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Posted 7/1/2014

Release no. 2014-086


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

CONCORD, Mass. – Atlantis Marina Docks, LLC is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U. S. in conjunction with marina work and establishing a reconfiguration zone in Winthrop, Mass.

The work involves removal of an existing float, lengthening three existing floats, adding mooring finger floats, and establishing a reconfiguration zone around the area. Portions of this facility have been previously permitted by the Corps of Engineers. This is an after-the-fact permit application.

 

Facility improvements include improved water and electric utility service adequate for winter season vessel use. There will be 15 vessels with year-round occupants at the marina.

 

The marina will be authorized to reconfigure the existing floats within the reconfiguration zone. However, no structures or vessels shall extend beyond the seaward limits of the reconfiguration zone. The marina cannot increase the total number of vessels docked at the marina, the square footage of the floats, or extend any structures or any vessels moored to any structures beyond the limits of the reconfiguration zone once it is established unless Corps authorization is received. There will be a maximum of 91 slips within the reconfiguration zone.  The work is proposed in Boston Harbor at 550 Pleasant Street in Winthrop.

 

The project will impact approximately 2.6 acres of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) for various species and life stages. This habitat consists of subtidal open water. Loss of this habitat may adversely affect these species. However, 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 EFH conservation recommendations is being conducted and will be concluded prior to the final permit decision.

 

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 public notice can be viewed on the Corps website at 

http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.

 

Public comments on this proposed work (file # NAE-2004-1402) should be forwarded no later than July 30, 2014 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Kevin Kotelly), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Kevin Kotelly at 978-318-8703 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: kevin.r.kotelly@usace.army.mil.