This Public Notice announces the Section 408 review of the Dyno Nobel Effluent Outfall Relocation Project.
Portland District is reviewing the Dyno Nobel, per it’s NPDES permit, proposes to replace its current effluent outfall from discharging into a side channel before entering the Columbia River to to discharge directly into the Columbia River in St. Helens, Oregon.
Alteration of a federally authorized project: This project proposes to remove the current effluent outfall from wooden piles located within the Deer Island Levee and construct a new outfall outside of the of levee prism. Removal of the piles may alter the federal levee and therefore require authorization from the Corps, pursuant to 33 USC 408 (Section 408). Section 408 provides authority to the Secretary of the Army to grant permission for the alteration or modification of Corps federal civil works projects when, in the judgment of the Secretary, such alteration or modification will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the project.
Consideration of Comments: The Corps is soliciting comments specific to this project from the public, federal, state and local agencies and officials, and other interested parties. Comments will be considered in determining whether it would be in the public interest to proceed with this action.
All comments received will become part of the official record and are subject to public release under the Freedom of Information Act including any personally identifiable information such as names, phone numbers, and addresses.
Comments: Interested parties may submit, in writing, any comments directed specifically to this proposal and not to other regulatory processes administered by the Corps or other government agencies pertaining to the Dyno Nobel Effluent Outfall Relocation Project.
Comments should refer to PM-F- Dyno Nobel Effluent Outfall Relocation Project - 2021 and the date of this Public Notice (October 19, 2021), and be electronically submitted by the comment due date (November 3, 2021).
Comments must be sent electronically to email@example.com. Message subject MUST SAY: Public Notice PM-F- Dyno Nobel Effluent Outfall Relocation Project - 2021.
Alternatively, comments can be sent and be postmarked by the comment due date (November 3, 2021):
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
ATTN: Ms. Sally Bird-Gauvin
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, Oregon 97208-2946.
For additional information, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, attention to: Sally Bird-Gauvin. This public notice is issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District.