Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey Including Offshore Approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware, 64507-64509 [2020-22540]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 13, 2020 / Notices In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625–0084, Audit Reports under the International Safety Management Code; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG–2020–0622] to the Coast Guard using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public participation and request for comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: COMMANDANT (CG–6P), ATTN: PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, U.S. COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE. SE, STOP 7710, WASHINGTON, DC 20593– 7710. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A.L. Craig, Office of Privacy Management, telephone 202–475–3528, or fax 202– 372–8405, for questions on these documents. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Public Participation and Request for Comments This notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection’s purpose, the Collection’s likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection. The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be granted based on the Collection being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Oct 09, 2020 Jkt 253001 utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, the Coast Guard is also requesting comments on the extent to which this request for information could be modified to reduce the burden on respondents. In response to your comments, we may revise this ICR or decide not to seek an extension of approval for the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG–2020–0622], and must be received by December 14, 2020. Submitting Comments We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public comments, are in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). Information Collection Request Title: Audit Reports under the International Safety Management Code. OMB Control Number: 1625–0084. Summary: This information helps to determine whether U.S. vessels, subject to SOLAS 74, engaged in international PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64507 trade, are in compliance with that treaty. Organizations recognized by the Coast Guard conduct ongoing audits of vessels’ and companies’ safety management systems. Need: Title 46 U.S.C. 3203 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe regulations regarding safety management systems. Title 33 CFR part 96 contains the rules for those systems and hence the safe operation of vessels. Forms: None. Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels, and organizations authorized to issue ISM Code certificates for the United States. Frequency: On occasion. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 10,221 hours to 15,512 hours a year due to an increase in the estimated annual number of responses. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: October 6, 2020. Kathleen Claffie, Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2020–22469 Filed 10–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2020–0172] Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey Including Offshore Approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of public meeting; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is announcing two public meetings to discuss our notice of study entitled ‘‘Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey including the offshore approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware’’ that was published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2020, (USCG–2020–0172) and our notice of inquiry entitled ‘‘Anchorage Grounds; Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean, Delaware’’ that was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2019, (USCG–2019–0822). Because the public may have similar comments on both topics we have decided to hold joint public meetings to discuss both notices. To ensure adequate opportunity to address concerns raised at the meetings and any subsequent questions, the Coast Guard is reopening the comment period. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 64508 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 13, 2020 / Notices Interested members of the public can attend either session, via teleconference, on Thursday October 29, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or on Wednesday November 4, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before November 10, 2020. If you want your comments to be considered before the public meetings, comments must be received by the Coast Guard on or before October 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held via a web-enabled interactive, online format and teleconference line. To join the web-based meeting and teleconference or to request special accommodations, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 1 p.m. on October 20, 2020, to obtain the needed information. You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020–0172 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice, call or email Captain Maureen Kallgren, Fifth Coast Guard District, Waterways Management Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6250, email Maureen.R.Kallgren@uscg.mil or Mr. Jerry Barnes, Fifth Coast Guard District, Waterways Management Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6230, email Jerry.R.Barnes@uscg.mil. If you encounter technical difficulties accessing the online meeting please call LTJG John Frank, (757) 398–6298. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: I. Background The Coast Guard is conducting the Port Access Route Study (PARS) to determine whether existing or additional vessel routing measures are necessary along the seacoast of New Jersey and approaches to the Delaware Bay. The PARS will consider whether existing or additional routing measures are necessary to improve navigational 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, weather conditions, or navigational difficulty. We published a notice of study (NOS) in the Federal Register on May 5, 2020, entitled ‘‘Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey Including Offshore Approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware. Previously, we published a notice of inquiry (NOI) in the Federal Register on November 29, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Oct 09, 2020 Jkt 253001 2019, entitled ‘‘Notice of Inquiry, Anchorage Grounds, Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean Delaware. As discussed in the NOI, the Coast Guard is considering amending its regulations to establish new anchorage grounds in the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. You may view the NOS and NOI in our online docket, in addition to comments submitted thus far by going to https:// www.regulations.gov. Once there, insert ‘‘USCG–2020–0172’’ or ‘‘USCG–2019– 0822’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and click ‘‘Search.’’ The Coast Guard received several requests for a public meeting to discuss the NOS and NOIs. We have concluded that a public meeting would inform both of these studies; therefore, we are publishing this notice. We are placing a document into the docket for the NOI, USCG–2019–0822, alerting followers of that docket of this notice and the opportunity to submit comments. The Coast Guard is seeking additional public input on current waterway uses in the study area. These comments will help inform and direct any future rulemaking as well as inform our input as a cooperating agency to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for offshore renewable energy installations. II. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate by submitting comments either orally at the meeting or in writing. Oral comments at the public meetings may be limited to 3 minutes per speaker based on registration. You can provide written comments by submitting them directly to the docket online or by emailing Captain Maureen Kallgren, Maureen.r.kallgren@uscg.mil. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. We are particularly interested in specific comments on the following questions: 1. What proposed routing measures would you suggest to preserve shipping safety around and within the offshore wind energy areas? 2. What areas within the study area have you traditionally used for anchoring and why? 3. If fully developed, how will the offshore wind energy projects in the study area impact your anchoring practices or other waterway uses? 4. What other navigational concerns do you have regarding the proposed wind energy projects in the study area? 5. What alternatives for mitigating anchor damage to underground cables are available, and is it possible for underground cables to coexist within the anchorages? PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6. Which fisheries do you primarily target that cause you to transit or fish in the study area? 7. While fishing offshore, how much time do you spend underway, making way versus how much time do you spend underway, not making way as a percentage of the overall time frame (for example, I spend 10% of the trip transiting to and from port, 70% engaged in fishing, and 20% setting or hauling back gear)? 8. What risk control measures would you propose during the construction and operations of the wind energy areas? 9. Where is the predominant recreational boating traffic within the study area? Is there a time of year that traffic is more prevalent? Suggested comments are most helpful when they are specific and supported by industry data or consensus. We are seeking to ensure the data we have collected from past public comments, such as current vessel AIS data and stakeholder input, reflects the status of waterway use today. We suggest commenters review current data found on the Mid Atlantic Ocean Data Portal found at www.portal.midatlanticocean.org. This data portal collects and prepares a variety of source data for public use and analysis. All comments will inform our way forward to ensure a measured approach to balance the different uses of the waterway in the future. Comments submitted after the meeting must reach the Coast Guard on or before November 10, 2020. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). For more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). The Coast Guard will hold public meetings regarding these studies via a webinar and teleconference. The Coast Guard prefers and highly encourages all comments and related material be submitted directly to the online public docket; however two virtual public meetings will be held to provide an opportunity for oral comments. The first virtual public meeting will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. The second virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 4, E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 13, 2020 / Notices 2020 at 6 p.m. To join the web-based meeting and teleconference or to request special accommodations, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 1 p.m. on October 20, 2020, to obtain the needed information. Access information for the virtual public meetings will be posted at https:// www.navcen.uscg.gov. If you encounter technical difficulties, contact LTJG John Frank at 757–398–6298 or JohnR.Frank@uscg.mil. We will provide a written summary of the meeting and comments and will place that summary in the docket. Dated: October 7, 2020. L.M. Dickey, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2020–22540 Filed 10–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2020–0621] Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625–0081 Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty-day notice requesting comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625–0081, Alternate Compliance Program; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG–2020–0621] to the Coast Guard using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public participation and request for comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet at https:// khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Oct 09, 2020 Jkt 253001 www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: COMMANDANT (CG–6P), ATTN: PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, U.S. COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE. SE, STOP 7710, WASHINGTON, DC 20593– 7710. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A.L. Craig, Office of Privacy Management, telephone 202–475–3528, or fax 202– 372–8405, for questions on these documents. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments This notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection’s purpose, the Collection’s likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection. The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be granted based on the Collection being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, the Coast Guard is also requesting comments on the extent to which this request for information could be modified to reduce the burden on respondents. In response to your comments, we may revise this ICR or decide not to seek an extension of approval for the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64509 request, [USCG–2020–0621], and must be received by December 14, 2020. Submitting Comments We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public comments, are in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). Information Collection Request Title: Alternate Compliance Program. OMB Control Number: 1625–0081. Summary: This information is used by the Coast Guard to assess vessels participating in the voluntary Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) before issuance of a Certificate of Inspection. Need: Sections 3306 and 3316 of 46 U.S.C. authorize the Coast Guard to establish vessel inspection regulations and inspection alternatives. Part 8 of 46 CFR contains the Coast Guard regulations for recognizing classification societies and enrollment of U.S.-flag vessels in ACP. Forms: None. Respondents: Owners and operators of U.S.-flag inspected vessels. Frequency: On occasion. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 174 hours to 198 hours a year due to an increase in the estimated annual number of respondents. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: October 6, 2020. Kathleen Claffie, Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2020–22468 Filed 10–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 198 (Tuesday, October 13, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64507-64509]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22540]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2020-0172]


Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey Including 
Offshore Approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting; request for comments.

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SUMMARY:  The Coast Guard is announcing two public meetings to discuss 
our notice of study entitled ``Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New 
Jersey including the offshore approaches to the Delaware Bay, 
Delaware'' that was published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2020, 
(USCG-2020-0172) and our notice of inquiry entitled ``Anchorage 
Grounds; Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean, Delaware'' that was published 
in the Federal Register on November 29, 2019, (USCG-2019-0822). Because 
the public may have similar comments on both topics we have decided to 
hold joint public meetings to discuss both notices. To ensure adequate 
opportunity to address concerns raised at the meetings and any 
subsequent questions, the Coast Guard is reopening the comment period.

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DATES: Interested members of the public can attend either session, via 
teleconference, on Thursday October 29, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 
on Wednesday November 4, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All comments and 
related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before 
November 10, 2020. If you want your comments to be considered before 
the public meetings, comments must be received by the Coast Guard on or 
before October 15, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held via a web-enabled 
interactive, online format and teleconference line. To join the web-
based meeting and teleconference or to request special accommodations, 
contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section no later than 1 p.m. on October 20, 2020, to obtain the needed 
information.
    You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG-
2020-0172 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice, call or email Captain Maureen Kallgren, Fifth Coast Guard 
District, Waterways Management Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 
(757) 398-6250, email [email protected] or Mr. Jerry Barnes, 
Fifth Coast Guard District, Waterways Management Branch, U.S. Coast 
Guard; telephone (757) 398-6230, email [email protected]. If you 
encounter technical difficulties accessing the online meeting please 
call LTJG John Frank, (757) 398-6298.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Coast Guard is conducting the Port Access Route Study (PARS) to 
determine whether existing or additional vessel routing measures are 
necessary along the seacoast of New Jersey and approaches to the 
Delaware Bay. The PARS will consider whether existing or additional 
routing measures are necessary to improve navigational 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, weather conditions, or navigational difficulty. We published 
a notice of study (NOS) in the Federal Register on May 5, 2020, 
entitled ``Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey Including 
Offshore Approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware. Previously, we 
published a notice of inquiry (NOI) in the Federal Register on November 
29, 2019, entitled ``Notice of Inquiry, Anchorage Grounds, Delaware Bay 
and Atlantic Ocean Delaware. As discussed in the NOI, the Coast Guard 
is considering amending its regulations to establish new anchorage 
grounds in the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. You may view the NOS 
and NOI in our online docket, in addition to comments submitted thus 
far by going to https://www.regulations.gov. Once there, insert ``USCG-
2020-0172'' or ``USCG-2019-0822'' in the ``Keyword'' box and click 
``Search.''
    The Coast Guard received several requests for a public meeting to 
discuss the NOS and NOIs. We have concluded that a public meeting would 
inform both of these studies; therefore, we are publishing this notice. 
We are placing a document into the docket for the NOI, USCG-2019-0822, 
alerting followers of that docket of this notice and the opportunity to 
submit comments.
    The Coast Guard is seeking additional public input on current 
waterway uses in the study area. These comments will help inform and 
direct any future rulemaking as well as inform our input as a 
cooperating agency to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for 
offshore renewable energy installations.

II. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate by submitting comments either 
orally at the meeting or in writing. Oral comments at the public 
meetings may be limited to 3 minutes per speaker based on registration. 
You can provide written comments by submitting them directly to the 
docket online or by emailing Captain Maureen Kallgren, 
[email protected] All comments received will be posted 
without change to https://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. We are particularly interested 
in specific comments on the following questions:

    1. What proposed routing measures would you suggest to preserve 
shipping safety around and within the offshore wind energy areas?
    2. What areas within the study area have you traditionally used 
for anchoring and why?
    3. If fully developed, how will the offshore wind energy 
projects in the study area impact your anchoring practices or other 
waterway uses?
    4. What other navigational concerns do you have regarding the 
proposed wind energy projects in the study area?
    5. What alternatives for mitigating anchor damage to underground 
cables are available, and is it possible for underground cables to 
coexist within the anchorages?
    6. Which fisheries do you primarily target that cause you to 
transit or fish in the study area?
    7. While fishing offshore, how much time do you spend underway, 
making way versus how much time do you spend underway, not making 
way as a percentage of the overall time frame (for example, I spend 
10% of the trip transiting to and from port, 70% engaged in fishing, 
and 20% setting or hauling back gear)?
    8. What risk control measures would you propose during the 
construction and operations of the wind energy areas?
    9. Where is the predominant recreational boating traffic within 
the study area? Is there a time of year that traffic is more 
prevalent?

    Suggested comments are most helpful when they are specific and 
supported by industry data or consensus. We are seeking to ensure the 
data we have collected from past public comments, such as current 
vessel AIS data and stakeholder input, reflects the status of waterway 
use today. We suggest commenters review current data found on the Mid 
Atlantic Ocean Data Portal found at www.portal.midatlanticocean.org. 
This data portal collects and prepares a variety of source data for 
public use and analysis. All comments will inform our way forward to 
ensure a measured approach to balance the different uses of the 
waterway in the future.
    Comments submitted after the meeting must reach the Coast Guard on 
or before November 10, 2020. We encourage you to submit comments 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. 
If your material cannot be submitted using https://www.regulations.gov, 
contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document for alternate instructions.
    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any 
of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). For more about privacy and submissions in 
response to this document, see DHS's eRulemaking System of Records 
notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020).
    The Coast Guard will hold public meetings regarding these studies 
via a webinar and teleconference. The Coast Guard prefers and highly 
encourages all comments and related material be submitted directly to 
the online public docket; however two virtual public meetings will be 
held to provide an opportunity for oral comments. The first virtual 
public meeting will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. 
The second virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 
4,

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2020 at 6 p.m. To join the web-based meeting and teleconference or to 
request special accommodations, contact the individual listed in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 1 p.m. on October 
20, 2020, to obtain the needed information. Access information for the 
virtual public meetings will be posted at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov. 
If you encounter technical difficulties, contact LTJG John Frank at 
757-398-6298 or [email protected]. We will provide a written summary 
of the meeting and comments and will place that summary in the docket.

    Dated: October 7, 2020.
L.M. Dickey,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2020-22540 Filed 10-9-20; 8:45 am]
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