In This Issue

Proposal to Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a notice in the Federal Register to reissue and modify the nationwide permits (NWPs). The Corps is soliciting comments for the reissuance of the existing NWPs, general conditions, and definitions, with some modifications. The Corps is also proposing to issue six new NWPs and one new general condition. The reissuance process started September 26, 2006, with the proposed NWPs in the Federal Register for a 60-day comment period. The purpose of the Federal Register notice is to solicit comments on the proposed new and modified NWPs, as well as, the NWP general conditions and definitions. Concurrent with the September 26, 2006 notification, each Corps district will publish a public notice to solicit comments on their proposed regional conditions for the new and modified NWPs with a 45-day comment period.

To submit comments follow the instructions at the Federal eRulemaking Portal: All submissions should be identified by docket number COE-2006-0005 and/or the ZRIN number 0710-ZA02.

Comments should be submitted on or before November 27, 2006.

For further information contact:
Mr. David Olson
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
441 G Street NW.
Washington, DC 20314-1000

Phone number: (202) 761-4922
Fax number: (202) 761-0140
E-mail: (include docket number COE-2006-0005 and/or ZRIN number 0710-ZA02 in subject line of message)
Or access the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Home Page.

For a copy of the proposed regulation, contact Jessica Roger at