ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR A REVIEW OF A COASTAL CONSISTENCY VARIANCE FOR AN ACTIVITY REQUIRING A FEDERAL LICENSE OR PERMIT
PUBLIC NOTICE - 591
In accordance with ADEM Administrative Code r. 335-8-1-.14, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) hereby gives notice that Wella Investments, LLC has applied to the ADEM for a variance pursuant to ADEM Admin. Code r. 335-8-1-.13.
Shoreline Reclaimation requests a variance from ADEM Admin. Code r. 335-8-2-.335-8-2-.02 and seeks authorization reclaim shoreline to its 2005 position through the construction of an approximately 128 linear foot bulkhead with approximately 1,236 cubic yards of backfill in waterbottoms. The applicant also proposes to fill approximately 5,260 square feet of wetlands with 779 cubic yards of fill for home and driveway construction, which will be contained by a 4-foot high retaining wall. A culvert will be installed under the driveway to allow for continued hydrological connectivity on parcel 251877 in Fairhope, Baldwin County, Alabama. The proposal is being reviewed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under SAM-2022-00037-JCC. Mitigation for wetlands impacts would be through the purchase of mitigation credits from an approved mitigation bank.
Any person wishing to make comments or provide additional information relative to the proposed activity’s consistency with the ACAMP must submit such comments or information by letter or by email to ADEM at the address below within fifteen (15) calendar days following the publication date of this notice. Only those comments which address issues within the Department’s scope of authority can be considered. All correspondence regarding this proposal must reference application number.
J. Scott Brown, Chief
Mobile Branch Office
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
3664 Dauphin Street, Suite B
Mobile, Alabama 36608-1211
Copies of all information submitted are available for public inspection at the ADEM office located at the above address Monday – Friday (except legal holidays), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Arrangements for copying should be made in advance. This Public Notice is available on the internet at http://adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/publicNotices.cnt. The ADEM Division 335-8 rules are available on the internet at adem.alabama.gov.
After consideration of all written comments and consideration of the requirements of the Alabama Coastal Area Management Act and ADEM Coastal Program rules, the Department will make a final determination. The Department’s determination, associated documents and all comments received during the public comment period will be available for inspection at the ADEM office located at the above address during normal working hours. Notice of the final permit decision will be sent to any person who requests such notice in writing during this comment period.
Notice is hereby given this 18th day of May, 2022, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.______________________
Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.