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Army Corps will hold public meeting for Marina del Rey dry dock storage permit

Published May 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, to accept public comment on a permit application to construct a new dock system and 345-slip dry dock storage facility in association with the MDR Basin H Boat Central-Dry Boat Storage Project.

The meeting will take place at the Burton W. Chace Park Meeting Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, in Marina del Rey. The public can provide verbal comments at the meeting or provide them in writing up to May 20.

The proposed project would install a new dock system supported by 22 concrete 48-inch diameter support piles impacting approximately 139 square feet of soft-bottom from the piles only. In addition a new overwater dry-stack structure boat cueing system would be installed. The structures extend 97 feet seaward on the westerly side and 45 feet seaward on the easterly side.

Construction would include 755 linear feet of queuing docks with 32 guide piles (16 inch in diameter) for a total footprint of 76 square feet. Pile installation would not result in a discharge of fill material. Total new overwater coverage would be approximately 11,600 square feet (0.26 acre) waters of the United States and would not impact any eelgrass because none was found nor is expected on-site.

Issuance of 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.

Factors that will be considered include conservation, economics, aesthetics, general environmental concerns, wetlands, cultural values, fish and wildlife values, flood hazards, flood plain values, land use, navigation, shoreline erosion and accretion, recreation, water supply and conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, food production and, in general, the needs and welfare of the people.

The public notice which contains additional information can be found at

Greg Fuderer

Release no. 16-012