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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.

Public Notices published by the Los Angeles District under the Regulatory Program are posted on this page. Once a public notice is available on-line, an email notification is sent to individuals on the appropriate mailing list.

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Recent News

6/12/2014: On 21 April 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) published for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos).  The public comment period has been extended through October 20, 2014.  Comments submitted between the close of the original comment period and October 20, 2014 will be accepted and considered.

Expiration date: 10/20/2014

Public Notice on Proposed Rule Extension Through October 20, 2014

 

6/11/2014: On 21 April 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a Notice of Availability and Public Comment (79 FR 22276) to announce the availability of an interpretive rule regarding the applicability of the exemption from permitting provided under section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for discharges of dredged and/or fill material associated with certain agricultural conservation practices based on the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practice standards that are designed and implemented to protect and enhance water quality. The interpretive rule was effective on April 03, 2014. The public comment period has been reopened through July 07, 2014, in response to stakeholder requests. Comments submitted between the close of the original comment period and the re-opening of this comment period will be accepted and considered.

Expiration date: 7/7/2014

Public Notice on the Clean Water Act Interpretive Rule for 404(f)(1)(A) - Comment Period Reopened Through July 07, 2014

 

Recent Information regarding 404(f) Exemption 

 

 

 

Regulatory Mission

The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the federal government. Initially, it served a fairly simple purpose: to protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the nation's waters. Changing public needs, evolving policy, court decisions and new statutory mandates have changed several aspects of the program, including its breadth, complexity and authority.

The Regulatory Program administers and enforces Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899; Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972, as amended; and Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972.  Under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, a Corps permit is required for work or structures in, over, or under navigable waters of the United States.  Under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, a Corps permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States.  Many waterbodies and wetlands in the nation are waters of the United States and are subject to the Corps' Section 404 regulatory authority.  Under Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act, the Corps regulates the transport and disposal of dredged material at designated ocean sites.

All Corps permit decisions are subject to various other Federal laws applicable to Federal actions, such as the Endangered Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act.

For more information on our Regulatory Program, please feel free to browse our website.

SPD Regulatory Program at a glance (CornerStone)

Contact Us

Department of the Army
Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Regulatory Division
915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 930
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Transportation & Special Projects Branch (213) 452-3425; splregtsp@usace.army.mil
        High-Speed Train, Mid-County Parkway/South Orange County/ Caltrans

North Coast Branch/Ventura Field Office (805) 585-2140; splregventura@usace.army.mil
        Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Inyo, and Mono Counties

Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties Section (213) 452-3425; splreglasb@usace.army.mil
         Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Kern Counties

South Coast Branch/Carlsbad Field Office (760) 602-4829; splregcbad@usace.army.mil
        San Diego and Imperial Counties, Santa Margarita watershed (including SW Riverside)

Riverside and Orange Counties Section (213) 452-3425; splregorcs@usace.army.mil
        Orange and Riverside Counties (excluding Santa Margarita Watershed)

Arizona Branch (602) 230-6949; splregulatoryaz@usace.army.mil