navigable water of the United States unless the lines are part of a water power project
crossing navigable waters are required to have a minimum clearance over the navigable
channel provided by existing fixed bridges, or the clearances which would be required by
the US Coast Guard for new fixed bridges in the vicinity of the proposed power line
crossing. The minimum additional clearance above clearance required for bridges for the
low point of the line under conditions which produce the lowest sag is given below for
various system voltages as outlined in the National Electrical Safety Code.
Minimum Additional Clearance
Nominal System Voltage
Above Clearance Required for Bridges
115 and below
750 to 765
s) All applications for Department of the Army permits should include a
complete description of the proposed activity including the following.
(1) Necessary drawings, sketches, or plans sufficient for public
(This does not mean detailed engineering plans or specifications.)
The location, purpose, and intended use of the proposed activity.
Scheduling of the activity.
The names and addresses of adjoining property owners.
The location and dimensions of adjacent structures.
(6) A list of authorizations required by other federal, interstate,
state, or local agencies for the work, including all approvals received or denials
u) Permit applications should also be prepared in accordance with the
(1) All activities related to a single project which require Department
of the Army permits should be described within the same application.
(2) If dredging is involved, the application must include a description
of the type, composition, and quantity of the material to be dredged, and the method of
dredging, and the site and plans for disposal of the dredged material.
(3) If the activity would include the discharge of dredged or fill
material in the waters of the United States, the application must also contain a
complete description of the activity including the source, type, purpose of discharge,
composition, quantity, method of transportation and disposal, and location of disposal
(4) If the activity would include a filled area, or pile or float-
supported platform, the project description must indicate the uses of and specific