Safety Zone; Incline Village Wedding Fireworks Display, Crystal Bay, Incline Village, NV

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 173 (Friday, September 6, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 173 (Friday, September 6, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 46883-46885]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19252]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Coast Guard
33 CFR Part 165
[Docket No. USCG-2019-0678]
RIN 1625-AA00
Safety Zone; Incline Village Wedding Fireworks Display, Crystal
Bay, Incline Village, NV
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Temporary final rule.
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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the
navigable waters of Crystal Bay near the Hyatt Lake Tahoe Nevada boat
dock in support of the Incline Village Wedding Fireworks Display on
September 8, 2019. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel,
vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with
pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from
entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone
without permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a
designated representative.
DATES: This rule is effective from 4 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. on September 8,
2019.
ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2019-0678 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule,
call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade Jennae Cotton, Waterways
Management, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (415) 399-3585, email
[email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
I. Table of Abbreviations
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port San Francisco
DHS Department of Homeland Security
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code
II. Background Information and Regulatory History
    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary 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 with
respect to this rule because it is impracticable. The Coast Guard did
not receive final details for this event until July 30, 2019. It is
impracticable to go through the entire notice of proposed rulemaking
process because the Coast Guard must establish this temporary safety
zone by September 8, 2019 and lacks sufficient time to provide a
reasonable comment period and consider those comments before issuing
the rule.
    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. For similar reasons as stated
above, notice and comment procedures would be impractical in this
instance due to the short notice provided for this event.
III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule
    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority 46 U.S.C.
70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port San
Francisco has determined that potential hazards associated with the
Incline Village Wedding Fireworks Display on September 8, 2019, will be
a safety concern for anyone within a 100-foot radius of the fireworks
barge during loading, staging, and transit, and anyone within a 210-
foot radius of the fireworks barge starting 30 minutes before the
fireworks display is scheduled to commence and ending 30 minutes after
the conclusion of the fireworks display. For this reason, this
temporary safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the
marine environment in the navigable waters around the fireworks barge
during the fireworks display.
IV. Discussion of the Rule
    This rule establishes a safety zone from 4 p.m. until 9:40 p.m. on
September 8, 2019 during the loading, staging, and transit of the
fireworks barge in Crystal Bay in Incline Village, until 30 minutes
after completion of the fireworks display. From 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on
September 8, 2019, during the loading, staging, and transit of the
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fireworks barge until 30 minutes prior to the start of the fireworks
display, the safety zone will encompass the navigable waters around and
under the fireworks barge, from surface to bottom, within a circle
formed by connecting all points 100 feet out from the fireworks barge.
Loading the pyrotechnics onto the fireworks barge is scheduled from 4
p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 8, 2019, at the Incline Village boat ramp
in Incline Village, NV.
    The fireworks barge will remain at the Incline Village boat ramp
until the start of its transit to the display location. Towing of the
barge from the Incline Village boat ramp to the display location is
scheduled to take place from 6 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. on September 8, 2019,
where it will remain until the conclusion of the fireworks display.
    At 8:30 p.m. on September 8, 2019, 30 minutes prior to the
commencement of the 10-minute Incline Village Wedding Fireworks
Display, the safety zone will increase in size and encompass the
navigable waters around and under the fireworks barge, from surface to
bottom, within a circle formed by connecting all points 210 feet from
the circle center at approximate position 39[deg]14'00'' N,
119[deg]56'56'' W (NAD 83). The safety zone will terminate at 9:40 p.m.
on September 8, 2019.
    This temporary safety zone restricts navigation in the vicinity of
the fireworks loading, staging, transit, and firing site. Except for
persons or vessels authorized by the COTP or the COTP's designated
representative, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the
restricted areas. A ``designated representative'' means a Coast Guard
Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or
other officer operating a Coast Guard vessel or a Federal, State, or
local officer designated by or assisting the COTP in the enforcement of
the safety zone or assisting the COTP in the enforcement of the safety
zone.
    These regulations are needed to keep spectators and vessels away
from the immediate vicinity of the fireworks firing sites to ensure the
safety of participants, spectators, and transiting vessels.
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 13771 directs agencies to control
regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This rule has not been
designated a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order
12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt
from the requirements of Executive Order 13771.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the size, limited
duration, and narrowly tailored geographic area of the safety zone.
This safety zone impacts a 210-foot radius area of Lake Tahoe in
Incline Village for a limited duration of 5 hours and 40 minutes. The
vessels desiring to transit through or around the temporary safety zone
may do so upon express permission from the COTP or the COTP's
designated representative.
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 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.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the
temporary safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in
section V.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.
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 above.
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.
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F. Environment
    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security
Directive 023-01 and U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Policy,
COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), 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 involves a safety zone
lasting 5 hours and 40 minutes that prevents entry to a 210-foot radius
area of Lake Tahoe in Incline Village. It is categorically excluded
from further review under paragraph L60(a) in Table 3-1 of Department
of Homeland Security Directive 023-01. A Record of Environmental
Consideration supporting this determination 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.
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:  46 U.S.C 70034, 70051; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-
6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.
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2. Add Sec.  165.T11-993 to read as follows:
Sec.  165.T11-993  Safety Zone; Incline Village Wedding Fireworks
Display, Crystal Bay, Incline Village, NV.
    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable
waters of Crystal Bay, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed
by connecting all points 100 feet out from the fireworks barge during
the loading and staging at the Incline Village boat ramp in Incline
Village, as well as during transit and arrival to the display location
in Incline Village, NV. Between 8:30 p.m. on September 8, 2019 and 9:40
p.m. on September 8, 2019, the safety zone will expand to all navigable
waters, from surface to bottom, within a circle formed by connecting
all points 210 feet out from the fireworks barge in approximate
position 39[deg]14'00'' N, 119[deg] 56'56'' W (NAD 83).
    (b) Definitions. As used in this section, ``designated
representative'' means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a
Coast Guard coxswain, petty officer, or other officer operating a Coast
Guard vessel or a Federal, State, or local officer designated by or
assisting the Captain of the Port San Francisco (COTP) in the
enforcement of the safety zone.
    (c) Regulations. (1) Under the general safety zone regulations in
subpart B of this part, you may not enter the safety zone described in
paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized by the COTP or the
COTP's designated representative.
    (2) The safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may
be permitted by the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.
    (3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety
zone must contact the COTP or the COTP's designated representative to
obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter
or operate in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or
directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's designated
representative. Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the
safety zone on VHF-23A or through the 24-hour Command Center at
telephone (415) 399-3547.
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 4 p.m.
on September 8, 2019 through 9:40 p.m. on September 8, 2019.
    (e) Information broadcasts. The COTP or the COTP's designated
representative will notify the maritime community of periods during
which this zone will be enforced in accordance with Sec.  165.7.
    Dated: August 28, 2019.
Marie B. Byrd,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, San Francisco.
[FR Doc. 2019-19252 Filed 9-5-19; 8:45 am]
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