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Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Baltimore, Maryland

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Coast Guard, DOT.


Notice of implementation.


The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations found at 33 CFR 100.515 during the United States Power Squadrons Governing Board fireworks display to be held September 7, 2000, on the Patapsco River at Baltimore, 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 100.515 is effective from 8:45 p.m. to 9:35 p.m. on September 7, 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 United States Power Squadrons Governing Board will sponsor a fireworks display on September 7, 2000 on the Patapsco River, Baltimore, Maryland. 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 100.515 will be in effect for the duration of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.515, 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: August 21, 2000.

T.C. Paar,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 00-22845 Filed 9-6-00; 8:45 am]