Coast Guard extends comment period on Hudson River anchorages

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(NEW YORK) — The Coast Guard will extend the opportunity for public comment on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) titled "Anchorage Grounds, Hudson River; Yonkers, N.Y., to Kingston, N.Y., (81 FR 37168)."

The extension changes the initial comment deadline from Sept. 7 to Dec. 6.

Thus far, the ANPRM solicitation has been extremely successful and the Coast Guard has received nearly 2,400 comments on the subject from many diverse stakeholders.

Wide-ranging feedback is essential to the decision-making process and the Coast Guard is extending the comment period by 90 days to further encourage this important public discussion.

Interested stakeholders may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2016-0132 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at

By Professional Mariner Staff