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Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility

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ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for annual firework displays in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to prevent injury and to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the firework displays. During the enforcement periods, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1332 will be enforced during the dates and times noted below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice, call or email ENS Anthony P. LaBoy, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone 206-217-6323, SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones established for Annual Fireworks Displays within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility in 33 CFR 165.1332 during the dates and times noted below.

The following safety zone will be enforced from 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2012 through 1:00 a.m. on July 1, 2012:

Event nameLocationLatitudeLongitudeRadius
Langlie's Old Fashioned Independence CelebrationIndianola47°44.817′ N122°31.533′ W250 yds.

The following safety zones will be enforced from 5:00 p.m. on July 3, 2012 through 1:00 a.m. on July 4, 2012:

Event nameLocationLatitudeLongitudeRadius
Liberty Bay FireworksLiberty Bay47°43.917′ N122°39.133′ W300 yds.
Alderbrook Resort & Spa FireworksHood Canal47°21.033′ N122°13.233′ W350 yds.
Deer Harbor Annual Fireworks DisplayDeer Harbor48°37.000′ N123°00.250′ W150 yds.

The following safety zones will be enforced from 5:00 p.m. on July 4, 2012 through 1:00 a.m. on July 5, 2012.

Event nameLocationLatitudeLongitudeRadius
Port Angeles Chamber of CommercePort Angeles Harbor48°07.033′ N123°24.967′ W300 yds.
Sheridan Beach CommunityLake Forest Park47°44.783′ N122°16.917′ W200 yds.
Brewster Fire Department FireworksBrewster48°06.367′ N119°47.15′ W250 yds.
City of Mount Vernon FireworksEdgewater Park48°25.178′ N122°20.424′ W150 yds.
Tacoma Freedom FairCommencement Bay47°16.817′ N122°27.933′ W300 yds.
City of Renton FireworksRenton, Lake Washington47°30.386′ N122°12.502′ W150 yds.
Des Moines FireworksDes Moines47°24.117′ N122°20.033′ W150 yds.
Vashon Island FireworksQuartermaster Harbor47°24.0′ N122°27.0′ W450 yds.
City of Kenmore FireworksLake Forest Park47°45.25′ N122°15.75′ W300 yds.
Yarrow Point CommunityYarrow Point47°38.727′ N122°13.466′ W150 yds.
Kirkland FireworksKirkland, Lake Washington47°40.583′ N122°12.84′ W250 yds.
Three Tree Point Community FireworksThree Tree Point47°27.033′ N122°23.15′ W200 yds.
Kingston FireworksAppletree Cove47°47.65′ N122°29.917′ W150 yds.
Bainbridge Island FireworksEagle Harbor47°37.142′ N122°30.397′ W300 yds.
City of Anacortes FireworksFidalgo Bay48°30.016′ N122°36.154′ W350 yds.
Chase Family Fourth at Lake UnionLake Union47°38.418′ N122°20.111′ W300 yds.
Port Townsend Sunrise RotaryPort Townsend48°08.413′ N122°45.531′ W200 yds.
Friday Harbor Independence Day FireworksFriday Harbor48°32.600′ N122°00.467′ W250 yds.
Steilacom Independence Day FireworksSteilacom Bay47°10.400′ N122°36.200′ W350 yds.
Port Orchard Independence Day FireworksPort Orchard Bay47°32.883′ N122°37.917′ W350 yds.
East Sound Independence Day FireworksOrcas Island48°41.317′ N122°54.467′ W150 yds.

The following safety zone will be enforced from 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2012 through 1:00 a.m. on July 8, 2012:

Event nameLocationLatitudeLongitudeRadius
Mercer Island CelebrationMercer Island47°35.517′ N122°13.233′ W450 yds.

The following safety zone will be enforced from 5:00 p.m. on July 27, 2012 through 1:00 a.m. on July 28, 2012:

Event nameLocationLatitudeLongitudeRadius
Whaling DaysDyes Inlet47°38.65′ N122°41.35′ W450 yds.

The following safety zone will be enforced from 5:00 p.m. on August 11, 2012 through 1:00 a.m. on August 12, 2012:

Event nameLocationLatitudeLongitudeRadius
Medina DaysMedina Park47°36.867′ N122°14.5′ W300 yds.

The special requirements listed in 33 CFR 165.1332, which can be found in the Federal Register (75 FR 33698) published on June 15, 2010, apply to the activation and enforcement of these safety zones.

All vessel operators who desire to enter the safety zone must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port or Designated Representative by contacting either the on-scene patrol craft on VHF Ch 13 or Ch 16 or the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC) via telephone at (206) 217-6002.

The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation.

This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1332 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with extensive advanced notification of the safety zones via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts on the day of the events.

Dated: May 22, 2012.

S.J. Ferguson,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound.

[FR Doc. 2012-13684 Filed 6-5-12; 8:45 am]

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