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Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events in July

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of enforcement of regulation.


The Coast Guard will establish safety zones for the St. Ignace Festivals of Fireworks Celebration fireworks starting in July, 2020 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for these safety zones. During the enforcement periods, vessels must stay out of the established safety zone and may only enter with permission from the designated representative of the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.


The regulations in 33 CFR 165.918 will be enforced on Saturday nights from July 4, 2020, through September 6, 2020, from thirty minutes before sunset to thirty minutes after the end of the fireworks display.

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If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email BOSN4 Robert Gruschow, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Start Printed Page 39073Sault Sainte Marie; telephone (906)-253-2462, email

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The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones in 33 CFR 165.918 as per the time, dates, and locations in Table 1.

Table 1

[Datum NAD 1983]

EventLocationEvent date
(4) Festivals of Fireworks Celebration Fireworks; St. Ignace, MIAll U.S. navigable waters of East Moran Bay within an approximate 1000-foot radius from the fireworks launch site at the end of the Starline Mill Slip, centered in position 45°52′24.62″ N, 084°43′18.13″ WBeginning July 4th and following Saturdays to September 6, 2020; 30 minutes before sunset and 30 minutes after the end of the fireworks display.

This action is being taken to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative. Vessels and persons granted permission to enter the safety zone shall obey all lawful orders or directions of the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie, or an on-scene representative.

This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.930 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this document in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will also provide notice through other means, which will include Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Local Notice to Mariners, distribution in leaflet form, and on-scene oral notice. The Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated on-scene representative may be contacted via Channel 16, VHF-FM or at (906) 635-3319.

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Dated: June 25, 2020.

P.S. Nelson,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.

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[FR Doc. 2020-14141 Filed 6-29-20; 8:45 am]