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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 July 1, 2002 and September 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 July 1, 2002 and September 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 Holidays. You may electronically access the public docket for this notice on the Internet at

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For questions on this notice, contact LT 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 to 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 placed in effect temporarily during the period from July 1, 2002, and through September 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 first and second quarters of 2002.

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Dated: November 27, 2002.

S.G. Venckus,

Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law.

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COTP Quarterly Report—3rd Quarter 2002

COTP DocketLocationTypeEffective date
Charleston 02-089Cooper River, Port of Charleston, SCSafety Zone07/16/2002
Guam 02-019F-1 Wharf, APRA, Harbor, GuamSecurity Zone07/02/2002
Huntington 02-008Ohio River, 171.5 To 172.5, Marietta, OHSafety Zone07/06/2002
Jacksonville 02-078St. John's River, Sanford, FLSafety Zone07/04/2002
Jacksonville 02-079Intracoastal Waterway, Melbourne, FLSafety Zone07/04/2002
Jacksonville 02-080Atlantic Ocean, Daytona Beach, FLSafety Zone07/04/2002
Jacksonville 02-081Indian River, Titusville, FLSafety Zone07/04/2002
Jacksonville 02-082St. Johns River, Orange Park, FLSafety Zone07/04/2002
Jacksonville 02-083Indian River, Cocoa, FLSafety Zone07/04/2002
Jacksonville 02-084Matanzas River, St. Augustine, FLSafety Zone07/04/2002
Jacksonville 02-085St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FLSafety Zone07/04/2002
Jacksonville 02-086Intracoastal Waterway, Ormond Beach, FLSafety Zone07/04/2002
Jacksonville 02-093Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach, FLSafety Zone07/22/2002
Jacksonville 02-100St. Johns River, Atlantic Ocean, Mayport, FLSecurity Zone08/16/2002
Jacksonville 02-106Jacksonville, FLSafety Zone08/29/2002
Jacksonville 02-106St. Johns County, FLSafety Zone09/05/2002
LA/Long Beach 02-013Huntington Beach, CASafety Zone08/18/2002
Louisville 02-006Ohio River, M. 602 To 604Safety Zone09/21/2002
Memphis 02-009LWR Mississippi River, M. 590.5 To 592Safety Zone08/16/2002
Miami 02-075Miami River, Miami, FLSafety Zone07/26/2002
Miami 02-092Port Of MiamiSafety Zone08/01/2002
Miami 02-103Biscayne Bay, Dinner Key Channel, FlSafety Zone08/26/2002
Miami 02-107Biscayne Bay-Port of Miami, Miami FLSecurity Zone08/26/2002
Miami 02-113Atlantic OceanSafety Zone09/13/2002
Miami 02-118Atlantic Ocean Bad Boys II Film ProductionSafety Zone09/27/2002
Mobile 02-016Pascagoula River, Pascagoula, MississippiSafety Zone09/18/2002
Mobile 02-016Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, FLSafety Zone07/03/2002
Mobile 02-017Mississippi Sound, Pascagoula, MississippiSafety Zone09/16/2002
Morgan City 02-005Atchafalaya River, Morgan City, LASafety Zone09/17/2002
New Orleans 02-011Red River, M. 227.5 To 229.5Safety Zone07/04/2002
New Orleans 02-012LWR Mississippi River, M. 174.5 To 176.5Safety Zone07/03/2002
New Orleans 02-013LWR Mississippi River, M. 362 To 364Safety Zone07/04/2002
New Orleans 02-014Yazoo Diversion Canal, Vicksburg, MSSafety Zone07/04/2002
New Orleans 02-015Casino Magic Marina, Bay St. Louis, MSSafety Zone07/03/2002
New Orleans 02-016LWR Mississippi River, M. 120.5 To 122.5Safety Zone07/03/2002
New Orleans 02-017LWR Mississippi River, M. 137 To 139Safety Zone07/03/2002
New Orleans 02-020SW Pass Sea Buoy To Nashville Ave WharfSafety Zone08/06/2002
New Orleans 02-021Main Pass, Gulf of MexicoSafety Zone07/24/2002
Paducah 02-006Upper Mississippi River, M. 52 To 53Safety Zone07/04/2002
Paducah 02-007Ohio River, M. 943 To 945Safety Zone09/14/2002
Paducah 02-008Tennessee River, M. 612 To 625Safety Zone09/15/2002
Paducah 02-009Cumberland River, M. 190.5 To 192Security Zone09/17/2002
Philadelphia 02-005Atlantic City, New JerseySecurity Zone09/21/2002
Philadelphia 02-002Absecon Inlet, New JerseySafety Zone09/26/2002
Pittsburgh 02-014Ohio River, M. 90 To 91Safety Zone07/27/2002
Pittsburgh 02-015Monongahela River, M. 22.5 To 23.5Safety Zone07/27/2002
Pittsburgh 02-018Youghiougheny River, M. 0.0 To 0.5Safety Zone07/25/2002
Pittsburgh 02-020Monongahela River, M. 0.0 To 1.3Safety Zone08/21/2002
Pittsburgh 02-021Allegheny River, M. 0.0 To 0.3Safety Zone08/31/2002
Port Arthur 02-005Sabine Jetty Channel, Sabine, TexasSafety Zone07/02/2002
Port Arthur 02-006Sabine River, Port Arthur, TexasSafety Zone07/23/2002
San Diego 02-008Colorado River, Laughlin, NVSafety Zone07/04/2002
San Diego 02-014North San Diego Bay, CASafety Zone07/04/2002
St. Louis 02-007Illinois River, M. 157.6 To 166.6Safety Zone07/04/2002
St. Louis 02-008Missouri River, M. 29 to 27.5Safety Zone07/04/2002
St. Louis 02-009Upper Mississippi River, M. 179.2 To 180Security Zone07/03/2002
St. Louis 02-010Upper Mississippi River, M. 179.2 To 180Safety Zone07/03/2002
St. Louis 02-011Lake City, MNSafety Zone07/04/2002
St. Louis 02-012Cassville Fire Works, Cassville, WISafety Zone07/20/2002
St. Louis 02-013UPR Mississippi River, M. 496.4 To 496.6Safety Zone08/09/2002
St. Louis 02-014UPR Mississippi River, M. 497.5 To 497.7Safety Zone08/10/2002
St. Louis 02-015Kansas City Air Show Expo, Kansas City, MoSafety Zone08/16/2002
St. Louis 02-016UPR Mississippi River, M. 662.5 To 663.6Safety Zone07/10/2002
Western Alaska 02-008Pioneer Dock, Kachemak Bay, Homer, AlaskaSecurity Zone07/02/2002
Western Alaska 02-009Resurrection Bay, AlaskaSecurity Zone07/03/2002
Western Alaska 02-010Resurrection Bay, AlaskaSecurity Zone07/03/2002
Western Alaska 02-011Resurrection Bay, AlaskaSecurity Zone07/04/2002
Western Alaska 02-012Resurrection Bay, AlaskaSecurity Zone07/05/2002
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District Quarterly Report—3rd Quarter 2002

District docketLocationTypeEffective date
01-02-066Middletown, Connecticut River, CTSafety Zone07/04/2002
01-02-079Orchard Beach, Long Island Sound, NYSafety Zone07/02/2002
01-02-080Marblehead, MassachusettsSafety Zone07/03/2002
01-02-081Triathlon Swim, Hudson River, Ulster LandingSafety Zone07/14/2002
01-02-086New Jersey Pierhead, Channel, NJSafety Zone07/20/2002
01-02-087Salem, MASafety Zone07/04/2002
01-02-088Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MASafety Zone07/03/2002
01-02-095Cashman Park, Newburyport, MASafety Zone08/03/2002
01-02-097Dorchester Bay, Dorchester, MASafety Zone08/03/2002
01-02-098Prouts Neck, Scarborough, MESafety Zone08/03/2002
01-02-103Coast Guard Activities New YorkSafety Zone08/30/2002
01-02-106Port of New York/New JerseySafety Zone09/14/2002
01-02-109Port of New York/New JerseySafety Zone09/05/2002
01-02-111Ellis and Liberty Islands, NY/New JerseySafety Zone09/11/2002
01-02-112Hudson River, Pier 25, Manhattan, NYSafety Zone09/24/2002
01-02-120Port of New York/New JerseySafety Zone09/10/2002
05-02-044York River, Yorktown, VirginiaSafety Zone07/04/2002
05-02-045Chickahominy River, Williamsburg, VirginiaSafety Zone07/04/2002
05-02-046Piankatank River, Hills Bay, Mathews, VASafety Zone07/04/2002
05-02-047James River, Newport News, VirginiaSafety Zone07/04/2002
05-02-050Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, VASafety Zone08/01/2002
05-02-051Patuxent River, Solomons, MDSpecial Local08/10/2002
05-02-053James River, Newport News, VASafety Zone07/30/2002
05-02-056Pamlico River, Washington, North CarolinaSpecial Local08/17/2002
05-02-063James River, Newport News, VirginiaSafety Zone09/16/2002
05-02-069Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MDSpecial Local09/14/2002
05-02-070Severn River and Spa Creek, Annapolis, MDSafety Zone09/05/2002
05-02-073Susquehanna River, Harford County, MDSecurity Zone09/06/2002
05-02-074Potomac River, Washington, DCSafety Zone09/11/2002
05-02-077Hampton Roads, Elizabeth River, VirginiaSecurity Zone09/16/2002
05-20-066Delaware Bay and RiverSafety Zone08/15/2002
08-02-020Mississippi River, Iowa and IllinoisDrawbridge Operation09/22/2002
09-02-032Milwaukee Harbor, MilwaukeeSafety Zone07/19/2002
09-02-044Maumee River, Toledo, OhioSafety Zone07/04/2002
09-02-048White Lake, Whitehall, MISafety Zone07/04/2002
09-02-049Lake Kalamazoo, Saugatuck, MISafety Zone07/04/2002
09-02-050Lake Michigan, Manistee, MISafety Zone07/04/2002
09-02-051Michigan City, INSafety Zone07/07/2002
09-02-052Lake Michigan, Hammond, INSafety Zone07/13/2002
09-02-053Lake Michigan, Evanston, ILSafety Zone07/04/2002
09-02-055Lake Michigan, Pentwater, MISafety Zone07/03/2002
09-02-057Cleveland Harbor, Cleveland, OHSafety Zone07/04/2002
09-02-061Thunderfest Powerboat Race, Detroit, MISafety Zone07/11/2002
09-02-062Lake Michigan, Michigan City, INSafety Zone07/14/2002
09-02-064Lake Michigan, Ferrysburg, MISafety Zone07/20/2002
09-02-066Lake Michigan, Michigan City, MISafety Zone07/20/2002
09-02-067Lake Michigan, St. Joseph, MISafety Zone07/20/2002
09-02-069Lake Michigan, Chicago, ILSafety Zone07/20/2002
09-02-070Lake Michigan, Chicago, ILSafety Zone07/22/2002
09-02-071Grand River, Grand Haven, MISafety Zone07/27/2002
09-02-072Kalamazoo Lake, Saugatuck, MISafety Zone07/02/2002
09-02-073Lake Michigan, Chicago, ILSafety Zone07/27/2002
09-02-074Grand River, Grand Haven, MISafety Zone07/30/2002
09-02-075Hammond Marina, Hammond, INSafety Zone08/03/2002
09-02-502Buffalo River, Buffalo, NYSafety Zone08/01/2002
09-02-507Lake Erie, Buffalo, NYSafety Zone08/08/2002
09-02-514Kalamazoo Lake, Saugatuck, MISafety Zone08/31/2002
09-02-516Detroit Ambassador BridgeSecurity Zone09/09/2002
09-02-517Detroit Renaissance Waterfront AreaSecurity Zone09/09/2002
09-02-518Illinois River, Morris, ILSafety Zone09/28/2002
13-02-013Puget Sound, WashingtonSecurity Zone08/12/2002
13-02-014Portland International AirportSecurity Zone08/22/2002

Regulations Not on Previous 1st and 2nd Quarterly Report

District/COTPLocationTypeEffective date
District regulation for 1st quarter
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05-02-005Hampton Roads James River, VASafety zone02/20/02
COTP regulations for 2nd quarter
Guam 02-007COCOS Swim, COCOS Lagoon GuamSafety zone05/26/02
Guam 02-013Commonwealth Port Authority, SaipanSecurity zone05/06/02
Guam 02-014Commonwealth Port Authority, SaipanSecurity zone05/08/02
Guam 02-015Port Authority of GuamSecurity zone05/07/02
Guam 02-016Port Authority of GuamSecurity zone05/07/02
Guam 02-017APRA Harbor, (Hotel Wharf) GuamSecurity zone05/28/02
Jacksonville 02-076Indian River, New Smyrna Beach, FLSafety zone06/29/02
Memphis 02-008LWR Mississippi River, M. 0 TO 3Safety zone06/08/02
Mobile 02-007Bayou Casotte, MississippiSafety zone04/14/02
Mobile 02-008Highway 90 Bridge, Pascagoula River, MSSafety zone04/26/02
Mobile 02-009Bayou Casotte, MississippiSafety zone04/22/02
New Orleans 02-018Almonaster Bridge, New Orleans, LASafety Zone06/25/02
New Orleans 02-019Mississippi Rive Gulf Outlet ChannelSafety Zone06/24/02
Tampa 02-064Tampa Bay, FloridaSecurity zone06/27/02
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[FR Doc. 02-30617 Filed 12-2-02; 8:45 am]