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  • February

    FNOD Restoration Advisory Board virtual meeting scheduled for March 4

    SUFFOLK, Va. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team managing restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot will provide a progress update to community members and the public during a virtual meeting March 4.
  • NAO-2009-1075/ VMRC #20-V2310

    The applicant proposes to restore beach width and volume to the Cape Henry beach through a beach nourishment project. Sandy material dredged from the Thimble Shoals Channel will be placed on the beach using a pipeline system and pump-out buoys with the specific construction means and methods to be determined by the contractor. The beach nourishment project is designed to mitigate damage to existing structures which could be caused by storm surge and wave erosion. The project will accomplish its purpose through the placement of 331,300 cubic yards of sand along 9,000 linear feet of shoreline. This material will be placed in 29.91 acres below Mean Low Water (MLW), and in 8.89 acres between Mean High Water and MLW. The total impacts to waters of the U.S. are approximately 38.80 acres.
  • NAO-2006-7258/VMRC #2018-1729

    The project is located north of the Chickahominy River, west of Holly Hills Road, and south of Cedar Lane, Hanover County, Virginia. The Chickahominy River is a tributary of the James River and the Chesapeake Bay. The applicant proposes to construct 117 single-family homes, roads, stormwater management facilities, and utilities to be known as Chickahominy Falls Section VIII on 59.85 acres.
  • Section 408 Review of Sand Maintenance and Structural Features, Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Multiple requests for permission to alter a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project pursuant to Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. Section 408) have been received and will be evaluated by the Norfolk District. 
  • NAO-2020-2373; VMRC #20-V2232

    The City of Norfolk proposes to construct a beach nourishment project at four different reaches along its Ocean View and Willoughby Spit shoreline. The proposed fill at Reach 1 is between 24th Bay Street and Bay Point Drive, the fill at Reach 2 is between Chesapeake Boulevard and Atlans Street, the fill at Reach 3 is between 6th View Street and Norfolk Avenue, and the proposed fill at Reach 4 is between 12th View Street and 9th View Street. The purpose of the project is to restore and enhance coastal storm protection to residential, public and commercial structures by increasing the beach width and establishing a beach berm at +4.0 feet NAVD88. The project will accomplish this purpose by placing approximately 393,000 cubic yards of sand along 14,400 linear feet of shoreline.
  • NAO-2020-00298-rdb (VMRC 20-1957)

    The purpose of the proposed work is to provide connection from the existing portion of Summit School Road from its current terminus, south along a new alignment to connect with existing Telegraph Road, and to improve the existing Telegraph Road between Caton Hill Road and the Prince William Parkway.
  • NAO-2018-02101 (VMRC 20-0748)

    The applicant is requesting a State Program General Permit (17-SPGP-01) from the Norfolk District under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the permanent discharge of fill into 1,218 linear feet (0.18 acre) of stream channel, 0.40 acre of palustrine forested (PFO) wetlands, 0.28 acre of palustrine emergent (PEM) wetlands, and 1.00 acre of palustrine open waters (POW). The project site is located north of Plank Road, east of Interstate 95, south of Cowan Boulevard, and in the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • NAO-2016-00318 / 20-V1934

    The applicant proposes the installation of approximately 4,300 linear feet of living shoreline along the Carter's Grove waterfront, in two separate segments. In total the project is comprised of 12 free-standing, offshore, armor stone breakwaters and 78,000 cubic yards of sand fill to create 108,754 square feet of stable, sandy, intertidal shoreline and 285,595 square feet of vegetated backshore.
  • Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel crossing within the Thimble Shoal Federal Navigation Channel

    he USACE-Norfolk District has prepared a draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment to assess the potential impacts for dredging of the CBBT cover material as a part of the CBBT– Protective Rock Blanket (PRB) element of the Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Project (NHNIP).
  • NAO-DHA-ECD-1102-21-001 Position being filled under Direct Hire Authority for post-secondary students & recent graduates

    Position being filled under Direct Hire Authority for post-secondary students & recent graduates. Student Trainee (Construction Control Representative) GS-0899-04. Only one position will be filled through this Public Notice at the GS-04 level.
  • January


    The applicant, Colonna’s Shipyard, proposes to relocate Drydock #3. The project consists of dredging a 545-foot by 155-foot (80,325 sf) basin to achieve maximum depths of -48 feet MLW and a 230-foot by 260-foot (59,800 sf) access channel to achieve maximum depths of -28 feet MLW to accommodate the relocation. Dredged materials will be placed at the Craney Island Dredged Materials Management Area (CIDMMA) Rehandling Basin for the initial dredging cycle. Drydock #3 is currently located 200 feet to the west but must be relocated for safety.
  • Deep Creek Bridge Project receives $12.6M in USACE Work Plan

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on January 19, 2021, which included funding appropriations for the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project in Chesapeake, Virginia in the amount of $12,657,000.
  • 408-NA0-2020-0071

    A Joint Permit Application (VMRC#20-1504) has been received from the City of Hampton to renourish a section of Buckroe Beach approximately 3,483 feet in length, from Pilot Avenue to Resort Boulevard, in Hampton, Virginia. The purpose of the beach renourishment project is to provide protection to the roadways and structures along Buckroe Beach from erosion and storm damage. The plan proposes the placement of 275,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand, to a design berm width of approximately 180 feet at an elevation 7.4 feet North American Vertical Datum (NAVD). The total encroachment would impact approximately 4.99 acres of intertidal area and 25.37 acres of subaqueous bottom.

    On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published the notice in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) announcing the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and four new NWPs, as well as the reissuance of NWP general conditions and definitions with some modifications. These 16 NWPs will go into effect on March 15, 2021, and will expire on March 14, 2026:
  • December

    Sandbridge Beach, Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has prepared a draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment to assess a variety of requests from property owners for minor and low impact activities that alter the Sandbridge Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project.
  • NAO-1988-00021

    Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) is proposing to expand landfill operations at the existing Regional Landfill in Suffolk, Virginia off merged U.S. Routes 58, 13, and 460. Due to the anticipated wetland impacts and the scope of the project, the Corps is reviewing the project through the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. The Corps is soliciting comments the proposed off-site alternatives.
  • NAO-2012-00080

    On Jan. 20, 4 - 7 p.m., a virtual public hearing will be held regarding a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Dominion Energy’s proposed Surry – Skiffes Creek – Whealton Aerial Transmission Line “Project." On November 27, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Dominion Energy’s proposed Surry – Skiffes Creek – Whealton Aerial Transmission Line “Project” was released in the Federal Register. On November 30th, we issued a public notice announcing its release and request for comment. To date we have received several requests for a comment period extension. After consideration, we are extending the current suspense date an additional 30-days to February 10, 2021.
  • NAO-1995-08595

    Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund submitted a proposal to provide an in-lieu fee mechanism for compensatory mitigation for impacts to Commonwealth of Virginia aquatic resources, with the public comment period closing Jan. 14.
  • Norfolk District’s small business program achieves third banner year

    Although she probably won’t, Norfolk District Deputy for Small Business Programs Cherie Kunze could sit back and enjoy some well-deserved downtime; after all, this is the third consecutive year Norfolk District met and surpassed district goals for awards to small businesses.
  • NAO-2003-02984

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received a proposal for renourishment at Buckroe Beach in Hampton, Virginia, with a comment period closing Jan. 9.