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 Jan. 22, 2014
Expiration date: 2/19/2014

The applicant proposes the placement of fill material into jurisdictional waters located within the Red River.  Permanent impacts from fill material would consist of approximately 670 cubic yards (cys) of concrete that total 0.010 acre for construction of 66 drill shafts and 15 bridge bents.  Temporary impacts from fill material would consist of approximately 13,550 cys of dirt and sand (clean fill) that total 2.50 acres for construction of a haul road, 3,400 cys of rock riprap would be used for bank stabilization of the temporary work road, and 25 linear feet of fill material would be used for construction of cofferdams that are necessary to cutoff the existing piers in the Red River. 

During construction of the new bridge, the existing structurally deficient bridge would remain open to traffic.  All dredged material would be hauled off-site to an upland disposal area.  The work performed in the wetlands and uplands would be completed using conventional earthmoving equipment.