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SWG-1999-02522 - Shell Oil Company - Boggy Basin portion in the Houston Ship Channel - Harris County, Texas

Published Nov. 14, 2017
Expiration date: 12/15/2017

Full Public Notice         Project Plans

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The applicant is requesting permission to consolidate and extend their maintenance dredging authorizations for their facility (USACE Permit Nos. SWG-1999-02522 (formerly 10243 (6)) and SWG-1993-00615 (formerly 19823)) on the HSC under one authorization with one expiration date.  Both previous permits had a total acreage of 51.4 acres, all of which are located in open water, and were issued to the same applicant with the projects adjacent to each other.  The applicant is also requesting authorization for placement of the dredged material into the privately-owned East and West Jones Placement Area (EWJPA) to this new authorization.  The applicant’s proposed plans are attached on 13 sheets.


In addition, applicant is requesting to perform intermittent silt blade maintenance dredging to previously authorized depths in all three areas (as illustrated on Exhibit D).  The applicant has stated in their application that they would like to use silt-blading in order to avoid existing infrastructure associated with ongoing dockside operations and that the material involved must remain within their authorized dredge footprint.  The applicant further noted that, “the proposed activities are situated on sandy non-vegetated bottoms and will not impact wetlands, oysters or submerged aquatic vegetation.”