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




Regulatory Office
Published Feb. 17, 2022
Expiration date: 3/19/2022

Location: The proposed project is located on the east side of Lake Hefner immediately west of Lake Front Hefner Park in Section 25, Township 13 North, Range 4 West, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The project site can be found on the USGS, 1:24,000-scale, Britton, Oklahoma 7.5-minute Quadrangle at North Latitude 35.573922 and West Longitude 97.579748.

Project Description: The application is for the discharge of dredged or fill material into Lake Hefner for shoreline repair and bank stabilization of approximately 1,400 linear feet (lf) of eroded bank on the east side of Lake Hefner.

Purpose: The basic purpose of this work is bank stabilization and shoreline restoration. There are no special aquatic sites on the project. A water dependency determination is not necessary since no special aquatic sites are located within the project site.

The overall project purpose would repair the existing eroded shoreline that was damaged during recent high-water events and stabilize approximately 1,400 lf of bank on the east side of Lake Hefner. The repair and stabilization of the bank proposed by the applicant would help conserve the water quality within Lake Hefner by preventing further erosion.

Description of Work: Approximately 5,000 CY of red-shale earthen fill material would be placed along approximately 1,400 lf of Lake Hefner’s bank and then be compacted to match the existing grade prior to the erosion of the bank, restoring approximately 0.7 acre of shoreline. Following the placement of the earthen fill material, approximately 1,000 CY of 12-inch riprap would be placed on top of the earthen fill material along the 1,400 lf of Lake Hefner’s bank, as depicted on the enclosed plans (Enclosures 1-5). The remaining disturbed areas would be revegetated via a hydroseeding application.

The proposed work would be accomplished by placing all fill material via a front-end loader and/or a tracked excavator, neither of which would operate below the OHWM. All material and equipment would be staged off-site at the existing material yard south of the lake or at the Hefner Water Treatment Plant.