Public Notices

Program and Regulatory

Regulatory Subject Matter  Copy of Notice (PDF) Public Comment Period Contact Description
USACE Federal Public Notice Request for Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund to amend and restate its existing In-Lieu Fee Program Instrument (NAO-1995-08595) Public Notice November 6, 2018 to December 6, 2018 See USACE Federal Public Notice The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District has issued a Federal Public Notice (NAO-1995-08595) for a request from the Sponsor of the Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund (VARTF) to amend, revise, and restate its existing In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Program Instrument.  The VARTF ILF Program may be one of a number of practicable options available to applicants to compensate for unavoidable wetland and stream impacts associated with permits issued under the authority of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act (Public Law 95-217), and Title 62.1 of the Code of Virginia.  The USACE is soliciting comments from the public; Federal, state, and local agencies and officials; Indian Tribes; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate this Draft ILF Program Instrument.  Please see the USACE Federal Public Notice website (link provided), for full public notice information and to submit comments.
 

 

 

Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Permits

comment Period  regional Office  contact  Location  Facility  Project Description
December 10, 2018 to January 9, 2019 Central Office Hannah Schul Fairfax and Prince William Counties Interstate 66 Main Corridor Improvements

Pablo Molla Ruiz of FAM Construction, LLC has applied for a new permit for the Interstate 66 Main Corridor Improvements project. The permit will allow the applicant to impact wetlands and streams. The proposed activity would affect 8.049 acres of wetlands and 7,554 linear feet of streams. The activity proposed in the permit will affect wetlands and streams, including Big Rocky Run, Bull Run, Cub Run, and an unnamed tributary to Difficult Run in the Potomac River watershed. A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. To compensate for the affected area, the applicant would purchase wetland and stream credits as well as construct a permittee responsible wetland mitigation site. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit.

18-1140 Public Notice

November 15, 2018 to December 13, 2018 Tidewater Regional Office Curtis Davey City of Newport News Independence Boulevard Project

The City of Newport News has applied for a new permit for the Independence Boulevard project. The project is located between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News. The permit will allow the applicant to fill 1.50 acres of palustrine forested wetlands, 0.26 acres of palustrine emergent wetlands, and 0.01 acres of palustrine open water ditch. The proposed activity would affect 1.77 acres of surface waters. The activity proposed in the permit will affect Stoney Run and Lee Hall Reservoir in the James River watershed. A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. To compensate for the affected area, the applicant would purchase of 3.26 wetland credits from a DEQ approved mitigation bank, in-lieu fee fund, or a combination thereof that is authorized and approved by DEQ to sell credits in the area in which the impacts will occur and has credits available (as released by DEQ). DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit.

15-1726 Public Notice

November 12, 2018 to December 14, 2018 Tidewater Regional Office Jeffrey Hannah Northampton County and Virginia Beach Parallel Thimble Shoals Tunnel

Dragados USA, Inc. has applied for a new permit for the Parallel Thimble Shoals Tunnel. The project is located in the Chesapeake Bay on and between Portal Island 1 and Portal Island 2 of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel between Virginia Beach and Northampton County. The permit will allow the applicant to dredge approximately 0.81 acres of subaqueous bottom, temporarily fill 1.35 acres of subaqueous bottom, and to permanently fill 0.10 acres of tidal non-vegetated wetlands and 11.58 acres of subaqueous bottom. The proposed activity would affect 13.84 acres of surface water within the Chesapeake Bay. The activity proposed in the permit will affect the Chesapeake Bay in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit.

17-0010 Public Notice

Public notices for Virginia Water Protection (VWP) permits involving surface water withdrawals can be found on the Water Withdrawal Permits Public Notices page.

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Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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