Rock Island District Public Notices

  • Martin Marietta Sand and Gravel Quarry (Public Notice ID #2021-0032)

    Expiration date: 2/4/2023

    Interested parties are hereby notified the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Rock Island District (District) received an application for a Department of the Army Section 408 permission for certain work at or near a federally authorized flood risk management project of the United States, as described below and shown on attached figures. Written comments are being solicited from anyone having an interest in the requested alteration. Comments will become part of the District’s administrative record and will be considered in determining whether to approve the request. Comments supporting, opposing, or identifying concerns that should be considered by the District in its decisions process are all welcome. Comments providing substantive information or a rationale for the commenter’s position are the most helpful.

  • Union Pacific Railroad (CEMVR-RD-2019-1371)

    Expiration date: 2/14/2023

    Project Location: The project is located along the Wapsipinicon River and associated wetlands in Section 14/15, Township 81 North, Range 1 East, Clinton County, Iowa, approximately 2,450-feet southeast of the intersection of 235th Street and 142nd Avenue near the town of Wheatland. Project Description: The project includes the removal and replacement of an existing railroad bridge across the Wapsipinicon River at Milepost 33.31 on the Clinton Subdivision in Clinton County, Iowa. The proposed replacement bridge will occupy the same footprint as the existing bridge. Dimensions of the new structure will be approximately 376.5-feet in length by 36-feet in width. Temporary bridges will be constructed to the north and south of the existing bridge for construction equipment access and will be removed upon project completion. An existing roadway off of US Highway 30 will be used. Tree trimming/removal may be needed along this road. Equipment/material staging will be located in a fallow agricultural field located to the southwest of the bridge. Construction of the new bridge will include temporary cofferdams, grading, and the installation of two new piers as support structures. Impacts from this project include approximately 0.098-acres of permanent stream impact from pier construction. Permanent impacts to adjacent wetlands will include 2.74-total acres. Approximately 2.4-acres of forested wetland will be converted to emergent wetland during construction activities, while 0.34-acres of forested wetland will be permanently affected by fill material. Temporary impacts to additional emergent, scrub-shrub, and forested wetlands will include approximately 4.05-acres. These disturbed areas will be returned to pre-construction conditions.

  • Utility Poles, Flagpoles, and Gas Station Retaining Wall Encroachment Modifications along the Bettendorf, IA, Flood Risk Management Project (Public Notice ID #2022-0004)

    Expiration date: 1/18/2023

    In compliance with 33 USC 408 (Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899; hereinafter Section 408), IMEG, Corp., on behalf of the City of Bettendorf, Iowa, has requested permission for encroachment modifications to the Bettendorf, IA, Flood Risk Management Project, an existing federally-authorized flood risk management project along the Mississippi River.

  • Mozart Properties, LLC (CEMVR-RD-2022-0844)

    Expiration date: 1/12/2023

    Project location: Southwest corner of NW 86th Street and NW 70th Avenue, unnamed tributary to Beaver Creek, The applicant proposes to construct a new 34-acre residential development, including associated roadway, utility infrastructure, and re-grading of the on-site pond, at the southwest corner of NW 86th Street and NW 70th Avenue, Johnston, Iowa. The project will impact 1.42 acres of wetland and 1,330 linear feet of waters of the U.S. A 275 feet long dam with a 15 feet wide top will be constructed at the on-site pond. Twin 60” reinforced concrete pipe culverts will be installed along the north tributary to accommodate roadway construction. Approximately 190 feet of the north tributary will be relocated to accommodate the twin culverts and roadway embankment. Streambank stabilization will be placed along 190 feet of the relocated north tributary and at several other locations on the north and south tributaries. Click the link below to view the full notice. 

  • City of Marengo, Iowa (CEMVR-RD-2021-0328)

    Expiration date: 12/12/2022

    The project is located east of the City of Marengo in Iowa County, Iowa. The project is located in Section 29, Township 81 North, Range 10 West ending in a tributary to Iowa River.  408 Request: In compliance with 33 USC 408 (Section 14 of the River and Harbors Act of 1899: hereinafter Section 408), the Marengo Wastewater Facility currently discharges into a back water of the Iowa River and, requested permission to modify the Marengo Levee, an existing Federally authorized flood risk management project situated along the Iowa River. The proposal includes a force main being constructed through the levee. Project Description: The applicant proposes to construct a new building to house the UV disinfection and effluent pumps. This involves moving the discharge from current location in an unnamed creek to a new location. This move is to improve the stream quality at the current discharge point and meet ammonia discharge requirements from the existing lagoon process. Effluent lift station/UV building approximately 30 feet x 40 feet and new 1-mile long 12-inch diameter force main in open cut to Iowa River. Force main will cross over existing flood protection levee. Additional fill will be added to levee above new pipe for force main. Click the link below to view the full notice. 

  • Release of the Interim Draft of the National Ordinary High Water Mark Field Delineation Manual for Rivers and Streams

    Expiration date: 12/1/2023

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and EPA (the Agencies) jointly announce the availability of the Interim Draft of the National Ordinary High Water Mark Field Delineation Manual for Rivers and Streams (National OHWM Manual) and its accompanying data sheet. The Interim Draft National OHWM Manual provides draft technical guidance for identifying and delineating the OHWM using a scientifically supported, rapid framework. The Agencies are requesting comments and feedback from the public and practitioners on the Interim Draft of the National OHWM Manual via the public notice linked below. Following the public comment period and additional field testing, comments and feedback received from the public and practitioners will be utilized to further refine the Interim Draft of the National OHWM Manual for clarity, consistency, and technical accuracy. The one-year testing and comment period ends on December 1, 2023. A final version of the National OHWM Manual is anticipated to be published during 2024.

  • Cramer & Associates (CEMVR-RD-2019-63)

    Expiration date: 1/5/2023

    The proposed project is located on a 380-acre parcel of property located between Old Portland Road and Highway 169 in Section 6, Township 78 North, Range 27 West, Dallas County, Iowa. The Applicant has proposed to construct a new residential subdivision consisting of townhomes and single-family lots to support the expansion of the West Des Moines area. The proposed project will include utilities such as sewer and water, new roads, sidewalks, and other paths, grading for lots, several new culverts, outfall structures, bank stabilization and a new storm-water detention bason. Three crossings associated with this project have already been constructed without DA Permits. Click the link below to view the full notice. 

  • Lucas Farms, LLC (CEMVR-RD-2018-1281)

    Expiration date: 1/5/2023

    Proposed project is located in wetlands and on an unnamed tributary to White Breast Creek in Section 30, Township 72 North, Range 22 West, in Lucas County, Iowa, approximately 1.3 miles southeast of the town of Lucas. Latitude 41.007674, Longitude -93.446213. UTM Zone 15, NAD 83. This project was advertised in 2019, however it was withdrawn due to the lack of a stream and wetland mitigation plan. The proposed project description remains the same. The Applicant, Lucas Farms, LLC has proposed to construct an earthen dam that will create a lake approximately 56-acres in size for recreational use, such as swimming, boating, fishing and hunting. The proposed embankment is approximately 600 feet long, 52.5 feet tall and 20 feet wide, and would include an emergency spillway and upstream settling pond. The proposed primary spillway will include two, twin 330 feet long RCP culverts and will empty into the unnamed tributary. The proposed lake will be about 50 feet deep at its deepest point. Borrow material for the proposed lake will come from on-site. Click the link below to view full notice. 

  • Proposed Re-issuance of Regional General Permit 41 in Missouri (CEMVR-RD-2017-1263)

    Expiration date: 12/14/2022

    In accordance with the Corps of Engineers lead district initiative in the State of Missouri, the Kansas City District is issuing this public notice jointly with the other Corps of Engineers Districts that have regulatory responsibilities within the State of Missouri. Each of the Missouri Corps Districts are issuing this public notice as notification of the intent to renew this permit for another five-year term. NOTE: This authorization was previously known as Regional General Permit 35 in Rock Island District.

  • Legacy Marine (CEMVR-RD-2022-1089)

    Expiration date: 12/20/2022

    The applicant proposes to place floating dock facility for repair and maintenance of towboats and floating equipment. A ramp walkway will be set on top of the levee for access to the floating barges. The barges will be held in place via spud poles.  Click the link below to view the full notice.