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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard proposes to update the list of marine events that occur annually within the Eleventh Coast Guard District. These updates include adding specific marine events to the list of marine events held annually in the Eleventh Coast Guard District as well as removing marine events that no longer occur. In addition to updating the list of marine events held annually in the Eleventh Coast Guard District, the Coast Guard proposes to amend the special local regulations by standardizing the language and format of listed events. When these special local regulations are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this proposed rule would restrict vessels from transiting inside the regulated area.

DATES:

Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before December 18, 2013. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before December 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2013-0361 using any one of the following methods:

(1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

(2) Fax: 202-493-2251.

(3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods.

See the “Public Participation and Request for Comments” portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this proposed rule, call or email Lieutenant Junior Start Printed Page 69008Grade Blake Morris, Eleventh Coast Guard District Prevention Division, Waterways Management Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 510-437-3801, email Blake.J.Morris@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:

A. Public Participation and Request for Comments

We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided.

1. Submitting Comments

If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this proposed rulemaking (USCG-2013-0361), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at http://www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number “USCG-2013-0361” in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Click on “Submit a Comment” on the line associated with this rulemaking.

If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8½ by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments.

2. Viewing Comments and Documents

To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number “USCG-2013-0361” 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.

3. Privacy Act

Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

4. Public Meeting

We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this proposed rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register.

B. Basis and Purpose

The Coast Guard is conducting this rulemaking under the authority of 33 U.S.C. 1233.

Specific marine events are annually held on a recurring basis on the navigable waters within the Eleventh Coast Guard District and require special local regulations to keep spectators and vessels a safe distance away from the vessels and individuals that are participating in the specified events. These events include sailing regattas, powerboat races, rowboat races, parades, and swim events. Some of these marine events are not currently listed in 33 CFR 100 sections 1101, 1102 and 1104 or many of the annual events that are listed in these sections do not correctly reflect the date or approximate date of the event or do not correctly identify other important information specific to the event.

The effect of these proposed special local regulations will be to restrict general navigation in the vicinity of the events, from the start of each event until the conclusion of that event. Except for persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area. These regulations are needed to keep spectators and vessels a safe distance away from the specified events to help ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and transiting vessels.

C. Discussion of Proposed Rule

The Coast Guard proposes to revise 33 CFR 100.1101, Southern California annual marine events for the San Diego Captain of the Port zone, by adding 12 new events and updating 1 event with correct verbiage. The 12 new events in this section are as follows: “ITU World Triathlon” occurring late April or early May at Bonita Cove and Ventura Cove in Mission Bay, San Diego; “Fearless Triathlon” occurring in March at the South Shores Boat Ramp in Mission Bay, San Diego; “Bay to Bay Rowing and Paddling Regatta” occurring in July from Mission Bay to San Diego Bay; “San Diego Sharkfest Swim” occurring one Saturday in September or October in the waters from Seaport Village across the federal channel to the Coronado Ferry Landing; “San Diego TriRock Triathlon” occurring on a Saturday in March in the East Embarcadero Marina Basin; “San Diego Bayfair” occurring the second or third weekend in September at Mission Bay, San Diego; “Oceanside Harbor Days Tiki Swim” occurring on one Saturday in late September or early October in Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside; “U.S. Open Ski Racing Nationals” occurring one weekend in October at Mission Bay, San Diego; “San Diego Maritime Museum Tall Ship Festival of Sail” occurring one weekend in September in San Diego Bay; “Hanohano Ocean Challenge” an outrigger canoe race occurring on a Saturday in January in Mission Bay, San Diego; “Crystal Pier Outrigger Race” an outrigger canoe race occurring in Mission Bay and Mission Bay Entrance Channel on a Saturday in May, Mission Bay, San Diego; and the “San Diego Ho'olaule'a & Keiki Heihei Wa'a Stand Up for the Kids Race” occurring on a weekend in May in Mission Bay, San Diego. We also propose to update the information specific to the “San Diego Parade of Lights” by inserting a new event sponsor, date, and regulated area.

The Coast Guard proposes to update 33 CFR 100.1102, annual marine events on the Colorado River, between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, AZ) and Headgate Dam (Parker, AZ) within the San Diego Captain of the Port zone, by adding 9 new events and updating 1 event with Start Printed Page 69009correct verbiage. The 9 new events in this section are as follows: ”BlueWater Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown” occurring one weekend in March in the waters of the Colorado River between BlueWater Resort and Casino and just north of Headgate Rock Dam in Parker, AZ; “BlueWater Resort and Casino West Coast Nationals” occurring one weekend in April in the Lake Moovalya area of the Colorado River and the portion of the Colorado River adjacent to the BlueWater River Casino, in Parker, AZ; “Great Western Tube Float” occurring one Saturday in early June in the navigable waters of the Colorado River from La Paz County Park to the BlueWater Resort and Casino, immediately before the Headgate Dam; “Mark Hahn Memorial 300 PWC Endurance Race” occurring in late February at Lake Havasu; “Lake Havasu Triathlon” occurring in March at Lake Havasu; “Bullhead City River Regatta” occurring one Saturday in August in the Colorado River from Camp Davis to Rotary Park; “BlueWater Triathlon” occurring one Saturday in October in the waters of the Colorado River between Blue Water Resort and Casino Amphitheater and just north of Headgate Rock Dam in Parker, AZ; “BlueWater Resort and Casino 300 Enduro” occurring in late October at river mile markers 179 and 185 in the Colorado River; and “Another Dam Race” occurring one Saturday in November in the waters of the Colorado River between Blue Water Resort and Casino Amphitheater and just north of Headgate Rock Dam in Parker, AZ. We also propose to update the information specific to the “Lake Havasu City Boat Parade of Lights” by inserting a new regulated area.

Lastly, the Coast Guard proposes to reinstate the 16 annually recurring marine events previously listed in 33 CFR 100.1104, Captain of the Port zone Los Angeles—Long Beach. The 16 marine events being reinstated were mistakenly deleted in 2011 and are not new events. By reinstating these 16 marine events, table 1 of this section will accurately reflect the 17 annually recurring events that are held in the Captain of the Port zone Los Angeles—Long Beach.

The proposed changes will effectively update special local regulations with annually occurring marine events in the Eleventh Coast Guard District. Table 1 for each of the listed sections will reflect current information. This rulemaking limits the unnecessary burden of continually establishing temporary special local regulations every year for events that occur on an annual basis. These events include swimming competitions, sailboat and power boat races and rowing events within the San Diego and Los Angeles—Long Beach Captain of the Port zones.

Regulated areas listed in these events are needed to protect both the event participants, spectators, and other mariners and provide on-water awareness for safety. To reduce associated safety risks, special local regulations will restrict vessels and water craft around the location of each marine event. Within the regulated areas of the listed marine events, persons and vessels not associated with the event will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, remaining, anchoring ormooring within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or designated representative. Persons or vessels would be able to request authorization to enter, transit through, remain, anchor or moor within the regulated areas by contacting the Captain of the Port for the respective location, COTP San Diego 619-278-7033 and COTP Los Angeles—Long Beach 310-521-3801 or designated representative on VHF radio channel 16. If any person is authorized to enter, transit through, remain, anchor or moor within any of the regulated areas, the individual would be required to comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative.

Designated representatives are comprised of commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard may also be assisted by other federal, state, and local agencies in the enforcement of these regulated areas.

D. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

This proposed 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 proposed rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. This rulemaking is not a significant regulatory action because the regulations exist for a limited period of time on a limited portion of the waterways. Further, individuals and vessels desiring to use the affected portion of the waterways may, upon permission from the Patrol Commander, use the affected areas.

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 term “small entities” comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

We expect this proposed rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners and operators of vessels intending to fish, transit, or anchor in the waters affected by these special local regulations. These special local regulations will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: small vessel traffic will be able to pass safely around the area and vessels engaged in event activities, sightseeing and commercial fishing have ample space outside of the area governed by the special local regulations to engage in these activities. Small entities and the maritime public will be advised of implementation of these special local regulations via public notice to mariners or notice of implementation published in the Federal Register.

If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it.

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 proposed 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 Start Printed Page 69010listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

4. Collection of Information

This proposed rule will not form 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 State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and have determined that it 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 proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

8. Taking of Private Property

This proposed rule would 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 proposed 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 From Environmental Health Risks

We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rulemaking is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children.

11. Indian Tribal Governments

This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would 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 proposed rule 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 proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

14. Environment

We have analyzed this proposed 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 made a preliminary determination 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 rulemaking is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2-1 of the Commandant Instruction. A preliminary environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination is 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 proposed rule.

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List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to revise 33 CFR part 100 as follows:

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PART 100—MARINE EVENTS

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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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Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone.

(a) General. Special local regulations are established for the events listed in Table 1 of this section. Notice of implementation of these special local regulations will be made by publication in the Federal Register 30 days prior to the event for those events without specific dates. In all cases, further information on exact dates, times, and other details concerning the number and type of participants and an exact geographical description of the areas are published by the Eleventh Coast Guard District in the Local Notice to Mariners at least 20 days prior to each event. To be placed on the mailing list for Local Notice to Mariners contact: Commander (dpw), Eleventh Coast Guard District, Coast Guard Island, Building 50-2, Alameda, CA 94501-5100. Note: Sponsors of events listed in Table 1 of this section must submit an application each year in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15 to the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander no less than 60 days before the start of the proposed event. Sponsors are informed that ample lead time is required to inform all Federal, state, local agencies, and/or other interested parties and to provide the sponsor the best support to ensure the safety of life and property.

(b) Special local regulations. All persons and vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or as official patrol vessels are considered spectators. The “official patrol” consists of any Coast Guard or other vessel assigned or approved by the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander to patrol each event.

(1) No spectator shall anchor, block, loiter, nor impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during all applicable effective dates and times unless cleared to do so by or through an official patrol vessel.

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(3) The Patrol Commander (PATCOM) is empowered to control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area or to restrict vessels from entering the regulated area. The Patrol Commander shall be designated by the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander; will be a U.S. Coast Guard commissioned officer, warrant officer, or petty officer to act as the Sector Commander's official representative; and will be located aboard the lead official patrol vessel. As the Sector Commander's representative, the PATCOM may terminate the event any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life and property. PATCOM may be reached on VHF-FM Channel 13 (156.65MHz) or 16 (156.8MHz) when required, by the call sign “PATCOM.”

(4) The Patrol Commander may, upon request, allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so.

(5) The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, state, or local agencies.

Table 1 to § 100.1101

[All coordinates referenced use datum NAD 83]

1. San Diego Fall Classic
SponsorSan Diego Rowing Club.
Event DescriptionCompetitive rowing race.
DateSunday in November.
LocationMission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Mission Bay to include South Pacific Passage, Fiesta Bay, and the waters around Vacation Isle.
2. California Half Ironman Triathlon
SponsorWorld Triathlon Corporation.
Event DescriptionSwimming Portion of Triathlon Race.
DateSaturday in late March or early April.
LocationOceanside Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Oceanside Harbor, CA, including the entrance channel.
3. San Diego Crew Classic
SponsorSan Diego Crew Classic.
Event DescriptionCompetitive rowing race.
DateFirst Saturday and Sunday in April.
LocationMission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Mission Bay to include South Pacific Passage, Fiesta Bay, and the waters around Vacation Isle.
4. Dutch Shoe Regatta
SponsorSan Diego Yacht Club.
Event DescriptionSailboat Race.
DateFriday in late July.
LocationSan Diego Bay, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of San Diego Bay, CA, from Shelter Island to Glorietta Bay.
5. San Diego Parade of Lights
SponsorSan Diego Bay Parade of Lights.
Event DescriptionBoat Parade.
DateTwo Sunday nights in December.
LocationSan Diego Bay, CA.
Regulated AreaA pre-determined course in the northern portion of the San Diego Main Ship Channel from Shelter Island Basin, past the Embarcadero, crossing the federal navigable channel and ending off of Coronado Island.
6. Mission Bay Parade of Lights
SponsorMission Bay Yacht Club.
Event DescriptionBoat Parade.
DateDecember.
LocationMission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaMission Bay, the Main Entrance Channel, Sail Bay, and Fiesta Bay.
7. ITU World Triathlon
SponsorLagardere Unlimited Upsolut USAT LLC.
Event DescriptionSwimming Portion of Triathlon Race.
DateLate April or early May.
LocationMission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaBonita Cove San Diego, CA and Ventura Cove, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA.
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8. Fearless Triathlon
SponsorFearless Races, LLC.
Event DescriptionSwimming Portion of Triathlon Race.
DateWeekend in March.
LocationMission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaSouth Shores Boat Ramp, Mission Bay.
9. Bay to Bay Rowing and Paddling Regatta
SponsorPeninsula Family YMCA.
Event DescriptionKayak, surfboard, and stand up paddle board paddling race.
DateSaturday in July.
LocationSan Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Mission Bay, CA, to San Diego Bay, CA.
10. San Diego Sharkfest Swim
SponsorEnviro-Sports Productions Inc.
Event DescriptionSwim race.
DateSaturday in September or October.
LocationSan Diego Bay, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of San Diego Bay, CA, from Seaport Village to Coronado Ferry Landing.
11. San Diego TriRock Triathalon
SponsorCompetitor Group Inc.
Event DescriptionSwim race.
DateSaturday in September.
LocationSan Diego Bay, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of San Diego Bay, CA, off the East Basin of Embarcadero Park.
12. San Diego Bayfair
SponsorThunderboats Unlimited Inc.
Event DescriptionProfessional High-speed powerboat race, closed course.
DateSecond or third weekend in September (Friday thru Sunday).
LocationMission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Mission Bay to include Fiesta Bay, the east side of Vacation Isle, and Crown Point shores.
13. Oceanside Harbor Days Tiki Swim
SponsorCity of Oceanside.
Event DescriptionSwim race.
DateSaturday in late September or early October.
LocationOceanside Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Oceanside Harbor, CA, including the entrance channel.
14. U.S. Open Ski Racing Nationals
SponsorNational Water-ski Race Association.
Event DescriptionProfessional High-speed water ski powerboat race, closed course.
DateOne weekend in October.
LocationMission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Mission Bay to include Fiesta Bay, the east side of Vacation Isle.
15. San Diego Maritime Museum Tall Ship Festival of Sail
SponsorSan Diego Maritime Museum.
Event DescriptionTall ship festival.
DateAnnually over a weekend in September (3 day event).
LocationSan Diego Bay, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of San Diego Bay Harbor.
16. Hanohano Ocean Challenge
SponsorHanohano Outrigger Canoe Club.
Event DescriptionOutrigger canoes and kayak race.
DateSaturday in January.
LocationMission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaMission Bay, the Main Entrance Channel, Bonita Cove, South Shores Cove.
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17. Crystal Pier Outrigger Race
SponsorHanohano Outrigger Canoe Club.
Event DescriptionOutrigger canoe race.
DateSaturday in May.
LocationMission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaMission Bay, the Main Entrance Channel, Sail Bay, Fiesta Bay, South Shore Channel, and waters adjacent to Crown Point Beach Park.
18. San Diego Ho'olaule'a and Keiki Heihei Wa'a Stand Up For the Kids Race
SponsorNa Koa Kai Canoe Club.
Event DescriptionOutrigger Canoe and Stand Up Paddle Board race.
DateWeekend in May.
LocationMission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Regulated AreaMission Bay, De Anza Cove, and North Pacific Passage.
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Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona).

(a) General. Special local regulations are established for the events listed in Table 1 of this section. Notice of implementation of these special local regulations will be made by publication in the Federal Register 30 days prior to the event for those events without specific dates or by Notice to Mariners 20 Days prior to the event for those events listing a period for which a firm date is identifiable. In all cases, further information on exact dates, times, and other details concerning the number and type of participants and an exact geographical description of the areas are published by the Eleventh Coast Guard District in the Local Notice to Mariners at least 20 days prior to each event. To be placed on the mailing list for Local Notice to Mariners contact: Commander (dpw), Eleventh Coast Guard District, Coast Guard Island, Building 50-2, Alameda, CA 94501-5100. Note: Sponsors of events listed in Table 1 of this section must submit an application each year in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15 to the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander no less than 60 days before the start of the proposed event. Sponsors are informed that ample lead time is required to inform all Federal, state, local agencies, and/or other interested parties and to provide the sponsor the best support to ensure the safety of life and property. A Coast Guard-National Park Service agreement exists for both the Glen Canyon and Lake Mead National Recreational Areas; applicants shall contact the cognizant authority for approval of events in these areas.

(b) Special local regulations. All persons and vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or as official patrol vessels are considered spectators. The “official patrol” consists of any Coast Guard, other Federal, state or local law enforcement, and any public or sponsor-provided vessels assigned or approved by the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander to patrol each event.

(1) No spectator shall anchor, block, loiter, nor impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during all applicable effective dates and times unless cleared to do so by or through an official patrol vessel.

(2) When hailed and/or signaled by an official patrol vessel, any spectator located within a regulated area during all applicable effective dates and times shall come to an immediate stop.

(3) The Patrol Commander (PATCOM) is empowered to control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area or to restrict vessels from entering the regulated area. The Patrol Commander shall be designated by the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander; will be a U.S. Coast Guard commissioned officer, warrant officer, or petty officer to act as the Sector Commander's official representative; and will be located aboard the lead official patrol vessel. As the Sector Commander's representative, the PATCOM may terminate the event any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life and property. PATCOM may be reached on VHF-FM Channel 13 (156.65MHz) or 16 (156.8MHz) when required, by the call sign “PATCOM.”

(4) The Patrol Commander may, upon request, allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so.

(5) The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, state, or local agencies.

Table 1 to § 100.1102

[All coordinates referenced use datum NAD 83.]

1. Lake Havasu Winter Water-Ski Race
SponsorNational Water-ski Racing Association.
Event DescriptionWater-ski races.
DateSaturday and Sunday in late February or early March.
LocationLake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated AreaThat portion of the lower Colorado River on the Arizona side between Thompson Bay and Copper Canyon.
2. Havasu Landing Regatta
SponsorSouthern Outboard Association.
Event DescriptionBoat Races on closed course.
DateSaturday and Sunday in February.
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LocationHavasu Lake, CA.
Regulated AreaThat portion of the lower Colorado River on the California side at Havasu Landing Resort and Casino.
3. Parker International Water-ski Race
SponsorInternational Water-ski Race Association.
Event DescriptionWater-ski Show.
DateSecond Saturday and Sunday in March.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe entire water area of the Colorado River beginning at BlueWater Marina in Parker, AZ, and extending approximately 10 miles to La Paz County Park.
4. Desert Storm
SponsorLake Racer LLC.
Event DescriptionBoat Poker Run and Exhibition Runs.
DateApril weekend (3 day event).
LocationLake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe waters of the lower Colorado River encompassed from the eastern line off of Algoma Pier Head Lighthouse to the Split Rock Lighthouse as the western line, with the following boundaries:
Eastern Boundary Line: 34°26′51″ N, 114°20′41″ W to 34°27′17″ N, 114°20′51″ W.
Western Boundary Line: 34°27′18″ N, 114°22′34″ W to 34°26′55″ N, 114°22′59″ W.
5. Lake Havasu Grand Prix
SponsorPacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (POPRA).
Event DescriptionBoat Races on closed course.
DateApril weekend (2 day event).
LocationLake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe waters of the lower Colorado River encompassed by the following boundaries:
Boundary one from 34°27′44″ N, 114°20′53″ W to 34°27′51″ N, 114°20′43″ W.
Boundary two from 34°26′50″ N, 114°20′41″ W to 34°27′14″ N, 114°20′55″ W.
Boundary three from 34°26′10″ N, 114°18′40″ W to 34°25′50″ N, 114°18′52″ W.
6. BlueWater Resort and Casino Spring Classic
SponsorSouthern California Speedboat Club.
Event DescriptionProfessional High-speed powerboat race, closed course.
DateSaturday and Sunday in April.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe Lake Moovalya area of the Colorado River in Parker, AZ.
7. BlueWater Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown
SponsorArizona Drag Boat Association.
Event DescriptionProfessional High-speed powerboat drag race, on a measured course.
DateSaturday and Sunday in March.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaAdjacent to the BlueWater River Casino, Arizona side of the Colorado River in Parker, AZ.
8. BlueWater Resort and Casino West Coast Nationals
SponsorRPM Racing Enterprises.
Event DescriptionProfessional High-speed powerboat race, closed course.
DateSaturday and Sunday in April.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe Lake Moovalya area of the Colorado River and the portion of the Colorado River adjacent to the BlueWater River Casino, in Parker, AZ.
9. Great Western Tube Float
SponsorCity of Parker, AZ.
Event DescriptionRiver float.
DateOne Saturday in June.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe navigable waters of the Colorado River from La Paz County Park to the BlueWater Resort and Casino, immediately before the Headgate Dam.
10. IJSBA World Finals
SponsorInternational Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA).
Event DescriptionPersonal Watercraft Race.
DateSecond Saturday through third Sunday of October (10 Days).
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LocationLake Havasu City, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe navigable waters of Lake Havasu, AZ in the area known as Crazy Horse Campgrounds.
11. Parker Enduro
SponsorParker Area Chamber of Commerce.
Event DescriptionHydroplane, flatbottom, tunnel, and v-bottom powerboat race.
DateLate October.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaBetween river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and Headgate Dam).
12. BlueWater Resort and Casino Thanksgiving Regatta
SponsorSouthern California Speedboat Club.
Event DescriptionBoat Races.
DateThursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Thanksgiving week.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe Lake Moovalya area of the Colorado River and the portion of the Colorado River adjacent to the BlueWater River Casino, in Parker, AZ.
13. Lake Havasu City Boat Parade of Lights
SponsorLondon Bridge Yacht Club.
Event DescriptionBoat parade during which vessels pass by a pre-designated vessel and then transit through the London Bridge Channel.
DateFirst Saturday and Sunday in December.
LocationLake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated AreaA pre-determined course that travels through the waters of North Lake Havasu, London Bridge Channel and Thompson Bay.
14. Mark Hahn Memorial 300 PWC Endurance Race
SponsorDSM Events.
Event Description300 Nautical Mile PWC Race Loop Track.
DateLate February.
LocationLake Havasu City, AZ.
Regulated AreaA 10 mile course on Northern Lake Havasu from London Bridge to North Lake Havasu Landing.
15. Lake Havasu Triathlon
SponsorTucson Racing.
Event DescriptionSwim race.
DateMarch.
LocationLake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated AreaWaters North of London Bridge to waters just north of Crazy Horse Camp Ground.
16. Bullhead City River Regatta
SponsorBullhead City.
Event DescriptionRiver float.
DateOne Saturday in August.
LocationBullhead City, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe navigable waters of the Colorado River from Camp Davis to the Rotary Park.
17. BlueWater Triathlon
SponsorBlue Water Resort & Casino
Event DescriptionSwimming Portion of Triathlon Race.
DateOne Saturday in October.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe waters of the Colorado River between river between the BlueWater Resort & Casino Amphitheater and just North of Headgate Rock Dam in Parker, AZ.
18. BlueWater Resort and Casino 300 Enduro
SponsorRPM Racing Enterprises.
Event DescriptionBoat Race.
DateLate October.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaBetween river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and Headgate Dam).
19. Another Dam Race
SponsorBlue Water Resort and Casino.
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Event DescriptionKayak, surbboard, surfski, stand up paddle board race.
DateA Saturday in November.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaBetween river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and Headgate Dam).
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4. Revise § 100.1104 to read as follows:

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Southern California Annual Marine Events for the Los Angeles Long Beach Captain of the Port Zone.

(a) General. Special local regulations are established for the events listed in Table 1 of this section. Notice of implementation of these special local regulations will be made by publication in the Federal Register 30 days prior to the event for those events without specific dates or by Notice to Mariners 20 Days prior to the event for those events listing a period for which a firm date is identifiable. In all cases, further information on exact dates, times, and other details concerning the number and type of participants and an exact geographical description of the areas are published by the Eleventh Coast Guard District in the Local Notice to Mariners at least 20 days prior to each event. To be placed on the mailing list for Local Notice to Mariners contact: Commander (dpw), Eleventh Coast Guard District, Coast Guard Island, Building 50-2, Alameda, CA 94501-5100. Note: Sponsors of events listed in Table 1 of this section must submit an application each year in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15 to the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander no less than 60 days before the start of the proposed event. Sponsors are informed that ample lead time is required to inform all Federal, state, local agencies, and/or other interested parties and to provide the sponsor the best support to ensure the safety of life and property.

(b) Special local regulations. All persons and vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or as official patrol vessels are considered spectators. The “official patrol” consists of any Coast Guard; other Federal, state, or local law enforcement; and any public or sponsor-provided vessels assigned or approved by the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander to patrol each event.

(1) No spectator shall anchor, block, loiter, nor impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during all applicable effective dates and times unless cleared to do so by or through an official patrol vessel.

(2) When hailed and/or signaled by an official patrol vessel, any spectator located within a regulated area during all applicable effective dates and times shall come to an immediate stop.

(3) The Patrol Commander (PATCOM) is empowered to control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area or to restrict vessels from entering the regulated area. The Patrol Commander shall be designated by the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander; will be a U.S. Coast Guard commissioned officer, warrant officer, or petty officer to act as the Sector Commander's official representative; and will be located aboard the lead official patrol vessel. As the Sector Commander's representative, the PATCOM may terminate the event any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life and property. PATCOM may be reached on VHF-FM Channel 13 (156.65MHz) or 16 (156.8MHz) when required, by the call sign “PATCOM.”

(4) The Patrol Commander may, upon request, allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so.

(5) The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, state, or local agencies.

Table 1 to § 100.1104

[All coordinates referenced use datum NAD 83.]

1. Newport to Ensenada Yacht Races
SponsorNewport Ocean Sailing Association.
Event DescriptionSailing vessel race; open ocean.
DateFourth Friday in April.
LocationNewport Beach, CA.
Regulated AreaStarting area only. All waters of the Pacific Ocean near Newport Beach, CA bounded by a line starting 33°35′18″ N, 117°53′18″ W thence to 33°34′54″ N, 117°53′18″ W thence to 33°34′54″ N, 117°54′30″ W thence to 33°35′18″ N, 117°54′30″ W thence returning to the point of origin.
2. Congressional Cup
SponsorLong Beach Yacht Club.
Event DescriptionCompetitive sailboat race series.
DateAnnually in March.
LocationLong Beach Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Long Beach Harbor surrounded by Island White, Island Freeman, and Island Chaffee. The race area is designated at Congressional Cup Stadium.
3. Transpac
SponsorTranspac Yacht Club.
Event DescriptionCompetitive long distance sailboat race from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
DateBi-annually in early Summer.
LocationLong Beach Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaAll navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor within positions 33°-41.939′ N 118°-18.747′ W, 34°-41.205′ N 118°-18.747′ W, 33°-41.205′ N 118°-17.553′ W, and 33°-41.939′ N 118°-17.553′ W.
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4. Dana Point Tall Ship Festival
SponsorDana Point Marine Institute
Event DescriptionTall ship festival.
DateAnnually in September.
LocationDana Point Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Dana Point Harbor.
5. Morro Bay Holiday Boat Parade
SponsorCity of Morro Bay.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateAnnually in early December.
LocationMorro Bay Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Morro Bay Harbor.
6. Santa Barbara Holiday Boat Parade
SponsorCity of Santa Barbara.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateAnnually in early December.
LocationSanta Barbara Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Santa Barbara Harbor.
7. Ventura Harbor Holiday Boat Parade
SponsorVentura Harbor District.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateTwo nights annually in mid December.
LocationVentura Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Ventura Harbor.
8. Channel Islands Harbor Holiday Boat Parade
SponsorChannel Islands Harbor District.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateAnnually in December.
LocationChannel Islands Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Channel Islands Harbor.
9. Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
SponsorLos Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateAnnually in early December.
LocationMarina del Rey, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Marina del Rey.
10. King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade
SponsorKing Harbor Yacht Club.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateAnnually in December.
LocationKing Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of King Harbor.
11. Port of Los Angeles Holiday Boat Parade
SponsorPort of Los Angeles.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateAnnually in early December.
LocationPort of Los Angeles, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of the Port of Los Angeles.
12. Parade of 1,000 Lights
SponsorShoreline Yacht Club.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateAnnually in December.
LocationLong Beach Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaQueensway Bay, Rainbow Harbor.
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13. Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade
SponsorNaples Island Improvement Association.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateAnnually in December.
LocationNaples Island, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Alamitos Bay.
14. Huntington Harbor Holiday Boat Parade
SponsorHuntington Philharmonic Association.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateTwo nights annually in December.
LocationHuntington Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters and canals of Huntington Harbor.
15. Newport Beach Holiday Boat Parade
SponsorNewport Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Event DescriptionHoliday lighted boat parade.
DateFive nights annually in mid December.
LocationNewport Beach Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Newport Beach Harbor.
16. Dana Point Holiday in the Harbor
SponsorDana Point Harbor.
Event DescriptionHoliday festival and lighted boat parade.
Date4 nights annually in December.
LocationDana Point Harbor, CA.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Dana Point Harbor.
17. Catalina Ski Race
SponsorLong Beach Waterski Club.
Event DescriptionCompetitive high speed waterski race.
DateAnnually in July.
LocationLong Beach Harbor, CA, to Santa Catalina Island, CA and back.
Regulated AreaThe waters of Long Beach Harbor bordered by Queens Way Bridge, the Long Beach Breakwater, and the Alamitos Bay West Jetty.
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Dated: September 6, 2013.

K. L. Schultz,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 2013-27557 Filed 11-15-13; 8:45 am]

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