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Regulatory Public Notices

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Archive: 2019
  • Special Public Notice - CLEAN WATER ACT PROPOSED RULE

    Expiration date: 4/15/2019

    CLEAN WATER ACT PROPOSED RULE FOR A REVISED DEFINITION OF THE “WATERS OF THE U.S.” On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) published for public comment a proposed rule revising the definition of “waters of the United States,” which would establish the scope of federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposed rule is intended to satisfy the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 13778 that directed the EPA and the Army to review and rescind or replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule (80 FR 37053) and consider interpreting the scope of “waters of the United States” consistent with the Justice Scalia opinion (plurality standard) from Rapanos v. United States (2006). The EO instructed that any new proposed rule shall ensure that the Nation’s navigable waters are kept free from pollution, while at the same time promoting economic growth, minimizing regulatory uncertainty, and showing due regard for the roles of the Congress and the States under the Constitution.

  • SAW-2016-02211

    Expiration date: 3/11/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Rail Division, seeking Department of the Army authorization to permanently fill 427 linear feet of perennial stream channel and 0.17 acres of surface water (Streams A and C), and to excavate less than 0.01 acres of wetland, for the construction of 2,500 linear feet of new connector track, at the Charlotte Wye, between the Norfolk Southern Railroad (NS), Atlanta to Washington D.C. mainline and the NS R-line. The project also includes associated rail improvements and intersection improvements, on/near Seymour Drive, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

  • SAW-2006-20748

    Expiration date: 3/4/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) has received an application from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) seeking Department of the Army (DA) authorization to discharge dredged or fill material into waters of the United States associated with the proposed widen US 321 to a six lane median divided facility from just north of the US 70 interchange in Hickory (Catawba County) to the Southwest Boulevard (SR 1933) interchange in Lenoir (Caldwell County), North Carolina [State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Number U-4700].

  • SAW-2017-01090

    Expiration date: 3/4/2019

    Kenjack Farms. The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps or USACE) received an application from Mr. Steven DeFrancis of Kenjack Farms, LLC, (Kenjack Farms) seeking Department of the Army authorization for 1.9 acres of permanent wetland impacts (fill, grading, and conversion) associated with the construction of a 2.1 acre private amenity pond at 1749 Yellow Mountian Road in Cashiers, Jackson County, North Carolina.

  • SAW-2019-00175

    Expiration date: 3/6/2019

    Oregon inlet Channel Maintenance. The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from Dare County seeking Department of the Army authorization to perform year-round maintenance dredging of the federal project within Oregon Inlet and associated connecting channels, located in the Town Nags Head, Dare County, North Carolina.