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  RGP 01
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Issuance RGP 1

Posted: 5/4/2012

Expiration date:

RGP Expiration Date: May 4, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps) has issued a regional general permit (RGP) for activities that would cause no more than minimal adverse impacts to the aquatic environment within the Plan Area of the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP). A copy of permit is attached and also available at

AUTHORITY: This action was taken under the authority of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344). The RGP authorizes activities that are “Covered Activities” under the HCP/NCCP that would have minimal individual and cumulative impacts on the aquatic environment and that meet the terms and conditions of the RGP.

The decision to issue RGP 1 was based on the evaluation of the potential individual and cumulative impacts of work anticipated to be authorized under the RGP. Comments in response to a public notice proposing to issue RGP 1 (dated February 16, 2011) were considered in this evaluation. The District Engineer concluded that the issuance of the general permit complies with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Section 404(b)(1) guidelines for evaluating discharges of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States, and that issuance is not contrary to the public interest. The activities authorized under RGP 1 are similar in nature, and authorization of such activities would result in only minimal adverse impacts to the aquatic environment, both individually and cumulatively.

The Corps is seeking development of a programmatic Section 401 water quality certification (WQC) for RGP 1. At this time, in accordance with general condition 2 of the RGP, authorizations under RGP 1 will require individual WQC from either the Central Valley or San Francisco Bay Water Quality Control Regional Board, as appropriate.
If additional information is required, please contact Mary Pakenham-Walsh, Project Manager, California Delta Branch, 1325 J Street, Room 1350, Sacramento, California 95814, telephone (916) 557-7718 or email Please refer to Corps project ID SPK 2001-00147 in any communications about this permit.