[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 190 (Monday, October 1, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 59749]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24044]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0780]


Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; San Francisco Bay 
Navy Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration, San 
Francisco Bay, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in 
the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay for the annual U.S. Navy and 
City of San Francisco sponsored Fleet Week Parade of Navy Ships, Blue 
Angels Flight Demonstrations, Ship Tours, and America's Cup World 
Series regattas to be held from October 4, 2012 through October 7, 
2012. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event 
participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no persons 
or vessels may enter the regulated area without permission of the 
Captain of the Port (COTP) or her designated representative.

DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1105(c)(1), regulated area 
``Alpha'' for Navy Parade of Ships, will be enforced from 10:30 a.m. to 
12:15 p.m. on October 6, 2012. The regulations in 33 CFR 
100.1105(c)(2), regulated area ``Bravo'' for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels 
Activities and America's Cup World Series regattas will be enforced 
from noon until 6:30 p.m. on October 4; from 11:45 a.m. until 6 p.m. on 
October 5; from 11:45 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on October 6, 2012; and from 
11:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. on October 7, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call or email Ensign William Hawn, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San 
Francisco; telephone (415) 399-7442 or email at D11-PF-MarineEvents@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the special 
local regulation for the annual San Francisco Bay Navy Fleet Week 
Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration in accordance with 33 CFR 
100.1105.
    Regulations for the Navy Parade of Ships will be enforced from 
10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on October 6, 2012. Under the provisions of 33 
CFR 100.1105, no person or vessel may enter or remain in regulated area 
``Alpha'' within 500 yards of all parade vessels. No person or vessel 
shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of the ship 
parade participants or official patrol vessels.
    During the 2012 Fleetweek events, America's Cup World Series 
regattas will be held in conjunction with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels 
Activities as per an official agreement made between the America's Cup 
Race Management and the Fleetweek program coordinators. Regulations for 
the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Activities and the America's Cup World Series 
regattas will be enforced from noon until 6:30 p.m. on October 4, from 
11:45 a.m. until 6 p.m. on October 5, from 11:45 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. 
on October 6, 2012, and from 11:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. on October 7, 
2012. Within regulated area ``Bravo'' established in 33 CFR 
100.1105(b)(2), no person or vessel may enter or remain within the 
waters of San Francisco Bay bounded by a line connecting the following 
points: beginning at 37[deg] 49.096'' N, 122[deg] 27.055' W, thence to 
37[deg] 49.389'' N, 122[deg] 24.354'' W, thence to 37[deg] 48.888'' N, 
122[deg] 24.272'' W, thence to 37[deg] 48.598' N, 122[deg] 26.973'' W 
and thence to the point of beginning (``Fleet Week box'') (NAD 83).
    In the southern portion of regulated area ``Bravo,'' the Coast 
Guard will enforce a no-loitering area 75-yards south of the Fleet Week 
box, extending west from Pier 45 and ending at the western edge of the 
Fleet Week box. While transiting this no-loitering area, vessels shall 
proceed at a safe speed as not to cause a wake. This requirement will 
be strictly enforced to preserve the safety of both life and property. 
Except for persons or vessels authorized by the Patrol Commander, no 
person or vessel may anchor or loiter in the areas described above 
within regulated area ``Bravo.''
    When hailed by U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel by siren, radio, 
flashing light, or other means, a person or vessel shall come to an 
immediate stop. Persons or vessels shall comply with all directions 
given; failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation 
for failure to comply, or both. The Coast Guard may be assisted by 
other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing 
this regulation.
    This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1105 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 extensive advance 
notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to 
Mariners, and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

    Dated: September 18, 2012.
Cynthia L. Stowe,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco.
[FR Doc. 2012-24044 Filed 9-28-12; 8:45 am]
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