Regulatory Branch

Archive: January, 2017
  • 2017 NWP

    Expiration date: 3/6/2017

    On January 6, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published the notice in the Federal Register announcing the reissuance of all 50 existing nationwide permits (NWPs), general conditions, and definitions with some modifications. The Corps also issued two new NWPs, one new general condition, and five new definitions. The 2017 NWPs will go into effect on March 19, 2017, and will expire on March 18, 2022. With the publication of this Federal Register notice, Corps districts will begin finalizing their regional conditions for the new and reissued NWPs. Regional conditions will provide additional protection for the aquatic environment, and will help ensure that the NWPs authorize only those activities with no more than minimal adverse environmental effects. Regional conditions will help ensure protection of high value waters within the St. Louis District. The publication of this Federal Register notice also begins the 60-day period for states, Tribes, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to complete their water quality certification (WQC) processes for the NWPs. The 60-day period for WQC will end on March 6, 2017. This Federal Register notice also begins the 90-day period for coastal states to complete their Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) consistency determination processes. The 90-day period for CZMA consistency determinations will end on April 5, 2017.

  • P-2032

    Expiration date: 1/23/2017

    P-2032 authorized the city of Chesterfield, Missouri to impact approximately 85 acres of wetlands and waterbodies within the Chesterfield Valley. The impacts resulted from implementation of an improvements plan for infrastructure and development. P-2032 expired on January 31, 2015. While the Chesterfield Valley has largely been developed, portions of the project area which were permitted for impacts (and for which the city is providing compensatory mitigation) remain undeveloped. The city of Chesterfield has requested reauthorization of P-2032 under the previous permit terms and conditions, to allow development in these remaining areas. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District solicits comments from the public; Federal, state, and local agencies and officials; Native American tribes; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate this request. Please submit comments no later than January 23, 2017.