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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.

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  • SPN-2013-00327 Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit

    Expiration date: 8/10/2024

    Santa Clara Valley Water District, through its agent, H. T. Harvey & Associates has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to complete the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project, located in Santa Clara County, California. This Department of the Army permit application is being processed pursuant to the provisions of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972, as amended (33 U.S.C. § 1344 et seq.). The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will serve as the lead federal agency with respect to compliance with federal laws. Valley Water submitted an Application for Surrender of Exemption to FERC on February 20, 2024 (https://elibrary.ferc.gov/eLibrary/filelist?accession_Number=20240220-5207). On April 23, 2024, USACE requested that FERC grant USACE cooperating agency status under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project.

  • SPN-1999-244600 Reissuance of Regional General Permit 11 for the Carmel River Stream Maintenance Program

    Expiration date: 7/26/2024

    The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, for reissuance of Department of the Army Regional General Permit 11 for continuing implementation of the Carmel River Stream Maintenance Program (SMP). RGP 11 would continue to be used for authorizing maintenance and restoration activities along the lower 18.6 miles of the Carmel River, from the Carmel River Lagoon upstream to the former San Clemente Dam, Monterey County, California. Reissuance of the RGP for an additional five years would allow continued annual authorization of maintenance activities subject to USACE jurisdiction. This Department of the Army permit reissuance is being processed pursuant to the provisions of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972 (CWA), as amended (33 U.S.C. § 1344 et seq.), and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (RHA), as amended (33 U.S.C. § 403 et seq.).

  • SPN-2003-282180 Regional General Permit 5 (RGP 5) For Emergency Repairs

    Expiration date: 7/26/2024

    The San Francisco District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to re-issue its Regional General Permit (RGP) 5, which would allow expedited authorization for discharges or work in waters of the United States within the District for repair or protection activities in emergency situations. This proposal is being processed pursuant to 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-2013-00139 Vallejo Yacht Club Maintenance Dredging

    Expiration date: 7/9/2024

    The Vallejo Yacht Club, through its agent, Anchor QEA, LLC has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, for a 10-year Department of the Army Permit to dredge approximately 125,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Vallejo Yacht Club and either dispose of the dredged sediment at an in-bay disposal site or at an ocean disposal site or beneficially reuse the sediment. The purpose of the proposed dredging is to return the Vallejo Yacht Club to its originally permitted depth to allow safe navigational depths for recreational boats. This Department of the Army Permit application is being processed pursuant to 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.) and Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, as amended (33 U.S.C. § 1413 et seq.)).

  • SPN-2003-283430 Elsie Gridley Mitigation Bank, Proposed Amendment to the Bank Enabling Instrument

    Expiration date: 7/13/2024

    The Bank Sponsor, Wetland Resources, LLC, has applied to amend the Bank Enabling Instrument for the Elsie Gridley Mitigation Bank to allow for and guide restoration activities generating mitigation credits within the “Phase 4” (Pasture 6) area of the bank, and to incorporate language, procedures, and templates into the instrument for a sale of credits without a transfer. The mitigation bank was established in 2006 and was amended in 2012 and 2022.

  • SPN-2024-00183 Regional General Permit for the Port of Oakland Shoreline, Facilities, and Airport Maintenance

    Expiration date: 6/29/2024

    The Port of Oakland has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, to reissue a Department of the Army Regional General Permit to conduct minor maintenance and associated minor construction activities as needed within a five year period along the Port’s maritime shoreline and facilities in the San Francisco Bay, located in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, California, and at the Oakland International Airport, located in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, California. This Department of the Army permit application is being processed pursuant to 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.).

  • Regulatory Request System (RRS)

    Expiration date: 6/14/2024

    USACE is pleased to announce that the new national online application portal and management platform, known as the Regulatory Request System (RRS) now includes an electronic submission option for permit applications. This platform has been introduced to modernize our permit application process and to address our users' expectations by providing a straightforward and transparent process for the submittal of permit requests.

  • SPK-2009-01291 Public Notice of Proposed Regional Section 404 Clean Water Act Letter of Permission Abbreviated Processing Procedure

    Expiration date: 6/2/2024

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco Districts, have established this procedure for issuing a Letter of Permission to efficiently authorize activities that involve a discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act which have minimal or less than significant impacts on the human environment.

  • SPN-2015-00036 Larkspur Marina Maintenance Dredging

    Expiration date: 5/24/2024

    The Larkspur Marina Financing Authority (LMFA), through its agent, Sunset Ecological Services (Contact: Sean Avent) has applied for a ten-year Department of the Army permit to conduct maintenance dredging within the Larkspur Marina located within in the city of Larkspur, Marin County, California.  The purpose of the proposed dredging is to return the Marina to the original design depths in order to facilitate safe navigation for recreational boats. This Department of the Army Permit application is being processed pursuant to 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-2014-00090 Port of Oakland Maintenance Dredging Project

    Expiration date: 4/26/2024

    The Port of Oakland has applied for a ten-year Department of the Army permit to conduct maintenance dredging within the Port of Oakland berths located within in the city of Oakland, Alameda County, California. The purpose of the proposed maintenance dredging project is to maintain safe navigational depths by restoring the original project design depths in the deepwater berths at the Port. The proposed dredge footprints are the same as those permitted in the previous maintenance permit issued in 2014. This application is being processed pursuant to the provisions of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344), Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 1413).

  • SPN-2018-00508 FINAL AMENDMENT TO RESTRICTED AREA: Military Ocean Terminal, Concord

    Expiration date: 4/22/2024

    The U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command requested that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers revise the restricted area boundaries of the Military Ocean Terminal Concord in order to provide an adequate security buffer for MOTCO shoreline infrastructure and operational needs. The MOTCO restricted area is located along the south shore of Suisun Bay, north of the City of Concord, Contra Costa County, California.

  • SPN-2016-00417 India Basin Shoreline Park Project

    Expiration date: 4/12/2024

    San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to conduct work in, and discharge fill within waters of the United States associated with the development of a public park on San Francisco Bay. The project is located in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood in the City and County of San Francisco, California. This Department of the Army permit application is being processed pursuant to 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-2000-252600 Regional General Permit for the Oakland International Airport Facilities Maintenance

    Expiration date: 4/10/2024

    The Port of Oakland, has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, to reissue a Department of the Army Regional General Permit to conduct maintenance activities as needed within a five-year period at the Oakland International Airport, located in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, California. This Department of the Army permit application is being processed pursuant to the provisions of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972, as amended and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended.

  • SPN-2003-275310 Regional General Permit for the Port of Oakland Maritime Facilities Maintenance

    Expiration date: 4/5/2024

    The Port of Oakland has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, to reissue a Department of the Army Regional General Permit to conduct minor maintenance and associated minor construction activities as needed within a five year period along the Port’s shoreline in San Francisco Bay, located in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, California. This Department of the Army permit application is being processed pursuant to 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-2023-00564 Availability of Prospectus: Mendocino Coast Mitigation Bank ll

    Expiration date: 4/5/2024

    Resource Environmental Solutions has submitted a Draft Prospectus to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, and other members of the Interagency Review Team for the establishment of the Mendocino Coast Mitigation Bank ll and is the second of two proposed RES banks within coastal Mendocino County

  • SPN-2023-00560 Regional General Permit for California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eden Landing Ecological Reserve Maintenance and Management

    Expiration date: 3/8/2024

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, through its agent Ducks Unlimited, has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, to reissue a Department of the Army Permit to authorize ongoing, routine operations and maintenance of levees and other existing infrastructure within former salt ponds owned and managed by the CDFW in San Francisco Bay. USACE proposes to issue a Regional General Permit (RGP) which would be used for annual authorization of maintenance activities subject to USACE jurisdiction. This Department of the Army permit application is being processed pursuant to 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.).

  • SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE Regulatory Request System (RRS)

    Expiration date: 3/1/2024

    USACE announces the launch of its new Regulatory Request System (RRS). RRS is designed to make the review of permit requests a transparent and efficient process for the public. RRS, currently in a beta version, provides general information on the Regulatory Program and allows the public to submit pre-application meeting requests and jurisdictional determination requests. Additional capability is scheduled in Spring 2024. This added capability will allow users the ability to electronically submit individual and general permit applications and other necessary information, saving time and reducing the need for paper-based submissions. RRS will streamline the permit application process and underscores USACE commitment to modernizing our application process, meeting user expectations, and providing a transparent, straightforward process for the timely review of permit requests. Stay tuned for further updates on the full release of the RRS. Please click on the following link to access RRS: rrs.usace.army.mil For additional information on or to provide feedback on RRS, please contact the rrs@usace.army.mil.

  • SPN-2023-00559 Regional General Permit for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Salt Pond Maintenance

    Expiration date: 2/28/2024

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, through its agent Ducks Unlimited, has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District, to reissue a Department of the Army Permit to authorize ongoing, routine operations and maintenance of levees and other existing infrastructure within salt ponds owned and managed by the USFWS in San Francisco Bay. USACE proposes to issue a Regional General Permit (RGP) which would be used for annual authorization of maintenance activities subject to USACE jurisdiction. This Department of the Army permit application is being processed pursuant to 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-2005-299690 Berkeley Marina Dredging

    Expiration date: 2/25/2024

    The City of Berkeley, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department through its agent, applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, for a 10-year Department of the Army Permit to dredge 350,000 cubic yards of sediment over 10 years from the Berkeley Marina. The purpose of the proposed dredging is to return the marina to safe navigational depths for recreational boats. The applicant proposes to dispose of the dredged material at the Alcatraz Disposal Site (SF-11), San Francisco Deep Ocean Disposal Site (SF-DODS) or beneficially reuse the sediment at separately permitted site such as Cullinan Ranch Restoration Project (CRRP) or the Montezuma Wetlands Restoration Project (MWRP). This Department of the Army Permit application is being processed pursuant to 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.) and Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, as amended (33 U.S.C. § 1413 et seq.)).

  • SPN-1992-194050 Montezuma Wetlands

    Expiration date: 2/12/2024

    Montezuma Wetlands, LLC through its agent, Vollmar Natural Lands Consulting, has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), San Francisco District, for a Department of the Army Permit to discharge fill material within wetlands for beneficial reuse of dredged material and to restore tidal wetlands, located in Solano County, California. This DA permit application is being processed pursuant to 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.).

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