- 11/6/2014: Dredging is proposed within the existing Cape May Harbor marina basin and access channel, in the City of Cape May, Cape May County, New Jersey. The dredged material would be disposed within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cape May confined disposal facility located along the Cape May Canal, in Lower Township, Cape May County, New Jersey.
Expiration date: 11/21/2014
- 11/4/2014: On November 21, 2011, this office issued a public notice describing the proposed
construction of 512 linear feet of new vinyl bulkhead within Delta Basin and 208 linear feet of new steel bulkhead within Clam Creek along with after-the fact approval for 450 linear feet of vinyl bulkheading constructed in 2008 under a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Emergency Permit. The 450 linear feet of vinyl bulkhead was placed in-kind with the original bulkhead removed. The new bulkhead was proposed to be placed between 0 and 18 feet waterward of the high tide line requiring the discharge of 315 cubic yards of fill materials within 3,423 square feet of open waters below the high tide line. A draft permit was issued for the work on March 23, 2012.
Expiration date: 11/24/2014
- 10/14/2014: The applicant proposes to perform hydraulic dredging within Middle Thorofare Lagoon (a man-made lagoon) and within Middle Thorofare adjacent to an existing commercial fishing facility. The dredging within the lagoons would take place along the existing bulkheads as shown on the attached drawings. This office has approved dredging within the center navigation channel of the Middle Thorofare Lagoon (COE file number CENAP-OP-R-2014-0279-35). The areas proposed for dredging were last dredged during the 1970’s inside the lagoon and in the 1980’s outside of the lagoon. The hydraulic dredging equipment would be staged both in the man-made lagoon and main waterway, and would be no closer than one hundred seventy five (175) feet from the edge of the Federal navigation channel. The areas within the lagoon would be dredged to a depth of approximately fifteen (15) feet below mean low water and the portion of the work within Middle Thorofare would be dredged to a depth of approximately twenty (20) feet below mean low water. Approximately seventeen thousand seven hundred eighty one (17,781) cubic yards of material, composed primarily of sand and silt would be removed from the waterways.
Expiration date: 10/31/2014
2014 Proposed Rule extension
- 10/14/2014: On 21 April 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) published for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos). The comment period which was originally scheduled to end on July 21, 2014, had been previously extended to October 20, 2014. Comments now must be received on or before November 14, 2014.
Expiration date: 11/14/2014
2014-882 and 883
- 10/3/2014: The applicants are seeking authorization to conduct maintenance dredging of
the existing basin and ship berthing areas. The existing basin and berthing areas are immediately
adjacent to a Federally authorized navigation channel and turning basin on the Delaware River.
The proposed plans would provide for maintenance dredging to a depth of 41 feet below mean
low water utilizing hydraulic or bucket methods. The proposed dredging is expected to generate
approximately 47,000 cubic yards of sedhnent. The dredged materials would be deposited in
existing upland disposal facilities located at Money Island or Biles Island. Both dredged material
disposal sites are located on property owned by Waste Management of Pennsylvania. Waste
Management and Kinder Morgan own propetiy on opposite sides of the Fairless Hills Basin and
jointly utilize the basin for their respective betihing facilities. An existing Depatiment of the
Army pennit issued to Waste Management of Pennsylvania for this maintenance dredging work
will expire on December 31, 2014. The applicants are seeking separate approvals for the
proposed maintenance dredging to allow either organization to conduct the proposed
maintenance dredging work. The depth and location of dredging and dredged material disposal
locations would be the same for both applicants. Plans of the proposed dredging work along with
the disposal site locations are attached to this public notice.
Expiration date: 11/3/2014