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SPK-2008-00117, RGP-4 (previously 57) Issuance

Published Jan. 10, 2014

CESPK-RD-C

Subject:  Public Notice of Issuance of Regional General Permit 4 for Activities Beneficial to the Recovery of the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Species

Summary of Proposed Action: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, hereby issues Regional General Permit (RGP) 4 which authorizes certain discharges of dredged and fill material under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act associcated with construct activities beneficial to the recovery of the Upper Colorado endangered fish species  .A copy of the permit and attachments can be found at the General Permits page: http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Permitting/RegionalandProgrammaticGeneralPermits.aspx

 

Purpose & Need: To facilitate efficient Department of the Army permit processing for minimal impact projects that are beneficial to the recovery of the Upper Colorado River endangered fish species within western Colorado and Utah.

Authority: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §1344) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. §403)

Location: This RGP is applicable to waters of the United States, including streams, ponds, and wetlands, in the states of Colorado and Utah within the boundaries of the Sacramento District, Corps of Engineers. This area encompasses all waters currently occupied or susceptible to occupation by the Upper Colorado Endangered Fish Species in the states of Colorado and Utah. In accordance with the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. et. seq.) and after discussion with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, identifies the following waters as critical and/or occupied habitat for the Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), humpback chub (Gila cypha), and/or bonytail chub (Gila elegans):

1. The YAMPA RIVER from the Green River confluence to the Town of Hayden, Colorado at the confluence of Dry Creek.

2. The GREEN RIVER from Dinosaur National Monument to the confluence with the Colorado River.

3. The DUCHESNE RIVER from river mile 15.0 to the confluence with the Green River.

4. The PRICE RIVER from river mile 37.8 to the confluence with the Green River.

5. The SAN RAFAEL RIVER from Utah State Highway 24 bridge to the confluence with the Green River.

6. The COLORADO RIVER from Lake Powell to the Colorado State Highway 13 bridge at the City of Rifle, Colorado.

7. The GUNNISON RIVER from the confluence with the Colorado River to the Hartland dam near the City of Delta, Colorado.

8. The WHITE RIVER from the confluence with the Green River to the Colorado State Highway 13 bridge near the Town of Meeker, Colorado.

9. The SAN JUAN RIVER from Lake Powell to the New Mexico state line.

10. The LITTLE SNAKE RIVER from the confluence with the Yampa River to the Wyoming state line.

Project Description: This is a reissuance of RGP 57, now known as RGP 4. For a description of the types of activities authorized by this RGP see the enclosed RGP 4.

Length of Authorization: The RGP will expire five years from the date of issuance.

Other Governmental Authorizations: Projects located in the State of Utah also require a stream alteration permit from the Utah Division of Water Quality.

Projects located on Tribal Lands will require individual water quality certifications under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

Additional Information: If you have questions or request a paper copy of RGP 4, please contact Nathan Green, at the Colorado West Regulatory Branch, 400 Rood Avenue, Room 224, Grand Junction, Colorado, telephone, 970-243-1199 x12, or email Nathan.J.Green@usace.army.mil.