Public Notices and 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



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


Published Dec. 27, 2018
Expiration date: 1/28/2019


December 27, 2018

Permit Application Number:    2008-0816-MB

SUBJECT:  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) requested an opinion from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (“Council”) regarding the determination of no adverse effect to historic properties from the proposed Sonoita Creek Ranch Compensatory Mitigation Site. The Council’s opinion was provided to the Corps in a letter dated December 11, 2018, which is attached to this public notice.  After reviewing the Council’s opinion, the Corps affirms its finding of no adverse effect. 

AUTHORITIES:  This Department of the Army (DA) permit application is being evaluated under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the discharge of dredged or fill material in waters of the United States. The request from the Council is in accordance with 36 CFR 800.5(c)(3) and the Corps’ Revised Interim Guidance for Implementing Appendix C of 33 CFR Part 325 with the Revised Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Regulations at 36 CFR Part 800.

APPLICANT:   Rosemont Copper Company

                         5255 East Williams Circle Suite 1065

                         Tucson, Arizona 85711

LOCATION:  The Sonoita Creek Ranch Compensatory Mitigation property is located along State Route 82 northeast of Patagonia and southwest of Sonoita in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

PREVIOUS PUBLIC NOTICE: The Corps published a public notice to the South Pacific Division website on December 3, 2018 regarding the Corps request to the Council for an opinion regarding its determination of effect to historic properties from the compensatory mitigation at Sonoita Creek Ranch. It includes a description of the larger undertaking and proposed compensatory mitigation activities at Sonoita Creek, results of the cultural resource investigations and corresponding determinations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other applicable regulations, and consulting party correspondence regarding the action. It is located at the following link:

ATTACHMENT: Council’s letter to the Corps dated December 11, 2018