SUMMARY: The District Engineers for the Albuquerque, Omaha and Sacramento Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) hereby announce the availability of Regional General Permit (RGP) No. 96 for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Flood-Related Activities in Colorado.
AUTHORITY: Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344).
AREA OF COVERAGE: This RGP is applicable to all waters of the U.S. within State of Colorado, including, but not limited to, rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and wetlands.
SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES: This permit authorizes the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. associated with certain natural disaster mitigation and flood-related activities within the State of Colorado. This RGP may apply to localized or widespread events and includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:
• repair and reconstruction of existing roads
• repair and construction of temporary levees
• protection and repair of bridge embankments
• protection and repair of utility structures
• stabilization and protection of stream banks
• protection and restoration of intake structures
• construction of debris catchment facilities
• restoration/cleanup of mud/rockslides
Work may not proceed under this RGP until the permittee has submitted a pre-construction notification (PCN) to the District Engineer and received a written permit verification from the Corps.
LENGTH OF AUTHORIZATION: This RGP will expire five years from the date of issuance.
OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORIZATIONS: The State of Colorado has certified the activities authorized by this permit under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. For projects located on Southern Ute Indian Lands, the permittee must obtain an individual water quality certification (WQC) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For projects located on Ute Mountain Ute Indian Lands, the permittee must obtain a WQC from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. Please refer to RGP 96 General Condition 34 for more information on how to apply for an individual WQC for projects located in Indian Country.