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I have been informed by the USCG Bridge Administration Staff that State DOT's are not consistently consulting with USCG District Offices as required by 23 CFR 650.805(c). State DOTs should provide supporting information (such as a record of consultation/coordination) in environmental or other documents, as appropriate, to the FHWA Division Office. This information will enable the FHWA to determine, in the words of 23 CFR 650.805(d), that a USCG permit is not required. The consequences of proceeding to construction without consultation can be serious. USCG has exercised their authority to have a bridge removed that was constructed without appropriate navigational clearances.
To facilitate consultation, the USCG has provided the following contact information for District Bridge Administration staff. A map of the USCG Districts can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/units.shtm.
1st District, Boston
1st District, New York
5th District, Portsmouth
7th District, Miami
8th District, New Orleans
8th District, St. Louis
9th District, Cleveland
11th District, Alameda
13th District, Seattle
14th District, Hawaii
17th District, Juneau
The following sites can be consulted for additional information:
If you have any questions, I can be reached at (202) 366-4611. For questions concerning environmental coordination, consult Fred Skaer at (202) 366-2058. For questions concerning USCG Bridge Administration, consult Nickolas Mpras or Frank Martin at (202) 267-0368 who concurred in the above message.