DPWES Letters to Industry

Land Development Services
12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA  22035-5503
703-324-1780, TTY 711

April 13, 2006
06-03 - Revised

Army Corps of Engineers Review of Plan Submissions - Revised

Effective immediately, design professionals should begin sending a copy of any first submission site plan, rough grading plan associated with a site plan, subdivision plan, minor site plan or a preliminary plat which indicates the existence of wetlands or other waters of the Unites States (e.g., streams and natural ponds) within the boundaries of the property and any off-site areas proposed for land disturbing activities by this plan, to the Army Corps of Engineers, Northern Virginia Field Office in Dumfries for their review (address indicated below).  ACOE staff will communicate directly with the design professional who prepared the plan should they have specific comments or questions pertaining to plan or development.  Further definition of "waters of the United States" may be found on the ACOE website or in 33CFR, Part 328 "Definition of Waters of the United States."

This change will insure project proponents are aware of any ACOE concerns earlier in the plan review process.  The ACOE will provide comments within the county's plan review time frames.

Send plan copy to the following (or most current address):

US Army Corps of Engineers
c/o Terri Crockett-Augustine
18139 Triangle Shopping Plaza, Suite 213
Dumfries, VA  22026 

Effective immediately and until such time as the coversheet is revised to include a checkbox to indicate this feature, professionals who prepare plans for submission to the Plan and Document Control Branch of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Land Development Services by review must begin noting on the coversheet the presence or absence of wetlands or waters of the United States on the property to be developed and any off-site areas proposed for land disturbing activities by this plan and the date when a copy of the plan was sent to the ACOE for their review.  Applicable plans should be sent to the ACOE at first submission but must be sent prior to second submission.

If you have any questions or wish to comment regarding this new policy change, please contact Ken Williams, Plan and Document Control Branch, at 703-324-1730, TTY 711.

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