Meeting on North Topsail Beach project next week

The USACE Wilmington District is holding a virtual scoping meeting on March 25th at 6 p.m. and seeking comments for proposed work within jurisdictional waters of the United States by the Town of North Topsail Beach in Onslow County, North Carolina.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the scoping meeting will not be an open public meeting, but will be presented in the Facebook Live forum on March 25, 2021 at 6 p.m.

The proposal is to implement a New River Inlet Management Master Plan for shoreline protection along the northern section of the Town and includes the construction of a terminal groin on the southwest shoulder of New River Inlet.

The Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the public to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity.

“Comments may be sent to Mr. Jordan Jessop, of the Wilmington Regulatory Field Office, at [email protected] and must be received by close of business on April 14, 2021,” said USACE.

Any comments received will be considered by the Corps of Engineers to determine whether to issue, modify, condition, or deny a permit for this proposal Comments are used in the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and to assist USACE to determine the overall public interest of the proposed activity.

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