Coast Guard seeks comment on Tillamook Bay ATON

(SEATTLE) — U.S. Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Tillamook Bay, Ore.

The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation (ATON) system, as well as to get a better understanding of the uses of each waterway and general safety issues.

WAMS focuses on the waterway’s present ATON system, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, changes in marine vessel usage (both recreational and commercial) and future development projects. WAMS reviews are conducted every five years on each federally designated navigable waterway.

To participate in taking a user survey, visit the website.

The comment deadline is July 31. The survey can be scanned and emailed or mailed to the following:

Commander (dpw)
Attn: Mr. John Moriarty
Coast Guard 13th District
915 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98174-1067


– U.S. Coast Guard

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By Rich Miller