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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Coast Guard

33 CFR Parts 110, 117, 165

[CGD09-01-004]
RIN 2115-AA97


Sail Detroit and Tall Ship Celebration 2001, Detroit and Saginaw
Rivers, MI

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones and
anchorage areas during the Sail Detroit tall ship visit and harbor
celebration in the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan, to be held July
18-24, 2001 and the Tall Ship Celebration 2001 to be held July 26-30,
2001 in the Saginaw River, Bay City, Michigan. These zones are
necessary to promote the safe navigation of vessels and the safety of
life and property during the periods of heavy vessel traffic expected
during these events. These zones are intended to restrict vessel
traffic from a portion of the Detroit River and restrict vessel traffic
in a portion of the Saginaw River.

DATES: This rule is effective from July 18-30, 2001, except for
Sec. 110.T09-007 and the suspension of Sec. 110.206 which are effective
July 22, 2001 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the amendments to
Sec. 117.647 which are effective July 26, 2001 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as
documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket,
are part of docket CGD09-01-004 and are available for inspection or
copying at U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Detroit, 110 Mt.
Elliott Ave., Detroit, MI 48207, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Dennis O'Mara, Marine
Safety Office Detroit, Detroit, MI, (313) 568-9580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory History

     On April 9, 2001, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed
rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Sail Detroit and Tall Ship Celebration 2001,
Detroit and Saginaw Rivers, MI in the Federal Register (66 FR 18419).
The Coast Guard did not receive any letters commenting on the proposed
rulemaking. No public hearing was requested, and none was held.

Background and Purpose

     These temporary regulations are for the Sail Detroit tall ship
visit and harbor celebration and Tall Ship Celebration 2001 to be held
in the Detroit and Saginaw Rivers, respectively. The Sail Detroit tall
ship visit is scheduled to be part of Detroit 300, the celebration to
honor the 300th birthday of Detroit's founding. It is a shared
international event between the sister cities of Detroit, MI and
Windsor, Ontario Canada. Temporary safety zones will be established
along both waterfront areas, once tall ships are moored. Sail Detroit
will be highlighted by a 5-mile historic vessel parade (approximately
50 vessels, including 20 or more tall ships), waterside events, in-port
tours, waterside moored vessel viewing, and a re-enactment of
Cadillac's landing in Detroit. The parade of historic ships will take
place in the Detroit River on July 22, 2001 between the Ojibway
Anchorage and Belle Isle. The re-enactment of Antoine de la Mothe
Cadillac's 1701 landing in Detroit will take place on July 24, 2001,
between Belle Isle and Hart Plaza. The Coast

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Guard will establish a temporary safety zone to ensure the safety of
both events.
     Tall Ship Celebration 2001 is a community-wide maritime festival in
Bay City, MI, featuring a 6-mile ship parade, in-port tours and
waterside moored vessel viewing between July 26 and July 30, 2001. A
parade of ships begins the Bay City celebration, forming in Saginaw Bay
and traversing the Saginaw River to the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
     Vessels will moor at docks along Veterans Park and Wenonah Park in
Bay City near the bridge. There will be a temporary moving safety zone
around the parade vessels during the parade to ensure the safety of
passengers, crew and visitors. A second temporary safety zone between
the Liberty Street Bridge and the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be
established, once the sailing vessels are moored.
     These temporary regulations are prompted by the high degree of
control necessary to ensure the safety of participating and spectator
vessels for the events occurring in the Detroit River, Saginaw Bay, and
the Saginaw River during this time. These regulations provide guidance
on vessel movement controls, temporary anchorage regulations, and
safety zones that will be in effect at specified marine locations
during specified times. The temporary regulations are specifically
designed to minimize adverse impacts on commercial users of the
affected waterways.

Discussion of Comments and Changes

     The Coast Guard received no letters commenting on the proposed
rulemaking. The event sponsors for the Tall Ship Celebration 2001, to
be held in Bay City, have cancelled the planned fireworks display.
However, since the temporary safety zone in place for the moored
vessels provided a sufficient degree of safety, no specific regulations
were proposed for the fireworks. References to a fireworks display in
Bay City have been removed from the preamble, but no regulatory changes
were made to this rulemaking.

Regulatory Evaluation

     This temporary final rule is not a ``significant regulatory
action'' under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 and does not
require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section
6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not
reviewed it under that Order. It is not significant under the
regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Transportation
(DOT) (44 FR 11040, February 26, 1979). Due to the short duration of
these marine events and the advance notice provided to the marine
community, we expect the economic impact of this temporary final rule
to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation under paragraph 10e
of the regulatory policies and procedures of DOT is unnecessary. The
greatest potential impact on port users will occur on two days, Sunday,
July 22, 2001, and Thursday, July 26, 2001. On July 22, the Sail
Detroit Ford Parade of Ships will take place in the Detroit River, and
on July 26, the Tall Ship Celebration 2001 parade of ships will take
place in Saginaw Bay and the Saginaw River. On both of these days, the
combination of parade vessels and large numbers of recreational vessels
will cause potential disruptions to normal port activity. However, due
to the temporary nature of these disruptions, they can be planned for
in advance to minimize the economic hardship that might result. The
largest segments of the port community facing disruptions are the
operators of deep draft vessels and the terminals they call on. In
addition to the extended advance notice of these events provided by the
Captain of the Port Detroit, deep draft vessel traffic will be
accommodated as best as possible on these two days. Moreover,
provisions have been made by the Sail Detroit sponsor to allow vessels
transiting up-bound in the Detroit River on Sunday, July 22, to be
included in the ship parade.
     The Coast Guard expects that the publication and advertisement of
these events and these regulations will allow the industry sufficient
time to adjust schedules and minimize adverse impacts. Compensating for
any adverse impacts are the favorable economic impacts that these
events will have on commercial activity in the area as a whole from the
boaters and tourists these events are expected to attract.

Small Entities

     Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we
considered whether this temporary final rule would have a significant
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term
``small entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit
organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not
dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with
populations of less than 50,000.
     For the reasons stated in the Regulatory Evaluation section above,
the Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small
entities.
     If you think that your business, organization, or governmental
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule will have a
significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what
degree this rule would economically affect it.

Assistance for Small Entities

     Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement
Fairness Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-121), we want to assist small
entities in understanding this temporary final rule so that they can
better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking.
If this rule will affect your small business, organization, or
governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its
provisions or options for compliance, please contact Marine Safety
Office Detroit (see ADDRESSES).

Collection of Information

     This temporary final rule calls for no new collection of
information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3520).

Federalism

     We have analyzed this temporary final rule under Executive Order
13132 and have determined that this rule does not have implications for
federalism under that Order.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

     The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538)
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any
one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we
do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

     This rule will not effect a taking of private property or otherwise
have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental
Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property
Rights.

Civil Justice Reform

     This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2)
of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation,
eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

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Protection of Children

     We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection
of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule
is not an economically significant rule and does not concern an
environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may
disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

     This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order
13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments. A
rule with tribal implications has a substantial direct effect on one or
more Indian tribe, on the relationship between the Federal Government
and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities
between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

Environment

     The Coast Guard considered the environmental impact of this rule
and concluded that, under figure 2-1, paragraphs 34 (f), (g), and (h),
and 32 (e) of Commandant Instruction M16475.1C, this rule will have no
significant environmental impact and is categorically excluded from
further environmental documentation. A ``Categorical Exclusion
Determination'' is available in the docket where indicated under
ADDRESSES.

Energy Effects

     We have analyzed this rule under Executive order 13211, Actions
Concerning Regulations that Significantly Affect Energy Supply,
Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ``significant
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to
have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use
of energy. It has not been designated by the Administrator of the
office of Information and Regulatory Affairs as a significant energy
action. Therefore, it does not require a statement of Energy Effects
under Executive Order 13211.

List of Subjects

33 CFR Part 110

     Anchorage Grounds.

33 CFR Part 117

     Bridges.

33 CFR Part 165

     Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record
keeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.


     For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard is
amending 33 CFR parts 110, 117, and 165, as follows:

PART 110--ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS [AMENDED]

     1. The authority citation for part 110 continues to read as
follows:

     Authority: 33 U.S.C. 471, 1221 through 1236, 2030, 2035, 2071;
49 CFR 1.46 and 33 CFR 1.05-1(g).


     2. On July 22, 2001, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., temporarily
suspend Sec. 110.206.

     3. On July 22, 2001, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., temporarily add
new Sec. 110.T09-007 to read as follows:


Sec. 110.T09-007  Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan.

     (a) Anchorages. Coordinates for temporary spectator anchorage areas
in this section are based on North American Datum 1983 (NAD83).
     (1) Temporary Spectator Anchorage Area A. The area specifically
bounded downriver by a line drawn from the United States shoreline at
position 42 deg.19'36" N, 083 deg.02'37" W, to the Griswold Street
Junction Buoy (LLNR 8200); and bounded on the south by a line drawn
from the Griswold Street Junction Buoy to the Belle Isle Lower Lighted
Junction Buoy (LLNR 8205); and bounded upriver by a line drawn from the
Belle Isle Lower Lighted Junction Buoy to the United States shoreline
at position 42 deg.20'24" N, 083 deg.01'08" W; and bounded on the north
by the United States shoreline between positions 42 deg.19'36" N,
083 deg.02'37" W, and 42 deg.20'24" N, 083 deg.01'08" W is Temporary
Spectator Anchorage Area A.
     (2) Temporary Spectator Anchorage Area B. The area specifically
bounded upriver by a line drawn from Riverfront Marina South Entrance
Light ``1'' (LLNR 8175) to a point 200 yards from the United States
shoreline at position 42 deg.19'18" N, 083 deg.03'12" W (point 1); and
bounded downriver by the Ambassador Bridge from the United States
shoreline at position 42 deg.18'52" N, 083 deg.04'32" W, to a point 200
yards from the U.S. shoreline at position 42 deg.18'46" N,
083 deg.04'29" W (point 2); and bounded on the south by a line 200
yards offshore connecting points 1 and 2 parallel to the U.S.
shoreline; and bounded on the north by the U.S. shoreline is Temporary
Spectator Anchorage Area B.
     (3) Temporary Spectator Anchorage Area C. The area specifically
bounded upriver by a line drawn from the United States shoreline at
position, 42 deg.18'46" N, 083 deg.04'42" W, to a point in the Detroit
River 200 yards from the shoreline at position 42 deg.18'42" N,
083 deg.04'38" W (point 3); and bounded downriver by a line drawn
between a point in the Detroit River at position 42 deg.17'42.5" N,
083 deg.05'36.5" W (point 4), and a point on the U.S. shoreline at
position 42 deg.17'46" N, 083 deg.05'43" W; and bounded on the south by
a line drawn 200 yards from the United States shoreline between points
3 and 4, and bounded on the west by the U.S. shoreline is Temporary
Spectator Anchorage Area C.
     (b) Local regulations.
     (1) During the effective period, all vessels operating within the
Temporary Spectator Anchorage Areas A, B or C shall proceed directly to
or from anchor at no wake speeds, not to exceed five (5) miles per
hour, unless otherwise authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit or
other on-scene Coast Guard patrol personnel.
     (2) Vessel operators may not leave unattended vessels in the
anchorage at any time.
     (3) Vessel operators may not nest or tie off to other vessels or
buoys, or to the adjacent shoreline.
     (4) Vessel operators may not maneuver between anchored vessels.
     (5) Vessel operators shall display the proper anchoring shapes or
lights, as defined by navigation rules.
     (6) Vessel operators shall depart the anchorage areas after
termination of the effective period. Once directed to do so by on-scene
patrol personnel, vessels shall depart as follows:
     (i) Vessels anchored in Anchorage Areas A, B or C may depart in a
down-bound direction as soon as the last participating parade vessel
passes by the anchorage.
     (ii) Up-bound vessels will depart as directed by Coast Guard patrol
personnel, based on congestion and existing vessel traffic conditions.
     (7) Vessel operators shall comply with the instructions of the on-
scene Coast Guard personnel. On-scene Coast Guard personnel include
commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the United States Coast
Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local, state, and
federal law enforcement vessels.
     (c) Caution. Mariners are cautioned that the areas designated as
anchorage grounds in this section have not been subject to any special
survey or inspection and that charts may not show all riverbed
obstructions or the shallowest depths. In addition, the anchorages are
in areas of substantial currents, and not all anchorages are over good
holding ground. Mariners are advised to take appropriate precautions

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when using these temporary anchorages. These are not special anchorage
areas. Vessels must display anchor lights or shapes, as required by the
navigation rules. All anchorages in this paragraph are effective as
specified. Vessel operators using the anchorages in this paragraph must
comply with the general operational requirements specified in paragraph
(b) of this section.

PART 117--DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS

     4. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as
follows:

     Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 49 CFR 1.46; 33 CFR 1.05-1(g);
Sec. 117.255 also issued under authority of Pub. L. 102-587, 106
Stat. 5039.


     5. From 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2001, in section
117.647, suspend paragraph (b) and add paragraphs (f) and (g) to read
as follows:


Sec. 117.647  Saginaw River.

* * * * *
     (f) The draws of the Veterans Memorial bridge, mile 5.0, and
Lafayette Street bridge, mile 6.2, in Bay City, shall open on signal
from March 16 through December 15, except as follows:
     (1) From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. except
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays observed in the locality, the draws
need not be opened for the passage of vessels of less than 50 gross
tons.
     (2) From 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. except
on Sundays and Federal holidays, the draws need not be opened for the
passage of down-bound vessels of over 50 gross tons.
     (3) From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal
holidays, the draws of the Lafayette Street bridge need not be opened
for the passage of pleasure craft except for three minutes before to
three minutes after the hour and half hour.
     (4) From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal
holidays, the draws of the Veterans Memorial bridge need not be opened
for the passage of pleasure craft, except from three minutes before to
three minutes after the quarter hour and three quarter hour.
     (5) From December 16 through March 15, the draws of these bridges
shall open on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given.
     (g) From 1 p.m. through 7 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2001, the draws
of the Belinda Street (Independence) bridge, mile 3.3, and the Liberty
Street bridge, mile 4.4, shall be closed to navigation, except that the
draws shall open upon signal from vessels participating in the Tall
Ship Celebration 2001 Parade of Ships.

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS
[AMENDED]

     6. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as
follows:

     Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191, 33 CFR 1.05-1(g),
6.04-1, 6.04-6, 160.5; 49 CFR 1.46.


     7. Add temporary section 165.T09-008 to read as follows:


Sec. 165.T09-008  Safety Zone: Hart Plaza to the Joe Louis Arena,
Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan.

     (a) Location. The following is a Safety Zone: All U.S. waters of
the Detroit River extending 100 yards from the shoreline between the
easternmost tip of Hart Plaza to the westernmost point of the River
Promenade at Joe Louis Arena. The safety zone will enclose the area
bounded by a line drawn from point 42 deg.19'36.5" N, 083 deg.02'31" W,
on the U.S. shoreline at the easternmost tip of Hart Plaza, extending
southward 100 yards into the Detroit River to point 42 deg.19'34" N,
083 deg.01'31" W, then westward parallel to the U.S. shoreline to point
42 deg.19'24" N, 083 deg.03'05" W, then northward to the U.S. shoreline
at the westernmost tip of the Riverfront Promenade near the Joe Louis
Arena at point 42 deg.19'26" N, 083 deg.03'06.5" W, then back eastward
along the U.S. shoreline to point 42 deg.19'36.5" N, 083 deg.02'31" W.
All coordinates in this section reference 1983 North American Datum
(NAD83).
     (b) Effective Date. This section is effective from 12 p.m. on
Wednesday, July 18, 2001, through 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2001.
     (c) Regulations. Vessels operating in the Detroit River within 100
yards of any moored tall ship sailing vessel during the effective
period must proceed:
     (1) In traffic patterns as directed by on-scene Coast Guard patrol
craft, so as not to hazard tall ships or shore-side visitors boarding
tall ships.
     (2) At speeds that create minimal wake near any moored tall ship in
the Detroit River, and not within 50 feet of the hull of any moored
tall ship.

     8. Add temporary Sec. 165.T09-009 to read as follows:


Sec. 165.T09-009  Safety Zone: Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan.

     (a) Location. The following is a safety zone: All U.S. waters of
the Detroit River bounded by a line drawn from a point on the United
States shoreline near the Nicholson Marine Terminal in River Rouge, MI,
at position 42 deg.15'21" N, 083 deg.07'14" W, to a point on the
international boundary line at position 42 deg.15'14" N, 083 deg.07'00"
W; thence northeasterly, along the international boundary line to a
point due south of Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, at position
42 deg.20'22" N, 082 deg.57'35" W; thence, due north to Coast Guard
Station Belle Isle. The safety zone includes all waters of the Detroit
River, down-bound from the Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, around the
western tip of the island, along the MacArthur Bridge, and then along
the length of the entire Detroit waterfront to Nicholson Terminal,
River Rouge, MI, out to the U.S.-Canadian border, not to include waters
of Temporary Spectator Anchorage Areas A, B or C, as defined by Sec.
110.T09-007. All coordinates in this section reference 1983 North
American Datum (NAD83).
     (b) Effective period. This section will be in effect from 12:30
p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2001.
     (c) Regulations.
     (1) The general regulations in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.
     (2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of
the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene patrol
personnel. Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant,
and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a U.S.
Coast Guard vessel via siren, radio, flashing light, or other means,
the operator shall proceed as directed. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary,
representatives of the event organizer, and local or state officials
may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation and other
applicable laws.

     9. Add temporary Sec. 165.T09-010 to read as follows:


Sec. 165.T09-010  Safety Zone: Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan.

     (a) Location. All coordinates in this section reference 1983 North
American Datum (NAD83). The following areas are safety zones:
     (1) All U.S. waters of the Detroit River within 100-yards of a
ceremonial barge with its center in approximate position 42 deg.19'32"
N, 083 deg.0'41" W (located in the vicinity of Hart Plaza, Detroit,
Michigan).
     (2) All U.S. waters of the Detroit River, 100 yards in all
directions surrounding a group of six (6) to ten (10) canoes as they
transit from the Detroit Yacht Club at position 42 deg.21'00" N,
082 deg.58'30" W, to the ceremonial barge located near Hart Plaza at
approximate position 42 deg.19'32" N, 083 deg.02'41" W; and continue to
Riverside Park at position 42 deg.18'46" N, 083 deg.04'42" W.

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     (b) Effective Period. The safety zone shall be in effect from 1
p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2001.
     (c) Regulations.
     (1) The general regulations in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.
     (2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of
the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene patrol
personnel. Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant,
and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a U.S.
Coast Guard vessel via siren, radio, flashing light, or other means,
the operator shall proceed as directed. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary,
representatives of the event organizer, and local or state officials
may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation and other
applicable laws.

     10. Add temporary Sec. 165.T09-011 to read as follows:


Sec. 165.T09-011  Safety Zone: Saginaw Bay and River, Bay City,
Michigan.

     (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of
Saginaw Bay and the Saginaw River within a 100-yard radius and one mile
ahead of the entire group of 12 to 20 tall ships and other parade
vessels as they transit from position 43 deg.43'54" N, 083 deg.46'54"
W, ``Light 12'' (LLNR 10644) to Veterans Memorial Bridge.
     (b) Effective Date. This section is effective from 1 p.m. until 7
p.m. on July 26, 2001.
     (c) Regulations.
     (1) The general regulations in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.
     (2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of
the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene patrol
personnel. Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant,
and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a U.S.
Coast Guard vessel via siren, radio, flashing light, or other means,
the operator shall proceed as directed. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary,
representatives of the event organizer, and local or state officials
may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation and other
applicable laws.

     11. Add temporary Sec. 165.T09-012 to read as follows:


Sec. 165.T09-012  Safety Zone: Veterans Park and Wenonah Park, Saginaw
River, Bay City, Michigan.

     (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of
the Saginaw River between the Liberty Street Bridge at mile 4.99 and
the Veterans Memorial Bridge at mile 5.60.
     (b) Effective Date. The safety zone will be in effect from 7 p.m.
on Thursday, July 26, 2001, through 12 p.m., noon, on Monday, July 30,
2001.
     (c) Regulations. The following special regulations apply:
     (1) The general regulations in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.
     (2) Vessels operating in the Saginaw River within the safety zone
during the effective period must proceed at no wake speeds, and not
within 50 feet of the hull of any moored tall ship, in traffic patterns
as directed by on-scene Coast Guard patrol craft, so as not to hazard
tall ships or shore-side visitors boarding tall ships.
     (3) Vessels shall remain outside the designated hazard area in the
safety zone, as directed by on-scene Coast Guard personnel, during any
evening fireworks event.
     (4) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of
the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or designated on-scene patrol
personnel. Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant,
and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a U.S.
Coast Guard vessel via siren, radio, flashing light, or other means,
the operator shall proceed as directed. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary,
representatives of the event organizer, and local or state officials
may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation and other
applicable laws.

     Dated: June 12, 2001.
James D. Hull,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 01-15385 Filed 6-15-01; 11:14 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-15-U


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