Buckroe Beach – City of Hampton Buckroe Beach Boardwalk Improvements Phase II
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
Actions that encroach upon a USACE federal project require a Section 408 review to determine no negative impacts will occur as a result of project implementation. The proposed improvements include repair and resurfacing of concrete sidewalks, the boardwalk and the existing concrete seawall in select areas. Other actions include the construction of new pedestrian ramps, a vehicle ramp, removal and replacement of light poles, sign installation, reconstruction of landscape beds and the installation of a new footwashing station. The project extends into the USACE Buckroe Renourishment Project.
Written comments may be submitted via mail to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District
803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1096
ATTN: Kim Koelsch
Or email to Kimberly.C.Koelsch@usace.army.mil
If you have any questions, please contact Kim Koelsch by telephone at 757-818-3093 or via email at Kimberly.C.Koelsch@usace.army.mil.
Comments are due by November 30, 2020.