PROPOSED TEMPORARY TURBIDITY INCREASE IN PACIFIC CREEK IN TETON COUNTY

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PROPOSED TEMPORARY TURBIDITY INCREASE IN PACIFIC CREEK IN TETON COUNTY

A waiver request has been submitted to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD) for a temporary increase in turbidity in Pacific Creek (Section 7, T45N, R113W) near Moran in Teton County. Activity in 2AB streams is normally limited to a ten NTU increase over background. Approval of this request would allow an exceedance of this limit for up to 15 working days, subject to monitoring and reporting. This activity will follow the procedures in Chapter 1, Section 23(c)(ii), of the WDEQ Water Quality Rules and Regulations, which allow for temporary elevated levels of turbidity in certain circumstances. An application for a 404 Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been submitted for this project. Proposed activities are for bank stabilization through placement of angular rock and woody vegetation. Requests for related information and documents about the proposed temporary turbidity increase should be directed to Cathy Norris by email (cathy.norris@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-6372). Comments must be addressed to Cathy Norris, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, 200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002, and postmarked before 5:00 p.m. on October 17, 2017 (or faxed to 307-635-1784) to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.