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Under the Corps' Regulatory Program, a public notice is the primary method for advising all interested parties of a proposed activity for which a permit is sought. Public notices are also published to inform the public about new or proposed regulations, policies, guidance or permit procedures.

We are requesting public comments on many Public Notices (PNs) concurrently; please pay careful attention to the file number and the Comments Due Date.

To submit comments in writing, send them to the attention of the Project Manager listed in the Public Notice title block. If you wish to provide comments via email, the project manager's email address is also listed in the the Public Notice title block.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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San Francisco, California 94103-1398

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The Public Notices are listed in chronological order, with the most recent at the top. There is a link to the right of the current list to access PNs issued in prior years. Click on the file number to view a synopsis of the Public Notice you are interested in, or you can directly open the PN document in pdf format by clicking the link listed in the Attachments box for that file. In many cases, the project plans have been linked separately from the PN document to reduce download time. These files are in pdf format. To read the files you may need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader.


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Posted: 3/26/2013

Expiration date: 4/26/2013

A new application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Letter of Permission (LOP) procedure to annually extract up to 350,000 tons of gravel from waters of the U.S., the Russian River in lower Alexander Valley. The extraction amount remains the same as the previous submission in 2010, 350,000 tons of gravel extracted annually. It is the extraction area that has been reduced from 15 bars to 3 bars. Figure 1 - 1 shows the project location. Figure 1-2 identifies the 3 bars the applicant proposes to mine during the ten year duration of the permit. Alcoves, oxbows and plantings are incorporated into some of the extraction areas to minimize impacts and/or improve aquatic resource function. The summary table provides total acreages and amounts of gravel proposed for extraction, not to exceed 350,000 tons in any season. The dynamic functioning of the River dictates that over the life of the LOP procedure, final design plans, cross sections, fill amounts and mitigation be approved annually. This Department of the Army LOP program application is being processed pursuant to the provisions of (Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972, as amended (33 U.S.C. § 1344 et seq.).