Federal Consistency under the Coastal Zone Management Act; Replace Existing Seawall along East Dobbins Landing and Presque Isle Bay (Lake Erie)
[49 Pa.B. 1966]
[Saturday, April 20, 2019]
This notice is published under section 306(d)(14) of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C.A. § 1455(d)(14)), regarding public participation during consistency determinations. The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Coastal Resources Management Program has received notice that the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority (EWPPA) is proposing to replace an existing seawall along East Dobbins Landing and Presque Isle Bay (Lake Erie) in the City of Erie, Erie County.
The applicant is seeking authorization from the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of approximately 700 feet of new steel sheet pile seawall to replace an existing deteriorated seawall along East Dobbins Landing. Construction of the seawall will include a fill encroachment to 15 feet seaward of the existing wall and limited dredging to properly construct the new wall. The applicant proposes that the seawall replacement is necessary to continue to provide safe public access to Presque Isle Bay at East Dobbins Landing.
This project is subject to Department review for Federal consistency because it is a Federal license and permit activity and will have reasonably foreseeable effects on the Commonwealth's coastal resources or uses.
In accordance with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regulations in 15 CFR Part 930, Subpart D (relating to consistency for activities requiring a Federal license or permit), EWPPA has determined that the proposed activity will be conducted in a manner consistent with the applicable enforceable policies of the Commonwealth's NOAA-approved Coastal Resources Management Program. Interested parties may request a copy of the Federal Consistency Certification from the Department contact listed as follows.
Questions regarding this review should be directed to Matthew Walderon, Federal Consistency Coordinator, at RA-Fed_Consistency@pa.gov or (717) 772-2196. The Department will consider all comments received on or before May 6, 2019, before issuing a final Federal consistency concurrence or objection. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment system at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments can be submitted by mail to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-578. Filed for public inspection April 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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