US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

Public Notice Information

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NOTE: Due to budget cuts and escalating costs in processing and mailing of these public notices, we are requiring email addresses and internet access.  Only under special circumstances will we send copies of the public notices via the U. S. Postal Service.

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  • SWL 2015-00343-2

    Expiration date: 4/8/2019

    Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344), notice is hereby given that Mr. Keith Richardson, Richardson Properties, Inc., 9800 Maumelle Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72113, has requested authorization for the placement of dredged and fill material in waters of the United States (WOUS) associated with the construction of additional apartments on a 70-acre apartment complex referred to as The Pointe at North Hills. The original development was permitted by Standard Permit No. SWL-2015-00343. The proposed addition to the permitted project would impact (fill) approximately 1.6 acres of forested wetlands. The proposed project is located in a wetland associated with an unnamed channelized perennial stream and ultimately the Arkansas River, in the SE 1/4 of section 24 and the NE 1/4 of Section 25, T. 2 N., R. 12 W., North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. The purpose of the project is to provide housing facilities, by developing additional apartments at The Pointe at North Hills apartment complex to service North Little Rock and surrounding areas. The project is not water dependent.

  • MVK 2017-00612

    Expiration date: 4/1/2019

    Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344), notice is hereby given that the Arkansas Department of Transportation, PO Box 2261, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2261, has submitted their Ink Bayou Mitigation Bank prospectus. The prospectus outlines the proposal for developing and operating the bank, which is known as the banking instrument. After public comments are received and any issues are resolved on the prospectus, Arkansas Department of Transportation will submit a draft banking instrument to the District Engineer of the Little Rock District. The District Engineer will then distribute the draft banking instrument to the Interagency Review Team (IRT), which is made up of the Corps and the pertinent state and Federal resource agencies. The IRT will review the banking instrument and coordinate with Arkansas Department of Transportation on any issues until a final banking instrument is completed. Finally, the District Engineer will review the final instrument and make a decision to approve or not approve. The primary purpose of this bank is to mitigate for unavoidable impacts to streams and wetlands from highway construction and maintenance activities authorized under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The management goal for the mitigation bank is the restoration, enhancement, and preservation of wetlands and associated uplands.

  • CWA Proposed Rule for "WOTUS"

    Expiration date: 4/15/2019

    On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) published for public comment a proposed rule revising the definition of “waters of the United States,” which would establish the scope of federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposed rule is intended to satisfy the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 13778 that directed the EPA and the Army to review and rescind or replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule (80 FR 37053) and consider interpreting the scope of “waters of the United States” consistent with the Justice Scalia opinion (plurality standard) from Rapanos v. United States (2006). The EO instructed that any new proposed rule shall ensure that the Nation’s navigable waters are kept free from pollution, while at the same time promoting economic growth, minimizing regulatory uncertainty, and showing due regard for the roles of the Congress and the States under the Constitution.

  • SWL 2018-00416

    Expiration date: 3/6/2019

    Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344), notice is hereby given that the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF), P.O. Box 366, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0366, proposes to establish Mitigation Plan No. SSTF1013-Waters Project. The mitigation plan would be established under MCHF’s Stream Stewardship Trust Fund (SSTF) In-lieu Fee Instrument. The project site is on Bull Creek, in section 5, T. 25 N., R. 20 W., Christian County, Missouri. The purposes of the project are to restore a rapidly eroding stream bank, improve channel stability through the project reach, and augment and protect a healthy forested riparian corridor along Bull Creek. The mitigation project would directly address the resource threats for the Bull Creek Priority Watershed and the specific areas of concern for the White River Ecological Drainage Unit, such as minimizing sources of eroding soils, restoring, expanding and maintaining well-vegetated riparian areas, and restoring in-stream habitats to support aquatic life.

  • SWL 2018-00204

    Expiration date: 12/28/2018

    Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344), notice is hereby given that Mr. Matthew Luoma, Luoma Land Company, LLC, 5161 West Portland Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80128, has requested authorization for work, including the placement of dredged and fill material, in waters of the United States associated with the expansion of his farming operation. The basic purpose of the project is to increase farmland acreage. The overall purpose of the project is to increase farming production in Northeast Arkansas by the clearing and grading of approximately 15 acres of forested land. To accomplish the project, three jurisdictional forested wetlands totaling approximately 1.52 acres will be filled during the clearing and landleveling of the 15-acre property.