PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO TAGGART CREEK, ADJACENT WETLANDS AND UNNAMED TRIBUTARIES

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO TAGGART CREEK, ADJACENT WETLANDS AND UNNAMED TRIBUTARIES

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from the Nelson Engineering on behalf of the National Park Service for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit #12, for discharge of dredged or fill material to Taggart Creek, adjacent wetlands and unnamed tributaries within Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. All waters within Grand Teton National Park are 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 the construction of 3,700-feet of underground water transmission line from the Moose Water System to Climbers’ Ranch that will cross Taggart Creek, adjacent wetlands and unnamed tributaries. Approximately 0.09 acre of wetland will be temporarily impacted by this project.

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 July 17, 2019 to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.