Civil Works Public Notices

Tower-Breitung Municipal Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project Draft Environmental Assessment
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on the draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, for the Tower-Breitung municipal water treatment plant improvement project in St. Louis County, Minnesota.
Date of Expiration: 05/01/2023
Mississippi River Pool 6 Draft Dredged Material Management Plan
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on its updated draft dredged material management plan and integrated Environmental Assessment, or EA, for the Mississippi River’s Pool 6.
Date of Expiration: 07/15/2022

Regulatory Public Notices

2022-02210-ACM (Anoka County, MN) Carlson LLC Property Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge fill material into 7.16 acres of wetland for the construction of a construction operation facility, including an office, warehouse, stormwater management facilities, and storage space for equipment and materials, such as soil and crushed rock.
Date of Expiration: 04/17/2023
2022-01863-TMS (Lake County, MN) Wisconsin Central Limited Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant proposes to construct a new railroad loop track in the western portion of their existing railyard facility in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The project site is approximately 32 acres in size. At the facility, rail cars filled with taconite are unloaded and stockpiled for loading onto barges in Lake Superior. The proposed railroad loop would provide a safer and more efficient taconite unloading process within the Two Harbors Yard. Currently, the facility must cut unloaded cars from loaded cars and move them to continue unloading. The loop would allow for continuous movement of railcars through the railyard, which would assist in reducing unloading times. It would also reduce the potential for bottlenecks during unloading by avoiding the need to stop the train to cut unloaded cars and move them within the facility to continue unloading.
Date of Expiration: 04/28/2023
2005-02938-RMH (Olmsted County, MN) Cassidy Farms Subdivision Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO construct the Cassidy Farms Subdivision located in Rochester, MN. The applicant proposes to develop a 27.3-acre site into a residential development. The project will create 54 residential lots and associated infrastructure. Stonehenge Drive NE is located to the southeast and this road will be extended to provide access to the project area. There will be a turnaround on the north side of the project area. Curb and gutter are proposed along the road. A storm sewer pipe will be installed to convey the stormwater runoff to a stormwater pond that will be located on the north side of the project area. The existing stream will be filled and a new channel will be relocated to the east.
Date of Expiration: 04/08/2023
2022-01945-JLK (Outagamie County, WI) Construction of a Multi-Family Residential Development Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge fill material into 1.02 acres of wetlands (0.88 acre permanent fill and 0.14 acre temporary fill) for the purpose of residential development in the Town of Oneida, Outagamie County, Wisconsin. The proposed development would include 35 apartment-style units and 18-24 single family townhome style units. The project, which would be constructed on several parcels of land, would also include additional features including an access road, parking areas, and utilities that would connect to existing facilities along Red Willow Parkway to the east.
Date of Expiration: 04/07/2023
2016-00609-DWW (Bayfield County, WI) Washburn Marina Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO expand Pier 4, replace the mooring system on Pier 4, and complete dredging activity near Pier 4, all within the Washburn Marina. The project is intended to address the ice damage to the Pier 4 mooring system that occurred due to high water in 2019-2020, increase the transient dockage to accommodate visiting boaters and answer requests to provide a means for persons with mobility limitations to embark and disembark boats from Pier 4.
Date of Expiration: 03/31/2023
2022-01905-LED (Wright County, MN) Corinna Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Corinna Wetland Bank to generate wetland credits for the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources’ (BWSR) Local Government Road Wetland Replacement Program (LGRWRP). The proposed bank site is approximately 117.6 acres including upland buffer. The sponsor’s project objective is to reestablish and rehabilitate the vegetation and hydrology of approximately 17.0 acres of fresh wet meadow, 12.0 acres of shallow marsh type wetlands, and 24.4 acres of deep marsh, as well as 64.2 acres of upland buffer, which may generate approximately 66 credits for the LGRWRP.
Date of Expiration: 04/12/2023
EFFECTIVE DATE FOR EIGHT REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS IN MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, AND FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS
Special Public Notice: This notice announces the effective date, February 20, 2023, for the eight regional general permits (RGPs) now available for use in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and within the exterior boundaries of American Indian reservations, subject to the Lake Superior basin exclusions described within each RGP. Regulated activities are described in each RGP pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Section10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (Section 10) as applicable.
Date of Expiration: 02/18/2028
REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS IN THE STATES OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN, AND FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS IN THE STATES OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN, AND FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS - This notice announces eight regional general permits (RGPs) for use in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and within the exterior boundaries of Federally recognized American Indian reservations in both states, subject to the Lake Superior basin exclusions shown in Table 1. The eight RGPs will be available to authorize regulated activities which meet the terms and conditions of the RGP beginning on February 20, 2023. Regulated activities are described in each RGP pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (Section 10).
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Special Notice - Notice of Availability of the Interim Draft of the National Ordinary High Water Mark Field Delineation Manual for Rivers and Streams
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly announce the availability of the Interim Draft of the National Ordinary High Water Mark Field Delineation Manual for Rivers and Streams (National OHWM Manual) and are soliciting public comments on this Interim Draft.
Date of Expiration: 12/04/2023
Joint Public Notice - Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method for the Great Plains
Joint Public Notice - Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method for the Great Plains - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Albuquerque, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Worth, Galveston, Kansas City, Omaha, Rock Island, St. Louis, St. Paul, and Tulsa Districts, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regions 5, 6, 7, and 8, jointly announce the availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method (SDAM) for the Great Plains (dated September 2022). The method is a rapid assessment tool to help distinguish between ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial streamflow at the reach scale for the Northern and Southern Great Plains SDAM Regions. The beta SDAM may help provide technical guidance for identifying waters that may be subject to regulatory jurisdiction under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act; however, this method does not alter or change the definition of “Waters of the U.S.”
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Automated Wetland Determination Data Sheets
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: Release of Automated Wetland Determination Data Sheet (ADS) - On April 6, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), announced the release of ENG Forms 6116 (1-9), Automated Wetland Determination Data Sheet (ADS), and the associated “User Guide for Automated Wetland Determination Data Sheets” (User Guide). These documents are available at the USACE Regulatory Headquarters website in both Portable Document Format (PDF) and Microsoft Excel (Excel) file formats.
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Update on the NWP's for MN and WI
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: On March 1, 2022, the EPA provided a modification to their October 15, 2021, WQC decision that was applicable to the 34 NWPs (86 FR 73522, 27 DEC 2021) that went into effect on February 25, 2022, in St. Paul District. This modification clarifies the intent of the WQC’s Condition 2. Special Aquatic Sites and is applicable to NWPs 7, 13, and 27. The EPA’s October 15, 2021, Water Quality Certification decision and its March 1, 2022, modification are enclosed with this public notice.
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UPDATE on St. Paul District Public Notice on NWPs, Regional Conditions, WQC, and CZMA
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: Update on the Regional Conditions, Water Quality Certification (WQC) Decisions, and Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) Consistency Decisions for the 2021 NWPs in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE - 2021 Nationwide Permits - Federal Register Notice for 41 NWPs - St. Paul District
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: PUBLIC NOTICE FOR FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE ANNOUNCING THE REISSUANCE OF THE NATIONWIDE PERMITS - On December 27, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 73522) announcing the reissuance of 40 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and one new NWP. These 41 NWPs will go into effect on February 25, 2022, and they will expire on March 14, 2026.
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Credit Release Schedule Flexibility for Mitigation Bank and In-Lieu Fee Sites
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District (Corps) is sharing information to describe the flexibility related to credit releases associated with meeting hydrology performance standards at mitigation bank and in-lieu fee (ILF) sites.
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