Interested parties are hereby notified that multiple requests 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) have 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. The proposed actions are also subject to requirements and objectives of Executive Order (EO) 11988, Floodplain Management and have the potential to impact floodplains. This notice complies with Section 2(a)(4) of EO 11988 and requests advance public comment to determine if there are any public concerns regarding potential impacts on floodplains.
The actions being considered are located in Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia and have the potential to impact the Sandbridge Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The actions are proposed at the following addresses along Sandfiddler Road: 2468, 2604, 2616, 2620, 2632, 2704, 2724, 2756, 2764, 2824, 2800, 2804, 2832, 2844, 2960, 3012, 3200, 3208, 3252, 3256, 3268, 3280, 3324, 3332, 3348, 3352, 3356, 3360, 3380, 3408, 3424, 3540, 3544, 3636, 3316, 3644, and 3688. The primary actions being considered include sand maintenance activities to remove excess sand that has migrated onto private property and place it back onto Sandbridge Beach. Other actions may also include the proposed construction of structural measures including but not limited to: bulkheads, piles, decks, pools, storage sheds, landscaping, or other residential structural features.
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 February 26, 2021.