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SPK-1997-00652, Public Notice of Proposed Modification and Reissuance of Regional General Permit 8, Emergency Repair and Protection Activities

REGULATORY DIVISION
Published May 23, 2023
Expiration date: 6/23/2023

Comment Period: May 23, 2023 – June 23, 2023

SUBJECT: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps) is proposing to modify and re-issue Regional General Permit (RGP) 8 for Emergency Repair and Protection Activities (RGP 8). This notice is to inform interested parties of the proposed RGP and to solicit comments.

AUTHORITY: Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 for structures or work in or affecting navigable waters of the United States and/or Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the discharge of dredged or fill material in waters of the United States.

LOCATION: This RGP covers emergency activities in waters of the United States, subject to the authorities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Program within the Sacramento District boundaries of California, Nevada, and Utah.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed RGP 8 would authorize permanent or temporary work or structures in navigable waters of the U.S., and/or the permanent or temporary discharge of dredged and/or fill material into waters of the U.S., including wetlands, for repair or protection activities for which this office has determined that an emergency situation exists. The activities authorized under this RGP, include, but are not limited to, bank stabilization, restoration of damaged areas, temporary fills for dewatering and construction access, and repair, replacement, or rehabilitation of existing structures and fills, such as utility and wastewater systems, pipelines, flood control structures and features, irrigation pumps or intakes, roads, and bridges. See the enclosed RGP 8 for a full description of the authorized activities, terms, and conditions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Background: RGP 8 was originally issued by the Sacramento District as RGP 60 in January 1998, for repair or protection activities in emergency situations. RGP 60 was re-issued with minor modification to the project descriptions and substantial modifications to the conditions in January 2004. In December 2009, RGP 60 was

re-issued, authorizing work in waters of the U.S. associated with activities necessary to repair or protect existing structures, facilities or fills where an imminent threat to life or property exists due to unforeseen events during an emergency. In January 2015,

RGP 60 was re-issued as RGP 8, authorizing emergency repair and rehabilitation of previously authorized, currently serviceable, structures or fills in emergency situations.