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

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of enforcement of regulation.


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).


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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If you have questions on this notice, call or email MST1 Daniel Vazquez, Coast Guard; telephone 718-354-4197, email

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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. Association of Indians in America, Seaport, East River Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(4.4)• 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: October 04, 2015. • Time: 06:50 p.m.-08:10 p.m.
2. Gail and Rice, Corlears, East River Safety Zone, 33 CFR 165.160(4.3)• Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°42′24″ N. 073°58′35″ W. (NAD 1983), approximately 570 yards South of Williamsburg Bridge, 250 yards West of Railroad Avenue, Corlears Hook, New York. This Safety Zone is a 500-yard radius from the barge. • Date: September 21, 2015. • Time: 06:55 p.m.-09:00 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 Start Printed Page 54722used to grant general permission to enter the safety zone.

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Dated: August 27, 2015.

M.H. Day,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-22867 Filed 9-10-15; 8:45 am]