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 June 18, 2014
Expiration date: 7/18/2014

The application is to install gabion basket sloped walls on both banks and three weirs along Chisholm Creek for approximately 800 linear feet within the project boundary.  The walls are to offer bank stabilization associated with an upland planned development.

The overall purpose of this work is to widen and deepen the existing stream reach to provide additional flood capacity through a planned commercial development. The stabilization of the creek within the project boundary is to reduce erosion.  The applicant believes that the gabion basket/weir design will result in an aesthetically pleasing aquatic feature associated with the planned development.

Note:  This project was originally proposed and permitted by an individual permit authorization (OKR2015476) for a reinforced concrete box culvert for the 800 linear feet.  The project did not have a mitigation plan that would be consistent with the current mitigation guidelines for the Tulsa District.  This permit was issued in 2007 and expired in April of 2010.  The project was not accomplished within the original timeframe due to economic constraints.