Coast Guard announces the release of a draft environmental assessment for the 34th America’s Cup

11th Coast Guard District NewsSAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard announces the release of a draft environmental assessment for the proposed special local regulation for the 34th America’s Cup and related races that are scheduled to take place in San Francisco Bay between August and October 2012 and between July and September 2013.

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, this draft EA addresses the potential environmental and socioeconomic impact of the proposed special local regulation for the 34th America’s Cup. The proposed regulation would temporarily reroute vessel traffic between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island and create regulated areas where America’s Cup races will be held.

The draft EA can be found at www.regulations.gov, docket number USCG 2011-0551. There is a 90 day public comment period for the proposed special local regulation that closes on April 30, 2012. The public comment period for the draft EA also closes on April 30, 2012. Comments for the proposed regulation and draft EA can be made at the docket.

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