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 May 22, 2020
Expiration date: 6/21/2020

The proposed project is located in Sections 18, 19, and 30, Township 12 North, Range 4 West, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The project site can be found on the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 35.4974 and West Longitude -97.6670. 

The overall purpose is to correct extensive bank erosion along this constructed bypass channel.  The project is not a water dependent activity.  The basic purpose and need of the proposed action is to conduct bank stabilization along the entire reach of the bypass channel.

The applicant proposes the placement of dredged and fill material consisting of red shale composed of silt and clay for back fill and rock riprap materials for bank stabilization along 10,500 LF of the left descending bank of the North Canadian River bypass channel.  The red shale would be acquired from an existing borrow site at Draper Lake and the rock riprap would come from a local quarry.  The project would require the use of various conventional earth moving equipment for construction and excavation.  The material would be placed along the left descending bank using a long reach excavator from the top of bank.