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-2023-0025

Published March 6, 2024
Expiration date: 3/16/2024

LOCATION: North Canadian River, Oklahoma City, OK between First Americans Blvd. and Interstate 35.

REQUESTERS PROPOSED ACTION: The EMBARK FAM boat dock project will be the sixth dock on the North Canadian River serving the EMBARK ferry system. The boat dock will be a fixed structure cut into the south bank of the Oklahoma River. This boat dock will provide access to the existing FAM and proposed OKANA resort and indoor waterpark. Terraced seating near the dock will allow observation of the starting line of RIVERSPORT boat races. The boat dock will be constructed in a cove to be created on the south shore of the river. Above the boat dock will be transitions (both stairs and ADA compliant ramps) leading up to a public gathering area and an amphitheater west of the public gathering area. The boat dock area will be graded and dredged, then built with retaining walls, footings, and steel piles driven to bedrock to support the retaining walls.  The ends of the boat dock retaining walls, both on the west and the east, will be constructed of steel sheet piling. These retaining walls will transition from steel sheet piling to reinforced concrete when they turn into the boat dock cove.