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REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO MODIFY A U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PROJECT UNDER SECTION 408

The applicant is proposing alterations to construct water control structures to allow for impoundment of water landside of the back levee of Degognia Levee District. More specifically, the proposed project will raise/level approximately 3,850 feet of Otter Slough Road to achieve a top of road elevation of 359.0; construct approximately 5,200 feet of dike along the north side of Hay Glade Ditch, utilizing material from a shallow excavation along the north side of the proposed dike, that will connect in to the existing Levee (Big Muddy Levee Road); construct three 24" aluminum CMP water control structures within the proposed dike north of Hay Glade Ditch; and construct a well, piping and electrical equipment.

April 16, 2018 to May 6, 2018

IMPROVING SECTION 408

Alterations to USACE Civil Works projects fall under Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended, and codified in 33 USC 408 (Section 408). USACE Section 408 policy outlines the process used for review and approval of these alterations. A fact sheet on the changes is enclosed.

A Federal Register notice was posted on February 5 announcing the availability of the USACE draft Engineering Circular (EC) and initiating a 30-day comment period. At that time, the draft EC was posted with directions on how to submit comments on the USACE Section 408 website http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Section408/ and at http://www.regulations.gov (docket number COE-2018-0003). All comments received will be made publicly available on regulations.gov under docket number COE-2018-0003.

February 5, 2018 to March 7, 2018

REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO MODIFY A U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PROJECT UNDER SECTION 408

The applicant is proposing alterations to closure structures within the St. Louis Flood Protection Project. Gates C10 and re-opening of C8, both located adjacent to the City’s Municipal River Terminal (MRT), which is located between Mississippi River mile markers 181.2 and 181.8 in order to increase operational efficiencies at the MRT, the City is constructing a new rail throughout the facility. Gate C10 and its foundation will be modified to accommodate an approximate 1-foot raise in the track profile. Gate C8, which was closed by the St. Louis Street Department in 2012, will be reopened and replaced with a new swing gate to accommodate the proposed track layout. Approximately 300-feet north of Gate C8, the floodwall transitions into a levee.

September 8, 2017 to October 8, 2017

OD-R 16-020 Spire STL Pipeline Section 408

Spire STL Pipeline LLC (“Spire”) is proposing to construct approximately 60 miles of 24-inch diameter natural gas pipeline originating at an interconnection with Rockies Express LLC pipeline in Scott County, Illinois extending down through Greene and Jersey Counties in Illinois before crossing the Mississippi River and extending east in St. Charles County, Missouri until crossing the Missouri River and tying into an existing 20-inch diameter pipeline in St. Louis County, Missouri that is currently owned and operated by Laclede Gas Company. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is overseeing the full length of the pipeline and has requested the Corps of Engineers to be a cooperating agency. The Corps of Engineers is currently evaluating two segments of the proposed pipeline that cross federal projects via horizontal directional drilling (HDD) methods. These crossings include navigable rivers such as the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers (RM 211 and RM 8 respectively); alteration, occupation or use of a Corps civil works project, including the Consolidated North County Levee and eco-system restoration lands.

July 20, 2017 to August 20, 2017

Proposal to Accept Funds from St. Louis Port Authority

This Public Notice announces the preliminary intent of the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) to accept funds contributed by the City of St. Louis Port Authority. The St. Louis District would allocate these funds internally and distribute funds to expedite the Department of Army Section 408 Authorization processing action in response to the Port Authorities request for a modification to an existing Corps project, in accordance with 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 408), subject to a series of limitations specified below. The St. Louis Port Authority proposes to modify three closure structures to allow the construction of a rail car yard. The subject closure structures form part of the St. Louis Flood Protection Project (federally authorized and constructed).

June 21, 2017 to July 6, 2017

Proposal to Accept Funds from Spire STL Pipeline LLC

This Public Notice announces the preliminary intent of the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) to accept funds contributed by Spire STL Pipeline LLC (“Spire”). The St. Louis District would allocate these funds internally and distribute funds to expedite the Department of Army Section 408 Authorization processing action in response to the natural gas utility’s request for a modification to an existing Corps project, in accordance with 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 408), subject to a series of limitations specified below.

June 20, 2017 to July 5, 2017

OD-R 16-002 High Speed Rail Section 408 Review

Union Pacific is proposing alterations to the Wood River Drainage and Levee District to support the purpose of the Chicago to St. Louis High Speed Rail (HSR) program, which is to enhance the passenger transportation network and create a more balanced use of the network between air, automobile, and rail modes of transportation.

June 23, 2016

OD-R 14-028 Poplar Street Bridge Widening Section 408 Review

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is proposing to widen the Poplar Street Bridge (I-64/I-70/I-55/Highway 40) which crosses the Mississippi River and connects St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. The widening of the bridge involves adding a lane in the eastbound direction up to and including widening of the Illinois approach to connect this new lane to the Illinois Route 3 off-ramp from I-64.

February 11, 2016

Dakota Access Pipeline Section 408 Review

The St. Louis District Office is currently evaluating two segments of the pipeline that cross beneath the Illinois River navigable channel at Milepost (MP) 901 and adjacent levee systems such as Coon Run Levee and McGee Creek Levee. The third segment under review is a pipeline that crosses beneath the Carlyle Lake flowage easement. All of the pipeline segments that lie within the St. Louis District boundary lines are proposed to be buried.

January 5, 2016

Emergency Response

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District
Emergency Management
1222 Spruce St.
St. Louis, MO 63131

Phone Numbers:
Emergency Operations Center 
(during an event or emergency)
314-331-8605

Chief, Readiness Branch
(314) 331-8569

Natural Disaster Program Manager
(314) 331-8570

ICW Program Manager
(314) 331-8568

Email:
cemvs-eoc@usace.army.mil