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|DHS/USCG||RIN: 1625-AC57||Publication ID: Fall 2020|
|Title: Shipping Safety Fairways Along the Atlantic Coast|
The Coast Guard seeks comments regarding the possible establishment of shipping safety fairways (fairways) along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Fairways are marked routes for vessel traffic in which any obstructions are prohibited. The proposed fairways are based on two studies about vessel traffic along the Atlantic Coast. The Coast Guard is coordinating this action with the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) to minimize the impact on potential offshore energy leases.
|Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)||Priority: Other Significant|
|RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda||Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage|
|Major: No||Unfunded Mandates: No|
|EO 13771 Designation: Other|
|CFR Citation: 33 CFR 166|
|Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70003|
Statement of Need:
This rulemaking would establish shipping safety fairways along the Atlantic coast of the United States to facilitate the direct and unobstructed transits of ships. The establishment of fairways would ensure that obstruction-free routes are preserved to and from US ports and along the Atlantic coast. This will reduce the risk of collision, allision and grounding, as well as alleviate the chance of increased time and expenses in transit.
Summary of the Legal Basis:
Section 70003 of Title 46 United States Code (46 U.S.C. 70003) directs the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard resides to designate necessary fairways that provide safe access routes for vessels proceeding to and from U.S. ports.
Anticipated Costs and Benefits:
The fairways are intended to preserve traditional vessel navigation routes and are not mandatory. The Coast Guard anticipates the proposed fairways to improve navigational safety.
|Additional Information: Docket number USCG-2019-0279|
|Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined||Government Levels Affected: Undetermined|
|Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes|
|RIN Data Printed in the FR: No|
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Navigation Systems, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7580,
Washington, DC 20593