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Safety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI

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ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce this safety zone for annual fireworks events in the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan zone from 9:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. on September 7 and 8, 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 enforcement periods announced in this rule, 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. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.935 will be enforceable between 9:15 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. on September 7 and 8, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice, call or email MST1 Joseph P. McCollum, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI at 414-747-7148, email Joseph.P.McCollum@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.935, Safety Zones, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI, for the following events:

(1) Indian Summer fireworks display on September 7 and 8, 2012 from 9:15 p.m. through 10:45 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 a 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 165.935 Safety Zone, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI 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 the safety zone established by this section 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-FM Channel 16.

Dated: August 8, 2012.

M.W. Sibley,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-20346 Filed 8-17-12; 8:45 am]

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