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Safety Zones; Fireworks Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).

DATES:

The regulation for the safety zones described in 33 CFR 165.160 will be enforced on the dates and times listed in the table in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice, call or email MST1 Daniel Vazquez, Coast Guard; telephone 718-354-4197, email daniel.vazquez@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones listed in 33 CFR 165.160 on the specified dates and times as indicated in Table 1 below. This regulation was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2011 (76 FR 69614).

Table 1

1. Pyro Engineering, South Ellis Island Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(2.2)• Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°41′39.9″ N. 074°02′33.7″ W. (NAD 1983), about 260 yards south of Ellis Island. This Safety Zone is a 240-yard radius from the barge.
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• Date: September 23, 2015.
• Time: 09:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
2. Indo American Festival, Pier 16 East River Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(3.11)• Launch site: All waters of the East River south of the Brooklyn Bridge and north of a line drawn from the southwest corner of Pier 3, Brooklyn, to the southeast corner of Pier 6, Manhattan. A barge located in approximate position 40°42′12.5″ N. 074°00′02″ W. (NAD 1983), approximately 200 yards east of Pier 16. This Safety Zone is a 180-yard radius from the barge.
• Date: September 13, 2015.
• Time: 07:00 p.m.-08:30 p.m.
4. Briggs-Lexus, The Battery, Hudson River Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(5.2)• Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°42′00″ N. 074°01′17″ W. (NAD 1983), approximately 500 yards south of The Battery, Manhattan, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
• Date: October 12, 2015.
• Time: 09:50 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
5. Viacom Corporate Celebration, Pier 90, Hudson River Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(5.4)• Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°46′11.8″ N. 074°00′14.8″ W. (NAD 1983), approximately 375 yards west of Pier 90, Manhattan, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
• Date: August 6, 2015.
• Time: 09:00 p.m.-09:30 p.m.

Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.160, vessels may not enter the safety zones unless given permission from the COTP or a designated representative. Spectator vessels may transit outside the safety zones but may not anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of other vessels. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation.

This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.160(a) and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide mariners with advanced notification of enforcement periods via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts.

If the COTP determines that a safety zone 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 safety zone.

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Dated: July 24, 2015.

M.H. Day,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port New York.

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[FR Doc. 2015-20112 Filed 8-13-15; 8:45 am]

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