Interested parties are hereby notified of 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) that has been received and will be evaluated by the Norfolk District. Written comments, including any objections to the proposed alteration, stating reasons therefore, 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 action is also subject to the requirements and objectives of Executive Order (EO) 11988, Floodplain Management and has 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, Virginia Beach, Virginia and have the potential to impact the Sandbridge Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The actions proposed at 2828 and 3608 Sandfiddler Road include sand maintenance activities to remove excess sand that has migrated onto private property and the relocation of sand back onto Sandbridge beach. The action proposed at 3520 Sandfiddler Road includes sand maintenance activities and the construction of a bulkhead and return walls.
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 May 23, 2022.