GALVESTON, Texas --
GALVESTON, Texas --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District will host a workshop on their regulatory program for all interested parties, September 21, 2023.
The event, running from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will take place at the district’s headquarters located at 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, Texas 77550. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m.
AGENDA: Workshop topics will include: 1) Welcome and Opening Remarks; 2) Regulatory Programmatic Authorities - Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 103 of the Marine Protection Research and Sanctuaries Act; 3) Waters of the United States - Sackett v. EPA SCOTUS Decision; 4) Regulatory Permit Process - Pre-app process and identifying what if any other Corps business lines may require engagement, AJD/PJD/No JD, What to include with a permit application: Eng Form 4345 (which includes Avoidance, Minimization, and Compensation), PCN Form, Vicinity Map, Plan and Profile Project Plans, CMP Form (if in Texas Coastal Zone Management Area), Alternatives Analysis, ESA assessment (IPaC report, BA, etc.), EFH considerations, Cultural Resource assessment/survey, Mitigation Plan, Section 408 application (as needed); 5) Permit Evaluation Process - Incomplete permit applications and/or drawings, poor alternative analysis/sitting criteria, lack of response to public comments, federally complete vs. complete for decision making, and Section 103 considerations; 6) Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Regional Technical Support and Execution Center (TREC) - SWD Regulatory Support; 7) FWS/NMFS Species of Concern; 8) Regulatory Division Remarks; and 9) Open Discussion / QA / Networking.
RSVP: The Workshop is open to the public, but in order to attend, you will need to submit an RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-regulatory-outreach-tickets-686770849097?aff=oddtdtcreator. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Only individuals that have submitted an RSVP and received a confirmation will be considered registered and allowed on the premises for this event. Each individual attending will need to submit their name and affiliation, if any, email address, and telephone number prior to the Workshop. Seating will be limited to 200 individuals so please RSVP early. Please limit the number of attendees from each organization to a maximum of 3 individuals.
SECURITY: The security guards will be checking for valid identification cards. This can be a valid driver's license or passport. If your ID is EXPIRED, then you will NOT be allowed on the premises. VEHICLE REGISTRATION will also be checked. If the vehicle registration is expired, then the vehicle will NOT be allowed on the premises. Foreign nationals (FN) cannot enter this facility without prior authorization from headquarters. The FN disclosure process will follow the attached process. The due date for FN submission will be August 4. All Non-US Citizens including green card holders need to follow the directions on the slides.
2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, TX 77550
Release no. 23-005