Port Access Route Study: Northern New York Bight
Notice Number: 2021-28457 (full link below)
Notice of availability; final report.
The First Coast Guard District announces the completion of the Northern New York Bight Port Access Route Study (NNYBPARS). The study was conducted to evaluate the adequacy of existing vessel routing measures and determine whether additional vessel routing measures are necessary for port approaches to New York and New Jersey and international and domestic transit areas in the First Coast Guard District's area of responsibility. To accomplish this goal, the First Coast Guard District has undertaken measures to determine whether existing or additional routing measures are necessary to improve navigation safety due to factors such as planned or potential offshore development, current port capabilities and planned improvements, increased vessel traffic, existing and potential anchorage areas, changing vessel traffic patterns, effects of weather, or navigational difficulty. The NNYBPARS final report is available for viewing and download from the Federal Register docket at http://www.regulations.gov or the Coast Guard Navigation Center website at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=PARSReports.
If you have questions on this notice, contact Mr. Craig Lapiejko, Waterways Management at First Coast Guard District, telephone (617) 223-8351, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NNYBPARS report is available for viewing and download from the Federal Register docket at http://www.regulations.gov or the Coast Guard Navigation Center website at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=PARSReports.
To view the NNYBPARS report in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and insert “USCG-2020-0278” in the “search box.” Click “Search”. Then scroll down to the document entitled “FINAL REPORT Northern New York Bight PARS December 27, 2021” under the document type “Supporting & Related Material.”
As detailed in the final report, the First Coast Guard District recommends that multiple shipping safety fairways and one federal anchorage ground be established within the NNYBPARS study area. Shipping safety fairways may be utilized by mariners but are not mandatory for any specific class of vessel.