Update to Alternative Planning Criteria National Guidelines
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the updated alternative planning criteria national guidelines for vessel response plans (VRPs). These national guidelines provide the maritime industry with updated information on developing and submitting alternative planning criteria (alternatives). Furthermore, they facilitate consistency in the Coast Guard's review of proposed alternatives.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, CA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Henry Ford Avenue railroad bridge across the Cerritos Channel, mile 4.8, at Long Beach, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to install necessary electrical equipment inside the bridge machinery room and operator house. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grand Lake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Black Bayou Pontoon Bridge on State Road 384 across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) at mile marker (MM) 237.5, West of Harvey Locks (WHL) at Grand Lake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to make extensive repairs to the bridge.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. These meetings will be open to the public.