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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

 

June 1st, 2024

 
The Water and Science Administration has received the applications listed below. ​
A prel​iminary 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 1st, 2024 unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.

Wetlands and Water​​ways Protection Program - (410) 537-3837


Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3456

 
Cecil County
 
24-NT-0022/202460132, MAVIS TIRE SUPPLY, LLC, C/O Rachel Dickinson at 200 Summit Lake Drive, Suite 350, Valhalla, New York 10595, has applied to construct a parking lot, sidewalks, a driveway, and stormwater management facilities, in addition to a one level retail building consisting of an automotive repair facility with an office/retail products showroom. The project will result in permanent impacts of 871 square feet of forested nontidal wetland, 6,311 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland, 8,149 square feet of a 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, and 7,145 square feet of a 100-year nontidal floodplain. Mitigation will be required for this project for permanent impacts totaling 1,742 square feet of forested nontidal wetland (2:1) and for 6,311 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland (1:1). The Permittee has proposed to satisfy this requirement by the purchase of mitigation credits totaling 8,053 square feet from either a state-approved nontidal wetland mitigation bank in Maryland or by onsite mitigation. Public comments should be received no later than June 30, 2024. The project is located at 235 East Main Street (MD Route 273,) Rising Sun, Maryland 21911. For more information, please contact Louis Parnes at louis.parnes@maryland.gov or at 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) 537-3571

 
Baltimore City
 
23-WL-1096/24-WQC-0020/202361698 BALTIMORE CITY RECREATION & PARKS, 2600 Madison Avenue, Baltimore; and MEDSTAR HARBOR HOSPITAL, 3001 S. Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21217, have applied to construct an 11.59-acre marsh at MedStar Harbor Hospital located at 3001-3131 S. Hanover Street, Baltimore. This site is part of the Reimagine Middle Branch master plan which proposes to create marshlands, habitats, and public access along 11 miles of shoreline of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. The proposed marsh consists of the following: construct approximately 2,000 linear feet of segmented stone and gravel sill, fill and grade with 58,465 cubic yards of clean sand fill including a carbon layer to contain existing legacy contaminants, establish 4.29 acres of low marsh vegetation and 4.68 acres of high marsh vegetation; all extending a maximum of 380 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The proposed marsh includes various woody debris features for both stability and habitat located within the marsh and at the sill vents, and open water and unplanted sand and cobble sections to facilitate fish passage. The purpose of the project is to provide resiliency and protect the shoreline from erosion, while also enhancing aquatic habitats and improving water quality. A water quality certification, 24-WQC-0020, has also been requested. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-207-0893
 
Queen Anne's County
 
24-WL-0025/ 24-WQC-0013/ 24-WP-0522/ 202460034 TALISMAN PLANATION, LLC, 300 Talisman Circle Rd Grasonville, MD 21638 has applied to construct a living shoreline consisting of sand containment structures comprising twenty segmented stone breakwater structures varying in size from 12 to 15 feet wide and 38 to 85 feet long and ten stone groin varying in size from 10 to 16 feet wide and 10 to 30 feet long; and fill and grade with 2,524 cubic yards of sand along approximately 2,200 linear feet of shoreline and plant with 38,334 square feet of spartina alterniflora, and 14,810 square feet of spartina patens; and to construct approximately 150 feet long by 6 feet wide of cobble beach protection emplaced within the openings of four of the stone breakwater structures.  Temporary construction access using timber marsh mats will impact 14,082 square feet of private tidal wetlands; wetlands will be restored subsequent to the end of construction and removal of the mats.  All proposed work is to take place within a maximum of 120 feet channelward of the mean high water line.  The purpose of the project is to stabilize an eroding shoreline and improve the water quality of Prospect Bay. For more information, contact Matt Godbey at matt.godbey@maryland.gov or (410) 901-4033.
 

Water Quality Certifications – (410) 537-3837

Waterway Construction Division – (410) 537-3821

 

Dam Safety Permits Division – (410) 537-3552 



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