Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers October 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-23633
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Designated Federal Officer and the Department of Defense, the Inland Waterways Users Board was unable to provide public notification changing the meeting location of its meeting of November 3, 2017, which was previously announced in the Federal Register on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45583). Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, waives the 15-calendar day notification requirement. The notice of an open meeting scheduled for November 3, 2017 published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45583) has a new meeting location. It will now be held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Office Building, main Multi-purpose Conference Room, 4155 East Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183.
Environmental Impact Statement Withdrawal and Availability of an Environmental Assessment for the Souris River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study, Ward County, North Dakota
Document Number: 2017-23318
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), on September 18, 2016, the St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) initiated the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process to identify and analyze potential impacts associated with flood risk management measures evaluated within a Federal feasibility study for the Souris River Basin within the continental United States. Currently, the Corps has identified a Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) that includes a high-flow diversion and a 1200-ft long levee. However, preliminary analysis of the TSP indicate no significant impacts are expected, therefore the Corps is terminating the EIS process and is withdrawing the Notice of Intent published in the Thursday, September 18, 2016 issue of the Federal Register. In its place, a draft integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (FR/EA) will be available for a 30-day public comment period beginning October 30, 2017.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Integrated General Reevaluation Report and Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Lower Pajaro River Flood Risk Management Project, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, CA
Document Number: 2017-23276
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, announces the availability for review and comment of the draft integrated General Reevaluation Report and Environmental Assessment (GRR/EA) and the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed Pajaro River Flood Risk Management Project, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, CA., USACE Procedures for Implementing [the National Environmental Policy Act] NEPA, notice of the availability of this draft GRR/EA and draft FONSI for review and comment is being provided to agencies, organizations, and the interested public.
Availability of a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement), Aliso Creek Mainstem Ecosystem Restoration Study, Orange County, California
Document Number: 2017-23154
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The comment period for the Availability of a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement), Aliso Creek Mainstem Ecosystem Restoration Study, Orange County, CA published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 29, 2017 and required comments be submitted by November 13, 2017. The comment period has been extended to November 28, 2017.
Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-23153
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The notice of an open meeting scheduled for November 3, 2017 published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45583) has a new meeting location. It will now be held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Office Building, main Multi-purpose Conference Room, 4155 East Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183.
United States Navy Danger Zone, East Pearl River, Within the Acoustic Buffer Area of the John C. Stennis Space Center, and Adjacent to Lands, in Hancock County, Mississippi
Document Number: 2017-23004
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-24
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 December 14, 2016, proposing to revise its regulations to establish a danger zone in the East Pearl River within the acoustic buffer of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center on the East Pearl River, in Hancock County, Mississippi. The Navy requested establishment of a danger zone on waterways and tributaries of the East Pearl River that are used by Naval Special Warfare units to conduct riverine training exercises. The purpose of the danger zone is to ensure public safety by restricting access within the danger zone during training events.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule
Document Number: 2017-22218
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
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 under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the National Fishing Enhancement Act to account for inflation. This action is mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which requires agencies to adjust the levels of civil monetary penalties with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment followed by annual adjustments for inflation. The Inflation Adjustment Act prescribes a formula for adjusting statutory civil penalties to reflect inflation, maintain the deterrent effect of statutory civil penalties, and promote compliance with the law. Using the adjustment criteria provided in the Inflation Adjustment Act for the initial ``catch-up'' adjustment and the December 16, 2016, Office of Management and Budget Memorandum regarding the ``Implementation of the 2017 annual adjustment pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015'', the 2016 catch-up adjustment and 2017 annual adjustment for inflation will increase the Class I civil penalty under Section 309 of the Clean Water Act to $20,966 per violation, and the maximum civil penalty increases to $52,414. The judicial civil penalty under Section 404(s) of the Clean Water Act increases to $52,414 per day for each violation. Under the National Fishing Enhancement Act, the Class I civil penalty increases to $22,957 per violation.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Peckman River Basin Flood Risk Management Study
Document Number: 2017-21933
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Pursuant to the requirements of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District (Corps) is preparing an integrated Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) laws for the proposed Peckman River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study. The study is assessing the feasibility of flood risk management alternatives to be implemented within the congressionally authorized study area with a specific emphasis on the Township of Little Falls and the Borough of Woodland Park in Passaic County, New Jersey.