Newport Beach RGP54 Dredging
Dredging is an essential industrial service that removes built-up sediment in important waterways. Pacific Dredge & Construction (PDC) is an industry leader located in San Diego and Long Beach that has been performing major mechanical dredging jobs along the Pacific Coast for years. Professional dredging projects in Newport Beach, California, and the surrounding areas are typically needed every few years to clear out accumulated sand, mud, silt, and debris.
The process of securing the proper permits and paperwork that complied with government regulatory guidelines regarding dredging work was long, complicated, and full of red tape. The California Coastal Commission made steps to streamline the process and made it easier for dredging companies like PDC and the homeowners, companies and entities that hire them with the enactment of the Regional General Permit 54 (RGP54).
What is the Regional General Permit 54?
Regional General Permit 54 dredging permits are issued primarily by the California Coastal Commission, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Water Quality Control Board. The City of Newport has held Regional General Permit 54 since the end of 2015, allowing residential, commercial, city, county, and state bodies of water to receive dredging permits much faster if the dredging application falls under specific criteria.
While RGP54 has come with a range of benefits to all parties involved in dredging in Newport Beach, the permits do come with significant regulatory guidelines and dredging compliance standards. To comply with an RGP54 permit, dredging companies must follow these requirements among others:
- Maximum dredging depths of -10 MLLW, plus two of over-depth
- Based on the type of grain size collected at the dredging site, some materials may be disposed of within the harbor or offshore
- Any eelgrass that is impacted by dredging projects must be re-grown in a different area of the harbor at a higher rate than the original eelgrass
PDC Takes Advantage of RGP54 Permit Regulations
Pacific Dredge & Construction takes great pride in having performed several large dredging projects in Newport Beach. We have in-depth knowledge and understanding of all requirements mandated by the California Coastal Commission, US Army Corps of Engineers, California Water Board, and other agencies.
At PDC, we are a one-stop-shop for the entire dredging project. We will process the relevant permit applications, professionally execute the dredging work, and report to the appropriate agencies once the project is completed to our satisfaction and high standards.
We own all of our equipment needed to perform small dock or big commercial marina dredging projects in the Newport Beach community. Our experienced dredging technicians use premium quality barges, tugboats, scows, long reach excavators, clamshell buckets, and cranes. All dredging equipment, accessories, and gear comply with all necessary reporting requirements.
Our team will also perform water quality control, surveys, GPS positioning, and documentation according to all agency requirements.
Professional Dredging Services From PDC
Pacific Dredge & Construction is an industry leader for dredging services of all types and volumes. We have performed several dredging jobs in Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar areas of Southern California, and we are fully engaged in the community and changes to the industry.
Our team of skilled and experienced dredging professionals provides the highest quality services along with exceptional customer service, focusing on client satisfaction.
We are a full-service dredging company with the experience and industry knowledge to maintain the highest standards while complying with the necessary government agencies’ strict parameters responsible for dredging activity. For complete information on our dredging services for professional dredging and towing services, contact the reliable and trusted industry leaders at Pacific Dredge & Construction today.