The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Omaha District proposes to reissue Regional General Permit (RGP) 14-MT for discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States, including wetlands, and/or work or structures in navigable waters of the United States, to alleviate hazards to life and property during an emergency and/or to facilitate the remediation of sites that were damaged as a result of natural disaster conditions (e.g., flooding, fire, mud/rockslide) or in response to environmental hazards (e.g., wrecks, explosions, ruptures, spills of hazardous or other materials) in order to prevent the loss of life, significant property loss and significant economic hardship. This permit is applicable to all jurisdictional waters of the United States within the State of Montana, including, but not limited to, rivers, creeks, ditches, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and wetlands. Certain waterways and aquatic resource types are given special consideration. The Corps proposes to reissue this RGP for a period of five (5) years.
This RGP is being processed under the provisions of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344). The District Commander is authorized to use an alternative procedure for evaluating permit applications for categories of activities that are substantially similar and will cause only minimal individual or cumulative impacts.