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Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

Project Information
Sector: 
Ports and Waterways
Status: 
Complete
Description: 
The Army Corps has completed a feasibility report that examined the benefits and costs of deepening the existing channel at Savannah Harbor from its current depth of 42 feet to a depth of 47 feet. The proposed project would enable the Port of Savannah to accommodate larger cargo vessels and other ships, ultimately facilitating more efficient movement of goods. The study involved a multiyear collaborative effort with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior and the Department of Commerce, all of whom must also approve the final report. As a result of this collaboration, the project includes an extensive mitigation plan, which is an integral part of the recommended improvements and are intended to restore, preserve, and adaptively manage the surrounding ecosystem, which includes the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

Reviews, Approvals and Permits

Title Responsible Agency Responsible Agency POC Estimated Completion Status
Issuance of the Record of Decision Doris Valentin-Meyer 11/22/2012 Complete
Department of Interior final agency approval Doris Valentin-Meyer 7/08/2012 Complete
Department of Commerce final agency approval Doris Valentin-Meyer 7/04/2012 Complete
EPA final agency approval Doris Valentin-Meyer 7/10/2012 Complete
Civil Works Review Board Doris Valentin-Meyer 3/21/2012 Complete
SC Water Quality Certification Permit issued Doris Valentin-Meyer 11/14/2011 Complete
GA Water Quality Certification Permit issued Doris Valentin-Meyer 2/15/2011 Complete
Chief's Report Doris Valentin-Meyer 8/16/2012 Complete
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works review of Chief's Report Doris Valentin-Meyer 9/17/2012 Complete
Issue Record of Decision Doris Valentin-Meyer 11/22/2012 Complete