Final EIS for Port of Gulfport Expansion Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District, has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Port of Gulfport Expansion Project (PGEP) for 30-day public and agency review.

The FEIS presents the results of the USACE’s analysis of the environmental effects of the proposed project.

If approved, the USACE determined that the PGEP would impact the waters of the United States in the following ways:

  • Filling of 196.5 acres of estuarine mud and sand bottom habitat for the expansion of port facilities and permanent conversion of 85 acres to deeper habitat.
  • Dredging of approximately 7.68 million cubic yards of material for the expansion of port facilities and deepening of the existing port-maintained turning basin.
  • Disposal of dredge sediments in either the Biloxi Marsh Complex Beneficial Use Site, the Pascagoula Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site, the Harrison County Development Commission’s dredged material disposal site, or another approved upland disposal area.

The FEIS is expected to be published in the Federal Register on June 9. The 30-day public and agency review will follow.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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