[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 47615]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22191]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0968]


Special Local Regulation; Fautasi Ocean Challenge Canoe Race, 
Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce a Special Local Regulation for 
the Fautasi Ocean Challenge Canoe Race on the dates of November 10, 17, 
and 24, 2017, to safeguard the participants and spectators, including 
all crews, vessels, and persons on the water in Pago Pago Harbor during 
the event. This regulation will functionally close the port to vessel 
traffic during the race, but will not require the evacuation of any 
vessels from the harbor. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the 
harbor will be prohibited to all vessels not registered with the 
sponsor as participants or not part of the race patrol, unless 
specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or a 
designated representative. Vessels that are already moored or anchored 
in the harbor seeking permission to remain there shall request 
permission from the COTP unless deemed a spectator vessel that is 
moored to a waterfront facility within the regulated area.

DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1401 will be enforced from 7:00 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the dates of November 10, 17, and 24, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice of enforcement, call or email Lieutenant Commander John Bannon, 
Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu; 
telephone (808) 541-4359, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce a Special Local 
Regulation in 33 CFR 100.1401 for the Fautasi Ocean Challenge Canoe 
Race from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the dates of November 10, 17, and 
24, 2017. This action is being taken to safeguard the participants and 
spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on the water in 
Pago Pago Harbor during the event. This regulation for the marine 
events, which will encompass portions of Pago Pago Harbor. During the 
enforcement periods, as reflected in 33 CFR 100.1401(c), if you are the 
operator of a vessel in the regulated area you must comply with 
directions from the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or a designated 
representative.
    This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100 
and 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). In addition to this notice of enforcement in the 
Federal Register, the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of this 
enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners.

    Dated: October 6, 2017.
M.C. Long,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Honolulu.
[FR Doc. 2017-22191 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]
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