PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE WIND RIVER

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PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE WIND RIVER

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from DOWL on behalf of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permit #13, for discharge of dredged or fill material to the Wind River south of Thermopolis, Wyoming. The objective of this project is to stabilize a bank failure along the Wind River adjacent to the Upper Wind River campground. This segment of the Wind 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. The project will involve removal of sloughed material, re-grading the slope and placement of approximately 198 cubic yards (CY) of rock rip-rap below the ordinary high water mark along 400-feet of the east bank of the Wind River. 

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 May 29, 2018 to be considered.  Phone or email comments will not be accepted.