ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR A REVIEW OF A COASTAL CONSISTENCY CERTIFICATION FOR AN ACTIVITY REQUIRING A FEDERAL LICENSE OR PERMIT
PUBLIC NOTICE - 591
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) hereby gives notice that the United States Coast Guard has applied to the Mobile District United States Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District) for a permit. Pursuant to Title 15 C.F.R. Part 930 Subpart D, the proposed activity for which the permit is sought is subject to review by the ADEM for consistency under the enforceable policies of the Alabama Coastal Area Management Program (ACAMP).
The United States Coast Guard proposes to dredge approximately 6,000yd3 of silt material from 39,960ft2 (0.92 acre) of waterbottoms within 3 separate areas in order to provide navigable depth at the Patrol Boat Pier, Travel Lift Piers, and Buoy Tender Berth. The Patrol Boat Pier area measures 40 feet by 162 feet on both sides of the pier and would be dredged to a depth of -12.0 feet below the plane of mean lower low water (MLLW) with one foot of allowable over depth. The Travel Lift Piers dredge area measures approximately 50 feet by 190 feet and would be dredged to a depth of -10.0 feet below the plane of MLLW with one foot of allowable over depth. The Buoy Tender Berth area measures 75 feet by 250 feet, and would be dredged to a depth of -8.0 feet below the plane of MLLW with one foot of allowable over depth. The proposed depths for each area would return these areas to the designed depths necessary for USCG mission readiness. Dredged material would be transported to shore by barge and then truck-hauled to Waste Management, Inc.'s Chastang Landfill. Proper sediment controls will be used throughout the 150-day duration of the project.
The project is located at 1500 15th Street, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama. The applicant has certified that the proposed activity complies with the ACAMP. Pursuant to Title 33 C.F.R. § 325.2, the Mobile District is considering authorizing the activity by Letter of Permission (SAM-2010-00104-HEH)
Any person wishing to make comments or provide additional information relative to the proposed activity’s consistency with the ACAMP must submit such comments or information by letter or by email to ADEM at the address below within fifteen (15) calendar days following the publication date of this notice. Only those comments, which address issues within the Department’s scope of authority, can be considered. All correspondence regarding this proposal should reference application number ACAMP-2010-166.1.
Mobile Branch Office
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
3664 Dauphin Street, Suite B
Mobile, Alabama 36608-1211
Copies of all information submitted are available for public inspection at the ADEM office located at the above address Monday – Friday (except legal holidays), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Arrangements for copying should be made in advance. This Public Notice is available on the internet at http://adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/publicNotices.cnt. The ADEM Division 335-8 rules are available on the internet at adem.alabama.gov.
After consideration of all written comments and consideration of the requirements of the Alabama Coastal Area Management Act and ADEM Coastal Program rules, the Department will make a final determination. The Department’s determination, associated documents and all comments received during the public comment period will be available for inspection at the ADEM office located at the above address during normal working hours. Notice of the final permit decision will be sent to any person who requests such notice, in writing, during this comment period.
Notice is hereby given this 25th day of March, 2020, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Lance R. LeFleur,
Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.