Archive: July, 2017
  • Proposed rule "Definition of "Waters of the United States"

    Expiration date: 8/26/2017

    Today (July 27, 2017) the proposed rule "Definition of ‘‘Waters of the United States’’—Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules" was published in the Federal Register for a 30-day public comment period. This is the proposed rule for the first step of the effort associated with the Executive Order, signed on 28 February 2017, ‘‘Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.’’ See attached Federal Register notice for more information.


    Expiration date: 8/26/2017

    Reference is made to Department of the Army General Permit SPGP-17 issued on December 9, 1982 authorizing the construction of structures, work and the discharge of dredged and fill material in substantially developed artificial or man-modified tidal lagoons in the State of New Jersey. This general permit is applicable to the appropriate navigable waters located within the geographic boundaries of both the Philadelphia District and the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Notice is hereby given that the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, proposes to revalidate and extend the expiration date of the above referenced Department of the Army General Permit from December 31, 2017 until December 31, 2022.

  • 2016-0180 Comment Response

    Expiration date: 8/5/2017

    Reference is made to an application for a Department of the Army permit pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344), submitted by GHD, Inc. on behalf of the City of Rehoboth to install a wastewater outfall pipeline and diffuser via directional drilling and mechanical or hydraulic dredging in the Atlantic Ocean east of Deauville Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, Delaware. The purpose of this notice is to respond to comments from the general public in response to our public notice for this application issued on September 2, 2016. After a complete review of the permit application and in full consideration of the comments and recommendations received in response to our public notice, we have decided to issue a Department of the Army permit to the City of Rehoboth. No objections to the issuance of this permit were received from State, local and other Federal resource agencies (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DDNREC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)) concerning the effects of the proposed work on resources within their jurisdictions. More details are available in the "Public Notice" document.