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Thamesport Marina, LLC seeks permit to expand marina by constructing dock, transient slips in New London

Published May 17, 2016

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: michael.s.wierbonics@usace.army.mil.


Contact
Tim Dugan
978-318-8264
cenae-pa@usace.army.mil

Release no. 2016-048