PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO GRANITE CREEK

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO GRANITE CREEK

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from the Biota Research and Consulting, Inc. on behalf of Granite Creek Partnership, LLC for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permit #27, for discharge of dredged or fill material to Granite Creek near Teton Village, Wyoming. The purpose of this project is to enhance fisheries habitat through restoration of eroding banks. Granite Creek is a tributary to Fish Creek. 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 a combined 375-feet of bank stabilization using logs, root wads, willow clumps and 36 cubic yards (CY) of ballast rock.

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 February 13, 2019 to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.