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Under the Corps' Regulatory Program, a public notice is the primary method for advising all interested parties of a proposed activity for which a permit is sought. Soliciting comments and information necessary to evaluate the probable impacts on the public interest. Public notices are also published to inform the public about new or proposed regulations, policies, guidance or permit procedures.

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SPK-2016-00005, Special Public Notice Regulatory Guidance Letter 16-01: Jurisdictional Determinations

Published Nov. 9, 2016
Expiration date: 11/25/2016

On 31 October 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued Regulatory Guidance Letter 16-01, Subject: Jurisdictional Determinations. The RGL provides direction to Corps districts about the need to coordinate with the JD requestor to ensure they are provided with the appropriate JD, if any, that best satisfies their needs and circumstances. RGL 16-01 makes it clear the Corps will continue its practice of providing an Approved JD if the landowner still believes that form of JD is needed after having been explained the various options. The RGL also provides additional guidance regarding documentation of Preliminary JDs and Approved JDs. For more information, see

A JD (Preliminary or Approved) will be completed after a request is received. Any party requesting a JD should complete a "Request for Corps Jurisdictional Determination" form (see attached). Use of the form is optional; however, if the form is not used, the requesting party must still provide all the information found on the form to the Corps, including the consent statement and signature. A JD can only be completed after all the information is provided.

For permit applications, it is unnecessary to request a JD. The Sacramento District will only complete a JD for an application when it has received a specific request to do one. "No JD" means the Corps will assume all aquatic resources delineated on the property or in the review area are waters of the United States for the purpose of processing the application. The time to process a permit application may be less if no JD is requested.

In general, permit applications with no JD or permit applications where a JD is requested will be prioritized over JDs that are stand-alone (i.e. no permit application is submitted). Stand-alone JDs will be completed as soon as possible considering the district's workload and available resources.

Please note an Approved JD can only be completed when the Corps is allowed legal access to the property or review area.

The Sacramento District will provide information on RGL 16-01 at upcoming Regulatory Program Workshops in Sacramento CA, Bountiful UT, and Grand Junction CO. Dates and times for these workshop to be determined.