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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION
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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

  

March 15, 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 or send an email to the assigned reviewer no later than April 15, 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.

 
 

Dam Safety Division - (410) 537-3538

Frederick County

201961788/: 20-OB-0121 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATON, 707 North Calvert Street, Suite C-203, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, has submitted an application for a permit to construct a submerged gravel wetland/micro-bio retention facility. The project is located in a Use III watershed at the interchange of US 15 at Mt. Zion and Elmer Derr Roads in Frederick County, MD. Plans for the proposed project have been submitted to the Dam Safety Division of the Water Science Administration (WSA) for evaluation. Information on this project can be obtained by contacting the Dam Safety Division at (410) 537-3538. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by April 1, 2020 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Dam Safety Div, Attn:Charles Wallis, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at charles.wallis@maryland.gov or (410-537-3538. Further notices about action on the application will be provided only by mail to those persons on a mailing list of interested persons. Please refer to Dam Safety file number 20-OB-0121 for all correspondence. 


 

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3456

 

Cecil County

201961656/19-NT-0335: MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE, 259 Najoles Road, Millersville, Maryland 21108, has proposed to mechanically dredge approximately 1,000 cubic yards of sediment from a 160-foot long by 160-foot wide area of the Maryland portion of the Conowingo reservoir on the Susquehanna River approximately 5 miles north of the Conowingo Dam in Cecil County.  Dredging would be conducted utilizing an excavator positioned on a work barge. Dredged materials would be deposited and dewatered on the barge encapsulated with a turbidity curtain to prevent the release of sediment into the river.  The barge would then be transported to a temporary stockpile and staging area located at the Peach Bottom Road boat ramp at 101 Peach Bottom Road, Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania, 17563 in Lancaster County.  The purpose of the project is to dredge and propose solutions for reducing nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment inputs to the Chesapeake Bay with viable innovative reuses or beneficial uses of the accumulated sediments within the Maryland portion of the Susquehanna River upstream of the Conowingo Dam.  Written comments, requests to be included on the interested persons list, or requests for a public hearing may be sent by April 15, 2020 to the Maryland Department of The Environment, Attn:  William Seiger, Chief, Waterway Construction Division. 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at William.Seiger@maryland.gov or 410-537-3821.  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.

Frederick County

201962108/19-NT-3338: TOWN OF MOUNT AIRY, 110 South Main Street, Mt. Airy, Maryland 21771, has applied to grade for a new stormwater management facility. The project will permanently impact 760-square feet of forested nontidal wetland, 10,192 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer and 30 linear feet of stream. Mitigation will be provided by payment of an in-lieu fee into the State Nontidal Wetlands Compensation Fund. The project is located at 1115 Prospect Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771.  Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by April 15, 2020 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Pavla Dilnesahu, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at Pavla.Dilnesahu@maryland.gov or 410-537-3806. 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.

Talbot County

201961570/19-NT-2128: TOWN OF EASTON, MISTLETOE HALL FARM,14 South Harrison Street, Easton, Maryland 21601, has applied to temporarily divert 100 linear feet of intermittent stream flow using a standard dam and pump around system; to install a 42-inch diameter by 48-foot long reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) with an 8.5-foot wide by 15-foot long rip rap apron; to temporarily divert 153 linear feet of stream flow using a standard dam and pump around system; to install one 36-inch diameter by 48-foot long RCP, one 48-inch diameter by 48-foot long RCP and one 36-inch diameter by 48-foot long RCP with a 35-foot wide by 24-foot long outfall protection plunge pool with associated rip rap; to temporarily divert 126 linear feet of stream flow using a standard dam and pump around system; to install a 48-inch diameter by 52-foot long RCP with an 8.5-footwide by 25-foot long rip rap apron; to temporarily de-water approximately 1,622 square feet of nontidal wetland using a sandbag dam and pump around system; to install a 36-inch diameter by 40-foot long RCP; and to fill and grade nontidal wetlands. The total project proposes to permanently impact approximately 210 linear feet of stream channel (1,607 square feet); 11,110 square feet of forested nontidal wetland; 2,827 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland and 50,301 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer. In addition, project activities shall temporarily impact approximately 3,640 square feet of forested nontidal wetlands, 1,519 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland, 10,470 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland and 98 linear feet (835 square feet) of stream channel. The applicant proposes to purchase mitigation credits at the Maple Dam mitigation bank for 33,330 square feet of forested nontidal wetlands and 4,241 square feet of emergent nontidal wetlands. The project area starts to the east of Goldsborough Neck Road and extends across the Mistletoe Hall Farm and onto the adjacent DPW property to the southeast. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by April 15, 2020 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn:Chris Pajak, 201 Baptist Street. Rpp, 3307, Salisbury, MD 21801-4947 or at Chris.Pajak@maryland.gov or 410-713-3685 extension 4225. 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

201960023/19-WL-0023: JAMIE BENOIT, 36 Shadow Point Lane, Edgewater, Maryland 21037 has applied to construct a living shoreline along 170 linear feet by constructing two 120-foot long by 16-foot wide sand containment sills breakwater approximately 2 feet above mean high water, to emplace approximately 800 cubic yards of clean sand, and plant approximately 6,000 square feet of marsh vegetation, all extending a maximum of 50 feet channelward of the existing mean high water line; to emplace a 200-foot long by 10-foot wide revetment with fill extending a maximum of 25 feet channelward of the existing mean high water line; to construct a living shoreline along 150 linear feet by constructing two 35-foot long by 10-foot wide sand containment groins and one 40-foot long by 10-foot wide sand containment groin, all approximately 2 feet above mean high water, to emplace approximately 4300 cubic yards of clean sand, and plant approximately 5,800 square feet of marsh vegetation, all extending a maximum of 36 feet channelward of the existing mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to provide shoreline erosion control. The proposed project is located within tidal waters of the South River in Anne Arundel County. For more information, please contact Melissa McCanna at Melissa.McCanna@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4053.

201961706/19-WL-1027: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis Maryland 21401, has applied for shoreline erosion control at four reaches: [Reach 1 and 2] To extend the length of 16 existing breakwaters within a maximum of 261 feet channelward of the mean high water line. [Reach 3] To construct a 202-foot long by 25-foot wide (average) sand containment breakwater; and to fill, grade, and plant 0.073 acre each of high and low marsh vegetation along 219 feet of eroding shoreline with 550 cubic yards of sand within a maximum of 110 feet channelward of the mean high water line. [Reach 6] To remove an existing 130-foot long by 10-foot wide dilapidated concrete groin and replace it with a 243-foot long by 30-foot wide curved sand containment groin, and add 33-foot long and 30-foot wide extension to an existing 83-foot long by 30-foot wide breakwater; and to fill, grade, and plant 0.144 acre of high marsh vegetation along 224 feet of eroding shoreline with 1,275 cubic yards of sand within a maximum of 257 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to provide shoreline erosion control and beach maintenance 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.

201961794/19-WL-1064: MARK FRAZIER, 137 Spa View Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 has applied to construct and remove an existing pier with platform and lift; replace in-kind a 50-foot long by 17.5-foot wide by 14-foot tall boathouse with 17.5-foot by 11-foot platform, and 12-foot long by 2-foot wide finger pier; construct a 40-foot long by 6-foot pier, a 20-foot by 10-foot platform, two dual PWC lifts, a PWC lift and a 14-foot by 12-foot boat lift with associated piles, all extending a maximum of 56 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The applicant has also applied to construct and backfill 64 linear feet of replacement bulkhead within a maximum of 18 inches channelward of a deteriorated bulkhead; and dredge an 1,800-square foot area to a depth of 6.0 feet at mean low water; and to deposit approximately 200 cubic yards of dredged material on an approved upland disposal site located at Westport Reclamation Services at 4944 Sands Road, Lothian, MD 20711; and to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years. The purpose of this project is to control shoreline erosion and improve navigable access. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of the Spa Creek at 137 Spa View Avenue, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21401. For more information, please contact Heather Hepburn at heather.hepburn1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3789.

201962153/19-WL-1284: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis Maryland 21401 has applied to mechanically maintenance dredge Cox Creek, in Curtis Bay. The Dredging will consist of: mechanically dredge a 975–foot long by 62-foot wide channel with a depth of 4.5 feet at mean low water. Approximately 2,106 cubic yards will be dredged and transported to the Rock Creek DMP site or another approved site. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

201962167/19-WL-1295: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis Maryland 21401, has applied to collect 4 sediment cores and mechanically maintenance dredge Mathias Cove and Main Creek in Pasadena and provide one spur channel in Mathias Cove at 8169 Bodkin Ave. The dredging will consist of: mechanically maintenance dredge Mathias Cove with the following segments: A) 460-foot long by 60-foot wide to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water; B) 220-foot long by 56-foot wide to a depth of 5 feet at mean low water; C) 570-foot long by 60-foot wide to a depth of 4 feet at mean low water; and mechanically maintenance dredge Main Creek with the following segments: D) 520-foot long by 38-foot wide to a depth of 5 feet at mean low water; E) 570-foot long by 40-foot wide to a depth of 4 feet at mean low water. Approximately 5,241 cubic yards will be dredged and transported to the Rock Creek DMP site or another approved site. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

201962205/19-WL-1323: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis Maryland 21401, has applied to collect 4 sediment cores and mechanically maintenance dredge Brady Cove, in Pasadena and Old Glory Cove in Glen Burnie and provide spur channels in each. The dredging will consist of: mechanically maintenance dredge Brady Cove with the following segments: A) 420-foot long by 37-foot wide to a depth of 4.5 feet at mean low water; B) 210-foot long by 42-foot wide to a depth of 3.5 feet at mean low water; and provide four spur channels to 7760 Glen Ave, 7709 Lyman Ave, and 7711 Lyman Ave. Mechanically maintenance dredge Old Glory Cove with the following segments: A) 190-foot long by 37-foot wide to a depth of 4.5 feet at mean low water; B) 120-foot long by 37-foot wide to a depth of 3.5 feet at mean low water; and provide three spur channels to 824 North Shore Dr, 916 Long Cove Rd, and 901 Pulaski Ave. Approximately 3,031 cubic yards will be dredged and transported to the Rock Creek DMP site or another approved site. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

202060051/20-WL-0029: FRANKLIN MANOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION, P.O. Box 70, Churchton, Maryland 20733 has applied to increase length, width and height of existing shoreline erosion controls at two breakwaters. The two sand containment breakwaters will be combined to form a single 369-foot long by 28-foot wide sand containment breakwater that is 3.5-feet above Mean High Water; and to fill, grade, and plant 1.34 acres of high and low marsh vegetation along 460 feet of eroding shoreline with 4,281 cubic yards of sand within a maximum of 195 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to provide shoreline erosion control at Franklin Manor Citizens Association community 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.

202060114/20-WL-0070 / 202060115/20-WL-0071: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis Maryland 21401 and MICHAEL MANUZAK, 614 Ross Drive, Pasadena Maryland 21122 have applied to mechanically maintenance dredge Ross Cove, in Pasadena. The dredging will consist of: mechanically dredge a 12,673 square foot irregularly shaped channel at the mouth of Ross Cove to depth of 6.5 feet at mean low water and mechanically maintenance dredge a 3,228-square foot area at 614 Ross Dr. to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water. Approximately 601 cubic yards will be dredged and transported to the Rock Creek DMP site or another approved site. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

202060133/20-WL-0085: HAMMOCK ISLAND MARINA, 8083 Ventnor Road, Pasadena, Maryland 21122 has applied to replace 455 linear feet of bulkhead extending a maximum of 18 inches channelward of the existing bulkhead, seven 13-foot long by 4-foot wide finger piers, a 721-square foot walkway, and a 157-foot long by 8.5-foot wide bridge. The applicant has also applied to expand the marina with the following: Pier A: to replace a 13-foot long by 6-foot wide pier section with a 20-foot and 7-inch pier extension and a 66-foot long by 8-foot wide T head platform. Pier B: to replace a 14-foot long by 6-foot wide pier section with a 27-foot and 6-inch long by 3-foot wide pier extension and a 77-foot long by 8-foot wide T head platform. Pier C: to replace a 15-foot long by 6-foot wide pier section with a 34-foot and 2-inch long by 3-foot wide pier extension and a 92-foot long by 8-foot wide T-head platform, all extending a maximum of 145.5 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is for upgrades at an existing marina. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

202060150/20-WL-0097: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, MARYLAND PARK SERVICE, 580 Taylor Avenue, Suite E-3, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401 has applied to construct a living shoreline along 1,060 linear feet on the Chesapeake Bay, to emplace approximately 10,000 cubic yards of clean sand, and plant approximately 32,400 square feet of marsh vegetation, all extending a maximum of 170 feet channelward of the existing mean high water line. The applicant proposes to construct four sand containment structures with two vents: a 350-foot long by 19-foot wide sill approximately 2.5 feet below mean high water; a 200-foot long by 22-foot wide breakwater approximately 3.5 feet above mean high water; and a 325-foot long by 22-foot wide breakwater approximately 3.5 feet above mean high water that curves into a 90-foot long by 23-foot wide groin approximately 3 feet above mean high water. The purpose of the project is to provide shoreline erosion control and coastal resilience for this state park. The proposed project is located at Franklin Point State Park, 5955 Shady Side Road, Shady Side, MD within the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County. For more information, please contact Melissa McCanna at Melissa.McCanna@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4053.

 

Cecil County

201962179/19-WL-1311: 3 RIVERSIDE DRIVE LLC., at 2 Yeager Lane, Landenberg, Pennsylvania 19350, has applied to construct three 40-foot long by 8-foot wide stone groin(s) extending a maximum of 40-feet channelward of the mean high water line (MHWL); to construct 4 three-pole dolphin clusters at the end of an existing pier extending a maximum of 110-feet channelward of the MHWL. The purpose of this project is to improve navigation and control shoreline erosion. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Elk River at 37 Riverside Drive, Earleville, Cecil County, Maryland, 21919. For more information, please contact Megan Spindler at Megan.Spindler@Maryland.gov or at 410-537-3622.

 

Kent County

201960749/19-WL-0500: BRUCE AND CAROL TINNENY and CHARLES EDWARDS at 404 Fountain Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128 and 5674 Walnut Street, Rock Hall, Maryland 21661, respectively have applied to construct a 191-foot long by 12- to 15-foot wide segmented stone breakwater along 251 linear feet of eroding shoreline within a maximum of 52 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of this project is to control shoreline erosion. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Chesapeake Bay at 20812 Bayside Avenue and 5674 Walnut Street, Rock Hall, Kent County, Maryland 21661. For more information, please contact Megan Spindler at Megan.Spindler@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3622.

 

Queen Anne's County

201960314/19-WL-0225: LONG POINT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, LLC AND BAYVIEW AT KENT NARROWS CONDOMINIUMS, PO Box 347, Grasonville, Maryland 21638 have applied to dredge by mechanical method a 90-foot by 450-foot area within a boat basin to a depth of 3 feet at mean low water and three segments of access channel to 3 feet deep at mean low water. Segment A is 300-foot long by 10-foot wide, Segment B is 718-foot long by 10-foot wide and Segment C is 535-foot long by 10-foot wide. A total of 1831 cubic yards of dredge material will be removed and placed on the previous dredge material placement site adjacent to the boat basin. A minimum of 1.4 acres of Phragmites eradication and marsh enhancement is proposed as mitigation for the impacts to submerged aquatic vegetation. The purpose of this project is to improve navigation. The project is located off of Long Point Road, Grasonville, Maryland 21638. For more information please contact Mary Phipps-Dickerson at Mary.Phipps-Dickerson@maryland.gov or (410) 901-4033.

 

Worcester County

202060203/20-WP-0119: SUN TRS CASTAWAYS LLC 27777 Franklin Road, Suite 200 Southfield, Michigan 48034, has applied to mechanically maintenance dredge an irregular 4,382 square foot area to a maximum depth of 3.5 feet at mean low water and to transport approximately 450 cubic yards of sand to an approved upland disposal site or to an approved permitted shoreline stabilization site. The project is located on an unnamed canal off the Sinepuxent Bay at 12612 Eagles Nest Road in Berlin, MD. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access. For more information, please contact Joseph R. Kincaid at joe.kincaid@maryland.gov or (410) 901-4044.

 
 

Water Quality Certification - (410) 537-3745

Anne Arundel County - Issue Date: March 20, 2020
 

20-WQC-0022/202060335: RESOURCE ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, 1408 B Roseneath Road, Richmond, Virginia 23230, has applied for a State Water Quality Certification to retrofit an existing stormwater management (SWM) facility (No. 020259). The project will include removing accumulated sediment from the bottom of the existing pond to install floating treatment wetlands, removing woody vegetation along the embankment, and using temporary erosion and sediment controls. The project will permanently impact 99,716 square feet of open water and 70 linear feet of ephemeral stream, and will temporarily impact 4,433 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer. The project is proposed within the watershed of Severn River, a Use I waterway. The project is located within the MD 2 on-ramp to US 50, approximately 0.25 mile south of the MD 2/Jennifer Road intersection in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by April 20, 2020 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Emily Dolbin, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230, or at emily.dolbin@maryland.gov or 410-662-7400. Any further notices concerning actions on the Water Quality Certification application will be provided only by mail to those persons on the interested persons list. Please refer to the Code of Maryland Regulations 26.08.02 for information regarding the application process.