• Special Public Notice 21-16

    Expiration date: 5/27/2021

    This Public Notice is issued jointly by the Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. On July 1, 2016 the District Engineers for Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh Districts, issued the Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit - 5 (PASPGP-5) for a five-year period. The PASPGP-5 will expire on June 30, 2021, unless a decision is made to suspend, or revoke the permit before that date. The Army Corps districts have been working on development of a new Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit, PASPGP-6, and issued a draft of the permit for public comment on September 4, 2020 (SPN 20-57). The goal is to have PASPGP-6 issued prior to July 1, 2021, however if issuance is delayed, the Corps is considering reinstatement of the previously suspended NWPs. With the PASPGP-5 expiring on June 30, 2021, and most of the referenced NWPs suspended in Pennsylvania, any delay in issuance of the PASPGP-6 would require most regulated activities to be authorized through a Department of the Army Standard Individual Permit. Reinstatement of the NWPs would allow for proposed regulated activities to be authorized by an applicable NWP, instead of the Standard Individual Permit process, provided the work complies with the terms and conditions of the NWPs. More details are available in the "Public Notice" document. Comments are requested by May 27, 2021.

  • 2021-00067-97

    Expiration date: 5/6/2021

    The applicant, Little Egg Harbor Township, has proposed the following activities at Graveling Point Beach at the terminus of Radio Road in Mystic Beach, Township of Little Egg Harbor, Ocean County, New Jersey: extend the width of an eroded public beach; construct a series of four (4) stone offshore breakwaters; construct a 212 linear foot, “dog eared” stone jetty extending perpendicularly from the eastern edge of the shoreline; and install a total of ten, 10-inch diameter timber piles. The stated purpose of the project is to improve recreation and access for the public, improve habitat for shorebirds and aquatic species, and provide upland protection at Graveling Point Beach.

  • 2021-00092-85

    Expiration date: 4/24/2021

    The applicant, Middlesex Beach Association, has applied for a Department of the Army 10-year maintenance permit to conduct periodic dredging for beach nourishment along approximately 1,900 linear feet of shoreline in the Middlesex Beach Community in Bethany Beach, Sussex County, Delaware. In order to minimize costs and impacts, it is the intent of the applicant to conduct the nourishment activity in coordination with the surrounding Federal Project nourishments. The purpose of the project is to provide increased protection benefits from storm damage, coastal erosion, and add to the recreational value of the Middlesex Beach community. More details are available in the "Public Notice attachment." Public comments are requested by April 24, 2021.

  • 2021-00129-95

    Expiration date: 4/24/2021

    The applicant, New Jersey Department of Transportation – Office of Maritime Resources (NJDOT-OMR), has requested Department of the Army (DA) authorization to perform ten (10)-year maintenance dredging of Big Thorofare (State Channel #162) and a portion of the Tuckerton Federal Navigation Channel (FNC), both located in Little Egg Harbor Bay in Little Egg Harbor Township, Ocean County, New Jersey. The stated purpose of this project is to maintain safe navigational depths for transiting vessels; and beneficially reutilizing dredged material within the bay system. More details are available in the "Public Notice & Plan Details" attachment. Public comments are requested by April 24, 2021.

  • 2021 Nationwide Permit Special Public Notice

    On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) announcing the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and issuance of four new NWPs, as well as the reissuance of NWP general conditions and definitions with some modifications. The NWPs in this rule along with these Regional Conditions replace prior versions of the 2017 Nationwide Permits. The remaining 40 NWPs from 2017, 2017 General Conditions, and the 2017 Delaware Regional Conditions applicable to those 40 NWPs will remain in effect through their scheduled March 18, 2022, expiration date, unless otherwise modified through the Public Review Process.