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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AA01 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Special Anchorage Areas/Anchorage Grounds Regulations 

These routine and frequent regulations are established where maritime and commercial interests require them for safety of navigation. Special anchorage areas are areas in which vessels of not more than 65 feet may anchor without displaying the required lights or sound signals because they have been found to be unnecessary to maintain marine safety in this environment. These special anchorage areas are limited geographically, and, depending on the purpose of the designation, establish both long- and short-term anchorages. Anchorage grounds are limited geographically, delineate the types and size of vessel that may use the anchorage, and may place time and other restrictions on use of the anchorage. Regulations designating special anchorage areas and anchorage grounds are promulgated by District Commanders in response to requests from appropriate officials. These routine and frequent rulemakings support the Coast Guard's broad role and responsibility of maritime safety. Approximately 10 actions 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 110   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 471    33 U.S.C. 1221 to 1236    33 U.S.C. 2030    33 U.S.C. 2035    33 U.S.C. 2071   
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