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Published May 8, 2020
Expiration date: 5/22/2020

The proposed work consists of excavating a portion of existing rip-rap and constructing a commercial docking facility and vinyl bulkhead in the AIWW.  In detail, the work consists of excavating a 0.05 acre (2,352 square foot) area of existing rip-rap and relocating it on top of the remaining existing rip-rap at higher elevations along the bank and constructing an 88 linear foot vinyl bulkhead along the perimeter of the excavated area.  In addition, the applicant proposes to construct a 4' x 30' walkway leading to a 10' x 68' floating dock accessed by a 4' x 24' gangway.  Approximately 68 cubic yards of sediment will be excavated along with the existing rip-rap.  The 68 cubic yards of excavated sediment will be transported by barge to Vereen Road to be offloaded and placed in offsite uplands (Lat: 33.8391°N; Long: -78.6721°W).  The barge transporting the excavated sediment has bin walls with two (2) scupper holes that allow the sediment to dewater.  The applicant proposes to utilize bails of wheat straw to catch sediment from reentering the waterway through the scupper holes.  Approximately 43.7 cubic yards (1,179 square feet) of backfill material will also be placed below the high tide line during the construction of the bulkhead.  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 is for a commercial docking facility to provide vessel mooring for a local business.