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Regulatory Public Notices

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RELEASE OF MINNESOTA STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND DRAFT DISTRICT-WIDE STREAM MITIGATION GUIDANCE
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Branch (District) is announcing the release of version 1.0 of the Minnesota Stream Quantification Tool and Debit Calculator. These tools are now available for use in Minnesota. With District approval and direction, they may be used in Wisconsin also. The District is also announcing availability of its draft outline of stream mitigation guidance for the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin including a draft threshold for when stream mitigation may be required. We are requesting comments on this draft guidance.
Date of Expiration: 10/04/2019
2019-00406-MMJ (Wright County, MN) Marquardt Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Marquardt Wetland Mitigation Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 49.8 acres in size. The project would involve the restoration of wet meadow, shallow marsh and deep marsh type wetlands and native upland buffer on the bank site.
Date of Expiration: 09/27/2019
2019-00963-JLK (Lafayette County, WI) Private Wildlife Pond Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant proposes to discharge dredged or fill material into 746 square feet below the OHWM of an unnamed tributary of Black Creek for the purpose of constructing a dam and two clear stone weepers. The proposal is designed to create a 1.53 acre wildlife pond in Lafayette County, Wisconsin.
Date of Expiration: 09/27/2019
2019-00723-EJI (Becker County, MN) Ogema Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop The Ogema Wetland Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 173.4 acres in size, including upland buffer areas.
Date of Expiration: 09/16/2019
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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REVISED - ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT OF MINNESOTA STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND DISTRICT-WIDE STREAM MITIGATION GUIDANCE
REVISED - SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT OF MINNESOTA STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND DISTRICT-WIDE STREAM MITIGATION GUIDANCE
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT OF MINNESOTA STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND DISTRICT-WIDE STREAM MITIGATION POLICY
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT OF MINNESOTA STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND DISTRICT-WIDE STREAM MITIGATION POLICY
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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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