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Public involvement is a key element of the Corps’ permit review process. During an application review, the USACE, Regulatory Division considers the views of other federal, state and local agencies, Native American tribes, interest groups, and the general public. The results of this careful public interest review are fair and equitable decisions that allow reasonable use of private property, infrastructure development, and growth of the economy, while offsetting the authorized impacts to the waters of the United States. This is accomplished through the posting of a Public Notice on the USACE, Regulatory Division's website and soliciting comments.

The USACE, Regulatory Division publishes monthly a list of individual permits issued, denied, or pending during the previous month. The list will identify each action by public notice number, name of applicant, and brief description of activity involved. It will also note the relevant environmental documents and the Statements of Findings (SOF) or Records of Decision (ROD) that are available upon written request through the FOIA process and, where applicable, upon the payment of administrative fees.

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Archive: March, 2015
  • POA-2015-56, Hamilton Slough

    Expiration date: 4/29/2015

    City of Shageluk's stated purpose is the development of sanitation improvements in Shageluk, Alaska, including the modification of the existing lagoon. City of Shageluk proposes the placement of 11,000 cubic yards (cy) of clean fill material into a total of 3.952 acres of jurisdictional wetlands for the construction of a new sewage system. The new lagoon would place 20,000 cy of fill into 2.854 acres of wetlands, 3,000 cy of fill into 0.754 acre for the expansion of the existing lagoon for the creation of a percolation cell, mechanized land clearing of 0.197 acre to bury the tanks and outfall pipes, mechanized land clearing and placement of 1,500 cy of fill material within 0.055 acre to move the above ground pipes to below ground, and the placement of 3,000 cy in 0.09 acre for the construction of a temporary berm. The staging area would be located in a previously disturbed area and the quarry is in uplands. Please contact Mary Romero at (907) 753-2773, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2014-432, Scott River

    Expiration date: 4/28/2015

    U.S. Forest Service’s stated purpose is to provide nearby and safe access to public lands accessed by Sand Trail, while improving critical salmon spawning habitat. Currently, there is no safe place to park vehicles and vehicles with off-highway vehicle trailers at the Sand Trail trailhead. The closest location to safely park these vehicles is 2.5 miles west from the trailhead, where both recreational and subsistence users are accessing public lands (at mile point 7 Copper River Highway). However, access to public lands at this area is restricted to subsistence users only, and the user created trails at this location cross and disturb critical salmon spawning and rearing habitat in the Ibeck Creek drainage. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) proposes to discharge up to 6,700 cubic yards of clean gravel fill material into 0.68-acre of wetlands in order to create a driveway and parking area for the Sand Trail trailhead. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-7), dated March 16, 2015. Please contact Shane McCoy at (907) 753-2715, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2015-23, Gastineau Channel

    Expiration date: 4/10/2015

    Marine Exchange of Alaska’s stated purpose is to construct a three story office building for the Marine Exchange of Alaska with on-site access to the vessel M/V Cleat. Marine Exchange of Alaska requests authorization for the following work in waters and navigable waters of the United States (U.S.): 1. Demolish an existing treated timber retaining wall in 9 feet2 of waters of the U.S. below the mean high water (MHW) (+15.4 feet above the 0.0 foot contour line) of Gastineau Channel. Approximately 10 cubic yards of material would be excavated below the MHW temporarily impacting 102 square feet of substrate within the Corps jurisdiction. Additional excavation would occur above the MHW. The material would be stockpiled on uplands and reused as backfill for the excavated area to support the new retaining wall. 2. Install a new cast in place reinforced concrete retaining wall measuring approximately 49 feet long and 6 feet wide. Twenty-five feet of the proposed wall would be located a below the high tide line (HTL) (+20.8 feet above the 0.0 foot contour line) impacting approximately 137 square feet of intertidal substrate. 3. A total of (14) 24-inch diameter steel pipe piles would be installed below the MHW using a land based, crane mounted vibratory hammer. Final proofing using an impact hammer would ensure embedment. 4. A concrete slab measuring 2850 feet2 would be installed atop the pilings and retaining wall of which 983 feet2 would be seaward of the mean high water. Please contact Matthew Brody at (907) 790-4493, by email at, or by mail at the address listed above if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-2012-902, Falls Creek

    Expiration date: 4/27/2015

    Mr. Louis Fry's stated purpose is to develop a home site for family, storage for equipment, and seasonal housing for visiting family. Mr. Louis Fry is proposing to develop a privately owned lot for his family, equipment, and visiting family. The work would include the placement of fill material into 0.576-acre of wetlands and the installation of bottomless arch culverts over intermittent unnamed tributaries in association with the construction of the home site and attendant features. See Sheet 2 of 4 for dimensions of all proposed jurisdictional fill areas. Please contact Shane McCoy at (907) 753-2715, or by email at if further information is desired concerning this notice.

  • POA-1998-882, Port Valdez,

    Expiration date: 4/22/2015

    Harris Sand and Gravel, Inc's stated purpose is to load barges primarily with riprap and other gravel products at low tidal levels in support the Valdez Harbor Project. To relocate and discharge up to 296 cubic yards of native material into 1.14 acres of intertidal area in order to construct a barge dock that is usable at extreme low tides. Up to a 0.18-acre area would be dredged in order to obtain material to construct the barge dock. Therefore, the total impact area would be 1.32 acres. The barge dock would be up to 213 feet wide at the widest part (toe-to-toe) with 3:1 side slopes, and up to 288 feet long. No material would be brought from other sources to construct the barge dock. The barge dock front would have a bulkhead constructed of eleven (11) 14-inch diameter steel piles, supported by a 14-inch by 14-inch “I” beam on top, and up to four (4) concrete “tee” beams. The bulkhead would be further supported by being connected to two (2) log dead men embedded in the barge dock. Two dolphins each consisting of two (2) 14-inch diameter steel piles would be installed near the northern end of the barge dock. All piles would be driven to a maximum depth of -27 feet, and would be installed with a vibratory hammer. All work and fill would occur below the Mean High Water Line. The barge dock would be temporary with an anticipated lifespan of five (5) years, which is when the Valdez Harbor Project is projected to be complete. The barge dock and all supporting features would be removed at the end of this time. Site restoration is discussed in further detail in the “Additional Information” section of this Public Notice. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-6), dated January 25, 2015 and February 13, 2015. Please contact Roberta K. Budnik at (907) 753-2785, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at if further information is desired concerning this notice.