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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.

To submit comments in writing, send them to the attention of the Project Manager listed in the Public Notice title block. If you wish to provide comments via email, the project manager's email address is also listed in the 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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Regulatory Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1455 Market Street, 16th Floor
San Francisco, California 94103-1398

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The Public Notices are listed in chronological order, with the most recent at the top. There is a link to the right of the current list to access PNs issued in prior years. Click on the file number to view a synopsis of the Public Notice you are interested in, or you can directly open the PN document in pdf format by clicking the link listed in the Attachments box for that file. In many cases, the project plans have been linked separately from the PN document to reduce download time. These files are in pdf format. To read the files you may need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader.

March, 2017

SPN-2012-00335S Santa Margarita Quarry Expansion - 3/31/2017: Hanson Aggregates has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to remove a jurisdictional water of the United States associated with the expansion of the Santa Margarita Quarry, located approximately three miles northeast of the community of Santa Margarita, San Luis Obispo County, California.
Expiration date: 5/1/2017


SPN-2016-00176 Availability of Prospectus: Rose Slough Wetlands Mitigation Bank - 3/30/2017: Wetland Solutions LLC has submitted a Prospectus to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other members of the Interagency Review Team1 for the establishment of the Rose Slough Wetlands Mitigation Bank. If authorized, this mitigation bank would receive monies from individuals or entities (“project proponent”) receiving Corps authorization under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972, as amended and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended, when appropriate, to provide compensatory mitigation credit as part of Section 404 or 10 permit 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.
Expiration date: 4/28/2017


Conservation Easement (CE) Template - 3/23/2017: 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 Conservation Easement (CE) template 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 template.
Expiration date:

SPN-2016-00302S Port of Richmond Terminals 2, 3, 7, and 8 Berth Maintenance Dredging - 3/8/2017: The Port of Richmond has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, for a 10-year Department of the Army Permit to carry out maintenance dredging of accumulated sediment at the Port’s Terminals 2, 3, 7, and 8 berthing areas located at the Port on eastern and western shore of the Richmond Inner Harbor in the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County, California. Disposal of the dredged sediment from the proposed dredging project would involve aquatic disposal at in-Bay dredged material placement sites, the San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site, beneficial reuse, and upland placement as appropriate. The purpose of the proposed maintenance dredging is to restore the Terminals 2, 3, 7 and 8, totaling approximately 9.7 acres, to their original project design depths to allow safe navigational depths for commercial vessels berthing at the Port.
Expiration date: 4/7/2017


2002-26912N - Coast Seafoods Company, Humboldt Bay Shellfish Aquaculture, Permit Renewal and Expansion Project - 3/6/2017: Coast Seafoods has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to obtain continuing authorization for their existing 297 acre aquaculture operations and to expand their current aquaculture practices into an additional 256 acres of intertidal areas within Humboldt Bay. The expansion of existing aquaculture would take place in two phases, with Phase 1 expanding existing operations by 165.2 acres and Phase 2 providing an additional 90.8 acres of aquaculture operations expansion. In addition, there would be placement of approximately 4 acres of fill, in the form of rack and bag mariculture, placed in Other Waters of the U.S. within Humboldt Bay, in the City of Eureka, Humboldt County, California. - COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO APRIL 20, 2017
Expiration date: 4/20/2017