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Regulatory Public Notices

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Mitigation Public Notices

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Archive: September, 2019
  • SAW-2011-00858

    Expiration date: 10/27/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from Duke Energy seeking Department of the Army authorization for the permanent discharge of 2.93 acres of fill material into wetlands, 3.20 acres of open water impacts and 3.45 acres of temporary wetland impacts for the rearmament and vegetation removal of the Sutton Lake dam.

  • SAW-2019-01155

    Expiration date: 10/24/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from the Town of Sunset Beach seeking Department of the Army authorization to perform navigational dredging of Canals A-D, the Feeder Channel, Bay Area and an area of South Jinks Creek on the east end of Sunset Beach with dredged material placement on 1,600 linear ft. of oceanfront beach, in Sunset Beach, Brunswick County, North Carolina.

  • SAW-1992-03237

    Expiration date: 10/24/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from the North Carolina Department of Transportation seeking Department of the Army authorization to construct Section E of Transportation Improvement Project (TIP) R 2303 Hwy 24 improvements in Sampson County, North Carolina.

  • SAW-2019-01616

    Expiration date: 10/23/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from Mr. Alan Shuping of the Grandfather Golf and Country Club seeking Department of the Army authorization to dredge accumulated sediment and to conduct stream bank/shoreline stabilization activities, along with other improvements on infrastructure in an existing impoundment known as Loch Dornie, at the Grandfather Golf and Country Club, on NC Highway 105, in Linville, Avery County, North Carolina.

  • Public Notice Final WOTUS Rule

    Expiration date: 9/1/2020

    On September 12, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army (the agencies) signed a final rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule (2015 Rule) and re-codify the regulatory text defining "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) that existed prior to the 2015 Rule. This action will, when effective, provide regulatory certainty as to the definition of “waters of the United States” in light of ongoing litigation over the 2015 Rule. This final rule will be implemented in accordance with Supreme Court decisions, agency guidance, and longstanding practice. This final rule follows the February 28, 2017, Presidential Executive Order on "Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the 'Waters of the United States' Rule." The February Order states that it is in the national interest to 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 Congress and the States under the Constitution. To meet these objectives, the agencies have followed a two-step rulemaking process. Today’s final rule is the first step of that process (Step 1 Final Rule). It was first proposed on July 27, 2017, with a supplemental proposal on June 29, 2018, and received 770,000 public comments. The Step 1 Final Rule provides regulatory certainty by removing the patchwork of regulations that existed across the country as a result of various judicial decision enjoining the 2015 Rule, and it reestablishes national consistency across the country by returning all jurisdictions to the longstanding regulatory framework that existed prior to the 2015 Rule, which is more familiar to the agencies, States, Tribes, local governments, regulated entities, and the public. The Step 1 Final Rule provides the aforementioned regulatory certainty while the agencies engage in the second step of rulemaking to revise the definition of WOTUS. The second step, or the Step 2 Proposed Rule, was published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2019, and the public comment period closed on April 15, 2019. The agencies are currently reviewing over 600,000 public comments before taking final action. More information regarding the WOTUS rulemaking can be found at EPA’s website: If you have specific questions regarding this Step 1 Final Rule, please contact a local Corps District office or EPA Regional office.