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Coast Guard wants to hear from people who use local waters

NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - The Coast Guard wants to hear from mariners, maritime industries, commercial fishermen, recreational boaters and other people who use the local ports and waterways off the Atlantic coast.

The Coast Guard announced a study and reopening of comments entitled "Port Access Route Study: The Atlantic Coast from Maine to Florida." It will evaluate the need for potential modifications to current vessel routing measures off the Atlantic Coast from Maine to Florida.

According to a news release from the Coast Guard, the notice of study addresses the need to enhance navigational safety by examining existing shipping routes and waterway uses in an effort to reconcile rights of navigation with other potential waterway uses, such as the leasing of outer continental shelf blocks for the construction of renewable energy facilities. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemaking and international agreements.

The original notice of study and comment period was opened in May 2011 and resulted in 26 comments. After review, the Coast Guard decided to reopen the comment period to get more comprehensive information.

To read the study and submit a comment, click here and type in docket number USCG-2011-0351.  You have until January 31, 2012.  All comments received will be posted without change.

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