Navy Base Intermodal Facility at the Former Charleston Naval Complex (CNC) in North Charleston, South Carolina

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Environmental Impact Statement for the Navy Base Intermodal Facility at the Former Charleston Naval Complex (CNC) in North Charleston, South Carolina

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District (Corps) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the potential impacts associated with the proposed construction and operation of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF), located on the former Charleston Naval Complex (CNC) in North Charleston, South Carolina. Palmetto Railways intends to construct and operate an ICTF on the CNC in North Charleston, SC, which would provide equal access to both Class I rail carriers serving Charleston, South Carolina-CSX Transportation (CSX) and Norfolk Southern Railway (NS).The project site consists of approximately ninety (90) acres for the intermodal facility site and an additional forty-two (42) acres for off-site road and rail improvements. The intermodal facility site features would include, but are not limited to, processing and classification railroad tracks, wide-span gantry cranes, container stacking areas, administrative buildings, and vehicle driving lanes. The off-site infrastructure improvements would include the north and south rail leads, a private drayage road connecting to the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SPA) container facility currently under construction at the CNC, an overpass connecting Cosgrove Avenue to McMillan Avenue, and improvements to the existing Viaduct Road overpass and Bainbridge Avenue. Based on the available information, the proposed project will result in the placement of fill material in waters of the U.S. and/or tidal marsh on the intermodal facility site and the offsite improvements. The Corps has published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on October 23, 2013 to inform the public of the initiation of the EIS for this proposed project and to announce a public scoping meeting November 14, 2013.

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The purpose of this website is to inform members of the public and other interested parties about the progress of the EIS for the Navy Base Intermodal Facility Project in North Charleston, South Carolina, and to provide additional information about the NEPA process and opportunities for public participation. Through this site, you can sign up to receive updates on the progress of the EIS by joining the mailing list, view project documents as they become available, and submit comments during NEPA comment periods.

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Contact Information

For further information and/or questions about the proposed project and the Environmental Impact Statement, please contact:

Nathaniel I. Ball
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District
69-A Hagood Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29403
(843) 329-8044 (phone)
(843) 329-2332 (fax)

For inquiries from the media, please contact the Corps, Charleston District Corporate Communications Officer (CCO), Ms. Glenn Jeffries by telephone: (843) 329–8123