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Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks; Allegheny River Mile 0.2 to 0.8

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of enforcement of regulation.


The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks on the Allegheny River, from mile 0.2 to 0.8, to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates land-based fireworks displays following certain home games throughout the season. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Pittsburgh or a designated representative.


The regulations in 33 CFR 165.801 Table 1, Sector Ohio Valley, No. 1 will be enforced from 8:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., on September 10, 2016 with a rain date to occur within 48 hours of the scheduled date.

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If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email MST1 Start Printed Page 61617Jennifer Haggins, Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 412-221-0807, email

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The Coast Guard will enforce the Safety Zone for the annual Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks listed in 33 CFR 165.801 Table 1, Sector Ohio Valley, No. 1 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on September 10, 2016. Should inclement weather require rescheduling, the safety zone will be within 48 hours of the scheduled date. Entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or passage through the safety zone must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative.

This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.801 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). 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 Local Notice to Mariners and updates via Marine Information Broadcasts.

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L. Mcclain, Jr.,

Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Pittsburgh.

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[FR Doc. 2016-21439 Filed 9-6-16; 8:45 am]