Comment Period Ends: Public Notice 2016-11-28 (401 Program)

Event Description

November 28, 2016

TO:                  DENR-DWR-Wetlands-Public Listserv

FROM:             Karen Higgins, 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch

RE:                   Individual Water Quality Certification for Eagle Island Dike Improvements

The purpose of this Public Notice is outlined below.  This notice is available electronically at http://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-resources-permits/wastewater-branch/401-wetlands-buffer-permits/401-public-notices.

Public Notice; Water Quality Certification for Eagle Island Dike Improvements; DWR #2016-0804; Wilmington, New Hanover County

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District (69 Darlington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403) has applied to the North Carolina Division of Water Resources (DWR) for a 401 Water Quality Certification, pursuant to Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act and Title 15A North Carolina Administrative Code 02H .0500.  The activity for which this certification is sought is to permanently impact 35.5 acres of jurisdictional wetlands to construct a toe berm around the existing Eagle Island dike to raise it to an elevation of 50 feet.  The DWR must take final action on the application prior to January 16, 2017.

The public is invited to comment in writing to the DWR on the application described above.  Comments should be mailed to the NC Division of Water Resources, Attn:  Jennifer Burdette, 1617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1617, faxed to 919-807-6394, or emailed to jennifer.burdette@ncdenr.gov.  Comments must be received by DWR no later than close of business on January 3, 2017.

A copy of the application is available online at http://edocs.deq.nc.gov/WaterResources/0/fol/400191/Row1.aspx.  A copy of the application is also on file at the DWR Central Office.  The application may be inspected with an appointment during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.  To schedule an appointment, please contact Jennifer Burdette at jennifer.burdette@ncdenr.gov or 919-807-6364.  File materials may not be removed for any DWR office; copy machines are available for use.  Copies are 5 cents per page.