Virtual Public Meeting: Comment re DeepRock Disposal Solutions’ Barge Offloading Facility

From the US Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District Website

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LRH 2020-293-OHR

 
Published July 8, 2020  Expiration date: 8/7/2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a virtual public meeting will be conducted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to afford the public an opportunity to present their views, opinions, and information on the permit application.  The virtual public meeting will be held as follows:

SUBJECT:  DeepRock Disposal Solutions, LLC has requested a Department of the Army (DA) authorization to operate a barge offloading facility to transfer traditional well waste to existing upland storage tanks.

PURPOSE:  To consider a DA permit application, pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, by  DeepRock Disposal Solutions, LLC to operate a barge offloading facility to transfer traditional well waste to existing upland storage tanks.  The proposed project would be located along the right descending bank of the Ohio River approximately 173.2 miles downstream of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 20220 State Route 7 in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio (Latitude 39.401998, Longitude -81.471262).  Public Notice No. LRH-2020-293-OHR issued by the Corps on April 7, 2020 advertised the applicant’s proposal.

DATE:  August 7, 2020

TIME:  5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Electronic submittals begin at 5 p.m.

Telephone portion begins at 6 p.m.

To confirm your attendance and receive the meeting link and call-in information send an email to:  CELRH.North@usace.army.mil with the subject line “RSVP for 7 August Public Meeting” and include your full name, email address, and contact phone number with area code.

AGENDA:  The public will be able to submit electronic statements/questions through the webinar application from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  At 6:00 p.m., the audio portion of the meeting will begin.

  1. Introduction by Corps
  2. Overview of Regulatory Program
  3. Project Description
  4. Questions and Answers Session

To submit a question prior to the meeting send an email to: CELRH.North@usace.army.mil with the subject line “Question for 7 August Public Meeting” and include your full name and contact phone number with area code.  Questions will be answered during the Questions and Answers Session time in the order they are received, with emailed questions answered first, as time allows.  Similar questions will be combined in order to answer as many different questions as possible.  All questions received by email prior to the meeting or in the chat during the meeting will be incorporated into the administrative record.

All participant lines will be muted in order to maintain audio quality.  Moderators will direct questions to the appropriate person during the question and answer session.  To ask questions during the meeting, participants will use the chat feature.  In order to submit an electronic statement/question, click the ‘chat’ button at the bottom center of the screen.  Then select ‘USACE Huntington’ in the pop up window.

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:  All interested parties, including officials from local governments, associations, or private citizens, are invited to participate.  All views expressed should be based on factual information related to the permit application.  Oral statements supporting or opposing the proposed facility will be heard; however, for accuracy for the record, all important facts and arguments should be submitted in writing.  Written statements may be presented at the meeting or submitted to this office prior to the meeting date, as indicated below.  All electronically submitted statements during the virtual meeting will become part of the official record.  IN AN EFFORT TO CONSERVE AND ELIMINATE DUPLICATION OF FACTS, PRESENTED, GROUPS WITH COMMON INTERESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONSOLIDATE THEIR COMMENTS FOR PRESENTATION BY A REPRESENTATIVE SPOKESPERSON.

CLOSE OF COMMENT PERIOD:  A Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 permit will be granted unless its issuance is found to be contrary to the public interest. 

Comments and requests for additional information should be submitted electronically to CELRH.North@usace.army.mil by 4 p.m. August 17, 2020.  If you do not have internet access, comments may be submitted through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to the following address:

United States Army Corps of Engineers

ATTN:  CELRH-RD-N

Public Notice:  LRH-2020-293-OHR

502 Eighth Street

Huntington, West Virginia 25701-2070

Comments should only be provided through the USPS when electronic transmission is not possible.  Precautionary internal mail handling procedures may be instituted to protect our workforce, which may result in longer than normal times to process and receive hard copy submissions.  To be considered in our evaluation, comments submitted through the USPS should have a postmark dated on, or prior to, the close of the comment period listed on page one (1) of this Public Notice.

Please note that names and addresses of those who submit comments in response to this Public Notice become part of our administrative record, and, as such, may be available to the public under provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Thank you for your interest in our nation’s water resources.  If you have any questions concerning this Public Notice, please contact Kayla Adkins at 304-399-5850 or by email at CELRH.North@usace.army.mil.