Wetland Permitting Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR COASTAL WETLANDS PERMIT AND WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION

PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR COASTAL WETLANDS PERMIT
AND WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION

Jackson County Board of Supervisors has filed an application with the Department of Marine Resources requesting permission to conduct regulated activities under the provision of the Coastal Wetlands Protection Act, Title 49, Chapter 27, Mississippi Code of 1972.

The applicant is proposing to maintenance dredge an area 7,555 feet in length and varying from 5 to 30 feet in width from Dutch Bayou for the purpose of restoring navigational depths. The proposed dredging would impact approximately 1.5 acres of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and remove 19,000 cubic yards of material. Dredge material will be beneficially used if acceptable or disposed of at an approved upland location if not acceptable. The project is located near Dutch Bayou Road in Moss Point, Jackson County, MS.

The applicant will be required to mitigate for the unavoidable impacts to SAV. The applicant will also have to request a variance from Chapter VIII, Section 2, Part III.G.2 of the Mississippi Coastal Program and Miss. Admin. Code Title 22, Part 23, Chapter 8, section 106.03 which states that “Alignments shall avoid shellfish beds, areas of submerged and emergent vegetation and archeological and historical sites” and Miss. Admin. Code Title 22, Part 23, Chapter 8, sections 117.01 and 117.03 which state respectively that “Dredging or excavation of sensitive coastal wetlands is not authorized” and “A minimum ten-foot (10-foot) buffer must be maintained between dredging/excavation and any wetlands.”

This public notice, project diagrams, and a copy of the full project application may be accessed on MDMR’s website at http://dmr.ms.gov/index.php/coastal-resources-management/wetland-permitting. A copy can also be mailed upon request.

In compliance with Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251, 1341), as amended by PL 95-217, the applicant will request certification from the Office of Pollution Control that the above mentioned activity will be in compliance with applicable provisions of Section 301 (33 U.S.C. 1311), Section 302 (33 U.S.C. 1312), Section 303 (U.S.C. 1313), Section 306 (U.S.C. 1316), and Section 307 (U.S.C. 1317) of the Act and appropriate requirements of the State Law.

Any person wishing to make comments or objections to the proposed regulated activity must submit those comments in writing to the Department of Marine Resources by mail to 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi 39530; by fax to 228-374-5008; or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 1:00 p.m. on the day March 20, 2019.

[Download PDF]