Tulsa District Regulatory Permits for Public Comment

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



  • SWT-0-14659, Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir (LBCR) Draft Environmental Impact Statement

    Expiration date: 4/21/2015

    This public notice for notice of availability for a Draft EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects associated with the proposal. The purpose of LBCR is to provide the NTMWD with approximately 126,200 acre-feet/year (AFY) of new reliable municipal water supply annually, which will meet a portion of the applicant’s reasonably projected future additional water supply needs. Up to 175,000 AFY of water would be diverted from the LBCR, with an estimated firm yield of 126,200 AFY, and transported for treatment at the new WTP and eventual delivery to member cities and direct customers in NTMWDs service area, which includes all or portions of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, and Rockwall Counties in northern Texas. This project is one among several large projects that NTMWD would have to construct and bring online over the coming decades to meet projected population growth and increasing water demand within its service area northeast of Dallas, Texas.

  • Withdrawal of CWA Interpretive Rule [404 (f)(1)(A)]

    Expiration date: 4/1/2015

    On March 25, 2014, the Agencies signed an interpretive rule, “Interpretive Rule Regarding Applicability of the Exemption from Permitting under Section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act to Certain Agricultural Conservation Practices,” that addressed applicability of the permitting exemption provided under section 404(f)(1)(A) of the CWA to discharges of dredged or fill material associated with certain agricultural conservation practices. Congress subsequently directed the agencies to withdraw this interpretive rule. See, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriation Act, 2015, Division D, section 112, Pub. L. No. 113-235. On January 29, 2015, the agencies signed a memorandum withdrawing the interpretive rule and this action is effective immediately.

  • SWT-2014-860

    Expiration date: 1/12/2015

    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.

  • SWT-2014-292

    Expiration date: 11/21/2014

    The application is for the expansion of the left descending bank into the Arkansas River to accommodate the construction of two land bridges over Riverside Drive and to provide riverfront recreational opportunities for the proposed park. The proposed public recreation park is known as “A Gathering Place” for Tulsa. The support features include long-term bank stability, ADA compliant pedestrian access to the river, access to the existing River Parks trail system, lake viewing lawn, nature walk, skateboard park, and would provide safe public access across Riverside Drive.

  • 2nd Clean Water Act Extension

    Expiration date: 11/14/2014

    PUBLIC NOTICE CLEAN WATER ACT PROPOSED RULE FOR DEFINITION OF WATERS OF THE U.S. Comment Period Extension for the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule for Definition of Waters of the U.S. On 21 April 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) published for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos). The proposed rule was developed to enhance protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by increasing clarity as to the scope of “waters of the United States” protected under the Act. This notice is to announce that the comment period has been extended through November 14, 2014. The comment period has been extended in response to stakeholder requests and to allow comments on new supporting materials. The agencies expect to receive additional relevant materials from the Science Advisory Board prior to October 20, 2014, which will be placed on the docket as soon as they are available. We encourage interested parties to periodically check the docket for updates on these materials. The comment period which was originally scheduled to end on July 21, 2014, had been previously extended to October 20, 2014. Comments now must be received on or before November 14, 2014.