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NWP-2014-462

Posted: 12/4/2014

Expiration date: 1/5/2015


PUBLIC NOTICE for Permit Application

 

                        Issue Date: Dec. 4, 2014

                                    Expiration Date: Jan. 5, 2015

                                    US Army Corps of Engineers No: NWP-2014-462

30-Day Notice                                                                                                                  Oregon Dept. of State Lands No: 57032          

Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received for a Department of the Army permit for certain work in waters of the United States, as described below and shown on the attached plan.

 

Comments on the described work should reference the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers number shown above and reach this office no later than the above expiration date of this Public Notice to become part of the record and be considered in the decision. Comments should be mailed to the following address:

 

                        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

                        Michael LaDouceur             Michael.A.LaDouceur@usace.army.mil

                        Portland District

                        P.O. Box 2946

                        Portland, OR 97208-2946

Applicant:      Gary Stockhoff, Washington Co. Dept. of Land Use and Transportation, 1400 SW Walnut St., MS #18, Hillsboro, OR 97123

                       

Location:      The proposed project is located between SW Tualatin Sherwood Road and SW Tonquin Road near Sherwood, Washington Co., Oregon, in Sections 27, 28, 34, and 35 of Township 2 South, Range 1 West, and Sections 2 and 3 of Township 3 South, Range 1 West (Latitude 45.3536, Longitude -122.8009).

 

Waterway: The project will impact wetlands A, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J and Coffee Lake Creek.

Project description: The proposed project will construct a new section of SW 124th Avenue from SW Tualatin Sherwood Road to a new intersection with SW Tonquin Road. The new roadway will turn east just south of the new intersection and turn into SW Basalt Creek Road, which will intersect with Grahams Ferry Road.

 

Proposed improvements to existing roads will include the reconstruction of road approaches and at-grade railroad crossing along SW Tonquin Road, construction of retaining walls to minimize roadway widening impacts, installation of culvert crossings to accommodate cross drainage, construction of roadside ditches to convey road drainage, and provide water quality treatment of stormwater prior to outfall, and a new bridge providing a grade separated railroad crossing. A new water line will be constructed underneath the new section of sW 124th Avenue. Permanent and Temporary impacts are summarized in the table below and will total 1.10 acres of permanent impacts to wetlands, 0.23 acres of temporary impacts to wetlands, 0.01 acre of permanent impact and 0.01 acre of temporary impact to Coffee Lake Creek.

 

Fill Summary impact table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wetland / Waterbody Name

Length (ft.)

Width (ft.)

Depth (ft.)

Area (acres)

Volume (c.y.)

Duration of Impact

Material

 

Wetland A

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.04

4,949

Permanent

Rock, Pavement, Soil

 

Wetland A

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.01

0

Temporary

Rock and / or matting

 

Wetland D

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.07

10,247

Permanent

Rock, Pavement, Soil, Pipe

 

Wetland D

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.02

0

Temporary

Rock and / or matting

 

Wetland E

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.16

21,888

Permanent

Rock, Pavement, Soil

 

Wetland E

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.03

0

Temporary

Rock and / or matting

 

Wetland F

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.005

0

Temporary

Soil

 

Wetland G

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.002

369

Permanent

Rock, Pavement, Soil

 

Wetland G

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.003

0

Temporary

Rock and / or matting

 

Wetland H

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.26

40,943

Permanent

Rock, Pavement, Soil

 

Wetland I

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.49

90,787

Permanent

Rock, Pavement, Soil

 

Wetland I

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.14

0

Temporary

Rock and / or matting

 

Wetland J

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.07

9,745

Permanent

Rock, Pavement, Soil

 

Wetland J

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.02

0

Temporary

Rock and / or matting

 

Coffee Lake Creek

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.01

1,323

Permanent

Rock, Pavement, Soil

 

Coffee Lake Creek

Varies

Varies

Varies

0.01

0

Temporary

Rock and / or matting

 

 

 

Mitigation: The applicant has provided a proposed compensatory wetland mitigation plan for the creation of 1.80 acre of wetlands within the project area. If a permit is issued, the Corps will determine what is appropriate and practicable compensatory mitigation. The amount of compensatory mitigation required shall be commensurate with the anticipated impacts of the project.

Purpose: The project purpose is to reduce current traffic congestion and provide access to future commercial and industrial lands planned by the cities of Tualatin, Sherwood, and Wilsonville within unincorporated county land between the cities.

 

Drawings: Eighteen (18) drawings are attached and labeled NWP-2014-462 enclosure.

 

 

Additional information may be obtained from  Michael LaDouceur, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 503-808-4337 or e-mail: Michael.A.LaDouceur@usace.army.mil.

 

Authority: This permit will be issued or denied under the following:

 

            Section 404, Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344), for discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States.

 

Water quality certification: A permit for the described work will not be issued until certification, as required under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (P.L. 95‑217), has been received or is waived from the certifying state. Attached is the state's notice advertising the request for certification.

 

Section 404(b)(1) evaluation: The impact of the activity on the public interest will be evaluated in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency guidelines pursuant to Section 404(b)(1) of the Clean Water Act.

 

Public hearing: Any person may request in writing within the comment period specified in this notice that a public hearing be held to consider this application. Requests for public hearings shall state with particularity the reasons for holding a public hearing.

 

Endangered species: Preliminary determinations indicate that the described activity may affect an endangered or threatened species or its critical habitat. Consultation under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (87 Stat. 844) will be initiated. A permit for the proposed activity will not be issued until the consultation process is completed.

 

Cultural resources: An initial evaluation of the proposed project area indicates that the permit area is likely to yield resources eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. An investigation for the presence of potentially eligible historic properties is justified and would be required prior to the Corps’ final permit decision.

 

This notice has been provided to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), interested Native American Indian tribes, and other interested parties. If you have information pertaining to cultural resources within the permit area, please provide this information to the Corps’ project manager (identified above in this notice) to assist in a complete evaluation of potential effects.

 

Evaluation: The decision whether to issue a permit will be based on an evaluation of the probable impact including cumulative impacts of the described activity on the public interest. That decision will reflect the national concern for both protection and utilization of important resources. The benefit, which reasonably may be expected to accrue from the described activity, must be balanced against its reasonably foreseeable detriments. All factors, which may be relevant to the described activity will be considered including the cumulative effects thereof; among those are conservation, economics, aesthetics, general environmental concerns, wetlands, historic properties, fish and wildlife values, flood hazards, floodplain values, land use, navigation, shoreline erosion and accretion, recreation, water supply and conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, food and fiber production, mineral needs, consideration of property ownership and, in general, the needs and welfare of the people.

 

The Corps is soliciting comments from the public; Federal, state, and local agencies and officials; Indian tribes; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. Any comments received will be considered by the Corps to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal. To make this decision, comments are used to assess impacts on endangered species, historic properties, water quality, general environmental effects, and the other public interest factors listed above. Comments are used in the preparation of an Environmental Assessment and/or an Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. Comments are also used to determine the need for a public hearing and to determine the overall public interest of the proposed activity.

 

Additional requirements: State law requires that leases, easements, or permits be obtained for certain works or activity in the described waters. These state requirements must be met where applicable, and a Department of the Army permit must be obtained before any work within the applicable Statutory Authority previously indicated may be accomplished. Other local governmental agencies may also have ordinances or requirements, which must be satisfied before the work is accomplished.

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