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Published Oct. 2, 2020
Expiration date: 10/31/2020

The proposed activity is a beach nourishment project along the south end of Litchfield Beach, SC.  (NOTE: The proposed project is a second revision of the plans previously advertised on April 14, 2020, and July 2, 2020.  Only comments pertaining to this public notice will be considered).  In detail, the revised plan (2nd revision) consists of the placement of up to 400,000 cubic yards (cy) of beach compatible sand along approximately 2,700 (lf) of shoreline. Work will include placement via dredge of up to 400,000 cubic yards (cy) of sand per event over the beach length extending from Station 40+00 (at the southernmost house) to Station 67+00 at the northern limit of The Peninsula.  Sand will be obtained from an offshore borrow area approximately 2–3 miles from the beach and ~3 miles north of the Inlet Point community.  The proposed work will be accomplished by heavy machinery (bulldozers) shaping the fill on the beach. The applicant is requesting a 10-year permit. If a permit is authorized, the applicant intends immediate restoration of the beach.  Should future erosion due to a major storm events occur over the life of the permit if issued, the applicant requests to renourish the beach using the same borrow area and fill design as described herein upon approval by permitting agencies. 

The applicant further requests, if authorized, an open construction window for cutterhead dredge, and a construction window from 1 Nov– 30 June for hopper dredges to maximize flexibility of construction timing.