[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 120 (Wednesday, June 23, 1999)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 33402-33403]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-16007]



Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

RIN 2115-AE47

Special Local Regulations: Skull Creek, Hilton Head, SC.

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.


SUMMARY: Temporary Special Local Regulations are being adopted for the 
Skull Creek July 4th celebration Fireworks Display, Skull Creek, Hilton 
Head, SC. The event will be held from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern 
Daylight Time (EDT) on July 4, 1999 in Skull Creek, Hilton Head, SC. 
These regulations are needed to provide for the safety of life on 
navigable waters during the event.

DATES: These regulations become effective at 8:30 p.m. and terminate at 
10:30 p.m. EDT on July 4, 1999

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief D. Jersey at (843) 724-7616.


Background and Purpose

    These regulations are required to provide for the safety of life on 
navigable waters because of the inherent danger of the fireworks 
display during the Skull Creek July 4th celebration, Skull Creek, 
Hilton Head, SC. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553, a notice of proposed 
rulemaking has not been published for these regulations and good cause 
exists for making them effective in less than 30 days from the date of 
publication, as information concerning the exact time and location of 
the event were only recently received.

Regulatory Evaluation

    This regulation is not a significant regulatory action under 
section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 and does not require an 
assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(f) of 
that order. The Office of Management and Budget has exempted it from 
review under that order. It is not significant under the regulatory 
policies and procedures of the Department of Transportation (DOT (44 FR 
11040, February 26, 1979)). The Coast Guard expects the economic impact 
of this proposal to be so minimal that a full regulatory evaluation 
under paragraph 10e of the regulated policies and procedures of DOT is 
unnecessary. The regulated area encompasses only a 500 foot radius 
around the fireworks barge on Skull Creek.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) the 
Coast Guard must consider whether this rulemaking will have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
Small entities include small business, 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 
    Therefore, 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, as the regulations will only be in effect for 
approximately 2 hours.

Collection of Information

    This rule contains no collection of information requirements under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).


    This action has been analyzed in accordance with the principles and 
criteria contained in Executive Order 12612, and it has been determined 
that this rulemaking does not have sufficient federalism implications 
to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment.

Environmental Assessment

    The Coast Guard has considered the environmental impact of this 
action and has determined under Figure 2-1, paragraph 34(h) of 
Commandant Instruction M16475.1C, that this rule is categorically 
excluded from further environmental documentation.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

    Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Waterways.
    Temporary Regulations: In consideration of the foregoing, the Coast 
Guard amends part 100 of Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations as 

PART 100--[Amended]

    1. The authority citation for Part 100 continues to read as 

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233, 49 CFR 1.46, and 33 CFR 100.35.

    2. Add temporary Sec. 100.35T-07-037 to read as follows:

Sec. 100.35T-07-037  Skull Creek July 4th Celebration, Skull Creek, 
Hilton Head, SC.

    (a) Regulated area. A regulated area is established for waters in 
Skull Creek, Hilton Head, SC, encompassing an area within a 500 foot 
radius from position 32 deg.13'95''N, 080 deg.45'1''W. All coordinates 
references use Datum: NAD 1983.

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    (b) Coast Guard Patrol Commander. The Coast Guard Patrol Commander 
is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has 
been designated by Commanding Officer, Group Charleston, SC.
    (c) Special Local Regulations. Entry into the regulated area by 
other than event participants is prohibited, unless otherwise 
authorized by the Patrol Commander.
    (d) Dates. These regulations become effective at 8:30 p.m. and 
terminate at 10:30 p.m.

    Dated: June 15, 1999.
Norman T. Saunders,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard 
[FR Doc. 99-16007 Filed 6-22-99; 8:45 am]