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PN 13-03: Harris Creek Open House - Easton, MD

Posted: 1/28/2013

Expiration date: 3/26/2013


THE PURPOSE OF THIS PUBLIC NOTICE IS TO SOLICIT COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE WORK DESCRIBED BELOW AND TO ANNOUNCE THE DATE OF A CORPS PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING/MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT PUBLIC INFORMATION HEARING ON THE SUBJECT APPLICATION. AT THIS TIME, NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT AUTHORIZATIONS WILL BE ISSUED. THE CORPS PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING/MDE PUBLIC INFORMATION HEARING WILL BE HELD:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Inclement Weather Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Easton High School
723 Mecklenburg Avenue
Easton, Maryland 21601

The Corps public information meeting/MDE public information hearing provides members of the public the opportunity to present views, opinions, and information which will be considered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (Corps) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in evaluating the permit application. A poster session/display will be available from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM where project drawings can be reviewed. Agency representatives will also be available to answer questions. From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, a project presentation will be given followed by public testimony. A time limit of three minutes per speaker may be set, depending on the number of speakers, to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to voice their views.

Anyone who is hearing impaired and/or is non-English speaking; who wishes to attend this public meeting/hearing should notify Mrs. Mary Frazier at the address/telephone number listed near the end of this public notice. All requests for an oral, sign language, or non-English language interpreter must be received by February 1, 2013. To the extent possible and feasible, an interpreter will be provided.

The Corps has received an application for a Department of the Army Permit pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344), to restore natural, self-sustaining, oyster populations and oyster bottom habitat in Harris Creek, Talbot County, Maryland. MDE has also received an application for a Tidal Wetlands License from the Maryland Board of Public Works pursuant to Title 16 of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.