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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION
1800 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21230

   

Notice of Applications Received for State Permits

 

February 1, 2018 

 
The Water and Science Administration has received the applications listed below. A preliminary review has indicated that the listed projects may be subject to the opportunity for a public hearing once the application is substantially complete. Projects may be significantly altered during the review process. The applications and related information are available for inspection and copying. You may also request written notice of any hearing opportunity by having your name placed on the interested persons list for each project in which you are interested. To inspect the file or to have your name placed on the interested persons list, contact the assigned division at the telephone number indicated below no later than March 1, 2018, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.
   
   

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3751

 

Montgomery County 

201762061/17-NT-3356: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, 707 N. Calvert Street, Mailstop C-303, Baltimore, MD 21202, has applied for impacts related to roadway maintenance and infrastructure upgrades on MD 28 (Norbeck Road) for the purpose of improving pedestrian transportation options. The project will include installing an ADA-compliant sidewalk, installing or reconstructing curb ramps, driveway crossings and bus stops, upgrading the existing guardrail and drainage system and installing a crosswalk across MD 28 at Baileys Lane to connect the proposed sidewalk to the existing Intercounty Connector Trail. The project will permanently impact 39 square feet of palustrine emergent nontidal wetland and 1,228 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer. The project will temporarily impact 105 square feet of palustrine emergent nontidal wetland and 1,492 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer. The project is proposed within the Bel Pre Creek watershed (Use IV). The project is located on MD 28 between the MD 97 and Baileys Lane intersections in Montgomery County. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by March 1, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attention: Emily Dolbin, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at emily.dolbin@maryland.gov or 410-662-7464 extension 1653. Any further notices concerning actions on the application will be provided only by mail to those persons on the interested persons list. Please refer to Subsection 5-907 of the Annotated Code of Maryland or the Code of Maryland Regulations 26.23.02 for information regarding the application process.​

Prince George's County 

201760524/17-NT-0107: The WASHINGTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY (WGL), 6801 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151-4205, has applied to construct the Prince George’s County and District of Columbia Reliability and Reinforcement Project (project) which is an approximately 16-mile-long, 24-inch-diameter buried steel natural gas pipeline with a cathodic protection system in Prince George’s County, MD. The project’s purpose is to provide additional natural gas to reinforce the existing system and provide reliability to handle future demands. The project will permanently convert approximately 61,077 square feet (1.4 acres) of forested nontidal wetlands to emergent wetlands and will permanently impact approximately 41,230 square feet (0.96 acres) of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer. The project will temporarily impact approximately 21,330 square feet (0.51 acres) of forested nontidal wetlands, 17,220 square feet (0.41 acres) of emergent nontidal wetlands, 40,215 square feet (0.93 acres) of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 439,282 square feet (10.08 acres) of 100-year floodplain, and 37 stream segments totaling 1,372 linear feet (13,266 square feet) of Use I waterways. Waterways that will be impacted include Charles Branch, Back Branch, Cabin Branch, and Turkey Branch, as well as unnamed tributaries to Charles Branch, Back Branch, Cabin Branch, Turkey Branch, Southwest Branch, Western Branch, and the Patuxent River, in Prince George’s County, MD. The Project crosses Turkey Branch and an unnamed tributary to Turkey Branch, both Tier II streams. Enhanced Best Management Practices will be implemented in this area as part of the Erosion and Sediment Control Plans. The project will begin at WGL’s existing Strip 24 pipeline at the corner of Frank Tippet Road and US 301 in Brandywine, MD and will transport natural gas service to their existing Strip 17 pipeline on Brightseat Road in Landover, MD. The project will occur in the Western Branch watershed. The project includes three aboveground facilities in upland areas to allow connections to WGL pipelines. These facilities include two 20-feet by 100-feet and 50-feet by 100-feet pressure regulator sites located on Brightseat Road and one 50-feet by 100-feet pressure reducing site located on the east side of U.S. 301 in Brandywine, Maryland. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the approximate 61,077 square feet (1.40 acres) of permanent forested nontidal wetland conversion by creating approximately 6,740 square feet (0.15 acres) of forested nontidal wetlands; enhancing 72,437 square feet (1.66 acres) of existing currently cropped wetlands and 18,295 square feet (.42 acres) of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer; and preserving 30,056 square feet (0.69 acres) of existing nontidal wetlands, 21,604 square feet (0.50 acres) of the 25-nontidal wetland buffer, and 7,405 square feet (0.17) of upland riparian buffer. The proposed mitigation site is located west of Brown Station Road and north of Dille Drive in Upper Marlboro, Prince George’s County, MD. The mitigation site’s location within the Western Branch (Patuxent) watershed is where the majority of the proposed permanent impacts for the forested nontidal wetland conversion will occur. A public informational hearing will be held on February 14, 2018 at the Rennie Forum located at Prince George’s Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo, Maryland. The applicant will have plans on display from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The formal public hearing will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Sign language interpreters and other appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. On all correspondence, please refer to the case number which identifies the application. Only those issues subject to regulation by the MDE Nontidal Wetlands and Waterway Construction Divisions (impact to nontidal wetlands, nontidal wetland buffer, waterways, and the 100-year floodplain) will be considered in rendering a decision to grant or deny the MDE Permit. Written comments, and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent on or before March 1, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Elisa Riley, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at elisa.riley@maryland.gov or 410-537-3769. Additional information for this public notice is available at the MDE website using the following link: http://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/index.aspx and at the following library locations: Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo, MD 20774, (301) 336-4044 ; Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, (301) 627-9330. Hard copies can also be requested from the MDE reviewer. A Water Quality Certification may be required from the Department of the Environment for this project. This certification is required under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Any further notices concerning actions on the application will be provided only by mail to those persons on the interested persons list. Please refer to Subsection 5-907 of the Annotated Code of Maryland or the Code of Maryland Regulations 26.23.02 for information regarding the application process.
 
   

Tidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3837

    

Anne Arundel County

201762087/17-WL-1149: KRIS JENNER at 496 Ferry Point Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21403, has applied to mechanically maintenance dredge a 320-foot long by 24-foot wide spur channel and slip area to the 5-foot depth at mean low water and transport 366 cubic yards of dredged material to an approved upland disposal site owned by R. B. Baker & Sons, Inc. located at 501 4H Park Road, Queenstown, in Queen Anne’s County; and to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years. The purpose of the project is to improve navigation. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Crab Creek in Anne Arundel County. For more information, please contact Melissa McCanna at Melissa.Mccanna@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4053.
 
201762146/17-WL-1184: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS at 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis Maryland 21401 has applied to emplace 27,000 cubic yards of clean sand along 2,352 feet of shoreline as beach nourishment within a maximum of 92 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to provide shoreline erosion control and beach nourishment at Beverly Triton Beach. The proposed project is located within tidal waters in the Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County. For more information, please contact Melissa McCanna at Melissa.Mccanna@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4053.