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Regulatory Public Notices

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Mitigation Public Notices

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Archive: January, 2021
  • 2021 Nationwide Permits – Reissuance and Modification

    On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) announcing the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and four new NWPs, as well as the reissuance of NWP general conditions and definitions with some modifications. These 16 NWPs will go into effect on March 15, 2021, and will expire on March 14, 2026: • NWP 12 – Oil or Natural Gas Pipeline Activities • NWP 21 – Surface Coal Mining Activities • NWP 29 – Residential Developments • NWP 39 – Commercial and Institutional Developments • NWP 40 – Agricultural Activities • NWP 42 – Recreational Facilities • NWP 43 – Stormwater Management Facilities • NWP 44 – Mining Activities • NWP 48 – Commercial Shellfish Mariculture Activities • NWP 50 – Underground Coal Mining Activities • NWP 51 – Land-Based Renewable Energy Generation Facilities • NWP 52 – Water-Based Renewable Energy Generation Pilot Projects • NWP 55 – Seaweed Mariculture Activities • NWP 56 – Finfish Mariculture Activities • NWP 57 – Electric Utility Line and Telecommunications Activities • NWP 58 – Utility Line Activities for Water and Other Substances