US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District

Civil Works Public Notices

Regulatory Public Notices

2018-03729-MMJ (Ramsey County, MN) Specialty Manufacturing Facility Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO permanently discharge fill material into 1.45 acres of wetland associated with the expansion of the Specialty Manufacturing Facility, in White Bear Lake Township.
Date of Expiration: 07/13/2019
2018-03037-MMJ (Renville County, MN) Kingman Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Kingman Wetland Mitigation Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 308.2 acres in size, including upland buffer areas.
Date of Expiration: 07/07/2019
2019-00369-DAS (Goodhue County, MN) Newt Marine Service Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The applicant, Newt Marine Service, has proposed the dredging of 500,000 cubic yards of material from Corps Island in accordance with a contract with the Corps of Engineers. The material would be hydraulically dredged from Corps Island and carried by a pipeline to a 20 acre "disposal site" on land owned by the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIIC) for their future use.
Date of Expiration: 06/17/2019
2018-02093-KAL (St. Louis County) Hermantown Public Gravity Sanitary Sewer Main
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant has applied for a Department of the Army permit to construct a public sanitary sewer main through Section 24 in the Hermantown Marketplace.
Date of Expiration: 06/20/2019
2018-01447-RQM (Otter Tail County, MN) Ottertail County Highway Department Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: Otter Tail County (OTC) is proposing reconstruction of approximately 6.4 miles of CSAH 34. Currently, this two-lane paved undivided segment of CSAH 34 does not meet the minimum State Aid Rules for the current 2015 and 20-year projected traffic volumes. To meet State Aid Design Standards, the project will upgrade this segment of CSAH 34 to provide for a highway cross-section and alignment meeting minimum lane width, in-slope rate, clear zone width, 10-ton pavement section strength capacity, and horizontal/vertical curvature for minimum design speed.
Date of Expiration: 06/18/2019
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
NEW REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS IN THE STATES OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN, AND FEDERALLY-RECOGNIZED AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: This notice announces seven regional general permits (RGPs) for use in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and within the exterior boundaries of Federally-recognized American Indian reservations. The seven RGPs will be available to authorize regulated activities which meet the terms and conditions of the RGP beginning on February 17, 2018.
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