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 Jan. 7, 2016
Expiration date: 2/1/2016

Subject:   Public Notice of Final Environmental Impact Statement

Action ID:    SPN-2009-00443

Comments Period:  December 31, 2015 – February 1, 2016

SUBJECT:  Notice of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the Panoche Valley Solar Project, San Benito County, California.

The Final EIS for the Panoche Valley Solar project, located in eastern San Benito County, California, is available for review and comment.  The Notice of Availability of the Final EIS was published in the Federal Register on December 31, 2015.  This notice is to inform interested parties of the Final EIS and to solicit comments.  This notice may also be viewed at the Corps web site at

DRAFT EIS AVAILABILITY:  The Final EIS is available for review in the following formats:


     Corps’ website at:

Compact Disks are available per request from the Corps by contacting Lisa M. Gibson, by telephone, email, or mail at the number and/or address listed below.

Hard Copies are available upon request at the address above.

SUBMITTING COMMENTS:  Written comments, referencing Public Notice SPN-2009-00443 must be submitted to the office listed below on or before February 1, 2016.


Lisa Gibson, Project Manager

US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District

1325 J Street, Room 1350

Sacramento, California 95814-2922

Telephone:  916-557-5288


If you have questions or need additional information please contact the applicant or the Corps' project manager Lisa Gibson.