PROPOSED TEMPORARY TURBIDITY INCREASE IN COAL CREEK IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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PROPOSED TEMPORARY TURBIDITY INCREASE IN COAL CREEK IN LINCOLN COUNTY

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has requested a waiver from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD) for a temporary increase in turbidity in Coal Creek (Sections 25, 26, 27, and 36; T28N, R119W) in Lincoln County.  Activity in cold water 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 50 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. A 404 Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been issued for this project. Proposed activities include bank stabilization and fish habitat improvement.

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 May 1, 2018 (or faxed to 307-635-1784) to be considered.  Phone or email comments will not be accepted.