Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
This action is a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to Coast Guard's April 15, 2008, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) which proposed the revision of the list of permanent safety zones established for fireworks displays at various locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District (73 FR 20223). In the April 2008 NPRM, the Coast Guard proposed the addition of 22 new safety zones, and the modification 4 existing zones for fireworks display launch platforms and fallout areas. This supplemental proposal includes three additional safety zones and removes one previously proposed zone for a total of 24 new safety zones for fireworks displays. This action also proposes modification to one existing safety zone for a total of five modifications to preexisting zones established for fireworks displays. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the hazards posed by fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within these proposed zones during the enforcement periods will be prohibited without approval of the appropriate Captain of the Port.