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Safety Zones, Security Zones, and Special Local Regulations

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of temporary rules issued.


This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between April 1, 2003 and June 30, 2003, that were not published in the Federal Register. This quarterly notice lists temporary local 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, 2003 and June 30, 2003.


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 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, telephone (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. Start Printed Page 47238Special 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, 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 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, 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 are 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 April 1, 2003, through June 30, 2003, unless otherwise indicated.

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Dated: August 4, 2003.

S.G. Venckus,

Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law.

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COTP Quarterly Report—2nd Quarter 2003

COTP docketLocationTypeEffective date
Charleston 03-093Charleston, SCSafety Zone5/31/2003
Jacksonville 03-055St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FLSafety Zone4/26/2003
Jacksonville 03-059Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach, FLSafety Zone4/26/2003
Jacksonville 03-061Banana River, Cocoa Beach, FLSafety Zone4/25/2003
Jacksonville 03-074Fernandina Beach, FLSafety Zone5/2/2003
Jacksonville 03-096Indian River, New Smyrna Beach, FLSafety Zone6/28/2003
Louisville 03-002Cincinnati Offshore Grand Prix, Ohio RiverSafety Zone6/14/2003
Memphis 03-001McCellan-Kerr Arks. Riv. M. 335.3 to 336.3Safety Zone5/15/2003
Miami 03-065West Palm Beach, FLSafety Zone5/29/2003
Miami 03-066Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FLSecurity Zone4/28/2003
Miami 03-067Fort Lauderdale, FLSafety Zone5/3/2003
Miami 03-068Sun Fest West Palm Beach, FLSafety Zone5/2/2003
New Orleans 03-008LWR Mississippi River, M. 94Safety Zone4/12/2003
New Orleans 03-009LWR Mississippi River, M. 19 to 21Safety Zone4/12/2003
New Orleans 03-010LWR Mississippi River, M. 430Safety Zone4/15/2003
New Orleans 03-011LWR Mississippi River, Passes, LASecurity Zone4/9/2003
New Orleans 03-012Inner Harbor Nav. Canal, New Orleans, LASafety Zone4/15/2003
Paducah 03-007Upper Mississippi River, M. 51.5 to 52.5Safety Zone4/7/2003
Paducah 03-008Upper Mississippi River, M. 51.5 to 52.5Safety Zone4/10/2003
Paducah 03-011Ohio River, M. 962 to 963Safety Zone4/29/2003
Paducah 03-012Upper Mississippi River, M. 51.5 to 52.5Safety Zone5/1/2003
Paducah 03-013Tennessee River, M. 446 to 475Safety Zone5/6/2003
Philadelphia 03-018Delaware Bay and RiverSecurity Zone6/6/2003
Pittsburgh 03-003Allegheny River, M. 0.3 to 0.7Safety Zone4/8/2003
Pittsburgh 03-004Allegheny River, M. 0.3 to 0.7Safety Zone4/19/2003
Pittsburgh 03-005Monogahela River, M. 97.5 to 98.5Safety Zone5/9/2003
Port Arthur 03-003Gulf Intracoastal Water, M. 319Safety Zone4/15/2003
Port Arthur 03-004Port Arthur Ship Canal, Port Arthur, TXSafety Zone5/15/2003
Port Arthur 03-005Port Arthur Ship Canal, Port Arthur, TXSafety Zone5/16/2003
Port Arthur 03-006Neches River, Port Neches, TXSafety Zone5/21/2003
Port Arthur 03-007Port Arthur Ship Canal, Port Arthur, TXSafety Zone6/10/2003
San Diego 03-016National City Marine Terminal, San DiegoSecurity Zone4/25/2003
San Diego 03-020Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, CaliforniaSecurity Zone5/1/2003
San Diego 03-021Colorado RiverSafety Zone5/9/2003
San Diego 03-024Laughlin, NevadaSafety Zone5/25/2003
San Francisco 03-006Suisun Bay, Concord, CASecurity Zone4/5/2003
San Francisco 03-007Oakland Inner Harbor, Oakland, CASecurity Zone4/30/2003
San Francisco Bay 03-011Oakland Inner Harbor, Oakland, CASafety Zone6/7/2003
San Francisco Bay 03-012Oakland Estuary, Alameda, CASecurity Zone6/12/2003
San Francisco Bay 03-013Pillar Point, CaliforniaSafety Zone6/12/2003
San Francisco Bay 03-015San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CASecurity Zone6/27/2003
San Francisco Bay 03-016Half Moon Bay and Vicinity of Pillar Pt., CASafety Zone6/24/2003
San Francisco Bay 03-018Half Moon Bay and Vicinity of Pillar Pt., CASafety Zone6/26/2003
San Juan 03-063San Juan, Puerto RicoSecurity Zone4/16/2003
San Juan 03-084San Juan, Puerto RicoSecurity Zone5/14/2003
Savannah 03-056Savannah River, Savannah, GASecurity Zone4/2/2003
Savannah 03-064Savannah River, Savannah, GASecurity Zone4/18/2003
Savannah 03-070Brunswick River, Brunswick, GASafety Zone4/24/2003
Savannah 03-077Savannah River, Savannah, GASecurity Zone5/8/2003
Savannah 03-085Savannah River, Savannah, GASecurity Zone5/21/2003
Savannah 03-086Savannah River, Savannah, GASafety Zone5/20/2003
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St. Louis 03-003Upper Mississippi River M. 403.5 to 404.5Safety Zone6/22/2003
Tampa 03-058Clearwater Harbor, FloridaSecurity Zone4/5/2003

District Quarterly Report—2nd Quarter 2003

District docketLocationTypeEffective date
01-03-015Hudson River, Middle Ground Flats, Hudson, NYSafety Zone6/14/2003
01-03-032Branford, CTSafety Zone6/21/2003
01-03-046Bridgeport, CTSafety Zone5/17/2003
01-03-048New London, CTSecurity Zone5/21/2003
01-03-049Boston Harbor Fireworks, Boston, MassSafety Zone6/29/2003
01-03-052JFK Library, Boston, MASafety Zone5/28/2003
01-03-055Vietnam Veterans Fireworks, East Haven, CTSafety Zone6/29/2003
01-03-056Harkness Fireworks Display, Waterford, CTSafety Zone6/28/2003
01-03-058Godfrey Wedding Fireworks, Westport, CTSafety Zone6/28/2003
01-03-077ISC Boston, MASafety/Security6/27/2003
05-03-039Neuse River, New Bern, NCSpecial Local5/3/2003
05-03-041Williamsburg, VirginiaSafety Zone4/29/2003
05-03-044Hampton Roads, Elizabeth Riber, VASecurity Zone5/6/2003
05-03-045Hampton Roads, Elizabeth River, VASecurity Zone5/4/2003
05-03-052Atlantic Ocean, Point Pleasant BeachSpecial Local Reg6/22/2003
05-03-053Isle of Wight Bay, Ocean City, MarylandSafety Zone5/26/2003
05-03-054Tappahannock, VirginiaSafety Zone5/30/2003
05-03-055Chester River, Chestertown, MDSpecial Local Reg6/28/2003
05-03-067Hampton Roads, Elizabeth River, VASecurity Zone6/11/2003
05-03-069Hampton Roads, Elizabeth River, VASecurity Zone6/14/2003
05-03-070Hampton Roads, Elizabeth, River, VASecurity Zone6/16/2003
05-03-071Patapsco River, Baltimore, MarylandSafety Zone6/14/2003
09-03-220Muskego Lake, Muskegon, MISafety Zone6/7/2003
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[FR Doc. 03-20193 Filed 8-7-03; 8:45 am]