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-2015-94

    Expiration date: 7/1/2015

    Pursuant to the Final Rule for the Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources, referred to as the Mitigation Rule (33 CFR Parts 325 and 332, and 40 CFR Part 230), dated April 10, 2008; this notice announces a prospectus submitted for the establishment of a Mitigation Bank (MB) within the State of Oklahoma. The primary purpose of this MB is to mitigate for unavoidable impacts to streams and wetlands authorized under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The project goal is to restore stream and wetland functions and values within the mitigation bank area.

  • SWT-2014-857

    Expiration date: 4/30/2015

    The applicant proposes to place fill material in the unnamed tributary to North Canadian River and reroute the waters of the United States into a Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) in order to construct a site for a future commercial development.

  • SWT-2014-509

    Expiration date: 4/8/2015

    In order to meet Federal Highway safety requirements, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is proposing State Job Piece 27908(07) to correct the vertical and horizontal alignment of US 70 by widening the highway to the east and replacing the east Little River bridge and the two east overflow structures; along with grading, drainage, and resurfacing associated with the proposal. The widening proposed project would discharge 1.36 acres of soil and rock for roadbed construction into jurisdictional emergent wetlands for the road widening and 0.65 acre of riprap and concrete piers into the Little River and overflow waterways for the bridge replacements.

  • 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.