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

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

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).

DATES:

The regulation for the safety zones described in 33 CFR 165.160 will be enforced on the dates and times listed in the table below.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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 Kristopher.R.Kesting@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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. This regulation was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2011 (76 FR 69614).

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Table 1

1. A DMC Network Company, Briggs Fireworks, Ellis Island Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(2.2)• Launch site: A barge located between Federal Anchorages 20-A and 20-B, in approximate position 40°41′45″ N, 074°02′09″ W (NAD 1983), about 365 yards east of Ellis Island. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge. • Date: September 9, 2013 (Rain Date: September 10, 2013). • Time: 9:15 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
2. Mullen Wedding Fireworks, Pier 90, Hudson River Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(5.4)• Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°46′11.8″ N, 074°00′14.8″ W (NAD 1983), approximately 375 yards west of Pier 90, Manhattan, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
3. Waterside Plaza's 40th Anniversary Fireworks, Newtown Creek, East River Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(4.2)• Launch site: A barge launch located in approximate position 40°44′24″ N, 073°58′00″ W (NAD 1983), approximately 785 yards south of Belmont Island. This Safety zone is a 360-yard.
4. Wolfe's Pond Fireworks, South Beach, Staten Island Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(2.4)• Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°35′11″ N, 074°03′42″ W (NAD 1983), about 350 yards east of South Beach, Staten Island. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5. Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts NYE Fireworks, Liberty Island Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(2.1)• Launch site: A barge launch located in approximate position 40°41′16.5″ N, 074°02′23″ W (NAD 1983), located in Federal Anchorage 20-C, about 360 yards east of Liberty Island. This Safety zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.

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(a) 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: August 22, 2013.

G. Loebl,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-22413 Filed 9-13-13; 8:45 am]

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