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Regulatory Public Notices

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Mitigation Public Notices

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Tag: Clean Water Act
  • SAW-2015-02543

    Expiration date: 9/12/2016

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps or USACE) received an application from Mr. Jonathan Ray of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Energy) seeking Department of the Army authorization for 110 linear feet (lf) of temporary stream impacts (stream crossing), 51.3 acres of temporary open water impacts (barge loading/staging area and impoundment dewatering), and 9.61 acres of permanent open water impacts (submerged weir and rock spoil disposal), associated with the Cedar Cliff Development Auxiliary Spillway Upgrade Project in Tuckasegee, Jackson County, North Carolina.

  • SAW-2015-01762

    Expiration date: 9/12/2016

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from Development Solutions BRY, LLC seeking Department of the Army authorization to impact 0.2076-acre of riparian wetlands and 1,3450 linear feet of stream, associated with development of a transportation oriented mixed-use development in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

  • SAW-2008-02698

    Expiration date: 9/12/2016

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from Chris Bailey, Bailey and Fuller Properties, LLC seeking Department of the Army authorization to impact 1.01 acres of 404 wetlands, associated with construction of a commercial development located at 810 West Corbett Avenue (Hwy 24), Swansboro, Onslow County, North Carolina.

  • HQ Clean Water Act Interpretive Rule for 404(f)(1)(A) Withdrawl

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army (Army) are announcing the withdrawal of an interpretive rule addressing the exemption from permitting provided under section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The agencies want to make clear that the statutory exemption of 404(f)(1)(A) still remains available for use when applicable for discharges of dredged and/or fill material associated with normal farming, silviculture, and ranching activities that are part of an established operation and that do not have as their purpose bringing an area of waters of the U.S. into a use to which it was not previously subject, where the flow or circulation of the waters of the U.S. may be impaired or the reach of such waters be reduced (see 33 CFR 323.4 for more information).

  • CWA Proposed Rule - Comment Period Extension

    Expiration date: 10/20/2014

    On 21 April 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) published for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos). The proposed rule was developed to enhance protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by increasing clarity as to the scope of “waters of the United States” protected under the Act. This notice is to announce that the comment period has been extended through October 20, 2014. Comments must be received on or before October 20, 2014. The comment period was originally scheduled to end on July 21, 2014.