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

§ 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, on or about the dates indicated. In advance of the event, notifications will be made to the local maritime community through all appropriate means such as Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as to the exact dates and times of the enforcement period for an event. The 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

4 April
4.1 Bridgeport Bluefish April Fireworks • Date: A single day in April.
• Time: To be determined annually.
6 June
6.1 Barnum Festival Fireworks • Date: A single day in June or July.
• Time: To be determined annually.
• Location: Waters of Bridgeport Harbor, Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°9′04″ N, 073°12′49″ W (NAD 83).
6.2 Salute to Veterans Fireworks • Date: A single day 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).
7 July
7.1 Point O'Woods Fire Company Summer Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• 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 City of Norwalk Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters off Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT, in approximate position, 41°04′50″ N, 073°23′22″ W (NAD 83).
7.3 Sag Harbor Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• 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).
• Location: Waters of the Thames River, Norwich, CT in approximate position, 41°31′16.835″ N, 072°04′43.327″ W (NAD 83).
7.4 Southampton Fresh Air Home Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Shinnecock Bay, Southampton, NY, in approximate position, 40°51′48″ N, 072°26′30″ W (NAD 83).
7.5 City of Middletown Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 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).
7.6 City of Norwich Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 9 p.m. to 11 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).
7.7 City of Stamford Independence Day Celebration • Date: A single day in June or July.
• Time: 9 p.m. to 11 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).
7.8 CDM Chamber of Commerce Annual Music Fest Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• 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).
7.9 Riverfest Fireworks • Date: A single day 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).
7.10 Village of Asharoken Fireworks • Date: A single day 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).
7.11 Village of Port Jefferson Fireworks • Date: A single day 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).
7.12 Village of Quoque Foundering Anniversary Fireworks • Date: A single day 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).
7.13 Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks (Sailfest) • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• 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).
7.14 Shelter Island Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Gardiner Bay, Shelter Island, NY, in approximate position 41°04′39.11″ N, 072°22′01.07″ W (NAD 83).
7.15 Town of North Hempstead Bar Beach Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Hempstead Harbor, North Hempstead, NY, in approximate position 40°49′54″ N, 073°39′14″ W (NAD 83).
7.16 City of Rowayton Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• 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).
7.17 Connetquot River Summer Fireworks • Date: A single day in July.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• 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).
7.18 Town of Hempstead “Salute to Veterans” Concert and Fireworks Display • Date: A single day in June or July.
• Time: 7:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Reynolds Channel at Lido Beach in Town of Hempstead, NY, in approximate position 40°35′36.81″ N, 073°35′20.37″ W (NAD 83).
8 August
8.1 Taste of Italy Fireworks • Date: A single day in August.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• 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).
8.2 City of Stamford Fireworks • Date: A single day in August.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• 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).
9 September
9.1 Village of Island Park Labor Day Celebration Fireworks • Date: A single day in September.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• 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).
9.2 Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church Fireworks • Date: A single day in September or October.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• 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).
9.3 Port Washington Sons of Italy Fireworks • Date: A single day in September.
• Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• 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).
9.4 Town of Hempstead “Big Shot” Concert and Fireworks Display • Date: A single day in September.
• Time: 9:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
• Location: Waters of Reynolds Channel at Lido Beach in Town of Hempstead, NY, in approximate position 40°35′36.81″ N, 073°35′20.37″ W (NAD 83).
11 November
11.1 Charles W. Morgan Anniversary Fireworks • Date: A single day in November.
• Time: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• 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 Connetquot River Fall Fireworks • Date: A single day in November.
• Time: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• 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).

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; USCG-2023-0001, 88 FR 38404, June 13, 2023]