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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-0-13475

Posted: 4/28/2016

Expiration date: 5/25/2016


The proposed project is on Fort Gibson Lake, in Section 17, Township 17 North, Range 19 East, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The project site can be found on the Wagoner East, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 35.95551 and West Longitude 95.30757.

The basic purpose of this work is to provide boaters access to the water.

The overall purpose of this work is to provide the public with readily available lakeside docking opportunities for lake access and boat storage in the Long Bay area of Fort Gibson Lake.

The proposed work includes the development of approximately 2,055 linear feet of jetties (12 feet wide at the top), encompassing a footprint of approximately 1.04 acres and approximately 13,776 cubic yards of fill material. Additionally, the proposed work would include the dredging/excavation of approximately 5.83 acres in the vicinity of the jetties, encompassing the removal of approximately 52,800 cubic yards of material. The applicant proposes utilizing bricks, concrete, rock, and soil for jetty construction. Capping/cladding of the new jetty surface, with rock, would be performed as the new jetties are constructed. All work would be performed using conventional earthmoving equipment, including excavator(s) and/or dredge(s). Dredged material unsuitable for jetty construction would be placed in uplands. The return water from upland contained disposal areas is administratively defined as a discharge of dredged material. The quality of the return water is controlled by ODEQ through the Section 401 Water Quality Certification procedures.