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

   

Notice of Applications Received for State Permits

  

February 15, 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 March 15, 2019, unless otherwise noted in the Public Notice.

 
 

Dam Safety Division - (410) 537-3538

Washington County
 
201861947/19-OB-0062: DRI/TCC VISTA LLC, C/O TRAMMELL CROW CO Suite 600, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 has submitted an application to the Water and Science Administration for a Permit to construct a dam at the proposed Vista Business Park, located on USE-III waters, west of MD Route 11, Pennsylvania Avenue, north of Amanda Lane, and south of Showalter Road in Hagerstown, MD. A public informational hearing will be held on March 4, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the AP Fire Station Meeting Room at the Hagerstown Airport, located at 18434 Showalter Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21742. The proposed work includes constructing a 277-foot long, 13-foot tall, reinforced concrete weir wall for the purposes of stormwater management. The dam will be classified as a “high hazard” dam. Plans for the proposed project have been submitted to the Dam Safety Division for evaluation. Written comments or request to be placed on the interested persons list must be received on or before March 18, 2019. Further notices about action on the application will be provided only by mail to those persons on a mailing list of interested persons. On all correspondence, please provide your name, address and telephone number, and refer to the Dam Safety file number 19-OB-0062. For more information regarding the Waterways Construction Permit, please contact Scott Bass, Dam Safety Division, Water and Science Administration, 1800 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230, or at scott.bass@maryland.gov or 410-537-4401.
 
 
 

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

Anne Arundel County

 
201862064/18-NT-0389: STAR-SPANGLED INVESTMENTS, LLC., 2661 Riva Road, Suite 300, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, has applied to construct a residential development and associated infrastructure. The project will include single family homes, roads, and stormwater management facilities. The project will permanently impact 592 square feet of the forested nontidal wetland, and 5,480 square feet of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer. 13,621 square feet of the 100-foot Nontidal Wetland of Special State Concern. The project is proposed on Stony Run (Use I). The project is located at 7824 and 7840 Freetown Road, Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, MD. Written comments, requests for a public informational hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by March 15, 2019 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.
 

Dorchester County

 
201960280/19-NT-2018: MACKIE BARAT AND CULTA, LLC, 8040 Georgia Avenue, Suite 170, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, has applied to redevelop a portion of the Cambridge Industrial Park by constructing an outdoor growing area for medical cannabis which will serve as an expansion to an existing indoor cannabis growing facility located at 10 Washington Street, within the City of Cambridge, Dorchester County, MD. The selected site has been used for other industrial businesses since the early 1900s. This project will permanently impact approximately 14,172 square feet of emergent nontidal wetlands and 57,573 square feet of 25-foot nontidal wetlands buffer. Mitigation will be satisfied by the permittee by making investment into a private mitigation bank. Written comments, requests for a public hearing and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent by March 15, 2019 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Ace Adkins, District Court, 201 Baptist Street, Salisbury, MD 21801 or 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.
 
Prince George’s County (Public Notice Issued on February 11, 2019)
 
201860267/18-NT-0067/18-MR-0131: CS PATUXENT GREENS, LLC, 6290 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852, and the CITY OF LAUREL, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707 have applied to redevelop Patuxent Greens Golf Course to a single family residential subdivision. The proposed work includes: removal of an existing levee (Dam Safety File: 18-MR-0131) and the construction of roads, sidewalks, houses, and stormwater management facilities. The work also includes the excavation of 2,324,492 square feet (53.36 acres) of 100-year floodplain as compensatory storage for floodplain fill along with the filling of 3,639,038 square feet (83.54 acres) of 100-year floodplain to prepare the development site and placement of fill to raise it above the 100-year floodplain elevation. The project will permanently impact 191,638 square feet (4.4 acres) of emergent nontidal wetlands and 2,918 square feet (0.07 acres) of scrub shrub nontidal wetlands that drain to the Patuxent River a Use I waterway. The project will also permanently impact 431,735 square feet (9.91 acres) of the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer and 5,963,530 square feet (136.90 acres) of 100-year floodplain. Mitigation will be required for all permanent wetland impacts, with a 2:1 mitigation to impact ratio for scrub-shrub wetlands and a 1:1 mitigation to impact ratio for emergent wetlands. The applicant has proposed on-site mitigation. The project is located at 14415 Greenview Drive in Laurel, Prince George’s County. A public informational hearing will be held on February 28, 2019 at the Council Chamber, Laurel Municipal Center located at 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707. The applicant will have plans on display from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The formal public hearing will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. 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. Only those issues subject to regulation by the MDE Nontidal Wetlands and Waterway Construction Divisions (impact to nontidal wetlands, nontidal wetland buffer, waterways, and the 100-year floodplain) and MDE Dam Safety Division (impacts of levee removal) will be considered in rendering a decision to grant or deny the MDE Permit. Written comments, and requests to be included on the interested persons list may be sent on or before March 15, 2019 to the Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Elisa Riley, Nontidal Wetlands Division, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 or at elisa.riley@maryland.gov or (410) 537-3769, and Hal Van Aller, Chief, Dam Safety Division, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 or at hal.vanaller@maryland.gov or (410) 537-3538 (levee removal). 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

201761847/17-WL-1016: FAIRFIELD PROPERTIES LLC., 6800 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, Maryland, has applied to construct a 51 slip marina on the site of a former 51 slip marina at 155 Carvel Beach Rd in Anne Arundel County. The marina will have the same dimensions as the former marina and consist of a 220-foot long by 6-foot wide pier with a 360-foot long by 6-foot wide auxiliary pier, three 20-foot long by 4-foot wide finger piers, and 56 mooring piles, all extending a maximum of 270 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to create a marina that allows for the mooring and storage of boats. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of Back Cove. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

201861269/18-WL-0761: HARBOR HILLS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION AND YACHT CLUB, at 1 Carson Cove, Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 has applied to remove an existing pier and platforms; replace in-kind an existing 40-foot long timber groin; repair an 8-foot section of existing bulkhead; construct a 90-foot long by 8-foot wide pier with a 70-foot long by 10-foot wide platform, and three mooring piles, all extending a maximum of 100 feet channelward of the mean high water line; construct a 40-foot long by 10-foot wide floating platform with a 10-foot long by 6-foot wide ramp, all extending a maximum of 45 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and construct a 25-foot long by 10-foot wide curved stone groin extending a maximum of 25 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of this project is to reconfigure a community pier and control shoreline erosion. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters of the South River at community area at the end of Constellation Drive, Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County, MD 21035. For more information, please contact Heather Hepburn at heather.hepburn1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3789.

201862046/18-WL-1209: JEFFREY KASSMAN, 1137 and 1135 Steamboat Road, Shady Side, Maryland 20764, has applied for activities at 1137 Steamboat Road to construct a 34-foot long by 6-foot wide pier with two 11-foot long by 19-foot wide boatlifts, each requiring two support piles; and to construct and backfill 136 feet of replacement bulkhead within a maximum of 18 inches channelward of a deteriorated bulkhead. At 1135 Steamboat Road to mechanically dredge a 135-foot long by 20-foot wide spur channel and slip area totaling 2,644 square feet to the 5.5-foot depth at mean low water; to transport via truck and deposit approximately 120 cubic yards of dredged material at the approved upland disposal site Westport Reclamation Services, located at 4944 Sands Road, Lothian, MD 20711; and to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access. For more information, please contact Melissa McCanna at Melissa.McCanna@maryland.gov or at 410-537-4053.

Baltimore City

201862153/18-WL-1263: TOPGOLF USA, BALTIMORE, LLC., 8750 North Central Expressway, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75231 has applied to construct a golf entertainment complex on two parcels located on Warner and Stockholm Streets along the northern edge of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River in Baltimore City. The project proposes filling approximately 13,050 cubic yards of State tidal wetlands with clean fill extending a maximum of 150 feet channelward from the mean high water line to establish the golf complex outfield and a living shoreline consisting of a transitional planting zone, a high marsh, low marsh, and low profile sand containment structure. The project also proposes relocating an existing stormwater outfall by constructing a 300-foot long by 12-foot wide culvert extension that will outfall into a 58-foot long by 50-foot wide riprap plunge pool with a maximum depth of 4 feet at mean low water. The project will result in approximately .58 acres of temporary impacts and approximately .65 acres of permanent impacts to State tidal wetlands. The purpose of this project is to establish a recreation and entertainment facility and to stabilize and protect the shoreline. To mitigate for the proposed .65 acres of permanent impacts, the project proposes .69 acres of marsh enhancement and .69 acres of marsh creation (1.38 acres total) extending a maximum of 100 feet channelward of the mean high water line located off-site at Ridgely’s Cove in State tidal water channelward of Warner Street between Alluvion and Bayard Streets. For more information contact Matt Wallach at matthew.wallach@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3527.

Harford County

201861987/18-WL-1179: ASHLEY ADDICTION CENTER, at 800 Tydings Lane, Havre De Grace, Maryland 21078 has applied to horizontal direction drill 513 linear feet of sewer line, water line, and telecommunications at a maximum depth of 20 feet below the substrate, located in tidal waters of Swan Creek. The purpose of this project is to connect to public sewer. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Swan Creek at 800 Tydings Lane, Havre De Grace, Harford County, MD 21078. For more information, please contact Matthew Parsons at matthew.parsons1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3541.

Queen Anne's County

201960211/19-WL-0150: KENT NARROWS MARINA LLC, at 100 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, Maryland has applied to construct a 20-foot long by 8-foot wide floating pier with a 10-foot long by 200-foot wide floating platform extending a maximum 30 feet channelward from the mean high water line. The purpose of this project is to improve navigation and create a mooring area for the marina customers. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Kent Narrows at 100 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, Queen Anne’s County, MD 21619. For more information, please contact Matthew Parsons at matthew.parsons1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3541.

201960271/: MEARS POINT ASSOCIATES, at 600 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville, Maryland 21638 has applied to mechanically maintenance dredge a 220-foot long by 140-foot wide entrance and slip area, totaling approximately 15,242 square feet to a depth of -8.0 feet at mean low water and to deposit a maximum 1,100 cubic yards of dredged material to an approved upland disposal site located at 501 4H Park Road, Queenstown, MD. The purpose of this project is to improve navigation. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Kent Narrows at 600 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville, Queen Anne’s County, MD 21638. For more information, please contact Matthew Parsons at matthew.parsons1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3541. Comments for the Public Notice will not be accepted after March 1, 2019 at the close of business.

St. Mary's County

201862031/18-WL-1203: The waterfront property owners along Murray Road which includes STACK, HERRON, ROBERTS, GASPER, WATSON, KIRSH, STEVENS, STRINGER, BARLETT AND LOYD, c/o Stephen Peterson, PO BOX 135, Callaway, Maryland, 20620, have applied to emplace 848 linear feet of stone revetment within a maximum of 10 feet channelward of the mean high water line; to emplace 115 linear feet of stone armor within a maximum of 12 feet channelward of a timber bulkhead; and to construct ten 12-foot wide by 60-foot long stone groins extending a maximum of 70 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to control shore erosion. The project is located on the Chesapeake Bay on Murray Road from house number 16181 through 16280, Ridge, St. Mary's County, MD. For more information, please contact Justin Bereznak at Justin.Bereznak@maryland.gov or 410-537-3782.

201862156/18-WL-1266: SCOTT BRUCE, PO Box 179, Valley Lee, Maryland, 20692, has applied to fill, grade, and plant marsh vegetation along 110 feet of eroding shoreline with 180 cubic yards of sand and two low profile, stone, sand containment breakwaters emplaced within a maximum of 63 feet channelward of the mean high water line. The purpose of the project is to control shore erosion. The project is located on the Potomac River at 18873 and 18877 McKays Beach Road, Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, MD. For more information, please contact Justin Bereznak at Justin.Bereznak@maryland.gov or 410-537-3782.

Worcester County

201862129/18-WL-1258: SEASIDE VILLAGE MARINA CONDOMINIUMS, PO Box 1415, Ocean Pines, Maryland 21811 has applied to maintenance dredge by mechanical method, a 20,980 square foot area (.48 acres) to a consistent depth of 3.0 at mean low water; and transport approximately 980 cubic yards of dredged material to an upland disposal site. Additionally the applicant has applied for a six-year maintenance provision. The purpose of the project is to improve navigable access. The project is located on a tidal tributary off of the Isle of Wight Bay at Bowline Lane in West Ocean City, MD. For more information please contact Joseph R. Kincaid at joe.kincaid@maryland.gov or 410-901-4044.

 

Water Quality Certification - (410) 537-3837

Cecil and Harford Counties (Public Notice Issued on February 13, 2019)
 

19-WQC-01: Public Notice of Proposed Maintenance Dredging of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and Application for Water Quality Certification -- Issue Date: February 13, 2019

Pursuant to COMAR 26.08.02, Regulation .10 Water Quality Certification, the Maryland Department of the Environment is required to give public notice of this application. Section 401 of the Clean Water Act requires the State of Maryland to issue a Water Quality Certification for any federally permitted project which may result in the discharge of dredged or fill material to waters or wetlands of the State. The purpose of the water quality certification is to advise the federal agency as to whether the permitted activity will or will not comply with Maryland’s water quality standards. The purpose of this public notice is to solicit comments from the public regarding the work described below.

Applicant:

    Operations Division
    Philadelphia District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East
    Philadelphia, PA 19107-3391

Application # 19-WQC-01

Chesapeake Bay, Use I and II Waters

The applicant, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, Philadelphia District, Operations Division, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3391, requests a Water Quality Certification for the proposed maintenance dredging of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (Canal) and its approach channel during the period April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020 for the calendar years 2019 and 2020. The dredging will be performed as required to maintain the authorized 35-foot project depth. All material will be removed by bucket, hopper or hydraulic pipeline dredges and placed in the Pearce Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility. Based on past experience, the following quantities will be dredged:

  1. Southern Approach Channel, Pooles Island to Sassafras River - approximately 700,000 cubic yards of material to be removed.
  2. Sassafras River to Courthouse Point - approximately 600,000 cubic yards of material to be removed.
  3. Courthouse Point to Maryland State Line within the Canal – approximately 200,000 cubic yards of material to be removed.

Any person or party interested in commenting on the probable water quality impacts of this project is requested to submit comments to Denise M. Keehner, Program Manager, Wetlands and Waterways Program, Water and Science Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd., Ste. 430, Baltimore, MD 21230, or email comments to denise.keehner@maryland.gov. Comments must be received by March 8, 2019.