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Public Notice CENAB-OP-N-22-01

Comment Period: August 16, 2022 to September 15, 2022. Description: To perform maintenance dredging for the Herring Bay and Rockhold Creek federal navigation channel near Deale, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Contact: Danielle Szimanski at denielle.m.szimanski@usace.army.mil.
Published: 8/16/2022

Application Number 408-NAB-2021-0005 York County Rail Trail

Comment Period: April 20, 2022 – May 19, 2022. ACTIVITY: Construction of a structure to provide protection to trail users from an overhead railroad bridge. The structure is to be constructed with 4 vertical poles to support metal fencing directly beneath the existing bridge. Location: Codorus Creek, York PA. POC: Robert Lewis at 410-962-2708, via email at Robert.L.Lewis@usace.army.mil or writing this office at the above address.
Published: 4/20/2022

Mid-Chesapeake Bay Islands Ecosystem Restoration, Barren Island, Dorchester County, Maryland

All Interested Parties: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), including guidelines in 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 230 (Procedures for Implementing NEPA), the Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Port Administration (MPA), the non-federal sponsor, has prepared this draft supplemental Environmental Assessment (sEA) for the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Island Ecosystem Restoration Project (Mid-Bay Island Project) at Barren Island.
Published: 12/14/2021

OPN 21-07 (Rehabilitation of Bridge No. A-C-06 Baltimore Street Over Wills Creek)

PURPOSE: To replace the existing Baltimore Street Bridge with a new superstructure. The new bridge will consist of steel girders, a concrete deck, and concrete parapets. The existing beam seat (which coincides with the channel walls) will be replaced. Cracks and spalls on the flood control walls supporting the bridge will be repaired. Pipes that go through the flood control walls at the top of the walls will be replaced. Comment Period: December 10, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Published: 12/10/2021

OPN 21-06 (Anacostia River - Trail Lighting Project - Prince George's Co., MD)

Comment Period: June 23, 2021 - July 22, 2021 PURPOSE: Install overhead lighting along a section of the Anacostia River Trail between Bunker Trail and Charles Armentrout Drive.
Published: 6/25/2021

OPN 21-04 (Wyoming Valley - Closure Structure Modification Project, Luzerne Co., MD)

Comment Period: June 25, 2021 to July 24, 2021. PURPOSE: To perform modifications of seven (7) openings in the line of protection which currently either require the placement of sandbags during high water event or no longer warranted because the opening served a rail line that has since been abandoned.
Published: 6/25/2021

OPN 21-03 (Fishing Creek South Jetty Rehabilitation and Maintenance Dredging) Calvert County, MD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (Corps), is planning to perform rehabilitation construction to the southern jetty and maintenance dredging for the Fishing Creek Federal navigation channel in Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County, Maryland. Please be advised that implementation of this maintenance dredging is dependent on available funds.
Published: 5/18/2021

OPN 21-02 Application 408-NAB-2021-0002 (Hornell – Water Pollution Control Plant Improvements)

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District has received an application to alter a US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Project, pursuant to 33 USC 408 (Section 408). The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments and recommendations from the public concerning issuance of a Department of the Army permit for the work described below. APPLICANT: City of Hornell Water Pollution Control Plant AGENT: Mr. Matthew Higgins, Project Engineer, LaBella Associates, DPC FEDERAL PROJECT: Hornell Flood Risk Management, Southeast Hornell System LOCATION: Hornell (City) and Hornellsville (Town), New York
Published: 5/13/2021

OPN 21-01 Maintence Dredging, Wicomico River, Wicomico County

Comment Period: February 22, 2021 to March 24, 2021. Project Description: The proposed work consists of dredging the Wicomico River channel to its authorized depth of 14 feet mean lower low water (MLLW), plus one foot of allowable over depth, and a width of 75 feet in the Wicomico River, Wicomico County, Maryland. Contact Person: Ms. Danielle Szimanski at Danielle.m.Szimanski@usace.army.mil.
Published: 2/22/2021

PN 20-02 408-NAB-2020-0006 (Corning, NY - Drainage Conduit at Monkey Run) Steuben

PN 20-02 Comment Period: May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020 Description: The City of Corning proposes to install a new 15” drainage conduit into the existing channel at Monkey Run, Steuben County, NY. POC: is Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 5/1/2020

PN19-15 (408-NAB-2019-0016), Anacostia River - Bank Stabilization

The project involves the placement of a stone sill, clean fill and freshwater tidal vegetation to stabilize an eroding shoreline segment along the Anacostia River within Colmar Manor Park. POC: Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil
Published: 10/23/2019

OPN 19-13 (408-NAB-2019-14, Fishing Creek Maintenance Dredging

OPN-19-13 - o mechanically or hydraulically dredge approximately 822 lf of Fishing Creek (a Federal navigation channel) for purposes of removing sediment that has shoaled and is currently impeding navigable access (recreational, commercial, and emergency). The dredge material will be taken to a permitted dredge disposal facility located within the Town of Chesapeake Beach. POC: Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 9/30/2019

PN19-12 - (NAB-408-2019-0013) - Queenstown Harbor Maintenance Dredging - QA Co.

PN19-12 - Mechanical dredging of boat slips in Queenstown at 1st Ave and 2nd Ave. Removal of approximately 844 CY and placement Queen Anne's Queenstown Creek, Chester River 1st Ave & 2nd Ave, Queenstown, MD 21658 38.989977 -76.161031. POC: Mr. Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 7/1/2019

PN19-11 - (408-NAB-2019-0012) - JBAB - Sea Wall Repair - Washington DC

PN19-11 The proposed repair and maintenance work consists of debris and vegetation removal along the length of the FRMS, concrete and joint repair on the floodwall, filling voids and strengthening soils beneath the floodwall, installation of a new 500- LF rip rap revetment over the masonry seawall, and stabilization of the earthen levee soil. POC: Mr. Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 7/1/2019

OP 19-10 (408-NAB-2019-0011) - Sunbury - Pipe From SHT to CSO Equalization Tank - Northumberland Co.

Op 19-10 The Sunbury Municipal Authority (Wastewater Department) is planning on adding a 24” force main along the toe of the Levee, south of their Wastewater Treatment Plant. The proposed line would convey preliminary treated wastewater to an existing tank for equalization storage during high flow events. The Line would be located approximately 8’ from the existing fence and 5’ from the ground level toe of slope of the levee for a lateral length of 230 LF. POC: Mr. Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil
Published: 6/18/2019

OP 19-09 (408-NAB-2019-0010) - Codorus Creek - Rail Trail Phase 4 - York Co.

OP 19-09 - Construct 2,100 ft of non-motorized vehicle/pedestrian trail connecting two existing portions of the York Heritage Rail Trail. Minor grading and trail placement will occur on the land-side of levee toe slope. POC: Mr. Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil
Published: 6/18/2019

OP 19-08 (408-NAB-2019-0009) - Binghamton - Conduit Repair - Broome Co.

OP 19-08 - (408-NAB-2019-0009) - Repair deteriorated conduits of nine drainage structures penetrating the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers levee system. POC: Mr. Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 6/17/2019

OP 19-06 (408-NAB-2019-0007) - Hornell LFPP - Replace Canisteo St Bridge - Steuben Co.

OP 19-06 - Hornell LPP - Replace Canisteo St Bridge in Hornell, NY. POC: Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 6/17/2019

OP 19-07 (408-NAB-2019-0008) Hornell LFPP-Replace Seneca and E. Main St Bridges - Steuben Co.

OP 19-07 - (408-NAB-2019-0008) - Replace Bridges at Seneca St. over Canacadea Creek and E. Main St. over Chauncey Run. POC: Mr. Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 6/17/2019

OPN 19-03 (408-NAB-2019-0006) - Replace Drainage Structure - Steuben Co.

OPN 19-03 - Replace existing drainage structure pipe (DS 1B) using pipe bursting technique. Replace concrete endwall and flapgate. POC: Mr. Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 6/10/2019

OPN 19-04 (408-NAB-2019-0004) - Sunbury Precast Drop Box for TD17 - Northumberland Co.

OPN 19-04 -Install a pre‐cast inlet along the existing flood wall at Race St./Line St. for Toe Drain #17 location. POC: Mr. Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 6/10/2019

OPN 19-05 (408-NAB-2019-0005) - Sunbury - Reconnect Rail Tracks thru Closure 1 - Northumberland Co.

OPN 19--05 - Reconstruct Railroad tracks through closure structure #1. The project will be completed by Norfolk Southern completely. It will involve replacing approximately 500 LF of railroad tracks that run through Closure Structure No. 1 and on the toe of the Levee. The entire Bituminous Sill will be replaced. An Epflex Railseal will be installed. POC: Mr. Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 6/10/2019

OPN 19-02 (408-NAB-2019-0003) - Corning Paver Replacement - Steuben County

opn 19-02 - (408-nab-2019-0003) - Corning Incorporated is proposing to remove and replace an existing brick paver walkway adjacent to an existing USACE flood wall located on the north side of its headquarters, adjacent to the Chemung River. The project will be adjacent to the existing wall but will not impact, be connected to, or involve modification to the wall itself. POC: Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil.
Published: 6/7/2019

OPN 19-01 (408-NAB-2019-0002) Lock Haven Area Flood Authority - Clinton County

Construct a 30’ x 20’ pavilion above an existing concrete pad within the flowage easement at 231 Havenview Retreat in Woodward Township, PA. POC: Nicholas Krupa at 410-962-4721, via email at Nicholas.E.Krupa@usace.army.mil
Published: 6/7/2019

OPN-18-03 Maintenance Dredging, Upper Wicomico River, Somerset County, Maryland

OPN-18-03 - Maintenance dredging for the Federal navigation channel in the Wicomico River, Wicomico Co., Maryland. POC: Ms. Danielle Szimanski at (410) 962-6064 or Danielle.m.szimanski@usace.army.mil.
Published: 7/24/2018

OP-N-18-01 - Baltimore Harbor and Channels, Maryland

Proposed Maintenance Dredging of Curtis Bay Channel, Cutoff Angle, Craighill Upper Range, Craighill Angle, Craighill Channel, Craighill Entrance. POC: Mr. Kevin Mainquist @ 410-962-6030 if there are any questions regarding the proposed work.
Published: 4/16/2018

OP-N-18-02 (REVISION) Baltimore Harbor and Channels, Virginia

Proposed Maintenance Dredging of the York Spit Channel. POC: Mr. Kevin Mainquist @ 410-962-6030 or Paul.K.Mainquist@usace.army.mil
Published: 4/16/2018

Revised N-17-02 Maintenance Dredging, Knapps Narrows, Tilghman Island, Talbot Co.

Revised OP-N-17-02 – Description: To perform maintenance dredging for the Federal navigation channel at Knapps Narrows, Tilghman Island, Talbot County, Maryland. POC: Danielle Szimanski @ 410-962-6064 or Danielle.m.Szimanski@usace.army.mil
Published: 8/10/2017

NN17-02 (Dredging & Construction, Sheep Pen Gut Channel) - Somerset Co.

NN-17-02 – Description: To perform dredging and realignment of the Sheep Pen Gut Federal navigation channel on the west side of Smith Island near Rhodes Point, Somerset County, Maryland. POC: Danielle Szimanski @ 410-962-6064 or Danielle.m.Szimanski@usace.army.mil
Published: 5/4/2017

NN-17-01 - Proposed Maintenance Dredging of the Cape Henry Channel

NN-71-01 – Description: Baltimore Harbor and Channels, Virginia - Proposed Maintenance Dredging of the Cape Henry POC: Ms. Tiffany Burroughs @ 410-962-5677.
Published: 4/19/2017

NN16-04 (Maintenance Dredging, Wicomico River) - Wicomico County

NN16-04 – May 31, 2016 Description: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (Corps), is planning to perform maintenance dredging for the Federal navigation channel on the Wicomico River, Wicomico County, Maryland. Please be advised that implementation of this maintenance dredging is dependent on available funds. The Corps’ notification and review procedures for dredging in Federal navigation channels is found under Section 313 and 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1977 (33USC 1323 and 1344). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Danielle Szimanski at (410) 962-6064 or Danielle.M.Szimanski@usace.army.mil
Published: 6/1/2016

NN-16-02 (Maintenance Dredging, The Inlet at Ocean City) - Worcester County

NN 16-02 – May 31, 2016 Description: Pursuant to Sections 313 and 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1977 (33 USC 1323 and 1344) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pending availability of funds the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to perform maintenance dredging of the Federal navigation channel of the Ocean City Inlet, Ocean City, Maryland. For more information please contact Mrs. Danielle Szimanski at (410) 962-6064 with any questions.
Published: 5/31/2016

NN16-03 (Maintenance Dredging, Twitch Cove and Big Thorofare at Smith Isalnd) - Somerset Co.

NN 16-03 – May 27, 2016 Description: The Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to perform maintenance dredging of the Federal navigation channels on Smith Island known as Twitch Cove and Big Thorofare, Somerset County, Maryland. Approximately 80,000 cubic yards (CY) of material will be hydraulically dredged. The majority of the dredged material will be beneficially used to restore dune and wetland habitat on Swan Island, which is part of the Martin National Wildlife Refuge at Smith Island. A portion of the dredged material will also be used to reinforce the south jetty (located 0.85 miles west of Ewell) where it ties into land and restore the adjacent shoreline. See public notice and associated maps for more information and please contact Ms. Catherine Perkins, Navigation, at 410-962-4283 with any questions.
Published: 5/27/2016

OP-N-16-01 (Baltimore Harbor and Channels, Maryland)

Proposed Maintenance Dredging of the Craighill Angle, Ferry Bar Channel, Brewerton Angle
Published: 4/26/2016

NN-15-06 Knapps Narrows Public Meeting for Citizens Regarding Maintenance Dredging and Construction of Dredged Material Placement Site on the Knapps Narrows, Talbot County, Maryland

The Baltimore District of the Army Corps of Engineers is planning to perform maintenance dredging for the Federal navigation channel at Knapps Narrows, Talbot County, Maryland.
Published: 8/14/2015

NN-15-03 (Revised) Maintenance Dredging, Knapps Narrows, Tilghman Isalnd, Talbot County, Maryland

NN15-03 (Revised) – June 23, 201 2015 Description: POC: The proposed work consists of dredging the Knapps Narrows Channel at Tilghman Island to its authorized depth of 9 feet (MLLW), plus two feet of allowable overdepth and a width of 74 feet. Ms. Danielle Szimanski @ 410-962-6064 or at Danielle.m.szimanski@usace.army.mil
Published: 6/23/2015

PN 15-05 (St. Jerome Creek, MD, Shallow Draft Navigation, Sec 107) - St. Mary's County

A Feasibility Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment for 30-day public review for improvements to navigation in St. Jerome Creek for the County Commissioners of St. Mary's County, Maryland. The proposed project includes construction of two batter pile/vinyl sheet pile jetties held in place by vinyl covered piles at the entrance to St. Jerome Creek. POC: Ms. Angie Sowers, 410-962-7440, angela.sowers@usace.army.mil
Published: 5/19/2015

PN15-05 (Maintenance Dredging, Crisfield Harbor at Crisfield) - Somerset County

PN15-05 – April 27, 2015 Description: The proposed work consists of dredging the southern end of the Crisfield channel at Crisfield to its authorized depth of 12 feet (MLLW), plus two feet of allowable overdepth, and a varying width of 100 feet to 425 feet. POC: Danielle Szimanski @ 410-962-6064 or at Danielle.m.szimanski@usace.army.mil or Ms. Catherine Perkins @ 410-962-4283 or at Catherine.j.perkins@usace.army.mil
Published: 4/29/2015

PN 15-04 (Maintenance Dredging, Twitch Cove and Big Thorofare at Smith Island) - Somerset County

PN 15-04 – April 20, 2015 Description: The proposed work consists of dredging the Twitch Cove and Big Thorofare channels at Smith Island to their authorized depth of 7 feet (MLLW), plus two feet of allowable overdepth, and a width of 60 feet. POC: Ms. Danielle Szimanski @ 410-962-6064 or at Danielle.m.szimanski@usace.army.mil or Ms. Catherine Perkins @ 410-962-4283 or at Catherine.j.perkins@usace.army.mil
Published: 4/21/2015

PN 15-03 (Maintenance Dredging, Knapps Narrows, Tilghman Island) - Talbot County

PN 15-03 – April 17, 2015 Description: The proposed work consists of dredging the Knapps Narrows Channel at Tilghman Island to its authorized depth of 9 feet (MLLW), plus two feet of allowable overdepth, and a width of 74 feet. POC: Danielle Szimanski @ 410-962-6064 or at Danielle.m.szimanski@usace.army.mil
Published: 4/21/2015

CENAB-OP-N-15-02 Baltimore Harbor and Channels, Maryland - Proposed Maintenance Dredging of the Fort McHenry Channel, Seagrit Channel West, Brewerton

The Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to perform maintenance dredging of the Baltimore Harbor & Channels Federal navigation project during calendar years 2015 and 2016.
Published: 4/6/2015

CENAB-OP-N-15-01/Maintenance Dredging, The Inlet at Ocean City, Worcester County

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Published: 3/17/2015

Public Meeting: Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Baltimore Harbor and Channels 50-foot Project

Intent to Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to Support the Decision
Published: 10/22/2014

PN-OP-N-14-02 Proposed Maintenance Dredging of the Craighill and Cutoff Angle

The Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to perform maintenance dredging of the Baltimore Harbor & Channels Federal navigation project during calendar years 2014 and 2015.
Published: 7/1/2014

PN OP-N-14-01: Maintenance Dredging, Wicomico River, Wicomico County, Maryland

Pending availability of funds the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to perform maintenance dredging of the Federal navigation channel in Wicomico River, Wicomico County, Maryland.
Published: 4/10/2014

PN 13-03 Maintenance Dredging, Isle of Wight Channel and Sinepuxent Bay at Ocean City, Worcester County, Maryland

Pursuant to Sections 313 and 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1977 (33 USC 1323 and 1344) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pending availability of funds the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to perform maintenance dredging of the Federal navigation channel in Isle of Wight Bay, and Sinepuxent Bay, Ocean City, Maryland.
Published: 9/24/2013

Public Notice 13-02

Pursuant to Sections 313 and 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1977 (33 USC 1323 and 1344), NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PENDING THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS, the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, proposes to perform maintenance dredging of the Baltimore Harbor & Channels Federal navigation project during calendar years 2013 and 2014.
Published: 7/11/2013

NAV PN 13-01 Maintenance Dredging, Little Wicomico River

The proposed work consists of dredging the channel to the authorized depth of 8 feet, mean lower low water (MLLW), plus 2 feet of advanced maintenance dredging and 1 foot of allowable overdepth (Enclosure 1). Due to the inaccuracies in dredging, some material may be removed beyond the overdepth. However, it is typically a negligible amount. Approximately 12,000 cubic yards of material consisting primarily of sand, gravel, shell and combinations thereof, are to be dredged using a hydraulic pipeline dredge, from the outermost 1,100 feet of the channel and placed on the proposed beach area (Enclosure 2). The dredge pipeline will be routed to minimize impacts to the habitat of the northeastern beach tiger beetle, which is located along the beach between the placement site and the Federal channel entrance.
Published: 6/27/2013