[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2022)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 29244-29246]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-10173]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2022-0352]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Red Bull Flugtag, Milwaukee, WI

AGENCY: Coast Guard, Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety 
zone for certain waters of Lake Michigan in the vicinity of Veterans 
Park in Milwaukee, WI. This action is necessary to provide for the 
safety of life on these navigable waters during the Red Bull Flugtag 
event on July 16, 2022. This proposed rulemaking would restrict usage 
by persons and vessels within the safety zone. At no time during the 
effective period may non-event persons or vessels transit the waters of 
Milwaukee Harbor within 800 feet of the southern shoreline of Veterans 
Park. These restrictions would apply to all persons and vessels during 
the effective period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake 
Michigan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on 
this proposed rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before June 13, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2022-0325 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 Chief Petty Officer Jeromy Sherrill, 
Sector Lake Michigan Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; 
telephone 414-747-7148, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    On March 12, 2022, the organizer of the Red Bull Flugtag Milwaukee 
notified the Coast Guard that it will be organizing an event in the 
Milwaukee Harbor on July 16, 2022 from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. The 
marine event will take place in the waters of Milwaukee Harbor adjacent 
to the south shore of Veterans Park in Milwaukee, WI. The Captain of 
the Port Sector Lake Michigan (COTP) has determined that potential 
hazards associated with the Red Bull Flugtag Milwaukee event would be a 
safety concern for anyone within the safety zone that is not 
participating in the event.
    The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of persons, 
vessels and the navigable waters of Milwaukee Harbor within 800 feet of 
the southern shoreline of Veterans Park during the 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 is proposing to establish a safety zone from 9 a.m. 
through 6 p.m. on July 16, 2022. The safety zone would cover all 
navigable waters of Milwaukee Harbor within 800 feet of the southern 
shoreline of Veterans Park. The duration of the zone is intended to 
ensure the safety of life and vessels on these navigable waters before, 
during, and after the event. No vessels or person would be permitted to 
enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a 
designated representative. 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. 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).
    This regulatory action determination is based on the 
characteristics of the

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safety zone. The safety zone created by this proposed rule will 
relatively small and is designed to minimize its impact on navigable 
waters. This proposed rule will prohibit entry into certain navigable 
waters of Milwaukee Harbor, WI, and it is not anticipated to exceed 9 
hours in duration. Thus, restrictions on vessel movement within that 
particular area are expected to be minimal. Moreover, under certain 
conditions vessels may still transit through the safety zone when 
permitted by the COTP Lake Michigan.

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 
safety zone 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 rulemaking 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 rulemaking 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 rulemaking 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 
rulemaking 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 a safety 
zone lasting 7 hours that would prohibit entry within a relatively 
small portion of Milwaukee Harbor. Normally such actions are 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) of 
Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 1. A 
preliminary Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this 
determination is available in the docket. 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 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.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using https://www.regulations.gov, call or email the person 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for 
alternate instructions.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to https://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and 
submissions in response to this document, see DHS's eRulemaking System 
of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020).
    Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, 
and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website's 
instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up 
for email alerts, you will be notified

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when comments are posted or a final rule is published.

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. 
00170.1, Revision No. 01.2.

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2. Add Sec.  165.T09-0352 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T09-0352   Safety Zone; Red Bull Flugtag, Milwaukee, WI.

    (a) Location. All navigable waters of Milwaukee Harbor within 800 
feet of the southern shore of Veterans Park in Milwaukee, WI.
    (b) Enforcement period. The safety zone described in paragraph (a) 
of this section would be effective on July 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. through 
6 p.m.
    (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety 
zone in paragraph (a) of this section is prohibited unless authorized 
by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan (COTP) or a designated 
representative.
    (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the COTP or a designated representative.
    (3) The ``designated representative'' of the COTP is any Coast 
Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated 
by the COTP to act on his or her behalf.
    (4) Persons and vessel operators desiring to enter or operate 
within the safety zone in paragraph (a) of this section during the 
marine event must contact the COTP or an on-scene representative to 
obtain permission to do so. The COTP or an on-scene representative may 
be contacted via VHF Channel 16. Vessel operators given permission to 
enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions 
given to them by the COTP or an on-scene representative.

    Dated: May 2, 2022.
D.P. Montoro,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
[FR Doc. 2022-10173 Filed 5-12-22; 8:45 am]
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