Safety Zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord Safety Zone,
Suisun Bay, Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA
Notice Number: 2022-04343
Date: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1198 will be enforced from 12:01 a.m. on March 3, 2022, until 11:59 p.m. on March 8, 2022.
Notification of enforcement of regulation.
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in the navigable waters of Suisun Bay, off Concord, CA, in support of explosive off and on-loading to Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO) from March 3 through March 8, 2022. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential explosion within the explosive arc. The safety zone is open to all persons and vessels for transitory use, but vessel operators desiring to anchor or otherwise loiter within the safety zone must obtain the permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative. All persons and vessels operating within the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the Captain of the Port (COTP) San Francisco or a designated representative.
If you have questions about this notification of enforcement, call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade William Harris, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, Waterways Management Division, 415-399-7443, SFWaterways@uscg.mil.
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in 33 CFR 165.1198 for the Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA (MOTCO) regulated area from 12:01 a.m. on March 3, 2022, until 11:59 p.m. on March 8, 2022, or as announced via marine local broadcasts. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential explosion within the explosive arc. The regulation for this safety zone, § 165.1198, specifies the location of the safety zone which encompasses the navigable waters in the area between 500 yards of MOTCO Pier 2 in position 38°03′30″ N, 122°01′14″ W and 3,000 yards of the pier. During the enforcement periods, as reflected in § 165.1198(d), if you are the operator of a vessel in the regulated area you must comply with the instructions of the COTP or the designated on-scene patrol personnel. Vessel operators desiring to anchor or otherwise loiter within the safety zone must contact Sector San Francisco Vessel Traffic Service at 415-556-2760 or VHF Channel 14 to obtain permission.
In addition to this notification of enforcement in the Federal Register , the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of this enforcement period via marine information broadcasts.