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-2018-657

Regulatory Office
Published Sept. 20, 2019
Expiration date: 10/19/2019

The applicant proposes to construct a reinforced concrete box (RCB) road crossing (0.30 ac or 60 lf) across the thalweg (approximately 25 feet) of the unnamed tributary of North Deer Creek utilizing concrete and clay compacted fill materials with rip-rap for erosion control. The RCB would be sufficient to allow normal and high water flow volumes.

The constructed dam for the SDR was constructed with compacted native clays with the approximated dimensions of 300 lf by 90 lf. The constructed dam is approximately 0.62 total ac. The SDR was constructed within a waters of the U.S., impacting approximately 1,350 lf of the unnamed tributary of North Deer Creek. Additionally, approximately 3.23 ac of adjacent jurisdictional emergent wetlands have been permanently inundated by the construction of this SDR. The impacts to waters of the U.S. for these projects are estimated at 3.26 ac. The total size of the SDR is approximately 5.75 ac.

Vegetative clearing has been accomplished for areas outside of waters of U.S. Utilities are being completed for the southwest portion of the project site with no additional activities being conducted in jurisdictional wetlands or in streams below the OHWM.