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PURPOSE:  The purpose of these public notices are to inform you of a proposal for work in which you might be interested and to solicit your comments and information to better enable us to make a reasonable decision on factors affecting the public interest.

SECTION 10: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 USC 403) to regulate all work or structures in or affecting the course, condition, or capacity of navigable waters of the United States.  The intent of this law is to protect the navigable capacity of waters important to interstate commerce.

SECTION 404: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1344) to regulate the discharges of dredged and fill material into all waters of the United States.  These waters include lakes, rivers, streams, mudflats, sandflats, sloughs, wet meadows, natural ponds, and wetlands adjacent to other waters.  The intent of the law is to protect these waters from the indiscriminate discharge of material capable of causing pollution and to restore and maintain their chemical, physical, and biological integrity.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District

Regulatory Office, Chief

918-669-7400

 

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SWT-2014-860

Posted: 12/12/2014

Expiration date: 1/12/2015


The application is for the excavation of accumulated sediments in the Red River.

The proposed project begins in Section 34, Township 7 South, Range 1 East and ends in Section 14, Township 8 South, Range 1 East, near Thackerville, Love County, Oklahoma.  The project site can be found on the Marietta, OK, TX and the Thackerville, OK, TX 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle Map.

Project Begins:  Latitude North:  33.85478                Longitude West:  97.167805

Project Ends:  Latitude North:  33.90145                    Longitude West:  97.186398

The basic purpose of this work is to harvest sand from the bed of the Red River and in-channel sandbars for use in the construction industry.

The applicant proposes to mine approximately 400,000 cubic yards of sand per year from the bed of the Red River and in-channel sandbars.  The mining would be accomplished by suction dredging on a barge in the river.  The sand from the river would be pumped to the Thackerville sand processing plant and the decant water would be returned to the river via sedimentation ponds previously authorized by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.  The mining limits are within the channel of the Red River. The maximum depth of dredging would be 25 feet or until bedrock is reached and a 25-foot buffer zone waterward of the wetted edge along both banks of the river would be maintained to prevent bank sloughing. 

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