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Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events and Safety Zones

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ACTION:

Direct final rule; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard is amending and updating its special local regulations and safety zones relating to recurring marine parades, regattas, fireworks displays, and other events that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. This rule informs the public of regularly scheduled marine parades, regattas, fireworks displays, and other annual events. When these special local regulations and safety zones are enforced, marine traffic is restricted in specified areas. The purpose of this rule is to reduce administrative costs involved in producing a separate rule for each individual recurring event and to provide notice of the known recurring events requiring a special local regulation or safety zone throughout the year. This rule will also help to protect event participants and the public from the hazards associated with the listed events.

DATES:

This rule is effective May 30, 2012, unless an adverse comment, or notice of intent to submit an adverse comment, is either submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before April 2, 2012 or reaches the Docket Management Facility by that date. If an adverse comment, or notice of intent to submit an adverse comment, is received by April 2, 2012, we will withdraw this direct final rule and publish a notice of withdrawal in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2011-0286 using any one of the following methods:

(1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

(2) Fax: 202-493-2251.

(3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

(4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the “Public Participation and Request for Comments” portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this rule, call or email Shelley R. Miller, Eighth Coast Guard District Waterways Management Division, (504) 671-2139 or email, Shelley.R.Miller@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation and Request for Comments

We encourage participation in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to use the Docket Management Facility. Please see DOT's “Privacy Act” paragraph below.

Submitting Comments

If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG-2011-0286), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online (via http://www.regulations.gov) or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the “submit a comment” box, which will then become highlighted in blue. Insert “USCG-2011-0286” in the “Search” box. Click “Search” then click on “Submit a Comment” in the “Actions” column.

If you submit comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this rule based on your comments.

Viewing Comments and Documents

To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Insert “USCG-2011-0286” in the Search box and click “Search.” Click the “Open Docket Folder” in the “Actions” column. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility.

Privacy Act

Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Public Meeting

We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES explaining why one would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register.

Regulatory Information

We are publishing this direct final rule under 33 CFR 1.05-55 because we do not expect an adverse comment. If no adverse comment or notice of intent to submit an adverse comment is received by April 2, 2012, this rule will become effective as stated in the DATES section. In that case, approximately 30 days before the effective date, we will publish a document in the Federal Register stating that no adverse comment was received and confirming that this rule will become effective as scheduled. However, if we receive an adverse comment or notice of intent to submit an adverse comment, we will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the withdrawal of all or part of this direct final rule. If an adverse comment applies only to part of this rule (e.g., to an amendment, a paragraph, or a section) and it is possible to remove that part without defeating the purpose of this rule, we may adopt, as final, those parts of this rule on which no adverse comment was received. We will withdraw the part of this rule that was the subject of an adverse comment. If we decide to proceed with a rulemaking following receipt of an adverse comment, we will publish a separate notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and provide a new opportunity for comment.

A comment is considered “adverse” if the comment explains why this rule or a part of this rule would be inappropriate, including a challenge to its underlying premise or approach, or would be ineffective or unacceptable without a change.

Basis and Purpose

The Coast Guard is amending and updating the special local regulations and safety zones under 33 CFR parts 100 and 165 to incorporate the numerous annual marine events held on or around navigable waters within the Eighth Coast Guard District. These events include marine parades, boat races, swim events, fireworks displays, and other marine related events. In the past, a special local regulation or safety zone for each individual event was established separately. Currently, there is a list of events located at 33 CFR part 100, establishing a special local regulation for each annually recurring marine event. That list requires amending and updating to include 136 new events expected to recur annually (and for which temporary rules have typically been enacted each year), remove 44 events that no longer occur, and to properly categorize 83 events requiring either a special local regulation or a safety zone. Issuing individual regulations for each new event, event requiring amendment, or removing or re-categorizing an event creates unnecessary administrative costs and burdens. This rule considerably reduces the administrative overhead and provides the public with notice through publication in the Federal Register of the upcoming recurring marine events and their accompanying special local regulations and safety zones.

Amending and updating the established permanent regulations for marine events eliminates the need to issue individual temporary rules for each recurring event. The Coast Guard encourages the public to participate in this rulemaking so that any changes necessary can be identified and implemented in a timely and efficient manner.

Discussion of Rule

33 CFR part 100 contains regulations to provide effective control over regattas and marine parades conducted on U.S. navigable waters to ensure safety of life in the regattas or marine parade area. Section 100.801 regulates events that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District. This section requires amendment and update to properly reflect the annually recurring marine events requiring special local regulations in the Eighth Coast Guard District. The events listed in Table 1 of Section 100.801 are amended and updated to reflect current events as presented in this rule.

This rule also modifies 33 CFR part 165 which provides for the establishment of safety zones to ensure marine safety during fireworks displays, air shows and other marine events recurring annually and requiring a safety zone. A new table listing the annually recurring safety zones in the Eighth Coast Guard District is added to 33 CFR 165.

Regulatory Analyses

We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders.

Regulatory Planning and Review

This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders.

The Coast Guard expects the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full regulatory evaluation is unnecessary. The marine parades, regattas, fireworks displays, and other events listed in this rule will restrict vessel traffic transiting certain areas of Eighth Coast Guard District waters at specified times; however the effect of this regulation will not be significant because these events are short in duration and the special local regulation or safety zone restricting and governing vessel movements are also short in duration. Additionally, the public is given advance notification through the Federal Register and/or Notices of Enforcement and thus will be able to plan operations around the events in advance.

Small Entities

Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term “small entities” comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000.

This rule may affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the regulated area during the marine parades, regattas, fireworks displays, and other events. The special local regulations and safety zones will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. These regulations will be in effect for short periods of times. Before the effective period, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port will issue maritime advisories widely available to waterway users.

Therefore, the Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Assistance for Small Entities

Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency's responsiveness to small businesses. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247).

The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

Collection of Information

This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

Federalism

A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

This rule will not effect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights.

Civil Justice Reform

This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

Protection of Children

We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

Energy Effects

We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a “significant energy action” under that order because it is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211.

Technical Standards

The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies.

This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

Environment

We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 0023.1 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have concluded that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule is categorically excluded under section 2.B.2, figure 2-1, paragraphs (34)(g) and (34)(h) of the Instruction because it involves establishment of safety zones and special local regulations for marine parades, regattas, fireworks displays, and other events. An Environmental analysis and a categorical exclusion determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects

For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR parts 100 and 165 as follows:

PART 100—REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES

1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.

2. Amend § 100.801 by revising table 1 to read as follows:

Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District.
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Table 1 of § 100.801—Eighth Coast Guard District Table of Annual Marine Events

Table No.Sector Ohio ValleyDateEvent/sponsorSector Ohio Valley locationRegulated area
11Labor Day weekendWheeling Vintage Regatta/Wheeling Vintage Race Boat AssociationOhio River, Wheeling, WVOhio River, mile marker 90.4 to 91.5, Wheeling, WV.
22The Saturday before Memorial Day weekendVenture Outdoors Festival/Venture OutdoorsAllegheny River, Pittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, 0.0-1.0 Pittsburgh, PA.
33One day during the fourth week in JulyOakmont Yacht Club Regatta/Oakmont Yacht ClubAllegheny River, Oakmont, PAAllegheny River, mile marker 10.8 to 12.5, Oakmont, PA.
44One day during the last two weeks in July or first week of AugustPittsburgh Triathlon/Piranha Sports LLCAllegheny River, Pittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, mile marker 0.0 to 1.0, Pittsburgh, PA.
55The second Sunday in AugustSpirit of Morgantown Triathlon/Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors BureauMonongahela River, Morgantown, WVMonongahela River, mile marker 101.0 to 102.0, Morgantown, WV.
66One day in the first week of OctoberHead of the Ohio/Three Rivers Rowing AssociationAllegheny River, Pittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, mile marker 0.0 to 3.5, Pittsburgh, PA.
77First Weekend in MayKentucky Lake Sailing Club/Riddle Cup RegattaGrand Rivers, KYNo Regulated Area, Sailing vessels will not impede navigation.
88First weekend in OctoberKentucky Lake Sailing Club/100K Distance RaceGrand Rivers, KYNo Regulated Area, Sailing vessels will not impede navigation.
99Second Weekend in SeptemberKentucky Lake Sailing Club/Watkins Cup RegattaGrand Rivers, KYNo Regulated Area, Sailing vessels will not impede navigation.
1010Third Weekend In JulyPaducah Summer Festival/Cross River SwimPaducah, KYThe Ohio River From mile marker 934-936 will be closed to all traffic due to the hazardous conditions associated with personnel swimming across the Ohio River at mile marker 935. Estimated time of restriction is 2 hours.
1111First weekend in JuneKentucky Drag Boat Association/Pisgah Bay Boat RacesGrand Rivers KYNo wake zone in Pisgah Bay, mile marker 30 Tennessee River. Zone is in a bay roughly 1/2 mile from navigation channel. No restrictions placed on navigation.
1212Second Weekend in JulyKentucky Drag Boat Association/Pisgah Bay Boat RacesGrand Rivers KYNo wake zone in Pisgah Bay, mile marker 30 Tennessee River. Zone is in a bay roughly 1/2 mile from navigation channel. No restrictions placed on navigation.
1313Last Weekend in July or First Weekend in AugustKentucky Drag Boat Association/Pisgah Bay Boat RacesGrand Rivers KYNo wake zone in Pisgah Bay, mile marker 30 Tennessee River. Zone is in a bay roughly 1/2 mile from navigation channel. No restrictions placed on navigation.
1414June through OctoberCommon Wealth Yacht Club/CYC Sailing SeriesGrand River KYNo Regulated Area, Sailing vessels will not impede navigation.
1515Last Weekend in SeptemberCommon Wealth Yacht Club/Commonwealth Cup RegattaGrand Rivers, KYNo Regulated Area, Sailing vessels will not impede navigation.
16161 day—The last week of April or the first week of MayGreat Steam Boat Race/Kentucky Derby FestivalLouisville, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River, mile marker 597.0 to 604.3.
17173 days Last weekend in JuneThunder on the Ohio/Evansville Freedom FestivalEvansville, INBank to Bank Ohio River mile marker 792.0 to 93.0.
18183 days—July 2-4Madison Regatta/Madison Regatta IncMadison, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River mile marker 555.0 to 560.0.
19191 day—The 3rd weekend in JulyCardinal Harbour TriathlonFinchville, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River at mile marker 589.0.
20201 day—The 1st weekend of AugustDucks On the Ohio/Evansville Goodwill IndustriesEvansville, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River at mile marker 752.0.
21211 day—The last weekend of AugustWorld Triathlon CorporationLouisville, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River, mile marker 601.5 to 604.5.
2222Second Saturday in AprilMarietta Invitational Rowing RegattaWest Marietta, Muskingum RiverMuskingum River mile marker 1.5 to .5.1.5 miles upriver from the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers on the Muskingum River to 1 mile downriver on the Muskingum River.
2323Third or Fourth Saturday in AprilWest Virginia Governor's CupCharleston, WV, Kanawha RiverKanawha River mile marker 59.4 to 61.9, downstream of Daniel Boone Boat Ramp to 1/2 mile downriver past the University of Charleston.
2424Second weekend in JulyMarietta Riverfront RoarMarietta, OH Ohio RiverOhio River mile marker 172.6 to 171.6.
2525First weekend in AugustSummerfestGuyandotte, WV. Ohio RiverOhio River mile marker 305.5 to 304.2, 1/2 mile up and down river from the Proctorville Bridge, which crosses from Guyandotte, WV to Proctorville, OH.
2626Third Weekend in AugustToyota Governor's CupCharleston, WV. Kanawha RiverKanawha River mile marker 56.7 to 57.6. From the I-64 bridge which is right below the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers to 1 mile down river.
2727Second or Third weekend in SeptemberOhio Sternwheel FestivalParkersburg, WV Ohio RiverRestricted area for the sternwheel race reenactment extending from mile marker 172.4 to 170.3.2 on the Ohio River. Safety zone for the fireworks display, extending from mile marker 171.5 to 172.5 (about 1/2 mile up and down river from the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers). (See 33 CFR 165).
2828First weekend in OctoberStar USA Capital City ChallengeCharleston, WV Kanawha RiverKanawha River mile marker 62.2 to 57.2, 1/2 mile upriver from the Daniel Boone Boat Launch downriver 1/2 mile past the confluence of the Elk and Ohio Rivers.
2929Last weekend in SeptemberWaterworks half marathon and sprint races rowing regattaCharleston, WV Kanawha RiverKanawha River mile marker 171.7 to 172.7. A regulated area will exist around the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers—approximately 1/2 mile each way.
3030The 2nd weekend in SeptemberClarksville Riverfest/City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TNCumberland River mile marker 125.0 to 126.0.
3131The 3rd weekend in June.The Great Kiwanis Duck Race/Kiwanis Club of ChattanoogaChattanooga, TNTennessee River mile marker 463.0 to 464.0.
32321st weekend in MayRev3 Triathlon Series/Rev3Knoxville, TNTennessee River mile marker 646.0 to 649.0.
33332nd weekend in JuneChattanooga River Rats Open Water Swim/Chattanooga Parks and RecreationChattanooga, TNTennessee River mile marker 464.0 to 469.0.
34342nd weekend in JulyChattanooga Waterfront Triathlon/ Team MagicChattanooga, TNTennessee River mile marker 463.0 to 465.0.
35354th weekend in JulyMusic City Triathlon/Team MagicNashville, TNCumberland River mile marker 190.0 to 192.0.
36363rd weekend in AugustPro Wakeboard Tour/World Sports and MarketingKnoxville, TNTennessee River mile marker 647.0 to 648.0.
37372nd weekend in AugustDragon Boat and River Festival/Cumberland River CompactNashville, TNCumberland River mile marker 190.0 to 192.0.
38383rd weekend in SeptemberGreat Nashville Duck Race/Boys and Girls Club of Middle TennesseeNashville, TNCumberland River mile marker 190.0 to 192.0.
39391st weekend in OctoberChattanooga Head Race/Lookout Rowing ClubChattanooga, TNTennessee River mile marker 464.0 to 467.0.
40401st weekend in NovemberHead of the Hooch Rowing Regatta/Lookout Rowing ClubChattanooga, TNTennessee River mile marker 463.0 to 469.0.
4141The last weekend in AugustA Roar of Thunder/Aurora Riverfront Beautification CommitteeOhio River, Aurora, INOhio River mile marker 496.0 to 499.0, Aurora, IN.
4242The last Saturday in JuneOhio River Way Paddlefest/Ohio River Way IncOhio River, Cincinnati, OHOhio River mile marker 459.5 to 471.5, Cincinnati, OH.
4343The fourth Saturday in JulyGreat Ohio River Swim/Ohio River Way IncOhio River, Cincinnati, OHOhio River mile marker 469.7 to 470.3, Cincinnati, OH.
4444The fourth Sunday of JulyCincinnati Triathlon/Tucson RacingOhio River, Cincinnati, OHOhio River mile marker 469.3 to 470.3, Cincinnati, OH.
4545Third Saturday in OctoberHead of the Kanawha Rowing RegattaKanawha RiverFrom mile marker 62.4, half mile up river from the Daniel Boone public boat ramp down to mile marker 57.4, half mile downriver from the confluence of the Elk River and the Kanawha River.

Sector Upper Mississippi RiverDateEvent/sponsorSector Upper Mississippi River locationRegulated area
4611 day—Third Saturday in MayClear Lake Chapter of the ACBS/That was then, This is Now Boat Show & ExhibitionQuad Cities, ILUpper Mississippi River mile marker 454.0 to 456.0 (Iowa).
4721 day—Third Saturday in MarchLake West Chamber of Commerce/St. Patrick's Water ParadeLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 5.0 to 10.0 (Missouri).
4831 day—Third Saturday in JulyMarine Max/Aqua PloozaLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks Mile marker 18.7 to 19.3 (Missouri).
4942 day—Third Weekend in JulyChampboat Series LLC/Aquatennial Power Boat Grand PrixMinneapolis, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 854.8 to 855.8 (Minnesota).
5052 day—Third weekend in JuneLake City Chamber of Commerce/Water Ski DaysLake City, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 772.4 to 772.8 (Minnesota).
5162 days—First week of AugustRiver City Days Association/River City DaysRed Wing, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 791.4 to 791.8 (Minnesota).
5272 days—Second weekend of SeptemberSt. Louis Drag Boat Association/New Athens Drag Boat RaceNew Athens, ILKaskaskia River mile marker 28.0 to 29.0 (Illinois).
5382 day—Third weekend in JulyHavana Chamber of Commerce/Havana Boat RacesHavana, ILIllinois River mile marker 120.3 to 119.7 (Illinois).
5493 days—Third weekend in AugustK.C. Aviation Expo & Air Show/K.C. Aviation Expo & Air ShowKansas City, MOMissouri River mile marker 366.3 to 369.8 (Missouri).
55103 days a week from May 4th-September 30thTwin City River Rats Organization/Twin City River RatsTwin Cities, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 855.4 to 855.8 (Minnesota).

Sector Houston-GalvestonDateEvent/sponsorSector Houston- Galveston locationRegulated area
561A Saturday evening within the Mardi Gras Season (February or March)Yachty GrasClear Lake, TXClear Creek Channel from approximate position Latitude 29°33′16.8″ N, Longitude 095°03′39.6″ W in Clear Lake thence east/northeast in the Clear Creek Channel to approximate position Latitude 29°32′58.8″ N, Longitude 095°00′30.6″ W in Galveston Bay. (NAD 83).
572A Saturday morning in AprilMemorial Hermann Gateway to the Bay TriathlonGalveston Bay, TXGalveston Bay within an area beginning at Latitude 29°32′38.02″ N, Longitude 095°00′58.30″ W thence east to Latitude 29°32′46.73”N, Longitude 094°59′50.36″ W, thence south to Latitude 29°32′36.98″ N, Longitude 094°59′50.32″ W, thence west to 29°32′30.86″ N, Longitude 095°00′56.91″ W thence along the shoreline to the point of beginning. (NAD 83).
583The 1st Sunday afternoon in MayBlessing of the FleetClear Lake, TXClear Creek Channel from approximate position Latitude 29°33′16.8″ N, Longitude 095°03′39.6″ W in Clear Lake thence east/northeast in the Clear Creek Channel to approximate position Latitude 29°32′58.8″ N, Longitude 095°00′30.6″ W in Galveston Bay. (NAD 83).
5943 days during the 1st weekend in May (including partial weekends)RiverFest Power Boat Races/Port Neches Chamber of Commerce.Neches River, Port Neches, TXAdjacent to Port Neches Park—all waters of the Neches River shoreline to shoreline south of 30°00′08″ N and west of 093°56′00″ W (NAD 83).
6052nd or 3rd weekend in SeptemberSPORT Power Boat Races/City of Orange, TX Convention/Visitors BureauSabine River, Orange, TXAdjacent to the Orange, TX public boat ramp—all waters of the Sabine River, shoreline to shoreline, south of 30°05′33″ N and north of 30°05′45″ N (NAD 83).
616The 2nd Saturday night in DecemberChristmas Boat Parade on Clear LakeClear Lake, TXClear Creek Channel from approximate position Latitude 29°33′16.8″ N, Longitude 095°03′39.6″ W in Clear Lake thence east/northeast in the Clear Creek Channel to approximate position Latitude 29°32′58.8″ N, Longitude 095°00′30.6″ W in Galveston Bay. (NAD 83).

Sector Corpus ChristiDateEvent/sponsorSector Corpus Christi locationRegulated area
6212nd, 3rd or 4th Wednesday thru Sunday in AprilCorpus Christi Yacht Club/World Kite-boarding ChampionshipCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters contained within 1-mile of McGee Beach where participants will race through course markers.
6322nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday thru Saturday in AprilM.M.D. Communications Corporation/Texas International Boat ShowCorpus Christi Marina/Corpus Christi, TXAll waters inside the Corpus Christi Marina Breakwater, Corpus Christi, TX.
6432nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday thru Saturday in April OR 1st or 2nd Thursday thru Saturday in MayAmerican Power Boat Association/Power Boat RacesCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters of the Corpus Christi Marina contained between the People's Street T-Head on the west, the primary breakwater on the east, the southern boundary running from the southernmost tip of the People's Street T-Head (approx 27-47-43.4N 097-23-16W) along a line running due east to the breakwater (approx 27-47-43.8N 097-23-5.2W), and the northern boundary line running from the northern most tip of the secondary breakwater (approx 27-47-57N 097-23-21.7W) and the end of the primary breakwater (approx 27-47-59.1N 097-23-9.5W).
6543rd or 4th Friday-Sunday in AprilCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Port Aransas Ladies RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
6652nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday-Sunday in MayCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Melges 24′ Championship RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
6761st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in JuneCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Changes in L'Attitude RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
6871st or 2nd Saturday and Sunday in AugustCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Navy RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
6983rd or 4th Wednesday thru Saturday in AugustCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Corpus Christi Race WeekCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
7093rd or 4th Friday and Saturday in SeptemberCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Bill Best RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
71101st Saturday in DecemberCity of Corpus Christi/Harbor Lights Boat ParadeCorpus Christi Marina/Corpus Christi, TXAll waters inside the Corpus Christi Marina Breakwater, Corpus Christi, TX.
72111st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in DecemberAransas Pass Yacht Club/Christmas Lighted Boat ParadeConn Brown Harbor/Aransas Pass, TXAll waters contained within Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass, TX.
73121st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in DecemberPadre Island Yacht Club/La Posada Lighted Boat ParadeCanals along the North Padre Island in Corpus Christi, TXAll waters along the parade route contained within the North Padre Island canals in Corpus Christi, TX.
74131st or 2nd Friday thru Sunday in DecemberCorpus Christi Yacht Club/Frost Bite RegattaCorpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.

Sector New OrleansDateEvent/sponsorSector New Orleans locationRegulated area
751The Monday before Mardi GrasRiverwalk Marketplace, Lundi Gras Boat ParadeMississippi River, New Orleans, LALower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, from mile marker 93 to 96, extending the entire width of the river in the vicinity of the Riverwalk, New Orleans, LA.
762One day during the last weekend of AprilFamily Fun Festival Pirogue Race/Bayou Civic ClubLarose, LAIn Bayou Lafourche, race begins at LA HWY 657 (Lat: 29°34′17.29″ N; Long: 090°22′58.60″ W) and ends at the Larose Locks (Lat: 29°34′06.20″ N; Long: 090°22′26.50″ W) Part of Bayou Lafourche will be closed for 30 minutes to vessel traffic for race to occur.
773The 3rd Sunday in AprilBlessing of the Shrimp Fleet/St. Joseph's Catholic ChurchChauvin, LAStarts at Bayou Petit Caillou (Lat: 29°27′43.84″ N; Long: 090°35′19.50″ W) and continues to Lake Boudreaux/Boudreaux Canal (Lat: 29°23′30.83″ N; Long: 090°38′13.64″ W).
784The 1st weekend after EasterBlessing of the Fleet and Boat Parade/Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic ChurchGolden Meadow, LAStarts on Bayou Lafourche at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church (Lat: 29°23′47.25″ N; Long: 090°16′17.72″ W) to the Parish Limits (Lat: 29°25′09.96″ N; Long: 090°17′12.26″ W) to the end of Golden Meadow Business District (Lat: 29°22′16.86″ N; Long: 090°15′32.46″ W) and returning to starting point.
795The 2nd Sunday after EasterGrand Caillou Boat Blessing/Holy Family ChurchDulac, LABayou Grand Caillou, Starts 29°25′30.98″ N, 090°41′59.91″ W; to 29°14′42.13″ N, 090°44′03.57″ W; to 29°22′15.44″ N, 090°43′53.84″ W; and returning to starting point.
806Month of JulyDeep South Racing Association/Battle at the ButteAtchafalaya River at Butte La Rose, LAAtchafalaya River, Butte La Rose, LA.
817Month of July or AugustBattle of the Basin Boat Races, Morgan City, LAMorgan City, LAMorgan City Port Allen Route at mile marker 4.5, Morgan City, LA.
8281st weekend of SeptemberLA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Fleet Blessing, LA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and Fair AssociationMorgan City, LAAtchafalaya River at mile marker 118.5, Morgan City, LA.

Sector Lower Mississippi RiverDateEvent/sponsorSector Lower Mississippi River locationRegulated area
831The 1st or 2nd Saturday in MayMemphis in May Canoe & Kayak Race/Outdoor IncLower Mississippi River, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 735.5 to 738.5, Memphis, TN.
842Second Saturday in OctoberPhatwater Kayak Challenge/Phatwater Kayak Challenge IncLower Mississippi River, Natchez, MSRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 363.0 to 405.0, Natchez, MS.
8531st of JanuarySki Freeze/The Dream Factory of MemphisWolf River Chute, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Wolf River Chute, mile marker 1.0 to 3.0, Memphis, TN.
8643rd Saturday in AprilBluzCruz Kayak Marathon/BluzCruz Race CommitteeLower Mississippi River, Vicksburg, MSRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 457.4 to 437.4, Vicksburg, MS.
8753rd Saturday in AprilMaria Montessori Regatta/Maria Montessori SchoolWolf River Chute, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Wolf River Chute, mile marker 1.0 to 3.0, Memphis, TN.

Sector MobileDateEvent/sponsorSector Mobile locationRegulated area
8811 Day; Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras Day)Mardi Gras Boat Parade/Gulf Shores Homeport MarinaIntracoastal Waterway, Orange Beach, AL to Gulf Shores, ALIntracoastal Waterway mile marker 155.0 to -159.0 (EHL), Starts at the Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL and heads west to Homeport Marina, Gulf Shores, AL.
8921 Day; 1st weekend following Fat TuesdayMobile Air Sea Rescue-Boat Show/Gulf Coast ShowsMobile River, Mobile, ALMobile River, half a mile down river and half a mile upriver from the Mobile Convention Center.
9031 Day; 1st or 2nd Saturday in MachBattle on the Bayou/South Coast Paddling CompanyOld Fort Bayou, Ocean Springs, MSOld Fort Bayou, from Gulf Hills Hotel to the Shed Barbeque.
9141 Day; Mid March to Mid AprilRowing Competition/University of South AlabamaBlack Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALBlack Warrior River between river mile marker 339.0 to 341.5.
9252 Days; 3rd weekend in MarchChattahoochee Challenge/City of ChattahoocheeApalachicola River, Chattahoochee, GAApalachicola River between mile marker 104.6 and 106.0.
9361 Day; Last Saturday in MarchBlessing of the Fleet/Panama City MarinaSaint Andrew Bay, Panama City, FLSaint Andrew Bay, all waters extending 100 yards out from the Panama City Marina seawall.
9471 Day; 2nd or 3rd weekend in AprilUSAT Triathlon/Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports CommissionBlack Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALBlack Warrior River mile marker 338.5 to 339.5.
9582 Days; Between the 1st week in April to the last week in MaySmokin the Sound/Smokin the SoundBiloxi Ship Channel, Biloxi, MSBiloxi Ship Channel, Channel Marker 2 thru 35.
9692 Days; Between the 1st week in April to the last week in MaySmokin the Lake/Smokin the SoundLake Gulfport, Gulfport, MSLake Gulfport, Bounded by the following coordinates: Eastern boundary; Latitude 30°25′36″ N, Longitude 089°03′8″ W to Latitude 30°25′26″ N, Longitude 089°03′8″ W. Western boundary; Latitude 30°25′32″ N, Longitude 089°03′59″ W, to Latitude 30°25′26″ N, Longitude 089°03′59″ W.
97101 Day; Next to last or last weekend in AprilDauphin Island Race/Fairhope, Lake Forest, Mobile, and Buccaneer Yacht ClubsMobile Bay, Mobile, ALMobile Bay Mobile Ship Channel, Channel Markers 37 & 38 thru Channel Markers 49 & 50.
98111 Day; 1st or 2nd Sunday in MayBlessing of the Fleet/St. Margaret's Catholic ChurchBayou La Batre, Bayou La Batre, ALAll of Bayou La Batre.
99122 Days; 1st weekend in JuneBilly Bowlegs Pirate Festival/Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of CommerceSanta Rosa Sound, Ft. Walton Beach, FLSanta Rosa Sound, including all waters between an eastern boundary represented by positions 30°24′22.5″ N, 086°35′14″ W; 30°23′51.4″ N, 086°35′14″ W, and a western boundary represented by positions 30°24′13.5″ N, 086°37′11″ W; 30°23′58.5″ N, 086°37′11″ W.
100131 Day; 1st Sunday in JuneBlessing of the Fleet/St. Michael's Catholic ChurchBiloxi Channel, Biloxi, MSAll of Biloxi Channel.
101144 Days; In OctoberThunder on the Gulf/Gulf Coast Power Boat AssociationGulf of Mexico, Orange Beach, FLGulf of Mexico for the waters off Orange Beach, AL, enclosed by a box starting at a point on the shore at approximately 30°15′39″ N, 087°36′42″ W, then south to 30°14′54″ N, 087°36′42″ W, then east, roughly parallel to the shore line to 30°15′22″ N, 087°33′31″ W, then north to a point on the shore at approximately 30°16′13″ N, 087°33′31″ W.
102151 Day; Saturday following ThanksgivingBoat Parade of Lights/City of Panama City & St. Andrews Waterfront PartnershipSt. Andrew Bay, Panama City, FLSt Andrew Bay, Starts at St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club and ends at St Andrews Bay Marina.
103161 Day; 1st Saturday in DecemberChristmas on the River/Demopolis Area Chamber of CommerceTombigbee River, Demopolis, ALTombigbee River, from Mile 215.5 to Mile 217.0.
104171 Day; 1st Saturday in DecemberChristmas by the River/Moss Point Active CitizensBeardslee Lake & Robertson Lake, Moss Point, MSEast Beardslee Lake near Hwy 613 bridge to West Robertson Lake parallel to Hwy 613, south to the Jackson County Ski Area.
105181 Day; 1st Saturday in DecemberChristmas on the Water/Christmas on the Water CommitteeBiloxi Channel, Biloxi, MSBiloxi Channel from Channel Marker 4 to Channel Marker 30.

PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

3. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

4. Add § 165.801 to read as follows:

Annual Fireworks Displays and other events in the Eighth Coast Guard District requiring safety zones.

The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones for the annual fireworks displays and other events requiring safety zones listed in the table to § 165.801.

(a) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.

(b) Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or passage through the zone must request permission from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.

(c) If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port or designated representative. Designated representatives include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.

(d) Informational Broadcasts: The Captain of the Port or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners of the enforcement period for the safety zone as well as any changes in the planned schedule.

Table 1 of § 165.801—Eighth Coast Guard District Table of Annual Safety Zones

Table No.Sector Ohio ValleyDateSponsor/nameSector Ohio Valley locationSafety zone
11July 4thHarrah's 4th of July CelebrationOhio River, Metropolis, IlOhio River mile marker 944.0 to 945.0 Metropolis, Il.
22July 4thPaducah Parks DepartmentOhio River, Paducah, KyOhio River, mile marker 934.0 to 936.0.
36Third weekend in JulyPaducah Summer FestivalOhio River, Paducah, KyOhio River, mile marker 934.0 to 936.0.
47Every Saturday from April through SeptemberPittsburgh Pirates/Pittsburgh Pirates FireworksAllegheny River, Pittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, mile marker 0.4 to 0.7 Pittsburgh, PA.
58July 4thWellsburg 4th of July Committee/Wellsburg 4th JulyOhio River, Wellsburg, WVOhio River, mile marker 73.5 to 74.5 Wellsburg, WV.
69One day during the fourth week in JulyUpper Ohio Valley Italian Festival/Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival Fireworks DisplayOhio River, Wheeling, WVOhio River, mile marker 90.0 to 90.6 Wheeling, WV.
710One day during the first week of AugustSharpsburg Borough/ Guyasuta DaysAllegheny River, Sharpsburg Borough, Pittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, mile marker 5.5 to 6.0 Pittsburgh, PA.
811One day during the fourth week of AugustPittsburgh Foundation/Bob O'Connor Cookie CruiseOhio River, Pittsburgh, PAOhio River, mile marker 0.0 to 0.1 Pittsburgh, PA.
912The third Friday in NovemberPittsburgh Downtown Partnership/Light Up NightAllegheny River, Pittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, mile marker 0.4 to 1.0 Pittsburgh, PA.
1013December 31Pittsburgh Cultural Trust/Pittsburgh First NightAllegheny River, Pittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, mile marker 0.6 to 0.8 Pittsburgh, PA.
11142 days—3rd Friday and Saturday in AprilKentucky Derby Festival/Thunder over LouisvilleOhio River, Louisville, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River, mile marker 598.0 to 604.0.
1215The 3rd weekend in AprilHenderson Tri-Fest/Henderson Breakfast Lions ClubHenderson, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River, mile marker 803.5 to 804.5.
13161 day—July 4thDowntown Henderson Project/ Independence bank 4th of July CelebrationOhio River, Mile 803.5-804.5 Henderson, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River, mile marker 803.5 to 804.5.
14171 day—July 4thLouisville Waterfront Development Corp./Waterfront Independence FestivalOhio River, Louisville, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River, mile marker 603.0 to 604.0.
15181 day—July 3rdLouisville Bats Baseball Club/Louisville Bats FireworksLouisville, KY Ohio River Mile 603.0-604.0Bank to Bank of the Ohio River, mile marker 603.0 to 604.0.
16191 day—July 4thGrowth Alliance for Greater Evansville/ Evansville FestivalOhio River, M 792.0-793.5 Evansville, KYBank to Bank of the Ohio River, mile marker 792.0 to 793.5.
17201 day—July 4thOwensboro Parks and Recreation/ Celebration of the American SpiritOwensboro, KY Mile 756.75Bank to Bank of the Ohio River, mile marker 755.0 to 757.0.
18211 day—July 4thCity of New Albany/Riverfront Independence FestivalNew Albany, KY Ohio River 608.0Bank to Bank of the Ohio River mile, marker 607.0 to 609.0.
1922First Friday in JuneWV Special OlympicsKanawha River, Charleston, WVKanawha River, mile marker 57.9 to 58.9. A mile down from the Kanawha City bridge to the confluence of the Elk and Ohio Rivers.
2023First Sunday in JuneWV Symphony FireworksKanawha River, Charleston, WVKanawha River, mile marker 59.5 to 60.5. Half a mile downriver and upriver from Charleston University.
2124Last Saturday in JuneSt. AlbansKanawha River, St. Albans, WVKanawha River, mile marker 46.0 to 47.0. From the 3rd St. Bridge to a mile up river from the 3rd St. Bridge.
2225July 4thCity of Charleston/City of Charleston Independence Day CelebrationKanawha River, Charleston, WVKanawha River, mile marker 57.5 to 59.0, Charleston, WV. Quarter mile up river from the confluence with the Elk River to one mile up river near the Old C&P Boat Ramp.
2326July 4thSummer Motion Inc./Summer MotionOhio River, Ashland, KYOhio River, mile marker 322.1 to 323.1, Ashland, KY. Approximately 8/10 of a mile up river from the Ashland Bridge to approximately a quarter mile down river from the Ashland bridge.
2427July 4thBig Sandy Superstore Arena/Dawg Dazzle Fireworks SpectacularOhio River, Huntington, WVOhio River, mile marker 307.8 to 308.8. One-half mile up and down river from the Harris Riverfront Park.
2528July 4thCivic ForumOhio River, Portsmouth, OHOhio River, mile marker 355.5 to 356.5 Portsmouth, OH. From the confluence of the Scioto and Ohio Rivers, one mile upriver to the U.S. Highway Grant Bridge.
2629July 4thPoint PleasantOhio River, Pt. Pleasant, WVOhio River, mile marker 266.2 to 265.2 and Kanawha River mile marker .5 to the confluence with the Ohio River. Safety zone starts down river from the Silver Memorial Bridge and runs a mile up river.
2730Third Saturday in AugustParkersburg Homecoming FestivalOhio River, Parkersburg, WVOhio River, mile marker 184.0 to 185.0. One-half mile up and down river from the confluence of the Little Kanawha and the Ohio River.
2831First Sunday in SeptemberPortsmouth RiverdaysOhio River, Portsmouth, OHOhio River, mile marker 355.5 to 356.5 Portsmouth, OH. From the confluence of the Scioto and Ohio Rivers, one mile upriver to the U.S. Highway Grant Bridge.
2932Second Saturday in OctoberRod Run Doo WopKanawha River, Charleston, WVKanawha River, mile marker 57.5 to 59.0. Downstream from the I-64 Bridge in Charleston, WV to one mile upriver.
3033July 4thSpirit of Freedom Fireworks Urban BroadcastingFlorence, TNTennessee River mile marker 255.0 to 257.0.
3134The Saturday before July 4th, or on July 4th if that day is a SaturdayLighting Up the Cumberland Fireworks/Town of Cumberland CityCumberland City, TNCumberland River mile marker 103.0 to 105.0.
3235July 4thLake Guntersville 4th of July Celebration/Lake Guntersville, AL Chamber of CommerceGuntersville, ALTennessee River mile marker 356.0 to 358.0.
3336July 4thClarksville Independence Day Fireworks/City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TNCumberland River mile marker 125.0 to 127.0.
3437July 4thKnoxville July 4th Fireworks City of KnoxvilleKnoxville, TNTennessee River mile marker 647.0 to 648.0.
3538July 4thMusic City July 4th Nashville CVBNashville, TNCumberland River mile marker 190.0 to 192.0.
36391st weekend in September, usually aligns with University of Tennessee's 1st home football gameBoomsday Festival Knoxville TourismKnoxville, TNTennessee River mile marker 646.0 to 649.0.
3740Last weekend in NovemberGrand Illumination Chattanooga PresentsChattanooga, TNTennessee River mile marker 463.0 to 469.0.
3841July 4thGrand Harbor Marine July 4th Celebration Grand Harbor MarinaCounce, TNTennessee River mile marker 214.0 to 216.0 at the mouth of Yellow Creek.
3942The Sunday before Labor DayWEBN/WEBN—Riverfest FireworksOhio River, Cincinnati, OHOhio River mile marker 464.0 to 476.0, Cincinnati, OH.
4043April through August (Needs Notice of Implementation via Local Notice to Mariners)Cincinnati Reds/Cincinnati Reds Season FireworksOhio River, Cincinnati, OHOhio River mile marker 470.2 to 470.6, Cincinnati, OH.
4144The second Saturday in JulyCity of Bellevue, KY/City of Bellevue Beach Park Concert FireworksOhio River, Bellevue, KYOhio River mile marker 469.2 to 470.2, Bellevue, KY.
4245May through September (Needs Notice of Implementation via Local Notice to Mariners)Riverbend Music Center/Riverbend Concerts SeriesOhio River, Cincinnati, OHOhio River mile marker 461.1 to 461.4, Cincinnati, OH.
4346Second or Third weekend in SeptemberOhio Sternwheel FestivalParkersburg, WV Ohio RiverSafety zone for the fireworks display, extending from mile marker 171.5 to 172.5 (about a 1/2 a mile up and down river from the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers). Also a restricted area for the stern-wheel race reenactment extending from mile marker 172.4 to 170.3.2 on the Ohio River. (See 33 CFR 100).

Sector Upper Mississippi RiverDateSponsor/nameSector Upper Mississippi River locationSafety zone
4511 day—4th weekend of JulyMarketing Minneapolis LLC/Target Aquatennial FireworksMinneapolis, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 853.2 to 854.2 (Minnesota).
4621 day—4th of July weekendRadio Dubuque/Radio Dubuque Fireworks and Airs ShowDubuque, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 581.0 to 583.0 (Iowa).
4732 days—2nd weekend of JulyCity of Champlin/Father Hennepin Fireworks DisplayChamplin, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 870.5 to 872.0 (Minnesota).
4841 day—4th of July weekendDowntown Main Street/Mississippi AluminationRed Wing, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 790.8 to 791.2 (Minnesota).
4951 day—4th of July weekendTan-Tar-A Resort/Tan-Tar-A 4th of July FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 025.8 to 026.2 (Missouri).
5061 day—1st weekend of SeptemberTan-Tar-A Resort/Tan-Tar-A FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 025.8 to 026.2 (Missouri).
5171 day—Last Sunday in MayTan-Tar-A Resort/Tan-Tar-A Memorial Day FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 025.8 to 026.2 (Missouri).
5281 day—4th of July weekendLake City Chamber of Commerce/Lake City 4th of July FireworksLake City, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 772.4 to 772.8 (Minnesota).
5391 day—4th of July weekendGreater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce/Muscatine 4th of JulyMuscatine, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 455.0 to 456.0 (Iowa).
54101 day—Last weekend in June/First weekend in JulyFriends of the River Kansas City/KC RiverfestKansas City, KSMissouri River mile marker 364.8 to 365.2 (Kansas).
55111 day—4th of July weekendLouisiana Chamber of Commerce/Louisiana July 4th FireworksLouisiana, MOUpper Mississippi River mile marker 282.0 to 283.0 (Missouri).
56121 day—2nd weekend in JulyGuttenderg Development and Tourism/Stars and Stripes River DayGuttenderg, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 614.8 to 615.2 (Iowa).
57134 days—1st or 2nd week of JulyRiverfest, Inc./La Crosse RiverfestLa Crosse, WIUpper Mississippi River mile marker 697.5 to 698.5 (Wisconsin).
58141 day—4th of July weekendHannibal Jaycees/National Tom Sawyer DaysHannibal, MOUpper Mississippi River mile marker 308.0 to 309.0 (Missouri).
59151 day—4th of July weekendFort Madison Partner/Fort Madison Fourth of July FireworksFort Madison, WIUpper Mississippi River mile marker 383.0 to 384.0 (Wisconsin).
60165 days—Last week in June/First week in JulyTaste of Minnesota/Taste of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 839.8 to 840.2 (Minnesota).
61171 day—4th of July weekendJohn E. Curran/John E. Curran FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 008.8 to 009.2 (Missouri).
62181 day—2nd weekend in JulyPrairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce/Prairie du Chien Area Chamber FireworksPrairie du Chien, WIUpper Mississippi River mile marker 633.8 to 634.2 (Wisconsin).
63191 day—4th of July weekendJMP Radio/Red White and Boom PeoriaPeoria, ILIllinois River mile marker 162.5 to 162.1 (Illinois).
64201 day—Last weekend in June/First weekend in JulyHudson Boosters/Hudson Booster DaysHudson, WISt. Croix River mile marker 016.8 to 017.2 (Wisconsin).
65212 days—4th of July weekendCity of St. Charles/St. Charles RiverfestSt. Charles, MOMissouri River mile marker 028.2 to 028.8 (Missouri).
66221 day—4th of July weekendMinneapolis Park and Recreation Board/Red, White, and Boom MinneapolisMinneapolis, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 853.5 to 854.5 (Minnesota).
67231 day—4th of July weekendDavenport One Chamber/Red White and BoomDavenport, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 482.0 to 482.7 (Iowa).
68242 days—3rd weekend of JulyAmelia Earhart Festival Committee/Amelia Earhart FestivalKansas City, KSMissouri River mile marker 422.0 to 424.5 (Kansas).
69251 day—4th of July weekendChillicothe Police Department/Chillicothe 4th of JulyChillicothe, ILIllinois River mile marker 179.1 to 180.0 (Illinois).
70262 days—2nd weekend in JulyClinton Riverboat Days/Clinton Riverboat DaysClinton, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 518.0 to 519.0 (Iowa).
71271 day—4th of July weekendHarrah's Casino and Hotel/Harrah's Fireworks ExtravaganzaOmaha, NEMissouri River mile marker 615.0 to 615.6 (Nebraska).
72281 day—4th of July weekendAlton Exposition Commission/Mississippi Fireworks FestivalAlton, ILUpper Mississippi River mile marker 202.5 to 203.0 (Illinois).
73291 day—3rd Sunday in JuneBurlington Steamboat Days/Burlington Steamboat DaysBurlington, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 403.5 to 404.5 (Iowa).
74301 day—Last Sunday in MayLodge of the Four Seasons/Lodge of the Four Seasons Memorial Day FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 013.8 to 014.2 (Missouri).
75311 day—First weekend of SeptemberLodge of the Four Seasons/Labor Day FireworksLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 013.8 to 014.2 (Missouri).
76321 day—4th of July weekendLodge of the Four Seasons/Lodge of the Four Seasons 4th of JulyLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 013.8 to 014.2 (Missouri).
77332 days—3rd weekend in JulyHasting Riverboat Days/Rivertown DaysHasting, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 813.7 to 815.2 (Minnesota).
78341 day—3rd Sunday in JuneWinona Steamboat Days/Winona Steamboat Days FireworksWinona, MNUpper Mississippi River mile marker 725.4 to 725.7 (Minnesota).
79352 days—4th of July weekendFair of St. Louis/Fair St. LouisSt. Louis, MOUpper Mississippi River mile marker 179.2 to 180.0 (Missouri).
8036Friday and Saturday, every weekend from the 2nd weekend of July until the 2nd weekend in AugustFair of St. Louis/Live on the LeveeSt. Louis, MOUpper Mississippi River mile marker 179.2 to 180.0 (Missouri).
81371 day—Last weekend in June/First weekend in JulyBellevue Heritage Days/Bellevue Heritage DaysBellevue, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 556.0 to 556.5 (Iowa).
82381 day—4th of July weekendMain Street Parkway Association/Parkville 4th of July FireworksParkville, MOMissouri River mile marker 378.0 to 377.5 (Missouri).
83391 day—4th of July weekendHermann Chamber of Commerce/Hermann 4th of JulyHermann, MOMissouri River mile marker 099.0 to 098.0 (Missouri).
84401 day—4th of July weekendGrafton Chamber of Commerce/Grafton Chamber 4th of July FireworksGrafton, ILIllinois River mile marker 001.5 to 000.5 (Illinois).
85411 day—4th of July weekendSalute to America Foundation, Inc./Salute to AmericaJefferson City, MOUpper Mississippi River mile marker 143.5 to 143.0 (Missouri).
86421 day—4th of July weekendMcGregor/Marquette Chamber Commerce/Independence Day CelebrationMcGregor, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 635.7 to 634.2 (Missouri).
87432 days—2nd weekend in AugustTug Committee/Great River TugPort Byron, ILUpper Mississippi River mile marker 497.2 to 497.6 (Illinois).
88441 day—4th of July weekendCity of Stillwater/St. Croix Events/Stillwater 4th of JulyStillwater, MNSt. Croix River mile marker 022.9 to 023.5 (Minnesota).
89452 days—3rd weekend of SeptemberRiverside Riverfest Committee/RiverfestRiverside, MOMissouri River mile marker 372.2 to 371.8 (Missouri).
90464 days—3rd week of JulySt. Croix Events/Lumberjack DaysStillwater, MNSt. Croix River mile marker 022.9 to 023.5 (Minnesota).
91471 day—3rd week in JulyRivercade Association/Sioux City RivercadeNorth Sioux City, SDMissouri River mile marker 732.2 to 732.6 (Iowa).
92482 days—3rd weekend in AugustLake of the Ozarks Shootout, Inc./Lake of the Ozarks ShootoutLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 034.5 to 032.5 (Missouri).
93491 day—1st weekend of SeptemberCamden on the Lakes Labor Day Fireworks/Camden on the LakeLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 007.1 to 006.9 (Missouri).
94502 days—1st weekend of SeptemberCity of Keithsburg/Keithsburg Fireworks DisplayKeithsburg, ILUpper Mississippi River mile marker 427.5 to 427.3 (Missouri).
95511 day—1st weekend of AugustNew Piasa Chautauqua/New Piasa ChautauquaElsah, ILUpper Mississippi River mile marker 215.6 to 216.0 (Illinois).
96521 day—last weekend in MayHorny Toad, Inc./Horny Toad Fireworks DisplayLake of the Ozarks, MOLake of the Ozarks mile marker 006.8 to 007.2 (Missouri).
97531 day—4th of July weekendOmaha Royals/Omaha World Herald FireworksOmaha, NEMissouri River mile marker 612.1 to 613.9 (Nebraska).
98541 day—Last weekend in JulyGreat River Days, Inc./Great River DaysMuscatine, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 455.0 to 456.0 (Iowa).
99551 day—4th of July weekendCity of East Moline/City of East Moline FireworksEast Moline, IAUpper Mississippi River mile marker 490.2 to 489.8 (Iowa).

Sector Houston- GalvestonDateSponsor/NameSector Houston-Galveston locationSafety zone
10011st Saturday (Rain date is 1st Sunday) in MayRIVERFEST Fireworks Display/Port Neches Chamber of Commerce, Port Neches, TXNeches River, Port Neches, TXAll waters within a 500-yard radius of the fireworks barge anchored in approximate position 29°59′51″ N 093°57′06″ W (NAD 83).
10122nd Saturday in MayContraband Days Fireworks Display/Contraband Days Festivities, IncLake Charles, Lake Charles, LAAll waters within a 1000-foot radius of the fireworks barge anchored in approximate position 30°13′39″ N, 093°13′42″ W, Lake Charles, LA (NAD 83).
1023July 4th night and every Friday night in June and JulyKemah Board Walk Summer Season Fireworks Display, Kemah, TXClear Lake, TXClear Creek Channel, including the area within an 840-foot radius of the fireworks barge on the south side of the channel, 100 ft off of Kemah Boardwalk in Galveston, TX and an Rectangle extending 500 feet east, 500 feet west; 1000 feet north, and 1000 feet south, centered around fireworks barge at Light 19 on Clear Lake, Houston, TX.
1034July 4thSylvan Beach FireworksLa Porte, TXRectangle Extending 250 feet east, 250 feet west; 1000 feet north, and 1000 feet south, centered around fireworks barge located at Sylvan Beach, Houston, TX.
1045July 4th (Rain date July 5th)City of Beaumont 4th of July Celebration/City of Beaumont, TXNeches River at Riverfront Park, Beaumont, TXAll waters of the Neches River, shoreline to shoreline, from the Trinity Industries dry dock to the northeast corner of the Port of Beaumont's dock No. 5.
10561st Saturday in DecemberChristmas Fireworks Display/City of Lake Charles, LALake Charles, Lake Charles, LAAll waters within a 1000-foot radius of the fireworks barge anchored in approximate position 30°13′39″ N, 093°13′42″ W, Lake Charles, LA (NAD 83).

Sector Corpus ChristiDateSponsor/NameSector Corpus Christi locationSafety zone
1061Memorial Day WeekendSouth Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau/Laguna Madre Memorial Day FireworkLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate location 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
10722nd, 3rd or 4th Monday in JuneCameron County Clerk's Office/Texas District Court Clerk′s Convention FireworksLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate position 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
1083July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thCity of Port Aransas/Port Aransas 4th of July FireworksCorpus Christi Ship Chanel—Port Aransas, TXAll waters contained within a 600-ft radius of a point halfway between Port Aransas Harbor Day Beacon 2 to Port Aransas Ferry Landing in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Port Aransas, TX.
1094July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thBuccaneer Commission/4th of July Big Bang FireworksUSS LEXINGTON/Corpus Christi, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius from the bow of the USS LEXINGTON located at approximate position 27°48′50″ N 097°23′18.2″ W, Corpus Christi, TX.
1105July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thCity of Port O'Connor Chamber of Commerce/4th of July FireworksKing Fisher Park, Port O'Connor, TXAll waters contained within a 1,120-ft radius of the furthest extent of the King Fisher Pier located at approximate position 28°27′15.6″ N 096°24′11.9″ W, Port O′Connor, TX.
1116July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thCity of Point Comfort/4th of July FireworksBayfront Park, Point Comfort, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of Bayfront Park located at approximate position 28°40′52.8″ W 096°33′49.2″ W, Point Comfort, TX.
1127July 4th Rain dates of July 5th and July 6thCity of Rockport/Wendell Family FireworksRockport Beach Park/Rockport, TXAll waters contained within a 700-ft radius of the northeast point of Rockport Beach Park located at approximate position 28°02′05.2″ N 097°02′048″ W, Rockport, TX.
1138Last Saturday in SeptemberBayfest, Inc./Bayfest FireworksUSS Lexington/Corpus Christi, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius from the bow of the USS Lexington located at approximate position 27°48′50″ N 097°23′18.2″ W, Corpus Christi, TX.
1149Friday nights from May thru SeptemberBoys & Girls Club of Laguna Madre/Fireworks over the BayLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate position 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
11510Labor Day weekendLaguna Madre Education Foundation/Laguna Madre Labor Day FireworksLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate position 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
116111st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in DecemberCity of Rockport/Rockport “Tropical” Christmas Festival FireworksRockport Beach Park/Rockport, TXAll waters contained within a 700-ft radius of the northeast point of Rockport Beach Park located at approximate position 28°02′05.2″ N 097°02′048″ W, Rockport, TX.
11712December 30th, 31st or Jan 1stSouth Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau/SPI New Year′s FireworksLower Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the fireworks display barge moored at approximate position 26°06′19″ N 097°10′55.4″ W, South Padre Island, TX.
11813Odd Week Fridays from April thru SeptemberCorpus Christi Hooks Baseball Team/Friday Night FireworksCorpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TXAll waters contained within a 1,000-ft radius of the Corpus Christi Hooks stadium parking lot located at approximate position 27°48′39.2″ N 097°23′55.2″ W, Corpus Christi, TX.

Sector New OrleansDateSponsor/NameSector New Orleans locationSafety zone
1191Monday before Mardi GrasRiverwalk Marketplace/Lundi Gras Fireworks DisplayMississippi River, New Orleans, LAMississippi River mile marker 93.0 to 96.0, New Orleans, LA.
1202July 3rdSt. John the Baptist/Independence Day celebrationMississippi River, Reserve, LAMississippi River mile marker 175.0 to 176.0, Reserve, LA.
1213July 4thRiverfront Marketing Group/Independence Day CelebrationMississippi River, New Orleans, LAMississippi River mile marker 94.3 to 95.3, New Orleans, LA.
1224July 4thBoomtown Casino/Independence Day CelebrationHarvey Canal, Harvey, LAHarvey Canal mile marker 4.0 to 5.0, Harvey, LA.
12354th of JulyIndependence Day Celebration, Main Street 4th of July (Fireworks Display)Morgan City, LAMorgan City Port Allen Route mile marker 0.0 to 1.0, Morgan City, LA.
1246July 4thWBRZ—The Advocate 4th of July Fireworks DisplayBaton Rouge, LAIn the vicinity of the USS KIDD, the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 228.8 to 230.0, Baton Rouge, LA.
1257The Saturday before July 4th or on July 4th if that day is a SaturdayIndependence Day Celebration/Bridge Side MarineGrand Isle, LA500 Foot Radius from the Pier located at Bridge Side Marine, 2012 LA Highway 1, Grand Isle, LA (Lat: 29°12′14″ N; Long: 090°02′28.47″ W).
12681st Weekend of SeptemberLA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Fireworks Display, LA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and Fair AssociationMorgan City, LAAtchafalaya River at mile marker 118.5, Morgan City, LA.
12791st Weekend in December (Usually that Friday, subject to change due to weather)Office of Mayor-President/Downtown Festival of LightsBaton Rouge, LALocated on Left Descending Bank, Lower Mississippi River north of the USS KIDD, at mile marker 230, Baton Rouge, LA.
12810December 31stCrescent City Countdown Club/New Year's CelebrationMississippi River, New Orleans, LAMississippi River mile marker 93.5-95.5, New Orleans, LA.
12911December 31stBoomtown Casino/New Year's CelebrationHarvey Canal, Harvey, LAHarvey Canal mile marker 4.0 to 5.0, Harvey, LA.
13012July 4thUSS KIDD Veterans Memorial/Fourth of July Star-Spangled CelebrationBaton Rouge, LAIn the vicinity of the USS KIDD, the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 228.8 to 230.0, Baton Rouge, LA.

Sector Lower MS RiverDateSponsor/NameSector Lower MS River locationSafety zone
1311The Sunday before Memorial DayRiverfest Inc./Riverfest Fireworks displayArkansas River, Little Rock, ARRegulated Area: Arkansas River mile marker 118.8 to 119.5, Main Street Bridge, Little Rock, AR.
1322The Saturday before Memorial DayMemphis in May/Sunset Symphony Fireworks DisplayLower Mississippi River, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River mile marker 735.0 to 736.0, Memphis, TN.
1333July 4th or the weekend beforeFourth of July Fireworks/Memphis Center City CommissionLower Mississippi River, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River mile marker 735.5 to 736.5, Mud Island, Memphis, TN.
1344July 4th or the weekend beforePops on the River Fireworks Display/Arkansas Democrat GazetteArkansas River, Little Rock, ARRegulated Area: Arkansas River mile marker 118.8 to 119.5, Main Street Bridge, Little Rock, AR.
1355July 4th or the weekend beforeUncle Sam Jam Fireworks, Alexandria, LA./Champion Broadcasting of AlexandriaRed River, Alexandria, LA.Regulated Area: Red River mile marker 83.0 to 87.0, Alexandria, LA.
1366July 4th or the weekend beforeGreenville Chamber of Commerce/Fourth of July FireworksLake Ferguson, Greenville, MSRegulated Area: Waters of Lake Ferguson extending 500 yards in all directions from the concrete pad, 33°24′34″ N, 091°03′58″ W, adjacent to the Lighthouse Casino, Greenville, MS.
1377July 4th or the weekend beforePyro Fire Inc./Fourth of July CelebrationYazoo River, Vicksburg, MSRegulated Area: Yazoo River, mile marker 1.0 to 3.0, Vicksburg, MS.
1388July 4th or the weekend beforeArtisan Pyro Inc./Fourth of July CelebrationLower Mississippi River, Natchez, MSRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 365.5 to 364.5, Natchez, MS.
1399Third Friday and Saturday in OctoberThe Great Mississippi River Balloon Race and Fireworks show/Great Mississippi River Balloon Race CommitteeLower Mississippi River, Natchez, MSRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 365.5 to 364.5, Natchez, MS.
14010Fourth Saturday in MayMemphis in May Air Show, Memphis in MayLower Mississippi River, Memphis, TNRegulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 733.0 to 735.5, Memphis, TN.
14111First Saturday in DecemberMonroe Christmas Fireworks/Monroe JayceeOuachita River, Monroe, LARegulated Area: Ouachita River mile marker 168.0 to 169.0, Monroe, LA.

Sector MobileDateSponsor/NameSector Mobile locationSafety zone
14211 Day; 1st week of JanuaryGoDaddy.Com Bowl/GoDaddy.ComMobile Channel, Mobile, ALMobile Channel, all waters extending 500 feet around position 30°41′27″ N, 088°02′06″ W.
1432Multiple displays from May to DecemberHarbor Walk Seasonal Fireworks/Legendary, IncEast Pass to Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin, FLEast Pass to Choctawhatchee Bay, all waters extending 700′ around position 30′23′17″ N, 086°30′54″ W.
14432 Days; 1st weekend in JuneBilly Bowlegs Pirate Festival/Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of CommerceSanta Rosa Sound, Ft. Walton Beach, FLSanta Rosa Sound, all waters extending 150 yards around a fireworks barge that will be positioned between Fort Walton Beach Landing and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
1454July 4thNiceville July 4th Fireworks Show/City of Niceville, FLBoggy Bayou, Niceville, FLBoggy Bayou, all waters extending 250 yards around a fireworks barge that will be positioned at approximately 30°30′46.5″ N, 086°29′13″ W.
1465July 4thFourth of July Celebration/City of Fort Walton BeachSanta Rosa Sound, Fort Walton BeachSanta Rosa Sound, all waters extending 100 yards around a fireworks barge that will be positioned between Fort Walton Beach Landing and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
14761 Day; 1st week of JulySound of Independence/Hurlburt Field AFBSanta Rosa Sound, Fort Walton BeachSanta Rosa Sound, all waters extending 200 yards around a fireworks barge that will be positioned at approximately 30°24′22″ N, 086°42′11″ W.
1487July 4thBiloxi Bay Fireworks/Biloxi Bay Chamber of CommerceBiloxi Bay, Biloxi, MSBiloxi Bay, all waters extending 200 yards around a fireworks barge that will be positioned at approximately 30°23′12″ N, 088°52′20″ W.
1498OctoberMS Gulf Coast Boaters Rendezvous/MS Gulf Coast Billfish ClassicBiloxi Channel, Biloxi, MSBiloxi Channel, all waters extending 200 yards around channel buoy No. 26.
1509December 31stNew Year's Eve Celebration/City of MobileMobile Channel, Mobile, ALMobile Channel, all waters extending 500 feet around position 30°41′50″ N, 088°02′13″ W.
151102 Days; Mid March to end of AprilAngels Over the Bay/Keesler Air Force BaseBack Bay Biloxi, Biloxi, MSBack Bay Biloxi, Bounded by the following coordinates: Eastern boundary; Latitude 30°25′47.6″ N, Longitude 088°54′13.6″ W, to Latitude 30°24′43″ N, Longitude 088°54′13.6″ W. Western Boundary; Latitude 30°25′25.6″ N, Longitude 088°56′9″ W, to Latitude 30°24′55″ N, Longitude 088°56′9″ W.
152114 Days; 2nd weekend in JulyBlue Angels Air Show/Naval Air Station PensacolaGulf of Mexico & Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola, FLGulf of Mexico to include all waters 1.75 nautical miles east and 1.5 nautical miles west of position 30°19′36″ N, 087°08′23″ W and extending 1000 yards south of Pensacola Beach creating a box, referred to as the “Show Box”. Santa Rosa Sound to include all waters from Deer Point to Sharp Point and all waters within Little Sabine Bay.

Dated: February 3, 2012.

Roy A. Nash,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.

[FR Doc. 2012-4930 Filed 2-29-12; 8:45 am]

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