US Army Corps of Engineers
Tulsa District

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

918-669-7400

 

SWT-2019-157

Regulatory Office
Published April 8, 2019
Expiration date: 5/8/2019

The proposed project is in located in and adjacent to the Illinois River, near Gore, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. The project site can be found on the Gore, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 35.522744 and West Longitude -95.088154. The overall purpose of this work is to excavate gravel to be used for Sequoyah County road maintenance. The project is not a water dependent activity. The applicant proposes to use a track hoe and bulldozer to excavate approximately 15,000 cubic yards of gravel per year. All excavated materials would be loaded and hauled to a worksite. All equipment will be stored above the Ordinary High Water Mark of the Illinois River. The proposed primary sources of gravel would be along the left descending bank (east side) bordering the Illinois River. Fill material for the project would consist of the redistribution of dredged material by the operation of the bulldozer and the maintenance of Roads 1 and 2.