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Division of Water, Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section Public Hearing: Sunrise Ventures, LLC


Division of Water

Start Date: 4/17/2019

End Date: 5/28/2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Water, Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section will conduct a public hearing on Sunrise Ventures, LLC’s application to construct a new 20 slip marina located south of the intersection of Kaitlyn Drive and Oyster House Road, Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, DE.

Sunrise Ventures, LLC proposes to construct a new 20 slip minor marina by installing a 6 foot wide by 13 foot long section of access pier, a 6 foot wide by 4 foot long section of access pier, a 6 foot wide by 434 foot long section of dock with a 38 foot long section constructed over uplands (for a total dock length of 472 linear feet) and a 6 foot wide by 7 foot long kayak launch ladder; to stabilize the shoreline in separate areas by installing 190 linear feet of riprap revetment, 145 linear feet of riprap revetment and to repair by replacement of 76 linear feet of bulkhead; to construct two (2) Stormwater outfall aprons portions protruding from the riprap revetment composed of a total of 5 cubic yards of riprap; to mechanically maintenance dredge 265± cubic yards to a depth ranging from -0.8 feet to -3.5 feet MLW in the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal, located south of the intersection of Kaitlyn Drive and Oyster House Road, Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, DE and to dispose of the dredged material via off-loading from a barge and then trucked to a previously approved borrow pit disposal area located northeast of the intersection of Irons Lane and Old Mill Road at Tax Parcel# 134-7.00-187.00, Dagsboro, Sussex County, DE

The public notice of the Department’s receipt of the application was published in The News Journal and the Delaware News on May 30, 2018 under Oyster House Village DE, LLC. The Department received a public hearing request on June 9, 2018.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Subaqueous Lands Act (7 Del C., Chapter 72) and “The Regulations Governing the Use of Subaqueous Lands”, and the “Marina Regulations” the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will conduct a public hearing on May 28, 2019 at 6 pm at the Indian River Marina, located at 39415 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. The purpose of the hearing is to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the aforementioned permit application, and will include a presentation from DNREC staff.

Persons wishing to comment on the applications and draft permit may do so either orally or in written form at the public hearing on May 28, 2019. In lieu of attending the public hearing, written comment may be submitted to the Hearing Officer via either email to Lisa.Vest@delaware.gov or via USPS to the following address:

Lisa A. Vest, Hearing Officer
Office of the Secretary
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901

The application is available for inspection at https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/water/wetlands-subaqueous/permits/ or copies may be obtained by contacting:

Gayle Calder
Division of Water
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901


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