PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE GREEN RIVER, DOLLAR LAKE AND LOWER GREEN RIVER LAKE

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE GREEN RIVER, DOLLAR LAKE AND LOWER GREEN RIVER LAKE

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from the United States Forest Service for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permit #18, for discharge of dredged or fill material to the Green River, Dollar Lake and Lower Green River Lake near Pinedale, Wyoming. The purpose of this project is to conduct minor improvements to boat launches at each of the three waters. These waters are designated Class 1 where point source discharges are prohibited except for storm water and construction related discharges. This certification will require meeting the provisions in Chapter 1, Section 7(b) of the WDEQ Water Quality Rules and Regulations, which allows these discharges under certain circumstances. Proposed activities at the Green River include placement of 5 cubic yards (CY) of gravel and 6 CY of boulders. Activities at Dollar Lake include placement of gravel to improve the ramp approach resulting in a loss of 0.01 acre of wetland along with placing 6 CY of boulders in the lake. Activities at Lower Green River Lake include placing 6 CY of boulders in the lake.

Requests for information about the proposed water quality certification should be directed to Eric Hargett by email (eric.hargett@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-6701). Comments must be addressed to Eric Hargett, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, 200 W. 17th Street – 4TH floor, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, and be postmarked on or before 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2017 to be considered.  Phone or email comments will not be accepted.