Baltimore-Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR) Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (SCMAGLEV) Project

Attn: T​he request for Water Quality Certification 23-WQC-0007 (Tracking Number 202061983, AI No. 170244)​​​ was withdrawn by the applicant on December 27, 2023 (withdrawal request​)

Hearing Notice​ – August 25, 2023 (PDF)

In-person public hearing information:

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 ​​video recording link:
Ironworkers Local 5
9301 Peppercorn Place
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Thursday, October 12, 2023 video recording link:
Lakeland STEAM Center
2921 Stranden Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 video recording link:
Courtyard Marriott, Fort Meade
2700 Hercules Road
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

Virtual public hearing information

Thursday, October 19, 2023 video recording link: ​
(held via Zoom) 

Note: The public comment period for this project was extended from November 2, 2023 to November 16, 2023.

Public Comments


WQC-Prince George_s County Contractors Business Assoc.-MAGLEV.pdf

V. Reynolds_Water Quality Comments_Redacted.pdf

Town of Landover Hills_SCMAGLEV WQC Comments.pdf

Support Letter-WQC-Mike Tidwell-Chesapeake Climate Network.pdf

Senator Alonzo Washington MagLev Certification Opposition.pdf

S. McCutchen_Comments on 23-WQC-0007_Redacted.pdf

PRC Final Comments on MAGLEV water quality certification Nov 9 2023.pdf

PG County Council_Maglev opposition 11.14.23.pdf

NPCA Comments on Maglev MDE Tier 2 Permit.pdf

New Carrollton_Request 30-day extension SCMaglev.pdf

Montpelier HOA_BWRR SCMAGLEV WQC Comments_Redacted.pdf

MCRT for MDE - Comments on SCMaglev WQC.pdf

MBCP-MAGLEV Support Letter-WQC.pdf

Maglev_WQC_MD Ornithological Society opposition.pdf

M. ODonnell_Comments on 23-WQC-0007_Redacted.pdf

Joe Gaskins-Suppport Letter for Maglev-WQC.pdf

J. Parrish_23-WQC-0007 (BWRR)_MDE WQC Comments_Redacted.pdf

H. Ettus_Comments on 23-WQC-0007_Redacted.pdf

Fort Meade NSA Comment Email_11-15-2023.pdf

FOP comments WQC permit maglev FINAL nov 16 2023.pdf

Email Comments from Individuals_Consolidated.pdf

D. Hamler_SCMAGLEV WQC Comments.pdf

Colmar Manor- Water Quality Opposition_Maglev.pdf

Cole Comments to MDE on Maglev WQ permit.pdf

C. Anthony Muse_Letter in support of BWRR.pdf

Beaverdam_Maglev stop Nov 2023_Redacted.pdf

AWCAC-Comments SCMaglev - Deny Tier II Permit.pdf

2023-11-16 FINAL Sierra Club Comments on WQC.pdf

2023-11-16 City of Greenbelt Comments on 23-WQC-0007.pdf

2023-11-16 Anacostia Riverkeeper Comments on BWRR Maglev WQC.pdf


Section 401 WQC Request & Related Documents:​​

February 7, 2023 WQC Request Package

Joint Permit Application (v. March 2021) (Nontidal Wetlands Permit Application No: 20-NT-1398, Tidal Wetlands License Application No. 20-WL-1574)


Tier II Review Documents

WQC Request Correspondence

Contact: Danielle Spendiff at or 410-537-4023

Related Links​:

​​Federal Railroad Administration and Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Baltimore-Washington Superconducting MAGLEV Project web page (includes NEPA documents)

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