Coast Guard announces public meetings on Regulated Navigation Areas rule

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is re-opening the period for public comment on its proposed rule to establish Regulated Navigation Areas along the Oregon and Washington coasts by holding two public meetings.

The first meeting will be held in Astoria, Ore., April 14, 2009, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at:

The Loft at the Red Building
20 Basin Street
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 325-2223.

The second meeting will be held in Newport, Ore., on April 15, 2009, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at:

The Embarcadero Resort Hotel & Marina
1000 SE Bay Blvd
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 265-8521 or 1-800-547-4779

The Coast Guard encourages the public to view the final rule at 74 FR 7022 and to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials to the docket at, docket number: USCG-2008-1017. All comments received will be posted without change.

All comments must be received by the Coast Guard no later than April 19, 2009.

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