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

Posted: 11/23/2016

Expiration date: 12/22/2016


Below is a summary of the public notice. For a complete copy of the notice, with map, please download the file by clicking here.

Public Notice - Request for permission to modify a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project under Section 408

PUBLIC NOTICE/APPLICATION NUMBER: 16-06

COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS: 22 November 2016

COMMENT PERIOD EXPIRES: 22 December 2016

REQUESTER

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

111 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611

PROPOSED ACTION

The proposed action is an alteration to the Federal Chicagoland Underflow Project (CUP) McCook Reservoir Project that includes the expansion of the authorized project limits of the Stage 2 reservoir to add approximately 3 billion gallons of storage to the

authorized configuration. The proposed 3 billion gallon expansion of the reservoir will significantly increase the storage capacity for the most severe storm events and allow for the reservoir to be maintained at a lower elevation during moderate events. The detailed engineering plans and specifications for this work will not differ significantly in specifications for materials or methods of construction, but will expand the area in which work will occur. The proposed mining line encompassing the expanded reservoir has been provided for review and comment, along with pertinent additional quantities for and boundaries of expanded reservoir structures. (See drawing in the attachment). A detailed description of this proposal is provided on page 2 of the attachment.

LOCATION OF PROPOSED ACTION

Location: McCook, Illinois; Township and Range: 38N12E

Interested parties are hereby notified that a request for permission to modify a federal project has been received for the activity described herein and as shown on the attached drawings. You are invited to provide your comments by 22 December 2016 on

the proposed work, which will become part of the record and will be considered in the decision on the request. Permission will be issued or denied under Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 408).

Written comments shall be mailed to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District,
Planning, Programs and Project Management Division,
Project Management Branch
ATTN Michael Padilla, Project Manager
231 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1437

Electronic comments may be sent to:
chicagodistrict.pao@usace.army.mil  

It should be noted that ALL comments received by this office (via hard copy or electronic) will only be accepted with the full name and address of the individual commenting, and must be received by the close of the public notice period.