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USACE seeks comments on proposed work in the Saint Croix River in Calais, Maine

USACE, New England District
Published Jan. 11, 2022

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the New Brunswick Power Corporation for proposed work in the Saint Croix River off Poorhouse Lane in Calais, Maine.

The proposed work involves the placement of temporary and permanent fill below the ordinary highwater line of the Saint Croix River in conjunction with the full decommissioning and removal of the Milltown Power Station. The proposed work is designed to restore the river to a near natural state and provide fish passage for native sea run fish species. 

USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE-2019-2782.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than Feb. 10, 2022 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Shawn Mahaney, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to Shawn.B.Mahaney@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2019-2782.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 22-001