REISSUANCE OF A REGIONAL GENERAL PERMIT (RGP):
for the placement of dredged and fill material in all waters of the United States (WOUS) associated with the construction of steps, walkways, or footbridges, within the Little Rock District in the States of Arkansas and Missouri.
NOTE: Fill in wetlands is not authorized.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Background. On November 26, 2014, 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 RGP for the construction of steps, walkways, or footbridges in all WOUS, excluding wetlands, within the Little Rock District in the States of Arkansas and Missouri. 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 RGPs 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 RGP 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 RGP.
The policies of this RGP will be subject to reconsideration at any time, but will be reviewed at least every five (5) years. This RGP is therefore reissued for a period of 5 years until August 31, 2021, unless it is revoked or specifically extended in the interim.
Notification/Verification Requirement. Anyone wanting to do work under the proposed RGP would have to notify the Little Rock District and receive verification that the proposed work met the limits of the RGP. The notification/verification details are outlined in the Procedures for Verifying Authorization attached to the RGP.
Consideration of New/Additional Information. If additional information, developed during the life of the permit, indicates factors contrary to the public interest, then this RGP may be suspended, modified, or revoked.
Interested parties are requested to provide comments on this RGP 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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