Issue Date: February 3, 2021
Expiration Date: February 18, 2021
Corps Reference: PM-F-Sea-Scouts-Portland-Sea-Base-2021
This Public Notice announces the Section 408 review of the Sea Scouts Portland Sea Base Piling Removal Project.
Portland District is reviewing The Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America (CPC) proposed piling removal work at 7005 NE Marine Drive Portland, OR. The CPC is proposing to remove (54) steel and (14) wood pilings from the Columbia River and adjacent Multnomah County levee. Steel and wood pilings will be removed by vibrating hammer and will lift each pile by use of a crane mounted to a barge. Wood pilings that are broken or intractable will be removed by the vibratory method; however, if a wood piling cannot be successfully lifted out of the sediment then the wood piling will be removed by use of a diver and cut or stump off at least 1 foot below the surface of the sediment. All pilings will be removed and placed on barge for removal from site. A debris and containment boom will be deployed around the work area during the in-water activities. Maintenance debris will be properly disposed offsite.
Alteration of a federally authorized project: This proposed project would modify a federal flood protection system and therefore require authorization from the Corps, pursuant to 33 USC 408 (Section 408). Section 408 provides authority to the Secretary of the Army to grant permission for the alteration or modification of Corps federal civil works projects when, in the judgment of the Secretary, such alteration or modification will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the project.
Consideration of Comments: The Corps is soliciting comments specific to this project from the public, federal, state and local agencies and officials, and other interested parties. Comments will be considered in determining whether it would be in the public interest to proceed with this action.
All comments received will become part of the official record and are subject to public release under the Freedom of Information Act including any personally identifiable information such as names, phone numbers, and addresses.
Comments: Interested parties may submit, in writing, any comments directed specifically to this proposal and not to other regulatory processes administered by the Corps or other government agencies pertaining to the Sea Scouts Portland Sea Base Piling Removal Project.
Comments should refer to PM-F-Sea-Scouts-Portland-Sea-Base-2021 and the date of this Public Notice (February 3, 2021), and be postmarked by the comment due date (February 18, 2021).
Comments must be sent to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District,
ATTN: Ms. Valerie W. Higdon,
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, Oregon 97208-2946.
Alternatively, comments can be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org, message subject MUST SAY: Public Notice PM-F-Pacific Power’s Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Replacement Project-2020
For additional information, please call Ms. Valerie W. Higdon at (503) 808-4694.This public notice is issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District.