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Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Applications



Division of Water

Published: March 3, 2021
Comments Due: March 23, 2021

Subaqueous Lands Permit Application 

Appoquinimink School District (13-007.00-016) – To install a 42 inch diameter by 55 foot long culvert, (1) 10 foot long flared inlet structure, (1) 10 foot long flared outlet structure, (1) riprap calming pool and (2) riprap scour protection aprons located in an unnamed ditch, tributary to Crystal Run at 588 Beaston Road, Middletown, New Castle County, DE

79 G Town LLC (135-19.00-9.00, 9.03, 9.04, and 9.05) – To relocate and widen a 760-foot long section of ditch, to widen and regrade the banks of a 953-foot long section of ditch, and to fill a 280-foot long section of ditch for the construction of a road crossing consisting of two (2) 60-inch diameter culvert pipes, permanently impacting approximately 15,080 square feet of the Layton-Vaughn tax ditch for the proposed development of a commercial center, located on the west side of U.S. 113, approximately 0.3-miles north of U.S. Route 9 in Georgetown, Sussex County, DE

University of Delaware (1201000001) – To conduct a living shoreline study by installing eight (8) research instruments including velocity meters and pressure sensors and to construct a living shoreline by installing four (4) groins, each composed of 60 linear feet of perpendicular coir logs with a flared “T” head groin of 40 linear feet of coir logs and to plant Spartina sp. across 6,900 square feet in the Delaware River located on the northeast shoreline of Pea Patch Island (≈39.596636238506065, -75.57366752175135), New Castle County, DE

Eastern Shore Natural Gas – Polk Branch (530-17.00-14.00, 15.00 & 17.09) – To replace and realign by trench crossing an existing 6 inch by 18.3 linear feet natural gas line at a minimum depth of 4 feet below the mudline in Polk Branch located south of the intersection of Rt. 13 and Parker Ln (38.77076°, -75.59222), Bridgeville, Sussex County, DE 

204 Salisbury Exchange LLC (#3-34-20.17-23.00, 3-34-20.17-23.01) – To install 67 linear feet of riprap at the base of a retaining wall in Head of Bay Cove, at 204 Salisbury Street, Dewey Beach, Sussex County, DE.

Subaqueous Lands Lease Supplemental Application

Cove Homeowners Association (134-5.00-477.01) – To install two (2) boatlifts, each with four (4) associated pilings, in two (2) separate, existing slips in the Indian River Bay at Cove Marina at 39417 Waters Edge Way, Bethany Beach, Sussex County, DE

Dave Swanson (234-24.00-4.00) – To install one PWC floating platform in Herring Creek at 24882 Algonquin Road, Lewes, Sussex County, DE.

Lou Marchese (#134-23.16-174.00) – To install a single piling swivel PWC lift in Little Assawoman Bay, at 55 Madison Avenue, Fenwick Island, Sussex County, DE

Subaqueous Lands Lease Application

Barbara Hoffman (234-17.12-88.00) – To construct a 10 foot long section of pier flaring from 3 to 4 feet wide, a 3 by 20 foot long gangway, a 6 by 100 foot long floating pier and two (2) 4 by 14 foot long finger piers in Herring Creek at 20 Sloan Road, Pinewater Farms, Sussex County, DE

Subaqueous Lands Lease Renewal Application

Lorraine and J. Miller Falkinburg (334-18.00-225.00) – To maintain a 5 by 12 foot long dock connected to a 3 by 90 foot long wetland walkway in Love Creek at 5 Deerfield Drive, Briarwood Estates, Lewes, Sussex County, DE

Edward Pankowski Jr. (#1-34-23.12-14.00) – To maintain a 5 by 25 foot long dock in Little Assawoman Bay, at 1302 North Schulz Road, Fenwick Island, Sussex County, DE.

William H. Webb Jr. (#MD-00-124.00-01-02.00-000) – To maintain a 4.5 by 415 foot long pier, a 4.5 by 250 foot long pier, (2) 4.5 by 25 foot long piers, (2) 4.5 by 34 foot long piers, and (2) 25 by 14 foot long boat ramps in the Murderkill River, at Webbs Landings, 4435 S Bowers Road, Milford, Kent County, DE. 

Subaqueous Lands Lease and Permit Application

Anthony and Barbarann Rydzewski, Trustees (234-35.05-139.00) – To construct 52 linear feet of rip-rap revetment at the base of the existing bulkhead and to construct a 4 by 220 foot long pier, a 6 by 30 foot long dock and two boat lifts with 4 associated pilings each in the Indian River Bay located at 33292 Mercer Avenue, Millsboro, Sussex County, DE

Subaqueous Lands Lease/Marina Permit/Operations & Maintenance Plan

Smith Landing Campground (#2-35-8.00-38.00) – To maintain a 14 slip minor marina by maintaining a 5 by 11 foot long pier, a 6 by 6 foot long dock, a 5 by 5 foot long fixed pier, a 4 by 8 foot long access pier, a 4 by 4 foot long access pier, a 5 by 140 foot long fixed dock, (6) 3 by 8 foot long gangways, (6) 4 by 14 foot long finger piers, a 4 by 37 foot long fixed pier, a 4.5-6.5 by 35 foot long fixed dock, and a 3 by 33.5 foot long fixed pier, at Smith Landing in Broadkill River, Milton, Sussex County, DE.

Statewide Activity Approval (SAA) Renewal

DNREC-Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section – The Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control proposes to renew the current Statewide Activity Approval for the repair and replacement of certain Structures in tidal or non-tidal waters of the State of Delaware.

DNREC-Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section – The Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control proposes to revise and renew the current Statewide Activity Approval for the construction and repair of certain structures in tidal artificial lagoon systems within the State of Delaware.

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 March 23, 2021.

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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