USA. Coast Guard to hold publics meeting, about permanent safety zones, in Rochester Monday Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 October 2006
Coast Guard news:


The U.S. Coast Guard is holding a public meeting here Monday at the Rochester Fast Ferry Terminal, 1000 N. River St., to collect public input on its notice of proposed rule making to establish 34 permanent safety zones on the Great Lakes.

These safety zones would be used several times a year, from four to six hours at a time, for small-caliber weapons training. At all other times the zones would remain open to mariners.

The open house, from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., is held to provide the public an opportunity to ask questions from Coast Guard subject matter experts. The public meeting immediately follows from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. The public meeting is not a question and answer session, but rather an opportunity for the public to have their comments recorded and formally entered into the docket for consideration.

Since Oct. 16, the Coast Guard has held public meetings in Duluth, Minn., Grand Haven, Mich., Port Huron, Mich., and Cleveland. In addition, more than 400 comments have been submitted to the docket, and approximately 350 people have attended the public meetings.

Four other public meetings remain scheduled before the public comment period closes Nov. 13:

Nov. 1 - Genesee Theater, 203 North Genesee St., Waukegan, Ill.

Nov. 3 - Charlevoix Public Library, 220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix, Mich.

Nov. 6 - Cruise Boat Terminal, Foot of Holland St., Erie, Penn.

Nov. 8 - Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center, 107 North First Ave., Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.

Members of the public who are unable to attend the public meetings may still submit comments to the Docket Management Facility Web site at http://dms.dot.gov/. Docket #25767.

For additional instructions on submitting comments via mail, fax or in person please visit http://www.uscgd9safetyzones.com/. This site also contains fact sheets, press releases, downloadable video and photographs, and other information related to this issue. The site has had almost 22,000 visitors since it was published on Sept. 21, 2006.
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