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Army Corps resumes oyster restoration in Tred Avon River sanctuary

The Baltimore District resumed the construction of oyster reef in the Tred Avon River Oyster Sanctuary in Talbot County, Dec. 14, 2016. Eight acres of reef will be restored using aged mixed shell in water depths greater than 9 feet mean lower low water. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-16

New online maps show storm-based flood potential along Potomac, Anacostia rivers

New digital maps allow government leaders, emergency managers, and the public to view potential flood impacts during high-water events along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and nearby communities. The maps are now live on the National Weather Service’s web site. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-16

Corps of Engineers completes projects to manage stormwater at two Hyattsville elementary schools

Baltimore District, in coordination with the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, completed the construction of multiple projects to manage stormwater at both Ridgecrest Elementary and César Chávez Dual Spanish Immersion schools in Hyattsville, Maryland. [Read More]
Published: Nov-18-16

Corps of Engineers to host webinar on new permit process for work in Maryland

The Regulatory Branch is hosting a webinar Nov. 9, 2016, from 10 a.m. - noon on its fifth version of the Maryland State Programmatic General Permit (MDSPGP-5), which became effective Oct. 1, 2016, and will expire Sept. 30, 2021. The intent of MDSPGP-5 is to provide a streamlined Department of the Army authorization for certain recurring activities in Maryland formerly covered by the Nationwide Permits program that are similar in nature, have minimal individual and cumulative adverse effects on the aquatic environment, and satisfy other public interest review factors. [Read More]
Published: Oct-21-16

Army Corps enacts new permit process for activities in Maryland

The Baltimore District published its fifth version of the Maryland State Programmatic General Permit, Oct. 1, 2016, which will expire Sept. 30, 2021. The intent of MDSPGP-5 is to provide a streamlined Department of the Army authorization for certain recurring activities in Maryland formerly covered by the Nationwide Permits program that are similar in nature, have minimal individual and cumulative adverse effects on the aquatic environment, and satisfy other public interest review factors. [Read More]
Published: Oct-03-16

New general permit for work in Pennsylvania wetlands, waterways

The fifth version of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit (PASPGP-5) for authorization of work in wetlands/waterways within portions of Pennsylvania became effective July 1, 2016. This general permit operates in conjunction with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s state regulatory program to protect the aquatic environment, while allowing for reasonable development. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-16

Corps of Engineers constructs projects to manage stormwater at two Hyattsville elementary schools

The Baltimore District, in coordination with Prince George’s County, Department of the Environment (DoE), is constructing a project to manage stormwater at both Ridgecrest Elementary and César Chávez Dual Spanish Immersion schools, starting June 27, 2016, for about a 30-day construction period. The project includes the conversion of two non-functioning bio-retention ponds to submerged gravel wetland sites at both schools, with one additional gravel wetland site at César Chávez. [Read More]
Published: Jun-27-16

Corps of Engineers seeks comment on plan to restore aquatic habitat in Prince George’s County

The Baltimore District, in cooperation with Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, is seeking comments for a 30-day period, beginning June 1, 2016, on a plan to restore aquatic habitat in previously-degraded streams along six sites in the Anacostia Watershed in Prince George’s County. The combined restoration will restore approximately 7 miles of in-stream habitat, 4 miles of fish passage on the Northwest Branch, and connect 14 miles of previously-restored habitat from other restoration projects. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-16

Army Corps of Engineers proposes new process improvements for oyster aquaculture in Chesapeake Bay – seeks feedback

The Regulatory Branch is requesting comments on proposed changes to the current aquaculture permitting process in Maryland. Proposed changes include allowing unlimited project acreage for qualifying aquaculture activities and a concurrent application review process with Maryland Department of Natural Resources. [Read More]
Published: Apr-29-16

Baltimore District welcomes its 67th commander

Col. Edward P. Chamberlayne became the 67th commander of the Baltimore District, during a traditional military change of command ceremony Friday at Fort McHenry. He assumed command from Col. J. Richard Jordan III who has commanded the Baltimore District for the past three years. Chamberlayne, a native of Alexandria, Virginia, will now command the Corps district that includes his hometown. [Read More]
Published: Jul-17-15
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