Archive: 2020
  • South Pacific Division Regulatory Initiative in the State of Colorado

    Effective May 16, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Albuquerque District, will administer the Corps’ Regulatory Program in the following counties in the State of Colorado: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, and Summit (Western Slope Counties), instead of the Sacramento District. The Corps’ Omaha District will continue to administer the Regulatory Program for counties in the Front Range.

  • JOINT PUBLIC NOTICE: Revisions to Regional General Permit 16-01

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, (Corps) and the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) are issuing a joint public notice regarding a proposal to reissue Regional General Permit (RGP) 16-01 for Utility Line Construction, Maintenance, Repair or Removal within the State of New Mexico and West Texas with revisions. The purpose of this public notice is to inform interested parties of the availability of the draft RGP and to solicit comments.

  • SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule

    This special public notice is provided to inform stakeholders and prospective applicants for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of new procedural requirements established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s newly promulgated regulation implementing Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). Effective September 11, 2020, the CWA Section 401 Certification Rule is being implemented nationwide. Section 401 provides states and authorized tribes with an important tool to help protect the water quality of federally regulated waters within their borders, in collaboration with federal agencies.

  • SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: Colorado Stream Quantification Tool v1 Approved for Use

    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 Stream Quantification Tool (CSQT) v1.0. The CSQT is a condition assessment that provides a common currency for calculating lift (credits) and loss (debits) associated with stream mitigation sites and permitted activities that may require compensatory mitigation. This public notice announces the availability of the CSQT v1.0 and provides a summary of the changes that were made in response to public comments and beta-testing.

    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 United States that are regulated by section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. The Albuquerque District is seeking comments on the proposed NWP regional conditions and the potential need for additional regional conditions to help ensure that the adverse environmental effects of activities authorized by the proposed NWPs are no more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects.