OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Army Corps Section 408 Permission: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Habitat and Drainage Improvements
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has posted a public notice for the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Habitat and Drainage Improvements Project (19389-1, 19389-2, 19389-3, 19389-4, 19389-5) to https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/408permissions/
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 408), is reviewing a request for an alteration to a USACE federally authorized civil works project. Engineering Circular (EC) 1165-2-220 guidance requires USACE to solicit appropriate information from the public to inform the environmental analysis and public interest determination. A requester has the responsibility to acquire all other permissions or authorizations required by federal, state, and local laws or regulations, including any required permits from the USACE Regulatory Program under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and/or Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. Section 1344).
In compliance with Section 408, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW; requester) has requested permission through the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (non-federal sponsor of the federally authorized project) from the USACE to alter the Sacramento River Flood Control Project, an existing federal flood risk management project, authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1917. The proposed alteration is located within the northern portion of the 16,770- acre Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (YBWA) within the southern portion of Yolo County, California. The project site is generally bounded on the north by Interstate 80, on the east by the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel and the City of West Sacramento, on the south by agricultural lands and managed wetlands, and on the west by the Yolo Bypass western levee.
For supporting documents and a more detailed project description, please visit: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Portals/12/documents/usace_project_public_notices/408_Documents/2019%20Public%20Notices/19389-1-2-3-4-5_PublicNotice_03July19.pdf?ver=2019-07-03-152043-770
Written comments and/or a request for a paper copy of the notice may be submitted to Kaleigh Maze at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1325 J Street, Sacramento, California, 95814-2922, email Kaleigh.Maze@usace.army.mil.
Comments must be received by August 2, 2019.
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