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  • SPA-2012-00138-ABQ

    Expiration date: 8/31/2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, (Corps) and the New Mexico Environment Department’s Surface Water Quality Bureau (SWQB) are evaluating a permit application for the Bureau of Reclamation, Elephant Butte Field Office, located in Truth or Consequences, Sierra County, New Mexico, which could result in impacts from channel maintenance activities within the reach of the Rio Grande and its tributaries of waters of the United States between the Elephant Butte Dam channel to the Interstate 25 Bridge south of Caballo Dam. This notice is to inform interested parties of the proposed activity and to solicit comments.

  • SPA-2011-0031-ABQ

    Expiration date: 7/20/2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, (Corps) issued an emergency authorization for the City of Raton to construct sediment/debris basins in four tributaries to Lake Maloya in Sugarite State Park, to protect the City’s water supply from flood and fire debris after the Track Fire. The authorization was issued on July 5, 2011, with additional modifications issued July 21 and July 28, 2011. This notice is to inform interested parties of the emergency authorization and to solicit comments on the project and for post-project mitigation and restoration.
  • National Wetlands Plant List

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Albuquerque District, announces the availability of the updated National Wetland Plant List (NWPL). The NWPL plays a critical role in wetland determinations under the Clean Water Act and Food Security Act. Wetlands are evaluated using three parameters – soils, hydrology and vegetation. Using sampling protocols outlined in the Regional Supplements to the 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual, the indicator status is then used to determine whether the vegetation parameter is met. The 2012 NWPL should be used in any wetland delineations performed after June 1, 2012. The 2012 NWPL may be used in delineations/determinations conducted prior to that date and, for the purpose of clarity and accurate interpretation, should be referenced in delineation reports or regional supplement determination forms.

  • 2012 Final Regional Conditions for Nationwide Permits in Colorado

    On February 21, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published the notice in the Federal Register announcing the reissuance of all existing nationwide permits (NWPs), general conditions, and definitions with some modifications. The Corps also issued two new NWPs, three new general conditions, and three new definitions. The NWPs will be effective on March 19, 2012, and will expire on March 18, 2017. With the publication of this Federal Register notice, Corps districts were required to finalize their regional conditions for the new and reissued NWPs. Regional conditions will provide additional protection for the aquatic environment, and will help ensure that the NWPs authorize only those activities with minimal adverse effects on the aquatic environment. Regional conditions will help ensure protection of high value waters within Colorado.
  • Woodland Park Sanctuary Campus Project (Action No. SPA-2012-00196-SCO)

    Expiration date: 5/31/2012

    The application is for a permit to place dredged/fill material into waters of the U.S. associated with the construction of a private college campus in two tributaries to Trout Creek located in Woodland Park, Teller County, Colorado. The Albuquerque District is requesting public comment on the project by May 31, 2012.