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 Sept. 11, 2014
Expiration date: 10/13/2014

The application is for an after-the-fact (ATF) permit for the placement of fill material into 226 linear feet of ephemeral stream and 0.29 acre of forested wetland, both are considered waters of the United States.  The purpose of the work is to construct a multi-family residential development and an associated mixed use office-commercial development.

The proposed project location is in an unnamed tributary to Iron Ore Creek and an adjacent forested wetland, in Denison, Grayson County, Texas.  The proposed project area comprises approximately 23 acres of the larger tract controlled by the applicant, located north and east of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road (FM-691) (Grayson Drive) and Pool Road.  The project site can be found on the Sherman, Texas 7.5 Minute USGS Quadrangle map at North Latitude 33.7069 and West Longitude 96.5795

The applicant proposes to construct three to four commercial buildings, which would result in the placement of fill material within the unnamed tributary of Iron Ore Creek by installing a box culvert for 226 linear feet until the culvert ties into rock rip-rap in the stream’s natural downstream path (Enclosure 7).  The grading and construction of the multi-unit senior residential development site consisting of three large and one small building units, and a community center has already resulted in fill being placed within 0.29 acre of forested wetlands (Enclosure 3).  The total volume of fill being placed within jurisdictional waters of the United States is 64 cubic yards of concrete culvert and rock rip-rap, and 468 cubic yards of earthen fill material.