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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
WATER AND SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION
1800 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21230

   

Notice of Applications Received for State Permits

  

April 15, 2018

  

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 May 15, 2018, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.

  

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

Baltimore County

201860449/18-NT-0099: MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 602, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, has applied to retrofit the existing stormwater management facilities at the White Marsh Park and Ride to improve water quality runoff into Whitemarsh Run. The project includes removal of the existing stormwater facility, installation of a new facility, installation of new pipes and construction of a new rip rap outfall. The work will result in permanent impacts to 344 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer and temporary impacts to 154 square feet of 25-foot wetland buffer. The project is proposed on Whitemarsh Run (Use IV). Mitigation is not required for this project. The projectis located at 8476 Honeygo Boulevard, White Marsh, in Baltimore County. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by May 15, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: John Smith, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at Cheryl.Kerr@maryland.gov or 410-537-3911. 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.

201860590/18-NT-0119: NEXTERA ENERGY MARKETING LLC – ECCELSTON MITIGATION BANK, 2501 Greenspring Valley Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117, has applied to establish an approximately 40 acre nontidal wetland and stream mitigation bank in the Jones Falls watershed to provide compensatory mitigation for future authorized wetland mitigation requirements in the USGS 8-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC) Gunpowder-Patapsco River (02060003) and the Piedmont portions of the Patuxent HUC (02060006) and Lower Susquehanna HUC (02050306). This proposed project includes grading and planting to restore/create 15.02 acres of nontidal forested wetland, 3.73 acres nontidal wetland enhancement, 3.42 acres forest creation, 6,210 linear feet stream restoration, 646 linear feet stream enhancement, and 570 linear feet stream preservation. The project will temporarily impact approximately 2.59 acres emergent nontidal wetland, 2.26 acres forested nontidal wetlands, 3.22 acres 25-foot wetland buffer, 665 linear feet intermittent stream, 5,451 linear feet perennial stream, and 21.2 acres 100-year floodplain. The project will also permanently impact 727 linear feet ephemeral stream. The project is proposed within and adjacent to Jones Falls mainstem and tributaries (Use III). The project is located southwest of the intersection of Greenspring Valley Road and Park Heights Avenue in BaltimoreCounty. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by May 15, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Kelly Neff, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at kelly.neff@maryland.gov or 410-537-4018. MDE and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are doing a Joint Public Notice for this project. Comments can also be directed to Don Bole, USACE, at 410-962-6079 Donald.R.Bole@usace.army.mil. 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.

Cecil County -- Notice posted on March 26, 2018:

201860358/18-NT-0082: STEWART PROPERTIES, Attn: Gary Stewart, 950 Smile Way, York, Pennsylvania 17404, has applied to construct a building/warehouse at Site D (“Project River”) within an existing distribution center, which includes associated truck parking at Principio Business Park. The project will include vehicle parking lots, access roads, retaining walls, utilities and stormwater management facilities within nontidal wetlands, nontidal wetlands buffers, and a waterway. The project will permanently impact 4,003 square feet of forested nontidal wetlands, 10,734 square feet of forested isolated nontidal wetlands containing vernal pools, 55,225 square feet to the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, and 63 square feet within a Use I waterway (Northeast Creek). Mitigation will be proposed through payment into the Nontidal Wetlands Compensation Fund. The project is located northwest of the intersection of Pulaski Highway, south of the CSX railroad, and west of Principio Parkway East in the Perryville area of 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 April 25, 2018 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

201860038/18-NT-0009: HARFORD COUNTY COUNCIL, Attention: William Boniface, 220 South Main Street, Bel Air, Maryland 21014, has applied to construct an elevated boardwalk for Phase I, to connect two sections of an existing pedestrian trail from Heavenly Waters Park to Moores Mill Road. The new segment will enhance public use of the trail as a recreational property within nontidal wetlands, nontidal wetlands buffers, and a stream. The project will permanently impact 64 square feet of forested nontidal wetlands, 6 square feet of emergent nontidal wetlands, and 80 square feet to the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer. The project will temporarily impact 265 square feet of forested nontidal wetlands, 32 square feet of emergent nontidal wetlands, 3,600 square feet to the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, and 100 square feet within the watershed of Heavenly Waters/Bynum Run (Use III waterway). The project is located at 611 Ma and Pa Road, Bel Air, 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 16, 2018 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.

  

Tidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3837

Anne Arundel County

201860084/18-WL-0037: MICHAELS ON THE SOUTH RIVER, 3027 Riva Road, Riva, Maryland 21140, has applied to construct a 30-foot long by 33-foot wide platform at the bulkheaded shoreline. The purpose of the project is to add a commercial event deck for non water-dependent activities. For more information, please contact Melissa McCanna at Melissa.mccanna@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4053.

Baltimore City

201761791/17-WL-0990 and 201761792/17-WL-0091: AMERICAN SUGAR REFINING, INC./ DOMINO SUGAR BALTIMORE, 1110 Key Highway East, Baltimore, Maryland, has applied to conduct 6 test borings, 8-inches in diameter to sample a total of 6 square feet of material located a maximum of 350 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and to dredge a 601,033 square foot area with the following three sections: Section A) mechanically dredge a 385,226 square foot area to a depth of 42 feet at mean low water; Section B) mechanically dredge a 162,815 square foot area to a depth of 18 feet at mean low water; and Section C) hydraulically dredge a 52,992 square foot area to a depth of approximately 15 feet at mean low water, including the restoration of an existing 78-foot long by 5-foot wide canal to 13 feet at mean low water; and to deposit approximately 172,528 cubic yards of dredged material at either Masonville or Cox Creek DPM sites, pending the results of the boring sampling; and to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access and to provide a water supply for the cooling water intake within the canal. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of Northwest Harbor in the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River in Baltimore City, MD. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

St. Mary's County

201860232/18-WL-0124: MARK and SARAH DALE, 43599 Blake Creek Road, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 have applied to remove remnants of a dilapidated bulkhead and emplace 147 linear feet of stone revetment within a maximum of 10 feet channelward of the mean high water line; To construct a 10-foot wide by 45-foot long stone groin extending a maximum of 45 feet channelward of the mean high water line; To construct a 55-foot long by 2-foot wide timber groin extending a maximum of 55 feet channelward of the mean high water line; To construct a 25-foot long by 6-foot wide pier extension, two jet ski lifts and install one osprey pole, all extending a maximum of 125 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to control shore erosion and improve navigable access. The project is located on the Potomac River at 43599 Blake Creek Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. For more information, please contact Justin Bereznak at Justin.Bereznak@maryland.gov or 410-537-3782.