[Note: title of general notice corrected] Pursuant to Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Permit Regulation 9 VAC 25-210-130 H, the State Water Control Board (Board) is giving notice of its intent to UNCONDITIONALLY CERTIFY Section 401 Water Quality Certification for activities authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District Regional Permit 17-RP-20, authorizing the creation of artificial reefs (oyster and fish haven) and dredging of old shellfish reefs, when the material, dredge shell or structural, will be used to create new or enhance existing natural or artificial reefs owned, operated or managed by the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, after considering public comment for a 30-day period starting January 18, 2017.
On November 8, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Norfolk District published a notice of their proposed reissuance and modification of the Norfolk District Regional Permit 17-RP-20 and its general conditions.
The State Water Control Board hereby proposes to UNCONDITIONALLY CERTIFY Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Norfolk District Regional Permit 17-RP-20. This is not a change from our previous unconditional certification of this regional permit.
The Board may only issue final Section 401 Certification decisions of a nationwide or regional USACE permit if the permit meets the requirements of the VWP regulation, as well as having advertised and accepted public comment for 30 days on its intent to provide, deny, or conditional certification. Therefore, the State Water Control Board will issue its final Section 401 Water Quality Certification decision on the 17-RP-20 at the end of the public comment process.
Written comments, including those by email, must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 16, 2017, and should be submitted to David L. Davis at the address given below. Only those comments received within this period will be considered by the Board. Written comments shall include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer, and shall contain a complete, concise statement of the factual basis for comments.
|Name / Title:||David L. Davis|
629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
|Telephone:||(804)698-4105 FAX: ()- TDD: ()-|