• Final Proposed Rule for Definition of Waters of the U.S.

    Expiration date: 7/21/2014

    On 21 April 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) are publishing for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos). The proposed rule was developed to enhance protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by increasing clarity as to the scope of “waters of the United States” protected under the Act. Developing a final rule to provide the intended level of certainty and predictability, and minimizing the number of case-specific determinations, will require significant public involvement and engagement. Such involvement and engagement will allow the agencies to make categorical determinations of jurisdiction, in a manner that is consistent with the scientific body of information before the agencies – particularly on the category of waters known as “other waters.”

  • 2014-214

    Expiration date: 5/1/2014

    Dredging is proposed within Spicers Creek, Cape Island Creek, Schellengers Creek, and Devils Reach in the City of Cape May, Cape May County, New Jersey. The dredged material would be disposed within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cape May confined disposal facility (see Enclosure 1 & 2).

  • PADEP PIESCES In Lieu Fee Program

    Expiration date: 5/11/2014

    Special Public Notice to solicit comments from the public concerning the proposed development of an in-lieu fee (ILF) compensatory mitigation program by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP).

  • 2013-1138

    Expiration date: 4/23/2014

    Out-shore of the public boat ramp, and the adjacent beach area, along the Delaware River at Augustine, Delaware State Route 9 approximately six-tenths of one mile south of Port Penn in New Castle County, Delaware. A point in the proposed project area is: 39.504891° North -75.580160° West. The proposed area to be dredged is approximately 6,000 feet west of the Federal navigation channel.

  • 2014-216

    Expiration date: 4/23/2014

    Provide recreational access to navigable waters by installing a new ramp, pier, dock, and bulkhead in the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal, Sussex County, Delaware