Section 408 Public Notice for Richmond Floodwall South-Silo

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
Published Jan. 25, 2024

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 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 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. The USACE requests advance public comment to determine if there are any public concerns regarding potential impacts on floodplains.

The actions being considered are located at 2 & 4 Manchester Road in Richmond, Virginia and have the potential to impact the Richmond Local Flood Protection Project. The primary actions being considered include the construction of an asphalt service road landside of the existing floodwall foundation. There are no activities occurring within jurisdictional wetlands or waters.

Written comments may be submitted via mail to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District
803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1096
ATTN: Sara Bahnson

Or email to

If you have any questions, please contact Sara E. Bahnson by telephone at 757-201-7693 or via email at  

Comments are due by February 7, 2024.