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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.

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  • SPN-2020-00346 Availability of Prospectus: Kelly Farm Mitigation Bank

    Expiration date: 3/14/2021

    The City of Santa Rosa has submitted a Prospectus to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and other members of the Interagency Review Team (IRT) for the establishment of the Kelly Farm Mitigation Bank. If authorized, this mitigation bank would receive money from individuals or entities (“project proponent”) receiving Corps authorization under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972, when appropriate, to provide compensatory mitigation credit as part of Section 404 permits or enforcement actions within the proposed service area. Additionally, the proposed mitigation bank may be utilized to offset unavoidable impacts to waters of the State that are regulated by the Regional Water Quality Control Board under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act or Section 13260 of the Porter-Cologne Act.

  • SPN-2003-275640 Santa Cruz Countywide Partners in Restoration Permit Coordination Program Regional General Permit 13 Reauthorization

    Expiration date: 3/18/2021

    The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County has applied to renew U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Regional General Permit (RGP) 13 for a program to assist landowners in implementing and maintaining conservation practices on private lands in Santa Cruz County, California.

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

    Expiration date: 2/26/2021

    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 1.05 acres of jurisdictional wetlands to explore the potential of natural gas production in an existing well, which has been plugged (Phase 1). Phase 2 of the project would be development of the well for production resulting in a total of 3,800 cubic yards of fill impacts to 1.36 acres of jurisdictional wetlands.

  • SPN-2018-00345 Ducks Unlimited San Francisco Bay In-Lieu Fee Program

    Expiration date: 2/12/2021

    Ducks Unlimited, Inc. has submitted an In-Lieu Fee Prospectus to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, and other members of the Interagency Review Team (IRT) for the establishment of the Ducks Unlimited San Francisco Bay In-Lieu Fee Program. If approved, this In-Lieu Fee Program would receive money from permittees receiving USACE authorization under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, to provide compensatory mitigation credit as part of Section 404, Section 10, or enforcement actions within the proposed service area. Additionally, the proposed In-Lieu Fee Program may be utilized to offset unavoidable impacts to waters of the State that are regulated by the Regional Water Quality Control Board under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act or Section 13260 of the Porter-Cologne Act.

  • Reissuance of the Nationwide Permits

    On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) announcing the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and four new NWPs, as well as the reissuance of NWP general conditions and definitions with some modifications. These 16 NWPs will go into effect on March 15, 2021, and will expire on March 14, 2026:

  • SPN-2019-00437 Oyster Cove Marina – Maintenance Dredging

    Expiration date: 1/29/2021

    The Oyster Cove Marina 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 Oyster Cove Marina and entrance channel using mechanical dredging, via clamshell or excavator. The purpose of the proposed dredging is to return Oyster Cove Marina to its originally permitted depth to allow safe navigational depths for recreational vessels.

  • SPN-2020-00347 PG&E Ignacio Mare Island Emergency Tower Replacement

    Expiration date: 12/9/2020

    On November 2, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, issued an emergency permit to Pacific Gas & Electric Company to replace three electrical transmission towers at risk of failure. This Department of the Army permit was issued under special processing procedures for emergency situations pursuant to 33 C.F.R. § 325.2(e)(4) and the South Pacific Division Regulatory Program Emergency Procedures, as well as the provisions of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972, as amended (33 U.S.C. § 1344 et seq.), and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended (33 U.S.C. § 403 et seq.).

  • SPN-2008-00049 US Coast Guard Station Vallejo – Maintenance Dredging

    Expiration date: 11/23/2020

    The United States Coast Guard 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 Station Vallejo using mechanical dredging, via clamshell or excavator. The purpose of the proposed dredging is to return Station Vallejo to its originally permitted depth to allow safe navigational depths for USCG emergency response vessels.

  • SPN-2016-00393 China Basin Park Shoreline Improvements

    Expiration date: 11/13/2020

    Mission Rock Horizontal Sub (Phase 1), LLC has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to undertake improvements along the shoreline of China Basin Park, on the south shore of Mission Creek/China Basin in San Francisco.

  • SPN-1999-244030 Commercial Mining of Oyster Shell Deposits in South San Francisco Bay

    Expiration date: 11/13/2020

    Lind Tug and Barge has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit for Lind Tug and Barge (LTB) to harvest historic oyster shell beds in South San Francisco Bay utilizing hydraulic suction dredge and related tug and barge equipment. The harvested oyster shells would be processed and sold commercially as a calcium supplement for poultry and livestock and as an agricultural soil amendment.

  • SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE - Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule

    This public notice is provided to inform stakeholders and prospective applicants for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of new procedural requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly promulgated regulation implementing Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act.

  • SPN-1972-285510 Kinder Morgan Richmond Products Terminal Maintenance Dredging

    Expiration date: 11/4/2020

    Kinder Morgan 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 Kinder Morgan (KM) Richmond Terminal berth. The purpose of the proposed dredging is to return the berth to its originally permitted depth to allow safe navigational depths for commercial vessels.

  • SPN-2013-00327 Notice Of Availability For The FERC Order Compliance Project

    Expiration date: 11/1/2020

    Valley Water 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 waters of the United State associated with the construction of infrastructure for public safety and environmental protection elements needed in order to meet the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions (FERC) Order issued on February 20, 2020. In response to the order issued by FERC Valley Water has developed the FERC Order Compliance Plan (FOCP) to address the issues related to safety at the Anderson Dam. The Interim risk reduction Measures (IRRMs) developed within the FOCP includes the Anderson Dam dewatering to a water surface elevation of 488 feet beginning by October 1, 2020, the Anderson Dam Tunnel, Reservoir Bank and Rim Stability Improvements, Cross Valley Pipeline Extension, the Coyote Percolation Dam Replacement, and the implementation of the Coyote Creek flood management measures, all located in the City of Morgan Hill and San Jose, within Santa Clara County, California. The Corps has reviewed the application and determined that the dewatering of the reservoir is not a regulated activity and the Coyote Creek flood management measures will not take place within jurisdictional areas.

  • SPN-2008-00399 Levin Richmond Maintenance Dredging Terminal

    Expiration date: 10/23/2020

    Levin Richmond Terminal has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), San Francisco District, for a 10-year Department of the Army Permit to dredge “Berth A” adjacent to the Levin Richmond facility. The purpose of the proposed dredging is to return the project site to its permitted depths to allow safe depths for ships to load and unload during all tidal stages.

  • Nationwide Permit Reissuance - Request for Comments

    Expiration date: 11/3/2020

    On September 15, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published in the Federal Register its proposal to reissue the 52 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and issue five new NWPs.

  • SPN-2005-29650 College Lake Integrated Resources Management Project, Watsonville, CA

    Expiration date: 10/16/2020

    The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit for the College Lake Integrated Resources Management Project. The project would develop College Lake into a water supply and storage resource in order to balance the Pajaro Valley groundwater basin, prevent further seawater intrusion, and meet water supply needs in PV’s service area.

  • SPN-1996-222150 Eureka 2017 Dredging and Mitigation

    Expiration date: 10/3/2020

    The City of Eureka dredged approximately 700 cubic yards of sediment from three locations along the Eureka waterfront in 2017 and disposed of the sediment at the Humboldt Open Ocean Disposal Site (HOODS). The city has applied for an after-the-fact permit for the dredging and to remove three 42 inch circumference wood pilings from Humboldt Bay as compensatory mitigation.

  • SPN-2014-00294 Pillar Point Harbor West Trail Living Shoreline Project

    Expiration date: 9/13/2020

    The San Mateo County Harbor District has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to conduct shoreline improvements along an eroded segment of the Pillar Point Harbor West Trail.

  • SPN-2020-00171 Pier 9 Klamath Ferry Mooring and Dredging Project

    Expiration date: 9/6/2020

    The Bay Area Council has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to construct a mooring location at Pier 9 of the Port of San Francisco for the historic Klamath Ferry Boat. The project includes proposed dredging to return the Pier 9 berth to a depth to allow safe navigational depths to transport and moor the ferry boat at Pier 9.

  • SPN-2008-00311 Mare Island Shipyard Maintenance Dredging

    Expiration date: 9/4/2020

    The Mare Island Dry Dock, LLC (MIDD) has applied the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, for a 10-year Department of the Army Permit to dredge and perform knockdowns on a portion of the shipyard on Mare Island, Vallejo, Solano County, California. MIDD has applied to beneficially reuse the dredged sediment or dispose of the sediment at a designated site in San Francisco Bay or in the Pacific Ocean. The purpose of the dredging is restore navigational and operational depths for ships in the project area.

Contact Information

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