ISSUANCE OF A REGIONAL GENERAL PERMIT
for the placement of dredged and fill material in waters of the United States associated with US Army Corps of Engineers work on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Arkansas and on US Army Corps of Engineers Lakes within the Little Rock District, including that work conducted by recognized stakeholders and sanctioned by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Background. On September 10, 2014, the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers issued a joint public notice with the States of Arkansas and Missouri announcing consideration of issuance of this regional general permit for repair of levees, creation of dredged material disposal areas, fill of scour holes, and the construction, modification, or maintenance of dikes and revetments. 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 Issue. After reviewing 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 issuance 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 issued for a period of 5 years until October 26, 2020, 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 Little Rock District 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, US Army Corps of Engineers, PO Box 867, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-0867.
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