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§ 165.151 Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays, Air Shows and Swim Events in the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone.

(a) Regulations.

(1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 as well as the following regulations apply to the fireworks displays, air shows, and swim events listed in Tables 1 and 2 to § 165.151.

(2) These regulations will be enforced for the duration of each event. Notifications will be made to the local maritime community through all appropriate means such as Local Notice to Mariners or Broadcast Notice to Mariners well in advance of the events. If the event does not have a date listed, then exact dates and times of the enforcement period will be announced through a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register. Mariners should consult the Federal Register or their Local Notice to Mariners to remain apprised of schedule or event changes. First Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners can be found at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/.

(3) Although listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, sponsors of events listed in Tables 1 and 2 to § 165.151 are still required to submit marine event applications in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15. Each application must:

(i) Be submitted no less than 60 days before the date of the proposed event.

(ii) If the proposed event does not have a specified date the sponsor shall hold the event during the month it is listed in Tables 1 or 2 to § 165.151.

(iii) For those proposed events listed in Table 1 to § 165.151 to be held during the month of July, the event may take place during the final seven days of June.

(iv) Any proposed event not being held on the specified date or within the month listed in Tables 1 or 2 to § 165.151 shall be considered a new marine event and the sponsor shall submit a new marine event application in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15 no less than 135 days before the start of the event.

(b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:

(1) Designated representative. A “designated representative” is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard who has been designated by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Long Island Sound (LIS), to act on his or her behalf. The designated representative may be on an official patrol vessel or may be on shore and will communicate with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. In addition, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(2) Official patrol vessels. Official patrol vessels may consist of any Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, state, or local law enforcement vessels assigned or approved by the COTP.

(3) Spectators. All persons and vessels not registered with the event sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels.

(c) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the regulated areas should contact the COTP at 203-468-4401 (Sector LIS command center) or the designated representative via VHF channel 16 to obtain permission to do so.

(d) 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 the Local Notice to Mariners, unless authorized by COTP or designated representative.

(e) Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel or the designated representative, by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel shall proceed as directed. Failure to comply with a lawful direction may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(f) The COTP or designated representative 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.

(g) The regulated area for all fireworks displays listed in Table 1 to § 165.151 is that area of navigable waters within a 1000 foot radius of the launch platform or launch site for each fireworks display, unless otherwise noted in Table 1 to § 165.151 or modified in USCG First District Local Notice to Mariners at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/.

(h) The regulated area for all air shows is the entire geographic area described as the location for that show unless otherwise noted in Table 1 to § 165.151 or modified in USCG First District Local Notice to Mariners at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/.

(i) Fireworks barges used in these locations will also have a sign on their port and starboard side labeled “FIREWORKS - STAY AWAY”. This sign will consist of 10 inch high by 1.5 inch wide red lettering on a white background. Shore sites used in these locations will display a sign labeled “FIREWORKS - STAY AWAY” with the same dimensions. These zones will be enforced from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day a barge with a “FIREWORKS - STAY AWAY” sign on the port and starboard side is on-scene or a “FIREWORKS - STAY AWAY” sign is posted in a location listed in Table 1 to § 165.151.

(j) For all swim events listed in Table 2 to § 165.151, vessels not associated with the event shall maintain a separation of at least 100 yards from the participants.

Table 1 to § 165.151

2 February
2.1 Sag Harbor COC Winter Harbor Frost Fireworks Date: A single day event in February.
Location: Waters of Sag Harbor off Long Wharf St. Pier, Sag Harbor, NY, in approximate position 41°00′16.82″ N, 072°17′43.78″ W (NAD 83).
4 April
4.1 Bridgeport Bluefish April Fireworks • Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point, Bridgeport, CT, in approximate position 41°10′35″ N, 073°10′58″ W (NAD 83).
5 May
5.2 Greenport Spring Fireworks • Date: A single day event in the month of May or June.
• Location: Waters of Greenport Harbor off Mitchell Park and Marina, Greenport, NY, in approximate position 41°05′59.09″ N, 072°21′31.44″ W (NAD 83).
6 June
6.1 Barnum Festival Fireworks • Date: A single day event in June or July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Bridgeport Harbor, Bridgeport, CT, in approximate position 41°9′04″ N, 073°12′49″ W (NAD 83).
6.2 Town of Branford Fireworks • Location: Waters of Branford Harbor, Branford, CT, in approximate position, 41°15′30″ N, 072°49′22″ W (NAD 83).
6.3 Vietnam Veterans/Town of East Haven Fireworks • Location: Waters off Cosey Beach, East Haven, CT, in approximate position, 41°14′19″ N, 072°52′9.8″ W (NAD 83).
6.4 Salute to Veterans Fireworks • Date: A single day event in June.
• Location: Waters of Reynolds Channel off Hempstead, NY, in approximate position 40°35′36.62″ N, 073°35′20.72″ W (NAD 83).
6.5 Cherry Grove Arts Project Fireworks • Date: A single day event in June.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off Cherry Grove, NY, in approximate position 40°39′49.06″ N, 073°05′27.99″ W (NAD 83).
7 July
7.1 Point O'Woods Fire Company Summer Fireworks • Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, Point O'Woods, NY, in approximate position 40°39′18.57″ N, 073°08′5.73″ W (NAD 83).
7.2 Cancer Center for Kids Fireworks • Location: Waters off of Bayville, NY, in approximate position 40°54′38.20″ N, 073°34′56.88″ W (NAD 83).
7.3 City of Westbrook, CT July Celebration Fireworks • Location: Waters of Westbrook Harbor, Westbrook, CT, in approximate position, 41°16′10.50″ N, 072°26′14″ W (NAD 83).
7.4 Norwalk Fireworks • Location: Waters off Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT, in approximate position, 41°04′50″ N, 073°23′22″ W (NAD 83).
7.5 Lawrence Beach Club Fireworks • Location: Waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Lawrence Beach Club, Atlantic Beach, NY, in approximate position 40°34′42.65″ N, 073°42′56.02″ W (NAD 83).
7.6 Sag Harbor Fireworks • Location: Waters of Sag Harbor Bay off Havens Beach, Sag Harbor, NY, in approximate position 41°00′26″ N, 072°17′9″ W (NAD 83).
7.7 South Hampton Fresh Air Home Fireworks • Location: Waters of Shinnecock Bay, Southampton, NY, in approximate position, 40°51′48″ N, 072°26′30″ W (NAD 83).
7.8 Westport Police Athletic League Fireworks • Location: Waters off Compo Beach, Westport, CT, in approximate position, 41°06′15″ N, 073°20′57″ W (NAD 83).
7.9 City of Middletown Fireworks • Date: A single day event in June or July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Connecticut River, Middletown Harbor, Middletown, CT, in approximate position 41°33′44.47″ N, 072°38′37.88″ W (NAD 83).
7.10 City of New Haven Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of New Haven Harbor, off Long Warf Park, New Haven, CT, in approximate position 41°17′24″ N, 072°54′55.8″ W (NAD 83).
7.11 City of Norwich July Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Thames River, Norwich, CT, in approximate position, 41°31′16.835″ N, 072°04′43.327″ W (NAD 83).
7.12 City of Stamford Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Fisher's Westcott Cove, Stamford, CT, in approximate position 41°02′09.56″ N, 073°30′57.76″ W (NAD 83).
7.13 City of West Haven Fireworks • Date: A single day event in June or July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of New Haven Harbor, off Bradley Point, West Haven, CT, in approximate position 41°15′07″ N, 072°57′26″ W (NAD 83).
7.14 CDM Chamber of Commerce Annual Music Fest Fireworks • Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters off Cedar Beach Town Park, Mount Sinai, NY, in approximate position 40°57′59.58″ N, 073°01′57.87″ W (NAD 83).
7.15 Davis Park Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, Davis Park, NY, in approximate position, 40°41′17″ N, 073°00′20″ W (NAD 83).
7.16 Fairfield Aerial Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT, in approximate position 41°08′22″ N, 073°14′02″ W (NAD 83).
7.17 Fund in the Sun Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off The Pines, East Fire Island, NY, in approximate position 40°40′07.43″ N, 073°04′13.88″ W (NAD 83).
7.18 Independence Day Celebration Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters off Umbrella Beach, Montauk, NY, in approximate position 41°01′44″ N, 071°57′13″ W (NAD 83).
7.19 Jones Beach State Park Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters off Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY, in approximate position 40°34′56.676″ N, 073°30′31.186″ W (NAD 83).
7.20 Madison Cultural Arts Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off Madison, CT, in approximate position 41°16′10″ N, 072°36′30″ W (NAD 83).
7.21 Mason's Island Yacht Club Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Fisher's Island Sound, Noank, CT, in approximate position 41°19′30.61″ N, 071°57′48.22″ W (NAD 83).
7.22 Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, Patchogue, NY, in approximate position, 40°44′38″ N, 073°00′33″ W (NAD 83).
7.23 Riverfest Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of the Connecticut River, Hartford, CT, in approximate positions, 41°45′39.93″ N, 072°39′49.14″ W (NAD 83).
7.24 Village of Asharoken Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Northport Bay, Asharoken, NY, in approximate position, 41°55′54.04″ N, 073°21′27.97″ W (NAD 83).
7.25 Village of Port Jefferson Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Port Jefferson Harbor, Port Jefferson, NY, in approximate position 40°57′10.11″ N, 073°04′28.01″ W (NAD 83).
7.26 Village of Quoque Foundering Anniversary Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Quantuck Bay, Quoque, NY, in approximate position 40°48′42.99″ N, 072°37′20.20″ W (NAD 83).
7.27 City of Long Beach Fireworks • Location: Waters off Riverside Blvd., City of Long Beach, NY, in approximate position 40°34′38.77″ N, 073°39′41.32″ W (NAD 83).
7.28 Great South Bay Music Festival Fireworks • Location: Waters of Great South Bay, off Bay Avenue, Patchogue, NY, in approximate position 40°44′45″ N, 073°00′25″ W (NAD 83).
7.29 Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks • Location: Waters of the Thames River, New London, CT, in approximate positions Barge 1, 41°21′03.03″ N, 072°5′24.5″ W, Barge 2, 41°20′51.75″ N, 072°5′18.90″ W (NAD 83).
7.30 Shelter Island Fireworks • Location: Waters of Gardiner Bay, Shelter Island, NY, in approximate position 41°04′39.11″ N, 072°22′01.07″ W (NAD 83).
7.31 Clam Shell Foundation Fireworks • Location: Waters of Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY, in approximate position 41°1′15.49″ N, 072°11′27.50″ W (NAD 83).
7.32 Town of North Hempstead Bar Beach Fireworks • Location: Waters of Hempstead Harbor, North Hempstead, NY, in approximate position 40°49′54″ N, 073°39′14″ W (NAD 83).
7.33 Groton Long Point Yacht Club Fireworks • Location: Waters of Long Island Sound, Groton, CT, in approximate position 41°18′05″ N, 072°02′08″ W (NAD 83).
7.34 Devon Yacht Club Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Location: Waters of Napeague Bay, in Block Island Sound off Amagansett, NY, in approximate position 40°59′41.40″ N, 072°06′08.70″ W (NAD 83).
7.35 Dolan Family Fourth Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Location: Waters of Oyster Bay Harbor in Long Island Sound off Oyster Bay, NY, in approximate position 40°53′42.50″ N, 073°30′04.30″ W (NAD 83).
7.36 Friar's Head Golf Club Fireworks • Date: A day during the first two weeks of July.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off Baiting Hollow, NY, in approximate position, 40°58′19.53″ N, 072°43′45.65″ W (NAD 83).
7.37 Islip Fireworks • Date: July 4.
• Rain date: July 5.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off Bay Shore Manor Park, Islip, NY, in approximate position 40°42′24″ N, 073°14′24″ W (NAD 83).
7.38 Madison Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off Madison Beach, Madison, CT, in approximate position 41°16′03.93″ N, 072°36′15.97″ W (NAD 83).
7.39 Stratford Fireworks • Date: A single day event in June or July.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound surrounding Short Beach Park, Stratford, CT, in approximate position 41°09′50.82″ N, 073°06′47.13″ W (NAD 83).
7.40 Rowayton Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound south of Bayley Beach Park, Rowayton, CT, in approximate position 41°03′11″ N, 073°26′41″ W (NAD 83).
7.41 Niantic Bay Fireworks • Date: A day during the first three weeks of July.
• Location: Waters of Niantic Bay 1,500 feet west of the Niantic River Railroad Bridge, Niantic, CT, in approximate position 41°19′22.59″ N, 072°11′03.47″ W (NAD 83).
7.42 Connetquot River Summer Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Location: Waters of the Connetquot River off Snapper Inn Restaurant, Oakdale, NY, in approximate position 40°43′32.38″ N, 073°9′02.64″ W (NAD 83).
7.43 North Bay Fourth of July Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay in Patchogue Bay 4,000 feet southeast of Blue Point, NY, in approximate position 40°44′6.28″ N, 073°01′02.50″ W (NAD 83).
7.44 Sebonak Golf Club Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July or August.
• Location: Waters of the Great Peconic Bay 3/4 of a mile northwest of Bullhead Bay, Shinnecock, NY, in approximate position 40°55′11.79″ N, 072°28′04.34″ W (NAD 83).
7.45 Xirinachs Family Foundation Fireworks • Date: A single day event in July.
• Location: Waters of Hunting Bay off Beach Avenue, Huntington Bay, NY, in approximate position 40°54′23.27″ N, 73°25′08.04″ W (NAD 83).
7.46 Irwin Family 4th of July • Date: A single day event in June or July.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off The Helm Road, East Islip, NY, in approximate position 40°42′12.28″ N, 73°12′00.08″ W (NAD 83).
7.47 Westbrook July Celebration • Date: A single day event in July.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound Westbrook Harbor, West Brook, CT, in approximate position 41°16′10″ N, 72°26′14″ W (NAD 83).
8 August
8.1 Village of Bellport Fireworks • Location: Waters of Bellport Bay, off Bellport Dock, Bellport, NY, in approximate position 40°45′01.83″ N, 072°55′50.43″ W (NAD 83).
8.2 Taste of Italy Fireworks • Location: Waters of Norwich Harbor, off Norwich Marina, Norwich, CT, in approximate position 41°31′17.72″ N, 072°04′43.41″ W (NAD 83).
8.3 Old Black Point Beach Association Fireworks • Location: Waters off Old Black Point Beach, East Lyme, CT, in approximate position, 41°17′34.9″ N, 072°12′55″ W (NAD 83).
8.4 Town of Babylon Fireworks • Location: Waters off of Cedar Beach Town Park, Babylon, NY, in approximate position 40°37′53″ N, 073°20′12″ W (NAD 83).
8.5 Shelter Island Yacht Club Fireworks • Date: A single day event in August.
• Location: Waters of Dering Harbor north of Shelter Island Yacht Club, Shelter Island, NY, in approximate position 41°05′23.47″ N, 072°21′11.18″ W (NAD 83).
8.6 Stamford Fireworks • Date: A single day event in August.
• Location: Waters of Stamford Harbor, off Kosciuszco Park, Stamford, CT, in approximate position 41°01′48.46″ N, 073°32′15.32″ W (NAD 83).
8.7 Nikon Theater at Jones Beach Fireworks • Date: A single day event in August.
• Location: Waters of Zacks Bay off the Nikon Theater, Jones Beach, NY, in approximate position 40°36′02.12″ N, 073°30′05.65″ W (NAD 83).
8.8 Ascension Fireworks • Date: A single day event in August.
• Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off The Pines, East Fire Island, NY, in approximate position 40°40′07.43″ N, 073°04′13.88″ W (NAD 83).
9 September
9.1 East Hampton Fire Department Fireworks • Location: Waters off Main Beach, East Hampton, NY, in approximate position 40°56′40.28″ N, 072°11′21.26″ W (NAD 83).
9.2 Town of Islip Labor Day Fireworks • Location: Waters of Great South Bay off Bay Shore Marina, Islip, NY, in approximate position 40°42′24″ N, 073°14′24″ W (NAD 83).
9.3 Village of Island Park Labor Day Celebration Fireworks • Location: Waters off Village of Island Park Fishing Pier, Village Beach, NY, in approximate position 40°36′30.95″ N, 073°39′22.23″ W (NAD 83).
9.4 The Creek Fireworks • Date: A single day event in September.
• Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off the Creek Golf Course, Lattingtown, NY, in approximate position 40°54′13″ N, 073°35′58″ W (NAD 83).
9.5 Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church Fireworks • Date: A single day event in September or October.
• Location: Waters of Hempstead Harbor off Bar Beach Town Park, Port Washington, NY, in approximate position 40°49′42″ N, 073°39′07″ W (NAD 83).
9.6 Port Washington Sons of Italy Fireworks • Location: Waters of Hempstead Harbor off Bar Beach, North Hempstead, NY, in approximate position 40°49′48.04″ N, 073°39′24.32″ W (NAD 83).
9.7 Dolan Family Labor Day Fireworks • Date: A single day event in September.
• Location: Waters of Oyster Bay Harbor in Long Island Sound off Oyster Bay, NY in approximate position 40°53′43.50″ N, 073°30′06.85″ W. The regulated area for this fireworks displays is that area of navigable waters within a 500 foot radius of the launch platform or launch site for each fireworks display.
11 November
11.1 Charles W. Morgan Anniversary Fireworks • Date: A day during the first or second weekend of November.
• Location: Waters of the Mystic River, north of the Mystic Seaport Light, Mystic, CT, in approximate position 41°21′56.455″ N, 071°57′58.32″ W (NAD 83).
11.2 Christmas Boat Parade Fireworks • Location: Waters of Patchogue Bay off Lombardi's on the Bay Restaurant, Patchogue, NY, in approximate position 40°44′39.18″ N, 073°00′37.80″ W (NAD 83).
11.3 Connetquot River Fall Fireworks • Location: Waters of the Connetquot River off Snapper Inn Restaurant, Oakdale, NY, in approximate position 40°43′32.38″ N, 073°09′02.64″ W (NAD 83).
12 December
12.1 Greenport Winter Fireworks • Date: From 11:45 p.m. December 31 until 12:30 a.m. January 1.
• Location: Waters of Greenport Harbor off Mitchell Park and Marina, Greenport, NY, in approximate position 41°05′59.09″ N, 072°21′31.44″ W (NAD 83).

Table 2 to § 165.151

[June, July & August]

1.2 Huntington Bay Open Water Championships Swim • Location: Waters of Huntington Bay, NY. In approximate positions start/finish at approximate position 40°54′25.8″ N, 073°24′28.8″ W, East turn at approximate position 40°54′45″ N 073°23′36.6″ W and a West turn at approximate position 40°54′31.2″ N, 073°25′21″ W, °09′25.07″ N 073°12′47.82″ W (NAD 83).
1.7 US Coast Guard Triathlon Swim • Date: A single day during August.
• Location: All navigable waters of the Thames River, New London Harbor off Fort Trumbull State Park around a half mile long course that is west of the Federal navigation channel in New London, CT. Formed by connecting the following points. Beginning at point (A) 41°20′40.03″ N, 072°05′32.15″ W; then east to point (B) 41°20′40.08″ N, 072°05′22.03″ W, then north to point (C) 41°20′48.29N, 072°05′23.19″ W; then north west to point (D) 41°20′50.84″ N, 072°05′29.29″ W, then south west to end point (E) 41°20′46.41″ N, 072°05′35.77″ W, (NAD 83).

[USCG-2008-0384, 77 FR 6958, Feb. 10, 2012, as amended by USCG-2012-1036, 78 FR 31406, May 24, 2013; USCG-2014-0410, 79 FR 38442, July 7, 2014; USCG-2018-0532, 85 FR 5570, Jan. 31, 2020; 85 FR 11294, Feb. 27, 2020; USCG-2020-0082, 85 FR 38073, June 25, 2020; USCG-2021-0135, 86 FR 50262, Sept. 8, 2021]