N.C. Ports Authority/PCS Phosphate facility CAMA permit update
The CAMA permit application from the N.C. State Ports Authority related to a planned sulfur melting facility at the Port of Morehead City has not yet been received as complete by the Division of Coastal Management. Once DCM determines the application is complete, it will be reviewed by our staff. Because of the broad scope of the CAMA major permit, thecomplete application package is also circulated to 10 state and four federal agencies for review and comment.
This permit application requests an extension of the current PCS Phosphate barge berth and the channel leading to the Morehead City yacht basin; extension of an existing bulkhead and dredged area; and construction of associated plant site facilities.
The draft permit application is available for download:http://www.nccoastalmanagement.net/portspcs.html
DCM will announce an official public comment period of at least 20 days once the permit application is received as complete by our office. Please note that DCM’s policy is to also consider any public comments made outside of the official public comment period, up to the time of permit decision.
The Coastal Area Management Act allows the Division of Coastal Management75 daysfrom the date we accept the application as complete to take action on a major development permit.This period can be extended foran additional 75 daysif more time is needed to review the proposed project.
For additional information on how DCM processes major permits, please visitthis page on our website.