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SPK-2007-01227, Public Notice of Permit Application, Provo, Utah County, Utah

Regulatory Division
Published Aug. 2, 2019
Expiration date: 9/5/2019

SUBJECT:  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps) is evaluating a permit application to construct the East Bay Golf Course Redevelopment – Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine Campus project, which would result in impacts to approximately 3.12 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands, in or adjacent to Utah Lake.  This notice is to inform interested parties of the proposed activity and to solicit comments. 

AUTHORITY:  This application is being evaluated under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the discharge of dredged or fill material in waters of the United States.

APPLICANT:        GT Medical Holdings, LLC

Attn:  Mr. Greg Stuart

541 West 500 South

Bountiful, Utah 84010  

LOCATION:  The approximately 23-acre project site is located south of 1860 South and east of Interstate 15, Latitude 40.2054°, Longitude -111.6537°, Provo, Utah County, Utah, and can be seen on the Provo USGS Topographic Quadrangle.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The applicant is proposing to construct a campus for the proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine on the existing western three holes of the East Bay Golf Course.  The project would include two new buildings, including a four-story educational and research building and a two-story student center.  An access roadway, new utilities, site access routes, and parking would also be constructed.  Construction will require the filling of portions of three artificial golf course ponds, cumulatively totaling 2.36 acres, and associated wetland fringe, totaling 0.76 acre.  Based on the available information, the overall project purpose is to construct a medical education and services facility.  The applicant believes there is a need to develop a next-generation medical school.  The attached drawings provide additional project details.


Environmental Setting.  There are approximately 0.76 acre of fringe wetlands along the golf course ponds within the project area.  The site is characterized by an existing municipal golf course and associated landscaping.

Alternatives.  The applicant has provided information concerning project alternatives.  Additional information concerning project alternatives may be available from the applicant or their agent.  Other alternatives may develop during the review process for this permit application.  All reasonable project alternatives, in particular those which may be less damaging to the aquatic environment, will be considered.

Mitigation.  The Corps requires that applicants consider and use all reasonable and practical measures to avoid and minimize impacts to aquatic resources.  If the applicant is unable to avoid or minimize all impacts, the Corps may require compensatory mitigation.  The applicant has proposed to mitigate by constructing an onsite freshwater emergent wetland complex.

OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORIZATIONS:  Water quality certification or a waiver, as required under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality is required for this project.  Projects are usually certified where the project may create diffuse sources (non-point sources) of wastes which will occur only during the actual construction activity where best management practices would be employed to minimize pollution effects.  Written comments on water quality certification should be submitted to Ms. Leanna Littler, Utah Division of Water Quality, P.O. Box 144870, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4870, or by email at  within 30 days of the beginning of this public notice period.  The applicant has not indicated whether they have applied for certification. 

HISTORIC PROPERTIES:  Based on the available information (including applicant's report titled Class III Cultural Resource Inventory for the NOORDA College and Housing Project, Provo, Utah County, Utah), no cultural resources were identified within the project's area of potential effect.  The Corps will initiate consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as appropriate.

ENDANGERED SPECIES:  The project would not affect any Federally-listed threatened or endangered species or their critical habitat that are protected by the Endangered Species Act.

ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT:  The proposed project would not adversely affect Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) as defined in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

The above determinations are based on information provided by the applicant and our preliminary review.

EVALUATION FACTORS:  The decision whether to issue a permit will be based on an evaluation of the probable impacts, including cumulative impacts, of the described activity on the public interest.  That decision will reflect the national concern for both protection and utilization of important resources.  The benefit, which reasonably may be expected to accrue from the described activity, must be balanced against its reasonably foreseeable detriments.  All factors which may be relevant to the described activity will be considered, including the cumulative effects thereof; among those are conservation, economics, aesthetics, general environmental concerns, wetlands, historic properties, fish and wildlife values, flood hazards, floodplain values, land use, navigation, shoreline erosion and accretion, recreation, water supply and conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, food and fiber production, mineral needs, consideration of property ownership and, in general, the needs and welfare of the people.  The activity's impact on the public interest will include application of the Section 404(b)(1) guidelines promulgated by the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (40 CFR Part 230).

The Corps is soliciting comments from the public, Federal, State, and local agencies and officials, Indian tribes, and other interested parties 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.  To make this decision, comments are used to assess impacts on endangered species, historic properties, water quality, general environmental effects, and other public interest factors listed above.  Comments are used in the preparation of an Environmental Assessment and/or an Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.  Comments are also used to determine the need for a public hearing and to determine the overall public interest of the proposed activity.

SUBMITTING COMMENTS:  Written comments, referencing Public Notice SPK-2007-01227-UO must be submitted to the office listed below on or before September 4, 2019.

Matt Wilson, Project Manager

US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District

Bountiful Regulatory Office

533 West 2600 South, Suite 150                                                  

Bountiful, Utah 84010-7744


The Corps is particularly interested in receiving comments related to the proposal's probable impacts on the affected aquatic environment and the secondary and cumulative effects.  Anyone may request, in writing, that a public hearing be held to consider this application.  Requests shall specifically state, with particularity, the reason(s) for holding a public hearing.  If the Corps determines that the information received in response to this notice is inadequate for thorough evaluation, a public hearing may be warranted.  If a public hearing is warranted, interested parties will be notified of the time, date, and location.  Please note that all comment letters received are subject to release to the public through the Freedom of Information Act.  If you have questions or need additional information please contact the applicant or the Corps' project manager Matthew Wilson, (801) 295-8380 X 8311,


Attachments:  9 drawings

SPK-2007-01227 PN Attachments