Safety Zone; Potomac River, Between Charles County, MD and King George County, VA
Notice Number: 2022-03339
Date: This rule is effective without actual notice from February 15, 2022, through 8 p.m. on February 17, 2022. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be issued from 8 p.m. on February 11, 2022, until February 15, 2022.
Temporary final rule.
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with construction operations at the new Governor Harry W. Nice/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Memorial (US-301) Bridge, which will occur from 8 p.m. on February 11, 2022, through 8 p.m. on February 17, 2022. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-2022-0112 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 LCDR Samuel Danus, Sector Maryland-NCR, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard: Telephone 410-576-2519, email Samuel.M.Danus@uscg.mil.
On February 10, 2022, Skanska-Corman-McLean, Joint Venture notified the Coast Guard that the company will be setting structural steel sections across the federal navigation channel at the new Governor Harry W. Nice/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Memorial (US-301) Bridge. The bridge contractor stated the work required to set structural steel across the channel, which was originally scheduled to occur in November 2021, then rescheduled to December 2021, then rescheduled to January 3-15, 2022, and again rescheduled to January 11-22, 2022, then rescheduled from January 22, 2022 through February 4, 2022 and again rescheduled to February 4-11, 2022. The work was partially completed during February 4-11, 2022, however the contractor underestimated the time needed to perform the work. The work is now scheduled to continue beyond February 11, 2022.