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Joint Public Notice – Smith Isl – Ref No.: NWS-2014-00183

Application for a Department of the Army Permit and a Washington Department of Ecology Water Quality Certification and/or Coastal Zone Management Consistency Concurrence
US Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District – US Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch Post Office Box 3755 Seattle, WA 98124-3755 Telephone:(206) 764-6695 – ATTN: Ms.Erin Legge, Project Manager,
WA Department of Ecology SEA Program Post Office Box 47600 Olympia, WA 98504-7600 Telephone:(360) 407-6068 – ATTN: SEA Program, Federal Permit Coordinator
Public Notice Date: December 5, 2014 Expiration Date: January 4, 2015
Reference No.: NWS-2014-00183
Name:Snohomish County Department of Public Works
Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Washington Department of Ecology have received an application to perform work in waters of the United States as described below and shown on the enclosed drawings dated February 2014.
The Corps will review the work in accordance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Section 10 of the Rivers and arbors Act.
Ecology will review the work pursuant to Section 401 of the CWA, with applicable provisions of State water pollution control laws and the Coastal Zone Management Act.
APPLICANT: Mr. Mark Stamey Snohomish County Public Works
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Mail Stop 607 Everett, Washington 98201Telephone: (425)388-3488 LOCATION: In unnamed sloughs and ditches,and wetlands adjacent or abutting Union Slough, the east tidal channel,and the west tidal channel (sometimes referred to as Johnson Slough) on Smith Island near Everett, Snohomish County, Washington.
WORK: The proposed Smith Island Restoration Project would construct a dike at a new location and remove portions of an existing dike to create or enhance an estimated 400 acres of estuarine wetlands. Approximately 300 acres of freshwater wetlands and waters would be impacted permanently (converted,filled or excavated) and about 56 acres would be temporarily impacted during construction. Additional project elements include the removal and installation of tide gates, construction of access roads, installation of a detention pond with a pump station, creation of a wetland berm over an existing buried pipeline and construction of a parking lot. Work will be accomplished using standard construction equipment such as excavators, dump trucks,and graders. Additional Information.

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