Coast Guard, DHS.
Notice of enforcement of regulation.
The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations for the 2006 Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim, a marine event to be held July 26 and July 28, 2006, on the waters of Assateague Channel at Chincoteague, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to control vessel traffic due to the confined nature of the waterway and to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of spectators and vessels transiting the event area.
Enforcement Dates: 33 CFR 100.519 will be enforced from 5 a.m. July 26 to 4:30 p.m. on July 28, 2006.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Marine Events Coordinator, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Field Office Hampton Roads, 3823 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA 23336-1809, and (757) 336-2891.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., will sponsor the Annual Pony Swim on the waters of the Assateague Channel, near Chincoteague, Virginia from 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on 26 and 28 July, 2006. Approximately 75 ponies will cross Assateague Channel from Assateague Island to Chincoteague, VA. In order to ensure the safety of participants, spectators and transiting vessels, 33 CFR 100.519 will be enforced for the duration of the event. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.519, vessels may not enter the regulated area without 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 enforced for a limited period, they should not result in a significant disruption of maritime traffic.
In addition to this notice, the maritime community will be provided extensive advance notification via the Local Notice to Mariners, marine information broadcasts, local newspapers and radio stations so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly.Start Signature
Dated: June 13, 2006.
Larry L. Hereth,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E6-10977 Filed 7-12-06; 8:45 am]
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