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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 August 3, 2011 through August 31, 2011. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area in Chicago Harbor. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.931 will be enforced at various times and on various dates between 9:15 p.m. on August 3, 2011 to 9:45 p.m. on August 31, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice, call or e-mail 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 listed in 33 CFR 165.931 for the following events:

(1) Navy Pier Fireworks; on August 3, 2011 from 9:15 p.m. through 9:45 p.m.; on August 6, 2011 from 10: p.m. through 10:30 p.m.; on August 10, 2011 from 9:15 p.m. through 9:45 p.m.; on August 13, 2011 from 10 p.m. through 10:30 p.m.; on August 17, 2011 from 9:15 p.m. through 9:45 p.m.; on August 20, 2011 from 10 p.m. through 10:30 p.m.; on August 24, 2011 from 9:15 p.m. through 9:45 p.m.; on August 27, 2011 from 10 p.m. through 10:30 p.m.; and on August 31, 2011 from 9:15 p.m. through 9:45 p.m.

All vessels must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene 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, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene representative. While within the 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 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, Sector Lake Michigan, will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners notifying the public when enforcement of this safety zone is suspended. If the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, 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, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.

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Dated: June 29, 2011.

M.W. Sibley,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-17795 Filed 7-14-11; 8:45 am]

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