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Posted 12/17/2013

Release no. 2013-124

Tim Dugan

CONCORD, Mass. – The City of Bristol, Department of Public Works, is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with widening and stabilizing Coppermine Brook to improve flood damage prevention in Bristol, Conn.


The City of Bristol, Department of Public Works, is proposing work in Coppermine Brook in the area to the northeast of the Mix Street and Farmington Avenue (Route 6) intersection in Bristol.


The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps of Engineers in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in U. S. waters, including wetlands.


The decision whether to issue a permit will be based on an evaluation of the probable impact of the proposed activity on the public interest.


The Corps is seeking comments from the public; federal, state and local agencies and officials; Indian Tribes; and other interested groups in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. Any comments received will be considered by the Corps to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal.


The public notice, with more specifics on the proposed work, can be viewed on the Corps website at


Public comments on this proposed work by the City of Bristol (file # NAE-2013-2380) should be forwarded no later than Jan. 17, 2014 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Lindsay Flieger), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Lindsay Flieger at 978-318-8656 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: