US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District

Civil Works Public Notices

Sec. 408 permissions, alterations to Corps of Engineers projects: Federated Telephone Cooperative (19-0006)
Federated Telephone Cooperative intends to direct bury a new fiber optic cable along the path of the original cable on top of the levee and a directional bore across the Minnesota River.
Date of Expiration: 11/22/2019
Sec. 408 permissions, alterations to Corps of Engineers projects: West Fargo lift station (19-0003)
To modify the grading along the toe of the east levee south of 52nd Avenue and remove an existing PTO lift station and gravity culvert.
Date of Expiration: 11/22/2019

Regulatory Public Notices

2003-08867-DAS (Olmsted County, MN) Bigelow Homes/Harvestview 8th Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The applicant has proposed to discharge dredged and fill material into a total of 0.58 acre of wetland for the purpose of constructing a residential development identified as Harvestview 8th. The work proposed is for the construction of public roadways, installation of underground and/or overhead utilities, and grading of residential lots.
Date of Expiration: 11/25/2019
2013-00984-RMG (Waukesha County, WI) Hickory Hills In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Hickory Hills ILF site on approximately 118.67 acres of land within a 120-acre parcel. The parcel is currently an existing farm field and woodland. The parcel is bordered to the north by an unnamed tributary to Spring Creek, which flows east. The proposed wetland mitigation plan includes wetland reestablishment, wetland rehabilitation, and buffer enhancement.
Date of Expiration: 12/13/2019
2019-01712-KJH (McLeod County, MN) Clear Lake Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop Clear Lake Wetland Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 60 acres in size, including upland buffer areas.
Date of Expiration: 12/01/2019
2016-04331-CLJ (Pennington County, MN) Black River Impoundment Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The project includes construction of 400 acre impoundment and approximately 12 miles of diversion ditches to reduce flood damages in the Black River watershed and to reduce flows to the Red River of the North. The project includes placement of fill for the impoundment berms and Black River outlet structure; and excavation for the impoundment internal ditches, outlet ditch, and diversion ditches.
Date of Expiration: 11/25/2019
2019-02159-SJW (Waushara County, WI) Cumberland Road Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The Sponsor is proposing to develop the Cumberland Road Wetland Mitigation Bank in the Town of Warren, Waushara County, Wisconsin. The proposed bank site is approximately 46 acres in size, including upland buffer areas.
Date of Expiration: 11/22/2019
WISCONSIN WETLAND MITIGATION BANKING LISTENING SESSIONS SELF-NOMINATION
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District are seeking individuals interested in participating in half day wetland mitigation banking listening sessions the week of November 18, 2019 (final dates and times will be determined based on participant interest). The sessions are being held to solicit feedback and discuss the current state and federal wetland mitigation bank review processes with a specific focus on ways to improve consistency and efficiency in the programs.
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NEW Paperless Procedure for Submitting Requests to the Corps of Engineers in Wisconsin
PUBLIC NOTICE: In an effort to improve efficiency, reduce costs and environmental footprint, and accommodate many stakeholders' preferred method of correspondence, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Program (Corps), is implementing paperless procedures. As of 1 July 2019, requests for action (RFAs) in Wisconsin should be submitted electronically using one of two options.
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REVISED - ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT OF MINNESOTA STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND DISTRICT-WIDE STREAM MITIGATION GUIDANCE
REVISED - SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT OF MINNESOTA STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND DISTRICT-WIDE STREAM MITIGATION GUIDANCE
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT OF MINNESOTA STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND DISTRICT-WIDE STREAM MITIGATION POLICY
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT OF MINNESOTA STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND DISTRICT-WIDE STREAM MITIGATION POLICY
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INFORMATIONAL PUBLIC NOTICE - ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTENT TO DEVELOP NEW REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of St. Paul District’s (District) intent to develop new regional general permits (RGP) for work in waters of the U.S. associated with 1) stream bank stabilization and accompanying habitat improvement activities, and 2) minor activities not already authorized by existing general permits (nationwide permits or RGPs). The RGPs would be developed for use in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including Federally-recognized American Indian reservations to authorize work in waters of the U.S. that would result in no more than minimal adverse effects, individually and cumulatively.
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Notice of New Guidance - Alternative Method for Determining Wetland Mitigation Credit Potential for Hydrologic Restorations on Cultivated Fields in Minnesota
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Branch (Corps) and Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) have jointly developed a standardized method for determining credit potential associated with proposed wetland hydrology restorations in cultivated fields that are subject to annual disturbances due to cultivation. This method can be applied to proposed permittee-responsible, bank, or in-lieu fee wetland restoration projects seeking approval under either the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) or the Federal Mitigation Rule (33 CFR Part 332).
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1999-05528-JKA - NorthMet Permit Decision
PUBLIC NOTICE: The purpose of this public notice is to provide notice to the public that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), St. Paul District, completed its Record of Decision and issued an individual permit to PolyMet Mining, Inc., for work in waters of the United States in association with the The purpose of this public notice is to provide notice to the public that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), St. Paul District, completed its Record of Decision and issued an individual permit to PolyMet Mining, Inc., for work in waters of the United States in association with the NorthMet Project. The permit was issued on March 21, 2019, and authorizes the discharge of dredged and fill material into 901 acres, and indirect impacts to 27 acres, of waters of the United States in association with the construction and development of the NorthMet mine. Project. The permit was issued on March 21, 2019, and authorizes the discharge of dredged and fill material into 901 acres, and indirect impacts to 27 acres, of waters of the United States in association with the construction and development of the NorthMet mine.
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St. Paul District Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch Guidance - Target Hydrology and Performance Standards for Compensatory Mitigation Sites
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: This guidance document is an update and expansion of previous guidance on this topic first developed in 2005 (Version 1.0) and updated most recently in 2014 (Version 5.0). Rather than using the minimum criteria for wetland hydrology as a performance standard, performance standards specifying the optimum target hydrology for specific wetland plant communities have been refined for Version 6.0. This guidance is a living document and periodic updates will be made as needed. The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that consistent and enforceable hydrology performance standards, reflecting the best available science, are applied to compensatory mitigation proposals district-wide.
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NEW Paperless Procedure for Submitting Requests to the Corps of Engineers in Minnesota
PUBLIC NOTICE: In an effort to improve efficiency, reduce costs and environmental footprint, and accommodate many stakeholders’ preferred method of correspondence, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Program (Corps), is implementing paperless procedures. As of the date of this notice, requests for action (RFAs) in Minnesota should be submitted by email.
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2018-03521-RQM (Beltrami County, MN) Beltrami County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 39 Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: To achieve the project purpose of bringing CSAH 39 up to current design and safety standards the Beltrami County Highway Department proposes to reconstruct approximately 2.5 miles of CSAH 39.
Date of Expiration: 12/31/2018