Harris Sand and Gravel, Inc's stated purpose is to load barges primarily with riprap and other gravel products at low tidal levels in support the Valdez Harbor Project. To relocate and discharge up to 296 cubic yards of native material into 1.14 acres of intertidal area in order to construct a barge dock that is usable at extreme low tides. Up to a 0.18-acre area would be dredged in order to obtain material to construct the barge dock. Therefore, the total impact area would be 1.32 acres. The barge dock would be up to 213 feet wide at the widest part (toe-to-toe) with 3:1 side slopes, and up to 288 feet long. No material would be brought from other sources to construct the barge dock. The barge dock front would have a bulkhead constructed of eleven (11) 14-inch diameter steel piles, supported by a 14-inch by 14-inch “I” beam on top, and up to four (4) concrete “tee” beams. The bulkhead would be further supported by being connected to two (2) log dead men embedded in the barge dock. Two dolphins each consisting of two (2) 14-inch diameter steel piles would be installed near the northern end of the barge dock. All piles would be driven to a maximum depth of -27 feet, and would be installed with a vibratory hammer. All work and fill would occur below the Mean High Water Line. The barge dock would be temporary with an anticipated lifespan of five (5) years, which is when the Valdez Harbor Project is projected to be complete. The barge dock and all supporting features would be removed at the end of this time. Site restoration is discussed in further detail in the “Additional Information” section of this Public Notice. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-6), dated January 25, 2015 and February 13, 2015. Please contact Roberta K. Budnik at (907) 753-2785, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at email@example.com if further information is desired concerning this notice.
POA-1998-882, Port Valdez_PN
POA-1998-882, Port Valdez_PN Drawings