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USCG Bridge Permit

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US Coast Guard
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Cooperating under FAST-41
Cooperating under NEPA

The U.S. Coast Guard has compiled a list of 31 Navigational determined waterways that may require Coast Guard Bridge permits within the proposed project corridor.  Crossings requiring an individual Coast Guard Bridge permit at each waterway could consist of (1) an Aerial Pipeline Crossing, (2) Temporary bridge/trestle used during construction, and (3) Permanent Maintenance Access Bridge.  Therefore, the U.S. Coast Guard has identified that the project may require around 90 individual bridge permit applications.  However, at this time the project sponsor has not submitted any bridge permit applications, and the project sponsor is still determining crossing methods for navigational waterways to determine bridge permit needs.  Once the U.S. Coast Guard receives permit applications, it can establish a schedule for its review and decision making process.  This one permit line item will serve as a placeholder until permit applications are submitted.

Navigation Data Received
Not required. The U.S. Coast Guard already has this information for each of the 31 potential waterway crossings.
Issued Navigation Determination
This determination is based on the navigation data available for each waterway and informs NEPA alternatives because it provides the navigation clearance requirements for each bridge across a navigable waterway.
Application Received
The project sponsor has not submitted any Bridge Permit applications.
Application Deemed Complete
An application is deemed complete if all application materials have been received.
Publication of Public Notice
A Coast Guard public notice is issued for each proposed bridge once plan sheets are available and navigation clearances requirements are identified. A 30 day comment period follows each public notice issued. The number of proposed bridges determines how many public notices will need to be issued for this project. If sufficient information is available for several projects, the Coast Guard will issue public notices with several projects listed in one notice to save time.
Permit Decision Rendered
Each Coast Guard bridge permit decision will be made for each of the waterway crossings 180 days after the application complete date.
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