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Corps of Engineers awards contract for navigation project at Rhodes Point on Smith Island

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, awarded a contract Sept. 29, 2017, to Coastal Design & Construction Inc., a small business out of Gloucester, Virginia, in the amount of approximately $6.88 million for construction of a navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point on Smith Island, in collaboration with Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Somerset County. [Read More]
Published: Oct-02-17

Army Corps, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to start study on ways to protect vulnerable assets from coastal flooding

Baltimore District signed an agreement July 18 with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to begin an approximately $3-million, three-year study on possible ways to address coastal flooding and storm damage across more than 57 square miles in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas of suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. As part of this study, the team will investigate flood risk and identify ways to help protect vulnerable assets upon which the region relies, like local governments, businesses, institutions and water, energy and communication utilities; transportation hubs; federal buildings and military installations; national security facilities; and significant national monuments and cultural treasures. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-17

Poplar Island Cautionary Buoys

POPLAR ISLAND, Maryland – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and the Coast Guard are urging boaters to steer clear of a construction area that will be marked by cautionary buoys near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. [Read More]
Published: Jul-10-17

Army Corps of Engineers accepting comments on environmental assessment for navigation improvement project on Smith Island

Baltimore District released June 22 for a 15-day public comment period an environmental assessment for a navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point on Smith Island in collaboration with Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Somerset County. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-17

Baltimore District provides funding outlook for projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has announced the list of projects that will receive funding this fiscal year, as outlined in the fiscal 2017 work plan for the Army Civil Works program released May 24. Baltimore District is also sharing the projects included in the fiscal 2018 President’s Budget for Civil Works released May 23. [Read More]
Published: May-31-17

Oyster restoration resumes in Tred Avon River sanctuary

The Baltimore District along with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Oyster Recovery Partnership resumed oyster restoration on approximately 10 acres in the Tred Avon River sanctuary, April 18, 2017. This restoration effort was included as an option as part of an approximately $ 1-million contract awarded Sept. 26, 2016, to Blue Forge LLC that entailed the restoration of eight acres of mixed-shell reef in the Tred Avon. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-17

Army Corps, Pennsylvania officials meet for first-ever collaboration workshop

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held its first-ever regional collaboration meeting with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania April 11, 2017, at the Rachel Carson Building, aimed at increasing awareness of interagency capabilities and strengthening partnerships. [Read More]
Published: Apr-12-17

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

Kittleman announces agreement with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct flood-proofing study

Baltimore District has signed an agreement with Howard County to conduct a flood-proofing assessment for Ellicott City’s Main Street area. [Read More]
Published: Sep-30-16
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