Published Aug. 3, 2020
Expiration date: 8/18/2020

Interested parties are hereby notified that a request for permission to alter a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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 Norfolk District. Written comments, including any objections to the proposed alteration and stated reasons, are being solicited. 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, occupation or use of a USACE project if it’s determined the activity will not be injurious to the public interest nor impair the project’s usefulness.

A Joint Permit Application (VMRC#20-0715) has been received from David Earl to construct a new 6-feet-wide by 231-feet-long private pier with an L-head platform, floating dock and two open-sided boathouses adjacent to 1600 Stephens Road, situated along Broad Bay in Virginia Beach. The proposed pier project would replace an existing pier. The pier’s channel-ward end, including the L-head platform, extends into the area planned for future submerged aquatic vegetation restoration as part of the Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project. 

A copy of the Joint Permit Application can be obtained here:

Written comments may be submitted via mail to:

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

Or send by email to

If you have questions, contact Justine Woodward at 757-201-7728 or

Comments are due by Aug. 18.