March 18, 2008
APPLICATION NO. 2008-00106
JOINT PUBLIC NOTICE
CORPS OF ENGINEERS - STATE OF ARKANSAS
(25-Day Comment Period)
(Comment Expiration Date – April 12, 2008)
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Comments are invited on the work described below.
Please see the Public Involvement section for details on submitting comments.
Point of Contact. If additional information is desired, please contact the project manager, Mr.
Louis Clarke, telephone number: (870) 886-3610, mailing address: Little Rock District Corps
of Engineers, NE Regulatory Field Office, PO Box 865, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476-0865,
e-mail address: mailto:Louis.E.Clarke@usace.army.mil.
Project Information. Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344),
notice is hereby given that
City of Pocahontas
ATTN: Gary Crocker, Mayor
410 N. Marr
Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455
has requested authorization to place dredged and fill material in waters of the United States
associated with the filling of the Baltz Lake Quarry with highway demolition debris. The
proposed project is located in an old quarry that can be accessed from Baltz Lake via a jon boat,
in the NE 1/4, SW 1/4 of section 22, T. 19 N., R. 1 E., north of Pocahontas, Randolph County,
The purpose of the project is to fill the old quarry to address safety concerns. The City reported
that the previous owner had allowed old vehicles and barbed wire to be disposed of in the
quarry; presently, youth are jumping off the bluff into the quarry, thus creating a safety concern.
The location and general plan for the proposed work are shown on the enclosed sheets.
Water Quality Certification. By copy of this public notice, the applicant is requesting water
quality certification from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) in
accordance with Section 401(a)(1) of the Clean Water Act. Upon completion of the comment
period and a public hearing, if held, a determina