[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 211 (Wednesday, October 31, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 65815-65816]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26807]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0851]


Special Local Regulations; Marine Events in the Seventh Coast 
Guard District

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the Key West World Championship 
Special Local Regulations in the Atlantic Ocean, off the tip of Key 
West, on the waters of the Key West Main Ship Channel, Key West Turning 
Basin, and Key West Harbor Entrance, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on each 
of the dates of November 7, 2012; November 9, 2012; and November 11, 
2012. This action is necessary to protect race participants, 
participant vessels, spectators, and the general public from the 
hazards associated with high-speed boat races. During the enforcement 
period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without 
permission from the Captain of the Port.

DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.701 will be enforced daily from 9 
a.m. until 5 p.m. on each of the dates of November 7, 2012; November 9, 
2012; and November 11, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call or email Marine Science Technician First Class William G. Winegar, 
Sector Key West Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone 305-292-
8809, email William.G.Winegar@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Special 
Local Regulations for the annual Key West World Championship Super Boat 
Race in 33 CFR 100.701 on November 7, 2012; November 9, 2012; and 
November 11, 2012, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. These regulations can be 
found in the 2012 issue of the Federal Register 33 CFR 100.701
    On November 7, 9, and 11, 2012, Super Boat International 
Productions, Inc. is hosting the Key West World Championship, a series 
of high-speed boat races. The event will be held on the waters of the 
Atlantic Ocean located southwest of Key West, Florida. Approximately 75 
high-speed power boats will be participating in the races. It is 
anticipated that at least 100 spectator vessels will be present during 
the races.
    The special local regulations encompass certain waters of the 
Atlantic Ocean located southwest of Key West, Florida. The special 
local regulations will be enforced daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on 
November 7, 2012; November 9, 2012; and November 11, 2012. The special 
local regulations area will consist of the following four sections 
located within the area as listed in the event application. (1) A race 
area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels 
participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from 
entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining. The race area is defined 
as all waters of the Atlantic Ocean located southwest of Key West 
encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: 
Starting at Point 1 in position 24[deg]32'08'' N, 81[deg]50'19'' W; 
thence east to Point 2 in position 24[deg]32'23'' N, 81[deg]48'58'' W; 
thence northeast to Point 3 in position 24[deg]33'14'' N, 
81[deg]48'47'' W; thence northeast to Point 4 in position 
24[deg]33'54'' N, 81[deg]48'22'' W; thence west to Point 5 in position 
24[deg]33'54'' N, 81[deg]48'25'' W; thence southwest back to origin. 
All persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating 
in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting 
through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area. (2) A buffer 
zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those 
persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, are prohibited from 
entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining. The buffer zone is 
defined as all waters of the Atlantic Ocean located southwest of Key 
West encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following 
points: Starting at Point 1 in position 24[deg]33'26'' N, 
81[deg]49'02'' W; thence southwest to Point 2 in position 
24[deg]32'22'' N,

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81[deg]50'39'' W; thence south to Point 3 in position 24[deg]31'53'' N, 
81[deg]50'39'' W; thence northeast to Point 4 in position 
24[deg]32'06'' N, 81[deg]48'35'' W thence northwest to back to origin. 
All persons and vessels except those persons and vessels enforcing the 
buffer zone are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring 
in, or remaining within the buffer zone. (3) Spectator Area 1. 
Spectator Area 1 consists of all waters of the Atlantic Ocean located 
southwest of Key West encompassed within an imaginary line connecting 
the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 24[deg]33'26'' N, 
81[deg]49'02'' W; thence northeast to Point 2 in position 
24[deg]33'36'' N, 81[deg]48'49'' W; thence northwest to Point 3 in 
position 24[deg]33'39'' N, 81[deg]49'26'' W; thence southwest to Point 
4 in position 24[deg]33'24'' N, 81[deg]49'28'' W; thence northeast back 
to origin. All vessels are prohibited from anchoring in Spectator Area 
1; any vessel transiting in the area shall travel at idle speed. (4) 
Spectator Area 2. Spectator Area 2 consists of all waters of the 
Atlantic Ocean located southwest of Key West encompassed within an 
imaginary line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in 
position 24[deg]33'41'' N, 81[deg]48'44'' W; thence northeast to Point 
2 in position 24[deg]33'55'' N, 81[deg]48'34'' W; thence southwest to 
Point 3 in position 24[deg]33'52'' N, 81[deg]48'42'' W; thence 
southwest back to origin. All vessels are prohibited from anchoring in 
Spectator Area 2; any vessel transiting in the area shall travel at 
idle speed. Persons and vessels may request authorization to enter, 
transit through, anchor in, or remain within the race area, or the 
buffer zone by contacting the Captain of the Port Key West by telephone 
at 305-292-8727, or a designated representative via VHF radio on 
channel 16. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, 
remain within the race area, or the buffer zone is granted by the 
Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative, all 
persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the 
instructions of the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated 
representative. The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated 
area by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-
scene designated representatives. 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 100.701 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 a Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners.

    Dated: October 12, 2012.
A.S. Young, Sr.,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Key West.
[FR Doc. 2012-26807 Filed 10-30-12; 8:45 am]
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