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August 19, 2004 Public Hearing Notice
From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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FWD from: Sandy Lyon [mailto:sandy@protecttheearth.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 11:23 PM

ISSUED:19 JUL2004
EXPIRES:18 AUG2004

US Army Corps Of Engineers
        

APPLICANTS:

Minnesota Power, St  Paul  District
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
American Transmission Company

REFER TO 03-04029-TJF       
Section 404 Clean Water Act And
 Section 10 Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

In conjunction with the construction of an aerial 345kV electric transmission line the applicants have applied for Department of the Army permits to discharge fill material into waters and wetlands, and cross navigable waters. The project, referred to as the Arrowhead to Weston Transmission Line, extends about 208 miles from Oliver, Wisconsin to near Wausau, Wisconsin. The enclosed map indicated the approximate route of the proposed transmission line.

During the Public Notice comment period, our office received several requests for a public hearing, asking that an opportunity be provided to express concerns regarding potential impacts to sensitive resources. A public hearing will be held gathering additional information which will be considered in evaluating the permit decision for this project. The public hearing will be held from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Thursday August 19, 2004 at the LCO Casino Convention Center. The Center is located at 13767 West County Road B, about 4 miles east of Hayward, Wisconsin.

All interested parties, groups and agencies are invited to be present or be represented at this hearing. Oral statements will be heard, but for accuracy of the record, we request that Written statements be handed to the hearing officer or mailed to the St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers, at 190 Fifth Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-1638.

The record for this hearing will be kept open for 10 days following the hearing, to receive additional statements. All statements, both oral and written, will become part of the official record on the proposed project.

If you have any questions about the project, or the public hearing, please contact Mr. Tim Fell in our St. Paul office, at (651) 290-5360.

(signed)

Robert J. Whiting
Chief, Regulatory Branch