Federal Consistency Certifications Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program

Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

Published: June 18, 2023
Comments Due: July 18, 2023
Documents for Review

Federal Consistency Certifications have been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program (DCMP) for the following:

Highlands of Pepper Creek (2023.0042)

Double H Development, LLC proposes to use U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 29 for work related to the construction of a 51-unit residential subdivision at 32001 Railroad Avenue in Dagsboro, DE. The project will include the filling of mixed emergent scrub shrub wetlands, wooded wetlands, and a narrow ditch connecting to an unnamed drainage channel that discharges to the Pepper Creek Tax Ditch (Sub 2, Prong 6), as well as two proposed culverted road crossings. The total impact to wetlands and waters is .394 acres. The applicant proposes to mitigate for the loss of wetlands by placement of 13.13 acres of forested upland, forested wetlands, emergent wetlands and drainage channels on the property into a perpetual conservation.

ESNG Warwick Lateral (2023.0059)

Eastern Shore Natural Gas is proposing to utilize a FERC permit to construct, own, operate, and maintain approximately 4.38 miles of 6-inch diameter buried natural gas line in the Middletown area of New Castle County, Delaware. The proposed gas main would commence along Green Giant Road at the intersection with the Norfolk Southern Railroad right of way, extend southwest along Green Giant Road, extend northwest along Grears Corner Road, extend north along Level Road, and extend northeast along Strawberry Lane and Wilson Street to the Maryland State Line. The gas main would generally be located within road rights-of-way.

The proposed activities are subject to review for consistency under the policies of the DCMP.

Comments concerning these Federal Consistency Certifications will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this notice. Comments may be sent to: Delaware Coastal Programs, Ms. Kimberly Cole, Administrator, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 7B, Dover, DE, 19904, or electronically to For additional information please call (302) 739-9283.