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 Nov. 2, 2022
Expiration date: 12/2/2022

The proposed project is in Section 22, Township 12 North, Range 2 West, near Spencer, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The project site can be found on the Midwest City, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 35.496825 and West Longitude 97.388838.

The overall purpose of this work is to provide additional waste disposal capacity for the Oklahoma City Metro area. The project is not a water dependent activity.

Description of Work: The applicant proposes the placement of dredge or fill material consisting of a total of 7,007 cys of onsite sourced sandy loam/loamy native soils for the preparation of a clay liner, 6 future waste disposal cells, and two stormwater ponds within waters of the United States. Specifically, the placement of dredged or fill material would be within scrub-shrub wetland “A” (0.40 ac) within the proposed location of Phase 12 of the lateral expansion area. Scrub-shrub wetland “B” (0.16 ac) would be placed during Phase 13 of the lateral expansion area. The proposed activities within the open water “1” (0.04 ac) would occur at location Phase 17 and the proposed north stormwater pond (0.04 ac). Open water “5” (0.68 ac) would occur within the proposed locations of Phase 12 and 13 of the lateral expansion area. Ephemeral stream “1” (1,359 lf, 0.14 ac) flows through proposed Phases 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 within the proposed lateral expansion area. Intermittent stream “2” (0.03 ac, 383 lf) would flow through the proposed Phase 13 as well as the proposed north stormwater pond (0.02 ac; 363 lf) in the lateral expansion area. This work would be conducted in a total of 7 phases, only phase 11 would not require DA authorization.

The landfill expansion components includes 6 proposed waste disposal cells, 1 stormwater pond in the northwestern portion of the expansion area, 1 stormwater pond in the eastern portion of the expansion area, 1 run-on control channel spanning the northern property boundary, 1-15 ft screening berm along the eastern property boundary, 3 perimeter drainage channels spanning the northern, eastern, and western property boundaries, 1 relocated natural gas pipeline extending north along the western perimeter of the expansion area, then east near the northern property boundary, then south near the eastern property boundary.