This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Webb & Collins, LLC for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) permit under Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) 12-5-280 et seq., to construct a community dock facility located on Burnette Creek, 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 applicant proposes to construct a community dock facility for the residents of The Bone Dry Fish Camp. There is currently an existing 7.92ft. x 8ft. (63.4sq.ft.) walkway leading from the upland to an 11ft. x 27.8ft. (305.8sq.ft.) fixed deck. The existing structure (369.4sq.ft.) will be removed.
The applicant proposes to construct a 6ft. x 35ft. (210sq.ft.) walkway leading to a 15ft. x 20ft. (300sqft.) fixed deck. A 3ft. x 30ft. (90sq.ft.) catwalk will be directly landward of the fixed deck to service a 16ft. x 30ft. (480sq.ft.) boat hoist to be located to the right of the fixed deck. A 3ft. x 15ft. (45sq.ft.) ramp will extend to the left of the fixed deck to access a 10ft. x 20ft. (200sq.ft.) floating dock. The proposed community dock will extend 6.3ft. into the waterway at a location that is approximately 29.4ft. wide at Mean low Water (MLW). The dock will be located 29ft. from the southern extended property line and 104ft. from the northern extended property line.
As proposed the project will impact approximately 1,325sq.ft. (0.03 acres) of coastal marshlands.
The proposed structure is considered a “Tier 2 Community Dock” in accordance with The Rules of The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Chapter 391-2-3-.03 “Regulation of Marinas, Community Docks and Commercial Docks.”
The upland component of the proposed project consists of a 6ft. x 10ft. wooden walkway providing access to the marshlands component of the project.
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 “Public Notices.”
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 September 22, 2023 to Dillon Richter, Department of Natural Resources, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, Georgia 31520 or via email at email@example.com.