CONCORD, Mass. – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with runway improvements at the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport in Morristown, Vermont.
Vermont AOT proposes to place fill material in a total of 1,241 square feet (0.03 acre) of waters of the U.S. in conjunction with the reconstruction of Runway 1-19 and Runway Safety Area (RSA) improvements at Morrisville-Stowe State Airport in Morristown. Removal of tree obstructions within both approach surfaces will involve the selective removal of trees from approximately 4.157 acres of forested wetland and 13.64 acres of upland.
The work is proposed in an unnamed tributary to Ryder Brook and wetlands adjacent to Ryder Brook at Morrisville-Stowe State Airport off Vermont Route 100 in Morristown.
The application for the federal permit was filed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation with the Corps of Engineers in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in U. S. waters, including wetlands.
The public notice, with more detailed information, can be viewed on the Corps website at
Public comments on this proposal by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (File # NAE-2013-0415) should be forwarded no later than Aug. 9, 2013 to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Vermont Project Office (ATTN: Marty Abair), 8 Carmichael Street, Suite 205, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Marty Abair at 802-872-2893 or by email to email@example.com.
Release no. 2013-061