[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 42027-42030]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16806]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0476]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; San Diego Bayfair; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing a temporary safety zone on the 
navigable waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, CA for the San Diego 
Bayfair power boat races from September 13, 2013, until September 15, 
2013. The safety zone as proposed would be in effect from 7 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m. daily during this timeframe. This temporary safety zone is 
necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, 
spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the 
waterway. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering into, 
transiting through or anchoring within this safety zone unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before August 14, 2013.
    Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on 
or before July 29, 2013.

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

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    (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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Lieutenant John Bannon, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast 
Guard Sector San Diego; telephone (619) 278-7261, email 
John.E.Bannon@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. 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-2013-0476] 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 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would 
like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, 
self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and 
material received during the comment period and may change the rule 
based on your comments.

2. Viewing comments and documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number (USCG-2013-0476) 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. Basis and Purpose

    The San Diego Bayfair power boat races occur annually over a 
weekend in September after the Labor Day weekend. This temporary safety 
zone encompassing a portion of Mission Bay is necessary to provide for 
the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating 
vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and 
vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through or 
anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of 
the Port or his designated representative. As an annual event, 
permitted by the City of San Diego, it is well advertised, supported by 
the community, and includes numerous safety support boats.
    The Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. sections 1221 et 
seq.) authorizes the Coast Guard to establish safety zones. 
Thunderboats Unlimited Inc. is sponsoring San Diego Bayfair, which is 
held on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. The 
proposed temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety 
of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and other 
vessels and users of the waterway. This event involves approximately 
200 various power boats racing on a predetermined course. The sponsor 
will provide thirty seven patrol and rescue vessels to help facilitate 
the event and ensure public safety.

C. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The Coast Guard is proposing a temporary safety zone that would be 
enforced from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from September 13, 2013, through 
September 15, 2013. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the 
safety of the crews, spectators, participants, and other vessels and 
users of the waterway. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from 
entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone 
unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated 
representative. The limits of the safety zone will be the navigable 
waters of Mission Bay bound by the following coordinates; 
32[deg]47[min]32[sec] N, 117[deg]13[min]25[sec] W to 
32[deg]47[min]32[sec] N, 117[deg]13[min]00[sec] W to 
32[deg]47[min]20[sec] N, 117[deg]13[min]00[sec] W then west to 
32[deg]46[min]45[sec] N, 117[deg]14[min]09[sec] W to 
32[deg]46[min]11[sec] N, 117[deg]14[min]01[sec] W. Before the effective 
period, the Coast Guard will publish a Local Notice to Mariners (LNM).

D. Regulatory Analyses

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

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based on a number of these statutes or executive orders.

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This proposed 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. This determination is 
based on the size and location of the safety zone. Commercial vessels 
will not be hindered by the safety zone. Recreational vessels will be 
allowed to transit through the designated safety zone during specified 
times, but can transit safely around the safety zone. Additionally, 
before the effective period, the Coast Guard will publish a Local 
Notice to Mariners (LNM).

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 
proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the 
following entities, some of which may be small entities: Owners or 
operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in this portion of 
Mission Bay from September 13-15, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. Vessel 
traffic can pass safely around the zone, and may transit through the 
safety zone if they obtain permission from the Captain of the Port or 
his designated representative. Before the effective period, the Coast 
Guard will issue broadcast notice to mariners alerts via marine channel 
16 VHF.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.

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 proposed 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. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any 
policy or action of the Coast Guard.

4. Collection of Information

    This proposed 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 proposed 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 proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

    This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 From Environmental Health Risks

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, 
Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety 
Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not 
create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might 
disproportionately affect children.

11. Indian Tribal Governments

    This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would 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 proposed rule 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we 
did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

14. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed 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 (NEPA)(42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have 
made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category 
of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant 
effect on

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the human environment. This proposed rule involves establishing a 
temporary safety zone. This rule is categorically excluded from further 
review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2-1 of the Commandant 
Instruction. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist supporting 
this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are 
available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any 
comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant 
environmental impact from this proposed rule.

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 proposes 
to amend 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, and 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.T11-578 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T11-578  Safety zone; San Diego Bayfair; Mission Bay, San 
Diego, CA.

    (a) Location. The limits of the safety zone will be the navigable 
waters of Mission Bay bound by the following coordinates; 
32[deg]47[min]32[sec] N, 117[deg]13[min]25[sec] W to 
32[deg]47[min]32[sec] N, 117[deg]13[min]00[sec] W to 
32[deg]47[min]20[sec] N, 117[deg]13[min]00[sec] W then west to 
32[deg]46[min]45[sec] N, 117[deg]14[min]09[sec] W to 
32[deg]46[min]11[sec] N, 117[deg]14[min]01[sec] W.
    (b) Enforcement Period. This section will be enforced from 7 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m. on September 13, 14, and 15, 2013. Before the effective 
period, the Coast Guard will publish a Local Notice to Mariners (LNM). 
If the event concludes prior to the scheduled termination time, the 
Captain of the Port will cease enforcement of this safety zone and will 
announce that fact via Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
    (c) Definitions. The following definition applies to this section: 
Designated representative, means any commissioned, warrant, or petty 
officer of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, 
and local, state, and federal law enforcement vessels who have been 
authorized to act on the behalf of the Captain of the Port.
    (d) Regulations.
    (1) Entry into, transit through or anchoring within this safety 
zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port of San 
Diego or his designated representative.
    (2) Mariners can request permission to transit through the safety 
zone from the Patrol Commander. The Patrol Commander can be contacted 
on VHF-FM channels 16 and 23.
    (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
    (4) Upon being hailed by U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel by 
siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel 
shall proceed as directed.
    (5) The Coast Guard may be assisted by other federal, state, or 
local agencies.

    Dated: June 27, 2013.
S.M. Mahoney,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Diego.
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