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Notice of Amended Permit Application and Public Informational Hearing for Proposed Expansion of an Existing Pier

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 12:00am

Trenton Island Yacht Club C/o Paul Hayden & Duane Ferguson, N671 825th Street, Hager City, WI 54015 have applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit amendment to expand an existing pier finger 30' in order to accommodate a larger boat. The pier finger is the last southwestern finger closest to the Harbor Bar property and is located on the channel side off the main pier. This proposed extension will make the total length of this finger 81.70 feet. The finger will not extend outward into the channel beyond the Harbor Bar pier, which is 154' from the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM), as noted by a survey, previously required by this Department.

The project is located in the NW/NW quarter in Section 14, T24N, R18W, Town of Trenton, Pierce County, Mississippi River Pool 3.

The Department has determined that the application is complete and is currently evaluating the applicant's proposal. The Department must consider factual information about the following legal standards in deciding whether to issue, modify, or deny the approval or permit to the applicant:

* Whether navigation is materially obstructed, including commercial, recreational, active and passive forms of navigation

* Whether there is detriment to the public interest, including fish and wildlife or their habitat, natural scenic beauty or water quality

* Whether the flood flow capacity of a stream is materially reduced

The Department will follow the steps below to reach its final decision on the application:

1. Review the plans and information provided by the applicant.

2. Review the information from public comments.

3. Review the information presented at a public informational hearing if one is requested.

4. Review the information found in natural resource inventories and plans, maps, or data

collected by the Department or others using commonly accepted methods.

5. Determine whether the proposed project or activity complies with s. 1.11, Stats [the

Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act], and ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code.

If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, contact Carrie Stoltz, 890 Spruce Street, Baldwin, WI 54002, phone: (715) 684-2914 Ext 119 or email Carrie.Stoltz@wisconsin.gov.

The Department has made a tentative determination that it will issue a permit with conditions to the proposed activity. This action is not anticipated to result in significant adverse environmental effects.

Reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Any member of the public may submit written comments to the address above by U.S. mail. Comments should include the docket number or applicant name. If no public informational hearing is held on this application, comments must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the date of publication of this notice. If a public informational hearing is held, comments must be postmarked no later than 10 days following the date on which the hearing is completed.

If notice of a public informational hearing is not included in this notice of complete application, no public informational hearing will be held unless the Department receives a request for hearing. If no hearing is requested, the Department may issue its decision without a hearing.

Any person may request a public informational hearing by writing to the address above by U.S. mail postmarked no later than 30 days following publication of this notice. A request for hearing must include the docket number or applicant name and specify the issues that the party desires to be addressed at the informational hearing. Because the Department must base its decision to issue or deny the permit or approval on whether the project or activity meets the legal standards listed above, the issues raised should relate to those standards.

Pursuant to s. 30.208(3)(e), Stats, within 30 days after the public hearing is held, the department shall render a decision that approves, modifies or denies the permit that is the subject of the application by mailing its decision to the applicant.

The final decision may be appealed as indicated in the decision document.

Docket Number 3-WC-88-17105

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

For the Secretary

____________________________________________

Carrie Stoltz Date: April 13, 2010

Water Management Specialist

Published April 28, 2010 17 1C