Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers August 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Flood Risk Management Project for the Souris River Basin, North Dakota
Document Number: 2016-19738
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The St. Paul District, Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Souris River Joint Water Resources Board (SRJB), is conducting a flood risk management feasibility study for the Souris River Basin within the continental United States. The feasibility study will include an Environmental Impact Statement and consider opportunities to reduce flood risk within Bonnineau, McHenry, Ward, and Renville counties, North Dakota. The study will evaluate several alternative measures, including, but not limited to: Levees and floodwalls, diversion channels, non-structural flood proofing, relocation of flood- prone structures, and flood storage.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Springfield Supplemental Water Supply Project
Document Number: 2016-19353
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to address the proposed Springfield Supplemental Water Supply Project (previously referred to as the Proposed Water Supply Reservoir Hunter Lake) in Sangamon County, IL. The Corps, working in conjunction with the City of Springfield, Office of Public Utilities, also known as the City Water, Light & Power (City), prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 [42 U.S.C. 4321 et. seq.] that evaluated a range of alternatives to provide supplemental water supply to meet a projected deficit in water availability. A final EIS was prepared and published in November of 2000. The Final EIS (EIS No. 000402) was published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2000; however, no Record of Decision was issued. The City has conducted an updated water demand analysis that demonstrates a sustained need for additional water supply to meet current and future demands. In accordance with Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations specified in 40 CFR 1502.9, the Corps in conjunction with the City are initiating the preparation of an EIS supplement.
Deauthorization of Water Resources Projects
Document Number: 2016-19026
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a notice in the Federal Register, 74 FR 126 E9-15663 (July 2, 2009) announcing projects deauthorized under Section 1001(b)(2) WRDA 1986, as amended. This correction notice clarifies the deauthorization related to the Reelfoot Lake-Lake No 9 project.
Deauthorization of Water Resources Projects
Document Number: 2016-19024
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is publishing the names of water resources projects that have been automatically deauthorized under the provisions of Sec. 1001(a), Public Law 99-662, as amended, 33 U.S.C. 579a(a).
United States Navy Restricted Area, Menominee River, Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard, Marinette, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2016-19023
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-10
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 on May 24, 2011, amending its regulations to establish a restricted area in the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. The Corps published correcting amendments in the Federal Register on April 4, 2012, which corrected latitude and longitude coordinates and also revised administrative and enforcement responsibilities. The Corps is proposing to further amend these regulations to expand the existing restricted area to provide additional area of protection during the construction and launching of Littoral Combat Ships. The proposed expansion would result in temporary encroachment within the Menominee River Federal Navigation Channel. The regulations are necessary to provide adequate protection of U.S. Navy combat vessels, their materials, equipment to be installed therein, and crew, while located at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard.
Deauthorization of Water Resources Projects
Document Number: 2016-19020
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is publishing the names of water resources projects that have been automatically deauthorized under the provisions of Sec. 1001(b)(2), Public Law 99-662, as amended, 33 U.S.C 579a(b)(2).
Deauthorization of Water Resources Projects
Document Number: 2016-19016
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is publishing the name of one water resources project that has been automatically deauthorized under the provisions of Sec. 350(b) of Public Law 106-541.