Notice to Navigators: Anacostia River, Washington, DC


Safety Zone; Anacostia River, Washington, DC


Notice Number: 2022-07403
Date: 7:30 p.m. on April 16, 2022, through 9:30 p.m. on April 17, 2022

Temporary final rule. 

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Anacostia River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters near Washington, DC on April 16, 2022 (rain date April 17, 2022) from potential hazards during a fireworks display occurring as a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. 

This rule is effective from 7:30 p.m. on April 16, 2022, through 9:30 p.m. on April 17, 2022. This rule will be enforced from 7:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on April 16, 2022, or those same hours on April 17, 2022, in the case of inclement weather on April 16, 2022. 

To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to, type USCG-2022-0212 in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Next, in the Document Type column, select “Supporting & Related Material.” 

If you have questions about this rule, call or email MST3 Melissa Kelly, Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 410-576-2596, email