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Published Oct. 16, 2019
Expiration date: 10/30/2019

The proposed work consists of dredging and the construction of a dock and boat slip.  In detail, the dredging consists of removing approximately 697 cubic yards of material from the AIWW for access to the waterway during all tidal cycles and removing approximately 656 cubic yards of material the uplands adjacent to the AIWW for the construction of a boat slip.  The dredging will be performed by a barge-mounted long reach excavator and a land side long reach trac hoe.  The material removed with the barge-mounted excavator will be placed in a barge bin lined with wheat straw to catch silt or sediment from returning to the AIWW through the barge scuffle hole.  The material will then be offloaded from the barge bin and placed into a temporary upland spoil disposal area enclosed by silt fencing and straw bales.  Once the dredged material has sufficiently dried, it will be utilized as fill on the applicant’s property. The applicant also proposes to construct a dock consisting of a 10' x 16' floating dock attached to a 10' x 16' fixed covered pierhead by a 3' x 16' gangway, all accessed by a 4' x 48' walkway.  In addition, the proposed structure includes a 16' x 40' covered boatlift.  A 217 linear foot vinyl bulkhead will also be constructed above the high tide line and will not require authorization.  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 be 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 recreational access to the AIWW.