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Safety Zone; Fireworks Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of enforcement of regulation.


The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones in the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).


The regulation for the safety zones described in 33 CFR 165.160 will be enforced on the dates and times listed in the table in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.

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If you have questions on this notice, call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade Kristopher Kesting, Coast Guard Sector New York; telephone 718-354-4154, email

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The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones listed in 33 CFR 165.160 on the specified dates and times as indicated in Table 1 below.

Table 1

1. Midland Beach Sea Turtle Fireworks Display, Midland Beach, Staten Island Safety Zone• Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°34′12″ N, 074°04′29.6″ W (NAD 1983), approximately 800 yards southeast of Midland Beach. This Safety Zone is a 500-yard radius from the barge.
• Dates: June 29, July 13, August 17 2013.
33 CFR 165.160(2.11)• Times: 8:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.160, a vessel may not enter the regulated area unless given express permission from the COTP or the designated representative. Spectator vessels may transit outside the regulated area but may not anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of other vessels. 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 165.160 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide mariners with advanced notification of enforcement periods via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts. If the COTP 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: June 24, 2013.

G. Loebl,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port New York.

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[FR Doc. 2013-16618 Filed 7-10-13; 8:45 am]