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



(408) SWT-2022-022

Published April 22, 2022
Expiration date: 5/12/2022

LOCATION: Intersection of W. Morrow Rd. and S. Main Street, Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

REQUESTERS PROPOSED ACTION: PSO proposes to re-terminate the existing transmission lines currently coming into the Sand Springs substation as part of an expansion and system reliability project. New structures would be located within the current PSO transmission line right-of-way and within the ponding area in the vicinity of the Levee A pump station 1. New structures would include fourteen (14) new transmission line structures within 100 feet of the levee. Eight of the new structures would be located within the ponding area. All new constructed structures would be steel monopole structures with a concrete foundation and a pier with a projection of 2 feet. Currently seven of the eight proposed structures have been constructed prior to review by USACE under 33 U.S.C. 408 and have been flagged as an encroachment. USACE review of this request will also include evaluation for actions necessary to be implemented by the requester to adequately mitigate associated volume losses to the Levee A pump station 1 ponding area.