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Recent Regulatory Public Notices

2022-02073-JMB (Marathon County, WI) Channel Dredging – Lake Wausau (Wisconsin River)
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The applicant proposes to hydraulically dredge approximately 3,238 cubic yards of sediment from Lake Wausau (Wisconsin River) for improved watercraft access. According to the applicant, the proposed dredging would be needed as the area has silted-in over time, which has restricted water access to the property owned by the applicant. The project area would be dredged 2’ deeper to approximately 4’ depth at normal water levels. All dredge material would be pumped via dredge hose to an adjacent upland parcel for dewatering via geotextile bags. All dredge material would then be transported to an offsite upland location for permanent disposal.
Date of Expiration: 06/21/2023
Minnesota Utility Partners Project
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: 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 Great River Energy, a Minnesota cooperative corporation, and Minnesota Power, collectively referred to throughout this notice as the Minnesota Utility Partners. The funds will be used to expedite processing of the Minnesota Utility Partners Department of the Army (DA) permit applications pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 404 (13 U.S.C. 1344) and/or Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10 (33 U.S.C. 403).
Date of Expiration: 06/16/2023
2022-01187-BJL (Monroe County) Hi Crush Gonzales Wyeville Mining Expansion Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant has submitted a Department of the Army permit application to discharge fill material into 0.92 acre of wetlands for the expansion of sand mining activities at the Rutlin Pit (Gonzales Phase). The purpose of the project is to expand the existing Rutlin Pit to fulfill the need for locally accessible frac-sand material that would extend the life of the mine by approximately 2 months. The expansion area (Gonzales Phase) would total approximately 6.0 acres and is located just south of Phase 9 and east of Phase 9A. The project connects previously mined phases of the Rutlin Pit owned by Hi-Crush, Inc.
Date of Expiration: 06/17/2023

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The purpose of Corps of Engineers' regulatory program is to protect the nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions. The Corps evaluates permit applications for all regulated activities that occur in the nation's waters, including wetlands.

The Corps' regulatory program includes Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The St. Paul District's regulatory jurisdiction covers the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Under Section 10, a Corps permit is required to do any work in, over or under a 'Navigable Water of the U.S.' Waterbodies have been designated as 'Navigable Waters of the U.S.' based on their past, present or potential use for transportation for interstate commerce.

Under Section 404, a Corps permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. Many waterbodies and wetlands in the nation are waters of the U.S. and are subject to the Corps' Section 404 regulatory authority.


Contact Information

 Field Office Address
 Bemidji 4111 Technology
Drive NW, Suite 295
Bemidji, MN 56601
 Brainerd 10867 East Gull Lake Drive NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
 Duluth 600 South Lake
Avenue, Suite 211
Duluth, MN 55802
 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947

 Field Office


 Brookfield 250 North Sunnyslope
Road, Suite 296
Brookfield, WI 53005


211 North Broadway
Street, Suite 221
Green Bay, WI 54303

10637 Hayward Court
Unit 2
Hayward, WI 54843

 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
2926 Post Road,
Suite B
Stevens Point, WI 54481

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District - Regulatory

332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101

Tel: (651) 290-5525
800-290-5847 x 5525

Tel: (651) 290-5378


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Minnesota Joint Application Form 

Wisconsin Joint Application Form

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