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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

May 1, 2021 

 
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 June 1, 2021, 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 hearing procedures and meetings may be impacted, including the possible re-scheduling of hearings from in-person hearings to being held virtually. MDE will update this page with relevant public notice and hearing information as it becomes available. Please check back frequently for updates.

 

 

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3456

Cecil County
 

202062074/20-NT-1464: SCANNELL PROPERTIES, LLC, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, has applied to construct a 500,000 square foot warehouse distribution facility with a paved roadway and parking area, which will replace an existing smaller warehouse building and gravel driveway. The project will include parking lots, utilities, and stormwater management facilities, temporary construction access and dewatering. The project will permanently impact 5,885 square feet of forested nontidal wetland, 28,560 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 710 square feet of stream, and 31,247 square feet of the 100-year floodplain. The project will temporarily impact 361 square feet of forested nontidal wetland and 977 square feet of an intermittent Use I stream (Stoney Run). The project is proposed on Stoney Run. Mitigation: The Applicant has proposed on-site permittee-responsible wetland creation of at least 11,770 square feet of forested nontidal wetland to mitigate for permanent impacts to 5,885 square feet of forested nontidal wetland. The project is located at 800 Red Toad Road, North East, Cecil County, Maryland. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by May 31, 2021 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.

 
Harford County
 

201961849/19-NT-0368: LETKE DESIGN AND CONSULTING, LLC, 217 East Jarrettsville Road, Suite I, Forest Hill, Maryland 21050, has applied to widen two sections of an existing driveway, in addition to elevating one section of roadway by installing nine box culverts in a floodplain. The project is proposed for a residential development, Elbow Brook. The project will include roads, sidewalks, utilities, stormwater management facilities, temporary construction access and dewatering. The project will permanently impact 1,175 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland, 6,965 square feet of the nontidal 25-foot wetland buffer, and 7,310 square feet of the 100-year floodplain to a Use IV stream (Elbow Brook). The project is proposed on Elbow Creek (Use IV). Mitigation will be provided by payment into the Maryland Wetland Compensation Fund. The project is located at 2001 Watervale Road, Fallston, in Harford County, Maryland. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by May 31, 2021 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.

 
Somerset County
 

202062021/20-NT-1457: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, 600 Service Building, 7757 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20742, has applied to construct a floodwall. This proposed activity will permanently impact 2,650 square feet of the 100-foot expanded buffer associated with the Princess Anne Marshes nontidal Wetland of Special State Concern (WSSC). The project is located 11868 College Backbone Road near Princess Anne in Somerset County. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by May 31, 2021 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Mieko Camp, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or mieko.camp@maryland.gov or (443) 717-0951. 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
 

202060145/20-WL-0062EX: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company c/o Gregory Kappler, at 1699 Leadenhall Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 has applied to excavate approximately 200 linear feet of submerged electrical cable in order to repair as needed; and replace the electrical cable to an approximate depth of 3 feet below the surface of the bottom substrate. The work has been completed as an emergency repair authorized in 20-WL-0062EX. The purpose of this project is to repair an existing submerged electric cable. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of the Severn River near MD 450 Bridge, Annapolis (Anne Arundel), MD 21401. For more information, please contact Heather Hepburn at heather.hepburn1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3789.

 

202062113/20-WL-1561: UNITED MARINE SERVICES LLC. 8070 Ventnor Rd, Pasadena Maryland 21122 has applied to expand the Ventnor Marina within the tidal waters of Bodkin Creek. The marina expansion will include the following 1) Install a 121-foot long by 6-foot wide floating pier extension adjacent to the boat ramp on the west side of the marina with a 210-foot long by 8-foot wide platform, seven 35-foot long by 4-foot wide finger piers, one 30-foot long by 4-foot wide finger pier, one 40-foot long by 4-foot wide finger pier, one 43-foot long by 4-foot wide finger pier, one 45-foot long by 4-foot wide finger pier, and two 50-foot long by 4-foot wide finger piers, and 10 mooring piles all extending a maximum of 185 feet channelward of the mean high water line; 2) Install a 128-foot long by 6-foot wide “T” head” platform attached to Pier B with a 15-foot long by 5-foot wide gangway and four mooring piles, all extending a maximum of 390 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of this project is to increase capacity at the marina. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

 
Dorchester County
 

202061482/20-WL-0981: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, State Highway Administration – OED, 707 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 has applied for an after-the-fact authorization of the replacement of a 30-foot long by 24-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipe with a 40-foot long by 24-inch diameter corrugated plastic pipe with stone stabilization at the road bank. This purpose of this project is to perform emergency repair work to address road collapse. The project is located at MD 336 just to the west of MD 335, near Gootee’s Marine off of Wallace Creek and the Honga River. For more information please contact Mary Phipps-Dickerson at Mary.Phipps-Dickerson@maryland.gov or (410) 901-4033.

 
Kent County
 

202061487/20-WL-0998: RANDALL COOPER, 10780 Mallard Point Rd, Chestertown, Maryland 21620, has applied to mechanically dredge a 60-foot long by 40-foot wide, 21,780 square foot, private spur channel to a depth of 3 feet at mean low water from a private pier to the dredged main channel of Mill Creek. The resulting 240 cubic yards of dredged material will be transported and placed at the Dudley Orem Dredged Material Placement Site located at 8415 Rock Hall Road, Chestertown, Maryland 21620. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access to the applicant’s pier. For more information, please contact Andrew Belfield at andrew.belfield@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3541.