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NWP-1998-165-4

Portland District
Published July 2, 2021
Expiration date: 8/3/2021

SPECIAL
PUBLIC NOTICE
Grants Pass Jet Boats, Inc.

Issue Date: June 30, 2021
US Army Corps of Engineers No:  NWP-1998-165/4

On June 4, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) issued a 30-day public notice regarding a request on behalf of Mr. Robert Hamlyn, representing Grants Pass Jetboats, Inc. DBA Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, to discharge dredged and fill material within the Rogue River to facilitate vessel navigation. 

The Corps public notice may be found at this web address: https://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices/Article/2646432/nwp-1998-165-4/

The Corps issued a public notice for a similar project scope proposed by Mr. Robert Hamlyn on May 25, 2018. The Corps has received multiple requests from commenters to extend the public notice comment period and/or hold a public hearing for the project in response to both public notices. 

The Corps public comment period for the current project scope was set to close on July 4, 2021. We have determined extending the public comment period an additional 30 days is in the public interest and is hereby granted. The public notice comment period will close on August 3, 2021.  

Per Corps' regulations, the Corps holds a public hearing when there is a valid public interest to be served by a hearing, such as when substantive project issues cannot be addressed by any other means and a hearing would provide additional information that is necessary for a thorough evaluation of the issues. We will work with the applicant directly to address issues raised through public comment to determine if a public hearing is necessary.  

All comments, whether by conventional mail or email, must be received no later than August 3, 2021 to ensure consideration. Comments should be submitted to the following mailing address or email address below.

    Email:                  Tyler.J.Krug@usace.army.mil 
    
    Hard copy:          U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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