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

   

Notice of Applications Received for State Permits

 

June 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 July 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.
 
 

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

Anne Arundel County
 
201861444/18-NT-0258: TERRY ATAS, C/O CHARLES ATAS, ESQ, 1423A Annapolis Road, Suite 106, Odenton, Maryland 21113, has applied to construct a residential development.  The project will include six single family homes, driveways and stormwater management.  The project will permanently impact 2,025 square feet of forested nontidal wetland and 10,444 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer.  The project is proposed on Severn Run (Use IV). Proposed mitigation is to pay into a Compensation Fund.  The project is located on Jacobs Road, approximately 1.2 miles from Town Center Boulevard, on the north side of the road, Severn, Anne Arundel County, MD. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by July 1, 2019 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn:  Lisa Dosmann, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at Lisa.Dosmann@maryland.gov or 410-537-3559.  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.
 
Charles County 
 
Updates for MD Solar 1 LLC / Shugart Valley Place:  
 
MDE is hereby extending the time period in which the public informational hearing record will remain open.  The hearing record will remain open until two calendar weeks after MDE posts on this website the social and economic justification (SEJ) provided by the applicant which MDE will consider in its determination as to whether the loss of additional assimilative capacity in Wards Run 1 is justified.  This will provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on this additional information prior to MDE making its decision on the permit application.
 
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
 
Garrett County
 
201960611/19-NT-3084: MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, 707 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, has applied to replace an existing bridge carrying MD 39 over the Youghiogheny River. The project will include replacement of the existing 172-foot long two-span concrete arch bridge with a new 114-foot long single-span pre-stressed concrete bridge; removal of an existing instream bridge pier; realignment of MD 39 to improve roadway geometry; stabilization of the Youghiogheny River banks in the vicinity of the bridge; and installation of drainage structures. The project will permanently impact 770 linear feet of waterways, 1,769 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland, 805 square feet of forested nontidal wetland, 7,743 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer and 69,774 square feet of the 100-year floodplain. The project will temporarily impact 65 linear feet of waterways, 3,543 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland, 824 square feet of forested nontidal wetland, 4,055 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer and 23,272 square feet of the 100-year floodplain. This project is proposed on the Youghiogheny River (Use III). A portion of required stream mitigation will be satisfied onsite through the removal of an existing instream bridge pier and plantings in riparian areas. All wetland mitigation and remaining stream mitigation will be satisfied through advanced wetland and stream mitigation credits from the U.S. 219 from I-68 to Old Salisbury Road Project. The project is located along MD 39 at the intersection with Kendall Drive in Crellin, Garrett County, MD. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by June 30, 2019 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Ed Tinney, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at Ed.Tinney@maryland.gov or 410-462-9364. Any further notices concerning actions on the application will be provided only by mail to those 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.
 
Howard County
 
201862004/18-NT-3339: TOLL BROTHERS, INC., 7164 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, has applied to extend existing Pudding Lane with a stormdrain outfall placed under the road and construction of an additional road with a bottomless arch culvert. The project will permanently impact 8,650 square feet of forested nontidal wetlands, 10,028 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland, 7,006 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 200 linear feet of stream and 386 square feet of 100-year floodplain. The project will temporarily impact 167 linear feet of stream and 3,877 square feet of 100-year floodplain. The project proposes to impact an unnamed tributary to the Little Patuxent River (Use IV). Onsite mitigation is proposed. The project is located end of Pudding Lane, Ellicott City, Howard County, MD. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by July 1, 2019, to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Paula Stonesifer, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at Paula.Stonesifer@maryland.gov or 410-537-3788. 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.
 
Prince George's County
 
Notice date: June 6, 2019
 
Notice of Revised Impacts, Additional Information, and, Additional Public Informational Hearing for the Patuxent Greens Application for State Permits
 
The Water and Science Administration received the application listed below on February 20, 2018, submitted by CS Patuxent Greens, LLC. MDE made the application available for public review on February 11, 2019 and held a public informational hearing on February 28, 2019. At the public informational hearing the applicant presented an overview of the project and MDE heard testimony from eleven people. Several commenters expressed concerns about the potential for flooding or increased water levels on their nearby properties and on routes of ingress and egress to their nearby homes should the project be permitted by MDE. Several commenters conveyed to MDE that they did not have enough information on the project and its impacts to provide meaningful input/comments. Since the February 28, 2019 public informational hearing, there have been changes to the project by the applicant including revisions to grading plans, revisions to erosion and sediment control plans, changes to proposed levee impacts and revisions to modeling. MDE has been conducting additional analyses of these changes and has asked the applicant to conduct additional modeling in order to ensure an accurate assessment of the potential for flooding or increased water levels from the development on adjacent properties. MDE is providing public notice today of changes to the application and new information on the website reflecting these changes and the additional modeling and analyses completed since the February 28, 2019 public informational hearing. The plan changes and the results of the additional modeling and analyses which have been completed to date are being posted today for public review and comment (see https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/CS_Patuxent_Greens.aspx) prior to an additional scheduled public informational hearing for this application on June 20, 2019. MDE will keep the hearing record open until midnight June 24, 2019 unless MDE determines that an extension is necessary. The applications and related information are also available for inspection and copying. 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 24, 2019.
 

201860267/18-NT-0067: CS PATUXENT GREENS, LLC, 6290 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852, and the CITY OF LAUREL, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707 have applied to redevelop Patuxent Greens Golf Course to a single family residential subdivision. On February 11, 2019 the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) issued a public notice and on February 28, 2019 MDE held a public informational hearing. The public comment period for this project was scheduled to end March 15, 2019. Due to public interest in this project the public comment period was initially extended until at least April 26, 2019. On April 26th the public notice period was extended again with no defined closure date. The purpose of this public notice is to inform the public that additional information was recently added to the website; to give notice that there is an additional permanent impact of 1,144 square feet (.03 acres) to the 100-year floodplain, an additional temporary impact of 26,791 square feet (.62 acres) to the 100-year floodplain and an additional temporary impact of 1,266 square feet to the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer; and, to announce the date and time of a second public hearing. Additional information for this project is available for review on the Departments website at the following link:  https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/CS_Patuxent_Greens.aspx 
A second public hearing for the application has been scheduled for the following date, location, and time: June 20, 2019 at the Council Chamber, Laurel Municipal Center located at 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707. The applicant will have plans on display from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The formal public hearing will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Sign language interpreters and other appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. On all correspondence, please refer to the case number which identifies the application. Only those issues subject to regulation by the MDE Nontidal Wetlands and Waterway Construction Divisions (impact to nontidal wetlands, nontidal wetland buffer, waterways, and the 100-year floodplain) and MDE Dam Safety Division (impacts of levee removal or alteration) will be considered in rendering a decision to grant or deny the MDE Permits. The proposed work includes: removal of an existing levee on the Patuxent Greens property, the alteration of an existing levee on the City of Laurel property (Dam Safety File: 18-MR-0131) and the construction of roads, sidewalks, houses, and stormwater management facilities. The work also includes the excavation of 2,324,492 square feet (53.36 acres) of 100-year floodplain as compensatory storage for floodplain fill along with the filling of 3,640,182 square feet (83.57 acres) of 100-year floodplain to prepare the development site and placement of fill to raise it above the 100-year floodplain elevation. The project will permanently impact 191,638 square feet (4.4 acres) of emergent nontidal wetlands and 2,918 square feet (0.07 acres) of scrub shrub nontidal wetlands that drain to the Patuxent River, a Use I waterway; 431,735 square feet (9.91 acres) of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer; and, 5,964,674 square feet (136.93 acres) of 100-year floodplain. The project will also temporarily impact 1,266 square feet (.03 acres) of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer and 26,791 square feet (.62 acres) of the 100-year floodplain. Mitigation will be required for all permanent wetland impacts, with a 2:1 mitigation to impact ratio for scrub-shrub wetlands and a 1:1 mitigation to impact ratio for emergent wetlands. The applicant has proposed on-site mitigation. The project is located at 14415 Greenview Drive and the City of Laurel property on Parkview Way, in Laurel, Prince George's County.

Written comments and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent until midnight June 24, 2019, unless MDE determines that an extension is necessary, to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Elisa Riley, Nontidal Wetlands Division, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 or at Elisa.Riley@maryland.gov or (410) 537-3769, and Hal Van Aller, Chief, Dam Safety Division, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 or at Hal.VanAller@maryland.gov or (410) 537-3538 (levee removal/alteration). 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

 
Charles County
 

201960650/19-WL-0436: DANIEL GRINDER, P.O. Box 1188, Indian Head, Maryland 20640, has applied to construct a 51-foot long by 15-foot wide boat ramp and two 51-foot long by 2-foot wide concrete wing walls, all extending a maximum of 51 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access. The project is located on the Potomac River at 11955 Riverside Rd, Nanjemoy, Charles County, MD, 20662. For more information, please contact Justin Bereznak at Justin.Bereznak@maryland.gov or 410-537-3782.

 
Queen Anne's County
 

201960450/19-WL-0318: DELMARVA POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY, PO Box 1739, Salisbury, Maryland 21802, has applied to horizontally directional drill three 4-inch conduit electric utility lines approximately 665 linear feet under the tidal waters of Cox Creek at a minimum depth of 25 feet below the substrate. The purpose of this project is to improve existing electric utilities. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Cox Creek at Thompson Creek Road, Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland 21666. For more information, please contact Matthew Parsons at Matthew.Parsons1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3541.

201960687/19-WL-0460: QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, 1945 4-H Park Road, Centreville, Maryland 21617, has applied to mechanical or hydraulic maintenance dredge a 5,243-foot long by 50 to 157-foot wide channel to a depth of 5.0 feet at mean low water; and to deposit approximately 22,681 cubic yards of dredged material at an approved upland disposal site located at 421 Watson Rd, Centreville, MD; and to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years. Additionally, the applicant proposes to collect four (4) sediment cores at a depth of 6.0 feet at mean low water. The purpose of this project is to improve navigation. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Corsica River at Front Street, Centreville, Queen Anne’s County, MD 21617. For more information, please contact Megan Spindler at Megan.Spindler@maryland.gov 410-537-3622.

 
Talbot County
 

201960699/19-WP-0472: TILGHMAN ISLAND INN, INC C/O TOM GREEN, 1426 Cromwell Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182, has applied to construct and backfill a 335-foot long bulkhead within a maximum of 18 inches channelward of an existing, dilapidated bulkhead; construct a 15-foot long by 4-foot wide gangway to a 175-foot by 8-foot wide floating pier all extending a maximum of 50 feet channelward of the MHWL; replace in-kind a 50-foot long by 1-foot wide timber groin extending a maximum of 50 feet channelward of the MHWL; replace in-kind a 15-foot long by 1-foot wide timber groin extending a maximum of 15 feet channelward of the MHWL; and replace in-kind an existing 335-foot long by 4-foot wide parallel walkway extending a maximum of 4 feet channelward of the MHWL. The purpose of this project is to control shoreline erosion and improve navigable access within an existing marina footprint. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Knapps Narrows at 21384 Coopertown Road, Tilghman, Talbot County, MD 21671. Written comments or requests for a hearing must be received on or before June 15, 2019. For more information, please contact Megan Spindler at Megan.Spindler@maryland.gov or 410-537-3622.