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Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Permits

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August 17, 2019 to September 16, 2019 Central Office Hannah Schul Fairfax County Route 7 Corridor Improvements East

Jeff Austin applied for a new permit for the Route 7 Corridor Improvements East project located on Route 7 in Fairfax County, Virginia, from Colvin Run Road to Jarrett Valley Drive. The permit will allow the applicant to impact surface waters. The proposed activity would impact 2.16 acres (2,609 linear feet) of surface waters, consisting of 1.87 acres of permanent impacts (2,251 linear feet) and 0.29 acre (358 linear feet) of temporary impacts. The activity proposed in the permit will affect Colvin Run and Difficult Run in the Potomac 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 1.85 wetland credits and 2,166 stream credits. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit.

19-0554 Public Notice

August 4, 2019 to September 3, 2019 Piedmont Regional Office Jean Bradford Goochland County Mosaic-Phase 1 and 2 Project

HHHunt Mosaic, LLC has applied for a new permit for the Mosaic – Phase 1 and 2 project. The project site is located east of Hockett Road, south of Tuckahoe Creek Parkway, and west of Capital One Drive in Goochland County, Virginia.  The permit will allow the applicant to fill wetland and stream bed.  The proposed activity would 4.72 acres of wetland and 2,320 linear feet of stream bed. The activity proposed in the permit will affect Broad Branch and unnamed streams and wetlands 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 7.72 wetland credits and 2,967 stream credits from a DEQ approved mitigation bank that is authorized to sell credits to the permitted impact site and/or the Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit.

HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ accepts comments and requests for public hearing by e-mail, fax or postal mail. All comments and requests must be in writing and be received by DEQ during the comment period. Submittals must include the names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the commenter/requester and of all persons represented by the commenter/requester. A request for public hearing must also include: 1) The reason why a public hearing is requested. 2) A brief, informal statement regarding the nature and extent of the interest of the requester or of those represented by the requestor, including how and to what extent such interest would be directly and adversely affected by the permit. 3) Specific references, where possible, to terms and conditions of the permit with suggested revisions. A public hearing may be held, including another comment period, if public response is significant, based on individual requests for a public hearing, and there are substantial, disputed issues relevant to the permit.

19-0116 Public Notice

August 2, 2019 to September 3, 2019 Piedmont Regional Office Bryan Jones Henrico County Highland Springs High School Project

Henrico County Public Schools has applied for a new permit for the Highland Springs High School project. The project site is located at 15 South Oak Avenue, Highland Springs, VA, which is southwest of E Nine Mile Road (Route 33), northwest of N Airport Drive (Route 156) and southeast of S Oak Avenue in Henrico County, VA. The project consists of the construction of a new 260,000 square foot school building and associated facilities, which include parking, bus loop, drop-off queuing, loading/unloading, utilities, stormwater, and athletic facilities. The proposed activity will result in permanent impacts to no more than 4.01 acres of palustrine forested wetland, 0.04 acre of palustrine scrub-shrub wetland, 0.26 acre palustrine unconsolidated bottom, and 125 linear feet of stream bed.  Permitted impacts shall be taken as illustrated on the drawing entitled “Figure 4: Preliminary Jurisdictional Waters of the U.S. Impacts Map” dated January 14, 2019 and drawn by Timmons Group. The activity proposed in the permit will affect wetlands and streams that drain to Gillie Creek in the James River watershed. A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. The applicant will provide compensation for permanent impacts to wetlands and streams authorized by this permit through the purchase of 8.08 wetland mitigation bank credits and 114 USM stream mitigation bank credits from a mitigation bank in the same or adjacent watershed. If sufficient wetland or stream mitigation bank credits are not available, the permit allows the permittee to purchase credits from an in-lieu-fee fund. The DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit.

19-0678 Public Notice

July 25, 2019 to August 26, 2019 Valley Regional Office Eric Millard Botetourt County Route 200-Roadway Improvement Project

Faulconer Construction Company, Inc. has applied for a modified permit for the Route 200 – Roadway Improvement Project – Phases 1 and 2. The project is located on Route 220 between 0.308 miles north of the intersection with Route 696 (Buhrman Road) and 0.129 miles south of the intersection with Route 43 (Narrow Passage Road), Botetourt County, Virginia. The permit will allow the applicant to fill wetlands and stream channel. The modification to the permit would increase permanent stream channel impacts by 331 linear feet and temporary stream channel impacts by 121 linear feet. The overall permitted activity would permanently affect 0.72 acres of wetlands and 5,639 linear feet of streams, and temporarily affect 0.53 acres of wetland and 289 linear feet of stream channel. The activity proposed in the permit will affect Mud Run Creek, Big Creek, and unnamed tributaries to James River, Sinking Creek, Mud Run Creek, and Big Creek in the James River – Mill 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 0.83 wetland credits and 3,481 stream credits from a mitigation bank or in-lieu fee fund program authorized to sell credits in the project area. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit

17-1681 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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