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Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Start of the Chicago to Mackinac Race

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on Lake Michigan near Chicago, IL for the start of the Chicago to Mackinac Race. This zone will be enforced on July 18, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., and on July 19, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters during the start of the Chicago to Mackinac Race. During the aforementioned periods, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.929 will be enforced for safety zone (e)(45) in § 165.929, Table 165.929, on July 18, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., and on July 19, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this document, 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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the Start of Chicago to Mackinac Race safety zone listed as item (e)(45) in Table 165.929 of 33 CFR 165.929. Section 165.929 lists many annual events requiring safety zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This zone will encompass all waters of Lake Michigan in the vicinity of the Navy Pier at Chicago IL, within a rectangle that is approximately 1500 by 900 yards. The rectangle is bounded by the coordinates beginning at 41°53′15.1″ N, 087°35′25.8″ W; then south to 41°52′48.7″ N, 087°35′25.8″ W; then east to 41°52′49.0″ N, 087°34′26.0″ W; then north to 41°53′15″ N, 087°34′26″ W; then west, back to point of origin (NAD 83). This zone will be enforced on July 18, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., and on July 19, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

All vessels must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or the on-scene representative to enter, move within, or exit a safety zone. Vessels and persons granted permission to enter the safety zone must obey all lawful orders or directions of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative. Vessels that wish to transit through the safety zone may request permission from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. Requests must be made in advance and approved by the Captain of the Port before transits will be authorized. Approvals will be granted on a case by case basis.

This document is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.929, Safety Zones; Annual events requiring safety zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone, and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this publication in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this event via Broadcast Notice to Mariners or Local Notice to Mariners that the regulation is in effect. The Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, or her on-scene representative may be contacted via Channel 16, VHF-FM.

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Dated: June 30, 2014.

A.B. Cocanour,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.

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[FR Doc. 2014-16333 Filed 7-11-14; 8:45 am]

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