The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has now requested authorization to continue placement of artificial reef materials within the fifteen (15) previously authorized sites in the Atlantic Ocean. The current proposal consists of the following specific actions: (1) to continue deployment of artificial reef materials at the 15 existing reef sites; and (2) to add 2 additional artificial reef sites to the state-wide program bringing the total number of artificial reef sites along the coast of New Jersey to 17. The locations of the artificial reef sites are identified in the attachment. NOTE: Public Notice was amended with accurate clearance information on August 26, 2016.
AUGUST 26, 2016 AMENDMENT - The purpose of this public notice is to advise the public that the project descriptions listed on pages 2 and 3 of the above referenced public notice included errors for the authorized vertical clearances at four of the existing artificial reef sites in the Atlantic Ocean. In light of these errors and to ensure that there is clarity in the information provided with the public notice and to assure that the public has ample opportunity to comment on this application, the comment period is being extended 15 days. Comments on the proposed work should be submitted, in writing, within 45 days of the original notice to the District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3390.