33 CFR 245.20 - Determination of hazard to navigation.

§ 245.20 Determination of hazard to navigation.
(a) Upon receiving a report of a wreck or other obstruction, District Engineers will consult with the Coast Guard district to jointly determine whether the obstruction poses a hazard to navigation.
(b) Factors to be considered, as a minimum, include:
(1) Location of the obstruction in relation to the navigable channel and other navigational traffic patterns.
(2) Navigational difficulty in the vicinity of the obstruction.
(3) Clearance or depth of water over the obstruction, fluctuation of water level, and other hydraulic characteristics in the vicinity.
(4) Type and density of commercial and recreational vessel traffic, or other marine activity, in the vicinity of the obstruction.
(5) Physical characteristics of the obstruction, including cargo, if any.
(6) Possible movement of the obstruction.
(7) Location of the obstruction in relation to existing aids to navigation.
(8) Prevailing and historical weather conditions.
(9) Length of time the obstruction has been in existence.
(10) History of vessel accidents involving the obstruction.

Title 33 published on 2013-07-01

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