USACE Philadelphia District
Published Feb. 22, 2023
Expiration date: 3/24/2023

The USACE Philadelphia District has received a permit application from the Port of Philadelphia. The applicant proposes to perform mechanical maintenance dredging using a closed-clamshell environmental bucket to provide appropriate water depths for the safe turning and docking of container vessels that call at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal located at 3301 South Columbus Boulevard, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The project is located at the Packer Avenue Marine terminal turning basin, on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River, in Gloucester City, Camden County, New Jersey. The dredged material would be placed directly into a barge for transport to two potential disposal sites; Weeks Marine, Incorporated’s Whites Basin Confined Disposal Facility located in Logan Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, or at the Fort Mifflin Confined Disposal Facility operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More details are available in the "Public Notice & Plan Details" attachment. Public comments are requested by March 24, 2023.