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USACE seeks comments on proposed work in Salem Sound in Beverly, Massachusetts

USACE, New England District
Published Feb. 2, 2022

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Endicott College for proposed work in Salem Sound at 375 and 413 Hale Street in Beverly, Massachusetts.

The proposed work involves bank stabilization consisting of replacing 150 linear feet of grouted stone revetment that was destroyed during several storms in 2018, and removal of approximately 923 linear feet of existing concrete seawall installed prior to 1939 and replacing it with an armored stone revetment. The new revetment work would be performed differently in four areas due to variable site conditions, including bedrock and bank slopes.

The project sections with buried toe stones would require the excavation of approximately 1,953 cubic yards of material, which would be placed below the armor stone and beneath the geotextile fabric. To limit impacts, work would be done utilizing machinery from the beach during periods of low tide. The total proposed project impacts include 37,686 square feet of intertidal zone, which is comprised of 27,154 square feet of temporary impacts and 10,532 square feet of permanent impacts.

USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American 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 District website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE-2020-01702.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than March 3, 2022, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Ruth Ann Brien, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to ruthann.a.brien@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2020-01702.

All U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District news releases are available online at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 22-007