Coast Guard seeks comment on safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing a regulated navigation area and safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, near Romeoville, Ill.

The proposed regulated navigation area and safety zone places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting the navigable waters located adjacent to and over the Army Corps of Engineers electrical dispersal fish barrier system.

CLICK HERE to obtain the complete NPR, which was published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2009.

Public comment can be submitted to the Coast Guard docket number USCG-2008-1247 using any of the following methods:

  1. Federal eRulemaking Portal:
  2. Fax: (202) 493-2251
  3. Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, D.C. 20590-0001.
  4. Hand Delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone number (202) 366-9329.

Comments and related material must be submitted to our online docket on or before July 27, 2009 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

If you have questions on this proposed rule, call Lt. Ann Henkelman, Waterways Management Branch, Ninth Coast Guard District, at (216) 902-6288.

If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, at (202) 366-9826.

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