CONCORD, Mass. – Thamesport Marina, 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 expansion of the existing
marina in New London, Conn.
The proposed work involves the expansion of the
existing marina through the construction of a 14-foot by 322-foot concrete
floating wave attenuating dock with 21 transient slips and associated piles, a
10-foot by 140-foot floating dock and five 4-foot by 30-foot floating dock
fingers with 14 transient slips and associated piles, a 14-foot by 306 foot
concrete floating wave attenuating dock with 19 transient slips and associated
piles, a 4-foot by 198-foot floating dock with ladders attached to an existing
fixed dock to be used mostly for smaller boats and dinghies, under 20 feet in
length, as short term tie up/drop off area and the removal of 8 transient moorings.
The proposed work at 260 Pequot Avenue in
Greens Harbor, Thames River, will extend to a point approximately 880-feet
beyond Mean High Water (MHW).
The project will
impact approximately 1.25 acres of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) for various species
and life stages. 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 can be viewed on the
Corps website at: www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
Public comments on
the work proposed by Thamesport
Marina, LLC (file #NAE-2016-00024)
should be forwarded no later than June 16, 2016 to the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Michael Wierbonics),
696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA
01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project
Manager Michael Wierbonics at 978-318-8723 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. 2016-048