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
January 20, 2019 to February 19, 2019 Tidewater Regional Office Sheri Kattan Norfolk Norfolk International Terminals

Virginia Port Authority has applied for a modified permit for the Norfolk International Terminals Dredging Project.  The modified permit will allow the applicant to dredge an additional 15.08 acres of subaqueous bottom to maintain safe navigation in the Norfolk International Terminal’s South Container Wharf access channel and berth entrance.  Dredged material will be disposed of at the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area and/or Rehandling Basin.  The activity will affect the Elizabeth River in the James River Watershed.  A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. Compensatory mitigation will not be required. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the modified permit.

17-1047 Public Notice

January 19, 2019 to February 18, 2019 Northern Regional Office Wynn Prusaczyk City of Fairfax Northfax Development

Northfax JV LLC has applied for a new permit for the Northfax development. The project is located northwest of the intersection of Chain Bridge Road (VA-123) and Fairfax Boulevard (US-50) in the City of Fairfax. The permit will allow the applicant to pipe a stream channel. The proposed activity would affect 1,646 linear feet of stream channel. The activity proposed in the permit will affect unnamed tributaries in the Accotink Creek 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 1,675 stream credits or 4,761 Stream Condition Units from a DEQ approved mitigation bank. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit.

18-1003 Public Notice

January 15, 2019 to February 14, 2019 Northern Regional Office Christoph Quasney Loudoun County Project Nova

SDC Ashburn I, LLC has applied for a new permit for the Project Nova project. The project is located in the eastern quadrant of the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway with the Dulles Greenway (Route 267) in Loudoun County, Virginia. The permit will allow the applicant to fill surface waters consisting of wetlands, open water, and stream channel. The proposed activity would affect 0.21 acre of palustrine forested wetland, 0.31 acre of open water, and 3,150 linear feet (0.55 acre) of stream channel. The activity proposed in the permit will affect unnamed tributaries to Broad Run in the Broad Run 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 0.58 wetland credit and 3,218 stream credits (or 6,744 Stream Condition Units). DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit.

18-1599 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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