Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published March 31, 2020
Expiration date: 4/14/2020

March 31, 2020

The District Commander has received a joint application for Federal and State permits as described below:

1521 Dranesville, LLC
1497 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, Virginia  22101

WATERWAY AND LOCATION OF THE PROPOSED WORK:  The project site is located on an approximately 5.7 acre parcel southeast of the intersection of Wiehle Avenue and Dranesville Road (State Route 228) at 1521 Dranesville Road in Fairfax County, Virginia.  The work will occur in a tributary to Folly Lick Branch.

PROPOSED WORK AND PURPOSE:  The applicant is proposing to construct McMillen Farm residential subdivision and associated infrastructure.  Approximately 130 linear feet of stream channel will be impacted by the proposed work. 

AUTHORITY: Permits for the work in waters and wetlands are required pursuant to Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act (Public Law 95-217).  The Corps must comply with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (54 U.S.C. § 306108), 36 CFR Part 800, regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and 33 CFR Part 325, Appendix C, Processing of Department of the Army Permits.

PURPOSE OF PUBLIC NOTICE:  In compliance with regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Norfolk District is soliciting comments on the proposed project from the public; Federal, state, and local agencies and officials; Native American Tribes; and other interested parties.  This public notice provides an opportunity for members of the public to express their views on the undertaking’s effects on historic properties and resolution of adverse effects.  Comments are requested to assist in evaluation of the effects of the project on historic properties and evaluation of alternatives or modifications which could avoid, minimize or mitigate adverse effects on historic properties.

HISTORIC PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION: The Norfolk District, Regulatory Branch identified historic properties within the USACE permit area.  A cultural resources survey was conducted on the project site and a report prepared: “Phase 1 Cultural Resources Survey of the McMillen Farm Property”, dated November 2017.  The cultural resources survey and report are a reasonable and good faith effort to identify historic properties.  The survey identified architectural site (029-0472), McMillen Farm is located within the project site.  

ADVERSE-EFFECT DETERMINATION: In consultation with the SHPO, the USACE has applied the criteria of adverse effect to historic properties within the permit area. The USACE is consulting further to develop and evaluate alternatives or modifications to the undertaking that could avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects on historic properties. The US Army Corps of Engineers (Norfolk District), Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the permittee are proposing to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

COMMENT PERIOD:  Comments on this project should be in writing and can be sent by either email to or by regular mail, addressed to the Norfolk District, Corps of Engineers (ATTN: CENAO-WRR), 18139 Triangle Shopping Center, Suite 213, Dumfries, Virginia 22026 and should be received by the close of business on April 14, 2020.

PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY:  Comments and information, including the identity of the submitter, submitted in response to this Public Notice may be disclosed, reproduced, and distributed at the discretion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Information that is submitted in connection with this Public Notice cannot be maintained as confidential by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Submissions should not include any information that the submitter seeks to preserve as confidential.

If you have any questions about this project or the permit process, contact Ms. Theresita Crockett-Augustine at 757-201-7194 or email at