Port of Coos Bay Removal-Fill Permit Approved

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The Department of State Lands approved permit application # 37712-RF on Dec. 21, 2011. The permit applicant is the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, and the project is the Oregon Gateway Marine Terminal.

The permit authorizes excavating an access channel and slip adjacent to the Coos Bay Navigation Channel. The port’s stated purpose is to develop a multi-berth, multi-purpose shipping facility that will accommodate large vessels.

The permit authorizes removal of approximately 1.75 million cubic yards of material from dredging; impacts to 12.9 acres of intertidal habitat requiring mitigation; and disposal of dredge spoils on approximately 0.1 acres of freshwater wetland, also requiring mitigation.

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