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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AA00 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Safety Zone Regulations 

The Coast Guard uses these routine and frequent regulations to establish control of access to maritime areas to ensure the safety of events, vessels, or individuals. Many of these zones are of short duration, ranging from a few hours to a few days, and all are geographically limited in area. Safety zones, defined in 33 CFR 165.20, are established for events such as fireworks displays, high-speed races, bridge repairs, dredging, or salvage operations, or the transit of dangerous cargoes such as explosives or liquefied petroleum gas. Safety zones are promulgated by Captains of the Port or District Commanders. These routine and frequent rulemakings support the Coast Guard's broad roles and responsibilities of maritime safety and maritime stewardship. Safety zones under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act are also included in these routine and frequent regulations. A total of 300 events are expected annually.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Routine and Frequent 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 147    33 CFR 165   
Legal Authority: 14 U.S.C. 85    33 U.S.C. 1226    33 U.S.C. 1231    33 U.S.C. 1333    46 U.S.C. 701    46 U.S.C. 3306    46 U.S.C. 3703    50 U.S.C. 191    50 U.S.C. 195    33 CFR 1.05-1    33 CFR 6.04-1    33 CFR 6.04-6    33 CFR 160.5    Pub. L. 107-295    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: Routine and frequent rulemakings issued under this RIN will have individual docket numbers.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Commander Laura Springer
Program Manager
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Waterways Management (CG-WWM), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 0007,
Washington, DC 20593-0007
Phone:202 372-1540

Lieutenant Commander Urdley N. Smith
Program Manager
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Waterways and Ocean Policy (CG-WWM), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7509,
Washington, DC 20593-7509
Phone:202 372-2610