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Civil Works Public Notices

Sec. 408 permissions, alterations to Corps of Engineers projects: West Fargo Diversion at Horace, Cass County Road 6
The Cass County Highway Department is requesting to modify the Flood Control Project on the Horace to West Fargo Diversion at Horace, North Dakota; specifically to modify the surface of Cass County Road 6 (76th Ave. West).
Date of Expiration: 02/23/2020
Public Notice: Arcadia, Wis., Flood Risk Management project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public input on plans to construct a flood risk management project for Arcadia, Wisconsin. The draft plan calls for a combination of levees, floodwalls, railroad closures and other elements commonly associated with a flood risk management project like this one. The draft plan also proposes commercial and residential buyouts in order to achieve flood risk reduction for the community.
Date of Expiration: 02/14/2020

Regulatory Public Notices

2009-00309-RJH (Winnebago County, WI) City of Neenah- Arrowhead Park Boat Launch Dredging Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The City of Neenah has applied for a Department of the Army permit to dredge accumulated material from Lake Winnebago for the purpose of improving the boat launch area of Arrowhead Park.
Date of Expiration: 02/03/2020
2014-02085-RJH (Jefferson County, WI) Kincaid Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Kincaid Wetland Mitigation Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 105 acres in size, including upland buffer areas.
Date of Expiration: 01/30/2020
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
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE - ACCEPTANCE OF FUNDS FROM UTILITY PARTNERS
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE - The purpose of this Special Public Notice is to inform the general public that the Saint Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory branch (St. Paul District) has decided to accept and expend funds contributed from American Transmission Company, LLC (ATC) and the WEC Energy Group (including We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, and the Wisconsin River Power Company), collectively referred to throughout this notice as the Utility Partners. The funds would be used to expedite processing of the Utility Partners Department of the Army (DA) permit applications.
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SUSPENSION AND PROPOSED REVOCATION OF REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS (RGPs) RGP-003-MN, RGP-004-MN, AND RGP-002-WI
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: By this notice, the St. Paul District Corps of Engineers (Corps) announces the suspension and proposed revocation of RGP-003-MN, RGP-004-MN, and RGP-002-WI.
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EFFECTIVE DATE FOR SEVEN REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS (RGPs) IN MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, AND AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: This notice announces the effective date, February 21, 2018, for seven RGPs now available for use in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and within the exterior boundaries of American Indian reservations. 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) as applicable.
Date of Expiration: 02/20/2023