Special Local Regulation; St. Mary's River, St. George Creek, Piney Point, MD

CourtCoast Guard,Homeland Security Department
Citation86 FR 33598
Record Number2021-13291
Publication Date25 Jun 2021
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY
Coast Guard
33 CFR Part 100
[Docket Number USCG–2021–0346]
RIN 1625–AA08
Special Local Regulation; St. Mary’s
River, St. George Creek, Piney Point,
MD
AGENCY
: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION
: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
SUMMARY
: The Coast Guard is proposing
to establish temporary special local
regulations for certain waters of the St.
Mary’s River. This action is necessary to
provide for the safety of life on these
navigable waters located at Piney Point,
MD, during a high-speed power boat
demonstration event on October 2, 2021,
and October 3, 2021. This proposed
rulemaking would prohibit persons and
vessels from being in the regulated area
unless authorized by the Captain of the
Port Maryland-National Capital Region
or the Coast Guard Event Patrol
Commander. We invite your comments
on this proposed rulemaking.
DATES
: Comments and related material
must be received by the Coast Guard on
or before July 26, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments
identified by docket number USCG–
2021–0346 using the Federal
eRulemaking Portal at https://
www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public
Participation and Request for
Comments’’ portion of the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
section for
further instructions on submitting
comments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: If
you have questions about this proposed
rulemaking, call or email Mr. Ron
Houck, U.S. Coast Guard Sector
Maryland-National Capital Region;
telephone 410–576–2674, email
Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Table of Abbreviations
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
PATCOM Coast Guard Patrol Commander
§ Section
U.S.C. United States Code
II. Background, Purpose, and Legal
Basis
The Southern Maryland Boat Club of
Leonardtown, MD has notified the Coast
Guard that it will be conducting the
Southern Maryland Boat Club Piney
Point Regatta from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
October 2, 2021, and from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. on October 3, 2021. The high-speed
power boat demonstration event
consists of approximately 55
participating vintage and historic race
boats—including runabouts, v-bottoms,
tunnel hulls, and hydroplanes—8 to 21
feet in length. The vessels will be
participating in an exhibition, operating
in heats along a marked racetrack-type
course 1 mile in length and 150 feet in
width, located in the St. George Creek
at Piney Point, MD. The regatta is not a
competition, but rather a demonstration
of vintage race craft. Hazards from the
high-speed power boat demonstration
event include participants operating
within and adjacent to designated
navigation channels and interfering
with vessels intending to operate within
those channels as well as operating near
approaches to local public boat
landings. The COTP, Maryland-National
Capital Region has determined that
potential hazards associated with the
high-speed power boat event would be
a safety concern for anyone intending to
participate in this event and for vessels
that operate within specified waters of
St. George Creek.
The purpose of this rulemaking is to
protect event participants, non-
participants, and transiting vessels
before, during, and after the scheduled
event. The Coast Guard is proposing this
rulemaking under authority in 46 U.S.C.
70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231).
III. Discussion of Proposed Rule
The COTP Maryland-National Capital
Region proposes to establish special
local regulations from 7:30 a.m. on
October 2, 2021, through 5 p.m. on
October 3, 2021. The regulations would
be enforced from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
October 2, 2021, and from 7:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. on October 3, 2021. The
regulated area would cover all navigable
waters of St. George Creek within an
area bounded by a line connecting the
following points: From the shoreline at
Cedar Point at position latitude
38°0903.4N, longitude 076°2955.7
W; thence south along the shoreline to
Coade Bar at latitude 38°0822.5N,
longitude 076°2919.9W; thence
southwest across St. George Creek to
Dodson Point at latitude 38°0803.8N,
longitude 076°2944.6W; thence north
along the shoreline and the eastern
extent of the St. George Island (SR–249)
Bridge to Long Bar (at the entrance to St.
George Harbor) at latitude
38°3013.01916.0N, longitude
076°0850.6W; thence northeast across
St. George Creek to and terminating at
the point of origin. The regulated area
is approximately 1,750 yards in length
and 940 yards in width.
This proposed rule provides
additional information about areas
within the regulated area and their
definitions and the restrictions that
would apply to mariners. These areas
include ‘‘Race Area,’’ ‘‘Buffer Area,’’
and ‘‘Spectator Area.’’
The proposed duration of the special
local regulations and size of the
regulated area are intended to ensure
the safety of life on these navigable
waters before, during, and after the
high-speed power boat event scheduled
to take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
October 2, 2021, and from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. on October 3, 2021. The COTP and
the Coast Guard Event PATCOM would
have authority to forbid and control the
movement of all vessels and persons,
including event participants, in the
regulated area. When hailed or signaled
by an official patrol, a vessel or person
in the regulated area would be required
to immediately comply with the
directions given by the COTP or Event
PATCOM. If a person or vessel fails to
follow such directions, the Coast Guard
may expel them from the area, issue
them a citation for failure to comply, or
both.
Except for Southern Maryland Boat
Club Piney Point Regatta participants
and vessels already at berth, a vessel or
person would be required to get
permission from the COTP or Event
PATCOM before entering the regulated
area. Vessel operators would be able to
request permission to enter and transit
through the regulated area by contacting
the Event PATCOM on VHF–FM
channel 16. Vessel traffic would be able
to safely transit the regulated area once
the Event PATCOM deems it safe to do
so. A vessel within the regulated area
must operate at a safe speed that
minimizes wake. A person or vessel not
registered with the event sponsor as a
participant or assigned as official patrols
would be considered a spectator.
Official Patrols are any vessel assigned
or approved by the Commander, Coast
Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital
Region with a commissioned, warrant,
or petty officer on board and displaying
a Coast Guard ensign. Official Patrols
enforcing this regulated area can be
contacted on VHF–FM channel 16 and
channel 22A.
If permission is granted by the COTP
or Event PATCOM, a person or vessel
would be allowed to enter the regulated
area or pass directly through the
regulated area as instructed. Vessels
would be required to operate at a safe
speed that minimizes wake while
within the regulated area in a manner
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that would not endanger event
participants or any other craft. A
spectator vessel must not loiter within
the navigable channel while within the
regulated area. Official patrol vessels
would direct spectators to the
designated spectator area. Only
participant vessels and official patrol
vessels would be allowed to enter the
race area. The Coast Guard would
publish a notice in the Fifth Coast
Guard District Local Notice to Mariners
and issue a marine information
broadcast on VHF–FM marine band
radio announcing specific event dates
and times.
The regulatory text we are proposing
appears at the end of this document.
IV. Regulatory Analyses
We developed this proposed 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 NPRM has not
been designated a ‘‘significant
regulatory action’’ under Executive
Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM
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 and duration of the
regulated area, which would impact a
small designated area of St. George
Creek for 19 total enforcement hours.
This waterway supports mainly
recreational vessel traffic, which at its
peak, occurs during the summer season.
Although this regulated area extends
across the entire width of the waterway,
the rule would allow vessels and
persons to seek permission to enter the
regulated area, and vessel traffic that is
able to do so safely would be able to
transit the regulated area on the eastern
portion of the waterway away from the
event area as instructed by Event
PATCOM. Such vessels must operate at
safe speed that minimizes wake and not
loiter within the navigable channel
while within the regulated area.
Moreover, the Coast Guard would issue
a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via
VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the
status of the regulated area.
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 proposed rule would not
have a significant economic impact on
a substantial number of small entities.
While some owners or operators of
vessels intending to transit the regulated
area may be small entities, for the
reasons stated in section IV.A above,
this proposed rule would not have a
significant economic impact on any
vessel owner or operator.
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.
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 call or email the
person listed in the
FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT
section. 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.
C. Collection of Information
This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 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.
If you believe this proposed rule has
implications for federalism or Indian
tribes, please call or email 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
proposed rule would not result in such
an expenditure, we do discuss the
effects of this rule elsewhere in this
preamble.
F. Environment
We have analyzed this proposed rule
under Department of Homeland
Security Directive 023–01, Rev. 1,
associated implementing instructions,
and Environmental Planning
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 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
the human environment. This proposed
rule involves implementation of
regulations within 33 CFR part 100
applicable to organized marine events
on the navigable waters of the United
States that could negatively impact the
safety of waterway users and shore side
activities in the event area for 19 total
enforcement hours. Normally, such
actions are categorically excluded from
further review under paragraph L61 of
Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction
Manual 023–01–001–01, Rev. 1. For
instructions on locating the docket, see
the
ADDRESSES
section of this preamble.
We seek any comments or information
that may lead to the discovery of a
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significant environmental impact from
this proposed rule.
G. Protest Activities
The Coast Guard respects the First
Amendment rights of protesters.
Protesters are asked to call or email 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.
V. Public Participation and Request for
Comments
We view public participation as
essential to effective rulemaking, and
will consider all comments and material
received during the comment period.
Your comment can help shape the
outcome of this rulemaking. 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.
Submitting comments. We encourage
you to submit comments through the
Federal Decision Making Portal at
https://www.regulations.gov. To do so,
go to https://www.regulations.gov, type
USCG–2021–0346 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’
box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Next, look for
this document in the Search Results
column, and click on it. Then click on
the Comment option. If you cannot
submit your material by using https://
www.regulations.gov, call or email the
person in the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT
section of this proposed rule
for alternate instructions.
Viewing material in docket. To view
documents mentioned in this proposed
rule as being available in the docket,
find the docket as described in the
previous paragraph, and then select
‘‘Supporting & Related Material’’ in the
Document Type column. Public
comments will also be placed in our
online docket and can be viewed by
following instructions on the https://
www.regulations.gov Frequently Asked
Questions web page. We review all
comments received, but we will only
post comments that address the topic of
the proposed rule. We may choose not
to post off-topic, inappropriate, or
duplicate comments that we receive.
Personal information. We accept
anonymous comments. Comments we
post to https://www.regulations.gov will
include any personal information you
have provided. For more about privacy
and submissions to the docket in
response to this document, see DHS’s
eRulemaking System of Records notice
(85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020).
List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100
Marine safety, Navigation (water),
Reporting and recordkeeping
requirements, Waterways.
For the reasons discussed in the
preamble, the Coast Guard is proposing
to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows:
PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON
NAVIGABLE WATERS
1. The authority citation for part 100
continues to read as follows:
Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70041; 33 CFR 1.05–
1.
2. Add § 100.T05–0346 to read as
follows:
§ 100.T05–0346 Southern Maryland Boat
Club Piney Point Regatta, St. Mary’s River,
St. George Creek, Piney Point, MD.
(a) Locations. All coordinates are
based on datum NAD 1983.
(1) Regulated area. All navigable
waters of St. George Creek, within an
area bounded by a line connecting the
following points: from the shoreline at
Cedar Point at position latitude
38°0903.4N, longitude 076°2955.7
W; thence south along the shoreline to
Coade Bar at latitude 38°0822.5N,
longitude 076°2919.9W; thence
southwest across St. George Creek to
Dodson Point at latitude 38°0803.8N,
longitude 076°2944.6W; thence north
along the shoreline and the eastern
extent of the St. George Island (SR–249)
Bridge to Long Bar (at the entrance to St.
George Harbor) at latitude 38°0850.6
N, longitude 076°3013.0W; thence
northeast across St. George Creek to and
terminating at the point of origin. The
race area, buffer area, and spectator area
are within the regulated area.
(2) Race area. The race area is a
polygon in shape measuring
approximately 560 yards in length by
240 yards in width. The area is bounded
by a line commencing near Hodgson
Point at position latitude 38°0838.22
N, longitude 076°3002.48W, thence
southeast to latitude 38°0824.43N,
longitude 076°2950.71W; thence
southwest to latitude 38°0820.40N,
longitude 076°2958.16W, thence
northwest to latitude 38°0834.26N,
longitude 076°3009.97W; thence
northeast to and terminating at the point
of origin.
(3) Buffer area. The buffer area is a
polygon in shape measuring
approximately 270 feet in all directions
surrounding the entire race area
described in paragraph (a)(2) of this
section. The area is bounded by a line
commencing near Hodgson Point at
position latitude 38°0842.0N,
longitude 076°3001.6W; thence
southeast to latitude 38°0823.7N,
longitude 076°2946.0W, thence
southwest to latitude 38°0816.7N,
longitude 076°2959.0W; thence
northwest to latitude 38°0834.9N,
longitude 076°30’14.7W, thence
northeast to and terminating at the point
of origin.
(4) Spectator area. The designated
spectator area is a polygon in shape
with its length measuring approximately
475 yards and its width measuring
approximately 300 yards at its northern
portion and 50 yards at it southern
portion. The area is bounded by a line
commencing at position latitude
38°0847.2N, longitude 076°2952.9
W; thence southeast to latitude
38°0841.9N, longitude 076°2947.5
W; thence southwest to latitude
38°0837.8N, longitude 076°2955.3
W; thence southeast to latitude
38°0831.3N, longitude 076°2950.1
W, thence southwest to latitude
38°0830.4N, longitude 076°2951.7
W; thence northwest to latitude
38°0842.0N, longitude 076°3001.6
W, thence northeast to and terminating
at the point of origin.
(b) Definitions. As used in this
section—
Buffer area is a neutral area that
surrounds the perimeter of the race area
within the regulated area described by
this section. The purpose of a buffer
area is to minimize potential collision
conflicts with marine event participants
or high-speed power boats and spectator
vessels or nearby transiting vessels. This
area provides separation between a race
area and a specified Spectator Area or
other vessels that are operating in the
vicinity of the regulated area established
by the special local regulations.
Captain of the Port (COTP) Maryland-
National Capital Region means the
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector
Maryland-National Capital Region or
any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant
or petty officer who has been authorized
by the COTP to act on his behalf.
Event Patrol Commander or Event
PATCOM means a commissioned,
warrant, or petty officer of the U.S.
Coast Guard who has been designated
by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector
Maryland-National Capital Region.
Official patrol means any vessel
assigned or approved by Commander,
Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National
Capital Region with a commissioned,
warrant, or petty officer on board and
displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Participant means all persons and
vessels registered with the event
sponsor as participating in the
‘‘Southern Maryland Boat Club Piney
Point Regatta’’ event, or otherwise
designated by the event sponsor as
having a function tied to the event.
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Race area is an area described by a
line bound by coordinates provided in
latitude and longitude that outlines the
boundary of a race area within the
regulated area defined by this section.
Spectator means a person or vessel
not registered with the event sponsor as
participants or assigned as official
patrols.
Spectator area is an area described by
a line bound by coordinates provided in
latitude and longitude that outlines the
boundary of a spectator area within the
regulated area defined by this part.
(c) Special local regulations. (1) The
COTP Maryland-National Capital
Region or Event PATCOM may forbid
and control the movement of all vessels
and persons, including event
participants, in the regulated area
described in paragraph (a)(1) of this
section. When hailed or signaled by an
official patrol, a vessel or person in the
regulated area shall immediately
comply with the directions given by the
patrol. Failure to do so may result in the
Coast Guard expelling the person or
vessel from the area, issuing a citation
for failure to comply, or both. The COTP
Maryland-National Capital Region or
Event PATCOM may terminate the
event, or a participant’s operations at
any time the COTP Maryland-National
Capital Region or Event PATCOM
believes it necessary to do so for the
protection of life or property.
(2) Except for participants and vessels
already at berth, a person or vessel
within the regulated area at the start of
enforcement of this section must
immediately depart the regulated area.
(3) A spectator must contact the Event
PATCOM to request permission to
either enter or pass through the
regulated area. The Event PATCOM, and
official patrol vessels enforcing this
regulated area, can be contacted on
marine band radio VHF–FM channel 16
(156.8 MHz) and channel 22A (157.1
MHz). If permission is granted, the
spectator must enter the designated
Spectator Area or pass directly through
the regulated area as instructed by Event
PATCOM. A vessel within the regulated
area must operate at safe speed that
minimizes wake. A spectator vessel
must not loiter within the navigable
channel while within the regulated area.
(4) Only participant vessels and
official patrol vessels are allowed to
enter and remain within the race area.
(5) Only participant vessels and
official patrol vessels are allowed to
enter and transit directly through the
buffer area in order to arrive at or depart
from the race area.
(6) A person or vessel that desires to
transit, moor, or anchor within the
regulated area must obtain authorization
from the COTP Maryland-National
Capital Region or Event PATCOM. A
person or vessel seeking such
permission can contact the COTP
Maryland-National Capital Region at
telephone number 410–576–2693 or on
Marine Band Radio, VHF–FM channel
16 (156.8 MHz) or the Event PATCOM
on Marine Band Radio, VHF–FM
channel 16 (156.8 MHz).
(7) The Coast Guard will publish a
notice in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Local Notice to Mariners and issue a
marine information broadcast on VHF–
FM marine band radio announcing
specific event dates and times.
(d) Enforcement officials. The Coast
Guard may be assisted with marine
event patrol and enforcement of the
regulated area by other federal, state,
and local agencies.
(e) Enforcement period. This section
will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on October 2, 2021 and from 7:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on October 3, 2021.
Dated: June 15, 2021.
David E. O’Connell,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the
Port Maryland-National Capital Region.
[FR Doc. 2021–13291 Filed 6–24–21; 8:45 am]
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and a request that interested parties
submit petitions to participate. See 86
FR 25 (Jan. 5, 2021).
The Judges received petitions to
participate in the current proceeding
from Amazon.com Services LLC, Apple
Inc., Copyright Owners (joint petitioners
Nashville Songwriters Association
International (NSAI) and National
Music Publishers Association (NMPA)),
Google LLC, George Johnson, Joint
Record Company Participants (filed by
Recording Industry Association of
America, Inc. for joint petitioners Sony
Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings,
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