The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:
(NEWPORT, Ore.) — U.S. Coast Guard officials are seeking pubic comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Yaquina Bay.
The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of existing aids to navigation (ATON) systems, such as buoys and light structures. The system helps gain a better understanding of current waterway use and general safety issues.
WAMS focuses on waterways ATON systems, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, changes in marine vessel usage (both recreational and commercial) and future development projects.
The Coast Guard will host a public meeting at Englund Marine and Industrial Supply on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., to hold discussions and gather public input regarding the current ATON serving Yaquina Bay.
The meeting will be held at 880 SE Bay Blvd., Newport, OR, 97365.
To participate in taking a user survey, click here. The survey can be scanned and emailed or mailed to the following:
Attn: Lt. Chad Coppin
Coast Guard Thirteenth District
915 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98107-1067