Discharge fill material into 1.33 acres of waters of the United States to facilitate
the expansion of an existing natural gas transmission heater facility.
Bellman's Creek (Hackensack River Watershed)
Borough of Ridgefield, Bergen County, New Jersey.
A detailed description and plans of the applicant's activity are enclosed to assist in your review.
The decision whether to issue a permit will be based on an evaluation of the probable impact
including cumulative impacts of the proposed activity on the public interest. That decision will reflect
the national concern for both protection and utilization of important resources. The benefit which
reasonably may be expected to accrue from the proposal must be balanced against its reasonably
foreseeable detriments. All factors which may be relevant to the proposal will be considered
including the cumulative effects thereof; among those are conservation, economics, aesthetics,
general environmental concerns, wetlands, historic properties, fish and wildlife values, flood
hazards, floodplain values, land use, navigation, shoreline erosion and accretion, recreation, water
supply and conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, food and fiber production, mineral
needs, considerations of property ownership and, in general, the needs and welfare of the people.
The Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the public; Federal, state, and local agencies
and officials; Indian Tribes; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the
impacts of this proposed activity. Any comments received will be considered by the Corps of
Engineers to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal. To
make this decision, comments are used to assess impacts on endangered species, historic
properties, water quality, general environmental effects, and the other public interest factors listed
above. Comments are used in preparation of an Environmental Assessment and/or an
Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. Comments
are also used to determine the need for a public hearing and to determine the overall public interest
of the proposed activity.
ALL COMMENTS REGARDING THE PERMIT APPLICATION MUST BE PREPARED IN WRITING
AND MAILED TO REACH THIS OFFICE BEFORE THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THIS NOTICE,
otherwise, it will be presumed that there are no objections to the activity.