River mile marker 028.2 to 028.8 (Missouri).
22. 1 day—4th of July weekendMinneapolis Park and Recreation Board/Red, White, and Boom MinneapolisMinneapolis, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 853.5 to 854.5 (Minnesota).
23. 1 day—4th of July weekendDavenport One Chamber/Red White and BoomDavenport, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 482.0 to 482.7 (Iowa).
24. 2 days—3rd weekend of JulyAmelia Earhart Festival Committee/Amelia Earhart FestivalKansas City, KSMissouri River mile marker 422.0 to 424.5 (Kansas).
25. 1 day—4th of July weekendChillicothe Police Department/Chillicothe 4th of JulyChillicothe, ILIllinois River mile marker 179.1 to 180.0 (Illinois).
26. 2 days—2nd weekend in JulyClinton Riverboat Days/Clinton Riverboat DaysClinton, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 518.0 to 519.0 (Iowa).
27. 1 day—4th of July weekendHarrah's Casino and Hotel/Harrah's Fireworks ExtravaganzaOmaha, NEMissouri River mile marker 615.0 to 615.6 (Nebraska).
28. 1 day—4th of July weekendAlton Exposition Commission/Mississippi Fireworks FestivalAlton, ILUpper Mississippi River mile marker 202.5 to 203.0 (Illinois).
29. 1 day—3rd Sunday in JuneBurlington Steamboat Days/Burlington Steamboat DaysBurlington, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 403.5 to 404.5 (Iowa).
30. 1 day—Last Sunday in MayLodge of the Four Seasons/Lodge of the Four Seasons Memorial Day FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 013.8 to 014.2 (Missouri).
31. 1 day—First weekend of SeptemberLodge of the Four Seasons/Labor Day FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 013.8 to 014.2 (Missouri).
32. 1 day—4th of July weekendLodge of the Four Seasons/Lodge of the Four Seasons 4th of JulyLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 013.8 to 014.2 (Missouri).
33. 2 days—3rd weekend in JulyHasting Riverboat Days/Rivertown DaysHasting, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 813.7 to 815.2 (Minnesota).
34. 1 day—3rd Sunday in JuneWinona Steamboat Days/Winona Steamboat Days FireworksWinona, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 725.4 to 725.7 (Minnesota).
35. 2 days—4th of July weekendFair of St. Louis/Fair St. LouisSt. Louis, MOUpper Mississippi River mile marker 179.2 to 180.0 (Missouri).
36. Friday and Saturday, every weekend from the 2nd weekend of July until the 2nd weekend in AugustFair of St. Louis/Live on the LeveeSt. Louis, MOUpper Mississippi River mile marker 179.2 to 180.0 (Missouri).
37. 1 day—Last weekend in June/First weekend in JulyBellevue Heritage Days/Bellevue Heritage DaysBellevue, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 556.0 to 556.5 (Iowa).
38. 1 day—4th of July weekendMain Street Parkway Association/Parkville 4th of July FireworksParkville, MOMissouri River mile marker 378.0 to 377.5 (Missouri).
39. 1 day—4th of July weekendHermann Chamber of Commerce/Hermann 4th of JulyHermann, MOMissouri River mile marker 099.0 to 098.0 (Missouri).
40. 1 day—4th of July weekendGrafton Chamber of Commerce/Grafton Chamber 4th of July FireworksGrafton, ILIllinois River mile marker 001.5 to 000.5 (Illinois).
41. 1 day—4th of July weekendSalute to America Foundation, Inc./Salute to AmericaJefferson City, MOUpper Mississippi River mile marker 143.5 to 143.0 (Missouri).
42. 1 day—4th of July weekendMcGregor/Marquette Chamber Commerce/Independence Day CelebrationMcGregor, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 635.7 to 634.2 (Missouri).
43. 2 days—2nd weekend in AugustTug Committee/Great River TugPort Byron, ILUpper Mississippi River mile marker 497.2 to 497.6 (Illinois).
44. 1 day—4th of July weekendCity of Stillwater/St. Croix Events/Stillwater 4th of JulyStillwater, MNSt. Croix River mile marker 022.9 to 023.5 (Minnesota).
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45. 2 days—3rd weekend of SeptemberRiverside Riverfest Committee/RiverfestRiverside, MOMissouri River mile marker 372.2 to 371.8 (Missouri).
46. 4 days—3rd week of JulySt. Croix Events/Lumberjack DaysStillwater, MNSt. Croix River mile marker 022.9 to 023.5 (Minnesota).
47. 1 day—3rd week in JulyRivercade Association/Sioux City RivercadeNorth Sioux City, SDMissouri River mile marker 732.2 to 732.6 (Iowa).
48. 2 days—3rd weekend in AugustLake of the Ozarks Shootout, Inc./Lake of the Ozarks ShootoutLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 034.5 to 032.5 (Missouri).
49. 1 day—1st weekend of SeptemberCamden on the Lakes Labor Day Fireworks/Camden on the LakeLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 007.1 to 006.9 (Missouri).
50. 2 days—1st weekend of SeptemberCity of Keithsburg/Keithsburg Fireworks DisplayKeithsburg, ILUpper Mississippi River mile marker 427.5 to 427.3 (Missouri).
51. 1 day—1st weekend of AugustNew Piasa Chautauqua/New Piasa ChautauquaElsah, ILUpper Mississippi River mile marker 215.6 to 216.0 (Illinois).
52. 1 day—last weekend in MayHorny Toad, Inc./Horny Toad Fireworks DisplayLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 006.8 to 007.2 (Missouri).
53. 1 day—4th of July weekendOmaha Royals/Omaha World Herald FireworksOmaha, NEMissouri River mile marker 612.1 to 613.9 (Nebraska).
54. 1 day—Last weekend in JulyGreat River Days, Inc./Great River DaysMuscatine, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 455.0 to 456.0 (Iowa).
55. 1 day—4th of July weekendCity of East Moline/City of East Moline FireworksEast Moline, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 490.2 to 489.8 (Iowa).
56. 2nd Weekend in AugustLansing Lion's Club/Lansing Fish Days FireworksLansing, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 662.8-663.9 (Iowa).
57. 3rd Weekend in AugustRiver Action/FloatzillaRock Island, IllinoisUpper Mississippi River mile marker 479.0-486.0 (Ilinois).

Table 3 of § 165.801—Sector Houston-Galveston Annual and Recurring Safety Zones

DateSponsor/nameSector Houston-Galveston locationSafety zone
1. 1st Saturday (Rain date is 1st Sunday) in MayRIVERFEST Fireworks Display/Port Neches Chamber of Commerce, Port Neches, TXNeches River, Port Neches, TXAll waters within a 500-yard radius of the fireworks barge anchored in approximate position 29°59′51″ N 093°57′06″ W (NAD 83).
2. 2nd Saturday in MayContraband Days Fireworks Display/Contraband Days Festivities, IncLake Charles, Lake Charles, LAAll waters within a 1000-foot radius of the fireworks barge anchored in approximate position 30°13′39″ N, 093°13′42″ W, Lake Charles, LA (NAD 83).
3. July 4th night and every Friday night in June and JulyKemah Board Walk Summer Season Fireworks Display, Kemah, TXClear Lake, TXClear Creek Channel, including the area within an 840-foot radius of the fireworks barge on the south side of the channel, 100 ft off of Kemah Boardwalk in Galveston, TX and an Rectangle extending 500 feet east, 500 feet west; 1000 feet north, and 1000 feet south, centered around fireworks barge at Light 19 on Clear Lake, Houston, TX.
4. July 4thSylvan Beach FireworksLa Porte, TXRectangle Extending 250 feet east, 250 feet west; 1000 feet north, and 1000 feet south, centered around fireworks barge located at Sylvan Beach, Houston, TX.
5. July 4th (Rain date July 5th)City of Beaumont 4th of July Celebration/City of Beaumont, TXNeches River at Riverfront Park, Beaumont, TXAll waters of the Neches River, shoreline to shoreline, from the Trinity Industries dry dock to the northeast corner of the Port of Beaumont's dock No. 5.
6. 1st Saturday in DecemberChristmas Fireworks Display/City of Lake Charles, LALake Charles, Lake Charles, LAAll waters within a 1000-foot radius of the fireworks barge anchored in approximate position 30°13′39″ N, 093°13′42″ W, Lake Charles, LA (NAD 83).
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7. 4th of JulyRed, White, Blue and You Fireworks Display/City of Lake CharlesLake Charles, LAAll waters within a 1000-foot radius of the fireworks barge anchored in approximate position 30°13′39″ N, 093°13′42″ W, Lake Charles, LA (NAD 83).

Table 4 of § 165.801—Sector Corpus Christi Annual and Recurring Safety Zones

DateSponsor/nameSector Corpus Christi locationSafety zone
1. Memorial Day WeekendSouth Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau/Laguna Madre Memorial Day FireworkLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate location 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
2. 2nd, 3rd or 4th Monday in JuneCameron County Clerk's Office/Texas District Court Clerk′s Convention FireworksLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate position 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
3. July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thCity of Port Aransas/Port Aransas 4th of July FireworksCorpus Christi Ship Channel—Port Aransas, TXAll waters contained within a 600-ft radius of a point halfway between Port Aransas Harbor Day Beacon 2 to Port Aransas Ferry Landing in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Port Aransas, TX.
4. July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thBuccaneer Commission/4th of July Big Bang FireworksUSS Lexington/Corpus Christi, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius from the bow of the USS Lexington located at approximate position 27°48′50″ N 097°23′18.2″ W, Corpus Christi, TX.
5. July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thCity of Port O'Connor Chamber of Commerce/4th of July FireworksKing Fisher Park, Port O'Connor, TXAll waters contained within a 1,120-ft radius of the furthest extent of the King Fisher Pier located at approximate position 28°27′15.6″ N 096°24′11.9″ W, Port O′Connor, TX.
6. July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thCity of Point Comfort/4th of July FireworksBayfront Park, Point Comfort, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of Bayfront Park located at approximate position 28°40′52.8″ W 096°33′49.2″ W, Point Comfort, TX.
7. July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thCity of Rockport/Wendell Family FireworksRockport Beach Park/Rockport, TXAll waters contained within a 700-ft radius of the northeast point of Rockport Beach Park located at approximate position 28°02′05.2″ N 097°02′048″ W, Rockport, TX.
8. Last Saturday in SeptemberBayfest, Inc./Bayfest FireworksUSS Lexington/Corpus Christi, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius from the bow of the USS Lexington located at approximate position 27°48′50″ N 097°23′18.2″ W, Corpus Christi, TX.
9. Friday nights from May thru SeptemberBoys & Girls Club of Laguna Madre/Fireworks over the BayLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate position 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
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10. Labor Day weekendLaguna Madre Education Foundation/Laguna Madre Labor Day FireworksLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate position 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
11. 1st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in DecemberCity of Rockport/Rockport “Tropical” Christmas Festival FireworksRockport Beach Park/Rockport, TXAll waters contained within a 700-ft radius of the northeast point of Rockport Beach Park located at approximate position 28°02′05.2″ N 097°02′048″ W, Rockport, TX.
12. December 30th, 31st or Jan 1stSouth Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau/SPI New Year′s FireworksLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate position 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
13. Odd Week Fridays from April thru SeptemberCorpus Christi Hooks Baseball Team/Friday Night FireworksCorpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the Corpus Christi Hooks stadium parking lot located at approximate position 27°48′39.2″ N 097°23′55.2″ W, Corpus Christi, TX.
14. July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thCity of South Padre Island/South Padre Island July 4th FireworksLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate position 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.

Table 5 of § 165.801—Sector New Orleans Annual and Recurring Safety Zones

DateSponsor/nameSector New Orleans locationSafety zone
1. Monday before Mardi GrasRiverwalk Marketplace/Lundi Gras Fireworks DisplayMississippi River, New Orleans, LAMississippi River mile marker 93.0 to 96.0, New Orleans, LA.
2. July 3rdSt. John the Baptist/Independence Day celebrationMississippi River, Reserve, LAMississippi River mile marker 175.0 to 176.0, Reserve, LA.
3. July 4thRiverfront Marketing Group/Independence Day CelebrationMississippi River, New Orleans, LAMississippi River mile marker 94.3 to 95.3, New Orleans, LA.
4. July 4thBoomtown Casino/Independence Day CelebrationHarvey Canal, Harvey, LAHarvey Canal mile marker 4.0 to 5.0, Harvey, LA.
5. 4th of JulyIndependence Day Celebration, Main Street 4th of July (Fireworks Display)Morgan City, LAMorgan City Port Allen Route mile marker 0.0 to 1.0, Morgan City, LA.
6. July 4thWBRZ—The Advocate 4th of July Fireworks DisplayBaton Rouge, LAIn the vicinity of the USS Kidd, the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 228.8 to 230.0, Baton Rouge, LA.
7. The Saturday before July 4th or on July 4th if that day is a SaturdayIndependence Day Celebration/Bridge Side MarineGrand Isle, LA500 Foot Radius from the Pier located at Bridge Side Marine, 2012 LA Highway 1, Grand Isle, LA (Lat: 29°12′14″ N; Long: 090°02′28.47″ W).
8. 1st Weekend of SeptemberLA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Fireworks Display, LA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and Fair AssociationMorgan City, LAAtchafalaya River at mile marker 118.5, Morgan City, LA.
9. 1st Weekend in December (Usually that Friday, subject to change due to weather)Office of Mayor-President/Downtown Festival of LightsBaton Rouge, LALocated on Left Descending Bank, Lower Mississippi River north of the USS Kidd, at mile marker 230, Baton Rouge, LA.
10. December 31stCrescent City Countdown Club/New Year's CelebrationMississippi River, New Orleans, LAMississippi River mile marker 93.5-96.5, New Orleans, LA.
11. December 31stBoomtown Casino/New Year's CelebrationHarvey Canal, Harvey, LAHarvey Canal mile marker 4.0 to 5.0, Harvey, LA.
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12. July 4thUSS Kidd Veterans Memorial/Fourth of July Star-Spangled CelebrationBaton Rouge, LAIn the vicinity of the USS Kidd, the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 228.8 to 230.0, Baton Rouge, LA.

Table 6 of § 165.801—Sector Lower Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Safety Zones

DateSponsor/nameSector Lower MS River locationSafety zone
1. The Sunday before Memorial DayRiverfest Inc./Riverfest Fireworks displayArkansas River, Little Rock, ARRegulated Area: Arkansas River mile marker 118.8 to 119.5, Main Street Bridge, Little Rock, AR.
2. The Saturday before Memorial DayMemphis in May/Sunset Symphony Fireworks DisplayLower Mississippi River, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River mile marker 735.0 to 736.0, Memphis, TN.
3. July 4th or the weekend beforeFourth of July Fireworks/Memphis Center City CommissionLower Mississippi River, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River mile marker 735.5 to 736.5, Mud Island, Memphis, TN.
4. July 4th or the weekend beforePops on the River Fireworks Display/Arkansas Democrat GazetteArkansas River, Little Rock, ARRegulated Area: Arkansas River mile marker 118.8 to 119.5, Main Street Bridge, Little Rock, AR.
5. July 4th or the weekend beforeUncle Sam Jam Fireworks, Alexandria, LA/Champion Broadcasting of AlexandriaRed River, Alexandria, LARegulated Area: Red River mile marker 83.0 to 87.0, Alexandria, LA.
6. July 4th or the weekend beforeGreenville Chamber of Commerce/Fourth of July FireworksLake Ferguson, Greenville, MSRegulated Area: Waters of Lake Ferguson extending 500 yards in all directions from the concrete pad, 33°24′34″ N, 091°03′58″ W, adjacent to the Lighthouse Casino, Greenville, MS.
7. July 4th or the weekend beforePyro Fire Inc./Fourth of July CelebrationYazoo River, Vicksburg, MSRegulated Area: Yazoo River, mile marker 1.0 to 3.0, Vicksburg, MS.
8. July 4th or the weekend beforeArtisan Pyro Inc./Fourth of July CelebrationLower Mississippi River, Natchez, MSRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 365.5 to 364.5, Natchez, MS.
9. Third Friday and Saturday in OctoberThe Great Mississippi River Balloon Race and Fireworks show/Great Mississippi River Balloon Race CommitteeLower Mississippi River, Natchez, MSRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 365.5 to 364.5, Natchez, MS.
10. Fourth Saturday in MayMemphis in May Air Show, Memphis in MayLower Mississippi River, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 733.0 to 735.5, Memphis, TN.
11. First Saturday in DecemberMonroe Christmas Fireworks/Monroe JayceeOuachita River, Monroe, LARegulated Area: Ouachita River mile marker 168.0 to 169.0, Monroe, LA.
12. 4th of July WeekendMonroe RenaissanceOuachita River, Monroe, LARegulated Area: Ouachita River mile marker 168.0 to 169.0, Monroe, LA.

Table 7 of § 165.801—Sector Mobile Annual and Recurring Marine Events

DateSponsor/nameSector Mobile locationSafety zone
1. 1 Day; 1st week of JanuaryGoDaddy Bowl/GoDaddy.comMobile Channel, Mobile, ALMobile Channel, all waters extending 200 yards in all directions from a fireworks display barge located in the Mobile Channel between the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center and Cooper Riverside Park.
2. Multiple dates from May to DecemberHarbor Walk Seasonal Fireworks/Legendary, IncEast Pass to Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin, FLEast Pass to Choctawhatchee Bay, all waters extending 700′ in all directions from a fireworks display barge located in the East Pass.
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3. 2 Days; 1st weekend in JuneBilly Bowlegs Pirate Festival/Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of CommerceSanta Rosa Sound, Ft. Walton Beach, FLSanta Rosa Sound, all waters extending 150 yards around a fireworks display barge that will be located between Fort Walton Beach Landing and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
4. July 4thNiceville July 4th Fireworks Show/City of Niceville, FLBoggy Bayou, Niceville, FLBoggy Bayou, all waters extending 250 yards around a fireworks display barge that will be located west of the Dockside Café & Oyster Bar and Allen's Little Marina.
5. July 4thFourth of July Celebration/City of Fort Walton BeachSanta Rosa Sound, Fort Walton BeachSanta Rosa Sound, all waters extending 100 yards around a fireworks display barge that will be located between Fort Walton Beach Landing and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
6. 1 Day; Last week in June or 1st week of JulySound of Independence/Hurlburt Field AFBSanta Rosa Sound, Mary Esther, FLSanta Rosa Sound, all waters extending 200 yards around a fireworks display barge that will be located south of Hurlburt Field.
7. July 4thBiloxi Bay Fireworks/Biloxi Bay Chamber of CommerceBiloxi Bay, Biloxi, MSBiloxi Bay, all waters extending 200 yards around a fireworks display barge that will be located south of the Biloxi Channel, between channel markers R“20” and R“22” and north of Deer Island.
8. December 31st/January 1stNew Year's Eve Celebration/City of MobileMobile Channel, Mobile, ALMobile Channel, all waters extending 200 yards in all directions from a fireworks display barge located in the Mobile Channel between the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center and Cooper Riverside Park.
9. Biannually occurring during odd numbered years; 2 Days; Mid-March to end of AprilAngels Over the Bay/Keesler Air Force BaseBack Bay Biloxi, Biloxi, MSBack Bay Biloxi, Bounded by the following coordinates: Eastern boundary; Latitude 30°25′47.6″ N, Longitude 088°54′13.6″ W, to Latitude 30°24′43″ N, Longitude 088°54′13.6″ W. Western Boundary; Latitude 30°25′25.6″ N, Longitude 088°56′9″ W, to Latitude 30°24′55″ N, Longitude 088°56′9″ W.
10. 4 Days; 2nd weekend in JulyPensacola Beach Air Show/Santa Rosa Island AuthorityGulf of Mexico & Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola, FLGulf of Mexico to include all waters 1.75 nautical miles east and 1.5 nautical miles west of position 30°19′36″ N, 087°08′23″ W and extending 1000 yards south of Pensacola Beach creating a box, referred to as the “Show Box”. Santa Rosa Sound to include all waters from Deer Point to Sharp Point and all waters within Little Sabine Bay.
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Dated: April 7, 2014.

Kevin Cook,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 2014-09061 Filed 4-21-14; 8:45 am]

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