[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 150 (Friday, August 3, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 46285]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18840]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Parts 100 and 165

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0551]


Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup Sailing 
Events, San Francisco, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of the 2012 program 
calendar for the on-water activities associated with the ``2012 
America's Cup World Series'' regatta scheduled for August 21-26, 2012, 
on the waters of San Francisco Bay adjacent to the City of San 
Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge and 
Alcatraz Island.

DATES: This notice of availability is effective on August 3, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0551 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0551 in the 
``Keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search.'' They are also 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call or email Lieutenant DeCarol Davis, Coast Guard Sector San 
Francisco, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (415) 399-7443, email 
DeCarol.A.Davis@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background and Purpose

    The Coast Guard established a special local regulation and a safety 
zone for the sailing regattas being conducted on the waters of San 
Francisco Bay associated with the 34th America's Cup sailing events 
taking place adjacent to the City of San Francisco waterfront in the 
vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. The special 
local regulation and safety zone regulate the on-water activities 
associated with the ``2012 America's Cup World Series'' regatta 
scheduled for August 21-26, 2012, and will temporarily restrict vessel 
traffic in a portion of the San Francisco Bay, prohibit vessels not 
participating in the America's Cup sailing events from entering the 
designated race area, and create a temporary safety zone around racing 
vessels (77 FR 41902, July 17, 2012).
    This notice announces the availability of the 2012 program calendar 
referenced in the rulemaking published in association with the ``2012 
America's Cup World Series'' regattas. This program calendar is 
available in the docket, as indicated in the ADDRESSES section, and 
includes the dates and times that event programming is expected to 
occur.
    The Coast Guard may enforce the special local regulation and safety 
zone as early as noon on any program day. In general, however, the 
Coast Guard anticipates beginning enforcement approximately one hour 
before the first scheduled event on each program day, and ending 
enforcement as soon as possible after the last event on each program 
day. The Coast Guard will use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to 
indicate when the zone is being enforced and when enforcement has ended 
and normal vessel operations may occur.
    This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 33 
CFR 1.05-1.

    Dated: July 16, 2012.
Jay W. Jewess,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port San Francisco.
[FR Doc. 2012-18840 Filed 8-2-12; 8:45 am]
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