Issue Date: October 4, 2022
Expiration Date: October 20, 2022
Corps Reference: PM-F-Section 408-0100-FY21 NW Natural Sauvie Island, Regulator Replacement Project, Columbia County, Oregon
This Public Notice announces the Section 408 review of the NW Natural Sauvie Island, Regulator Replacement Project.
Portland District is reviewing the NW Natural, per it’s NPDES permit, proposes to replace the existing gas regulator to be in compliance with the new engineering design requirements.
Alteration of a federally authorized project: This project proposes to excavate a small hole to expose the existing pipe and regulator. The pipe and regulator will be replaced per engineering specifications. The proposed excavation will be approximately 4-feet-long x 5-feet-wide x 5- feet deep for the new service regulator installation, 4-feet-long x 5-feet-wide x 5-feet deep for the new tee installation, and 3-feet-wide x 3-feet-deep trench across NW Sauvie Island Rd. Once the project is completed NW Natural will restore the site to pre-existing conditions. Removal of existing pipe and regulator 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 NW Natural Sauvie Island, Regulator Replacement Project.
Comments should refer to PM-F- NW Natural Sauvie Island, Regulator Replacement Project - 2022 and the date of this Public Notice (October 4, 2022) and be electronically submitted by the comment due date (October 20, 2022).
Comments must be sent electronically to email@example.com . Message subject MUST SAY: Public Notice PM-F- NW Natural Sauvie Island, Regulator Replacement Project - 2022.
Alternatively, comments can be sent and be postmarked by the comment due date (October 20, 2022):
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.