Tag: 2016
  • District of Columbia team that manages flood risks is recognized nationally

    A District of Columbia interagency team that manages flood risks, known as the DC Silver Jackets, was recognized as state team of the year during a national workshop in St. Louis, March 2, 2017. The DC Silver Jackets leverages resources to identify and implement comprehensive, resilient, and sustainable solutions to reduce flood risks around the flood-prone District. There are active Silver Jackets teams in 47 states, plus the District, and the program is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.