Coast Guard, DHS.
Notice of enforcement of regulation.
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor during specified periods from October 26, 2013 through January 1, 2014. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. Enforcement of this safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after various fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
The regulations in 33 CFR 165.931 will be enforced at specified times between 9:15 p.m. on October 26, 2013 through 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2014.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
If you have questions on this notice, call or email MST1 Joseph McCollum, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI at 414-747-7148, email Joseph.P.Mccollum@uscg.mil.
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The Coast Guard will enforce the Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL listed in 33 CFR 165.931 for the following events:
Navy Pier Fireworks with times and dates as follows:
October 26, 2013 from 9:15 p.m. through 9:45 p.m.;
November 23, 2013 from 8:45 p.m. through 9:25 p.m.;
December 31, 2013 from 6:45 p.m. through 7:25 p.m.;
December 31, 2013 at 11:45 p.m. through January 1, 2014 at 12:30 a.m.
This safety zone encompasses the waters of Lake Michigan within Chicago Harbor bounded by coordinates beginning at 41°53′26.5″ N, 087°35′26.5″ W; then south to 41°53′7.6″ N, 087°35′26.3″ W; then west to 41°53′7.6″ N, 087°36′23.2″ W; then north to 41°53′26.5″ N, 087°36′24.6″ W; then east back to the point of origin (NAD 83). All vessels must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, or his 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, Lake Michigan, or his on-scene representative.
This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.931 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. If the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, determines that the safety zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the safety zone. The Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.
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Dated: September 13, 2013.
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
[FR Doc. 2013-23381 Filed 9-25-13; 8:45 am]
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