PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE FISH CREEK DRAINAGE

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE FISH CREEK DRAINAGE

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from Alder Environmental, LLC on behalf of the Young Family Trust for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permit #12, for discharge of dredged or fill material to wetland within the Fish Creek drainage near Wilson, Wyoming. All waters within the Fish Creek drainage are designated Class 1 waters 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 installation of a sewer pipeline, electrical line conduit and water line that will include stripping topsoil, excavation of trenches, and backfill of excavated material. Trenches will be revegetated either with the stripped sod or a native wetland grass seed mix. The project will result in temporary impacts to 0.009 acre of wetland. 

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 June 5, 2018 to be considered.  Phone or email comments will not be accepted.