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Published Dec. 28, 2021
Expiration date: 1/11/2022

The proposed work consists of the excavation of a canal and the construction of a dike within waters of the US adjacent to the Great Pee Dee River.  Additionally, the proposed work consists of the construction of a docking structure in the Great Pee Dee River.  In detail, the applicant proposes to excavate 0.15 a. of open water and 0.14 a. of wetlands to construct a 30’ x 406’ canal that will be -4.0’ MLW.  The excavated material will be utilized to construct a 20’ x 260’ dike immediately north of the canal, which will require the placement of fill material within 0.12 a. of waters of the US.  The remaining material will be placed in uplands, and double-row silt fencing will be used to prevent sedimentation into the adjacent wetlands.  The proposed docking structure consists of the construction of a 6’ x 40’ fixed walkway leading to a 10’ x 12’ fixed pierhead.  The applicant has proposed to mitigate for impacts to wetlands and/or waters of the United States by purchasing 3.1 wetland mitigation credits from an approved mitigation bank.  The project purpose, as stated by the applicant, is to provide equipment access for barge loading to continue the maintenance of historic rice fields protected by conservation easement located within the Pee Dee River Rice Planters Historic District located along the eastern bank of the Great Pee Dee River.