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I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

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Comments on the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation will be accepted between July 10, 2020 and October 8, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. MDOT SHA and FHWA will review all comments and consider and respond to all substantive comments received in the preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

ALL COMMENTS received, whether at the hearing through oral testimony OR through other methods (comment form, email, and letter), will be given EQUAL CONSIDERATION.

Please submit your comment and any relevant attachments to the comment form below.

Ways to Comment on the DEIS and JPA

  • Oral testimony to panelists at in-person or virtual hearing. Click here to register to provide virtual testimony.
  • Oral testimony to court reporter at in-person. Click here to learn how to register to provide in-person testimony.
  • Oral testimony via voicemail (855-432-1483) during in-person or virtual hearing times
  • Written comments in comment box at in-person hearing

Other ways to Comment on the DEIS

Lisa B. Choplin, DBIA
Director, I-495 & I-270 P3 Office
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
I-495 & I-270 P3 Office
707 North Calvert Street
Mail Stop P-601
Baltimore, MD 21201

Other Ways to Comment on the JPA

The USACE and MDE are soliciting comments from the public; Federal, State, and local agencies and officials; Indian Tribes; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. Any comments received will be considered by the USACE to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal. To make this decision, comments are used to assess impacts on endangered species, historic properties, water quality, general environmental effects, and the other public interest factors listed above. Comments are used in the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. Comments provided will become part of the public record for this action and are subject to release to the public through the Freedom of Information Act. Comments are also used to determine the overall public interest of the proposed activity.

For MDE, only those issues subject to regulation by the MDE Nontidal Wetlands and Waterway Construction Divisions (impacts to nontidal wetlands, wetland buffer, and waterways, including the 100-year nontidal floodplain) will be considered in rendering a decision to grant or deny the MDE Permit. Please refer to Subsection 5-907 of the Annotated Code of Maryland or the Code of Maryland Regulations 26.23.02 for information regarding the application process.

Written comments concerning the work described above related to the factors listed above or other pertinent factors must be received by the USACE, Baltimore District and MDE between July 10, 2020 and October 8, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. through postal mail at the addresses below or electronic submission to the project manager email address below. Comments should reference the USACE Application Number (NAB-2018-02152) and the MDE Tracking Numbers 20-NT-0114 / 202060649.

USACE Baltimore District
Attn: Mr. Jack Dinne
2 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21201-2930
john.j.dinne@usace.army.mil

MDE
Wetlands and Waterways Program
Attn: Mr. Steve Hurt
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 4300
Baltimore, MD 21230-1708
MDE.SHAprojects@maryland.gov

General information regarding the USACE’s permitting process can be found on the following website: https://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory.aspx. General information regarding the MDE Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways permitting process can be found online at the following web address: https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/WetlandsandWaterways/Pages/index.aspx. This public notice has been prepared in accordance with USACE implementing regulations at 33 CFR 325.3. If you have any questions concerning this specific project, please contact the individuals listed above.