[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 42464-42465]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17578]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0156]
RIN 1625--AA08


Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Potomac River, 
National Harbor Access Channel, MD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning 
amendments to the regattas and marine parades regulations. The 
rulemaking was initiated to establish special local regulations during 
the swim segment of the ``Ironman 70.3 National Harbor'' triathlon, a 
marine event to be held on the waters of the Potomac River in Prince 
George's County, Maryland on August 5, 2012. The Coast Guard was 
notified on May 22, 2012 that the event had been cancelled.

DATES: The proposed rule published April 6, 2012, at 77 FR 20750, is 
withdrawn as of July 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this withdrawn rulemaking is available for 
inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find 
this docket on the Internet by going to http://www.regulations.gov, 
inserting USCG-2012-0156 in the ``Keyword'' box, and then clicking 
``Search.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice, call or email Mr. Ronald Houck, Waterways Management Division, 
Sector Baltimore, MD, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 410-576-2674, email 
Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing material in 
the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 6, 2012, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
entitled ``Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Potomac River, 
National Harbor Access Channel, MD'' in the Federal Register (77 FR 
20750). The rulemaking

[[Page 42465]]

concerned the Coast Guard's proposal to establish temporary special 
local regulations on specified waters of the Potomac River and National 
Harbor Access Channel, in Prince George's County, MD, effective from 5 
a.m. until 11 a.m. on August 5, 2012. The regulated area included all 
waters of the Potomac River, National Harbor Access Channel, within an 
area from the shoreline and then west to a line connecting the 
following positions: from position latitude 38[deg]47[min]28[sec] N, 
longitude 077[deg]01[min]20[sec] W; thence southerly to position 
latitude 38[deg]46[min]49[sec] N, longitude 077[deg]01[min]28[sec] W. 
The regulations were needed to temporarily restrict vessel traffic 
during the event to provide for the safety of participants, spectators 
and other transiting vessels.

Withdrawal

    The Coast Guard is withdrawing this rulemaking because the event 
has been cancelled.

Authority

    We issue this notice of withdrawal under the authority of 33 U.S.C. 
1233.

    Dated: June 18, 2012.
Mark P. O'Malley,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Baltimore.
[FR Doc. 2012-17578 Filed 7-18-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P