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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

  

October 15, 2021

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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 or send an email to the assigned reviewer no later than November 15, 2021, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.

 
 

Wetlands and Waterways Program - (410) 537-3837

 

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3456

 

Cecil County

 

202061782/20-NT-0266: NAI THE MICHAEL COMPANIES, 10100 Business Park Drive, Lanham, Maryland 20706 has applied for regulated impacts needed to re-develop the former Department of Defense Bainbridge Naval Training Facility. Phase I of this re-development includes the construction of four industrial warehouse buildings including office space, and construction of a concrete box culvert (6 feet by 12 feet by 78 feet) under the proposed Pine Drive. The project will include construction of on-site water, sewer, storm drain systems, stormwater management facilities, associated parking, lighting, and landscaping. The project will permanently impact 1,100 square feet of man-induced, isolated emergent nontidal wetlands, 14,792 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetlands buffer, and 1,242 square feet (78 linear feet) of stream. The project will temporarily impact 6,702 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetlands buffer, and 1,048 square feet (114 linear feet) of stream. The project is located within the Susquehanna River drainage basin, with drainage from the site flowing to three distinct stream systems: Happy Valley Branch (Use III-P) and associated tributaries, an unnamed tributary to Rock Run (Use III-P), and tributaries to Mill Creek (Use I-P). The site is located on the south side of Jacob Tome Highway (MD Route 276), approximately 0.35 miles of southwest of the intersection with Perrylawn Drive (MD Route 275), in Port Deposit, Cecil County.
A public informational hearing will be held on November 3, 2021 at the Bainbridge Development Corporation office located at 748 Jacob Tome Memorial Highway, Port Deposit, MD 21904. Project plans will be available for review from 6:30 - 7:00 PM and the public informational hearing will start at 7:00 PM and end no later than 9:00 PM. Written comments and requests to be included on the interested persons list must be received by November 3, 2021. Please provide comments to: Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Sara Albrecht, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at sara.albrecht@maryland.gov or 410-537-3691. Any further notices concerning actions on the application will be provided only on the Department’s website or 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

 

202161358/21-NT-0443: GILBANE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, 1100 Glebe Road #1000, Arlington, Virginia 22201, Attn: Matthew Michetti, has applied to construct a five story, multifamily residential building with an internal parking garage as part of a multi-phase mixed use development. The site is part of the Transit District Overlay zone and incorporates the existing West Hyattsville Metro Station. The project will permanently impact 2.55 acres of the 100-year floodplain. The project will temporarily impact 2.18 acres of the 100-year floodplain. The project is proposed on Northwest Branch Anacostia River (Use I). The project location is 2700 Hamilton Street Hyattsville, MD 20782 in Prince George’s County. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by November 15, 2021 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Ryan Din, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at ryan.din@maryland.gov or 443-386-5226. 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) 537-3571

 

Baltimore County

 

202161142/21-WL-0816: SHORE ROAD PROPERTIES LLC., 1312 Shore Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 has applied to reconfigure the Stansbury Yacht Basin Marina located at 1312 Shore Rd, Baltimore, MD in Dark Head Creek. The marina reconfiguration will consist of removing two existing accessory piers measuring 86-foot long by 6-foot wide and 80-foot long by 6 foot wide and the removal of the 80-foot long by 8-foot wide north side of the T-head platform. The removal will include all slips, finger piers and piles associated with those three structures and will be replaced with the following: 1) an 88-foot long by 6-foot wide floating pier that includes a 10-foot long by 6-foot wide gangway, four 25-foot long by 4-foot wide finger piers, and two mooring piles; 2) a 121-foot long by 6-foot wide floating pier that includes a 10-foot long by 6-foot wide gangway, one 25-foot long by 4-foot wide finger pier; four 30-foot long by 4-foot wide finger piers, five 35-foot long by 4-foot wide finger piers, a 30-foot by 13-foot boat lift, a 35-foot by 13-foot boat lift with associated piles, and five mooring piles; 3) a 160-foot long by 6-foot wide floating pier that includes a 10-foot long by 6-foot wide gangway, six 35-foot long by 4-foot wide finger piers, four 45-foot long by 4-foot wide finger piers, and 10 mooring piles; all extending a maximum of 345 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The proposed marina would result in an increase of 3 slips for a total of 55 slips. The purpose of the project is to increase capacity and improve navigable access. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

 

Dorchester County - EFFECTIVE 10/22/2021

 

202160895/21-WL-0640/21-WQC-0331/MDOT Maryland Port Administration, Amanda Peñafiel, World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 has applied to restore a remote island habitat at Barren Island, which is located in Dorchester County adjacent to Upper Hoopers Island. The project is the smaller portion of the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Island Ecosystem Restoration Project and will include the restoration of approximately 83 acres of wetlands, construction of approximately 13,023 linear feet of new and modified stone sills and 4,620 linear feet of segmented breakwater to immediately provide increased protection to the eroding Barren Island and to the potential submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) habitat to the east of Barren Island, and installation of 2 bird nesting habitat islands (approximately 8.5 acres total). Approximately 52,500 cubic yards of material that is unsuitable for construction foundation will be dredged from the northeast Barren Island stone sill location to an approximate depth of 7 feet and will be placed hydraulically or mechanically within the confined area behind the constructed stone sills at Barren Island. Approximately 429,000 cubic yards of authorized maintenance material dredged from small local federal navigation channels will be placed behind the confining stone sills up to the mean high water elevation to construct the wetlands. Wetlands will include low and high marsh plantings as well as intertidal mudflats. During final wetland planning, current conditions will be evaluated with respect to sea level rise projections and determinations of sustainable marsh elevations to identify high to low marsh ratios. A public hearing for only the proposed work listed in this public notice is being held to gather information and hear testimony to assist the Department in making a determination regarding an application for a wetlands license and permits. A public hearing was scheduled at the Madison Volunteer Fire Department (1154 Taylors Island Rd, Madison, MD 21648) at 6:30 PM on November 15, 2021, with an informational poster session held from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM but has been CANCELLED. A NEW hearing date is planned to be held, if one is requested by the public during the open public comment period from October 22, 2021 to November 29, 2021 by 5:00 pm. The informational public hearing is pre-scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on January 6, 2022 at the Madison Volunteer Fire Department, 1154 Taylors Island Rd, Madison, MD 21648. The pre-scheduled hearing will be cancelled if no hearing requests are received by 5 pm on November 29, 2021. A poster session/display will be available from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM where project drawings can be reviewed and MDOT Maryland Port Administration representatives will also be available to answer questions. Please check the Department's website for updates on the hearing status at the followinglink:
https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/BarrenIsland.aspx
Written comments and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by November 29, 2021 to the Maryland Department of the Environment attention of Mary Phipps-Dickerson, 407 Race Street, Cambridge, Maryland 21613 or at Mary.Phipps-Dickerson@maryland.gov or 410-901-4033. Any further notices concerning actions on the application will be provided only by mail to those persons on the interested persons list.

 
 

Water Quality Certification - (410) 537-3837

 

Cecil County

 

201860823/21​-WQC-0333: ROGER SINGLY AND ROBIN TACELOSKY, 104 AND 108 South Shore Road, Elkton, Maryland, have applied for a Water Quality Certificate, 21-WQC-0333, to place 410 linear feet of stone revetment within 10 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to protect their shorelines from erosion. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

 

Dorchester County - EFFECTIVE 10/22/2021

 

202160895/21-WL-0640/21-WQC-0331/MDOT Maryland Port Administration, Amanda Peñafiel, World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 has applied to restore a remote island habitat at Barren Island, which is located in Dorchester County adjacent to Upper Hoopers Island. The project is the smaller portion of the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Island Ecosystem Restoration Project and will include the restoration of approximately 83 acres of wetlands, construction of approximately 13,023 linear feet of new and modified stone sills and 4,620 linear feet of segmented breakwater to immediately provide increased protection to the eroding Barren Island and to the potential submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) habitat to the east of Barren Island, and installation of 2 bird nesting habitat islands (approximately 8.5 acres total). Approximately 52,500 cubic yards of material that is unsuitable for construction foundation will be dredged from the northeast Barren Island stone sill location to an approximate depth of 7 feet and will be placed hydraulically or mechanically within the confined area behind the constructed stone sills at Barren Island. Approximately 429,000 cubic yards of authorized maintenance material dredged from small local federal navigation channels will be placed behind the confining stone sills up to the mean high water elevation to construct the wetlands. Wetlands will include low and high marsh plantings as well as intertidal mudflats. During final wetland planning, current conditions will be evaluated with respect to sea level rise projections and determinations of sustainable marsh elevations to identify high to low marsh ratios. A public hearing for only the proposed work listed in this public notice is being held to gather information and hear testimony to assist the Department in making a determination regarding an application for a wetlands license and permits. A public hearing was scheduled at the Madison Volunteer Fire Department (1154 Taylors Island Rd, Madison, MD 21648) at 6:30 PM on November 15, 2021, with an informational poster session held from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM but has been CANCELLED. A NEW hearing date is planned to be held, if one is requested by the public during the open public comment period from October 22, 2021 to November 29, 2021 by 5:00 pm. The informational public hearing is pre-scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on January 6, 2022 at the Madison Volunteer Fire Department, 1154 Taylors Island Rd, Madison, MD 21648. The pre-scheduled hearing will be cancelled if no hearing requests are received by 5 pm on November 29, 2021. A poster session/display will be available from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM where project drawings can be reviewed and MDOT Maryland Port Administration representatives will also be available to answer questions. Please check the Department's website for updates on the hearing status at the followinglink:
https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/BarrenIsland.aspx
Written comments and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by November 29, 2021 to the Maryland Department of the Environment attention of Mary Phipps-Dickerson, 407 Race Street, Cambridge, Maryland 21613 or at Mary.Phipps-Dickerson@maryland.gov or 410-901-4033. Any further notices concerning actions on the application will be provided only by mail to those persons on the interested persons list.

 
 
 
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