Published in The Muskogee Phoenix April 9 & 16, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the Oklahoma Department of Wildiife Conservation c/o Jim Burroughs whose address in 9097 North 34th Street West, Porter, OK 74454 has filed an application, 112016-005, with the
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
(Board) for a permit to use a total of 48,324 acre-feet of stream water per year, from releases made at Lake Tenkiller dam. The water is proposed to be used for recreation, fish and wildlife purposes. More speifically, for sustaining the minimum now needed for the trout fishery in the Lower Illinois River located in portions of Sections 27 & 28, Tl3N, T21EIM, Sequoyah County, as more precisely described in the application. Use of stream water is governed by Sections 105.1 and following of Title 82 of the Oklahoma Statutes and rules of the Board, Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC), Title 785, Chapter 20.
Protests to the application must be in writing and received by the Board at the address listed below and by the applicant at the address listed above no later than May 8, 2017, and contain the following: (l) name, address, and telephone number of the interested person; (2) the particular application number to which the protest relates; (3) specific information to show how approval of the
application proposed may directly and adversely affect legally protected interests of the person filing the protest; and (4) a statement of the relief sought by the interested person. A person who sends a letter containing only a general objection or comment will not be deemed to be a party, but the letter will be made part of the permanent record.
If a protest that meets the requirements listed in the paragraph above is filed with both the applicant and Board, a hearing on this application will be scheduled and the applicant and protestant(s) will be advised of the hearing date. Protestants or their representatives must appear at the hearing and present the protest to be considered. Hearings are governed by Section 309 of ' 1Title 75 and Section 105.11 of 'Title 82 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and the rules of Board, OAC Title 785, chapters 4 and 20. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Nell Brueggen at
(405) 530-8800. Board mailing address: Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Planning Management Division, 3800 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118-2881. Board fax number:
(405) 530-8900.
NOTE: All stream water use permits issued by the Board contain the condition and limitation that the use of stream water shall not interfere with domestic uses or existing appropriative rights..
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PostedApril 16, 2017