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 July 13, 2017
Expiration date: 8/11/2017

The proposed project is in Section 3, Township 5 North, Range 6 West, near the Town of Alex, Grady County, Oklahoma. The project site can be found on the Alex, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 34.938378 and West Longitude 97.820251.

The basic purpose of this work is to provide landfill services. The project is not a water dependent activity. The overall purpose of the proposed project is the lateral expansion of the Southern Plains Landfill to accommodate the growing municipal solid waste disposal demands of Grady County and the surrounding area.

The applicant proposes to expand the existing Southern Plains Landfill. The expansion would include the placement of fill material into stock ponds, forested wetlands, ephemeral streams, and intermittent streams. Approximately 20,000 total cubic yards of clean soil fill would be placed into these waters. The filling would be done as part of the landfill foundation and linear system development. The filling would be completed with standard earth moving equipment (i.e., backhoe, bulldozer, trackhoe, haul truck, and compactor).