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Federal Register Highlights – 3/19/13

March 19, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for March 19, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of St. Thomas Harbor in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands during the 2013 International Rolex Regatta, a series of sail boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 22, 2013 through Sunday, March 24, 2013. Approximately 65 sail boats will be participating in the races. It is anticipated that approximately 20 spectator vessels will be present during the races. These special local regulations are necessary to ensure the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulation establishes a race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the sail boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. This rule will be effective from 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 through 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) to close the hook-and-line component of the commercial sector for king mackerel in the southern Florida west coast subzone. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) king mackerel resource. This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, March 17, 2013, through June 30, 2013.

 

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