Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
Sufficient borings must be made and analyzed to develop a clear picture of the
vertical and horizontal limit of sand deposits in the dredging area. Such
borings are the responsibility of the dredging applicant.
B. Shoreline investigations at the
nourishment site shall determine the characteristics of the native material,
the location of utilities, structures, outfall pipes, property lines along
shore transport, and other basic engineering considerations.
C. Engineering information must be analyzed
to determine acceptable grain size range of fill material, design berm height,
width and length, probable fate of the material, expected loss rates and the
resulting maintenance requirements.
D. Legal easements and public rights-of-way
must be obtained from property owners which preserve public use and state
ownership of all state-owned submerged land existing channelward of mean low
water shoreline prior to the placement of any material. These legal documents
are the responsibility of the dredging applicant or property owners, or
E. The project should be
engineered in a manner which results in the least environmental impact while
providing an efficient and cost effective construction plan. Consideration will
be given, but not limited to, the project's potential impacts on existing
natural resources and habitats. These include, inter alia, existing finfish,
shellfish, turtle and avian species and their critical time periods for
spawning, nesting and nursery functions in areas of submerged aquatic
vegetation, wetlands and submerged or intertidal and beach habitat.