Regulatory Public Notices

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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.

We are requesting public comments on many Public Notices (PNs) concurrently; please pay careful attention to the file number and the comments Due Date.

Email comments are preferred.  To submit comments in writing, send them to the attention of the Project Manager listed in the Public Notice title block.  All comments should reference the PN file number and be submitted by the Response Required Date on the PN.


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  • SPN-1999-246270 South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Eden Landing Ecological Reserve: Phase 2

    Expiration date: 11/13/2021

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to conduct ecological restoration activities, and levee improvements within jurisdictional waters of the United States at Eden Landing Reserve associated the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project, Phase 2, in Alameda County, California.

  • SPN-2017-00193 Routine Creek and Channel Maintenance Project City of Burlingame, San Mateo County

    Expiration date: 11/3/2021

    The City of Burlingame has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to conduct periodic routine maintenance to include sediment removal within stream channels and culverts, concrete channel repair, leaf litter and debris removal, vegetation trimming/removal, in-kind culvert repair and replacement, and dewatering associated with these activities, as needed, located in the City of Burlingame, San Mateo County, California.

  • SPN-2018-00119 MOTCO Maintenance Dredging

    Expiration date: 11/1/2021

    The U.S. Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO), Department of Public Works, has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), San Francisco District, for a 10-year Department of the Army permit to mechanically dredge approximately 270,000 cubic yards of sediment from three wharves and a barge pier and boat ramp area. Additionally MOTCO plans to move large objects out of the dredged area. MOTCO is located in Concord, Contra Costa County, California. MOTCO is proposing to use the Montezuma Wetlands Restoration Site (MWRP) as the primary placement site and an upland (non-wetland) portion of MOTCO as a contingency placement site (MOTCO site).

  • SPN-2009-00221 Monterey Harbor and Marina Maintenance Dredging

    Expiration date: 10/24/2021

    PROJECT: Monterey Harbor and Marina Maintenance Dredging PUBLIC NOTICE NUMBER: 2009-00221S PUBLIC NOTICE DATE: September 27, 2021 COMMENTS DUE DATE: October 27, 2021 PERMIT MANAGER: Melissa France TELEPHONE: 415-503-6768 E-MAIL: Melissa.M.France@usace.army.mil

  • SPN-2010-00015 Santa Cruz Harbor Maintenance Dredging

    Expiration date: 10/15/2021

    The Santa Cruz Port District has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to dredge a maximum of 2,860,000 cubic yards (cys) of sediment over 10 years. The purpose of the proposed dredging is to maintain sufficient depths to continue operation of the 46.5-acre Santa Cruz Harbor. Santa Cruz Harbor is located in Monterey Bay, in the City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California.

  • SPN-2017-00399 Humboldt Bay Trail South – Eureka to Bracut

    Expiration date: 8/24/2021

    The County of Humboldt has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to construct a multi-use trail, including widening of the railroad prism, installation of a bridge and abutments, repair and maintenance of existing shoreline stabilization features, and construction of a cable barrier fence.

  • SPN-2010-00246 Schnitzer Steel Maintenance Dredging

    Expiration date: 8/30/2021

    Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), San Francisco District, for a 10-year Department of the Army Permit to conduct maintenance dredging at the Schnitzer Steel Oakland Terminal. The purpose of the proposed dredging is to maintain navigable depths for vessel loading and unloading at stages of the tide for commercial vessels. The applicant proposes to dispose of the dredged sediment at either the San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site (SF-DODS), the Port of Oakland’s Berth 10, or beneficially reused at the Montezuma Wetlands Restoration Project site (MWRP)

  • SPN-2020-00087 State Route (SR) 156 and Castroville Boulevard Interchange Project

    Expiration date: 8/18/2021

    The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 5, has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to discharge fill material into jurisdictional waters of the United States associated with the construction of an overpass and a series of roundabout intersections to replace the existing Castroville Boulevard signalized, at-grade intersection with State Route 156 (SR-156).

  • SPN-2014-00434 San Lorenzo River Culvert Project

    Expiration date: 7/25/2021

    The City of Santa Cruz has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to conduct work and place fill/structures into navigable waters of the United States associated with the installation of a passive, head-driven culvert (pipe drain) system and other actions to manage lagoon water levels at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River. The City has also requested permission from the Corps to alter the San Lorenzo River federal flood risk management project, pursuant to Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended (33 U.S.C. § 408 et seq.).

  • SPN-2003-279850 Klamath River Dam Removal Project

    Expiration date: 7/8/2021

    Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Renewal Corporation) has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit, Clean Water Act 404(a) for the placement of approximately 212,000 cubic yards of fill (permanent and/or temporary) within 20 acres of jurisdictional waters in the Klamath River. The Proposed Action under consideration by the USACE describes the Department of the Army’s jurisdictional portion of a broader action, Proposed License Surrender (License Surrender Project) under the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The License Surrender Project before the FERC is the Renewal Corporation’s comprehensive plan to physically remove the Lower Klamath Project (FERC nos. 2082-063, 14803-001) and achieve a free-flowing condition and volitional fish passage, site remediation and restoration, and avoidance of adverse downstream impacts. The License Surrender Project stems from the Application for Surrender of License for Major Project and Removal of Project Works, FERC Project Nos. 2082-063 & 14803-001 (License Surrender), originally submitted to the FERC in September of 2016, and is described in detail in the Definite Decommissioning Plan (DDP), submitted to the FERC in November of 2020 as Exhibits A-1 and A-2 to the Renewal Corporation’s amended License Surrender application.

  • Mitigation Bank BEI, Sale Agreements, and Checklists

    The Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Resources Agency, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as potential participants in Interagency Review Teams (IRT) have updated the standard Mitigation Bank Enabling Instrument (BEI) template, Bank Proposal Guidelines, Bank Proposal Checklists, and developed Sales Agreement Templates, for use with mitigation banks that are established within the State of California. This notice is to inform interested parties of the availability of the completed templates, checklists, and guidance.

  • SPN-2021-00071 Sonoma Water Stream Maintenance Program (SMP)

    Expiration date: 6/16/2021

    Sonoma County Water Agency has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Regional General Permit to conduct routine stream maintenance activities in stream channels and banks managed by Sonoma Water in Sonoma County, California.

  • SPN-2017-00062 Laguna Sequoia Apartment Development

    Expiration date: 6/14/2021

    Laguna Sequoia Land Company, LLC has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to fill wetlands and other waters and conduct other work in jurisdictional navigable waters of the United States associated with a proposed apartment development in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California.

  • SPN-2021-00063 Redwood National And State Park Visitor Center And Restoration Project

    Expiration date: 5/13/2021

    Save the Redwoods League has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to construct a new visitor center for the Redwood National and State Park, establish a Yurok Demonstration Site, construct new recreational trails, and perform onsite stream and wetland restoration in Prairie, Skunk Cabbage, and Libby Creeks.

  • SPN-2021-00065 Santa Cruz Harbor Routine Maintenance

    Expiration date: 5/7/2021

    The Santa Cruz Port District (Port District) has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to develop a Regional General Permit (RGP) with the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for routine maintenance activities in the Santa Cruz Harbor (project). The proposed RGP would authorize routine maintenance activities occurring at the Port District-maintained facilities over a five-year period. The RGP would replace the Nationwide Permit Program as the primary permitting instrument for the Port District’s routine maintenance activities with no more than minimal adverse effects on waters of the U.S. Similar to the Nationwide Permit Program, prior to conducting any given maintenance activity regulated by USACE, the Port District would be required to receive written verification from USACE that the activity is authorized under the RGP.

  • SPN-2019-00188 Palo Alto Tide Gate Replacement Project

    Expiration date: 5/5/2021

    The Santa Clara Valley Water District has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to replace an aging tide gate structure with a new structure that would have expanded capacity for protection against flooding and anticipated sea level rise.

  • National Wetland Plant List for 2020

    Expiration date: 5/24/2021

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as part of an interagency effort is accepting comments on draft changes to the 2020 National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) for 27 species and their draft 2020 wetland ratings by region.

  • SPN-2011-00065 Hunter's Point Natural Gas Well Drilling Project

    Expiration date: 4/2/2021

    Sunset Exploration has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to discharge fill into jurisdictional wetlands for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of a natural gas well drilling project. Phase 1 would require 1.05 acres of fill in jurisdictional wetlands to explore the potential of natural gas production in a new well (Phase 1). Phase 2 of the project would be development of the well for production resulting in an additional 0.31 acres of fill for a total of 3,800 cubic yards of fill impacts to 1.36 acres of jurisdictional wetlands from both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project.

  • SPN-2002-273010 Vacation Beach Summer Crossing

    Expiration date: 4/10/2021

    Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to continue the installation and removal of a seasonal road crossing on the lower reach of the Russian River, via an extension of Vacation Beach Avenue at Vacation Beach, near the Town of Guerneville, in Sonoma County, California. The road crossing was previously authorized under Department of the Army Permit No. 273010N that expired on December 31, 2020.

  • SPN-2002-272520 Asti Summer Crossing at Washington School Road

    Expiration date: 4/10/2021

    Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to continue the installation and removal of a seasonal road crossing of the Russian River, via an extension of Washington School Road, near the Town of Asti, in Sonoma County, California. The road crossing was previously authorized under Department of the Army Permit No. 272520N that expired on December 31, 2020.

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Department of the Army
San Francisco District, Corps of Engineers
Regulatory Division
450 Golden Gate Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-3404

Phone Number: (415) 503-6795
Fax Number: (415) 503-6693
cespn-regulatory-info@usace.army.mil