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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.

The Public Notices are available in two electronic formats. To read the Public Notice text only (html format), click on the Public Notice number.  To view a Public Notice with its drawings, click on the Public Notice link in the attachments box. (*pdf format).

  • 2018 NWPL

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), as part of an interagency effort with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is announcing the availability of the final 2018 National Wetland Plant List (NWPL).

  • SWL 2017-00159-1

    Expiration date: 5/19/2020

    Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344), notice is hereby given that David Hopkins, City of Little Rock Public Works Department, 701 West Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72201, has requested authorization for the placement of dredged and fill material in waters of the United States associated with filling 680 linear feet of an unlined channel section of an unnamed tributary of Rock Creek, locally referenced as Briarwood Ditch. The proposed project is located in an unnamed tributary of Rock Creek, in the NE 1/4 of section 1, T. 1 N., R. 13 W., Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. The project involves an upstream extension of the existing concrete-lined channel in Briarwood Ditch from the existing concrete channel on Sun Valley Rd. The unlined portion of the channel will be extended 680 linear feet with reinforced rectangular concrete channel within the existing alignment.

  • SWL 1971-00334-11

    Expiration date: 5/18/2020

    Pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S. Code 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344), notice is hereby given that Mr. Clay McGeorge, Donna Fill, Incorporated, P.O. Box 9054, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72119, has requested renewal of an existing sand and gravel dredging permit. The operation is located on the Arkansas River, between Navigation Miles 129.4 and 135.8, in Pulaski and Faulkner Counties, Arkansas. The lower limit of the project is approximately 2.8 miles upstream of the Interstate 430 Bridge.

  • NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION RULE - DEFINITION OF WOTUS

    On April 21, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” was published in the Federal Register. This final rule establishes the scope of federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act.

  • SWL 2017-00238

    Expiration date: 4/30/2020

    Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344), notice is hereby given that, Arkansas Department of Transportation, PO Box 2261, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2261, has submitted their Fourche Creek 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 (ArDOT) 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. Management goals for the proposed mitigation bank include: preservation, restoration, and enhancement of riparian stream buffers, wetlands and their associated upland areas. Mitigation efforts will improve connectivity between Fourche Creek and its historic floodplain as well as the enhancement of 100-foot-wide riparian buffers and adjacent wetlands through the planting of bottomland hardwoods.