Civil Works Public Notices

Sec. 408 permissions: Horace Diversion embankment modification (22-0002)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is evaluating a request for permission to alter a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project. The requested alteration is to modify the embankment on the east side of the Horace Diversion. Written comments are being accepted through Oct. 14. Please see the public notice for more information on how to submit public comments.
Date of Expiration: 10/11/2022
International Falls Water Treatment Facility
The US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, installed an emergency ring-style flood protection levee and sandbags around the International Falls Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) to protect the facility from Rainy River floodwaters and prevent contamination of the local water supply.
Date of Expiration: 10/22/2022
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

2022-00944-JLK (Milwaukee County, WI) Revetment Construction Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge fill material into 0.99 acre (0.18 acre North Site and 0.81 acre South Site) below the plane of the ordinary high-water mark (OHWM) along a total of 0.41 mile of Lake Michigan lakeshore (0.13 mile North Site and 0.28 mile South Site) in the Village of Fox Point, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. A recent series of storm events have led to a significantly eroded and damaged shoreline. The Village is proposing to construct two separate revetments within the most severely impacted areas.
Date of Expiration: 10/05/2022
2020-02240-MMG (Hennepin County, MN) Construction of a New Roadway Connection, Referred to as “the 610 Extension"
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO permanently discharge fill material into 3.5 acres of wetlands and 170 linear feet (595 square feet) of 2 tributaries in order to construct a new roadway connection, referred to as “the 610 Extension”, from TH 610 to CSAH 30. The proposed project involves new road construction along an approximately 4-mile segment of TH 610 from the current TH 610/I-94 interchange to CSAH 30 in the City of Maple Grove, Minnesota. The proposed connection would also transition TH 610 from a limited access highway to a four-lane divided highway west of I-94 with 12 – 14-foot-wide lanes, six- to 30-foot-wide center median, and two- to five-foot-wide shoulders.
Date of Expiration: 09/29/2022
St. Paul District - Proposed 2023 Regional General Permits
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: On July 13, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District (District) issued a public notice announcing its intent to develop one new regional general permit (RGP) and re-issue seven RGPs. The new RGP would combine coverage currently offered by stacking Nationwide Permits (NWP) 13 and 27. This new, single RGP would be used to authorize stream bank stabilization and accompanying habitat improvement activities. The seven RGPs proposed for re-issuance are intended to provide authorization for regulated minor activities in waters of the United States associated with beach creation and nourishment, beach raking, minor discharges, piers and docks, transportation, utilities, and wildlife ponds. The District is proposing to re-issue these RGPs in February 2023 with minor changes. This public notice solicits public comment on the attached 2023 RGPs proposed for use in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and within the exterior boundaries of Federally-recognized American Indian reservations.
Date of Expiration: 09/29/2022
ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTENT TO ISSUE REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS
PUBLIC NOTICE: This public notice is to inform the public of the St. Paul District’s (District) intent to develop one new regional general permit (RGP) and re-issue seven RGPs for work in waters of the U.S. associated with utility lines, linear transportation, and other minor activities. The new RGP is intended to be associated with stream bank stabilization and accompanying habitat improvement activities. The RGPs are proposed 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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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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Credit Release Schedule Flexibility for Mitigation Bank and In-Lieu Fee Sites
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District (Corps) is sharing information to describe the flexibility related to credit releases associated with meeting hydrology performance standards at mitigation bank and in-lieu fee (ILF) sites.
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2020 National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) Upate
National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) Update: On November 2, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), as part of an interagency effort with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), published a final rule in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the 2020 NWPL.
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SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE - 2021 Nationwide Permits (NWPs)
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: Regional Conditions, Water Quality Certification (WQC), and Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) Concurrence for Sixteen (16) 2021 NWPs in St. Paul District.
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Nationwide Permit Reissuance
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) announcing the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and four new NWPs, as well as the reissuance of NWP general conditions and definitions with some modifications. These 16 NWPs will go into effect on March 15, 2021, and will expire on March 14, 2026.
Date of Expiration: 03/14/2026
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: NEW - Public Notice Notification/Distribution Procedures
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The purpose of this Special Public Notice is to inform the general public that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Division (St. Paul District) is modernizing our public notice notification/distribution procedures. Beginning immediately, we are transitioning from a public notice email notification system to an RSS Feed system. Individuals previously registered to receive public notice notifications via email will continue to receive email notifications through December 31, 2020. However, if you wish to continue receiving public notice notifications, after December 31, 2020, you must register for RSS Feeds notifications.
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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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