U.S. Coast Guard Public Notice 12-14 announcing postponement of scheduled navigation study meetings and acceptance of verbal comments

Posted on September 19, 2014

Original notice: U.S. Coast Guard Public Notice 12-14


Due to the number of comments already received and the demands of the boating public, we are expanding the opportunity for comment during our scheduled navigation study meetings to include verbal comments. To accommodate a larger audience and logistics for transcribing verbal comments, we are postponing the scheduled navigation study meetings announced in PN 11-14 to a date and time later in the year.
We will be changing the format of the meetings from written comments only to include written and verbal comments regarding navigation through railroad bridges on the New River, Loxahatchee River, and St. Lucie River. Due to the time it takes to secure a larger facility space and give those wishing to attend and make comments reasonable advance notification, announcements for these public meetings will be made in the near future via a separate public notice.
We are still collecting navigation surveys in accordance with Public Notice 11-14 via mail and email. The following navigation survey collection meetings are postponed until further notice:
A. Postponed – Waterway: New River, mile 1.82, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co: October 1, 2014, at Embassy Suites, 1100 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.
B. Postponed – Waterway: Loxahatchee River, mile 1.23, Jupiter, Palm Beach Co. October 2, 2014 at Embassy Suites, 4350 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.
C. Postponed – Waterway: St. Lucie River, mile 7.11, Okeechobee Waterway (OWW), Stuart, Martin Co., FL October 3, 2014, at Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort, 555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996.
The location and venues are subject to change and will be announced via a separate notification.

Interested parties are still requested to express their navigability concerns in writing as soon as practicable to accommodate the Coast Guard’s assessment of the above waterways. Comments will be received for the record at the Office of the Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, Brickell Plaza Federal Building, 909 Southeast 1st Avenue, Suite 432, Miami, Florida 33131-3050. Written comments can also be received via email at: USCGD7DPBPublicComment@uscg.mil.