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Federal Register Highlights – 9/5/13

September 5, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for September 5, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Biscayne Bay, east of Margaret Pace Park, Miami, Florida during the Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon. The Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon is scheduled to take place on September 29, 2013. Approximately 2,100 participants are anticipated to participate in the swim portion of this event. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants and general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The safety zone establishes a regulated area that will encompass the swim area. Non-participant persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. This rule will be enforced from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on September 29, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Chicago Harbor due to a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. This rule is effective and will be enforced from 10 p.m. until 11 p.m. on September 14, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Presque Isle Bay during the Perry 200 Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a fireworks display. This rule will be effective from 9:15 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on September 8, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone during the Swim Around Charleston, a swimming race occurring on waters of the Wando River, the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and the Ashley River, in Charleston, South Carolina. The Swim Around Charleston is scheduled to take place on September 29, 2013. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. This rule will be enforced from 9:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on September 29, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Presque Isle Bay during the Tall Ships Erie 2013 Fireworks Show. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a fireworks display. This rule will be effective from 9 p.m. until 10:20 p.m. on September 5, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Oceanside Harbor in Oceanside, California for the 2013 Oceanside Tiki Swim on the morning of September 29, 2013. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This rule is effective from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on September 29, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington from 6:00 a.m. on September 2, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. on September 10, 2013 unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This action is necessary for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo in the navigable waters of Puget Sound and adjacent waters. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless otherwise exempted or excluded under 33 CFR 165.1321 or unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his Designated Representative. The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1321 will be enforced from 6:00 a.m. on September 2, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. on September 10, 2013, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the waters of the Cumberland River beginning at mile marker 190.0 and ending at mile marker 192.0, extending bank to bank. This zone is necessary to protect participants in the Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival. Entry into this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative. This rule is effective and enforceable through actual notice from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. September 7, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period of a special local regulation for one specific recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies only to the Hampton Bay Days Festival, which consists of a Fireworks Display held at multiple locations along the Hampton River, Hampton, Virginia. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on portions of the Hampton River near Hampton, Virginia during the event. This rule will be effective on September 7, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is opening directed fishing for Greenland turbot in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2013 initial total allowable catch (ITAC) of Greenland turbot in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI. Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 1, 2013, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2013. Comments must be received at the following address no later than 4:30 p.m., A.l.t., September 16, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors (C/Ps) using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2013 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to C/Ps using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 1, 2013, through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2013.

 

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