On January 6, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published the
notice in the Federal Register announcing the reissuance of all 50
existing nationwide permits (NWPs), general conditions, and definitions
with some modifications. The Corps also issued two new NWPs, one new
general condition, and five new definitions. The 2017 NWPs will go into
effect on March 19, 2017, and will expire on March 18, 2022.
With the publication of this Federal Register notice, Corps districts will
begin finalizing 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 no more than minimal adverse environmental effects.
Regional conditions will help ensure protection of high value waters
within the Southwestern Division and South Pacific Division for
Albuquerque District, Fort Worth District, Galveston District and Tulsa
An enclosure for this public notice (Enclosure 1) lists the proposed final
regional conditions currently under consideration by the Southwestern
Division and South Pacific Division for Albuquerque District, Fort Worth
District, Galveston District and Tulsa District. As the lead District for
the Corps’ Regulatory program in Texas, the Galveston District is seeking
comments on the proposed final regional conditions to help ensure that the
adverse environmental effects of activities authorized by the proposed
NWPs are no more than minimal, individually and cumulatively.
Comments on regional issues relating to the proposed NWPs and proposed
final regional conditions should be sent to:
Regulatory Division, CESWG-RD-P
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 1229
Galveston, Texas 77553-1229
Comments relating to the final regional conditions are due by February 11,