408-NAO-2019-0011; City of Norfolk

Published Oct. 23, 2019
Expiration date: 11/6/2019

Interested parties are hereby notified that a request 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) has been received and will be evaluated by the Norfolk District.  Written comments, including any objections to the proposed alteration, stating reasons therefor, are being solicited from anyone having an interest in the requested alteration.  The authority to grant permission for temporary or permanent use, occupation or alteration of any USACE civil works project is contained in Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended, codified at 33 USC 408 (“Section 408”).  Section 408 authorizes the Secretary of the Army to grant permission for the alteration or occupation or use of a USACE project if the Secretary determines that the activity will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the project.

A Joint Permit Application has been received (NAO-2000-2192, VMRC 19-0279) from the City of Norfolk for the proposed installation of approximately 3,600 linear feet of living shoreline adjacent to Norfolk International Terminal (NIT) facilities at 7737 Terminal Boulevard situated along the Lafayette River near the confluence with the Elizabeth River in Norfolk.  The proposed project is located adjacent to the USACE/NIT Oyster Mitigation Project constructed in 2014 as part of the Craney Island Eastward Expansion Project and which is maintained by USACE. 

A copy of the Joint Permit Application can be obtained here: https://webapps.mrc.virginia.gov/public/habitat/

Written comments may be submitted via mail to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District
803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1096
ATTN: Justine Woodward

Or email to Justine.R.Woodward@usace.army.mil

If you have any questions, please contact Justine Woodward by telephone at 757-201-7728 or via email at Justine.R.Woodward@usace.army.mil.  

Comments are due by November 6, 2019.