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Notice of Applications Received for State Permits

January 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 February 15, 2018.

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

Baltimore County

201762012/17-NT-0462: ST. JOHNS PROPERTIES, Thomas Pilon, 2560 Lord Baltimore Drive, Baltimore, MD 21244, has applied to extend Campbell Boulevard approximately 0.8 miles between Bird River Road and its terminus within the Preserve at Windlass Run subdivision. The work will include clearing, grading, filling, construction of culverts and various stormwater management facilities. The work will permanently impact 30,060 square feet of forested (PFO) nontidal wetlands, 879 square feet of emergent (PEM) nontidal wetlands, 19,601 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 199 linear feet (1,626 square feet) of stream and 4,027 square feet of 100-year floodplain. The work will result in temporary impacts to 3,631 square feet of forested (PFO) nontidal wetlands, 842 square feet of emergent (PEM) nontidal wetlands, 1,892 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 39 linear feet (319 square feet) of stream and 1,016 square feet of 100-year floodplain. The work is proposed on Windlass Run (Use I). Mitigation is required for this project. The project is located between the intersection of Bird River Road and Campbell Road and Campbell Road within the Preserve at Windlass Run subdivision. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by February 15, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Cheryl Kerr, 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.

Prince George's County

201761745/17-NT-0402: PEPCO HOLDINGS, INC, 701 Ninth Street NW, Washington D.C., 20068, has applied to install a new 69kV overhead transmission line through an existing PEPCO right-of-way. The project will include installing new steel monopoles to accommodate the new transmission lines, and removing the old power poles or cutting them off at ground level. The project’s purpose is to replace 5.9 miles of Circuit 69006, a distribution line on Central Avenue (MD Route 214), to make it more resilient, reduce response time for outages and increase reliability. The project will permanently impact 13 square feet of emergent nontidal wetlands, 117 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 106 square feet of the 100-foot nontidal wetland buffer to a Wetland of Special State Concern, and 130 square feet of the 100-year floodplain. The project will temporarily impact 10,812 square feet (.25 acres) of emergent nontidal wetlands, 53 square feet of an emergent Wetland of Special State Concern, 21,026 square feet (.48 acres) of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 46,239 square feet (1.06 acres) of the 100-foot nontidal wetland buffer to a Wetland of Special State Concern, and 35,674 square feet (.82 acres) of the 100-year floodplain. The project will begin from an existing substation along Shady Glen Drive within a PEPCO right-of-way, then head east on MD Route 214 and terminate at the PEPCO right-of-way just past the intersection of Central Avenue (MD Route 214) and Enterprise Road (MD Route 193) in Prince George’s County, MD. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by February 15, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Elisa Riley, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at elisa.riley@maryland.gov or 410-537-3769. 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.

Washington County

NOTE: This Notice was originally posted November 15, 2017 and is being retained to provide clarification in response to public comments received. A Water Quality Certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act is required from MDE for this project. The Corps issued Maryland State Programmatic General Permit (MDSPGP-5), for which MDE issued a Water Quality Certification in 2016. MDE understands that the Corps is presently processing this permit application under Programmatic General Permit MDSPGP-5. Generally, projects covered by MDSPGP-5 do not require a project-specific 401 Water Quality Certification. However, ongoing review continues.

201760592/17-NT-3089:

COLUMBIA GAS TRANSMISSION, LLC, 5151 San Felipe, Suite 2400, Houston, Texas has proposed the construction of 3.06 miles of new 8-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline. The purpose of the pipeline is to increase supply options and system reliability by providing firm transportation service with receipts from Texas Eastern Transmission’s Marietta interconnect in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to a proposed point of delivery meter station in Morgan County, West Virginia. The proposed project will permanently impact 127 linear feet (923 square feet) and temporarily impact 95 linear feet (1,130 square feet) of perennial and intermittent streams. The project also proposes to temporarily impact 14,885 square feet of regulated floodplain, 2,642 square feet of emergent nontidal wetland, and 8,829 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer. The proposed project alignment extends from Fulton County, Pennsylvania in the north to Morgan County, West Virginia in the south and is approximately 1.4 miles west of Hancock in Washington County. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, the project, or our review process, please contact Paul Busam at paul.busam@maryland.gov or (410) 537-3213. Any further notices concerning actions on the application will be provided 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.  Additional information for this Public Notice is available from the Wetlands and Waterways home page, including: the Horizontal Directional Drilling Contingency Plan, Impact Table, Plans, Public Informational Hearing package, including project alignment mapping, and the Application for a State Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit for the Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC / Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project.

Notice of Public Informational Hearing for a State Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit and the Opportunity to Provide Comments - Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC / Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project:

The Water and Science Administration (Administration) is reviewing the following application for a State Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit.  The application and related information are on file at the Wetlands and Waterways Program, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21230. Arrangements may be made for inspection and copying of file materials.  Opportunity is afforded to interested parties to provide written comments on the listed application(s), or to be placed on the interested persons list for this application.  If requesting to be placed on the interested persons list, please clearly state this request in written form. 


The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) held a public informational hearing on this application on December 19, 2017. Due to the high volume of requests to provide oral testimony at the December 19, 2017 public hearing, MDE has scheduled another opportunity for the public to provide oral comments. The additional public informational hearing will take place on January 22, 2018 (with a snow date of January 25th) at the Hancock Middle/High School, 289 West Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750. The hearing will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. and will end by 10:00 p.m. The public informational hearing allows interested persons the opportunity to present facts and make statements relative to the granting or denying of a Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit. MDE will prioritize speakers for the January 22, 2018 public hearing in the following order: (1) those who signed up to speak but were not able to speak due to time constraints at the December 19, 2017 hearing; (2) those who sign up to speak at the January 22, 2018 hearing who did not speak at the December 19, 2017 hearing; and (3) as time allows, anyone else who requests an opportunity to speak at the January 22, 2018 hearing. If there are more requests to speak than time allows, comments will need to be provided in writing by the close of the comment period. The comment period has been extended through midnight January 25, 2018 to afford interested parties the opportunity to provide written comments on the listed application. 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. Correspondence should be addressed to the Water and Science Administration, Wetlands and Waterways Program, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21230.

A Water Quality Certification is required from the Department of the Environment for this project.  This certification is required under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.
Any further notices concerning actions on the following application will be provided by mail to those persons on the interested persons list.

Tidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3837

Baltimore City

201762118/17-WL-1163: TOM WATSON, AMPORTS/CHESAPEAKE TERMINAL, 3001-B Childs Street, Baltimore, Maryland has applied to construct a 201-foot long by 90-foot wide pier extension, construct a new 20-foot by 16-foot mooring dolphin, expand two existing mooring dolphins to create a 21-foot by 18-foot mooring dolphin and a 14-foot by 15-foot mooring dolphin, and construct one 8.25-foot long by 4-foot wide catwalk and one 40-foot long by 4-foot wide catwalk to connect the pier to the mooring dolphins. The purpose of this project is to allow for the berthing of larger vessels. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of Patapsco River in Baltimore City. For more information contact Matt Wallach at Matthew.Wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527​.