The U.S. Coast Guard is converting the current temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) within all inland rivers
of the Eighth Coast Guard District
into an interim final rule
, effective November 1, 2003. The regulation requires that reports be submitted regarding planned movements of barges loaded with dangerous cargoes. Various changes have been instituted, based on comments submitted regarding the temporary rule. Comments on the interim rule should be submitted by January 2, 2004.
Source: HK Law