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February 14, 2019 - Public Notice Announcing Federal Register Publication of Proposed New Definition of "Waters of the United States" - 2/14/2019: Title: 14 February - EPA and Army publish proposed revised "waters of the United States" definition The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army announced today the publishing in the Federal Register of the proposed new definition of "waters of the United States" that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The notice is available at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/14/2019-00791/revised-definition-of-waters-of-the-united-states. The agencies' proposal is the second step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of "waters of the United States" consistent with the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order entitled "Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the 'Waters of the United States' Rule." The publishing of the proposal and outreach efforts were delayed due to the lapse in appropriations for EPA. Today's notice begins a 60-day public comment period that will close on April 15, 2019. EPA and the Army will hold an informational webcast on February 14, 2019, and will host a listening session on the proposed rule in Kansas City, KS, on February 27-28, 2019. Information, including supporting analyses and fact sheets, are available at: https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise and https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule.
Expiration date: 4/15/2019


NWO-2018-1979-PIE - 2/11/2019: The City of Sioux Falls requests Department of the Army authorization to construct a storm water detention structure in a tributary to Spring Creek. This project will impact one acre of wetland. The proposed project is located in Section 17, Township 100 North, Range 49 West, Lincoln County, South Dakota. The basic purpose of the project is to detain urban storm water. The overall purpose of the project is to detain storm water in accordance with the City of Sioux Falls Storm Water Master Plan. This is not a water dependent activity.
Expiration date: 3/3/2019

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NWO-2016-0318-PIE - 1/16/2019: Developing the Dakotas, LLC requests Department of the Army authorization to impact a 3.4 acre wetland in order to construct the Whisper Ridge East residential development and associated infrastructure. The wetland, which is a tributary to the Big Sioux River, would be converted to a drainage ditch in order to manage local drainage and pass incoming upstream flows. The proposed project is located in the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 7, Township 100 North, Range 49 West, Lincoln County, South Dakota. The basic purpose of the project is to provide residential housing. The overall purpose of the project is to provide residential housing in southeast Sioux Falls. This is not a water dependent activity.
Expiration date: 2/13/2019

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