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

   

Notice of Applications Received for State Permits

 

April 1, 2019 

 
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 May 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.
 
 

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

Charles County 
 
Updates for MD Solar 1 LLC / Shugart Valley Place:  
 
The continuation of the Public Informational Hearing for MD Solar 1 LLC / Shugart Valley Place has been RESCHEDULED for May 13, 2019, at the Charles County Government Commissioners Meeting Room, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646. The public informational hearing will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. and will end by 10:30 p.m.
 
Comment Closing Period extended:
The Water and Science Administration is hereby extending the comment period until at least midnight June 3, 2019 to afford interested parties the opportunity to provide written comments on the listed application. At the conclusion of the May 13, 2019 hearing, MDE will either re-affirm the June 3, 2019 date for the close of the comment period or make an adjustment, based on testimony received
 
201861760/18-NT-0323: MD SOLAR 1, LLC., 800 Bickell Avenue, Suite 100 Miami, Florida, 33131 has applied to construct a 32.5 Megawatt, fixed-tilt solar panel array to provide energy to Georgetown University. The project will include site clearing and grubbing of approximately 249 acres, the installation of modular solar panels, access and maintenance roads, an electrical substation, overhead connection lines, security fence and screening landscaping. The project will permanently impact 15,670 square feet of the nontidal wetlands 25 foot buffer, 40 linear feet of stream and convert 4,550 square feet of palustrine forested wetland to emergent wetland. The project will also temporarily impact 22 linear feet of stream. The project area is within the Wards Run watershed, which includes two Tier II stream segments designated as high quality waters. No mitigation is currently required. The project is located at 4850 Shugart Valley Place, La Plata in Charles County. A public informational hearing has been scheduled for 6-9 pm February 27, 2019 at the Charles County Government Commissioners meeting Room, 200 Baltimore St, La Plata, MD 20646. A hearing was previously scheduled for February 14, 2019 from 6-9pm at the Charles County Government Commissioners meeting room, 200 Baltimore St, La Plata, MD 20646. Please note this hearing has been rescheduled for February 27, 2019 at the same time and location. Site plans will be available for review from 6-7pm and questions may be asked of the applicant and the Department at this time. The public informational hearing will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Written comments and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by March 13, 2019 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Jeff Thompson, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at Jeffrey.thompson@maryland.gov or 410-537-3828. 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. For additional information about the MD Solar 1 - Shugart Valley Place project, please see the web page at: https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/MD_Solar_1.aspx
 
Harford County
 
201860182/18-NT-0043: HARFORD COUNTY COUNCIL, Attention: William Boniface, 220 South Main Street, Bel Air, Maryland 21014, has applied to construct Phase 2 (Segment 3) of a hiker/biker trail extension, pedestrian bridge, and an elevated boardwalk above nontidal wetlands and their associated 25-foot buffer, several stream channels, and the 100-year floodplain. The new 2.14 mile alignment will enhance its use as a public recreational property within nontidal wetlands, nontidal wetlands buffers, floodplain, and stream. The project will permanently impact 1,121 square feet of forested nontidal wetlands, 445 square feet to the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 762 square feet within a 100-year floodplain, and 465 square feet of a perennial Use III stream (Bynum Run). The temporary impacts are 22,448 square feet of forested nontidal wetlands, 7,898 square feet to the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 24,618 square feet of floodplain, and 5,913 square feet of stream. Mitigation will be provided by payment into the Maryland Wetlands Compensation Fund. The project is located adjacent to Running Creek Way and between Moores Mill Road and Melrose Lane, Bel Air, Harford County, MD. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by April 30, 2019 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) 537-3837

Anne Arundel County
 

201861292/18-WL-0777: LOCH HAVEN CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC C/O LANCE DAVIS, P.O. Box 1814, Edgewater, Maryland 21037, has applied to construct a soft shoreline erosion control project which will include the following: to fill and grade with approximately 1,075 cubic yards of sand along 330 feet of shoreline to replenish a historic beach area; plant approximately 5,055 square feet of marsh vegetation in targeted areas for marsh establishment; and construct 195 linear feet of segmented breakwaters, all extending a maximum of 75 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and to provide stormwater management consisting of an infiltration basin planted with marsh vegetation, filled with approximately 356 square feet of cobble liners, and an 80-foot long cobble lined outfall for conveyance of stormwater. The purpose of this project is to nourish an existing beach, provide shoreline erosion control, and manage stormwater. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of the South River at the Loch Haven Civic Association’s community area adjacent to 3446 and 3448 South River Terrace, Edgewater, Anne Arundel County, MD 21037. For more information, please contact Heather Hepburn at heather.hepburn1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3789.

201861510/18-WL-0911: TURNBALL ESTATES HOMES ASSOCIATION C/O SOUTH RIVER FEDERATION, 2822 Solomons Island Road, Suite 202, Edgewater, Maryland 21037, has applied to construct 340 linear feet of low profile stone, sand containment sill and install 285 linear feet of oyster reef balls all extending a maximum of 35 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and fill and grade with 367 cubic yards of sand along 748 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with approximately 0.24 acres of marsh vegetation. The purpose of this project is to provide shoreline erosion control. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of Glebe Bay on the eastern shoreline of the peninsula at the cul-de-sac near the northern end of Leritz Lane, Edgewater, Anne Arundel County, MD 21037. For more information, please contact Heather Hepburn at heather.hepburn1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3789.

 
Calvert County
 

201861975/18-WL-1169: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, 707 NORTH Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202, has applied to reconstruct the roadway along MD 261 and replace the existing culverts with a bridge. The proposed roadway approaches will consist of two 10-foot lanes with 2-foot shoulders, 2 feet of safety grading, and traffic barriers as necessary on each side of MD 261, with fill extending a maximum of 16 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The existing twin corrugated metal pipe arch culverts will be replaced with a 37-foot wide by 32-foot long single span bridge. Additional work includes shoulder widening, upgrading existing sidewalks to Americans with Disabilities Act standards, installing new inlets for drainage, landscaping and relocating utilities, such as a public sanitary sewer line, and private utilities, as necessary. Temporary erosion and sediment controls during construction will extend a maximum of 23 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The sanitary sewer line will be temporarily relocated above the mean high water line extending a maximum of 23 feet channelward of the mean high water line during construction. The permanent sewer line will be attached under the bridge. The private utilities will be permitted under separate Wetland Licenses. The purpose of the project is to enhance flood protection and reduce the frequency of flooding along MD 261. The project is located on MD 261 from 9th Street to the Anne Arundel County line, in Calvert County, MD. The Applicant proposes to compensate for 11,476 square feet of permanent impacts to tidal wetlands and waters by paying an in-lieu fee into the Tidal Wetland Compensation Fund. For additional information, please contact Emily Dolbin by email at emily.dolbin@maryland.gov or by telephone at 410-662-7464 ext 1653.

 
Cecil County
 

201960043/19-WL-0040: BOHEMIA BAY YACHT HARBOUR ASSOCIATION, INC., 1026 Town Point Road, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915, has applied to construct 206 feet of stone revetment extending 18 feet in front of an existing bulkhead. The purpose of this project is to improve shoreline erosion control. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Bohemia River at 1026 Town Point Road, Chesapeake City, Cecil, MD 21915. For more information, please contact Matthew Parsons at matthew.parsons1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3541.

 
Charles County
 

201862033/18-WL-1205: MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, 8019 Corporate Center Drive, Suite F, Nottingham, Maryland 21236, has applied to conduct subsurface explorations and laboratory testing as part of the replacement of the Governor Harry W. Nice/Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge carrying US 301 over the Potomac River. The proposed subsurface explorations and testing will consist of the following: a total of 9 benthic sampling stations to obtain grab samples for pre, during, and post-construction monitoring of benthic organisms; 8 static load test piles or shafts to determine the bearing resistance of deep piles or shafts used in bridge construction; 32 driven pile tests to determine the length of pile and number of blows required to drive piles for construction of the bridge; 65 geotechnical borings to determine soil structure for proposed bridge pile locations; 100 MEC anomaly investigations using hand tools; and 5 underwater archaeology investigations using hand tools. The work will result in 5,716.1 square feet of disturbance to the Potomac River. Upon completion, the test shaft and reaction piles will be cut below the mudline. All test piles and borings will generally be conducted north of the existing Nice/Middleton Bridge, within the limit of disturbance for the bridge replacement project and spread across the width of the Potomac River. The purpose of the project is to conduct subsurface explorations and laboratory testing to facilitate replacement of the existing Nice/Middleton Bridge. The proposed project is located on the Potomac River at US 301 in Newburg, Charles County, MD. For more information, please contact Danielle Spendiff at Danielle.Spendiff1@maryland.gov or at 410-807-3900.

 
Prince George's County
 

201861592/18-WL-0955: MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, 4200 Ritchie Marlboro Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772, has applied to hydraulically dredge a 950-foot long by 250-foot wide area to a depth of – 6.0 feet at mean low water, located at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park Marina on the Anacostia River. The approximately 30,000 cubic yards of dredged material will be deposited at an approved upland disposal site located at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Colmar Manor Community Park located at 3508 38th Avenue/3599 Bladensburg Road in Colmar Manor, Prince George's County, MD. The applicant has requested authorization to periodically maintenance dredge for 6 years. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access and marina safety. For more information, please contact Melissa McCanna at Melissa.McCanna@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4053.

 
Queen Anne's County
 

201960096/19-WP-0077: MEARS POINT ASSOCIATES, 600 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville, Maryland 21638, has applied to mechanically maintenance dredge 657,697 square feet of an irregular shaped area inside an existing marina to -8.0 feet at mean low water and 292,589 square feet of a rectangular shaped area inside an existing marina to -7.0 feet at mean low water; and deposit approximately 16,900 cubic yards of dredged material on an approved upland disposal site at 501 4H Park Road, Queenstown, MD. The purpose of this project is to improve navigation. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Kent Narrows at 600 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville, Queen Anne’s County, MD 21638. For more information, please contact Matthew Parsons at matthew.parsons1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3541.

201960418/19-WL-0294: LESLIE MOORE, 241 Evans Lane, Stevensville, Maryland 21666, has applied to construct 87 feet of low profile stone, sand containment structures extending a maximum of 50 feet channelward of the mean high water line; fill and grade with 40 cubic yards of sand along 60 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with marsh vegetation. The purpose of this project is shoreline erosion control. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Eastern Bay at 241 Evans Lane, Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County, MD 21666. For more information, please contact Matthew Parsons at matthew.parsons1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3541.