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Safety Zone; Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA

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Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).


Notice of enforcement of regulation.


The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Tacoma Freedom Fair Air Show on Commencement Bay from 2 p.m. on July 3 through 12:30 a.m. on July 4, 2021. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the public from inherent dangers associated with the annual aerial displays. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter or transit this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound (COTP) or their designated representative.


The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1305 will be enforced each day from 2 p.m. on July 3 through 12:30 a.m. on July 4, 2021.

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If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email Lieutenant Peter J. McAndrew, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 206-217-6045, email

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The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in 33 CFR 165.1305 for the Tacoma Freedom Air Show on Commencement Bay from 2 p.m. on July 3 through 12:30 a.m. on July 4, 2021. This action is being taken to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the aerial demonstrations above the waterway. The safety zone resembles a rectangle protruding from the shoreline along Ruston Way and will be marked by the event sponsor. The specific coordinates of the safety zone location are listed in 33 CFR 165.1305.

As specified in § 165.1305(c), during the enforcement period, no vessel may transit the regulated area without approval from the COTP or a COTP designated representative. The COTP may be assisted by other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation.

In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners, marine information broadcasts during the day of the event. If the COTP determines that the safety zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in the notice of enforcement, they will use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners or Local Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area.

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Dated: April 29, 2021.

P.M. Hilbert,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound.

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[FR Doc. 2021-09501 Filed 5-4-21; 8:45 am]