[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 1, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 25595-25596]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10479]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0228]


Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including 
Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and 
Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; 
Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, 
Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee 
Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile 
Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at various times from June 14, 2012 
until June 22, 2012. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, 
waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers' post-maintenance testing of Barrier IIA and IIB.
    During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, mooring, 
laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by 
any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of 
the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her designated 
representative.

DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.930 will be enforced from 7:00 
a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 14 and 15, 
and again on June 21 and 22, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call or email CWO Jon Grob, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector 
Lake Michigan, telephone 414-747-7188, email address 
Jon.K.Grob@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of 
the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and

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Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and 
Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL, 
listed in 33 CFR 165.930. Specifically, the Coast Guard will enforce 
this safety zone between Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 on all 
waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Enforcement will occur 
from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on:

(1) On June 14-15, 2012
(2) On June 21-22, 2012

    This enforcement action is necessary because the Captain of the 
Port, Sector Lake Michigan has determined that the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers' post-maintenance testing of Barriers IIA and IIB pose risks 
to life and property. The combination of vessel traffic and the testing 
operations in the water makes the controlling of vessels through the 
impacted portion of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal necessary to 
prevent injury and property loss.
    In accordance with the general regulations in Sec.  165.23 of this 
part, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying up or anchoring within 
the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is 
prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake 
Michigan, or his or her designated representative.
    This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.930 and 5 
U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the 
Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, will also provide notice 
through other means, which may include, but are not limited to, 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Local Notice to Mariners, local news 
media, distribution in leaflet form, and on-scene oral notice. 
Additionally, the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, may notify 
representatives from the maritime industry through telephonic and email 
notifications.

    Dated: April 23, 2012.
M.W. Sibley,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
[FR Doc. 2012-10479 Filed 4-30-12; 8:45 am]
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