Wisconsin Standard Public Notices & Letters of Permission

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  • Special Public Notice

    Expiration date: 8/12/2024

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program has launched its beta version of the national Regulatory Request System, or RRS. During the initial phases of the RRS rollout, our regulatory process in the St. Paul District remains unchanged. We will be collaborating closely with our state permitting agencies and will continue to keep the public informed of any changes in permit application procedures that may arise during the RRS rollout.

  • Krohn Wetland Bank

    Expiration date: 7/24/2024

    Purpose: The sponsor’s goal for the project is to restore 17.3 acres of historic shallow marsh and fresh wet meadow wetlands onsite by disabling subsurface drain tile present across the site and by removing an earthen embankment from the southeastern property boundary. In addition to generating wetland credits onsite, this restoration would reconnect the wetlands onsite to Middle Lake, which was historically disconnected by the embankment, reduce nutrient and sediment loading into the lake and downstream waters, and improve floodwater storage for the watershed and the lake. The site, if approved, would have compensatory wetland mitigation credits that applicants for Department of the Army permits could purchase to offset unavoidable losses of wetland or stream functions. The sponsor states that this bank is needed as the wetland. credit demand in this BSA is high.

  • Enbridge Line 5 Wisconsin Segment Relocation Project Hearing Public Notice

    The Corps will conduct a public hearing on June 4th, 2024. The public hearing will be held at the Northwood Technical College, located at 2100 Beaser Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. CST.

  • Special Public Notice - Acceptance of Funds from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    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 the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

  • SUPPLEMENTED REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN, AND FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS

    SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: SUPPLEMENTED REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN, AND FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS - This notice announces the availability of six regional general permits (RGPs) for use within the Lake Superior Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) previously excluded as part of the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401(a)(2) process (401(a)(2) process). The six RGPs are now available for use in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and within the exterior boundaries of Federally recognized American Indian reservations in both states without exception.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF RELEASE OF WISCONSIN STREAM ASSESSMENT TOOLS

    SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Division (Corps) is announcing the release of the beta version of the Wisconsin Stream Quantification Tool (WISQT) and Debit Calculator. We are requesting comments on these tools prior to finalizing them and releasing Version 1.0. We expect to collect comments for 60 days and then publish Version 1.0 in late 2023 or early 2024.

  • UPDATE OF THE JOINT 2013 GUIDELINES FOR WETLAND COMPENSATORY MITIGATION IN WISCONSIN

    SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District (Corps) recently began an update of the joint 2013 Guidelines for Wetland Compensatory Mitigation in Wisconsin. We have developed draft outlines for the next version and are seeking public input on the outlines as well as additional information we should consider addressing in the next version. To facilitate meaningful comment, we are also seeking individuals who are currently active in the development or use of compensatory mitigation in Wisconsin who are interested in participating in a listening session. We will host the session July 6, 2023, and determine exact time and location based on interest. We are currently considering making this a virtual session. The session will aim to gather feedback from the mitigation community on crucial mitigation issues that need our clarification, with a specific focus on topics to include in the outlines and information needs or gaps that existed in the 2013 version of the Guidelines. If you are interested in the session, please register in advance by sending your name, organization, contact information, and whether you are primarily a mitigation provider or mitigation purchaser to Leslie Day (leslie.e.day@usace.army.mil) on or before June 23, 2023.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF RELEASE OF STREAM MITIGATION PROCEDURES

    SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Division (Corps) is announcing the release of its Stream Mitigation Procedures, Version 1.0 (Stream Procedures), applicable in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Corps will host an online outreach event on May 10, 2023, to review contents of the Stream Procedures and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions about implementation of this document. The target audience is stakeholders, consultants, potential stream bankers, and other agencies. If you are interested in participating in this outreach event, please reach out to stpaulsqt@usace.army.mil to receive a calendar invitation. Please let us know if you are interested in attending, but unable to make the May session. We will hold additional outreach events later in the summer if there is demand.

  • 2020-00260-WMS - INFORMATIONAL NOTICE: ENBRIDGE LINE 5 WISCONSIN SEGMENT RELOCATION

    PUBLIC NOTICE: INFORMATIONAL NOTICE: ENBRIDGE LINE 5 WISCONSIN SEGMENT RELOCATION - The purpose of this public notice is to advise interested parties that the St. Paul District (Corps) has made available online additional information received as part of the Corps’ continued review of a permit application from Enbridge Energy. The application requests Corps authorization pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act of 1899 (Section 10) for work under a navigable water of the United States, and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) for discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States. These activities are proposed to construct the Line 5 Wisconsin segment relocation (WI L5R) project.

  • EFFECTIVE DATE FOR EIGHT REGIONAL GENERAL PERMITS IN MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, AND FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS

    Expiration date: 2/18/2028

    Special Public Notice: This notice announces the effective date, February 20, 2023, for the eight regional general permits (RGPs) now available for use in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and within the exterior boundaries of American Indian reservations, subject to the Lake Superior basin exclusions described within each RGP. Regulated activities are described in each RGP pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Section10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (Section 10) as applicable.