Archive: March, 2021
  • Norfolk District’s Final Regional Conditions, 401 Water Quality Certification, and Coastal Zone Management Act Determination for the Sixteen 2021 Nationwide Permits

    The purpose of this Public Notice is to provide an update on Norfolk District’s Final Regional Conditions, the Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) and the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) determination for the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and four new NWPs published as a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) on January 13, 2021. The Norfolk District received the CZMA determination on December 17, 2020 and the Section 401 WQC on December 21, 2020 from the Commonwealth of Virginia for the 16 NWPs and the regional conditions applicable in Virginia, including the Northern Virginia Military Installations within Baltimore District’s Area of Responsibility. The Section 401 WQC and CZMA determination were provided for the entire set of NWPs proposed in the September 15, 2020 Federal Register (85 FR 57298). However, Norfolk District developed new regional conditions to address only the Section 401 WQC and the CZMA conditions for the 16 NWPs finalized in the January 13, 2021 Federal Register.

  • Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Project, Sewells Point to Lamberts Bend Channel – Proposed Maintenance and New Work Dredging, Transport, and Alternative Placement at Norfolk Ocean Disposal Site (NODS).

    Expiration date: 4/2/2021

    Pursuant to Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) of 1972, this Public Notice serves as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District (Corps) notification relating to proposed placement of suitable dredged material at the Norfolk Ocean Disposal Site (NODS). Approximately 12.1 million cubic yards (MCY) of maintenance and new work dredged material from the Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Project, Sewells Point to Lamberts Bend Channel (SPLB), was evaluated to determine compliance with the criteria in Part 227 of MPRSA, Section 103.

  • NAO-2020-01667

    Expiration date: 4/1/2021

    The proposed project is located west of Interstate 95 (I-95), north of Centreport Parkway and south of Stafford Regional Airport in Stafford County, Virginia. The proposed project is located in waters associated with unnamed tributaries to Potomac Creek, which flows to the Potomac River. The applicant proposes to construct two 630,000 square foot buildings with approximately 1,100 tractor trailer parking spaces, 350 trailer loading spaces, approximately 1,800 employee parking spaces, and associated stormwater management and utilities. The proposed project will result in permanent impacts to 0.79 acre of wetlands and 1,506 linear feet (0.23-acre) of stream channel. The purpose of the proposed work is to provide large-scale distribution facility in proximity of I-95 in Stafford County between Richmond and Northern Virginia to remain market competitive.

  • Section 408 Review of Sand Maintenance Activities, Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Expiration date: 3/16/2021

    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. The action being considered is located in Sandbridge, Virginia Beach, Virginia and has the potential to impact the Sandbridge Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The action is proposed at 3008 Sandfiddler Road and includes sand maintenance activities to remove excess sand that has migrated onto private property and place it back onto Sandbridge Beach.