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SPK-1997-00652, Revisions to RGP 8 for Emergency Actions

Published Sept. 30, 2015

Sacramento District

Subject: Revisions to Regional General Permit 8 for Emergency Actions

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (Corps), is issuing revisions to Regional General Permit 8 (RGP) for Emergency Actions, for the purpose of errata correction and clarification. RGP 8 authorizes fill and excavation activities in waters of the United States for necessary repair and protection measures associated with an emergency situation. An “emergency situation” is where there is a clear, sudden, unexpected and imminent threat to life or property demanding immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss of, or damage to, life, health, property or essential public services (i.e., a situation that could potentially result in an unacceptable hazard to life or a significant loss of property if corrective action requiring a permit is not undertaken immediately). This notice is to inform interested parties of the revisions to the text of RGP 8. A copy of the corrected permit, set to expire on December 31, 2019, is available at

LOCATION: Within Nevada, Utah, and parts of California, within the Sacramento District’s Regulatory Division boundaries.


1) Clarified the required timing of project initiation (within seven days of permit authorization).
2) Removed requirement for the Corps to complete processing of the permit in one day, to allow time for the Corps to receive and respond to agency comments.
3) Changed the required request for extension lead time to 30 days.
4) Corrected the content of General Condition 9 (Water Quality Certification) to accurately reflect the currently issued Water Quality Certifications.
5) Added a General Condition (Discovery of Previously Unknown Remains and Artifacts).
6) Changed Notification Address for projects in Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, and Tehama counties in California.
7) Corrected Sacramento District office address in footer.
8) Corrected other minor omissions, formatting errors, and broken hyperlinks.