Conn. Agencies Regs. § 15-121-A19 - Marine safety and security zones

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) As used in this section:
(1) "Safety zone" means a water area, shore area, or water and shore area to which, for safety or environmental purposes, access is limited to authorized persons, vehicles, or vessels. It may be stationary and described by fixed limits or it may be described as a zone around a vessel in motion; temporary zones may be established by the commissioner, permanent zones, by the United States Coast Guard under 33CFR 165, et seq.;
(2) "Security zone" means an area of land, water, or land and water which is so designated under 33 CFR 165, et seq. by the Captain of the Port or District Commander of the United States Coast Guard for such time as is necessary to prevent damage or injury to any vessel or waterfront facility, to safeguard ports, harbors, territories, or waters of the state; and
(3) "Regulated navigation area" means a water area within a defined boundary under 33 CFR 165, et seq., for which regulations for vessels navigating within the area have been established under 33 CFR 165, et seq.
(b) The commissioner may, when necessary for the safety of the public or protection of the environment, establish temporary marine safety zones on the waters of this state for the purposes of restricting vessel traffic.
(c) As described in this section, a temporary marine safety zone shall not exist for longer than seventy-two (72) consecutive hours. Only in the event of an environmental disaster, marine disaster or public safety emergency shall the commissioner have the authority to extend the zone beyond seventy-two (72) hours.
(d) No person shall operate, allow the operation of a vessel or anchor any vessel on the waters of the state within a zone established under subsection (b) of this section or within a marine safety or security zone or a regulated navigational area established by the United States Coast Guard under 33 CFR 165, et seq., as amended from time to time.
(e) This section shall not apply to vessels used exclusively by municipal, state or federal agencies, or security vessels authorized by the United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 15-121-A19
Adopted effective April 29, 2005

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