Special Local Regulations:

 
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Federal Register Volume 76, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)

Rules and Regulations

Pages 59898-59899

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]

FR Doc No: 2011-24728

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100

Docket No. USCG-2009-0996

Special Local Regulation, Hydroplane Races, Lake Sammamish, WA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation,

Hydroplane Races within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of

Responsibility for the 2011 Fall Championship hydroplane event in Lake

Sammamish, WA from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. from September 30, 2011 through October 2, 2011. This action is necessary to restrict vessel movement in the vicinity of the race courses thereby ensuring the safety of participants and spectators during these events. During the enforcement period non-participant vessels are prohibited from entering the designated race areas. Spectator craft entering, exiting or moving within the spectator area must operate at speeds which will create a minimum wake.

DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1308 will be enforced from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day from September 30, 2011 through October 2, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call or e-mail Ensign Anthony P. LaBoy, Sector Puget Sound Waterways

Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 206-217-6323, e-mail

SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard is providing notice of enforcement of the Special Local Regulation for Hydroplane Races within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility 33 CFR 100.1308. The Lake Sammamish area, 33 CFR 100.1308(a)(3) will be enforced from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. from September 30, 2011 through

October 2, 2011. These regulations can be found in the March 29, 2011 issue of the Federal Register (76 FR 17341).

Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1308, the regulated area shall be closed for the duration of the event to all vessel traffic not participating in the event and authorized by the event sponsor or Coast

Guard Patrol Commander.

When this special local regulation is enforced, non-participant vessels are

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prohibited from entering the designated race areas unless authorized by the designated on-scene Patrol Commander. Spectator craft may remain in designated spectator areas but must follow the directions of the designated on-scene Patrol Commander. The event sponsor may also function as the designated on-scene Patrol Commander. Spectator craft entering, exiting or moving within the spectator area must operate at speeds which will create a minimum wake.

Emergency Signaling: A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn from vessels patrolling the areas under the discretion of the designated on-scene Patrol Commander shall serve as a signal to stop. Vessels signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders of the patrol vessel. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1308 and 5

U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the

Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to

Mariners. If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area.

Dated: 9/12/11.

S.J. Ferguson,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound.

FR Doc. 2011-24728 Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am

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