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

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

Published Aug. 3, 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.
The Section 408 program verifies that changes to authorized USACE Civil Works projects will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the project. This requirement was established in Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, which has since been amended several times, and is codified at 33 U.S.C. 408–the section of U.S. Code that gives the program its name.

Continual Improvement
USACE reviews Section 408 requests to alter a project using the Engineer Circular (EC) 1165-2-220 that was updated in 2018 to include substantial improvements since initial guidance was issued in 2014. USACE is seeking feedback on the current process and opportunities to improve how the program is implemented.
Why is USACE requesting stakeholder feedback now?
USACE is requesting feedback from stakeholders who have an interest in the Section 408 program to better understand their experiences. This feedback will help the program make future adjustments and identify needs for tools and resources that support related practices.

How can I provide feedback?
Stakeholders, including members of the public, can provide feedback during an upcoming listening session. For more information and to register for a listening session, please visit

Listening sessions are scheduled for the following dates:
• August 16, 9:00-10:30 AM ET
• August 16, 3:00-4:30 PM ET
• September 1, 9:00-10:30 AM ET
• September 1, 3:00-4:30 PM ET
Feedback may also be provided via email. To submit feedback on your experience with Section 408, please email by September 20.