MPPDC Expediting Dredging Projects

The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District granted categorical permission to expedite and streamline the review and final decisions on a series of shallow-draft dredging requests involving Federal Navigation Projects. They are located in 17 creeks and rivers in and around Essex, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King William, and King and Queen counties. The Middle Peninsula is the first area in Virginia to receive this categorical permission.