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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-147



Federal Consistency under the Coastal Zone Management Act; Expansion of Public Docking Facility in the City of Philadelphia

[48 Pa.B. 685]
[Saturday, January 27, 2018]

 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 Independence Seaport Museum is proposing an expansion of its public docking facility in the City of Philadelphia.

 The proposed project is located in the basin on the western bank of the Delaware River immediately south of the Independence Seaport Museum at 211 South Columbus Boulevard. GPS coordinates for the project site are 39° 56` 43.63" N and 75° 8` 26.03" W. The proposed project includes the addition of approximately 5,030 square feet of floating dock to the existing floating dock. The additional floating dock is proposed to be anchored with seven 12-inch diameter steel pipe piles. The piles will be installed utilizing a vibratory hammer. Additional work will include the installation of water/electric pedestals. The addition of the proposed floating dock is for public benefit and use. No wetlands are present in the proposed project area. The applicant is seeking Federal authorization from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (CENAP-OP-R-2017-0660) for this project.

 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 this 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), the Independence Seaport Museum has certified 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 (717) 772-2196 or

 The Department will consider all comments received on or before February 12, 2018, before issuing a final Federal consistency concurrence or objection. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's eComment system at Written comments may also be submitted by e-mail to, or by mail to the Policy Office, Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-147. Filed for public inspection January 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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