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SWL 1995-10972-GI

Published Aug. 14, 2020

REISSUANCE OF A REGIONAL GENERAL PERMIT for work, including the placement of dredged and fill material, in waters of the United States associated with the authorization of recreational facilities (see RGP for specific authorized areas).


Background.  On November 6, 2019, the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers issued a joint public notice with the States of Arkansas and Missouri announcing consideration of reissuance of this regional general permit for recreational facilities in navigable waters of the United States within the States of Arkansas and Missouri.   As lead Corps District in the state, Little Rock District is responsible for coordinating advertisement and review of comments on this statewide regional general permit.  Each district is responsible for administering the general permit in its respective geographical area of jurisdiction.  The authority for permit issuance is found in Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S. Code 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code 1344).  Corps districts are authorized to develop regional general permits in accordance with Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations Parts 325.2(e)(2) and 325.5(c)(1).

Determination to Reissue.  After reviewing the previous actions authorized under this regional general permit and comments received on the public notice, it is our assessment that the work authorized will not have significant adverse environmental impacts and that the public interest will be served by reissuance of the regional general permit.

The policies of this regional general permit will be subject to reconsideration at any time, but will be reviewed at least every five (5) years.  This regional general permit is therefore reissued for a period of 5 years until December 31, 2025, unless it is revoked or specifically extended in the interim.

Notification/Verification Requirement.  Anyone wanting to do work under the regional general permit would have to notify the Corps District in which the work is to be performed and receive verification that the proposed work met the limits of the regional general permit.  The notification/verification details are outlined in the Procedures for Verifying Authorization attached to the regional general permit.

Consideration of New/Additional Information.  If additional information, developed during the life of the permit, indicates factors contrary to the public interest, this regional general permit may be suspended, modified, or revoked.

Interested parties are requested to provide comments on this regional general permit at any time during the life of the permit.  Comments should be addressed to Chief, Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 867, Little Rock, Arkansas  72203-0867.

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