Coast Guard December 20, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Overhead Clearance (Air-Draft) Accidents
Document Number: 2013-30259
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks public comment on a petition that requests the Coast Guard to initiate a rulemaking to address the problem of overhead clearance (air-draft) accidents. In its petition, which calls for vessel masters to be provided with accurate vertical air draft information, a maritime organization has described 16 overhead clearance accidents that it says were avoidable and that resulted in damage to or destruction of waterway infrastructure and inconvenienced the public. The Coast Guard will consider all comments received in response to this notification in determining whether or not to initiate the requested rulemaking.