4/10/2019: Notice of additional public meeting – Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it will hold an additional public meeting in Montauk, New York, to receive comments on a notice of study entitled “Port Access Route Study: The Areas Offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island” that was published in the Federal Register Tuesday, March 26, 2019. As stated in that document the Coast Guard is conducting a Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study (MARIPARS) to evaluate the need for establishing vessel routing measures.

Three public meetings will now be held to provide an opportunity for oral comments about the MARIPARS:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Corless Auditorium (Watkins Laboratory Building)
University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography
215 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882-1197

Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Flanagan Hall
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts 02532

Monday, April 29, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Inlet Seafood Restaurant
541 East Lake Drive
Montauk, New York 11954

Written comments and related material may also be submitted to Coast Guard personnel at the meetings. The comment period for the notice of study closes May 28, 2019. All comments and related material submitted after the meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 28, 2019. Commenters should be aware that the electronic Federal Docket Management System will not accept comments after midnight Eastern Daylight Time on the last day of the comment period.

For full details, view the Federal Register Notice. If you have questions about this notice or study call or email Mr. Edward G. LeBlanc, Chief of Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Waterways Management Division, at (401) 435-2351 or Edward.G.LeBlanc@uscg.mil.

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