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Posted 10/13/2015

Release no. 2015-105

Tim Dugan

CONCORD, Mass. The Provincetown Airport Commission is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to impact waters of the U.S. in conjunction with making capital improvements at the airport in Provincetown, Mass.


The proposed work involves the discharge of dredged or fill material for capital improvements at the airport, located at 176 Race Point Road in Provincetown. These improvements consist of a total of five project elements that involve impacts to wetlands and waters of the U.S. They include safety improvements consisting of the relocation and reconfiguration of the existing taxiway system, the construction of a vehicle turn around to the approach light system, construction of a service road to access the weather station, installation of a safety/security fence and other safety improvements that will bring the airport into compliance with current safety and security standards.


Approximately 1.35 acres of wetlands will be altered for direct fill activities and 0.56 acre will be impacted for vegetation cutting.


The purpose of this proposed project is to provide operational safety and security improvements in order to comply with current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) Aeronautics Division, and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) safety and security design standards.


The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in U.S. waters, including wetlands. The public notice, with more specifics on the proposed work, can be viewed on the Corps website at:


Public comments on the work proposed by the Provincetown Airport Commission (file #NAE-2006-4281) should be forwarded no later than Nov. 12, 2015 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Crystal Gardner), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA  01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Crystal Gardner at 978-318-8332 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: