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

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ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

At various times throughout the month of July, the Coast Guard will enforce certain safety zones located in 33 CFR 165.939. This action is necessary and intended for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. During each enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.939 will be enforced on July 14, 2012 from 9:15 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and again on July 28, 2012 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice, call or email Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, 1 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14203; Coast Guard telephone 716-843-9343, email SectorBuffaloMarineSafety@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone listed in 33 CFR 165.939 for the following events:

(1) Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras, Fairport Harbor, OH; The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.939(a)(17) will be enforced from 9:00 p.m. to 10:20 p.m. on July 8, 2012.

(2) French Festival Fireworks, Cape Vincent, NY; The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.939(a)(3) from 9:15 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on July 14, 2012.

(3) Oswego Harborfest, Oswego, NY; The safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.939(a)(8) from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 28, 2012.

Pursuant to 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 Buffalo or his designated representative. Those seeking permission to enter one of these safety zones may request permission from the Captain of the Port Buffalo via channel 16, VHF-FM. Vessels and persons granted permission to enter one of these safety zones shall obey the directions of the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his 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 165.939 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. If the Captain of the Port Buffalo determines that one of these safety zones 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 respective safety zone.

Dated: June 29, 2012.

S.M. Wischmann,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-17315 Filed 7-16-12; 8:45 am]

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