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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

  

July 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 August 15, 2018, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.

  

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

Prince George's County

201660386/16-NT-0102: MILL BRANCH CROSSING, LLC, 6041 State Route 3 North, Crofton, Maryland 21114, has applied to widen North Route 301, northeast of Mill Branch Road and to provide associated infrastructure for a proposed commercial development which includes; parking lots, stormwater management, and utility lines. The project will permanently impact:1,963 square feet of the emergent nontidal wetland; 56,139 square feet of the forested nontidal wetland; 54,643 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer; 114 linear feet of Green Branch stream and its tributaries (Use I); and, 3,023 square feet of the 100-year floodplain. The applicant will be required to mitigate for all permanent wetland impacts, including a 2:1 mitigation to impact ratio for forested wetlands and a 1:1 ratio for emergent wetlands. Mitigation will be provided at Governor Bridge Park. The project is located on North Route 301, just northeast of Mill Branch Road, Bowie, Prince George's, MD. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by August 15th, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Lisa Dosmann, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at Lisa.Dosmann@maryland.gov or 410-537-3559. 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.

Worcester County

201762286/17-NT-2138: THE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL OF OCEAN CITY, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842, has applied to implement an Obstruction Removal Program needed to protect public safety and preserve the existing arrival and departure procedures at the Ocean City Municipal Airport, by removing obstructions (trees) to the 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 77 surfaces of Runway 14-32 and Runway 2-20. The purpose of the project is to enhance public safety. This project will permanently convert approximately 171,939 square feet (3.95 acres) of forested nontidal wetlands and 149,673 square feet (3.44 acres) of forested nontidal wetlands buffer to low growing, herbaceous growth. Trees will be flush cut. No soil disturbance shall occur. Mitigation will be satisfied by the permittee by creation of forested nontidal wetlands on an approved private mitigation site. This project is located at 12724 Airport Road, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland. Written comments, requests for a public information hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by August 15, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Ace Adkins, District Court, 201 Baptist Street, Salisbury, MD 21801 or at ace.adkins@maryland.gov or 410-713-3685. 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.

201762287/17-NT-2139: THE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL OF OCEAN CITY, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842, has applied to construct and reconfigure taxiways for Runway 14-32, extend Runway 14 end and rehabilitate Runway 14-32, and associated taxiways. Project activities also include the grading and establishment of a 300 foot extended Runway Safety Area off of the Runway 32 end, adjacent to Sinepuxent Bay. The purpose of the project is to adhere to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards and improve safety by enhancing the extended Runway Safety Areas and Runway Object Free Area of Runway 14-32 at the Ocean City Municipal Airport. This project will permanently impact approximately 52,938 square feet (1.22 acres) of emergent nontidal wetlands, 716 square feet (0.02 acres) of scrub-shrub nontidal wetlands, and 129,257 square feet (2.97 acres) of nontidal wetlands buffer. Mitigation will be satisfied by the permittee by creation of nontidal wetlands on an approved private mitigation site. This project is located at 12724 Airport Road, Berlin, Worcester County, MD. Written comments, requests for a public information hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by August 15, 2018 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Ace Adkins, District Court, 201 Baptist Street, Salisbury, MD 21801 or at ace.adkins@maryland.gov or 410-713-3685. 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

2018860275/18-WL-0162: CAPRI ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., 710 Capri Estates Court, Arnold, Maryland 21012, has applied to reconstruct the marina at 701 Capri Estates Ct, located within the tidal waters of the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County. The project will replace an existing 21 slip marina that includes a 183-foot long by 8-foot wide pier, a 12-foot by 30-foot platform, five finger piers, and 27 mooring piles with a 24 slip marina that includes a 281-foot long by 8-foot wide pier, an 8-foot by 68-foot T-head platform with a wave break 1-foot channelward of the platform, a 12-foot by 30-foot mid-pier platform with a wave break 1-foot channelward of the platform, eight 30-foot long by 3-foot wide finger piers, three 22-foot long by 3-foot wide finger piers, 24 boat lifts with associated piles, and one PWC lift. The project will also replace 140 linear feet of bulkhead within 18 inches channelward of the existing bulkhead. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access within the marina, increase the number of slips for community use, and to protect the shore from erosion. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

Calvert County -- Posted June 20, 2018

201762073/17-PR-1142: SOUTHERN MD INVESTMENT, LLC, 14451 S. Solomons Island Road, Solomons, Maryland, 20688, has applied to expand an existing commercial pier by constructing the following: (1) a 6-foot wide by 20-foot long pier section, (2) a 6-foot wide by 23-foot long pier section, (3) a 6-foot wide by 82-foot long pier section, (4) a 5-foot wide by 43-foot long L-shaped platform, (5) a 4-foot wide by 37-foot long finger pier, (6) a 4-foot wide by 37-foot long finger pier, (7) five boat lifts with associated pilings, (8) three personal watercraft lifts, and (9) four mooring pilings. Additionally, the applicant has applied to replace in-kind the following: (1) two existing boatlifts, (2) two 4-foot wide by 20-foot long finger piers. The project is located on the Patuxent River adjacent to the Town parking area along Route 2 in Solomons, Maryland. The purpose of the project is to expand an existing commercial pier to increase the number of slips. For more information, please contact April Field at April.Field@maryland.gov or 410-537-3595.

Charles County

201860174/18-WL-0092: MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, 8019 Corporate Center Drive, Suite F, Nottingham, Maryland 21236, has applied to replace the Governor Harry W. Nice Bridge carrying US 301 over the Potomac River. The new bridge will be located north of the existing bridge and will consist of a four-lane, barrier-separated structure with four 12-foot lanes supported by new bridge foundations totaling a maximum of 21,780 square feet of fill and resulting in approximately 611,522 square feet of temporary impacts to tidal open water wetlands. The existing bridge will be demolished after the new bridge is constructed resulting in approximately 223,104 square feet of temporary impacts to tidal wetlands, with existing in-water foundations cut 2 feet below the mudline and existing scour protection removed. Construction access from the Maryland shore of the Potomac River will require construction of a 50-foot wide temporary trestle extending 103 feet channelward from the mean high water line, with 17,064 square feet of associated temporary construction impacts to tidal open water wetlands. Construction access from the Virginia shore of the Potomac River may consist of one or a combination of the following methods extending 3,600 feet channelward from the mean high water line; installation of a 50-foot wide temporary trestle; construction of a temporary fill causeway with a maximum bottom width of 95 feet and maximum height of 5 feet above mean low water; and/or mechanical dredging of an area not to exceed 563,284 square feet to a depth of 12 feet below mean low water. Dredge material will be disposed of at an approved upland site. Mitigation for the proposed project will include enhancement of existing artificial reef utilizing existing bridge material and/or funding for oyster restoration. The purpose of this project is to replace the existing Nice Bridge to address safety and traffic issues. The proposed project is located along US 301 on the Potomac River in Newburg, Charles County. For more information, please contact Danielle Spendiff at Danielle.Spendiff1@maryland.gov or at 410-807-3900.

Dorchester County

201860186/18-WL-0097: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 305 Marine Academy Drive, Stevensville, Maryland 21666, has applied to renovate the Cambridge Marine Terminal by installing a 12-foot wide by 11.5-foot long stone outfall, constructing and backfilling approximately 50 linear feet of new bulkhead within 5.7 feet channelward of the mean high water line in an area of failed bulkhead; constructing and backfilling 429.5 linear feet of replacement steel bulkhead including 280 feet of corrugated steel bulkhead within a maximum of 18 inches channelward of a deteriorated bulkhead, 50 linear feet of corrugated steel bulkhead constructed in place; and 99.5 feet of corrugated steel bulkhead constructed landward of a deteriorated bulkhead; replacing 120 linear feet of timber retaining wall landward of the mean high water line; installing 34 fender piles; reconstructing sections of two piers off of the new bulkhead within a maximum of 20 feet channelward of the mean high water line; removing existing structures, pavement, and soil as necessary; and transporting the dredged material to an approved upland disposal site. The purpose of the project is to renovate an existing, commercial port facility and improve the ability to launch and service large vessels. The project is located off of Cemetery Avenue, Cambridge in Dorchester County, MD 21613. For more information please contact Mary Phipps-Dickerson at Mary.Phipps-Dickerson@maryland.gov or (410) 901-4033.

Worcester County

201762287/17-WL-1274: THE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842, has applied to extend an existing runway by filling approximately 8,015 square feet (.19 acres) with 400 cubic yards of fill along 145 linear feet of vegetated State Tidal Wetlands within a maximum of 65 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The applicant proposes to mitigate for 8,015 square feet of tidal wetland impacts on the airport property. The purpose of the project is to adhere to FAA design standards and improve safety by enhancing the extended "RSA" and Runway Object Free Area of Runway 14-32. For more information, please contact Joseph R. Kincaid at Joe.Kincaid@maryland.gov or 410-901-4044.