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Safety Zone; San Diego Symphony Summer Pops, San Diego Bay; San Diego, CA

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce the 2014 San Diego Symphony Summer Pops fireworks display safety zone on Saturday and Sunday evenings from June 28, 2014 thru August 31, 2014, as well as on Friday August 29, 2014. The brief fireworks displays are scheduled to occur between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., to coincide with the end of the concert. This reoccurring annual summer firework display event occurs on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. This action is necessary to provide for safety of the marine event crew, spectators, safety vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.

DATES:

This rule is effective on June 28-29, July 5-6, July 11-12, July 18-19, August 1-2, August 8-9, August 15-16, August 22-23, and August 29-31, 2014, between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice, call or email Petty Officer Giacomo Terrizzi, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, CA; telephone (619) 278-7261, email Giacomo.Terrizzi@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in San Diego Bay for the San Diego Symphony Summer Pops, listed in 33 CFR 165.1123, Table 1, Item 1 between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.1123, persons and vessels are prohibited during the fireworks display times from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within the 400 foot regulated area safety zone around the fireworks barge, located in approximate position 32°42′16″ N, 117°09′59″ W, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or pass through the safety zone may request permission from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port or designated representative can be reached via VHF CH 16 or at (619) 278-7033. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port or designated representative. Spectator vessels may safely transit outside the regulated area, but may not anchor, block, loiter, or impede the transit of official fireworks support, event vessels or enforcement patrol vessels. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in notification and patrol of this regulation.

This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 33 CFR 165.1123. In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and local advertising by the event sponsor.

If the Coast Guard determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated on this notice, then a Broadcast Notice to Mariners or other communications coordinated with the event sponsor will grant general permission to enter the regulated area.

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Dated: June 5, 2014.

J.A. Janszen,

Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port San Diego.

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[FR Doc. 2014-15453 Filed 7-1-14; 8:45 am]

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