[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 24069-24071]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09709]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0200]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; 12th Annual Saltwater Classic; Port Canaveral 
Harbor; Port Canaveral, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the 
waters of the Port Canaveral Harbor in Port Canaveral, Florida during 
the 12th Annual Saltwater Classic. The event is scheduled to take place 
on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This temporary safety zone is necessary 
for the safety of participant vessels, spectators, and the general 
public during the event. Persons and vessels are prohibited from 
entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the 
safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville 
or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 27, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
USCG-2013-0200. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Lieutenant Commander Robert Butts, Sector Jacksonville 
Office of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (904) 564-
7563, email Robert.S.Butts@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing 
or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Acronyms

DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

A. Regulatory History and Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this 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 because it is impracticable. The needs of 
this event were not determined until March 20, 2013, leaving 
insufficient time to undertake notice and comment. Approximately 750 
vessels may participate in the fishing tournament, resulting in heavy 
vessel traffic within Port Canaveral Harbor. This event will occur on 
April 27, 2013, and temporary final rule is necessary to ensure the 
safety of life and vessels during the 12th Annual Saltwater Classic.
    For the same reason discussed above, 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 because it 
is impracticable and contrary to the public interest to delay this 
rule.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard's authority to 
establish regulated navigation areas and other limited access areas: 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, 160.5; Pub. L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; 
Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.
    The purpose of the rule is to ensure the safety of life and vessels 
on a navigable waterway of the United States during the 12th Annual 
Saltwater Classic.
    On April 27, 2013, the Cox Events Group and K92.3-FM will host a 
fishing tournament offshore of Port Canaveral, FL. This temporary final 
rule establishes a safety zone in parts of Port Canaveral Harbor. 
Approximately 750 vessels may participate in the fishing tournament, 
resulting in heavy vessel traffic within Port Canaveral Harbor. This 
safety zone extends approximately 1100 yards west from Freddie Patrick 
Park and extends to the north 90 yards from the shoreline.

C. Discussion of the Final Rule

    The safety zone is necessary to protect the tournament participants 
as well as other commercial traffic and the general public from traffic 
congestion associated with the tournament weigh-in. The safety zone 
will be enforced from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on April 27, 2013.
    All persons and vessels not participating in the tournament weigh-
in are prohibited from entering, transiting though, anchoring in, or 
remaining within the safety zone, unless authorized by the Captain of 
the Port Jacksonville or a designated representative. Persons and 
vessels may request authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, 
or remain within the safety zone by contacting the Captain of the Port 
Jacksonville by telephone at (904) 564-7511, or a designated 
representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. 
If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within 
the event area is granted by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or a 
designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port Jacksonville or a designated representative. The Coast Guard will 
provide notice of the safety zone by Local Notice to Mariners, 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representative.

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D. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. 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 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 economic impact of this rule is not significant for the 
following reasons: (1) The safety zone will be enforced for only four 
hours for one day; (2) although persons and vessels not participating 
in the event will not be able to enter the safety zone without 
authorization from the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or a designated 
representative, they may operate in the surrounding area during the 
enforcement periods; (3) persons and vessels may still enter the event 
area during the enforcement period if authorized by the Captain of the 
Port Jacksonville or a designated representative; and (4) the Coast 
Guard will provide advance notification of the safety zone to the local 
maritime community by Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners.

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    This rule may affect the following entities, some of which may be 
small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to enter, 
transit through, anchor in, or remain within that portion of the Port 
Canaveral Harbor encompassed within the safety zone from 2 p.m. until 6 
p.m., on April 27, 2013.
    For the reasons discussed in the Regulatory Planning and Review 
section above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities.

3. Assistance for Small Entities

    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, 
above.
    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.

4. 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).

5. Federalism

    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 determined 
that this rule does not have implications for federalism.

6. 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.

7. 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 expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in 
this preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise 
have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental 
Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property 
Rights.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Energy Effects

    This action is not a ``significant energy action'' under Executive 
Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect 
Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use.

13. Technical Standards

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

14. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security

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Management Directive 023-01 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 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 involves establishing a temporary safety zone 
that will be enforced for a total of four hours. This rule is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of 
Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis 
checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion 
Determination are available in the docket where indicated under 
ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR part 165 as follows:

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:

    Authority: 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, 160.5; Pub. L. 107-
295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


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2. Add Sec.  165.T07-0200 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T07-0200  Safety Zone; 12th Annual Saltwater Classic, Port 
Canaveral Harbor; Port Canaveral, FL.

    (a) Regulated Area. The following regulated area is a safety zone. 
All waters within the following points: starting at Point 1 in position 
28[deg]24[min]32[sec] N, 080[deg]37[min]22[sec] W, then north to Point 
2 28[deg]24[min]35[sec] N, 080[deg]37[min]22[sec] W, then due east to 
Point 3 at 28[deg]24[min]35[sec] N, 080[deg]36[min]45[sec] W, then 
south to Point 4 at 28[deg]24[min]32[sec] N, 080[deg]36[min]45[sec], 
then west back to the original point.
    (b) Definition. The term ``designated representative'' means Coast 
Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty 
officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and 
Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the 
Captain of the Port Jacksonville in the enforcement of the regulated 
area.
    (c) Regulations.
    (1) All persons and vessels not participating in the 12th Annual 
Saltwater Classic are prohibited from entering, transiting through, 
anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized 
by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or a designated representative.
    (2) Persons and vessels who are not participating in the 12th 
Annual Saltwater Classic who desire to enter, transit through, anchor 
in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the Captain of the 
Port Jacksonville by telephone at (904) 564-7511, or a designated 
representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. 
If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within 
the regulated area is granted by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville 
or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such 
authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port Jacksonville or a designated representative.
    (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area by 
Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene 
designated representatives.
    (d) Enforcement Period. This rule is will be enforced from 2 p.m. 
to 6 p.m. on April 27, 2013.

    Dated: April 16, 2013.
T.G. Allan, Jr.,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Jacksonville.
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