Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events and Within the Fifth Coast Guard District, 29711-29725 [2021-11570]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Executive Order 12866—Regulatory Planning and Review and Executive Order 13563—Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will review all significant rules. Pursuant to OMB guidance dated October 12, 1993, the approval of State program amendments is exempted from OMB review under Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13563, which reaffirms and supplements Executive Order 12866, retains this exemption. Other Laws and Executive Orders Affecting Rulemaking When a State submits a program amendment to OSMRE for review, our regulations at 30 CFR 732.17(h) require us to publish a notice in the Federal Register indicating receipt of the proposed amendment, its text or a summary of its terms, and an opportunity for public comment. We conclude our review of the proposed amendment after the close of the public comment period and determine whether the amendment should be approved, approved in part, or not approved. At that time, we will also make the determinations and certifications required by the various laws and executive orders governing the rulemaking process and include them in the final rule. List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 917 Intergovernmental relations, Surface mining, Underground mining. Thomas D. Shope, Regional Director, North Atlantic— Appalachian Region. [FR Doc. 2021–11563 Filed 6–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS [Docket Number USCG–2020–0332] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events and Within the Fifth Coast Guard District Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the regulations for recurring marine events that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. We invite your comments on this rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 6, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020- 0332 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Mr. Jerry Barnes, Fifth Coast Guard District Office of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 757–398–6230, Jerry.R.Barnes@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security Event PATCOM Coast Guard Event Patrol Commander FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis The Fifth Coast Guard District puts in place recurring special local regulations to ensure public safety for marine events that take place either on or over the navigable waters of the United States within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility as defined at 33 CFR part 3, subpart 3.25. These recurring special local regulations are found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 33 CFR 100.501 and that section’s respective table. The Coast Guard regularly updates these regulations. They were last substantively amended June 13, 2017. The Fifth Coast Guard District is proposing to revise these regulations for improved clarity, to correspond with current Coast Guard operating policies for marine events, to update existing events, add new events, and remove events that no longer require additional safety measures. Based on the nature of marine events, large numbers of participants and spectators, and event locations, the events listed in the table to 33 CFR 100.501 could pose a risk to participants or waterway users if normal Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 vessel traffic were to interfere with the event. Possible hazards include risks of injury or death resulting from near or actual contact among participant vessels and non-participant vessels or mariners traversing through the regulated area. In order to protect the safety of all waterway users including event participants and non-participants, this rule would establish special local regulations for the time and location of each marine event. The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of persons, vessels, and the navigable waters within close proximity to recurring marine events before, during, and after the scheduled events. The Coast Guard is proposing this rulemaking under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70041. The Secretary has delegated ports and waterways authority, with certain reservations not applicable here, to the Commandant via DHS Delegation No. 0170.1(II)(70). The Commandant has further delegated these authorities within the Coast Guard as described in 33 CFR 1.05–1 III. Discussion of Proposed Rule I. Table of Abbreviations PO 00000 29711 Changes To Improve Clarity and Reflect Current Coast Guard Marine Event Policies We are proposing several stylistic and formatting changes to update 33 CFR 100.501, and associated tables, to provide greater clarity and remove potential ambiguities. We are also proposing to make revisions to reflect current Coast Guard marine event policy. • Plain language edits, such as switching from passive to active voice and more clearly stating the enforcement period for each event. • Writing regulatory requirements and definitions in the singular rather than the plural, where appropriate. • Listing definitions and the events by COTP Zone in alphabetical order. • Reformatting the table entries so that they all have similar formatting (there are currently discrepancies in how similar entries are formatted). • Separating the special local regulations for each COTP Zone into their own tables. • Amending the name and location for Sector Virginia to Portsmouth, VA, where the command center is located and to change the phone number for Sector North Carolina. Additionally, we are proposing to consolidate all defined terms into a single paragraph, paragraph (b) of § 100.501, and list them in alphabetical order. Currently the defined terms ‘‘buffer area’’, ‘‘race area’’, and ‘‘spectator area’’ appear in the E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 29712 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules regulatory requirements in 33 CFR 100.501(c) rather than with the definitions. These definitions would be moved to the definition section and put into alphabetical order. Regulatory requirements for these areas will remain in the regulatory requirements portion of the regulation. We would change the defined term of ‘‘buffer area’’ to ‘‘buffer zone’’ to comport with the more common usage. The definition would be revised to reflect that it may sometimes be appropriate to have a buffer zone event if there is not a spectator area within the regulated area. We would change the defined term ‘‘Coast Guard Patrol Commander’’ to ‘‘Event Patrol Commander’’ or ‘‘Event PATCOM’’ in alignment with updated local policy. The underlying associated definition would remain the same: A Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on their behalf. We would change the defined term of ‘‘official patrol’’ to ‘‘official patrol vessel or official patrol’’ in alignment with updated local policy. The text of the definition would remain unchanged except for some additional text at the end to allow the Event PATCOM to be augmented by local, state, or Federal officials authorized to act in support of the Coast Guard in accordance with local agreements. This revision enhances the resources available to the COTP to ensure the safety and security of the public during these events. We are proposing to remove the defined term ‘‘spectator’’ and add in its place definitions for ‘‘participant’’ and ‘‘non-participant’’. This wording change better reflects who is actually present in and near regulated areas and how the Coast Guard regulates their activities. manage and maintain safety and security for events within their Area of Responsibility. We have also updated the text to allow for other government agencies to provide enforcement when working under local agreements and added the term Event Patrol Commander (Event PATCOM). Collectively, these changes enable the local Captain of the Port to retain operational control and incorporate risk based decision making to the event. Finally, authority has been given to the COTP, COTP representative, or Event PATCOM to postpone or cancel the event to ensure the safety of the event and the public. Delegation of Authority for Determination of Requirement for a Marine Patrol Updates to Recurring Events Table We are proposing to amend current paragraph (b), paragraph (c) in the proposed text, to delegate authority to the local COTP in determining when a marine patrol is required. This delegation of authority from the District Commander provides the local operational commander the ability to This proposed rule would add 7 new special local regulations for recurring marine events, revise 12 previously established regulations for recurring marine events, and remove 14 recurring events listed in § 100.501 for the reasons provided in the table. The revised events and the new events would be required to comply with the requirements in 33 CFR 100.501. TABLE 1—EVENTS TO BE ADDED TO 33 CFR 100.501 USCG sector khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Sector Maryland-National Capital Region—COTP Zone. Sector Virginia—COTP Zone. Sector North Carolina— COTP Zone. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Regulated area (coordinates in proposed regulatory text) Event Enforcement period * Sponsor Flying Point Park Outboard Regatta. Bush River and Otter Point Creek, MD. One weekend (a consecutive Saturday and Sunday) in May. Carolina Virginia Racing Association. Maryland Freedom Swim Choptank River, MD ....... 1. The 2nd Saturday May; or. 2. The 3rd Saturday May; or. 3. The 4th Saturday May; or. 4. The last Saturday or 1. The 1st Saturday June; or. TCR Event Management. Oxford Funathlon Swim .. Tred Avon River, MD ...... Thunder on the Choptank Choptank River and Hambrooks Bay, MD. Washington DC Sharkfest Swim. Upper Potomac River, MD. Something in the Water .. North Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA. Roanoke River, Plymouth, NC. Roanoke River Races ..... 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 or Sunday in or Sunday in or Sunday in Sunday in May. or Sunday in Charcot Marie Tooth Association and Therapies for Inherited Neuropathies. 2. The 2nd Saturday or Sunday in June; or. 3. The 3rd Saturday or Sunday in June. 1. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in Kent Narrows Racing Association. July; or. 2. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in July; or. 3. the last Saturday and Sunday in July. 1. The 3rd Saturday or Sunday in Enviro-Sports Productions Inc. June; or. 2. The 4th Saturday or Sunday in June; or. 3. the last Saturday or Sunday in June. The last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Redrock Entertainment Services. in April. 1. Either: .............................................. Virginia Outlaw Drag Boat Association a. The 1st Saturday and Sunday in (VODBA). August; or. b. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in August; or. c. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in August; or. d. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in August; and. 2. Either: .............................................. a. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in October;. Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 29713 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules TABLE 1—EVENTS TO BE ADDED TO 33 CFR 100.501—Continued USCG sector Regulated area (coordinates in proposed regulatory text) Event Enforcement period * Sponsor b. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in October; or. c. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in October; or. d. The last Saturday and Sunday in October. * The enforcement period for each of the listed special local regulations is subject to change in accordance with 33 CFR 100.501(f). TABLE 2—SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO EXISTING RECURRING SPECIAL LOCAL REGULATIONS IN 33 CFR 1000.501 Event Location Revision (date/coordinates) Reason for change Point Pleasant OPA/NJ Offshore Grand Prix. Atlantic Ocean, Point Pleasant, NJ. dates and coordinates ......... Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air show. Ocean City .......................... Air Show .............................. Triathlons in Atlantic City .... Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ. Intracoastal Waterway, Ocean City, NJ. Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic City, NJ. dates ................................... Coordinates updated to reflect accurate course location to improve public safety. Event date updated. Event date updated. dates ................................... Event date updated. Event name/dates and coordinates. Washington, DC Dragon Boat Festival. Bay Bridge Paddle .............. Upper Potomac, DC ............ dates ................................... Coordinates updated with new course layout to ensure public safety. Event name and date updated. Event date updated. Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Point Park, MD. dates and coordinates ......... Patapsco, River, MD ........... dates ................................... Patuxent River, MD ............. coordinates .......................... North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD. dates and coordinates ........ Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race. Choptank River and Hambrooks Bay, MD. dates and coordinates ........ Southern Maryland Boat Club Summer Regatta and Bash on the Bay Regatta. NAS Patuxent River Air Expo. Breton Bay, MD ................... Event name and dates ........ Patuxent River, MD ............. dates ................................... USCG sector Sector Delaware Bay— COTP Zone. Maryland-National Capital Region— COTP Zone. Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Races. Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge. Ocean City Grand Prix ........ Coordinates updated to reflect course layout change. Zone increased to improve public safety. Event date updated. Event date updated. Coordinates updated to reduce excessive size with no impact on public safety. Coordinates updated with new course layout to ensure public safety Event date updated. Regulated area is increased to prevent hazards within the event area and ensure public safety. Change includes minor changes to coordinates for buffer and spectator areas. Event date updated. Coordinates updated with new course layout at sponsor’s request. Event name and date updated. Event dates updated. TABLE 3—SPECIAL LOCAL REGULATIONS TO BE REMOVED FROM TABLE TO 33 CFR 100.501 USCG Sector * khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Sector Delaware Bay— COTP Zone. Sector Maryland-National Capital Region— COTP Zone. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Event Date(s) Regulated area Atlantic County Day at the Bay. Annual Escape from Fort Delaware Triathlon. Westville Parade of Lights .. OPA Atlantic City Grand Prix. U.S. Holiday celebrations .... June—1st Sunday ............... Great Egg Harbor Bay, NJ .. Event no longer held. May—3rd Sunday; September—3rd Saturday. June—last Saturday ............ June—4th Sunday .............. Delaware River, DE ............ Event no longer held. Big Timber Creek, NJ ......... Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ. Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA. Event no longer held. Event no longer held. July—on or about July 4th .. Reason for removal New Jersey Offshore Grand Prix. U.S. Holiday Celebrations ... May—3rd weekend ............. Atlantic Ocean, NJ .............. October—1st Monday ......... Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA. U.S. Holiday Celebrations ... December 31st .................... Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA. Middle River Dinghy Poker Run. July—3rd, 4th, or last Saturday or Sunday. Middle River, MD ................ 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM Removing special local regulated area and deferring to safety zone for this event; removal does not negatively impact public safety. Event no longer held. Removing special local regulated area and deferring to safety zone for this event; removal does not negatively impact public safety. Removing special local regulated area and deferring to safety zone for this event; removal does not negatively impact public safety. Event no longer held. 03JNP1 29714 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules TABLE 3—SPECIAL LOCAL REGULATIONS TO BE REMOVED FROM TABLE TO 33 CFR 100.501—Continued USCG Sector * Sector Virginia— COTP Zone. Date(s) Regulated area Reason for removal Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon. Event May—1st Sunday ................ Nanticoke Rivers, MD ......... Bo Bowman Memorial— Sharptown Regatta. June—last Saturday and Sunday or July—2nd Saturday or Sunday. May—2nd, 3rd, 4th or last Saturday or Sunday. June—last Saturday or July—1st Saturday. September—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday or 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Nanticoke River, MD ........... Removing special local regulations and deferring to navigation safety regulations; removal does not negatively impact public safety. Event is held infrequently and thereby removed from this list of recurring marine events. Event no longer held. Oxford- Bellevue Sharkfest Swim. RRBA Spring Radar Shootout. Hampton Bay Days ............. Tred Avon River, MD .......... Rappahannock River, Layton, VA. Sunset Creek and Hampton River, VA. Event no longer held. Event no longer held. * The addition of this column is to clarify the COTP zone and make clear to the reader where the change occur geographically. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This NPRM has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the short amount of time that vessels will be restricted from regulated areas, and the small size of these areas that are usually positioned away from high vessel traffic zones. Generally vessels would not be precluded from getting underway, or mooring at any piers or marinas currently located in the vicinity of the regulated areas. Advance notifications would also be made to the local maritime community by issuance of Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Marine Safety Information or Security Bulletins so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Notifications to the public for most events will typically be made by local newspapers, radio and TV stations. The Coast Guard anticipates VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 that these special local regulated areas will only be enforced one to three times per year. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit through a special local regulated area may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. These special local regulated areas will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: The Coast Guard will ensure that small entities are able to operate in the areas where events are occurring to the extent possible while ensuring the safety of event participants and non-participants. The enforcement period will be short in duration and, in many of the areas, vessels can transit safely around the regulated area. Generally permission to enter, remain in, or transit through these regulated areas during the enforcement may be given when deemed safe to do so by the Event PATCOM on scene. Before the enforcement period, we will issue maritime advisories widely. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This proposed rule would not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132 (Federalism), if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the National Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments) because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland Security Directive 023–01, Rev. 1, associated implementing instructions, and Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L61 of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01–001–01, Rev. 1, because it involves establishment of special local regulations related to marine event permits for marine parades, regattas, and other marine events. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS G. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places, or vessels. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 V. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, call or email the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. List of Subjects 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70041; 33 CFR 1.05–1. ■ 2. Revise § 100.501 to read as follows: § 100.501 Special Local Regulations; Marine Events within the Fifth Coast Guard District. (a) Applicability. Paragraphs (a) through (i) of this section apply to the marine events listed in paragraph (i) of this section. The regulations in this PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 29715 section are effective annually, for the duration of each event listed in paragraph (i) of this section. Annual notice of the exact times, and dates if there is a range of possible dates, of the enforcement period of the regulation in this section with respect to each event, the geographical area, and details concerning the nature of the event and the number of participants and type(s) of vessels involved will be published in Local Notices to Mariners and via Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF– FM marine band radio. (b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section: Buffer zone means a neutral area that surrounds the perimeter of the whole regulated area or a race area within a regulated area. The buffer zone provides separation between a race area and spectator area, or regulated area and a spectator area or other vessels that are operating in the vicinity of the special local regulated area for marine event. The purpose of a buffer zone is to minimize potential collision conflicts between participants, between participants and non-participants, or between participants or nonparticipants with nearby transiting vessels. Captain of the Port Representative or COTP Representative means a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard designated by name by the Captain of the Port to verify an event’s compliance with the conditions of its approved permit. Event Patrol Commander or Event PATCOM means a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been designated by the respective Coast Guard Sector—Captain of the Port to enforce these regulations in this section. Non-participant means a person or a vessel not registered with the event sponsor either as a participant or an official patrol vessel. Official patrol vessel or official patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by the respective Captain of the Port with a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign, or any state or local law enforcement vessel approved by the Captain of the Port in accordance with current local agreements. Participant means any person or vessel registered with the event sponsor as participating in the event or otherwise designated by the event sponsor as having a function tied to the event. Race area means an area bound by coordinates provided in latitude and longitude within the regulated area E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 29716 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules inside of which the actual racing events are held. Regulated area means an area where special local regulations apply to a specific described waterway to include creeks, sounds, bays, rivers, and oceans. Regulated areas include all navigable waters of a specific body of water described with intent to define boundaries where the Coast Guard enforces special local regulations. Boundaries may be described from shoreline to shoreline, reference bridges or other fixed structures, by points and lines defined by latitude and longitude. All coordinates reference Datum: NAD 1983. Spectator area means an area bound by coordinates provided in latitude and longitude within the regulated area that outlines the boundary of an area reserved for non-participant vessels watching the event. (c) Patrol of the marine event. The respective COTP may assign one or more official patrol vessels, as described in § 100.40, to each regulated event listed in the tables in paragraph (i) of this section. For each event assigned a patrol vessel, an Event PATCOM will be designated to oversee the patrol. The patrol vessel and the Event PATCOM may be contacted on VHF–FM Channel 16. The Event PATCOM may terminate the event, or the operation of any vessel participating in the marine event, at any time if deemed necessary for the protection of life or property. (d) Special local regulations—(1) Controls on vessel movement. The Event PATCOM or official patrol vessel may forbid and control the movement of all persons and vessels in the regulated area(s). When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, the person or vessel being hailed must immediately comply with all directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. (2) Directions, instructions, and minimum speed necessary. (i) The operator of a vessel in the regulated area must stop the vessel immediately when directed to do so by an official patrol vessel and then proceed only as directed. (ii) A person or vessel must comply with all instructions of the Event PATCOM or official patrol vessel. (iii) A vessel operator may request permission to enter and transit through a regulated area by contacting the Event PATCOM or official patrol vessel on VHF–FM channel 16. When authorized to transit through the regulated area, the vessel must proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 course that minimizes wake near the event area. (3) Race area. Only participants and official patrol vessels are allowed to enter the race area. (4) Spectator area. Non-participants are only allowed inside the regulated area if they remain within a designated spectator area or have authorization from the Event PATCOM or official patrol vessel to transit through the area. A non-participant vessel must be stationary or operate at a safe speed while within the designated spectator area. On scene official patrol vessels or the Event PATCOM will direct nonparticipant vessels to the spectator area. A non-participant must contact the Event PATCOM or official patrol vessel to request permission to pass through the regulated area. If permission is granted, the non-participant must pass directly through the regulated area at minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course that minimizes wake and without loitering. (5) Regulated area. Non-participants are only allowed inside the regulated area to pass through or enter and remain within a designated spectator area. A non-participant must contact the Event PATCOM or an official patrol vessel to request permission to either enter the Spectator Area or pass through the regulated area. If permission is granted, the non-participant may enter the spectator area or pass directly through the regulated area as instructed by the Event PATCOM or official patrol vessel at minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course that minimizes wake and without loitering. (6) Postponement or cancellation. The respective COTP or Event PATCOM may postpone or cancel a marine event at any time if, in the COTP’s sole discretion, the COTP determines that cancellation is necessary for the protection of life or property. (e) Contact information. Questions about marine events should be addressed to the local Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the area in which the marine event is occurring. Contact information is listed in paragraphs (e)(1) through (4) of this section. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast Guard Sector—Captain of the Port Zone, please see 33 CFR part 3, subpart 3.25. (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—Captain of the Port Zone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (215) 271– 4940. (2) Coast Guard Sector MarylandNational Capital Region—Captain of the Port Zone, Baltimore, Maryland: (410) 576–2525. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (3) Coast Guard Sector Virginia— Captain of the Port Zone, Portsmouth, Virginia: (757) 483–8567. (4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—Captain of the Port Zone, Wilmington, North Carolina: (910) 343– 3882. (f) Application for marine events. The application requirements of § 100.15 apply to all marine events listed in paragraph (i) of this section. For information on applying for a marine event permit, contact the Captain of the Port for the area in which the marine event will occur, at the phone numbers listed in paragraph (e) of this section. (g) Enforcement periods. Each year prior to an event the Coast Guard will announce details concerning the event, including the exact date(s) and time(s) of the enforcement period of the special local regulation in this section and the geographical area, in the Local Notices to Mariners and by Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF–FM marine band radio. In the case of inclement weather or other just cause found by the respective COTP, the event may be conducted within 30 days before or after the date(s) listed in paragraph (i) of this section. If the event is held on an alternate date from that listed in paragraph (i) the Coast Guard will publish a notification in the Federal Register announcing the exact dates and time of the enforcement period with respect to the special local regulation in this section in addition to announcement in the Local Notices to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (h) Regulations for specific marine events in paragraph (i) of this section— (1) USNA Blue Angels Air Show, Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region—COTP Zone. Except for an emergency situation, a vessel may not anchor or maintain station within the spectator area without the permission of the COTP MarylandNational Capital Region or designated Event PATCOM. The COTP MarylandNational Capital Region has designated this spectator area for commercial small passenger vessel use. This area is closed except for commercial small passenger vessels holding a valid Certificate of Inspection regulated under 46 CFR chapter I, subchapters K and T (46 CFR 114.110 and 175.110). Vessels that meet the requirements of this section may request access to the Severn River spectator area by contacting the City of Annapolis Harbormaster at (410) 263– 7973 or email harbormaster@ annapolis.gov to obtain a vessel spectator area application. Vessel spectator area applications shall be submitted no later than 10 calendar E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules days prior to the event date. Applicants will be notified by the COTP MarylandNational Capital Region or COTP representative regarding status of applications and further instructions. All vessels shall contact the Event PATCOM on VHF–FM channels 16 or 22A prior to transiting to the spectator area to confirm entry approval. Vessels approved for spectator area access shall follow the instructions issued by the official patrol vessels or the Event PATCOM when entering the regulated area. The regulations in this section for this event will restrict access to the anchorage grounds listed at 33 CFR 110.159(a)(2) through (4). (2) Air Show Baltimore, Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region—COTP Zone. Except for an emergency situation, a vessel may not anchor or hold station within the spectator area without the permission of the COTP Maryland-National Capital Region or Event PATCOM. The COTP Maryland-National Capital Region has designated this spectator area for commercial small passenger vessel use. This area is closed except for commercial small passenger vessels holding a valid Certificate of Inspection regulated under 46 CFR chapter I, subchapters K and T (46 CFR 114.110 and 175.110). Vessels that meet the requirements of this section may request access to the Patapsco River spectator area by contacting the Sail Baltimore at (410) 522–7300 or emailing info@ sailbaltimore.org to obtain a vessel spectator area application. Vessel spectator area applications shall be submitted no later than 10 calendar days prior to the event date. Applicants will be notified by the COTP MarylandNational Capital Region or COTP representative regarding status of 29717 applications and further instructions. All vessels shall contact the Event PATCOM on VHF–FM channels 16 or 22A prior to transiting to the spectator area to confirm entry approval. Vessels approved for spectator area access shall follow the instructions issued by on scene official patrol vessels or the Event PATCOM when entering the regulated area. The regulations in this section for this event will restrict access to the anchorage grounds listed at 33 CFR 110.158(a)(1) through (5). (i) Special local regulations— recurring events within the Fifth Coast Guard District by COTP Zone. All coordinates listed reference Datum NAD 1983. As noted in paragraph (g) of this section, the enforcement period for each of the special local regulations listed in this paragraph (i) is subject to change. (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—COTP Zone. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(1) Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Regulated area Ocean City Air Show .. All navigable waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) bounded by a line connecting the following points; latitude 39°15′57″ N, longitude 074°35′09″ W, thence northeast to latitude 39°16′34″ N, longitude 074°33′54″ W, thence southeast to latitude 39°16′17″ N, longitude 074°33′29″ W, thence southwest to latitude 39°15′40″ N, longitude 074°34′46″ W, thence northwest to point of origin, near Ocean City, NJ. All navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 40°06′00″ N, longitude 074°01′51″ W, thence east to latitude 40°05′56″ N, longitude 074°01′16″ W, thence southwest to latitude 40°03′34″ N, longitude 074°01′53″ W, thence west to latitude 40°03′39 N, longitude 74°02′37″ W, thence north parallel to the shoreline to the point of origin. The waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to Atlantic City, New Jersey, bounded by a line drawn between the following points: From a point along the shoreline at latitude 39°21′31″ N, longitude 074°25′04″ W, thence southeasterly to latitude 39°21′08″ N, longitude 074°24′48″ W, thence southwesterly to latitude 39°20′16″ N, longitude 074°27′17″ W, thence northwesterly to a point along the shoreline at latitude 39°20′44″ N, longitude 074°27′31″ W, thence northeasterly along the shoreline to latitude 39°21′31″ N, longitude 074°25′04″ W. All navigable waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 39°21′27.47″ N, longitude 074°27′10.31″ W, thence northeast to latitude 39°21′33″ N, longitude 074°26′57″ W, thence northwest to latitude 39°21′37″ N, longitude 074°27′03″ W, thence southwest to latitude 39°21′29.88″ N, longitude 074°27′14.31″ W, thence south to latitude 39°21′19″ N, longitude 074°27′22″ W, thence east to latitude 39°21′18.14″ N, longitude 074°27′19.25″ W, thence north to point of origin, near Atlantic City, NJ. Point Pleasant OPA/ NJ Offshore Grand Prix. Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air show. Triathlons in Atlantic City. Sponsor One Sunday in September. Ocean City, NJ. 1. One Saturday and Sunday in May; or. 2. One Saturday and Sunday in June. Offshore Performance Association (OPA) and New Jersey Offshore Racing Association. One consecutive Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in August. Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce. 1. One Saturday in August; and 2. One Sunday in September. Atlantic City, NJ. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 1 As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 1 are subject to change. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcaster Notice to Mariner. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 29718 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules (2) Coast Guard Sector MarylandNational Capital Region—COTP Zone. TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(2) Regulated area Air Show Baltimore .... Regulated area: All navigable waters of the Patapsco River, within an area bounded by a line connecting position latitude 39°16′00″ N, longitude 076°36′30″ W, thence east to latitude 39°16′00″ N, longitude 076°33′00″ W, thence south to latitude 39°14′30″ N, longitude 076°33′00″ W, thence west to latitude 39°14′30″ N, longitude 076°36′30″ W, thence north to point of origin, located between Port Covington and Seagirt Marine Terminal, Baltimore, MD. Spectator Area. All navigable waters of Patapsco River located between the northern boundary defined by a line drawn from the vicinity of North Locust Point Marine Terminal, Pier 1 thence east to Canton Industrial area, Pier 5; the south boundary is defined by a line drawn from vicinity of Whetstone Point thence east to Lazaretto Point. This area is located generally where Northwest Harbor, East Channel joins Patapsco River, Fort McHenry Channel, near Fort McHenry National Monument, Baltimore, MD. This area is bound by a line to the north commencing at position latitude 39°16′01″ N, longitude 076°34′46″ W, thence east to latitude 39°16′01″ N, longitude 076°34′09″ W, and bound by a line to the south commencing at position latitude 39°15′39″ N, longitude 076°35′23″ W, thence east to latitude 39°15′26″ N, longitude 076°34′03″ W. This spectator area is restricted to certain vessels as described in paragraph (h)(2) of this section. All navigable waters of Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, in Baltimore, MD, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded on the east by a line drawn along longitude 076°35′00″ W, and bounded on the west by a line drawn along longitude 076°35′47″ W. Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge. Bay Bridge Paddle ..... Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race. Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Races. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Chestertown Tea Party Re- enactment. Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade. VerDate Sep<11>2014 All navigable waters of the Chesapeake Bay, adjacent to the shoreline at Sandy Point State Park and between and adjacent to the spans of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridges, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the north by a line drawn from the western shoreline at latitude 39°01′05.23″ N, longitude 076°23′47.93″ W; thence eastward to latitude 39°01′02.08″ N, longitude 076°22′40.24″ W; thence southeastward to eastern shoreline at latitude 38°59′13.70″ N, longitude 076°19′58.40″ W; and bounded to the south by a line drawn parallel and 500 yards south of the south bridge span that originates from the western shoreline at latitude 39°00′17.08″ N, longitude 076°24′28.36″ W; thence southward to latitude 38°59′38.36″ N, longitude 076°23′59.67″ W; thence eastward to latitude 38°59′26.93″ N, longitude 076°23′25.53″ W; thence eastward to the eastern shoreline at latitude 38°58′40.32″ N, longitude 076°20′10.45″ W, located between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD. Regulated area: All navigable waters within Choptank River and Hambrooks Bay bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates: Commencing at the shoreline at Long Wharf Park, Cambridge, MD, at position latitude 38°34′30″ N, longitude 076°04′16″ W; thence east to latitude 38°34′20″ N, longitude 076°03′46″ W; thence northeast across the Choptank River along the Senator Frederick C. Malkus, Jr. (US–50) Memorial Bridge, at mile 15.5, to latitude 38°35′30″ N, longitude 076°02′52″ W; thence west along the shoreline to latitude 38°35′38″ N, longitude 076°03′09″ W; thence north and west along the shoreline to latitude 38°36′42″ N, longitude 076°04′15″ W; thence southwest across the Choptank River to latitude 38°35′31″ N, longitude 076°04′57″ W; thence west along the Hambrooks Bay breakwall to latitude 38°35′33″ N, longitude 076°05′17″ W; thence south and east along the shoreline to and terminating at the point of origin. The following locations are within the regulated area: Race area: Located within the navigable waters of Hambrooks Bay and Choptank River, between Hambrooks Bar and Great Marsh Point, MD. Buffer zone: All navigable waters within Hambrooks Bay and Choptank River (with the exception of the Race Area designated by the marine event sponsor) bounded to the north by the breakwall and continuing along a line drawn from the east end of breakwall located at latitude 38°35′27.6″ N, longitude 076°04′50.1″ W, thence W. southeast to latitude 38°35′17.7″ N longitude 076°04′29″ W, thence south to latitude 38°35′01″ N longitude 076°04′29″ W, thence west to the shoreline at latitude 38°35′01″ N, longitude 076°04′41.3″ W. Spectator area: All navigable waters of the Choptank River, eastward and outside of Hambrooks Bay breakwall, thence bounded by a line that commences at latitude 38°35′28″ N, longitude 076°04′50″ W; thence northeast to latitude 38°35′30″ N, longitude 076°04′47″ W; thence southeast to latitude 38°35′23″ N, longitude 076°04′29″ W; thence southwest to latitude 38°35′19″ N, longitude 076°04′31″ W; thence northwest to and terminating at the point of origin. The navigable waters of the Patapsco River, within the Inner Harbor, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the east by a line drawn along longitude 076°36′30″ W, located at Baltimore, MD. All navigable waters of the Chester River, within a line connecting the following positions: Commencing at latitude 39°12′27″ N, longitude 076°03′46″ W, thence south to latitude 39°12′19″ N, longitude 076°03′53″ W, thence east to latitude 39°12′16″ N, longitude 076°03′48″ W, thence north to latitude 39°12′25″ N, longitude 076°03′41″ W, thence west to point of origin latitude 39°12′27″ N, longitude 076°03′46″ W, located at Chestertown, MD. All navigable waters of Spa Creek and the Severn River, shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the east by a line drawn from Triton Light, at latitude 38°58′53.1″ N, longitude 076°28′34.3″ W, thence southwest to Horn Point, at 38°58′20.9″ N, longitude 076°28′27.1″ W, and bounded on the west by a line drawn along 076°30′00″ W, that crosses the western end of Spa Creek, at Annapolis, MD. 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Sponsor Biennial, even years: 1. The 2nd Thursday in September, following a Friday, Saturday and Sunday; or 2. The Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Columbus Day (observed); or 3. The Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Columbus Day (observed). Historic Ships in Baltimore, Inc. 1. June 3rd; or 2. June 4th; or 3. The last Saturday or Sunday in June The 1st Saturday or Sunday in June. Baltimore Dragon Boat Club. ABC Events, Inc. One weekend (a conCambridge Power secutive Saturday Boat Regatta Assoand Sunday) in May. ciation Biennial, even years: 1. The 1st Saturday in September; or 2. The 2nd Saturday in September The Saturday before Memorial Day. The 2nd Saturday or Sunday in December;. E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 Associated Catholic Charities, Inc. Chestertown Tea Party Festival, Inc. Eastport Yacht Club. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules 29719 TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(2)—Continued Sponsor Regulated area Flying Point Park Outboard Regatta. Regulated area. All navigable waters of Bush River and Otter Point Creek, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the north by a line drawn from the western shoreline of the Bush River at latitude 39°27′15″ N, longitude 076°14′39″ W and thence eastward to the eastern shoreline of the Bush River at latitude 39°27′03″ N, longitude 076°13′57″ W; and bounded to the south by the Amtrak Railroad Bridge, across the Bush River at mile 6.8, between Perryman, MD and Edgewood, MD. The following locations are within the regulated area: Race area. The area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 39°26′33.1″ N, longitude 076°15′46.8″ W; thence westerly to latitude 39°26′33.1″ N, longitude 076°15′49.3″ W; thence northerly to latitude 39°26′37.1″ N, longitude 076°15′52.4″ W; thence northeasterly to latitude 39°26′40.0″ N, longitude 076°15′52.5″ W; thence easterly to latitude 39°26′45.9″ N, longitude 076°15′32.2″ W; thence southeasterly to latitude 39°26′45.3″ N, longitude 076°15′30.0″ W; thence southerly to latitude 39°26′43.8″ N, longitude 076°15′29.1″ W; thence southerly to latitude 39°26′42.2″ N, longitude 076°15′28.9″ W; thence southwesterly to latitude 39°26′40.8″ N, longitude 076°15′29.3″ W; thence westerly terminating at point of origin. Buffer zone: The area surrounds the entire race area and is bounded by a line commencing at the shoreline at Flying Point Park at position latitude 39°26′31.9″ N, longitude 076°15′32.5″ W; thence westerly to latitude 39°26′30.5″ N, longitude 076°15′52.7″ W; thence northerly to latitude 39°26′39.9″ N, longitude 076°16′00.0″ W; thence easterly to latitude 39°26′51.6″ N, longitude 076°15′26.7″ W; thence southerly to latitude 39°26′37.0″ N, longitude 076°15′22.5″ W; thence southerly to latitude 39°26′33.7″ N, longitude 076°15′22.8″ W, located at the shoreline at Flying Point Park. Spectator area. The designated spectator area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 39°26′39.9″ N,. longitude 076°15′23.3″ W; thence east to latitude 39°26′39.6″ N, longitude 076°15′19.4″ W; thence south to latitude 39°26′36.6″ N, longitude 076°15′18.7″ W; thence west to latitude 39°26′37.0″ N, longitude 076°15′22.5″ W; thence north to point of origin. All navigable waters of the Chesapeake Bay between and adjacent to the spans of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridges from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the north by a line drawn parallel and 500 yards north of the north bridge span that originates from the western shoreline at latitude 39°00′36.6″ N, longitude 076°23′55″ W, thence eastward to the eastern shoreline at latitude 38°59′14.2″ N, longitude 076°19′57.3″ W; and bounded to the south by a line drawn parallel and 500 yards south of the south bridge span that originates from the western shoreline at latitude 39°00′18.4″ N, longitude 076°24′28.2″ W, thence eastward to the eastern shoreline at latitude 38°58′39.2″ N, longitude 076°20′8.8″ W. All navigable waters of the Choptank River, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded on the east by a line drawn from latitude 38°35′14.2″ N, longitude 076°02′33.0″ W, thence south to latitude 38°34′08.3″ N, longitude 076°03′36.2″ W, and bounded on the west by a line drawn from latitude 38°35′32.7″ N, longitude 076°02′58.3″ W, thence south to latitude 38°34′24.7″ N, longitude 076°04′01.3″ W, located at Cambridge, MD. One weekend (a conCarolina Virginia Racsecutive Saturday ing Association. and Sunday) in May. The MRE Tug of War The navigable waters of Spa Creek from shoreline to shoreline, extending 400 feet from either side of a rope spanning Spa Creek from a position at latitude 38°58′36″ N, longitude 076°29′04.7″ W at Annapolis City Dock, thence to a position at latitude 38°58′25″ N, longitude 076°28′52.4″ W, at Eastport, MD shoreline, near the foot of 2nd Street. The Maritime Republic of Eastport. NAS Patuxent River Air Expo. All navigable waters of lower Patuxent River, near Solomons, MD, located between Fishing Point and base of break wall marking the entrance to East Seaplane Basin at Naval Air Station Patuxent River (adjacent to approach for runway 14), within an area bounded by a line commencing near the shoreline at latitude 38°17′39″ N, longitude 076°25′47″ W, thence northwest to latitude 38°17′47″ N, longitude 076°26′00″ W, thence northeast to latitude 38°18′09″ N, longitude 076°25′40″ W, thence southeast to latitude 38°18′00″ N, longitude 076°25′25″ W, located near the shoreline at U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. All navigable waters of Chesapeake Bay, located approximately 500 yards north of break wall marking entrance to Chesapeake Bay Basin, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (adjacent to approach for runway 32), within an area bounded by a line commencing near the shoreline at latitude 38°16′53.9″ N, longitude 076°23′29.2″ W, thence southeast to latitude 38°16′40″ N, longitude 076°23′05″ W, thence southwest to latitude 38°16′19″ N, longitude 076°23′25″ W, thence northwest to latitude 38°16′30.4″ N, longitude 076°23′44.9″ W, located near the shoreline at U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Maryland Freedom Swim. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Enforcement period(s) 1 Event VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The 2nd Sunday in June. The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Inc. 1. The 2nd Saturday or Sunday in May; or. 2. The 3rd Saturday or Sunday in May; or 3. The 4th Saturday or Sunday in May; or 4. The last Saturday or Sunday in May. 1. The last Saturday in October; or 2. The 1st Saturday in November; or 3. The 2nd Saturday in November. 1. The Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day (observed); or 2. The Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Memorial Day (observed); or 3. The Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day (observed); or 4. The Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Labor Day (observed). TCR Event Management. E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 NAS Patuxent River. 29720 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(2)—Continued Event Regulated area Enforcement period(s) 1 Ocean City Air Show .. All navigable waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within an area bounded by the following coordinates: Commencing at a point near the shoreline in vicinity of 33rd Street, Ocean City, MD, latitude 38°21′48.8″ N, longitude 075°04′10″ W, thence eastward to latitude 38°21′32″ N, longitude 075°03′12″ W, thence south to latitude 38°19′22.7″ N, longitude 075°04′09.5″ W, thence west to latitude 38°19′38.5″ N, longitude 075°05′05.4″ W, thence north along the shoreline to point of origin, located adjacent to Ocean City, MD. Town of Ocean City, MD. Ocean City Offshore Grand Prix. Regulated area: All navigable waters of North Atlantic Ocean bounded by the following coordinates: Commencing at a point near the shoreline at position latitude 38°21′42″ N, longitude 075°04′11″ W; thence east to latitude 38°21′33″ N, longitude 075°03′10″ W; thence southwest to latitude 38°19′25″ N, longitude 075°04′02″ W; thence west to the shoreline at latitude 38°19′35″ N, longitude 075°05′02″ W, at Ocean City, MD. The following locations are within the regulated area: 1. The 1st consecutive Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June; or 2. The 2nd consecutive Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June; or 3. The 3rd consecutive Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June. 1. The 1st Sunday in May; or 2. The 2nd Sunday in May; or 3. The 2nd Sunday in September; or 4. The 3rd Sunday in September; or 5. The 4th Sunday in September; or 6. The last Sunday in September. 1. The 1st Saturday or Sunday in June; or 2. The 2nd Saturday or Sunday in June; or 3. The 3rd Saturday or Sunday in June. 1. The Saturday and Sunday after Memorial Day (observed); and 2. The 1st Saturday and Sunday in October. 1. Either: a. July 4th; or b. The last Saturday and Sunday of July; and 2. Either: a. The 1st Saturday and Sunday in October; or b. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in October. Charcot Marie Tooth Association and Therapies for Inherited Neuropathies. Race area: The area is bounded by a line commencing at latitude 38°19′46.85″ N, longitude 075°04′43.28″ W, thence east to latitude 38°19′44.23″ N, longitude 075°04′29.89″ W, thence north and parallel to the Ocean City, MD shoreline to latitude 38°21′23.24″ N, longitude 075°03′48.87″ W, thence west to latitude 38°21′25.12″ N, longitude 075°04′02.45″ W, thence south and parallel to the Ocean City, MD shoreline to the point of origin. Buffer zone: The area is 500 yards in all directions surrounding the ‘‘Race area’’ and is bounded by a line commencing at a point near the shoreline at latitude 38°19′35″ N, longitude 075°05′02″ W, thence east to latitude 38°19′28″ N, longitude 075°04′17″ W, thence north and parallel to Ocean City, MD shoreline to latitude 38°21′35″ N, longitude 075°03′24″ W, thence west to the shoreline at latitude 38°21′42″ N, longitude 075°04′11″ W, thence south along the Ocean City, MD shoreline to the point of origin. Spectator area: The area is bounded by a line commencing at latitude 38°19′40″ N, longitude 075°04′12″ W, thence east to latitude 38°19′37″ N, longitude 075°03′59″ W, thence northeast and parallel to the Ocean City, MD shoreline to latitude 38°21′17″ N, longitude 075°03′17″ W, thence west to latitude 38°21′20″ N, longitude 075°03′31″ W, thence southwest and parallel to Ocean City, MD shoreline to the point of origin. The navigable waters of the Tred Avon River from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded on the east by a line drawn from latitude 38°42′25″ N, longitude 076°10′45″ W, thence south to latitude 38°41′37″ N, longitude 076°10′26″ W, and bounded on the west by a line drawn from latitude 38°41′58″ N, longitude 076°11′04″ W, thence south to latitude 38°41′25″ N, longitude 076°10′49″ W, thence east to latitude 38°41′25″ N, longitude 076°10′30″ W, located between Bellevue, MD, and Oxford, MD. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Oxford Funathlon Swim. Rock Hall and Waterman’s Triathlon Swims. The navigable waters of Rock Hall Harbor from shoreline to shoreline, bounded by a line drawn from latitude 39°07′58.9″ N, longitude 076°15′02″ W, thence southeast and parallel along the harbor breakwall to latitude 39°07′50.1″ N, longitude 076°14′41.7″ W, located at Rock Hall, MD. Southern Maryland Boat Club Summer and Fall Regattas. Regulated area: All navigable waters of Breton Bay and McIntosh Run, immediately adjacent to Leonardtown, MD shoreline, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded to the east by a line drawn along latitude 38°16′43″ N, and bounded to the west by a line drawn along longitude 076°38′30″ W, located at Leonardtown, MD. The following locations are within the regulated area:. Race area: The area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 38°17′09.78″ N, longitude 076°38′22.71″ W, thence southeast to latitude 38°16′58.62″ N, longitude 076°37′50.91″ W, thence southwest to latitude 38°16′51.89″ N, longitude 076°37′55.82″ W, thence northwest to latitude 38°17′05.44″ N, longitude 076°38′27.20″ W, thence northeast to point of origin. Buffer zone: The area is approximately 125 yards in all directions surrounding the ‘‘Race area’’ and is bounded by a line commencing at the shoreline west of Leonardtown Wharf Park at position latitude 38°17′13.80″ N, longitude 076°38′24.72″ W, thence southeast to latitude 38°16′58.61″ N, longitude 076°37′44.29″ W, thence southwest to latitude 38°16′46.35″ N, longitude 076°37′52.54″ W, thence northwest to latitude 38°16′58.78″ N, longitude 076°38′26.63″ W, thence north to latitude 38°17′07.50″ N, longitude 076°38′30.00″ W, thence northeast to point of origin. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 Sponsor Offshore Powerboat Association. Kinetic Multisports, LLC. Southern Maryland Boat Club. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules 29721 TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(2)—Continued Event Thunder on the Choptank. USNA Blue Angels Air Show. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS USNA Crew Races .... USNA Safety at Sea Seminar. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Enforcement period(s) 1 Regulated area Spectator areas: Northeast Spectator Fleet Area. The area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 38°16′59.10″ N, longitude 076°37′45.60″ W, thence northeast to latitude 38°17′01.76″ N, longitude 076°37′43.71″ W, thence southeast to latitude 38°16′59.23″ N, longitude 076°37′37.25″ W, thence southwest to latitude 38°16′53.32″ N, longitude 076°37′40.85″ W, thence northwest to latitude 38°16′55.48″ N, longitude 076°37′46.39″ W, thence northeast to latitude 38°16′58.61″ N, longitude 076°37′44.29″ W, thence northwest to point of origin. Southeast Spectator Fleet Area. The area is bounded by a line commencing at Buzzard Point at position latitude 38°16′47.20″ N, longitude 076°37′54.80″ W, thence south to latitude 38°16′43.30″ N, longitude 076°37′55.20″ W, thence east to latitude 38°16′43.20″ N, longitude 076°37′47.80″ W, thence north to latitude 38°16′44.80″ N, longitude 076°37′48.20″ W, thence northwest to point of origin.. South Spectator Fleet Area. The area is bounded by a line commencing at position latitude 38°16′55.36″ N, longitude 076°38′17.26″ W, thence southeast to latitude 38°16′50.39″ N, longitude 076°38′03.69″ W, thence south to latitude 38°16′48.87″ N, longitude 076°38′03.68″ W, thence northwest to latitude 38°16′53.82″ N, longitude 076°38′17.28″ W, thence north to point of origin. Regulated area. All navigable waters within Choptank River and Hambrooks Bay bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates: Commencing at the shoreline at Long Wharf Park, Cambridge, MD, at position latitude 38°34′30″ N, longitude 076°04′16″ W; thence east to latitude 38°34′20″ N, longitude 076°03′46″ W; thence northeast across the Choptank River along the Senator Frederick C. Malkus, Jr. (US–50) Memorial Bridge, at mile 15.5, to latitude 38°35′30″ N, longitude 076°02′52″ W; thence west along the shoreline to latitude 38°35′38″ N, longitude 076°03′09″ W; thence north and west along the shoreline to latitude 38°36′42″ N, longitude 076°04′15″ W; thence southwest across the Choptank River to latitude 38°35′31″ N, longitude 076°04′57″ W; thence west along the Hambrooks Bay breakwall to latitude 38°35′33″ N, longitude 076°05′17″ W; thence south and east along the shoreline to and terminating at the point of origin. The following locations are within the regulated area:. Race Area. Located within the navigable waters of Hambrooks Bay and Choptank River, between Hambrooks Bar and Great Marsh Point, MD. Buffer zone. All navigable waters within Hambrooks Bay and Choptank River (with the exception of the Race Area designated by the marine event sponsor) bound to the north by the breakwall and continuing along a line drawn from the east end of breakwall located at latitude 38°35′27.6″ N, longitude 076°04′50.1″ W; thence southeast to latitude 38°35′17.7″ N, longitude 076°04′29″ W; thence south to latitude 38°35′01″ N, longitude 076°04′29″ W; thence west to the shoreline at latitude 38°35′01″ N, longitude 076°04′41.3″ W. Spectator area. All navigable waters of the Choptank River, eastward and outside of Hambrooks Bay breakwall, thence bound by line that commences at latitude 38°35′28″ N, longitude 076°04′50″ W; thence northeast to latitude 38°35′30″ N, longitude 076°04′47″ W; thence southeast to latitude 38°35′23″ N, longitude 076°04′29″ W; thence southwest to latitude 38°35′19″ N, longitude 076°04′31″ W; thence northwest to and terminating at the point of origin. Regulated area: All navigable waters of the Severn River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn along the U.S. 50 fixed highway bridge. The regulated area is bounded to the southeast by a line drawn from U.S. Naval Academy Light at latitude 38°58′39.5″ N, longitude 076°28′49″ W, thence southeast to a point 1500 yards ESE of Chinks Point, MD at latitude 38°57′41″ N, longitude 076°27′36″ W, thence northeast to Greenbury Point at latitude 38°58′27.7″ N, longitude 076°27′16.4″ W. The following location is within the regulated area: Spectator area: All navigable waters of the Severn River bounded by a line commencing at latitude 38°58′38.2″ N, longitude 076°27′56.9″ W, thence southeast to latitude 38°58′24.9″ N, longitude 076°27′47.6″ W, thence west to latitude 38°58′22.3″ N, longitude 076°27′54.5″ W, thence northwest to latitude 38°58′28.3″ N, longitude 076°28′11″ W, thence east to point of origin. This area is located generally in the center portion of Middle Ground Anchorage, Severn River, MD. This spectator area is restricted to certain vessels as described in paragraph (h)(1) of this section. All navigable waters of the Severn River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn from the south shoreline at latitude 39°00′58″ N, longitude 076°31′32″ W, thence to the north shoreline at latitude 39°01′11″ N, longitude 076°31′10″ W. The regulated area is bounded to the southeast by a line drawn from U.S. Naval Academy Light at latitude 38°58′39.5″ N, longitude 076°28′49″ W, thence easterly to Carr Point, MD at latitude 38°58′58″ N, longitude 076°27′41″ W. All navigable waters of the Severn River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by the Naval Academy (SR–450) Bridge and bounded to the southeast by a line drawn from Triton Light at latitude 38°58′53.0″ N, longitude 076°28′34.4″ W, thence easterly to Carr Point, MD at latitude 38°58′58.7″ N, longitude 076°27′38.9″ W. 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Sponsor 1. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in July; or 2. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in July; or 3. The last Saturday and Sunday in July. Kent Narrows Racing Association. The Tuesday and Wednesday before Memorial Day (observed). U.S. Naval Academy. 1. Either: a. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in May; or b. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in May; or c. The last Saturday and Sunday in May; and 2. Every Saturday and Sunday in May. 1. The 4th Saturday in March; or 2. The last Saturday in March; or 3. The 1st Saturday in April. U.S. Naval Academy. E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 U.S. Naval Academy. 29722 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(2)—Continued Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Regulated area Washington, DC Dragon Boat Festival. All navigable waters of the Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded upstream by the Francis Scott Key Bridge and downstream by the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, located at Georgetown, Washington, DC. Washington’s Crossing: Swim Across the Potomac. All navigable waters of the Potomac River, encompassed by a line connecting the following points, beginning at Jones Point Park, VA, shoreline at latitude 38°47′35″ N, longitude 077°02′22″ W, thence east along the northern extent of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I–495/I–95) Bridge, at mile 103.8, to the Rosilie Island shoreline at latitude 38°47′36″ N, longitude 077°01′32″ W, thence south along the Maryland shoreline to latitude 38°46′52″ N, longitude 077°01′13″ W, at National Harbor, MD shoreline, thence west across the Potomac River to the George Washington Memorial Parkway highway overpass and Cameron Run shoreline at latitude 38°47′23″ N, longitude 077°03′03″ W, thence north along the Virginia shoreline to the point of origin. All navigable waters of the Upper Potomac River, within an area bounded by a line connecting the following points: From the Rosilie Island shoreline at latitude 38°47′30.30″ N, longitude 077°01′26.70″ W, thence west to latitude 38°47′30.00″ N, longitude 077°01′37.30″ W, thence south to latitude 38°47′08.20″ N, longitude 077°01′37.30″ W, thence east to latitude 38°47′09.00″ N, longitude 077°01′09.20″ W, thence southeast along the pier to latitude 38°47′06.30″ N, longitude 077°01′02.50″ W, thence north along the shoreline and west along the southern extent of the Woodrow Wilson (I–95/I– 495) Memorial Bridge and south and west along the shoreline to the point of origin, located at National Harbor, MD. Washington DC Sharkfest Swim. Sponsor 1. The 3rd Saturday Taiwan–U.S. Cultural and Sunday in May; Association. or. 2. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in June; or 3. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in June. The 1st Sunday in Wave One Swimming. June. 1. The 3rd Saturday or Sunday in June; or. 2. The 4th Saturday or Sunday in June; or 3. The last Saturday or Sunday in June. Enviro-Sports Productions Inc. 1As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 2 are subject to change. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcaster Notice to Mariner. (3) Coast Guard Sector Virginia— COTP Zone. TABLE 3 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(3) Event Regulated area Enforcement period(s) 1 Blackbeard Festival, Battle of Hampton. Regulated area: The navigable waters of Sunset Creek and Hampton River shoreline to shoreline bounded to the north by the I–64 Bridge over the Hampton River and bounded to the south by a line drawn from Hampton River Channel Light 16 (LL 10945), located at latitude 37°01′03″ N, longitude 076°20′24″ W, thence west across the Hampton River to finger pier at Bluewater Yacht Center, located at latitude 37°01′03″ N, longitude 076°20′28″ W. The following locations are within the regulated area: Spectator Vessel Anchorage Areas— Area A. Located in the upper reaches of the Hampton River, bounded to the south by a line drawn from the western shoreline at latitude 37°01′46.6″ N, longitude 076°20′21.3″ W, thence east across the river to latitude 37°01′42.6″ N, longitude 076°20′12.3″ W, and bounded to the north by the I–64 Bridge over the Hampton River. The anchorage area will be marked by orange buoys. Area B. Located along the eastern side of the Hampton River channel, south of the route 60/143 bridge and Joy’s Marina, and adjacent to the shoreline that fronts the Riverside Health Center. Bounded by the shoreline and a line drawn between the following points: latitude 37°01′27.6″ N, longitude 076°20′23.1″ W, thence south to latitude 37°01′22.9″ N, longitude 076°20′26.1″ W. The anchorage area will be marked by orange buoys. The navigable waters of the Elizabeth River and its branches from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn across the Port Norfolk Reach section of the Elizabeth River between the northern corner of the landing at Hospital Point, Portsmouth, VA, latitude 36°50′51.6″ N, longitude 076°18′07.9″ W and the north corner of the City of Norfolk Mooring Pier at the foot of Brooks Avenue located at latitude 36°51′00.3″ N, longitude 076°17′51″ W; bounded on the southwest by a line drawn from the southern corner of the landing at Hospital Point, Portsmouth, VA, at latitude 36°50′50.9″ N, longitude 076°18′07.7″ W, to the northern end of the eastern most pier at the Tidewater Yacht Agency Marina, located at latitude 36°50′33.6″ N, longitude 076°17′54.1″ W; bounded to the south by a line drawn across the Lower Reach of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, between the Portsmouth Lightship Museum located at the foot of London Boulevard, in Portsmouth, VA at latitude 36°50′13.2″ N, longitude 076°17′44.8″ W, and the northwest corner of the Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock, Berkley Plant, Pier No. 1, located at latitude 36°50′08.8″ N, longitude 076°17′37.5″ W; and bounded to the southeast by the Berkley Bridge which crosses the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River between Berkley at latitude 36°50′21.5″ N, longitude 076°17′14.5″ W, and Norfolk at latitude 36°50′35″ N, longitude 076°17′10″ W. May—last Friday, Saturday and Sunday or June—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday. October—3rd and 4th weekend. City of Hampton. 1. The 2nd Saturday in June; or 2. The 3rd Saturday in June. Portsmouth Boat Club & City of Portsmouth, VA. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Cock Island Race ..... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 Sponsor Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules 29723 TABLE 3 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(3)—Continued Regulated area Enforcement period(s) 1 Regulated area: All navigable waters of Mill Creek, adjacent and north of Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA. The regulated area includes the following areas:. Race area: All navigable waters within the following boundaries: to the north, a line drawn along latitude 37°01′03″ N, to the east a line drawn along longitude 076°18′30″ W, to the south a line drawn parallel with the Fort Monroe shoreline, and west boundary is parallel with the Route 258—East Mercury Boulevard Bridge—causeway. The following locations are within the regulated area:. 1. The 1st consecutive Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in August; or. 2. The 2nd consecutive Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August; and 3. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in September. Hampton Cup Regatta Boat Club. June—3rd Saturday and Sunday or 4th Saturday and Sunday. Mattaponi Volunteer Rescue Squad and Dive Team. June—1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday or 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 1. The 1st consecutive Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June; or 2. The 2nd consecutive Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June. Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. 1. The last Wednesday and following Friday in July; or 2. The 1st Wednesday and following Friday in August. 1. The last Sunday in September; or. 2. The 1st Sunday of October; or 3. The 2nd Sunday of October. Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Event Hampton Cup Regatta. Mattaponi Drag Boat Race. Norfolk Harborfest ..... Pony Penning Swim khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Races. Something in the Water. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Buffer zone A: All navigable waters bounded by a line connecting the following points: latitude 37°00′43″ N, longitude 076°18′54″ W, thence north along the causeway to latitude 37°01′03″ N, longitude 076°18′52″ W, thence southwest to latitude 37°01′00″ N, longitude 076°18′54″ W, thence south to Route 143 causeway at latitude 37°00′44″ N, longitude 076°18′58″ W, thence east along the shoreline to point of origin. Buffer zone B: All navigable waters bounded by a line connecting the following points: latitude 37°01′08″ N, longitude 076°18′49″ W, thence east to latitude 37°01′08″ N, longitude 076°18′23″ W, thence south to latitude 37°00′33″ N, longitude 076°18′23″ W, thence west to latitude 37°00′33″ N, longitude 076°18′30″ W, thence north to latitude 37°01′03″ N, longitude 076°18′30″ W, thence west to latitude 37°01′03″ N, longitude 076°18′49″ W, thence north to point of origin. Spectator area: All navigable waters bounded by a line connecting the following points: latitude 37°01′08″ N, longitude 076°18′23″ W, thence east to latitude 37°01′08″ N, longitude 076°18′14″ W, thence south to latitude 37°00′54″ N, longitude 076°18′14″ W, thence southwest to latitude 37°00′37″ N, longitude 076°18′23″ W, thence north to point of origin. Regulated area: All navigable waters of Mattaponi River immediately adjacent to Rainbow Acres Campground, King and Queen County, VA. The regulated area includes a section of the Mattaponi River approximately three-quarter mile long and bounded in width by each shoreline, bounded to the east by a line that runs parallel along longitude 076°52′43″ W, near the mouth of Mitchell Hill Creek, and bounded to the west by a line that runs parallel along longitude 076°53′41:″ W just north of Wakema, VA. The following locations are within the regulated area Buffer zone: The navigable waters of Mattaponi River extending 200 yards outwards from east and west boundary lines described in this section. Spectator area: The regulated area cannot accommodate spectator vessels due to limitations posed by shallow water and insufficient waters to provide adequate separation between race course and other vessels. Spectators are encouraged to view the race from points along the adjacent shoreline. The navigable waters of the Elizabeth River and its branches from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the northwest by a line drawn across the Port Norfolk Reach section of the Elizabeth River between the north corner of the landing at Hospital Point, Portsmouth, VA, latitude 36°50′51.6″ N, longitude 076°18′07.9″ W, and the north corner of the City of Norfolk Mooring Pier at the foot of Brooks Avenue located at latitude 36°51′00.3″ N, longitude 076°17′51″ W; bounded on the southwest by a line drawn from the southern corner of the landing at Hospital Point, Portsmouth, VA, at latitude 36°50′50.9″ N, longitude 076°18′07.7’’ W, to the northern end of the eastern most pier at the Tidewater Yacht Agency Marina, located at latitude 36°50′33.6″ N, longitude 076°17′54.1″ W; bounded to the south by a line drawn across the Lower Reach of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, between the Portsmouth Lightship Museum located at the foot of London Boulevard, in Portsmouth, VA at latitude 36°50′13.2″ N, longitude 076°17′44.8″ W, and the northwest corner of the Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock, Berkley Plant, Pier No. 1, located at latitude 36°50′08.8″ N, longitude 076°17′37.5″ W; and to the southeast by the Berkley Bridge which crosses the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River between Berkley at latitude 36°50′21.5″ N, longitude 076°17′14.5″ W, and Norfolk at latitude 36°50′35″ N, longitude 076°17′10″ W. The navigable waters of Assateague Channel from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the east by a line drawn from latitude 37°55′01″ N, longitude 075°22′40″ W, thence south to latitude 37°54′50″ N, longitude 075°22′46″ W; and to the southwest by a line drawn from latitude 37°54′54″ N, longitude 075°23′00″ W, thence east to latitude 37°54′49″ N, longitude 075°22′49″ W. Regulated area: The navigable waters of the Back River, Poquoson, VA. The following locations are within the regulated area: Race area: The area is bounded on the north by a line drawn along latitude 37°06′30″ N, bounded on the south by a line drawn along latitude 37°06′15″ N, bounded on the east by a line drawn along longitude 076°18′52″ W, and bounded on the west by a line drawn along longitude 076°19′30″ W. Buffer zone: The navigable waters of Back River extending 200 yards outwards from east and west boundary lines, and 100 yards outwards from the north and south boundary lines described in this section. Spectator area: Is located along the south boundary line of the buffer zone described in this section and continues to the south for 300 yards. Regulated area: All navigable waters of the North Atlantic Ocean immediately adjacent to Virginia Beach, VA bounded on the south side by a line beginning on the shore line at latitude 36°49′49.20″ N, longitude 75°58′04.54″ W, thence easterly to latitude 36°49′49.27″ N, longitude 75°57′58.49″ W, just seaward of the Rudee Inlet break-wall, thence northerly to latitude 36°51′34.83″N , longitude 75°58′28.82″ W, adjacent to Neptune’s Park at 30th street, thence westerly to the shore line at latitude 36°51′34.83″ N, longitude 75°58′35″ W, and thence southerly along the shore line back to the beginning point. 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in April. E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 Sponsor City of Poquoson. Redrock Entertainment Services. 29724 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules TABLE 3 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(3)—Continued Event Enforcement period(s) 1 Regulated area Virginia Boat Club (VBC) Sprints Regatta on the James River. Buffer zone: The navigable waters of the North Atlantic Ocean extending 200 yards towards the eastern boundary line described in this section. Spectator Area: Spectator craft are not permitted within the regulated area during the enforcement period. The regulated area is established to provide adequate separation between event participants on the beach and prohibit unauthorized waterside entry during the event. All navigable waters of the James River in the vicinity of Robious Landing Park, Midlothian, VA. The regulated area includes a section of the James River approximately 1300 yards long and bounded in width by each shoreline, bounded to the east by a line that runs parallel along longitude 077°38′04″ W, and bounded to the west by a line that runs parallel along longitude 077°38′54″ W, north of Robious Landing Park. 1. The 2nd Saturday or Sunday in June; or. 2. The 3rd Saturday or Sunday in June. Sponsor Virginia Boat Club Richmond, VA. 1 As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 3 are subject to change. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcaster Notice to Mariner. (4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—COTP Zone. TABLE 4 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(4) Regulated area Crossing, The ............. All navigable waters of Lake Gaston, from shoreline to shoreline, directly under the length of Eaton Ferry Bridge (NC State Route 903), commencing at the southern bridge entrance at latitude 36°30′38″ N, longitude 077°57′53″ W, and extending to the northern bridge entrance at latitude 36°31′19″ N, longitude 077°57′33″ W, and bounded to the west by a line drawn parallel and 100 yards from and the western side of Eaton Ferry Bridge near Littleton, NC. All navigable waters of Masonboro Inlet, shoreline to shoreline starting at location latitude 34°11′13″ N, longitude 077°48′53″ W, thence north along Banks Channel to latitude 34°12′14″ N, longitude 077°48′04″ W, thence west to Motts channel, terminating at Sea Path Marina at latitude 34°12′44″ N, longitude 077°48′25″ W, Wrightsville Beach, NC. PPD Ironman North Carolina. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Enforcement period(s) 1 Event Roanoke River Races All navigable waters of the Roanoke River in Plymouth, NC, from approximate positions: latitude 35°52′25″ N, longitude 076°44′33″ W, then northwest to latitude 35°52′29″ N, longitude 076°44′37″ W, then southwest along the shoreline to latitude 35°52′00″ N, longitude 076°45′31″ W, then south to latitude 35°51′56″ N, longitude 076°45′30″ W, then northeast along the shoreline to the point of origin, a length of approximately one mile. Swim the Loop and Motts Channel Sprint. All navigable waters surrounding Harbor Island, NC including Intracoastal waterway, Lees Cut, Banks Channel and Motts Channel. Enforcement area extends approximately 100 yards from the shoreline of Harbor Island and is bounded by a line connecting the following points; latitude 34°12′55″ N, longitude 077°48′59″ W, thence northeast to latitude 34°13′16″ N, longitude 077°48′39″ W, thence southeast to latitude 34°13′06″ N, longitude 077°48′18″ W, thence east to latitude 34°13′12″ N, longitude 077°47′41″ W, thence southeast to latitude 34°13′06″ N, longitude 077°47′33″ W, thence south to latitude 34°12′31″ N, longitude 077°47′47″ W, thence southwest to latitude 34°12′11″ N, longitude 077°48′01″ W, thence northwest to latitude 34°12′29″ N, longitude 077°48′29″ W, thence north to latitude 34°12′44″ N, longitude 077°48′32″ W, thence northwest to point of origin. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The 2nd Saturday in August. 1. The 3rd Friday or Saturday in October; or 2. The 4th Friday or Saturday in October; or 3. The last Friday or Saturday in October 1. Either: .................... a. The 1st Saturday and Sunday in August; or b. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in August; or c. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in August; or d. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in August; and 2. Either: a. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in October; b. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in October; or c. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in October; or d. The last Saturday and Sunday in October 1. The 4th Saturday or Sunday in September; or 2. The last Saturday or Sunday in September E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 Sponsor Organization to Support the Arts, Infrastructure, and Learning on Lake Gaston, AKA O’SAIL. Ironman, Wilmington, NC. Virginia Outlaw Drag Boat Association (VODBA) Without Limits Coaching, Inc. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Proposed Rules 29725 TABLE 4 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(4)—Continued Regulated area Enforcement period(s) 1 All navigable waters of Motts Channel, from shoreline to shoreline and between Wrightsville Channel Day beacon 14 (LLNR 30220), located at latitude 34°12′17.8″ N, longitude 077°48′09.1″ W, thence westward to Wrightsville Channel Day beacon 25 (LLNR 30255), located at latitude 34°12′52.1″ N, longitude 077°48′53.5″ W. 1. The 3rd, 4th, or last Saturday in September; or 2. The last Saturday in October; or 3. The 1st or 2nd Saturday in November Event Wilmington YMCA Triathlon. Sponsor Wilmington, NC, YMCA. 1 As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 4 are subject to change. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcaster Notice to Mariner. Dated: May 10, 2021. Laura M. Dickey, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2021–11570 Filed 6–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P I. Table of Abbreviations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2021–0379] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Lake Charles, Lake Charles, LA Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of Lake Charles west of 93°13′51.2″ W, east of 93°14′8.3″ W, and extending 500 yards south from the northern shore of Lake Charles. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with a Pro Watercross event on August 28 and 29, 2021 in Lake Charles, LA. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 18, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2021–0379 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email LT Christpher Saylor, MSU Lake Charles, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 337–491–7816, email Christopher.M.Saylor@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On May 19, 2021, the Pro Watercross Organization notified the Coast Guard that it would be conducting watercross races from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. on August 28 and 29, 2021. These watercross races are scheduled to be conducted along the north shore of Lake Charles in waters west of 93°13′51.2″ W, east of 93°14′8.3″ W, and extending 500 yards south from the north shoreline of Lake Charles, LA. The Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the pro watercross races would be a safety concern for spectator craft and vessels in the vicinity of these race events. The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of vessels and the navigable waters in the vicinity of the pro watercross race course, during, and after the scheduled races. The Coast Guard is proposing this rulemaking under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70034 (previously 33 U.S.C. 1231). III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone from 8 a.m. on August 28, 2021, through 6 p.m. on August 29, 2021. The safety zone would be enforced from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. on both days the 28th and the 29th of August 2021. The safety zone would cover all navigable waters west of 93°13′51.2″ W, east of 93°14′8.3″ W, and extending 500 yards south from the PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 north shoreline of Lake Charles, LA. The duration of the safety zone is intended to protect participants, spectators, and other persons and vessels, in the navigable waters of the Lake Charles during the watercross races. No vessel or person would be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. They may be contacted on VHF–FM channel 13 or 16, or by phone at by telephone at 337–912–0073. The COTP or a designated representative may prohibit or control the movement of all vessels in the zone. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel would come to an immediate stop and comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. The COTP or a designated representative may terminate the operation of any vessel at any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life or property. The COTP or a designated representative may terminate enforcement of the safety zone at the conclusion of the event. The COTP or a designated representative would inform the public of the effective period for the safety zone as well as any changes in the dates and times of enforcement through Local Notice to Mariners (LNMs), Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs) as appropriate. IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 105 (Thursday, June 3, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 29711-29725]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-11570]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket Number USCG-2020-0332]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events and Within the 
Fifth Coast Guard District

AGENCY: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the regulations for 
recurring marine events that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard 
District area of responsibility. We invite your comments on this 
rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before July 6, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2020- 0332 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
proposed rulemaking, call or email Mr. Jerry Barnes, Fifth Coast Guard 
District Office of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 
757-398-6230, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port
DHS Department of Homeland Security
Event PATCOM Coast Guard Event Patrol Commander
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis

    The Fifth Coast Guard District puts in place recurring special 
local regulations to ensure public safety for marine events that take 
place either on or over the navigable waters of the United States 
within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility as defined 
at 33 CFR part 3, subpart 3.25. These recurring special local 
regulations are found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 33 CFR 
100.501 and that section's respective table. The Coast Guard regularly 
updates these regulations. They were last substantively amended June 
13, 2017. The Fifth Coast Guard District is proposing to revise these 
regulations for improved clarity, to correspond with current Coast 
Guard operating policies for marine events, to update existing events, 
add new events, and remove events that no longer require additional 
safety measures. Based on the nature of marine events, large numbers of 
participants and spectators, and event locations, the events listed in 
the table to 33 CFR 100.501 could pose a risk to participants or 
waterway users if normal vessel traffic were to interfere with the 
event. Possible hazards include risks of injury or death resulting from 
near or actual contact among participant vessels and non-participant 
vessels or mariners traversing through the regulated area. In order to 
protect the safety of all waterway users including event participants 
and non-participants, this rule would establish special local 
regulations for the time and location of each marine event.
    The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of persons, 
vessels, and the navigable waters within close proximity to recurring 
marine events before, during, and after the scheduled events. The Coast 
Guard is proposing this rulemaking under authority in 46 U.S.C. 70041. 
The Secretary has delegated ports and waterways authority, with certain 
reservations not applicable here, to the Commandant via DHS Delegation 
No. 0170.1(II)(70). The Commandant has further delegated these 
authorities within the Coast Guard as described in 33 CFR 1.05-1

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

Changes To Improve Clarity and Reflect Current Coast Guard Marine Event 
Policies

    We are proposing several stylistic and formatting changes to update 
33 CFR 100.501, and associated tables, to provide greater clarity and 
remove potential ambiguities. We are also proposing to make revisions 
to reflect current Coast Guard marine event policy.
     Plain language edits, such as switching from passive to 
active voice and more clearly stating the enforcement period for each 
event.
     Writing regulatory requirements and definitions in the 
singular rather than the plural, where appropriate.
     Listing definitions and the events by COTP Zone in 
alphabetical order.
     Reformatting the table entries so that they all have 
similar formatting (there are currently discrepancies in how similar 
entries are formatted).
     Separating the special local regulations for each COTP 
Zone into their own tables.
     Amending the name and location for Sector Virginia to 
Portsmouth, VA, where the command center is located and to change the 
phone number for Sector North Carolina.
    Additionally, we are proposing to consolidate all defined terms 
into a single paragraph, paragraph (b) of Sec.  100.501, and list them 
in alphabetical order. Currently the defined terms ``buffer area'', 
``race area'', and ``spectator area'' appear in the

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regulatory requirements in 33 CFR 100.501(c) rather than with the 
definitions. These definitions would be moved to the definition section 
and put into alphabetical order. Regulatory requirements for these 
areas will remain in the regulatory requirements portion of the 
regulation.
    We would change the defined term of ``buffer area'' to ``buffer 
zone'' to comport with the more common usage. The definition would be 
revised to reflect that it may sometimes be appropriate to have a 
buffer zone event if there is not a spectator area within the regulated 
area.
    We would change the defined term ``Coast Guard Patrol Commander'' 
to ``Event Patrol Commander'' or ``Event PATCOM'' in alignment with 
updated local policy. The underlying associated definition would remain 
the same: A Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has 
been designated by the COTP to act on their behalf.
    We would change the defined term of ``official patrol'' to 
``official patrol vessel or official patrol'' in alignment with updated 
local policy. The text of the definition would remain unchanged except 
for some additional text at the end to allow the Event PATCOM to be 
augmented by local, state, or Federal officials authorized to act in 
support of the Coast Guard in accordance with local agreements. This 
revision enhances the resources available to the COTP to ensure the 
safety and security of the public during these events.
    We are proposing to remove the defined term ``spectator'' and add 
in its place definitions for ``participant'' and ``non-participant''. 
This wording change better reflects who is actually present in and near 
regulated areas and how the Coast Guard regulates their activities.

Delegation of Authority for Determination of Requirement for a Marine 
Patrol

    We are proposing to amend current paragraph (b), paragraph (c) in 
the proposed text, to delegate authority to the local COTP in 
determining when a marine patrol is required. This delegation of 
authority from the District Commander provides the local operational 
commander the ability to manage and maintain safety and security for 
events within their Area of Responsibility. We have also updated the 
text to allow for other government agencies to provide enforcement when 
working under local agreements and added the term Event Patrol 
Commander (Event PATCOM). Collectively, these changes enable the local 
Captain of the Port to retain operational control and incorporate risk 
based decision making to the event. Finally, authority has been given 
to the COTP, COTP representative, or Event PATCOM to postpone or cancel 
the event to ensure the safety of the event and the public.

Updates to Recurring Events Table

    This proposed rule would add 7 new special local regulations for 
recurring marine events, revise 12 previously established regulations 
for recurring marine events, and remove 14 recurring events listed in 
Sec.  100.501 for the reasons provided in the table. The revised events 
and the new events would be required to comply with the requirements in 
33 CFR 100.501.

                                  Table 1--Events To Be Added to 33 CFR 100.501
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                                                        Regulated area
                                                        (coordinates in   Enforcement period
           USCG sector                   Event             proposed               \*\               Sponsor
                                                       regulatory text)
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Sector Maryland-National Capital  Flying Point Park   Bush River and      One weekend (a      Carolina Virginia
 Region--COTP Zone.                Outboard Regatta.   Otter Point         consecutive         Racing
                                                       Creek, MD.          Saturday and        Association.
                                                                           Sunday) in May.
                                  Maryland Freedom    Choptank River, MD  1. The 2nd          TCR Event
                                   Swim.                                   Saturday or         Management.
                                                                           Sunday in May; or.
                                                                          2. The 3rd
                                                                           Saturday or
                                                                           Sunday in May; or.
                                                                          3. The 4th
                                                                           Saturday or
                                                                           Sunday in May; or.
                                                                          4. The last
                                                                           Saturday or
                                                                           Sunday in May.
                                  Oxford Funathlon    Tred Avon River,    1. The 1st          Charcot Marie
                                   Swim.               MD.                 Saturday or         Tooth Association
                                                                           Sunday in June;     and Therapies for
                                                                           or.                 Inherited
                                                                                               Neuropathies.
                                                                          2. The 2nd
                                                                           Saturday or
                                                                           Sunday in June;
                                                                           or.
                                                                          3. The 3rd
                                                                           Saturday or
                                                                           Sunday in June.
                                  Thunder on the      Choptank River and  1. The 3rd          Kent Narrows
                                   Choptank.           Hambrooks Bay, MD.  Saturday and        Racing
                                                                           Sunday in July;     Association.
                                                                           or.
                                                                          2. The 4th
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in July;
                                                                           or.
                                                                          3. the last
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in July.
                                  Washington DC       Upper Potomac       1. The 3rd          Enviro-Sports
                                   Sharkfest Swim.     River, MD.          Saturday or         Productions Inc.
                                                                           Sunday in June;
                                                                           or.
                                                                          2. The 4th
                                                                           Saturday or
                                                                           Sunday in June;
                                                                           or.
                                                                          3. the last
                                                                           Saturday or
                                                                           Sunday in June.
Sector Virginia--COTP Zone......  Something in the    North Atlantic      The last Friday,    Redrock
                                   Water.              Ocean, Virginia     Saturday, and       Entertainment
                                                       Beach, VA.          Sunday in April.    Services.
Sector North Carolina--COTP Zone  Roanoke River       Roanoke River,      1. Either:........  Virginia Outlaw
                                   Races.              Plymouth, NC.      a. The 1st           Drag Boat
                                                                           Saturday and        Association
                                                                           Sunday in August;   (VODBA).
                                                                           or.
                                                                          b. The 2nd
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in August;
                                                                           or.
                                                                          c. The 3rd
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in August;
                                                                           or.
                                                                          d. The 4th
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in August;
                                                                           and.
                                                                          2. Either:........
                                                                          a. The 2nd
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in
                                                                           October;.

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                                                                          b. The 3rd
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in
                                                                           October; or.
                                                                          c. The 4th
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in
                                                                           October; or.
                                                                          d. The last
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in October.
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* The enforcement period for each of the listed special local regulations is subject to change in accordance
  with 33 CFR 100.501(f).


         Table 2--Substantive Changes to Existing Recurring Special Local Regulations in 33 CFR 1000.501
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                                                                            Revision (date/
           USCG sector                   Event             Location          coordinates)      Reason for change
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Sector Delaware Bay-- COTP Zone.  Point Pleasant OPA/ Atlantic Ocean,     dates and           Coordinates
                                   NJ Offshore Grand   Point Pleasant,     coordinates.        updated to
                                   Prix.               NJ.                                     reflect accurate
                                                                                               course location
                                                                                               to improve public
                                                                                               safety.
                                                                                              Event date
                                                                                               updated.
                                  Thunder Over the    Atlantic Ocean,     dates.............  Event date
                                   Boardwalk Air       Atlantic City, NJ.                      updated.
                                   show.
                                  Ocean City........  Intracoastal        dates.............  Event date
                                  Air Show..........   Waterway, Ocean                         updated.
                                                       City, NJ.
                                  Triathlons in       Intracoastal        Event name/dates    Coordinates
                                   Atlantic City.      Waterway,           and coordinates.    updated with new
                                                       Atlantic City, NJ.                      course layout to
                                                                                               ensure public
                                                                                               safety.
                                                                                              Event name and
                                                                                               date updated.
Maryland-National Capital         Washington, DC      Upper Potomac, DC.  dates.............  Event date
 Region-- COTP Zone.               Dragon Boat                                                 updated.
                                   Festival.
                                  Bay Bridge Paddle.  Chesapeake Bay,     dates and           Coordinates
                                                       Sandy Point Park,   coordinates.        updated to
                                                       MD.                                     reflect course
                                                                                               layout change.
                                                                                               Zone increased to
                                                                                               improve public
                                                                                               safety.
                                                                                              Event date
                                                                                               updated.
                                  Catholic Charities  Patapsco, River,    dates.............  Event date
                                   Dragon Boat Races.  MD.                                     updated.
                                  Baltimore Dragon    Patuxent River, MD  coordinates.......  Coordinates
                                   Boat Challenge.                                             updated to reduce
                                                                                               excessive size
                                                                                               with no impact on
                                                                                               public safety.
                                  Ocean City Grand    North Atlantic      dates and           Coordinates
                                   Prix.               Ocean, Ocean        coordinates.        updated with new
                                                       City, MD.                               course layout to
                                                                                               ensure public
                                                                                               safety
                                                                                              Event date
                                                                                               updated.
                                  Cambridge Classic   Choptank River and  dates and           Regulated area is
                                   Powerboat Race.     Hambrooks Bay, MD.  coordinates.        increased to
                                                                                               prevent hazards
                                                                                               within the event
                                                                                               area and ensure
                                                                                               public safety.
                                                                                               Change includes
                                                                                               minor changes to
                                                                                               coordinates for
                                                                                               buffer and
                                                                                               spectator areas.
                                                                                              Event date
                                                                                               updated.
                                  Southern Maryland   Breton Bay, MD....  Event name and      Coordinates
                                   Boat Club Summer                        dates.              updated with new
                                   Regatta and Bash                                            course layout at
                                   on the Bay                                                  sponsor's
                                   Regatta.                                                    request.
                                                                                              Event name and
                                                                                               date updated.
                                  NAS Patuxent River  Patuxent River, MD  dates.............  Event dates
                                   Air Expo.                                                   updated.
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                  Table 3--Special Local Regulations To Be Removed from Table to 33 CFR 100.501
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          USCG Sector *                  Event              Date(s)         Regulated area    Reason for removal
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Sector Delaware Bay--COTP Zone..  Atlantic County     June--1st Sunday..  Great Egg Harbor    Event no longer
                                   Day at the Bay.                         Bay, NJ.            held.
                                  Annual Escape from  May--3rd Sunday;    Delaware River, DE  Event no longer
                                   Fort Delaware       September--3rd                          held.
                                   Triathlon.          Saturday.
                                  Westville Parade    June--last          Big Timber Creek,   Event no longer
                                   of Lights.          Saturday.           NJ.                 held.
                                  OPA Atlantic City   June--4th Sunday..  Atlantic Ocean,     Event no longer
                                   Grand Prix.                             Atlantic City, NJ.  held.
                                  U.S. Holiday        July--on or about   Delaware River,     Removing special
                                   celebrations.       July 4th.           Philadelphia, PA.   local regulated
                                                                                               area and
                                                                                               deferring to
                                                                                               safety zone for
                                                                                               this event;
                                                                                               removal does not
                                                                                               negatively impact
                                                                                               public safety.
                                  New Jersey          May--3rd weekend..  Atlantic Ocean, NJ  Event no longer
                                   Offshore Grand                                              held.
                                   Prix.
                                  U.S. Holiday        October--1st        Delaware River,     Removing special
                                   Celebrations.       Monday.             Philadelphia, PA.   local regulated
                                                                                               area and
                                                                                               deferring to
                                                                                               safety zone for
                                                                                               this event;
                                                                                               removal does not
                                                                                               negatively impact
                                                                                               public safety.
                                  U.S. Holiday        December 31st.....  Delaware River,     Removing special
                                   Celebrations.                           Philadelphia, PA.   local regulated
                                                                                               area and
                                                                                               deferring to
                                                                                               safety zone for
                                                                                               this event;
                                                                                               removal does not
                                                                                               negatively impact
                                                                                               public safety.
Sector Maryland-National Capital  Middle River        July--3rd, 4th, or  Middle River, MD..  Event no longer
 Region-- COTP Zone.               Dinghy Poker Run.   last Saturday or                        held.
                                                       Sunday.

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                                  Nanticoke River     May--1st Sunday...  Nanticoke Rivers,   Removing special
                                   Swim and                                MD.                 local regulations
                                   Triathlon.                                                  and deferring to
                                                                                               navigation safety
                                                                                               regulations;
                                                                                               removal does not
                                                                                               negatively impact
                                                                                               public safety.
                                  Bo Bowman           June--last          Nanticoke River,    Event is held
                                   Memorial--Sharpto   Saturday and        MD.                 infrequently and
                                   wn Regatta.         Sunday or July--                        thereby removed
                                                       2nd Saturday or                         from this list of
                                                       Sunday.                                 recurring marine
                                                                                               events.
                                  Oxford- Bellevue    May--2nd, 3rd, 4th  Tred Avon River,    Event no longer
                                   Sharkfest Swim.     or last Saturday    MD.                 held.
                                                       or Sunday.
Sector Virginia-- COTP Zone.....  RRBA Spring Radar   June--last          Rappahannock        Event no longer
                                   Shootout.           Saturday or July--  River, Layton, VA.  held.
                                                       1st Saturday.
                                  Hampton Bay Days..  September--1st      Sunset Creek and    Event no longer
                                                       Friday, Saturday    Hampton River, VA.  held.
                                                       and Sunday or 2nd
                                                       Friday, Saturday
                                                       and Sunday.
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* The addition of this column is to clarify the COTP zone and make clear to the reader where the change occur
  geographically.

    The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this 
document.

IV. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes 
and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our 
analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders and 
we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits. Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control 
regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This NPRM has not been 
designated a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 
12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt 
from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action 
determination is based on the short amount of time that vessels will be 
restricted from regulated areas, and the small size of these areas that 
are usually positioned away from high vessel traffic zones. Generally 
vessels would not be precluded from getting underway, or mooring at any 
piers or marinas currently located in the vicinity of the regulated 
areas. Advance notifications would also be made to the local maritime 
community by issuance of Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners, Marine Safety Information or Security Bulletins so mariners 
can adjust their plans accordingly. Notifications to the public for 
most events will typically be made by local newspapers, radio and TV 
stations. The Coast Guard anticipates that these special local 
regulated areas will only be enforced one to three times per year.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this 
proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit 
through a special local regulated area may be small entities, for the 
reasons stated in section IV.A above, this proposed rule would not have 
a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator.
    These special local regulated areas will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the 
following reasons: The Coast Guard will ensure that small entities are 
able to operate in the areas where events are occurring to the extent 
possible while ensuring the safety of event participants and non-
participants. The enforcement period will be short in duration and, in 
many of the areas, vessels can transit safely around the regulated 
area. Generally permission to enter, remain in, or transit through 
these regulated areas during the enforcement may be given when deemed 
safe to do so by the Event PATCOM on scene. Before the enforcement 
period, we will issue maritime advisories widely.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect 
your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you 
have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, 
please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that 
question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action 
of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

    This proposed rule would not call for a new collection of 
information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3520).

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132 
(Federalism), if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on 
the relationship between the National Government and the States, or on 
the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels 
of government. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that order and 
have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism 
principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 
13132.
    Also, this proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments) because it would not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or

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more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government 
and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities 
between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this 
proposed rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please 
contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section.

E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule would not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule 
elsewhere in this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Directive 023-01, Rev. 1, associated implementing 
instructions, and Environmental Planning COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), 
which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have made 
a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of 
actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant 
effect on the human environment. Normally such actions are 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L61 of 
Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 1, 
because it involves establishment of special local regulations related 
to marine event permits for marine parades, regattas, and other marine 
events. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the 
discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed 
rule.

G. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that 
your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or 
security of people, places, or vessels.

V. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, 
and will consider all comments and material received during the comment 
period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If 
you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, call or email the person in 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for 
alternate instructions.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to https://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and 
submissions in response to this document, see DHS's eRulemaking System 
of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020).
    Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, 
and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website's 
instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up 
for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a 
final rule is published.

List of Subjects 33 CFR Part 100

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

0
1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70041; 33 CFR 1.05-1.

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2. Revise Sec.  100.501 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.501  Special Local Regulations; Marine Events within the 
Fifth Coast Guard District.

    (a) Applicability. Paragraphs (a) through (i) of this section apply 
to the marine events listed in paragraph (i) of this section. The 
regulations in this section are effective annually, for the duration of 
each event listed in paragraph (i) of this section. Annual notice of 
the exact times, and dates if there is a range of possible dates, of 
the enforcement period of the regulation in this section with respect 
to each event, the geographical area, and details concerning the nature 
of the event and the number of participants and type(s) of vessels 
involved will be published in Local Notices to Mariners and via 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF-FM marine band radio.
    (b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:
    Buffer zone means a neutral area that surrounds the perimeter of 
the whole regulated area or a race area within a regulated area. The 
buffer zone provides separation between a race area and spectator area, 
or regulated area and a spectator area or other vessels that are 
operating in the vicinity of the special local regulated area for 
marine event. The purpose of a buffer zone is to minimize potential 
collision conflicts between participants, between participants and non-
participants, or between participants or non-participants with nearby 
transiting vessels.
    Captain of the Port Representative or COTP Representative means a 
commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard designated 
by name by the Captain of the Port to verify an event's compliance with 
the conditions of its approved permit.
    Event Patrol Commander or Event PATCOM means a commissioned, 
warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been designated by 
the respective Coast Guard Sector--Captain of the Port to enforce these 
regulations in this section.
    Non-participant means a person or a vessel not registered with the 
event sponsor either as a participant or an official patrol vessel.
    Official patrol vessel or official patrol means any vessel assigned 
or approved by the respective Captain of the Port with a commissioned, 
warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign, 
or any state or local law enforcement vessel approved by the Captain of 
the Port in accordance with current local agreements.
    Participant means any person or vessel registered with the event 
sponsor as participating in the event or otherwise designated by the 
event sponsor as having a function tied to the event.
    Race area means an area bound by coordinates provided in latitude 
and longitude within the regulated area

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inside of which the actual racing events are held.
    Regulated area means an area where special local regulations apply 
to a specific described waterway to include creeks, sounds, bays, 
rivers, and oceans. Regulated areas include all navigable waters of a 
specific body of water described with intent to define boundaries where 
the Coast Guard enforces special local regulations. Boundaries may be 
described from shoreline to shoreline, reference bridges or other fixed 
structures, by points and lines defined by latitude and longitude. All 
coordinates reference Datum: NAD 1983.
    Spectator area means an area bound by coordinates provided in 
latitude and longitude within the regulated area that outlines the 
boundary of an area reserved for non-participant vessels watching the 
event.
    (c) Patrol of the marine event. The respective COTP may assign one 
or more official patrol vessels, as described in Sec.  100.40, to each 
regulated event listed in the tables in paragraph (i) of this section. 
For each event assigned a patrol vessel, an Event PATCOM will be 
designated to oversee the patrol. The patrol vessel and the Event 
PATCOM may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16. The Event PATCOM may 
terminate the event, or the operation of any vessel participating in 
the marine event, at any time if deemed necessary for the protection of 
life or property.
    (d) Special local regulations--(1) Controls on vessel movement. The 
Event PATCOM or official patrol vessel may forbid and control the 
movement of all persons and vessels in the regulated area(s). When 
hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, the person or vessel 
being hailed must immediately comply with all directions given. Failure 
to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to 
comply, or both.
    (2) Directions, instructions, and minimum speed necessary. (i) The 
operator of a vessel in the regulated area must stop the vessel 
immediately when directed to do so by an official patrol vessel and 
then proceed only as directed.
    (ii) A person or vessel must comply with all instructions of the 
Event PATCOM or official patrol vessel.
    (iii) A vessel operator may request permission to enter and transit 
through a regulated area by contacting the Event PATCOM or official 
patrol vessel on VHF-FM channel 16. When authorized to transit through 
the regulated area, the vessel must proceed at the minimum speed 
necessary to maintain a safe course that minimizes wake near the event 
area.
    (3) Race area. Only participants and official patrol vessels are 
allowed to enter the race area.
    (4) Spectator area. Non-participants are only allowed inside the 
regulated area if they remain within a designated spectator area or 
have authorization from the Event PATCOM or official patrol vessel to 
transit through the area. A non-participant vessel must be stationary 
or operate at a safe speed while within the designated spectator area. 
On scene official patrol vessels or the Event PATCOM will direct non-
participant vessels to the spectator area. A non-participant must 
contact the Event PATCOM or official patrol vessel to request 
permission to pass through the regulated area. If permission is 
granted, the non-participant must pass directly through the regulated 
area at minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course that 
minimizes wake and without loitering.
    (5) Regulated area. Non-participants are only allowed inside the 
regulated area to pass through or enter and remain within a designated 
spectator area. A non-participant must contact the Event PATCOM or an 
official patrol vessel to request permission to either enter the 
Spectator Area or pass through the regulated area. If permission is 
granted, the non-participant may enter the spectator area or pass 
directly through the regulated area as instructed by the Event PATCOM 
or official patrol vessel at minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe 
course that minimizes wake and without loitering.
    (6) Postponement or cancellation. The respective COTP or Event 
PATCOM may postpone or cancel a marine event at any time if, in the 
COTP's sole discretion, the COTP determines that cancellation is 
necessary for the protection of life or property.
    (e) Contact information. Questions about marine events should be 
addressed to the local Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the area in 
which the marine event is occurring. Contact information is listed in 
paragraphs (e)(1) through (4) of this section. For a description of the 
geographical area of each Coast Guard Sector--Captain of the Port Zone, 
please see 33 CFR part 3, subpart 3.25.
    (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (215) 271-4940.
    (2) Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region--Captain of 
the Port Zone, Baltimore, Maryland: (410) 576-2525.
    (3) Coast Guard Sector Virginia--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Portsmouth, Virginia: (757) 483-8567.
    (4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina--Captain of the Port Zone, 
Wilmington, North Carolina: (910) 343-3882.
    (f) Application for marine events. The application requirements of 
Sec.  100.15 apply to all marine events listed in paragraph (i) of this 
section. For information on applying for a marine event permit, contact 
the Captain of the Port for the area in which the marine event will 
occur, at the phone numbers listed in paragraph (e) of this section.
    (g) Enforcement periods. Each year prior to an event the Coast 
Guard will announce details concerning the event, including the exact 
date(s) and time(s) of the enforcement period of the special local 
regulation in this section and the geographical area, in the Local 
Notices to Mariners and by Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF-FM 
marine band radio. In the case of inclement weather or other just cause 
found by the respective COTP, the event may be conducted within 30 days 
before or after the date(s) listed in paragraph (i) of this section. If 
the event is held on an alternate date from that listed in paragraph 
(i) the Coast Guard will publish a notification in the Federal Register 
announcing the exact dates and time of the enforcement period with 
respect to the special local regulation in this section in addition to 
announcement in the Local Notices to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners.
    (h) Regulations for specific marine events in paragraph (i) of this 
section--(1) USNA Blue Angels Air Show, Coast Guard Sector Maryland-
National Capital Region--COTP Zone. Except for an emergency situation, 
a vessel may not anchor or maintain station within the spectator area 
without the permission of the COTP Maryland-National Capital Region or 
designated Event PATCOM. The COTP Maryland-National Capital Region has 
designated this spectator area for commercial small passenger vessel 
use. This area is closed except for commercial small passenger vessels 
holding a valid Certificate of Inspection regulated under 46 CFR 
chapter I, subchapters K and T (46 CFR 114.110 and 175.110). Vessels 
that meet the requirements of this section may request access to the 
Severn River spectator area by contacting the City of Annapolis 
Harbormaster at (410) 263-7973 or email [email protected] to 
obtain a vessel spectator area application. Vessel spectator area 
applications shall be submitted no later than 10 calendar

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days prior to the event date. Applicants will be notified by the COTP 
Maryland-National Capital Region or COTP representative regarding 
status of applications and further instructions. All vessels shall 
contact the Event PATCOM on VHF-FM channels 16 or 22A prior to 
transiting to the spectator area to confirm entry approval. Vessels 
approved for spectator area access shall follow the instructions issued 
by the official patrol vessels or the Event PATCOM when entering the 
regulated area. The regulations in this section for this event will 
restrict access to the anchorage grounds listed at 33 CFR 110.159(a)(2) 
through (4).
    (2) Air Show Baltimore, Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National 
Capital Region--COTP Zone. Except for an emergency situation, a vessel 
may not anchor or hold station within the spectator area without the 
permission of the COTP Maryland-National Capital Region or Event 
PATCOM. The COTP Maryland-National Capital Region has designated this 
spectator area for commercial small passenger vessel use. This area is 
closed except for commercial small passenger vessels holding a valid 
Certificate of Inspection regulated under 46 CFR chapter I, subchapters 
K and T (46 CFR 114.110 and 175.110). Vessels that meet the 
requirements of this section may request access to the Patapsco River 
spectator area by contacting the Sail Baltimore at (410) 522-7300 or 
emailing [email protected] to obtain a vessel spectator area 
application. Vessel spectator area applications shall be submitted no 
later than 10 calendar days prior to the event date. Applicants will be 
notified by the COTP Maryland-National Capital Region or COTP 
representative regarding status of applications and further 
instructions. All vessels shall contact the Event PATCOM on VHF-FM 
channels 16 or 22A prior to transiting to the spectator area to confirm 
entry approval. Vessels approved for spectator area access shall follow 
the instructions issued by on scene official patrol vessels or the 
Event PATCOM when entering the regulated area. The regulations in this 
section for this event will restrict access to the anchorage grounds 
listed at 33 CFR 110.158(a)(1) through (5).
    (i) Special local regulations--recurring events within the Fifth 
Coast Guard District by COTP Zone. All coordinates listed reference 
Datum NAD 1983. As noted in paragraph (g) of this section, the 
enforcement period for each of the special local regulations listed in 
this paragraph (i) is subject to change.
    (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay--COTP Zone.

                                           Table 1 to Paragraph (i)(1)
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                                                                  Enforcement  period(s)
               Event                        Regulated area                  \1\                   Sponsor
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Ocean City Air Show................  All navigable waters of the  One Sunday in           Ocean City, NJ.
                                      New Jersey Intracoastal      September.
                                      Waterway (ICW) bounded by
                                      a line connecting the
                                      following points; latitude
                                      39[deg]15'57'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]35'09''
                                      W, thence northeast to
                                      latitude 39[deg]16'34'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]33'54''
                                      W, thence southeast to
                                      latitude 39[deg]16'17'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]33'29''
                                      W, thence southwest to
                                      latitude 39[deg]15'40'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]34'46''
                                      W, thence northwest to
                                      point of origin, near
                                      Ocean City, NJ.
Point Pleasant OPA/NJ Offshore       All navigable waters of the  1. One Saturday and     Offshore Performance
 Grand Prix.                          Atlantic Ocean in the        Sunday in May; or.      Association (OPA) and
                                      vicinity of Point Pleasant  2. One Saturday and      New Jersey Offshore
                                      Beach, NJ bounded by a       Sunday in June.         Racing Association.
                                      line connecting the
                                      following points: Latitude
                                      40[deg]06'00'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]01'51''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      40[deg]05'56'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]01'16''
                                      W, thence southwest to
                                      latitude 40[deg]03'34'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]01'53''
                                      W, thence west to latitude
                                      40[deg]03'39 N, longitude
                                      74[deg]02'37'' W, thence
                                      north parallel to the
                                      shoreline to the point of
                                      origin.
Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air show  The waters of the North      One consecutive         Atlantic City Chamber
                                      Atlantic Ocean, adjacent     Monday, Tuesday, and    of Commerce.
                                      to Atlantic City, New        Wednesday in August.
                                      Jersey, bounded by a line
                                      drawn between the
                                      following points: From a
                                      point along the shoreline
                                      at latitude 39[deg]21'31''
                                      N, longitude
                                      074[deg]25'04'' W, thence
                                      southeasterly to latitude
                                      39[deg]21'08'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]24'48''
                                      W, thence southwesterly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]20'16'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]27'17''
                                      W, thence northwesterly to
                                      a point along the
                                      shoreline at latitude
                                      39[deg]20'44'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]27'31''
                                      W, thence northeasterly
                                      along the shoreline to
                                      latitude 39[deg]21'31'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]25'04''
                                      W.
Triathlons in Atlantic City........  All navigable waters of the  1. One Saturday in      Atlantic City, NJ.
                                      New Jersey Intracoastal      August; and 2. One
                                      Waterway (ICW) bounded by    Sunday in September.
                                      a line connecting the
                                      following points: Latitude
                                      39[deg]21'27.47'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      074[deg]27'10.31'' W,
                                      thence northeast to
                                      latitude 39[deg]21'33'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]26'57''
                                      W, thence northwest to
                                      latitude 39[deg]21'37'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]27'03''
                                      W, thence southwest to
                                      latitude 39[deg]21'29.88''
                                      N, longitude
                                      074[deg]27'14.31'' W,
                                      thence south to latitude
                                      39[deg]21'19'' N,
                                      longitude 074[deg]27'22''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      39[deg]21'18.14'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      074[deg]27'19.25'' W,
                                      thence north to point of
                                      origin, near Atlantic
                                      City, NJ.
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\1\ As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 1 are subject to
  change. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates
  to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of
  Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcaster Notice to Mariner.


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    (2) Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region--COTP Zone.

                                           Table 2 to Paragraph (i)(2)
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                                                                   Enforcement period(s)
               Event                        Regulated area                  \1\                   Sponsor
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Air Show Baltimore.................  Regulated area: All          Biennial, even years:   Historic Ships in
                                      navigable waters of the     1. The 2nd Thursday in   Baltimore, Inc.
                                      Patapsco River, within an    September, following
                                      area bounded by a line       a Friday, Saturday
                                      connecting position          and Sunday; or.
                                      latitude 39[deg]16'00'' N,  2. The Thursday,
                                      longitude 076[deg]36'30''    Friday, Saturday and
                                      W, thence east to latitude   Sunday before
                                      39[deg]16'00'' N,            Columbus Day
                                      longitude 076[deg]33'00''    (observed); or.
                                      W, thence south to          3. The Thursday,
                                      latitude 39[deg]14'30'' N,   Friday, Saturday and
                                      longitude 076[deg]33'00''    Sunday after Columbus
                                      W, thence west to latitude   Day (observed).
                                      39[deg]14'30'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]36'30''
                                      W, thence north to point
                                      of origin, located between
                                      Port Covington and Seagirt
                                      Marine Terminal,
                                      Baltimore, MD.
                                     Spectator Area. All
                                      navigable waters of
                                      Patapsco River located
                                      between the northern
                                      boundary defined by a line
                                      drawn from the vicinity of
                                      North Locust Point Marine
                                      Terminal, Pier 1 thence
                                      east to Canton Industrial
                                      area, Pier 5; the south
                                      boundary is defined by a
                                      line drawn from vicinity
                                      of Whetstone Point thence
                                      east to Lazaretto Point.
                                      This area is located
                                      generally where Northwest
                                      Harbor, East Channel joins
                                      Patapsco River, Fort
                                      McHenry Channel, near Fort
                                      McHenry National Monument,
                                      Baltimore, MD. This area
                                      is bound by a line to the
                                      north commencing at
                                      position latitude
                                      39[deg]16'01'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]34'46''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      39[deg]16'01'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]34'09''
                                      W, and bound by a line to
                                      the south commencing at
                                      position latitude
                                      39[deg]15'39'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]35'23''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      39[deg]15'26'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]34'03''
                                      W. This spectator area is
                                      restricted to certain
                                      vessels as described in
                                      paragraph (h)(2) of this
                                      section.
Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge....  All navigable waters of      1. June 3rd; or         Baltimore Dragon Boat
                                      Patapsco River, Northwest   2. June 4th; or.......   Club.
                                      Harbor, in Baltimore, MD,   3. The last Saturday
                                      from shoreline to            or Sunday in June.
                                      shoreline, within an area
                                      bounded on the east by a
                                      line drawn along longitude
                                      076[deg]35'00'' W, and
                                      bounded on the west by a
                                      line drawn along longitude
                                      076[deg]35'47'' W.
Bay Bridge Paddle..................  All navigable waters of the  The 1st Saturday or     ABC Events, Inc.
                                      Chesapeake Bay, adjacent     Sunday in June.
                                      to the shoreline at Sandy
                                      Point State Park and
                                      between and adjacent to
                                      the spans of the William
                                      P. Lane Jr. Memorial
                                      Bridges, from shoreline to
                                      shoreline, bounded to the
                                      north by a line drawn from
                                      the western shoreline at
                                      latitude 39[deg]01'05.23''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]23'47.93'' W;
                                      thence eastward to
                                      latitude 39[deg]01'02.08''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]22'40.24'' W;
                                      thence southeastward to
                                      eastern shoreline at
                                      latitude 38[deg]59'13.70''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]19'58.40'' W; and
                                      bounded to the south by a
                                      line drawn parallel and
                                      500 yards south of the
                                      south bridge span that
                                      originates from the
                                      western shoreline at
                                      latitude 39[deg]00'17.08''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]24'28.36'' W;
                                      thence southward to
                                      latitude 38[deg]59'38.36''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]23'59.67'' W;
                                      thence eastward to
                                      latitude 38[deg]59'26.93''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]23'25.53'' W;
                                      thence eastward to the
                                      eastern shoreline at
                                      latitude 38[deg]58'40.32''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]20'10.45'' W,
                                      located between Sandy
                                      Point and Kent Island, MD.
Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race...  Regulated area: All          One weekend (a          Cambridge Power Boat
                                      navigable waters within      consecutive Saturday    Regatta Association
                                      Choptank River and           and Sunday) in May.
                                      Hambrooks Bay bounded by a
                                      line connecting the
                                      following coordinates:
                                      Commencing at the
                                      shoreline at Long Wharf
                                      Park, Cambridge, MD, at
                                      position latitude
                                      38[deg]34'30'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'16''
                                      W; thence east to latitude
                                      38[deg]34'20'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]03'46''
                                      W; thence northeast across
                                      the Choptank River along
                                      the Senator Frederick C.
                                      Malkus, Jr. (US-50)
                                      Memorial Bridge, at mile
                                      15.5, to latitude
                                      38[deg]35'30'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]02'52''
                                      W; thence west along the
                                      shoreline to latitude
                                      38[deg]35'38'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]03'09''
                                      W; thence north and west
                                      along the shoreline to
                                      latitude 38[deg]36'42'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'15''
                                      W; thence southwest across
                                      the Choptank River to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'31'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'57''
                                      W; thence west along the
                                      Hambrooks Bay breakwall to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'33'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]05'17''
                                      W; thence south and east
                                      along the shoreline to and
                                      terminating at the point
                                      of origin. The following
                                      locations are within the
                                      regulated area:
                                     Race area: Located within
                                      the navigable waters of
                                      Hambrooks Bay and Choptank
                                      River, between Hambrooks
                                      Bar and Great Marsh Point,
                                      MD.
                                     Buffer zone: All navigable
                                      waters within Hambrooks
                                      Bay and Choptank River
                                      (with the exception of the
                                      Race Area designated by
                                      the marine event sponsor)
                                      bounded to the north by
                                      the breakwall and
                                      continuing along a line
                                      drawn from the east end of
                                      breakwall located at
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'27.6''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]04'50.1'' W,
                                      thence W. southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'17.7''
                                      N longitude
                                      076[deg]04'29'' W, thence
                                      south to latitude
                                      38[deg]35'01'' N longitude
                                      076[deg]04'29'' W, thence
                                      west to the shoreline at
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'01'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]04'41.3'' W.
                                     Spectator area: All
                                      navigable waters of the
                                      Choptank River, eastward
                                      and outside of Hambrooks
                                      Bay breakwall, thence
                                      bounded by a line that
                                      commences at latitude
                                      38[deg]35'28'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'50''
                                      W; thence northeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'30'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'47''
                                      W; thence southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'23'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'29''
                                      W; thence southwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'19'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'31''
                                      W; thence northwest to and
                                      terminating at the point
                                      of origin.
Catholic Charities Dragon Boat       The navigable waters of the  Biennial, even years:.  Associated Catholic
 Races.                               Patapsco River, within the  1. The 1st Saturday in   Charities, Inc.
                                      Inner Harbor, from           September; or.
                                      shoreline to shoreline,     2. The 2nd Saturday in
                                      bounded on the east by a     September.
                                      line drawn along longitude
                                      076[deg]36'30'' W, located
                                      at Baltimore, MD.
Chestertown Tea Party Re- enactment  All navigable waters of the  The Saturday before     Chestertown Tea Party
                                      Chester River, within a      Memorial Day.           Festival, Inc.
                                      line connecting the
                                      following positions:
                                      Commencing at latitude
                                      39[deg]12'27'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]03'46''
                                      W, thence south to
                                      latitude 39[deg]12'19'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]03'53''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      39[deg]12'16'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]03'48''
                                      W, thence north to
                                      latitude 39[deg]12'25'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]03'41''
                                      W, thence west to point of
                                      origin latitude
                                      39[deg]12'27'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]03'46''
                                      W, located at Chestertown,
                                      MD.
Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade..  All navigable waters of Spa  The 2nd Saturday or     Eastport Yacht Club.
                                      Creek and the Severn         Sunday in December;.
                                      River, shoreline to
                                      shoreline, bounded on the
                                      east by a line drawn from
                                      Triton Light, at latitude
                                      38[deg]58'53.1'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]28'34.3'' W,
                                      thence southwest to Horn
                                      Point, at 38[deg]58'20.9''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]28'27.1'' W, and
                                      bounded on the west by a
                                      line drawn along
                                      076[deg]30'00'' W, that
                                      crosses the western end of
                                      Spa Creek, at Annapolis,
                                      MD.

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Flying Point Park Outboard Regatta.  Regulated area. All          One weekend (a          Carolina Virginia
                                      navigable waters of Bush     consecutive Saturday    Racing Association.
                                      River and Otter Point        and Sunday) in May.
                                      Creek, from shoreline to
                                      shoreline, bounded to the
                                      north by a line drawn from
                                      the western shoreline of
                                      the Bush River at latitude
                                      39[deg]27'15'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]14'39''
                                      W and thence eastward to
                                      the eastern shoreline of
                                      the Bush River at latitude
                                      39[deg]27'03'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]13'57''
                                      W; and bounded to the
                                      south by the Amtrak
                                      Railroad Bridge, across
                                      the Bush River at mile
                                      6.8, between Perryman, MD
                                      and Edgewood, MD. The
                                      following locations are
                                      within the regulated area:
                                     Race area. The area is
                                      bounded by a line
                                      commencing at position
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'33.1''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'46.8'' W;
                                      thence westerly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'33.1''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'49.3'' W;
                                      thence northerly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'37.1''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'52.4'' W;
                                      thence northeasterly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'40.0''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'52.5'' W;
                                      thence easterly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'45.9''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'32.2'' W;
                                      thence southeasterly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'45.3''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'30.0'' W;
                                      thence southerly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'43.8''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'29.1'' W;
                                      thence southerly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'42.2''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'28.9'' W;
                                      thence southwesterly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'40.8''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'29.3'' W;
                                      thence westerly
                                      terminating at point of
                                      origin.
                                     Buffer zone: The area
                                      surrounds the entire race
                                      area and is bounded by a
                                      line commencing at the
                                      shoreline at Flying Point
                                      Park at position latitude
                                      39[deg]26'31.9'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]15'32.5'' W;
                                      thence westerly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'30.5''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'52.7'' W;
                                      thence northerly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'39.9''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]16'00.0'' W;
                                      thence easterly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'51.6''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'26.7'' W;
                                      thence southerly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'37.0''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'22.5'' W;
                                      thence southerly to
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'33.7''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]15'22.8'' W,
                                      located at the shoreline
                                      at Flying Point Park.
                                     Spectator area. The
                                      designated spectator area
                                      is bounded by a line
                                      commencing at position
                                      latitude 39[deg]26'39.9''
                                      N,.
                                     longitude 076[deg]15'23.3''
                                      W; thence east to latitude
                                      39[deg]26'39.6'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]15'19.4'' W;
                                      thence south to latitude
                                      39[deg]26'36.6'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]15'18.7'' W;
                                      thence west to latitude
                                      39[deg]26'37.0'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]15'22.5'' W;
                                      thence north to point of
                                      origin.
The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim......  All navigable waters of the  The 2nd Sunday in June  The Great Chesapeake
                                      Chesapeake Bay between and                           Bay Swim, Inc.
                                      adjacent to the spans of
                                      the William P. Lane Jr.
                                      Memorial Bridges from
                                      shoreline to shoreline,
                                      bounded to the north by a
                                      line drawn parallel and
                                      500 yards north of the
                                      north bridge span that
                                      originates from the
                                      western shoreline at
                                      latitude 39[deg]00'36.6''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]23'55'' W, thence
                                      eastward to the eastern
                                      shoreline at latitude
                                      38[deg]59'14.2'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]19'57.3'' W; and
                                      bounded to the south by a
                                      line drawn parallel and
                                      500 yards south of the
                                      south bridge span that
                                      originates from the
                                      western shoreline at
                                      latitude 39[deg]00'18.4''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]24'28.2'' W,
                                      thence eastward to the
                                      eastern shoreline at
                                      latitude 38[deg]58'39.2''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]20'8.8'' W.
Maryland Freedom Swim..............  All navigable waters of the  1. The 2nd Saturday or  TCR Event Management.
                                      Choptank River, from         Sunday in May; or.
                                      shoreline to shoreline,     2. The 3rd Saturday or
                                      within an area bounded on    Sunday in May; or.
                                      the east by a line drawn    3. The 4th Saturday or
                                      from latitude                Sunday in May; or.
                                      38[deg]35'14.2'' N,         4. The last Saturday
                                      longitude                    or Sunday in May.
                                      076[deg]02'33.0'' W,
                                      thence south to latitude
                                      38[deg]34'08.3'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]03'36.2'' W, and
                                      bounded on the west by a
                                      line drawn from latitude
                                      38[deg]35'32.7'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]02'58.3'' W,
                                      thence south to latitude
                                      38[deg]34'24.7'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]04'01.3'' W,
                                      located at Cambridge, MD.
The MRE Tug of War.................  The navigable waters of Spa  1. The last Saturday    The Maritime Republic
                                      Creek from shoreline to      in October; or          of Eastport.
                                      shoreline, extending 400    2. The 1st Saturday in
                                      feet from either side of a   November; or.
                                      rope spanning Spa Creek     3. The 2nd Saturday in
                                      from a position at           November.
                                      latitude 38[deg]58'36'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]29'04.7'' W at
                                      Annapolis City Dock,
                                      thence to a position at
                                      latitude 38[deg]58'25'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]28'52.4'' W, at
                                      Eastport, MD shoreline,
                                      near the foot of 2nd
                                      Street.
NAS Patuxent River Air Expo........  All navigable waters of      1. The Thursday,        NAS Patuxent River.
                                      lower Patuxent River, near   Friday, Saturday and
                                      Solomons, MD, located        Sunday before
                                      between Fishing Point and    Memorial Day
                                      base of break wall marking   (observed); or
                                      the entrance to East        2. The Thursday,
                                      Seaplane Basin at Naval      Friday, Saturday and
                                      Air Station Patuxent River   Sunday after Memorial
                                      (adjacent to approach for    Day (observed); or.
                                      runway 14), within an area  3. The Thursday,
                                      bounded by a line            Friday, Saturday and
                                      commencing near the          Sunday before Labor
                                      shoreline at latitude        Day (observed); or.
                                      38[deg]17'39'' N,           4. The Thursday,
                                      longitude 076[deg]25'47''    Friday, Saturday and
                                      W, thence northwest to       Sunday after Labor
                                      latitude 38[deg]17'47'' N,   Day (observed).
                                      longitude 076[deg]26'00''
                                      W, thence northeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]18'09'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]25'40''
                                      W, thence southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]18'00'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]25'25''
                                      W, located near the
                                      shoreline at U.S. Naval
                                      Air Station Patuxent
                                      River, MD.
                                     All navigable waters of
                                      Chesapeake Bay, located
                                      approximately 500 yards
                                      north of break wall
                                      marking entrance to
                                      Chesapeake Bay Basin,
                                      Naval Air Station Patuxent
                                      River (adjacent to
                                      approach for runway 32),
                                      within an area bounded by
                                      a line commencing near the
                                      shoreline at latitude
                                      38[deg]16'53.9'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]23'29.2'' W,
                                      thence southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'40'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]23'05''
                                      W, thence southwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'19'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]23'25''
                                      W, thence northwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'30.4''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]23'44.9'' W,
                                      located near the shoreline
                                      at U.S. Naval Air Station
                                      Patuxent River, MD.

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Ocean City Air Show................  All navigable waters of the  1. The 1st consecutive  Town of Ocean City,
                                      North Atlantic Ocean         Thursday, Friday,       MD.
                                      within an area bounded by    Saturday, and Sunday
                                      the following coordinates:   in June; or
                                      Commencing at a point near  2. The 2nd consecutive
                                      the shoreline in vicinity    Thursday, Friday,
                                      of 33rd Street, Ocean        Saturday, and Sunday
                                      City, MD, latitude           in June; or.
                                      38[deg]21'48.8'' N,         3. The 3rd consecutive
                                      longitude 075[deg]04'10''    Thursday, Friday,
                                      W, thence eastward to        Saturday, and Sunday
                                      latitude 38[deg]21'32'' N,   in June.
                                      longitude 075[deg]03'12''
                                      W, thence south to
                                      latitude 38[deg]19'22.7''
                                      N, longitude
                                      075[deg]04'09.5'' W,
                                      thence west to latitude
                                      38[deg]19'38.5'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      075[deg]05'05.4'' W,
                                      thence north along the
                                      shoreline to point of
                                      origin, located adjacent
                                      to Ocean City, MD.
Ocean City Offshore Grand Prix.....  Regulated area: All          1. The 1st Sunday in    Offshore Powerboat
                                      navigable waters of North    May; or                 Association.
                                      Atlantic Ocean bounded by   2. The 2nd Sunday in
                                      the following coordinates:   May; or.
                                      Commencing at a point near  3. The 2nd Sunday in
                                      the shoreline at position    September; or.
                                      latitude 38[deg]21'42'' N,  4. The 3rd Sunday in
                                      longitude 075[deg]04'11''    September; or.
                                      W; thence east to latitude  5. The 4th Sunday in
                                      38[deg]21'33'' N,            September; or.
                                      longitude 075[deg]03'10''   6. The last Sunday in
                                      W; thence southwest to       September.
                                      latitude 38[deg]19'25'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]04'02''
                                      W; thence west to the
                                      shoreline at latitude
                                      38[deg]19'35'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]05'02''
                                      W, at Ocean City, MD. The
                                      following locations are
                                      within the regulated area:
                                     Race area: The area is
                                      bounded by a line
                                      commencing at latitude
                                      38[deg]19'46.85'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      075[deg]04'43.28'' W,
                                      thence east to latitude
                                      38[deg]19'44.23'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      075[deg]04'29.89'' W,
                                      thence north and parallel
                                      to the Ocean City, MD
                                      shoreline to latitude
                                      38[deg]21'23.24'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      075[deg]03'48.87'' W,
                                      thence west to latitude
                                      38[deg]21'25.12'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      075[deg]04'02.45'' W,
                                      thence south and parallel
                                      to the Ocean City, MD
                                      shoreline to the point of
                                      origin.
                                     Buffer zone: The area is
                                      500 yards in all
                                      directions surrounding the
                                      ``Race area'' and is
                                      bounded by a line
                                      commencing at a point near
                                      the shoreline at latitude
                                      38[deg]19'35'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]05'02''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      38[deg]19'28'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]04'17''
                                      W, thence north and
                                      parallel to Ocean City, MD
                                      shoreline to latitude
                                      38[deg]21'35'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]03'24''
                                      W, thence west to the
                                      shoreline at latitude
                                      38[deg]21'42'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]04'11''
                                      W, thence south along the
                                      Ocean City, MD shoreline
                                      to the point of origin.
                                     Spectator area: The area is
                                      bounded by a line
                                      commencing at latitude
                                      38[deg]19'40'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]04'12''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      38[deg]19'37'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]03'59''
                                      W, thence northeast and
                                      parallel to the Ocean
                                      City, MD shoreline to
                                      latitude 38[deg]21'17'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]03'17''
                                      W, thence west to latitude
                                      38[deg]21'20'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]03'31''
                                      W, thence southwest and
                                      parallel to Ocean City, MD
                                      shoreline to the point of
                                      origin.
Oxford Funathlon Swim..............  The navigable waters of the  1. The 1st Saturday or  Charcot Marie Tooth
                                      Tred Avon River from         Sunday in June; or      Association and
                                      shoreline to shoreline,     2. The 2nd Saturday or   Therapies for
                                      within an area bounded on    Sunday in June; or.     Inherited
                                      the east by a line drawn    3. The 3rd Saturday or   Neuropathies.
                                      from latitude                Sunday in June.
                                      38[deg]42'25'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]10'45''
                                      W, thence south to
                                      latitude 38[deg]41'37'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]10'26''
                                      W, and bounded on the west
                                      by a line drawn from
                                      latitude 38[deg]41'58'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]11'04''
                                      W, thence south to
                                      latitude 38[deg]41'25'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]10'49''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      38[deg]41'25'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]10'30''
                                      W, located between
                                      Bellevue, MD, and Oxford,
                                      MD.
Rock Hall and Waterman's Triathlon   The navigable waters of      1. The Saturday and     Kinetic Multisports,
 Swims.                               Rock Hall Harbor from        Sunday after Memorial   LLC.
                                      shoreline to shoreline,      Day (observed); and
                                      bounded by a line drawn     2. The 1st Saturday
                                      from latitude                and Sunday in October.
                                      39[deg]07'58.9'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]15'02''
                                      W, thence southeast and
                                      parallel along the harbor
                                      breakwall to latitude
                                      39[deg]07'50.1'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]14'41.7'' W,
                                      located at Rock Hall, MD.
Southern Maryland Boat Club Summer   Regulated area: All          1. Either:              Southern Maryland Boat
 and Fall Regattas.                   navigable waters of Breton  a. July 4th; or.......   Club.
                                      Bay and McIntosh Run,       b. The last Saturday
                                      immediately adjacent to      and Sunday of July;
                                      Leonardtown, MD shoreline,   and.
                                      from shoreline to           2. Either:............
                                      shoreline, within an area   a. The 1st Saturday
                                      bounded to the east by a     and Sunday in
                                      line drawn along latitude    October; or.
                                      38[deg]16'43'' N, and       b. The 2nd Saturday
                                      bounded to the west by a     and Sunday in October.
                                      line drawn along longitude
                                      076[deg]38'30'' W, located
                                      at Leonardtown, MD. The
                                      following locations are
                                      within the regulated area:.
                                     Race area: The area is
                                      bounded by a line
                                      commencing at position
                                      latitude 38[deg]17'09.78''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]38'22.71'' W,
                                      thence southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'58.62''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'50.91'' W,
                                      thence southwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'51.89''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'55.82'' W,
                                      thence northwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]17'05.44''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]38'27.20'' W,
                                      thence northeast to point
                                      of origin.
                                     Buffer zone: The area is
                                      approximately 125 yards in
                                      all directions surrounding
                                      the ``Race area'' and is
                                      bounded by a line
                                      commencing at the
                                      shoreline west of
                                      Leonardtown Wharf Park at
                                      position latitude
                                      38[deg]17'13.80'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]38'24.72'' W,
                                      thence southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'58.61''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'44.29'' W,
                                      thence southwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'46.35''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'52.54'' W,
                                      thence northwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'58.78''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]38'26.63'' W,
                                      thence north to latitude
                                      38[deg]17'07.50'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]38'30.00'' W,
                                      thence northeast to point
                                      of origin.

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                                     Spectator areas: Northeast
                                      Spectator Fleet Area. The
                                      area is bounded by a line
                                      commencing at position
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'59.10''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'45.60'' W,
                                      thence northeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]17'01.76''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'43.71'' W,
                                      thence southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'59.23''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'37.25'' W,
                                      thence southwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'53.32''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'40.85'' W,
                                      thence northwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'55.48''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'46.39'' W,
                                      thence northeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'58.61''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'44.29'' W,
                                      thence northwest to point
                                      of origin.
                                     Southeast Spectator Fleet
                                      Area. The area is bounded
                                      by a line commencing at
                                      Buzzard Point at position
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'47.20''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]37'54.80'' W,
                                      thence south to latitude
                                      38[deg]16'43.30'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]37'55.20'' W,
                                      thence east to latitude
                                      38[deg]16'43.20'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]37'47.80'' W,
                                      thence north to latitude
                                      38[deg]16'44.80'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]37'48.20'' W,
                                      thence northwest to point
                                      of origin..
                                     South Spectator Fleet Area.
                                      The area is bounded by a
                                      line commencing at
                                      position latitude
                                      38[deg]16'55.36'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]38'17.26'' W,
                                      thence southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'50.39''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]38'03.69'' W,
                                      thence south to latitude
                                      38[deg]16'48.87'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]38'03.68'' W,
                                      thence northwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]16'53.82''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]38'17.28'' W,
                                      thence north to point of
                                      origin.
Thunder on the Choptank............  Regulated area. All          1. The 3rd Saturday     Kent Narrows Racing
                                      navigable waters within      and Sunday in July;     Association.
                                      Choptank River and           or
                                      Hambrooks Bay bounded by a  2. The 4th Saturday
                                      line connecting the          and Sunday in July;
                                      following coordinates:       or.
                                      Commencing at the           3. The last Saturday
                                      shoreline at Long Wharf      and Sunday in July.
                                      Park, Cambridge, MD, at
                                      position latitude
                                      38[deg]34'30'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'16''
                                      W; thence east to latitude
                                      38[deg]34'20'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]03'46''
                                      W; thence northeast across
                                      the Choptank River along
                                      the Senator Frederick C.
                                      Malkus, Jr. (US-50)
                                      Memorial Bridge, at mile
                                      15.5, to latitude
                                      38[deg]35'30'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]02'52''
                                      W; thence west along the
                                      shoreline to latitude
                                      38[deg]35'38'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]03'09''
                                      W; thence north and west
                                      along the shoreline to
                                      latitude 38[deg]36'42'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'15''
                                      W; thence southwest across
                                      the Choptank River to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'31'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'57''
                                      W; thence west along the
                                      Hambrooks Bay breakwall to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'33'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]05'17''
                                      W; thence south and east
                                      along the shoreline to and
                                      terminating at the point
                                      of origin. The following
                                      locations are within the
                                      regulated area:.
                                     Race Area. Located within
                                      the navigable waters of
                                      Hambrooks Bay and Choptank
                                      River, between Hambrooks
                                      Bar and Great Marsh Point,
                                      MD.
                                     Buffer zone. All navigable
                                      waters within Hambrooks
                                      Bay and Choptank River
                                      (with the exception of the
                                      Race Area designated by
                                      the marine event sponsor)
                                      bound to the north by the
                                      breakwall and continuing
                                      along a line drawn from
                                      the east end of breakwall
                                      located at latitude
                                      38[deg]35'27.6'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]04'50.1'' W;
                                      thence southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'17.7''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]04'29'' W; thence
                                      south to latitude
                                      38[deg]35'01'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'29''
                                      W; thence west to the
                                      shoreline at latitude
                                      38[deg]35'01'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]04'41.3'' W.
                                     Spectator area. All
                                      navigable waters of the
                                      Choptank River, eastward
                                      and outside of Hambrooks
                                      Bay breakwall, thence
                                      bound by line that
                                      commences at latitude
                                      38[deg]35'28'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'50''
                                      W; thence northeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'30'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'47''
                                      W; thence southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'23'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'29''
                                      W; thence southwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]35'19'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]04'31''
                                      W; thence northwest to and
                                      terminating at the point
                                      of origin.
USNA Blue Angels Air Show..........  Regulated area: All          The Tuesday and         U.S. Naval Academy.
                                      navigable waters of the      Wednesday before
                                      Severn River, from           Memorial Day
                                      shoreline to shoreline,      (observed).
                                      bounded to the northwest
                                      by a line drawn along the
                                      U.S. 50 fixed highway
                                      bridge. The regulated area
                                      is bounded to the
                                      southeast by a line drawn
                                      from U.S. Naval Academy
                                      Light at latitude
                                      38[deg]58'39.5'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]28'49''
                                      W, thence southeast to a
                                      point 1500 yards ESE of
                                      Chinks Point, MD at
                                      latitude 38[deg]57'41'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]27'36''
                                      W, thence northeast to
                                      Greenbury Point at
                                      latitude 38[deg]58'27.7''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]27'16.4'' W. The
                                      following location is
                                      within the regulated area:
                                     Spectator area: All
                                      navigable waters of the
                                      Severn River bounded by a
                                      line commencing at
                                      latitude 38[deg]58'38.2''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]27'56.9'' W,
                                      thence southeast to
                                      latitude 38[deg]58'24.9''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]27'47.6'' W,
                                      thence west to latitude
                                      38[deg]58'22.3'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]27'54.5'' W,
                                      thence northwest to
                                      latitude 38[deg]58'28.3''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]28'11'' W, thence
                                      east to point of origin.
                                      This area is located
                                      generally in the center
                                      portion of Middle Ground
                                      Anchorage, Severn River,
                                      MD. This spectator area is
                                      restricted to certain
                                      vessels as described in
                                      paragraph (h)(1) of this
                                      section.
USNA Crew Races....................  All navigable waters of the  1. Either:              U.S. Naval Academy.
                                      Severn River, from          a. The 3rd Saturday
                                      shoreline to shoreline,      and Sunday in May; or.
                                      bounded to the northwest    b. The 4th Saturday
                                      by a line drawn from the     and Sunday in May; or.
                                      south shoreline at          c. The last Saturday
                                      latitude 39[deg]00'58'' N,   and Sunday in May;
                                      longitude 076[deg]31'32''    and.
                                      W, thence to the north      2. Every Saturday and
                                      shoreline at latitude        Sunday in May.
                                      39[deg]01'11'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]31'10''
                                      W. The regulated area is
                                      bounded to the southeast
                                      by a line drawn from U.S.
                                      Naval Academy Light at
                                      latitude 38[deg]58'39.5''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]28'49'' W, thence
                                      easterly to Carr Point, MD
                                      at latitude 38[deg]58'58''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]27'41'' W.
USNA Safety at Sea Seminar.........  All navigable waters of the  1. The 4th Saturday in  U.S. Naval Academy.
                                      Severn River, from           March; or
                                      shoreline to shoreline,     2. The last Saturday
                                      bounded to the northwest     in March; or.
                                      by the Naval Academy (SR-   3. The 1st Saturday in
                                      450) Bridge and bounded to   April.
                                      the southeast by a line
                                      drawn from Triton Light at
                                      latitude 38[deg]58'53.0''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]28'34.4'' W,
                                      thence easterly to Carr
                                      Point, MD at latitude
                                      38[deg]58'58.7'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]27'38.9'' W.

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Washington, DC Dragon Boat Festival  All navigable waters of the  1. The 3rd Saturday     Taiwan-U.S. Cultural
                                      Upper Potomac River,         and Sunday in May; or.  Association.
                                      Washington, DC, from        2. The 2nd Saturday
                                      shoreline to shoreline,      and Sunday in June;
                                      bounded upstream by the      or.
                                      Francis Scott Key Bridge    3. The 3rd Saturday
                                      and downstream by the        and Sunday in June.
                                      Roosevelt Memorial Bridge,
                                      located at Georgetown,
                                      Washington, DC.
Washington's Crossing: Swim Across   All navigable waters of the  The 1st Sunday in June  Wave One Swimming.
 the Potomac.                         Potomac River, encompassed
                                      by a line connecting the
                                      following points,
                                      beginning at Jones Point
                                      Park, VA, shoreline at
                                      latitude 38[deg]47'35'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]02'22''
                                      W, thence east along the
                                      northern extent of the
                                      Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I-
                                      495/I-95) Bridge, at mile
                                      103.8, to the Rosilie
                                      Island shoreline at
                                      latitude 38[deg]47'36'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]01'32''
                                      W, thence south along the
                                      Maryland shoreline to
                                      latitude 38[deg]46'52'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]01'13''
                                      W, at National Harbor, MD
                                      shoreline, thence west
                                      across the Potomac River
                                      to the George Washington
                                      Memorial Parkway highway
                                      overpass and Cameron Run
                                      shoreline at latitude
                                      38[deg]47'23'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]03'03''
                                      W, thence north along the
                                      Virginia shoreline to the
                                      point of origin.
Washington DC Sharkfest Swim.......  All navigable waters of the  1. The 3rd Saturday or  Enviro-Sports
                                      Upper Potomac River,         Sunday in June; or.     Productions Inc.
                                      within an area bounded by   2. The 4th Saturday or
                                      a line connecting the        Sunday in June; or.
                                      following points: From the  3. The last Saturday
                                      Rosilie Island shoreline     or Sunday in June.
                                      at latitude
                                      38[deg]47'30.30'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      077[deg]01'26.70'' W,
                                      thence west to latitude
                                      38[deg]47'30.00'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      077[deg]01'37.30'' W,
                                      thence south to latitude
                                      38[deg]47'08.20'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      077[deg]01'37.30'' W,
                                      thence east to latitude
                                      38[deg]47'09.00'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      077[deg]01'09.20'' W,
                                      thence southeast along the
                                      pier to latitude
                                      38[deg]47'06.30'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      077[deg]01'02.50'' W,
                                      thence north along the
                                      shoreline and west along
                                      the southern extent of the
                                      Woodrow Wilson (I-95/I-
                                      495) Memorial Bridge and
                                      south and west along the
                                      shoreline to the point of
                                      origin, located at
                                      National Harbor, MD.
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\1\As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 2 are subject to
  change. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates
  to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of
  Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcaster Notice to Mariner.

    (3) Coast Guard Sector Virginia--COTP Zone.

                                           Table 3 to paragraph (i)(3)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   Enforcement period(s)
               Event                        Regulated area                  \1\                   Sponsor
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Blackbeard Festival, Battle of       Regulated area: The          May--last Friday,       City of Hampton.
 Hampton.                             navigable waters of Sunset   Saturday and Sunday
                                      Creek and Hampton River      or June--1st Friday,
                                      shoreline to shoreline       Saturday and Sunday.
                                      bounded to the north by      October--3rd and 4th
                                      the I-64 Bridge over the     weekend.
                                      Hampton River and bounded
                                      to the south by a line
                                      drawn from Hampton River
                                      Channel Light 16 (LL
                                      10945), located at
                                      latitude 37[deg]01'03'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]20'24''
                                      W, thence west across the
                                      Hampton River to finger
                                      pier at Bluewater Yacht
                                      Center, located at
                                      latitude 37[deg]01'03'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]20'28''
                                      W. The following locations
                                      are within the regulated
                                      area:
                                     Spectator Vessel Anchorage
                                      Areas--
                                     Area A. Located in the
                                      upper reaches of the
                                      Hampton River, bounded to
                                      the south by a line drawn
                                      from the western shoreline
                                      at latitude
                                      37[deg]01'46.6'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]20'21.3'' W,
                                      thence east across the
                                      river to latitude
                                      37[deg]01'42.6'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]20'12.3'' W, and
                                      bounded to the north by
                                      the I-64 Bridge over the
                                      Hampton River. The
                                      anchorage area will be
                                      marked by orange buoys.
                                     Area B. Located along the                            ......................
                                      eastern side of the
                                      Hampton River channel,
                                      south of the route 60/143
                                      bridge and Joy's Marina,
                                      and adjacent to the
                                      shoreline that fronts the
                                      Riverside Health Center.
                                      Bounded by the shoreline
                                      and a line drawn between
                                      the following points:
                                      latitude 37[deg]01'27.6''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]20'23.1'' W,
                                      thence south to latitude
                                      37[deg]01'22.9'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]20'26.1'' W. The
                                      anchorage area will be
                                      marked by orange buoys.
Cock Island Race...................  The navigable waters of the  1. The 2nd Saturday in  Portsmouth Boat Club &
                                      Elizabeth River and its      June; or                City of Portsmouth,
                                      branches from shoreline to  2. The 3rd Saturday in   VA.
                                      shoreline, bounded to the    June.
                                      northwest by a line drawn
                                      across the Port Norfolk
                                      Reach section of the
                                      Elizabeth River between
                                      the northern corner of the
                                      landing at Hospital Point,
                                      Portsmouth, VA, latitude
                                      36[deg]50'51.6'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]18'07.9'' W and
                                      the north corner of the
                                      City of Norfolk Mooring
                                      Pier at the foot of Brooks
                                      Avenue located at latitude
                                      36[deg]51'00.3'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]17'51''
                                      W; bounded on the
                                      southwest by a line drawn
                                      from the southern corner
                                      of the landing at Hospital
                                      Point, Portsmouth, VA, at
                                      latitude 36[deg]50'50.9''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]18'07.7'' W, to
                                      the northern end of the
                                      eastern most pier at the
                                      Tidewater Yacht Agency
                                      Marina, located at
                                      latitude 36[deg]50'33.6''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]17'54.1'' W;
                                      bounded to the south by a
                                      line drawn across the
                                      Lower Reach of the
                                      Southern Branch of the
                                      Elizabeth River, between
                                      the Portsmouth Lightship
                                      Museum located at the foot
                                      of London Boulevard, in
                                      Portsmouth, VA at latitude
                                      36[deg]50'13.2'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]17'44.8'' W, and
                                      the northwest corner of
                                      the Norfolk Shipbuilding &
                                      Drydock, Berkley Plant,
                                      Pier No. 1, located at
                                      latitude 36[deg]50'08.8''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]17'37.5'' W; and
                                      bounded to the southeast
                                      by the Berkley Bridge
                                      which crosses the Eastern
                                      Branch of the Elizabeth
                                      River between Berkley at
                                      latitude 36[deg]50'21.5''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]17'14.5'' W, and
                                      Norfolk at latitude
                                      36[deg]50'35'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]17'10''
                                      W.

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Hampton Cup Regatta................  Regulated area: All          1. The 1st consecutive  Hampton Cup Regatta
                                      navigable waters of Mill     Friday, Saturday, and   Boat Club.
                                      Creek, adjacent and north    Sunday in August; or.
                                      of Fort Monroe, Hampton,    2. The 2nd consecutive
                                      VA. The regulated area       Friday, Saturday and
                                      includes the following       Sunday in August; and.
                                      areas:.                     3. The 4th Saturday
                                     Race area: All navigable      and Sunday in
                                      waters within the            September.
                                      following boundaries: to
                                      the north, a line drawn
                                      along latitude
                                      37[deg]01'03'' N, to the
                                      east a line drawn along
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'30''
                                      W, to the south a line
                                      drawn parallel with the
                                      Fort Monroe shoreline, and
                                      west boundary is parallel
                                      with the Route 258--East
                                      Mercury Boulevard Bridge--
                                      causeway. The following
                                      locations are within the
                                      regulated area:.
                                     Buffer zone A: All
                                      navigable waters bounded
                                      by a line connecting the
                                      following points: latitude
                                      37[deg]00'43'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'54''
                                      W, thence north along the
                                      causeway to latitude
                                      37[deg]01'03'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'52''
                                      W, thence southwest to
                                      latitude 37[deg]01'00'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'54''
                                      W, thence south to Route
                                      143 causeway at latitude
                                      37[deg]00'44'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'58''
                                      W, thence east along the
                                      shoreline to point of
                                      origin.
                                     Buffer zone B: All
                                      navigable waters bounded
                                      by a line connecting the
                                      following points: latitude
                                      37[deg]01'08'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'49''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      37[deg]01'08'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'23''
                                      W, thence south to
                                      latitude 37[deg]00'33'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'23''
                                      W, thence west to latitude
                                      37[deg]00'33'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'30''
                                      W, thence north to
                                      latitude 37[deg]01'03'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'30''
                                      W, thence west to latitude
                                      37[deg]01'03'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'49''
                                      W, thence north to point
                                      of origin.
                                     Spectator area: All
                                      navigable waters bounded
                                      by a line connecting the
                                      following points: latitude
                                      37[deg]01'08'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'23''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      37[deg]01'08'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'14''
                                      W, thence south to
                                      latitude 37[deg]00'54'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'14''
                                      W, thence southwest to
                                      latitude 37[deg]00'37'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]18'23''
                                      W, thence north to point
                                      of origin.
Mattaponi Drag Boat Race...........  Regulated area: All          June--3rd Saturday and  Mattaponi Volunteer
                                      navigable waters of          Sunday or 4th           Rescue Squad and Dive
                                      Mattaponi River              Saturday and Sunday.    Team.
                                      immediately adjacent to
                                      Rainbow Acres Campground,
                                      King and Queen County, VA.
                                      The regulated area
                                      includes a section of the
                                      Mattaponi River
                                      approximately three-
                                      quarter mile long and
                                      bounded in width by each
                                      shoreline, bounded to the
                                      east by a line that runs
                                      parallel along longitude
                                      076[deg]52'43'' W, near
                                      the mouth of Mitchell Hill
                                      Creek, and bounded to the
                                      west by a line that runs
                                      parallel along longitude
                                      076[deg]53'41:'' W just
                                      north of Wakema, VA. The
                                      following locations are
                                      within the regulated area
                                     Buffer zone: The navigable
                                      waters of Mattaponi River
                                      extending 200 yards
                                      outwards from east and
                                      west boundary lines
                                      described in this section.
                                     Spectator area: The
                                      regulated area cannot
                                      accommodate spectator
                                      vessels due to limitations
                                      posed by shallow water and
                                      insufficient waters to
                                      provide adequate
                                      separation between race
                                      course and other vessels.
                                      Spectators are encouraged
                                      to view the race from
                                      points along the adjacent
                                      shoreline.
Norfolk Harborfest.................  The navigable waters of the  June--1st Friday,       Norfolk Festevents,
                                      Elizabeth River and its      Saturday and Sunday     Ltd.
                                      branches from shoreline to   or 2nd Friday,
                                      shoreline, bounded to the    Saturday and Sunday.
                                      northwest by a line drawn   1. The 1st consecutive
                                      across the Port Norfolk      Friday, Saturday, and
                                      Reach section of the         Sunday in June; or.
                                      Elizabeth River between     2. The 2nd consecutive
                                      the north corner of the      Friday, Saturday, and
                                      landing at Hospital Point,   Sunday in June.
                                      Portsmouth, VA, latitude
                                      36[deg]50'51.6'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]18'07.9'' W, and
                                      the north corner of the
                                      City of Norfolk Mooring
                                      Pier at the foot of Brooks
                                      Avenue located at latitude
                                      36[deg]51'00.3'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]17'51''
                                      W; bounded on the
                                      southwest by a line drawn
                                      from the southern corner
                                      of the landing at Hospital
                                      Point, Portsmouth, VA, at
                                      latitude 36[deg]50'50.9''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]18'07.7'' W, to
                                      the northern end of the
                                      eastern most pier at the
                                      Tidewater Yacht Agency
                                      Marina, located at
                                      latitude 36[deg]50'33.6''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]17'54.1'' W;
                                      bounded to the south by a
                                      line drawn across the
                                      Lower Reach of the
                                      Southern Branch of the
                                      Elizabeth River, between
                                      the Portsmouth Lightship
                                      Museum located at the foot
                                      of London Boulevard, in
                                      Portsmouth, VA at latitude
                                      36[deg]50'13.2'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      076[deg]17'44.8'' W, and
                                      the northwest corner of
                                      the Norfolk Shipbuilding &
                                      Drydock, Berkley Plant,
                                      Pier No. 1, located at
                                      latitude 36[deg]50'08.8''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]17'37.5'' W; and
                                      to the southeast by the
                                      Berkley Bridge which
                                      crosses the Eastern Branch
                                      of the Elizabeth River
                                      between Berkley at
                                      latitude 36[deg]50'21.5''
                                      N, longitude
                                      076[deg]17'14.5'' W, and
                                      Norfolk at latitude
                                      36[deg]50'35'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]17'10''
                                      W.
Pony Penning Swim..................  The navigable waters of      1. The last Wednesday   Chincoteague Volunteer
                                      Assateague Channel from      and following Friday    Fire Department.
                                      shoreline to shoreline,      in July; or
                                      bounded to the east by a    2. The 1st Wednesday
                                      line drawn from latitude     and following Friday
                                      37[deg]55'01'' N,            in August.
                                      longitude 075[deg]22'40''
                                      W, thence south to
                                      latitude 37[deg]54'50'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]22'46''
                                      W; and to the southwest by
                                      a line drawn from latitude
                                      37[deg]54'54'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]23'00''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      37[deg]54'49'' N,
                                      longitude 075[deg]22'49''
                                      W.
Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat   Regulated area: The          1. The last Sunday in   City of Poquoson.
 Races.                               navigable waters of the      September; or.
                                      Back River, Poquoson, VA.   2. The 1st Sunday of
                                      The following locations      October; or.
                                      are within the regulated    3. The 2nd Sunday of
                                      area:                        October.
                                     Race area: The area is
                                      bounded on the north by a
                                      line drawn along latitude
                                      37[deg]06'30'' N, bounded
                                      on the south by a line
                                      drawn along latitude
                                      37[deg]06'15'' N, bounded
                                      on the east by a line
                                      drawn along longitude
                                      076[deg]18'52'' W, and
                                      bounded on the west by a
                                      line drawn along longitude
                                      076[deg]19'30'' W.
                                     Buffer zone: The navigable
                                      waters of Back River
                                      extending 200 yards
                                      outwards from east and
                                      west boundary lines, and
                                      100 yards outwards from
                                      the north and south
                                      boundary lines described
                                      in this section.
                                     Spectator area: Is located
                                      along the south boundary
                                      line of the buffer zone
                                      described in this section
                                      and continues to the south
                                      for 300 yards.
Something in the Water.............  Regulated area: All          The last Friday,        Redrock Entertainment
                                      navigable waters of the      Saturday, and Sunday    Services.
                                      North Atlantic Ocean         in April.
                                      immediately adjacent to
                                      Virginia Beach, VA bounded
                                      on the south side by a
                                      line beginning on the
                                      shore line at latitude
                                      36[deg]49'49.20'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      75[deg]58'04.54'' W,
                                      thence easterly to
                                      latitude 36[deg]49'49.27''
                                      N, longitude
                                      75[deg]57'58.49'' W, just
                                      seaward of the Rudee Inlet
                                      break-wall, thence
                                      northerly to latitude
                                      36[deg]51'34.83''N ,
                                      longitude
                                      75[deg]58'28.82'' W,
                                      adjacent to Neptune's Park
                                      at 30th street, thence
                                      westerly to the shore line
                                      at latitude
                                      36[deg]51'34.83'' N,
                                      longitude 75[deg]58'35''
                                      W, and thence southerly
                                      along the shore line back
                                      to the beginning point.

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                                     Buffer zone: The navigable
                                      waters of the North
                                      Atlantic Ocean extending
                                      200 yards towards the
                                      eastern boundary line
                                      described in this section.
                                     Spectator Area: Spectator
                                      craft are not permitted
                                      within the regulated area
                                      during the enforcement
                                      period. The regulated area
                                      is established to provide
                                      adequate separation
                                      between event participants
                                      on the beach and prohibit
                                      unauthorized waterside
                                      entry during the event.
Virginia Boat Club (VBC) Sprints     All navigable waters of the  1. The 2nd Saturday or  Virginia Boat Club
 Regatta on the James River.          James River in the           Sunday in June; or.     Richmond, VA.
                                      vicinity of Robious         2. The 3rd Saturday or
                                      Landing Park, Midlothian,    Sunday in June.
                                      VA. The regulated area
                                      includes a section of the
                                      James River approximately
                                      1300 yards long and
                                      bounded in width by each
                                      shoreline, bounded to the
                                      east by a line that runs
                                      parallel along longitude
                                      077[deg]38'04'' W, and
                                      bounded to the west by a
                                      line that runs parallel
                                      along longitude
                                      077[deg]38'54'' W, north
                                      of Robious Landing Park.
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\1\ As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 3 are subject to
  change. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates
  to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of
  Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcaster Notice to Mariner.

    (4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina--COTP Zone.

                                           Table 4 to Paragraph (i)(4)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   Enforcement period(s)
               Event                        Regulated area                  \1\                   Sponsor
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Crossing, The......................  All navigable waters of      The 2nd Saturday in     Organization to
                                      Lake Gaston, from            August.                 Support the Arts,
                                      shoreline to shoreline,                              Infrastructure, and
                                      directly under the length                            Learning on Lake
                                      of Eaton Ferry Bridge (NC                            Gaston, AKA O'SAIL.
                                      State Route 903),
                                      commencing at the southern
                                      bridge entrance at
                                      latitude 36[deg]30'38'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]57'53''
                                      W, and extending to the
                                      northern bridge entrance
                                      at latitude 36[deg]31'19''
                                      N, longitude
                                      077[deg]57'33'' W, and
                                      bounded to the west by a
                                      line drawn parallel and
                                      100 yards from and the
                                      western side of Eaton
                                      Ferry Bridge near
                                      Littleton, NC.
PPD Ironman North Carolina.........  All navigable waters of      1. The 3rd Friday or    Ironman, Wilmington,
                                      Masonboro Inlet, shoreline   Saturday in October;    NC.
                                      to shoreline starting at     or
                                      location latitude           2. The 4th Friday or
                                      34[deg]11'13'' N,            Saturday in October;
                                      longitude 077[deg]48'53''    or 3. The last Friday
                                      W, thence north along        or Saturday in
                                      Banks Channel to latitude    October.
                                      34[deg]12'14'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]48'04''
                                      W, thence west to Motts
                                      channel, terminating at
                                      Sea Path Marina at
                                      latitude 34[deg]12'44'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]48'25''
                                      W, Wrightsville Beach, NC.
Roanoke River Races................  All navigable waters of the  1. Either:............  Virginia Outlaw Drag
                                      Roanoke River in Plymouth,  a. The 1st Saturday      Boat Association
                                      NC, from approximate         and Sunday in August;   (VODBA)
                                      positions: latitude          or.
                                      35[deg]52'25'' N,           b. The 2nd Saturday
                                      longitude 076[deg]44'33''    and Sunday in August;
                                      W, then northwest to         or.
                                      latitude 35[deg]52'29'' N,  c. The 3rd Saturday
                                      longitude 076[deg]44'37''    and Sunday in August;
                                      W, then southwest along      or.
                                      the shoreline to latitude   d. The 4th Saturday
                                      35[deg]52'00'' N,            and Sunday in August;
                                      longitude 076[deg]45'31''    and.
                                      W, then south to latitude   2. Either:............
                                      35[deg]51'56'' N,
                                      longitude 076[deg]45'30''
                                      W, then northeast along
                                      the shoreline to the point
                                      of origin, a length of
                                      approximately one mile.
                                                                  a. The 2nd Saturday
                                                                   and Sunday in
                                                                   October; b. The 3rd
                                                                   Saturday and Sunday
                                                                   in October; or
                                                                  c. The 4th Saturday
                                                                   and Sunday in
                                                                   October; or
                                                                  d. The last Saturday
                                                                   and Sunday in October
Swim the Loop and Motts Channel      All navigable waters         1. The 4th Saturday or  Without Limits
 Sprint.                              surrounding Harbor Island,   Sunday in September;    Coaching, Inc.
                                      NC including Intracoastal    or
                                      waterway, Lees Cut, Banks   2. The last Saturday
                                      Channel and Motts Channel.   or Sunday in
                                      Enforcement area extends     September.
                                      approximately 100 yards
                                      from the shoreline of
                                      Harbor Island and is
                                      bounded by a line
                                      connecting the following
                                      points; latitude
                                      34[deg]12'55'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]48'59''
                                      W, thence northeast to
                                      latitude 34[deg]13'16'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]48'39''
                                      W, thence southeast to
                                      latitude 34[deg]13'06'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]48'18''
                                      W, thence east to latitude
                                      34[deg]13'12'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]47'41''
                                      W, thence southeast to
                                      latitude 34[deg]13'06'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]47'33''
                                      W, thence south to
                                      latitude 34[deg]12'31'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]47'47''
                                      W, thence southwest to
                                      latitude 34[deg]12'11'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]48'01''
                                      W, thence northwest to
                                      latitude 34[deg]12'29'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]48'29''
                                      W, thence north to
                                      latitude 34[deg]12'44'' N,
                                      longitude 077[deg]48'32''
                                      W, thence northwest to
                                      point of origin.

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Wilmington YMCA Triathlon..........  All navigable waters of      1. The 3rd, 4th, or     Wilmington, NC, YMCA.
                                      Motts Channel, from          last Saturday in
                                      shoreline to shoreline and   September; or
                                      between Wrightsville        2. The last Saturday
                                      Channel Day beacon 14        in October; or.
                                      (LLNR 30220), located at    3. The 1st or 2nd
                                      latitude 34[deg]12'17.8''    Saturday in November.
                                      N, longitude
                                      077[deg]48'09.1'' W,
                                      thence westward to
                                      Wrightsville Channel Day
                                      beacon 25 (LLNR 30255),
                                      located at latitude
                                      34[deg]12'52.1'' N,
                                      longitude
                                      077[deg]48'53.5'' W.
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\1\ As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 4 are subject to
  change. In the event of a change, or for enforcement periods listed that do not allow a specific date or dates
  to be determined, the Captain of the Port will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of
  Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcaster Notice to Mariner.


    Dated: May 10, 2021.
Laura M. Dickey,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2021-11570 Filed 6-2-21; 8:45 am]
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