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DEQ Section 401 Water Quality Certification for Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Programmatic General Permit 18-PGP-01

Public Notice for Nashville District ACOE 

18-PGP-01

July 16, 2018 to August 15, 2018

 

Dave Davis

 

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ),State Water Control Board (Board), is giving notice of its intent to provide Section 401 Water Quality Certification, as detailed in this notice, for activities authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nashville District Program General Permit (PGP) 18-PGP-01, after considering public comment for a 30-day period starting July 16, 2018.

 

DEQ Section 401 Water Quality Certification for certain Regional Permits (RPs)  2018 

Public Notice for 18-RPs

July 16, 2018 to Aug 15, 2018

Dave Davis

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ),State Water Control Board (Board), is giving notice of its intent to provide Section 401 Water Quality Certification, as detailed in this notice, for activities authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District Regional Permits (RPs) that are listed in this notice, after considering public comment for a 30-day period starting July 16, 2018

USACE Public Notice: Proposed New Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI) Template

Proposed New Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI) Template Public Notice

Nov 16, 2017 to Dec 16, 2017

 USACE

This link is provided as a courtesy to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the regulated community the following.  The USACE Norfolk District and DEQ worked with the Interagency Review Team to develop the Draft 2017 MBI Template for use in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This Template is proposed to replace and supersede the February 2010 version of the MBI Template.  DEQ announces the availability of the Template during the USACE Public Notice on this Draft Template.  Please send all comments to USACE, according to the USACE Public Notice.

DEQ Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Nationwide Permits (NWPs)  2017 

401 Water Quality Certification for the Nationwide Permits Public Notice

Feb 15, 2017 to March 17, 2017 

DEQ: Steven Hardwick 

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ),State Water Control Board (Board), is giving notice of its intent to provide Section 401 Water Quality Certification, as detailed in this notice, for activities authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District Regional 2017 Nationwide Permits (NWPs) listed in this notice, after considering public comment for a 30-day period starting February 15, 2017.

401 Certification for Permit 17-RP-20

401 Certification for Permit 17-RP-20 Public Notice

 Jan. 18, 2017 to Feb. 16, 2017

DEQ: Dave Davis

The State Water Control Board (Board) is giving notice of its intent to UNCONDITIONALLY CERTIFY Section 401 Water Quality Certification for activities authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District Regional Permit 17-RP-20, authorizing the creation of artificial reefs (oyster and fish haven) and dredging of old shellfish reefs, when the material, dredge shell or structural, will be used to create new or enhance existing natural or artificial reefs owned, operated or managed by the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. This is not a change from our previous unconditional certification of this regional permit.

401 Certification for Permit 16-RP-05

401 Certification for Permit 16-RP-05 Public Notice

Dec. 16, 2016 to Jan.17, 2017 

DEQ:
Dave Davis

The State Water Control Board proposes to conditionally certify Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Norfolk District Regional Permit 16-RP-05, when: 1) impacts to any type of nontidal stream bed are less than 1,500 linear feet, regardless of any waiver decision made by the USACE; 2) the project proposes to construct an impoundment that meets a Virginia Water Protection (VWP) permitting exclusion for any reason, pursuant to 9VAC25-210-60; or 3) the activity includes a water withdrawal that DEQ has determined is excluded from permits for a surface water withdrawal, pursuant to 9VAC25-210-310. (All other water withdrawals will require a separate Virginia Water Protection Permit.)

Annual SPGP Report

Annual SPGP Report Public Notice

 N/A

DEQ: Brenda Winn 

Corps: Anna Lawston

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District (Corps), in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), announces the completion of the 2013-2014 12-SPGP Annual Report.  On Nov. 1, 2002, the first State Program General Permit (SPGP-01) was granted to the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for the discharge of dredged and/or fill material in non-tidal wetlands and waters of the United States, associated with residential, commercial and institutional developments and linear transportation projects within the Commonwealth.  Effective May 31, 2012, the Corps revised and expanded the State Program General Permit (12-SPGP-01). The Corps’ 12-SPGP-01 authorizes the discharge of dredged or fill material causing the permanent loss of not more than one acre of non-tidal wetlands or open waters or the permanent loss of not more than 2,000 linear feet of stream channel associated with certain residential, commercial and institutional developments. And, 12-SPGP-01 authorization will not cause the permanent loss of not more than 1/3-acre nontidal waters of the United States, including wetlands, for linear transportation projects within the geographical limits of the Commonwealth of Virginia under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Corps.

Notice of Intent to Reauthorize Use of Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund as a Form of Compensatory Mitigation

Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund Public Notice
 

April 18, 2016 to May 18, 2016  

DEQ: Dave Davis

Pursuant to Section 62.1-44.15:20-23 of the Code of Virginia and 9 VAC 25-210-116D, the State Water Control Board (the “Board”) is giving notice of its intent to reauthorize the Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund (“VARTF”), one of several acceptable forms of compensatory mitigation for permitted impacts to state waters including streams and wetlands, to continue use of its existing program instrument, after considering public comment for a 30-day period from April 18, 2016 to May 18, 2016.  The purpose of this reauthorization is to maintain guidelines, responsibilities, and standards for the establishment, use, operation, and maintenance of VARTF as a compensatory mitigation option, in compliance with Virginia State Water Control Law and the Virginia Water Protection Permit (VWPP) program.  Please refer to this public notice page for links to the full public notice document containing complete information and instructions related to public comment, and for links to the VARTF Program Instrument, Exhibits A, B, C, and D, and most recent VARTF Annual Report.

 

 


 

Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Permits

comment Period  regional Office  contact  Location  Facility   Project Description

June 30, 2018 to July 30, 2018

Tidewater Regional Office

Curtis Davey

Newport News

Sluice Mill Pond

The City of Newport News has applied for a new permit to dredge Sluice Mill Pond. The pond is located adjacent to the northwest portions of Todd Trail and Arboretum Way between Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard in Newport News, Virginia. The permit will allow the applicant to dredge 4.95 acres of non-tidal subaqueous bottom. The proposed activity would permanently affect 4.95 acres of non-tidal subaqueous bottom, and 0.02 acres of non-tidal forested wetlands; and temporarily affect 0.03 acres of non-tidal emergent wetlands. The dredged material will be disposed of within an approved upland facility. The activity proposed in the permit will affect Sluice Mill Pond 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 0.04 mitigation bank credits. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit.

15-0466 Public Notice

June 28, 2018 to July 27, 2018

Central Office

Mackenzie Scott

Spotsylvania & Stafford counties, City of Fredericksburg

I-95 Roadway Improvements

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has received an application for a Virginia Water Protection (VWP) individual permit for a proposed project in the vicinity of your property. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has proposed improvements to an approximately 6-mile-long section of the I95 southbound corridor between mile markers 135.3 and 129.3 in the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County and Spotsylvania County. Wagman Heavy Civil is contracted with VDOT to design and build the project through the Design Build process. The project would add three lanes parallel to the I95 Southbound general-purpose lanes between Truslow Road and 1.29 miles south of Route 3 (Exit 130). The proposed lanes would be then designated as general-purpose lanes and serve the through traffic while the existing general-purpose lanes would be converted to collector-distributor lanes. The project would include associated roadway improvements at Route 17 and on I-95, and the construction of new bridges over the Rappahannock River and Route 17.

 

June 21, 2018 to July 23, 2018

Valley Regional Office

Eric Millard

Botetourt County

Route 200 – Roadway Improvement Project – Phases 1 and 2

Faulconer Construction Company, Inc. has applied for a new permit for the Route 200 – Roadway Improvement Project – Phases 1 and 2 project. 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 proposed activity would permanently affect 0.93 acres of wetlands and 5,381 linear feet of streams, and temporarily affect 0.13 acres of wetland and 135 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 1.03 wetland credits and 3,096 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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Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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