PROPOSED TEMPORARY TURBIDITY INCREASE IN THE SUNLIGHT CREEK IN PARK COUNTY

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PROPOSED TEMPORARY TURBIDITY INCREASE IN THE SUNLIGHT CREEK IN PARK COUNTY

The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish has requested a waiver from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD) for a temporary increase in turbidity in the Sunlight Creek (Section 17-18 and 24; T55N-56N, R105W-106W) in  Park 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 has not yet been issued for the project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but an application has been submitted. Proposed activities include bank stabilization and re-routing the existing stream channel to protect structures. 

Requests for related information and documents about the proposed temporary turbidity increase should be directed to Bret Callaway by email (bret.callaway@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-5802).  Comments must be addressed to Bret Callaway, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, 200 West 17th  Street, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002, and postmarked before 5:00 p.m. on July 16, 2018 (or faxed to 307-635-1784) to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.