This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from 319 W 47th Street, LLC for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) permit under Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) 12-5-280 et seq., to fill coastal marshlands and construct a bulkhead at 319 W 47th Street, Village Creek, Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia. The proposed project is under 1/10 of an acre, and therefore may be considered a minor alteration of coastal marshlands under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq.
The project site currently consists of an undeveloped residential lot with an authorized private single-family dock. There is currently no bank stabilization in place and erosion has created a non-linear interface between upland and marsh.
The marshlands component of the proposed project consists of filling 723 square feet of coastal marshlands with 17.9 cubic yards of fill to create a residential lawn. The proposed 204 linear foot wooden bulkhead will be located seaward of the CMPA jurisdiction line and backfilled to create a level grade.
As proposed the project will impact approximately 723 square feet (0.017 acres) of coastal marshlands. The proposed project does not contain an upland component.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that the project is not contrary to the public interest and that no feasible alternative sites exist. Impacts to coastal marshlands must be minimal in size. In passing upon the application for permit, the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall consider the public interest: (1) Whether or not unreasonably harmful obstruction to or alteration of the natural flow of navigational water within the affected area will arise as a result of the proposal; (2) Whether or not unreasonably harmful or increased erosion, shoaling of channels, or stagnant areas of water will be created; and (3) Whether or not the granting of a permit and the completion of the applicants proposal will unreasonably interfere with the conservation of fish, shrimp, oysters, crabs, clams, or other marine life, wildlife, or other resources, including but not limited to water and oxygen supply.
A detailed public notice with drawings has been distributed and is available by visiting the Department of Natural Resources website: CoastalGaDNR.org under “Marsh & Shore Permits”
Please provide this office with substantive, site-specific comments as to why the proposed work should or should not proceed. Comments and questions concerning this proposed project should be submitted in writing and be submitted by the close of business on July 5, 2020 to Sam LaBarba, Department of Natural Resources, 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, Georgia 31520.