[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 156 (Monday, August 15, 2022)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 49993-49994]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-17441]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2022-0646]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Mile Marker 7 Lake of the 
Ozarks, MO

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for 
navigable waters within a 500 foot radius of a fireworks launch barge 
at 38[deg]12'29.502''N, -92[deg]45'15.4686''W, in the main channel, of 
the Lake of the Ozarks. The safety zone is to protect personnel, 
vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by 
the fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into the zone is 
prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port 
Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective on August 26, 2022, from 8:45 p.m. 
through 9:45 p.m.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2022-0646 in the search box and click ``Search.'' Next, in the Document 
Type column, select ``Supporting & Related Material.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
proposed rulemaking, call or email MSTC Nathaniel Dibley, Waterways 
Management Division U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (314) 269-2550, 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

    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 (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because we must establish this safety zone by 
August 26, 2022 and lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable 
comment period and then 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. Delaying the effective date of 
this rule would be contrary to the public interest because immediate 
action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards associated 
with the fireworks display on the Lake of the Ozarks.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 
70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). The Captain of the Port Sector Upper 
Mississippi River (COTP) has determined that potential hazards 
associated with the fireworks display on August 26, 2022 will be a 
safety concern for anyone on the Lake of the Ozarks at the designated 
launch location. This rule resulted from a marine event notification 
stating that there will be a fireworks display on the Lake of the 
Ozarks. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the 
marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone 
before, during, and after the fireworks display.

IV. Discussion of the Rule

    This rule establishes a safety zone from 8:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. 
on August 26, 2022. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters 
within a 500 foot radius of a fireworks launch barge located at mile 
marker 7 on the Lake of the Ozarks. The duration of this zone is 
intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in 
these navigable waters before, during, and after the fireworks display. 
No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without 
obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. A 
designated representative is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer 
of the U.S. Coast Guard assigned to units under the operational control 
of USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River. The COTP or a designated 
representative will inform the public of the enforcement date and times 
for these safety zones, as well as any emergent safety concerns that 
may delay the enforcement of the zones.

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. 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).
    This regulatory action determination is based on on size, location, 
and duration of the temporary safety zones. This action involves a 
fireworks display at 38[deg]12'29.502''N, -92[deg]45'15.4686''W, in the 
main channel, on the Lake of the Ozarks on August 26, 2022. Moreover, 
the Coast Guard will publish a Local Notice to Mariners and mariners 
may seek permission to enter the zones.

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 
safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section 
V.A above, this rule will not have a significant

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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 
call or email 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.

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.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this 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 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 only 1 hour that will prohibit entry within a 500 
foot radius of a fireworks launch barge. It is 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 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.

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.

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.T08-0646 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T08-0646  Safety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Mile Marker 7.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: all navigable 
waters extending 500 feet in all directions around a fireworks launch 
barge at 38[deg]12'29.502''N, -92[deg]45'15.4686''W, in the main 
channel, on the Lake of the Ozarks.
    (b) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
Sec.  165.23 of this part, persons and vessels are prohibited from 
entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port 
Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative. A 
designated representative is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer 
of the U.S. Coast Guard assigned to units under the operational control 
of USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River.
    (2) Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or pass through the 
zone must request permission from the COTP or a designated 
representative. They may be contacted on VHF radio Channel 16 or by 
telephone at 314-269-2332.
    (3) If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply 
with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative while 
navigating in the regulated area.
    (c) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated 
representative will inform the public of the enforcement date and times 
for this safety zone, as well as any emergent safety concerns that may 
delay the enforcement of the zone through either a Safety Marine 
Information Broadcast (SMIB), Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM) and or 
the Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs).
    (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 8:45 
p.m. until 9:45 p.m. on August 26, 2022.

A.R. Bender,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi 
River.
[FR Doc. 2022-17441 Filed 8-12-22; 8:45 am]
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