These goals guide SPD Districts as they conduct day to day regulatory business.
- To provide strong protection of the Nation's aquatic environment, including wetlands.
- To enhance the efficiency of the Corps administration of its regulatory program.
- To ensure that the Corps provides the regulated public with fair and reasonable decisions.
The South Pacific Division ensures that the Regulatory program operates consistently across the region in its four subordinate districts, Albuquerque District, Los Angeles District, Sacramento District, and San Francisco District. To that end, the South Pacific Division develops guidance, templates, procedures, and processes that are to be used by its four subordinate districts in administering the Regulatory Program. Those documents are located on South Pacific Division's Public Notices and References page.
The South Pacific Division administers the administrative appeal program for approved jurisdictional determinations and permit decisions made by the Albuquerque District, Los Angeles District, Sacramento District, and San Francisco District. Appeals currently in progress, as well as past appeal decisions, are listed in the Table of Appeals.
Navigable Waters Protection Rule Vacatur
The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“the agencies”) are in receipt of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona’s August 30, 2021, order vacating and remanding the Navigable Waters Protection Rule in the case of Pascua Yaqui Tribe v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In light of this order, the agencies have halted implementation of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (“NWPR”) nationwide and are interpreting “waters of the United States” consistent with the pre-2015 regulatory regime until further notice. Read More.
Each District in the South Pacific Division administers the Regulatory Program within its area of responsibility. District areas of responsibility, along with locations and contact information for each District office and its associated field offices, are shown on the map below.