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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
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Notice of Application for State Wetland Licenses, Private Wetland Permits, Nontidal​ Wetlands and Waterways Permits and/or Water Quality Certification and the Opportunity to Provide Written Comment or Request an Informational Hearing

 

May 1, 2​022

 
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 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.
 
 

Wetlands and Waterways Program - (410) 537-3837

 
 

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3456

 
Baltimore County
 

201960458/19-NT-0064: HGS LLC/MCGILL RUN MITIGATION BANK, 6958 Aviation Boulevard, Suite C, Glen Burnie, Maryland, 21061 (bank sponsor) has applied to establish a multi-user Mitigation Bank. The Mitigation Bank would include restoration, enhancement, and preservation of aquatic resources and uplands to generate compensatory mitigation credits for future impacts to waterways and nontidal wetlands. This approximately 29-acre nontidal wetland and stream mitigation bank will provide compensatory mitigation for future authorized wetland and waterway mitigation requirements in the USGS 8-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC) of Gunpowder-Patapsco (HUC 02060003) and the Piedmont physiographic region within the Patuxent (HUC 02060006) and the Lower Susquehanna (HUC 02050306). This proposed project includes grading and planting that would result in approximately 3.5 acres of wetland restoration, 0.5 acres of wetland enhancement, 5,817 linear feet of stream restoration, and additional riparian buffer preservation/enhancement. The project will temporarily impact approximately 12,449 square feet emergent nontidal wetland, 1,799 square feet forested nontidal wetland, 33,917 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 6,098 linear feet of stream, and 230,116 square feet of 100-year nontidal floodplain. The project is proposed along McGill Run mainstem and three unnamed tributaries within the Lock Raven Reservoir watershed (Use III-P). The project is located at 15320-15322 Dover Road, Upperco, Baltimore County, MD, 21255. This project was previously authorized under 19-NT-0064/201960458. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list must be sent by June 1, 2022 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Kelly Neff, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or kelly.neff@maryland.gov or 410-537-4018. MDE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are doing a Joint Public Notice for this project, with the USACE permit number NAB-2021-61802. Comments can also be directed to Mr. Jack Dinne, USACE, at John.J.Dinne@usace.army.mil. Any further notices concerning actions or updates on the application will be placed on MDE’s website at https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/index.aspx. 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.

 
Dorchester County
 

202260508/22-NT-0101: MAPLE DAM WETLAND MITIGATION BANK, P.O. Box 33, Fork, Maryland 21051 (bank sponsor) has applied to establish Phase 4 of a multi-user nontidal wetland mitigation bank. This phase of the mitigation bank would include nontidal wetland restoration to generate compensatory mitigation credits for future impacts to nontidal wetlands within the USGS 8-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC) of Tangier HUC (02080110), the Nanticoke HUC (02080109), the portion of the Choptank HUC (02060005) from Route 404 to the southern-most boundary of that HUC, and the Pocomoke-Western Lower Delmarva HUC (02080111). Phases 1-3 (totaling 42 acres) have already been established. The proposed Phase 4 includes grading and planting that would result in approximately 2.97 acres emergent nontidal wetland and 37.42 acres forested nontidal wetland restoration. The project will temporarily impact 23 linear feet of intermittent stream and permanently impact 93 linear feet of intermittent stream. The project is proposed along an unnamed tributary to Little Blackwater River (Use I). The project is located at 4731 Maple Dam Road, Cambridge, Dorchester County, MD, 21613. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list must be sent by June 1, 2022 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Kelly Neff, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or kelly.neff@maryland.gov or 410-537-4018. MDE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are doing a Joint Public Notice for this project. Comments can also be directed to Mr. Jack Dinne, USACE, at John.J.Dinne@usace.army.mil. Any further notices concerning actions or updates on the application will be placed on MDE’s website at https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/index.aspx. 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) 537-3571

 
Anne Arundel County
 

202162141/21-WL-1545, 202162235/21-WL-1549, 202162234/21-WL-1553: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, at 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 has applied to mechanically maintenance dredge 3 segments along Saltworks Creek: provide for 1 main channel off of Bayberry Dr., Arnold, MD 21012 and 2 spur channels off of Vineyard Trail, Annapolis, MD 21401 (21-WL-1545); and to periodically maintenance dredge for 6 years. Specifically, the applicant proposes to maintenance dredge a main channel with the following sections: Segment A includes 252-foot by 50-foot wide channel to 5.5 feet below Mean Low Water; Segment B includes a 83-foot long by 50-foot wide channel to 4.5 feet below Mean Low Water; Segment C includes a 80-foot long by 50-foot wide channel to 3.5 feet below Mean Low Water. This project also includes the mechanical maintenance dredging of 2 spur channels (21-WL-1549, 21-WL-1553) of various lengths, widths and depths to match the main channel segment to which they are attached. The total proposed dredging area for the spur channel associated with applicant Saefern Community Association (21-GL-1549) is 5,608 square feet with depths ranging from 3.5 feet to 5.5 feet below Mean Low Water. The total proposed dredging area for the spur channel associated with applicant Jon and Nancy Slepicka (21-WL-1553) is 4,800 square feet with depths ranging from 3.0 feet to 3.5 feet below Mean Low Water. Approximately 1,585 cubic yards of dredged material will be transported to one of the three following upland disposal sites: Rock Creek Dredge Material Placement (DMP) Site at Water Oak Point Road, Pasadena, MD 21122, Idlewilde DMP Site at Idlewilde Road, Shady Side, MD 20764, or South County DMP Site at Sudley Road, West River, MD 20778. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of Saltworks Creek in Anne Arundel County, MD. For more information, please contact Andrew Pizzala at andrew.pizzala1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3622.

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Baltimore City
 

202260302/22-WL-0167: CITY OF BALTIMORE, 200 North Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 has applied to remove an existing floating pier, lifts, dolphins and associated structures at a USACE owned property located at 2698 Leahy Street, Baltimore, MD and replace with the following: 25-foot and 7-inch long by 4-foot wide gangway, 100-foot long by 9-foot wide floating pier with a 31-foot long by 4-foot wide mid-pier platform, which includes a 19-foot long by 3-foot and 6-inch wide aluminum ramp and a 3-foot and 6-inch by 3-foot by 8-inch raised platform 4 feet above the decking; 525 square foot irregularly shaped platform with a maximum length of 42 feet and a maximum width of 31 feet, which includes 7-foot long by 4-foot wide stairs to a height of 4 feet and 2 inches above the decking; two 15-foot by 15-foot boat lifts with associated piles, two timber pile cluster dolphins, two mooring piles, and to provide repairs to an existing 29-foot and 7-inch long by 8-foot wide fixed pier; all extending a maximum of 176 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of this work is to provide adequate dock space and infrastructure for the Baltimore Fire Department. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

 
Calvert County
 

202260259/22-WL-0139: Albert & Ellen Zahniser, at 3300 Lloyd Bowen Rd., St. Leonard, Maryland 20685, have applied to construct a 75-foot long by 12-foot wide breakwater extending 45-feet channelward of the mean high water line and replenish with stone 63-feet of groin extending a maximum 35-feet channelward of the mean high water line, as well as replace-in-kind a 150-foot by 6-foot pier, construct a 50-foot by 6-foot pier extension, a 10-foot by 20-foot platform, and install a boat lift with associated pilings and two mooring piles and remove six existing mooring piles. All pier structures extend a maximum 200-feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of this project is to control shore erosion and improve navigable access. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of the Patuxent River at 3300 Lloyd Bowen Rd, St. Leonard (Calvert), MD 20685. For more information, please contact Mel Throckmorton at mel.throckmorton@maryland.gov or at 410-375-2803.

 


 
Cecil County
 

202161780/21-WL-1232: KIMBERLEE LLOYD, 197 Greenhaven Drive, Elkton, Maryland 21921 has applied to construct a 60-foot long by 6-foot wide pedestrian bridge crossing North East Creek. The purpose of the project is to allow campground users walking access to additional campground property and to the town of Charlestown. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of North East Creek at Louisa Lane, Charlestown, Maryland 21914. For more information, please contact Robert M. Simmons at robertm.simmons@maryland.gov or at 410-901-4044

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Kent County
 

202162063/21-WL-1438: CHESTER RIVER YACHT AND COUNTRY CLUB, 7738 Quacker Neck Road, Chestertown, Maryland 21620 has applied to replace in-kind a 57-foot long by 17-foot wide boat ramp extending a maximum of 34 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of Chester River at 7738 Quacker Neck Road, Chestertown, Maryland 21620. For more information, please contact Robert M. Simmons at robertm.simmons@maryland.gov or at 410-901-4044.

 
Talbot County
 

202061098/20-WL-0737/22-WQC-0012: COMMISSIONERS OF OXFORD; P.O. Box 339, Oxford Maryland, 21654 has applied for 100,242 square feet of shoreline improvements to protect its shoreline from erosion and provide resiliency. A water quality certification, 22-WQC-0012, has also been requested for the proposed work. This project includes five distinct areas with the following impacts: 1) The beach at West Strand Road (Lovers Lane): construction of a 120-foot long by 68-foot wide stone and sand headland breakwater that includes 620 cubic yards of fill and planted with 3,949 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; a 96-foot long by 56-foot wide stone and sand headland breakwater that includes 582 cubic yards of fill and planted with 4,002 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; the placement of 395 cubic yards of sand along 107 linear feet of shoreline and planted with 4,307 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; all extending a maximum of 89 feet channelward of the mean high water line; 2) Tred Avon Yacht Club: construction of a 39-foot long by 41-foot wide stone and sand headland breakwater that includes 108 cubic yards of fill and planted with 887 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; a 46-foot long by 32-foot wide stone and sand headland breakwater that will include 113 cubic yards of fill and planted with 875 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; all extending a maximum of 39 feet channelward of the mean high water line; 3) Oxford-Bellevue Ferry Terminal: construction of a 35-foot long by 31-foot wide stone and sand headland breakwater that includes 85 cubic yards of fill and planted with 882 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; all extending 34 feet channelward of the mean high water line; 4) Northeast shore of Strand Road between Steward Street and 501 E. Strand Road: construction of a 94-foot long by 59-foot wide stone and sand offshore breakwater that includes 339 cubic yards of fill and planted with 1,609 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; a 89-foot long by 50-foot wide stone and sand offshore breakwater that includes 369 cubic yards of fill and planted with 1,609 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; an 86-foot long by 49-foot wide stone and sand offshore breakwater that includes 370 cubic yards of fill and planted with 1,580 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; a 76-foot long by 35-foot wide stone and sand headland groin that will include 350 cubic yards of fill and planted with 1,874 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation and 39 square feet of dune vegetation; a 145-foot long by 37-foot wide stone and sand headland groin that includes 820 cubic yards of fill and planted with 4,053 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation and 1,444 square feet of dune vegetation; the placement of 6,113 cubic yards of sand along 949 linear feet of shoreline for beach nourishment and marsh creation and planted with 26,949 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation and 3,700 square feet of dune vegetation; one 131-foot long by 4-foot wide timber walkway with a 5-foot by 5-foot mid-walkway platform over the proposed marsh vegetation; one 72-foot long by 4-foot wide timber walkway with a 5-foot by 5-foot mid-walkway platform over the proposed marsh vegetation; construction of this section will include three 83-foot long by 36-foot wide temporary sand and woodchip causeways; all extending 184 feet channelward of the mean high water line; 5) Southwest shoreline of E. Strand Road (Town Creek): construction of a 70-foot long by 23-foot wide stone and sand headland groin that includes 111 cubic yards of fill and planted with 596 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; a 28-foot long by 23-foot wide headland stone and sand breakwater that includes 24 cubic yards of fill and planted with 233 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; the placement of 439 cubic yards of sand along 120 linear feet of shoreline and planted with 2,912 square feet of tidal marsh vegetation; all extending a maximum of 70 feet channelward of the mean high water line; the removal of an outfall pipe and replacement with regenerative stormwater conveyance (RSC) landward of the mean high water line. The project will include strategically placed and anchored woody debris at various locations of the project and are depicted on the plan set. The purpose of this project is to provide erosion control and resilience to climate change. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-207-0893.

 
Worcester​
 

202161585/21-WP-1094/22-WL-0185/22-WQC-0010: BAYWATER LANDING, LLC, 3908 Bayside Road, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, has applied to dredge by mechanical method a 56,572 square foot entrance channel and boat basin within Tanhouse Creek and a 41,095 square foot marina basin for a total of 97,667 square feet to a maximum depth of 3 feet at mean low water and place the 4,847 cubic yards of dredged material in an approved upland site on 606 Castle Hill Road, Snow Hill, Maryland. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access to the Chincoteague Bay. The property is located at 3908 Bayside Road, Snow Hill, in Worcester County, Maryland 21863. For more information please contact Mary Phipps-Dickerson at Mary.Phipps-Dickerson@maryland.gov or (410) 901-4033.

 
 
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Water Quality Certification - (410) 537-3837

 

Calvert County

 

202260727/22-WQC-0013: Department of the Army, Baltimore District, Corps of Engineers, 2 Hopkins Plaza, Maryland 21203 has requested a State Water Quality Certification for maintenance dredging and jetty rehabilitation in the Fishing Creek Federal navigation channel, located in Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County, Maryland. The purpose of this project is to maintain the authorized dimensions of the channel in order to improve watercraft navigation. The proposed action is needed because the existing channel has shoaled, and the current depths are unsuitable for the range of vessels which require access through the channel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to hydraulically dredge the Fishing Creek Federal navigation channel to its authorized depth of 7 feet MLLW (plus at least one foot of overdepth) for a width of 100 feet, and to dredge a 75-foot long by 10-foot deep access channel parallel to the existing jetty, resulting in approximately 22,000 cubic yards of material consisting of clay, mud, sand, silt, and shell. Dredged material is proposed to be hydraulically pumped to a nearby existing upland placement site. The project also includes the rehabilitation of the southern jetty along Fishing Creek by placing 1.5 to 3 ton capstone to restore the jetty elevation 2.7 feet higher than originally constructed to reduce overtopping, and increase the jetty crest width to 16 feet. Written comments or requests for a public informational hearing concerning water quality issues related to this project must be received by May 15, 2022. Please provide comments to: Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Danielle Spendiff, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 430, Baltimore, MD 21230, or danielle.spendiff1@maryland.gov or 410-537-4023. Please refer to the Code of Maryland Regulations 26.08.02 for information regarding the Water Quality Certification application process. Additional information is available from: https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/FishingCreek.aspx

 
 
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