Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-01910
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The hotel listed for the Inland Waterways Users Board meeting scheduled on February 25, 2015 that was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (80 FR 2921) has changed. The Board meeting will now be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites Birmingham-Downtown-Tutwiler, 2012 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203.
North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study
Document Number: 2015-01901
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Congressional response to the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy included a mandate to collaborate with federal, state, tribal and local government agencies to regionally address the vulnerability of coastal populations at risk within the boundaries of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) North Atlantic Division. The goals of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS), authorized under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, Public Law 113-2, were to: (1) Provide a risk management framework, consistent with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/USACE Infrastructure Systems Rebuilding Principles; and (2) support resilient coastal communities and robust, sustainable coastal landscape systems, considering future sea level and climate change scenarios, to manage risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure. In addition, the NACCS evaluated institutional and other barriers to providing comprehensive coastal storm risk management, along with other activities warranting additional analysis. NACCS draft analyses were made available to stakeholders for review and validation in March 2014. Throughout the study process several additional opportunities for stakeholder input were made available, including a webinar collaboration series, agency and public engagements, and a feedback link on the NACCS Web page. Full NEPA and other environmental compliance would be required as part of future detailed evaluations and/or feasibility studies before any actions could be implemented. The final report was submitted to Congress and all associated documents and tools are now accessible on the NACCS Web page at: https://www.nad.usace.army.mil/compstudy.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Installation of a Terminal Groin Structure at the Eastern End of Ocean Isle Beach, Extending Into the Atlantic Ocean, West of Shallotte Inlet (Brunswick County, NC)
Document Number: 2015-01761
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The comment period for the DEIS published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2015, required comments be submitted on or before March 9, 2015. The DEIS comment period has been changed to March 16, 2015. Additionally, the Public Hearing date has been changed to March 3, 2015.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Supplement 2) for the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, Louisiana, New Industrial Canal Lock and Connecting Channels Project, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2015-01674
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), New Orleans District intends to prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), integrated with a General Reevaluation Report, for the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico Mississippi River- Gulf Outlet, Louisiana New Industrial Canal Lock and Connecting Channels Project, hereinafter referred to as ``the Project''. This project is sometimes referred to as the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock Replacement Project. This will be the second supplemental EIS prepared for this project.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Installation of a Terminal Groin Structure at the Eastern End of Ocean Isle Beach, Extending Into the Atlantic Ocean, West of Shallotte Inlet (Brunswick County, NC)
Document Number: 2015-01035
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office has received a request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act, from the Town of Ocean Isle Beach to install a terminal groin structure on the east side of Ocean Isle Beach, extending into the Atlantic Ocean, just west of Shallotte Inlet. The structure will be designed to function in concert with the Federal storm damage reduction project.
Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-00831
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following 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 Web site at http:// www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/ InlandWaterwaysUsersBoard.aspx.
Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Dallas Floodway Project, in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, TX
Document Number: 2015-00424
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The comment period for the Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Dallas Floodway Project, in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, TX published in the Federal Register on Friday, December 19, 2014 (79 FR 75794), required comments be postmarked on or before January 18, 2015. The comment period has been extended to February 2, 2015.
Proposed Reduction in Hours of Operation at Okeechobee Waterway Ranging From the Atlantic Ocean at Stuart, FL to the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers, FL
Document Number: 2015-00399
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is seeking comment from the public on a proposal to reduce the lock operating hours on the Okeechobee Waterway. The new proposed operating hours at each of the five locks are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. The proposed change would take effect no earlier than April 1, 2015 and would impact the following locks:
Revised Notice of Intent and Scoping Meeting for Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project (Formerly Called North Palm Beach County Part 1) Associated With Prior Notice of Intent To Develop a Draft Environmental Impact Statement Issued October 16th, 2002
Document Number: 2015-00085
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Jacksonville District intends to prepare a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessment to restore and sustain the overall quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of freshwaters to the federally designated ``National Wild and Scenic'' Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River for current and future generations in Martin and Palm Beach Counties of Florida.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environment Impact Statement for the Proposed Lone Star Ore Body Development Project in Graham County, Arizona
Document Number: 2014-30864
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Corps) is examining the environmental consequences associated with Freeport- McMoRan Safford Inc.'s (FMSI) application for a Department of the Army permit under section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the proposed development of the mineral resources associated with the Lone Star ore body for the purpose of producing copper (the Lone Star Project). The proposed development would include the construction of mining facilities, including an open pit mine and attendant development rock stockpiles and heap leach facilities, which will allow continued mining at the Safford Mine Facility using conventional open-pit mining, heap leaching techniques, and solution extraction/electrowinning (SX/EW) processing, and utilizing as much of the existing Safford Mine Facility infrastructure and processing facilities as practicable. The construction of the proposed facilities would discharge fill materials into approximately 90.27 acres of waters of the United States (U.S.). The primary federal environmental concerns are the proposed discharges of fill material into waters of the U.S. and the potential for significant adverse environmental effects resulting from such activities. Therefore, to address these concerns in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Corps is requiring preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prior to consideration of any permit action. The action must comply with the section 404(b)(1) Guidelines (40 CFR part 230) and not be contrary to the public interest to be granted a Corps permit. The Corps may ultimately make a determination to permit or deny the above project, or permit or deny modified versions of the above project.
Termination of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Foothills West Transportation Access Project
Document Number: 2014-30862
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is notifying interested parties that it has terminated the process to develop an Environmental Impact Statement and has withdrawn the application for a Department of the Army permit from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposed Foothills West Transportation Access Project (Foothills Project). The original Notice of Intent to Prepare the EIS was published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2011 (76 FR 29218).
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Initiate the Public Scoping Period and Host Public Scoping Meetings for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (“GLMRIS”)-Evaluation of Aquatic Nuisance Species Controls Near Brandon Road Lock and Dam: Extension of the Public Scoping Period and Announcement of an Additional Public Scoping Meeting Location
Document Number: 2014-30859
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Reference the Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register on Thursday, November 20, 2014, volume 79, number 224, pages 69099-100 (79 FR 69099). This notice extends the public comment period and identifies an additional location for a GLMRIS public scoping meeting. For convenience, the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the November 20, 2014 notice has been reprinted with new text announcing the extension of the public comment period and the additional location where USACE will host a scoping meeting.