Public Notice No. 11275


PUBLIC NOTICE

PROPOSED TEMPORARY TURBIDITY INCREASE IN THE NORTH LARAMIE RIVER

    The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, for a temporary increase in turbidity in the North Laramie River near Wheatland, Wyoming. The temporary increase in turbidity is associated with proposed fish passage restoration.
    Activity in cold water streams like the North Laramie River is normally limited to a ten (10) NTU increase over background. Approval of this request would allow an exceedance of this limit for up to twenty (20) total working days, subject to monitoring and reporting. This activity will follow the procedures in Chapter 1, Section 23(c)(ii), of the WDEQ Water Quality Rules, which allow for temporary elevated levels of turbidity in certain circumstances. The applicant has secured a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer 404 permit for the project.
    Requests for information about the proposed temporary turbidity increase should be directed to Eric Hargett by email ([email protected]) or phone (307-777-6701). Written comments must be addressed to Eric Hargett, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, 200 W. 17th Street – 4TH floor, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, and be postmarked on or before 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2022 to be considered. Electronic comments may only be submitted through and accepted by the Wyoming DEQ comment portal provided at http://wq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. Phone comments will not be accepted. Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov.

Public Notice No. 11275. To be published in the Platte County Record-Times - September 7, 2022.

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