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 Dec. 4, 2013
Expiration date: 1/3/2014
The applicant proposes to grade and install a longitudinal peak stone toe (LPST) structure along the existing toe of the river within the project area. The proposal would also include 11 stone bend way weirs (SBWW) at approximately every 100 linear feet to alter the overall path of the thalweg at this river bend. This should provide protection of the river bank and aid in the stabilization of the bank in this reach of the river. Installation of the LPST and the SBWW would result in the placement of approximately 9,600 cubic yards of 30 inch riprap and 1,180 cubic yards of riprap from the existing bank hardening structure. The placement of 375 cubic yards of native soil would also be placed behind the LPST to aid in the establishment of a riparian zone. The native soil would consist primarily of sandy soils associated with excavation from keying the LPST and SBWW into the bank. Any other required fill material would meet the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) for “unclassified borrow”. All the illustrated material would be below the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM).