June 2 Hearing on Brandywine Mattawoman Power Plant

2016 MAY 18 Legal Notice_Brandywine PP – this link is to a PDF about the meeting (June 2 7-9 PM at the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department) that was in the newspaper.

Are you nearby the site of the power plant on Brandywine Rd.? Did you get a letter? Some people received it as a letter and many did not. It read:

Maryland Department of the Environment
Water Management Administration
Notice of Application for State Wetland Licenses, Private Wetland Permits or
Water Quality Certification and the Opportunity to Provide Written Comment or
Request an Informational Hearing
The Water Management Administration is reviewing the following applications for
State Wetland Licenses, Private Wetland Permits and/or Water Quality
Certifications. The applications and related information are on file at the
Administration. Arrangements may be made for inspection and copying of file
materials. Interested parties may provide written comment on the application or
request an informational hearing on any listed application. A request for a
hearing must be in writing and provide the following information: l) Name,
Address, and Telephone Number of the person making the request; 2) The identity of
any other person(s) the requestor is representing; and 3) the specific issues
proposed to be considered at the hearing. Please refer to the case number (i.e.,
OO-NT-0000) which identifies each application. Address correspondence to:Nontidal
Wetlands Division, Water Management Administration, 1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland, 21230. Telephone(410} 537-3768. Written comments or
requests for a hearing must be received on or before June 15, 2016.
Prince George’s
201560734/15-NT-0158: MATTAWOMAN ENERGY, LLC, Attn: Michael Trentel, 5001
Spring Valley Road, Suite 1150 west, Dallas, Texas 75244 has applied to construct
a natural gas-fired, water-cooled electric generation facility and associated gas,
reclaimed water and electric generator lines and substation. PLEASE NOTE: A
public informational hearing in this -matter has been scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 14201 Brandywine Road,
Brandywine, MD 20613. A Poster Session will be held from 6 pm to 7 pm, followed
by an Informational Hearing from 7 pm to 9 pm. At that time the applicant will
present the project and the Department of the Environment will solicit public
comments regarding the regulated stream and wetland impacts associated with the
proposal. If anyone planning to attend requires special consideration due to
hearing or other impairment, please notify the Department in advance so that we
can try to make the necessary accommodations. Written comments may be submitted
until June 16, 2016.
The project will permanently convert.71,501 square feet of forested wetland to
emergent wetland; permanently fill 891 square feet of forested wetland and 3,893
square feet of regulated 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer; and temporarily impact
125,472 square feet of forested wetland, 149,392 square feet of emergent wetland,
93,748 square feet of regulated 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, 71,076 square
feet of 100-year floodplain, and 640 linear feet of streams. These regulated
impacts occur within tributaries to and watersheds of Mattawoman Creek, Piscataway
Creek, Mataponi Creek, and Zekiah swamp. The applicant has proposed to mitigate
for permanent nontidal wetland impacts through wetland creation at the proposed
generation facility site. The project is located at 14201 Brandywine Road,
Brandywine, MD 20613, Prince Georges County. Written comments and requests to be
included on the interested persons list must be sent by June 16, 2016 to the
Maryland Department of the Environment, Attn: Jeffrey Thompson, 1800 Washington
Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230 or at jeffrey.thompson<imaryland.gov or 410-537-
3828. Any further notices concerning actions on the application will be provided
only by mail to those persons on the interested persons list. Please refer to
Subsection 5-906 of the Annotated Code of Maryland or the Code of Maryland
Regulations 26.23.02 for information regarding the application process.

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