Expiration date: 9/23/2013
Tom Mortensen Associates' stated purpose is to improve the navigation capability, increase efficiency and improve the safety of operations at an existing marine commerce facility. The deepening of the dredge area to -22 feet MLLW would allow the applicant’s marine cargo facility at Scow Bay to accept deeper draft barges currently in use at other facilities, and would provide consistency with their sister cargo facilities, decreasing potential shipping delays to and from the Scow Bay facility. Proposed work is to initially dredge 20,000 cubic yards (CY) of material from 1.9 acres of ocean bottom of Scow Bay, lowering the bottom level from -16-foot MLLW to -22-foot MLLW. Dredge work would occur annually, removing up to 1,500 CY per year from the same area. Dredged material would be disposed of in an upland location. Dredging would be completed by use of a crane suspended clamshell. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-5), dated July 2013. Alaska Marine Lines, Post Office Box 24348, Seattle, Washington 98124 Please contact Roberta Budnik at (907) 753-2785, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if further information is desired concerning this notice.