• 2020 NATIONWIDE PERMITS and COLORADO REGIONAL CONDITIONS, REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

    Expiration date: 11/8/2020

    On September 15, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published in the Federal Register its proposal to reissue the 52 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and issue five new NWPs for work in waters of the U.S. that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. Additionally, the Albuquerque, Omaha, and Sacramento Districts are seeking comments on proposed NWP regional conditions and/or the need for any additional regional conditions to help ensure that impacts authorized by the proposed NWPs are no more than minimal within the State of Colorado.

  • SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: Colorado Mitigation Procedures (COMP) v2

    Interested parties are hereby notified that the District Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Albuquerque, Omaha, and Sacramento Districts, have approved the statewide use of the Colorado Mitigation Procedures (COMP) v2 within the State of Colorado. The COMP outlines the steps the Corps Districts in Colorado will take regarding compensatory mitigation evaluations and provides statewide predictability and consistency in the Corps’ compensatory mitigation determinations. Specifically, the COMP standardizes the Corps’ compensatory mitigation procedures for quantifying wetland and stream losses (debits) and compensatory mitigation (credits).

  • Publication of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule in the Federal Register

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” was published in the Federal Register. This final rule establishes the scope of federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act. The Navigable Waters Protection Rule includes four simple categories of jurisdictional waters and provides specific exclusions for many water features that traditionally have not been regulated. The final rule will become effective on June 22, 2020.
  • COVID-19 and USACE Regulatory Program, 33 USC 408 Program, and FOIA Operations

    In response to the evolving COVID-19 public health emergency, the Albuquerque District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is implementing a plan to ensure continuity of operations. While USACE business functions will continue during this time, some functions may be temporarily modified or suspended. The purpose of this public notice is to provide information on the process for electronically submitting Department of the Army Regulatory Program permit applications, requests to alter, occupy, or use USACE projects under 33 USC Section 408, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • SPA-2019-00114-SCO

    Expiration date: 1/30/2020

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, is evaluating a permit application for the Fountain Creek Watershed Greenway and Flood Control District to construct the Fountain Creek Channel Restoration at 13th Street Project (Project) in Pueblo, Colorado. The Project would impact an approximately 2,934-foot reach of Fountain Creek generally located between 13th Street and 8th Street in the City of Pueblo. Details of the Project are provided in this public notice and attached maps and drawings. The purpose of this public notice is to inform interested parties of the project and to solicit comments.