- 3/4/2015: APPLICANT: Fishermen’s Energy of New Jersey, LLC
Approximately 2.8 miles east of Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey
PROPOSED PERMIT MODIFICATION: In a letter dated December 3, 2014, Fishermen’s Energy, LLC requested that this office modify the above referenced Department of the Army permit. The following changes have been requested:
The permittee would install six (6) 4 megawatt turbines, with a maximum output of approximately twenty five (25) megawatts. Each of the three (3) turbine blades would be two hundred thirteen (213) feet long, as opposed to the previously approved one hundred ninety two (192) foot long blade. The turbine hub height would be up to two hundred ninety seven (297) feet above mean high water, as opposed to three hundred (300) feet above mean high water. The lowest the turbine blades would be during rotation is eighty (80) feet above mean high water as opposed to one hundred (100) feet, and the highest the turbine blade would be during rotation would be five hundred seven (507) feet above mean high water as opposed to five hundred (500) feet.
The jacket foundations would be changed, requiring the installation of four (4) eighty four (84) inch piles that would be driven through ninety (90) inch sleeves used to support the turbine. The issued permit authorized a monopole installation and was modified to allow for the installation of a total of eighteen (18) forty eight (48) inch diameter piles. The pilling sleeves are incorporated into the base of the turbine structure. The work would be performed using either a jack-up barge or a floating crane barge. The maximum sound generation for each pile would be approximately 199 dB (re 1 uPa) at the source, which as not chaged from the previously approved permit. The structural braces for the towers would be seventy two (72) inches in diameter and would be located laterally along the foundation. Due to the redesign of the towers, there will be no need for the placement of filter or armor stone at the project sites. No discharge of dredged or fill material is now proposed for the installation of the individual wind turbines.
All submarine electric cables would be buried to a target depth of approximately six (6) feet below mean low water as opposed to nine (9) feet. The depth of the cable below the Federal beach nurishment project along the Atlantic City Beach will be twenty (20) feet instead of twenty seven (27) feet under the beach. The cable that would run from the turbines to the shore would be five (5) inches in diameter as opposed to eight (8) inches in diameter.
The applicant has also requested that the expiration date of the permit be extended from December 31, 2015 to July 31, 2018.
All remaining aspects of the project, including staging sites, vessel traffic, color and labeling of the turbines, seasonal restriction and maintenance schedules would remain unchanged from that previously approved by this office.
Expiration date: 3/28/2015
- 2/20/2015: APPLICANT: The Waterfront Redevelopment Partners, L.P.
3 Furnace Street
Allentown, PA 18102
AGENT: Barry Isett & Associates, Inc.
David M. Bell, Ph.D. Senior Project Manager
85 South Route 100
Allentown, PA 18106
WATERWAY: Lehigh River
LOCATION: Lat: 40.616545° N, Lon: -75.456950° W. The project site is located in and along the western shore of the Lehigh River from a point approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the Tilghman Street Bridge over the Lehigh River to a point approximately 1,000 feet downstream of the Tilghman Street Bridge over the Lehigh River in the City of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Expiration date: 3/10/2015
- 2/20/2015: APPLICANT: Manasquan River Yacht Club
AGENT: Aqua-Terra Environmental, Inc
1086 ½ Laurel Terrace
Brielle, New Jersey 07719
WATERWAY: Manasquan River
LOCATION: The proposed project site, Manasquan River Yacht Club, is located approximately 0.23 miles west of the Route 35/Manasquan River Bridge at 405 Riverview Lane, Block 73.01, Lots 5 & 5.01, Brielle, Monmouth County, New Jersey. See attached location map.
Expiration date: 3/10/2015
- 2/13/2015: LOCATION: The project is located at 9315 Amherst Avenue, on the property known as block 528, lot 4, in the City of Margate, Atlantic County, New Jersey.
ACTIVITY: As shown on the attached plan E-5, the applicant proposes to install twenty six, 12 inch piling for the construction of a new fixed pier, an aluminum gangway, and five floating docks, associated with the development of a new commercial/public marina (Margate Marina). As shown on the attached plan E-6, the proposed 67 linear foot long by 6.5 foot wide fixed pier would be constructed using 14 foundation piles, 2” by 6” decking materials, and placed 3.7 feet above the Mean High Water elevation. The fixed pier would be used as a walkway to the new gangway/ramp. The installation of the gangway/ramp would provide access to the proposed EZ floating dock system, as shown on the attached plans E-5 through E-14. The floating dock system would be comprised of one, 136.22 linear foot long by 5.72 foot wide section, three, 61.62 linear foot long by 4.86 foot wide sections, and one, 116.76 linear foot long by 4.86 foot wide section leading to a 31.66 linear foot long by 4.86 foot wide “T”. The floating dock system would accommodate 41, 12 linear feet long by 4 foot wide EZ Port 3 personal watercraft docks. The new EZ Port 3 docks would provide for 41 new jet ski moorings.
Expiration date: 3/16/2015
- 2/11/2015: LOCATION: Decimal Latitude: 39.114195° North; Longitude: -74.891949° West
The proposed work would take place off-shore from South Reeds Beach, between Reeds Beach and Cooks Beach Roads, in Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey. The work would occur off-shore from Block 29, Lots 1 and 2 (property owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge), and within an existing shellfish lease (A-23) held by Elder Point Oyster Company. A location map is included with this notice.
ACTIVITY: The applicant proposes to construct an experimental oyster reef in Delaware Bay. The project would include placement of two rows of bagged conch shells 200 feet long (each) in a parallel herringbone pattern. The configuration would be comprised of an inner row of bagged conch shell that is 1’ (2 shell bags) high from the bottom and approximately 50’ off-shore from the toe of the beach slope (approximately 150 feet waterward of the mean high water line or MHWL). The outer row would be 2’ (3 shell bags) high, 5’ wide and approximately 100’ off-shore from the toe of the beach slope (approximately 200 feet waterward of the MHWL). The rows would consist of reef segments that are 5’ x 10’ each, with 3- to 5-foot gaps between segments to allow for horseshoe crab movement. Reef segments would be staked in place with rebar. A total of 30 segments would cover approximately 1,500 square feet (0.034 acre) within the overall 0.28-acre project area.
Expiration date: 2/26/2015