U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Comments for N.C. State Ports Authority Dredging Project

Published Nov. 15, 2018

 WILMINGTON, N.C. –  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District has received an application from the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) seeking Department of the Army authorization to modify an existing authorization in order to conduct new dredging within the existing turning basin as a part of a master terminal modernization investment, associated with the Port of Wilmington, in New Hanover County, North Carolina.

   The Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the public to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity. Any comments received will be considered by the Corps of Engineers to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal. To make this decision, comments are used to assess impacts on endangered species, historic properties, water quality, general environmental effects and all other appropriate public interest factors. Comments are used in the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and/or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Comments are also used to determine the need for a public hearing and to determine the overall public interest of the proposed activity.

The Public Notice, including specific plans and site information, is available on the Wilmington District Web Site:  www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/RegulatoryPermitProgram/PublicNotices.aspx

    Comments may be sent to Ms. Liz Hair of the Wilmington Regulatory Division, 69 Darlington Avenue, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403, or via e-mail at Sarah.E.Hair@usace.army.mil. Comments must be received by close of business on December 15, 2018.

Lisa Parker

Release no. 18-071