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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard is revising existing regulations and consolidating into one table special local regulations for recurring marine events at various locations within the geographic boundaries of the Seventh Coast Guard District Captain of the Port (COTP) Miami Zone. Consolidating marine events into one table simplifies Coast Guard oversight and public notification of special local regulations within COTP Miami Zone.

DATES:

This rule is effective March 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-2018-0749 in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, contact Mr. Omar Beceiro, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard at 305-535-4317 or by email: Omar.Beceiro@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

DHS Department of Homeland Security

FR Federal Register

NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking

§ Section

U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

Recurring boat races, swims, and other marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District are currently listed in 33 CFR 100.701, Table to § 100.701. The process for amending the table (e.g. adding or removing marine events) is lengthy and inefficient since it includes recurring marine events for seven different COTP zones within the Seventh District. To expedite and simplify the rulemaking process for new marine events/special local regulations, COTP's resorted to creating individual rules rather than amending Table to § 100.701.

This rule serves two purposes: (1) Create a table of recurring marine events/special local regulations occurring solely within the COTP Miami Zone, and (2) consolidate into that table marine events/special local regulations previously established outside of Table to § 100.701. These revisions facilitate management of and public access to information about marine events and special local regulations within the COTP Miami Zone.

The Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on October 2, 2019 titled, “Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector Miami” (84 FR 52411). There we stated why we published the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory. During the comment period that ended November 1, 2019, the Coast Guard did not receive any comments.

II. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70041. The COTP Miami has determined that creating a table of recurring marine events/special local regulations occurring within the COTP Miami Zone, and consolidating into that table marine events/special local regulations in new Table 1 to § 100.702, which were listed in Table to § 100.701 will facilitate management of and public access to information about marine events within the COTP Miami Zone.

IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule

As noted above, the Coast Guard did not receive any comments on the NPRM published October 2, 2019. Other than inserting a “1” in the table headings in § 100.701 and § 100.702, and renumbering event-date designators in Table 1 to § 100.702, there are no changes in the regulatory text of this rule from the proposed rule in the NPRM.

This rule creates a table of recurring marine events/special local regulations occurring solely within the COTP Start Printed Page 8398Miami Zone, and consolidates into new Table 1 to § 100.702 marine events/special local regulations, which were previously listed in Table to § 100.701. These revisions will facilitate management of and public access to information about marine events within the COTP Miami Zone.

V. Regulatory Analyses

We developed this 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 rule has not been designated a “significant regulatory action,” under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule 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 minimal effects of the rule. The rule is an administrative action only intended to facilitate management of and public access to information about marine events and special local regulations within the COTP Miami Zone.

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 did not receive any comments from the Small Business Administration on this rulemaking. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

As stated in section V.A above, this rule is an administrative action only intended to better manage information and will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator.

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 rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please call or email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

This rule will 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 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 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 rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please call or email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

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 rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

F. Environment

We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023-01 and Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves an administrative reorganization of established special local regulations for recurring marine events within the COTP Miami Zone. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraphs L61 in Table 3-1 of U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Implementing Procedures 5090.1. A Memorandum for the Record for Categorically Excluded Actions supporting this determination is available in the docket where indicated in ADDRESSES.

G. Protest Activities

The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to call or email 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.

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List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

  • Harbors
  • Marine Safety
  • Navigation (water)
  • Reporting and Record keeping requirements
  • Security measures
  • Waterways
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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR parts 100 as follows:

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PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERSPART

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1. The authority citation for Part 100 continues to read as follows:

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Start Printed Page 8399 Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70041; 33 CFR 1.05-1.

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2. Amend § 100.701 by revising the Table to § 100.701 read as follows:

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Special Local Regulations; Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District.
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Table 1 To § 100.701

No./dateEventSponsorLocation
(a) COTP Zone San Juan; Special Local Regulations
1. 1st Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of FebruaryCNSJ International RegattaClub Nautico de San JuanSan Juan, Puerto Rico; (i) Outer Harbor Race Area. All waters of Bahia de San Juan within a line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°28.4′ N, 66°07.6′ W; then south to Point 2 in position 18°28.1′ N, 66°07.8′ W; then southeast to Point 3 in position 18°27.8′ N, 66°07.4′ W; then southeast to point 4 in position 18°27.6′ N, 66°07.3′ W; then west to point 5 in position 18°27.6′ N, 66°07.8′ W; then north to point 6 in position 18°28.4′ N, 66°07.8′ W; then east to the origin.
(ii) Inner Harbor Race Area; All waters of Bahia de San Juan within a line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°27.6′ N, 66°07.8′ W; then east to Point 2 in position 18°27.6′ N, 66°07.1′ W; then southeast to Point 3 in position 18°27.4′ N, 66°06.9′ W; then west to point 4 in position 18°27.4′ N, 66°07.7′ W; then northwest to the origin.
2. Last Full Weekend of MarchSt. Thomas International RegattaSt. Thomas Yacht ClubSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; All waters of St. Thomas Harbor encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°19.9′ N, 64°55.9′ W; thence east to Point 2 in position 18°19.97′ N, 64°55.8′ W; thence southeast to Point 3 in position 18°19.6′ N, 64°55.6′ W; thence south to point 4 in position 18°19.1′ N, 64°55.5′ W; thence west to point 5 in position 18°19.1′ N, 64°55.6′ W; thence north to point 6 in position 18°19.6′ N, 64°55.8′ W; thence northwest back to origin at Harbor, St. Thomas, San Juan.
3. Last week of AprilSt. Thomas CarnivalVirgin Islands Carnival CommitteeSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; (i) Race Area. All waters of the St. Thomas Harbor located around Hassel Island, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°20.2′ N, 64°56.1′ W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 18°19.7′ N, 64°55.7′ W; thence south to Point 3 in position 18°19.4′ N, 64°55.7′ W; thence southwest to point 4 in position 18°19.3′ N, 64°56.0′ W; thence northwest to point 5 in position 18°19.9′ N, 64°56.5′ W; thence northeast to point 6 in position 18°20.2′ N, 064°56.3′ W; thence east back to origin.
(ii) Jet Ski Race Area. All waters encompassed the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°20.1′ N, 64°55.9′ W; thence west to Point 2 in position 18°20.1′ N, 64°56.1′ W; thence north to Point 3 in position 18°20.3′ N, 64°56.1′ W; thence east to Point 4 in position 18°20.3′ N, 64°55.9′ W; thence south back to origin.
(iii) Buffer Zone. All waters of the St. Thomas Harbor located around Hassel Island, encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°20.3′ N, 64°55.9′ W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 18°19.7′ N, 64°55.7′ W; thence south to Point 3 in position 18°19.3′ N, 64°55.72′ W; thence southwest to Point 4 in position 18°19.2′ N, 64°56′ W; thence northwest to Point 5 in position 18°19.9′ N, 64°56.5′ W; thence northeast to Point 6 in position 18°20.3′ N, 64°56.3′ W; thence east back to origin.
(iv) Spectator Area. All waters of the St. Thomas Harbor located east of Hassel Island, encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°20.3′ N, 64°55.8′ W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 18°19.9′ N, 64°55.7′ W; thence northeast to Point 3 in position 18°20.2′ N, 64°55.5′ W; thence northwest back to origin.
4. 1st Sunday of MayIronman 70.3 St. CroixProject St. Croix, IncSt. Croix (Christiansted Harbor), U.S. Virgin Islands; All waters encompassed within the following points: point 1 on the shoreline at Kings Wharf at position 17°44′51″ N, 064°42′16″ W, thence north to point 2 at the southwest corner of Protestant Cay in position 17°44′56″ N, 064°42′12″ W, then east along the shoreline to point 3 at the southeast corner of Protestant Cay in position 17°44′56″ N, 064°42′08″ W, thence northeast to point 4 at Christiansted Harbor Channel Round Reef Northeast Junction Lighted Buoy RR in position 17°45′24″ N, 064°41′45″ W, thence southeast to point 5 at Christiansted Schooner Channel Lighted Buoy 5 in position 17°45′18″ N, 064°41′43″ W, thence southwest to point 6 at Christiansted Harbor Channel Buoy 15 in position 17°44′56″ N, 064°41′56″ W, thence southwest to point 7 on the shoreline north of Fort Christiansted in position 17°44′51″ N, 064°42′05″ W, thence west along the shoreline to origin.
5. July 4thFireworks DisplaySt. John Festival & Cul., OrgSt. John (West of Cruz Bay/Northeast of Steven Cay), U.S. Virgin Islands; All waters from the surface to the bottom for a radius of 200 yards centered around position 18°19′55″ N, 064°48′06″ W.
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6. 3rd Week of July, SundaySan Juan Harbor SwimMunicipality of CatañoSan Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico; All waters encompassed within the following points: point 1: La Puntilla Final, Coast Guard Base at position 18°27′33″ N, 066°07′00″ W, then south to point 2: Cataño Ferry Pier at position 18°26′36″ N, 066°07′00″ W, then northeast along the Cataño shoreline to point 3: Punta Cataño at position 18°26′40″ N, 066°06′48″ W, then northwest to point 4: Pier 1 San Juan at position 18°27′40″ N, 066°06′49″ W, then back along the shoreline to origin.
7. 1st Sunday of SeptemberCruce A Nado InternationalCruce a Nado IncPonce Harbor, Bahia de Ponce, San Juan; All waters of Bahia de Ponce encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 17°58.9′ N, 66°37.5′ W; thence southwest to Point 2 in position 17°57.5′ N, 66°38.2′ W; thence southeast to Point 3 in position 17°57.4′ N, 66°37.9′ W; thence northeast to point 4 in position 17°58.7′ N, 66°37.3′ W; thence northwest along the northeastern shoreline of Bahia de Ponce to the origin.
8. 2nd Sunday of OctoberSt. Croix Coral Reef SwimThe Buccaneer ResortSt. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; All waters of Christiansted Harbor within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°45.7′N, 64°40.6′ W; then northeast to Point 2 in position 18°47.3′ N, 64°37.5 W; then southeast to Point 3 in position 17°46.9′ N, 64°37.2′ W; then southwest to point 4 in position 17°45.51′ N, 64°39.7′ W; then northwest to the origin.
9. December 31stFireworks St. Thomas, Great BayMr. Victor Laurenza, Pyrotecnico, New Castle, PASt. Thomas (Great Bay area), U.S. Virgin Islands; All waters within a radius of 600 feet centered around position 18°19′14″ N, 064°50′18″ W.
10. December—1st weekChristmas Boat ParadeSt. Croix Christmas Boat CommitteeSt. Croix (Christiansted Harbor), U.S. Virgin Islands; 200 yards off-shore around Protestant Cay beginning in position 17°45′56″ N, 064°42′16″ W, around the cay and back to the beginning position.
11. December—2nd weekChristmas Boat ParadeClub Nautico de San JuanSan Juan, Puerto Rico; Parade route. All waters of San Juan Harbor within a moving zone that will begin at Club Nautico de San Juan, move towards El Morro and then return, to Club Nautico de San Juan; this zone will at all times extend 50 yards in front of the lead vessel, 50 yards behind the last vessel, and 50 yards out from all participating vessels.
(b) COTP Zone Key West; Special Local Regulations
1. 3rd Week of January, Monday-FridayYachting Key West Race WeekPremiere Racing, Inc.Inside the reef on either side of main ship channel, Key West Harbor Entrance, Key West, Florida.
2. Last Friday of AprilConch Republic Navy Parade and BattleConch RepublicAll waters approximately 150 yards offshore from Ocean Key Sunset Pier, Mallory Square and the Hilton Pier within the Key West Harbor in Key West, Florida.
3. 1st Weekend of JuneSwim around Key WestFlorida Keys Community CollegeBeginning at Smather's Beach in Key West, Florida. The regulated area will move, west to the area offshore of Fort Zach State Park, north through Key West Harbor, east through Flemming Cut, south on Cow Key Channel and west back to origin. The center of the regulated area will at all times remain approximately 50 yards offshore of the island of Key West Florida; extend 50 yards in front of the lead safety vessel preceding the first race participants; extend 50 yards behind the safety vessel trailing the last race participants; and at all times extend 100 yards on either side of the race participants and safety vessels.
4. 2nd Week of November, Wednesday-SundayKey West World ChampionshipSuper Boat International Productions, IncIn the Atlantic Ocean, off the tip of Key West, Florida, on the waters of the Key West Main Ship Channel, Key West Turning Basin, and Key West Harbor Entrance.
(c) COTP Zone St. Petersburg; Special Local Regulations
1. 3rd Saturday of JanuaryGasparilla Children's Parade Air showAir Boss and ConsultingAll waters of Hillsborough Bay north of an line drawn at 27°55′ N, west of Davis Islands, and south of the Davis Island Bridge.
2. Last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of MarchHonda Grand PrixHonda Motor Company and City of St. PetersburgDemens Landing St. Petersburg Florida; All waters within 100 ft. of the seawall.
3. Last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of MarchSt. Pete Grand Prix Air showHonda Motor Company and City of St. PetersburgSouth Yacht Basin, Bayboro Harbor, Gulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg, Florida, within two nautical miles of the Albert Whitted Airport.
4. Last Sunday of AprilSt. Anthony's TriathlonSt. Anthony's HealthcareGulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg, Florida within one nautical mile of Spa Beach.
5. July 4thFreedom SwimNonePeace River, St. Petersburg, Florida within two nautical miles of the US 41 Bridge.
6. 1st Sunday of JulySuncoast Offshore Grand PrixSuncoast Foundation for the HandicappedGulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Sarasota, Florida from New Pass to Siesta Beach out to eight nautical miles.
7. 3rd Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of SeptemberHomosassa Raft RaceCitrus 95 FM radioHomosassa River in Homosassa, Florida Between Private Green Dayboard 81 east located in approximate position 28°46′58.937″ N, 082°37′25.131″ W to private Red Dayboard 2 located in approximate position 28°47′19.939″ N, 082°36′44.36″ W.
8. September 30thClearwater Superboat RaceSuperboat International(i) Race Area; All waters of the Gulf of Mexico near St. Petersburg, Florida, contained within the following points: 27°58.96′ N, 82°50.05′ W, thence to position 27°58.60′ N, 82°50.04′ W, thence to position 27°58.64′ N, 82°50.14′ W, thence to position 28°00.43′ N, 82°50.02′ W, thence to position 28°00.45′ N, 82°50.13′ W, thence back to the start/finish position;
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(ii) Buffer Area; All waters of the Gulf of Mexico encompassed within the following points: 27°58.4′ N, 82°50.2′ W, thence to position 27°58.3′ N, 82°49.9′ W, thence to position 28°00.6′ N, 82°50.2′ W, thence to position 28°00.7′ N, 82°49.7′ W, thence back to position 27°58.4′ N, 82°50.2′ W.
(iii) Spectator Area; All waters of Gulf of Mexico seaward of the following points: 27°58.6′ N, 82°50.2′ W, thence to position 28°00.5′ N, 82°50.2′ W.
9. Last weekend of SeptemberCocoa Beach Grand Prix of the SeasPowerboat P1-USA, LLCAtlantic ocean at Cocoa Beach, Florida. Sheppard Park. All waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at point 1 in position 28°22.285′ N, 80°36.033′ W; thence east to Point 2 in position 28°22.253′ N, 80°35.543′ W; thence south to Point 3 in position 28°21.143′ N, 80°35.700′ W; thence west to Point 4 in position 28°21.195′ N, 80°36.214′ W; thence north back to the origin.
10. 2nd Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of OctoberSt. Petersburg AirfestCity of St. PetersburgSouth Yacht Basin, Bayboro Harbor, Gulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg, Florida all waters within 2 nautical miles of the Albert Whitted Airport.
11. 3rd Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of NovemberIronman World Championship TriathlonCity of Clearwater & Ironman North AmericaGulf of Mexico, Clearwater, Florida within 2 nautical miles of Clearwater Beach FL.
(d) COTP Zone Jacksonville; Special Local Regulations
1. Last Saturday of FebruaryEl Cheapo Sheepshead TournamentJacksonville Offshore Fishing ClubMayport Boat Ramp, Jacksonville, Florida; 500 foot radius from the boat ramp.
2. 1st Saturday of MarchJacksonville InvitationalStanton Rowing Foundation (May vary)Ortega River Race Course, Jacksonville, Florida; South of Timuquana Bridge.
3. 1st Saturday of MarchStanton Invitational (Rowing Race)Stanton Rowing FoundationOrtega River Race Course, Jacksonville, Florida; South of Timuquana Bridge.
4. 1st weekend of MarchHydro X TourH2X Racing PromotionsLake Dora, Tavares, Florida; All waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°47′59″ N, 81°43′41″ W; thence south to Point 2 in position 28°47′53″ N, 81°43′41″ W; thence east to Point 3 in position 28°47′53″ N, 81°43′19″ W; thence north to Point 4 in position 28°47′59″ N, 81°43′19″ W; thence west back to origin.
5. 2nd Full Weekend of MarchTICO Warbird Air ShowValiant Air CommandTitusville; Indian River, FL: All waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at the shoreline then due east to Point 1 at position 28°31′25.15″ N, 080°46′32.73″ W, then south to Point 2 located at position 28°30′55.42″ N, 080°46′32.75″ W, then due west to the shoreline.
6. 3rd Weekend of MarchTavares Spring Thunder RegattaClassic Race Boat AssociationLake Dora, Florida, waters 500 yards seaward of Wooten Park.
7. Palm Sunday in March or AprilBlessing of the Fleet—JacksonvilleCity of Jacksonville Office of Special EventsSt. Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida in the vicinity of Jacksonville Landing between the Main Street Bridge and Acosta Bride.
8. Palm Sunday in March or AprilBlessing of the Fleet—St. AugustineCity of St. AugustineSt. Augustine Municipal Marina (entire marina), St. Augustine Florida.
9. 1st Full Weekend of April (Saturday and Sunday)Mount Dora Yacht Club Sailing RegattaMount Dora Yacht ClubLake Dora, Mount Dora, Florida—500 feet off Grantham Point.
10. 3rd Saturday of AprilJacksonville City ChampionshipsStanton Rowing FoundationOrtega River Race Course, Jacksonville, Florida; South of Timuquana Bridge.
11. 3rd weekend of AprilFlorida Times Union Redfish RoundupThe Florida Times-UnionSister's Creek, Jacksonville, Florida; All waters within a 100 yard radius of Jim King Park and Boat Ramp at Sister's Creek Marina, Sister's Creek.
12. 2nd Weekend in MaySaltwater Classic—Port CanaveralCox Events GroupAll waters of the Port Canaveral Harbor located in the vicinity of Port Canaveral, Florida encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°24′32″ N, 080°37′22″ W, then north to Point 2 28°24′35″ N, 080°37′22″ W, then due east to Point 3 at 28°24′35″ N, 080°36′45″ W, then south to Point 4 at 28°24′32″ N, 080°36′45″, then west back to the original point.
13. 1st Friday of MayIsle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Pirate Landing and FireworksCity of Fernandina BeachAll waters within a 500 yard radius around approximate position 30°40′15″ N, 81°28′10″ W.
14. 1st Saturday of MayMug RaceThe Rudder Club of Jacksonville, IncSt. Johns River; Palatka to Buckman Bridge.
15. 3rd Friday-Sunday of MaySpace Coast Super Boat Grand PrixSuper Boat International Productions, IncAtlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Cocoa Beach, Florida includes all waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°22′16″ N, 80°36′04″ W; thence east to Point 2 in position 28°22′15″ N, 80°35′39″ W; thence south to Point 3 in position 28°19′47″ N, 80°35′55″ W; thence west to Point 4 in position 28°19′47″ N, 80°36′22″ W; thence north back to origin.
16. 4th weekend of MayMemorial Day RiverFestCity of Green Cove SpringsSt. Johns River, Green Cove Springs, Florida; All waters within a 500-yard radius around approximate position 29°59′39″ N, 081°40′33″ W.
17. Last full week of May (Monday-Friday)Bluewater Invitational TournamentNortheast Florida Marlin AssociationThere is a no-wake zone in affect from the St. Augustine City Marina out to the end of the St. Augustine Jetty's 6 a.m.-8 a.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m. during the above days.
18. 2nd weekend of JuneHydro X TourH2X Racing PromotionsLake Dora, Tavares, Florida; All waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°47′59″ N, 81°43′41″ W; thence south to Point 2 in position 28°47′53″ N, 81°43′41″ W; thence east to Point 3 in position 28°47′53″ N, 81°43′19″ W; thence north to Point 4 in position 28°47′59″ N, 81°43′19″ W; thence west back to origin.
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19. 1st Saturday of JuneFlorida Sport Fishing Association Offshore Fishing TournamentFlorida Sport Fishing AssociationPort Canaveral, Florida from Sunrise Marina to the end of Port Canaveral Inlet.
20. 2nd weekend of June (Saturday and Sunday)Kingfish ChallengeAncient City Game Fish AssociationThere is a no-wake zone in affect from the St. Augustine City Marina in St. Augustine, Florida out to the end of the St. Augustine Jetty's 6 a.m.-8 a.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
21. 3rd Friday-Sunday of JuneDaytona Beach Grand Prix of the SeaPowerboat P1-USAAll waters of the Atlantic Ocean East of Cocoa Beach, Florida encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 29°14′60″ N, 81°00′77″ W; thence east to Point 2 in position 29°14′78″ N, 80°59′802″ W; thence south to Point 3 in position 28°13′860″ N, 80°59′76″ W; thence west to Point 4 in position 29°13′68″ N, 81°00′28″ W; thence north back to origin.
22. 3rd Saturday of JulyHalifax Rowing Association Summer RegattaHalifax Rowing AssociationHalifax River, Daytona, Florida, south of Memorial Bridge—East Side.
23. 3rd week of JulyGreater Jacksonville Kingfish TournamentJacksonville Marine Charities, IncJacksonville, Florida; All waters of the St. Johns River, from lighted buoy 10 (LLNR 2190) in approximate position 30°24′22″ N, 081°24′59″ W to Lighted Buoy 25 (LLNR 7305).
24. Last weekend of SeptemberJacksonville Dragon Boat FestivalIn the Pink Boutique, IncSt. John's River, Jacksonville, Florida. In front of the Landing, between the Acosta & Main Street bridges From approximate position 30°19′26″ N, 081°39′47″ W to approximate position 30°19′26″ N, 81°39′32″ W.
25. 2nd week of OctoberFirst Coast Head RaceStanton Rowing FoundationSt. Johns River and Arlington River, Jacksonville, Florida, starting near the Arlington Marina and ending on the Arlington River near the Atlantic Blvd. Bridge.
26. 1st weekend of NovemberHydro X TourH2X Racing PromotionsLake Dora, Tavares, Florida; All waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°47′59″ N, 81°43′41″ W; thence south to Point 2 in position 28°47′53″ N, 81°43′41″ W; thence east to Point 3 in position 28°47′53″ N, 81°43′19″ W; thence north to Point 4 in position 28°47′59″ N, 81°43′19″ W; thence west back to origin.
27. 3rd Weekend of NovemberTavares Fall Thunder RegattaClassic Race Boat AssociationLake Dora, Florida, waters 500 yards seaward of Wooten Park.
28. 2nd Saturday of DecemberSt. Johns River Christmas Boat ParadeSt. Johns River Christmas Boat Parade, IncSt. Johns River, Deland, Florida; Whitehair Bridge, Deland to Lake Beresford.
29. 2nd Saturday of DecemberChristmas Boat Parade (Daytona Beach/Halifax River)Halifax River Yacht ClubDaytona Beach, Florida; Halifax River from Seabreeze Bridge to Halifax Harbor Marina.
(e) COTP Zone Savannah; Special Local Regulations
1. May, 2nd weekend, SundayBlessing of the Fleet—BrunswickKnights of Columbus—BrunswickBrunswick River from the start of the East branch of the Brunswick River (East Brunswick River) to the Golden Isles Parkway Bridge.
2. 3rd full weekend of JulyAugusta Southern Nationals Drag Boat RacesAugusta Southern NationalsSavannah River, Augusta, Georgia, from the US Highway 1 (Fifth Street) Bridge at mile 199.5 to Eliot's Fish Camp at mile 197.
3. Last weekend of SeptemberIronman 70.3IronmanAll waters of the Savannah River encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 33°28′44″ N, 81°57′53″ W; thence northeast to Point 2 in position 33°28′50″ N, 81°57′50″ W; thence southeast to Point 3 in position 33°27′51″ N, 81°55′36″ W; thence southwest to Point 4 in position 33°27′47″ N, 81°55′43″ W; thence northwest back to origin.
4. 1st Saturday after Thanksgiving Day in NovemberSavannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and FireworksWestin Resort, SavannahSavannah River, Savannah Riverfront, Georgia, Talmadge bridge to a line drawn at 146 degrees true from Dayboard 62.
5. 2nd Saturday of NovemberHead of the South RegattaAugusta Rowing ClubSavannah River, Augusta, Georgia; All waters within a moving zone, beginning at Daniel Island Pier in approximate position 32°51′20″ N, 079°54′06″ W, South along the coast of Daniel Island, across the Wando River to Hobcaw Yacht Club, in approximate position 32°49′20″ N, 079°53′49″ W, South along the coast of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., to Charleston Harbor Resort Marina, in approximate position 32°47′20″ N, 079°54′39″ W. There will be a temporary Channel Closer from 0730 to 0815 on June 01, 2013 between Wando River Terminal Buoy 3 (LLNR 3305), and Wando River Terminal Buoy 5 (LLNR 3315). The zone will at all times extend 75 yards in front of the lead safety vessel preceding the first race participants; 75 yards behind the safety vessel trailing the last race participants; and at all times extending 100 yards on either side of the race participants and safety vessels.
(f) COTP Zone Charleston; Special Local Regulations
1. 2nd and 3rd weekend of AprilCharleston Race WeekSperry Top-SiderCharleston Harbor and Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina, All waters encompassed within an 800 yard radius of position 32°46′39″ N, 79°55′10″ W, All waters encompassed within a 900 yard radius of position 32°45′48″ N, 79°54′46″ W, All waters encompassed within a 900 yard radius of position 32°45′44″ N, 79°53′32″ W.
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2. 1st week of MayLow Country SplashLogan RutledgeWando River, Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, including the waters of the Wando River, Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor from Daniel Island Pier, in approximate position 32°51′20″ N, 079°54′06″ W, south along the coast of Daniel Island, across the Wando River to Hobcaw Yacht Club, in approximate position 32°49′20″ N, 079°53′49″ W, south along the coast of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, to Charleston Harbor Resort Marina, in approximate position 32°47′20″ N, 079°54′39″ W, and extending out 150 yards from shore.
3. 2nd week of JuneBeaufort Water FestivalCity of BeaufortAtlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Bucksport, South Carolina; All waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway encompassed within the following points; starting at point 1 in position 33°39′11.5″ N, 079°05′36.8″ W; thence west to point 2 in position 33°39′12.2″ N, 079°05′47.8″ W; thence south to point 3 in position 33°38′39.5″ N, 079°05′37.4″ W; thence east to point 4 in position 33°38′42.3″ N, 79°05′30.6″ W; thence north back to origin.
4. 3rd week of SeptemberSwim Around CharlestonKathleen WilsonWando River, main shipping channel of Charleston Harbor, Ashley River, Charleston, South Carolina; A moving zone around all waters within a 75-yard radius around Swim Around Charleston participant vessels that are officially associated with the swim. The Swim Around Charleston swimming race consists of a 10-mile course that starts at Remley's Point on the Wando River in approximate position 32°48′49″ N, 79°54′27″ W, crosses the main shipping channel of Charleston Harbor, and finishes at the General William B. Westmoreland Bridge on the Ashley River in approximate position 32°50′14″ N, 80°01′23″ W.
5. 2nd week of NovemberHead of the SouthAugusta Rowing ClubUpper Savannah River mile marker 199 to mile marker 196, Georgia.
6. 2nd week DecemberCharleston Harbor Christmas Parade of BoatsCity of CharlestonCharleston Harbor, South Carolina, from Anchorage A through Bennis Reach, Horse Reach, Hog Island Reach, Town Creek Lower Reach, Ashley River, and finishing at City Marina.
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3. Add § 100.702 to read as follows:

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Special Local Regulations; Marine Events within the Captain of the Port Miami.

The following regulations apply to the marine events listed in Table 1 of this section and will be effective annually for the duration listed. The Coast Guard will notify the maritime community of exact dates and times each regulation will be in effect and the nature of each event (e.g. location, number of participants, type of vessels involved, etc.) through a Notice of Enforcement published in the Federal Register, Local Notice to Mariners, and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

(a) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:

(1) Designated Representative. The term “Designated Representative” means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, others operating Coast Guard vessels, and federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port (COTP) Miami in the enforcement of the regulated areas.

(2) Spectators. All persons and vessels not registered with the event sponsor as participants.

(b) Event Patrol. The Coast Guard may assign an event patrol, as described in § 100.40 of this part, to each regulated event listed in the table. Additionally, a Patrol Commander may be assigned to oversee the patrol. The event patrol and Patrol Commander may be contacted on VHF Channel 16.

(c) Special Local Regulations. (1) The COTP Miami or Designated Representative may control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel in these areas shall immediately comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in removal from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(2) The COTP Miami or Designated Representative may terminate the event, or the operation of any vessel participating in the event, at any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life or property.

(3) Only event sponsor designated participants and official patrol vessels are allowed to enter the regulated area, unless otherwise authorized by the COTP Miami or Designated Representative.

(4) Spectators may request permission from the COTP Miami or Designated Representative to enter, transit, remain within, or anchor in the regulated area. If permission is granted, spectators must abide by the directions of the COTP Miami or a Designated Representative. The COTP Miami or Designated Representative may delay or terminate any event in this subpart at any time to ensure safety of life or property. Such action may be justified as a result of weather, traffic density, spectator operation, or participant behavior.

Table 1 to § 100.702—Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Captain of the Port Miami

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Date/timeEvent/sponsorLocationRegulated area
1. One weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in May. Time (Approximate): 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.Stuart Sailfish Regatta (Boat Race). Sponsor: The Stuart Sailfish Regatta, Inc.Stuart, FLLocation: All waters of Indian River located northeast of Ernest Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove that are encompassed within a line connecting the following points, with the exception of the spectator area: Starting at Point 1 in position 27°12′47″ N, 80°11′43″ W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 27°12′22″ N, 80°11′28″ W; thence northeast to Point 3 in position 27°12′35″ N, 80°11′00″ W; thence northwest to Point 4 in position 27°12′47″ N, 80°11′04″ W; thence northeast to Point 5 in position 27°13′05″ N, 80°11′01″ W; thence southeast back to origin.
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2. One weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in May. Time (Approximate): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. Sponsor: The City of Miami Beach.Miami Beach, FLLocation: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 25°47′52″ N, 080°6′55″ W; thence southwest to Point 2 in position 25°45′40″ N, 080°7′16″ W; thence northwest to Point 3 in position 25°45′50″ N, 080°07′49″ W; thence north to Point 4 in position 25°47′56″ N, 080°07′30″ W; thence back to the origin at Point 1.
3. One weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in May. Time (Approximate): 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Fort Lauderdale Air Show. Sponsor: The City of Fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale, FLLocation: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 26°11′01″ N 080°05′42″ W; thence due east to Point 2 in position 26°11′01″ N 080°05′00″ W; thence south west to Point 3 in position 26°05′42″ N 080°05′35″ W; thence west to Point 4 in position 26°05′42″ N 080°06′17″ W; thence following the shoreline north back to the point of origin.
4. One weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) in September. Time (Approximate): 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon. Sponsor: Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series, LLC.Miami, FLLocation: All waters of Biscayne Bay, east of Margaret Pace Park, Miami, FL encompassed within a line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 25°47′40″ N, 80°11′07″ W; thence northeast to Point 2 in position 25°48′13″ N, 80°10′48″ W; thence southeast to Point 3 in 25°47′59″ N, 80°10′34″ W; thence south to Point 4 in position 25°47′52″ N, 80°10′34″ W; thence southwest to Point 5 in position 25°47′33″ N, 80°11′07″ W; thence north back to origin.
5. One weekend (Saturday, and Sunday) in October. Time (Approximate): 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Columbus Day Regatta. Sponsor: Columbus Day Regatta, Inc.Miami, FLLocation: All waters of Biscayne Bay encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 25°43′24″ N 080°12′30″ W; thence east to Point 2 in position 25°43′24″ N 080°10′30″ W; thence south to Point 3 in position 25°33′00″ N 080°11′30″ W; thence west to Point 4 in position 25°33′00″ N 080°15′54″ W; thence north west to point 5 in position 25°40′00″ N 080°15′00″ W; thence back to the origin at Point 1.
6. One weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) in October. Time (Approximate): 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.Ironman 70.3 (Swim Event). Sponsor: Miami Tri Events, LLC.Miami, FLLocation: All waters of Biscayne Bay located east of Bayfront Park and encompassed within a line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 25°46′44″ N, 080°11′00″ W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 25°46′24″ N, 080°10′44″ W; thence southwest to Point 3 in position 25°46′18″ N, 080°11′05″ W; thence north to Point 4 in position 25°46′33″ N, 080°11′05″ W; thence northeast back to origin.
7. One weekend Saturday, and Sunday in November. Time (Approximate): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.P1 Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas. Sponsor: Powerboat P1 USA LLC.Fort Lauderdale, FLLocation: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean contained within a line connecting the following points: beginning at Point 1 in position 26°6′21″ N, 080°5′51″ W; thence west to Point 2 in position 26°6′21″ N, 080°6′13″ W; thence north to Point 3 in position 26°6′57″ N, 080°6′13″ W; thence east to Point 4 in position 26°6′57″ N, 080°5′52″ W, thence back to origin at point 1.
8. One weekend day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) in December. Time (Approximate): 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade. Sponsor: The Boynton Beach CRA.Boynton Beach, FL Delray Beach, FLLocation: All waters within a moving zone that will begin at Boynton Inlet and end at the C-15 Canal, which will include a buffer zone extending 50 yards ahead of the lead parade vessel and 50 yards astern of the last participating vessel and 50 yards on either side of the parade.
9. One weekend day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) in December. Time (Approximate): 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade. Sponsor: Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.Palm Beach, FLLocation: All waters within a moving zone that will begin at Lake Worth Daymarker 28 in North Palm Beach and end at Loxahatchee River Daymarker 7 east of the Glynn Mayo Highway Bridge in Jupiter, FL, which will include a buffer zone extending 50 yards ahead of the lead parade vessel and 50 yards astern of the last participating vessel and 50 yards on either side of the parade.
10. One weekend day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) in December. Time (Approximate): 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.Miami Outboard Holiday Boat Parade. Sponsor: The Miami Outboard Club.Miami, FLLocation: All waters within a moving zone that will transit as follows: The marine parade will begin at the Miami Outboard Club on Watson Island, head north around Palm Island and Hibiscus Island, head east between Di Lido Island, south through Meloy Channel, west through Government Cut to Bicentennial Park, south to the Dodge Island Bridge, south in the Intracoastal Waterway to Claughton Island, circling back to the north in the Intracoastal Waterway to end at the Miami Outboard Club. This will include a buffer zone extending to 50 yards ahead of the lead vessel and 50 yards astern of the last participating vessel and 50 yards on either side of the parade.
11. One weekend day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) in December. Time (Approximate): 1:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Sponsor: Winterfest, Inc.Fort Lauderdale, FLLocation: All waters within a moving zone that will begin at Cooley's Landing Marina and end at Lake Santa Barbara, which will include a buffer zone extending 50 yards ahead of the lead parade vessel and 50 yards astern of the last participating vessel and 50 yards on either side of the parade.
12. One weekend day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) in December. Time (Approximate): 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.City of Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade. Sponsor: The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce.Pompano Beach, FLLocation: All waters within a moving zone that will begin at Lake Santa Barbara and head north on the Intracoastal Waterway to end at the Hillsboro Bridge, which will include a buffer zone extending 50 yards ahead of the lead parade vessel and 50 yards astern of the last participating vessel and 50 yards on either side of the parade.
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4. Remove § 100.723, § 100.726, and § 100.729.

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Dated: 14 January 2020.

J.F. Burdian,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Miami.

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[FR Doc. 2020-01934 Filed 2-13-20; 8:45 am]

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