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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-1701



Federal Consistency under the Coastal Zone Management Act; Addition to Building 546 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Annex

[50 Pa.B. 6960]
[Saturday, December 5, 2020]

 This notice is published under section 306(d)(14) of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) (16 U.S.C.A. § 1455(d)(14)), regarding public participation during consistency determinations. The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Coastal Resources Management Program has received notice that the Department of the Navy is proposing to construct an addition to Building 546 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Annex in the City of Philadelphia.

 The Department of the Navy proposes to construct a two-story addition on the north side of Building 546 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Annex. The proposed two-story building addition will support locker rooms, restrooms, break space and offices for personnel in Building 546 that is currently nonexistent or inadequate in size. Plans for the addition show the structure to be approximately 40 feet wide by 44.17 feet deep. The proposed addition will add a total footprint of 1,767 square feet per floor. The new two-story addition will be added to the northeastern portion of an existing building addition, which makes up about a quarter of the current building footprint. The proposed two-story addition is required to maintain building use in support of both the Naval Foundry and Propeller Center's mission and the Columbia Class mission. The proposed project is located within the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Historic District and will not alter any original building features of Building 546. The Navy has completed consultation with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The SHPO concurred with a finding of no adverse effect to any historic buildings or the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Historic District conditional on the Navy providing exterior renderings of the addition.

 The project is subject to Department review for Federal consistency because it is a Federal agency activity and will have reasonably foreseeable effects on this Commonwealth's coastal resources or uses.

 In accordance with section 307 of the CZMA (16 U.S.C.A. § 1456) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regulations at 15 CFR Part 930, Subpart C (relating to consistency for Federal agency activities), the Department of the Navy has determined that the proposed activity will be conducted in a manner consistent with the applicable enforceable policies of the Commonwealth's NOAA-approved Coastal Resources Management Program. Interested parties may request a copy of the Federal Consistency Determination from the Department contact listed as follows.

 Questions regarding this review can be directed to Matthew Walderon, Federal Consistency Coordinator, at or (717) 772-2196.

 The Department will consider all comments received on or before Monday, December 21, 2020, before issuing a final Federal consistency concurrence or objection. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at or by e-mail to Written comments can be mailed to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1701. Filed for public inspection December 4, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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