NAO-2023-02524 (Lewistown Road Ashcake Road Roundabout, Hanover County, Virginia)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
Published May 13, 2024
Expiration date: 6/12/2024

May 13, 2024
CENAO-WRR-S
NAO-2023-02524

FEDERAL PUBLIC NOTICE
The District Commander received a joint application for Federal and State permits as described below:

APPLICANT
Mr. Scott Kramer
Hanover County – Department of Public Works
PO Box 470
Hanover, VA 23063

PROJECT LOCATION: 
The project is located at 10084 Ashcake Road, Hanover County, Virginia.  A vicinity map is attached.

PROJECT SIZE: 3.1 acres

NEAREST WATERWAY: Campbell Creek

LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE: 37.7239883, -77.4420753

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: 
The applicant proposes to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Ashcake Road and Lewistown Road and associated infrastructure to improve traffic congestion.

AUTHORITY:
Permits for the work in waters, including wetlands, are required pursuant to Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act (Public Law 95-217).  The Corps must comply with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (54 U.S.C. § 306108), 36 CFR Part 800, regulations implementing Section 106 of the NHPA and 33 CFR Part 325, Appendix C, Processing of Department of the Army Permits.

PURPOSE OF PUBLIC NOTICE:  
In compliance with regulations implementing Section 106 of the NHPA, the Corps is soliciting comments on the proposed project from the public; federal, state, and local agencies and officials; Native American Tribes; and other interested parties.  This public notice provides an opportunity for members of the public to express their views on the undertaking’s effects on historic properties and resolution of adverse effects.  The Corps is requesting comments to assist in evaluation of the effects of the project on historic properties and evaluation of alternatives or modifications which could avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects on historic properties.

HISTORIC PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION:
The Corps identified historic properties within the Corps permit area through a review of the Virginia Cultural Resource Information System (VCRIS).  The cultural resources survey and report done in the past are a reasonable and good faith effort to identify historic properties.  The review identified sixteen (16) architectural sites (042-5019, VA-013) the Hanover Courthouse Battlefield, nineteenth century, and (042-5802, 042-5141, 042-5502, 042-5503, 042-5504, 042-5507, 042-5802-0055, 042-5802-0080, 042-5802-0081, 042-5802-0082, 042-5802-0086, 042-5802-0087, 042-5802-0088, 042-5802-0098) the Brown Grove Rural Historic District and contributing resources.

ADVERSE EFFECT DETERMINATION
In consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office, and in consideration of views concerning effects provided by consulting parties the Corps applied the criteria of adverse effect to historic properties within the permit area.  The Corps determined that the proposed federal action would result in an adverse effect on 042-5802 and on 042-5502, 042-5503, and 042-5504 as contributing resources.  The Corps is consulting further to develop and evaluate alternatives or modifications to the undertaking that could avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects on historic properties.  The Corps, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the permittee, and other consulting parties are proposing to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) under Section 106 of the NHPA.

COMMENT PERIOD: 
Comments on this project should be in writing and can be sent by either email to justin.t.brown@usace.army.mil, or by regular mail, addressed to the Norfolk District, Corps of Engineers (ATTN:  CENAO-WRR), 9100 Arboretum Parkway, Suite 235, Richmond, VA, 23236, and should be received by the close of business on June 12, 2024.

PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY
Comments and information, including the identity of the submitter, submitted in response to this Public Notice may be disclosed, reproduced, and distributed at the discretion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Information that is submitted in connection with this Public Notice cannot be maintained as confidential by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Submissions should not include any information that the submitter seeks to preserve as confidential.

If you have any questions about this project or the permit process, contact
Mr. Justin T. Brown at 804-839-0574 or by email justin.t.brown@usace.army.mil.

 

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