Corps seeks comment on new dock in West Virginia on Ohio River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Huntington, W.Va., is taking public comment until Jan. 5 on an application by Ravenswood River Terminal for a Section 404 Clean Water Act permit on a commodities transloading dock on the Ohio River.

The proposed project would be located along the left descending bank of the Ohio River, near Ravenswood in Jackson County, W.Va., 224.25 miles downstream from Pittsburgh, the Corps said in a public notice.

“The applicant proposes to construct a barge loading/unloading facility for the transport of non-hazardous materials to serve existing and future area businesses,” the notice added. “Materials would be loaded and unloaded using a crane mounted on a 185 foot long by 35 foot wide deck barge secured to the stream bed with no more than three 22-inch square spud bars. The applicant currently proposes to transport formed materials such as coke, anode blocks, aluminum bars and palletized materials. The riverward extent with the crane barge and a material barge would not exceed 115 feet riverward of the shoreline at the normal pool elevation of 560.0 feet. The length would not exceed 300 feet parallel to the stream bank.”

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