-- OCEAN CITY COASTAL STORM RISK MANAGEMENT PROJECT NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY -- (AUGUST 19, 2019)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (USACE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR), have prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for proposed dredging of offshore shoals in federal waters to obtain sand for the Atlantic Coast of Maryland Shoreline Protection Project (also known at the Ocean City Coastal Storm Risk Management Project). USACE and MD DNR place sand on the beach of Ocean City, generally every four years, to reduce risk of coastal storm damage. The next sand placement event is anticipated by the year 2022. USACE anticipates dredging an average of approximately 1,070,000 cubic yards of sand from offshore shoals each future sand placement event.
USACE and BOEM request comments regarding the draft EA and FONSI within thirty days of the date of this notice. The draft EA and FONSI are available by clicking here.
Comments can be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments can be sent to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Christopher Spaur, Planning Division, 10th Floor, 2 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21201. If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Spaur by telephone at (410) 962-6134 or by email.
Click here to read the full Notice of Availability
Click here to read the full Draft EA and FONSI
Click here to read the Draft EA and FONSI Annexes
-- MATERIALS FROM MAY 30 PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING OC INLET AND SCOUR HOLE --
Ocean City public meeting PowerPoint presentation (34 MB)
Ocean City public meeting PowerPoint presentation PDF (27 MB)
Army Corps Projects in Ocean City poster
Navigation Improvement Project Overview poster
Navigation Improvement Project Economics and Engineering poster
Scour Hole Study Overview poster
Sediment Modeling poster
Navigation Improvement Project and Scour Hole Study infographic