Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District, 16929-16937 [2012-6781]

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If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES Basis and Purpose The legal basis for test deviations to drawbridge operating schedules is the Coast Guard’s authority to regulate drawbridge operations: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The purpose of the test deviation is to determine whether the current drawbridge operation schedule meets the needs of navigation and land traffic. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 Discussion ACTION: The Miami Marlins Organization has requested bridge opening limitations to the N.W. 12th Avenue Bridge over the Miami River mile 2.1, in Miami, Florida, in order to determine whether traffic congestion during Miami Marlins home baseball games poses a safety concern and whether a brief closure will mitigate such congestion. This 90 day test deviation will allow this bridge to remain closed to navigation from 6:46 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during Miami Marlins home baseball games on April 4, 13, 17, 18, 19, 27, 30; May 11, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30; June 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 22, 25, 26, 27, and 29. The N.W. 12th Avenue Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 22 feet above mean high water in the closed position, and a horizontal clearance of 150 feet. The normal operating schedule for the bridge is set forth in 33 CFR 117.305(b), which states that the draws of the S.W. First Street Bridge, mile 0.9, up to and including the N.W. 27th Avenue Bridge, mile 3.7 at Miami, shall open on signal; except that, from 7:35 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 5:59 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draws need not open for the passage of vessels. This 90 day test deviation will be in effect from 6:46 p.m. on April 4, 2012 through 7:30 p.m. on July 3, 2012. Tugs and tugs with tows, public vessels of the United States, and vessels in distress shall be passed at any time. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This test deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. 16929 SUMMARY: Dated: February 29, 2012. B.L. Dragon, Bridge Program Director, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–6982 Filed 3–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Final rule. The Coast Guard is revising the list of permanent safety zones established for fireworks displays at various locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from hazards posed by fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within these zones during the enforcement periods is prohibited without approval of the appropriate Captain of the Port. DATES: This rule is effective April 23, 2012. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2011–0118 and available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2011–0118 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ This material is also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M– 30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Dennis Sens, Fifth Coast Guard District, Prevention Division; telephone 757–398–6204, email Dennis.M.Sens@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Regulatory Information On October 26, 2011, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District’’ in the Federal Register (76 FR 66239). We received no comments on the proposed rule. Basis and Purpose DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. USCG–2011–0118] The purpose of this final rule is to ensure the safety of life on navigable waters during fireworks events and provide the marine community the opportunity to comment on safety zone locations, size, and length of time the zones will be active. RIN 1625–AA00 Background Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District In this final rule the Coast Guard revises the list of permanent safety zones at 33 CFR 165.506, established for fireworks displays at various locations Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 AGENCY: PO 00000 Coast Guard, DHS. Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES 16930 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. For a description of the geographical area of the Fifth District and subordinate Coast Guard Sectors—Captain of the Port Zones, please see 33 CFR 3.25. Currently there are 73 permanent safety zones that are established for annually recurring fireworks displays within the geographic boundaries of the Fifth Coast Guard District. The Coast Guard is revising the list of permanent safety zones at 33 CFR 165.506, established for fireworks displays, by adding 3 new locations, deleting 2 previously established locations and modifying 19 previously established locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This rule increases the total number of permanent safety zones to 74 locations for fireworks displays within the boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This rule adds 3 new safety zone locations to the permanent safety zones listed in 33 CFR 165.506. The new safety zones include locations at: North Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ; Great Wicomico River, Mila, VA; and Cockrell’s Creek, Reedville, VA. The 19 previously established safety zone locations that are modified by this rule are: Severn River and Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD; Baltimore Inner Harbor, Patapsco River, MD, (2 locations); Patuxent River, Calvert County, MD; Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Beach, MD; Potomac River, Charles County, MD; Potomac River, Charles County, MD near Mount Vernon; Potomac River, National Harbor, MD; Miles River, St. Michaels, MD; Tred Avon River, Oxford, MD; Upper Potomac River, Alexandria, VA; Anacostia River, Washington, DC; Potomac River, Prince William County, VA; North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ; Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk, VA; North Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA (2 locations); Pamlico River, Washington, NC; and Motts Channel, Banks Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC. Safety zone modifications include revision to dates and minor changes to coordinates that define safety zone boundaries. The Coast Guard is disestablishing 2 safety zones located at Patuxent River, Solomons Island, Calvert County, MD, centered at approximate position latitude 38°19′03″ N, longitude 076°26′07.6″ W and Patuxent River, Solomons Island, MD, centered at approximate position latitude 38°19′21″ N, longitude 076°27′55″ W. All coordinates for these safety zones reference Datum NAD 1983. The Coast Guard typically receives numerous applications for fireworks displays in these general areas. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 Previously, a temporary safety zone was established on an emergency basis for each display. This limited the opportunity for public comment. Establishing permanent safety zones through notice and comment rulemaking provides the public the opportunity to comment on the safety zone locations, size, and length of time the zones will be enforced. Each year organizations in the Fifth Coast Guard District sponsor fireworks displays in the same general location and time period. Each event uses a barge or an on-shore site near the shoreline as the fireworks launch platform. A safety zone is used to control vessel movement within a specified distance surrounding the launch platforms to ensure the safety of persons and property. Coast Guard personnel on scene may allow boaters within the safety zone if conditions permit. The Coast Guard will publish notices in the Federal Register if an event sponsor reported a change to the listed event venue or date. In the case of inclement weather the event usually will be conducted on the day following the date listed in the Table to § 165.506. Coast Guard Captains of the Port will give notice of the enforcement of each safety zone by all appropriate means to provide the widest dissemination of notice among the affected segments of the public. This will include publication in the Local Notice to Mariners and Marine Information Broadcasts. Marine information and facsimile broadcasts may also be made for these events, beginning 24 to 48 hours before the event. Fireworks barges or launch sites on land used in the locations stated in this rulemaking shall also display a sign labeled ‘‘FIREWORKS—DANGER—STAY AWAY’’ * * * The sign will be affixed to the port and starboard side of the barge or mounted on a post 3 feet above ground level when on land and in close proximity to the shoreline facing the water. This sign provides on scene notice that the safety zone is or will be enforced on that day. The sign will be diamond shaped, 4 foot by 4 foot with a 3-inch orange retro-reflective border. The word ‘‘DANGER’’ shall be 10-inch black block letters centered on the sign with the words ‘‘FIREWORKS’’ and ‘‘STAY AWAY’’ in 6 inch black block letters placed above and below the word ‘‘DANGER’’ respectively on a white background. There will also be a Coast Guard patrol vessel on scene 30 minutes before the display is scheduled to start until 30 minutes after its completion to enforce the safety zone. The enforcement period for these safety zones is from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 local time. However, vessels may enter, remain in, or transit through these safety zones during this timeframe if authorized by the Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene, as provided for in 33 CFR 165.23. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard did not receive comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register (76 FR 66239). Accordingly, the Coast Guard is establishing 74 safety zones on the specified navigable waters listed within the Table to § 165.506. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. The economic impact of this rule is not significant because of the short amount of time that vessels will be restricted from the zones, and the small zone sizes positioned in low vessel traffic areas. Vessels will not be precluded from getting underway, or mooring at any piers or marinas currently located in the vicinity of the safety zones. Advance notifications will also be made to the local maritime community by issuing Local Notice to Mariners, Marine information and facsimile broadcasts so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Notifications to the public for most events will usually be made by local newspapers, radio and TV stations. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. 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. This rule will affect the following entities some of which may be small entities: The owners and operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in the safety zones during the times these zones are enforced. These safety zones will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: The enforcement period will be short in duration and, in many of the zones, vessels can transit safely around the safety zones. Generally, blanket permission to enter, remain in, or transit through these safety zones will be given except during the period that the Coast Guard patrol vessel is present. Before the enforcement period, we will issue maritime advisories widely. compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), in the NPRM we offered to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. 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. Civil Justice Reform srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES Collection of Information This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. Indian Tribal Governments 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. Energy Effects We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under that order because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 16931 on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded 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 is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g.), of the Instruction. This rule involves implementation of regulations at 33 CFR Part 165 that establish safety zones on navigable waters of the United States for fireworks events. These safety zones are enforced for the duration of fireworks display events. The fireworks are launched from or immediately adjacent to navigable waters of the United States. The category of activities includes fireworks launched from barges at or near the shoreline that generally rely on the use of navigable waters as a safety buffer. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1 16932 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, and Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703, and Chapter 701; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. ■ 2. Revise § 165.506 to read as follows: § 165.506 Safety Zones; Fifth Coast Guard District Fireworks Displays. (a) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply. (2) The following regulations apply to the fireworks safety zones listed in the Table to § 165.506. These regulations will be enforced annually, for the duration of each fireworks event listed in the Table to § 165.506. In the case of inclement weather, the event may be conducted on the day following the date listed in the Table to § 165.506. Annual notice of the exact dates and times of the enforcement period of the regulation with respect to each safety zone, the geographical area, and other details concerning the nature of the fireworks event will be published in Local Notices to Mariners and via Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF–FM marine band radio. (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene-patrol personnel. Those personnel are comprised of commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Other Federal, State and local agencies may assist these personnel in the enforcement of the safety zone. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. (b) Notification. (1) Fireworks barges and launch sites on land that operate within the regulated areas contained in the Table to § 165.506 will have a sign affixed to the port and starboard side of the barge or mounted on a post 3 feet above ground level when on land immediately adjacent to the shoreline and facing the water labeled ‘‘FIREWORKS—DANGER—STAY AWAY’’. This will provide on scene notice that the safety zone will be enforced on that day. This notice will consist of a diamond shaped sign 4 feet by 4 feet with a 3-inch orange retro reflective border. The word ‘‘DANGER’’ shall be 10 inch black block letters centered on the sign with the words ‘‘FIREWORKS’’ and ‘‘STAY AWAY’’ in 6 inch black block letters placed above and below the word ‘‘DANGER’’ respectively on a white background. (2) Coast Guard Captains of the Port in the Fifth Coast Guard District will notify the public of the enforcement of these safety zones by all appropriate means to effect the widest publicity among the affected segments of the public. Publication in the Local Notice to Mariners, marine information broadcasts, and facsimile broadcasts may be made for these events, beginning 24 to 48 hours before the event is scheduled to begin, to notify the public. (c) Contact Information. Questions about safety zones and related events should be addressed to the local Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the area in which the event is occurring. Contact information is listed below. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast Guard Sector—Captain of the Port zone, please see 33 CFR 3.25. (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—Captain of the Port Zone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (215) 271– 4944. (2) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore— Captain of the Port Zone, Baltimore, Maryland: (410) 576–2525. (3) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads—Captain of the Port Zone, Norfolk, Virginia: (757) 483–8567. (4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—Captain of the Port Zone, Wilmington, North Carolina: (877) 229– 0770 or (910) 772–2200. (d) Enforcement Period. The safety zones in the Table to § 165.506 will be enforced from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day a barge with a ‘‘FIREWORKS— DANGER—STAY AWAY’’ sign on the port and starboard side is on-scene or a ‘‘FIREWORKS—DANGER—STAY AWAY’’ sign is posted on land adjacent to the shoreline, in a location listed in the Table to § 165.506. Vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zones during these enforcement periods unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene. TABLE TO § 165.506 [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] Number Date Location Regulated area (a.) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—COTP Zone July 4th ........................... 2 ............ Labor Day ....................... 3 ............ July 4th ........................... 4 ............ srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 ............ July 4th ........................... 5 ............ July 4th, September— 2nd Saturday. 6 ............ July 4th ........................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 North Atlantic Ocean, Bethany Beach, DE, Safety Zone. Indian River Bay, DE, Safety Zone. North Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Safety Zone. North Atlantic Ocean, Avalon, NJ, Safety Zone. Barnegat Bay, Barnegat Township, NJ, Safety Zone. North Atlantic Ocean, Cape May, NJ, Safety Zone. Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°32′08″ N, longitude 075°03′15″ W, adjacent to shoreline of Bethany Beach, DE. All waters of the Indian River Bay within a 360 yard radius of the fireworks launch location on the pier in approximate position latitude 38°36′42″ N, longitude 075°08′18″ W, about 700 yards east of Pots Net Point, DE. All waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 360 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°43′01.2″ N, longitude 075°04′21″ W, approximately 400 yards east of Rehoboth Beach, DE. The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 39°05′31″ N, longitude 074°43′00″ W, in the vicinity of the shoreline at Avalon, NJ. The waters of Barnegat Bay within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°44′50″ N, longitude 074°11′21″ W, approximately 500 yards north of Conklin Island, NJ. The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 38°55′36″ N, longitude 074°55′26″ W, immediately adjacent to the shoreline at Cape May, NJ. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 16933 TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] Number Date Location Regulated area 7 ............ July 3rd ........................... 8 ............ August—3rd Sunday ...... 9 ............ July 4th, August every Thursday. September—1st Thursday. July—1st Friday .............. Delaware Bay, North Cape May, NJ, Safety Zone. Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Margate City, NJ, Safety Zone. Metedeconk River, Brick Township, NJ, Safety Zone. North Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ, Safety Zone. North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ, Safety Zone. Barnegat Bay, Ocean Township, NJ, Safety Zone. Little Egg Harbor, Parker Island, NJ, Safety Zone. All waters of the Delaware Bay within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°58′00″ N, longitude 074°58′30″ W. All waters within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 39°19′33″ N, longitude 074°31′28″ W, on the Intracoastal Waterway near Margate City, NJ. The waters of the Metedeconk River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch platform in approximate position latitude 40°03′24″ N, longitude 074°06′42″ W, near the shoreline at Brick Township, NJ. The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge located at latitude 39°20′58″ N, longitude 074°25′58″ W, near the shoreline at Atlantic City, NJ. The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 39°16′22″ N, longitude 074°33′54″ W, in the vicinity of the shoreline at Ocean City, NJ. All waters of Barnegat Bay within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°47′33″ N, longitude 074°10′46″ W. 10 .......... 11 .......... July 4th, October—1st Saturday. 12 .......... May—4th Saturday ......... 13 .......... July 4th ........................... 14 .......... September—3rd Saturday. Delaware River, Chester, PA, Safety Zone. 15 .......... September—3rd Saturday. 16 .......... July 4th, Columbus Day, December 31st, January 1st. Delaware River, Essington, PA, Safety Zone. Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA, Safety Zone. All waters of Little Egg Harbor within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°34′18″ N, longitude 074°14′43″ W, approximately 100 yards north of Parkers Island. All waters of the Delaware River near Chester, PA just south of the Commodore Barry Bridge within a 250 yard radius of the fireworks barge located in approximate position latitude 39°49′43.2″ N, longitude 075°22′42″ W. All waters of the Delaware River near Essington, PA, west of Little Tinicum Island within a 250 yard radius of the fireworks barge located in the approximate position latitude 39°51′18″ N, longitude 075°18′57″ W. All waters of Delaware River, adjacent to Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA, bounded from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the south by a line running east to west from points along the shoreline at latitude 39°56′31.2″ N, longitude 075°08′28.1″ W; thence to latitude 39°56′29.1″ N, longitude 075°07′56.5″ W, and bounded on the north by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. (b.) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore—COTP Zone 1 ............ April—1st or 2nd Saturday. 2 ............ July 4th, December—1st and 2nd Saturday, December 31st. 3 ............ Saturday before Independence Day holiday. 4 ............ July 4th, December 31st 5 ............ June 14th, July 4th, September—2nd Saturday, December 31st. May—2nd or 3rd Thursday or Friday, July 4th, December 31st. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES 6 ............ 7 ............ 8 ............ May—2nd or 3rd Thursday or Friday, July 4th, December 31st. July 4th, December 31st VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 Washington Channel, Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC, Safety Zone. Severn River and Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD, Safety Zone. All waters of the Upper Potomac River within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°52′09″ N, longitude 077°01′13″ W, located within the Washington Channel in Washington Harbor, DC. All waters of the Severn River and Spa Creek within an area bounded by a line drawn from latitude 38°58′40″ N, longitude 076°28′49″ W; thence to latitude 38°58′26″ N, longitude 076°28′28″ W; thence to latitude 38°58′45″ N, longitude 076°28′07″ W; thence to latitude 38°59′01″ N, longitude 076°28′37″ W, thence to latitude 38°58′57″ N, longitude 076°28′40″ W, located near the entrance to Spa Creek in Annapolis, Maryland. Middle River, Baltimore All waters of the Middle River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge County, MD, Safety in approximate position latitude 39°17′45″ N, longitude 076°23′49″ W, apZone. proximately 300 yards east of Rockaway Beach, near Turkey Point. Patapsco River (Middle All waters of the Patapsco River, Middle Branch, within an area bound by a Branch), Baltimore, line drawn from the following points: latitude 39°15′22″ N, longitude MD, Safety Zone. 076°36′36″ W; thence to latitude 39°15′10″ N, longitude 076°36′00″ W; thence to latitude 39°15′40″ N, longitude 076°35′23″ W; thence to latitude 39°15′49″ N, longitude 076°35′47″ W; thence to the point of origin, located approximately 600 yards east of Hanover Street (SR–2) Bridge. Northwest Harbor (East All waters of the Patapsco River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks Channel), Patapsco barge in approximate position 39°15′55″ N, 076°34′35″ W, located adjaRiver, MD, Safety Zone. cent to the East Channel of Northwest Harbor. Baltimore Inner Harbor, All waters of the Patapsco River within a 100 yard radius of the fireworks Patapsco River, MD, barge in approximate position latitude 39°17′01″ N, longitude 076°36′31″ Safety Zone. W, located at the entrance to Baltimore Inner Harbor, approximately 125 yards southwest of pier 3. Baltimore Inner Harbor, The waters of the Patapsco River within a 100 yard radius of approximate Patapsco River, MD, position latitude 39°17′04″ N, longitude 076°36′36″ W, located in Baltimore Safety Zone. Inner Harbor, approximately 125 yards southeast of pier 1. Northwest Harbor (West All waters of the Patapsco River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks Channel) Patapsco barge in approximate position latitude 39°16′21″ N, longitude 076°34′38″ River, MD, Safety Zone. W, located adjacent to the West Channel of Northwest Harbor. Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1 16934 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] Number Date 9 ............ July 4th ........................... 10 .......... July 4th ........................... 11 .......... July 3rd ........................... Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Beach, MD, Safety Zone. 12 .......... July 4th ........................... 13 .......... July—2nd or 3rd Saturday and last Saturday. Choptank River, Cambridge, MD, Safety Zone. Potomac River, Charles County, MD, Safety Zone. 14 .......... May—last Saturday. July 4th. Potomac River, Charles County, MD—Mount Vernon, Safety Zone. 15 .......... October—1st Saturday ... 16 .......... July—Day before Independence Day holiday. November—3rd Thursday, 3rd Saturday and last Friday. December—1st, 2nd and 3rd Friday. July 4th, September—last Saturday. Dukeharts Channel, Potomac River, MD, Safety Zone. Potomac River, National Harbor, MD, Safety Zone. 17 .......... 18 .......... 19 .......... 20 .......... 21 .......... srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES 22 .......... 23 .......... Location June and July—Saturday before Independence Day holiday. June and July—Saturday or Sunday before Independence Day holiday. July 3rd ........................... June—2nd or 3rd Saturday. July—1st, 2nd or 3rd Saturday. September—1st or 2nd Saturday. March through October, at the conclusion of evening MLB games at Washington Nationals Ball Park. June—last Saturday. July—3rd, 4th or last Saturday or Sunday. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 Regulated area Patuxent River, Calvert County, MD, Safety Zone. Chester River, Kent Island Narrows, MD, Safety Zone. Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace, MD, Safety Zone. All waters of the Patuxent River within a 200 yard radius of the fireworks barge located at latitude 38°19′17″ N, longitude 076°27′45″ W, approximately 800 feet from shore at Solomons Island, MD. All waters of the Chester River, within an area bound by a line drawn from the following points: latitude 38°58′50″ N, longitude 076°15′00″ W; thence north to latitude 38°59′00″ N, longitude 076°15′00″ W; thence east to latitude 38°59′00″ N, longitude 076°14′46″ W; thence southeast to latitude 38°58′50″ N, longitude 076°14′28″ W; thence southwest to latitude 38°58′37″ N, longitude 076°14′36″ W, thence northwest to latitude 38°58′42″ N, longitude 076°14′55″ W, thence to the point of origin, located approximately 900 yards north of Kent Island Narrows (US–50/301) Bridge. All waters of the Chesapeake Bay within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°41′36″ N, longitude 076°31′30″ W, and within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°41′28″ N, longitude 076°31′29″ W, located near Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. All waters of the Choptank River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site at Great Marsh Point, located at latitude 38°35′06″ N, longitude 076°04′46″ W. All waters of the Potomac River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°20′05″ N, longitude 077°15′00″ W, approximately 500 yards north of the shoreline at Fairview Beach, Virginia. All waters of the Potomac River within an area bound by a line drawn from the following points: latitude 38°42′30″ N, longitude 077°04′47″ W; thence to latitude 38°42′18″ N, longitude 077°04′42″ W; thence to latitude 38°42′11″ N, longitude 077°05′10″ W; thence to latitude 38°42′22″ N, longitude 077°05′12″ W; located at the Mount Vernon Estate, in Fairfax County, Virginia. All waters of the Potomac River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°13′27″ N, longitude 076°44′48″ W, located adjacent to Dukeharts Channel near Coltons Point, Maryland. All waters of the Potomac River within an area bound by a line drawn from the following points: latitude 38°47′13″ N, longitude 077°00′58″ W; thence to latitude 38°46′51″ N, longitude 077°01′15″ W; thence to latitude 38°47′25″ N, longitude 077°01′33″ W; thence to latitude 38°47′32″ N, longitude 077°01′08″ W; thence to the point of origin, located at National Harbor, Maryland. Upper Potomac River, Alexandria, VA, Safety Zone. All waters of the Susquehanna River within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°32′42″ N, longitude 076°04′30″ W, approximately 800 yards east of the waterfront at Havre de Grace, MD. All waters of the Miles River within a 200 yard radius of approximate position latitude 38°47′42″ N, longitude 076°12′51″ W, located at the entrance to Long Haul Creek. All waters of the Tred Avon River within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°41′24″ N, longitude 076°10′37″ W, approximately 500 yards northwest of the waterfront at Oxford, MD. All waters of the Northeast River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°35′26″ N, longitude 075°57′00″ W, approximately 400 yards south of North East Community Park. All waters of the Upper Potomac River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position 38°48′37″ N, 077°02′02″ W, located near the waterfront of Alexandria, Virginia. Anacostia River, Washington, DC, Safety Zone. All waters of the Anacostia River within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°52′13″ N, longitude 077°00′16″ W, located near the Washington Nationals Ball Park. Potomac River, Prince William County, VA, Safety Zone. All waters of the Potomac River within a 200 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°34′07″ N, longitude 077°15′32″ W, located near Cherry Hill, Virginia. Miles River, St. Michaels, MD, Safety Zone. Tred Avon River, Oxford, MD, Safety Zone. Northeast River, North East, MD, Safety Zone. Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 16935 TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] Number Date Location Regulated area (c.) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads—COTP Zone 1 ............ July 4th ........................... North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD, Safety Zone. 2 ............ Isle of Wight Bay, Ocean City, MD, Safety Zone. 3 ............ May—4th Sunday. June—3rd Monday, and June 29th, July 4th, August—1st and 4th Sunday, September—1st and 4th Sunday. July 4th ........................... 4 ............ July 4th ........................... 5 ............ October—1st Friday ....... 6 ............ July 4th ........................... 7 ............ July 4th ........................... 8 ............ May—1st Friday, July 4th 9 ............ July 9th ........................... 10 .......... June—4th Friday, July— 1st Friday, July 4th. 11 .......... July 4th ........................... 12 .......... Memorial Day, June—1st and 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday. July 4th, November—4th Saturday, December— 1st Saturday and December 31st, January—1st. May—2nd Saturday, September—1st Saturday and Sunday, December—1st Saturday. July—3rd Saturday ......... 13 .......... srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES 14 .......... 15 .......... 16 .......... May, June, July, August, September, October— every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 4th. September—last Saturday or October—1st Saturday. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 All waters of the Atlantic Ocean in an area bound by the following points: latitude 38°19′39.9″ N, longitude 075°05′03.2″ W; thence to latitude 38°19′36.7″ N, longitude 075°04′53.5″ W; thence to latitude 38°19′45.6″ N, longitude 075°04′49.3″ W; thence to latitude 38°19′49.1″ N, longitude 075°05′00.5″ W; thence to point of origin. The size of the safety zone extends approximately 300 yards offshore from the fireworks launch area located at the high water mark on the beach. All waters of Isle of Wight Bay within a 350 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°22′32″ N, longitude 075°04′30″ W. Assawoman Bay, Fenwick Island— Ocean City, MD, Safety Zone. Broad Bay, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety Zone. All waters of Assawoman Bay within a 360 yard radius of the fireworks launch location on the pier at the West end of Northside Park, in approximate position latitude 38°25′57.6″ N, longitude 075°03′55.8″ W. John H. Kerr Reservoir, Clarksville, VA, Safety Zone. North Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety Zone. A. All waters of John H. Kerr Reservoir within a 400 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°37′51″ N, longitude 078°32′50″ W, located near the center span of the State Route 15 Highway Bridge. All waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 1000 yard radius of the center located near the shoreline at approximate position latitude 36°51′12″ N, longitude 075°58′06″ W, located off the beach between 17th and 31st streets. North Atlantic Ocean, VA Beach, VA, Safety Zone. B. All waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 350 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°50′35″ N, longitude 075°58′09″ W, located on the 14th Street Fishing Pier. All waters of the Broad Bay within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in approximate position latitude 36°52′08″ N, longitude 076°00′46″ W, located on the shoreline near the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club, Virginia Beach, Virginia. York River, West Point, All waters of the York River near West Point, VA within a 400 yard radius of VA, Safety Zone. the fireworks display located in approximate position latitude 37°31′25″ N, longitude 076°47′19″ W. York River, Yorktown, All waters of the York River within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display VA, Safety Zone. in approximate position latitude 37°14′14″ N, longitude 076°30′02″ W, located near Yorktown, Virginia. Chincoteague Channel, All waters of the Chincoteague Channel within a 360 yard radius of the fireChincoteague, VA, works launch location at the Chincoteague carnival waterfront in approxiSafety Zone. mate position latitude 37°55′40.3″ N, longitude 075°23′10.7″ W, approximately 900 yards southwest of Chincoteague Swing Bridge. James River, Newport All waters of the James River within a 325 yard radius of the fireworks barge News, VA, Safety Zone. in approximate position latitude 36°58′30″ N, longitude 076°26′19″ W, located in the vicinity of the Newport News Shipyard, Newport News, Virginia. Chesapeake Bay, Hamp- All waters of the Chesapeake Bay within a 350 yard radius of approximate ton, VA, Safety Zone. position latitude 37°02′23″ N, longitude 076°17′22″ W, located near Buckroe Beach. Chesapeake Bay, NorAll waters of the Chesapeake Bay within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks folk, VA, Safety Zone. display located in position latitude 36°57′21″ N, longitude 076°15′00″ W, located near Ocean View Fishing Pier. Chesapeake Bay, VirAll waters of the Chesapeake Bay 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in ginia Beach, VA, Safeapproximate position latitude 36°55′02″ N, longitude 076°03′27″ W, loty Zone. cated at the First Landing State Park at Virginia Beach, Virginia. Elizabeth River, Southern All waters of the Elizabeth River Southern Branch in an area bound by the Branch, Norfolk, VA, following points: latitude 36°50′54.8″ N, longitude 076°18′10.7″ W; thence Safety Zone. to latitude 36°51′7.9″ N, longitude 076°18′01″ W; thence to latitude 36°50′45.6″ N, longitude 076°17′44.2″ W; thence to latitude 36°50′29.6″ N, longitude 076°17′23.2″ W; thence to latitude 36°50′7.7″ N, longitude 076°17′32.3″ W; thence to latitude 36°49′58″ N, longitude 076°17′28.6″ W; thence to latitude 36°49′52.6″ N, longitude 076°17′43.8″ W; thence to latitude 36°50′27.2″ N, longitude 076°17′45.3″ W thence to the point of origin. Appomattox River, Hope- All waters of the Appomattox River within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks well, VA, Safety Zone. barge in approximate position latitude 37°19′11″ N, longitude 077°16′55 ″ W. Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1 16936 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] Number Date Location Regulated area 17 .......... Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday—Labor Day Weekend. July 4th ........................... North Atlantic Ocean, VA Beach, VA, Safety Zone. C. Nansemond River, Suffolk, VA, Safety Zone. 19 .......... February—4th Saturday, July 4th. 20 .......... July 4th ........................... Chickahominy River, Williamsburg, VA, Safety Zone. James River, Williamsburg, VA, Safety Zone. 21 .......... July—3rd, 4th and 5th .... Great Wicomico River, Mila, VA, Safety Zone. 22 .......... July—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cockrell’s Creek, Reedville, VA, Safety Zone. All waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 350 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°49′55″ N, longitude 075°58′00″ W, located off the beach between 2nd and 6th streets. All waters of the Nansemond River within a 350 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°44′27″ N, longitude 076°34′42″ W, located near Constant’s Wharf in Suffolk, VA. All waters of the Chickahominy River within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in approximate position latitude 37°14′50″ N, longitude 076°52′17″ W, near Barrets Point, Virginia. All waters of the James River within a 350 yard radius of approximate position latitude 37°13′23.3″ N, longitude 076°40′11.8″ W, located near Kingsmill Resort. All waters of the Great Wicomico River located within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°50′31″ N, longitude 076°19′42″ W near Mila, Virginia. All waters of Cockrell’s Creek located within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°49′54″ N, longitude 076°16′44″ W near Reedville, Virginia. 18 .......... (d.) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—COTP Zone July 4th, October—1st Friday. 2 ............ April—2nd Saturday, July 4th, August—3rd Monday, October—1st Friday. 3 ............ July 4th ........................... Green Creek and Smith Creek, Oriental, NC, Safety Zone. 4 ............ July 4th ........................... Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC, Safety Zone. 5 ............ July 4th ........................... Currituck Sound, Corolla, NC, Safety Zone. 6 ............ July 4th, November—3rd Saturday. Middle Sound, Figure Eight Island, NC, Safety Zone. 7 ............ 8 ............ June—2nd Saturday, July—1st Saturday after July 4th. July 4th ........................... Pamlico River, Washington, NC, Safety Zone. Neuse River, New Bern, NC, Safety Zone. 9 ............ July 4th ........................... Edenton Bay, Edenton, NC, Safety Zone. 10 .......... srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 ............ July 4th, November—Saturday following Thanksgiving. 11 .......... July 4th ........................... 12 .......... July 4th ........................... Motts Channel, Banks Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Safety Zone. Cape Fear River, Southport, NC, Safety Zone. Big Foot Slough, Ocracoke, NC, Safety Zone. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 Morehead City Harbor Channel, NC, Safety Zone. Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC, Safety Zone. Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 All waters of the Morehead City Harbor Channel that fall within a 360 yard radius of latitude 34°43′01″ N, longitude 076°42′59.6″ W, a position located at the west end of Sugar Loaf Island, NC. All waters of the Cape Fear River within an area bound by a line drawn from the following points: latitude 34°13′54″ N, longitude 077°57′06″ W; thence northeast to latitude 34°13′57″ N, longitude 077°57′05″ W; thence north to latitude 34°14′11″ N, longitude 077°57′07″ W; thence northwest to latitude 34°14′22″ N, longitude 077°57′19″ W; thence east to latitude 34°14′22″ N, longitude 077°57′06″ W; thence southeast to latitude 34°14′07″ N, longitude 077°57′00″ W; thence south to latitude 34°13′54″ N, longitude 077°56′58″ W; thence to the point of origin, located approximately 500 yards north of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. All waters of Green Creek and Smith Creek that fall within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site at latitude 35°01′29.6″ N, longitude 076°42′10.4″ W, located near the entrance to the Neuse River in the vicinity of Oriental, NC. All waters of the Pasquotank River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 36°18′00″ N, longitude 076°13′00″ W, approximately 200 yards south of the east end of the Elizabeth City Bascule Bridges. All waters of the Currituck Sound within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 36°22′48″ N, longitude 075°51′15″ W. All waters of the Figure Eight Island Causeway Channel from latitude 34°16′32″ N, longitude 077°45′32″ W, thence east along the marsh to a position located at latitude 34°16′19″ N, longitude 077°44′55″ W, thence south to the causeway at position latitude 34°16′16″ N, longitude 077°44′58″ W, thence west along the shoreline to position latitude 34°16′29″ N, longitude 077°45′34″ W, thence back to the point of origin. All waters of the Pamlico River that fall within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site at latitude 35°32′27″ N, longitude 077°03′40.5″ W, located 500 yards north of Washington railroad trestle bridge. All waters of the Neuse River within a 360 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 35°06′07.1″ N, longitude 077°01′35.8″ W; located 420 yards north of the New Bern, Twin Span, high rise bridge. All waters within a 300 yard radius of position latitude 36°03′04″ N, longitude 076°36′18″ W, approximately 150 yards south of the entrance to Queen Anne Creek, Edenton, NC. All waters of Motts Channel within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 34°12′29″ N, longitude 077°48′27″ W, approximately 560 yards south of Sea Path Marina, Wrightsville Beach, NC. All waters of the Cape Fear River within a 600 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 33°54′40″ N, longitude 078°01′18″ W, approximately 700 yards south of the waterfront at Southport, NC. All waters of Big Foot Slough within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 35°06′54″ N, longitude 075°59′24″ W, approximately 100 yards west of the Silver Lake Entrance Channel at Ocracoke, NC. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 16937 TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued [All coordinates listed in the Table to § 165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983] Number Date Location Regulated area 13 .......... August—1st Tuesday ..... New River, Jacksonville, NC, Safety Zone. All waters of the New River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 34°44′45″ N, longitude 077°26′18″ W, approximately one half mile south of the Hwy 17 Bridge, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Dated: March 1, 2012. William D. Lee, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–6781 Filed 3–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2011–0092; FRL–9651–7] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is finalizing the limited approval and limited disapproval of West Virginia’s Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. EPA is taking this action because West Virginia’s SIP revision, as a whole, strengthens the West Virginia SIP. We are finalizing our limited disapproval of the same SIP revision arising from the remand by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC Circuit) to EPA of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). This action is being taken in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA’s rules for states to prevent and remedy future and existing anthropogenic impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas through a regional haze program. EPA is also approving this revision as meeting the infrastructure requirements relating to visibility protection for the 1997 8hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and the 1997 and 2006 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective on April 23, 2012. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID Number EPA–R03–OAR–2011–0092. All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the electronic docket, srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 some information is not publicly available, i.e., confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy for public inspection during normal business hours at the Air Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. Copies of the State submittal are available at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality, 601 57th Street SE., Charleston, West Virginia 25304. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Linden, (215) 814–2096, or by email at linden.melissa@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Throughout this document, whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. On July 13, 2011 (76 FR 41158), EPA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) for the Commonwealth of West Virginia. The NPR proposed limited approval and limited disapproval of West Virginia’s Regional Haze SIP. The formal SIP revision was submitted by West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) on June 18, 2008. This revision also meets the requirements of 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) and 110(a)(2)(J), relating to visibility protection for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS and the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS. II. Summary of SIP Revision The SIP revision includes a long term strategy with enforceable measures ensuring reasonable progress towards meeting the reasonable progress goals for the first planning period, through 2018. West Virginia’s Regional Haze Plan contains the emission reductions needed to achieve West Virginia’s share of emission reductions and sets the reasonable progress goals for other states PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 to achieve reasonable progress at the two Class I Areas within West Virginia, Dolly Sods Wilderness Area and Otter Creek Wilderness Area. The specific requirements of the CAA and EPA’s Regional Haze Rule and the rationale for EPA’s proposed action are explained in the NPR and will not be restated here. EPA received two adverse comments on the July 13, 2011 NPR. Both comments raise similar concerns with the NPR and have been combined. A summary of the comments submitted and EPA’s responses are provided in section III of this document. III. Summary of Public Comments and EPA Responses Comment: The commenter argues that EPA’s proposed limited approval/ limited disapproval action based on West Virginia’s reliance on CAIR is unwarranted and should be withdrawn. Instead, the commenter states that EPA should grant full and unconditional approval of the West Virginia regional haze SIP. The commenter disagrees that CAIR renders the State’s SIP unable to satisfy all of the CAA’s regional haze SIP requirements. The commenter notes that West Virginia’s SIP was submitted prior to the remand of CAIR and relied on the requirements under 40 CFR 51.308(e)(4), which remain in effect at this time. The commenter argues that as a result, the West Virginia SIP is entirely consistent with the applicable law. Moreover, the commenter highlights that the visibility-improvement benefits from CAIR’s emission reductions are likely to be replicated, or indeed exceeded, by the visibility benefits projected to result from the Cross State Air Pollution Rule. The commenter argues that EPA does not have a basis to propose or promulgate disapproval or limited disapproval of a Regional Haze SIP due to its reliance on CAIR and on 40 CFR 51.308(e)(4), because EPA has not determined, based on a thorough and defensible analysis, that the emission reductions and associated visibility-improvement benefits that are likely to result from the final CSAPR will not be at least comparable to those achieved under CAIR. Because the SIP is fully compliant with the relevant E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 57 (Friday, March 23, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0118]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth Coast Guard 
District

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is revising the list of permanent safety zones 
established for fireworks displays at various locations within the 
geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This action is 
necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from 
hazards posed by fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within 
these zones during the enforcement periods is prohibited without 
approval of the appropriate Captain of the Port.

DATES: This rule is effective April 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as 
documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, 
are part of docket USCG-2011-0118 and available online by going to 
http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0118 in the ``Keyword'' 
box, and then clicking ``Search.'' This material is also available for 
inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Dennis Sens, Fifth Coast Guard District, Prevention 
Division; telephone 757-398-6204, email Dennis.M.Sens@uscg.mil. If you 
have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    On October 26, 2011, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled ``Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth 
Coast Guard District'' in the Federal Register (76 FR 66239). We 
received no comments on the proposed rule.

Basis and Purpose

    The purpose of this final rule is to ensure the safety of life on 
navigable waters during fireworks events and provide the marine 
community the opportunity to comment on safety zone locations, size, 
and length of time the zones will be active.

Background

    In this final rule the Coast Guard revises the list of permanent 
safety zones at 33 CFR 165.506, established for fireworks displays at 
various locations

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within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. For a 
description of the geographical area of the Fifth District and 
subordinate Coast Guard Sectors--Captain of the Port Zones, please see 
33 CFR 3.25. Currently there are 73 permanent safety zones that are 
established for annually recurring fireworks displays within the 
geographic boundaries of the Fifth Coast Guard District.
    The Coast Guard is revising the list of permanent safety zones at 
33 CFR 165.506, established for fireworks displays, by adding 3 new 
locations, deleting 2 previously established locations and modifying 19 
previously established locations within the geographic boundary of the 
Fifth Coast Guard District. This rule increases the total number of 
permanent safety zones to 74 locations for fireworks displays within 
the boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District.
    This rule adds 3 new safety zone locations to the permanent safety 
zones listed in 33 CFR 165.506. The new safety zones include locations 
at: North Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ; Great Wicomico River, 
Mila, VA; and Cockrell's Creek, Reedville, VA.
    The 19 previously established safety zone locations that are 
modified by this rule are: Severn River and Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD; 
Baltimore Inner Harbor, Patapsco River, MD, (2 locations); Patuxent 
River, Calvert County, MD; Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Beach, MD; 
Potomac River, Charles County, MD; Potomac River, Charles County, MD 
near Mount Vernon; Potomac River, National Harbor, MD; Miles River, St. 
Michaels, MD; Tred Avon River, Oxford, MD; Upper Potomac River, 
Alexandria, VA; Anacostia River, Washington, DC; Potomac River, Prince 
William County, VA; North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ; Chesapeake 
Bay, Norfolk, VA; North Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA (2 
locations); Pamlico River, Washington, NC; and Motts Channel, Banks 
Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC. Safety zone modifications include 
revision to dates and minor changes to coordinates that define safety 
zone boundaries.
    The Coast Guard is disestablishing 2 safety zones located at 
Patuxent River, Solomons Island, Calvert County, MD, centered at 
approximate position latitude 38[deg]19'03'' N, longitude 
076[deg]26'07.6'' W and Patuxent River, Solomons Island, MD, centered 
at approximate position latitude 38[deg]19'21'' N, longitude 
076[deg]27'55'' W. All coordinates for these safety zones reference 
Datum NAD 1983.
    The Coast Guard typically receives numerous applications for 
fireworks displays in these general areas. Previously, a temporary 
safety zone was established on an emergency basis for each display. 
This limited the opportunity for public comment. Establishing permanent 
safety zones through notice and comment rulemaking provides the public 
the opportunity to comment on the safety zone locations, size, and 
length of time the zones will be enforced.
    Each year organizations in the Fifth Coast Guard District sponsor 
fireworks displays in the same general location and time period. Each 
event uses a barge or an on-shore site near the shoreline as the 
fireworks launch platform. A safety zone is used to control vessel 
movement within a specified distance surrounding the launch platforms 
to ensure the safety of persons and property. Coast Guard personnel on 
scene may allow boaters within the safety zone if conditions permit.
    The Coast Guard will publish notices in the Federal Register if an 
event sponsor reported a change to the listed event venue or date. In 
the case of inclement weather the event usually will be conducted on 
the day following the date listed in the Table to Sec.  165.506. Coast 
Guard Captains of the Port will give notice of the enforcement of each 
safety zone by all appropriate means to provide the widest 
dissemination of notice among the affected segments of the public. This 
will include publication in the Local Notice to Mariners and Marine 
Information Broadcasts. Marine information and facsimile broadcasts may 
also be made for these events, beginning 24 to 48 hours before the 
event. Fireworks barges or launch sites on land used in the locations 
stated in this rulemaking shall also display a sign labeled 
``FIREWORKS--DANGER--STAY AWAY'' * * * The sign will be affixed to the 
port and starboard side of the barge or mounted on a post 3 feet above 
ground level when on land and in close proximity to the shoreline 
facing the water. This sign provides on scene notice that the safety 
zone is or will be enforced on that day. The sign will be diamond 
shaped, 4 foot by 4 foot with a 3-inch orange retro-reflective border. 
The word ``DANGER'' shall be 10-inch black block letters centered on 
the sign with the words ``FIREWORKS'' and ``STAY AWAY'' in 6 inch black 
block letters placed above and below the word ``DANGER'' respectively 
on a white background. There will also be a Coast Guard patrol vessel 
on scene 30 minutes before the display is scheduled to start until 30 
minutes after its completion to enforce the safety zone.
    The enforcement period for these safety zones is from 5:30 p.m. to 
1 a.m. local time. However, vessels may enter, remain in, or transit 
through these safety zones during this timeframe if authorized by the 
Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on 
scene, as provided for in 33 CFR 165.23.

Discussion of Comments and Changes

    The Coast Guard did not receive comments in response to the notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register (76 FR 
66239). Accordingly, the Coast Guard is establishing 74 safety zones on 
the specified navigable waters listed within the Table to Sec.  
165.506.

Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders.

Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as 
supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential 
costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or 
under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and 
Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders.
    The economic impact of this rule is not significant because of the 
short amount of time that vessels will be restricted from the zones, 
and the small zone sizes positioned in low vessel traffic areas. 
Vessels will not be precluded from getting underway, or mooring at any 
piers or marinas currently located in the vicinity of the safety zones. 
Advance notifications will also be made to the local maritime community 
by issuing Local Notice to Mariners, Marine information and facsimile 
broadcasts so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. 
Notifications to the public for most events will usually be made by 
local newspapers, radio and TV stations.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small entities'' 
comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are 
independently owned and operated and are not

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dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with 
populations of less than 50,000.
    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. This rule will affect the following entities some of which 
may be small entities: The owners and operators of vessels intending to 
transit or anchor in the safety zones during the times these zones are 
enforced.
    These safety zones will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: The 
enforcement period will be short in duration and, in many of the zones, 
vessels can transit safely around the safety zones. Generally, blanket 
permission to enter, remain in, or transit through these safety zones 
will be given except during the period that the Coast Guard patrol 
vessel is present. Before the enforcement period, we will issue 
maritime advisories widely.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), in the NPRM we offered to 
assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could 
better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking 
process.
    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.

Collection of Information

    This rule calls for no new collection of information under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local 
governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial 
direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under 
that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for 
federalism.

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.

Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise 
have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental 
Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property 
Rights.

Civil Justice Reform

    This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) 
of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, 
eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection 
of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule 
is not an economically significant rule and does not create an 
environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may 
disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

    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.

Energy Effects

    We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions 
Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ``significant 
energy action'' under that order because it is not a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to 
have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use 
of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy 
action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects 
under Executive Order 13211.

Technical Standards

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 
U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards 
in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, 
through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why 
using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or 
otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical 
standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or 
operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management 
systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus 
standards bodies.
    This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not 
consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have concluded 
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 is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g.), 
of the Instruction. This rule involves implementation of regulations at 
33 CFR Part 165 that establish safety zones on navigable waters of the 
United States for fireworks events. These safety zones are enforced for 
the duration of fireworks display events. The fireworks are launched 
from or immediately adjacent to navigable waters of the United States. 
The category of activities includes fireworks launched from barges at 
or near the shoreline that generally rely on the use of navigable 
waters as a safety buffer.
    An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion 
determination are available in the docket where indicated under 
ADDRESSES.

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List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, and Waterways.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

0
1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703, and Chapter 
701; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-6, 160.5; Pub. 
L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


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2. Revise Sec.  165.506 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.506  Safety Zones; Fifth Coast Guard District Fireworks 
Displays.

    (a) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 
165.23 apply.
    (2) The following regulations apply to the fireworks safety zones 
listed in the Table to Sec.  165.506. These regulations will be 
enforced annually, for the duration of each fireworks event listed in 
the Table to Sec.  165.506. In the case of inclement weather, the event 
may be conducted on the day following the date listed in the Table to 
Sec.  165.506. Annual notice of the exact dates and times of the 
enforcement period of the regulation with respect to each safety zone, 
the geographical area, and other details concerning the nature of the 
fireworks event will be published in Local Notices to Mariners and via 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF-FM marine band radio.
    (3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of 
the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene-patrol 
personnel. Those personnel are comprised of commissioned, warrant, and 
petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Other Federal, State and local 
agencies may assist these personnel in the enforcement of the safety 
zone. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, 
flashing light or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed 
as directed.
    (b) Notification. (1) Fireworks barges and launch sites on land 
that operate within the regulated areas contained in the Table to Sec.  
165.506 will have a sign affixed to the port and starboard side of the 
barge or mounted on a post 3 feet above ground level when on land 
immediately adjacent to the shoreline and facing the water labeled 
``FIREWORKS--DANGER--STAY AWAY''. This will provide on scene notice 
that the safety zone will be enforced on that day. This notice will 
consist of a diamond shaped sign 4 feet by 4 feet with a 3-inch orange 
retro reflective border. The word ``DANGER'' shall be 10 inch black 
block letters centered on the sign with the words ``FIREWORKS'' and 
``STAY AWAY'' in 6 inch black block letters placed above and below the 
word ``DANGER'' respectively on a white background.
    (2) Coast Guard Captains of the Port in the Fifth Coast Guard 
District will notify the public of the enforcement of these safety 
zones by all appropriate means to effect the widest publicity among the 
affected segments of the public. Publication in the Local Notice to 
Mariners, marine information broadcasts, and facsimile broadcasts may 
be made for these events, beginning 24 to 48 hours before the event is 
scheduled to begin, to notify the public.
    (c) Contact Information. Questions about safety zones and related 
events should be addressed to the local Coast Guard Captain of the Port 
for the area in which the event is occurring. Contact information is 
listed below. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast 
Guard Sector--Captain of the Port zone, please see 33 CFR 3.25.
    (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (215) 271-4944.
    (2) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Baltimore, Maryland: (410) 576-2525.
    (3) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Norfolk, Virginia: (757) 483-8567.
    (4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Wilmington, North Carolina: (877) 229-0770 or (910) 772-2200.
    (d) Enforcement Period. The safety zones in the Table to Sec.  
165.506 will be enforced from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day a barge with 
a ``FIREWORKS--DANGER--STAY AWAY'' sign on the port and starboard side 
is on-scene or a ``FIREWORKS--DANGER--STAY AWAY'' sign is posted on 
land adjacent to the shoreline, in a location listed in the Table to 
Sec.  165.506. Vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the 
safety zones during these enforcement periods unless authorized by the 
Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on 
scene.

                                             Table to Sec.   165.506
                [All coordinates listed in the Table to Sec.   165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983]
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       Number                  Date                    Location                       Regulated area
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                                 (a.) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay--COTP Zone
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1..................  July 4th................  North Atlantic Ocean,     The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean
                                                Bethany Beach, DE,        within a 500 yard radius of the
                                                Safety Zone.              fireworks barge in approximate
                                                                          position latitude 38[deg]32'08'' N,
                                                                          longitude 075[deg]03'15'' W, adjacent
                                                                          to shoreline of Bethany Beach, DE.
2..................  Labor Day...............  Indian River Bay, DE,     All waters of the Indian River Bay
                                                Safety Zone.              within a 360 yard radius of the
                                                                          fireworks launch location on the pier
                                                                          in approximate position latitude
                                                                          38[deg]36'42'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]08'18'' W, about 700 yards
                                                                          east of Pots Net Point, DE.
3..................  July 4th................  North Atlantic Ocean,     All waters of the Atlantic Ocean within
                                                Rehoboth Beach, DE,       a 360 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                Safety Zone.              barge in approximate position latitude
                                                                          38[deg]43'01.2'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]04'21'' W, approximately 400
                                                                          yards east of Rehoboth Beach, DE.
4..................  July 4th................  North Atlantic Ocean,     The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean
                                                Avalon, NJ, Safety Zone.  within a 500 yard radius of the
                                                                          fireworks barge in approximate
                                                                          location latitude 39[deg]05'31'' N,
                                                                          longitude 074[deg]43'00'' W, in the
                                                                          vicinity of the shoreline at Avalon,
                                                                          NJ.
5..................  July 4th, September--2nd  Barnegat Bay, Barnegat    The waters of Barnegat Bay within a 500
                      Saturday.                 Township, NJ, Safety      yard radius of the fireworks barge in
                                                Zone.                     approximate position latitude
                                                                          39[deg]44'50'' N, longitude
                                                                          074[deg]11'21'' W, approximately 500
                                                                          yards north of Conklin Island, NJ.
6..................  July 4th................  North Atlantic Ocean,     The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean
                                                Cape May, NJ, Safety      within a 500 yard radius of the
                                                Zone.                     fireworks barge in approximate
                                                                          location latitude 38[deg]55'36'' N,
                                                                          longitude 074[deg]55'26'' W,
                                                                          immediately adjacent to the shoreline
                                                                          at Cape May, NJ.

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7..................  July 3rd................  Delaware Bay, North Cape  All waters of the Delaware Bay within a
                                                May, NJ, Safety Zone.     500 yard radius of the fireworks barge
                                                                          in approximate position latitude
                                                                          38[deg]58'00'' N, longitude
                                                                          074[deg]58'30'' W.
8..................  August--3rd Sunday......  Great Egg Harbor Inlet,   All waters within a 500 yard radius of
                                                Margate City, NJ,         the fireworks barge in approximate
                                                Safety Zone.              location latitude 39[deg]19'33'' N,
                                                                          longitude 074[deg]31'28'' W, on the
                                                                          Intracoastal Waterway near Margate
                                                                          City, NJ.
9..................  July 4th, August every    Metedeconk River, Brick   The waters of the Metedeconk River
                      Thursday. September--     Township, NJ, Safety      within a 300 yard radius of the
                      1st Thursday.             Zone.                     fireworks launch platform in
                                                                          approximate position latitude
                                                                          40[deg]03'24'' N, longitude
                                                                          074[deg]06'42'' W, near the shoreline
                                                                          at Brick Township, NJ.
10.................  July--1st Friday........  North Atlantic Ocean,     The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean
                                                Atlantic City, NJ,        within a 500 yard radius of the
                                                Safety Zone.              fireworks barge located at latitude
                                                                          39[deg]20'58'' N, longitude
                                                                          074[deg]25'58'' W, near the shoreline
                                                                          at Atlantic City, NJ.
11.................  July 4th, October--1st    North Atlantic Ocean,     The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean
                      Saturday.                 Ocean City, NJ, Safety    within a 500 yard radius of the
                                                Zone.                     fireworks barge in approximate
                                                                          location latitude 39[deg]16'22'' N,
                                                                          longitude 074[deg]33'54'' W, in the
                                                                          vicinity of the shoreline at Ocean
                                                                          City, NJ.
12.................  May--4th Saturday.......  Barnegat Bay, Ocean       All waters of Barnegat Bay within a 500
                                                Township, NJ, Safety      yard radius of the fireworks barge in
                                                Zone.                     approximate position latitude
                                                                          39[deg]47'33'' N, longitude
                                                                          074[deg]10'46'' W.
13.................  July 4th................  Little Egg Harbor,        All waters of Little Egg Harbor within
                                                Parker Island, NJ,        a 500 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                Safety Zone.              barge in approximate position latitude
                                                                          39[deg]34'18'' N, longitude
                                                                          074[deg]14'43'' W, approximately 100
                                                                          yards north of Parkers Island.
14.................  September--3rd Saturday.  Delaware River, Chester,  All waters of the Delaware River near
                                                PA, Safety Zone.          Chester, PA just south of the
                                                                          Commodore Barry Bridge within a 250
                                                                          yard radius of the fireworks barge
                                                                          located in approximate position
                                                                          latitude 39[deg]49'43.2'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]22'42'' W.
15.................  September--3rd Saturday.  Delaware River,           All waters of the Delaware River near
                                                Essington, PA, Safety     Essington, PA, west of Little Tinicum
                                                Zone.                     Island within a 250 yard radius of the
                                                                          fireworks barge located in the
                                                                          approximate position latitude
                                                                          39[deg]51'18'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]18'57'' W.
16.................  July 4th, Columbus Day,   Delaware River,           All waters of Delaware River, adjacent
                      December 31st, January    Philadelphia, PA,         to Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA,
                      1st.                      Safety Zone.              bounded from shoreline to shoreline,
                                                                          bounded on the south by a line running
                                                                          east to west from points along the
                                                                          shoreline at latitude 39[deg]56'31.2''
                                                                          N, longitude 075[deg]08'28.1'' W;
                                                                          thence to latitude 39[deg]56'29.1'' N,
                                                                          longitude 075[deg]07'56.5'' W, and
                                                                          bounded on the north by the Benjamin
                                                                          Franklin Bridge.
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                                  (b.) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore--COTP Zone
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1..................  April--1st or 2nd         Washington Channel,       All waters of the Upper Potomac River
                      Saturday.                 Upper Potomac River,      within a 150 yard radius of the
                                                Washington, DC, Safety    fireworks barge in approximate
                                                Zone.                     position latitude 38[deg]52'09'' N,
                                                                          longitude 077[deg]01'13'' W, located
                                                                          within the Washington Channel in
                                                                          Washington Harbor, DC.
2..................  July 4th, December--1st   Severn River and Spa      All waters of the Severn River and Spa
                      and 2nd Saturday,         Creek, Annapolis, MD,     Creek within an area bounded by a line
                      December 31st.            Safety Zone.              drawn from latitude 38[deg]58'40'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]28'49'' W; thence to
                                                                          latitude 38[deg]58'26'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]28'28'' W; thence to latitude
                                                                          38[deg]58'45'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]28'07'' W; thence to latitude
                                                                          38[deg]59'01'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]28'37'' W, thence to latitude
                                                                          38[deg]58'57'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]28'40'' W, located near the
                                                                          entrance to Spa Creek in Annapolis,
                                                                          Maryland.
3..................  Saturday before           Middle River, Baltimore   All waters of the Middle River within a
                      Independence Day          County, MD, Safety Zone.  300 yard radius of the fireworks barge
                      holiday.                                            in approximate position latitude
                                                                          39[deg]17'45'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]23'49'' W, approximately 300
                                                                          yards east of Rockaway Beach, near
                                                                          Turkey Point.
4..................  July 4th, December 31st.  Patapsco River (Middle    All waters of the Patapsco River,
                                                Branch), Baltimore, MD,   Middle Branch, within an area bound by
                                                Safety Zone.              a line drawn from the following
                                                                          points: latitude 39[deg]15'22'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]36'36'' W; thence to
                                                                          latitude 39[deg]15'10'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]36'00'' W; thence to latitude
                                                                          39[deg]15'40'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]35'23'' W; thence to latitude
                                                                          39[deg]15'49'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]35'47'' W; thence to the point
                                                                          of origin, located approximately 600
                                                                          yards east of Hanover Street (SR-2)
                                                                          Bridge.
5..................  June 14th, July 4th,      Northwest Harbor (East    All waters of the Patapsco River within
                      September--2nd            Channel), Patapsco        a 300 yard radius of the fireworks
                      Saturday, December 31st.  River, MD, Safety Zone.   barge in approximate position
                                                                          39[deg]15'55'' N, 076[deg]34'35'' W,
                                                                          located adjacent to the East Channel
                                                                          of Northwest Harbor.
6..................  May--2nd or 3rd Thursday  Baltimore Inner Harbor,   All waters of the Patapsco River within
                      or Friday, July 4th,      Patapsco River, MD,       a 100 yard radius of the fireworks
                      December 31st.            Safety Zone.              barge in approximate position latitude
                                                                          39[deg]17'01'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]36'31'' W, located at the
                                                                          entrance to Baltimore Inner Harbor,
                                                                          approximately 125 yards southwest of
                                                                          pier 3.
7..................  May--2nd or 3rd Thursday  Baltimore Inner Harbor,   The waters of the Patapsco River within
                      or Friday, July 4th,      Patapsco River, MD,       a 100 yard radius of approximate
                      December 31st.            Safety Zone.              position latitude 39[deg]17'04'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]36'36'' W, located
                                                                          in Baltimore Inner Harbor,
                                                                          approximately 125 yards southeast of
                                                                          pier 1.
8..................  July 4th, December 31st.  Northwest Harbor (West    All waters of the Patapsco River within
                                                Channel) Patapsco         a 300 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                River, MD, Safety Zone.   barge in approximate position latitude
                                                                          39[deg]16'21'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]34'38'' W, located adjacent to
                                                                          the West Channel of Northwest Harbor.

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9..................  July 4th................  Patuxent River, Calvert   All waters of the Patuxent River within
                                                County, MD, Safety Zone.  a 200 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                                          barge located at latitude
                                                                          38[deg]19'17'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]27'45'' W, approximately 800
                                                                          feet from shore at Solomons Island,
                                                                          MD.
10.................  July 4th................  Chester River, Kent       All waters of the Chester River, within
                                                Island Narrows, MD,       an area bound by a line drawn from the
                                                Safety Zone.              following points: latitude
                                                                          38[deg]58'50'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]15'00'' W; thence north to
                                                                          latitude 38[deg]59'00'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]15'00'' W; thence east to
                                                                          latitude 38[deg]59'00'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]14'46'' W; thence southeast to
                                                                          latitude 38[deg]58'50'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]14'28'' W; thence southwest to
                                                                          latitude 38[deg]58'37'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]14'36'' W, thence northwest to
                                                                          latitude 38[deg]58'42'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]14'55'' W, thence to the point
                                                                          of origin, located approximately 900
                                                                          yards north of Kent Island Narrows (US-
                                                                          50/301) Bridge.
11.................  July 3rd................  Chesapeake Bay,           All waters of the Chesapeake Bay within
                                                Chesapeake Beach, MD,     a 150 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                Safety Zone.              barge in approximate position latitude
                                                                          38[deg]41'36'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]31'30'' W, and within a 150
                                                                          yard radius of the fireworks barge in
                                                                          approximate position latitude
                                                                          38[deg]41'28'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]31'29'' W, located near
                                                                          Chesapeake Beach, Maryland.
12.................  July 4th................  Choptank River,           All waters of the Choptank River within
                                                Cambridge, MD, Safety     a 300 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                Zone.                     launch site at Great Marsh Point,
                                                                          located at latitude 38[deg]35'06'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]04'46'' W.
13.................  July--2nd or 3rd          Potomac River, Charles    All waters of the Potomac River within
                      Saturday and last         County, MD, Safety Zone.  a 300 yard radius of the fireworks
                      Saturday.                                           barge in approximate position latitude
                                                                          38[deg]20'05'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]15'00'' W, approximately 500
                                                                          yards north of the shoreline at
                                                                          Fairview Beach, Virginia.
14.................  May--last Saturday. July  Potomac River, Charles    All waters of the Potomac River within
                      4th.                      County, MD--Mount         an area bound by a line drawn from the
                                                Vernon, Safety Zone.      following points: latitude
                                                                          38[deg]42'30'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]04'47'' W; thence to latitude
                                                                          38[deg]42'18'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]04'42'' W; thence to latitude
                                                                          38[deg]42'11'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]05'10'' W; thence to latitude
                                                                          38[deg]42'22'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]05'12'' W; located at the
                                                                          Mount Vernon Estate, in Fairfax
                                                                          County, Virginia.
15.................  October--1st Saturday...  Dukeharts Channel,        All waters of the Potomac River within
                                                Potomac River, MD,        a 300 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                Safety Zone.              barge in approximate position latitude
                                                                          38[deg]13'27'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]44'48'' W, located adjacent to
                                                                          Dukeharts Channel near Coltons Point,
                                                                          Maryland.
16.................  July--Day before          Potomac River, National   All waters of the Potomac River within
                      Independence Day          Harbor, MD, Safety Zone.  an area bound by a line drawn from the
                      holiday. November--3rd                              following points: latitude
                      Thursday, 3rd Saturday                              38[deg]47'13'' N, longitude
                      and last Friday.                                    077[deg]00'58'' W; thence to latitude
                      December--1st, 2nd and                              38[deg]46'51'' N, longitude
                      3rd Friday.                                         077[deg]01'15'' W; thence to latitude
                                                                          38[deg]47'25'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]01'33'' W; thence to latitude
                                                                          38[deg]47'32'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]01'08'' W; thence to the point
                                                                          of origin, located at National Harbor,
                                                                          Maryland.
17.................  July 4th, September--     Susquehanna River, Havre  All waters of the Susquehanna River
                      last Saturday.            de Grace, MD, Safety      within a 150 yard radius of the
                                                Zone.                     fireworks barge in approximate
                                                                          position latitude 39[deg]32'42'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]04'30'' W,
                                                                          approximately 800 yards east of the
                                                                          waterfront at Havre de Grace, MD.
18.................  June and July--Saturday   Miles River, St.          All waters of the Miles River within a
                      before Independence Day   Michaels, MD, Safety      200 yard radius of approximate
                      holiday.                  Zone.                     position latitude 38[deg]47'42'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]12'51'' W, located
                                                                          at the entrance to Long Haul Creek.
19.................  June and July--Saturday   Tred Avon River, Oxford,  All waters of the Tred Avon River
                      or Sunday before          MD, Safety Zone.          within a 150 yard radius of the
                      Independence Day                                    fireworks barge in approximate
                      holiday.                                            position latitude 38[deg]41'24'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]10'37'' W,
                                                                          approximately 500 yards northwest of
                                                                          the waterfront at Oxford, MD.
20.................  July 3rd................  Northeast River, North    All waters of the Northeast River
                                                East, MD, Safety Zone.    within a 300 yard radius of the
                                                                          fireworks barge in approximate
                                                                          position latitude 39[deg]35'26'' N,
                                                                          longitude 075[deg]57'00'' W,
                                                                          approximately 400 yards south of North
                                                                          East Community Park.
21.................  June--2nd or 3rd          Upper Potomac River,      All waters of the Upper Potomac River
                      Saturday. July--1st,      Alexandria, VA, Safety    within a 300 yard radius of the
                      2nd or 3rd Saturday.      Zone.                     fireworks barge in approximate
                      September--1st or 2nd                               position 38[deg]48'37'' N,
                      Saturday.                                           077[deg]02'02'' W, located near the
                                                                          waterfront of Alexandria, Virginia.
22.................  March through October,    Anacostia River,          All waters of the Anacostia River
                      at the conclusion of      Washington, DC, Safety    within a 150 yard radius of the
                      evening MLB games at      Zone.                     fireworks barge in approximate
                      Washington Nationals                                position latitude 38[deg]52'13'' N,
                      Ball Park.                                          longitude 077[deg]00'16'' W, located
                                                                          near the Washington Nationals Ball
                                                                          Park.
23.................  June--last Saturday.      Potomac River, Prince     All waters of the Potomac River within
                      July--3rd, 4th or last    William County, VA,       a 200 yard radius of the fireworks
                      Saturday or Sunday.       Safety Zone.              barge in approximate position latitude
                                                                          38[deg]34'07'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]15'32'' W, located near Cherry
                                                                          Hill, Virginia.
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1..................  July 4th................  North Atlantic Ocean,     All waters of the Atlantic Ocean in an
                                                Ocean City, MD, Safety    area bound by the following points:
                                                Zone.                     latitude 38[deg]19'39.9'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]05'03.2'' W; thence to
                                                                          latitude 38[deg]19'36.7'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]04'53.5'' W; thence to
                                                                          latitude 38[deg]19'45.6'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]04'49.3'' W; thence to
                                                                          latitude 38[deg]19'49.1'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]05'00.5'' W; thence to point
                                                                          of origin. The size of the safety zone
                                                                          extends approximately 300 yards
                                                                          offshore from the fireworks launch
                                                                          area located at the high water mark on
                                                                          the beach.
2..................  May--4th Sunday. June--   Isle of Wight Bay, Ocean  All waters of Isle of Wight Bay within
                      3rd Monday, and June      City, MD, Safety Zone.    a 350 yard radius of the fireworks
                      29th, July 4th, August--                            barge in approximate position latitude
                      1st and 4th Sunday,                                 38[deg]22'32'' N, longitude
                      September--1st and 4th                              075[deg]04'30'' W.
                      Sunday.
3..................  July 4th................  Assawoman Bay, Fenwick    All waters of Assawoman Bay within a
                                                Island--Ocean City, MD,   360 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                Safety Zone.              launch location on the pier at the
                                                                          West end of Northside Park, in
                                                                          approximate position latitude
                                                                          38[deg]25'57.6'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]03'55.8'' W.
4..................  July 4th................  Broad Bay, Virginia       All waters of the Broad Bay within a
                                                Beach, VA, Safety Zone.   400 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                                          display in approximate position
                                                                          latitude 36[deg]52'08'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]00'46'' W, located on the
                                                                          shoreline near the Cavalier Golf and
                                                                          Yacht Club, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
5..................  October--1st Friday.....  York River, West Point,   All waters of the York River near West
                                                VA, Safety Zone.          Point, VA within a 400 yard radius of
                                                                          the fireworks display located in
                                                                          approximate position latitude
                                                                          37[deg]31'25'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]47'19'' W.
6..................  July 4th................  York River, Yorktown,     All waters of the York River within a
                                                VA, Safety Zone.          400 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                                          display in approximate position
                                                                          latitude 37[deg]14'14'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]30'02'' W, located near
                                                                          Yorktown, Virginia.
7..................  July 4th................  Chincoteague Channel,     All waters of the Chincoteague Channel
                                                Chincoteague, VA,         within a 360 yard radius of the
                                                Safety Zone.              fireworks launch location at the
                                                                          Chincoteague carnival waterfront in
                                                                          approximate position latitude
                                                                          37[deg]55'40.3'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]23'10.7'' W, approximately 900
                                                                          yards southwest of Chincoteague Swing
                                                                          Bridge.
8..................  May--1st Friday, July     James River, Newport      All waters of the James River within a
                      4th.                      News, VA, Safety Zone.    325 yard radius of the fireworks barge
                                                                          in approximate position latitude
                                                                          36[deg]58'30'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]26'19'' W, located in the
                                                                          vicinity of the Newport News Shipyard,
                                                                          Newport News, Virginia.
9..................  July 9th................  Chesapeake Bay, Hampton,  All waters of the Chesapeake Bay within
                                                VA, Safety Zone.          a 350 yard radius of approximate
                                                                          position latitude 37[deg]02'23'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]17'22'' W, located
                                                                          near Buckroe Beach.
10.................  June--4th Friday, July--  Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk,  All waters of the Chesapeake Bay within
                      1st Friday, July 4th.     VA, Safety Zone.          a 400 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                                          display located in position latitude
                                                                          36[deg]57'21'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]15'00'' W, located near Ocean
                                                                          View Fishing Pier.
11.................  July 4th................  Chesapeake Bay, Virginia  All waters of the Chesapeake Bay 400
                                                Beach, VA, Safety Zone.   yard radius of the fireworks display
                                                                          in approximate position latitude
                                                                          36[deg]55'02'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]03'27'' W, located at the
                                                                          First Landing State Park at Virginia
                                                                          Beach, Virginia.
12.................  Memorial Day, June--1st   Elizabeth River,          All waters of the Elizabeth River
                      and 2nd Friday,           Southern Branch,          Southern Branch in an area bound by
                      Saturday and Sunday.      Norfolk, VA, Safety       the following points: latitude
                      July 4th, November--4th   Zone.                     36[deg]50'54.8'' N, longitude
                      Saturday, December--1st                             076[deg]18'10.7'' W; thence to
                      Saturday and December                               latitude 36[deg]51'7.9'' N, longitude
                      31st, January--1st.                                 076[deg]18'01'' W; thence to latitude
                                                                          36[deg]50'45.6'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]17'44.2'' W; thence to
                                                                          latitude 36[deg]50'29.6'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]17'23.2'' W; thence to
                                                                          latitude 36[deg]50'7.7'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]17'32.3'' W; thence to
                                                                          latitude 36[deg]49'58'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]17'28.6'' W; thence to
                                                                          latitude 36[deg]49'52.6'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]17'43.8'' W; thence to
                                                                          latitude 36[deg]50'27.2'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]17'45.3'' W thence to the
                                                                          point of origin.
13.................  May--2nd Saturday,        Appomattox River,         All waters of the Appomattox River
                      September--1st Saturday   Hopewell, VA, Safety      within a 400 yard radius of the
                      and Sunday, December--    Zone.                     fireworks barge in approximate
                      1st Saturday.                                       position latitude 37[deg]19'11'' N,
                                                                          longitude 077[deg]16'55 '' W.
14.................  July--3rd Saturday......  John H. Kerr Reservoir,   All waters of John H. Kerr Reservoir
                                                Clarksville, VA, Safety   within a 400 yard radius of
                                                Zone.                     approximate position latitude
                                                                          36[deg]37'51'' N, longitude
                                                                          078[deg]32'50'' W, located near the
                                                                          center span of the State Route 15
                                                                          Highway Bridge.
15.................  May, June, July, August,  North Atlantic Ocean,     All waters of the Atlantic Ocean within
                      September, October--      Virginia Beach, VA,       a 1000 yard radius of the center
                      every Wednesday,          Safety Zone. A.           located near the shoreline at
                      Friday, Saturday and                                approximate position latitude
                      Sunday, July 4th.                                   36[deg]51'12'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]58'06'' W, located off the
                                                                          beach between 17th and 31st streets.
16.................  September--last Saturday  North Atlantic Ocean, VA  All waters of the Atlantic Ocean within
                      or October--1st           Beach, VA, Safety Zone.   a 350 yard radius of approximate
                      Saturday.                 B.                        position latitude 36[deg]50'35'' N,
                                                                          longitude 075[deg]58'09'' W, located
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17.................  Friday, Saturday, Sunday  North Atlantic Ocean, VA  All waters of the Atlantic Ocean within
                      and Monday--Labor Day     Beach, VA, Safety Zone.   a 350 yard radius of approximate
                      Weekend.                  C.                        position latitude 36[deg]49'55'' N,
                                                                          longitude 075[deg]58'00'' W, located
                                                                          off the beach between 2nd and 6th
                                                                          streets.
18.................  July 4th................  Nansemond River,          All waters of the Nansemond River
                                                Suffolk, VA, Safety       within a 350 yard radius of
                                                Zone.                     approximate position latitude
                                                                          36[deg]44'27'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]34'42'' W, located near
                                                                          Constant's Wharf in Suffolk, VA.
19.................  February--4th Saturday,   Chickahominy River,       All waters of the Chickahominy River
                      July 4th.                 Williamsburg, VA,         within a 400 yard radius of the
                                                Safety Zone.              fireworks display in approximate
                                                                          position latitude 37[deg]14'50'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]52'17'' W, near
                                                                          Barrets Point, Virginia.
20.................  July 4th................  James River,              All waters of the James River within a
                                                Williamsburg, VA,         350 yard radius of approximate
                                                Safety Zone.              position latitude 37[deg]13'23.3'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]40'11.8'' W, located
                                                                          near Kingsmill Resort.
21.................  July--3rd, 4th and 5th..  Great Wicomico River,     All waters of the Great Wicomico River
                                                Mila, VA, Safety Zone.    located within a 420 foot radius of
                                                                          the fireworks display at approximate
                                                                          position latitude 37[deg]50'31'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]19'42'' W near Mila,
                                                                          Virginia.
22.................  July--1st Friday,         Cockrell's Creek,         All waters of Cockrell's Creek located
                      Saturday and Sunday.      Reedville, VA, Safety     within a 420 foot radius of the
                                                Zone.                     fireworks display at approximate
                                                                          position latitude 37[deg]49'54'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]16'44'' W near
                                                                          Reedville, Virginia.
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                                (d.) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina--COTP Zone
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1..................  July 4th, October--1st    Morehead City Harbor      All waters of the Morehead City Harbor
                      Friday.                   Channel, NC, Safety       Channel that fall within a 360 yard
                                                Zone.                     radius of latitude 34[deg]43'01'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]42'59.6'' W, a
                                                                          position located at the west end of
                                                                          Sugar Loaf Island, NC.
2..................  April--2nd Saturday,      Cape Fear River,          All waters of the Cape Fear River
                      July 4th, August--3rd     Wilmington, NC, Safety    within an area bound by a line drawn
                      Monday, October--1st      Zone.                     from the following points: latitude
                      Friday.                                             34[deg]13'54'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]57'06'' W; thence northeast to
                                                                          latitude 34[deg]13'57'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]57'05'' W; thence north to
                                                                          latitude 34[deg]14'11'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]57'07'' W; thence northwest to
                                                                          latitude 34[deg]14'22'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]57'19'' W; thence east to
                                                                          latitude 34[deg]14'22'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]57'06'' W; thence southeast to
                                                                          latitude 34[deg]14'07'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]57'00'' W; thence south to
                                                                          latitude 34[deg]13'54'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]56'58'' W; thence to the point
                                                                          of origin, located approximately 500
                                                                          yards north of Cape Fear Memorial
                                                                          Bridge.
3..................  July 4th................  Green Creek and Smith     All waters of Green Creek and Smith
                                                Creek, Oriental, NC,      Creek that fall within a 300 yard
                                                Safety Zone.              radius of the fireworks launch site at
                                                                          latitude 35[deg]01'29.6'' N, longitude
                                                                          076[deg]42'10.4'' W, located near the
                                                                          entrance to the Neuse River in the
                                                                          vicinity of Oriental, NC.
4..................  July 4th................  Pasquotank River,         All waters of the Pasquotank River
                                                Elizabeth City, NC,       within a 300 yard radius of the
                                                Safety Zone.              fireworks launch site in approximate
                                                                          position latitude 36[deg]18'00'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]13'00'' W,
                                                                          approximately 200 yards south of the
                                                                          east end of the Elizabeth City Bascule
                                                                          Bridges.
5..................  July 4th................  Currituck Sound,          All waters of the Currituck Sound
                                                Corolla, NC, Safety       within a 300 yard radius of the
                                                Zone.                     fireworks barge in approximate
                                                                          position latitude 36[deg]22'48'' N,
                                                                          longitude 075[deg]51'15'' W.
6..................  July 4th, November--3rd   Middle Sound, Figure      All waters of the Figure Eight Island
                      Saturday.                 Eight Island, NC,         Causeway Channel from latitude
                                                Safety Zone.              34[deg]16'32'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]45'32'' W, thence east along
                                                                          the marsh to a position located at
                                                                          latitude 34[deg]16'19'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]44'55'' W, thence south to the
                                                                          causeway at position latitude
                                                                          34[deg]16'16'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]44'58'' W, thence west along
                                                                          the shoreline to position latitude
                                                                          34[deg]16'29'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]45'34'' W, thence back to the
                                                                          point of origin.
7..................  June--2nd Saturday,       Pamlico River,            All waters of the Pamlico River that
                      July--1st Saturday        Washington, NC, Safety    fall within a 300 yard radius of the
                      after July 4th.           Zone.                     fireworks launch site at latitude
                                                                          35[deg]32'27'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]03'40.5'' W, located 500 yards
                                                                          north of Washington railroad trestle
                                                                          bridge.
8..................  July 4th................  Neuse River, New Bern,    All waters of the Neuse River within a
                                                NC, Safety Zone.          360 yard radius of the fireworks barge
                                                                          in approximate position latitude
                                                                          35[deg]06'07.1'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]01'35.8'' W; located 420 yards
                                                                          north of the New Bern, Twin Span, high
                                                                          rise bridge.
9..................  July 4th................  Edenton Bay, Edenton,     All waters within a 300 yard radius of
                                                NC, Safety Zone.          position latitude 36[deg]03'04'' N,
                                                                          longitude 076[deg]36'18'' W,
                                                                          approximately 150 yards south of the
                                                                          entrance to Queen Anne Creek, Edenton,
                                                                          NC.
10.................  July 4th, November--      Motts Channel, Banks      All waters of Motts Channel within a
                      Saturday following        Channel, Wrightsville     500 yard radius of the fireworks
                      Thanksgiving.             Beach, NC, Safety Zone.   launch site in approximate position
                                                                          latitude 34[deg]12'29'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]48'27'' W, approximately 560
                                                                          yards south of Sea Path Marina,
                                                                          Wrightsville Beach, NC.
11.................  July 4th................  Cape Fear River,          All waters of the Cape Fear River
                                                Southport, NC, Safety     within a 600 yard radius of the
                                                Zone.                     fireworks barge in approximate
                                                                          position latitude 33[deg]54'40'' N,
                                                                          longitude 078[deg]01'18'' W,
                                                                          approximately 700 yards south of the
                                                                          waterfront at Southport, NC.
12.................  July 4th................  Big Foot Slough,          All waters of Big Foot Slough within a
                                                Ocracoke, NC, Safety      300 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                Zone.                     launch site in approximate position
                                                                          latitude 35[deg]06'54'' N, longitude
                                                                          075[deg]59'24'' W, approximately 100
                                                                          yards west of the Silver Lake Entrance
                                                                          Channel at Ocracoke, NC.

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13.................  August--1st Tuesday.....  New River, Jacksonville,  All waters of the New River within a
                                                NC, Safety Zone.          300 yard radius of the fireworks
                                                                          launch site in approximate position
                                                                          latitude 34[deg]44'45'' N, longitude
                                                                          077[deg]26'18'' W, approximately one
                                                                          half mile south of the Hwy 17 Bridge,
                                                                          Jacksonville, North Carolina.
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    Dated: March 1, 2012.
William D. Lee,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-6781 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P