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Coast Guard, DHS.
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its safety zones regulations that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area. This informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through the establishing of a safety zone. Through this rulemaking the current list of recurring safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley's AOR. When these safety zones are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas.
This rule is effective June 6, 2017.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
If you have questions on this rule, call or email Petty Officer James Robinson, Sector Ohio Valley, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (502) 779-5347, email James.C.Robinson@uscg.mil.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
I. Table of Abbreviations
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
U.S.C. United States Code
II. Background Information and Regulatory History
The Captain of the Port Ohio Valley (COTP) is establishing, amending, and updating 33 CFR 165.801 to update our regulations for annual fireworks displays and other events in the Eighth Coast Guard District requiring safety zones with respect to those in Sector Ohio Valley. These events include air shows, fireworks displays, and other marine related events requiring a limited access area restricting vessel traffic for safety purposes.
On March 30, 2017, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled, “Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update” (82 FR 15666). There we stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to those recurring safety zones. The public comment period ended on May 1, 2017. During the comment period, we did not receive any comments.
We are issuing this rule, and under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making it effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. It would be impracticable to provide a full 30-days notice because this rule must be effective June 03, 2017.
III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule
The Coast Guard's authority for establishing a safety zone is contained at 33 U.S.C. 1231. The Coast Guard is amending and updating the safety zones 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 Sector Ohio Valley AOR. These events include fireworks displays, air shows, and others. The current list in 33 CFR 165.801 requires amending to provide new information on existing safety zones, 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 rulemaking reduces administrative overhead and provides the public with notice through publication in the Federal Register of the upcoming recurring safety zones.
IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule
As noted above, we received no comments on our NPRM published on March 30, 2017. There are no changes in the regulatory text of this rule from the proposed rule on the NPRM.
This rule amends and updates part 165 or 33 CFR by revising the current table for Sector Ohio Valley, and by adding 5 new recurring safety zones and removing 1 safety zone as desired in the NPRM. Vessels intending to transit the designated waterway through the safety zone will only be allowed to transit the area when the COTP, or a designated representative, has deemed it safe to do so or at the completion of the event.
V. 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 and Executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors.
A. Regulatory Planning and Review
Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has not been designated a “significant regulatory action,” under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, it has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.
The Coast Guard expects the economic impact of this rule to be minimal, and therefore a full regulatory evaluation is unnecessary. This rule establishes safety zones limiting access to certain areas under 33 CFR part 165 within Sector Ohio Valley's AOR. 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 around the safety zones in advance. Broadcast Notices to Mariners and Local Notices to Mariners will also inform the community of these safety zones. Vessel traffic may request permission from the COTP or a designated representative to enter the restricted areas.
B. Impact on Small Entities
The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The Start Printed Page 25966term “small entities” comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard received 0 comments from the Small Business Administration on this rulemaking. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.
Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247). 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. 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.
C. Collection of Information
This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).
D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments
A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132.
Also, 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. If you believe this rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.
E. 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 (adjusted for inflation) 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.
We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that 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 the establishment of safety zones. A Record of Environmental Consideration (REC) is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES.
G. Protest Activities
The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165
- Marine safety
- Navigation (water)
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Security measures
PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREASEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. In § 165.801, revise the first table to read as follows:End Amendment Part
|Date||Sponsor/name||Sector Ohio Valley location||Safety zone|
|1. Multiple days—April through November||Pittsburgh Pirates/Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks||Pittsburgh, PA||Allegheny River, Mile 0.2-0.9 (Pennsylvania).|
|2. Multiple days—April through November||Cincinnati Reds/Cincinnati Reds Season Fireworks||Cincinnati, OH||Ohio River, Mile 470.1-470.4; extending 500 ft. from the State of Ohio shoreline (Ohio).|
|3. 2 days—Third Friday and Saturday in April||Thunder Over Louisville/Thunder Over Louisville||Louisville, KY||Ohio River, Mile 602.0-606.0 (Kentucky).|
|4. Last Sunday in May||Friends of Ironton||Ironton, OH||Ohio River, Mile 326.7-327.7 (Ohio).|
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|5. 1 day—A Saturday in July||Paducah Parks and Recreation Department/Cross River Swim||Paducah, KY||Ohio River, Mile 934.0-936.0 (Kentucky).|
|6. 1 day—First or second weekend in June||Bellaire All-American Days||Bellaire, OH||Ohio River, Mile 93.5-94.5 (Ohio).|
|7. 2 days—Second weekend of June||Rice's Landing Riverfest||Rices Landing, PA||Monongahela River, Mile 68.0-68.8 (Pennsylvania).|
|8. 1 day—First Sunday in June||West Virginia Symphony Orchestra/Symphony Sunday||Charleston, WV||Kanawha River, Mile 59.5-60.5 (West Virginia).|
|9. 1 day—Saturday before 4th of July||Riverfest Inc./Saint Albans Riverfest||St. Albans, WV||Kanawha River, Mile 46.3-47.3 (West Virginia).|
|10. 1 day—4th July||Greenup City||Greenup, KY||Ohio River, Mile 335.2-336.2 (Kentucky).|
|11. 1 day—4th July||Middleport Community Association||Middleport, OH||Ohio River, Mile 251.5-252.5 (Ohio).|
|12. 1 day—4th July||People for the Point Party in the Park||South Point, OH||Ohio River, Mile 317-318 (Ohio).|
|13. 1 day—Last weekend in June or first weekend in July||Riverview Park Independence Festival||Louisville, KY||Ohio River, Mile 618.5-619.5 (Kentucky).|
|14. 1 day—Third or fourth week in July||Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival/Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Fireworks||Wheeling, WV||Ohio River, Mile 90.0-90.5 (West Virginia).|
|15. 1 day—4th or 5th of July||City of Cape Girardeau July 4th Fireworks Show on the River||Cape Girardeau, MO||Upper Mississippi River, Mile 50.0-52.0.|
|16. 1 day—Third or fourth of July||Harrah's Casino/Metropolis Fireworks||Metropolis, IL||Ohio River, Mile 942.0-945.0 (Illinois).|
|17. 1 day—During the first week of July||Louisville Bats Baseball Club/Louisville Bats Firework Show||Louisville, KY||Ohio River, Mile 603.0-604.0 (Kentucky).|
|18. 1 day—July 4th||Waterfront Independence Festival/Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th||Louisville, KY||Ohio River, Mile 603.0-604.0 (Kentucky).|
|19. 1 day—During the first week of July||Celebration of the American Spirit Fireworks/All American 4th of July||Owensboro, KY||Ohio River, Mile 755.0-759.0 (Kentucky).|
|20. 1 day—During the first week of July||Riverfront Independence Festival Fireworks||New Albany, IN||Ohio River, Mile 602.0-603.5 (Indiana).|
|21. 1 day—July 4th||Shoals Radio Group/Spirit of Freedom Fireworks||Florence, AL||Tennessee River, Mile 255.0-257.0 (Alabama).|
|22. 1 day—Saturday before July 4th||Town of Cumberland City/Lighting up the Cumberlands Fireworks||Cumberland City, TN||Cumberland River, Mile 103.0-105.0 (Tennessee).|
|23. 1 day—July 4th||Knoxville office of Special Events/Knoxville July 4th Fireworks||Knoxville, TN||Tennessee River, Mile 647.0-648.0 (Tennessee).|
|24. 1 day—July 4th||NCVC/Music City July 4th||Nashville, TN||Cumberland River, Mile 190.0-192.0 (Tennessee).|
|25. 1 day—Saturday before July 4th, or Saturday after July 4th||Grand Harbor Marina/Grand Harbor Marina July 4th Celebration||Counce, TN||Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Mile 450.0-450.5 (Tennessee).|
|26. 1 day—Second Saturday in July||City of Bellevue, KY/Bellevue Beach Park Concert Fireworks||Bellevue, KY||Ohio River, Mile 468.2-469.2 (Kentucky and Ohio).|
|27. 1 day—Sunday before Labor Day||Cincinnati Bell, WEBN, and Proctor and Gamble/Riverfest||Cincinnati, OH||Ohio River, Mile 469.2-470.5 (Kentucky and Ohio) and Licking River Mile 0.0-3.0 (Kentucky).|
|28. 1 day—July 4th||Summer Motions Inc./Summer Motion||Ashland, KY||Ohio River, Mile 322.1-323.1 (Kentucky).|
|29. 1 day—Last weekend in June or First weekend in July||City of Point Pleasant/Point Pleasant Sternwheel Fireworks||Point Pleasant, WV||Ohio River, Mile 265.2-266.2, Kanawha River Mile 0.0-0.5 (West Virginia).|
|30. 1 day—July 3rd or 4th||City of Charleston/City of Charleston Independence Day Celebration||Charleston, WV||Kanawha River, Mile 58.1-59.1 (West Virginia).|
|31. 1 day—July 4th||Civic Forum/Civic Forum 4th of July Celebration||Portsmouth, OH||Ohio River, Mile 355.5-356.5 (Ohio).|
|32. 1 day—Second Saturday in August||Guyasuta Days Festival/Borough of Sharpsburg||Pittsburgh, PA||Allegheny River, Mile 005.5-006.0 (Pennsylvania).|
|33. 1 day—Second or third week of August||Pittsburgh Foundation/Bob O'Connor Cookie Cruise||Pittsburgh, PA||Ohio River, Mile 0.0-0.5 (Pennsylvania).|
|34. 1 day—Second full week of August||PA FOB Fireworks Display||Pittsburgh, PA||Allegheny River, Mile 0.8-1.0 (Pennsylvania).|
|35. 1 day—Third week of August||Beaver River Regatta Fireworks||Beaver, PA||Ohio River, Mile 25.2-25.8 (Pennsylvania).|
|36. 1 day—December 31||Pittsburgh Cultural Trust/Highmark First Night Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh, PA||Allegheny River Mile, 0.5-1.0 (Pennsylvania).|
|37. 1 day—Friday before Thanksgiving||Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership/Light Up Night||Pittsburgh, PA||Allegheny River, Mile 0.0-1.0 (Pennsylvania).|
|38. Multiple days—April through November||Pittsburgh Riverhounds/Riverhounds Fireworks||Pittsburgh, PA||Monongahela River, Mile 0.22-0.77 (Pennsylvania).|
|39. 3 days—Second or third weekend in June||Hadi Shrine/Evansville Freedom Festival Air Show||Evansville, IN||Ohio River, Miles 791.0-795.0 (Indiana).|
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|40. 1 day—Second or third Saturday in June, the last day of the Riverbend Festival||Friends of the Festival, Inc./Riverbend Festival Fireworks||Chattanooga, TN||Tennessee River, Mile 463.5-464.5 (Tennessee).|
|41. 2 days—Second Friday and Saturday in June||City of Newport, KY/Italianfest||Newport, KY||Ohio River, Miles 469.6-470.0 (Kentucky and Ohio).|
|42. 1 day—Last Saturday in June||City of Aurora/Aurora Firecracker Festival||Aurora, IN||Ohio River Mile, 496.7; 1400 ft. radius from the Consolidated Grain Dock located along the State of Indiana shoreline at (Indiana and Kentucky).|
|43. 1 day—Second weekend in June||City of St. Albans/St. Albans Town Fair||St. Albans, WV||Kanawha River, Mile 46.3-47.3 (West Virginia).|
|44. 1 day—Last week of June or first week of July||PUSH Beaver County/Beaver County Boom||Beaver, PA||Ohio River, Mile 25.2-25.6 (Pennsylvania).|
|45. 1 day—4th of July (Rain date—July 5th)||Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce/Monongahela 4th of July Celebration||Monongahela, PA||Monongahela River, Mile 032.0-033.0 (Pennsylvania).|
|46. 1 day—Saturday Third or Fourth full week of July (Rain date—following Sunday)||Oakmont Yacht Club/Oakmont Yacht Club Fireworks||Oakmont, PA||Allegheny River, Mile 12.0-12.5 (Pennsylvania).|
|47. 1 day—Week of July 4th||Three Rivers Regatta Fireworks/EQT 4th of July Celebration||Pittsburgh, PA||Ohio River, Mile 0.0-0.5, Allegheny River, Mile 0.0-0.5, and Monongahela River, Mile 0.0-0.5 (Pennsylvania).|
|48. 1 day—3rd or 4th of July||City of Paducah, KY||Paducah, KY||Ohio River, Mile 934.0-936.0; Tennessee River, mile 0.0-1.0 (Kentucky).|
|49. 1 day—3rd or 4th of July||City of Hickman, KY||Hickman, KY||Lower Mississippi River, Mile 921.0-923.0 (Kentucky).|
|50. 1 day—During the first week of July||Evansville Freedom Celebration/4th of July Fireworks||Evansville, IN||Ohio River, Miles 791.0-795.0 (Indiana).|
|51. 1 day—One of the first two weekends in July||Madison Regatta, Inc./Madison Regatta||Madison, IN||Ohio River, Miles 555.0-560.0 (Indiana).|
|52. 1 day—July 4th||Cities of Cincinnati, OH and Newport, KY/July 4th Fireworks||Newport, KY||Ohio River, Miles 469.6-470.2 (Kentucky and Ohio).|
|53. 2 days—Second weekend in July||Marietta Riverfront Roar/Marietta Riverfront Roar||Marietta, OH||Ohio River, Mile 171.6-172.6 (Ohio).|
|54. 1 day—1st weekend in July||Gallia County Chamber of Commerce/Gallipolis River Recreation Festival||Gallipolis, OH||Ohio River, Mile 269.5-270.5 (Ohio).|
|55. 1 day—July 4th||Kindred Communications/Dawg Dazzle||Huntington, WV||Ohio River, Mile 307.8-308.8 (West Virginia).|
|56. Multiple days—September through January||University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department/University of Pittsburgh Fireworks||Pittsburgh, PA||Ohio River mile 0.0-0.1, Monongahela River mile 0.0-0.1, Allegheny River mile 0.0-0.25 (Pennsylvania).|
|57. Sunday, Monday, or Thursday from August through February||Pittsburgh Steelers Fireworks||Pittsburgh, PA||Allegheny River mile 0.0-0.25, Ohio River mile 0.0-0.1, Monongahela River mile 0.0-0.1.|
|58. 3 days—Third week in September||Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Foundation/Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival||Wheeling, WV||Ohio River, Mile 90.2-90.7 (West Virginia).|
|59. 1 day—Second Saturday in September||Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Committee fireworks||Marietta, OH||Ohio River, Mile 171.5-172.5 (Ohio).|
|60. 1 day—Second weekend of October||Leukemia and Lymphoma Society/Light the Night Walk Fireworks||Nashville, TN||Cumberland River, Mile 190.0-192.0 (Tennessee).|
|61. 1 day—Saturday during the first week of October||West Virginia Motor Car Festival||Charleston, WV||Kanawha River, Mile 58-59 (West Virginia).|
|62. 1 day—Friday before Thanksgiving||Kittanning Light Up Night Firework Display||Kittanning, PA||Allegheny River, Mile 44.5-45.5 (Pennsylvania).|
|63. 1 day—First week in October||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society/Light the Night||Pittsburgh, PA||Ohio River, Mile 0.0-0.4 (Pennsylvania).|
|64. 1 day—Friday before Thanksgiving||Duquesne Light/Santa Spectacular||Pittsburgh, PA||Monongahela River, Mile 0.00-0.22, Allegheny River, Mile 0.00-0.25, and Ohio River, Mile 0.0-0.3 (Pennsylvania).|
|65. 1 day—During the first two weeks of July||City of Maysville Fireworks||Maysville, KY||Ohio River, Mile 408-409 (Kentucky).|
|66. 1 day—Saturday before Memorial Day||Venture Outdoors/Venture Outdoors Festival||Pittsburgh, PA||Allegheny River, Mile 0.0-0.25; Monongahela River, Mile 0.0-0.25 (Pennsylvania).|
|67. 1 day—Third Saturday in July||Pittsburgh Irish Rowing Club/St. Brendan's Cup Currach Regatta||Pittsburgh, PA||Ohio River, Mile 7.0-9.0 (Pennsylvania).|
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|68. 1 day—July 4th||Wellsburg 4th of July Committee/Wellsburg 4th of July Freedom Celebration||Wellsburg, WV||Ohio River, Mile 73.5-74.5 (West Virginia).|
|69. 1 day—During the first week of July||Newburgh Fireworks Display||Newburgh, IN||Ohio River, Mile 777.3-778.3 (Indiana).|
|70. 3 days—Third or Fourth weekend in April||Henderson Tri-Fest/Henderson Breakfast Lions Club||Henderson, KY||Ohio River, Mile 803.5-804.5 (Kentucky).|
Dated: May 25, 2017.
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Ohio Valley.
[FR Doc. 2017-11619 Filed 6-5-17; 8:45 am]
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