SC Board Approves Water Quality Certification for Savannah Dredging (USA)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District issued this statement following the meeting yesterday with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Board of Directors:
“We are pleased with the unanimous decision of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Board to approve the certification on water quality and coastal zone issues for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. We feel that cooperation with this agency is important to the overall success of the harbor expansion project. The decision protects the environment of both South Carolina and Georgia and allows us to move forward to complete the General Re-evaluation Report and Environmental Impact Statement in 2012.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District manages three lakes and hydroelectric dams along the Savannah River. It also oversees a multi-billion dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. Corps’ projects range from barracks, hospitals and clinics to maintenance facilities, headquarters buildings and aircraft hangars. The Savannah District also has oversight and maintains additional civil works projects – from the Savannah and Brunswick harbors to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Source: usace, November 11, 2011;