33 CFR 334.980 - Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas Island, Calif., naval restricted area.

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§ 334.980 Pacific Ocean; around San Nicolas Island, Calif., naval restricted area.
(a) The area. The waters of the Pacific Ocean around San Nicolas Island, Calif., extending about 3 miles seaward from the shoreline, described as follows:
Latitude Longitude
Point A 33°10′10″ 119°24′20″
Point C 33°10′10″ 119°31′10″
Point D 33°12′00″ 119°35′30″
Point E 33°14′20″ 119°37′40″
Point F 33°16′40″ 119°38′10″
Point G 33°19′10″ 119°37′10″
Point I 33°20′10″ 119°31′10″
Point K 33°17′40″ 119°24′50″
Point L 33°13′50″ 119°21′50″
(b) Sections of area.
(1) ALPHA section is the northerly section of the area, and is described as follows:
Latitude Longitude
Point G 33°19′10″ 119°37′10″
Point I 33°20′10″ 119°31′10″
Point J 33°18′18″ 119°26′29″
Point O 33°15′43″ 119°28′40″
Thence northwesterly along shoreline to Point N
Point N 33°16′30″ 119°30′40″
Point G 33°19′10″ 119°37′10″
(2) BRAVO section is the westerly section of the area, and is described as follows:
Latitude Longitude
Point N 33°16′30″ 119°30′40″
Thence westerly, southerly and easterly along the shoreline to Point M
Point M 33°13′10″ 119°29′40″
Point B 33°10′10″ 119°29′40″
Point C 33°10′10″ 119°31′10″
Point D 33°12′00″ 119°35′30″
Point E 33°14′20″ 119°37′40″
Point F 33°16′40″ 119°38′10″
Point G 33°19′10″ 119°37′10″
Point N 33°16′30″ 119°30′40″
(3) CHARLIE section is the easterly section of the area, and is described as follows:
Latitude Longitude
Point J 33°18′18″ 119°26′29″
Point O 33°15′43″ 119°28′40″
Thence easterly, southerly and westerly along the shoreline to Point M
Point M 33°13′10″ 119°29′40″
Point B 33°10′10″ 119°29′40″
Point A 33°10′10″ 119°24′20″
Point L 33°13′50″ 119°21′50″
Point K 33°17′40″ 119°24′50″
Point J 33°18′18″ 119°26′29″
(c) Markers. Range markers, as delineated below, are installed at Points M, N, and O for navigational purposes to indicate the boundaries between sections ALPHA, BRAVO, and CHARLIE.
(1) At Point M two triangular markers are installed facing southward, 10 feet in length on each side, with red and white diagonal stripes, each marker mounted atop 80-foot poles spaced 100 yards apart, each pole being located on the line of longitude 119°29′40″ W. and near the southerly shoreline at latitude 33°13′10″ N. The southernmost marker is 20 feet below the other.
(2) At Point N two triangular markers are installed facing northwesterly, 10 feet in length on each side, with red and white diagonal stripes, each marker mounted atop 80-foot poles spaced 100 yards apart, the poles being located near the northwesterly shoreline at latitude 33°16′30″ N. and longitude 119°30′40″ W. The northernmost marker is 20 feet below the other.
(3) At Point O two triangular markers are installed facing northeasterly, 10 feet in length on each side, with red and white diagonal stripes, each marker mounted atop 80-foot poles spaced 100 yards apart, the poles being located near the northeasterly shoreline at latitude 33°15′43″ N. and longitude 119°28′40″ W. The northernmost marker is 20 feet below the other.
(d) The regulations.
(1) No seaplanes, other than those approved for entry by the Commander, Pacific Missile Range (COMPMR) may enter any section of the area.
(2) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (d)(4) of this section, relating to sections BRAVO and CHARLIE, no vessels other than Pacific Missile Range craft and those cleared for entry by COMPMR, or the Officer-in-Charge, San Nicolas Island shall enter any section of the area at any time except in an emergency, proceeding with extreme caution.
(3) Dredging, dragging, seining, anchoring and other fishing operations within ALPHA section of the area are prohibited at all times.
(4) Dredging, dragging, seining, or other fishing operations are allowed within the boundaries of BRAVO and CHARLIE sections at all times except when declared closed by COMPMR. Notice that sections BRAVO and/or CHARLIE are closed to fishing shall be given by publication of notices to mariners, or may be obtained by monitoring standard Coast Guard radio broadcasts or by contacting the Pacific Missile Range by telephone or radio. Boats must remain at least 300 yards from the shoreline of San Nicolas Island at all times. Nothing in this provision shall be construed as authorization for personnel to land on San Nicolas Island, except in an emergency.
(5) The regulations in this section shall be enforced by personnel attached to the Pacific Missile Range, Point Mugu, Calif., and by such agencies as may be designated by the Commandant, 11th Naval District, San Diego, Calif.
[30 FR 2260, Feb. 19, 1965. Redesignated at 50 FR 42696, Oct. 22, 1985, and amended at 58 FR 21226, Apr. 19, 1993]

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  • 2014-07-17; vol. 79 # 137 - Thursday, July 17, 2014
    1. 79 FR 41664 - St. Johns River, U.S. Coast Guard Station Mayport, Sector Jacksonville, Florida; Restricted Area
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