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 Sept. 18, 2023
Expiration date: 10/14/2023

Executive Order 13777 and 33 CFR Part 325 requires the Corps to identify regulations and actions that could be improved for efficiency while maintaining protection of waters of the US. Presently, ODOT bridge replacement projects that permanently impact greater than ½ acre of waters of the US, require evaluation under a Standard Permit (SP) application. SP applications take at least 120 days to process. ODOT SP applications overwhelmingly receive little comment because ODOT usually has already conducted public meetings, coordinated Tribal and historical findings, completed endangered species determinations, avoided, minimized, and offered mitigation for unavoidable impacts.