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New GLMRIS Newsletter Now Available
Volume 5, Issue 2 of the GLMRIS Newsletter is now available at glmris.anl.gov. In this issue, learn more about the path forward to the GLMRIS - Brandon Road Tentatively Selected Plan milestone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam shipper and carrier survey details, and Focus Area 2 project updates and partner news. Check it out at http://go.usa.gov/cuRmC
Regulatory Branch wetland violation documentation
Do you know to call before you fill? Performing unauthorized work in waters of the United States or failure to comply with the terms of a valid permit can have serious consequences. When in doubt as to whether a planned activity needs a permit, contact the nearest district regulatory office.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Regulatory Program Senior Project Manager Paul Leffler documents a violation at a single family residence in Indiana.

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE - REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO MODIFY A U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PROJECT UNDER SECTION 408

9/11/2015
Below is a summary of the public notice, for a complete copy of the notice, with maps and

Environmental Assessment for water main improvements in Richton Park, Cook County, Illinois

4/16/2015
An Environmental Assessment for water main improvements in Richton Park, Cook County, Illinois was

Environmental Assessment for sewer improvement project, Valparaiso, Porter County, Ind.

7/15/2014
Environmental Assessment released July 15, 2014, for 30-day public review, for project alternatives and a recommended plan for sewer improvements in Porter County. The project would improve the efficiency and capability of the existing deteriorated storm sewer system to the residents of Valparaiso. Improvements would alleviate commonly-occurring leakage and cases of sewer backup affecting residential areas and reduce potential groundwater pollution. The proposed project would reline up to 19,361 linear feet of existing deteriorated sanitary sewer lines; and up to 70 manholes within the relined-sanitary sewers will be inspected and relined, as needed. Work would begin in 2014 with completion anticipated within approximately 12 months.

Environmental Assessment for sewer improvement project, Hermit Lake, Lake County, Ind.

6/4/2014
Environmental Assessment released June 6, 2014, for 30-day public review, for project alternatives and a recommended plan for sewer improvements in Lake County, Ind. The project would improve the efficiency and capability of the existing undersized storm sewer system to the residents of the Hermit Lake neighborhood, located in unincorporated Lake County, to the southwest of Crown Point. Improvements would alleviate flooding currently caused by typical rainfall events, and eliminate potential sanitary sewer discharges into Foss Ditch, Lake Dalecarlia and the Kankakee River.

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News Releases / Advisories

Agencies Release Forest View Levee Study Report for Public Review

7/21/2016
Chicago (July 21, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Metropolitan Water

Public meeting to be held for Cedar Lake aquatic ecosystem restoration project

7/8/2016
Chicago (July 8, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District, and the Town of

Army Corps of Engineers requests comments on Cedar Lake aquatic ecosystem restoration feasibility study

7/7/2016
Chicago (July 7, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District, has released

Army Corps of Engineers solicits input on River Riparian Project Report

5/26/2016
CHICAGO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released for 30-day public review the River Riparian

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