Comments Sought on NCSPA Application

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.

 

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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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