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Richardson’s Marine Service seeks Corps permit to retain, maintain commercial moorings in Chatham

Published Nov. 1, 2011

CONCORD, Mass. – Richardson’s Marine Service is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District in conjunction with work in waters of the United States in a river and pond in Chatham, Mass.


The permit applicant proposes to retain and maintain four existing commercial moorings in Chatham. Three of the moorings are in the Mitchell River and one mooring is in Mill Pond. 


The project will impact 100 square feet of Essential Fish Habitat for various species and life stages. Habitat at this site can be described as silt and sand. 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 Essential Fish Habitat 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 of Engineers 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 United States. The public notice can be viewed on the Corps website at  http://www.nae.usace.army.mil. Select Regulatory/Permitting and then weekly public notices.

Public comments on the Corps permit review (File # NAE-2010-1435) should be forwarded no later than Dec. 2, 2011 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Brian Valiton), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Brian Valiton at 978-318-8166 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: brian.e.valiton@usace.army.mil.

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2011-099