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Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION:

Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard will enforce certain safety zones located in the Federal regulations for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after these events. During each enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.

DATES:

The regulations in 33 CFR 165.918 as listed in Table 165.918 will be enforced for the events and times as stated in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions about this publication, call or email LT Deaven Palenzuela, Waterways Management division, Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 906-635-3223, email ssmprevention@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Coast Guard will enforce the Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone listed in 33 CFR 165.918 for the following events:

i. Elk Rapids Harbor Days Fireworks; Elk Rapids, MI: The safety zone listed in Table 165.918(20) will be enforced on August 7, 2021, from 10 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. on all U.S. navigable waters within the arc of a circle with an approximate 750-foot radius from the fireworks launch site located on a barge in position 44°54′6.95″ N, 85°25′3.11″ W.

ii. Nautical City Fireworks, Rogers City: The safety zone listed in Table 165.918(21) will be enforced on August 8, 2021, from 10 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. on all U.S. navigable waters within the arc of a circle with an approximate 750-foot radius from the fireworks launch site located near Harbor View Road in position 45°25′04.72″ N, 83°47′51.21″ W.

This action is being taken to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the fireworks displays. The regulations for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone, § 165.918, apply for these fireworks displays.

Pursuant to 33 CFR 165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within these safety zones during an enforcement period is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or their designated representative; designation need not be in writing. Those seeking permission to enter these safety zones may request permission from the Captain of the Port Buffalo via channel 16, VHF-FM. Vessels and persons granted permission to enter the safety zone shall obey the directions of Start Printed Page 36067the Captain of the Port Buffalo or their designated representative. While within a safety zone, all vessels shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course.

This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.918 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via Broadcast Notice to Mariners or Local Notice to Mariners. If the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie determines that the safety zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the respective safety zone.

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Dated: June 30, 2021.

A.R. Jones,

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

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[FR Doc. 2021-14453 Filed 7-7-21; 8:45 am]

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