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 March 28, 2024
Expiration date: 4/28/2024

Location:  The proposed project is in Section 31, Township 21 North, Range 1 West, near City of Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma.  The project site can be found on the Perry, Oklahoma 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 36.2510 and West Longitude 97.3353. 

Purpose:  The overall purpose of this work is to bring Lake Perry into compliance with current NRCS and Oklahoma safety performance standards for a high hazard dam and extend the service life to 100 years, reducing the risk of catastrophic dam failure and loss of life and accommodate additional water supply storage for the City of Perry.  The project is not a water dependent activity.  The Corps defines a “water dependent activity” where the activity associated with a discharge which is proposed for a special aquatic site requires access or proximity to or siting within the special aquatic site in question to fulfill its basic purpose.