Additional Public Notice Comment Period: This additional public notice is being sent out for a 15-day comment period due to an incomplete public notice distribution list being used on the original 30-day public notice. We are issuing a new public notice to allow respondents additional time to submit comments. If you have already submitted comments for this proposed project, there is no need to re-submit. All comments received during both public notice comment periods will be considered by the Corps of Engineers to determine whether to issue, modify, condition, or deny a permit for this proposal. Please submit all comments in writing.
The purpose of the project is barge mooring and fleeting. The proposed work consists of placing 9 concrete block anchors on land, 300 feet apart, along the length of the barge fleeting area, with cables attached to the blocks for the barges to tie up to. The barge fleeting area will be 2,500 feet long and 140 feet wide along the west side of Chillicothe Island, but outside of the navigation channel, from mile marker 180 to mile marker 180.7. The maximum number of barges to be moored at any given time is 32. The barges would be arranged in various configurations but would not be more than 4 barges wide and would not impede the navigation channel. No dredging or fill is required to complete this requested activity. The concrete anchors would be buried along the left descending riverbank with an excavator. Anchor chains will attach to the concrete anchors and run down towards the river, connecting to a shock absorbing system that connects to a steel cable extending out to a floating buoy. Any areas disturbed will be restored after work is completed.