• P-3145

    Expiration date: 1/20/2021

    The Bank Sponsor seeks approval from the Mitigation Bank Review Team (MBRT) which is composed of representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to establish the Swanwick Creek Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank within the Big Muddy Watershed/Service Area. The primary objective of the proposed mitigation bank is to establish, restore, enhance and permanently protect 8.7 acres of forested and emergent wetlands, as well as enhance and protect 16,273 linear feet of the existing 22,871 linear feet of perennial, intermittent and ephemeral streams and drainage features identified on site. The mitigation bank would is proposed within a 157-acre property with varying topography. The work includes the preservation of Swanwick Creek and the restoration, enhancement, and preservation of unnamed tributaries of Swanwick Creek that have been disturbed by agricultural and silvicultural activities, primarily corn/soybean productions. The conceptual design provides 16,273 linear feet of stream morphology improvements, stabilization, habitat improvement and preservation activities, including riparian buffer enhancement. In addition to stream mitigation activities, the bank proposes to provide an additional 3.79 acres of wetland establishment/restoration and 4.91 acres of wetland preservation. If approved, the establishment, restoration and enhancement activities will be performed generating credits from the environmental improvements and will be available for sale on an incremental basis if the mitigation bank meets its anticipated goals set forth in an approved mitigation banking instrument. Credits from the project are not available for sale until documentation is provided by the bank sponsor that environmental restoration will proceed, and written approval is granted by the Corps in consultation with the MBRT. The mitigation bank sponsor is developing the mitigation bank with the intent to sell the mitigation credits to recipients of Section 404 Permits who are required to compensate for unavoidable and adverse environmental impacts to waters of the United States. Specifically, the waters of the United States that will be compensated at the proposed bank include streams and wetlands with emergent, scrub shrub and forested classifications. Upon request, a copy of the Mitigation Banking Prospectus is available for review in our office. The Public Notice comment period opens December 22, 2020 and closes January 20, 2021.

  • P-3144

    Expiration date: 1/13/2021

    The applicant seeks authorization to conduct grading and filling operations in waters of the United States for the construction of gate closure structures associated with two proposed flood wall/levee projects. The project is to occur along two separate stream channels that flow through the City of Eureka, St. Louis County, Missouri. The first stream channel, Flat Creek, is located to the south of I-44 and flows through the City park as well as near the historic district. The second channel, Forby Creek, is located to the north of I-44 and flows along residential properties and Eureka High School. The City of Eureka (City) is proposing to construct a floodwall along Forby Creek (known as the North Levee) and another along Flat Creek (known as the South Levee). The applicant stated that the purpose of the project is the protection of existing homes, buildings and infrastructure from further flood damages. Written comments must be submitted by replying by electronic mail or written mail to the address in the notice.

  • P-3143

    Expiration date: 1/4/2021

    The applicant seeks authorization to conduct grading and filling operations in waters of the United States in order to construct a mixed-use (office, retail, & residential) development, with associated infrastructure, in order to provide economic development and multi-modal transportation options to complement existing development within St. Charles’ historic Main Street and Streets of St. Charles, while serving as a connection between these areas and the Family Arena to the southwest. Proposed project plans include the construction of a retaining wall parallel to Crystal Springs Creek/Bangert Slough, and grading/filling behind it to facilitate construction. The project proposes to impact 15.5-acres of forested wetland, 975 linear feet of perineal stream, & 376 linear feet of intermittent stream for the development. The wetland is located within the floodplain of the Missouri River, along the left descending bank. The wetland is also adjacent to, and inundated by, Crystal Springs Creek due to its connection to the Missouri River.

  • IL401

    Effective September 11, 2020, the “Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Certification Rule” (85 Fed. Reg. 42,210 (July 13, 2020) was implemented nationwide. The Rule (codified at 40 C.F.R. Part 121) establishes procedures that promote consistent implementation of CWA Section 401 and regulatory certainty in the federal permitting process.The Corps Districts in Illinois have developed procedures for the public to submit Department of the Army (DA) Permit Applications and associated WQC requests electronically. This notice details those procedures.

  • MO Nationwide Permit Proposals

    Expiration date: 11/16/2020

    On September 15, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), published in the Federal Register its proposal to reissue the 52 existing Nationwide Permits and issue five new Nationwide Permits. Nationwide Permits (NWPs) are general permits issued on a nationwide basis to streamline the authorization of activities that result in no 0002 more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects. The Federal Register Notice is the public’s opportunity to comment on the proposed NWPs, general conditions, and definitions. Due by November 16, 2020. Comments on national issues relating to these NWPs should be submitted to docket number COE-2020-at www.regulations.gov, or by email to nationwidepermits2020@usace.army.mil, or by mail to Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Civil Works, ATTN: CECW-CO-R, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20314-1000. Instructions for submitting comments are provided in the September 15, 2020, Federal Register Notice. The St. Louis District is seeking comments (due by November 16, 2020), on the proposed Regional Conditions and seeking comments on the need for additional Regional Conditions to help ensure that the adverse environmental effects of activities authorized by the proposed NWPs are no more than minimal, individually and cumulatively. Unless otherwise noted, all proposed Regional Conditions listed on this enclosure are applicable for activities in Missouri. Comments on regional issues relating to the proposed NWPs and proposed Regional Conditions should be sent to Kansas City District, Missouri State Regulatory Office, 515 East High Street, Suite 202, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101, or by email to james.s.reenan@usace.army.mil. Similar public notices proposing Regional Conditions in other regions or states are being published concurrently by other division or district offices. After the final NWPs are issued, the final Regional Conditions will be issued after they are approved by the Division Commander.