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SWG-2001-00874 - Port Bolivar Marine Service - Galveston County

Published Aug. 25, 2015
Expiration date: 9/25/2015

Full Public Notice    Project Plans    Attachment 1

The applicant proposes to expand and construct a commercial barge fleeting area on the GIWW.  The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 11.07 acres to a depth of -13 feet below mean low tide.  Approximately 8.75 acres of submerged aquatic bottom and 2.32 acres of estuarine emergent wetlands would be displaced.  Approximately 167,000 cubic yards of material will be mechanically excavated and placed on an on-site placement area.  The applicant also proposes to place eleven 36-inch steel pilings approximately 150 feet apart along the length of the fleeting area.  The proposed project would extend along approximately 1,581 feet of the southern shore of the GIWW. 

The applicant withdrew a previous application in 2014, after meeting with the Corps and Coast Guard on-site.  The previous plan had the potential to be a navigational safety issue. The revised plan, including cutting into the proposed property, including adjacent wetlands, was deemed to be necessary to maintain an adequate buffer from the GIWW channel.  The applicant proposes to mitigate on-site by preserving an existing, 2.3-acre tidal wetland.