Expiration date: 6/4/2018
Project Name: SAS-2006-00840 PGPs 2-14 Hartwell, Richard B. Russell, and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes
Counties: Region 5 (Columbia, Lincoln, Elbert, Wilkes, Hart, Franklin, and Stephens.
Nearest Named Water Body: Hartwell Lake, Richard B. Russell Lake, and J. Strom Thurmond Lake
Overall Project Purpose: Proposed-reissuance of the Programmatic General Permits 2-14.
PGP0002 - Bank Stabilization: Bank stabilization necessary for erosion control will not exceed an average of one cubic yard of backfill material per running foot placed along the bank below full pool elevation. Materials must be non-polluting. Bio-engineering materials, such as vegetation, are encouraged whenever possible. No material is to be placed in a manner that will be eroded by normal or expected flows and wave action. No material will be placed in any wetland or stream. No material will be placed in any location, or in any manner, to impair surface water flows into or out of any wetland or stream. Each single and complete project shall not exceed 1,000 linear feet in length. The need and the length of bank stabilization necessary for a project will be approved by, and at the discretion of, the appropriate U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, OPM.
PGP0003 - Dredging: Maintenance dredging of accumulated sediment is limited to a maximum of 5,000 cubic yards of material for a single and complete project. Only accumulated sediment shall be dredged; no dredging shall extend below the original lake-bottom contour, or into the hard pan, clay lake-bottom. Dredged material shall be deposited in an upland area, off public property. Dredged material shall be properly confined to prevent re-entry into the waterway or interference with natural drainage. All dredging shall only be performed in accordance with all dredging special conditions.
PGP0004 - Fish Attractors, Reefs, Fishery Enhancement, and Aquaculture Activities: Installation of fish attractant and habitat structures, spawning bed renovation, and non-native aquatic vegetation removal.
PGP0005 - Utilities: Installation of poles and pipes necessary for power lines, water lines, telephone lines, which are installed below the lake full pool elevation by a Federal, state or local agency, other government body, or lessee.
PGP0006 - Debris Removal: Removal of debris from any lake or waterway, for navigational or drainage purposes. Debris includes, but is not limited to stumps, tree limbs, appliances, lumber, and metal objects. Living vegetation securely attached to the substrate is not considered debris. All man-made debris must be properly disposed of off public property. Natural woody debris may be approved for disposal on public property by the OPM, on a case-by-case basis.
PGP0007 - Dock Anchors: Installation of dock anchors for a Federal, state or local agency, or other government body or lessee, or community dock projects; provided the anchors do not obstruct navigation and are constructed of a durable material, as determined by the OPM.
PGP0008 - Scientific Measuring Devices and Surveys: Installation of devices and work by a Federal, state or local agency, or other government body, for the purpose of measuring or recording scientific data and survey activities, including core sampling, bore holes, soil survey, sampling, and historic research surveys; provided the device or work does not obstruct navigation.
PGP0009 - Piles and Pile Supported Structures: Installation and maintenance of piles and pile supported structures or the use of spud poles by a Federal, state or local agency or other government body or lessee; provided the work or structure does not obstruct navigation.
PGP0010 - Construction and Maintenance of Boat Ramps: Construction and maintenance of boat ramps by a Federal, state or local agency, other government body or lessee. Discharges below full pool elevation may not exceed 100 cubic yards of material. Materials used for ramp construction must be non-polluting, stable and in-character with surroundings, and determined acceptable by the OPM. Excavation is limited to the minimum necessary for site preparation. Improvements to and increases in the size of existing boat ramps are authorized, and may be approved by the OPM on a case-by-case basis. Modification of existing boat ramps protected by Public Law 99-662 will lose public law protection and must be removed upon transfer of ownership. Existing boat ramps protected by Public Law 99-662 may be repaired and maintained provided the dimensions of the ramp are not altered.
PGP0011 - Buoys and Signs: Installation of buoys and signs for the purpose of public information or safety by a Federal, state or local agency, or other government body; provided buoy or sign does not obstruct navigation.
PGP0012 - Modification of Existing Marinas: Reconfiguration of dock facilities by a Federal, state or local agency, other government body or lessees within the footprint of an existing authorized marina. Channelward, upstream or downstream marina expansion is not authorized.
PGP0013 - Recreational Swim Beaches: Construction and maintenance of recreation swim beaches by a Federal, state or local agency, other government body or lessees.
PGP0014 - Temporary Structures and Materials: Installation of temporary auger-type anchors for private dock facilities during periods of low lake levels. Anchors shall extend no more than 3 inches above the lake bed and shall be removed as the lake level rises and returns to normal full pool elevation. Temporary placement of walkway materials on the lake bed (e.g., filter fabric, stepping stones, wood, mulch, etc.) to provide safe access to docks, during periods of low lake levels. No material shall be placed in a stream or wetland, or placed in any location that would impair surface water flows into or out of streams or wetlands. Temporary walkways shall not exceed 4 feet in width or three inches in height. Walkways shall be constructed of non-polluting materials and shall be removed prior to lake level returning to normal full pool elevation. All temporary surface walkway locations and materials will be reviewed and approved by the OPM on a case-by-case basis.