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Public comment sought for 9/28 Battle of the Bridges event

Post Date:08/02/2019 2:47 PM

BattleOfBridges2018The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Intracoastal Waterway in Venice, necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the second Battle of the Bridges rowing regatta on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the race area unless authorized by the Captain of Port St. Petersburg (COTP) or a designated representative.

The Coast Guard invites public comment on this proposed rulemaking, which can be done on the Federal Register website on or before Sept. 3, 2019. Citizens may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2019-0508 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal.

The specific link to comment on the Battle of the Bridges event is here.

The COTP proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2019. The regulation would cover a rowing race, which would take place on approximately 3.5 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway starting near the Shamrock Park and Nature Center and ending near the Tamiami Trail Bridge in Venice. The duration of the regulation is intended to ensure the safety of vessels and these navigable waters during the scheduled race. No vessel or person would be permitted to enter the regulated area without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. Additional information can be found on the Federal Register site.

If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Marine Science Technician First Class Michael Shackleford, U.S. Coast Guard, at 813-228-2191 or email Michael.D.Shackleford@uscg.mil.