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Civil Works Public Notices

Drain 27 Wetland Restoration, Cass County, North Dakota
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, released today, July 1, for the drain 27 wetland restoration project in Fargo, North Dakota. Corps staff are proposing to restore 320 acres of farmland to wetland and upland prairie. The project would mitigate unavoidable wetland impacts from the constructing parts of the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project. These locations encompass the southern embankment and associated infrastructure which includes the Red River Structure, the Wild Rice River Structure, the Diversion Inlet Structure and the Interstate Highway 29 road raise.
Date of Expiration: 08/03/2020
Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam drawdown for inspection of critical infrastructure
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on a plan to briefly lower the Mississippi River elevation between the Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls dams to facilitate inspections of critical infrastructure at these facilities.
Date of Expiration: 07/25/2020
Sturgeon Lake Island Erosion Project Feasibility Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment
This Feasibility Study with Integrated Environmental Assessment investigates the feasibility of alternative measures to address problems and opportunities associated with the Sturgeon Lake Island Erosion Project, which is part of the Tribal Partnership Program. The Study area includes Sturgeon Lake, located in Pool 3 of the Upper Mississippi River.
Date of Expiration: 07/15/2020

Regulatory Public Notices

2010-04219-LSP (Hennepin County, MN) Four Season’s Mall Redevelopment Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge fill into 3.21 acres of wetlands and realign 208 linear feet of a perennial tributary to Northwood Lake in New Hope, Minnesota. As part of this project, the applicant is proposing to construct a storm water treatment forebay and storm water treatment pond in approximately 1.07 acres of an existing wetland to the south of the mall location.
Date of Expiration: 07/15/2020
2013-00984-RMG (Douglas County, WI) Brule River Mitigation Site (Wisconsin ILF) – Construction of an ILF site in the Lake Superior Service Area
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Brule River In-Lieu Fee (ILF) site on land owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in the Brule River State Forest. The proposed ILF site is approximately 60 acres in size, including upland buffer areas. The sponsor has proposed to restore 42.6 acres of northern sedge meadow and establish 17.3 acres of surrogate grassland at the site.
Date of Expiration: 07/29/2020
2019-02781-JLK (Door County, WI) Private Boat Dock/Pier Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO place structures, conduct dredging, and discharge dredged or fill material in Green Bay (Lake Michigan) located in the Village of Egg Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin. The project as proposed consists of three main components for placement and use of a private boat dock.
Date of Expiration: 07/24/2020
2019-02905-TJK (Milwaukee County, WI) Menomonee River Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO construct a temporary coffer dam, modify an existing flood wall, construct new floodwall, and relocate three stormwater outfall structures as part of the Western Milwaukee Phase 2B Menomonee River Project.
Date of Expiration: 07/07/2020
2019-00739-MJB (Martin County, MN) Scholl Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop Scholl Wetland Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 47 acres in size, including upland buffer areas.
Date of Expiration: 07/13/2020
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