The purpose of this Special Public Notice is to solicit comments and recommendations from the public concerning areas along the Delaware River in the City of Philadelphia to be declared as non navigable pursuant to Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act of 2016. The portions of the Delaware River in this notice are:
(1) Piers 70 South through 38 South, encompassing an area bounded by the southern line of Moore Street extended to the northern line of Catherine Street extended, including the following piers: Piers 70, 68, 67, 64, 61–63, 60, 57, 55, 53, 48, 46, 40, and 38.
(2) Piers 24 North through 72 North, encompassing an area bounded by the southern line of Callowhill Street extended to the northern line of East Fletcher Street extended, including the following piers: Piers 24, 25, 27–35, 35.5, 36, 37, 38, 39, 49, 51–52, 53–57, 58–65, 66, 67, 69, 70–72, and Rivercenter.
An application for a Department of the Army Nationwide permit (CENAP-OP-R-2019-00907-86) has been submitted by Beach Street Developer, LLC for work in the Delaware River in conjunction with the installation of a storm water outfall pipe, headwall and rip rap apron riverward of the intersection of Cumberland Street and Beach Street, directly across from Pier 20 N. in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The project site is located within the areas described above. At this time the permit application is under review and the decision is currently pending. Comments should be submitted by Nov. 27, 2019.