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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard is adding, deleting, and modifying safety zones and special local regulations and adding language to clarify time frames and notification requirements for annual marine events in the Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. When these regulated areas are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule will restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these recurring events. The safety zones and special local regulations will facilitate public notification of events and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these recurring events.

DATES:

This rule is effective June 24, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG-2012-1036. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this rule, call or email Petty Officer Scott Baumgartner, Waterways Management Division at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, telephone 203-468-4559, email scott.a.baumgartner@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Acronyms

COTP Captain of the Port

DHS Department of Homeland Security

FR Federal Register

NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

A. Regulatory History and Information

The Coast Guard promulgated safety zones and special local regulations for most of the events in the past and received no public comments. The most recently promulgated rulemaking was on April 4, 2013 when the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled “Safety Zones & Special Local Regulation; Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone” in the Federal Register (78 FR 20277).

Prior to the NPRM being published in the Federal Register (78 FR 20277), the Coast Guard promulgated a similar rulemaking on April 4, 2012 when it published an NPRM entitled “Special Local Regulation and Safety Zones; Marine Events in Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound Zone” in the Federal Register (77 FR 20324). That NPRM was followed by a final rule published on July 5, 2012, entitled, “Special Local Regulation and Safety Zones; Marine Events in Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound Zone” in the Federal Register (77 FR 39633).

For all of the proposed rulemakings listed in this section no public comments were received. There were no requests received for a public meeting and due to the fact that no significant issues were identified the Coast Guard determined that no public meetings were needed.

B. Basis and Purpose

The legal basis for this rule is 33 U.S.C. 1231, 1233; 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; Public Law 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to define regulatory safety zones.

This regulation carries out four related actions: (1) Establish new marine event regulated areas, (2) remove old safety zones that are no longer needed, (3) modify and update some existing regulated areas and (4) clarify event time frames and notification requirements for marine events. This will account for new events, remove events that are no longer held, and to account for modifications to several of the recurring marine events that have occurred since last year.

C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule

No comments were received and no changes have been made to the final rule.

D. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. 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 Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders.

We expect the economic impact of this rule to be minimal. Although this regulation may have some impact on the Start Printed Page 31403public, the potential impact will be minimized for the following reasons:

The Coast Guard has previously promulgated safety zones, security zones or special local regulations, in accordance with 33 CFR Parts 100 and 165, for all event areas contained within this regulation and has not received notice of any negative impact caused by any of the safety zones or special local regulations.

Vessels will only be restricted from safety zones and special local regulation areas for a short duration of time. Vessels may transit in portions of the affected waterway except for those areas covered by the regulated areas. Notifications of exact dates and times of the enforcement period will be made to the local maritime community through the Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners or through a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register. No new or additional restrictions would be imposed on vessel traffic.

2. Impact on Small Entities

The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The Coast Guard received zero comments from the Small Business Administration on this rule. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The regulated areas will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: The regulated areas will be of limited size and of short duration; vessels that can safely do so may navigate in all other portions of the waterways except for the areas designated as regulated areas; most of these regulated areas have been promulgated in the past with no public comments submitted. Additionally, before the effective period, the Coast Guard will issue notice of the time and location of each regulated area through all appropriate means including but not limited to Local Notice to Mariners or Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

3. Assistance for Small Entities

Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above.

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 business. 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.

4. Collection of Information

This rule will not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

5. Federalism

A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism.

6. Protest Activities

The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels.

7. 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 (adjusted for inflation) 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.

8. Taking of Private Property

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

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Energy Effects

This action is not a “significant energy action” under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use.

13. Technical Standards

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

14. Environment

We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023-01 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 determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves the establishment of safety zones and special local regulations. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) & (h) of Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination Start Printed Page 31404and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule.

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List of Subjects

33 CFR Part 100

  • Marine safety
  • Navigation (water)
  • Reporting and recording requirements
  • Waterways

33 CFR Part 165

  • Harbors
  • Marine safety
  • Navigation (water)
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Security measures
  • Waterways
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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR parts 100 and 165 as follows:

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PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

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

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Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.

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2. In § 100.100, revise paragraph (c) and the Table to § 100.100 to read as follows:

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Special Local Regulations; Regattas and Boat Races in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone.
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(c) Although listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, sponsors of events listed in Table to § 100.100 are still required to submit marine event applications in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15. Each application must:

(1) Be submitted no less than 60 days before the date of the proposed event.

(2) If the proposed event does not have a specified date the sponsor shall hold the event during the month it is listed in Table to § 100.100.

(3) Any proposed event not being held on the specified date or within the month listed in Table to § 100.100 shall be considered a new marine event and the sponsor shall submit a new marine event application in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15 no less than 135 days before the start of the event.

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Table to § 100.100

1.1 Harvard-Yale Regatta, Thames River, New London, CT• Event type: Boat Race. • Date: Last Saturday in May through second Saturday of June, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. • Location: All waters of the Thames River at New London, Connecticut, between the Penn Central Draw Bridge 41°21′46.94″ N 072°5′14.46″ W to Bartlett Cove 41°25′35.9″ N 072°5′42.89″ W (NAD 83).
• Additional stipulations: Spectator vessels must be at anchor within a designated spectator area or moored to a waterfront facility within the regulated area in such a way that they shall not interfere with the progress of the event at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the races. They must remain moored or at anchor until the men's varsity have passed their positions. At that time, spectator vessels located south of the Harvard Boathouse may proceed downriver at a reasonable speed. Vessels situated between the Harvard Boathouse and the finish line must remain stationary until both crews return safely to their boathouses. If for any reason the men's varsity crew race is postponed, spectator vessels will remain in position until notified by Coast Guard or regatta patrol personnel. The last 1000 feet of the race course near the finish line will be delineated by four temporary white buoys provided by the sponsor. All spectator craft shall remain behind these buoys during the event. Spectator craft shall not anchor: to the west of the race course, between Scotch Cap and Bartlett Point Light, or within the race course boundaries or in such a manner that would allow their vessel to drift or swing into the race course. During the effective period all vessels shall proceed at a speed not to exceed six knots in the regulated area. Spectator vessels shall not follow the crews during the races. Swimming is prohibited in the vicinity of the race course during the races. A vessel operating in the vicinity of the Submarine Base may not cause waves which result in damage to submarines or other vessels in the floating dry-docks.
1.2 Great Connecticut River Raft Race, Middletown, CT• Event type: Boat Race.
• Date: Last Saturday in July through the first Saturday in August, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
• Location: All waters of the Connecticut River Middletown, CT between Dart Island (Marker no. 73) 41°33′8.235″ N 072°33′24.459″ W and Portland Shoals (Marker no. 92) 41°33′46.828″ N 072°38′42.176″ W (NAD 83).
1.3 Head of the Connecticut Regatta, Connecticut River, CT• Event type: Boat Race.
• Date: The second Saturday of October, from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
• Location: All waters of the Connecticut River between the southern tip of Gildersleeve Island 41°36′3.61″ N 072°37′18.08″ W and Light Number 87 41°33′32.905″ N 072°37′15.241″ W (NAD 83).
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• Additional stipulations: Vessels less than 20 meters in length will be allowed to transit the regulated area only under escort and at the discretion of the Coast Guard patrol commander. Vessels over 20 meters in length will be allowed to transit the regulated area, under escort, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. or as directed by the Coast Guard patrol commander. All transiting vessels shall operate at “No Wake” speed or five knots, whichever is slower. Southbound vessels awaiting escort through the regulated area will wait in the vicinity of the southern tip of Gildersleeve Island. Northbound vessels awaiting escort will wait at Light Number 87.
1.4 Riverfront Regatta, Hartford, CT• Event type: Regatta.
• Date: The first Sunday of October, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
• Location: All water of the Connecticut River, Hartford, CT, between the Putnum Bridge 41°42.87′ N 072°38.43′ W and the Riverside Boat House 41°46.42′ N 072°39.83′ W (NAD 83).
1.5 Patchogue Grand Prix, Patchogue, NY• Event type: Boat Race.
• Date: The last weekend of August Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
• Location: All water of the Great South Bay, off Shorefront Park, Patchogue, NY from approximate position: Beginning at a point off Sand Spit Park, Patchogue, NY at position 40°44′45″ N, 073°00′51″ W then running south to a point in Great South Bay at position 40°43′46″ N, 073°00′51″ W then running south east to position 40°43′41″ N, 073°00′20″ W then running north east to position 40°43′54″ N, 072°58′46″ W then east to position 40°43′58″ N, 072°57′32″ W then east to position 40°43′57″ N, 072°56′49″ W then north to position 40°44′18″ N, 072°56′49″ W then west to position 40°44′18″ N, 072°57′32″ W then north west to position 40°44′30″ N, 072°58′32″ W then north west to position 40°44′33″ N, 072°59′12″ W then north west to position 40°44′41″ N, 072°59′51″ W then north west to position 40°44′46″ N, 073°00′04″ W and then closing the zone at position 40°44′45″ N, 073°00′51″ W (NAD 83).
1.6 Riverfront U.S. Title series Powerboat Race, Hartford, CT• Event type: Boat Race.
• Date: Labor Day weekend, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12:01 p.m. until 6 p.m.
• Location: All water of the Connecticut River, Hartford, CT, between the Founders Bridge on the North approximate position 41° 45′53.47″ N, 072° 39′55.77″ W and 41° 45′37.39″ N, 072° 39′47.49″ W (NAD 83) to the South.
1.7 Hartford Dragon Boat Regatta• Event type: Boat Race.
• Dates: Saturday and Sunday during the third weekend of August.
• Time 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day.
• Regulated area: All waters of the Connecticut River in Hartford, CT between the Bulkeley Bridge 41°46′10.10″ N, 072°39′56.13″ W and the Wilbur Cross Bridge 41°45′11.67″ N, 072°39′13.64″ W (NAD 83).
1.8 Kayak for a Cause Regatta• Event type: Boat Race.
• Date: A single day during the third or fourth weekend of July.
• Time: 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
• Regulated area: All water of Long Island Sound within a nine mile long and half mile wide rectangle shaped regatta course connecting Norwalk, CT and Crab Meadow, NY. The regulated area beginning in Norwalk CT east of Shady Beach at 41°5′32.24″ N, 073°23′11.18″ W then heads south crossing Long Island Sound to a point east of Crab Meadow Beach, Crab Meadow, NY at 40°55′37.21″ N, 073°19′2.14″ W then turns west connecting to a point west of Crab Meadow Beach at 40°55′48.3″ N, 073°19′51.88″ W, then turns north crossing Long Island Sound to the western boundary of Calf Pasture Beach Norwalk, CT at 41°04′57.54″ N, 073°23′53.21″ W then turns east back to its starting point at 41°5′32.24″ N, 073°23′11.18″ W (NAD 83).
• Additional stipulations: 1) Spectators must maintain a minimum distance of 100 yards from each event participant and support vessel. 2) Vessels that maintain the minimum required distance from event participants and support vessels may transit through the regatta course.
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PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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

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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; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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4. Amend § 165.151 by revising paragraph (a)(3) and Tables 1 and 2 to read as follows:

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Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays, Air Shows and Swim Events in the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone.

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(3) Although listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, sponsors of events listed in Tables 1 and 2 to § 165.151 are still required to submit marine event applications in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15. Each application must:

(i) Be submitted no less than 60 days before the date of the proposed event.

(ii) If the proposed event does not have a specified date the sponsor shall hold the event during the month it is listed in Tables 1 or 2 to § 165.151.

(iii) For those proposed events listed in Table 1 to § 165.151 to be held during the month of July, the event may take place during the final seven days of June.

(iv) Any proposed event not being held on the specified date or within the month listed in Tables 1 or 2 to § 165.151 shall be considered a new marine event and the sponsor shall submit a new marine event application in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15 no less than 135 days before the start of the event.

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Table 1 to § 165.151

2February
2.1 Sag Harbor COC Winter Harbor Frost FireworksDate: A day during the first or second weekend of February from 6:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.
Location: Waters of Sag Harbor off Long Wharf St. Pier in Sag Harbor, NY in approximate position 41°00′16.82″ N, 072°17′43.78″ W (NAD 83).
4April
4.1 Bridgeport Bluefish April Fireworks• Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point in Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°10′35″ N 073°10′58″ W (NAD 83).
5May
5.1 Jones Beach Air Show• Date: The Thursday through Sunday before Memorial Day each May from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.
• Location: Waters of Atlantic Ocean off Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY. In approximate positions 40°34′54″ N, 073°33′21″ W, then running east along the shoreline of Jones Beach State Park to approximate position 40°35′49″ N, 073°28′47″ W; then running south to a position in the Atlantic Ocean off of Jones Beach at approximate position 40°33′15″ N, 073°33′09″ W; then running West to approximate position 40°35′05″ N, 073°28′34″ W; then running North to the point of origin. (NAD 83).
5.2 Greenport Spring Fireworks• Date: A day during the last week of May or First week of June.
• Location: Waters of Greenport Harbor off Mitchell Park and Marina, Greenport, NY in approximate position 41°05′59.09″ N, 072°21′31.44″ W (NAD 83).
6June
6.1 Barnum Festival Fireworks• Date: last Saturday in June
• Rain Date: following Saturday
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Bridgeport Harbor, Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°9′04″ N, 073°12′49″ W (NAD 83).
6.2 Town of Branford Fireworks• Location: Waters of Branford Harbor, Branford, CT in approximate position, 41°15′30″ N, 072°49′22″ W (NAD 83).
6.3 Vietnam Veterans/Town of East Haven Fireworks• Location: Waters off Cosey beach, East Haven, CT in approximate position, 41°14′19″ N, 072°52′9.8″ W (NAD 83).
6.4 Salute to Veterans Fireworks• Date: The third Saturday of June.
• Rain date: The fourth Saturday of June.
• Location: Waters of Reynolds Channel off Hempstead, NY in approximate position 40°35′36.62″ N, 073°35′20.72″ W (NAD 83).
6.5 Cherry Grove Arts Project Fireworks• Date: A single day during the first two weeks of June.
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• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off Cherry Grove, NY in approximate position 40°39′49.06″ N, 073°05′27.99″ W (NAD 83).
6.6 Bridgeport Bluefish June Fireworks• Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point in Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°10′35″ N, 073°10′58″ W (NAD 83).
7July
7.1 Point O'Woods Fire Company Summer Fireworks• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, Point O'Woods, NY in approximate position 40°39′18.57″ N, 073°08′5.73″ W (NAD 83).
7.2 Cancer Center for Kids Fireworks• Location: Waters off of Bayville, NY in approximate position 40°54′38.20″ N, 073°34′56.88″ W (NAD 83).
7.3 City of Westbrook, CT July Celebration Fireworks• Location: Waters of Westbrook Harbor, Westbrook, CT in approximate position, 41°16′10.50″ N, 072°26′14″ W (NAD 83).
7.4 Norwalk Fireworks• Location: Waters off Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT in approximate position, 41°04′50″ N, 073°23′22″ W (NAD 83).
7.5 Lawrence Beach Club Fireworks• Location: Waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Lawrence Beach Club, Atlantic Beach, NY in approximate position 40°34′42.65″ N, 073°42′56.02″ W (NAD 83).
7.6 Sag Harbor Fireworks• Location: Waters of Sag Harbor Bay off Havens Beach, Sag Harbor, NY in approximate position 41°00′26″ N, 072°17′9″ W (NAD 83).
7.7 South Hampton Fresh Air Home Fireworks• Location: Waters of Shinnecock bay, Southampton, NY in approximate positions, 40°51′48″ N, 072°26′30″ W (NAD 83).
7.8 Westport Police Athletic league Fireworks• Location: Waters off Compo Beach, Westport, CT in approximate position, 41°06′15″ N, 073°20′57″ W (NAD 83).
7.9 City of Middletown Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Connecticut River, Middletown Harbor, Middletown, CT in approximate position 41°33′44.47″ N, 072°38′37.88″ W (NAD 83).
7.10 City of New Haven Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of New Haven Harbor, off Long Warf Park, New Haven, CT in approximate position 41°17′24″ N, 072°54′55.8″ W (NAD 83).
7.11 City of Norwich July Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Thames River, Norwich, CT in approximate position, 41°31′16.835″ N, 072°04′43.327″ W (NAD 83).
7.12 City of Stamford Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Fisher's Westcott cove, Stamford, CT in approximate position 41°02′09.56″ N, 073°30′57.76″ W (NAD 83).
7.13 City of West Haven Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of New Haven Harbor, off Bradley Point, West Haven, CT in approximate position 41°15′07″ N, 072°57′26″ W (NAD 83).
7.14 CDM Chamber of Commerce Annual Music Fest Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters off of Cedar Beach Town Park, Mount Sinai, NY in approximate position 40°57′59.58″ N, 073°01′57.87″ W (NAD 83).
7.15 Davis Park Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
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• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, Davis Park, NY in approximate position, 40°41′17″ N, 073°00′20″ W (NAD 83).
7.16 Fairfield Aerial Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT in approximate position 41°08′22″ N, 073°14′02″ W (NAD 83).
7.17 Fund in the Sun Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off The Pines, East Fire Island, NY in approximate position 40°40′07.43″ N, 073°04′13.88″ W (NAD 83).
7.18 Independence Day Celebration Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters off of Umbrella Beach, Montauk, NY in approximate position 41°01′44″ N, 071°57′13″ W (NAD 83).
7.19 Jones Beach State Park Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters off of Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY in approximate position 40°34′56.676″ N, 073°30′31.186″ W (NAD 83).
7.20 Madison Cultural Arts Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off of, Madison, CT in approximate position 41°16′10″ N, 072°36′30″ W (NAD 83).
7.21 Mason's Island Yacht Club Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Fisher's Island Sound, Noank, CT in approximate position 41°19′30.61″ N, 071°57′48.22″ W (NAD 83).
7.22 Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, Patchogue, NY in approximate position, 40°44′38″ N, 073°00′33″ W (NAD 83).
7.23 Riverfest Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Connecticut River Hartford, CT in approximate positions, 41°45′39.93″ N, 072°39′49.14″ W (NAD 83).
7.24 Village of Asharoken Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Northport Bay, Asharoken, NY in approximate position, 41°55′54.04″ N, 073°21′27.97″ W (NAD 83).
7.25 Village of Port Jefferson Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Port Jefferson Harbor Port Jefferson, NY in approximate position 40°57′10.11″ N, 073°04′28.01″ W (NAD 83).
7.26 Village of Quoque Foundering Anniversary Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Quantuck Bay, Quoque, NY in approximate position 40°48′42.99″ N, 072°37′20.20″ W (NAD 83).
7.27 City of Long Beach Fireworks• Location: Waters off Riverside Blvd, City of Long Beach, NY in approximate position 40°34′38.77″ N, 073°39′41.32″ W (NAD 83).
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7.28 Great South Bay Music Festival Fireworks• Location: Waters of Great South Bay, off Bay Avenue, Patchogue, NY in approximate position 40°44′45″ N, 073°00′25″ W (NAD 83).
7.29 Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks• Location: Waters of the Thames River New London, CT in approximate positions Barge 1, 41°21′03.03″ N, 072°5′24.5″ W Barge 2, 41°20′51.75″ N, 072°5′18.90″ W (NAD 83).
7.30 Shelter Island Fireworks• Location: Waters of Gardiner Bay, Shelter Island, NY in approximate position 41°04′39.11″ N, 072°22′01.07″ W (NAD 83).
7.31 Clam Shell Foundation Fireworks• Location: Waters of Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY in approximate position 41°1′15.49″ N, 072°11′27.50″ W (NAD 83).
7.32 Town of North Hempstead Bar Beach Fireworks• Location: Waters of Hempstead Harbor, North Hempstead, NY in approximate position 40°49′54″ N, 073°39′14″ W (NAD 83).
7.33 Groton Long Point Yacht Club Fireworks• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound, Groton, CT in approximate position 41°18′05″ N, 072°02′08″ W (NAD 83).
7.34 Devon Yacht Club Fireworks• Date: A day during the first week of July.
• Location: Waters of Napeague Bay, in Block Island Sound off Amagansett, NY in approximate position 40°59′41.40″ N, 072°06′08.70″ W (NAD 83).
7.35 Dolan Family Fourth Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Location: Waters of Oyster Bay Harbor in Long Island Sound off Oyster Bay, NY in approximate position 40°53′42.50″ N, 073°30′04.30″ W (NAD 83).
7.36 Friar's Head Golf Club Fireworks• Date: A day during the first two weeks of July.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off Baiting Hollow, NY in approximate position, 40°58′19.53″ N, 072°43′45.65″ W (NAD 83).
7.37 Islip Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date July 5.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off Bay Shore Manor Park, Islip, NY in approximate position 40°42′24″ N, 073°14′24″ W (NAD 83).
7.38 Madison Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: The Saturday following July 4.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off Madison Beach, Madison, CT in approximate position 41°16′03.93″ N, 072°36′15.97″ W (NAD 83).
7.39 Stratford Fireworks• Date: July 3.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound surrounding Short Beach Park, Stratford, CT in approximate position 41°09′50.82″ N, 073°06′47.13″ W (NAD 83).
7.40 Rowayton Fireworks• Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound south of Bayley Beach Park in Rowayton, CT in approximate position 41°03′11″ N, 073°26′41″ W (NAD 83).
7.41 Niantic Bay Fireworks• Date: A day during the first three weeks of July.
• Location: Waters of Niantic Bay 1500 feet west of the Niantic River Railroad Bridge, Niantic, CT in approximate position 41°19′22.59″ N, 072°11′03.47″ W (NAD 83).
7.42 Connetquot River Summer Fireworks• Date: A day during the first Week of July.
• Location: Waters of the Connetquot River off Snapper Inn Restaurant, Oakdale, NY in approximate position 40°43′32.38″ N, 073°9′02.64″ W (NAD 83).
7.43 North Bay Fourth of July Fireworks• Date: July, 4.
• Rain Date: July, 5.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay in Patchogue Bay 4000 feet south east of Blue Point, NY in approximate position 40°44′6.28″ N, 073°01′02.50″ W (NAD 83).
7.44 National Golf Links Fireworks• Date: A day during the first week of July.
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• Location: Waters of the Great Peconic Bay ¾ of a mile northwest of Bullhead Bay, Shinnecock, NY in approximate position 40°55′11.79″ N, 072°28′04.34″ W (NAD 83).
7.45 Xirinachs Family Foundation Fireworks• Date: A day during the first two weekends of July.
• Location: Waters of Hunting Bay off Beach Ave. Huntington Bay, NY in approximate position 40°54′23.27″ N, 73°25′08.04″ W (NAD 83).
7.46 Irwin family 4th of July• Date: A day during the last week of June or first week of July.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off The Helm Rd. East Islip, NY in approximate position 40°42′12.28″ N, 73°12′00.08″ W (NAD 83).
7.47 Westbrook July Celebration• Date: A day during the last week of June or first week of July.
• Location: Water of Long Island Sound Westbrook Harbor, West Brook, CT in approximate position 41°16′10″ N, 72°26′14″ W (NAD 83).
7.48 Bridgeport Bluefish July Fireworks• Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point in Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°10′35″ N, 073°10′58″ W (NAD 83).
8August
8.1 Village of Bellport Fireworks• Location: Waters of Bellport Bay, off Bellport Dock, Bellport, NY in approximate position 40°45′01.83″ N, 072°55′50.43″ W (NAD 83).
8.2 Taste of Italy Fireworks• Location: Waters of Norwich Harbor, off Norwich marina, Norwich, CT in approximate position 41°31′17.72″ N, 072°04′43.41″ W (NAD 83).
8.3 Old Black Point Beach Association Fireworks• Location: Waters off Old Black Point Beach East Lyme, CT in approximate position, 41°17′34.9″ N, 072°12′55″ W (NAD 83).
8.4 Town of Babylon Fireworks• Location: Waters off of Cedar Beach Town Park, Babylon, NY in approximate position 40°37′53″ N, 073°20′12″ W (NAD 83).
8.5 Shelter Island Yacht Club Fireworks• Date: The second Saturday of August.
• Rain date: the second Sunday of August.
• Location: Waters of Dering Harbor north of Shelter Island Yacht Club, Shelter Island, NY in approximate position 41°05′23.47″ N, 072°21′11.18″ W (NAD 83).
8.6 Stamford Fireworks• Date: The last Saturday of August.
• Rain date: The last Sunday of August.
• Location: Waters of Stamford Harbor, off Kosciuszco Park, Stamford, CT in approximate position 41°01′48.46″ N, 073°32′15.32″ W (NAD 83).
8.7 Nikon Theater at Jones beach Fireworks• Date: A day during the first two weeks of August.
• Location: Waters of Zacks Bay off the Nikon Theater, Jones Beach, NY in approximate position 40°36′02.12″ N, 073°30′05.65″ W (NAD 83).
8.8 Ascension Fireworks• Date: A day during the third or fourth weekend of August.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off The Pines, East Fire Island, NY in approximate position 40°40′07.43″ N, 073°04′13.88″ W (NAD 83).
8.9 Bridgeport Bluefish August Fireworks• Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point in Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°10′35″ N, 073°10′58″ W (NAD 83).
9September
9.1 East Hampton Fire Department Fireworks• Location: Waters off Main Beach, East Hampton, NY in approximate position 40°56′40.28″ N, 072°11′21.26″ W (NAD 83).
9.2 Town of Islip Labor Day Fireworks• Location: Waters of Great South Bay off Bay Shore Marina, Islip, NY in approximate position 40°42′24″ N, 073°14′24″ W (NAD 83).
9.3 Village of Island Park Labor Day Celebration Fireworks• Location: Waters off Village of Island Park Fishing Pier, Village Beach, NY in approximate position 40°36′30.95″ N, 073°39′22.23″ W (NAD 83).
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9.4 The Creek Fireworks• Date: A day during the first week of September.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off the Creek Golf Course, Lattingtown, NY in approximate position 40°54′13″ N, 073°35′58″ W (NAD 83).
9.5 Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church Fireworks• Date: A day during the last week of September or first week of October.
• Location: Water of Hempstead Harbor off Bar Beach Town Park Port Washington, NY in approximate position 40°49′42″ N, 073°39′07″ W (NAD 83).
9.6 Port Washington Sons of Italy Fireworks• Location: Waters of Hempstead Harbor off Bar Beach, North Hempstead, NY in approximate position 40°49′48.04″ N, 073°39′24.32″ W (NAD 83).
9.7 Bridgeport Bluefish September Fireworks• Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point in Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°10′35″ N, 073°10′58″ W (NAD 83).
11November
11.1 Charles W. Morgan Anniversary Fireworks• Date: A day during the first or second weekend of November.
• Location: Waters of the Mystic River, north of the Mystic Seaport Light, Mystic, CT in approximate position 41°21′56.455″ N, 071°57′58.32″ W (NAD 83).
11.2 Christmas Boat Parade Fireworks• Location: Waters of Patchogue Bay off “Lombardi's on the Bay” restaurant Patchogue, NY in approximate position 40°44′39.18″ N 073°00′37.80″ W (NAD 83).
11.3 Connetquot River Fall Fireworks• Location: Waters of the Connetquot River off Snapper Inn Restaurant, Oakdale, NY in approximate position 40°43′32.38″ N, 073°09′02.64″ W (NAD 83).
12December
12.1 Greenport Winter Fireworks• Date: From 11:45 p.m. December 31, until 12:30 a.m. January 1.
• Location: Waters of Greenport Harbor off Mitchell Park and Marina, Greenport NY, in approximate position 41°05′59.09″ N 072°21′31.44″ W (NAD 83).

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[June, July & August]

1.1 Swim Across the Sound• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove Seaport, Bridgeport, CT. in approximate positions 40°58′11.71″ N, 073°05′51.12″ W, north-westerly to the finishing point at Captain's Cove Seaport 41°09′25.07″ N, 073°12′47.82″ W (NAD 83).
1.2 Huntington Bay Open Water Championships Swim• Location: Waters of Huntington Bay, NY. In approximate positions start/finish at approximate position 40°54′25.8″ N, 073°24′28.8″ W, East turn at approximate position 40°54′45″ N 073°23′36.6″ W and a West turn at approximate position 40°54′31.2″ N, 073°25′21″ W, °09′25.07″ N 073°12′47.82″ W (NAD 83).
1.3 Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, NY. Starting Point at the Fire Island Lighthouse Dock in approximate position 40°38′01″ N, 073°13′07″ W; northerly through approximate points 40°38′52″ N, 073°13′09″ W; 40°39′40″ N, 073°13′30″ W; 40°40′30″ N, 073°14′00″ W; and finishing at Gilbert Park, Brightwaters, NY at approximate position 40°42′25″ N, 073°14′52″ W (NAD 83).
1.4 Waves of Hope Swim• Date: A day during the last week of June or first two weeks of July.
• Time: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
• Location: All waters of the Great South Bay off Amityville, NY shoreward of a line created by connecting the following points. Beginning at 40°39′22.38″ N, 073°25′31.63″ W, then to 40°39′02.18″ N, 073°25′31.63″ W, then to 40°39′02.18″ N, 073°24′03.81″ W, ending at 40°39′18.27″ N, 073°24′03.81″ W (NAD 83).
1.5 Stonewall Swim• Date: A day during a weekend in August.
• Time: 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
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• Location: All navigable waters of the Great South Bay within a three miles long and half mile wide box connecting Snedecor Avenue in Bayport, NY to Porgie Walk in Fire Island, NY. Formed by connecting the following points. Beginning at 40°43′40.24″ N, 073°03′41.50″ W; then to 40°43′40.00″ N, 073°03′13.40″ W; then to 40°40′04.13 N, 073°03′43.81″ W; then to 40°40′08.30″ N, 073°03′17.70″ W; and ending at the beginning point 40°43′40.24″ N, 073°03′41.5″ W (NAD 83).
1.6 Swim Across America Greenwich• Date: A single day during June.
• Time: 5:30 a.m. until noon.
• Location: All navigable waters of Stamford Harbor within a half miles long and 1000 foot wide polygon shaped box stretching from Dolphin Cove to Rocky Point between Stamford and Greenwich, CT. Formed by connecting the following points. Beginning at point (A) 41°01′32.03″ N, 073°33′8.93″ W, then south east to point (B) 41°01′15.01″ N, 073°32′55.58″ W; then south west to point (c) 41°00′49.25N, 073°33′20.36″ W; then north west to point (D) 41°00′58.00″ N, 073°33′27.00″ W, then north east to point (E) 41°01′15.80″ N, 073°33′09.85″ W, then heading north and ending at point (A)(NAD 83).
1.7 US Coast Guard Triathlon Swim• Date: A single day during August.
• Location: All navigable waters of the Thames River, New London Harbor off Fort Trumbull State Park around a half mile long course that is west of the Federal navigation channel in New London, CT. Formed by connecting the following points. Beginning at point (A) 41°20′40.03″ N, 072°05′32.15″ W; then east to point (B) 41°20′40.08″ N, 072°05′22.03″ W, then north to point (C) 41°20′48.29N, 072°05′23.19″ W; then north west to point (D) 41°20′50.84″ N, 072°05′29.29″ W, then south west to end point (E) 41°20′46.41″ N, 072°05′35.77″ W, (NAD 83).
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Dated: May 14, 2013.

J. M. Vojvodich,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound.

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[FR Doc. 2013-12392 Filed 5-23-13; 8:45 am]

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