Public Notices

Category: Regulatory-ND
  • NWO-2022-02024-BIS

    Expiration date: 6/16/2023

    The District Engineer is evaluating a permit application from Montana Dakota Utilities Company (MDU) for the Wishek Substation Rebuild Project near Wishek, North Dakota. MDU proposes to construct a new substation north of its existing facility. The project would consist of construction of a gravel pad roughly 570-feet by 750-feet, or approximately 9.8-acres in size and 0.20-mile of new gravel access road, ditches, and removal of fence lines and rock piles in the project area. Construction would result in 2.20 acres of wetlands filled. The project is located approximately 1.5-miles west of Wishek, north of North Dakota Highway 3 in Section 8, Township 132 North, Range 71 West at Latitude 46.262455° North, Longitude -99.594927° West, McIntosh County, North Dakota.

  • Notice of Availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method for the Great Plains

    Expiration date: 9/28/2023

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Albuquerque, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Worth, Galveston, Kansas City, Omaha, Rock Island, St. Louis, St. Paul, and Tulsa Districts, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regions 5, 6, 7, and 8, jointly announce the availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method (SDAM) for the Great Plains (dated September 2022). The method is a rapid assessment tool to help distinguish between ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial streamflow at the reach scale for the Northern and Southern Great Plains SDAM Regions. The beta SDAM may help provide technical guidance for identifying waters that may be subject to regulatory jurisdiction under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act; however, this method does not alter or change the definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

  • Special Public Notice for Nationwide Permit Reissuance and Regional Conditions for North Dakota

    Expiration date: 3/14/2026

    On December 27, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 73522) announcing the reissuance of 40 existing nationwide permit (NWPs) and one new NWP. These 41 NWPs will go into effect on February 25, 2022 and will expire on March 14, 2026. With the publication of these NWPs, the Northwestern Division has finalized regional conditions for these 41 NWPs in North Dakota to ensure the NWPs authorize only those activities with no more than minimal adverse environmental effects. Water quality certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act is a pre-requisite to permit issuance and have been included as regional conditions.