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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter GPart 100 → Subpart H


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS


Subpart H—Thirteenth Coast Guard District


Contents
§100.1300   [Reserved]
§100.1301   Seattle seafair unlimited hydroplane race.
§100.1302   Special Local Regulations; Marine Events within the Captain of the Port Zone Columbia River.
§100.1304   Annual Seattle Yacht Club's “Opening Day” Marine Parade.
§100.1309   Special Local Regulation; Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA.
§§100.1350-100.1399   [Reserved]

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§100.1300   [Reserved]

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§100.1301   Seattle seafair unlimited hydroplane race.

(a) This section will only be enforced during times announced by the Captain of the Port. The event, which is one week or less in duration, generally occurs during the last week of July or the first two weeks of August. The Captain of the Port will provide notice of the enforcement of this special local regulation by Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register. Additional information may be available through Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners.

(b) The area where the Coast Guard will restrict general navigation by this regulation during the hours it is in effect is: The waters of Lake Washington bounded by the Interstate 90 (Mercer Island /Lacey V. Murrow) Bridge, the western shore of Lake Washington, and the east/west line drawn tangent to Bailey Peninsula and along the shoreline of Mercer Island.

(c) The area described in paragraph (b) of this section has been divided into two zones. The zones are separated by a line perpendicular from the I-90 Bridge to the northwest corner of the East log boom and a line extending from the southeast corner of the East log boom to the southeast corner of the hydroplane race course and then to the northerly tip of Ohlers Island in Andrews Bay. The western zone is designated Zone I, the eastern zone, Zone II. (Refer to NOAA Chart 18447).

(d) The Coast Guard will maintain a patrol consisting of Coast Guard vessels, assisted by Auxiliary Coast Guard vessels, in Zone II. The Coast Guard patrol of this area is under the direction of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander (the “Patrol Commander”). The Patrol Commander is empowered to control the movement of vessels on the racecourse and in the adjoining waters during the periods this regulation is in effect. The Patrol Commander may be assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

(e) Only authorized vessels may be allowed to enter Zone I during the hours this regulation is in effect. Vessels in the vicinity of Zone I shall maneuver and anchor as directed by Coast Guard Officers or Petty Officers.

(f) During the times in which the regulation is in effect, swimming, wading, or otherwise entering the water in Zone I by any person is prohibited while hydroplane boats are on the racecourse. At other times in Zone I, any person entering the water from the shoreline shall remain west of the swim line, denoted by buoys, and any person entering the water from the log boom shall remain within ten (10) feet of the log boom.

(g) During the times in which the regulation is in effect, any person swimming or otherwise entering the water in Zone II shall remain within ten (10) feet of a vessel.

(h) During the times this regulation is in effect, rafting to a log boom will be limited to groups of three vessels.

(i) During the times this regulation is in effect, up to six (6) vessels may raft together in Zone II if none of the vessels are secured to a log boom.

(j) During the times this regulation is in effect, only vessels authorized by the Patrol Commander, other law enforcement agencies or event sponsors shall be permitted to tow other watercraft or inflatable devices.

(k) Vessels proceeding in either Zone I or Zone II during the hours this regulation is in effect shall do so only at speeds which will create minimum wake, seven (07) miles per hour or less. This maximum speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander.

(l) Upon completion of the daily racing activities, all vessels leaving either Zone I or Zone II shall proceed at speeds of seven (07) miles per hour or less. The maximum speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander.

(m) A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn from vessels patrolling the areas under the direction of the Patrol Commander shall serve as signal to stop. Vessels signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders of the patrol vessel; 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 and local law enforcement agencies, as well as official Seafair event craft.

[CGD13-01-004, 66 FR 34822, July 2, 2001, as amended by USCG-2013-1018; 79 FR 54907, Sept. 15, 2014]

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§100.1302   Special Local Regulations; Marine Events within the Captain of the Port Zone Columbia River.

This section applies to the marine events listed in Table 1 of this section. The regulations in this section will be enforced for the duration of each event, on or about the dates indicated in Table 1 of this section. Annual notice of the exact dates and times of the effective period of the regulations in this section with respect to each event, the geographical description of each regulated area, and details concerning the nature of the event and the number of participants and type(s) of vessels involved will be provided to the local maritime community through the Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, or both, well in advance of the events. If the event does not have a date listed, then the exact dates and times of the enforcement will be announced through a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register. Mariners should consult the Federal Register or their LNM to remain apprised of minor schedule or event changes. Thirteenth Coast Guard District LNM can be found at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/. The application requirements of §100.15 apply to all marine events listed in the Table of this section.

(a) The Coast Guard may patrol each event area under the direction of a designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM). PATCOM may be contacted on Channel 16 VHF-FM (156.8 MHz) by the call sign “PATCOM.” Official patrol vessels may consist of any Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, state, or local law enforcement vessels assigned or approved by the Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River.

(b) PATCOM may control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel shall come to an immediate stop and comply with the lawful directions issued. Failure to comply with a lawful direction may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(c) PATCOM may delay or terminate any marine event in this subpart at any time it is deemed necessary to ensure the safety of life or property. Such action may be justified as a result of weather, traffic density, spectator operation or participant behavior.

(d) Vessels may not transit the regulated areas without PATCOM approval. Vessels permitted to transit must operate at a no wake speed, in a manner which will not endanger participants or other crafts in the event.

(e) Spectators or other vessels shall not anchor, block, loiter, or impede the transit of event participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during the effective dates and times, or dates and times as modified through LNM, unless authorized by an official patrol vessel.

Table 1

[All coordinates listed in the Table reference Datum NAD 1983]

NumberDateEventSponsorLocation
1First or second weekend in JuneRose Fest Dragon Boat RacesPortland-Kaohsiung Sister AssociationPortland, OR. Regulated area includes all waters of the Willamette River shore to shore, bordered on the north by the Hawthorne Bridge, and on the south by the Marquam Bridge.
2One day in May or JuneSpring Testing Hydroplane racesTri-Cities Water Follies AssociationKennewick, WA. Regulated area includes all navigable waters within the Columbia River in the vicinity of Columbia Park, commencing at the Interstate 395 Bridge and continuing up river approximately 2.0 miles and terminating at the northern end of Wade Island.
3Second weekend in JuneRichland Regatta Hydroplane racesNorthwest Power Boat AssociationRichland, WA. Regulated area includes all navigable waters of the Columbia River in the vicinity of Howard Amon Park, between River Miles 337 and 338.
4Last Tuesday through Sunday in JulyKennewick Hydroplane RacesTri-Cities Water Follies AssociationKennewick, WA. Regulated area includes all navigable waters within the Columbia River in the vicinity of Columbia Park, commencing at the Interstate 395 Bridge and continuing up river approximately 2.0 miles and terminating at the northern end of Wade Island.
5One Saturday in JulyThe Big Float, group inner-tube floatHuman Access ProjectPortland, OR. Regulated area includes all navigable waters of the Willamette River, in Portland, Oregon, enclosed by the Hawthorne Bridge, the Marquam Bridge, and west of a line beginning at the Hawthorne Bridge at approximate location 45°3050 N.; 122°4021 W., and running south to the Marquam Bridge at approximate location 45°3027 N.; 122°4011 W.
6Second Saturday in AugustSwim the SnakeBlue Mountain Resource Conservation and DevelopmentPerry, WA. Regulated area includes all navigable waters, bank-to-bank of the Snake River, 500 yards upstream and 500 yards downstream from the Washington State Highway 261 Bridge at the approximate position of 46°3523 N.; 118°1310 W.
7Annually on Labor DayRoy Webster Cross Channel SwimHood River County Chamber of CommerceHood River, OR. Regulated area includes all waters of the Columbia River between River Mile 169 and River Mile 170.
8First or second weekend in SeptemberPortland Dragon Boat RacesDragonSports USAPortland, OR. Regulated area includes the western side of the Willamette River extending from Tom McCall Waterfront Park between the Hawthorne and Marquam Bridges, Portland, OR: Line one starting at 45-3049 N./122-4024 W. then heading east to 45-3049 N./122-4022 W. then heading south to 45-3029 N./122-4008 W. then heading west to 45-3026 N./122-4014 W. then heading north ending at 45-3049 N./122-4024 W.
9First Saturday after Labor Day weekendColumbia Crossing Swim3 Rivers Road RunnersPasco, WA. Regulated area includes all navigable waters, bank-to-bank of the Columbia River in Pasco, Washington, between river mile 332 and river mile 335.

[USCG-2017-0224, 82 FR 31905, July 11, 2017]

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§100.1304   Annual Seattle Yacht Club's “Opening Day” Marine Parade.

(a) Regulated area. All of Portage Bay, with the northwestern limit being the University Bridge, through the Portage Cut (Montlake Cut) into and including Union Bay, with the southeastern limit being an imaginary line from Webster Point to the eastern corner of Foster Island.

(b) Effective period. This regulation will be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of May each year unless otherwise specified in the Thirteenth District Local Notice to Mariners.

(c) Special Local regulations. (1) The regulated area shall be closed for the duration of the event to all vessel traffic not participating in the event and authorized by the event sponsor or Coast Guard Patrol Commander.

(2) All persons or vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the regatta patrol are considered spectators. Spectator vessels must be at anchor within a designated spectator area or moored to a waterfront facility in a way that will not interfere with the progress of the event. The following are established as spectator areas:

(i) Northwest of the University Bridge.

(ii) North of the log boom which will be placed in Union Bay.

(iii) East of Webster Point so as not to interfere with the participating vessels departing Union Bay.

(3) No spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated area during the effective dates and times unless cleared for such entry by the Patrol Commander.

(4) Due to the large number of craft confined within this small body of water, all vessels, both spectator and participants, will maintain a “NO WAKE” speed. This requirement will be strictly enforced to preserve the safety of both life and property.

(5) A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn from vessels patrolling the area under the direction of the Patrol Commander shall serve as a signal to stop. Vessels signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders of the patrol vessel. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

[CGD13-89-02, 54 FR 19167, May 4, 1989]

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§100.1309   Special Local Regulation; Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA.

(a) Regulated area. The following area is specified as a race area: All waters of Budd Inlet, WA the width of the navigation channel south of a line connecting the following points: 47°05.530 N, 122°55.844 W and 47°05.528 N, 122°55.680 W until reaching the northernmost end of the navigation channel at a line connecting the following points: 47°05.108 N, 122°55.799 W and 47°05.131 N, 122°55.659 W then southeasterly until reaching the southernmost entrance of the navigation channel at a line connecting the following points: 47°03.946 N, 122°54.577 W, 47°04.004 N, 122°54.471 W.

(b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR part 100, the regulated area shall be closed immediately prior to, during and immediately after the event to all persons and vessels not participating in the event and authorized by the event sponsor.

(c) Authorization. All persons or vessels who desire to enter the designated race area created in this section while it is enforced must obtain permission from the on-scene patrol craft on VHF Ch 13.

(d) Notice of enforcement dates. This Special Local Regulation will only be enforced during times announced by the Captain of the Port. The Captain of the Port will provide notice of the enforcement of this special local regulation by Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register. Additional information may be available through Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners.

[USCG-2010-1024,76 FR 30827, May 27, 2011]

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§§100.1350-100.1399   [Reserved]

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