PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO UNNAMED WETLANDS

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL TO UNNAMED WETLANDS

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from the Federal Highway Administration for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permit #6, for discharge of dredged or fill material to six unnamed wetlands of the Yellowstone River valley within Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The purpose of the project is to complete geotechnical investigations for the future reconstruction of the Grand Loop Road between Canyon Village and the East Entrance Road intersection. All surface waters within National Parks 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 including drilling six boreholes that will be backfilled with no permanent impacts to wetlands.

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). Written 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 7, 2021 to be considered. Electronic comments may only be submitted through and accepted by the Wyoming DEQ comment portal provided at http://wq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. Phone comments will not be accepted. Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov.