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Town of Skowhegan, Maine, seeks USACE permit for proposed work in the Kennebec River

Published March 21, 2024

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 Town of Skowhegan for proposed work in the Kennebec River off Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Skowhegan, Maine.

The proposed work involves the placement of temporary and permanent fill below the ordinary high-water line of the Kennebec River within a 4.74-acre area and in adjacent wetlands in conjunction with the construction and development of the Skowhegan River Park. The proposed project will include the installation of access to the facility and three in-water features for public recreation.

In order to compensate for the unavoidable impacts to the resource, the permittee proposes to make a contribution to the Maine In-Lieu Fee Program. In addition, the permittee will complete the removal of remnant steel trestle components from the waterway in the immediate vicinity of the proposed project.

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-2013-00390.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than April 17, 2024, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: LeeAnn Neal, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to leeann.b.neal@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2013-00390.

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