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IDEM invites public input on Brummitt Bridge project

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The Indiana 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 Commissioners.

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 existing structure.

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.

For additional 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.

Written comments and inquiries may be forwarded to: Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 100 N. Senate Ave., MC65-42 WQS IGCN 1255, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251

Fax: (317) 232-8406.


Posted 10/28/2020




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