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Regattas and Marine Parades; Great Lakes Annual Marine Events

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce various special local regulations for annual regattas and marine parades in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from 9 a.m. on June 26, 2015 through 7 p.m. on August 23, 2015. Enforcement of these regulations is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after these regattas or marine parades. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a Start Printed Page 35844specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after regattas or marine parades.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 100.914, 100.915, 100.918, 100.919, and 100.920 will be enforced at specified dates and times between June 26, 2015 and August 23, 2015.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this document, call or email Petty Officer First Class Todd Manow, Prevention Department, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, 110 Mount Elliot Ave., Detroit MI, 48207; telephone (313)568-9580, email Todd.M.Manow@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the following special local regulations listed in 33 CFR part 100, Safety of Life on Navigable Waters, on the following dates and times, which are listed in chronological order:

(1) § 100.919 International Bay City River Roar, Bay City, MI. This special local regulation will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 26, 27, and 28, 2015. A regulated area is established to include all waters of the Saginaw River bounded on the north by the Liberty Bridge, located at 43°36.3′ N, 083°53.4′ W, and bounded on the south by the Veterans Memorial Bridge, located at 43°35.8′ N, 083°53.6′ W. In case of rain on any of the race days, this special local regulation may be enforced an additional day on June 29, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

(2) § 100.920 Tug Across the River, Detroit, MI. This special local regulation will be enforced from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on July 10, 2015. A regulated area is established to include all waters of the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan, bounded on the south by the International boundary, on the west by 083°03′ W, on the east by 083°02′ W, and on the north by the U.S. shoreline. This position is located on the Detroit River in front of Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI.

(3) § 100.914 Trenton Rotary Roar on the River, Trenton, MI. This special local regulation will be enforced from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 17, 18, and 19, 2015. The regulated area is established to include all waters of the Detroit River, Trenton, Michigan, bounded by an east/west line beginning at a point of land at the northern end of Elizabeth Park in Trenton, MI, located at position 42°8.2′ N; 083°10.6′ W, extending east to a point near the center of the Trenton Channel located at position 42°8.2′ N; 083°10.4′ W, extending south along a north/south line to a point at the Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge located at position 42°7.7′ N; 083°10.5′ W, extending west along a line bordering the Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge to a point on land located at position 42°7.7′ N; 083°10.7′ W, and along the shoreline to the point of origin. This area is in the Trenton Channel between Trenton and Grosse Isle, MI.

(4) § 100.915 St. Clair River Classic Offshore Race, St. Clair, MI. This special local regulation will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day from July 20, 2015 through July 26, 2015. A regulated area is established to include all waters of the St. Clair River, St. Clair, Michigan, bounded by latitude 42°52′00″ N to the north; latitude 42°49′00″ N to the south; the shoreline of the St. Clair River on the west; and the international boundary line on the east.

Special Local Regulations:

(1) In accordance with § 100.901, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within these regulated areas is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard patrol commander (PATCOM). The PATCOM may restrict vessel operation within the regulated area to vessels having particular operating characteristics.

(2) Vessels permitted to enter this regulated area must operate at a no wake speed and in a manner that will not endanger race participants or any other craft.

(3) The PATCOM may direct the anchoring, mooring, or movement of any vessel within this regulated area. A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn from vessels patrolling the area under the direction of the PATCOM shall serve as a signal to stop. Vessels so signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders of the PATCOM. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, a Notice of Violation for failure to comply, or both.

(4) If it is deemed necessary for the protection of life and property, the PATCOM may terminate at any time the marine event or the operation of any vessel within the regulated area.

(5) In accordance with the general regulations in § 100.35 of this part, the Coast Guard will patrol the regatta area under the direction of a designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM). The PATCOM may be contacted on Channel 16 (156.8 MHz) by the call sign “Coast Guard Patrol Commander.”

(6) The rules in this section shall not apply to vessels participating in the event or to government vessels patrolling the regulated area in the performance of their assigned duties.

This document is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.35 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). If the Captain of the Port determines that any of these special local regulations need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this document, he may suspend such enforcement and notify the public of the suspension via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

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Dated: June 8, 2015.

Scott B. Lemasters,

Captain, U. S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Detroit.

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[FR Doc. 2015-15408 Filed 6-22-15; 8:45 am]

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