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The Coast Guard posted a notice requesting comment on the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea port access route study. This study is a continuation of and an expansion of scope to the port access route study the Coast Guard announced in 2010.
Based on comments received from the 2010 notice the Coast Guard has developed a potential vessel routing system for the area. The Coast Guard requests comments on how consolidating vessel traffic into a defined vessel routing system may impact or benefit the region.
The goal of the study is to help reduce the risk of marine casualties and increase the efficiency of vessel traffic in the region. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemaking action or appropriate international agreements.
Comments must be received on or before August 18, 2015.
View the Federal Register notice for full details.
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