Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District, 61692-61705 [2021-24066]

Download as PDF 61692 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Dated: October 26, 2021. Peter A. Winn, Acting Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2021–24316 Filed 11–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–NW–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2020–0332] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is amending its special local regulations established for recurring marine events that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. The Coast Guard has periodically updated this regulation to account for changes in these marine events. Through this final rule, the current list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additional events, and the removal of events that no longer take place in the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas to promote safety on the water around marine events. DATES: This rule is effective December 8, 2021. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2020– 0332 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Mr. Ethan Coble, Fifth Coast Guard District Office of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–7745, email Ethan.J.Coble@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations APA Administrative Procedure Act CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 MFR Memorandum for Record NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking PATCOM Patrol Commander § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard regularly updates the regulations for recurring special local regulations within the Fifth Coast Guard District listed in 33 CFR 100.501, and its respective tables. These recurring special local regulations are for marine events that take place either on or over the navigable waters of the Fifth Coast Guard District as defined at 33 CFR 3.25. These regulations were last amended June 13, 2017 (81 FR 81005). Since then, Marine Events within the Fifth US Coast Guard District have been newly created or changed in a way that varies from their description in this regulation. In response, on June 03, 2021, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events and within the Fifth Coast Guard District (86 FR 29711). There we stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to special local regulations and recurring marine events. The comment period ended on July 6, 2021, and we received no comments. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule 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. 00170.1(II)(70), Revision No. 01.2. The Commandant has further delegated these authorities within the Coast Guard as described in 33 CFR 1.05–1 and 6.04– 6. The Coast Guard has determined that the events listed in this rule could pose a risk to participants or waterway users if normal vessel traffic were to interfere with the event. Possible hazards include risks of participant injury or death resulting from near or actual contact with non-participant vessels traversing through the regulated areas. In order to protect the safety of all waterway users, including event participants and spectators, this rule establishes special local regulations for the time and location of each marine event. This rule prevents vessels from entering, transiting, mooring or anchoring within areas specifically designated as regulated areas during the periods of enforcement, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), or designated Event Patrol Commander. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule As noted above, we received no comments on our NPRM published June 3, 2021. We made no changes to the regulatory text as it was proposed in our NPRM. The following discussion explains the changes made to the CFR by this rule. A. Changes To Improve Clarity and Reflect Current Coast Guard Marine Event Policies We have made several stylistic and formatting changes to update 33 CFR 100.501, and associated tables, to provide greater clarity and remove potential ambiguities. We have also made revisions to reflect current Coast Guard marine event policy. The following is a summary of changes from the current regulatory text: • 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 they all are similar. • 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 updating the phone number for Sector North Carolina. Additionally, we consolidated all defined terms into a single paragraph, 33 CFR 100.501(b), and listed them in alphabetical order. Currently the defined terms ‘‘buffer area’’, ‘‘race area’’, and ‘‘spectator area’’ appear in the regulatory requirements paragraph 33 CFR 100.5014(c) rather than with the definitions. These definitions have been 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 changed the defined term of ‘‘buffer area’’ to ‘‘buffer zone’’ to comport with the more common usage. The definition is revised to reflect that it may sometimes be appropriate to utilize a buffer zone at the event if there is not a spectator area within the regulated area. We changed the defined term ‘‘Coast Guard Patrol Commander’’ to ‘‘Event Patrol Commander or Event PATCOM’’ in alignment with updated local policy. The underlying associated definition E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations remains the same: A Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on their behalf. We changed the defined term of ‘‘official patrol’’ to ‘‘official patrol vessel or official patrol’’ in alignment with updated local policy. The text of the definition remains unchanged except for some additional language 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 removed the defined term, ‘‘spectator’’, and added 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. B. Delegation of Authority for Determination of Requirement for a Marine Patrol We amended current paragraph (b) and (c) in the final text, delegating authority to the local COTP to determine when a marine patrol is required. This delegation of authority from the District Commander provides the local operational commander with 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 safety zone enforcement when working under local agreements and added the term Event Patrol Commander (Event 61693 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, a paragraph has been added giving authority to the COTP, COTPR, or Event PATCOM to postpone or cancel the event to ensure the safety of the event and the public. C. Updates to Recurring Events Table 33 CFR 100.501 This rule adds 7 new special local regulations for recurring marine events, revises 12 previously established regulations for recurring marine events, and removes 14 recurring events listed in 33 CFR 100.501 for the reasons provided in the table. The revised events and the new events are required to comply with the requirements in 33 CFR 100.501. TABLE 1—EVENTS ADDED TO 33 CFR 100.501 Event Regulated area (coordinates in regulatory text) Flying Point Park Outboard Regatta. Maryland Freedom Swim Bush River and Otter Point Creek, MD. Choptank River, MD ....... 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. USCG sector Sector Maryland-National Capital Region—COTP Zone. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Sector Virginia—COTP Zone. Sector North Carolina— COTP Zone. Roanoke River Races ..... Enforcement period * Sponsor One weekend (a consecutive Saturday and Sunday) in May. 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 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 3rd Saturday and Sunday in 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 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 in April. 1.The 1st Saturday and Sunday in August; or 2. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in August; or 3. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in August; or 4. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in August; or 5. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in October; or 6. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in October; or 7. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in October; or 8. The last Saturday and Sunday in October Carolina Virginia Racing Association. TCR Event Management. Charcot Marie Tooth Association and Therapies for Inherited Neuropathies. Kent Narrows Racing Association. Enviro-Sports Productions Inc. Redrock Entertainment Services. Virginia Outlaw Drag Boat Association (VODBA). * The enforcement period for each of the listed special local regulations is subject to change in accordance with 33 CFR 100.501(f). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 61694 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 2—SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO EXISTING RECURRING SPECIAL LOCAL REGULATIONS IN 33 CFR 100.501 USCG sector Sector Delaware Bay— COTP zone. Event Location Revision 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 ........... 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 ............ Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Point Park, MD. dates ................................... dates and coordinates ......... Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Races. Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge. Ocean City Grand Prix ........ Patapsco River, MD ............ dates ................................... Coordinates updated with new course layout to ensure public safety; event name and date updated. Event date updated. Coordinates updated to reflect course layout change; zone increased to improve public safety; event date updated. Event date updated. 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 ................................... Triathlons in Atlantic City .... Maryland-National Capital Region—COTP Zone. 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 REMOVED FROM TABLE TO 33 CFR 100.501 USCG sector Sector Delaware Bay— COTP Zone. Sector Maryland-National Capital Region— COTP Zone. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Sector Virginia—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 ............... May–3rd Sunday; September–3rd Saturday. Great Egg Harbor Bay, NJ .. Delaware River, DE ............ Event no longer held. Event no longer held. June–last Saturday ............. June–4th Sunday ................ 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 .... 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. Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon. July–3rd, 4th, or last Saturday or Sunday. May–1st Sunday ................. Middle River, MD ................ 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 ........... Oxford-Bellevue Sharkfest Swim. RRBA Spring Radar Shootout. Hampton Bay Days ............. 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Tred Avon River, MD .......... Rappahannock River, Layton, VA. Sunset Creek and Hampton River, VA. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM Reason for removal 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. 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. Event no longer held. Event no longer held. 08NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this 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. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This regulatory action determination is based on the short amount of time that vessels will be restricted from certain parts of the waterway and the small size of these areas that are usually positioned away from high vessel traffic zones. Generally, vessels will not be precluded from getting underway, or mooring at any piers or marinas currently located in the vicinity of the regulated areas. Advance notifications will also be made to the local maritime community by issuance of Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16, 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 regulations will only be enforced one to three times per year. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 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 received no comments from the Small Business Administration on this rulemaking. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit through a VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. These safety zones 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 the public. The enforcement period will be short in duration and, in many of the areas, vessels can transit safely around the special local regulation zone. Generally, permission to enter, remain in, or transit through these regulated areas during the enforcement period may be given when deemed safe to do so by the Event PATCOM on scene. 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 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 call or email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule will 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 rule under that Order and PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61695 have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 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 rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this 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 determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves implementation of regulations within 33 CFR part 100 that apply to recurring special local regulations for marine events that take place either on or over the navigable waters of the United States. Some events by their nature may introduce potential for adverse impact on the safety or other interest of waterway users or waterfront infrastructure within or close proximity to the event area. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L [61] of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01– 001–01, Rev. 1. A memorandum for record (MFR) supporting this determination is available in the docket. For instructions on locating the docket, see the ADDRESSES section of this preamble. E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 61696 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations G. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to call or email 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. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 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: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 § 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. These regulations 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 effective period of the regulation 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 regulated area or a race area within a regulated area. The buffer zone provides separation between a race area and spectator area, or between the regulated area and other vessels that are operating in the vicinity of the regulated area for marine event. The purpose of a buffer zone is to minimize potential collision conflicts between participants, participants and non-participants, or between participants and nonparticipants with nearby transiting vessels. Captain of the Port Representative or COTP Representative means a VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 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. 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, 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 table. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 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 below. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast Guard Sector—Captain of the Port Zone, please see subpart 3.25 of this chapter. (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. (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 above. (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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 listed in paragraph (i) the Coast Guard will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing the exact dates and time of the enforcement period with respect to the special local regulation 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 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 for this event will restrict access to some of the anchorage grounds at Annapolis Harbor, MD, specifically Middle Ground Anchorage, South Anchorage, and Naval Anchorage for Small Craft, listed at 33 CFR 110.159(a)(1) through (4). (2) Air Show Baltimore, Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region—COTP Zone. Except for an emergency situation, a vessel may not PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61697 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 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 for this event will restrict access to some of the anchorage grounds listed at 33 CFR 110.158, Baltimore Harbor, MD. Specifically anchorage grounds: (i) Anchorage No. 1, general anchorage; (ii) Anchorage No. 2, general anchorage; (iii) Anchorage No. 3A, general anchorage; and (iv) Anchorage No. 3B, general anchorage and (v) Anchorage No. 3C, general anchorage. (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 listed special local regulations is subject to change. (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—COTP Zone. E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 61698 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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. 1 As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 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. (2) Coast Guard Sector MarylandNational Capital Region—COTP Zone. TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(2) Event Regulated area Enforcement period(s) 1 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 this paragraph (i)(2). 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. 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. 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. Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Bay Bridge Paddle ......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 Sponsor ABC Events, Inc. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 61699 TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(2)—Continued Event Regulated area Enforcement period(s) 1 Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race. 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. One weekend (a consecutive Saturday and Sunday) in May. Cambridge Power Boat Regatta Association. Biennial, even years: 1. The 1st Saturday in September; or 2. The 2nd Saturday in September. The Saturday before Memorial Day. Associated Catholic Charities, Inc. The 2nd Saturday or Sunday in December. Eastport Yacht Club. One weekend (a consecutive Saturday and Sunday) in May. Carolina Virginia Racing Association. Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Races. Chestertown Tea Party Re-enactment. Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Flying Point Park Outboard Regatta. VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. 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. 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 Sponsor Chestertown Tea Party Festival, Inc. 61700 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(2)—Continued Event Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, The. Maryland Freedom Swim 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. MRE Tug of War, The ... 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. 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. 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. Ocean City Air Show ..... Ocean City Offshore Grand Prix. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Enforcement period(s) 1 Regulated area VerDate Sep<11>2014 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: 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. 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Sponsor 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). 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. TCR Event Management. E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 The Maritime Republic of Eastport. NAS Patuxent River. Town of Ocean City, MD. Offshore Powerboat Association. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 61701 TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(2)—Continued Event Enforcement period(s) 1 Regulated area Oxford Funathlon Swim 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. Rock Hall and WaterThe navigable waters of Rock Hall Harbor from shoreline to shoreline, bounded by man’s Triathlon Swims. 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. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Thunder on the Choptank. VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. 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. 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Sponsor 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. Charcot Marie Tooth Association and Therapies for Inherited Neuropathies. 1. The Saturday and Sunday after Memorial Day (observed); and 2. The 1st Saturday and Sunday in October. Summer: 1. July 4th; or 2. The last Saturday and Sunday of July; Fall: 1. The 1st Saturday and Sunday in October; or 2. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in October. Kinetic Multisports, LLC. 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. E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 Southern Maryland Boat Club. Kent Narrows Racing Association. 61702 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(2)—Continued Event Enforcement period(s) 1 Regulated area USNA Blue Angels Air Show. USNA Crew Races ........ 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 (i)(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. USNA Safety at Sea Seminar. 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. 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 The Tuesday and Wednesday before Memorial Day (observed). U.S. Naval Academy. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in April; and the 4th Saturday and Sunday in April; and the last Saturday and Sunday in April; and 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. 1. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in May; or 2. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in June; or 3. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in June. The 1st Sunday in June. U.S. Naval Academy. 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. U.S. Naval Academy. Taiwan—U.S. Cultural Association. Wave One Swimming. 1 As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 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. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 (3) Coast Guard Sector Virginia— COTP Zone. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 61703 TABLE 3 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(3) Regulated area 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 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. 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: 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. Cock Island Race .......... Hampton Cup Regatta ... Mattaponi Drag Boat Race. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Enforcement 1 period(s) Event VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Sponsor 1. Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May; or The 1st Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June; and 2. The 3rd Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October; or 4th Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. City of Hampton. 1. The 2nd Saturday in June; or 2. The 3rd Saturday in June. Portsmouth Boat Club & City of Portsmouth, VA. 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. 1. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in June; or 2. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in June. Mattaponi Volunteer Rescue Squad and Dive Team. E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 61704 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 3 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(3)—Continued Enforcement 1 period(s) Event Regulated area Norfolk Harborfest .......... 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. Pony Penning Swim ...... Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Races. Something in the Water Virginia Boat Club (VBC) Sprints Regatta on the James River. 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. 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. Sponsor 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. City of Poquoson. The last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in April. Redrock Entertainment Services. 1. The 2nd Saturday or Sunday in June; or 2. The 3rd Saturday or Sunday in June. Virginia Boat Club Richmond, VA. 1 As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 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. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 TABLE 4 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(4) Enforcement 1 period(s) Event Regulated area The Crossing .............. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Nov 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The 2nd Saturday in August. E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 Sponsor Organization to Support the Arts, Infrastructure, and Learning on Lake Gaston, AKA O’SAIL. Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 213 / Monday, November 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 61705 TABLE 4 TO PARAGRAPH (i)(4)—Continued Event Enforcement 1 period(s) Regulated area PPD Ironman North Carolina. 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. 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. 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. Wilmington YMCA Triathlon. 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. The 1st Saturday and Sunday in August; or 2. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in August; or 3. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in August; or 4. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in August; And 1. The 2nd Saturday and Sunday in October; or 2. The 3rd Saturday and Sunday in October; or 3. The 4th Saturday and Sunday in October; or 4. The last Saturday and Sunday in October. 1. The 4th Saturday or Sunday in September; or 2. The last Saturday or Sunday in September. 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. Sponsor Ironman, Wilmington, NC. Virginia Outlaw Drag Boat Association (VODBA). Without Limits Coaching, Inc. Wilmington, NC, YMCA. 1 As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 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: October 26, 2021. Laura M. Dickey, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 213 (Monday, November 8, 2021)]
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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 Within the 
Fifth Coast Guard District

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is amending its special local regulations 
established for recurring marine events that take place within the 
Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. The Coast Guard has 
periodically updated this regulation to account for changes in these 
marine events. Through this final rule, the current list of recurring 
marine events requiring special local regulations is updated with 
revisions, additional events, and the removal of events that no longer 
take place in the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. 
When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions 
are placed on marine traffic in specified areas to promote safety on 
the water around marine events.

DATES: This rule is effective December 8, 2021.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2020-0332 in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Mr. Ethan Coble, Fifth Coast Guard District Office of 
Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398-7745, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

APA Administrative Procedure Act
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
COTP Captain of the Port
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
MFR Memorandum for Record
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
PATCOM Patrol Commander
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    The Coast Guard regularly updates the regulations for recurring 
special local regulations within the Fifth Coast Guard District listed 
in 33 CFR 100.501, and its respective tables. These recurring special 
local regulations are for marine events that take place either on or 
over the navigable waters of the Fifth Coast Guard District as defined 
at 33 CFR 3.25. These regulations were last amended June 13, 2017 (81 
FR 81005). Since then, Marine Events within the Fifth US Coast Guard 
District have been newly created or changed in a way that varies from 
their description in this regulation. In response, on June 03, 2021, 
the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled 
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events and within the Fifth 
Coast Guard District (86 FR 29711). There we stated why we issued the 
NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to 
special local regulations and recurring marine events. The comment 
period ended on July 6, 2021, and we received no comments.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule 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. 00170.1(II)(70), Revision No. 01.2. The Commandant has 
further delegated these authorities within the Coast Guard as described 
in 33 CFR 1.05-1 and 6.04-6. The Coast Guard has determined that the 
events listed in this rule could pose a risk to participants or 
waterway users if normal vessel traffic were to interfere with the 
event. Possible hazards include risks of participant injury or death 
resulting from near or actual contact with non-participant vessels 
traversing through the regulated areas. In order to protect the safety 
of all waterway users, including event participants and spectators, 
this rule establishes special local regulations for the time and 
location of each marine event. This rule prevents vessels from 
entering, transiting, mooring or anchoring within areas specifically 
designated as regulated areas during the periods of enforcement, unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), or designated Event 
Patrol Commander.

IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule

    As noted above, we received no comments on our NPRM published June 
3, 2021. We made no changes to the regulatory text as it was proposed 
in our NPRM. The following discussion explains the changes made to the 
CFR by this rule.

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

    We have made several stylistic and formatting changes to update 33 
CFR 100.501, and associated tables, to provide greater clarity and 
remove potential ambiguities. We have also made revisions to reflect 
current Coast Guard marine event policy. The following is a summary of 
changes from the current regulatory text:
     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 they all are similar.
     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 updating the 
phone number for Sector North Carolina.
    Additionally, we consolidated all defined terms into a single 
paragraph, 33 CFR 100.501(b), and listed them in alphabetical order. 
Currently the defined terms ``buffer area'', ``race area'', and 
``spectator area'' appear in the regulatory requirements paragraph 33 
CFR 100.5014(c) rather than with the definitions. These definitions 
have been 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 changed the defined term of ``buffer area'' to ``buffer zone'' 
to comport with the more common usage. The definition is revised to 
reflect that it may sometimes be appropriate to utilize a buffer zone 
at the event if there is not a spectator area within the regulated 
area.
    We changed the defined term ``Coast Guard Patrol Commander'' to 
``Event Patrol Commander or Event PATCOM'' in alignment with updated 
local policy. The underlying associated definition

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remains the same: A Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer 
who has been designated by the COTP to act on their behalf.
    We changed the defined term of ``official patrol'' to ``official 
patrol vessel or official patrol'' in alignment with updated local 
policy. The text of the definition remains unchanged except for some 
additional language 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 removed the defined term, ``spectator'', and added 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.

B. Delegation of Authority for Determination of Requirement for a 
Marine Patrol

    We amended current paragraph (b) and (c) in the final text, 
delegating authority to the local COTP to determine when a marine 
patrol is required. This delegation of authority from the District 
Commander provides the local operational commander with 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 safety zone 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, a paragraph has been added giving 
authority to the COTP, COTPR, or Event PATCOM to postpone or cancel the 
event to ensure the safety of the event and the public.

C. Updates to Recurring Events Table 33 CFR 100.501

    This rule adds 7 new special local regulations for recurring marine 
events, revises 12 previously established regulations for recurring 
marine events, and removes 14 recurring events listed in 33 CFR 100.501 
for the reasons provided in the table. The revised events and the new 
events are required to comply with the requirements in 33 CFR 100.501.

                                     Table 1--Events Added to 33 CFR 100.501
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                                                        Regulated area
           USCG sector                   Event          (coordinates in   Enforcement period        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
                                  Maryland Freedom     Creek, MD.          Saturday and        Association.
                                   Swim.              Choptank River, MD   Sunday) in May.    TCR Event
                                                                          1. The 2nd           Management.
                                                                           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.
                                  Oxford Funathlon    Tred Avon River,    1. The 1st          Charcot Marie
                                   Swim.               MD.                 Saturday or         Tooth Association
                                                                           Sunday in June;     and Therapies for
                                                                           or                  Inherited
                                                                          2. The 2nd           Neuropathies.
                                                                           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.The 1st Saturday  Virginia Outlaw
                                   Races.              Plymouth, NC.       and Sunday in       Drag Boat
                                                                           August; or          Association
                                                                          2. The 2nd           (VODBA).
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in August;
                                                                           or.
                                                                          3. The 3rd
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in August;
                                                                           or.
                                                                          4. The 4th
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in August;
                                                                           or.
                                                                          5. The 2nd
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in
                                                                           October; or.
                                                                          6. The 3rd
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in
                                                                           October; or.
                                                                          7. The 4th
                                                                           Saturday and
                                                                           Sunday in
                                                                           October; or.
                                                                          8. 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).


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         Table 2--Substantive Changes to Existing Recurring Special Local Regulations in 33 CFR 100.501
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           USCG sector                   Event             Location            Revision        Reason for change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 Air      Intracoastal        dates.............  Event date
                                   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        Chesapeake Bay,     dates and            updated.
                                   Festival.           Sandy Point Park,   coordinates.       Coordinates
                                  Bay Bridge Paddle.   MD.                                     updated to
                                                                                               reflect course
                                                                                               layout change;
                                                                                               zone increased to
                                                                                               improve public
                                                                                               safety; event
                                                                                               date updated.
                                  Catholic Charities  Patapsco River, MD  dates.............  Event date
                                   Dragon Boat Races.                                          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 Removed From Table to 33 CFR 100.501
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
           USCG sector                   Event              Date(s)         Regulated area    Reason for removal
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sector Delaware Bay--COTP Zone..  Atlantic County     June--1st Sunday..  Great Egg Harbor    Event no longer
                                   Day at the Bay.    May-3rd Sunday;      Bay, NJ.            held.
                                  Annual Escape from   September-3rd      Delaware River, DE  Event no longer
                                   Fort Delaware       Saturday.                               held.
                                   Triathlon.
                                  Westville Parade    June-last Saturday  Big Timber Creek,   Event no longer
                                   of Lights.                              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 Monday  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.
                                  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   Nanticoke Rivers,    held.
                                  Nanticoke River      Sunday.             MD.                Removing special
                                   Swim and           May-1st Sunday....                       local regulations
                                   Triathlon.                                                  and deferring to
                                                                                               navigation safety
                                                                                               regulations;
                                                                                               removal does not
                                                                                               negatively impact
                                                                                               public safety.
                                  Bo Bowman           June-last Saturday  Nanticoke River,    Event is held
                                   Memorial--Sharpto   and Sunday or       MD.                 infrequently and
                                   wn Regatta.         July-2nd Saturday                       thereby removed
                                                       or Sunday.                              from this list of
                                                                                               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 Saturday  Rappahannock        Event no longer
                                   Shootout.           or July-1st         River, Layton, VA.  held.
                                                       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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V. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this 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. This rule has not been designated a ``significant 
regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this 
rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB).
    This regulatory action determination is based on the short amount 
of time that vessels will be restricted from certain parts of the 
waterway and the small size of these areas that are usually positioned 
away from high vessel traffic zones. Generally, vessels will not be 
precluded from getting underway, or mooring at any piers or marinas 
currently located in the vicinity of the regulated areas. Advance 
notifications will also be made to the local maritime community by 
issuance of Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners via 
VHF-FM marine channel 16, 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 regulations 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 received no comments from the Small Business 
Administration on this rulemaking. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 
U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit 
through a safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in 
section IV.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic 
impact on any vessel owner or operator. These safety zones 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 the 
public. The enforcement period will be short in duration and, in many 
of the areas, vessels can transit safely around the special local 
regulation zone. Generally, permission to enter, remain in, or transit 
through these regulated areas during the enforcement period may be 
given when deemed safe to do so by the Event PATCOM on scene.
    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 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 
call or email the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or 
action of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

    This rule will 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 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 rule does not have tribal implications under Executive 
Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal 
Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

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 rule will not result in 
such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere 
in this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this 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 determined that this action is one of 
a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves 
implementation of regulations within 33 CFR part 100 that apply to 
recurring special local regulations for marine events that take place 
either on or over the navigable waters of the United States. Some 
events by their nature may introduce potential for adverse impact on 
the safety or other interest of waterway users or waterfront 
infrastructure within or close proximity to the event area. It is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L [61] of 
Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 1. A 
memorandum for record (MFR) supporting this determination is available 
in the docket. For instructions on locating the docket, see the 
ADDRESSES section of this preamble.

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G. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to call or email 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.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

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

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
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.


0
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. These 
regulations 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 
effective period of the regulation 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 regulated area or a race area within a regulated area. The buffer 
zone provides separation between a race area and spectator area, or 
between the regulated area and other vessels that are operating in the 
vicinity of the regulated area for marine event. The purpose of a 
buffer zone is to minimize potential collision conflicts between 
participants, participants and non-participants, or between 
participants and 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.
    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, 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 table. 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 
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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 
below. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast Guard 
Sector--Captain of the Port Zone, please see subpart 3.25 of this 
chapter.
    (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 above.
    (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 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 notice in the Federal Register announcing 
the exact dates and time of the enforcement period with respect to the 
special local regulation 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 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 for this event will restrict access to some of 
the anchorage grounds at Annapolis Harbor, MD, specifically Middle 
Ground Anchorage, South Anchorage, and Naval Anchorage for Small Craft, 
listed at 33 CFR 110.159(a)(1) 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 for this 
event will restrict access to some of the anchorage grounds listed at 
33 CFR 110.158, Baltimore Harbor, MD. Specifically anchorage grounds:
    (i) Anchorage No. 1, general anchorage;
    (ii) Anchorage No. 2, general anchorage;
    (iii) Anchorage No. 3A, general anchorage; and
    (iv) Anchorage No. 3B, general anchorage and
    (v) Anchorage No. 3C, general anchorage.
    (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 listed special local regulations is 
subject to change.
    (1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay--COTP Zone.

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                                           Table 1 to Paragraph (i)(1)
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                                                                             Enforcement
              Event                           Regulated area                period(s) \1\           Sponsor
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Ocean City Air Show.............  All navigable waters of the New        One Sunday in        Ocean City, NJ.
                                   Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)     September.
                                   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 Atlantic   1. One Saturday and  Offshore
 Grand Prix.                       Ocean in the vicinity of Point         Sunday in May; or    Performance
                                   Pleasant Beach, NJ bounded by a line  2. One Saturday and   Association (OPA)
                                   connecting the following points:       Sunday in June.      and New Jersey
                                   Latitude 40[deg]06'00'' N, longitude                        Offshore Racing
                                   074[deg]01'51'' W, thence east to                           Association.
                                   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    The waters of the North Atlantic       One consecutive      Atlantic City
 show.                             Ocean, adjacent to Atlantic City,      Monday, Tuesday,     Chamber of
                                   New Jersey, bounded by a line drawn    and Wednesday in     Commerce.
                                   between the following points: From a   August.
                                   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 New        1. One Saturday in   Atlantic City, NJ.
                                   Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)     August; and
                                   bounded by a line connecting the      2. One Sunday in
                                   following points: Latitude             September.
                                   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 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.

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

                                           Table 2 to Paragraph (i)(2)
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                                                                              Enforcement
              Event                            Regulated area                period(s) \1\         Sponsor
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Air Show Baltimore...............  Regulated area: All navigable waters    Biennial, even    Historic Ships in
                                    of the Patapsco River, within an area   years:            Baltimore, Inc.
                                    bounded by a line connecting position  1. The 2nd
                                    latitude 39[deg]16'00'' N, longitude    Thursday in
                                    076[deg]36'30'' W, thence east to       September,
                                    latitude 39[deg]16'00'' N, longitude    following a
                                    076[deg]33'00'' W, thence south to      Friday,
                                    latitude 39[deg]14'30'' N, longitude    Saturday and
                                    076[deg]33'00'' W, thence west to       Sunday; or
                                    latitude 39[deg]14'30'' N, longitude   2. The Thursday,
                                    076[deg]36'30'' W, thence north to      Friday,
                                    point of origin, located between Port   Saturday and
                                    Covington and Seagirt Marine            Sunday before
                                    Terminal, Baltimore, MD.                Columbus Day
                                   Spectator Area: All navigable waters     (observed); or
                                    of Patapsco River located between the  3. The Thursday,
                                    northern boundary defined by a line     Friday,
                                    drawn from the vicinity of North        Saturday and
                                    Locust Point Marine Terminal, Pier 1    Sunday after
                                    thence east to Canton Industrial        Columbus Day
                                    area, Pier 5; the south boundary is     (observed).
                                    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 this
                                    paragraph (i)(2).
Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge..  All navigable waters of Patapsco        1. June 3rd; or   Baltimore Dragon
                                    River, Northwest Harbor, in            2. June 4th; or    Boat Club.
                                    Baltimore, MD, from shoreline to       3. The last
                                    shoreline, within an area bounded on    Saturday or
                                    the east by a line drawn along          Sunday in June.
                                    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 Chesapeake  The 1st Saturday  ABC Events, Inc.
                                    Bay, adjacent to the shoreline at       or Sunday in
                                    Sandy Point State Park and between      June.
                                    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.

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Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race.  Regulated area: All navigable waters    One weekend (a    Cambridge Power
                                    within Choptank River and Hambrooks     consecutive       Boat Regatta
                                    Bay bounded by a line connecting the    Saturday and      Association.
                                    following coordinates: Commencing at    Sunday) in May.
                                    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 Patapsco    Biennial, even    Associated Catholic
 Races.                             River, within the Inner Harbor, from    years:            Charities, Inc.
                                    shoreline to shoreline, bounded on     1. The 1st
                                    the east by a line drawn along          Saturday in
                                    longitude 076[deg]36'30'' W, located    September; or
                                    at Baltimore, MD.                      2. The 2nd
                                                                            Saturday in
                                                                            September.
Chestertown Tea Party Re-          All navigable waters of the Chester     The Saturday      Chestertown Tea
 enactment.                         River, within a line connecting the     before Memorial   Party Festival,
                                    following positions: Commencing at      Day.              Inc.
                                    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 Creek and   The 2nd Saturday  Eastport Yacht
                                    the Severn River, shoreline to          or Sunday in      Club.
                                    shoreline, bounded on the east by a     December.
                                    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.
Flying Point Park Outboard         Regulated area: All navigable waters    One weekend (a    Carolina Virginia
 Regatta.                           of Bush River and Otter Point Creek,    consecutive       Racing
                                    from shoreline to shoreline, bounded    Saturday and      Association.
                                    to the north by a line drawn from the   Sunday) in May.
                                    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.

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Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, The...  All navigable waters of the Chesapeake  The 2nd Sunday    The Great
                                    Bay between and adjacent to the spans   in June.          Chesapeake Bay
                                    of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial                       Swim, Inc.
                                    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 Choptank    1. The 2nd        TCR Event
                                    River, from shoreline to shoreline,     Saturday or       Management.
                                    within an area bounded on the east by   Sunday in May;
                                    a line drawn from latitude              or
                                    38[deg]35'14.2'' N, longitude          2. The 3rd
                                    076[deg]02'33.0'' W, thence south to    Saturday or
                                    latitude 38[deg]34'08.3'' N,            Sunday in May;
                                    longitude 076[deg]03'36.2'' W, and      or
                                    bounded on the west by a line drawn    3. The 4th
                                    from latitude 38[deg]35'32.7'' N,       Saturday or
                                    longitude 076[deg]02'58.3'' W, thence   Sunday in May;
                                    south to latitude 38[deg]34'24.7'' N,   or
                                    longitude 076[deg]04'01.3'' W,         4. The last
                                    located at Cambridge, MD.               Saturday or
                                                                            Sunday in May.
MRE Tug of War, The..............  The navigable waters of Spa Creek from  1. The last       The Maritime
                                    shoreline to shoreline, extending 400   Saturday in       Republic of
                                    feet from either side of a rope         October; or       Eastport.
                                    spanning Spa Creek from a position at  2. The 1st
                                    latitude 38[deg]58'36'' N, longitude    Saturday in
                                    076[deg]29'04.7'' W at Annapolis City   November; or
                                    Dock, thence to a position at          3. The 2nd
                                    latitude 38[deg]58'25'' N, longitude    Saturday in
                                    076[deg]28'52.4'' W, at Eastport, MD    November.
                                    shoreline, near the foot of 2nd
                                    Street.
NAS Patuxent River Air Expo......  All navigable waters of lower Patuxent  1. The Thursday,  NAS Patuxent River.
                                    River, near Solomons, MD, located       Friday,
                                    between Fishing Point and base of       Saturday and
                                    break wall marking the entrance to      Sunday before
                                    East Seaplane Basin at Naval Air        Memorial Day
                                    Station Patuxent River (adjacent to     (observed); or
                                    approach for runway 14), within an     2. The Thursday,
                                    area bounded by a line commencing       Friday,
                                    near the shoreline at latitude          Saturday and
                                    38[deg]17'39'' N, longitude             Sunday after
                                    076[deg]25'47'' W, thence northwest     Memorial Day
                                    to latitude 38[deg]17'47'' N,           (observed); or
                                    longitude 076[deg]26'00'' W, thence    3. The Thursday,
                                    northeast to latitude 38[deg]18'09''    Friday,
                                    N, longitude 076[deg]25'40'' W,         Saturday and
                                    thence southeast to latitude            Sunday before
                                    38[deg]18'00'' N, longitude             Labor Day
                                    076[deg]25'25'' W, located near the     (observed); or
                                    shoreline at U.S. Naval Air Station    4. The Thursday,
                                    Patuxent River, MD. All navigable       Friday,
                                    waters of Chesapeake Bay, located       Saturday and
                                    approximately 500 yards north of        Sunday after
                                    break wall marking entrance to          Labor Day
                                    Chesapeake Bay Basin, Naval Air         (observed).
                                    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.
Ocean City Air Show..............  All navigable waters of the North       1. The 1st        Town of Ocean City,
                                    Atlantic Ocean within an area bounded   consecutive       MD.
                                    by the following coordinates:           Thursday,
                                    Commencing at a point near the          Friday,
                                    shoreline in vicinity of 33rd Street,   Saturday, and
                                    Ocean City, MD, latitude                Sunday in June;
                                    38[deg]21'48.8'' N, longitude           or
                                    075[deg]04'10'' W, thence eastward to  2. The 2nd
                                    latitude 38[deg]21'32'' N, longitude    consecutive
                                    075[deg]03'12'' W, thence south to      Thursday,
                                    latitude 38[deg]19'22.7'' N,            Friday,
                                    longitude 075[deg]04'09.5'' W, thence   Saturday, and
                                    west to latitude 38[deg]19'38.5'' N,    Sunday in June;
                                    longitude 075[deg]05'05.4'' W, thence   or
                                    north along the shoreline to point of  3. The 3rd
                                    origin, located adjacent to Ocean       consecutive
                                    City, MD.                               Thursday,
                                                                            Friday,
                                                                            Saturday, and
                                                                            Sunday in June.
Ocean City Offshore Grand Prix...  Regulated area: All navigable waters    1. The 1st        Offshore Powerboat
                                    of North Atlantic Ocean bounded by      Sunday in May;    Association.
                                    the following coordinates: Commencing   or
                                    at a point near the shoreline at       2. The 2nd
                                    position latitude 38[deg]21'42'' N,     Sunday in May;
                                    longitude 075[deg]04'11'' W; thence     or
                                    east to latitude 38[deg]21'33'' N,     3. The 2nd
                                    longitude 075[deg]03'10'' W; thence     Sunday in
                                    southwest to latitude 38[deg]19'25''    September; or
                                    N, longitude 075[deg]04'02'' W;        4. The 3rd
                                    thence west to the shoreline at         Sunday in
                                    latitude 38[deg]19'35'' N, longitude    September; or
                                    075[deg]05'02'' W, at Ocean City, MD.  5. The 4th
                                    The following locations are within      Sunday in
                                    the regulated area:                     September; or
                                   Race area: The area is bounded by a     6. The last
                                    line commencing at latitude             Sunday in
                                    38[deg]19'46.85'' N, longitude          September.
                                    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.

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Oxford Funathlon Swim............  The navigable waters of the Tred Avon   1. The 1st        Charcot Marie Tooth
                                    River from shoreline to shoreline,      Saturday or       Association and
                                    within an area bounded on the east by   Sunday in June;   Therapies for
                                    a line drawn from latitude              or                Inherited
                                    38[deg]42'25'' N, longitude            2. The 2nd         Neuropathies.
                                    076[deg]10'45'' W, thence south to      Saturday or
                                    latitude 38[deg]41'37'' N, longitude    Sunday in June;
                                    076[deg]10'26'' W, and bounded on the   or
                                    west by a line drawn from latitude     3. The 3rd
                                    38[deg]41'58'' N, longitude             Saturday or
                                    076[deg]11'04'' W, thence south to      Sunday in June.
                                    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           The navigable waters of Rock Hall       1. The Saturday   Kinetic
 Triathlon Swims.                   Harbor from shoreline to shoreline,     and Sunday        Multisports, LLC.
                                    bounded by a line drawn from latitude   after Memorial
                                    39[deg]07'58.9'' N, longitude           Day (observed);
                                    076[deg]15'02'' W, thence southeast     and
                                    and parallel along the harbor          2. The 1st
                                    breakwall to latitude                   Saturday and
                                    39[deg]07'50.1'' N, longitude           Sunday in
                                    076[deg]14'41.7'' W, located at Rock    October.
                                    Hall, MD.
Southern Maryland Boat Club        Regulated area: All navigable waters    Summer:           Southern Maryland
 Summer and Fall Regattas.          of Breton Bay and McIntosh Run,        1. July 4th; or    Boat Club.
                                    immediately adjacent to Leonardtown,   2. The last
                                    MD shoreline, from shoreline to        Saturday and
                                    shoreline, within an area bounded to    Sunday of July;
                                    the east by a line drawn along         Fall:
                                    latitude-38[deg]16'43'' N, and         1. The 1st
                                    bounded to the west by a line drawn     Saturday and
                                    along longitude 076[deg]38'30'' W,      Sunday in
                                    located at Leonardtown, MD. The         October; or
                                    following locations are within the     2. The 2nd
                                    regulated area:                         Saturday and
                                   Race area: The area is bounded by a      Sunday in
                                    line commencing at position latitude    October.
                                    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.
                                   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 navigable waters    1. The 3rd        Kent Narrows Racing
                                    within Choptank River and Hambrooks     Saturday and      Association.
                                    Bay bounded by a line connecting the    Sunday in July;
                                    following coordinates: Commencing at    or
                                    the shoreline at Long Wharf Park,      2. The 4th
                                    Cambridge, MD, at position latitude     Saturday and
                                    38[deg]34'30'' N, longitude             Sunday in July;
                                    076[deg]04'16'' W; thence east to       or
                                    latitude 38[deg]34'20'' N, longitude   3. The last
                                    076[deg]03'46'' W; thence northeast     Saturday and
                                    across the Choptank River along the     Sunday in July.
                                    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.

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USNA Blue Angels Air Show........  Regulated area: All navigable waters    The Tuesday and   U.S. Naval Academy.
                                    of the Severn River, from shoreline     Wednesday
                                    to shoreline, bounded to the            before Memorial
                                    northwest by a line drawn along the     Day (observed).
                                    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 (i)(1) of this
                                    section.
USNA Crew Races..................  All navigable waters of the Severn      The 3rd Saturday  U.S. Naval Academy.
                                    River, from shoreline to shoreline,     and Sunday in
                                    bounded to the northwest by a line      April; and the
                                    drawn from the south shoreline at       4th Saturday
                                    latitude 39[deg]00'58'' N, longitude    and Sunday in
                                    076[deg]31'32'' W, thence to the        April; and the
                                    north shoreline at latitude             last Saturday
                                    39[deg]01'11'' N, longitude             and Sunday in
                                    076[deg]31'10'' W. The regulated area   April; and
                                    is bounded to the southeast by a line   every Saturday
                                    drawn from U.S. Naval Academy Light     and Sunday in
                                    at latitude 38[deg]58'39.5'' N,         May.
                                    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 Severn      1. The 4th        U.S. Naval Academy.
                                    River, from shoreline to shoreline,     Saturday in
                                    bounded to the northwest by the Naval   March; or
                                    Academy (SR-450) Bridge and bounded    2. The last
                                    to the southeast by a line drawn from   Saturday in
                                    Triton Light at latitude                March; or
                                    38[deg]58'53.0'' N, longitude          3. The 1st
                                    076[deg]28'34.4'' W, thence easterly    Saturday in
                                    to Carr Point, MD at latitude           April.
                                    38[deg]58'58.7'' N, longitude
                                    076[deg]27'38.9'' W.
Washington, DC Dragon Boat         All navigable waters of the Upper       1. The 3rd        Taiwan--U.S.
 Festival.                          Potomac River, Washington, DC, from     Saturday and      Cultural
                                    shoreline to shoreline, bounded         Sunday in May;    Association.
                                    upstream by the Francis Scott Key       or
                                    Bridge and downstream by the           2. The 2nd
                                    Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, located at   Saturday and
                                    Georgetown, Washington, DC.             Sunday in June;
                                                                            or
                                                                           3. The 3rd
                                                                            Saturday and
                                                                            Sunday in June.
Washington's Crossing: Swim        All navigable waters of the Potomac     The 1st Sunday    Wave One Swimming.
 Across the Potomac.                River, encompassed by a line            in June.
                                    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 Upper       1. The 3rd        Enviro-Sports
                                    Potomac River, within an area bounded   Saturday or       Productions Inc.
                                    by a line connecting the following      Sunday in June;
                                    points: From the Rosilie Island         or
                                    shoreline at latitude                  2. The 4th
                                    38[deg]47'30.30'' N, longitude          Saturday or
                                    077[deg]01'26.70'' W, thence west to    Sunday in June;
                                    latitude 38[deg]47'30.00'' N,           or
                                    longitude 077[deg]01'37.30'' W,        3. The last
                                    thence south to latitude                Saturday or
                                    38[deg]47'08.20'' N, longitude          Sunday in June.
                                    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 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.

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                                           Table 3 to Paragraph (i)(3)
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                                                                            Enforcement \1\
              Event                            Regulated area                  period(s)           Sponsor
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Blackbeard Festival, Battle of     Regulated area: The navigable waters    1. Last Friday,   City of Hampton.
 Hampton.                           of Sunset Creek and Hampton River       Saturday and
                                    shoreline to shoreline bounded to the   Sunday in May;
                                    north by the I-64 Bridge over the       or The 1st
                                    Hampton River and bounded to the        Friday,
                                    south by a line drawn from Hampton      Saturday and
                                    River Channel Light 16 (LL 10945),      Sunday in June;
                                    located at latitude 37[deg]01'03'' N,   and
                                    longitude 076[deg]20'24'' W, thence    2. The 3rd
                                    west across the Hampton River to        Friday,
                                    finger pier at Bluewater Yacht          Saturday and
                                    Center, located at latitude             Sunday in
                                    37[deg]01'03'' N, longitude             October; or 4th
                                    076[deg]20'28'' W. The following        Friday,
                                    locations are within the regulated      Saturday and
                                    area:                                   Sunday in
                                   Spectator areas: Area A: Located in      October.
                                    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 Elizabeth   1. The 2nd        Portsmouth Boat
                                    River and its branches from shoreline   Saturday in       Club & City of
                                    to shoreline, bounded to the            June; or          Portsmouth, VA.
                                    northwest by a line drawn across the   2. The 3rd
                                    Port Norfolk Reach section of the       Saturday in
                                    Elizabeth River between the northern    June.
                                    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.
Hampton Cup Regatta..............  Regulated area: All navigable waters    1. The 1st        Hampton Cup Regatta
                                    of Mill Creek, adjacent and north of    consecutive       Boat Club.
                                    Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA. The           Friday,
                                    regulated area includes the following   Saturday, and
                                    areas:                                  Sunday in
                                   Race area: All navigable waters within   August; or
                                    the following boundaries: To the       2. the 2nd
                                    north, a line drawn along latitude      consecutive
                                    37[deg]01'03'' N, to the east a line    Friday,
                                    drawn along longitude 076[deg]18'30''   Saturday and
                                    W, to the south a line drawn parallel   Sunday in
                                    with the Fort Monroe shoreline, and     August; and
                                    west boundary is parallel with the     3. The 4th
                                    Route 258--East Mercury Boulevard       Saturday and
                                    Bridge--causeway. The following         Sunday in
                                    locations are within the regulated      September.
                                    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 navigable waters    1. The 3rd        Mattaponi Volunteer
                                    of Mattaponi River immediately          Saturday and      Rescue Squad and
                                    adjacent to Rainbow Acres Campground,   Sunday in June;   Dive Team.
                                    King and Queen County, VA. The          or
                                    regulated area includes a section of   2. The 4th
                                    the Mattaponi River approximately       Saturday and
                                    three-quarter mile long and bounded     Sunday in June.
                                    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.

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Norfolk Harborfest...............  The navigable waters of the Elizabeth   1. The 1st        Norfolk Festevents,
                                    River and its branches from shoreline   consecutive       Ltd.
                                    to shoreline, bounded to the            Friday,
                                    northwest by a line drawn across the    Saturday, and
                                    Port Norfolk Reach section of the       Sunday in June;
                                    Elizabeth River between the north       or
                                    corner of the landing at Hospital      2. The 2nd
                                    Point, Portsmouth, VA, latitude         consecutive
                                    36[deg]50'51.6'' N, longitude           Friday,
                                    076[deg]18'07.9'' W, and the north      Saturday, and
                                    corner of the City of Norfolk Mooring   Sunday in June.
                                    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 Assateague      1. The last       Chincoteague
                                    Channel from shoreline to shoreline,    Wednesday and     Volunteer Fire
                                    bounded to the east by a line drawn     following         Department.
                                    from latitude 37[deg]55'01'' N,         Friday in July;
                                    longitude 075[deg]22'40'' W, thence     or
                                    south to latitude 37[deg]54'50'' N,    2. The 1st
                                    longitude 075[deg]22'46'' W; and to     Wednesday and
                                    the southwest by a line drawn from      following
                                    latitude 37[deg]54'54'' N, longitude    Friday in
                                    075[deg]23'00'' W, thence east to       August.
                                    latitude 37[deg]54'49'' N, longitude
                                    075[deg]22'49'' W.
Poquoson Seafood Festival          Regulated area: The navigable waters    1. The last       City of Poquoson.
 Workboat Races.                    of the Back River, Poquoson, VA. The    Sunday in
                                    following locations are within the      September; or
                                    regulated area:                        2. The 1st
                                   Race area: The area is bounded on the    Sunday of
                                    north by a line drawn along latitude    October; or
                                    37[deg]06'30'' N, bounded on the       3. The 2nd
                                    south by a line drawn along latitude    Sunday of
                                    37[deg]06'15'' N, bounded on the east   October.
                                    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 navigable waters    The last Friday,  Redrock
                                    of the North Atlantic Ocean             Saturday, and     Entertainment
                                    immediately adjacent to Virginia        Sunday in         Services.
                                    Beach, VA bounded on the south side     April.
                                    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.
                                   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 James       1. The 2nd        Virginia Boat Club
 Regatta on the James River.        River in the vicinity of Robious        Saturday or       Richmond, VA.
                                    Landing Park, Midlothian, VA. The       Sunday in June;
                                    regulated area includes a section of    or
                                    the James River approximately 1300     2. The 3rd
                                    yards long and bounded in width by      Saturday or
                                    each shoreline, bounded to the east     Sunday in June.
                                    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 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)
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                                                                            Enforcement \1\
              Event                            Regulated area                  period(s)           Sponsor
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The Crossing.....................  All navigable waters of Lake Gaston,    The 2nd Saturday  Organization to
                                    from shoreline to shoreline, directly   in August.        Support the Arts,
                                    under the length of Eaton Ferry                           Infrastructure,
                                    Bridge (NC State Route 903),                              and Learning on
                                    commencing at the southern bridge                         Lake Gaston, AKA
                                    entrance at latitude 36[deg]30'38''                       O'SAIL.
                                    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.

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PPD Ironman North Carolina.......  All navigable waters of Masonboro       1. The 3rd        Ironman,
                                    Inlet, shoreline to shoreline           Friday or         Wilmington, NC.
                                    starting at location latitude           Saturday in
                                    34[deg]11'13'' N, longitude             October; or
                                    077[deg]48'53'' W, thence north along  2. The 4th
                                    Banks Channel to latitude               Friday or
                                    34[deg]12'14'' N, longitude             Saturday in
                                    077[deg]48'04'' W, thence west to       October; or
                                    Motts channel, terminating at Sea      3. The last
                                    Path Marina at latitude                 Friday or
                                    34[deg]12'44'' N, longitude             Saturday in
                                    077[deg]48'25'' W, Wrightsville         October.
                                    Beach, NC.
Roanoke River Races..............  All navigable waters of the Roanoke     1. The 1st        Virginia Outlaw
                                    River in Plymouth, NC, from             Saturday and      Drag Boat
                                    approximate positions: Latitude         Sunday in         Association
                                    35[deg]52'25'' N, longitude             August; or        (VODBA).
                                    076[deg]44'33'' W, then northwest to   2. The 2nd
                                    latitude 35[deg]52'29'' N, longitude    Saturday and
                                    076[deg]44'37'' W, then southwest       Sunday in
                                    along the shoreline to latitude         August; or
                                    35[deg]52'00'' N, longitude            3. The 3rd
                                    076[deg]45'31'' W, then south to        Saturday and
                                    latitude 35[deg]51'56'' N, longitude    Sunday in
                                    076[deg]45'30'' W, then northeast       August; or
                                    along the shoreline to the point of    4. The 4th
                                    origin, a length of approximately one   Saturday and
                                    mile.                                   Sunday in
                                                                            August;
                                                                           And
                                                                           1. The 2nd
                                                                            Saturday and
                                                                            Sunday in
                                                                            October; or
                                                                           2. The 3rd
                                                                            Saturday and
                                                                            Sunday in
                                                                            October; or
                                                                           3. The 4th
                                                                            Saturday and
                                                                            Sunday in
                                                                            October; or
                                                                           4. The last
                                                                            Saturday and
                                                                            Sunday in
                                                                            October.
Swim the Loop and Motts Channel    All navigable waters surrounding        1. The 4th        Without Limits
 Sprint.                            Harbor Island, NC including             Saturday or       Coaching, Inc.
                                    Intracoastal waterway, Lees Cut,        Sunday in
                                    Banks Channel and Motts Channel.        September; or
                                    Enforcement area extends               2. The last
                                    approximately 100 yards from the        Saturday or
                                    shoreline of Harbor Island and is       Sunday in
                                    bounded by a line connecting the        September.
                                    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.
Wilmington YMCA Triathlon........  All navigable waters of Motts Channel,  1. The 3rd, 4th,  Wilmington, NC,
                                    from shoreline to shoreline and         or last           YMCA.
                                    between Wrightsville Channel Day        Saturday in
                                    beacon 14 (LLNR 30220), located at      September; or
                                    latitude 34[deg]12'17.8'' N,           2. The last
                                    longitude 077[deg]48'09.1'' W, thence   Saturday in
                                    westward to Wrightsville Channel Day    October; or
                                    beacon 25 (LLNR 30255), located at     3. The 1st or
                                    latitude 34[deg]12'52.1'' N,            2nd Saturday in
                                    longitude 077[deg]48'53.5'' W.          November.
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\1\ As noted, the enforcement dates and times for each of the listed events in this table 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: October 26, 2021.
Laura M. Dickey,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2021-24066 Filed 11-5-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P