Public Comment Period Open for Citywide Bay Dredging Permit
|Date:||October 17, 2017|
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) has posted a notice requesting public comments and recommendations for the permit application for dredging that includes the entire back bay of the Ocean City.
The Ocean City application was submitted in December 2016. Excerpts from the public notice are included below along with the link to the official ACOE site. This application is important to all residents of Ocean City, because it will allow every property owner on the bayfront and lagoons to be covered under the city permit.
Your support of the application is important to the approval of our permit application.
From the ACOE website:
“2010-311-24 - 10/16/2017: The applicant, the City of Ocean City, NJ, proposes dredging areas located along the back-bay shoreline area of the City of Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey, within Beach Thorofare (and various connected basins, including artificial lagoons), Great Egg Harbor Bay, Peck Bay / Crook Horn Creek, and Middle Thorofare / Corson Inlet. More details are available in the "Public Notice & Plan Details" attachment at the link (below). Public comments are due by Nov. 15, 2017.”
Comments on the proposed work should be submitted in writing within 30 days to the District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3390. Comments may also be emailed to James.N.Boyer@usace.army.mil .
Your comments in support of the CENAP-OP-R-2010-311-24 is important to the Corps as they determine whether to issue or deny our application. Your comments do not have to be lengthy, just a few sentences in support and why it is important to Ocean City for the economy, property values, recreational opportunities, environmental impacts or whatever is important to you. Your comments must be submitted in writing by November 15 to the above address at the District Engineer ACOE office or to James.N.Boyer@usace.army.mil