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Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley that are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section in this document. This proposed rule would add 23 new recurring safety zones and amend the event/sponsor, dates, and/or regulated areas for 31 recurring safety zones already listed in the current table. This action in necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This proposed rulemaking would restrict vessel traffic from the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.

DATES:

Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 18, 2018.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2018-0065 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the “Public Participation and Request for Comments” portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this proposed rule, call or email Petty Officer Joshua Herriott, Sector Ohio Valley, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (502) 779-5343, email Joshua.R.Herriott@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

COTP Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley

DHS Department of Homeland Security

FR Federal Register

NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking

§ Section

U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

The Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) proposes to amend 33 CFR 165.801 to update the table of annual fireworks displays and other marine-related events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley. The current list of annual and recurring safety zones occurring in Sector Ohio Valley is published in Table 1 of 33 CFR 165.801. That most recent table was created through the final rule published on June 6, 2017 (82 FR 25965). The current table in 33 CFR 165.801 needs to be amended to include new safety zones expected to recur annually or biannually and provide new information on existing safety zones.

The proposed annually recurring safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. Based on the nature of these marine events, large numbers of Start Printed Page 14227participants and spectators, and event locations, the COTP has determined that the events listed in this proposed rule could pose a risk to participants or waterways users if the normal vessel traffic were to interfere with the events. Possible hazards include risks of injury or death from near or actual contact among participant vessels and spectators or mariners traversing through the regulated area. In order to protect the safety of all waterway users, including event participants and spectators, this proposed rule would establish safety zones for the time and location of each marine event.

This purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to ensure the safety of vessels on the navigable waters in the safety zones during the scheduled events. Vessels would not be permitted to enter the safety zone unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231.

The Coast Guard is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with a 15-day prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to section (d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(d)). This provision authorizes an agency to publish a rule in less than 30 days before its effective date for “good cause found and published with the rule.” Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for publishing this NPRM with a 15-day comment period because it is impractical to provide a 30-day comment period. These proposed safety zones are necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and persons during the marine events. It is impracticable to publish an NPRM with a 30-day comment period because we must establish some of these updates as early as the end of April 2018. A 15-day comment period would allow the Coast Guard to provide for public notice and comment, but also update the safety zones soon enough that the length of the notice and comment period does not compromise public safety.

III. Discussion of the Proposed Rule

The COTP proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley listed in Table 1 of 33 CFR 165.801. This section requires amendment from time to time to properly reflect the recurring safety zone regulations in Sector Ohio Valley. This rule would add 23 new recurring safety zones and amend the event/sponsor, dates, and/or regulated areas for 31 recurring safety zones already listed in the current table. Other than these 23 new safety zones and 31 changes to the event/sponsor, dates, and/or locations of certain events, the regulations of 33 CFR 165.801 and the other provisions in Table 1 of § 165.801 would remain unchanged.

The Coast Guard proposes to revise regulations at 33 CFR 165.801 Table 1 by adding 23 new safety zones. The 23 safety zones being added to Table 1 are below:

DateEvent/sponsorOhio Valley locationRegulated area
1 day—Third week of NovemberGallipolis in LightsGallipolis, OHOhio River, Mile 269.2-270 (Ohio).
1 day—One weekend in SeptemberTribute to the RiverPoint Pleasant, WVOhio River, Mile 264.6-265.6 (West Virginia).
1 day—Labor Day or first week of SeptemberLabor Day Fireworks ShowMarmet, WVKanawha River, Mile 67.5-68 (West Virginia).
1 day—One weekend in AugustRavenswood River FestivalRavenswood, WVOhio River, Mile 220-221 (West Virginia).
1 day—First weekend or week in JulyQueen's Landing FireworksGreenup, KYOhio River, Mile 339.3-340.3 (West Virginia).
1 day—First weekend in JuneCumberland River Compact/Nashville Splash BashNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 189.7-192.1 (Tennessee).
1 day—Second weekend in SeptemberNashville Symphony/Concert FireworksNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 190.1-192.3 (Tennessee).
1 day—Second or third weekend in OctoberOutdoor Chattanooga/Swim the SuckChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 452.0-454.5 (Tennessee).
1 day—Friday or Saturday after ThanksgivingFriends of the Festival/Cheer at the PierChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 462.7-465.2 (Tennessee).
1 day—July 3rdChattanooga Presents/Pops on the RiverChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 462.7-465.2 (Tennessee).
7 days—Scheduled home gamesUniversity of Tennessee/UT Football FireworksKnoxville, TNTennessee River, Mile 645.6-648.3 (Tennessee).
1 day—July 3rdRandy Boyd/Independence Celebration Fireworks DisplayKnoxville, TNTennessee River, Mile 625.0-628.0 (Tennessee).
1 day—Second weekend in SeptemberCity of Clarksville/Clarksville RiverfestClarksville, TNCumberland River, Mile 124.5-127.0 (Tennessee).
1 day—Fourth weekend in OctoberChattajackChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 462.7-465.5 (Tennessee).
1 day—First week in MayBelterra Park Gaming FireworksCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 460.0-462.0 (Ohio).
1 day—First week of JulyCincinnati Symphony OrchestraCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 460.0-462.0 (Ohio).
1 day—First week in AugustGliers Goetta Fest LLCNewport, KYOhio River, Mile 469.0-471.0.
1 day—last 2 weekends in August/first week of SeptemberWheeling Dragon Boat RaceWheeling, WVOhio River mile 90.4-91.5 (West Virginia).
1 day—week of July 4thChester FireworksChester, WVOhio River mile 42.0-44.0 (West Virginia).
1 day—week of July 4thWheeling Symphony fireworksWheeling, WVOhio River mile 90-92 (West Virginia).
1 day—First week of AugustKittaning Folk FestivalKittanning, PAAllegheny River mile 44.0-46.0 (Pennsylvania).
2 days—One weekend in AugustPowerboat Nationals-Parkersburg Regatta/Parkersburg Homecoming FestivalParkersburg, WVOhio River mile 183.5-185.5 (West Virginia).
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1 day—One weekend in AugustParkersburg Homecoming Festival-FireworksParkersburg, WVOhio River mile 183.5-185.5 (West Virginia).

The Coast Guard also proposes to revise regulations at 33 CFR 165.801 Table 1 by amending 31 existing safety zones listed in the current table. The amendments involve changes to marine event dates and/or regulated areas, with reference by line number to the current Table 1 of 33 CFR 165.801. The 31 safety zones being amended are below:

LineDateSponsor/nameSector Ohio Valley locationSafety zoneRevision (date/area)
32 days—Third Friday and Saturday in AprilThunder Over Louisville/Thunder Over LouisvilleLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 601.0-607.0 (Kentucky)area.
81 day—One weekend in JuneWest Virginia Symphony Orchestra/Symphony SundayCharleston, WVKanawha River, Mile 59.5-60.5 (West Virginia)date.
91 day—Saturday before 4th of JulyRiverfest/Riverfest IncNitro, WVKanawha River, Mile 43.1-44.2 (West Virginia)area.
131 day—Last weekend in June or first weekend in JulyRiverview Park Independence FestivalLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 617.5-620.5 (Kentucky)area.
171 day—During the first week of JulyLouisville Bats Baseball Club/Louisville Bats Firework ShowLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-605.0 (Kentucky)area.
181 day—During the first week of JulyWaterfront Independence Festival/Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4thLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-605.0 (Kentucky)date and area.
191 day—During the first week of JulyCelebration of the American Spirit Fireworks/All American 4th of JulyOwensboro, KYOhio River, Mile 754.0-760.0 (Kentucky)area.
201 day—During the first week of JulyRiverfront Independence Festival FireworksNew Albany, INOhio River, Mile 606.5-609.6 (Indiana)area.
211 day—July 4thShoals Radio Group/Spirit of Freedom FireworksFlorence, ALTennessee River, Mile 254.5-257.4 (Alabama)area.
221 day—Saturday before July 4thTown of Cumberland City/Lighting up the CumberlandsCumberland City, TNCumberland River, Mile 103.0-105.5 (Tennessee)area.
231 day—July 4thCity of Knoxville/Knoxville Festival on the 4thKnoxville, TNTennessee River, Mile 646.3-648.7 (Tennessee)event/sponsor and area.
241 day—July 4thNashville NCVC/Independence CelebrationNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 189.7-192.3 (Tennessee)area.
251 day—Saturday before July 4th, or Saturday after July 4thGrand Harbor Marina/Grand Harbor Marina July 4th CelebrationCounce, TNTennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Mile 448.5-451.0 (Tennessee)area.
261 day—One of the first two weekends in JulyCity of Bellevue, KY/Bellevue Beach Park Concert FireworksBellevue, KYOhio River, Mile 468.2-469.2 (Kentucky and Ohio)date.
272 days—Sunday before Labor Day and Labor DayCincinnati Bell, WEBN, and Proctor and Gamble/RiverfestCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 469.2-470.5 (Kentucky and Ohio) and Licking River Mile 0.0-3.0 (Kentucky)date.
301 day—First week or weekend in JulyCity of Charleston/City of Charleston Independence Day CelebrationCharleston, WVKanawha River, Mile 58.1-59.1 (West Virginia)date.
311 day—First week or weekend in JulyPortsmouth River DaysPortsmouth, OHOhio River, Mile 355.5-356.5 (Ohio)event/sponsor and date.
393 days—One of the last three weekends in JuneHadi Shrine/Evansville Freedom Festival Air ShowEvansville, INOhio River, Miles 790.0-796.0 (Indiana)date and area.
401 day—Second or third Saturday in June, the last day of the Riverbend FestivalFriends of the Festival, Inc./Riverbend Festival FireworksChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 462.7-465.2 (Tennessee)area.
412 days—Second Friday and Saturday in JuneCity of Newport, KY/ItalianfestNewport, KYOhio River, Miles 468.6-471.0 (Kentucky and Ohio)area.
421 day—Last weekend in June or first weekend in JulyCity of Aurora/Aurora Firecracker FestivalAurora, INOhio River Mile, 496.7; 1400 ft. radius from the Consolidated Grain Dock located along the State of Indiana shoreline at (Indiana and Kentucky)date.
471 day—Week of July 4thEQT Pittsburgh 4th of July fireworksPittsburgh, PAOhio River mile 0.0-0.5, Monongahela River mile 0.0-0.5, Allegheny River mile 0.0-0.5event/sponsor.
501 day—Last weekend in June or first week in JulyEvansville Freedom Celebration/4th of July FireworksEvansville, INOhio River, Miles 790.0-796.0 (Indiana)date and area.
511 day—One of the first two weekends in JulyMadison Regatta, Inc./Madison RegattaMadison, INOhio River, Miles 554.0-561.0 (Indiana)area.
532 days—One weekend in JulyMarietta Riverfront Roar FireworksMarietta, OHOhio River, Mile 171.6-172.6 (Ohio)date.
541 day—First week or weekend in JulyGallia County Chamber of Commerce/Gallipolis River Recreation FestivalGallipolis, OHOhio River, Mile 269.5-270.5 (Ohio)date.
551 day—First week or weekend in JulyKindred Communications/Dawg DazzleHuntington, WVOhio River, Mile 307.8-308.8 (West Virginia)date.
591 day—One weekend in SeptemberOhio River Sternwheel Festival Committee fireworksMarietta, OHOhio River, Mile 171.5-172.5 (Ohio)date.
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601 day—Second weekend of OctoberLeukemia and Lymphoma Society/Light the Night Walk FireworksNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 189.7-192.1 (Tennessee)area.
611 day—One weekend in OctoberWest Virginia Motor Car FestivalCharleston, WVKanawha River, Mile 58-59 (West Virginia)date.
691 day—Last week in June or first week of JulyNewburgh Fireworks DisplayNewburgh, INOhio River, Mile 777.3-778.3 (Indiana)date.

The amendments to this rule are necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and people during annual events taking place on or near navigable waters in Sector Ohio Valley. Although this proposed rule would be in effect year-round, the specific safety zones listed in Table 1 of 33 CFR 165.801 would only be enforced during a specified period of time coinciding with the happening of the annual events listed. In accordance with the regulations listed in 33 CFR 165.801(a)-(d), entry into these safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative. The regulatory text of the updated Table 1 of § 165.801 we are proposing appears at the end of this document.

IV. Regulatory Analyses

We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This NPRM has not been designated a “significant regulatory action,” under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771.

This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, and duration of the safety zones. These safety zones are limited in size and duration, and are usually positioned away from high vessel traffic zones. Moreover, the Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF-FM marine channel 16 about the zones, and the rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the zones.

B. Impact on Small Entities

The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term “small entities” comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the proposed rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

This proposed rule would not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.).

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132.

Also, this proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.

E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

F. Environment

We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L60(a) of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 01. A preliminary Record of Environmental Consideration supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule.Start Printed Page 14230

G. Protest Activities

The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places, or vessels.

V. Public Participation and Request for Comments

We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation.

We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions.

We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, visit http://www.regulations.gov/​privacyNotice.

Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website's instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published.

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List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

  • Harbors
  • Marine safety
  • Navigation (water)
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Security measures
  • Waterways
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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the U.S. Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows:

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PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. In § 165.801, revise Table 1 to read as follows:

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Annual fireworks displays and other events in the Eighth Coast Guard District requiring safety zones.
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Table 1 of § 165.801—Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones

DateSponsor/nameSector Ohio Valley locationSafety zone
1. Multiple days—April through NovemberPittsburgh Pirates/Pittsburgh Pirates FireworksPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 0.2-0.9 (Pennsylvania).
2. Multiple days—April through NovemberCincinnati Reds/Cincinnati Reds Season FireworksCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 470.1-470.4; extending 500 ft. from the State of Ohio shoreline (Ohio).
3. 2 days—Third Friday and Saturday in AprilThunder Over Louisville/Thunder Over LouisvilleLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 601.0-607.0 (Kentucky).
4. Last Sunday in MayFriends of IrontonIronton, OHOhio River, Mile 326.7-327.7 (Ohio).
5. 1 day—A Saturday in JulyPaducah Parks and Recreation Department/Cross River SwimPaducah, KYOhio River, Mile 934.0-936.0 (Kentucky).
6. 1 day—First or second weekend in JuneBellaire All-American DaysBellaire, OHOhio River, Mile 93.5-94.5 (Ohio).
7. 2 days—Second weekend of JuneRice's Landing RiverfestRices Landing, PAMonongahela River, Mile 68.0-68.8 (Pennsylvania).
8. 1 day—One weekend in JuneWest Virginia Symphony Orchestra/Symphony SundayCharleston, WVKanawha River, Mile 59.5-60.5 (West Virginia).
9. 1 day—Saturday before 4th of JulyRiverfest/Riverfest IncNitro, WVKanawha River, Mile 43.1-44.2 (West Virginia).
10. 1 day—First week or weekend in JulyGreenup CityGreenup, KYOhio River, Mile 335.2-336.2 (Kentucky).
11. 1 day—First week or weekend in JulyMiddleport Community AssociationMiddleport, OHOhio River, Mile 251.5-252.5 (Ohio).
12. 1 day—First week or weekend in JulyPeople for the Point Party in the ParkSouth Point, OHOhio River, Mile 317-318 (Ohio).
13. 1 day—Last weekend in June or first weekend in JulyRiverview Park Independence FestivalLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 617.5-620.5 (Kentucky).
14. 1 day—Third or fourth week in JulyUpper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival/Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival FireworksWheeling, WVOhio River, Mile 90.0-90.5 (West Virginia).
15. 1 day—4th or 5th of JulyCity of Cape Girardeau July 4th Fireworks Show on the RiverCape Girardeau, MOUpper Mississippi River, Mile 50.0-52.0.
16. 1 day—Third or fourth of JulyHarrah's Casino/Metropolis FireworksMetropolis, ILOhio River, Mile 942.0-945.0 (Illinois).
17. 1 day—During the first week of JulyLouisville Bats Baseball Club/Louisville Bats Firework ShowLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-605.0 (Kentucky).
18. 1 day—During the first week of JulyWaterfront Independence Festival/Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4thLouisville, KYOhio River, Mile 602.0-605.0 (Kentucky).
19. 1 day—During the first week of JulyCelebration of the American Spirit Fireworks/All American 4th of JulyOwensboro, KYOhio River, Mile 754.0-760.0 (Kentucky).
20. 1 day—During the first week of JulyRiverfront Independence Festival FireworksNew Albany, INOhio River, Mile 606.5-609.6 (Indiana).
21. 1 day—July 4thShoals Radio Group/Spirit of Freedom FireworksFlorence, ALTennessee River, Mile 254.5-257.4 (Alabama).
22. 1 day—Saturday before July 4thTown of Cumberland City/Lighting up the CumberlandsCumberland City, TNCumberland River, Mile 103.0-105.5 (Tennessee).
23. 1 day—July 4thCity of Knoxville/Knoxville Festival on the 4thKnoxville, TNTennessee River, Mile 646.3-648.7 (Tennessee).
24. 1 day—July 4thNashville NCVC/Independence CelebrationNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 189.7-192.3 (Tennessee).
25. 1 day—Saturday before July 4th, or Saturday after July 4thGrand Harbor Marina/Grand Harbor Marina July 4th CelebrationCounce, TNTennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Mile 448.5-451.0 (Tennessee).
26. 1 day—One of the first two weekends in JulyCity of Bellevue, KY/Bellevue Beach Park Concert FireworksBellevue, KYOhio River, Mile 468.2-469.2 (Kentucky and Ohio).
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27. 2 days—Sunday before Labor Day and Labor DayCincinnati Bell, WEBN, and Proctor and Gamble/RiverfestCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 469.2-470.5 (Kentucky and Ohio) and Licking River Mile 0.0-3.0 (Kentucky).
28. 1 day—July 4thSummer Motions Inc./Summer MotionAshland, KYOhio River, Mile 322.1-323.1 (Kentucky).
29. 1 day—Last weekend in June or First weekend in JulyCity of Point Pleasant/Point Pleasant Sternwheel FireworksPoint Pleasant, WVOhio River, Mile 265.2-266.2, Kanawha River Mile 0.0-0.5 (West Virginia).
30. 1 day—First week or weekend in JulyCity of Charleston/City of Charleston Independence Day CelebrationCharleston, WVKanawha River, Mile 58.1-59.1 (West Virginia).
31. 1 day—First week or weekend in JulyPortsmouth River DaysPortsmouth, OHOhio River, Mile 355.5-356.5 (Ohio).
32. 1 day—Second Saturday in AugustGuyasuta Days Festival/Borough of SharpsburgPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 005.5-006.0 (Pennsylvania).
33. 1 day—Second or third week of AugustPittsburgh Foundation/Bob O'Connor Cookie CruisePittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 0.0-0.5 (Pennsylvania).
34. 1 day—Second full week of AugustPA FOB Fireworks DisplayPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 0.8-1.0 (Pennsylvania).
35. 1 day—Third week of AugustBeaver River Regatta FireworksBeaver, PAOhio River, Mile 25.2-25.8 (Pennsylvania).
36. 1 day—December 31Pittsburgh Cultural Trust/Highmark First Night PittsburghPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River Mile, 0.5-1.0 (Pennsylvania).
37. 1 day—Friday before ThanksgivingPittsburgh Downtown Partnership/Light Up NightPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 0.0-1.0 (Pennsylvania).
38. Multiple days—April through NovemberPittsburgh Riverhounds/Riverhounds FireworksPittsburgh, PAMonongahela River, Mile 0.22-0.77 (Pennsylvania).
39. 3 days—One of the last three weekends in JuneHadi Shrine/Evansville Freedom Festival Air ShowEvansville, INOhio River, Miles 790.0-796.0 (Indiana).
40. 1 day—Second or third Saturday in June, the last day of the Riverbend FestivalFriends of the Festival, Inc./Riverbend Festival FireworksChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 462.7-465.2 (Tennessee).
41. 2 days—Second Friday and Saturday in JuneCity of Newport, KY/ItalianfestNewport, KYOhio River, Miles 468.6-471.0 (Kentucky and Ohio).
42. 1 day—Last weekend in June or first weekend in JulyCity of Aurora/Aurora Firecracker FestivalAurora, INOhio River Mile, 496.7; 1400 ft. radius from the Consolidated Grain Dock located along the State of Indiana shoreline at (Indiana and Kentucky).
43. 1 day—second weekend in JuneCity of St. Albans/St. Albans Town FairSt. Albans, WVKanawha River, Mile 46.3-47.3 (West Virginia).
44. 1 day—Last week of June or first week of JulyPUSH Beaver County/Beaver County BoomBeaver, PAOhio River, Mile 25.2-25.6 (Pennsylvania).
45. 1 day—4th of July (Rain date—July 5th)Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce/Monongahela 4th of July CelebrationMonongahela, PAMonongahela River, Mile 032.0-033.0 (Pennsylvania).
46. 1 day—Saturday Third or Fourth full week of July (Rain date—following Sunday)Oakmont Yacht Club/Oakmont Yacht Club FireworksOakmont, PAAllegheny River, Mile 12.0-12.5 (Pennsylvania).
47. 1 day—Week of July 4thEQT 4th of July CelebrationPittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 0.0-0.5, Allegheny River, Mile 0.0-0.5, and Monongahela River, Mile 0.0-0.5 (Pennsylvania).
48. 1 day—3rd or 4th of JulyCity of Paducah, KYPaducah, KYOhio River, Mile 934.0-936.0; Tennessee River, mile 0.0-1.0 (Kentucky).
49. 1 day—3rd or 4th of JulyCity of Hickman, KYHickman, KYLower Mississippi River, Mile 921.0-923.0 (Kentucky).
50. 1 day—Last weekend in June or first week in JulyEvansville Freedom Celebration/4th of July FireworksEvansville, INOhio River, Miles 790.0-796.0 (Indiana).
51. 1 day—One of the first two weekends in JulyMadison Regatta, Inc./Madison RegattaMadison, INOhio River, Miles 554.0-561.0 (Indiana).
52. 1 day—July 4thCities of Cincinnati, OH and Newport, KY/July 4th FireworksNewport, KYOhio River, Miles 469.6-470.2 (Kentucky and Ohio).
53. 2 days—One weekend in JulyMarietta Riverfront Roar FireworksMarietta, OHOhio River, Mile 171.6-172.6 (Ohio).
54. 1 day—First week or weekend in JulyGallia County Chamber of Commerce/Gallipolis River Recreation FestivalGallipolis, OHOhio River, Mile 269.5-270.5 (Ohio).
55. 1 day—First week or weekend in JulyKindred Communications/Dawg DazzleHuntington, WVOhio River, Mile 307.8-308.8 (West Virginia).
56. Multiple days—September through JanuaryUniversity of Pittsburgh Athletic Department/University of Pittsburgh FireworksPittsburgh, PAOhio River mile 0.0-0.1, Monongahela River mile 0.0-0.1, Allegheny River mile 0.0-0.25 (Pennsylvania).
57. Sunday, Monday, or Thursday from August through FebruaryPittsburgh Steelers FireworksPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River mile 0.0-0.25, Ohio River mile 0.0-0.1, Monongahela River mile 0.0-0.1.
58. 3 days—Third week in SeptemberWheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Foundation/Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel FestivalWheeling, WVOhio River, Mile 90.2-90.7 (West Virginia).
59. 1 day—One weekend in SeptemberOhio River Sternwheel Festival Committee fireworksMarietta, OHOhio River, Mile 171.5-172.5 (Ohio).
60. 1 day—Second weekend of OctoberLeukemia and Lymphoma Society/Light the Night Walk FireworksNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 189.7-192.1 (Tennessee).
61. 1 day—One weekend in OctoberWest Virginia Motor Car FestivalCharleston, WVKanawha River, Mile 58-59 (West Virginia).
62. 1 day—Friday before ThanksgivingKittanning Light Up Night Firework DisplayKittanning, PAAllegheny River, Mile 44.5-45.5 (Pennsylvania).
63. 1 day—First week in OctoberLeukemia & Lymphoma Society/Light the NightPittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 0.0-0.4 (Pennsylvania).
64. 1 day—Friday before ThanksgivingDuquesne Light/Santa SpectacularPittsburgh, PAMonongahela River, Mile 0.00-0.22, Allegheny River, Mile 0.00-0.25, and Ohio River, Mile 0.0-0.3 (Pennsylvania).
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65. 1 day—During the first two weeks of JulyCity of Maysville FireworksMaysville, KYOhio River, Mile 408-409 (Kentucky).
66. 1 day—Saturday before Memorial DayVenture Outdoors/Venture Outdoors FestivalPittsburgh, PAAllegheny River, Mile 0.0-0.25; Monongahela River, Mile 0.0-0.25 (Pennsylvania).
67. 1 day—Third Saturday in JulyPittsburgh Irish Rowing Club/St. Brendan's Cup Currach RegattaPittsburgh, PAOhio River, Mile 7.0-9.0 (Pennsylvania).
68. 1 day—July 4thWellsburg 4th of July Committee/Wellsburg 4th of July Freedom CelebrationWellsburg, WVOhio River, Mile 73.5-74.5 (West Virginia).
69. 1 day—Last week in June or first week of JulyNewburgh Fireworks DisplayNewburgh, INOhio River, Mile 777.3-778.3 (Indiana).
70. 3 days—Third or Fourth weekend in AprilHenderson Tri-Fest/Henderson Breakfast Lions ClubHenderson, KYOhio River, Mile 802.5-805.5 (Kentucky).
71. 1 day—Third week of NovemberGallipolis in LightsGallipolis, OHOhio River, Mile 269.2-270 (Ohio).
72. 1 day—One weekend in SeptemberTribute to the RiverPoint Pleasant, WVOhio River, Mile 264.6-265.6 (West Virginia).
73. 1 day—Labor Day or first week of SeptemberLabor Day Fireworks ShowMarmet, WVKanawha River, Mile 67.5-68 (West Virginia).
74. 1 day—One weekend in AugustRavenswood River FestivalRavenswood, WVOhio River, Mile 220-221 (West Virginia).
75. 1 day—First weekend or week in JulyQueen's Landing FireworksGreenup, KYOhio River, Mile 339.3-340.3 (West Virginia).
76. 1 day—First weekend in JuneCumberland River Compact/Nashville Splash BashNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 189.7-192.1 (Tennessee).
77. 1 day—Second weekend in SeptemberNashville Symphony/Concert FireworksNashville, TNCumberland River, Mile 190.1-192.3 (Tennessee).
78. 1 day—Second or third weekend in OctoberOutdoor Chattanooga/Swim the SuckChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 452.0-454.5 (Tennessee).
79. 1 day—Friday or Saturday after ThanksgivingFriends of the Festival/Cheer at the PierChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 462.7-465.2 (Tennessee).
80. 1 day—July 3rdChattanooga Presents/Pops on the RiverChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 462.7-465.2 (Tennessee).
81. 7 days—Scheduled home gamesUniversity of Tennessee/UT Football FireworksKnoxville, TNTennessee River, Mile 645.6-648.3 (Tennessee).
82. 1 day—July 3rdRandy Boyd/Independence Celebration Fireworks DisplayKnoxville, TNTennessee River, Mile 625.0-628.0 (Tennessee).
83. 1 day—Second weekend in SeptemberCity of Clarksville/Clarksville RiverfestClarksville, TNCumberland River, Mile 124.5-127.0 (Tennessee).
84. 1 day—Fourth weekend in OctoberChattajackChattanooga, TNTennessee River, Mile 462.7-465.5 (Tennessee).
85. 1 day—First week in MayBelterra Park Gaming FireworksCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 460.0-462.0 (Ohio).
86. 1 day—First week of JulyCincinnati Symphony OrchestraCincinnati, OHOhio River, Mile 460.0-462.0 (Ohio).
87. 1 day—First week in AugustGliers Goetta Fest LLCNewport, KYOhio River, Mile 469.0-471.0.
88. 1 day—last 2 weekends in August/first week of SeptemberWheeling Dragon Boat RaceWheeling, WVOhio River mile 90.4-91.5 (West Virginia).
89. 1 day—week of July 4thWheeling Symphony fireworksWheeling, WVOhio River mile 90-92 (West Virginia).
90. 1 day—week of July 4thChester FireworksChester, WVOhio River mile 42.0-44.0 (West Virginia).
91. 1 day—First week of AugustKittaning Folk FestivalKittanning, PAAllegheny River mile 44.0-46.0 (Pennsylvania).
92. 2 days—One weekend in AugustPowerboat Nationals—Parkersburg Regatta/Parkersburg Homecoming FestivalParkersburg, WVOhio River mile 183.5-185.5 (West Virginia).
93. 1 day—One weekend in AugustParkersburg Homecoming Festival—FireworksParkersburg, WVOhio River mile 183.5-185.5 (West Virginia).
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Dated: March 27, 2018.

M.B. Zamperini,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley.

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[FR Doc. 2018-06739 Filed 4-2-18; 8:45 am]

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