PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE GREEN RIVER

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE GREEN RIVER

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from Steele Ranches Partnership for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permit #13, for discharge of dredged or fill material to the Green River near Daniel, Wyoming. The purpose of this project is to undertake bank stabilization activities to protect structures and an irrigation ditch adjacent to the river. This segment of the Green River is designated a Class 1 water 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 include reclamation of a recently eroded bank using 43 cubic yards (CY) of soil. A total of 82 CY of large rock would be placed along 65 feet of bank to create a revetment. Grading and excavation is also required to reclaim the bank and anchor the rock. Woody riparian vegetation would also be established along the revetment.

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.