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Regulatory Public Notices

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Archive: March, 2021
  • Federal Register Notice Availability for NWPL 2020 Update

    24 March 2021 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as part of an interagency effort with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is announcing the availability of the draft changes to the 2020 NWPL and its web address to solicit public comments. The public now has the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to wetland indicator status ratings for five plant species in select regions and the addition of 22 new plant species to the NWPL. The Federal Register Notice (FRN) for the 2020 NWPL update can be found here: The public comment period ends on 24 May 2021. The 27 species and their draft 2020 wetland ratings by region, as well as the FRN, can be viewed at the NWPL homepage,, under “2020 NWPL Update Information.” A link to provide general or species-specific comments is also available at this location. Users are encouraged to submit literature citations, herbaria records, experiential references, monitoring data, and other relevant information. Specific knowledge of, or studies related to, individual species are particularly helpful. Commenters should use their regional botanical and ecological expertise, field observations, reviews of the most recent indicator status information, appropriate botanical literature, floras, herbarium specimens with notation of habitat and associated species, habit data, relevant studies, and historic list information. Providing ratings without supporting documentation or information is not recommended. All submitted comments and information will be compiled and sent to the National Panel for their consideration.

  • SAW-2016-02091

    Expiration date: 4/14/2021

    Corps Action ID #: SAW-2016-02091 All interested parties are hereby advised that the Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) is holding a scoping meeting for proposed work within jurisdictional waters of the United States by the Town of North Topsail Beach in Onslow County, North Carolina. The proposal is to implement a New River Inlet Management Master Plan for shoreline protection in the northern section of the Town and includes the construction of a terminal groin along the southwest shoulder of New River Inlet. Specific plans and location information are described below and shown on the attached plans. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the scoping meeting will not be an open public meeting, but will be presented in the Facebook Live forum on March 25, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. and can be viewed at the following link, A recording of this event will be available at for further viewing.

  • Final Regional Conditions for Nationwide Permits

    This Public Notice announces the Final Regional Conditions for the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and 4 new NWPs, in the Wilmington District. The proposed Regional Conditions for these NWPs in the Wilmington District are final, as per approval by and signature of the South Atlantic Division Engineer, 16 February 2021. These 16 NWPs will go into effect on March 15, 2021, and will expire on March 15, 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

  • SAW-2020-00632

    Expiration date: 4/2/2021

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from Mulberry Farms – Madison LLC (applicant) seeking Department of the Army authorization to impact 2,243 linear feet of streams (0.1622 acres) and 0.108 acres of wetlands associated with the development of The School of Wholeness and Enlightenment (SOWE), a proposed residential education and training center near the Town of Marshall in Madison County, North Carolina.