The Coast Guard has decided to host a public meeting on April 17, 2024 regarding the proposed establishment of shipping safety fairways along the Atlantic coast. In addition, the Coast Guard is extending the comment period on the proposed rule to May 17, 2024. View all of the details and associated maps on the Coast Guard Proposed Actions page and in the latest Federal Register Notice. For instructions for how to submit comments, see the January 19, 2024 Federal Register notice.

The Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking on January 19, 2024, proposing the establishment of shipping safety fairways along the Atlantic coast. The proposed rule is intended to protect traditional shipping routes as well as to help facilitate development on the outer continental shelf. Since publication, the Coast Guard received multiple requests from commenters requesting further public engagement from the Coast Guard. 

Screenshot of Data Explorer interactive map.

Screenshot of the Proposed Shipping Safety Fairways Along the Atlantic Coast 01/2024 map layer.

The meeting will be hosted at Stockton University at 6 p.m. on April 17, 2024. The meeting will be held at 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 in the L-Wing Building, Classroom 112. The meeting will consist of a brief presentation by the Coast Guard followed by the submissions of public comments. This is not a question-and-answer session, but an opportunity for the public to hear from the Coast Guard and to provide feedback on the proposed fairways.

For more information call or email Brian Mottel, Coast Guard; telephone 206–815–4657, email