U.S. Coast Guard Seeks Comments on Improving the Nation’s Waterway Systems

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting an assessment of “shallow draft” waterway systems, which include all navigable waterways of the United States less than 12 feet deep.

The study is the fourth in a series to determine mariners’ navigation requirements in the U.S. Marine Transportation System.

The current study will help the Coast Guard to determine its “aids to navigation” (ATON) requirements in shallow draft waterway systems.

The assessment will also facilitate consistent, programwide policy to help Coast Guard District Commanders provide and manage ATON services in the shallow draft waterway system.

Waterway users, interested parties, and stakeholders can provide comments here until Nov. 1, 2020.


This article comes from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Sept. 3, 2020 Grain Transportation Report.

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