CONCORD, Mass. – FJ Santos Living Trust 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 constructing and maintaining a wharf, dock building, pier, ramp and other work in Provincetown, Mass.
The proposed work involves construction and maintenance of a 52-foot by 216-foot wharf with a 20-foot by 30-foot dock master's building, an 8-foot by 617-foot pier, a 5-foot by 40-foot ramp, installation of 155 steel piles by pile driver and relocation of a 90-foot float system. The entire structure will extend approximately 985 feet beyond Mean High Water (MHW).
The purpose of this proposed work is to gain access to deeper water and to prevent existing floats from bottoming out.
This proposed project will impact 0.40 acres 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 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. The public notice, with more specifics on the work proposed by FJ Santos Living Trust, can be viewed on the Corps website at www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
Public comments on this work proposed by FJ Santos Living Trust (file # NAE-2017-1193) should be forwarded no later than Aug. 30, 2017 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Release no. 17-082