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

SPK-2020-00005, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program in the State of Colorado

Published Dec. 21, 2020

SUBJECT: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program in the State of Colorado

Effective May 16, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Albuquerque District, will administer the Corps’ Regulatory Program in the following counties in the State of Colorado: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, and Summit (Western Slope Counties), instead of the Sacramento District. The Corps’ Omaha District will continue to administer the Regulatory Program for counties in the Front Range.


The Corps’ Regulatory Program in Colorado has been administered by the Albuquerque, Sacramento and Omaha Districts for more than 40 years. Since at least 1984, the Albuquerque District has served as the lead district for the Regulatory Program in Colorado. In its role as lead district, the Albuquerque District has been responsible for consistent, state-wide interpretation of guidance, developing and coordinating Corps-State strategies for program efficiencies, and establishing a single point of contact for the State to address questions and direct them to the appropriate Districts.


On October 30, 2020, Corps’ South Pacific Division Regional Command Council voted and the Division Commander made a decision to realign the Regulatory Program boundaries between Sacramento and Albuquerque Districts, transferring the Sacramento District’s portion of Colorado (Western Slope) for the Regulatory Program mission to the Albuquerque District (see attached figure).

This change allows the Corps to continue to provide a high level of customer service in delivering the Regulatory Program in Colorado while eliminating some confusion to the public through reducing the number of Corps Districts implementing the Regulatory Program from three districts to two.
Partners, stakeholders, and the regulated public will be unaffected by the change. The change is an internal reorganization of Regulatory Program boundaries only and should be seamless. Other Corps mission area boundaries will not be changed. The Regulatory offices in Grand Junction and Durango will remain fully operational.

Please contact the following individuals for more information or questions about this announcement.

Kelly Allen, Albuquerque District, Regulatory Division Chief,, 505-342-3216
Michael Jewell, Sacramento District, Regulatory Division Chief,, 916-557-6605
ATTACHMENT: (1) Colorado Regulatory Offices Map

Colorado District Map 2021