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Safety Zone; Lights on the Lake Fourth of July Fireworks, South Lake Tahoe, CA

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Lights on the Lake Fourth of July Fireworks display, South Lake Tahoe, CA 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).

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, Item number 18, will be enforced from 9 a.m. on July 3, 2014 through 10:20 p.m. on July 4, 2014.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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 D11-PF-MarineEvents@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in navigable waters around and under the fireworks barges within a radius of 100 feet during the loading, transit, and arrival of the fireworks barges to the display location and until the start of the fireworks display. From 9 a.m. on Start Printed Page 29100July 3, 2014 until 9 a.m. on July 4, 2014, the fireworks barges will be loading pyrotechnics in Tahoe Keys Marina, South Lake Tahoe, CA in approximate position 38°56′05″ N, 120°00′09″ W (NAD 83). From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on July 4, 2014, the loaded fireworks barges will transit from Tahoe Keys Marina to the launch site near South Lake Tahoe, CA in approximate position 38°55′33″ N, 119°57′30″ W (NAD 83). The fireworks barge will remain at the launch site until the completion of the scheduled fireworks display. Upon the commencement of the 22 minute fireworks display, scheduled to begin at 9:45 p.m. on July 4, 2014, the safety zone will increase in size to encompass the navigable waters around and under the fireworks barges within a radius 1,000 feet in approximate position 38°55′33″ N, 119°57′30″ W (NAD 83) for the Lights on the Lake Fourth of July Fireworks, South Lake Tahoe, CA in 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, Item number 18. This safety zone will be in effect from 9 a.m. on July 3, 2014 until 10:20 p.m. on July 4, 2014.

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: April 23, 2014.

Gregory G. Stump,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-11799 Filed 5-20-14; 8:45 am]

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