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Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Richmond, Richmond Harbor, CA

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of enforcement of regulation.


The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the City of Richmond Fourth of July Fireworks display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).


The regulations will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 3, 2013.

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If you have questions on this notice, call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade William Hawn, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399-7442 or email at

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The Coast Guard will enforce a 100 foot safety zone around the fireworks barge during the loading, transit, and arrival of the fireworks barge to the display location and until the start of the fireworks display. From 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on July 3, 2013, the fireworks barge will be loading off of Pier 50 in San Francisco, CA in approximate position 37°46′28″ N, 122°23′06″ W (NAD 83). From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 3, 2013 the loaded barge will transit from Pier 50 to the launch site near Richmond Harbor in approximate position 37°54′41″ N, 122°21′02″ W (NAD 83). Upon the commencement of the 25 minute fireworks display, scheduled to begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. on July 3, 2013, the safety zone will increase in size and encompass the navigable waters around and under the fireworks barge within a radius 1,000 feet in approximate position 37°54′41″ N, 122°21′02″ (NAD 83). Pursuant to 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, Item number 11, this safety zone will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 3, 2013.

Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.1191, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone during all applicable effective dates and times, unless authorized to do so by the PATCOM. Additionally, each person who receives notice of a lawful order or direction issued by an official patrol vessel shall obey the order or direction. The PATCOM is empowered to forbid entry into and control the regulated area. The PATCOM shall be designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. The PATCOM may, upon request, allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1191 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 extensive advance notification of the safety zone and its enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners. If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners may be used to grant general permission to enter the regulated area.

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Dated: May 18, 2013.

Gregory G. Stump,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco.

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[FR Doc. 2013-13752 Filed 6-10-13; 8:45 am]