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Safety Zone; City of Port Aransas Fourth of July Fireworks, Port Aransas, TX

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the City of Port Aransas' Fourth of July Fireworks Display on July 4, 2018, to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Port Aransas, TX. During the enforcement period, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi (COTP) or a designated representative.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.801, Table 4, Line 3 will be enforced from 8:15 p.m. through 9:15 p.m. on July 4, 2018.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email Petty Officer Kevin Kyles, Sector Corpus Christi Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 361-939-5125, email Kevin.L.Kyles@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in 33 CFR 165.801, Table 4, Line 3, for the City of Port Aransas' Fourth of July Fireworks Display from 8:15 p.m. through 9:15 p.m. on July 4, 2018. This action is being taken to provide for the safety of life on this navigable waterway during the event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District, § 165.801, specifies the location of the regulated area for the City of Port Aransas' Fourth of July Fireworks, which encompasses portions of Corpus Christi Ship Channel and Roberts Point Park. As reflected in §§ 165.23 and 165.801(a), if you are the operator of a vessel in the regulated area you must comply with directions from the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi (COTP) or any designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to enter the zones must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. They can be reached on VHF FM channel 16 or by telephone at (361) 939-0450. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative. Designated representatives include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.

In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the COTP or a designated representative will inform the public through Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs), Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs), and/or through other means of public notice as appropriate at least 24 hours in advance of each enforcement.

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Dated: June 7, 2018.

E.J. Gaynor,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi.

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[FR Doc. 2018-12962 Filed 6-15-18; 8:45 am]

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