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Public Notices

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. Soliciting comments and information necessary to evaluate the probable impacts on the public interest. Public notices are also published to inform the public about new or proposed regulations, policies, guidance or permit procedures.

Public Notices published by the Sacramento District under the Regulatory Program are posted on this page. Once a public notice is available on-line, an email notification is sent to individuals on the appropriate mailing list.

Comments are due by the expiration date of the public notice.  Only comments submitted by email or in hard copy format through a delivery service, such as the U.S. Postal Service, can be accepted.   Comments must be submitted to the address listed in the public notice.

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  • Nationwide Permit Regional Conditions

    The Sacramento District has finalized regional conditions for the 2012 Nationwide Permits (NWPs) for the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada of California, and the States of Nevada and Utah. The final regional conditions for the State of Colorado will be published by the Albuquerque District. The Sacramento District regional conditions for California, Nevada and Utah, include six regional conditions developed among the Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Francisco Districts. The regional conditions take effect March 19, 2012, the effective date of the 2012 NWPs.
  • SPD-Special-Mapping

    Expiration date: 4/5/2012

    This notice establishes standards and guidelines for maps and drawings submitted as part of delineations and applications for Corps permits and jurisdictional determinations. The intent of these standards is to improve the quality and consistency of maps and drawings and simplify and improve review and processing by Corps Regulatory project managers in the Corps' South Pacific Division (comprised of the Albuquerque, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles Districts) By adhering to a single standard for maps and drawings, applicants and consultants should have a clear and concise product, and Corps project managers should be able to provide permit decisions and jurisdictional determinations in a more consistent and timely manner.

  • SPK-2012-00005-CRAM

    Use of Functional or Condition Assessments in California To help standardize and streamline the evaluation of aquatic resources and associated mitigation under their Regulatory programs, the three Corps Districts in California (Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles) strongly encourage the use of functional or condition assessment tools, where they are available. For most individual or substantial impact (e.g., greater than ½ acre or 300 linear feet of streambed) permit actions or mitigation credit proposals, a Level 2 assessment such as CRAM or HGM may be appropriate. CRAM is a standardized, condition assessment tool for rapidly assessing the ecological health of wetlands and riparian habitats in California. Information on CRAM, its application, appropriate/inappropriate uses, training and status of individual modules by wetland or system type can be found at: Information on existing HGM Guidebooks and those under development can be found at:
  • SPK-2012-00170

    Expiration date: 3/29/2012

    Durango-La Plata County Airport has applied for a permit to place dredged or fill material in approximately 0.085 acres of waters of the United States to construct an infiltration gallery along with associated infrastructure within the Florida River and adjacent wetlands. This project is located on the Florida River within Section 30 of Township 34 North and Range 8 West, La Plata County, Colorado.