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-2011-860 ILF - Cloud Creek Site

Published Nov. 16, 2018
Expiration date: 12/15/2018

The ILF is proposing modification of its program instrument to include the new CC1 compensatory mitigation site. The purpose for the protection of the wetland functions and values contained at CC1 site would be to fulfill obligations for past sales of advanced compensation mitigation credits used in the Lower Arkansas A Service Area and to generate 'released credits' once past obligations have been fulfilled. CC1 was selected based on watershed needs, existing threats, as well as proximity to historic and ongoing urban development. Impacts and degradation of aquatic resources in the Lower Arkansas Watershed include, among others, cadmium, enterococcus bacteria, total dissolved solids, oil and grease, and turbidity. Identified watershed needs are:

a. Increase the amount of wetland and riparian acreage in watershed,

b. Improve local and regional water quality and wildlife habitat,

c. Emphasis on forested wetlands and closed depressions,

d. Restore in-steam habitat, and

e. Restore and enhance ecologically impaired and/or undersized riparian corridors.