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Press Release | April 11, 2024

Coast Guard reopens comment period for a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish anchorage ground near Crims Island, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard has reopened the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish anchorage ground in the Columbia River near Crims Island, Oregon.

Reopening the comment period will allow additional time for the public to review and submit comments on the proposed rule.

The comment period will close on May 10, 2024.

The NPRM is titled “Establish Anchorage Ground; Crims Island Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington,” and was originally published December 27, 2023.

The purpose of the proposed anchorage ground is to increase the safety of navigation in the Columbia River by providing additional space for large commercial vessels to anchor near Longview, WA in the event of an emergency or adverse weather.

An illustration displaying the location of the proposed anchorage ground, as well as further background information, is available on the docket.

If you would like to submit a comment, please visit the Federal Decision-Making Portal at and search for docket number USCG-2023-0750. Once the docket has been located, click on it to find the comment option.

For more information about this proposed rulemaking the public is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Waterways Management Division by phone at (503) 240-9319 or by email at