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SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE - [Final] Regional General Permit No. 14 for Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site Erosion Control and Other Minor Activities

Posted: 10/2/2014

Expiration date:


Summary of Proposed Action: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, hereby issues Regional General Permit (RGP) No. 14 for erosion control and other minor activities in waters of the U.S. on the Fort Carson Army Garrison (Fort Carson) and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS). The purpose of this public notice is to inform interested parties of the availability of the RGP.

Purpose & Need: The purpose of this RGP is to establish a streamlined permitting mechanism to authorize erosion control and other minor projects that cause only minimal individual and cumulative environmental impacts.

Authority: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for the discharge of dredged/fill material in all waters of the United States.

Area of Coverage: The RGP is applicable to all waters of the United States, including wetlands, located on Fort Carson and PCMS within the State of Colorado.

Scope of Activities: Activities authorized by this RGP include construction and maintenance of minor erosion control (EC) structures and facilities (e.g., EC basins, banksloping erosion courses, terraces, and check dams), and other minor activities on Fort Carson and PCMS, as specified in the final RGP. Activities that do not comply with the provisions of this RGP must be authorized by a nationwide permit, another existing regional general permit, or a standard individual permit.

Length of Authorization: The RGP will expire on October 2, 2019.

Other Governmental Authorizations: Section 401 Water Quality Certification: On May 28, 2014, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued Water Quality Certification (WQC) No. 4348 for this RGP. To ensure that there are no adverse effects to water quality, activities authorized by this permit will be required to comply with the conditions specified in the WQC.