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Published Sept. 26, 2018
Expiration date: 10/10/2018
The proposed work consists of the construction of a private-use dock and associated dredging in the AIWW.  In detail, the proposed work consists of dredging approximately 640 cubic yards of material from approximately 0.12 acres of the AIWW to a sloped depth of -4’ below mean low water (MLW).   The dredging will be conducted by mechanical means using a long reach excavator from a barge with a fixed storage bin in place behind the track hoe. The bin located on the barge will have a storage capacity of 80 cubic yards and contain small scuffle holes for dewatering.   The small scuffle holes will be lined with silt fence and straw bales to limit sediment from re-entering the AIWW during transportation. The dredged material located on the barge will be offloaded by a loader and placed into dump trucks and transported to the final upland disposal site. The final upland disposal site is identified as TMS #144-03-01-002, located at 1015 Vereen Drive, North Myrtle Beach, in Horry County, South Carolina.  In addition, the proposed work consists of the construction of a private-use dock.  The proposed docking structure will be comprised of a 12’ x 16’ fixed pierhead covered by a 14’ x 18’ hip roof, a 13’ x 13’ boat lift all attached to uplands by a 4’ x 52’ fixed walkway.  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 private docking and boat storage for recreational access to the AIWW.