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



SWT-2021-0018 (408)

Published Oct. 12, 2021
Expiration date: 10/22/2021

LOCATION:  City of Augusta, Butler County, Kansas.

REQUESTERS PROPOSED ACTION:  The damaged utility poles will be removed, and holes will be backfilled with a cement bentonite slurry grout up to two feet from the ground surface. Compacted soil, with proper density and water content, will be placed up to the ground surface. New utility poles will be installed by boring a hole with a diameter of the pole plus annular space of two tampers around the pole, centered in the middle of the boring. 4-inch lifts of soil will be placed and compacted around the pole. Soil with proper density and water content will be placed and compacted from the bottom of the hole up to five feet from the ground surface. The top 5-feet of the hole will be filled with a cement bentonite grout slurry up the the ground level.