Stock dredging photo on file. .Public Announcement Dredge Permit Application Ocean City, New Jersey Ocean City New Jersey has filed a permit application with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (CENAP-OP-R-2010-311-24) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (0508-10-0032.1) for dredging authorization in the back-bay areas of the City. The application includes a request by the City to make the current temporary access roadway from Roosevelt Boulevard to the disposal area into a permanent haul road. The application was filed on December 31, 2016 and is currently under review by the Corps and NJDEP.To insure that the public is duly informed, the Corps has asked the City to issue this public announcement concerning the application and forthcoming Corps public notice, which will provide for a 30-day deadline for receiving public comments on the application. Once the Corps public notice has been issued, it can be viewed on their web site:http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Public-Notices/ Comments can be sent via email directly to [email protected] or mailed to:Dr. James N. Boyer U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch 100 Penn Square East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3390The Ocean City permit application, if approved, will allow the City and private slip owners to hold a current permit to dredge materials from the back-bay waterfront, including Bayfront, lagoons, state channels and private slips along the entire developed length of the bayfront.We will announce when the Corps has issued their public notice seeking comments. Please continue to check for updates and information from the Mayor’s weekly updates and on the Ocean City official website http://www.ocnj.us.