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Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from December 4, 2009, through January 1, 2010. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. This rule will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.931 will be enforced on December 4, 2009, from 7 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.; on December 31, 2009, from 8 p.m. through 8:30 p.m.; on December 31, 2009, from 11:45 p.m. through 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice, call or email BM1 Adam Kraft, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI at 414-747-7154, e-mail Adam.D.Kraft@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL, in 33 CFR 165.931, for the following events:

(1) Navy Pier Fireworks: on December 4, 2009, from 7 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.; on December 31, 2009, from 8 p.m. through 8:30 p.m.; on December 31, 2009, from 11:45 p.m. through 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2010.

All vessels must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative to enter, move within, or exit the safety zone. Vessels and persons granted permission to enter the safety zone shall obey all lawful orders or directions of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. While within a safety zone, all vessels shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course.

This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.931, Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of these enforcement periods via broadcast Notice to Mariners or Local Notice to Mariners. The Captain of the Port will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners notifying the public when enforcement of the safety zone established by this section is suspended. If the Captain of the Port determines that the safety zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the safety zone. The Captain of the Port or their on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF-FM Channel 16.

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Dated: November 30, 2009.

L. Barndt,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.

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[FR Doc. E9-29416 Filed 12-9-09; 8:45 am]

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