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Special Local Regulations; Eighth Coast Guard District Annual and Recurring Marine Events 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 special local regulations relating to recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District area of responsibility (AOR). This interim rule informs the public of regularly scheduled marine parades, regattas, and other recurring events that require additional safety measures through establishing a special local regulation. Through this interim rule the current list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District AOR. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas. Additionally, this one rulemaking project reduces administrative costs involved in producing a separate rule for each individual recurring event and serves to provide notice of the known recurring events requiring a special local regulation 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-2013-1061. 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.

(2) Fax: (202) 493-2251.

(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-2013-1061] 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.Start Printed Page 22382

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-2013-1061) 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 events. 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 events listed to occur in April and May of 2014. This interim rule, prepared to provide the most up to date list of recurring marine events and special local regulations, provides ample notice for all listed events 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 marine events and special local regulations occurring in the Eighth Coast Guard District AOR is published under 33 CFR part 100.801. That list was last updated May 16, 2012 through a previous rulemaking, [77 FR 2876] and received no adverse comments. Like this interim rule, the May 2012 update added to, removed from, and amended 33 CFR 100.801 to create a comprehensive list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations. In addition to amending and updating the current list, this interim rule provides additional clarity by separating the events 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 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.

C. Basis and Purpose

The basis for this interim rule is found in 33 U.S.C. 1233 which authorizes the Coast Guard to permit marine events and establish special local regulations related to those marine events. The Coast Guard is amending and updating the special local regulations under 33 CFR part 100 to incorporate the numerous annual marine events held on or around navigable waters within the Eighth Coast Guard District. These events include marine parades, boat races, swim events, and other marine related events. Currently, there is a list of events located at 33 CFR 100.801, establishing a special local regulation for each annual or recurring marine event in the Eighth Coast Guard District's area of responsibility. That list requires amending to provide new information on existing events and updating to include 42 new events expected to recur annually or biannually and remove 16 special local regulations that are not longer required. Issuing individual rulemakings for each new event, event requiring amendment, or removing an event creates unnecessary administrative costs and burdens. This rule considerably reduces administrative overhead and provides the public with notice through publication in the Federal Register of the upcoming recurring marine events and their accompanying special local regulations.

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

D. Discussion of the Interim Rule

Title 33 CFR part 100 contains regulations to provide effective control over regattas and marine parades conducted on U.S. navigable waters to ensure safety of life in the regattas or marine parade area. Section 100.801 provides the regulations applicable to events taking place in the Eighth Coast Guard District and also provides a table listing each event and special local regulation. This section requires amendment from time to time to update to properly reflect the annually recurring marine events and special local regulations in the Eighth Coast Guard District. This interim rule amends and updates Section 100.801 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 events and special local regulations by Sector eliminates dual numbering within the District list and then again by Sector. Listing events and special local regulations by Sector also provides easier reference to a specific event or regulation.

Additionally, this rule adds 42 new events with special local regulations and removes 16 events as follows:

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DateSponsor/nameLocationRegulated area
1 day—During the last weekend in MayLouisville Metro Government/Mayor's Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit, Hike, Bike and PaddleLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-603.5 (Kentucky).
3 days—Second or third weekend in JuneHadi Shrine/Evansville Freedom Festival Air ShowEvansville, INOhio River, Mile 791.0-795.0 (Indiana).
1 day—First or second weekend in JuneSouthern Indiana Triathlon Inc./Southern Indiana TriathlonLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 600.0-603.0 (Kentucky).
1 day—Last weekend in JuneSOS TriathlonLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-603.5 (Kentucky).
1 day—Second or third Saturday in JulyAllegheny Mountain LMSC/Search for MonongyPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 0.0-0.6 (Pennsylvania).
1 day—July 4thWellsburg 4th of July Committee/Wellsburg 4th of July FireworksWellsburg, WVOhio River, Mile 73.5-74.5 (West Virginia).
1 day—During the first week of JulyEvansville Freedom CelebrationEvansville, INOhio River, Mile 791.0-795.0 (Indiana).
1 day—First weekend in SeptemberLouisville Metro Government/Mayor's Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit, Hike, Bike and PaddleLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-603.5 (Kentucky).
1 day—First or second weekend in JulyCity of Livermore/City of Livermore Canoe RaceLivermore, KYGreen River, Mile 71.0-71.5 (Kentucky).
1 day—First or second weekend in JulyJam Brand Sports, LLC/Buckhead Border Challenge TriathlonLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
2 days—First or second weekend in JulyDare to Care/KFC Mayor's Cup Paddle Sports RacesLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 600.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
1 day—First weekend in AugustKentucky Derby Festival/Venetian Boat Parade FestivalNew Albany, INOhio River, Mile 596.0-604.3 (Indiana).
1 day—Second weekend in AugustNorth Oldham High School/North Oldham Ohio River SwimLaGrange, KYOhio River, Mile 595 (Kentucky).
3 days—Fourth weekend in AugustKentucky Drag Boat Association/Thunder on the GreenLivermore, KYGreen River, Mile 70.0-71.5 (Kentucky).
1 day—Fourth weekend in AugustTeam Rocket Tri-Club/Rocketman TriathlonHuntsville, ALTennessee River, Mile 324.0-324.5 (Alabama).
2 days—Fourth weekend in AugustHadi Shrine/Owensboro Air ShowOwensboro, KYOhio River, Mile 755.0-759.0 (Kentucky).
1 day—First Sunday in AugustHealthyHuntington.org/St. Marys Tri-state TriathlonHuntington, WVOhio River, Mile 307.3-308.3 (West Virginia).
2 days—First weekend in AugustBuckeye Outboard Association/Portsmouth ChallengePortsmouth, OHOhio River, Mile 355.3-356.7 (Ohio).
1 day—Sunday before Labor DayCincinnati Bell, WEBN, and Proctor and Gamble/RiverfestCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 464.0-476.0 (Kentucky and Ohio) and Licking River Mile 0.0-3.0 (Kentucky).
2 days—First or second weekend in SeptemberState Dock/Cumberland Poker RunJamestown, KYLake Cumberland (Kentucky).
1 day—First or second weekend in SeptemberSailing for a Cure Foundation/SFAC Fleur de Lis RegattaLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
1 day—One weekend, last half of SeptemberHarbor House of Louisville/Ken“Ducky” DerbyLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
1st Weekend in JulyEddyville Creek Marina/Thunder Over Eddy BayEddyville, KYCumberland River Mile 46.0-47.0.
1st or 2nd Weekend of JulyPrizer Point Marina/4th of July CelebrationCadiz, KYCumberland River Mile 54.0-55.0.
2 days, last weekend in May or 1st weekend in JuneRacing the Tennessee/Visit KnoxvilleKnoxville, TNTennessee River Mile 647.0-648.0.
1 day—Second weekend in SeptemberStart 2 Finish/Nashvegas TriathlonAshland City, TNCumberland River, Mile 157.0-159.0 (Tennessee).

Two events added under the new Table 4 for Sector Corpus Christi.

DateEvent/sponsorLocationRegulated area
1st or 2nd Saturday and Sunday of SeptemberRuff Riders Regatta/Galway Asset Management LLC.ICWW from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi, TXICWW from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi, TX
1st or 2nd Saturday of DecemberPort Isabel Annual Lighted Boat Parade/Port Isabel Chamber of CommercePort Isabel, Laguna Madre, TXAll waters within Laguna Madre from Port Isabel and east to South Padre Island.
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Ten events added under the new Table 5 for Sector New Orleans.

DateEvent/sponsorLocationRegulated area
Fri-Sun after Mardi Gras and the following Sat-SunMardi Gras Regatta New Orleans Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, North and Northwest of New Canal Entrance.
Wednesday evenings during Daylight Saving TimeWednesday Night Racing Series Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans Yacht Club, Corinthian Sailing AssociationNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, from West End east to the “J” mark.
Friday evenings during Daylight Saving TimeFriday Night Twilight Series Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of New Canal entrance.
Memorial Day Weekend or last weekend in MayJuby Wynne One Design Regatta Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth shore of Lake Ponchartrain, 4 or 5 race courses, North of New Canal, in the vicinity of the SYC Fixed Marks circle.
Memorial Day (Monday)Defenders Challenge Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of the entrance to New Canal.
Last full weekend of OctoberLake Ponchartrain Racing Circuit Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans Yacht Club, Ponchartrain Yacht Club, Tammany Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainLake Ponchartrain, East of the Causeway Bridge. Races occur on both North and South Shores, and one race runs across the lake.
First full weekend of NovemberSouthern Soiland Cup Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of the entrance to New Canal.
Weekend before ThanksgivingGreat Oaks Interscholastic Regatta Southern Yacht Club & Interscholastic Sailing AssociationNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of the entrance to New Canal.
Thanksgiving Day, Friday & Saturday after ThanksgivingUS Optimist Dinghy Mid-Winter Championship Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth shore of Lake Ponchartrain, approximately 1 NM north of New Canal.
December 30 and 31Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Regatta Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Southern Yacht ClubSouth shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM North of the entrance to New Canal.

Two events added under the new Table 6 for Sector Lower Mississippi.

DateEvent/sponsorSector Lower MS River locationRegulated area
1. 1st Sat in JuneArkansas River Canoe and Kayak RaceArkansas River, Little Rock, ARRegulated Area: Arkansas River mile marker 124-118, Little Rock, Ar.
2. 2nd Sat in Sept—2nd Sat in OctDragon Boat Race—Tenn. Clean Water NetworkWolf River Chute, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Wolf River Chute, mile marker 0.5 to 2.0, Memphis, TN.

Two events added under the new Table 7 for Sector Mobile.

DateEvent/sponsorLocationRegulated area
2 Days; Last weekend in AprilMoss Point Rockin' the Riverfront Festival/Moss Point Main Street AssocRobertson Lake & O'Leary Lake, Moss Point, MSRobertson Lake & O'Leary Lake, all waters enclosed by a bounded area starting at a point on the shore at approximately 30°25′11.0″ N, 088°32′24.4″ W, then east to 30°25′12.9″ N, 088°32′18.0″ W, then south to 30°24′50.9″ N, 088°32′09.6″ W, then west following the shore line back to the starting point at 30°25′11.0″ N, 088°32′24.4″ W.
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1 Day; Last weekend in AprilJr. League of Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Race/Junior League of TuscaloosaBlack Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALBlack Warrior River, all waters from river miles 340.5 to 341.0, to include the entire width of the river.

This rule removes the following 17 special local regulations from the existing Table 1 to § 100.801 as follows:

DateEvent/sponsorLocationRegulated area
1 day—Second Saturday in AprilHamar Rowing Club/Marietta Invitational RegattaMarietta, OHMuskingum River, Mile 0.5-1.5 (Ohio).
First Weekend in MayKentucky Lake Sailing Club/Riddle Cup RegattaGrand Rivers, KYNo Regulated Area, Sailing vessels will not impede navigation.
June through OctoberCommon Wealth Yacht Club/CYC Sailing SeriesGrand Rivers, KYNo Regulated Area, Sailing vessels will not impede navigation.
One day during fourth week in JulyOakmont Yacht Club Regatta/Oakmont Yacht ClubAllegheny River, Oakmont, PAAllegheny River, mile marker 10.8 to 12.5, Oakmont, PA.
Second weekend in JulyMarietta Riverfront RoarMarietta, OH, Ohio RiverOhio River mile marker 172.6 to 171.6.
First weekend in AugustSummerfestGuyandotte WV. Ohio RiverOhio River mile marker 305.5 to 304.2, 1/2 mile up and down river from the Proctorville Bridge, which crosses from Guyandotte, WV to Proctorville, Oh.
2nd weekend in AugustDragon Boat and River Festival/Cumberland River CompactNashville, TNCumberland River mile marker 190.0-192.0.
3rd weekend in AugustPro Wakeboard Tour/World Sports and MarketingKnoxville, TNTennessee River mile marker 647.0 to 468.0.
Second Weekend in SeptemberKentucky Lake Sailing Club/Watkins Cup RegattaGrand Rivers, KYNo Regulated Area, Sailing vessels will not impede navigation.
Second or Third weekend in SeptemberOhio Sternwheel FestivalParkersburg, WV Ohio RiverRestricted area for the sternwheel race reenactment extending from mile marker 172.4 to 170.3.2 on the Ohio River. Safety Zone for the fireworks display, extending from mile marker 171.5 to 172.5 (about 1/2 mile up and down river from the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers). (See 33 CFR 165).
3rd weekend in SeptemberGreat Nashville Duck Race/Boys and Girls Club of Middle TennesseeNashville, TNCumberland River mile marker 190.0-192.0.
Last weekend in SeptemberWaterworks half marathon and sprint races rowing regattaCharleston, WV Kanawha RiverKanawha River mile marker 171.7 to 172.7. A regulated area will exist around the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers—approximately 1/2 mile each way.
Last Weekend in SeptemberCommon Wealth Yacht Club/Commonwealth Cup RegattaGrand Rivers, KYNo Regulated Area, Sailing vessels will not impede navigation.
First weekend in OctoberKentucky Lake Sailing Club/100K Distance RaceGrand Rivers, KYNo Regulated Area, Sailing vessels will not impede navigation.
First weekend in OctoberStar USA Capital City ChallengeCharleston, WV Kanawha RiverKanawha River mile marker 62.2 to 57.2, 1/2 mile upriver from the Daniel Boone Boat Launch downriver 1/2 mile past the confluence of the Elk and Ohio Rivers.
Third Saturday in OctoberHead of the Kanawha Rowing RegattaKanawha, RiverFrom mile marker 62.4, half mile up river from the Daniel Boone public boat ramp down to mile marker 57.4, half mile downriver from the confluence of the Elk River and the Kanawha River.
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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 those Orders.

The Coast Guard expects the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full regulatory evaluation is unnecessary. The marine parades, regattas, and other marine events listed in this rule will restrict vessel traffic in certain areas of Eighth Coast Guard District waters at specified times; however, the effect of this regulation will not be significant because these events are short in duration and the special local regulations restricting and governing vessel movements are also limited in scope and short in 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 events in advance. Deviations from each special local regulation may be requested through the COTP and each request 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 regulated areas during the marine events and periods of enforcement. The special local regulations will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. These regulations are limited in scope and will be in effect for short periods of times. Before each enforcement period, the Coast Guard COTP will issue maritime advisories widely available to waterway users. Deviations from each special local regulation may be requested through the COTP and each request 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 Start Printed Page 22387voluntary 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 standards 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)(h) of the Instruction because it involves establishment of special local regulations related to marine event permits for marine parades, regattas, and other marine events. An Environmental analysis and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for these regulations because the environmental review was performed during each marine event permit review process.

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List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

  • 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 100 as follows:

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PART 100—REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES

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1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.

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2. Amend § 100.801 to revise table 1 and add tables 2 through 7 to read as follows:

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Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District.
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Table 1 of § 100.801—Ohio Valley Captain of the Port Zone Annual and Recurring Marine Events

DateEvent/sponsorOhio Valley locationRegulated area
1. The first Saturday in AprilUniversity of Charleston Rowing/West Virginia Governor's Cup RegattaCharleston, WVKanawha River, Mile 59.9-61.4 (West Virginia).
2. 1 day—Saturday before Memorial Day weekendVenture Outdoors/Venture Outdoors FestivalPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 000.0-001.0 (Pennsylvania).
3. 1 day—During the last week of April or first week of MayKentucky Derby Festival/Belle of Louisville Operating Board/Great Steamboat RaceLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 596.0-604.3 (Kentucky).
4. 1 day—First or second weekend in MayREV3/REV3 TriathlonKnoxville, TNTennessee River, Mile 646.0-649.0 (Tennessee).
5. 1 day—second weekend in JuneChattanooga Parks and Rec/Chattanooga River Rats Open Water SwimChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 464.0-469.0 (Tennessee).
6. 1 day—Third or fourth weekend in JuneGreater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau/Mountaineer TriathlonMorgantown, WVMonongahela River, Mile 101.0-102.0 (West Virginia).
7. 2 days—First weekend of JuneKentucky Drag Boat AssociationPisgah Bay, KYTennessee River, Mile 30.0 (Kentucky).
8. 3 days—Last weekend in JuneThunder on the Ohio/Evansville Freedom FestivalEvansville, INOhio River, Mile 792.0-793.0 (Indiana).
9. Fourth Sunday in JuneGreen Umbrella/Ohio River PaddlefestCincinnati, OHOhio River Mile 459.5-470.2 (Ohio and Kentucky).
10. 1 day—Fourth or fifth Sunday in SeptemberGreen Umbrella/Great Ohio River SwimCincinnati, OHOhio River Mile 469.8-470.2 (Ohio and Kentucky).
11. 1 day—Third or fourth Sunday of JulyTucson Racing/Cincinnati TriathlonCincinnati, OHOhio River Mile 469.3-470.2 (Ohio).
12. 2 days—First weekend of JulyKentucky Drag Boat AssociationPisgah Bay, KYTennessee River, Mile 30.0 (Kentucky).
13. 3 days—One of the first two weekends in JulyMadison Regatta, Inc./Madison RegattaMadison, INOhio River, Mile 555.0-560.0 (Indiana).
14. 1 day—Third weekend in JulyHeadfirst Performance/Cardinal Harbor TriathlonFinchville, KYOhio River, Mile 595 (Kentucky).
15. 1 day—Second weekend in JulyTeam Magic/Chattanooga Waterfront TriathlonChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 463.0-465.0 (Tennessee).
16. 1 day—Fourth weekend in JulyTeam Magic/Music City TriathlonNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 190.0-192.0 (Tennessee).
17. 2 days—Last two weekends in July or first week of AugustFriends of the Riverfront Inc./Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure RacesPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 000.0-001.0 (Pennsylvania).
18. 2 days—First weekend of AugustKentucky Drag Boat AssociationPisgah Bay, KYTennessee River, Mile 30.0 (Kentucky).
19. 1 day—First or second weekend in AugustEvansville Goodwill Industries/Ducks on the OhioEvansville, INOhio River, Mile 792.0-796.0 (Indiana).
20. 2 days—Fourth weekend in AugustNorton Healthcare/Ironman TriathlonLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 601.5-604.5 (Kentucky).
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21. 2 days—Third full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in AugustOhio County Tourism/Rising Sun Boat RacesRising Sun, INOhio River Mile 504.0-508.0 (Indiana and Kentucky).
22. 3 days—Third weekend in AugustGovernors' Cup / UWP-IJSBA National ChampionshipsCharleston, WVKanawha River, Mile 56.7-57.6 (West Virginia).
23. 2 days—Fourth weekend in JulyHerd Racing LLC/Huntington ClassicHuntington, WVOhio River, Mile 307.3-309.3 (West Virginia).
24. 2 days—Last weekend in SeptemberFall Records Challenge Committee/Fall Records ChallengeNew Martinsville, WVOhio River, Mile 128.5-129.5 (West Virginia).
25. 1 day—Labor Day weekendWheeling Vintage Race Boat Association Ohio/Wheeling Vintage RegattaWheeling, WVOhio River, Mile 090.4-091.5 (West Virginia).
26. 1 day—First weekend in SeptemberCumberland River Compact/Cumberland River Dragon Boat FestivalNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 190.0-192.0.
27. 2 days—First or second weekend in SeptemberState Dock/Cumberland Poker RunJamestown, KYLake Cumberland (Kentucky).
28. 1 day—First or second weekend in SeptemberSailing for a Cure Foundation/SFAC Fleur de Lis RegattaLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
29. 1 day—One weekend, last half of SeptemberHarbor House of Louisville/Ken“Ducky” DerbyLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
30. 1 day—Second weekend in SeptemberCity of Clarksville/Clarksville RiverfestClarksville, TNCumberland River, Mile 125.0-126.0 (Tennessee).
31. 1 day—First weekend of OctoberThree Rivers Rowing Association/Head of the Ohio RegattaPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 000.0-003.5 (Pennsylvania).
32. 1 day—First or second weekend in OctoberLookout Rowing Club/Chattanooga Head RaceChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 464.0-467.0 (Tennessee).
33. 3 days—First weekend in NovemberAtlanta Rowing Club/Head of the Hooch Rowing RegattaChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 464.0-467.0 (Tennessee).
34. One Saturday in June or JulyPaducah Summer Festival/Cross River SwimPaducah, KYOhio River Mile 934-936 (Kentucky).
35. 1 day—During the last weekend in MayLouisville Metro Government/Mayor's Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit, Hike, Bike and PaddleLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-603.5 (Kentucky).
36. 3 days—Second or third weekend in JuneHadi Shrine/Evansville Freedom Festival Air ShowEvansville, INOhio River, Mile 791.0-795.0 (Indiana).
37. 1 day—First or second weekend in JuneSouthern Indiana Triathlon Inc./Southern Indiana TriathlonLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 600.0-603.0 (Kentucky).
38. 1 day—Last weekend in JuneSOS TriathlonLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-603.5 (Kentucky).
39. 1 day—Second or third Saturday in JulyAllegheny Mountain LMSC/Search for MonongyPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 0.0-0.6 (Pennsylvania).
40. 1 day—July 4thWellsburg 4th of July Committee/Wellsburg 4th of July FireworksWellsburg, WVOhio River, Mile 73.5-74.5 (West Virginia).
41. 1 day—During the first week of JulyEvansville Freedom CelebrationEvansville, INOhio River, Mile 791.0-795.0 (Indiana).
42. 1 day—First weekend in SeptemberLouisville Metro Government/Mayor's Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit, Hike, Bike and PaddleLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-603.5 (Kentucky).
43. 1 day—First or second weekend in JulyCity of Livermore/City of Livermore Canoe RaceLivermore, KYGreen River, Mile 71.0-71.5 (Kentucky).
44. 1 day—First or second weekend in JulyJam Brand Sports, LLC/Buckhead Border Challenge TriathlonLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
45. 2 days—First or second weekend in JulyDare to Care/KFC Mayor's Cup Paddle Sports RacesLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 600.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
46. 1 day—First weekend in AugustKentucky Derby Festival/Venetian Boat Parade FestivalNew Albany, INOhio River, Mile 596.0-604.3 (Indiana).
47. 1 day—Second weekend in AugustNorth Oldham High School/North Oldham Ohio River SwimLaGrange, KYOhio River, Mile 595 (Kentucky).
48. 3 days—Fourth weekend in AugustKentucky Drag Boat Association/Thunder on the GreenLivermore, KYGreen River, Mile 70.0-71.5 (Kentucky).
49. 1 day—Fourth weekend in AugustTeam Rocket Tri-Club/Rocketman TriathlonHuntsville, ALTennessee River, Mile 324.0-324.5 (Alabama).
50. 2 days—Fourth weekend in AugustHadi Shrine/Owensboro Air ShowOwensboro, KYOhio River, Mile 755.0-759.0 (Kentucky).
51. 1 day—First Sunday in AugustHealthyHuntington.org/St. Marys Tri-state TriathlonHuntington, WVOhio River, Mile 307.3-308.3 (West Virginia).
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52. 2 days—First Weekend in AugustBuckeye Outboard Association/Portsmouth ChallengePortsmouth, OHOhio River, Mile 355.3-356.7 (Ohio).
53. 1 day—Sunday before Labor DayCincinnati Bell, WEBN, and Proctor and Gamble/RiverfestCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 464.0-476.0 (Kentucky and Ohio) and Licking River Mile 0.0-3.0 (Kentucky).
54. 2 days—First or second weekend in SeptemberState Dock/Cumberland Poker RunJamestown, KYLake Cumberland (Kentucky).
55. 1 day—First or second weekend in SeptemberSailing for a Cure Foundation/SFAC Fleur de Lis RegattaLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
56. 1 day—One weekend, last half of SeptemberHarbor House of Louisville/Ken“Ducky” DerbyLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
57. 1st Weekend in JulyEddyville Creek Marina/Thunder Over Eddy BayEddyville, KYCumberland River Mile 46.0-47.0.
58. 1st or 2nd Weekend of JulyPrizer Point Marina/4th of July CelebrationCadiz, KYCumberland River Mile 54.0-55.0.
59. 2 days, last weekend in May or 1st weekend in JuneRacing the Tennessee/Visit KnoxvilleKnoxville, TNTennessee River Mile 647.0-648.0.
60. 1 day—Second weekend in SeptemberStart 2 Finish/Nashvegas TriathlonAshland City, TNCumberland River, Mile 157.0-159.0 (Tennessee).

Table 2 of § 100.801—Sector Upper Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Marine Events

DateEvent/sponsorUpper Mississippi River locationRegulated area
1. 1 day—Third Saturday in MayClear Lake Chapter of the ACBS/That was then, This is Now Boat Show & ExhibitionQuad Cities, ILUpper Mississippi River mile marker 454.0 to 456.0 (Iowa).
2. 1 day—Third Saturday in MarchLake West Chamber of Commerce/St. Patrick's Water ParadeLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 5.0 to 10.0 (Missouri).
3. 1 day—Third Saturday in JulyMarine Max/Aqua PloozaLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks Mile marker 18.7 to 19.3 (Missouri).
4. 2 days—Third weekend in JulyChampboat Series LLC/Aquatennial Power Boat Grand PrixMinneapolis, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 854.8 to 855.8 (Minnesota).
5. 2 days—Third weekend in JuneLake City Chamber of Commerce/Water Ski DaysLake City, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 772.4 to 772.8 (Minnesota).
6. 2 days—First week of AugustRiver City Days Association/River City DaysRed Wing, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 791.4 to 791.8 (Minnesota).
7. 2 days—Second weekend of SeptemberSt. Louis Drag Boat Association/New Athens Drag Boat RaceNew Athens, ILKaskaskia River mile marker 28.0 to 29.0 (Illinois).
8. 2 days—Third weekend in JulyHavana Chamber of Commerce/Havana Boat RacesHavana, ILIllinois River mile marker 120.3 to 119.7 (Illinois).
9. 3 days—Third weekend in AugustK.C. Aviation Expo & Air Show/K.C. Aviation Expo & Air ShowKansas City, MOMissouri River mile marker 366.3 to 369.8 (Missouri).
10. 3 days a week from May 4th-September 30thTwin City River Rats Organization/Twin City River RatsTwin Cities, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 855.4 to 855.8 (Minnesota).

Table 3 of § 100.801—Sector Houston-Galveston Annual and Recurring Marine Events

DateEvent/sponsorHouston- Galveston locationRegulated area
1. A Saturday evening within the Mardi Gras Season (February or March)Yachty GrasClear Lake, TXClear Creek Channel from approximate position Latitude 29°33′16.8″ N, Longitude 095°03′39.6″ W in Clear Lake thence east/northeast in the Clear Creek Channel to approximate position Latitude 29°32′58.8″ N, Longitude 095°00′30.6″ W in Galveston Bay. (NAD 83).
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2. A Saturday morning in AprilMemorial Hermann Gateway to the Bay TriathlonGalveston Bay, TXGalveston Bay within an area beginning at Latitude 29°32′38.02″ N, Longitude 095°00′58.30″ W thence east to Latitude 29°32′46.73″ N, Longitude 094°59′50.36″ W, thence south to Latitude 29°32′36.98″ N, Longitude 094°59′50.32″ W, thence west to 29°32′30.86″ N, Longitude 095°00′56.91″ W thence along the shoreline to the point of beginning. (NAD 83).
3. The 1st Sunday afternoon in MayBlessing of the FleetClear Lake, TXClear Creek Channel from approximate position Latitude 29°33′16.8″ N, Longitude 095°03′39.6″ W in Clear Lake thence east/northeast in the Clear Creek Channel to approximate position Latitude 29°32′58.8″ N, Longitude 095°00′30.6″ W in Galveston Bay. (NAD 83).
4. 3 days during the 1st weekend in May (including partial weekends)RiverFest Power Boat Races/Port Neches Chamber of CommerceNeches River, Port Neches, TXAdjacent to Port Neches Park—all waters of the Neches River shoreline to shoreline south of 30°00′08″ N and west of 093°56′00″ W (NAD 83).
5. 2nd or 3rd weekend in SeptemberSPORT Power Boat Races/City of Orange, TX Convention/Visitors BureauSabine River, Orange, TXAdjacent to the Orange, TX public boat ramp—all waters of the Sabine River, shoreline to shoreline, south of 30°05′33″ N and north of 30°05′45″ N (NAD 83).
6. The 2nd Saturday night in DecemberChristmas Boat Parade on Clear LakeClear Lake, TXClear Creek Channel from approximate position Latitude 29°33′16.8″ N, Longitude 095°03′39.6″ W in Clear Lake thence east/northeast in the Clear Creek Channel to approximate position Latitude 29°32′58.8″ N, Longitude 095°00′30.6″ W in Galveston Bay. (NAD 83).

Table 4 of § 100.801—Sector Corpus Christi Annual and Recurring Marine Events

DateEvent/sponsorCorpus Christi locationRegulated area
1. 2nd, 3rd or 4th Wednesday thru Sunday in AprilCorpus Christi Yacht Club/World Kite-boarding ChampionshipCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters contained within 1-mile of McGee Beach where participants will race through course markers.
2. 2nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday thru Saturday in AprilM.M.D. Communications Corporation/Texas International Boat ShowCorpus Christi Marina/Corpus Christi, TXAll waters inside the Corpus Christi Marina Breakwater, Corpus Christi, TX.
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3. 2nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday thru Saturday in April OR 1st or 2nd Thursday thru Saturday in MayAmerican Power Boat Association/Power Boat RacesCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters of the Corpus Christi Marina contained between the People's Street T-Head on the west, the primary breakwater on the east, the southern boundary running from the southernmost tip of the People's Street T-Head (approx 27-47-43.4N 097-23-16W) along a line running due east to the breakwater (approx 27-47-43.8N 097-23-5.2W), and the northern boundary line running from the northern most tip of the secondary breakwater (approx 27-47-57N 097-23-21.7W) and the end of the primary breakwater (approx 27-47-59.1N 097-23-9.5W).
4. 3rd or 4th Friday-Sunday in AprilCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Port Aransas Ladies RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
5. 2nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday-Sunday in MayCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Melges 24′ Championship RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
6. 1st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in JuneCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Changes in L'Attitude RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
7. 1st or 2nd Saturday and Sunday in AugustCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Navy RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
8. 3rd or 4th Wednesday thru Saturday in AugustCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Corpus Christi Race WeekCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
9. 3rd or 4th Friday and Saturday in SeptemberCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Bill Best RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
10. 1st Saturday in DecemberCity of Corpus Christi/Harbor Lights Boat ParadeCorpus Christi Marina/Corpus Christi, TXAll waters inside the Corpus Christi Marina Breakwater, Corpus Christi, TX.
11. 1st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in DecemberAransas Pass Yacht Club/Christmas Lighted Boat ParadeConn Brown Harbor/Aransas Pass, TXAll waters contained within Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass, TX.
12. 1st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in DecemberPadre Island Yacht Club/La Posada Lighted Boat ParadeCanals along the North Padre Island in Corpus Christi, TXAll waters along the parade route contained within the North Padre Island canals in Corpus Christi, TX.
13. 1st or 2nd Friday thru Sunday in DecemberCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Frost Bite RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
14. 1st or 2nd Saturday and Sunday of SeptemberRuff Riders Regatta/Galway Asset Management LLCICWW from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi, TXICWW from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi, TX.
15. 1st or 2nd Saturday of DecemberPort Isabel Annual Lighted Boat Parade/Port Isabel Chamber of CommercePort Isabel, Laguna Madre, TXAll waters within Laguna Madre from Port Isabel and east to South Padre Island.
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Table 5 of § 100.801—Sector New Orleans Annual and Recurring Marine Events

DateEvent/sponsorNew Orleans locationRegulated area
1. The Monday before Mardi GrasRiverwalk Marketplace, Lundi Gras Boat ParadeMississippi River, New Orleans, LALower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, from mile marker 93 to 96, extending the entire width of the river in the vicinity of the Riverwalk, New Orleans, LA.
2. One day during the last weekend of AprilFamily Fun Festival Pirogue Race/Bayou Civic ClubLarose, LAIn Bayou Lafourche, race begins at LA HWY 657 (Lat: 29°34′17.29″ N; Long: 090°22′58.60″ W) and ends at the Larose Locks (Lat: 29°34′06.20″ N; Long: 090°22′26.50″ W) Part of Bayou Lafourche will be closed for 30 minutes to vessel traffic for race to occur.
3. The 3rd Sunday in AprilBlessing of the Shrimp Fleet/St. Joseph's Catholic ChurchChauvin, LAStarts at Bayou Petit Caillou (Lat: 29°27′43.84″ N; Long: 090°35′19.50″ W) and continues to Lake Boudreaux/Boudreaux Canal (Lat: 29°23′30.83″ N; Long: 090°38′13.64″ W).
4. The 1st weekend after EasterBlessing of the Fleet and Boat Parade/Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic ChurchGolden Meadow, LAStarts on Bayou Lafourche at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church (Lat: 29°23′47.25″ N; Long: 090°16′17.72″ W) to the Parish Limits (Lat: 29°25′09.96″ N; Long: 090°17′12.26″ W) to the end of Golden Meadow Business District (Lat: 29°22′16.86″ N; Long: 090°15′32.46″ W) and returning to starting point.
5. The 2nd Sunday after EasterGrand Caillou Boat Blessing/Holy Family ChurchDulac, LABayou Grand Caillou, Starts 29°25′30.98″ N, 090°41′59.91″ W; to 29°14′42.13″ N, 090°44′03.57″ W; to 29°22′15.44″ N, 090°43′53.84″ W; and returning to starting point.
6. Month of JulyDeep South Racing Association/Battle at the ButteAtchafalaya River at Butte La Rose, LAAtchafalaya River, Butte La Rose, LA.
7. Month of July or AugustBattle of the Basin Boat Races, Morgan City, LAMorgan City, LAMorgan City Port Allen Route at mile marker 4.5, Morgan City, LA.
8. 1st weekend of SeptemberLA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Fleet Blessing, LA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and Fair AssociationMorgan City, LAAtchafalaya River at mile marker 118.5, Morgan City, LA.
9. Fri-Sun after Mardi Gras and the following Sat-SunMardi Gras Regatta New Orleans Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, North and Northwest of New Canal Entrance.
10. Wednesday evenings during Daylight Saving TimeWednesday Night Racing Series Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans Yacht Club, Corinthian Sailing AssociationNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, from West End east to the “J” mark.
11. Friday evenings during Daylight Saving TimeFriday Night Twilight Series Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of New Canal entrance.
12. Memorial Day Weekend or last weekend in MayJuby Wynne One Design Regatta Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth shore of Lake Ponchartrain, 4 or 5 race courses, North of New Canal, in the vicinity of the SYC Fixed Marks circle.
13. Memorial Day (Monday)Defenders Challenge Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of the entrance to New Canal.
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14. Last full weekend of OctoberLake Ponchartrain Racing Circuit Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans Yacht Club, Ponchartrain Yacht Club, Tammany Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainLake Ponchartrain, East of the Causeway Bridge. Races occur on both North and South Shores, and one race runs across the lake.
15. First full weekend of NovemberSouthern Soiland Cup Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of the entrance to New Canal.
16. Weekend before ThanksgivingGreat Oaks Interscholastic Regatta Southern Yacht Club & Interscholastic Sailing AssociationNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of the entrance to New Canal.
17. Thanksgiving Day, Friday & Saturday after ThanksgivingUS Optimist Dinghy Mid-Winter Championship Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Lake PonchartrainSouth shore of Lake Ponchartrain, approximately 1 NM north of New Canal.
18. December 30 and 31Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Regatta Southern Yacht ClubNew Orleans, LA Southern Yacht ClubSouth shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM North of the entrance to New Canal.

Table 6 of § 100.801—Sector Lower Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Marine Events

DateEvent/sponsorSector Lower MS River locationRegulated area
1. The 1st or 2nd Saturday in JuneMemphis in May Canoe & Kayak Race/Outdoor IncLower Mississippi River, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 735.5 to 738.5, Memphis, TN.
2. Second Saturday in OctoberPhatwater Kayak Challenge/Phatwater Kayak Challenge IncLower Mississippi River, Natchez, MSRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 363.0 to 405.0, Natchez, MS.
3. 1st of JanuarySki Freeze/The Dream Factory of MemphisWolf River Chute, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Wolf River Chute, mile marker 1.0 to 3.0, Memphis, TN.
4. 2nd or 3rd Saturday in AprilBluzCruz Kayak Marathon/BluzCruz Race CommitteeLower Mississippi River, Vicksburg, MSRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 457.4 to 437.4, Vicksburg, MS.
5. 3rd Sat in Apr to 2nd Sat in MayMaria Montessori Regatta/Maria Montessori SchoolWolf River Chute, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Wolf River Chute, mile marker 1.0 to 3.0, Memphis, TN.
6. 1st Sat in JuneArkansas River Canoe and Kayak RaceArkansas River, Little Rock, ARRegulated Area: Arkansas River mile marker 124-118, Little Rock, Ar.
7. 2nd Sat in Sept-2nd Sat in OctDragon Boat Race—Tenn. Clean Water NetworkWolf River Chute, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Wolf River Chute, mile marker 0.5 to 2.0, Memphis, TN.

Table 7 of § 100.801—Sector Mobile Annual and Recurring Marine Events

DateEvent/sponsorSector Mobile locationRegulated area
1. 1 Day; Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras Day)Mardi Gras Boat Parade/Gulf Shores Homeport MarinaIntracoastal Waterway, Orange Beach, AL to Gulf Shores, ALIntracoastal Waterway mile marker 155.0 to 159.0 (EHL), Starts at the Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL and heads west to Homeport Marina, Gulf Shores, AL.
2. 1 Day; 1st weekend following Fat TuesdayMobile Boat Show/Gulf Coast ShowsMobile River, Mobile, ALMobile River, all waters half a mile down river and half a mile upriver from the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center.
3. 1 Day; 1st or 2nd Saturday in MarchBattle on the Bayou/South Coast Paddling CompanyOld Fort Bayou, Ocean Springs, MSOld Fort Bayou, from Gulf Hills Hotel to the Shed Barbeque.
4. 1 Day; Mid March to Mid AprilRowing Competition/University of South AlabamaBlack Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALBlack Warrior River, all waters between river miles 339.0 to 341.5.
5. 2 Days; 3rd weekend in MarchChattahoochee Challenge/City of ChattahoocheeApalachicola River, Chattahoochee, GAApalachicola River, all waters between river miles 104.6 and 106.0.
6. 1 Day; Last Saturday in MarchBlessing of the Fleet/Panama City MarinaSaint Andrew Bay, Panama City, FLSaint Andrew Bay, all waters extending 100 yards out from the Panama City Marina seawall.
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7. 1 Day; 2nd or 3rd weekend in AprilUSAT Triathlon/Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports CommissionBlack Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALBlack Warrior River, all waters between river miles 338.5 to 339.5.
8. 2 Days; Between the 1st week in April to the last week in MaySmokin the Sound/Smokin the SoundBiloxi Channel, Biloxi, MSBiloxi Channel, all waters between channel markers 2 thru 35, to include the entire width of the channel.
9. 2 Days; Between the 1st week in April to the last week in MaySmokin the Lake/Smokin the SoundGulfport Lake, Gulfport, MSGulfport Lake, all waters bounded by the following coordinates: Eastern boundary; Latitude 30°25′36″ N, Longitude 089°03′8″ W to Latitude 30°25′26″ N, Longitude 089°03′8″ W. Western boundary; Latitude 30°25′32″ N, Longitude 089°03′59″ W, to Latitude 30°25′26″ N, Longitude 089°03′59″ W.
10. 1 Day; Next to last or last weekend in AprilDauphin Island Race/Fairhope, Lake Forest, Mobile, and Buccaneer Yacht ClubsMobile Bay, Mobile, ALMobile Bay, all waters of the Mobile Ship Channel between channel markers 37 & 38 thru channel markers 49 & 50, to include the entire width of the channel.
11. 1 Day; 1st or 2nd Sunday in MayBlessing of the Fleet/St. Margaret's Catholic ChurchBayou La Batre, Bayou La Batre, ALAll waters of Bayou La Batre from the Hwy 188 lift bridge, south to Portersville Bay.
12. 2 Days; 1st weekend in JuneBilly Bowlegs Pirate Festival/Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of CommerceSanta Rosa Sound, Ft. Walton Beach, FLSanta Rosa Sound, including all waters between an eastern boundary represented by positions 30°24′22.5″ N, 086°35′14.0″ W; 30°23′51.4″ N, 086°35′14.0″ W, and a western boundary represented by positions 30°24′13.5″ N, 086°37′11.0″ W; 30°23′58.5″ N, 086°37′11.0″ W.
13. 1 Day; 1st Sunday in JuneBlessing of the Fleet/St. Michael's Catholic ChurchBiloxi Channel, Biloxi, MSAll of Biloxi Channel.
14. 4 Days; In OctoberThunder on the Gulf/Gulf Coast Power Boat AssociationGulf of Mexico, Orange Beach, ALGulf of Mexico for the waters off Orange Beach, AL, enclosed by a box starting at a point on the shore at approximately 30°15′39″ N, 087°36′42″ W, then south to 30°14′54″ N, 087°36′42″ W, then east, roughly parallel to the shore line to 30°15′22″ N, 087°33′31″ W, then north to a point on the shore at approximately 30°16′13″ N, 087°33′31″ W.
15. 1 Day; Saturday following ThanksgivingBoat Parade of Lights/City of Panama City & St. Andrews Waterfront PartnershipSaint Andrew Bay, Panama City, FLSaint Andrew Bay, Starts at Saint Andrew Bay Yacht Club and ends at Saint Andrew Bay Marina.
16. 1 Day; 1st Saturday in DecemberChristmas on the River/Demopolis Area Chamber of CommerceTombigbee River, Demopolis, ALTombigbee River, all waters from river miles 215.5 to 217.0, to include the entire width of the river.
17. 1 Day; 1st Saturday in DecemberChristmas by the River/Moss Point Active CitizensBeardslee Lake & Robertson Lake, Moss Point, MSAll waters of East Beardslee Lake near Hwy 613 bridge to West Robertson Lake parallel to Hwy 613 and south to the Jackson County Ski Area.
18. 1 Day; 1st Saturday in DecemberChristmas on the Water/Christmas on the Water CommitteeBiloxi Channel, Biloxi, MSBiloxi Channel, all waters from channel marker 4 to channel marker 30, to include the entire width of the channel.
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19. 2 Days; Last weekend in AprilMoss Point Rockin' the Riverfront Festival/Moss Point Main Street AssocRobertson Lake & O'Leary Lake, Moss Point, MSRobertson Lake & O'Leary Lake, all waters enclosed by a bounded area starting at a point on the shore at approximately 30°25′11.0″ N, 088°32′24.4″ W, then east to 30°25′12.9″ N, 088°32′18.0″ W, then south to 30°24′50.9″ N, 088°32′09.6″ W, then west following the shore line back to the starting point at 30°25′11.0″ N, 088°32′24.4″ W.
20. 1 Day; Last weekend in AprilJr. League of Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Race/Junior League of TuscaloosaBlack Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALBlack Warrior River, all waters from river miles 340.5 to 341.0, to include the entire width of the river.
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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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