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 Robert Purgason 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).
Mr. Purgason proposes to dredge a harbor channel for navigation located at 30361 Peninsula Drive, Orange Beach, Baldwin County, Alabama. Specifically, the activities will require the hydraulic dredging of 5,903yd3 of sandy material from a 39,900ft2 (0.916-acre) area of waterbottoms to provide navigable depths to the harbor. The project area would be dredged to a depth of -7 feet below the plane of mean high water (MHW). Dredged material would be placed on upland portions of the adjacent lot within a 0.25-acre dewatering cell contained by earthen berms. Return waters would be discharged via pipe back to the waterway within an area enclosed by a turbidity curtain. Some dewatered dredge material would be utilized as backfill for the bulkhead and within the buildable uplands onsite for use of the property. The remainder of the dewatered dredge material will be removed and transported to an approved off-site location. 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-2012-00085-SPG).
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-2012-168.1.
C. Allen Phelps
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.