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  • 6 April 2012

    Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, speaking to a regional gathering of Gulf states harbor pilots, called for a “bias for action and a sense of urgency…for increased U.S. investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare and equip U.S. Ports in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Seaboard for increased cargo […]

  • 5 April 2012

    Industrial facilities dumped 8.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jersey’s waterways, making New Jersey’s waterways the 12th worst in the nation, according to a new report released today by Environment New Jersey. Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also reports that 226 million pounds […]

  • 5 April 2012

    The Sierra Club is asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto two transportation bills because they would force an expedited hearing process in a legal challenge to Miami’s proposed port dredging project, reports thefloridacurrent.com. Scott has asked Florida Department of Transportation to provide $77 million for the dredging project, which would allow larger ships to gain […]

  • 2 April 2012

    Tennessee agencies and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials signed a new partnership agreement today that reaffirms a commitment to cooperate and communicate with each other to achieve mutual water resource goals aimed at improved quality of life for citizens. The federal and state agencies last signed a partnership agreement in 2009. Flood responses on […]

  • 29 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plunged into the first step in preparation for necessary dredging operations of Wachapreague Channel, delmarvanow.com reports. This week they began taking samples from the bottom in the area between channel markers 126 and 121. Boats trying to navigate through this channel encounter difficulties because of the shallow waters. Coast […]

  • 29 March 2012

    Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay announced that 77 commercial fishing groups from Alaska to Maine have sent a letter to the Obama Administration urging it to protect Bristol Bay, its epic salmon runs and the commercial fishing jobs that rely on them. The groups include the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives, Maryland Watermen’s Association […]

  • 29 March 2012

    Ohio EPA is reviewing an application submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging of the Lorain Harbor federal navigation channel. The applicant is requesting to dredge up to 500,000 cubic yards of sand, silt and clay from the Lorain Outer Harbor and Black River. This material would be placed below […]

  • 29 March 2012

    The Santa Cruz Harbor dredging began for the 2011-12 season on Monday, November 28, 2011, and will continue through April 30, 2012. The sandy material dredged from the federal entrance channel will be disposed of east of the east jetty, using a combination of beach, nearshore and offshore disposal. Dredging of the harbor is required […]

  • 27 March 2012

    Progress on the Port of Charleston’s Navy Base Terminal has reached another milestone with last week’s approval of the next major construction project. The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board approved the $42.7-million contract, which includes the placement of fill material on portions of the landside of the terminal and along the already completed 5,000-foot-long […]

  • 27 March 2012

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Friday submitted to federal officials a formal request that the Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project be considered for expedited review under President Obama’s Executive Order (EO) on Permitting and Federal Review issued just 24 hours earlier. The Port Authority believes its request to the […]

  • 26 March 2012

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) seeks public comment on Clark County’s recently updated shoreline master program. The updated shoreline master program will guide construction and development along the County’s nearly 300 miles of river, stream and lake shorelines. It combines local plans for future development and preservation with updated development ordinances and related permitting […]

  • 25 March 2012

      Industrial facilities dumped more than 5.7 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New York’s waterways in 2010, making the Hudson, Genesee, and Seneca Rivers among the 40 worst in the nation, according to a new report released by Environment New York. “Despite the great progress in cleaning up the Hudson River, industries are still […]

  • 21 March 2012

    Caterpillar is confident about its Tier 4 technology that the company now provides a no-cost, three-year/5,000-hour powertrain protection plan for nearly 40 machine models equipped with Cat® emissions-control systems. The new Equipment Protection Plan (EPP) allows Cat machine owners to reduce risk, control costs and, ultimately, to ensure long-term value for their equipment. The protection […]

  • 20 March 2012

    Dredging on the Dania Cutoff Canal that will boost the economy of Broward and Palm Beach counties by $18 million a year is scheduled to begin next month. Following almost 15 years of planning and permitting, the $6.5 million yearlong project will deepen the canal’s water from 10 feet to 17 thus megayachts will be […]

  • 20 March 2012

    The Jasper Ocean Terminal Joint Project Office (JPO) Board of Directors met yesterday and received updates from its Project Manager, which included an “opportunity plan” detailing how SHEP dredge materials can benefit construction of the Jasper Ocean Terminal, defined a path to easement release and permit approval, and appointed a team to scope a channel […]

  • 16 March 2012

    A spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection stated that the piles of debris including tires and other materials at Bulls Island State Park have resulted from a routine maintenance dredging of the Delaware and Raritan Canal, reports NJ.com. “What looked like fill material was being bulldozed along about 400 feet of the floodplain. […]

  • 16 March 2012

    On March 14, 2012, the San Diego Water Board ordered multiple entities to clean 21 acres of contaminated sediment along the San Diego Bay by adopting a Cleanup and Abatement Order. “This project is the largest single sediment cleanup project ever undertaken in San Diego Bay and is an important component in protecting water quality […]

  • 13 March 2012

      Members of the public and news media are invited to attend a series of scoping meeting on the proposed Glades Reservoir project, March 20, 21 and 22 at three locations in the tri-state area: • March 20: Gainesville State College from 4 to 8 p.m. EST. The college is located at 3820 Mundy Mill […]

  • 13 March 2012

    A temporary stabilization project for the Norriego Point in Destin is being undertaken however the contractors are in a crisis situation since the permit to dredge expires on March 18, reports The Destin Log. Winter storms have caused erosion resulting in the mouth of the harbor filled with sand. The workers are laying down sheet […]

  • 13 March 2012

      The Florida Ports Council released the following statement yesterday on Florida ports issues that were addressed during the 2012 Legislative Session. “By increasing minimum funding levels and providing new sources of funding for strategic seaport projects, the Florida Legislature demonstrated their commitment to growing Florida’s economy and creating jobs,” stated Doug Wheeler, president of […]

  • 9 March 2012

    South Island Dredging Association (SIDA) has provided updates on Sea Pines dredging project: · The permitting process started on January 11th with a meeting of the Dredging Task Force. The task force is being led by the Army Corps of Engineers and includes representatives from all the involved agencies. · The permitting participants are currently […]

  • 9 March 2012

    The Board of Harbor Commissioners has reached a decision to issue a marine construction permit necessary for dredging Ocean Gateway Pier II at the Port of Portland, reports The Portland Press Herald. The $280,000 project, approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, will be financed with state […]

  • 7 March 2012

    The State issued the Sand Key renourishment project permit July 6, 2011 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project is slated to begin within 30 days of March 1, 2012 and be completed by the end of October 2012. This 8.7-mile beach fill project will extend from just south of Sand Key Park […]

  • 7 March 2012

    Georgia and South Carolina conservation groups yesterday filed papers asking that the South Carolina Supreme Court declare that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s approval of a controversial project to deepen the Savannah River was illegal. Attorneys from the Southern Environmental Law Center filed today’s claim in the S. C. Supreme Court in […]

  • 7 March 2012

    Leaders in Berrien Springs have revealed their intention to clear a part of the Saint Joseph River, reports WSJM. The village council has already discussed submitting applications to the US Army Corps of Engineers to obtain a five year permit for conducting dredging work in an area where fishermen launch their boats at Shamrock Park. […]

  • 6 March 2012

    The city and a dredging firm have completed the first phase of a dredging management plan for the city’s canal system, reports Cape Coral Daily Breeze. Michael Ilczyszyn, city business manager, and Jack Adams of Gator Dredging presented the Southeast quadrant dredging plan to the City Council. The southeast quadrant, comprising 349 named canals on […]