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 benefit 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, flood
hazards, floodplain values, land use, navigation, shoreline erosion and accretion, recreation, water
supply and conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, food and fiber production, mineral
needs, considerations of property ownership and, in general, the needs and welfare of the people.