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 March 6, 2017
Expiration date: 4/3/2017

The applicant’s proposal would require both the excavation of native river gravel and the placement of excavated fill material for bank stabilization. Demolition concrete slabs and concrete rip rap have been placed for erosion protection within the Illinois River, without a DA permit. The applicant’s proposal is to leave the demolition concrete and rip rap in place and to fill voids behind and between the concrete slabs with native river gravel (0.03 ac), which would be excavated from the proposed project location. The proposal includes  approximately 1,770 lf (0.31 ac) of existing and proposed impacts, resulting in a total of approximately 2,619 cys of fill material below the OHWM. All work would be performed using conventional earthmoving equipment. For safety, the Corps has required that all protruding rebar and metal be removed from the concrete.