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SPK-2005-00485, Availability of Record of Decision for Section 404 Clean Water Act (CWA 404) Permit Strategy Aligned with the Placer County Conservation Program (PCCP) and Multi-tiered CWA 404 Permit Strategy for PCCP Covered Activities, Placer County, CA

Regulatory Division
Published May 19, 2021

AVAILABILITY OF ROD: On May 18, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District (Corps) completed a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Clean Water Act Section 404 (CWA 404) Permit Strategy Aligned with the PCCP, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as a NEPA cooperating agency on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the PCCP. The EIS was prepared by the USFWS; the Corps contributed to the EIS in our area of expertise and jurisdiction under CWA 404. The USFWS prepared the EIS to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects associated with applications for an Incidental Take Permit under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the federal Endangered Species Act. More information about the PCCP can be found at the following link: https://www.placerconservation.com/

The Corps’ ROD follows the issuance of a Final EIS by the USFWS in May 2020. Appendix C of the Final EIS included a final draft of the Corps’ proposed CWA 404 permit strategy. In July 2019, the Corps issued a public notice to solicit comments on the final draft permit strategy. A copy of the ROD is attached to this public notice.

MULTI-TIERED CWA 404 PERMIT STRATEGY FOR PCCP COVERED ACTIVITIES: The Corps has issued Programmatic General Permit (PGP) 18 for Minimal Impact Covered Activities Under the Western Placer County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan. A copy of PGP 18 is attached to this public notice, and can also be viewed at: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Permitting/Regional-and-Programmatic-General-Permits/

The Corps has issued Regional General Permit (RGP) 19 for Minimal Impact Activities Conducted by Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) under the Western Placer County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Communities Conservation Plan. A copy of RGP 19 is attached to this public notice, and can also be viewed at: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Permitting/Regional-and-Programmatic-General-Permits/

The Corps has issued Regional General Permit (RGP) 20 for Minimal Impact Activities Conducted under the Western Placer County In-Lieu Fee Program (WPILF). A copy of RGP 20 is attached to this public notice, and can also be viewed at: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Permitting/Regional-and-Programmatic-General-Permits/

The Corps has issued a Letter of Permission procedure for Covered Activities Under The Western Placer County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan With Less Than Significant Impacts on the Human Environment. A copy of the Letter of Permission procedure is attached to this public notice, and can also be viewed at: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Permitting/Letters-of-Permission/.

The Corps has implemented an abbreviated Standard Permit (SP) process for PCCP Covered Activities. The finalized process is attached to this public notice and can also be viewed at:  https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Permitting/Standard-Permits/.

Attachments:

1. ROD for the Clean Water Act Section 404 Clean Water Act (CWA 404) Permit Strategy Aligned with the PCCP
2. Final PGP 18 for PCCP Covered Activities
3. Final RGP 19 for PCWA Activities under the PCCP
4. Final RGP 20 for WPILF Activities under the PCCP
5. Final LOP procedure for PCCP Covered Activities
6. Abbreviated SP Process for PCCP Covered Activities