On September 15, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), published in the Federal Register its proposal to reissue the 52 existing Nationwide Permits and issue five new Nationwide Permits. Nationwide Permits (NWPs) are general permits issued on a nationwide basis to streamline the authorization of activities that result in no more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects. The Federal Register Notice is the public’s opportunity to comment on the proposed NWPs, general conditions, and definitions. Due by November 16, 2020. Comments on national issues relating to these NWPs should be submitted to docket number COE-2020-0002 at www.regulations.gov, or by email to email@example.com, or by mail to Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Civil Works, ATTN: CECW-CO-R, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20314-1000. Instructions for submitting comments are provided in the September 15, 2020, Federal Register Notice.
An enclosure for this public notice lists the proposed Regional Conditions currently under consideration by the Mississippi Valley Division for the state of Illinois (enclosed). The St. Louis District is seeking comments (due by November 16, 2020), on the proposed Regional Conditions and seeking comments on the need for additional Regional Conditions to help ensure that the adverse environmental effects of activities authorized by the proposed NWPs are no more than minimal, individually and cumulatively. Unless otherwise noted, all proposed Regional Conditions listed on this enclosure are applicable for activities in Illinois. Comments on regional issues relating to the proposed NWPs and proposed Regional Conditions should be sent to Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Regulatory Branch, Clock Tower Building, Post Office Box 2004, Rock Island, Illinois 61204-2004, or email to: Samantha Chavez at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Similar public notices proposing Regional Conditions in other regions or states are being published concurrently by other division or district offices. After the final NWPs are issued, the final Regional Conditions will be issued after they are approved by the Division Commander.