Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is soliciting public comment
on any potential impacts to water quality related to the proposed
replacement of the North Brummitt Road bridge over the East Arm of the
Little Calumet River.
Applying for a
Section 401 Water Quality Certification from IDEM are the Porter County
According to IDEM,
the project will result in a total of 0.097 acres of impact to contiguous
wetland and the placement of riprap along 51 linear feet of stream bank for
stabilization. The alignment of the new structure will be shifted west to
minimize the amount of property which will need to be acquired as well as to
minimize impacts to the Wykes-Plampin Nature Preserve located east of the
The deadline for
public input is Wednesday, Nov. 11. Only comments or information related to
water quality or potential impacts to water quality will be considered by
IDEM in the water-quality certification review process.
Any person may
submit a written request that a public hearing be held to consider issues
related to water quality in connection with the proposed bridge project. The
request for a hearing should be submitted within the comment period to be
considered timely. The request should also state the reason for the public
hearing as specifically as possible to assist IDEM in determining whether a
public hearing is warranted.
information, contact Marty Maupin, project manager, at (317) 233-2471 or
Please address all
correspondence to the project manager and reference the IDEM project
identification number: 2020-794-64-MTM-A. Indicate if you wish to receive a
copy of IDEMís final decision.
and inquiries may be forwarded to: Indiana Department of Environmental
Management, 100 N. Senate Ave., MC65-42 WQS IGCN 1255, Indianapolis, IN