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 (NAO 2019-00448, VMRC 19-0309) has been received from Jennifer Huelsberg for a shoreline stabilization project and a 256-foot long by 6-foot wide private pier that terminates in an 8-foot wide by 16-foot long L-head platform adjacent to 1608 Bay Point Drive situated along Broad Bay in Virginia Beach. The channelward end of the pier, including the L-head platform, extends approximately 116 feet into the area that is planned for future Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) restoration as part of the Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project.
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.