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

2016-DVPGL, DRAFT Vernal Pool Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines

Published Nov. 4, 2016
Expiration date: 12/6/2016



Vernal Pool Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines


South Pacific Division



Sacramento District:

Will Ness (916) 557-5268 (

San Francisco District:

Naomi Schowalter (415)-503-6763 (


Los Angeles District:

Meris Guerrero, (760) 602-4836 (


South Pacific Division

Tom Cavanaugh (415) 503-6574 (


Written comments can be mailed to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Regulatory Division

ATTN: William W. Ness

1325 J Street, Room 1350

Sacramento, California 95814-2922


Comment Period: November 4, 2016 through December 5, 2016

INTRODUCTION: This public notice announces DRAFT Vernal Pool Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines to be followed in the California portion of South Pacific Division’s subordinate districts (San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles districts) regarding procedures for compensatory mitigation projects involving vernal pool habitats as required for processing of Department of the Army (DA) permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, and Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act.


LOCATION: The boundaries of the SPD Regulatory Program within California.

AVAILABILITY: The most recent version of these guidelines is available here:


DRAFT Vernal Pool Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines