Public Notices and References

References

QMS Processes

These are internal process documents which will affect how permit applicants and their representatives will work with SPD subordinate districts.  These  documents are for “Information Only.”  The controlled versions reside on the SPD QMS SharePoint Portal. Please verify that the version of any document  is the current one prior to proceeding.

12501-SPD Standard Operating Procedure for Determination of Mitigation Ratios

12502-SPD Regulatory Program Emergency Procedures 

12503-SPD Regulatory Administrative Appeal Process

12504-SPD Essential Fish Habitat Procedures

12505-SPD Uniform Performance Standards for Compensatory Mitigation Requirements

12509-SPD Regulatory Program SOP for Preparing and Coordinating EISs

12510-SPD Wetlands Determination and Delineation Procedures for Irrigated Lands

 

 

 

 

Regional Guidelines and Standards

The following documents have been developed for use within all of South Pacific Division's (SPD) subordinate districts.  They were developed to assure consistency within the Regulatory program across SPD and to aid the Regulated public in developing acceptable submittals.

Regional Compensatory Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines

Regional Mapping Standards

 

Mitigation Banking Templates

March 2, 2017 Template Public Meeting Presentation

 

Agreements

Public Notices

 

Under the Corps' Regulatory Program, a public notice is the primary method for advising all interested parties of a proposed activity for which a permit is sought.  Public notices are also published to inform the public about new or proposed regulations, policies, guidance or permit procedures.

Public Notices published by the South Pacific Division (SPD) under the Regulatory Program are posted on this page. SPD public notices are primarily published to inform the public about new or proposed guidance, templates, procedures, and regional general permits, which are applicable to more than one of SPD's subordinate districts.  Once a public notice is available on-line, notification of the SPD Public Notice is sent to individuals on the mailing lists of the appropriate districts by each of the affected districts .

Public Notices

  • USACE Section 408 Program Stakeholder Engagement FACT SHEET- Updated 23 July 2022

    Expiration date: 9/21/2022

    If you have applied for a Section 408 permission, we want to hear about your experience! Your feedback is valuable as USACE considers future improvements to the Section 408 program. ABOUT SECTION 408 The USACE Section 408 program allows another party, such as a local government, company, or individual, to alter a USACE Civil Works project. Given the widespread locations of these projects, many embedded within communities, over time there may be a need to either alter or occupy these projects and their associated lands. Reasons for alterations could include improvements to the projects, relocation of part of the project, or installing utilities or other non-project features.

  • Notice of Availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method for the Western Mountains

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Albuquerque Districts (South Pacific Division), the Corps Omaha District, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regions 6, 8, and 9 jointly announce the availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method (SDAM) for the Western Mountains (dated November 2021). The method is a rapid assessment tool to help distinguish between ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial streamflow at the reach scale. The SDAM may help in providing 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 imply or represent a change in the definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

  • Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Public Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement Activities

    On June 9, 2021, EPA and the Department of the Army announced their intention to revise the definition of WOTUS to better protect our nation's water resources. This process includes two rulemakings: a foundational rule to restore longstanding protections, and an anticipated second rule that builds on that regulatory foundation. The Agencies intend to engage with state and tribal co-regulators and the public to inform these two rulemakings. EPA and Army have announced a process for stakeholders to submit nomination letters for a slate of nominees to potentially be selected for one of ten geographically focused roundtables. Each regionally focused roundtables will allow stakeholders with a range of perspectives to engage and discuss their experiences with definitions of WOTUS, including challenges and opportunities within their geographic areas. Regional Roundtable Notice: https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2021-10/pre-publication-frn-notification-of-regional-roundtable-discussions.pdf
  • Mitigation Bank BEI, Sale Agreements, and Checklists

    The Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW),  the California Resources Agency, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as potential participants in Interagency Review Teams (IRT) have updated the standard Mitigation Bank Enabling Instrument (BEI) template, Bank Proposal Guidelines, Bank Proposal Checklists, and developed Sales Agreement Templates, for use with mitigation banks that are established within the State of California. This notice is to inform interested parties of the availability of the completed templates, checklists, and guidance.

  • Notice of Availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method for the Arid West

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Albuquerque Districts (South Pacific Division), the Corps Omaha District, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regions 6 , 8, and 9 jointly announce the availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method (SDAM) for the Arid West (dated February 2021). The method is a rapid assessment tool to help distinguish between ephemeral, intermittent, and perennial streamflow at the reach scale. The SDAM may help in providing technical guidance for identifying waters that may be subject to regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act; however, this method does not imply or represent a change in the definition of “Waters of the U.S.”