USACE Philadelphia District
Published Aug. 1, 2023
Expiration date: 8/31/2023

The applicant, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, proposes to perform maintenance hydraulic dredging to a boat basin used by the University for its research vessels. The location for the proposed work is at the Rutgers University Marine Field Station, located at the end of Great Bay Boulevard, Lot 43, Block 326, in Little Egg Harbor Township, Ocean County, New Jersey. The applicant plans to hydraulically dredge approximately 10,910 cubic yards (CY) of sediment from the marina basin and its access channel to Shooting Thorofare that has made the channel and much of the marina basin unnavigable at low tide. To restore navigability and full use of the marina as soon as possible the applicant would like to dredge the access channel and the portion of the basin currently unoccupied by mooring piers in the Fall of 2023. This office issued Department of the Army (DA) permits for the dredging of the marina in 2018 under the subject public notice number used herein. Historically, a DA permit was issued in 2003 under NAP-2003-00426-39. The site was last dredged in 2018. More details are available in the "Public Notice" and "Plans" documents. Public comments are requested by Aug. 31, 2023.