Public Notices

Program and Regulatory

Regulatory Subject Matter  Copy of Notice (PDF) Public Comment Period Contact Description
USACE Federal Public Notice for Regional Permit 19-RP-01 Public Notice May 13, 2019 - June 12, 2019 David L. Davis
The Norfolk District announces the reissuance of the Regional Permit 01 (RP-01) that expired on August 14, 2018. Effective today, this permit supersedes and replaces all previous versions. Regional Permit 01 (RP-01) for certain Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) roadway and railway projects involving work, structures, and filling (both temporary and permanent), in waters of the United States, within the geographical limits of the Commonwealth of Virginia under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Norfolk District Army Corps of Engineers.
Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund revised Program Instrument See links in Description Section April 15, 2019 - May 15, 2019 David L. 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 forms of compensatory mitigation for permitted impacts to state waters including streams and wetlands, to use the revised program instrument (“Instrument”).  Please see the Notice of Intent and VARTF Program documents on this page, and provide any public comment for a 30-day period starting April 15, 2019.

-VARTF 2018 Instrument
-VARTF Instrument Exhibit A Compensation Planning Framework
-VARTF Instrument Exhibit B Advance Credit Limits
-VARTF Instrument Exhibit C Advanced Credit Fee Schedule
-VARTF Instrument Exhibit D SDP Template
-VARTF Instrument Exhibit E Credit Availability and Sale
-DEQ SWCB Notice of Intent to Reauthorize VARTF
-2018 VARTF Annual Report
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
June 14, 2019 to July 14, 2019 Piedmont Regional Office Bryan Jones Greensville County Brink Surface Mine

Iluka Resources Inc. has requested to modify its current Virginia Water Protection (VWP) permit for the Iluka Resources Inc., Brink Surface Mine project. The project consists of completing open pit surface mining of mineral sands within 626 acres of a 1,423 acre site known as the Brink Surface Mine and the site is located at the intersection of Brink Road (Route 627) and Independence Church Road (Route 633) in Greensville County, Virginia. The proposed permit modification will allow the permittee to partially change the remaining on-site permittee-responsible compensatory mitigation requirements. The requested modification adds 3.11 mitigation bank credits to be purchased in place of on-site restoration.  3.04 acres of the originally required on-site wetland restoration will still be completed by the permittee.  No additional impacts are proposed to surface waters with this modification request. The project will result in permanent impacts to 6.15 acres of forested wetlands and 175 linear feet (0.02 acre) of stream bed.  The activity proposed in the permit modification will affect wetlands and streams that drain to Fountains and Cattail Creeks in the Chowan 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 a monetary contribution of $461,752.00 to the Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund (VARTF), the purchase of 3.11 wetland mitigation bank credits from a private mitigation bank, and through the on-site restoration of 3.04 acres of impacted wetlands and 260 linear feet of stream. The total compensation ratio will be 2:1. The DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit modification.

06-1948 Public Notice

June 14, 2019 to July 31, 2019 Northern Regional Office Wynn Prusaczyk City of Alexandria Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

The City of Alexandria has applied for a new permit for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project. The project is located east of Potomac Avenue, west of George Washington Memorial Parkway, and north of Potomac Greens Drive in City of Alexandria, Virginia. The permit will allow the applicant to fill surface waters consisting of wetlands. The proposed activity would permanently affect 0.92 acre of palustrine forested wetland (PFO) and 0.64 acre of palustrine emergent wetland (PEM), and would temporarily affect 1.10 acres of PFO and 0.91 acre of PEM. The activity proposed in the permit will affect surface waters 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 4.96 wetland credits for permanent impacts and 1.10 wetland credits for temporary impacts. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to recommend issuance to the State Water Control Board.

19-0170 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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