Notice to Navigators: Piscataqua River

Safety Zone; Piscataqua River Turning Basin Dredge Project, Portsmouth, NH

 

Notice Number: 2021-23324

Date: This rule is effective without actual notice from October 26, 2021, through April 15, 2022. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from November 1, 2021, until October 26, 2021.

 

Temporary final rule.

The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones for the navigable waters of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth Harbor. The first safety zone will be a 100-yard radius around any vessel, barge, or dredging equipment engaged in dredging operations. The second safety zone will be a 500-yard radius around any vessel, barge, or dredging equipment engaged in blasting operations and any blasting worksites. The safety zones are necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with dredging, drilling, and blasting operations for overall widening of the uppermost turning basin of the Piscataqua River.

 

To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-2021-0344 in the search box and click “Search.” Next, in the Document Type column, select “Supporting & Related Material.”

 

If you have questions on this rule, call or email LT Shaun Doyle, Sector Northern New England Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 207-347-5015, email Shaun.T.Doyle@uscg.mil.

 

Federal Register :: Safety Zone; Piscataqua River Turning Basin Dredge Project, Portsmouth, NH