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Public Notice Information

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  • MVM 2018-00289

    Expiration date: 4/26/2023

    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, proposes the establishment of a wetland mitigation bank located approximately two miles west of the City of Marked Tree, in sections 5, 6 and 7, Township 10 North, Range 6 East, and in sections 31 and 32, Township 11 North, Range 6 East, Poinsett County, Arkansas. The proposed 280.8-acre site is located at the south end and immediately adjacent to the Arkansas Game and Fish (AG&FC)-St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area (WMA). ArDOT has submitted their St. Francis Sunken Lands Mitigation Bank prospectus. The prospectus outlines the proposal for developing and operating the bank, which is known as the mitigation banking instrument (MBI). After public comments are received and any issues are resolved on the prospectus, Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) will submit a draft banking instrument to the District Engineer. 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.

  • SWL 1991-00147-19

    Expiration date: 3/3/2023

    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. Ken Smith, Galloway Sand and Gravel Company, Inc., P.O. Box 2846, Batesville, Arkansas 72503-2846, has requested authorization for the placement of dredged and fill material in waters of the United States associated with the continuation of their commercial sand and gravel dredging operations. The proposed project is located between Lock and Dam Numbers 1 and 2 on the White River, from mile 300.2 to 307.9, just upstream of the Highway 167 Bridge to immediately downstream of Lock and Dam No. 2, near Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas. Also, dredging is accomplished at the mouth of Polk Bayou, on the left descending bank of the White River at mile 300.7. The project purpose is to provide sand and gravel for commercial use.

  • 2022 NWPL

    Expiration date: 3/21/2023

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as part of an interagency effort with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, is announcing the availability of the draft changes to the 2022 NWPL and its web address to solicit public comments. The public now has the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to wetland indicator status ratings for two plant species in the Arid West region. The Federal Register Notice (FRN) for the 2022 NWPL update can be found here: 2023-01026.
  • SWL 2019-00289-1

    Expiration date: 1/16/2023

    Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344), notice is hereby given that, Mr. Matthew Mendenhall, Departee Creek Watershed Improvement District, 801 Fairway Circle, Springdale, Arkansas 72764, has requested authorization for the placement of dredged and fill material in waters of the United States associated with construction of a floodwater retention lake. The proposed project is located in Departee Creek, Bailey Creek, and associated tributaries and wetlands, sections 15, 16, 20, 21, and 22, T. 11 N., R. 5 W., west of Thida, Independence County, Arkansas. The project purpose is to reduce floodwater damages on the agricultural floodplain of Departee Creek watershed.

  • SWL 2021-00202

    Expiration date: 1/16/2023

    Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344), notice is hereby given that Mr. Allan Ramseur, Post Office Box 526, West Plains, Missouri, 65775, has requested authorization for the placement of dredged and fill material in waters of the United States associated with the discharge of 598 cubic yards (CY) of fill material below the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) of four (4) unnamed spring-fed streams to construct four (4) earthen dams and four (4) recreational lakes. An additional 355 CY will be discharged below the OHWM of a pond to construct a 5th dam upstream of dam C to increase the size of Lake C. The proposed project is located in unnamed tributaries to the Spring River, in all quadrants of sections 20/29, T. 21 N., R. 5 W., and in the NW/NE quadrants of Section 29, T. 21 N., R. 5 W., Mammoth Springs, Fulton County, Arkansas.