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9/4/2014: Safety zones for facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico

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The Coast Guard published a final rule announcing that it is establishing safety zones around four Chevron North America facilities located on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico.

The purpose of these safety zones is to protect each facility from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a safety zone around each facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, oil spills and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment.

This rule is effective October 6, 2014.

View the final rule for a listing of the individual facilities and further information.

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