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Posted 3/27/2012

Release no. 2012-025


Contact
Tim Dugan
978-318-8264
cenae.pa@uscae.army.mil

CONCORD, Mass. – Permit applicant Kim Shaughnessy is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with constructing a pile-supported fixed pier and doing other work in Quincy, Mass.

 

The applicant proposes to construct and maintain a new pile-supported fixed pier (134 feet by 4-feet wide) leading to a fixed deck for a boat lift and jet ski storage area (totaling 660 square feet), two pile-anchored floating docks (each 10 feet by 20-feet) and separate mooring piles.

 

The work is proposed in Quincy Bay at 124 Crabtree Road in Quincy. The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps in compliance with Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, which provides for federal regulation of any work in, or affecting navigable waters of the United States.

 

The proposed project will impact 1,596 square feet of Essential Fish Habitat for various species and life stages. This habitat consists of sand and gravel and some shellfish deposits. Loss of this habitat may adversely affect some of the life stages of these species. However, the only impact will likely be pile-driving, shading and construction of the structures from floating construction equipment.

 

The Corps has made a preliminary determination that the site-specific adverse effect will not be substantial. Further consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding Essential Fish Habitat conservation recommendations is being conducted and will be concluded prior to the final permit decision.

 

The public notice, with more detailed information, can be viewed on the Corps website at  http://www.nae.usace.army.mil. Select Regulatory and then public notices or go directly to http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Regulatory/Public%20Notices/.

 

Public comments on the Corps permit review (file # NAE-2011-2009) should be forwarded no later than April 27, 2012 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Brian Valiton), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Brian Valiton at 978-318-8166 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: brian.e.valiton@usace.army.mil.

 

General questions about the Corps’ New England District work can be directed to cenae.pa@usace.army.mil.