The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District has received an application from the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) seeking Department of the Army authorization to modify an existing permit in order to conduct new dredging.
The dredging is to be conducted within the existing turning basin as a part of a master terminal modernization investment, associated with the Port of Wilmington, in New Hanover County, North Carolina.
The Corps is soliciting comments from the public to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity.
To make this decision, comments are used to assess impacts on endangered species, historic properties, water quality, general environmental effects and all other appropriate public interest factors.
Comments are also used in the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and/or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and to determine the need for a public hearing and to determine the overall public interest of the proposed activity.
The deadline for sending comments is December 7, 2018.