• P-3121

    The City of Murphysboro seeks authorization to raise the elevation of the existing access road to the city’s wastewater treatment facility above the 100-year floodplain. The road embankment would be a 3:1 slope. The total length of proposed roadway improvements is 1,350 linear feet. The raise in elevation also requires the footprint of the road to be increased. The proposed project construction includes approximately 38,000 cubic yards of new soil embankment along the existing roadway alignment, construction of a new 16 foot wide aggregate base course, construction of a 16 foot wide oil and chip surface, replacement of approximately 80 feet of 48” corrugated metal pipe culvert and approximately 170 feet of 48” RCCP with flared end sections. In addition, approximately 42 feet of 14” PVC culvert pipe will be replaced with approximately 110 feet of new 14” PVC pipe. The project affects 1.3 acres of forested wetlands by the placement of fill material on both sides of the existing road in places where the wetlands are adjacent to the existing roadway. The entire 1.3 acres contain hydric soils, hydrophytic vegetation, and hydrologic connection to the Big Muddy River, via the 100-year floodplain. The project area is located approximately 340 feet northwest of the Riverside Park in Murphysboro, Illinois. The project area is a continuation of West Riverside Park Road and is located north of the Big Muddy River. The project is located in Section 7, Township 9 South, and Range 2 West, Jackson County, Illinois.

  • P-3120

    Expiration date: 1/15/2019

    The applicant, Signature Properties, seeks authorization to conduct grading and filling operations in waters of the United States to develop a 23-acre site for a commercial development and associated infrastructure. The project proposes to impact 1.11-acres of open water/emergent wetland and 159 linear feet of stream channel in the City of Festus, Missouri. The public notice comment period opens on December 26, 2018 and closes January 15, 2018.

  • P-3119

    Expiration date: 1/10/2019

    Illinois-American Water Company (ILWA) seeks authorization to expand their existing East Saint Louis water treatment facility (ESLWTF). ILWA purposes to install a new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system along with a transfer pump station, 2 finished water storage tanks, high service pump station, and associated parking lots and driveways. This expansion will cover approximately 7.8-acres immediately south of the existing plant. The applicant proposes to build the new structures in an area with delineated forested wetland. The work will include clearing trees and grading to raise the ground elevation at each structure. The tree clearing will begin as soon as all authorizations are received and is proposed to be completed by March 31, 2019. The grading and construction of the structures are scheduled to begin in March 2019 with construction continuing until mid-2021. The project proposes to impact 5-acres of forested wetland. The entire 5-acres contains hydric soils, hydric vegetation and is a neighboring waters of the Mississippi River. Illinois-American Water Company has researched alternatives and has attempted to minimize impacts to the wetlands. However, the applicant stated that the impacts are unavoidable due to the need to utilize and develop the site abutting their existing facility. The applicant is exploring mitigation options within approved wetland mitigation banks. The site is located at Illinois-American Water’s East St. Louis Water Treatment Plant, southeast of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. The project site address is 800 North Front Street, East St. Louis, Illinois. The project is located in the Northeast ¼ of Section 11, Township 02 North, Range 10 West, St. Clair County. The Public Notice comment period opens on December 21, 2018, and closes on January 10, 2019.

  • P-3118

    Expiration date: 1/8/2019

    The Riverview Real Estate Company, LLC is applying for a Department of the Army Permit to conduct grading and filling in Waters of the U.S. to support a 44 acre mixed use Residential and Commercial Development. The project will include the filling of the entire 870 linear feet of intermittent Tributary A on-site and the entire 725 linear feet of ephemeral Tributary B on-site, in total filling all of the 1,595 linear feet of stream channels within the parcel. The proposed development consists of three separate land use areas. The northern portion of the tract will support a 13 acre multi-family housing with a center green space/”assembly area”. The majority of the southern portion of the tract is proposed to be a 25 acre single-family residential development. Along Bryan Road 5 lots suitable for commercial developments will be constructed within a 6 acre area with frontage along Bryan Road. Along the southern property boundary, two shallow pond areas that were excavated around 2005 in uplands were found to meet the definition of wetlands. These features are identified as Wetland A (0.24 acres) and Wetland B (0.30 acres), however as they have been man-made and excavated entirely in uplands our office is proposing to not regulate these features.

  • P-3116

    The Central Stone Company requests reauthorization to excavate accumulated sediment adjacent to their existing Florence Quarry barge loading terminal. Up to 2,500 cubic yards of accumulated sediment would be excavated periodically from an approximate 80-feet-wide by 400-feet-long area to ensure uninterrupted barge access. The excavated material would be trucked to an upland disposal area within the applicant’s existing quarry. The project area is located in the Northeast 1/4 of Section 10, Township 5 South, Range 2 West, near Pittsfield, in Pike County, Illinois. Excavation would occur near the right descending bank of the Illinois River, at approximate river mile 57.3. Written comments must be received on or before December 26, 2018.