CONCORD, Mass. – The Insight Bridgewaye
Inn, LLC is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England
District to impact waters of the U.S. in conjunction with retaining an existing
fixed dock and floating docks and other work at its marina in Marshfield, Mass.
The work involves the retention of an existing
fixed dock which was relocated downstream from its originally permitted
location, the retention of approximately 4,500 square feet of pile-anchored
floating docks which were located and reoriented from their previously
permitted location, to extend the entire pile-anchored floating dock facility
farther out into the waters of the South River and to create an existing
reconfiguration perimeter around the facility.
The work is in the South River at the existing
marina at this location just downstream of the Sea Street Bridge. The relocation
of the marina farther into the waterway will allow the interior floating docks
and the vessels moored to them to be in deeper water farther away from
intertidal resource areas so the impacts to intertidal resource areas are
The project will
impact approximately 4,500 square feet of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) for
various species and life stages. This habitat consists of sand and gravel. Loss
of this habitat may adversely affect spawning habitat for various species
including winter flounder. However, the Corps has made a preliminary
determination that the site-specific adverse effect of the existing docks and
vessel usage of them during the summer boating season 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, can be viewed on the Corps website at: www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
Public comments on this
work (file #NAE-2006-860)
should be forwarded no later than May 13, 2016 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: email@example.com.
Release no. 2016-025