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Lake Sidney Lanier Project: USACE soliciting public comment on Shoreline Management Plan update

Published Nov. 18, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District, is soliciting public comment on a reversal of a change to the Lake Sidney Lanier Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) that was made in December of 2012 concerning community docks on Lake Sidney Lanier.

“After soliciting public input in 2011, a decision was made to change the SMP to set a deadline for community dock permittees of undeveloped communities with existing permits scheduled for expiration between 2009 and 2013.  These permittees were given until December 1, 2014 to obtain an approved Local Issuing Authority (LIA) final plat,” E. Patrick Robbins, Public Affairs Officer said.  “However, since the economy didn’t recover as anticipated, several of these developments are just now getting to a point of being able to move forward.”

USACE is proposing to change the SMP to allow these permittees to have until the expiration of their current permit to obtain the LIA.

“For any new developments seeking a community dock, an approved LIA preliminary plat or a letter from the LIA attached to the plat stating that it meets the LIA requirements must be provided before a conditional community dock permit will be issued,” Robbins said.

Anyone who would like to submit comments on the policy revision have until 4:30 pm Eastern Time, December 15, 2014 to do so.  Comments may be emailed to, with the “2014 SMP Update” in the subject line, or mailed to Lake Sidney Lanier, Shoreline Management, C/O 2014 SMP Update, P.O. Box 567, Buford, GA 30515.




E. Patrick Robbins
251-690-2185 (fax)

Release no. 14-037