On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) announcing the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and four new NWPs, as well as the reissuance of NWP general conditions and definitions with some modifications.
Interested parties are hereby notified that In response to a request by the United States Navy and pursuant to the Corps of Engineers (Corps) authorities in Section 7 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1917 (40 Stat 266; 33 U.S.C. 1) and Chapter XIX of the Army Appropriations Act of 1919 (40 Stat 892; 33 U.S.C. 3), the Corps is amending its danger zone regulations to establish a permanent danger zone in the Pacfiic Ocean adjacent to the Finegayan Small Arms Range (FSAR) on Guam.
Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received for a Department of the Army (DA) permit for performing three geotechnical investigative borings in Pago Pago Harbor at the Malaloa Wharf, Island of Tutuila, American Samoa. Based upon the findings of the geotechnical investigations, the applicant would then select one of two design options for constructing an extension of the existing Malaloa Wharf. The proposed work would involve dredging approximately 10,930 cubic yards (cy) of harbor sediments to provide access to the shoreward side of the new wharf structure, installing sheet piles, and discharging about 10,276 cy of dredged material into 0.48 acres of navigable waters of the U.S.
The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army signed a final rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule (2015 Rule) and re-codify the regulatory text defining "waters of the United States" that existed prior to the 2015 Rule. This action will become effective on December 23, 2019. This final rule will be implemented in accordance with Supreme Court decisions, agency guidance, and longstanding practice.