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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

 

January 1, 2023

 
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 February 1, 2023, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.
 
 

Wetlands and Waterways Protection Program - (410) 537-3837

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Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3456

 
 
    No Nontidal Wetlands notices for this time period
 
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Tidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

 
 
Baltimore City
 

202261591/22-WL-1018: AMERICAN SUGAR REFINING, INC., 1100 Key Highway East, Baltimore, MD 21230 has applied for two projects at the Domino Sugar Refinery located at 1100 Key Highway East, Baltimore, Maryland. The proposed work at Site 1 includes: Replacement of two conveyors that were previously damaged, including two concrete support footers with associated piles and poles to support the replacement conveyors. Conveyor RSB-6 will extend 80 linear feet over State Tidal Wetlands and Conveyor RSB-9 will extend 84 linear feet over State Tidal Wetlands. The conveyors will be constructed in an 11-foot wide diameter tube. The transfer area associated with RSB-6 will be protected with a 253.6-square foot covered structure extending 19 feet, 10.75 inches above the existing platform. The transfer area associated with RSB-9 will be protected with a 294-square foot covered structure extending 17 feet above building one. The two conveyor footings will be constructed by replacing a 19-foot, 9-inch by 31-foot platform section and a 15-foot, 6-inch by 22-foot platform section with new concrete footing supported by a total of 46 piles and will also include a total of 6 columns extending between 4 and 15 feet above the platform to support the conveyors. The proposed work at site 2 includes: Repair to the existing pier by replacing two 10-foot by 9-foot, 6-inch concrete pier sections with new concrete pile caps supported with a total of four 18-inch steel piles; the work also includes the replacement of the existing fender systems. The purpose of this work is to provide needed repairs and upgrades to support the operations of Domino Sugar refinery. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or 410-207-0893.

 
 
Cecil County
 

202261119/22-WL-0721/22-WQC-0052: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, at 580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, has applied to construct 597 linear feet of 4-foot wide timber jetty, and construct 15-foot wide stone armor in front of 295 feet of timber jetty within a maximum of 283 feet channelward of the mean high water line, and emplace four piles with warning signage, two of which will include osprey nests. The purpose of this project is to improve navigation access and shoreline erosion control. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of the Elk River at 209 Rogue’s Harbor Rd in Elk Neck State Park, North East, MD 21901. Mitigation for 3,596 square feet of impacts to SAV will be required. For more information, please contact Mel Throckmorton at mel.throckmorton@maryland.gov or at 410-375-2803.

 
 
Cecil and Harford Counties
 

202261771/22-WL-1137: AMTRAK, 400 W 31st Street, New York, New York 10001 has applied to remove ten remnant piers that remain from the 1866 railroad bridge that crossed the Susquehanna River between Havre de Grace and Perryville, Maryland. The piers are all approximately 36-foot, 6 ¼-inch long by 9-foot, 1-inch wide and extending 21 feet above mean low water. The removal will consist of demolishing each pier in place with the use of hammering from an excavator and then hauling off the material by barge. The pier structures are to be removed to approximately two feet below the mudline. To contain sediment, the project includes the installation of two temporary sheet pile perimeter walls around piers 1 and 12 and the placement of turbidity curtains around piers 2 through 11. The temporary impact created within the turbidity curtain or sheet pile perimeter is 2,350 square feet per pier; creating a total temporary impact of 23,500 square feet. The purpose of this project is to improve hydraulic flow and enhance boater safety by removing navigational hazards. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or 410-537-3527.

 
 
Harford County
 

202261070/22-WL-0692: ARUNDEL COMPANY, LLC 875 Oxford Ave. Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331 has applied to mechanically maintenance dredge a 2,550 square foot area to a depth of 15 feet at mean low water in the Susquehanna River at Vulcan Havre de Grace Quarry, 938 Quarry road, Havre de Grace, Maryland and to deposit approximately 100 cubic yards of material in the uplands of the quarry. The purpose of this project is to maintain navigable depths for the operation of the quarry. This public comment period ends on January 15, 2023. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-207-0893.

 
Queen Anne's County
 

202261998/22-WL-1245: CLARK BOWMAN, at 3004 Bennett Point Road, Grasonville, Maryland 21658 has applied to construct 739 feet of low profile stone edging within a maximum of 6 feet channelward of an eroding phragmites marsh edge, a 67-foot long by 3-foot wide walkway over vegetated​​​ tidal wetland, a 197-foot long by 6-foot wide timber pier, a 20-foot long by 3-foot wide finger pier, a boat lift with associated piles, all extending a maximum of 200 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of this project is for shoreline erosion control and to improve navigable access. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of the Eastern Bay at 3004 Bennett Point Road, Grasonville, MD 21658. For more information, please contact James Chang at james.chang@maryland.gov​ or at 410-537-4519​.

 
 
 

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