Public Notice

SAW-2016-00554 through SAW-2016-00564

Published Dec. 30, 2016
Expiration date: 2/17/2017
US Army Corps Of Engineers Wilmington District

January 3, 2017

Wilmington North Carolina 28403, hereby announces the renewal/modification of eleven (regional)
general permits (RGPs) pursuant to Section 10 of the River and Harbor Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403)
and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344). Title 33, Code of the Federal Regulations
(CFR), Paragraph 325, authorizes issuances of RGPs for activities which are substantially similar
in nature and cause only minimal individual and cumulative environmental impacts. The 2017 regional
general permits can be viewed on our website at

File Number General Permit
• SAW-2016-00554 -- GP 197800056 Piers, Docks, Boathouses
• SAW-2016-00555 -- GP 197800080 Bulkheads and Riprap
• SAW-2016-00556 -- GP 197800125 Boat Ramps
• SAW-2016-00557 -- GP 198000048 Emergency Activities on Ocean Beaches
• SAW-2016-00558 -- GP 198200277 Manmade Basins and Canals
• SAW-2016-00559 -- GP 199602878 Dredge and Discharge into Federally Authorized Navigational
• SAW-2016-00560 -- GP 198000291 CAMA (NC Coastal Area Management Act)
• SAW-2016-00561 -- GP 198200030 Work in Waters of Lakes and Reservoirs (renewal and modification)
• SAW-2016-00562 -- GP 198200079 Corps Reservoirs (renewal and modification)
• SAW-2016-00563 -- GP 199200297 Discharge of Material on State or Federal Owned Property
• SAW-2016-00564 -- GP 198500194 Artificial Reefs

These RGPs have been extensively reviewed through a public notice process and no substantive
objections to the modifications or renewals were received. State and Federal agencies have reviewed
have reviewed the RGP renewals/modifications and have no unresolved concerns.

These RGPs were not found to be controversial or to have significant effects on the quality of the
human environment. Neither were they found to be a major Federal actions which would significantly
affect the human environment, and hence, detailed statements under Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environment Policy Act of 1969 were not prepared.

The decision to modify, renew and issue these RGPs were based on evaluations of the probable
impacts, including cumulative impacts, of the proposed activities and their intended use on the
public interest. These permits will not be contrary to the general public interest provided those
availing themselves of the authority comply with the general and special conditions incorporated in
the permits.

Questions or comments may be addressed to Ronnie Smith, Regulatory Branch, telephone (910) 251-4829
and e-mail