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SPK-2009-01291, Public Notice Announcing Sacramento District’s Regulatory Division Revised Section 404 Clean Water Act Letter of Permission Procedure for California, Nevada, and Utah

Published Dec. 27, 2023

Comments Period: No comments

SUBJECT: The Sacramento District (District), Regulatory Division, has revised its Section 404 Clean Water Act (CWA 404) Letter of Permission (LOP) procedure (attached) for discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States (U.S.) which have minimal or less than significant impacts on the human environment.

The categories of activities authorized by the revised CWA 404 LOP include those which would result in the loss of no more than one (1) acre of waters of the U.S. or 500 linear feet of streambed and would have an overall minor impact, individually and cumulatively, on the aquatic ecosystem and human environment. Activities authorized include, but are not limited to, residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, agricultural, and municipal development; renewable energy; transportation, infrastructure, and utility lines; mining; flood control and storm-water management; survey, research, testing and monitoring; environmental remediation, restoration, and enhancement; repair, rehabilitation, and maintenance; and hydropower, reclamation, and reuse facilities. However, bridges and pipelines constructed over waters covered under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (RHA 10) are not authorized under this procedure and require coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard under Section 9 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.

The revised CWA 404 LOP procedure is effective immediately and is available to permit applicants meeting all the terms and requirements of the procedure. A copy of the revised CWA 404 LOP procedure is attached.

Questions regarding this notice may be directed to Regulatory Permit Specialist, Leah Fisher, at or 916-557-5250.