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

   

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

June 1, 2020 

 
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 July 1, 2020, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.
 

The Maryland Department of the Environment is following the directives of the Governor of Maryland in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and issued Executive Orders. Please be advised that public notice and public hearing procedures and meetings may be impacted, including possible re-scheduling of hearings. MDE will update this page with relevant public notice and hearing information as it becomes available. Please check back frequently for updates.

 

 

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3456

Frederick County
 

202060223/20-NT-3028: HGS LLC–RES EVEN FLOW MITIGATION BANK, 1408 Roseneath Road, Suite B, Richmond, Virginia 23230, has applied to establish a multi-user Umbrella Mitigation Bank. The Umbrella Mitigation Bank would include multiple sites with restoration, creation, enhancement, and preservation of aquatic resources and uplands to generate compensatory mitigation credits for future impacts to waterways and tidal and nontidal wetlands. The first mitigation site proposed as part of this Umbrella Mitigation Bank is Even Flow Mitigation Bank. This approximately 101-acre nontidal wetland and stream mitigation bank will provide compensatory mitigation for future authorized wetland mitigation requirements in the USGS 8-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC) Monocacy River (02070009), Conococheague-Opequon (HUC 02070004), and the Middle Potomac-Catoctin (HUC 02070008). This proposed project includes grading and planting that would result in 55.68 acres of wetland restoration, 1.24 acres of wetland enhancement, 4.56 acres of wetland preservation, 20,513 linear feet of stream restoration, and 4,449 linear feet of stream preservation. The project will temporarily impact approximately 5,220 square feet scrub-shrub nontidal wetland, 48,931 square feet emergent nontidal wetland, 228,305 square feet 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 21,588 linear feet perennial stream, and 2,052,162 square feet 100-year floodplain. The project is proposed along the North Fork of Linganore Creek and tributaries (Use IV-P), within the Monocacy River watershed. The project is located on several adjacent properties in Frederick County, with 8520 Woodville Road, Mt Airy, MD, 21771 being a central location. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by July 1, 2020 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 410-962-6005 or john.j.dinne@usace.army.mil. 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
 

202060469/20-NT-0092: US HOME CORPORATION d/b/a LENNAR CORPORATION, 7035 Albert Einstein Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21046, has applied to construct Phase IV of a residential subdivision: homes, roads, utilities, and stormwater management ponds for Harford County residents. The project will permanently impact 6,209 square feet of forested (isolated) wetland, 22,614 square feet of regulated buffer, and 7,576 square feet of 100-year floodplain. The project will temporarily impact 2,463 square feet of forested (isolated) wetland and 3,533 square feet of regulated buffer. The project is located at the intersection of Stepney Road North and Old Philadelphia Road East in Harford County, which are located southeast of John F Kennedy Memorial Highway (Interstate 95 north). Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by June 30, 2020 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Louis Parnes, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at Louis.Parnes@maryland.gov or 410-537-3786. 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) 537-3571

Anne Arundel County
 

201961973/19-WL-1184: BALTIMORE GAS & ELECTRIC CO., 1699 Leadenhall street, Baltimore MD 21230 has applied to enhance 5,727 square feet of tidal marsh and create 20,165 square feet of tidal marsh along an eroding shoreline in Nabbs Creek adjacent to the Chestnut Hill Cove Community. The project includes removing Phragmites and replacing it with native tidal marsh plantings, and constructing 555 linear feet of a segmented low-profile stone sill, and to fill and grade with 2,561 cubic yards of sand/cobble fill and plant with marsh vegetation; all extending approximately 50 feet channelward of the mean high water line. This project serves as mitigation for impacts associated with the BGE Key Crossing Reliability Initiative, Wetlands License number 18-1223. The purpose of the project is protect the shoreline from erosion and improve habitat. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

 
Baltimore City
 

202060417/20-WL-0256: TOM WATSON, HOBELMAN PORT SERVICES, INC. (AMPORTS), 2901 Childs Street, Baltimore, MD 21226 has applied to conduct twelve core borings using a 3-inch diameter bore to a depth of 35 feet; and to mechanically maintenance dredge a 32.2 acre channel and ship berthing area to a depth of 34 feet at mean low water. Approximately 58,656 cubic yards of dredged material will be transported to the Cox Creek DMCF or Masonville DMCF. All work will be within 2,382 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The proposed project also includes periodic maintenance dredging for six years. The purpose of the project is to maintain navigable access for shipping. The project is located at the AMPORTS Chesapeake Terminal, 2000 Chesapeake Avenue in Baltimore City. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

 
Calvert County
 

202060205/20-WL-0120: CALVERT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES, 30 Duke Street, Prince Frederick, MD, 20678, has applied to 1) Remove two 40-foot long by 6-foot wide timbers piers; 2) construct two 41.5-foot long by 4.8-foot wide timber piers; 3) Replace in-kind 135 feet of bulkhead to extend no further channelward than the outer face of the current bulkhead; 4) To construct a 24.6-foot long by 2.2-foot wide timber-steel breakwater extending a maximum of 96 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access and to control shore erosion. The project is located on Back Creek at 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons, MD, 20688. For more information, please contact Justin Bereznak at Justin.Bereznak@maryland.gov or 410-537-3782.

 
St. Mary's County
 

202060290/20-WL-0168: TAREK ABBOUSHI, 4401 Kirchner Ct., Alexandria, VA 22304, has applied to construct two 10-foot wide by 32-foot long stone groins extending a maximum of 32 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to control shore erosion. The project is located on the Chesapeake Bay at 16296 Murray Road, Ridge, MD 20680. For more information, please contact Justin Bereznak at Justin.Bereznak@maryland.gov or 410-537-3782.

 

Water Quality Certifications - (410) 537-3745

Anne Arundel County
 

202060033/20-WQC-0038: SOPHIA ZDRAVKOVICH, at 500 Palisades Blvd, Crownsville, MD 21032 has applied to remove two existing mooring piles, and install three mooring piles extending a maximum of 115 feet channelward of the mean high water line; remove an unauthorized low profile stone sill; excavate approximately 1,000 square feet of Phragmites and dispose of excavated material at an approved upland disposal site located at the Westport Reclamation Services at 4944 Sands Road, Lothian, MD; construct a 90-linear foot low profile stone, sand containment sill extending a maximum of 35 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and fill and grade with 95 cubic yards of sand along 90 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with approximately 1,450 square feet of marsh vegetation. The purpose of this project is to control shoreline erosion, improve navigable access, and improve water quality. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of the Round Bay at 500 Palisades Blvd, Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 21032. For more information, please contact Heather Hepburn at heather.hepburn1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3789. Please be aware that all comments for this application must be submitted by June 15, 2020.

 
Charles County
 

201961375/20-WQC-0028: VIRGINIA MCHUGH, 4990 Sentinel Dr, Apt 406, Bethesda, MD 20816, has applied to construct fourteen 5-foot wide by 25-foot long low profile stone groins, extending a maximum of 25 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and fill and grade with 450 cubic yards of sand along 450 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with marsh vegetation. The purpose of the project is to control shore erosion. The project is located on Cuckold Creek at 10950 Dreamland Place, Newburg. For more information, please contact Justin Bereznak at Justin.Bereznak@maryland.gov or 410-537-3782. Please be aware that all comments for this application must be submitted by June 15, 2020.

 
Talbot County
 

202060570/20-WQC-0037: ROBERT TAN AND NORA COLLEEN BECK TAN at 143 Seneca Shores Road, Perryville, Maryland 21903 has applied to construct an 120-linear foot low profile stone, sand containment sill; and fill and grade with 60 cubic yards of sand along 130 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with marsh vegetation all extending a maximum of 30 feet channelward of the mean high water line (MHWL); and to construct a 23-foot long by 3-foot wide walkway over tidal vegetation, a 141-foot long by 6-foot wide pier, one boat lift and two mooring piles, all extending a maximum of 150 feet channelward of the MHWL. The purpose of the project is to control shoreline erosion and improve navigable access. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Broad Creek at Mount Pleasant Landing Circle, Saint Michaels, Talbot County, Maryland 21663. For more information, please contact Megan Spindler at megan.spindler@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3622.