DHEC to host hearing on cruise terminal

Staff Report
Published April 5, 2012

A public meeting will be held April 18 in response to the S.C. State Ports Authority’s application for a permit from the Department of Health and Environmental Control for a new cruise terminal.

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The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Sterett Hall Auditorium in North Charleston.

The ports authority’s application requests a permit to alter the “critical area” for construction of the new cruise terminal on Union Pier. Critical areas are tidelands and coastal waters.

In its application, the ports authority is seeking permits to build five pilings to support three elevators and two escalators. “The purpose of the pilings for the elevators and escalators is to provide (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant access to the mezzanine level for boarding passengers,” the application stated.

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