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1 TAMPA HARBOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, Big Bend Channel Alafia River Channel Port Sutton Channel TAMPA HARBOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, Big Bend Channel Alafia River Channel Port Sutton Channel Presented by: Tim Murphy, P.E. Senior Project Manager

2 Presentation Project Overview including –Cargoes –History –Scope –Challenges

3 N TAMPA HARBOR CLEARWATER ST. PETERSBURG PORT TAMPA Alafia River 42’X250’ Authorized 32’ X 200’ Existing Port Sutton 42’ x 290’ Authorized 34’ x 200’ Existing TAMPA HARBOR CHANNEL 43’ Gulf of Mexico Ybor Channel 41’ x 200’ Authorized 34’ x 200’ Existing Big Bend Channel 41’ x 250’ Authorized 34’ x 200’ Existing 34’ X 400’ 45’ X 600’ 45’ X 700’ 43’ X 500’ NASSAU COUNTY LOCATION MAP NASSAU COUNTY LOCATION MAP

4 Cargo Largest Tonnage Port in Florida, 16 th nationwide in 04, 50 million tons in 05 Petroleum, Phosphate, Cruise, other bulk, and recently Containers Vessels to/from around the planet

5 Project Info 70 miles of channel ranging from 45 to 12 feet deep First authorization in 1899 Ybor Channel Turning Basin was last construction project, completed in 2000 Ybor experiences dictate procurement strategies for the upcoming projects

6 PORTTAMPA Gulf of Mexico BIG BEND CHANNEL TAMPA Tampa Bay Channel NASSAU COUNTY LOCATION MAP NASSAU COUNTY LOCATION MAP BIG BEND LOCATION MAP See Insert INSERT DA-3D East Channel Inner Channel Entrance Channel N Facilities at Big Bend EXISTING CHANNEL (200’ X 34’) AUTHORIZED 250’ Wide, 41’ Deep

7 TAMPA HARBOR BIG BEND

8 Cargo 8,000,000 tons (coal and phosphate) Mostly deep draft barge movements Will increase tonnage and move some transits to Ocean Going Vessels with improvement

9 Project History 1992 Recon completed 1998 Feasibility Study Completed 1999 Project Authorized 2003 Congressional Add to Construct

10 Project Scope Request for Proposal –3,000,000 CY to Disposal Island 3D –Includes approx 300,000 CY of Rock –Work must be completed between 1 Sep and 31 March –No Blasting

11 Major Challenges Policy Issue –Single Owner Situation Environmental Window –Migratory Bird Nesting on 3D requires dredging window All work must be completed between 1 Sept and 31 March –Manatees No nighttime dredging with Clamshell/Barge November through March

12 N ALAFIA RIVER CLEARWATER NASSAU COUNTY LOCATION MAP NASSAU COUNTY LOCATION MAP ALAFIA RIVER LOCATION MAP ST. PETERSBURG PORT TAMPA TAMPA HARBOR CHANNEL 43’ Gulf of Mexico EXISTING CHANNEL (200’ X 32’) AUTHORIZED 250’ Wide, 42’ Deep

13 TAMPA HARBOR ALAFIA RIVER

14 Cargo 2,700,000 tons (phosphate & sulphur) Ocean going vessels (phosphate) Deep draft barges (sulphur) Will increase tonnage and commodities with improvement

15 Project History 1992 Recon completed – no further study 2001 Feasibility Study Completed – no further study 2000 Project Authorized 2003 Congressional Add for Construction – directed to construct

16 Project Scope Request for Proposal –5,500,000 CY of dredging Over 4,700,000 CY to ODMDS 500,000 CY to Bird Island 300,000 CY to Whiskey Stump Key Holes –Includes 2,000,000 CY of Rock –Blasting Allowed

17 Major Challenges Policy Issue –Single Owner Situation –USACE will not budget Environmental Issues –Mitigation requirement –Blasting issues Incorporating Miami Lessons Learned Marine Mammal Protection Act Sponsor Decision –Channel user now owns multiple berths –Developing business plan

18 N PORT SUTTON CLEARWATER ST. PETERSBURG PORT TAMPA TAMPA HARBOR CHANNEL 43’ Gulf of Mexico Port Sutton 42’ x 290’ Authorized 34’ x 200’ Existing Port Sutton NASSAU COUNTY LOCATION MAP NASSAU COUNTY LOCATION MAP Port Sutton LOCATION MAP

19 TAMPA HARBOR - PORT SUTTON CHANNEL

20 Cargo 9,000,000 tons (phosphate, ammonia, sulphur, other bulk commodities) Ocean going vessels (phosphate, ammonia, and other bulk) Deep draft barges (sulphur) Will load to deeper depths with improvement

21 Project History Project starts and stops since Single Owner situation resolved 2000 GRR completed 2000 Project Authorized 2005 Congressional Add to Construct

22 Project Scope Request for Proposal –600,000 CY of dredging Material is mostly rock Material placed in Disposal Island 2D Beneficial use site is possible –Blasting Allowed

23 Major Challenges Policy Issue –Budget issues Environmental Issues –Blasting issues Incorporating Miami Lessons Learned Marine Mammal Protection Act –Beneficial Use Site NEPA requirements Sponsor Decision –Sponsor requested narrower channel

24 Conclusion All projects have issues No timeline to resolve issues No dates for construction Future Tampa Projects

25 Contact Tim Murphy Senior Project Manager US Army Corps of Engineers Phone #:


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