Reference is made to an application for a Department of the Army permit pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344), submitted by GHD, Inc. on behalf of the City of Rehoboth to install a wastewater outfall pipeline and diffuser via directional drilling and mechanical or hydraulic dredging in the Atlantic Ocean east of Deauville Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, Delaware. The purpose of this notice is to respond to comments from the general public in response to our public notice for this application issued on September 2, 2016.
After a complete review of the permit application and in full consideration of the comments and recommendations received in response to our public notice, we have decided to issue a Department of the Army permit to the City of Rehoboth. No objections to the issuance of this permit were received from State, local and other Federal resource agencies (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DDNREC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)) concerning the effects of the proposed work on resources within their jurisdictions. More details are available in the "Public Notice" document.