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GULF INTRACOASTAL CANAL ASSOCIATION 102nd ANNUAL CONVENTION. SHARING OUR WATERWAY WISELY THE FOLEY LANDCUT A PLANNED APPROACH FOR THE FUTURE WYNNE FULLER Operations Division, Chief Mobile District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. TN. GA. MS. AL. LA. FL. Gulf of Mexico.

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GULF INTRACOASTAL CANAL ASSOCIATION102nd ANNUAL CONVENTION

SHARING OUR WATERWAY WISELY

THE FOLEY LANDCUT

A PLANNED APPROACH FOR THE FUTURE

WYNNE FULLER

Operations Division, Chief

Mobile District

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


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TN

GA

MS

AL

LA

FL

Gulf of Mexico

GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY FOLEY LANDCUTMARINA DEVELOPMENT

GIWW FOLEY LAND CUT

GIWW

Foley Landcut


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FOLEY LANDCUT (FLC)

Tow with Coal Barges

Eastbound at Hwy 59 Bridge

Reynolds Ready-Mix Concrete Mile 158


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CHANGING TIMES

THE WHARF

LU LU’S

RIVERWALK


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STUDY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE FLC

COMMERCIAL NAVIGATION WITH RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Corps Regulations (33 CFR PART 320 - 325)

    • Environmental Assessment (EA) or

    • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Council on Environmental Quality, Regulations For Implementing NEPA (44 CFR 1500)


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NEPA

"To declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation..."


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Environmental Impact StatementPrimary Components

  • Purpose and Need

  • Proposed Action and Alternatives

  • Existing Environment

  • Impacts of Proposed Action

  • Cumulative Impacts Assessment


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FOLEY LANDCUT EIS GOAL

  • An effort to address all aspects of the proposed development to achieve a balance between recreational development and commercial navigation.


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COOPERATING AGENCIES

EPAAlabama Historic Commission

U.S. Fish & WildlifeADEM

NMFSAlabama DOT

Alabama EMAUS Coast Guard

Alabama Marine Police

ADCNR Coastal Programs and Marine Resources Div


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SEVERAL ISSUES FOR FUTURE PROSPERITY OF THE FLC

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Florida

FLC

- Sustainable Development


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SHARING THE LANDCUT

CONTINUED FEDERAL O&M

REMAINED A VIABLE COMMERICAL NAVIGATION PROJECT

SHARED APPROACH


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CRITICAL ITEMS OF INTEREST

WATERWAY CAPACITY

HAZARDS AND SAFETY MEASURES

MOORING STRUCTURES

IMPACTS TO WATER QUALITY

WETLANDS

HURRICANE EVACUATION STUDY


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CRITICAL ITEMS OF INTEREST

WATERWAY CAPACITY STUDY

Conducted to determine the effects increased boating and personal watercraft will have on:

- commercial marine traffic and navigation

- safety, crowding, aesthetics, socio-economics

- and environmental considerations;

as result of the proposed developments.


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CRITICAL ITEMS OF INTEREST

HAZARDS AND SAFETY MEASURES

- Marina location and lines of sight

- Proximity to existing bridges and curves

- Entry and exit points

- Lighting


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CRITICAL ITEMS OF INTEREST

MOORING STRUCTURES

- Identify sites

- Construct moorings

Coal barges tied –up on north bank, east of Hwy 59


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YOUR CHANCE TO IMPACT THE FUTURE OF OUR WATERWAY

FLC

FOLEY LANDCUT

SHARING OUR WATERWAY WISELY

THE FOLEY LANDCUT -

A PLANNED APPROACH FOR THE FUTURE

For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Susan Rees, EIS Study Manager

(251) 694-4141 or [email protected]


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