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 providing substantive information or a rationale for the commenter’s position are the most helpful. All comments supporting, opposing, or identifying concerns the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) should consider in its decisions process are welcome. 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. 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 USC 408 (Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899; hereinafter Section 408), Ameren Illinois requested permission to modify the East Peoria Drainage and Levee District (D&LD) and East Peoria Sanitary District Levees, two existing federally authorized flood risk management projects.
LOCATION: The proposed project is located at the Main Street Bridge crossing Farm Creek in East Peoria, Illinois.
REQUESTER’S PROPOSED ACTION: Ameren Illinois owns a 4-inch steel natural gas main hanging beneath the Main Street Bridge, crossing both the East Peoria D&LD and East Peoria Sanitary District Levees, two existing federally-authorized flood risk management projects. The gas main is supported by hangers on the underside of the bridge and is inserted through sleeves in the bridge abutments on each side. A section of the coating on the steel natural gas main intended to prevent corrosion became disbanded from the pipe near the sleeve in the northern abutment. Ameren Illinois plans to replace approximately 15 feet of the 4-inch diameter steel gas main through the existing sleeve in the northern abutment. Work will require a singular excavation within the sidewalk and roadway on the northern abutment. Work will occur within the levee right-of-way but should not impact the levees.
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