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Published April 26, 2018
Expiration date: 5/10/2018
The proposed work consists of dredging within the AIWW.  In detail, the proposed work consists of dredging approximately 3,000 cubic yards (CY) of material from approximately 0.35 acres of the AIWW to a proposed depth of -5.0 mean low water (MLW) by a barge mounted excavator. Dredged material will be placed onto a barge with 3’ high bin walls.  The applicant stated each scupper hole in the bin wall will be fronted with a bale of wheat straw and silt screening employed to ensure any supernatant will have sediment filtering before reentering the water column of the AIWW. The applicant further stated that turbidity screening will be employed around the dredge operation.  The dredge material will be transported by barge to a boat ramp located on 2nd Avenue South on the AIWW.  At the boat ramp, the material will be transferred to dump trucks and hauled to an upland site for final disposal.  The upland disposal site is identified as TMS 130-00-08-138, located on Sandridge Road, in the Little River Township, at Latitude: 33.8417°N, Longitude: -78.6869°W. The applicant offered no compensatory mitigation for impacts associated with the project.  It is understood that this work is to be conducted on/or adjacent to an area subject to a prism and/or disposal area held by the United States.  Appropriate provisions will been included in the permit to ensure the interests of the Federal Government are understood. The project purpose as stated by the applicant is to provide sufficient water depths for safe operation of watercraft utilizing the docking facility.