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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

 

March 1, 2019 

 
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 April 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.
 
 

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

Cecil County
 
201862099/18-NT-0393: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, Attn: Perry Otwell, Tawes State Office Building-D3, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, has applied to replace an existing dual 48-inch corrugated metal pipe culvert crossing at Gramies Run with an extended 12-foot wide by 7-foot high box culvert. This is in addition to realignment of the waterway above the crossing at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area. The proposed work consists of renovations and upgrades at an existing sports venue facility to provide year round benefits to the park within nontidal wetlands, nontidal wetlands buffers, a floodplain, and stream. The project will permanently impact 5,988 square feet of emergent nontidal wetlands, 46,836 square feet to the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 282 square feet within a 100-year floodplain and 12,174 square feet within a perennial Use I waterway (Gramies Run). The temporary impacts are to 97 square feet of emergent nontidal wetlands, 1,200 square feet the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 1,056 square feet of stream, and 1,335 square feet within a 100-year floodplain. The project is proposed on Gramies Run (Use I). Mitigation will be provided by payment into the Maryland Department of the Environment, Nontidal Wetlands Compensation Fund. The project is located at 483 Gallagher Road, which borders Singerly Road (Route 213 west) and Telegraph Road (Route 273 north), Elkton, Cecil County, MD. Written comments and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by April 1, 2019 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. A public informational hearing for this project will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7 PM at the following location: Fair Hill Natural Resources Area, 4640 Telegraph Road (Route 273), Elkton, MD. Plans will be available for review at 6:30 PM and the public informational hearing will begin at 7:00 PM and end at 9:00 PM. Follow the onsite signage for the meeting that directs the public to the available parking adjacent to the exact meeting location at: E.L. Walls Activity Hall, by Kennel Road and Ranger Skinner Drive, Elkton, MD. Park staff may also be available to assist the public as needed with providing direction to the meeting facility. 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 - Note: Comment Closing Period extended through April 17, 2019
 
201861760/18-NT-0323: MD SOLAR 1, LLC., 800 Bickell Avenue, Suite 100 Miami, Florida, 33131 has applied to construct a 32.5 Megawatt, fixed-tilt solar panel array to provide energy to Georgetown University. The project will include site clearing and grubbing of approximately 249 acres, the installation of modular solar panels, access and maintenance roads, an electrical substation, overhead connection lines, security fence and screening landscaping. The project will permanently impact 15,670 square feet of the nontidal wetlands 25 foot buffer, 40 linear feet of stream and convert 4,550 square feet of palustrine forested wetland to emergent wetland. The project will also temporarily impact 22 linear feet of stream. The project area is within the Wards Run watershed, which includes two Tier II stream segments designated as high quality waters. No mitigation is currently required. The project is located at 4850 Shugart Valley Place, La Plata in Charles County. A public informational hearing has been scheduled for 6-9 pm February 27, 2019 at the Charles County Government Commissioners meeting Room, 200 Baltimore St, La Plata, MD 20646. A hearing was previously scheduled for February 14, 2019 from 6-9pm at the Charles County Government Commissioners meeting room, 200 Baltimore St, La Plata, MD 20646. Please note this hearing has been rescheduled for February 27, 2019 at the same time and location. Site plans will be available for review from 6-7pm and questions may be asked of the applicant and the Department at this time. The public informational hearing will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Written comments and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by March 13, 2019 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Jeff Thompson, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at Jeffrey.thompson@maryland.gov or 410-537-3828. 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. For additional information about the MD Solar 1 - Shugart Valley Place project, please see the web page at: https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/MD_Solar_1.aspx
 
 
 

Tidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3837

Anne Arundel County
 

201860040/18-WL-0019: BROWN’S POND IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, 1830 Ritchie Highway, Annapolis, Maryland 21409, has applied to mechanically maintenance dredge 30-foot wide by 365-foot long channel to a depth of 6.0 feet at mean low water; to deposit approximately 1,728 cubic yards of dredged material at an approved upland disposal site at Westport Reclamation Services at 4944 Sands Road, Lothian, MD 20711 and various living shoreline sites approved by the Department of the Environment; to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years; and to collect multiple sediment core samples from the navigation channel. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access and to evaluate the physical and chemical properties of the sediment. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of the Severn River near 1830 Ritchie Highway, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD 21409. For more information, please contact Heather Hepburn at heather.hepburn1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3789.

201861848/18-WL-1099: ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, 1631 Cliff Drive, Edgewater, Maryland 21037, has applied to construct a 35-foot long by 15-foot wide extension to an existing 24-foot long by 15-foot wide groin; to construct a 35-foot long by 15-foot wide extension to an existing 28-foot long by 15-foot wide groin; to emplace 25 cubic yards of clean sand along 16 feet of shoreline as beach nourishment; and to install one osprey pole all within a maximum of 48 feet channelward from the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to provide shoreline erosion control and beach nourishment. The proposed project is located within tidal waters of the Rhode River in Anne Arundel County, MD. For more information, please contact Melissa McCanna at Melissa.mccanna@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4053.