Regulators again seek public comment on terminal

Drawing of the proposed terminal (Provided)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- State regulators are asking for comment on a revised permit for South Carolina's proposed $35 million cruise terminal in Charleston. And it appears it could be late fall before a decision is made on the project that's sparked lawsuits in both state and federal court.

The Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management on Friday issued a notice seeking comments about revisions to the terminal plan.

The State Ports Authority originally asked for a permit to put pilings into the earth to support elevators at the terminal. The revisions include some changes to the building and constructing covered areas to handle passengers and baggage.

The public comment period runs a month. Afterward, there will likely be another public hearing. More than 200 attended a contentious hearing earlier on the project.