Safety Zones; Fourth of July Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port Charleston Zone, SC
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones during Fourth of July Fireworks Displays on certain navigable waterways in Murrells Inlet and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. These safety zones are necessary to protect the public from hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Croix River, Stillwater, MN
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Stillwater Highway Drawbridge across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota. The deviation is necessary due to increased vehicular traffic after a local Independence Day fireworks display. The deviation allows the bridge to be in the closed-to-navigation position to clear increased traffic congestion.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the South Park Highway Bridge across the Duwamish Waterway, mile 3.8, at Seattle, Washington. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Grand Opening event of the South Park Highway Bridge. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed position and need not open to marine traffic.
Regattas and Marine Parades in the COTP Lake Michigan Zone-Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Dragon Boat Race, Chicago, IL
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation on the South Branch of the Chicago River for the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Dragon boat Race in Chicago, Illinois. This regulated area will be enforced from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on June 28, 2014. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life and property on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Dragon Boat race. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone.
Annual Fireworks Displays and Other Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District Requiring Safety Zones; Point Pleasant Sternwheel Festival; Ohio River 265.2-266.2; Point Pleasant, WV
The Coast Guard will enforce the Point Pleasant Sternwheel Festival safety zone from 9:45 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. on June 28th, 2014. This action is necessary for the safety of participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Point Pleasant Sternwheel Festival. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting through or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo
The Coast Guard is revising its safety zone regulations for annually recurring firework displays and marine events within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo. The safety zones revised or established by this final rule are necessary to protect the surrounding public, spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays, hydroplane boat races, and other events of a similar nature posing a potential hazard to the safety of life and property on the navigable waters. This final rule is intended to restrict vessels from designated areas on navigable waterways during these events.
Safety Zone; Independence Day Celebration Fireworks, Lake Ontario, Oswego, NY
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Ontario, Oswego, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Ontario during the Independence Day Celebration Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Freeport Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display; South Oyster Bay; Freeport, NY
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of South Oyster Bay near Guy Lombardo Marina in Freeport, NY for the Freeport Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this safety zone is prohibited without permission from the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone; Celebrate the Amboys Fireworks; Raritan Bay, Perth Amboy, NJ
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Raritan Bay in the vicinity of Perth Amboy, New Jersey for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of Raritan Bay before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Notice of Arrival Exception
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations to implement a statutory change, enacted under section 704 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012, exempting U.S. mobile offshore drilling units and other U.S. vessels from submitting a Notice of Arrival when moving directly from one Outer Continental Shelf block area to another.