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DEQ seeks comment on draft 401 water quality certification for Ross Point Recreation site development

Accepting comments from September 27, 2021, through October 18, 2021.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks comment on a draft 401 water quality certification for Ross Point Recreation site development.

The purpose of the project is to create a day-use recreation site for the public, including non-motorized access to the river. Approximately 188 linear feet of the bank will be impacted by bank stabilization and construction of a pier, aluminum gangway, and dock. Bank stabilization will include the removal and replacement of existing riprap. Approximately 371 cubic yards of fill material will be placed. The slopes will be re-graded, and boulders and angular basalt will be placed with vegetative plantings between the rocks. Construction along the bank is proposed to be conducted in dry conditions during winter drawdown. The site-wide construction window is estimated at one year, from September 2021 to July 2022. The applicant proposes the
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality §401 Water Quality Certification implementation of several Best Management Practices to protect the river from receiving sediment impacts during and after construction.

Based upon its review of the certification request and related project documents, received on September 1, 2021, DEQ certifies that if the permittee complies with the terms and conditions imposed by the permit and the conditions set forth in this water quality certification, then it is reasonable for DEQ to conclude that the activity will comply with water quality requirements, including applicable requirements of Sections 301, 302, 303, 306, and 307 of the Clean Water Act, the Idaho Water Quality Standards (IDAPA 58.01.02), and other appropriate water quality requirements of state law.

Written comments will be accepted through October 18, 2021, at 5 p.m. PDT. Submit comments by mail or email to:

Chantilly Higbee
Coeur d’Alene Regional Office
Compliance Officer

Related Documents
Draft Certification

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