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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Permits


Division of Water
Start Date: April 1, 2020
End Date: April 21, 2020

Subaqueous Lands Permit Application

Randy and Pamela Merritt (3-34-19.00-229.00) – To construct a 6 by 18 foot long dock extension, a 6 by 12 foot long floating kayak dock, a PWC left with one associated pilling, and an access ladder in Bald Eagle Canal at 129 E. Side Drive, Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club, Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, DE       

Thomas and Tracy Thoman (3-34-19.00-330.00) – To install a 6 by 12 foot long floating kayak dock connecting to a previously authorized structure at 79 Blackpool Road, Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club, Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, DE

Division of Watershed Stewardship (between 234-35.05-125.00 & 126.00) – To install a 24-inch diameter, 50-foot long high-density polyethylene pipe for the extension of an existing stormwater outfall pipe, and to install eighteen (18), 12-inch diameter pilings for the construction of a 6 foot wide by 50 foot long outfall pipe support structure in the Indian River Bay, located between 33222 and 33226 Mercer Avenue, Oak Orchard, Millsboro, Sussex County, DE

Sussex Conservation District (533-11.00-98.01 and 98.02) – To remove up to 366 cubic yards of material, to place 3.15 cubic yards of fill and up to 209 cubic yards of rip-rap for bank stabilization along a 394 linear foot long section of streambank in Bear Hole Tax Ditch, at 37044 and 37050 Johnson Road, Selbyville, Sussex County, DE

Subaqueous Lands Permit and Wetlands Application

Southern Delaware Botanic Gardens, Inc (233-6.00-116.10) – To stabilize the shoreline and conduct wetland enhancements by constructing the following four phases: Phase 1 to include 318 linear feet of anchored branch toe.  Phase 2 to restore vegetative communities by planting ≈ 30 clusters of 15 wetland plugs each and to create a pollinator grove by installing ≈ 8 inverted root wads with triad plant clusters, ≈ 7 shrub triad plant clusters and 9 herbaceous triad plant clusters across 5,652 square feet channelward of MHW and a portion in State-regulated wetlands.  Phase 3 to restore vegetative communities by planting ≈ 350 wetland plugs across 655 square feet channelward of MHW and a portion in State-regulated wetlands.  Phase 4 to restore vegetative communities by installing 3 root wads, to fill with 4 cubic yards of sand in barren areas and to plant ≈ 500 wetland plugs across 544 square feet channelward of MHW and a portion in State-regulated Wetlands located in Pepper Creek at the Delaware Botanic Gardens, 30220 Piney Neck Road, Dagsboro, Sussex County, DE

Subaqueous Lands Lease Renewal Application

Pinewater Civic Association (2-34-17.16-9.00) – To maintain a 6 by 48 foot long pier, a 16 by 33 foot long boat ramp and 42 linear feet of rip-rap in Hopkins Prong along Pinewater Drive, Pinewater Farms, Harbeson, Sussex County, DE

James and Judith Shipley (2-34-24.00-20.00) – To maintain a 4 by 92 foot long pier and a 8 by 12 foot long dock in Herring Creek at 35444 Council Lane, Lewes, Sussex County, DE

James C. Santangelo, Sr. (234-34.12-42.00) – To maintain a 4 by 225 foot long pier, a 5 by 30 foot long dock, two boatlifts with four associated pilings each, and four stand-alone moorings pilings in the Indian River Bay, at 32368 River Road, Millsboro, Sussex County, DE

Cotton Patch Hills Association (134-5.00-126.00) – To maintain a 5 by 146 foot long pier, twelve 1.5-2.5 by 10 foot long finger piers and forty free-standing mooring pilings in Beach Cove, at Cotton Patch Hills Community Marina, located on the bayside of Route 1, Bethany Beach, Sussex County, DE

Sumner and Bonnie Crosby (3-35-4.18-90.00) – To maintain three 2 by 14 foot long piers and twelve stand-alone piles in Lewes and Rehoboth Canal, at 558 Pilottown Road, Lewes, Sussex County, DE

James and Joan Smith (2-33-07.00-131.00) – To maintain a 6 by 60 foot long pier and 4 mooring pilings in Pepper Creek, at 171 Riverview Drive, Dagsboro, Sussex County, DE

Subaqueous Lands Lease Applications

Don Dzedzy (134-7.00-100.00) – To repair by replace 38 feet of bulkhead, to construct a 7 foot long return wall and a 2 foot long return wall, to construct a 4 by 70 foot long pier, and to install a boatlift with 4 associated pilings in the Indian River Bay, at 29716 Seagrass Court, Dagsboro, Sussex County, DE

Subaqueous Permit and Wetlands Application

DNREC Delaware Coastal Programs (1401700005, 1401700017, 1401700051) – For research activities of minimal impact for a 5 year scientific study adjacent to Blackbird Creek, at Blackbird Creek Reserve, Blackbird Landing Road, Townsend, New Castle County, DE

These Documents/Applications above are available for review by contacting:

Gayle Calder
Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-9943
FAX 302-739-6304

If you have any comments, please return this memo to this office by April 21, 2020.

A public hearing on the above applications will NOT be held unless the Secretary of DNREC determines that a public hearing is in the public interest or if a written meritorious objection to the application is received within 20 days from this notice.  Please indicate in your letter whether your intention is to request a public hearing or whether you are simply providing comments for the Department’s consideration. If a public hearing is desired, please be advised that a public hearing request shall be deemed meritorious if it exhibits familiarity with the application and provides a reasoned statement of the action’s probable impact.


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