Civil Works Public Notices

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

2022-01098-CCK (Iowa County, WI) Reconstruction and Realignment of County Highway T
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO permanently discharge dredged and fill material into approximately 4.20 acres of wetlands and 782 linear feet of tributary (Trout Creek) for a county roadway improvement project. The applicant is proposing to reconstruct and realign approximately 5.97 miles of County Highway T.
Date of Expiration: 02/11/2023
2022-02313-ANM (Monroe County, WI) Little La Crosse River Headwaters Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Little La Crosse River Headwaters Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 43.9 acres in size, including upland buffer areas. The objective of the project is to re-establish a functioning stream/wetland complex that complements the adjacent DNR owned fisheries conservation easement on the Little La Crosse River, increase functions of the existing wetlands on site, and provide water quality improvement for the contributing drainages.
Date of Expiration: 02/24/2023
2022-01109-ACM (Anoka County, MN) Oak Grove Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Oak Grove Wetland Mitigation Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 152.5 acres in size, including upland buffer areas. The primary objectives of this project are to restore hydrology and native vegetation to 84 acres of fresh (wet) meadow and 30.7 acres of shallow marsh. These wetlands have been effectively drained through the open drainage ditches, while vegetation has been significantly altered by agricultural practices. By filling and grading the private ditches, wetland hydrology would be restored to the site. The project would also enhance and preserve 40.3 acres of mature hardwood forests.
Date of Expiration: 02/24/2023
23 January 2023 – Federal Agencies Solicit Comments on Draft Changes to 2022 National Wetland Plant List
20 January 2023 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as part of an interagency effort with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, is announcing the availability of the draft changes to the 2022 NWPL and its web address to solicit public comments.  The public now has the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to wetland indicator status ratings for two plant species in the Arid West region.  The Federal Register Notice (FRN) for the 2022 NWPL update can be found here: 2023-01026.   The public comment period ends on 21 March 2023.
Date of Expiration: 03/21/2023
2018-02085-LSP (Roseau County, MN) City of Warroad Safe Harbor Construction Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge fill in wetlands adjacent to Lake of the Woods and to dredge a new navigation channel in the bed of Lake of the Woods. The project is intended to construct an inland harbor with permanent docks within the City of Warroad, Minnesota. The harbor portion of the project was initially excavated in the early 1970’s but the harbor was never used as originally intended. The proposed work would complete the project for public use.
Date of Expiration: 02/07/2023
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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2022-01929-DDP (Grant County, WI) Cassville Barge Fleeting Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: Michels Corporation is requesting Department of the Army authorization to establish a new barge fleeting operation on the decommissioned Dairyland Power Cooperative property at 1078 Jack Oak Rd, Cassville, WI 53806. The purpose of the project is to provide a staging area for Michels Corporation’s River Construction Division to manage material barges, tugs, and dredging equipment. Michels Corporation intends to utilize the existing barge landing pad and four dolphin mooring structures; no modifications to these structures are proposed.
Date of Expiration: 02/06/2023
2020-01425-SPK (Sibley County, MN) Sibley County CSAH 6 Reconstruction Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: Sibley County is proposing roadway reconstruction along CSAH 6, from Henderson to just beyond the CSAH 6/5 intersection and a portion of CSAH 5, from just north of CSAH 6 to the Blakey Bridge, between Henderson and Faxon Township, MN. The CSAH 6 reconstruction seeks to resolve roadway flooding issues along CSAH 6 and CSAH 5. Flooding along the Minnesota River in the project location is occurring more frequently and for a longer duration. The project would address the current flooding issues through a combination of grade raising, culvert work, road reconstruction, and the construction of a filtration basin. The project would also reduce sedimentation maintenance through the construction of a sediment basin to the west of the CSAH 6/5 intersection.
Date of Expiration: 02/12/2023
2022-01289-LSP (Roseau County, MN) Roseau River Flood Control Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO permanently discharge fill in 221.55 acres of wetlands and temporarily discharge fill in 114.37 acres of wetlands adjacent to the Roseau River. This project is designed as a flood control project to direct water flow from the Roseau River into the Roseau Lake basin where it will be held and used as a detention site for flood waters and for low flow augmentation during extremely dry years.
Date of Expiration: 02/04/2023
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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