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Special Public Notice - Clean Water Act Proposed Rule For A Revised Definition Of The “Waters Of The U.S.” - 2/14/2019: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army announced the publishing in the Federal Register of the proposed new definition of "waters of the United States" that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The agencies' proposal is the second step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of "waters of the United States" consistent with the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order entitled "Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the 'Waters of the United States' Rule." The publishing of the proposal and outreach efforts were delayed due to the lapse in appropriations for EPA. Today's notice begins a 60-day public comment period that will close on April 15, 2019. EPA and the Army will hold an informational webcast on February 14, 2019, and will host a listening session on the proposed rule in Kansas City, KS, on February 27-28, 2019.
Expiration date: 4/15/2019


2012-0699 - 2/12/2019: The applicant, MURTECH, proposes to place an articulating barge off the coast of Delaware which would convert salt water to potable water, and install a pipeline from shore to the barge in order to bring potable water from the barge onshore. The barge would be located approximately 0.75 nautical miles east of the Indian River Inlet, near Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, Delaware.   The applicant's stated purpose is to test the viability of the barge converting salt water into potable water. The USACE Philadelphia District Regulatory Branch previously issued a permit for the work described in the "Public Notice & Plan Details" attachment on January 8, 2014. Public comments are due by Feb. 28, 2019. More details are available in the "Public Notice & Plan Details" attachment.  
Expiration date: 2/28/2019


2018-587-24 - 12/27/2018: The application was submitted by Long Beach Township to remove an existing terminal groin (made of wood and stone), and construct a new, larger terminal groin using steel sheeting, core stone and armor stone (including re-use of existing stone). The project site is located on the ocean-front beach at the southern terminus of Long Beach Boulevard, just south of Cleveland Avenue; n the Holgate section of Long Beach Township, Ocean County, New Jersey. The purpose of this notice is: 1) to make it known to the public that Long Beach Township has revised their plans for the proposed project; and 2) to address comments from the general public, which were received in response to our prior public notice of this application issued on August 13, 2018. After a complete review of the revised permit application, and in full consideration of the comments and recommendations received in response to our original public notice, USACE decided to issue a Department of the Army permit to Long Beach Township for their newly proposed project as specified in their revised plans. More details are available in the "Final Public Notice" attachment. 
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2018-1087 - 12/20/2018: The applicant, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, has applied for a Department of the Army permit to conduct beach nourishment activities along 2,600 linear feet at Pickering Beach, 4,800 linear feet at Kitts Hummock and 2,200 linear feet at Bowers Beach, along the Delaware Bay east of Dover and Frederica, Kent County Delaware. The applicant proposes to haul in via dump truck, 22,900 cubic yards of sand to Pickering Beach, 23,000 cubic yards of sand to Kitts Hummock and 20,000 cubic yards of sand to Bowers Beach from an inland borrow source. The sand will be placed utilizing off road hauling equipment and shaped with a bulldozer in accordance with the design template.These bay beach communities are subject to significant erosion from increased wave action during storm events. As such, the purpose of the project is to provide erosion and storm damage protection to infrastructure, as well as commercial and private structures and improve the beach for recreational use. More details are available in the "Public Notice & Plan Details" attachment. Public comments are due by Jan. 5, 2019. 
Expiration date: 1/5/2019


2018-0237-46 - 12/17/2018: The applicant, the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, proposes to perform hydraulic maintenance dredging adjacent to Piers 3 and 4 of the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, City of Cape May, Cape May County, New Jersey. The work would involve the removal of a maximum of 42,000 cubic yards of sediment from approximately 6 acres of harbor below the mean high water line. All material would be pumped to the existing to the existing TRACEN confined disposal facility (CDF). It should be noted that the site has been dredging regularly in the past. More details are available in the "Public Notice & Plan Details" document. Public comments are due by January 2, 2019.
Expiration date: 12/17/2018


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