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Quonset Development Corporation seeks permit to conduct blast work in Narragansett Bay

USACE, New England District
Published Sept. 8, 2020

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application from Quonset Development Corporation for proposed work in the West Quonset Channel in Narragansett Bay in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

The proposed project involves blasting of a rock ledge in the waters off property located at 165 Dillabur Avenue in North Kingstown. The rock ledge was encountered as the company was conducting dredging work that was previously authorized by the Corps.

The Corps is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the Corps website at: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs/regulatory/PublicNotices/2020/QuonsetDevelopmentFinalPN.pdf.

Public comments on this proposed work by Quonset Development Corporation should be forwarded no later than Sept. 23, 2020, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Diane M. Ray, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to Diane.M.Ray@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2015-01853.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 20-073