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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

  

May 15, 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 June 15, 2018, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.

  

Dam Safety Division - (410) 537-3538

Baltimore City

201860601/18-OB-0152: TRP-MCB 5601 EASTERN LLC, 2701 North Charles Street, Suite 404, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, has submitted an application to the WSA for a Permit to construct a dam. The project is located south of Eastern Avenue, east of Umbra Street and north of Interstate 95 in the Bayview area of Baltimore City. The proposed project includes construction of a small dam for stormwater management. Plans for the proposed project have been submitted to the Dam Safety Division of WSA for evaluation. Information on this project can be obtained by contacting the Dam Safety Division at (410) 537-3623 or email charles.wallis@maryland.gov. Written comments, or requests to be placed on the interested persons list, or requests for a public informational hearing must be received on or before May 31, 2018. Further notices about action on the application will be provided only by mail to those persons on a mailing list of interested persons. All correspondence, please refer to the Dam Safety file number and address to Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Charles Wallis, Water and Science Administration, Dam Safety Division, 1800 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230.

  

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

Baltimore County

201661069/16-NT-0239: SWIM CLUB BAKER LLC, 100 West Pennsylvania Ave, Towson, Maryland 21204, phone: 410-997-7501, has applied to breach a deteriorated earthen dam embankment, remove an existing pond and construct a small subdivision.  The work includes construction of a step-pool conveyance system to safely convey water from the location of the former small pond into the receiving stream, restore existing fringe wetlands to a forested wetland and construct a shared driveway to access a new single-family lot.  The work includes grading and excavation of soil fill to create a channel through the existing dam embankment.  The former pond area will be stabilized and planted with trees, shrubs and emergent vegetation.  The project will result in permanent impacts to 614 square feet of emergent nontidal wetlands and 1,979 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland.  The project will result in temporary impacts to 1,570 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland, 7,703 square feet of 25-foot wetland buffer.  Mitigation is proposed to be satisfied by payment into the Comp Fund.  The project is located at 2516 Baublitz Road, Reisterstown in Baltimore County.  Plans for the proposed project has been submitted to the Dam Safety Division and the Wetlands & Waterways Program for evaluation.  Conceptual information on the project can be obtained by contacting the Dam Safety Division at 410-537-3552 or email at john.roche@maryland.gov and by phone (410) 537-3552.  Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by June 15, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Cheryl Kerr, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or cheryl.kerr@maryland.gov or 410-537-3911.  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.

Cecil County:

201762269/17-NT-0505: MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, 707 North Calvert St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202, has applied to replace an existing bridge carrying MD 273 over Big Elk Creek.   The project will include replacement of the existing three span 166-foot long steel girder bridge with a new single span 136-foot long prestressed concrete beam bridge, widening the MD 273 roadway approaches to tie-in with the  replacement bridge, realignment of a degraded channel in the vicinity of the bridge, stream bank stabilization, and installation of drainage structures and stormwater management.  The project will permanently impact 675 square feet of nontidal forested wetland, 4,686 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 347 linear feet of waterways, and 24,887 square feet of the 100-year floodplain.  The project will temporarily impact 366 square feet of nontidal forested wetland, 879 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 27 linear feet of waterways, and 5,071 square feet of the 100-year floodplain.  This project is proposed on Big Elk Creek (Use I). Mitigation requirements will be satisfied through payment to the MDE’s Nontidal Wetland Compensation Fund. The project is located along MD 273 west of the intersection with MD 316 in Elkton, Cecil County.  Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by June 15, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Ed Tinney, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at ed.tinney@maryland.gov or 410-462-9364.  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.

Harford County

201860797/18-NT-0152: MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE, 259 Najoles Road, Millersville, Maryland 21108, has proposed the dredging of approximately 25,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Maryland portion of the Susquehanna River, approximately 5 miles upstream from the Conowingo Dam.  The sediment will be hydraulically dredged and transported via floating pipeline to an adjacent upland staging area. Dredged material will be dewatered and temporarily stockpiled within the 5-acre upland staging area for up to twelve months.  The dredged material will be ultimately transported from the staging area to an approved innovative reuse and beneficial use project in the State of Maryland.  The purpose of the project is to evaluate the feasibility of a scalable project to dredge accumulated sediments and utilize the dredged material within Maryland’s Beneficial and Innovative Reuse Guidance framework.  The proposed project will dredge 25,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Susquehanna River and impact 427 square feet of the 100-year floodplain.  The proposed dredging area is approximately 5 miles upstream from the Conowingo Dam and the staging area is off Line Bridge Road in Whiteford, MD in Harford County.  A public informational hearing will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the North Harford High School, 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville, MD 21132. The project plans will be on display beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The hearing will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will end by 10:00 p.m.  If you have any questions concerning the project, please contact William Seiger, Chief of the Administration’s Waterway Construction Division at William.seiger@maryland.gov or (410) 537-3821. Written comments, or requests to be placed on the interested persons list, will be accepted through Monday, June 18, 2018. 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 26.17.04 for information regarding the application process.

  

Tidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3837

Anne Arundel County

201762263/17-WL-1263: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, has applied to conduct four underwater geotechnical cores and to mechanically maintenance dredge Carrs Creek in Anne Arundel County, including one spur channel.  The four cores, along the proposed main channel, will extract approximately 0.10 cubic yards of material at a maximum depth of 4.5 feet.  The maintenance dredging will consist of a total of 190,988 square feet with the following sections: A) a 1,771-foot long by 40-foot wide channel to a depth of 4.5 feet at mean low water, B) a 1,772-foot long by 30-foot wide channel to a depth of 4.0 feet at mean low water, and C) a 502-foot long by 30-foot wide channel to a depth of 3.5 feet at mean low water. Approximately 12,500 cubic yards will be dredged and transported to the South County DMP site or another approved site in Anne Arundel County for disposal including one spur channel.  The one spur channel (17-WL-1296) will be dredged to a length, width, and depth to match the section of the main channel to which it is attached.  A portion is maintenance dredging and a portion new dredging.  Mitigation may be required for impacts to existing marsh and submerged aquatic vegetation.  The applicant has requested authorization to periodically maintenance dredge for 10 years.  The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access.  For more information, please contact Melissa McCanna at Melissa.mccanna@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4053.

Queen Anne's County

20860541/18-WL-0292: QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, at 1945 4-H Park Road, Centreville, Maryland 21617, has applied to hydraulically or mechanically maintenance dredge a 3,325-foot long by 75 to 110-foot wide channel to a depth of 9.0 feet at mean low water line and to deposit approximately 31,783 cubic yards of dredged material on an approved upland disposal site located at Eastern Neck Island; and to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years.  The purpose of this project is to improve navigation. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Chester River at Kent Island Narrows Federal Channel, Queen Anne’s County, MD 21617.  For more information, please contact Matthew Parsons at  matthew.parsons1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3541.

St. Mary's County

201860468/18-WL-0298: MICHAEL CADDY, SCOTT WHITE & JAMES GARNER, 24660, 24664 & 24670 Paradise Lane, Hollywood, Maryland 20636, have applied to emplace 543 linear feet of stone armor within a maximum of 5 feet channelward of a timber bulkhead.  The project is located on Nats Creek at 24660, 24664 & 24670 Paradise Lane, Hollywood, St. Mary's County, MD.  The purpose of the project is to control shore erosion.  For more information, please contact Justin Bereznak at Justin.Bereznak@maryland.gov or 410-537-3782.

Wicomico County

201760267/17-WL-0169: THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, 707 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, has applied to replace State Highway Administration (SHA) Bridge No. 2200400, a 39-foot 5-inch long and 73-foot wide two-span solid timber plank bridge, with a 55-foot long and 84-foot wide single-span prestressed concrete slab bridge; to remove existing bridge piers and sheeting to the channel bottom elevation; and to replace a City of Salisbury water line on the replacement bridge.  The purpose of the project is to replace the structurally deteriorated bridge to meet current safety standards and increased capacity needs.  The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on South Prong Wicomico River at the US 13 Business bridge crossing in Wicomico County, MD.  For more information, please contact Ed Tinney at ed.tinney@maryland.gov or at 410-462-9364.  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.