2015-25 - Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation
- 2/10/2015: APPLICANT/IN-LIEU FEE SPONSOR: Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation
PROJECT LOCATION: The proposed mitigation plan No. SSTF1005-Morgan County is located on Richland Creek southwest of Syracuse, Missouri near Highway JJ in Section 20, Township 45 north, Range 18 west, Morgan County, Missouri.
ACTIVITY: The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation proposes under its Stream Stewardship Trust Fund In-Lieu Fee Instrument to establish mitigation plan No. SSTF1005-Morgan County, which is entitled the Richland Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Project.
Expiration date: 3/12/2015
- 2/6/2015: APPLICANT: City of Lenexa, Kansas
PROJECT LOCATION: Unnamed tributaries to Mill Creek and adjacent wetlands, Sections 1 and 6, Township 13 south, Ranges 23 and 24 east, Johnson County, Kansas.
ACTIVITY: The applicant has proposed extending Ridgeview Road between the Kansas Highway 10 Interchange north to Prairie Star Parkway; additionally the applicant has proposed constructing West 99th Street from the new Ridgeview extension east, to an existing segment of West 99th Street.
Expiration date: 2/27/2015
2015-160 - Upper Osage River Wetland and Stream Umbrella Mitigation Bank Instrument and the Pottawatomie Creek Wetland and Stream Mitigation Site #1
APPLICANT/SPONSOR: Swallow Tail, LLC
UMBRELLA BANK SERVICE AREA: The proposed service area for the Umbrella Bank is located entirely within Kansas and includes Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUC) 10290101, 10290102, 10290103, as well as, a small portion of HUC 10290108 and 10300101. The Pottawatomie Creek Site # 1 service area will be the same as the Umbrella Bank.
PROJECT LOCATION : The first mitigation project site, Pottawatomie Creek Site #1, is located primarily on the floodplain of Pottawatomie Creek, in Sections 13 and 24, Township 18 South, Range 21 East and in Section 18, Township 18 South, Range 22 East, in Miami County, Kansas.
This notice is to announce the proposed establishment of the Upper Osage River Wetland and Stream Umbrella Mitigation Bank Instrument (Umbrella Bank Instrument). The Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Branch requests comments from the public and from local government agencies and State and Federal resource agencies concerning the proposed establishment of this Umbrella Bank Instrument. The first compensatory mitigation site proposed under the Umbrella Bank is the Pottawatomie Creek Wetland and Stream Mitigation Site # 1 (Pottawatomie Creek Site # 1). The Pottawatomie Creek Site # 1 was previously submitted as a standalone mitigation bank but was later withdrawn by the sponsor. If you previously submitted comments on the public notice dated January 15, 2014 for the Pottawatomie Creek Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank, you must re-submit those comments again for them to be considered along with any additional comments addressing the Umbrella Bank proposal prior to the expiration date of this notice.
Expiration date: 3/6/2015
Clean Water Act Interpretive Rule for 404(f)(1)(A) Withdrawal
- 2/3/2015: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army (Army) are announcing the withdrawal of an interpretive rule addressing the exemption from permitting provided under section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The agencies want to make clear that the statutory exemption of 404(f)(1)(A) still remains available for use when applicable for discharges of dredged and/or fill material associated with normal farming, silviculture, and ranching activities that are part of an established operation and that do not have as their purpose bringing an area of waters of the U.S. into a use to which it was not previously subject, where the flow or circulation of the waters of the U.S. may be impaired or the reach of such waters be reduced (see 33 CFR 323.4 for more information).
On January 29, 2015, the agencies signed a memorandum withdrawing the interpretive rule and this action is effective immediately. The Memorandum of Understanding signed on March 25, 2014, by EPA, Army, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, concerning the interpretive rule is also withdrawn. The signed memorandum withdrawing the interpretive rule is available at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/RegulatoryProgramandPermits.aspx. The Federal Register Notice announcing the withdrawal will be published at www.federalregister.gov.
- 1/29/2015: APPLICANT: Derik Klaassen
PROJECT LOCATION: The project is located on an unnamed tributary to West Emma Creek in the southeast quarter of Section 10, Township 21 south, Range 1 west, McPherson County, Kansas.
ACTIVITY: The applicant proposes to construct a 1,700 foot trapezoidal farmed waterway.
Expiration date: 2/19/2015