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Special Local Regulation; Wheeling Dragon Boat Race, Ohio River Miles 90.4-91.5

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation during the Wheeling Dragon Boat Race on the Ohio River, from miles 90.4 to 91.5, for all navigable waters of the river. This regulation is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Wheeling Dragon Boat Race. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the regulated area 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 Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.

DATES:

The regulations in the first table in 33 CFR 100.801, No. 30 will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., August 26, 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email MST2 Charles Morris, Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 412-221-0807, email Charles.F.Morris@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the annual Wheeling Dragon Boat Race in the first table of 33 CFR 100.801, No. 30 from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., August 26, 2017. Entry into the regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh Start Printed Page 32242(COTP) or a designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or pass through the area 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 100.801 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 advance notification of this enforcement period via Local Notice to Mariners and updates via Marine Information Broadcasts.

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Dated: July 7, 2017.

L. Mcclain, Jr.,

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

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[FR Doc. 2017-14684 Filed 7-12-17; 8:45 am]

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