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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

 

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

Wetlands and Waterways Program - (410) 537-3837

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Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3456

 
 
Frederick County
 

202260022/22-NT-3091: FREDERICK COUNTY DIVISION OF PUBLIC WORKS,355 Montevue Lane, Suite 200, Frederick, Maryland 21702, has applied to construct improvements to Gas House Pike. The improvements will involve pavement reconstruction, widening, and resurfacing.  The project will result in permanent impacts to 211 square feet of forested nontidal wetland, 35 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland, 1,990 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 114 linear feet of stream, and 12,734 square feet of 100-year nontidal floodplain; and in temporary impacts to 141 square feet of forested nontidal wetland, 171 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland, 392 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 681 linear feet of stream, and 5,053 square feet of 100-year nontidal floodplain.  The project is proposed on an Unnamed Tributary to Monocacy River and on an unnamed tributary to Linganore Creek (both Use IV).  Mitigation will be provided by payment into the Nontidal Wetlands Compensation Fund or by purchase of credits from a mitigation bank. The project is located on Gas House Pike from City of Frederick limits to Boyers Mill Road, Frederick County. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by October 1, 2022 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.

 
 
 

Tidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

 
Anne Arundel County
 

202061753/20-PR-1185: A public hearing for the proposed work listed below is being held to gather information and hear testimony to assist the Department in making a determination regarding an application for a wetlands general license. Statements for or against this project may be presented orally at the hearing or in writing to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Tidal Wetlands Division; 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1708, Attn: Melissa McCanna. For more information call (410) 537-4053 or email melissa.mccanna@maryland.gov. The hearing will be held at 5:00 PM, Monday, August 22, 2022 at the Deale Community Library, 5940 Deale Churchton Road, Deale, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 20751.
20-PR-1185/JOSEPH CRAMER at 6156 Drum Point Road, Deale, Maryland 20751-0314 has applied to remove eight mooring piles; and construct a 92-foot long by 6 foot wide timber pier with a 42-foot long by 3-foot wide pier extension, two 3-foot long by 2-foot wide personal watercraft lifts, and three mooring piles, all extending a maximum of 134 feet channelward of the mean high water line at an existing bulkhead. The purpose of the project is to access the water.  The proposed project is located within tidal waters in Rockhold Creek in Anne Arundel County. For more information, please contact Melissa McCanna at Melissa.Mccanna@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4053.

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202260791/22-WL-0448 (Notice date August 22, 2022): DAVID AND CAROL FLANAGAN, at 2077 Maidstone Farm Rd, Annapolis, Maryland 21409 have applied to remove an existing sill and breakwater; construct an 400-linear foot low profile stone, sand containment sill, and fill and grade with 310 cubic yards of sand along 400 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with approximately 3,960 square feet of marsh vegetation, all extending a maximum of 50 feet channelward of the mean high water line; replenish 277 feet of stone revetment over an existing deteriorated revetment within a maximum of 10 feet channelward of the mean high water line; construct two low profile stone, sand containment groins extending a maximum of 37 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and fill and grade with 100 cubic yards of sand along 120 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with approximately 2,700 square feet of marsh vegetation; and construct a 120-linear foot low profile stone, sand containment sill; and fill and grade with 140 cubic yards of sand along 120 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with approximately 2,500 square feet of marsh vegetation. The purpose of this project is to control shoreline erosion, and create and improve habitat. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Mill Creek at 2077 Maidstone Farm Rd, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD 21409. For more information, please contact Heather Hepburn at heather.hepburn1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3789. Written comments or requests for a hearing must be received on or before September 15, 2022.

 

202260846/22-WL-0546: SEVERN SAILING ASSOCIATION INC., at 311 First Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21403, has applied to reconfigure a commercial marina to include constructing two floating piers and shortening one adjacent pier (Pier C) by 8 feet in length. Pier A will include an irregular 6-foot wide by 124-foot long pier which includes an 8-foot by 75-foot T-Head shaped pier, a 3-foot by 25-foot finger pier, and a 4-foot by 22-foot gangway, replacing in-kind a 48-foot by 50-foot platform, all extending a maximum of 124 feet channelward of the mean high water line. Pier B will include an 8-foot wide by 81-foot long by 103-foot T-Head shaped pier, two 3-foot by 20-foot finger piers, and a 4-foot by 22-foot gangway, all extending a maximum of 81 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access and to reconfigure an existing commercial marina. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of Spa Creek at 311 First Street, Annapolis, MD 21403. For more information, please contact Mel Throckmorton at mel.throckmorton@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3559.

 
 
 

Talbot County

 

202261027/22-WL-0670: EASTON UTILITIES, 201 N. Washington Street, Easton, Maryland, has applied to install 455 linear feet of 2-inch conduit throughout Talbot County, crossing six different tidal wetland crossings by Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). At Kates Road, Trappe, MD, the 2-inch conduit will be placed below 3 linear feet of an unnamed tributary of the Choptank River within a 4-inch boring at a minimum depth of 10 feet below the bottom surface. At Ocean Gateway, 38.886913, -76.061229, Easton, MD, the 2-inch conduit will be placed below 35 linear feet of Skipton Creek within a 4-inch boring at a minimum depth of 10 feet below the bottom surface. At Turkey Creek Road, Easton, MD, the 2-inch conduit will be placed below 6 linear feet of Turkey Creek within a 4-inch boring at a minimum depth of 10 feet below the bottom surface. At Boone Creek Road, Oxford, MD, the 2-inch conduit will be placed below 200 linear feet of Boone Creek and 200 feet of vegetated wetlands within a 4-inch boring at a minimum depth of 10 feet below the bottom surface. At Schoolhouse Road, Trappe, MD, the 2-inch conduit will be placed below 8 linear feet of Branch of Little Creek within a 4-inch boring at a minimum depth of 10 feet below the bottom surface. At Sycamore Lane, Easton, MD, the 2-inch conduit will be placed below 3 linear feet of Branch of Oak Creek within a 4-inch boring at a minimum depth of 10 feet below the bottom surface. The project is located in Trappe, Oxford, and Easton throughout Talbot County. The purpose of this project is to provide state of the art and reliable internet service. For more information please contact Michaela Harrington at Michaela.Harrington@maryland.gov or 410-537-4182.

 

202261320/22-WL-0835: TALBOT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, 215 Bay Street, Suite 6, Easton, Maryland 21601, has applied to install a 950-foot section of wastewater forcemain by horizontal directional drilling (HDD) method at a minimum of 20 feet below the bottom of Broad Creek. A 16-inch conduit with an 8-inch diameter wastewater force main will be installed within a 30-inch diameter bore hole. The project is located between 23558 Scotts Lane on the west side of the creek, and 23696 Mt. Pleasant Landing Circle, on the east side. The purpose of this project is to connect the Villages of Bozman and Neavitt to the St. Michaels’ wastewater treatment plant and eliminate failing sewage systems in these areas of Talbot County. A public hearing, if requested, is pre-scheduled for September 27, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Wye Oak Room of the Talbot County Community Center, 10028 Ocean Gateway, Easton MD 21601. This public notice will end on September 23, 2022. The pre-scheduled hearing will be cancelled if no hearing requests are received by 5 pm on September 23, 2022. For more information, please contact Mary Phipps-Dickerson at Mary.Phipps-Dickerson@maryland.gov or (443) 509-0797.
UPDATED 9/26/2022: Cancelled- Talbot County Dept. of Public Works Wastewater Force Main Pre-Scheduled Hearing for Tuesday, September 27, 2022 is CANCELLED as No Hearing Request was received by the September 23, 2022 deadline.

 
 
 

Water Quality Certifications - (410) 537-3837

 
Anne Arundel County
 

202260386/22-WQC-0028: TOWN OF HIGHLAND BEACH, 3201 Lake Avenue, Highland Beach, Maryland 21403, has applied to construct a beach nourishment project by emplacing approximately 4,020 cubic yards of sand into a 28,900 square foot area to reclaim lost beach, to construct a 200-foot long by 28-foot wide stone groin within a maximum of 118 feet channelward of the mean high water line, and to construct two 149-foot long by 29-foot wide stone breakwaters within a maximum of 118 feet channelward of the mean high water line for sand containment. In addition, the applicant has proposed to plant approximately 27,050 square feet of high marsh vegetation. The purpose of this project is to reclaim previously existing beach and shoreline erosion protection. The project is located on the Chesapeake Bay at Wayman Avenue, Town of Highland Beach, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21403. For more information, please contact Mel Throckmorton at mel.throckmorton@maryland.gov or (410) 537-3559. Comments must be submitted by September 15, 2022.

 
 
Cecil and Kent Counties
 

202260905/22-WQC-0027/22-WQC-0027EX: DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, Wannamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Pennsylvania 19107-3390 has requested a State Water Quality Certification for maintenance dredging in the Chesapeake & Delaware (C&D) Canal federal navigation channel, located in Cecil and Kent Counties, Maryland. The purpose of this project is to maintain navigation in the federal channel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to remove material from the C&D Canal navigation channel to its authorized depth of 35 feet by bucket, hopper, or hydraulic pipeline dredges, resulting in approximately 500,000 to 750,000 cubic yards of material annually. Dredged material will be placed at the existing Pearce Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility (DMCF) located along Stemmers Run and Pond Neck Road in Earleville, Cecil County, Maryland. An emergency Water Quality Certification (22-WQC-0027EX) was issued to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the Maryland Department of the Environment on August 24, 2022 certifying maintenance dredging activities in a portion of the C&D Canal near Worton Point in Kent County, Maryland (from 39.16667, -76.216667 to 39.338889, -76.200000) due to excessive shoaling in this area. Written comments or requests for a public informational hearing concerning water quality issues related to this project must be received by September 22, 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.

 
 

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