[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 237 (Monday, December 10, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 73311-73312]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29751]



Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0551]
RIN 1625-AA00; 1625-AA08

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

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule; correction.


SUMMARY: On July 17, 2012, the Coast Guard published in the Federal 
Register a temporary final rule establishing a special local regulation 
for sailing events scheduled to occur 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. Inadvertently, this rule 
included errors in four navigational coordinates of the transit zone 
established for the 2013 America's Cup events. This document corrects 
those erroneous coordinates.

DATES: Effective on December 10, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
USCG-2011-0551. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the 
docket number in the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also 
visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground 
floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 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 rule, 
call or email Lieutenant DeCarol Davis, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San 
Francisco; telephone (415) 399-7443 or email at D11-PF-MarineEvents@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
(202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 17, 2012, the Coast Guard published 
a temporary final rule regulating the on-water activities associated 
with the ``Louis Vuitton Cup,'' ``Red Bull Youth America's Cup,'' and 
``America's Cup Finals Match'' scheduled to occur in July, August, and 
September, 2013 (77 FR 41902). Among the regulations established by 
this temporary final rule was a transit zone created to facilitate the 
safe transit of vessels needing access to pier space and facilities 
along the City of San Francisco waterfront and to minimize other 
traffic that may obstruct the waterfront (33 CFR 100.T11-0551B(d)(6), 
to become effective July 4, 2013-September 23, 2013). An image 
illustrating the location of the transit zone is available in the 
    On August 20, 2012, the Coast Guard became aware of errors in the 
transit zone coordinates after a member of the Coast Guard plotted the 
transit zone on vessel traffic management software and found four 
coordinates positioned on land and out of line with the concept of 
operations developed by the Coast Guard. All four errors can be 
attributed to data-entry errors, where a 4 was accidently typed as a 2 
in the seconds of one coordinate, and a 2 was accidently typed as a 1 
in the degrees of three other coordinates. When plotted, the erroneous 
coordinates do not reflect the transit zone as described in the

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temporary final rule and shared with the public in diagrams and 
presentations. The narrative description of the transit zone in the 
temporary final rule, and the images distributed during outreach, 
accurately portray the operational intentions of the Coast Guard and 
the America's Cup regulated areas. To ensure that members of the public 
have the correct geographical positioning data to locate the regulated 
areas and navigate around the dangers associated with the sailing 
events, the Coast Guard is correcting these coordinates to align with 
the stated intent of the temporary final rule and the images 
distributed during public outreach. The location and restrictions of 33 
CFR 100.T11-0551B remain as they were described on July 17, 2012, and 
are not changed by this correction.
    In Federal Register document 2012-17305 published on July 17, 2012, 
(77 FR 41902), make the following correction:

Sec.  100.T11-0551B  [Corrected]

1. On page 41908, in the second column, revise the third sentence in 
paragraph (d)(6) of Sec.  100.T11-0551B to read as follows:
* * * * *
    (d) * * *
    (6) * * * This transit zone is bounded by the following 
coordinates: 37[deg]48'40'' N, 122[deg]28'21'' W; 37[deg]48'32'' N, 
122[deg]28'00'' W; 37[deg]48'32'' N, 122[deg]26'24'' W; 37[deg]48'39'' 
N, 122[deg]25'27'' W; 37[deg]48'43'' N, 122[deg]25'13'' W; 
37[deg]48'41'' N, 122[deg]24'30'' W; 37[deg]48'28'' N, 122[deg]24'04'' 
W; 37[deg]48'17'' N, 122[deg]23'54'' W; 37[deg]48'21'' N, 
122[deg]23'49'' W; 37[deg]48'33'' N, 122[deg]24'00'' W; 37[deg]48'36'' 
N, 122[deg]24'07'' W; 37[deg]49'15'' N, 122[deg]24'00'' W; 
37[deg]49'21'' N, 122[deg]24'05'' W; 37[deg]48'48'' N, 122[deg]24'40'' 
W; 37[deg]48'49'' N, 122[deg]25'16'' W; 37[deg]48'37'' N, 
122[deg]26'22'' W; 37[deg]48'37'' N, 122[deg]28'00'' W; 37[deg]48'47'' 
N, 122[deg]28'21'' W (NAD 83).* * *
* * * * *

    Dated: November 16, 2012.
Cynthia L. Stowe,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco.
[FR Doc. 2012-29751 Filed 12-7-12; 8:45 am]