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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

 

November 15, 2017

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 December 15, 2017.

 

Nontidal Wetlands Division - (410) 537-3571

 

Washington County
 

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.
     A public informational hearing will be held on December 19, 2017 at the Hancock Middle/High School, 289 West Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750.  The project plans will be on display beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The hearing will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will end by 9:30 p.m. The public informational hearing allows the applicant and interested persons the opportunity to present facts and make statements relative to the granting or denying of a Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit.  Opportunity is afforded to interested parties to provide written comments on the listed application through the end-of-business on January 16, 2018. If extenuating circumstances exist that preclude an interested person or persons from providing verbal testimony on this date, the Administration will consider taking verbal testimony at our offices through the end of the comment period. 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

Anne Arundel County
 
201760757/17-WL-0450: SOUTH ANNAPOLIS YACHTING CENTER, 1 Walton Lane, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 has applied to remove existing structures at an existing commercial marina; reconfigure the commercial marina to include three piers with T-shaped platforms and 19 finger piers, with one floating platform, two triangular platforms, one L-shaped platform, twelve boat lifts with associated piles, six finger piers, a boat house with two piers and a triangular shaped platform, two travel lift platforms; replace in-kind 135 linear feet of bulkhead; construct and back fill 780 linear feet of replacement bulkhead within a maximum of 18 inches channelward of a deteriorated bulkhead; dredge a 30,387 square foot area to a depth of 8.0 feet at mean low water; to deposit approximately 5,254 cubic yards of dredged material on an approved upland disposal site; and to provide for periodic maintenance dredging for six years. The purpose of this project is to reconfigure an existing commercial marina and improve navigable access. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Spa Creek at 1 Walton Lane, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21403. For more information, please contact Heather Hepburn at heather.hepburn1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3789.
 

Baltimore City

201761899/17-WL-1042: MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION, 401 East Pratt Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 has applied to construct a new concrete mooring dolphin, galvanized steel catwalk and concrete support cap. The purpose of the project is to extend an existing ship berthing area. The project is located in Colgate Creek, at the Dundalk Marine Terminal, Berth One, 2700 Broening Highway, Baltimore, Maryland 21222. For more information please contact Robert Rushlow at Robert.Rushlow@maryland.gov or 410-537-4023.

 

Kent County

201461149/14-WL-0647 (R1): FRIENDS OF MILL CREEK , LLC, at 10796 Mallard Point Road, Chestertown, Maryland 21620 has applied to mechanically dredge a 3,710-foot long by 30-foot wide main channel and a 160-foot long by 30-foot wide community boat ramp spur channel with both channels to be dredged to a depth of 3.0 feet at mean low water and to transport approximately 8,175 cubic yards of dredged material to an approved upland disposal site located at Worton Creek Marina, located at 23145 Buck Neck, Chestertown, Maryland 21620. The purpose of this project is to improve navigable access. The proposed project is located within the tidal waters on Mill Creek, 10796 Mallard Point Road, Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland. For more information, please contact Matthew Parsons at matthew.parsons1@maryland.gov or at 410-537-3541.

 

Somerset County

201761201/17-WL-0679: SOMERSET SANITARY DISTRICT, 11916 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne, Maryland 21853 has applied to construct a new 8,380 square foot timber platform over vegetated wetlands and open water for the construction of a new enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) wastewater treatment plant adjacent to the existing Ewell WWTP. Phragmites eradication is proposed as mitigation for the tidal wetland impact. The purpose of this project is to improve the waste water treatment facility at Ewell which is the first phase of ENR upgrades planned for Ewell and Tylerton on Smith Island. The project is located at 3786 Smith Island Road, Ewell in Somerset County, Maryland 21824. For information, please contact Mary Phipps-Dickerson at Mary.Phipps-Dickerson@maryland.gov or 410-901-4033.

 

Wicomico County

201761627/17-WL-0912: JOHN AND ELIZABETH TILGHMAN, 21200 Riverhill Lane, Tyaskin, Maryland 21865 have applied to construct four 75-foot long by 15-foot wide breakwaters and four 75-foot long by 5-foot wide groins all within a maximum of 90 feet channelward of the mean high water line. One pile is proposed to be located at the channelward side of each breakwater to alert boaters of their locations. The purpose of this project is to stabilize an eroding shoreline. The project is located on the Nanticoke River at 21200 Riverhill Lane, Tyaskin, Maryland 21865. For information, please contact Mary Phipps-Dickerson at Mary.Phipps-Dickerson@maryland.gov or 410-901-4033.

 
Worcester County

201761482/17-WL-0830: MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS PROGRAM, ASSATEAGUE STATE PARK 8219 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, Maryland 21811 has applied to construct ten stone jetties with varying lengths and widths extending a maximum 47 feet channelward of the mean high water line; and planting 7,995 square feet (.17 acres) of tidal marsh with 1,215 cubic yards of sand along approximately 700 linear feet of shoreline. The applicant additionally will enhance approximately .41 acres of tidal marsh and .14 acres of nontidal wetlands. The purposes of the project are to control shoreline erosion through beach nourishment, improve habitat for terrapin turtles and horseshoe crabs and provide access to the public for non-motorized boats. The project is located on the Sinepuxent Bay at the Assateague State Park boat ramp in Berlin, Maryland. For information, please contact Joseph R. Kincaid at joe.kincaid@ maryland.gov or 410-901-4044.