• January

    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.
  • FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE ANNOUNCING THE REISSUANCE OF THE NATIONWIDE PERMITS

    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.
  • November

    NAO-2012-00080

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), along with the help of its One Federal Decision Cooperating Agencies, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Virginia Electric Power Company (Dominion) proposal known as Surry – Skiffes Creek – Whealton Aerial Transmission Line “Project”. On Nov 27th the Notice of Availability for the DEIS was published in the Federal Register. The Corps is accepting comments until January 11, 2021 that will be used to inform the Final Environmental Impact Statement scheduled for the Spring of 2021.
  • NAO-2019-1270

    The applicant, 29:11 Chesterfield, proposes to construct a mixed-use development including retail, hotel, apartments and townhomes north east of the intersection of Iron Bridge and Courthouse roads in Chesterfield County, Virginia. This project is open for public comment through Dec. 24.
  • City of Norfolk Downtown Floodwall, Section 408 Review

    A request for review pursuant to Section 408 has been received from the City of Norfolk, for modifications to the existing Downtown floodwall, a federally authorized and non-federally operated flood risk management system. The city of Norfolk requests to modify the existing floodwall to add an additional two to four feet in height in order to maintain FEMA accreditation. These modifications will include making the existing wall higher and extending the outer reaches with floodwall extensions. The public comment period closes Dec. 7, 2020.
  • FNOD Restoration Advisory Board virtual meeting set for Dec. 3

    SUFFOLK, Va. — Restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD) remain an ongoing priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Community members can learn more about this Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) and hear the latest cleanup progress during the project’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) virtual meeting scheduled for 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 3 via Webex.
  • NAO-2016-1269

    This proposal will require a department of the Army permit to fill and pipe 1,036 linear feet (0.10 acre) of an existing drainage ditch to construct a mixed-use development of multi-family residential units and office space with attendant roadways, parking and open space.
  • Buckroe Beach – City of Hampton Buckroe Beach Boardwalk Improvements Phase II

    Improvements to Buckroe Renourishment Project are being reviewed by the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with public comment closing Nov. 30, 2020.
  • NAO-2020-1923

    HGS, LLC (Ben Eubanks) proposes to construct a mitigation bank in Amelia County, Prince Edward County, and Buckingham County, Virginia.
  • October

    NAO-2004-3740

    The applicant proposes to dredge a minimal channel (1,937 cubic yards / 17,170 square feet) for access to navigable water. This project is taking place within the Lynnhaven River at 1020 and 1016 Witch Point Trail, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Public comment closes Nov. 28, 2020.
  • NAO-2019-00878

    Timber Ridge at Hartland, LLC proposes a residential development west of Fleetwood Road in Loudoun County. Public comment period closes Nov. 27, 2020.
  • NAO-2012-02369

    Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. plans to adversely affect 14.69 acres of mostly forested wetlands and 1,673 linear feet of ditch with appropriate mitigation to construct a distribution center and attendant features on a site containing approximately 219.6 acres located on Ashcake and Sliding Hill Roads in Hanover County, Virginia.
  • Monday primed for Portsmouth mosquito spraying

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct another round of aerial mosquito treatment Wednesday over federal property on Craney Island in Portsmouth.