408-NAO-2023-0072; City of Hampton, Tappan Avenue Breakwater Project
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.
A Joint Permit Application (NAO-2022-01447; VMRC 2022-1319) has been received from City of Hampton for construction of a breakwater with a 250 ft crest and 10 ft width and a 15,000-sf subaqueous impact along Buckroe Beach in Hampton, Virginia to help stabilize the shoreline in the vicinity of Tappan Avenue. The proposed project has the potential to impact the Buckroe Beach LLP Local Shoreline Protection Project.
A copy of the Joint Permit Application can be obtained here: https://webapps.mrc.virginia.gov/public/habitat/
Written comments may be submitted via mail to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District
803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1096
ATTN: Gina Dotolo
Or email to Gina.M.Dotolo@usace.army.mil
If you have any questions, please contact Gina Dotolo by telephone at 757-201-7862 or via email at Gina.M.Dotolo@usace.army.mil.
Comments are due by August 3, 2023.