Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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).