Mr. Kent Halvorson (Boyer Towing) stated the purpose is to improve site access and develop the property for the owner’s tug and barge business. The project site is located within Section 34, T. 74 S., R. 90 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Map Ketchikan B-6; Latitude 55.4039º N., Longitude 131.7192º W.; in Ketchikan, Alaska. PROPOSED WORK: Boyer Towing is proposing to install a mooring/loading facility. The proposed project would install (3) 30-inch steel pilings, (1) 24-inch steel piling, (10) 16-inch steel pilings, a mooring dolphin composed of a 30-inch vertical piling, a 6-foot by 70-foot aluminum gangway and a 20-foot by 20-foot floating dock. The pilings would be installed by vibratory hammer to the extent possible. The proposed project would also discharge 1500 cubic yards (CY) of shot rock and 200 cubic yards of armor stone behind a 30-foot long concrete abutment for an impact of 0.02-acre of waters of the U.S. to allow for the facility to be at the needed operation depth of -15-foot Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) without dredging. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-6), dated January 3, 2017. Please contact Ms. Amanda Whittier at (907) 753-5582, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Amanda.L.Whittier@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-2017-77, Ward Cove_PN