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Summit Security:

The 2004 G8 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia has been designated a National Special Security Event (NSSE). When an event is designated as a NSSE, the United States Secret Service assumes its mandated role as the lead agency responsible for security design, planning and implementation. Since 1999, the Secret Service has led security operations at 14 NSSEs, as designated by the President. In addition to the G8, both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions have been designated NSSEs in 2004.

Security planning for the Sea Island Summit is well underway. The Secret Service develops the security plan by relying on a core strategy of forming partnerships with all the participating law enforcement, public safety, and event officials. Its goal is to implement, with the numerous participating entities, a seamless security plan that will create a safe and secure environment for visiting dignitaries, event participants, and the general public.

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[Federal Register: May 25, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 101)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[COTP Savannah-04-040]
RIN 1625-AA00, AA11


Security Zones and Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, GA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing temporary security zones and a
temporary regulated navigation area, from June 5, 2004, through June
11, 2004, for the G-8 Summit to be held in Sea Island, Georgia. These
rules are required to provide for the security of the public, the G-8
Summit and its participants, and the safety of the waterways due to the
potential for hostile and violent acts from demonstrators protesting
the G-8. These temporary security zones prohibit the entry of all
vessels and persons into all waters of the Savannah River from Port
Wentworth south, including the Back River, the Elba Island South
Channel, and the Intracoastal Waterway Alternate Route in the vicinity
of St. Augustine Creek, to the boundary of the temporary regulated
navigation area that is located in the vicinity of the south east tip
of Elba Island at the western portion of the Lower Flats Range. The
temporary regulated navigation area controls the movement of all
vessels operating on the Intracoastal Waterway in the vicinity of
Fields Cut and south through Elba Island Cut to St. Augustine Creek.

DATES: This rule is effective from 8 a.m. on June 5, 2004 until 4 p.m.
on June 11, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as
documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket,
are part of docket [COTP Savannah 04-040] and are available for
inspection or copying at Marine Safety Office Savannah, 100 W.
Oglethorpe Ave., Suite 1017, Savannah, Georgia 31401 between 8 a.m. and
4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LTJG Anthony Quirino, Coast Guard
Marine Safety Office Savannah, (912) 652-4353, ext 235.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    On April 8, 2004, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking
(NPRM) entitled Security Zones and Regulated Navigation Areas; Savannah
River, GA in the Federal Register (69 FR 18797). We received one letter
commenting on the proposed rule. No public hearing was requested, and
none was held.
    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. This rule is needed to provide for
the security of the public, the G-8 Summit and its participants, and
the safety of the waterways due to the potential for hostile and
violent acts from demonstrators protesting the G-8. Law enforcement
officials require sufficient time to put security measures in place for
the start of the G-8 summit on June 8th. Therefore, it is in the public
interest to have these regulations effective less than 30 days after
publication in the Federal Register.

Background and Purpose

    The G8 (Group of 8) is an informal group of eight countries--
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and
the United States--whose leaders meet to discuss broad economic and
foreign policies. The 30th G8 summit will be held in Sea Island,
Georgia, from June 8 through June 10, 2004.
    Cities that have recently hosted conferences or summits similar to
the G-8 Summit have experienced significant property damage, and their
law enforcement officers and public citizens have sustained personal
injuries from a segment of protestors engaged in violent demonstrations
against those summits and their agendas. Examples include the September
2003 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial in Cancun, Mexico; the
2003 G-8 Summit in Calgary, Canada, the 2001 G-8 Summit in Genoa,
Italy; and the 1999 World Trade Organization in Seattle, Washington.
These conferences and summits experienced an influx of protestors, and
in particular protest groups opposing international trade who have a
propensity for violence and a desire to engage in hostile acts against,
among others, summit attendees, conference venues, the general public,
business and municipal buildings, and law enforcement officials.
Information and intelligence indicates that there is

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potential for similar acts to be attempted during the upcoming June G-8
Summit in Savannah, Georgia.
    This history has heightened the need for the development and

implementation of various security measures in the vicinity of the
Savannah River, particularly around venue areas established for the
dignitaries and official parties attending the G-8 Summit, critical
port facilities and infrastructure, bridges, and the navigable
waterways. The Coast Guard has determined from information provided by
local, state, and federal law enforcement officials that vessels or
persons in close proximity to the G-8 Summit may launch hostile or
violent acts from the waterways adjacent to the Summit and from the
waterways adjacent to where Summit attendees are staying. The potential
for these acts poses a security threat to the public, the G-8 Summit
and its participants, and the flow of commerce on the navigable
waterways.
    The temporary security zones and temporary regulated navigation
area (RNA) are necessary to mitigate these threats and protect the
public, the G-8 Summit attendees, law enforcement officers, and the
flow of commerce on the waterways from persons attempting hostile and
violent acts.
    The temporary security zones and temporary regulated navigation
area are being established to mitigate these threats and are necessary
to protect the public, the G-8 conference and attendees, law
enforcement officers, the Port of Savannah and commerce within the port
from persons attempting hostile and violent acts.
    Please note that elsewhere in today's Federal Register, we have
published another final rule, entitled ``Security Zone, St. Simons
Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, GA'' that is also intended to provide
security of the public, the G-8 Summit and its participants, and the
safety of the waterways during this same period--June 5, 2004, until 4
p.m. on June 11, 2004.

Discussion of Comments and Changes

    We received one letter offering support of the rule and the
increased security and protection that it provides. The Coast Guard
agrees with this comment and no changes to the final rule were made.

Regulatory Evaluation

    This rule is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under section
3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does
not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section
6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not
reviewed it under that Order. It is not ``significant'' under the
regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS).
    We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a
full Regulatory Evaluation under the regulatory policies and procedures
of DHS is unnecessary. Although the security zone applies to a large
section of the Savannah River, traffic will be allowed to pass through
the zone with the permission of the Captain of the Port of Savannah or
his designated representatives. Before the effective period, we will
issue maritime advisories widely available to users of the river.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have
considered whether this rule will have a significant economic impact on
a substantial number of small entities. 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. We did not receive any comments from small entities or other
information following our (NPRM) on April 8, 2004 (69 FR 18797) stating
that this rule would have a significant economic impact on them.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we offered to assist small
entities in understanding this rule so that they could better evaluate
its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. 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 the actions by employees
of the Coast Guard, call 1-800-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247).

Collection of Information

    This rule calls for no new collection of information under the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132,
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local
governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial
direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under
that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for
federalism.

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 or more in any
one year. Though this rule will not result in such expenditure, we do
discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not affect a taking of private property or otherwise
have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental
Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property
Rights.

Civil Justice Reform

    This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2)
of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation,
eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection
of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule
is not economically significant and does not create environmental risks
to health or risks to safety that may disproportionately affect
children.

Indian Tribal Governments

    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.

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Energy Effects

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions
Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply,
Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ``significant
energy action'' under that order because it is not a ``significant
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to
have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use
of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs has not designated them as a significant energy
action. Therefore, they do not require a Statement of Energy Effects
under Executive Order 13211.

Environment

    We have analyzed these rules under Commandant Instruction
M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)(42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have
concluded that there are no factors in this case that would limit the
use of a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the Instruction.
Therefore, these rules are categorically excluded, under figure 2-1,
paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, from further environmental
documentation.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33
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: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 46 U.S.C.
Chapter 701; 33 CFR 1.05-1(g), 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Pub. L.
107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation
No. 0170.1.

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2. From 8 a.m. on June 5, 2004, until 4 p.m. on June 11, 2004 add a new
temporary Sec.  165.T07-040 to read as follows:

Sec.  165.T07-040  Temporary Security Zones and Temporary Regulated
Navigation Area, Savannah River, GA

    (a) Locations--
    (1) Security Zone, Savannah River. An imaginary line starting at
Channel Light 22, (Light List Volume III, Number 5090), at the
intersection of the Middle River and the Savannah River and crossing
due West over the Savannah River to Port Wentworth at approximate point
32[deg]08'47'' N, 081[deg]06'36''W; then all waters of the Savannah
River from shore to shore and surface to bottom south and east of this
imaginary line downriver to an imaginary line starting at the south
east tip of Elba Island at approximate point 32[deg]04'19'' N,
080[deg]58'27'' W and extending due north across the Savannah River and
through Red Buoy 36 to approximate point 32[deg]0'40'' N,
080[deg]58'19'' W. All coordinates are based upon North American Datum
83 (NAD 83).
    (2) Security Zone, Back River. All waters of the Back River south
and east of the Highway 17 bridge from shore to shore and surface to
bottom easterly to where the Back River meets the Savannah River.
    (3) Security Zone, South Channel Elba Island. All waters of the
South Channel south of Elba Island, from shore to shore and surface to
bottom, from the intersection of the Savannah River and the South
Channel and continuing south easterly to an imaginary line starting at
the south east tip of Elba Island at approximate point 32[deg]04'19''
N, 080[deg]58'27'' W and extending south westerly following the
northern edge of Elba Island Cut channel to the north east tip of
McQueen Island at approximate position 32[deg]04'08'' N,
080[deg]58'55'' W. All coordinates are based upon North American Datum
83 (NAD 83).
    (4) Security Zone, Intracoastal Waterway Alternate Route. All
waters of the Intracoastal Waterway Alternate Route from shore to shore
and surface to bottom from St. Augustine Creek Day Beacon A18 (Light
List, Vol. III, no. 35960) to Day Beacon A12 (Light List, Vol. III, no.
35945).
    (5) Regulated navigation area; Intracoastal Waterway Fields Cut,
Savannah River, and St. Augustine Creek. All waters of the Intracoastal
Waterway from shore to shore and surface to bottom from Fields Cut Buoy
48 (Light List, Vol. III, no. 35865) at Wright River south and west to
the Savannah River, and including all waters of the Savannah River in
the vicinity of Lower Flats Range, from shore to shore and surface to
bottom, southeast of an imaginary line starting at the south east tip
of Elba Island at approximate point 32[deg]04'19'' N, 080[deg]58'27'' W
and extending due north across the Savannah River and through Red Buoy
36 to approximate point 32[deg]04'40'' N, 080[deg]58'19'' W to
an imaginary line starting at the western tip of Jones Island at the
intersection of the Intracoastal Waterway and extending southwesterly
across the Savannah River intersecting through Green buoy ``35'' to
Bird Island at approximate point 32[deg]04'15'' N, 080[deg]58'00'' W,
and continuing south and west and including all waters of Elba Island
Cut and the Intracoastal waterway, from shore to shore and surface to
bottom, to Elba Island Cut Light 10 (Light List, Vol. III no. 35900) at
St. Augustine Creek. All coordinates are based upon North American
Datum 83 (NAD 83).
    (b) Definitions.
    The following definitions apply to this section:
    Designated Representatives means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders
including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers and other officers
operating Coast Guard vessels, and federal, state, and local officers
designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port of Savannah, to
regulate the movement of vessels within the RNA and restrict vessels
and persons from entering the security zones.
    Slow speed means the speed at which a vessel proceeds when it is
fully off plane, completely settled in the water and not creating
excessive wake. Due to the different speeds at which vessels of
different sizes and configurations may travel while in compliance with
this definition, no specific speed is assigned to slow speed. In no
instance should slow speed be interpreted as a speed less than that
required to maintain steerageway. A vessel is not proceeding at slow
speed if it is:
    (1) On a plane;
    (2) In the process of coming up onto or coming off a plane; or
    (3) Creating an excessive wake.
    (c) Regulations--
    (1) Security Zones. The regulations in this paragraph apply to the
zones in paragraph (a)(1) through (a)(4) of this section. Entry into or
remaining within the security zones by vessels or persons is prohibited
unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Savannah,
Georgia or that officer's designated representatives. Vessels moored,
docked or anchored in the security zones when they become effective
must remain in place unless ordered by or given permission from the
COTP to do otherwise. Vessels or persons desiring to enter or transit
the areas encompassed by the security zones may contact the Coast Guard
on VHF Channel Marine 16 or at (912) 652-4353 to seek permission to
enter or transit the area. If permission is granted, all persons and
vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port or
that officer's designated representatives.
    (2) Regulated Navigation Area. The regulations in this paragraph
apply to the area in paragraph (a)(5) of this section.

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    (i) All vessels and persons entering and transiting through the
regulated navigation area shall proceed continuously and at a slow
speed. In no instance should slow speed be interpreted as a speed less
than that required to maintain steerageway. Nothing in this rule
alleviates vessels or operators from complying with all state and local
laws in the area.
    (ii) All vessels and persons shall comply with orders from the
Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Savannah or that officer's
designated representatives, regulating their speed, course, direction
and movements within the RNA.
    All vessels and persons shall obtain the permission of the Captain
of the Port or that officer's designated representatives prior to
entering or transiting via VHF Channel 16.
    (d) Effective period: This section is effective from 8 a.m. on June
5, 2004 until 4 p.m. on June 11, 2004.

    Dated: May 17, 2004.
Harvey E. Johnson, Jr.,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard
District.
[FR Doc. 04-11887 Filed 5-21-04; 12:12 pm]

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[COTP Savannah-04-041]
RIN 1625-AA00


Security Zone, St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, GA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing security zones, from June 5,
2004, through June 11, 2004, for the G-8 Summit to be held in Sea
Island, Georgia. These security zones are required to provide for the
security of the public, the G-8 Summit and its participants, and the
safety of the waterways due to the potential for hostile and violent
acts from demonstrators protesting the G-8 Conference. This rule
prohibits the entry of all vessels and persons into the waters in the
vicinity of Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and all waters of the Atlantic
Ocean from the baselines of Sea Island, St. Simons Island and Jekyll
Island extending seaward to a distance of 3 nautical miles, as well as
waters on the Hampton River, Jones Creek, Lanier Island, and St. Simons
Sound. Additional security zones prohibit entering closer than 100-
yards to eight specified bridges located in the vicinity of these
waters.

DATES: This rule is effective from 8 a.m. June 5, 2004, until 4 p.m. on
June 11, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Marine Safety Office Savannah maintains the public docket
for this rulemaking. Comments and material received from the public, as
well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the
docket, are part of docket [COTP Savannah 04-041] and will be available
for inspection or copying at Marine Safety Office Savannah, 100 W.
Oglethorpe Ave., Suite 1017, Savannah, Georgia 31401, between 8 a.m.
and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LTJG Anthony Quirino, Coast Guard
Marine Safety Office Savannah, (912) 652-4353, ext. 235.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    On April 8, 2004, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking
(NPRM) entitled Security Zone, St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean,
GA, in the Federal Register (69 FR 18794). We received 2 letters
commenting on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and
none was held.
    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. This rule is necessary to minimize
danger and provide security for the public and participants of the G8
Conference. Law enforcement officials require sufficient time to put
security measures in place prior to the start of the conference on June
8, 2004. Therefore, it is in the public interest to have these
regulations effective less than 30-days after publication in the
Federal Register.

Background and Purpose

    The G8 (Group of 8) is an informal group of eight countries--
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and
the United States--whose leaders meet to discuss broad economic and
foreign policies. The 30th G8 Summit will be held in Sea Island,
Georgia, from June 8 through June 10, 2004.
    Cities that have recently hosted conferences or summits similar to
the G-8 Summit have experienced significant property damage, and their
law enforcement officers and public citizens have sustained personal
injuries from a segment of protestors engaged in violent demonstrations
against those summits and their agendas. Examples include the September
2003 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial in Cancun, Mexico; the
2003 G-8 Summit in Calgary, Canada, the 2001 G-8 Summit in Genoa,
Italy; and the 1999 World Trade Organization in Seattle, Washington.
These conferences and summits experienced an influx of protestors, and
in particular protest groups opposing international trade who have a
propensity for violence and a desire to engage in hostile acts against,
among others, summit attendees, conference venues, the general public,
business and municipal buildings, and law enforcement officials.
Information and intelligence indicates that there is potential for
similar acts to be attempted during the upcoming June G-8 Summit in
Savannah, Georgia.
    This history has heightened the need for the development and
implementation of various security measures in the vicinity of St.
Simons Sound. In particular, there is a need for additional security
around venue areas established for the dignitaries and official parties
attending the G-8 Summit, bridges, and waterways used by commercial
shipping. The Coast Guard has determined from information provided by
local, state, and federal law enforcement officials that vessels or
persons in close proximity to the G-8 Summit may launch hostile or
violent acts from the waterways adjacent to the Summit and from the
waterways adjacent to where Summit attendees are staying. The potential
for these acts poses a security threat to the public, the G-8 Summit
and its participants, and the flow of commerce on the navigable
waterways.
    The security zones mitigate these threats and are necessary to
protect the public, the G-8 Summit attendees, law enforcement officers,
and the flow of commerce on the waterways from persons attempting
hostile and violent acts. Please note that elsewhere in today's Federal
Register, we have published another final rule, entitled ``Security
Zones and Regulated Navigation Areas; Savannah River, GA,'' that is
also intended to provide security of the public, the G-8 Summit and its
participants, and the safety of the waterways during this same period--
June 5, 2004, until 4 p.m. on June 11, 2004.

Discussion of Rule

    In our NPRM (69 FR 18794) we advised vessels transiting the
Intracoastal waterway to exit and enter

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at Altamaha Sound as an alternate route around the security zone. Due
to shoaling in Altamaha Sound, published in Local Notice to Mariners
(08/04), vessels should instead use Doboy Sound, 2 miles north, to exit
and enter the Intracoastal waterway.

Discussion of Comments and Changes

    We received two letters offering comments on the proposed rule. One
comment recommended using consistent language that prohibits the entry
of all vessels and persons throughout the rule. We agree. As a result
of this comment, language that prohibits the entry of all vessels and
persons is now consistently used throughout this rule.
    The other letter requested advance permission to enter and transit
the security zones, and commented that the regulation was overbroad
because it shut down traffic on the Intracoastal waterway. Granting
pre-approval to transit these security zones is impracticable because
of the numerous unknown exigencies that may exist. Moreover, numerous
alternatives do exist, including transiting offshore of the security
zones, weather permitting, or delaying a voyage until after expiration
of the security zones. Finally, although authorization to transit the
security zone may not be provided in advance, requests for permission
to transit the zone immediately may still be granted by the COTP
Savannah. This approach provides COTP Savannah the flexibility to
enforce this rule as threats and conditions dictate.
    Although the G-8 Summit is scheduled to take place from June 8
through June 10, 2004, it is necessary to make the security zones
effective from June 5 through June 11, 2004, to provide security for
arriving and departing G-8 summit attendees and allow law enforcement
officials time to stand up and stand down from patrolling the security
zones.
    We made one technical change in the text of the regulation. The
references in (a)(1) and (a)(2) to the location coordinates being based
on North American Datum 83 have been moved into a note for the entire
paragraph (a).

Regulatory Evaluation

    This rule is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under section
3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does
not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section
6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not
reviewed it under that Order. It is not ``significant'' under the
regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS).
    We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a
full Regulatory Evaluation under the regulatory policies and procedures
of DHS is unnecessary.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have
considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact
on a substantial number of small entities. 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
would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of
small entities.
    This rule would affect the following entities, some of which might
be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to
transit or anchor in a portions of St. Simons Sound, the Intracoastal
waterway and the Atlantic Ocean covered by this security zone. We
received no comments from owners of such small entities. Therefore,
owners are encouraged to contact the Captain of the Port to seek
permission to transit these security zones.

Assistance for Small Entities

    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 so that they can better evaluate
its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. If the rule
affects your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction
and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for
compliance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT.

Collection of Information

    This rule calls for no new collection of information under the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132,
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local
governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial
direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under
that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for
federalism.

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 or more in any
one year. Though this rule would not result in such expenditure, we do
discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

    This rule would not affect a taking of private property or
otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630,
Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected
Property Rights.

Civil Justice Reform

    This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2)
of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation,
eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection
of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule
is not an economically significant rule and does not create an
environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may
disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

    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.

Energy Effects

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions
Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply,
Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ``significant
energy action'' under that order because it is not a ``significant
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to
have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use
of energy. The Administrator of the Office

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of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a
significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement
of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211.

Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.lD,
which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)(42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have
concluded that there are no factors in this case that would limit the
use of a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the Instruction.
Therefore, this rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1,
paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, from further environmental
documentation.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.

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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: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50
U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1(g), 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Pub.
L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security
Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. From 8 a.m. on June 5, 2004, until 4 p.m. on June 11, 2004, add a
new temporary Sec.  165.T07-041 to read as follows:

Sec.  165.T07-041  Temporary security zones, St. Simons Sound, GA.

    (a) Locations. The following areas are security zones:
    (1) Security zone; St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. All
waters of St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, from surface to
bottom, encompassed by a line commencing from the north east point of
Little St. Simons Island at 31[deg]15'24'' N, 081[deg]16'55'' W;
thence, easterly seaward into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean out to a
distance of 3 nautical miles at 31[deg]15'24'' N, 081[deg]11'55'' W;
thence southerly following the contour of the baseline at a distance of
3 nautical miles to 31[deg]00'44'' N, 081[deg]19'35'' W; thence
westerly to the southern tip of Jekyll Island at 31[deg]00'44'' N,
081[deg]26'03'' W; thence northwesterly to the south side of the Sidney
Lanier bridge at 31[deg]06'48'' N, 081[deg]29'40'' W; thence continuing
northeasterly to the northern tip of Lanier Island at 31[deg]11'06'' N,
081[deg]25'17'' W; thence continuing northeasterly to the Hampton River
at 31[deg]17'36'' N, 081[deg]20'33'' W; thence back to the original
point.
    (2) Security zone, Bridges. All waters from surface to bottom
within 100-yards of the following bridges:

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             Roadway                    Bridge            Located at
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(i) Jekyll Island Causeway......  Cedar Creek.......  31[deg]05.318' N,
                                                       081[deg]28.780'
                                                       W.
(ii) Jekyll Island Causeway.....  Jekyll Creek......  31[deg]02.808' N,
                                                       081[deg]25.347'
                                                       W.
(iii) Highway 17................  Sidney Lanier.....  31[deg]06.982' N,
                                                       081[deg]29.094'
                                                       W.
(iv) Saint Simons Causeway......  Terry Creek.......  31[deg]09.697' N,
                                                       081[deg]28.137'
                                                       W.
(v) Saint Simons Causeway.......  Back River........  31[deg]09.868' N,
                                                       081[deg]26.766'
                                                       W.
(vi) Saint Simons Causeway......  Little River......  31[deg]10.120' N,
                                                       081[deg]26.200'
                                                       W.
(vii) Saint Simons Causeway.....  MacKay River......  31[deg]10.276' N,
                                                       081[deg]25.494'
                                                       W.
(viii) Saint Simons Causeway....  Frederica River...  31[deg]10.050' N,
                                                       081[deg]24.782'
                                                       W.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Note to Sec.  165.T07-041(a): All coordinates are based upon
North American Datum 83 (NAD 83).

    (b) Definitions. As used in this section, designated
representatives means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders including Coast
Guard coxswains, petty officers and other officers operating Coast
Guard vessels, and federal, state, and local officers designated by or
assisting the Captain of the Port of Savannah (COTP) to restrict
vessels and persons from entering the security zones.
    (c) Regulations. Entry into or transiting within the security zones
by vessels or persons is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast
Guard Captain of the Port, Savannah, Georgia or that officer's
designated representatives. Vessels docked, moored, or anchored in
security zones when they become effective must remain in place unless
ordered by or given permission from the COTP to do otherwise. Vessels
or persons desiring to enter or transit the areas encompassed by the
security zones may contact the Coast Guard on VHF Channel Marine 16 or
at (912) 652-4353 to seek permission to enter or transit the zones. If
permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the
instructions of the Captain of the Port or that officer's designated
representatives.

    Dated: May 17, 2004.
Harvey E. Johnson, Jr.,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard
District.
[FR Doc. 04-11886 Filed 5-21-04; 12:12 pm]

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