Civil Works Public Notices

NESP Upper Mississippi River Mooring Facilities
The Corps is seeking public input on the locations, construction, and future barge use of the proposed mooring facilities. Specifically, the Corps is seeking information on existing significant resources or other environmental, historical, and cultural concerns associated with the Project. The Corps will use the public input to help guide Project decision making. To fulfill the National Environmental Policy Act requirements, the Corps will document and address the public input in an environmental assessment (EA). When the draft EA is complete it will be made available for another public input opportunity.
Date of Expiration: 04/06/2024
Continuing Authorities Program Section 205 Flood Risk Management, City of Arcadia, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin - Modifications to Reach 1
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), St. Paul District is currently designing a flood risk management project in the city of Arcadia, Wisconsin.
Date of Expiration: 02/19/2024
Upper St. Anthony Falls Outgrant Environmental Assessment
The proposed alternative would involve the issuance of an outgrant consisting of a lease for a 5.2 acre section of the USAFLD property to Owámniyomni Okhódayapi (formerly Friends of the Falls or FOF), a qualified non-profit organization for a period of up to 25 years.
Date of Expiration: 12/31/2023
Programmatic Agreement for UMRR, HREP, NESP programs
The Corps of Engineers has determined due to the nature of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) and Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP), their generally shared multi-state geographic region and similar authorized purposes and undertakings, that a combined Programmatic Agreement is needed to clarify review procedures, improve consistency, consultation, and accountability in fulfilling its responsibilities to comply with Section 106 of the NHPA pursuant to 36 CFR § 800.14.
Date of Expiration: 01/01/2024
City of Aneta Water and Sewer Improvement Project
The purpose of the proposed action is to update the water and sewer systems in the city of Aneta. The project, to be undertaken by the city of Aneta, would consist of removing and replacing 44 blocks of existing cast iron water mains and services and installing new PVC pipes by open trench method and by horizontal directional drilling (trenchless) method of construction. The project also includes rehabilitation of 48 blocks of vitrified clay sewer mains by relining with cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP), which is a trenchless method of construction. The project will also replace water services, gate valves, non-working curb stops, rehabilitate manholes, restore pavement, hydrants, complete miscellaneous concrete repairs, and final site stabilization. Steel casing will need to be bored under the BNSF railroad tracks to allow for installation of the new water main looping which will provide a second connection to the northeast portion of the city.
Date of Expiration: 12/18/2023
City of Ogilvie Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements
The city of Ogilvie, Minnesota, is proposing to improve its wastewater treatment facility by converting its current trickling filter facility to an activated sludge system.
Date of Expiration: 10/31/2023
Lower Sioux Indian Community Riverbank Stabilization
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on the draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, for a planned Lower Sioux Indian Community bank stabilization project in Redwood County, Minnesota, within the Lower Sioux Indian Community on the Minnesota River.
Date of Expiration: 09/30/2023
Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Phases MI-6, MI-7, MI-8 and MI-9
The Souris River Joint Board (SRJB; the “requester”) is pursuing a plan to reduce future flood risks throughout the U.S. portions of the Souris River Basin by constructing a series of new levees, floodwalls, and other flood risk-reduction features. This plan has become known locally as the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP). The MREFPP would be constructed and permitted in a number of stages over the course of multiple decades, depending on available funding.
Date of Expiration: 07/28/2023
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

2022-02192-JMK (MNDoT Blue Earth and LeSueur)
Public Notice: Minnesota Department of Transportation is proposing to reconstruct 8.25 miles of roadway including the installation of turn lanes, consolidation of driveways to allow for larger turn movement gaps, intersection improvements (continuous T, roundabouts, frontage roads to accommodate consolidated driveways, etc.) and appropriate drainage work to account for widened roadway and realigned driveways and crossroads. In addition to the roadway improvements, a 10-foot-wide bituminous trail would be constructed adjacent to the east of the existing roadway.
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2024-00355-CCK (City of Verona West Road)
The applicant is proposing to construct a new roadway (approximately 1.55 miles in total, 1,900 feet across wetlands and stream), bridge (1000 linear feet), and multi-use path to address traffic inefficiencies on US 18/151, between the West Verona Avenue/Epic Lane and the County Trunk Highway (CTH) G/Dairy Ridge Road interchanges, and along CTH PD in the City of Verona due to the growth of Epic Systems Corporation (Epic).
Date of Expiration: 04/20/2024
2024-00331-DDP(Enbridge Line 5 Milepost 1105.98 Valve Maintenance)
As part of its pipeline integrity program, Enbridge plans to conduct maintenance at an existing valve station located on Line 5 at Milepost 1105.98. This work is planned for the summer/fall of 2024 and is expected to be completed within 45 to 60 days depending on site conditions at the time of construction.
Date of Expiration: 04/18/2024
2023-01559-TMS (City of Zimmerman, MN)
Public Notice: The applicant proposes to make improvements to their existing wastewater treatment facility. The improved facility was designed to accommodate a growing population and to meet state and federal effluent quality requirements. Proposed work includes excavation to construct nine (9) sludge drying basins, construction of a new building that would house aeration basins, a membrane bioreactor and UV room, a pump and blower area, and electrical and chemical treatment rooms, a 10-foot extension of an existing building that houses sludge storage and overflow basins, and construction of a new access road and sidewalks.
Date of Expiration: 05/04/2024
Breckenridge Farm Development
The applicant proposes to develop a 60-acre site in the City of Independence, into a mixed used development. The proposed development would include construction of one commercial lot, 116-units of auto condos, 7 single family residential lots,stormwater management facilities, roads, and utilities.
Date of Expiration: 05/04/2024
Special Public Notice - Acceptance of Funds from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
The purpose of this Special Public Notice is to inform the general public that the St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (District) has decided to accept and expend funds contributed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).
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SUPPLEMENTED REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN, AND FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: SUPPLEMENTED REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN, AND FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS - This notice announces the availability of six regional general permits (RGPs) for use within the Lake Superior Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) previously excluded as part of the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401(a)(2) process (401(a)(2) process). The six RGPs are now available for use in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and within the exterior boundaries of Federally recognized American Indian reservations in both states without exception.
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF RELEASE OF WISCONSIN STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Division (Corps) is announcing the release of the beta version of the Wisconsin Stream Quantification Tool (WISQT) and Debit Calculator. We are requesting comments on these tools prior to finalizing them and releasing Version 1.0. We expect to collect comments for 60 days and then publish Version 1.0 in late 2023 or early 2024.
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UPDATE OF THE JOINT 2013 GUIDELINES FOR WETLAND COMPENSATORY MITIGATION IN WISCONSIN
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District (Corps) recently began an update of the joint 2013 Guidelines for Wetland Compensatory Mitigation in Wisconsin. We have developed draft outlines for the next version and are seeking public input on the outlines as well as additional information we should consider addressing in the next version. To facilitate meaningful comment, we are also seeking individuals who are currently active in the development or use of compensatory mitigation in Wisconsin who are interested in participating in a listening session. We will host the session July 6, 2023, and determine exact time and location based on interest. We are currently considering making this a virtual session. The session will aim to gather feedback from the mitigation community on crucial mitigation issues that need our clarification, with a specific focus on topics to include in the outlines and information needs or gaps that existed in the 2013 version of the Guidelines. If you are interested in the session, please register in advance by sending your name, organization, contact information, and whether you are primarily a mitigation provider or mitigation purchaser to Leslie Day (leslie.e.day@usace.army.mil) on or before June 23, 2023.
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF RELEASE OF STREAM MITIGATION PROCEDURES
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Division (Corps) is announcing the release of its Stream Mitigation Procedures, Version 1.0 (Stream Procedures), applicable in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Corps will host an online outreach event on May 10, 2023, to review contents of the Stream Procedures and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions about implementation of this document. The target audience is stakeholders, consultants, potential stream bankers, and other agencies. If you are interested in participating in this outreach event, please reach out to stpaulsqt@usace.army.mil to receive a calendar invitation. Please let us know if you are interested in attending, but unable to make the May session. We will hold additional outreach events later in the summer if there is demand.
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2020-00260-WMS - INFORMATIONAL NOTICE: ENBRIDGE LINE 5 WISCONSIN SEGMENT RELOCATION
PUBLIC NOTICE: INFORMATIONAL NOTICE: ENBRIDGE LINE 5 WISCONSIN SEGMENT RELOCATION - The purpose of this public notice is to advise interested parties that the St. Paul District (Corps) has made available online additional information received as part of the Corps’ continued review of a permit application from Enbridge Energy. The application requests Corps authorization pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act of 1899 (Section 10) for work under a navigable water of the United States, and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) for discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States. These activities are proposed to construct the Line 5 Wisconsin segment relocation (WI L5R) project.
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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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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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