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




Published Feb. 14, 2017
Expiration date: 3/23/2017

The applicant proposes to replace the existing bridge (a concrete Tee-Beam structure constructed in 1943) over Little Greenleaf Creek. The undertaking includes replacing the existing structurally deficient 28-foot wide bridge with a 40-foot wide structure. The old bridge piers would be removed as well. ODOT proposes an offset alignment on the west side of SH 10 at a minimal distance and extent to allow construction of the proposed bridge while keeping traffic open at all times. The offset alignment to the west would aid traffic flow for the bridge to the south and the entrance to Greenleaf State Park. In addition, keeping traffic open would provide reliable southern transportation route for the Camp Gruber Training Center. No work is proposed for the bridge to the south of the Greenleaf State Park entrance. SH 10 would be gradually widened beginning south of the entrance to Greenleaf State Park and reaching the apex at the new bridge crossing of the backwater creek and then gradually narrowing back into SH 10 north of Elm Grove Road (E 0960). Approximately 85,500 cubic yards of rock fill material over 4.54-acre would be deposited into Little Greenleaf Creek, a backwater of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Also the new bridge would be at a higher grade elevation to allow small boats to travel under.