PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE GREEN RIVER

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO THE GREEN RIVER

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from Jorgensen Associates on behalf of Wapika Ranch, LLC for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit #27, for discharge of dredged or fill material to the Green River near Daniel, Wyoming. This segment of the Green River is designated Class 1. Point source discharges to Class 1 waters 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 stabilization and maintaining habitat along 975-feet of the Green River. This will be accomplished through construction of a boulder integrated bankfull bench along with installation of two cross-vanes and two J-hook vanes. A total of 720 cubic yards (CY) of material will be used to construct the bench and vanes.

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 December 3, 2018 to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.