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Posted 8/10/2016

Release no. 2016-071


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

CONCORD, Mass. – Charles Lagasse, Provincetown Marina 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 construction and dredging plans at 9 Ryder Street Extension in Provincetown, Mass.

 

The permit applicant proposes pier work: to construct and maintain one 19-foot, 7-inch by 427-foot dock that will serve also as a wave attenuator; one 19-foot, 7-inch by 263-foot dock that will serve also as a wave attenuator; five 8-foot by 80-foot finger floats; one 8-foot by 60-foot finger float; a 66-foot by 129-foot float; a 12-foot by 1,750-foot harborwalk to expand the existing deck by 2,625 square feet; and a public restroom with 2-inch water and 2-inch forced sewer lines to run the entire length of the pier.

 

Water and electricity utility lines are proposed for each slip and a vessel pump out hydrant is proposed to be located every 50 feet. A fuel facility is proposed to service boats. It is also proposed that the pier may be used for non-profit event space. The application includes a request to establish a reconfiguration zone.

 

The permit applicant proposes dredging of 1,394 cubic yards of material from an 18,275 square foot area to a depth of -6 feet below mean low water (MLW) on the north side of the wharf. Dewatering will occur at the adjacent municipal parking lot and the material will be reused at an approved upland location.

 

There currently are existing but unauthorized structures on the wharf that are proposed to be retained. The applicant proposes to retain and maintain 186 parking spaces for fee and a marina office staff headquarters.

 

The entire project, both structures and dredging, will impact 67,687 square feet of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) for various species and life stages. This habitat consists of fine sand. 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 public notice, with more specifics on the work proposed by Charles Lagasse, Provincetown Marina LLC, can be viewed on the Corps website at www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx. 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 U.S.; and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in U.S. waters, including wetlands.

 

Public comments on this work proposed by Charles Lagasse, Provincetown Marina LLC (file # NAE-2016-0390) should be forwarded no later than Sept. 9, 2016 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: crystal.i.gardner@usace.army.mil.