US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District

Civil Works Public Notices

Eau Galle Master Plan (Draft)
The Eau Galle Project Master Plan is a strategic land use document that will serve as a vital tool for the responsible stewardship of resources to benefit present and future generations at the Corps' Eau Galle Recreation Area in Spring Valley, Wisconsin.
Date of Expiration: 05/17/2019
Proposed National Loon Center draft environmental assessment
The Corps is currently evaluating the application submitted by the National Loon Center Foundation. The facility would be operated year-round and include water quality and wildlife habitat exhibits, a loon and freshwater research center laboratory and classroom and interactive technology to provide hands‐on experiential education.
Date of Expiration: 04/22/2019

Regulatory Public Notices

2013-00984-RMG (Marathon County, WI) McMillan Marsh ILF Mitigation Area
MITIGATION IN-LIEU FEE (ILF) SITE PROPOSAL: The McMillan Marsh ILF Mitigation Area (Project) lies within two privately owned parcels on approximately 33.51 acres that are located along floodplain and floodprone areas of an unnamed tributary to the Little Eau Pleine River. An additional 3.23 acres already owned by the WDNR is proposed to be part of the Project to allow for a contiguous boundary and long-term land management.
Date of Expiration: 05/15/2019
2018-03046-JMB (Ashland County, WI)Tribal Head Start Building Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The project involves construction of a new Tribal Head Start school building with associated access roadway located in the New Odanah community. The proposed building includes playgrounds and other associated infrastructure such as utilities, parking, storm water ponds, and an access road that runs from the existing health center northwest to Maple Street.
Date of Expiration: 05/13/2019
2017-03334-NTD (Winnebago County, WI) Brooks Road Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Brooks Road Wetland Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 205 acres in size, including upland buffer areas.
Date of Expiration: 05/13/2019
2004-01377-WMS (Sawyer County, WI) Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Bureau of Aeronautics Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: A Department of the Army permit issued to Sawyer County in 2013 authorized discharges of fill material in 4.29 acres of wetlands adjacent to a tributary to the Namakagon River for improvements at Sawyer County Airport. The project included the construction of a parallel taxiway, relocation of Airport Road, and the installation of an Instrument Landing System (ILS) to facilitate safe aircraft landing during inclement weather. The project was constructed; however, subsequent testing conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration failed to commission part of the ILS due to repeatability issues during flight checks. Specifically, the Glide Slope (GS) that provides electronic vertical approach guidance during aircraft landing appears to be compromised due to water and vegetation in a portion of the GS ground plane. Therefore, the applicant proposes to fill approximately 3.23 acres of wetlands in the GS ground plane to allow the ILS function as designed.
Date of Expiration: 04/25/2019
2019-00387-EJI (Aitkin County, MN) Aitkin County Highway Department Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant is proposing to reconstruct a 3.26 mile section of CSAH 25 to provide an improved paved road that will adequately meet projected traffic needs and improve safety. The majority of the project will follow the existing roadway with the exception of the realignment of several sharp corners. The project will include grading, shoulder widening, culvert replacements and bituminous surfacing.
Date of Expiration: 05/06/2019
2019-00125-RQM (Itasca County, MN) Itasca County Highway Department Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The proposed project encompasses two main parts. Part one will include reconstructing and paving approximately 5 miles of roadway, making all of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 60 a paved road . Part two of the project includes the reconstruction of Clearwater Creek crossing. The proposed project is scheduled for the summer of 2020 and will take approximately 4 months to complete.
Date of Expiration: 05/06/2019
2018-01604-MMJ (Stearns County, MN) Johnson Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Johnson Wetland Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 13 acres in size, including upland buffer areas.
Date of Expiration: 05/02/2019
2019-00525-KJH (Dane County, WI) Hensel Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Hensel Wetland Mitigation Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 211.5 acres in size, including upland buffer areas. The bank site is divided by County Highway A with approximately 65 acres north of the highway and the remainder of the bank to the south.
Date of Expiration: 04/29/2019
2010-01067-BBY (Wright County, MN) Engstrom Wright County Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Engstrom Wright County Wetland Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 74.6 acres in size, including upland buffer areas. The proposed bank service area is in the Upper Mississippi River Basin in Minnesota (Bank Service Area 7).
Date of Expiration: 04/29/2019
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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2017-00960-MVM (Wright County, MN) Grygelko Rockford Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTIC:E Mr. Grygelko plans to restore and enhance 12.3 acres of wetlands and provide 10 acres of native prairie and forest buffer on his 80-acre property in Rockford Township. A 20-foot-wide easement to access the wetland bank site is proposed along the north parcel boundary. The goal of the project is to restore the hydrology of former and degraded aquatic resources, such that the area supports saturated soils at a frequency required to establish and sustain a diverse and high functioning wet meadow vegetation community dominated by native species.
Date of Expiration: 04/29/2019
2019-00231-RJH (Washington County, WI) Menard
LETTER OF PERMISSION: Menard Inc. has applied for a Department of the Army permit to discharge dredged and fill material into 0.91 acre of waters of the United States to construct an additional 57,587 square feet of outdoor yard area to accommodate a larger warehouse and lumber yard.
Date of Expiration: 04/28/2019
2018-02897-JTB (Carver County, MN) Eden Trace Corporation Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: Eden Trace Corporation is proposing an industrial development on the 49.75 acre property located along Lyman Boulevard in the City of Chanhassan. The project will consist of three industrial buildings with the associated parking spaces and driveways.
Date of Expiration: 04/24/2019
2012-04872-LED (St. Louis County, MN) Lake Superior Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The Lake Superior Wetland Bank (LSWB) was approved by the St. Paul District in 2015 and is currently undergoing construction. Since construction was completed in Zone A over the summer of 2018, the LSWB has finished construction on all of the proposed activities from the approved 2015 Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI). On January 30, 2019, the bank Sponsor requested that the St. Paul District consider a modification to that instrument. The Sponsor has proposed the inclusion of 3 additional areas into the existing LSWB.
Date of Expiration: 04/24/2019
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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