Rock Island District Public Notices

  • New Regional General Permit 48 Residential Developments in the State of Iowa (CEMVR-RD-2022-0884)

    Expiration date: 8/6/2022

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposes the new Regional General Permit (RP)for the activities required for the construction, expansion, modification, or improvement of residential developments of a single residence, a multiple unit residential development, or a residential subdivision, which result in a total loss of up to 2.0 acre of waters of the United States, including the loss of up to 1,000 linear feet of stream bed. The loss of stream bed plus any other losses of jurisdictional wetlands and waters caused by the activity cannot exceed 2.0 acre, which includes no more than 1,000 linear feet of stream bed loss. Activities may include (but are not limited to) construction of building foundations and building pads and attendant features that are necessary for the use of the residence or residential development. Attendant features include (but are not limited to) roads, parking lots, garages, yards, utility lines, storm water management facilities, septic fields, and recreational facilities such as playgrounds, playing fields, and golf courses (provided the golf course is an integral part of the residential development).

  • River Development Holdings, LLC (CEMVR-RD-2021-1206)

    Expiration date: 7/5/2022

    The purpose of this proposed project is to provide an area for the William E. Lawson towboat to anchor outside of Island City Harbor, creation of two fleeting areas, and an area to complete tow work.

  • INHF Pearey Mitigation Bank (CEMVR-RD-2022-0757)

    Expiration date: 7/20/2022

    The bank sponsor proposes to complete activities on 180 acres of privately owned property that would result in the establishment of emergent wetland mitigation credits. The goal of the bank is to enhance/create wetlands to generate approximately109 wetland credits. Wetland enhancement/creation will include the following: grading of farmed upland areas, plugging culverts and/or installing stoplog/weir structures to restore hydrology, removal and management of invasive species and seeding with native wetland vegetation. A wetland delineation will be completed in 2022 to help determine current conditions and the determination of credits prior to the submission of the draft mitigation banking instrument.

  • County Line Mitigation Bank (CEMVR-RD-2022-0456)

    Expiration date: 7/20/2022

    The bank sponsor proposes to complete activities on 133.7 acres of privately owned property that would result in the establishment of stream, forested wetland, and emergent wetland mitigation credits. Establishment of the Bank will occur in two phases. Phase 1 will involve restoring floodplain wetland function through levee removal and improvement of associated wetlands and buffers in the east portion of the Bank. Phase 2 includes restoring the sediment filled floodplain wetlands and channels in the west portion of the Bank by grading low-lying areas and generating stream credits through the construction of bank protection and buffer establishment along the right descending bank of the Des Moines River. An off-site wetland delineation was completed in January 2021, in accordance with the1987 Wetland Delineation Manual and 2010 Midwest Regional Supplement. The off-site delineation found four potential agricultural wetlands currently used in commodity-crop production and a fifth potential wetland that includes a mix of agricultural and palustrine forested and possibly emergent wetlands. Of the 133.7 acres (52.4 acres west of the BSNF Railroad and 81.3 acres east of the BSNF Railroad) of the Bank, 32.6 acres were preliminarily assessed as either potentially jurisdictional palustrine forested wetland (7.9 acres) and/or agricultural wetland (24.7 acres). An on-site wetland delineation will be completed to help determine current conditions and the determination of credits prior to the submission of the draft mitigation banking instrument.

  • Public Comment for Section 160 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, Definition of Economically Disadvantaged Community

    Expiration date: 8/2/2022

    In accordance with Section 160 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works is conducting a 60-day public comment period to gather public comments on the definition of the term “economically disadvantaged community” and other terms listed below.

  • City of Perry, Iowa (CEMVR-RD-2020-610)

    Expiration date: 6/15/2022

    The applicant proposes to expand the Perry Municipal Airport by the relocation and construction of Runway 14/32, 400 feet west, to a length of 4,000 feet and a width of 100 feet. Construction will occur in two phases. Phase 1 will also include a new airfield lighting system consisting of medium intensity runway edge lights, navigational aids, and an electrical vault building. Phase 2 will incorporate a 1,500- foot extension for a Runway 14/32 length of 5,500 feet and converting the existing runway to a full-length taxiway. As proposed Phase 2 will require closure and realignment of approximately ¾ mile of 150th Street south of the airport. Click the link below to view the full notice.

  • Lafarge-Holcim, LLC. (CEMVR-RD-2021-1478)

    Expiration date: 6/14/2022

    The purpose of the project is barge mooring and fleeting. Install concrete dead-men anchorages at locations along the RDB of the Illinois River to fleet strings of empty and or loaded inland waterway product barges. The upriver dead-men will be located approximately 100 feet inland (northerly) of the RDB shoreline and the down-river dead-men located approximately 210 feet inland (northerly) of the RDB shoreline. Each dead-man would be excavated into the shoreline sediment and or bedrock and filled with cast-in-place concrete. A length of heavy anchor chain would be embedded into each dead-man allowing for the attachment of a length of large diameter wire rope extending to the river and secured to the floating product barge string(s). Two fleeting areas are proposed, with the downriver fleet anticipated to be no larger than l05 feet wide by 400 feet long, with a maximum of 6 barges in a 3-barges wide by 2-barges long configuration, and the upriver fleet anticipated to be no larger than 70 feet wide by 1,200 feet long, with a maximum of 12 barges in a 2-barges wide by 6-barges long configuration. The number of barges would vary based on the scheduled demand of empty or loaded product barges. The down-river fleet is anticipated to extend from approximate River miles 229.15 to 229.23, and the up-river from approximate River miles 229.35 to 229.58. Any areas disturbed will be restored after work is completed. Click the link below to view the full notice. 

  • Sny Island Levee Drainage District – Reach 1 Seepage Berm (Public Notice ID #2020-0033)

    Expiration date: 6/9/2022

    Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) 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 USACE in its decisions process are all welcome. Comments providing substantive information or a rationale for the commenter’s position are the most helpful. This public notice is not a paid advertisement and is for public information only. Issuance of this notice does not imply USACE endorsement of the project as described. REQUESTER: In compliance with 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899; hereinafter Section 408), Sny Island Levee Drainage District requested permission to modify a portion of their Reach 1 Levee, an existing federally-authorized flood risk management project. LOCATION: The proposed project is located along the mainstem portion of the Reach 1 Levee in Pike County, Illinois. LOCATION MAP(S)/DRAWING(S): See Figures 1 and 2. REQUESTER’S PROPOSED ACTION: The proposed project would construct a seepage berm along approximately 2.6 linear miles of the mainstem portions of the Sny Island Levee Drainage District Reach 1 Levee in Pike County, Illinois from levee stations 424+00 to 555+00. Seepage and large boils formed in this area during the 2019 Flood. The proposed seepage berm would reduce seepage rates and improve levee slope stability, thus reducing pumping rates. Material to construct this project would come from the existing Cave Hollow Dredged Material Placement Site near River Mile 305.6 within Reach 1 of the Sny Island Drainage Levee District. No additional dredge, borrow, or excavation would be required as this site contains enough material.

  • Ingersoll Run Outlet Sewer (Public Notice ID #2021-0039)

    Expiration date: 6/3/2022

    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. This public notice is not a paid advertisement and is for public information only. Issuance of this notice does not imply District endorsement of the project as described. Click the link below to view the full notice. REQUESTER: In compliance with 33 USC 408 (Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899; hereinafter Section 408), the City of Des Moines, Iowa requested permission to modify the Des Moines II - Right Descending Bank Des Moines River/ Left Descending bank Raccoon River Levee, an existing federally authorized flood risk management project situated along the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers. LOCATION: The proposed project is located near MLK Jr. Parkway at Southwest Second Street, in Des Moines, Iowa. Click the link below to view the full public notice.

  • Ames Lake Flood Control Project Disposal

    Expiration date: 6/2/2022

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has released for public review the Environmental Assessment titled, Ames Lake Flood Control Project Disposal, dated May 2022, which includes details on how the District intends to meet its environmental compliance requirements for the project. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the alternative analysis and proposed alternative for this project through June 2, 2022.ative for this project through June 2, 2022.