Environmental Approach

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District and Chesapeake Tunnel Joint Venture are committed to protecting the Chesapeake Bay and minimizing environmental impacts as a result of construction of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel.  The following documents provide information in regard to the environmental approach for this project as it pertains to water quality, the management of construction materials and the minimization of general environmental impacts resulting from project construction.

Minimizing the Environmental Impact of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project
Managing Construction Materials on the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project

Protecting Water Quality on the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project

National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)

NEPA/Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact/Environmental Assessment

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District received the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) from the Federal Highway Administration on July 31, 2015.  To view the finding and the Final Environmental Assessment, visit the link below.

Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

Permits

 

Section 103

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued Section 103 concurrence approval to transport and dispose of  dredged material from the proposed construction of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project at the Norfolk Ocean Disposal Site (NODS). This approval will be valid for a three-year term, beginning January 15, 2016.  Use of the NODS after January 15, 2019 will require further evaluation of the proposed dredge material.

To view the permit application, click here.
To view the approval letter, click here.

Section 408

Not available at this time.

Section 404

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Joint Permit Application (this will be prepared and submitted by the Design-Build team)

Not available at this time.