Application by US Army Corps of Engineers to implement a new Letter of Permission for minor dredging projects discharging to Beneficial Use Sites in Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Co

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has filed notice of a proposed procedural change which requires review by the MS Department of Marine Resources to ensure compliance with the state’s approved Coastal Program under the Coastal Zone Management Act.

The applicant is proposing to implement a new Letter of Permission (LOP) procedure to more efficiently authorize dredging activities with minor impacts on the aquatic environment which would involve discharges of dredged material into permitted Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) Beneficial Use Sites in the State of Mississippi and within the Territorial Sea off the coast of Mississippi, within the Regulatory boundaries of the Mobile District and Vicksburg District in Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties. View the full application at the link(s) below.

Any person wishing to make comments or objections to the proposed activity must submit those comments in writing to Alyssa Timbs by mail at the Department of Marine Resources at 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi 39530, by email at, or by using the form below before 1:00 p.m. on the day April 25, 2024. 

Comment Submission Form

You should receive an acknowledgement of your comment from Alyssa Timbs by email. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please contact