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Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone

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ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for annual fireworks events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from 9:45 p.m. on May 25, 2012 through 11:15 p.m. on September 2, 2012. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters 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 immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.941 will be enforced at various times between 9:45 p.m. on May 25, 2012 through 11:15 p.m. on September 2, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice, call or email Ensign Benjamin Nessia, Waterways Branch Chief, Marine Safety Unit Toledo, 420 Madison Ave., Suite 700, Toledo, OH 43604; telephone (419) 418-6040; email Benjamin.B.Nessia@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones listed in 33 CFR 165.941, Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone, at the following times for the following events:

(1) Put-In-Bay Fourth of July Fireworks, Put-In-Bay, OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(6) will be enforced between from 9:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on July 4, 2012. In case of inclement weather on July 4, 2012, this safety zone will be enforced from 9:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on July 5, 2012.

(2) Toledo Country Club Memorial Celebration and Fireworks, Toledo, OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(16) will be enforced from 9:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on May 25, 2012.

(3) Luna Pier Fireworks Show, Luna Pier, MI. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(17) will be enforced from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 7, 2012.

(4) Toledo Country Club 4th of July Fireworks, Toledo, OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(18) will be enforced from 9:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on June 29, 2012.

(5) Perrysburg/Maumee 4th of July Fireworks, Perrysburg, OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(20) will be enforced from 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 3, 2012.

(6) Lakeside July 4th Fireworks, Lakeside, OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(21) will be enforced from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on July 4, 2012.

(7) Catawba Island Club Fireworks, Catawba Island, OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(22) will be enforced from 9:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on July 3, 2012.

(8) Red, White and Blues Bang Fireworks, Huron, OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(23) will be enforced from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on July 7, 2012.

(9) Huron Riverfest Fireworks, Huron, OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(24) will be enforced from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on July 13, 2012.

(10) Lakeside Labor Day Fireworks, Lakeside OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(28) will be enforced from 9:15 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. on September 2, 2012.

(11) Catawba Island Club Fireworks, Catawba Island, OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(29) will be enforced from 9:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on September 2, 2012.

(12) Red, White, Kaboom Lights Up The Night Fireworks, Toledo, OH. The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.941(a)(55) will be enforced from 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 4, 2012.

Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within these safety zones during an enforcement period is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit or his designated representative. Vessels that wish to transit through the safety zones may request permission from the Captain of the Port Detroit. Requests must be made in advance and approved by the Captain of Port before transits will be authorized. Approvals will be granted on a case by case basis. The Captain of the Port may be contacted via U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit on channel 16, VHF-FM. The Coast Guard will give notice to the public via a Broadcast to Mariners that the regulation is in effect.

This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.23 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). If the Captain of the Port determines that the enforcement of these safety zones need not occur as stated in this notice, he or she might suspend such enforcement and notify the public of the suspension via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

Dated: May 7, 2012.

J.E. Ogden,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Detroit.

[FR Doc. 2012-12256 Filed 5-18-12; 8:45 am]

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