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  • Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise 52 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue five new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing seaweed mariculture activities, finfish mariculture activities, electric utility line and telecommunications activities, utility line activities for water and other substances, and water reclamation and reuse facilities.
  • Emergency permitting procedures in Nebraska and South Dakota

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, (Corps) is issuing this public notice to inform members of the public of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (Section 10). The Corps administers the permitting process for activities in waters of the United States and when activities occur over, in, or under a Section 10 water. This public notice explains when the Corps has jurisdiction over work or activities, what types of Department of Army (DA) permits are available, and how to apply for those permits. Specific emphasis is on emergencies and the permitting process for emergency activities in Nebraska and South Dakota.
  • No decision yet regarding water crossings for Dakota Access Pipeline

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has not issued a decision in response to Dakota Access, LLC’s application for permits and permissions to construct and operate the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. The applicant has requested that USACE issue permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 for water body crossings, as well as provide the permission required by Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, codified at 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 408).
  • USACE Omaha District Regulatory program office in Kearney, Neb. consolidating to Omaha

    Effective June 23, 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Field Office located in Kearney, Nebraska, will consolidate its services to the existing Omaha Location.
  • Moffat Collection System Project Final EIS available for public review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is announcing the release of its Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Denver Water’s Moffat Collection System Project, a Colorado Front Range water supply proposal to enlarge the existing Gross Reservoir in Boulder County, using existing infrastructure to divert water from the Fraser River, Williams Fork River, Blue River and South Platte River to Denver’s existing water treatment system during average and wet years.
  • Some state Regulatory offices to close during government shutdown

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Regulatory offices in Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are closing due to the absence of available federal funding. The Denver Regulatory Office in Colorado remains open to address questions and permitting issues related to the recent flooding and can be contacted at (303) 979-4120. Non-flood related permitting activity cannot take place during the government shutdown.
  • No ‘blanket permits’ as Corps Denver Regulatory Offices remain open to address flood-related projects

    The Denver Regulatory Office remains open to address questions and permitting issues related to the recent flooding. Non-flood related permitting activity cannot take place during the government shutdown. There is no “blanket permit” for flood-related repairs. Any time work is taking place in a stream or waterway, not just when making flood repairs, landowners should contact the Corps for guidance. Landowners must obtain a Section 404 permit when one is required, for work associated with protecting and repairing flood-damaged areas.
  • Nebraska Post-flood and Flood Protection Permitting

    To address National Weather Service forecasts for river levels along the South Platte and Platte rivers in Nebraska to be in or above flood stage, landowners may decide to take action they believe is necessary to protect property. Where possible, the public should contact the Nebraska Regulatory Office (402)896-0896 for work associated with flood protection and repair work for flood damaged areas performed in waters of the U.S. within the State of Nebraska and the Omaha District. A flood emergency does not remove the landowner's responsibility to obtain a Section 404 permit when one is required.
  • Post-flood and Flood Protection Permitting

    During emergencies and times of imminent danger, landowners may decide to take action they believe is necessary to protect property. Where possible, the public should contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Denver Regulatory Office (303) 979-4120 for work associated with flood protection and repair work for flood damaged areas performed in waters of the U.S. within the State of Colorado and the Omaha District. A flood emergency does not remove the landowner's responsibility to obtain a Section 404 permit when one is required.