Public Meeting re: Anchorage Grounds; Lower Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA
The Coast Guard is considering amending the regulations for Hampton Roads, VA and adjacent waters anchorages by establishing a new anchorage, near Cape Charles, VA on the Lower Chesapeake Bay. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) provides information relevant to, and solicits public comment on the possible creation of a Federal anchorage west of Cape Charles, VA on the Chesapeake Bay. Port of Virginia infrastructure improvements and growth in commercial vessel traffic entering the port, including large and deep-draft vessels have prompted this solicitation for comments on a potential proposed rulemaking. If the Coast Guard proceeds with a proposed rulemaking, the intended effect would be to ensure that the Hampton Roads Anchorage Grounds continue to safely support current and future maritime commerce and commercial vessel anchoring needs. The U.S. Coast invites your comments on this ANPRM.
If you have any questions, call or email Lieutenant Commander Barbara Wilk, Sector Hampton Roads Waterway Management Division, phone 757-668-5581, email Barbara.Wilk@uscg.mil.