33 CFR § 165.1315 - Safety Zone; Annual Fireworks Displays within the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone.

§ 165.1315 Safety Zone; Annual Fireworks Displays within the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone.

(a) Safety zones. The following areas are designated safety zones: Waters of the Columbia River and its tributaries, waters of the Siuslaw River, Yaquina River, Umpqua River, Clatskanie River, Tillamook Bay and waters of the Washington and Oregon Coasts, within a 450 yard radius of the launch site at the approximate locations listed in the following table:

Event name
(typically)
Event location Date of event Latitude Longitude
Portland Rose Festival Fireworks Portland, OR One day in May or June 45°30′58″ N 122°40′12″ W
Tri-City Chamber of Commerce Fireworks/River of Fire Festival Kennewick, WA One day in July 46°13′37″ N 119°08′47″ W
Astoria-Warrenton 4th of July Fireworks Astoria, OR One day in July 46°11′34″ N 123°49′28″ W
Waterfront Blues Festival Fireworks Portland, OR One day in July 45°30′42″ N 122°40′14″ W
Florence Independence Day Celebration Florence, OR One day in July 43°58′09″ N 124°05′50″ W
Oaks Park Association 4th of July Portland, OR One day in July 45°28′22″ N 122°39′59″ W
City of Rainier/Rainier Days Rainier, OR One day in July 46°05′46″ N 122°56′18″ W
Ilwaco July 4th Committee Fireworks/Independence Day at the Port Ilwaco, WA One day in July 46°18′17″ N 124°02′00″ W
Splash Aberdeen Waterfront Festival Aberdeen, WA One day in July 46°58′40″ N 123°47′45″ W
City of Coos Bay July 4th Celebration/Fireworks Over the Bay Coos Bay, OR One day in July 43°22′06″ N 124°12′24″ W
Port of Cascade Locks 4th of July Fireworks Cascade Locks, OR One day in July 45°40′15″ N 121°53′43″ W
Clatskanie Heritage Days Fireworks Clatskanie, OR One day in July 46°6′17″ N 123°12′02″ W
Washougal 4th of July Washougal, WA One day in July 45°34′32″ N 122°22′53″ W
City of St. Helens 4th of July Fireworks St. Helens, OR One day in July 45°51′54″ N 122°47′26″ W
Waverly Country Club 4th of July Fireworks Milwaukie, OR One day in July 45°27′03″ N 122°39′18″ W
Hood River 4th of July Hood River, OR One day in July 45°42′58″ N 121°30′32″ W
Winchester Bay 4th of July Fireworks Winchester Bay, OR One day in July 43°40′56″ N 124°11′13″ W
Brookings, OR July 4th Fireworks Brookings, OR One day in July 42°02′39″ N 124°16′14″ W
Yachats 4th of July Yachats, OR One day in July 44°18′38″ N 124°06′27″ W
Lincoln City 4th of July Lincoln City, OR One day in July 44°55′28″ N 124°01′31″ W
July 4th Party at the Port of Gold Beach Gold Beach, OR One day in July 42°25′30″ N 124°25′03″ W
Gardiner 4th of July Gardiner, OR One day in July 43°43′55″ N 124°06′48″ W
Huntington 4th of July Huntington, OR One day in July 44°18′02″ N 117°13′33″ W
Toledo Summer Festival Toledo, OR One day in July 44°37′08″ N 123°56′24″ W
Port Orford 4th of July Port Orford, OR One day in July 42°44′31″ N 124°29′30″ W
The Dalles Area Fourth of July The Dalles, OR One day in July 45°36′18″ N 121°10′23″ W
Roseburg Hometown 4th of July Roseburg, OR One day in July 43°12′58″ N 123°22′10″ W
Newport 4th of July Newport, OR One day in July 44°37′40″ N 124°02′45″ W
Cedco Inc./The Mill Casino Independence Day North Bend, OR One day in July 43°23′42″ N 124°12′55″ W
Waldport 4th of July Waldport, OR One day in July 44°25′31″ N 124°04′44″ W
Westport 4th of July Westport, WA One day in July 46°54′17″ N 124°05′59″ W
The 4th of July at Pekin Ferry Ridgefield, WA Saturday before July 4th 45°52′07″ N 122°43′53″ W
Bandon 4th of July Bandon, OR One day in July 43°07′29″ N 124°25′05″ W
Garibaldi Days Fireworks Garibaldi, OR One day in July 45°33′13″ N 123°54′56″ W
Bald Eagle Days Cathlamet, WA One day in July 46°12′14″ N 123°23′17″ W
Independence Day at the Fort Vancouver Vancouver, WA One day in July 45°36′57″ N 122°40′09″ W
Oregon Symphony Concert Fireworks Portland, OR One day in August or September 45°30′42″ N 122°40′14″ W
Astoria Regatta Astoria, OR One day in August 46°11′34″ N 123°49′28″ W
Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night Fireworks Portland, OR One day in October 45°30′23″ N 122°40′4″ W
Veterans Day Celebration The Dalles, OR One day in November 45°36′18″ N 121°10′34″ W

(b) Special requirements. Fireworks barges or launch sites on land used in locations stated in this section must display a sign. The sign will be affixed to the port and starboard side of the barge or mounted on a post 3 feet above ground level when on land and in close proximity to the shoreline facing the water labeled “FIREWORKS - DANGER - STAY AWAY.” This will provide on-scene notice that the safety zone is, or will, be enforced on that day. This notice will consist of a diamond shaped sign, 4-foot by 4-foot, with a 3-inch orange retro-reflective border. The word “DANGER” will be 10-inch black block letters centered on the sign with the words “FIREWORKS” and “STAY AWAY” in 6-inch black block letters placed above and below the word “DANGER” respectively on a white background. An on-scene patrol vessel may enforce these safety zones at least 1 hour prior to the start and 1 hour after the conclusion of the fireworks display.

(c) Notice of enforcement. These safety zones will be activated and thus subject to enforcement, under the following conditions: The Coast Guard must receive an Application for Marine Event for each fireworks display; and, the Captain of the Port will cause notice of the enforcement of these safety zones to be made by all appropriate means to provide notice to the affected segments of the public as practicable, in accordance with § 165.7(a). The Captain of the Port will issue a Local Notice to Mariners notifying the public of activation and suspension of enforcement of these safety zones. Additionally, an on-scene Patrol Commander may be appointed to enforce the safety zones by limiting the transit of non-participating vessels in the designated areas described in paragraph (a) of this section.

(d) Enforcement periods. This section will be enforced at least 1 hour before and 1 hour after the duration of the event each day a barge or launch site with a “FIREWORKS - DANGER - STAY AWAY” sign is located within any of the safety zones identified in paragraph (a) of this section and meets the criteria established in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section.

(e) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in subpart C of this part no person may enter or remain in the safety zone created in this section or bring, cause to be brought, or allow to remain in the safety zone created in this section any vehicle, vessel, or object unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. The Captain of the Port may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local agencies with the enforcement of the safety zone.

(f) Authorization. All vessel operators who desire to enter the safety zone must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port or Designated Representative by contacting either the on-scene patrol craft on VHF Ch 13 or Ch 16 or the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center via telephone at (503) 861-6211.

[USCG-2017-0149, 82 FR 28558, June 23, 2017, as amended by USCG-2018-0868, 83 FR 62261, Dec. 3, 2018]