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Notice of Virtual Public and Tribal Meetings Regarding the Review of Nationwide Permit 12; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Input
Document Number: 2022-06458
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) (together, ``Army''), are publishing this notice to announce a formal review of Nationwide Permit (NWP) 12 for Oil or Natural Gas Pipeline Activities. This review includes a series of public and tribal virtual meetings to gather input to inform future potential decision-making related to NWP 12 as well as a public docket to gather written comments.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Stakeholder Representative Members of the Committee on Levee Safety
Document Number: 2022-06032
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
On January 21, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers posted a notice in the Federal Register soliciting applications to fill non- federal member positions for the Committee on Levee Safety (Committee). The Committee is being formed to advise the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on various aspects of developing the National Levee Safety Program. The Committee will be comprised of 14 voting members from state, local, regional, and tribal governments, as well as the private sector. In that notice, the Corps stated that applications must be submitted on or before March 22, 2022. The Corps has decided to extend the application period by 45 days.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Mississippi River Commission
Document Number: 2022-06002
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2022-05876
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the Federal advisory committee meeting of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). This meeting is open to the public. For additional information about the Board, please visit the committee's website at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ Missions/Navigation/InlandWaterwaysUsersBoard.aspx.
Eagle River From Bravo Bridge to Eagle Bay in Knik Arm, Richardson Training Area on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Restricted Area
Document Number: 2022-01011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to revise its regulations to establish a restricted area within the Richardson Training Area on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), at Eagle River. The United States Army, Alaska (USARAK) G3/5/7 Training and Support Activity-Alaska (TSA-AK) requested establishment of a restricted area which would be located in the area of navigable waters extending from the span on Bravo Bridge across Eagle River to the mouth of Eagle River Knik Arm (Eagle River channel). Establishment of the restricted area would prevent all watercraft navigations and individuals from entering an active military range munitions impact area at all times, except for authorized vessels and individuals engaged in support of military training and management activities. This restricted area is necessary to avoid inadvertent entry into the impact area during live-fire weapons training, exposure to hazardous noise, and inadvertent encounters with unexploded ordnance.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Stakeholder Representative Members of the Committee on Levee Safety
Document Number: 2022-01159
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASACW) is soliciting applications to fill non-federal stakeholder representative member positions for the Committee on Levee Safety (Committee) in accordance with the National Levee Safety Program. The Committee on Levee Safety is being formed to advise the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on various aspects of developing the National Levee Safety Program. The Committee will be comprised of 14 voting members from state, local, regional, and tribal governments, as well as the private sector. This notice provides expectations for Committee members and announces the process for applying for membership on the Committee.
Development of the National Levee Safety Program
Document Number: 2021-28056
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are launching a new National Levee Safety Program, authorized by the National Levee Safety Act of 2007. The purpose of the National Levee Safety Program is to improve the way levees are managed throughout the United States and its territories in order to reduce disaster suffering and improve the resiliency of communities behind levees. There are four major components that are intended to work together to accomplish the goals of the program: National Levee Safety Guidelines; Integrated Levee Management; National Levee Database and Data Collection; and Implementation Support. This notice announces the start of Phase 1 which is the solicitation of input on the purpose and scope of each of the components of the National Levee Safety Program in order to develop priorities and options for their implementation.
Reissuance and Modification of Nationwide Permits
Document Number: 2021-27441
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Nationwide Permits (NWPs) authorize certain activities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 that have no more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects. In a proposed rule published in the September 15, 2020, issue of the Federal Register, the Corps proposed to reissue 52 existing NWPs and issue five new NWPs, plus the NWP general conditions and definitions. In a final rule published in the January 13, 2021, issue of the Federal Register, the Corps reissued 12 of the 52 existing NWPs and four of the five new NWPs, as well as the NWP general conditions and definitions. In this final rule, the Corps is reissuing the remaining 40 existing NWPs and issuing the remaining one new NWP. The NWP general conditions and definitions published in the January 13, 2021, issue of the Federal Register apply to the 41 NWPs reissued or issued in this final rule.
Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States”
Document Number: 2021-25601
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (``the agencies'') are publishing for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act. This proposal is consistent with the Executive Order signed on January 20, 2021, on ``Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis,'' which directed the agencies to review the agencies' rule promulgated in 2020 defining ``waters of the United States.'' This proposed rule would meet the objective of the Clean Water Act and ensure critical protections for the nation's vital water resources, which support public health, environmental protection, agricultural activity, and economic growth across the United States.
Deadline Extension for Regional Roundtable Discussions Regarding “Waters of the United States”
Document Number: 2021-24317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
On October 13, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army (hereafter, ``the agencies'') signed a Federal Register publication and publicly announced a process for stakeholders to submit nomination letters with a slate of participants to potentially be selected as one of ten geographically focused roundtables to provide input on the regional implications of ``waters of the United States'' (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. The intent for each regional roundtable is to engage individuals representing diverse perspectives in meaningful dialogue on the definition of ``waters of the United States.'' This Federal Register document was published on October 25, 2021. In response to robust interest in these roundtables, the agencies are extending the deadline for nominations to be submitted to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 1, 2021. In addition, the agencies are providing certain clarifications regarding the nomination process.
National Wetland Plant List
Document Number: 2021-23891
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
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 final 2020 National Wetland Plant List (NWPL). The NWPL provides plant species indicator status ratings, which are used in determining whether the hydrophytic vegetation factor is met when conducting wetland delineations under the Clean Water Act and wetland determinations under the Wetland Conservation Provisions of the Food Security Act. Other applications of the NWPL include wetland restoration, establishment, and enhancement projects.
Notification of Regional Roundtable Discussions Regarding “Waters of the United States”
Document Number: 2021-23039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
On June 9, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army (hereafter, ``the agencies'') announced their intent to revise the definition of ``waters of the United States'' under the Clean Water Act through two rulemakings first, a foundational rule that will propose to restore longstanding protections, and a second rulemaking process that builds on that regulatory foundation. On July 30, 2021, the agencies announced stakeholder engagement opportunities, including the agencies' intent to host ten regionally focused roundtables. EPA and Army are announcing a process for stakeholders to submit nomination letters to the agencies to potentially be selected for one of these ten geographically focused roundtables. Each roundtable should include diverse perspectives and highlight the experience of individual participants with the definition of ``waters of the United States.'' The agencies intend to livestream each roundtable to make them available for public viewing.
Pacific Ocean at Marine Corps Base, Camp Blaz, Mason Live-Fire Training Range Complex, on the North Coast of Guam; Danger Zone
Document Number: 2021-21981
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Corps of Engineers (Corps) is amending its regulations to establish a danger zone in the Pacific Ocean adjacent to the Mason Live-Fire Training Range Complex at Marine Corps Base, Camp Blaz on the north coast of Guam. The danger zone is located entirely within the Pacific Ocean, comprising 3,660 acres and extending approximately 2.8 miles into the ocean from the high tide line. Establishment of the danger zone will intermittently prohibit vessels from lingering in the danger zone when the range is in active use in order to ensure public safety.
Elizabeth River, Naval Station Norfolk Deperming Station, Norfolk, VA; Restricted Area
Document Number: 2021-21980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to establish a restricted area in the waters of the Elizabeth River surrounding the Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) Lambert's Point Deperming Station in Norfolk, Virginia. Naval Station Norfolk is the homeport of numerous ships and provides operational readiness support to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet with its facilities. The deperming station is located within the waters of the Elizabeth River and provides magnetic silencing services for military vessels. The proposed restricted area is in waters surrounding the existing facility immediately adjacent to the channel into Norfolk Harbor. The proposed restricted area is necessary to better protect underwater equipment, personnel, and vessels utilizing the facility by implementing a waterside security program.
South Atlantic Coastal Study Notice of Availability of Draft Report
Document Number: 2021-21911
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), South Atlantic Division, is issuing the South Atlantic Coastal Study (SACS) Draft Report and appendices. These documents will be available to the public for review and comment beginning on October 15, 2021. The documents will be available on the South Atlantic Division's website at: https://www.sad.usace.army.mil/SACS/.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Allatoona Lake Water Supply Storage Reallocation Study and Updates to Weiss and Logan Martin Reservoir Project Water Control Manuals in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin, Alabama and Georgia
Document Number: 2021-19266
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Integrated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Allatoona Lake Water Supply Storage Reallocation Study and Updates to Weiss and Logan Martin Reservoir Project Water Control Manuals in the Alabama-Coosa- Tallapoosa River Basin, Alabama and Georgia (FR/SEIS), published in the Federal Register on Friday, November 20, 2020. The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works signed the ROD on August 27, 2021. Copies of the ROD along with the FR/SEIS and other supporting documents are available for viewing at https://www.sam.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Planning-Environmental/Allatoona-Lake-Water-Supply-Storage- Reallocation-Study-and-Updates-to-Weiss-and-Logan-Martin-Rese rvoirs- Project-Water-Control-Manuals/Document-Library/.
Notice of Public Meetings Regarding “Waters of the United States”; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Recommendations
Document Number: 2021-16643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
On June 9, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army announced their intent to revise the definition of ``waters of the United States.'' This process includes two rulemakings: A foundational rule to restore longstanding protections, and a second rulemaking process that builds on that regulatory foundation. The forthcoming foundational rule will propose to restore the regulations defining ``waters of the United States'' that were in place for decades until 2015, with updates to be consistent with relevant Supreme Court decisions. The agencies will also pursue a separate, second rulemaking process that further refines and builds upon that regulatory foundation. The agencies intend to engage with state and tribal co-regulators and the public to inform these two rulemakings. The agencies are committed to learning from the past regulatory approachesthe pre-2015 regulations and guidance, the 2015 Clean Water Rule, and the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule while engaging with stakeholders and crafting a refined definition of ``waters of the United States.'' This document includes a schedule for initial public meetings to hear from interested stakeholders on their perspectives on defining ``waters of the United States'' under the Clean Water Act and how to implement that definition as the agencies pursue this process. The agencies are also accepting written recommendations from members of the public and are planning further opportunities for engagement. These opportunities will include 10 geographically focused roundtables that will provide for broad, transparent, regionally focused discussions among a full spectrum of stakeholders.
Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Carpinteria Shoreline, a Feasibility Study in the City of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, CA
Document Number: 2021-16327
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Defense
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, Planning Division is notifying interested parties that it has withdrawn the Notice of Intent (NOI) to develop an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Carpinteria Shoreline General Investigation (GI) feasibility study. The original NOI to prepare a EIS was published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2003. The proposed Carpinteria Shoreline GI feasibility study is being converted to a Continuing Authority Program (CAP) study.
Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement the Lower Santa Cruz River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, Pinal County, Arizona
Document Number: 2021-16324
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Defense
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District is notifying interested parties that it has withdrawn the notice of intent (NOI) to develop an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Lower Santa Cruz River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study. The original NOI to prepare a EIS was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2015. The proposed Lower Santa Cruz River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study is being converted to a Continuing Authority Program (CAP) study.
Pest Control Program for Civil Works Projects
Document Number: 2021-14721
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) part titled, ``Pest Control Program for Civil Works Projects.'' This part is redundant and otherwise covers internal agency operations that have no public compliance component or adverse public impact. Therefore, this part can be removed from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule
Document Number: 2021-14716
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is issuing this final rule to adjust its civil monetary penalties (CMP) under the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1922 (RHA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the National Fishing Enhancement Act (NFEA) to account for inflation.
Aquatic Plant Control
Document Number: 2021-14719
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers part titled Aquatic Plant Control. This part is redundant and otherwise covers internal agency operations that have no public compliance component or adverse public impact. Therefore, this part can be removed from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Emergency Supplies of Drinking Water
Document Number: 2021-14247
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' part titled, ``Emergency Supplies of Drinking Water.'' This part is mostly duplicative of an equivalent part in the agency's regulations. Where it is not duplicative this part could be misleading, as its provisions have been superseded by those in the equivalent part related to emergency water supplies due to contaminated water sources. Therefore, this part can be removed from the Code of Federal regulations (CFR).
Procurement Activities of the Corps of Engineers
Document Number: 2021-14244
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' part titled, ``Procurement Activities of the Corps of Engineers.'' Each removed section is out-of-date, duplicative of existing regulations, and otherwise covers internal agency operations that have no public compliance component or adverse public impact. Regulations governing internal procurement activities can be found on file with the agency. Therefore, this part can be removed from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), Glades, Martin, Palm Beach, Hendry, Lee, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties, Florida. Effects May Extend to Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Collier Counties, Florida
Document Number: 2021-10761
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (Corps) is beginning preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM).
Reissuance and Modification of Nationwide Permits; Correction
Document Number: 2021-10623
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a document in the Federal Register of January 13, 2021, a final rule concerning the reissuance and modification of nationwide permits. This document contains a correction to the rule.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study, Charleston County, South Carolina
Document Number: 2021-05929
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Charleston District, announces its intent to conduct public scoping and solicit public comments to gather information to prepare a draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (IFR/EIS). In April 2020, USACE released a draft Integrated Feasibility Report/Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) with a draft mitigated Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI) for the Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study. After further agency analysis, review of comments received on the Draft IFR/EA, and continued refinement of the study, USACE concluded that an IFR/EIS with a Record of Decision (ROD) would fulfill NEPA compliance for the study. Comments received during the draft IFR/EA public comment period will be considered as part of the scoping process for the IFR/EIS, and do not need be resubmitted.
Water Resources Development Act of 2020 Comment Period and Stakeholder Sessions
Document Number: 2021-04659
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA(CW)) is issuing this notice for a comment period for stakeholders and other interested parties to provide input and recommendations to the ASA(CW) on any provisions in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020. The Office of the ASA(CW) will consider all comments received before any implementation guidance is issued.
Sabine Neches Navigation District User Fee Notice
Document Number: 2021-01828
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 authorizes a non-federal interest to levy port or harbor dues in the form of tonnage duties or fees in conjunction with a harbor navigation project whose usable increment of the project is complete to finance the cost, construction or maintenance of the project. The Sabine-Neches Navigation District (SNND) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas and the non-federal sponsor of the Sabine-Neches Waterway Channel Improvement Project (SNWW CIP). The SNND anticipates completion of the first usable increment of the SNWW CIP in early 2021. Upon completion of the first usable increment, SNND intends to levy port or harbor dues pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 2236. Notification in the Federal Register prior to an initial levy of port or harbor dues is required by the statute.
Reissuance and Modification of Nationwide Permits
Document Number: 2021-00102
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Nationwide Permits (NWPs) authorize certain activities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The NWPs help protect the aquatic environment and the public interest by providing incentives to reduce impacts on jurisdictional waters and wetlands while effectively authorizing activities that have no more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects. In this final rule, the Corps is reissuing and modifying 12 existing NWPs and issuing four new NWPs. For these 16 NWPs, the Corps is also reissuing and modifying the NWP general conditions and definitions. The Corps is not reissuing or modifying the remaining 40 existing NWPs or finalizing proposed new NWP E at this time. Those 40 remaining NWPs continue to be in effect under the January 6, 2017, final rule and the existing general conditions and definitions in the 2017 final rule continue to apply to those permits.
Water Resource Policies and Authorities: Corps of Engineers Participation in Improvements for Environmental Quality
Document Number: 2020-27912
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' part titled Water Resource Policies and Authorities: Corps of Engineers Participation in Improvements for Environmental Quality. Each removed section of this part is out-of-date and redundant of or otherwise covers internal agency operations that have no public compliance component or adverse public impact. Therefore, this part can be removed from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Water Resources Policies and Authorities: Federal Participation in Covered Flood Control Channels
Document Number: 2020-27911
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' part titled Water Resources Policies and Authorities: Federal Participation in Covered Flood Control Channels. Each removed section of this part is outdated in reference to engineering criteria and requirements, and covers internal agency operations that have no public compliance component or adverse public impact. Current policy and procedures on this subject can be found in internal documents. Therefore, this part can be removed from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Boards, Commissions, and Committees
Document Number: 2020-27909
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' part titled Boards, Commissions, and Committees. This part is redundant of or otherwise covers internal agency operations that have no public compliance component or adverse public impact. Therefore, this part can be removed from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Design Criteria for Dam and Lake Projects
Document Number: 2020-27908
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' part titled Design Criteria for Dam and Lake Projects. This part is out-of- date and otherwise covers internal agency operations that have no public compliance component or adverse public impact. Therefore, this part can be removed from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Notice of Availability of the Draft Integrated Disposition Report and Environmental Assessment for the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Document Number: 2020-27964
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The St. Paul District, Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is publishing this notice to announce that the draft Integrated Disposition Report and Environmental Assessment (DR/EA) for the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam (USAF) is available for public review and comment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Corps provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the EA via the internet through the St. Paul District's Home Page (https://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/).
Notification of Study Termination and Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton, California Navigation Study
Document Number: 2020-26343
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is issuing this notice to advise Federal, State and local governmental agencies and the public that USACE is terminating the San Francisco Bay to Stockton, California Navigation Study and withdrawing its Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for said study.
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for the Interim Report for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries, Texas Resiliency Study
Document Number: 2020-24969
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
A notice of availability was published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on October 2, 2020 for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries, Texas Resiliency Study (BBTRS) notifying the public an Interim Report was available for review and comment. The notice indicated the review period was to conclude on November 2, 2020. Four virtual public meetings were held in October 2020 in an effort to provide the public with an overview of Interim Report and answer questions about the study and alternatives considered. In response to several requests for extension, this notice announces an extension of the public comment period to November 20, 2020. No additional public meetings have been scheduled during the extension period.
Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2020-24197
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to request nominations to serve as representatives on the Inland Waterways Users Board, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Section 302 of Public Law 99-662 established the Inland Waterways Users Board. The Board is an independent Federal advisory committee. The Secretary of the Army appoints its 11 (eleven) representative organizations. This notice is to solicit nominations for five (5) appointments for terms that will begin by May 28, 2021. For additional information about the Board, please visit the committee's website at http:// www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Inland-Waterways-U sers- Board/.
Danger Zone; Pacific Ocean at U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Blaz, Mason Live-Fire Training Range Complex, on the North Coast of Guam
Document Number: 2020-22895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to revise its existing regulations to establish a danger zone at the U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Blaz in the Pacific Ocean, Guam. The Marine Corps requested establishment of a danger zone extending over the Pacific Ocean adjacent to the Mason Live-Fire Training Range Complex (LFTRC). Establishment of the danger zone would intermittently restrict commercial, public, and private vessels from entering or lingering in the restricted safety zone to ensure public safety during small arms training activities. This danger zone is necessary to minimize potential conflicts between local populace activities and ongoing military training in the subject area.
Scoping Period Extension for Environmental Impact Statement for an Easement To Cross Under Lake Oahe, North Dakota for a Fuel-Carrying Pipeline Right-of-Way for a Portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Document Number: 2020-23474
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is extending the scoping period through November 26, 2020. The scoping period was originally scheduled to end on October 26, 2020.
Washington Channel, Fort McNair, Washington, DC; Restricted Area
Document Number: 2020-21677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to establish a restricted area in the Washington Channel adjacent to Fort McNair. Fort McNair is the headquarters of the Army's Military District of Washington and home of the National Defense University as well as the official residence of the U.S. Army's Vice Chief of Staff. Fort McNair requested a restricted area to fulfill Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) security needs including Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) missions and protection of VIP quarters at Fort McNair. On August 8, 2019, the Corps published a proposed rule for the establishment of a restricted area in the Washington Channel adjacent to Fort McNair. After evaluating the comments received in response to that proposed rule, the proposal has been revised and the Corps is inviting public comment on the revised proposed rule text.
Notice of Availability of and Request for Comment on an Interim Report for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries, Texas Resiliency Study
Document Number: 2020-21763
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requests comments on the alternatives considered to date by the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries, Texas Resiliency Study (BBTRS) to help inform the Study Team's recommendation to the Chief of Engineers on reducing the flood risk along Buffalo Bayou and its tributaries in Harris and Fort Bend counties, Texas. An Interim Report has been prepared to document alternatives considered to date. The Interim Report, which does not include recommendations or decisions, is being published to solicit input from the public. Seeking this public input prior to identifying a preferred alternative will help ensure the analysis of a complex problemand ultimately decisionsare effective, responsive, sustainable and understood by the region's communities.
Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2020-21762
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the Federal advisory committee online virtual meeting of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). This meeting is open to the public. For additional information about the Board, please visit the committee's website at http:// www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/ InlandWaterwaysUsersBoard.aspx.
Proposal To Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits
Document Number: 2020-17116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Nationwide Permits (NWPs) authorize certain activities under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to reissue its existing NWPs and associated general conditions and definitions, with some modifications. We are also proposing to issue five new NWPs. Two of those proposed new NWPs would authorize certain categories of mariculture activities (i.e., seaweed and finfish mariculture) that are not authorized by NWP 48. We are proposing to divide the current NWP that authorizes utility line activities (NWP 12) into three separate NWPs that address the differences in how different linear projects are constructed, the substances they convey, and the different standards and best management practices that help ensure those NWPs authorize only those activities that have no more than minimal adverse environmental effects. Specifically, we are proposing to modify the current utility line NWP 12 to authorize only oil and natural gas pipeline activities. Two proposed new NWPs would authorize activities associated with the construction, maintenance, repair, and removal of electric utility lines/telecommunication lines and utility lines that convey water, sewage, and other substances. The fifth proposed new NWP would authorize discharges of dredged or fill material into jurisdictional waters for the construction, expansion, and maintenance of water reuse and reclamation facilities. We are proposing these modifications to simplify and clarify the NWPs, reduce burdens on the regulated public, and continue to comply with the statutory requirement that these NWPs authorize only activities with no more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects. The Corps is requesting comment on all aspects of these proposed nationwide permits.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study
Document Number: 2020-20031
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Defense
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) plans to prepare an integrated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Nassau County Back Bays (NCBB) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study. The EIS will evaluate environmental impacts from reasonable project alternatives designed to reduce future flood risk in ways that support the long-term resilience and sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and surrounding communities due to sea level rise, local subsidence and storms; and to reduce the economic costs and risks associated with large scale flood and storm events in the area known as the Atlantic Coast of New York, the Nassau County Back Bays.
Withdrawal of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Susquehanna River Basin, New York, Comprehensive Flood Damage Reduction Feasibility Study
Document Number: 2020-19994
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, is notifying interested parties that it has withdrawn the notice of intent (NOI) to develop an EIS for the proposed Upper Susquehanna River Basin, New York, Comprehensive Flood Damage Reduction Feasibility Study.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for an Easement to Cross Under Lake Oahe, North Dakota for a Fuel-Carrying Pipeline Right-Of-Way for a Portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Document Number: 2020-19993
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This notice advises the public that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), as lead agency, will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) pursuant to court order to evaluate granting an easement to Dakota Access, LLC to cross federal land administered by Corps for the Oahe Dam and Reservoir Project on the Missouri River. This notice opens the public scoping phase and invites interested parties to identify issues and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action that should be considered in the EIS.
Table Rock Lake Oversight Committee; Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2020-19222
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of Defense (DoD) published a notice on July 6, 2020 that announced the third meeting of the Table Rock Lake Oversight Committee was to take place on July 16, 2020. In addition, Meeting 4 would also be rescheduled. DoD is publishing this notice to announce the revised schedule for Meeting 4 of the Federal advisory committee meetings of the Table Rock Lake Oversight Committee (TRLOC).
Surface Transportation-Administrative Vehicle Management
Document Number: 2020-16695
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' part titled Surface TransportationAdministrative Vehicle Management. This part is out-of-date and otherwise covers internal agency operations that have no public compliance component or adverse public impact. Therefore, this part can be removed from the CFR.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for construction of the Proposed Delta Conveyance Project, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties, CA
Document Number: 2020-18197
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District (USACE), as the lead agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for construction of the Delta Conveyance Project. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is the project proponent and will be referred to hereafter as the Applicant. The EIS will analyze the Applicant's proposed action to construct new conveyance facilities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) which includes intake facilities on the Sacramento River, tunnel reaches and tunnel shafts, a southern forebay and pumping plant, and south Delta Conveyance facilities that would connect to the existing State Water Project (SWP) infrastructure.