[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 55138-55139]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22012]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0996]


Special Local Regulation: Hydroplane Races in Lake Sammamish, WA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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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 2012 Fall Championship hydroplane event in Lake 
Sammamish, WA from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. each day from September 28, 
2012 through September 30, 2012. 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 12 p.m. 
until 5 p.m. each day from September 28, 2012 through September 30, 
2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade Anthony P. LaBoy, Sector Puget 
Sound Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 206-217-
6323, email 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 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. from September 28, 2012 through 
September 30, 2012. 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 unless authorized by the event sponsor or 
Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
    When this special local regulation is enforced, non-participant 
vessels are 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.


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    Dated: August 23, 2012.
G.G. Stump,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Puget Sound.
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