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

The applicant is proposing the restoration of the energy center's intake canal to the original design capacity and does not require additional alterations to, or new occupancy of the Effected Property. The intake canal is partially constructed on property (Effected Property) owned by the U.S. Government as part of the Riverlands Project. The Effected Property has been leased to Ameren via a long-term lease which facilitates the operation of the Sioux Energy Center.

December 13, 2018 to January 3, 2018

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

The applicant is proposing the removal/relocation of utility poles in order to rectify encroachment issues identified by US Army Corps of Engineers inspection. Upon removal of poles within the levee/ levee toe/ levee toe berm, Ameren will fill all remaining voids with flowable fill to within 6" of top and then add a topsoil cap. The proposed project area is along the northern flank of the East St. Louis & Vicinity Flood Risk Reduction Project operated and maintained in this area by the Metro East Sanitary District.

December 12, 2018 to January 2, 2018

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

The applicant is proposing the construction and installation of the new Gateway 345/138 kV Substation on the existing Venice Plant property and south of the Venice 138 kV Switchyard. The project is located southwest of the termination of Main Street, which lies approximately 0.45 miles south of the intersection of Illinois Route 3 and Main Street in the Village of Brooklyn, St. Clair County, Illinois. The attached maps show the approximate location of the proposed work.

December 6, 2018 to December 27, 2018

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

The applicant is requesting to install a buried communications cable and abandon two damaged telephone poles. The new buried line will be located along the landside toe of the Columbia levee near the intersection of Levee and Bottoms Roads. This project is proposed in order to restore service in the area after the two utility poles in question sustained damage during a recent storm.

November 27, 2018 to December 11, 2018

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

The applicant is requesting temporary access and use of features of the Degognia levee. This access is in order to facilitate bimonthly watertable elevation measurements from flood relief groundwater wells managed by the Degognia and Fountain-Bluff Levee District, of Jackson County, Illinois.

October 24, 2018 to November 14, 2018

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

The applicant is proposing to conduct subsurface investigation for the Phillips 66 Dock Line Replacements to be located east of the Mississippi River near the intersection of Rand Avenue and Lewis and Clark Boulevard in Wood River, Illinois. A total of two (2) borings are planned for the project. The proposed borings will be extended to practical refusal, anticipated to be near a depth of 125 feet below existing ground surface. The geotechnical data obtained from the borings will be utilized to aid in the design of dock line replacement foundation supports for Phillips 66.

October 2, 2018 to October 23, 2018

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

The applicant is proposing the retirement of existing lines and the placement of the relocated lines. The work is proposed in order to facilitate St. Louis Terminal Railroad Association's (TRRA) plans to expand the railroad right-of-way boundaries of their existing rail line in Madison County, Illinois. This project is located approximately 0.5 miles northwest of Venice, Illinois. The attached maps show the approximate location of the proposed work.

September 26, 2018 to October 17, 2018

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

The applicant is proposing to excavate an 8'x1 O'x1 O' area approximately 80 feet from the centerline of the New Athens levee system in New Athens, St. Clair County, IL. Ameren currently has a 16" gas line in this location and an 8' x 1 O' and 8' deep hole will need to be dug to access a small section of the line for maintenance work on the line.

September 21, 2018 to October 3, 2018

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

The applicant is proposing alterations to conduct subsurface investigations and groundwater monitoring well installation activities at the Premcor River Dock Area. The purpose of the subsurface investigations is to collect geotechnical information, while monitoring well installation will be used to evaluate groundwater quality. The proposed work is to be completed between the Mississippi River and Lower Wood River levee directly west of the Village of Hartford, Illinois.

September 12, 2018 to October 3, 2018

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

The applicant is proposing alterations to install a 2-inch Fiber Optic Line and a corresponding 4-inch protective steel conduit over McGee Creek's levee. This fiber optic line will go up and over the levee at approximate levee station 701 +00, or just south of the Hwy 104 Bridge over McGee Creek near Chambersburg. More specifically, the proposed project will involve stripping the vegetation and excavation of the unfavorable materials within the construction limits. The protection pipe will be ran up and over the levee then covered with 2 feet of material. The area will then be seeded and left in favorable condition.

July 12, 2018 to August 3, 2018

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

The applicant is proposing alterations to conduct geotechnical exploration within the Degognia and Grand Tower Levee District to assist in the analysis of seepage issues experienced in an 8- to 10-acre area bound by Levee Road on the south and west and Little Levee Road to the east. The approximate area of the study is from levee STA 260+00 to 294+00. The approximate study area is shown in Attachment 1. This area has exhibited underseepage and sand boils during previous flood events that have resulted in potential issues with the overall stability of the levee berm. The ultimate goal of the exploration and analysis is to develop repair plans to reduce the risk of failure associated with underseepage issues and improve the performance of the levee during flood events.

July 12, 2018 to August 3, 2018

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

Contact

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