Regulatory Public Notices


Published Oct. 26, 2017
Expiration date: 11/25/2017

The New York District, Corps of Engineers has received an application for a Department of the Army permit pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403), Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) and Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research

& Sanctuaries Act of 1972, as amended (33 U.S.C. 1413).

APPLICANT: Maher Terminals, LLC
Attn: Louis J. Allara
1210 Corbin Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

ACTIVITY: Dredge Holocene sediment with upland placement followed by dredging of HARSsuitable Pleistocene sediments with placement at the Historic Area Remediation Site

WATERWAY: South Elizabeth Channel, a tributary of Newark Bay

LOCATION: Berths 64 & 66, Port Elizabeth, North Fleet Street, Elizabeth, Union County, NJ A detailed description and plans of the applicant's activity are enclosed to assist in your review. The decision whether to issue a permit will be based on an evaluation of the probable impact, including cumulative impacts, of the proposed activity on the public interest. That decision will reflect the national concern for both protection and utilization of important resources. The benefits which reasonably may be expected to accrue from the proposal must be balanced against its reasonably foreseeable detriments. All factors which may be relevant to the proposal will be considered including the cumulative effects thereof; among those are conservation, economics, aesthetics, general environmental concerns, wetlands, historic properties, fish and wildlife values, floodplain values, land use, navigation, shore erosion and accretion, recreation, water supply and conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, food and fiber production, mineral needs, consideration of property ownership and, in general the needs and welfare of the people. The decision of whether to issue a Department of the Army Permit for dredging and placement of the dredged material at an upland facility and the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS) will also be based on whether the material meets the requirements of applicable implementing regulations. This activity is also being evaluated to determine that the proposed placement of dredged material will not unreasonably degrade or endanger human health, welfare or amenities, the marine environment, ecological systems or economic potentialities.