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Public Notice

Application to SCDHEC, Office of OCRM for Permit

Release Date: September 25, 2017

Contact Information:
Scott Liggett email icon , Director of Public Projects & Facilities

The Town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina has applied to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management for a permit to place up to 350,000 cubic yards (cy) of sand along 11,400 feet of Atlantic Ocean shorefront as a response to dune losses that occurred as a results of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

Fill placement will be located immediately north of the northern limit of the 2017 South Island Emergency Beach Fill Project (P/N #SAC 2014-00680-1W; Modification No. 3) along an areas of the island known as Beach Lagoon and Northern Sea Pines. The fill will extend approximately 11,400 feet, generally between Town of Hilton Head Island beach markers 32 and 54.

Sand for this extended project will be sourced from within the limits of the already-permitted Barrett Shoals offshore borrow area (P/N #SAC 2014-00680-1W).

The purpose of the project is to replace sand lost from the upper beach profile and dune during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017 and reestablish the protective stable beach and dune that existed conditions along this reach of shoreline prior to Hurricane Matthew.

Comments relating to these activities will be received by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management; 1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 400, Charleston, SC 29405 for 15 days after publication of this Public Notice.