A Federal Consistency Certification has been submitted to the DNREC Delaware Coastal Management Program (DCMP) for the following: Sea Colony Beach Renourishment (2023.0092)
Sea Colony Recreation Association, Inc. proposes to conduct periodic beach renourishment activities over a 10-year period, by hydraulic or hopper dredge, along a 2,350 linear foot stretch of shoreline extending from the southern town limits of Bethany Beach to the northern limits of the private community of Middlesex Beach, Sussex County, Delaware. Approximately 150,000 cubic yards of material per event would be sourced from Borrow Areas “E” and/or “Fenwick Shoals” and placed on the beach in the same template used for the surrounding beaches. The work would be conducted in conjunction with periodic nourishment of the federal project at Bethany Beach and South Bethany. The proposed activity is subject to review for consistency under the policies of the DNREC DCMP.
Comments concerning this Federal Consistency Certification will be accepted through September 12, 2023 from the date of this notice. Comments may be sent to: Delaware Coastal Programs, Ms. Kimberly Cole, Administrator, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 7B, Dover, DE, 19904, or electronically to DNREC_DCP_PublicComment@delaware.gov. For additional information please visit de.gov/dnrecnotices or call (302) 739-9283.