Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
Preliminary coordination with the USACE-Wilmington District resulted in a determination that a Department of the Army Application for an Individual Permit will be needed for project compliance with Sections 10 and 404. Similarly, coordination with the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management determined that the project would require a State EIS developed in accordance with SEPA; as well as a Major Permit under the Coastal Area Management Act.
a. Potential impact to marine biological resources (organisms, passageway for fish and other marine life) and Essential Fish Habitat, particularly Hard Bottoms.
b. Potential impact to threatened and endangered marine mammals, birds, fish, and plants.
c. Potential impacts to water quality.
d. Potential increase in erosion rates to adjacent beaches.
e. Potential impacts to navigation, commercial and recreational.
f. Potential impacts to private and public property.
g. Potential impacts on public health and safety.
h. Potential impacts to recreational and commercial fishing.
i. The compatibility of the material for nourishment.
j. Potential economic impacts.
The COE will also be consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and with the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Magnuson-Stevens Act and Endangered Species Act. Additionally, the EIS will assess the potential water quality impacts pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, and will be coordinated with the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management (DCM) to determine the projects consistency with the Coastal Zone Management Act. The COE will closely work with DCM through the EIS to ensure the process complies with all State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) requirements. It is the COE and DCM's intentions to consolidate both NEPA and SEPA processes to eliminate duplications.