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City: 
Charleston
State: 
SC
Zip Code: 
29401

Charleston Harbor Post-45 Study

Status: 
In Progress
Project Type: 
Nationally or Regionally Significant Projects
Lead Agency: 
USACE
Lead Agency POC: 
Doris Valentin-Meyer
Responsible Agency POC: 
Doris Valentin-Meyer
Start Date: 
2/28/2013
Estimated Completion Date: 
8/31/2015
Description: 

Under its planning modernization process, the Army Corps is implementing an aggressive planning schedule for the Charleston Harbor Feasibility Study that will examine the benefits and costs of deepening the Federal navigation channel for Charleston Harbor from its existing depth of 45 feet to a maximum of 50 feet to accommodate larger cargo vessels and other ships, ultimately facilitating a more efficient movement of goods. The study is expected to be complete within 3 years - much earlier than the over 10 year average.

Reviews, Approvals and Permits

Title Responsible Agency Responsible Agency POC Target Completion Date Status
Final Report Milestone Doris Valentin-Meyer 2/28/2015 Planned
Agency Decision Milestone Doris Valentin-Meyer 4/30/2014 Planned
Tentatively Selected Plan Milestone Doris Valentin-Meyer 6/29/2014 In Progress
Alternatives Milestone Doris Valentin-Meyer 10/31/2012 Complete
Section 401 Water Quality Certification State Agency - TBD 7/31/2015 Planned
Coastal Zone Management Act Consistency Determination State Agency TBD 7/31/2015 Planned
NHPA Section 106 Compliance TBD 8/31/2015 Planned
Clean Air Act EPA TBD 8/31/2015 Planned
Clean Water Act Section 404 Compliance USACE TBD 7/31/2015 Planned
ESA Section 7 Consultation USFWS POC TBD 11/30/2014 Planned
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