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a. Potential impacts to marine biological resources (benthic organisms, passageway for fish and other marine life) and Essential Fish Habitat.
b. Potential impacts to threatened and endangered marine mammals, birds, fish, and plants.
c. Potential impacts associated with using inlets as a sand source.
d. Potential impacts to adjacent shoreline changes on the east side of Shallotte Inlet, or along Holden Beach.
e. Potential impacts to Navigation, commercial and recreational.
f. Potential impacts to the long-term management of the inlet and oceanfront shorelines.
g. Potential effects on regional sand sources and how it relates to sand management practices and North Carolina's Beach Inlet Management Practices.
h. Potential effects of shoreline protection.
i. Potential impacts on public health and safety.
k. Potential impacts to recreational and commercial fishing.
l. The compatibility of the material for nourishment.
m. Potential impacts to cultural resources.
n. Cumulative impacts of past, present, and foreseeable future dredging and nourishment activities.
The USACE will consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act; with the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Endangered Species Act; and with the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office under the National Historic Preservation Act. Additionally, the USACE will coordinate the Draft EIS with the North Carolina Division of Water Quality (NCDWQ) to assess the potential water quality impacts pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, and with the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management (NCDCM) to determine the projects consistency with the Coastal Zone Management Act. The USACE will closely work with NCDCM and NCDWQ in the development of the EIS to ensure the process complies with all State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) requirements. It is the intention of both the USACE and the State of North Carolina to consolidate the NEPA and SEPA processes thereby eliminating duplication.