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Safety Zone; Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone regulations for the Tacoma Freedom Fair Air Show on Commencement Bay from 1:30 p.m. July 4, 2017, until 12:30 a.m. on July 5, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the public from inherent dangers associated with these annual aerial displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or transit this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her designated representative.


The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1305 will be enforced from 1:30 p.m. July 4, 2017, until 12:30 a.m. on July 5, 2017.

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If you have questions on this notice of enforcement, call or email Petty Officer Zachary Spence, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone (206) 217-6051, email

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The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in 33 CFR 165.1305 from 1:30 p.m. July 4, 2017 until 12:30 a.m. July 5, 2017 unless canceled sooner by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound. It is necessary to start the safety zone 30 minutes sooner since the Tacoma Freedom Fair Air Show will begin at 1:30 p.m. instead of 2 p.m. This action is being taken to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the air show.

The safety zone resembles a rectangle protruding from the shoreline along Ruston Way and will be marked by the event sponsor. The specific coordinates of the safety zone location is listed in 33 CFR 165.1305.

As specified in § 165.1305(c), during the enforcement period, no vessel may transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound (COTP) or a COTP designated representative. The Captain of the Port may be assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation.

This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1305 and 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advanced notification of the safety zone via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts on the day of the event. If the COTP determines that the safety zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice of enforcement, she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area.

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Dated: June 26, 2017.

L.A. Sturgis,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Puget Sound.

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[FR Doc. 2017-13680 Filed 6-29-17; 8:45 am]