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Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Severn River, College Creek, and Weems Creek, Annapolis, Maryland

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Coast Guard, DOT.


Notice of implementation.


The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations found at 33 CFR 100.518 during the fireworks display to be held July 4, 2000, on the Severn River at Annapolis, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to control vessel traffic due to the confined nature of the waterway and expected vessel congestion during the fireworks display. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of spectators and vessels transiting the event area.


33 CFR 100.518 is effective from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4, 2000 and July 5, 2000.

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Chief Warrant Officer R. L. Houck, Marine Events Coordinator, Commander, Coast Guard Activities Baltimore, 2401 Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21226-1971, (410) 576-2674.

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The City of Annapolis will sponsor a fireworks display on July 4, 2000 on the Severn River, Annapolis, Maryland. If the event is postponed due to weather conditions, the temporary special local regulations will be effective from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 5, 2000. The fireworks display will be launched from a barge positioned within the regulated area. In order to ensure the safety of spectators and transiting vessels, 33 CFR 100.518 will be in effect for the duration of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.518, a vessel may not enter the regulated area unless it receives permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Spectator vessels may anchor outside the regulated area but may not block a navigable channel. Because these restrictions will be in effect for a limited period, they should not result in a significant disruption of maritime traffic.

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Dated: June 8, 2000.

J. E. Shkor,

Vice Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 00-15941 Filed 6-22-00; 8:45 am]