Regulatory Branch

Archive: September, 2019
  • 2019-110

    Expiration date: 10/15/2019

    As described in the attached Public Notice, the Land Learning Foundation has requested approval for an in-lieu fee (ILF) mitigation project in Lincoln County, Missouri. The project site encompasses approximately 80+/- acres and contains the Cuivre River within the boundaries. The Land Learning Foundation refers to this project as the Cuivre River site, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) has designated this project as MVS-2019-110. The project proposes to restore, protect, and maintain 11,082 linear feet of perennial stream channel with wooded corridor, one acre of emergent wetland and grass buffer along the Cuivre River. The restored and preserved corridor will generally extend 175 feet perpendicular from the channel banks. This consists of tree plantings and the removal of any invasive species. The project consists of bank stabilization and riparian restoration and preservation. There are 6,100 feet of actively eroding bank within the project limits. Bank stabilization will use a combination of rock vanes, longitudinal peak stone toe protection, rock jetties, live vegetative staking, and brush layering. The project will also incorporate engineered rock riffles and hardened grade control structures. These will protect the entire length of the site from incision and head-cutting, help protect the bank stabilization efforts, and restore historic channel features. A full technical description can be found in the attached plan. The project also includes the restoration of 0.635 acres of emergent wetland and 0.404 acres of grass wetland buffer. The Land Learning Foundation would make the stream and wetland credits available to Department of the Army permittees seeking to fulfill requirements to purchase compensatory mitigation credit, to offset losses of aquatic functions and services. The Corps solicits your comment on the proposed mitigation project. Responses are due to this office no later than October 15, 2019.

  • Illinois RGP 26

    Expiration date: 5/15/2022

    STATE OF ILLINOIS - ISSUANCE OF REGIONAL GENERAL PERMIT (GP) 41 FOR DISASTER RECOVERY AND REPAIR ACTIVITIES. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, HAS ISSUED GP-26 for the protection and the repair of existing damaged structures, damaged land areas, and damaged fills that were previously authorized by a Department of the Army (DA) permit. GP-26 is issued under the authority of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 USC 403) and/or Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1344). The GP-26 authorizes disaster recovery and repair activities in counties declared flood disaster areas by the State of Illinois, provided that the project proponent, contractor, etc. complies with all general, special and water quality certification conditions included in GP-26. DURATION OF THE GENERAL PERMIT: The GP-26 is in until May 15, 2022 unless it is specifically modified, suspended, or revoked prior to the expiration date.


    On September 12, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army (the agencies) signed a final rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule (2015 Rule) and re-codify the regulatory text defining "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) that existed prior to the 2015 Rule. This action will, when effective, provide regulatory certainty as to the definition of “waters of the United States” in light of ongoing litigation over the 2015 Rule. This final rule will be implemented in accordance with Supreme Court decisions, agency guidance, and longstanding practice.