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-2022-023

Published Aug. 31, 2022
Expiration date: 9/28/2022

LOCATION: Sections 16 and 21, Township 15 North, Range 19 East over the Arkansas River, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.

REQUESTERS PROPOSED ACTION: ODOT is proposing to replace the existing bridges with two 38 foot wide clear roadway bridges on the existing alignment. Both bridges will have an approach roadway consisting of two 12 foot wide driving lanes with 4 foot wide inside shoulders and 10 foot wide outside shoulders. Crossovers will keep roadway open to through traffic during construction. The new bridges will be constructed within the existing right-of-way, and ODOT is not requesting any new easement for the proposed improvements. ODOT anticipates the project will be complete by 2024.

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT: The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public; federal, state, and local agencies and officials; tribes; and other interested parties regarding ODOT replacing U.S. Highway 62 bridge over the Arkansas River. Comments received within 20 days of publication of this notice will be used in the evaluation of potential impacts of the proposed action on important resources and in the evaluation of whether the proposed alteration would be injurious to the public interest and/or would impair the usefulness of the authorized project. Only the specific activities that have the potential to occupy, use, or alter lands and waters associated with the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System will be evaluated. Please limit comments to the area of the alteration and those adjacent areas that would be directly or indirectly affected by the proposed bridge replacement project.