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-2019-538

Regulatory Office
Published Oct. 11, 2019
Expiration date: 11/7/2019

The application is for the placement of fill material (a reinforced concrete box) into an unnamed tributary of Coria Creek to construct a parking lot to service existing and new commercial development.

The overall purpose of this work is for commercial development and to prevent over topping of the stream bank during storm events and finally to manage the 100-year flood frequency event as required by an ordinance from the City of Muskogee.  The project is not a water dependent activity and there are no special aquatic sites are located within the project site.

The applicant's proposal would require the placement of 807 CY of earthen material. concrete, and steel into approximately 900 LF (0.04 AC) of stream channel.  Also, the applicant proposes to widen the existing channel to allow for the construction of two double (14- by 6-foot) RCB's (with associated wingwalls).  The applicant also proposes minor modifications to the 350 LF upstream of the double RCB (using erosion control applications on steep slopes and vegetated waterways) during construction activities.  The fill material may consist of concrete, gravel, sand, and earthen material.  The work would be performed using conventional earth moving equipment.