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Regulatory Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1455 Market Street, 16th Floor
San Francisco, California 94103-1398

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2016-DVPGL, DRAFT Vernal Pool Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines

Posted: 11/7/2016

Expiration date: 12/6/2016

Vernal Pool Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines
South Pacific Division


San Francisco District:
Naomi Schowalter (415) 503-6763 (Naomi.A.Schowalter@usace.army.mil)

Sacramento District:
Will Ness (916) 557-5268 (William.W.Ness@usace.army.mil)

Los Angeles District:
Meris Guerrero, (760) 602-4836 (Meris.Guerrero@usace.army.mil)

South Pacific Division om Cavanaugh (415) 503-6574 (thomas.j.cavanaugh@usace.army.mil)

Written comments can be mailed to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Regulatory Division
ATTN: Naomi Schowalter
1455 Market Street, 16th Floor
San Francisco, California 94103-1398

Comment Period: November 7, 2016 through December 6, 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.