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Safety Zones, Security Zones, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Special Local Regulations

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Coast Guard, DOT.


Notice of temporary rules issued.


This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between April 1, 2002 and June 30, 2002, which were not published in the Federal Register. This quarterly notice lists temporary local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations, security zones, and safety zones of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.


This notice lists temporary Coast Guard rules that became effective and were terminated between April 1, 2002 and June 30, 2002.


The Docket Management Facility maintains the public docket for this notice. Documents indicated in this notice will be available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Start Printed Page 49237Holidays. You may electronically access the public docket for this notice on the Internet at

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For questions on this notice, contact LTJG Sean Fahey, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, at telephone number (202) 267-2830. For questions on viewing, or on submitting material to the docket, contact Dorothy Beard, Chief, Dockets, Department of Transportation at (202) 366-5149.

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Coast Guard District Commanders and Captains of the Port (COTP) must be immediately responsive to the safety and security needs of the waters within their jurisdiction; therefore, District Commanders and COTPs have been delegated the authority to issue certain local regulations. Safety zones may be established for safety or environmental purposes. A safety zone may be stationary and described by fixed limits or it may be described as a zone around a vessel in motion. Security zones limit access to prevent injury or damage to vessels, ports, or waterfront facilities. Drawbridge operation regulations authorize changes to drawbridge schedules to accommodate bridge repairs, seasonal vessel traffic, and local public events. Special local regulations are issued to enhance the safety of participants and spectators at regattas and other marine events.

Timely publication of these rules in the Federal Register is often precluded when a rule responds to an emergency, or when an event occurs without sufficient advance notice. The affected public is, however, informed of these rules through Local Notices to Mariners, press releases, and other means. Moreover, actual notification is provided by Coast Guard patrol vessels enforcing the restrictions imposed by the rule. Because Federal Register publication was not possible before the beginning of the effective period, mariners were personally notified of the contents of these special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations, security zones, or safety zones by Coast Guard officials on-scene prior to any enforcement action. However, the Coast Guard, by law, must publish in the Federal Register notice of all substantive rules adopted. To meet this obligation without imposing undue expense on the public, the Coast Guard periodically publishes a list of these temporary special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations, security zones, and safety zones.

Permanent rules are not included in this list because they are published in their entirety in the Federal Register. Temporary rules may also be published in their entirety if sufficient time is available to do so before they are placed in effect or terminated. The safety zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations, and security zones listed in this notice have been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, because of their emergency nature, or limited scope and temporary effectiveness.

The following rules were place in effect temporarily during the period from April 1, 2002, through June 30, 2002, unless otherwise indicated. This notice also includes rules that were not received in time to be included on the quarterly notice for the second, third and fourth quarters of 2001 and the first quarter of 2002.

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Dated: July 23, 2002.

S.G. Venckus,

Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law.

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COTP Quarterly Report—2nd Quarter 2002

COTP docketLocationTypeEffective date
Baltimore 02-004Annapolis, MarylandSecurity Zone05/24/2002
Charleston 02-039Myrtle Beach, SCSafety Zone04/29/2002
Guam 02-009Outer Apra Harbor, GuamSafety Zone04/16/2002
Guam 02-010North of Glass Breakwater, GuamSafety Zone04/18/2002
Houston-Galveston 02-005Galveston, TexasSecurity Zone04/05/2002
Houston-Galveston 02-008COPT Houston-Galveston ZoneSecurity Zone04/15/2002
Houston-Galveston 02-013Dredge Operation, Channel ClosureSafety Zone04/22/2002
Houston-Galveston 02-014Dredge Operation, Channel ClosureSafety Zone05/21/2002
Houston-Galveston 02-015Dredge Operation, Channel ClosureSafety Zone06/08/2002
Huntington 02-002Kanawha River, M. 57.5 to 62Safety Zone04/27/2002
Jacksonville 02-076Indian River, New Smyrna Beach, FLSafety Zone06/29/2002
LA/Long Beach 02-008Flight Demonstration, Long Beach, CASafety Zone04/13/2002
Louisville 02-001Ohio River, M. 470 to 471.5Security Zone06/17/2002
Miami 02-029Palm Beach County, FLSafety Zone05/03/2002
Miami 02-031Air Sea Show, Fort Lauderdale, FLSafety Zone05/01/2002
Miami 02-040M/V Conti Seattle, Miami, FLSafety Zone05/02/2002
Miami 02-043FL Keys National Marine SanctuarySafety Zone05/12/2002
Miami 02-071FL Keys National Marine SanctuarySafety Zone05/20/2002
Morgan 02-003Little Lake, LouisianaSafety Zone04/10/2002
New Orleans 02-007LWR Mississippi River, M. 94 to 96Safety Zone04/13/2002
New Orleans 02-009LWR Mississippi River, M. 94 to 96Safety Zone05/15/2002
Pittsburgh 02-008Allegheny River, M. 3 to 6Safety Zone04/12/2002
Pittsburgh 02-009Monongahela River, M. 14.1 to 11.2Safety Zone06/17/2002
San Diego 02-003Lake Moovalya, Colorado River, AZSafety Zone04/06/2002
San Diego 02-005Colorado River, Davis DamSafety Zone06/01/2002
San Diego 02-006San Diego Bay, CASafety Zone04/26/2002
San Diego 02-007Oceanside, CaliforniaSafety Zone05/05/2002
San Diego 02-011Colorado RiverSafety Zone05/11/2002
San Diego 02-012San Diego, CASafety Zone05/23/2002
San Francisco 02-004Suisun Bay, Concord, CASecurity Zone04/15/2002
San Francisco 02-005Suisun Bay, Concord, CASecurity Zone04/24/2002
San Francisco 02-006San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CASafety Zone05/01/2002
San Francisco 02-007San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CASafety Zone05/11/2002
San Francisco Bay 02-009Oakland Inner Harbor, Oakland, CASafety Zone05/18/2002
San Francisco Bay 02-012San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CASafety Zone06/14/2002
San Francisco Bay 02-013Oakland Estuary, Alameda, CASecurity Zone06/14/2002
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San Juan 02-072San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PRSafety Zone06/20/2002
Savannah 02-027Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway, GASafety Zone04/04/2002
Savannah 02-028Memorial Park, Savannah, GASafety Zone04/06/2002
St. Louis 02-006Illinois River, M. 0 to 187Safety Zone05/16/2002

District Quarterly Report—2nd Quarter 2002

District docketLocationTypeEffective date
01-02-006Mystic Offshore Gran Prix, New London, CTSafety Zone05/03/2002
01-02-065Yarmouth, Nantucket Sound, MASafety Zone06/07/2002
01-02-073Hingham, MassachusettsSafety Zone06/29/2002
05-02-018Washington Channel, Washington DCSecurity Zone05/31/2002
05-02-023James River, Williamsburg, VASafety Zone05/05/2002
05-02-024Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VirginiaSafety Zone05/26/2002
05-02-026Severn River, Annapolis, MDSpecial Local05/21/2002
05-02-027Pea Patch Island to Delaware City, DelawareSpecial Local06/08/2002
05-02-030Willoughby Bay, Norfolk, VirginiaSafety Zone06/04/2002
05-02-035Hampton Roads, Elizabeth River, VASecurity Zone06/04/2002
05-02-036Thimble Shoals Channel, Hampton Roads, VASafety Zone06/04/2002
05-02-037Hampton Roads, VirginiaSafety Zone06/13/2002
05-02-038Hampton Roads, Elizabeth River, VASecurity Zone06/11/2002
07-02-023Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, FLDrawbridge Operation05/05/2002
07-02-045Cooper River, North Charleston, SCSpecial Local06/15/2002
07-02-068San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PRSafety Zone06/17/2002
09-02-014Cleveland Harbor, Cleveland, OHSafety Zone05/03/2002
09-02-016Lake Ontario, Youngstown, NYSafety Zone05/18/2002
09-02-019Lake MichiganSecurity Zone05/05/2002
09-02-022Buffalo River, Buffalo, NYSafety Zone05/28/2002
09-02-023Pridefest 2002, Milwaukee, WisconsinSafety Zone06/07/2002
09-02-025River Splash 2002, Milwaukee, WisconsinSafety Zone05/31/2002
09-02-030U.S. Aerospace Challenge, Holland, MISafety Zone05/18/2002
09-02-043Ottawa River, Toledo, OHSafety Zone06/29/2002
09-02-045Summerfest Big Bang, 2002, Milwaukee, WISafety Zone06/27/2002
09-02-047Betsie Bay, Frankfort, MISafety Zone06/29/2002
09-02-054Detroit River, Detroit, MISafety Zone06/27/2002
09-02-056Milwaukee, WisconsinSafety Zone06/27/2002

Regulations not on Previous Quarterly Reports

COPT docket/districtLocationTypeEffective date
COPT Regulation for 2nd Quarter 2001
Guam 01-010Outer Apra Harbor, GuamSafety Zone06/06/01
COPT Regulation for 3rd Quarter 2001
Louisiana 01-023LMR from the seabuoys at SW Pass and South Pass to M 233, Highway 190 Bridge, AHP and the Mississippi River Gulf OutletSecurity Zone09/12/01
New Orleans 01-025Lower Mississippi River M 106.1 to M 92.7Safety Zone09/13/01
COPT Regulations for 4th Quarter 2001
Houston-Galveston 01-011Houston-GalvestonSecurity Zones12/07/01
Tampa 01-148Tampa Bay, FloridaSafety Zone12/20/01
District Docket for 4th Quarter 2001
08-01-040Mississippi River, Iowa and IllinoisDrawbridge Operation Regulations12/17/01
COPT Regulations for 1st Quarter 2002
Houston 02-007Houston, TexasSafety Zone03/24/02
Houston-Galveston 02-002Port of Galveston, Galveston, TXSecurity Zone03/01/02
Mobile 02-005Mobile, AlabamaSecurity Zone03/20/02
Mobile 02-006Tyndall AFB, East Bay, Panama City, FLSecurity Zone03/23/02
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Pittsburgh 02-007Ohio River M 67.5 to 68.5, Steubenville, OhioSafety Zone03/30/02
San Francisco Bay 02-002Suisun Bay, Concord, CASecurity Zone03/25/02
Tampa 02-018St. Pete Beach, FloridaSecurity Zone03/08/02
Tampa 02-019Old Tampa Bay, Clearwater, FloridaSecurity Zone03/08/02
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[FR Doc. 02-19135 Filed 7-29-02; 8:45 am]