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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

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May 15, 2024

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 or send an email to the assigned reviewer no later than ​June 15, 2024, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice. 


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


​Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3456​

Baltimor​​​​e City

​24-NT-0053/202460393, THE BALTIMORE CITY DEPT. OF PUBLIC WORKS, C/O Cherod Hicks at 200 North Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, has applied to construct a step-pool conveyance system with riprap within a perennial section of a Use I waterway (Middle Branch), in addition to emergent nontidal wetlands in the critical area. The project will permanently impact 5,397 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland and 2,101 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer. The project will temporarily impact 4,361 square of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer and 834 square feet of a perennial Use I stream (Middle Branch). Mitigation will be required for this project for the permanent impacts to 5,397 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland (1:1) in the critical area. The Applicant will purchase 5,397 square feet of mitigation credits from a state-approved nontidal wetland mitigation bank in Maryland. Public comments should be received no later than June 14, 2024. The project is located between 3201 Waterview Ave and Seamon Ave, Baltimore City, MD 21202. 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.


Charles County 

23-NT-0059/202360347 GGCAL WALDORF HOLDING LLC, 2077 Somerville Road, Annapolis,
Maryland 21401 and CHARLES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, 1001 Radio Station
Road, La Plata, Maryland 20646 have applied to construct a mixed-use development known as Waldorf Station and perform improvements along Maryland Route 5 (Mattawoman-Beantown Road) and U.S. Route 301, to include the extension of Western Parkway from its northern terminus to U.S. Route 301. The project will permanently impact 34,052 square feet of forested nontidal wetland, 60,443 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 6,444 square feet (1,020 linear feet) of intermittent stream, 6,271 square feet (1,030 linear feet) of perennial stream, and 88,630 square feet of the 100-year nontidal floodplain. The project will temporarily impact 871 square feet of forested nontidal wetland, 410 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, and 507 square feet of the 100-year nontidal floodplain. The affected waterways are tributaries to Mattawoman Creek (Use I). The site is located to the east and west of U.S. Route 301 at its intersection with Maryland Route 5 in Waldorf, Charles Couty, Maryland. This project was previously authorized under the Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit No. 07-NT-0450/20076606, which expired on March 6, 2023. Required mitigation has been met through the purchase of 114,273 square feet (2.623 acres) of credits from the Port Tobacco II Mitigation Site.

To view the vicinity map and impact plates for the proposed impacts to regulated resources, please visit the following link: https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/Waldorf-Station-project.aspx

A public informational hearing will be held on May 30, 2024 in the Commissioners Meeting
Room/Auditorium within the Charles County Government Building located at 200 Baltimore Street, La
Plata, Maryland 20646. Project plans will be available for review from 6:30 - 7:00 PM and the public
informational hearing will start at 7:00 PM and end no later than 9:00 PM. Written comments and
requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by June 13, 2024 to the Maryland
Department of the Environment, Attn: Sara Albrecht, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD
21230 or at sara.albrecht@maryland.gov or 410-537-3691. Any further notices concerning actions on the application will be provided only on the Department's website or 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.​


​Talbot County

​​24-NT-2002/202460152 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL SYSTEM, 900 Elkridge Landing, Linthicum, Maryland 21090 has applied to develop a regional healthcare campus and associated infrastructure.  The proposed project will include construction of buildings and parking, installation of utilities, and the realignment of Longwoods Road.  These activities will permanently impact 188,580 square feet (4.33 acres) of farmed nontidal wetlands, 2,250 square feet of emergent nontidal wetlands, 325,280 square feet (7.47 acres) of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, and 43 linear feet of intermittent stream as well as temporarily impact 73 linear feet of intermittent stream. The project is located along Longwoods Road, south of the intersection with Hiners Lane near Easton, Maryland. Mitigation will be required for all permanent nontidal wetland impacts. The Applicant has proposed to satisfy mitigation through an offsite permittee responsible mitigation site. A virtual public informational hearing has been scheduled for the referenced project on Thursday, June 13, 2024.  The hearing will begin at 7:00 P.M. and end no later than 9:00 P.M. To participate in the public informational hearing, please use the following link, meet.google.com/joi-wveb-jya or dial 1 813-563-9483 PIN: 574 786 207#. Written comments and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by June 27, 2024 to Mieko Camp at 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.  

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Tidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

Anne Arundel County

24-WL-0167 / 202460228 Cadle Creek LLC-Casa Rio Marina at 4079 Cadle Creek Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037 has applied to mechanically maintenance dredge a 20,554 square foot area and mechanically dredge a new 4,360 square foot area of Cadle Creek to a maximum depth of -5.0 feet at mean low water (MLW).  The resulting 1,041 cubic yards of dredged material will be disposed at the upland dredged material placement (DMP) site located at 3026 Patuxent River Road, Davidsonville, MD 21035. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access. The proposed project is within the tidal waters of the Cadle Creek. For more information, please contact Kathryn Burcham at kathryn.burcham@maryland.gov or at (410) 707-5254.

23-WL-0683/ 202361068 Steve Schumacher at 109 Boone Trl, Severna Park, MD 21146 has applied to replace-in-kind an existing pier with platform; and to construct a 3-foot wide by 13-foot long finger pier and a boat lift with associated piles all extending a maximum of 39.5 feet from the mean high water line; to mechanically maintenance dredge a 75 square foot section and to mechanically dredge a new 625 square foot section of the Severn River to a maximum depth of -3.0 feet at mean low water. The resulting 30 cubic yards of dredged material will be disposed at the upland dredged material placement (DMP) site located at Edwin A. and John O. O'Crandell, Inc. Disposal Placement Site located at 5360 Brown's Way Road, Churchton, Maryland, Anne Arundel County or to be beneficially used for beach renourishment at Lindstead Community Beach on Boone Trail, Severna Park, Maryland. Mitigation as payment into the Tidal Wetlands Compensation Fund  may be required for new impacts to submerged aquatic vegetation.  The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access. The proposed project is within the tidal waters of the Severn River. For more information, please contact Kathryn Burcham at kathryn.burcham@maryland.gov or at (410) 707-5254.

23-WL-0678 / 202361064 Linstead Community Association, Inc. has applied construct a 20-foot long by 8-foot wide extension to an existing groin at a maximum of 28 feet channelward of the mean high waterline (MHWL); to replenish 2,200 square feet of historical beach area with 95 cubic yards of clean sand fill; and to mechanically maintenance dredge a 2,760 square foot section and to mechanically dredge a new 1,625 square foot section of the Severn River to a maximum depth of -3.0 feet at mean low water. The resulting 105 cubic yards of dredged material will be disposed at the upland dredged material placement (DMP) site located at Edwin A. and John O. O'Crandell, Inc. Disposal Placement Site located at 5360 Brown's Way Road, Churchton, Maryland, Anne Arundel County or to be beneficially used for beach renourishment at Linstead Community Beach on Boone Trail, Severna Park, Maryland. Mitigation as payment into the Tidal Wetlands Compensation Fund may be required for new impacts to submerged aquatic vegetation.  The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access and control shoreline erosion. The proposed project is within the tidal waters of the Severn River. For more information, please contact Kathryn Burcham at kathryn.burcham@maryland.gov or at (410) 707-5254.

23-WL-0684/ 202361069 Jeannette Wellschlager at 107 Boone Trl, Severna Park, MD 21146 has applied to mechanically maintenance dredge a 266 square foot section and to mechanically dredge a new 200 square foot section of the Severn River of the Severn River to a maximum depth of -3.0 feet at mean low water. The resulting 20 cubic yards of dredged material will be disposed at the upland dredged material placement (DMP) site located at Edwin A. and John O. O'Crandell, Inc. Disposal Placement Site located at 5360 Brown's Way Road, Churchton, Maryland, Anne Arundel County or to be beneficially used for beach renourishment at Lindstead Community Beach on Boone Trail, Severna Park, Maryland. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access. Mitigation as payment into the Tidal Wetlands Compensation Fund may be required for new impacts to submerged aquatic vegetation. The proposed project is within the tidal waters of the Severn River. For more information, please contact Kathryn Burcham at kathryn.burcham@maryland.gov or at (410) 707-5254.


Baltimore City

24-WL-0178/202460240/BALTIMORE CITY PATAPSCO WASTEWATER PLANT, 3501 Asiatic Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21226 has applied to place one buoy with attached signage 1,008 feet channelward of MHWL at the Patapsco Wastewater Plant outfall location. The purpose of the project is to meet Consent Decree requirements for public notification of effluent outfall locations. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or 410-207-0893.

24-WL-0359/202460510/WATERFRONT PARTNERSHIP OF BALTIMORE, 650. S. Exeter Street, Suite 100, Baltimore, has applied to place one 59-foot by 18-foot floating platform with associated floating access ramp at 901 S. Bond Street, Baltimore for the purpose of serving as a kayak launch. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or 410-207-0893.

St. Mary's County

​202160654/21-WL-0480/23-WQC-0032 ST. MARYS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, 44825 St. Andrews Church Rd, California, MD, 20674, have applied for the following activities: 1) To fill, grade, and plant transitional marsh vegetation and nourish an existing beach by emplacing 2,031 cubic yards of sand 2) To fill, grade, and plant marsh vegetation by emplacing 735 cubic yards of sand, 13,551 square feet of spartina patens, 1,129 square feet of spartina alterniflora and a series of three breakwaters that will consist of the following; a 160-foot long by 40-foot wide stone breakwater; a 205-foot long by 30-foot wide stone breakwater; a 135-foot long by 30-foot wide stone breakwater, all extending a maximum of 115 feet channelward of the mean high water line; 3) To mechanically excavate 85,300 square feet of existing phragmites and emplace 3,553 cubic yards of sand and 85,300 square feet of native marsh grass. The purpose of the project is to control shore erosion and enhance an existing wetland. The project is located on the Patuxent River at 24050 Patuxent Blvd., California, MD, 20619 in St Marys County. For more information, please contact Justin Bereznak at Justin.Bereznak@maryland.gov or 410-537-3782.


​​​Talbot County​​​

23-WL-0370/202360593/CHARLOTTE KETTLER, 8255 Greensboro Drive, Suite 200, McLean, Virginia, 22102 has applied to construct seven 27-foot long by 12-foot wide low profile, sand containment groins extending a maximum of 26 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and fill and grade with 190 cubic yards of sand along 533 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with 3,920 square feet of high marsh and 2,800 square feet of low marsh vegetation. The applicant has also applied to replace in-kind 420 feet of existing stone revetment within a maximum of 10 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of this project is shoreline erosion control. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of Price Cove and Tred Avon River at 27825 Cedar Point Rd, Easton, MD. For more information, please contact Michaela Harrington at Michaela.harrington@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4182.

23-WL-0369/202360592 CHARLOTTE KETTLER, 8255 Greensboro Dr, Ste 200 McLean, VA 22102, has applied to construct a 190-linear foot low profile stone, sand containment sill; and fill and grade with 50 cubic yards of sand along 190 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with marsh vegetation extending a maximum of 20 feet channelward of the mean high water line. Construct three low profile stone, sand containment structures extending a maximum of 26 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and fill and grade with 191 cubic yards of sand along 230 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with marsh vegetation. Construct an 405-linear foot segmented, low profile stone, sand containment sill; and fill and grade with 290 cubic yards of sand along 400 feet of eroding shoreline and plant with marsh vegetation extending a maximum of 35 feet channelward of the mean high water line. Construct 400 feet of low profile stone edging extending a maximum of 15 feet channelward of an eroding marsh edge. The purpose of the project is shoreline erosion control.  This project is located at Le Gates Cove Rd, Easton, MD 21601 on Price Cove. For more information, please contact Michaela Harrington at Michaela.harrington@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4182.​

​Worcester County

23-WL-0813/202361274/24-WQC-0004/US WIND INC, C/O JEFFREY GRYBOWSKI, 401 East Pratt Street, Suite 1810, Baltimore, MD has proposed work to protect an existing shoreline and to improve navigable access at 12929 and 12933 Harbor Road, Ocean City, Worcester County, Maryland  21842. The work consists of a bulkhead replacement and pier modification.  The original public notice was provided on February 22, 2024, and the public information hearing was held on March 25, 2024.  The public comment period is being extended until June 7, 2024.  For up-to-date project information or to submit comments, please contact R. Miles Simmons at robertm.simmons@maryland.gov or 410-627-4826 or visit MDE's US WIND INC project page at https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/US-Wind-Inc.aspx​.  ​


Water Quality Certifications – (410) 537-3837

​Talbot County

​​​24-WQC-0016 SEAN & NICOLLE KREBS at Hooper Neck Rd, Lot 1 Parcel 0024, Taylors Island, MD 21669 has applied to construct four segments of breakwaters that is 320 linear feet in length,14 feet wide, with three vents, and 29 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of this project is to provide shoreline stabilization of the parcel. For more information, please contact Matt Godbey at matt.godbey@maryland.gov or 410-901-4033.​



​Waterway Construction – (410) 537-3821


Stormwater, Dam Safety, and Flood Management Program - (410) 537-35​​52


Dam Safety Division – (410) 537-3552​


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