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. 5, 2019
Expiration date: 3/5/2019

The overall purpose of this work is to replace a structurally deficient bridge (Belford Bridge) and construct a new RCB to maintain safe and reliable transportation along this segment of EW-35. The project is not a water dependent activity. The proposed project is in the North % of Section 2, Township 23 North, Range 4 East, near Ralston, crossing the Arkansas River and associated unnamed tributary located between Osage and Pawnee County, Oklahoma. The project site can be found on the Doga Creek, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map. The applicant proposes the placement of fill material into the Arkansas River for a temporary work road. The temporary work road would require approximately 1,200 cys of earthen material between pier 1 and 8. The applicant is proposing to use a work barge or a temporary cofferdam for the remain ing piers. The total project length is 6 ,357 .12 If and the new bridge project is 2,321.16 If. The other project proponents would drill 16 piers (0.020 ac) using a 60- inch diameter form that would be filled in with concrete and steel for each pier (0.001 3 ac). The applicant proposes to use approximately 1 ,045 cys for Type 1 Class A riprap (with filter blanket) for bank stabilization to protect the abutments. The new bridge structure would be on an offset using seventeen 135-foot TYPE J PC Beams and two new RCBs approximately 69 If (10- by 10-foot each). The fill material may consist of concrete, gravel, sand, and earthen material. The work would be performed using conventional earth moving requirement, drills, and a work barge. The existing structurally-deficient bridge and the temporary work road would be removed when the new bridge has been completed.