Planning and Environmental Documents for Public Review

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Viewing & Comments

Viewing Notices: To view a full public notice or its associated drawings file (if any), click on either full public notice or permit drawings link in the attachments section. To download the file to your computer, right-click on the public notice or drawings link, then select "Save Target As" from the menu.

How to Send Comments on Regulatory Division Public Notices: Send comments to the Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, P.O. Box 1229, Galveston, Texas 77553-1229 or by electronic mail to our Public Notice Comment Email. Comments made in reference to a public notice should include your name, address, phone number and the Department of the Army permit number referenced in the public notice (e.g. SWG-2015-00001).  

How to Send Comment on Other Galveston District Public Notices: Please follow the instructions included with the public notice. For Galveston District Planning and Environmental Documents for public review, please click here.

Special Public Notice

Published July 26, 2017
Expiration date: 8/28/2017

Special Public Notice

On January 6, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published notice in the Federal Register announcing the reissuance of Nationwide Permits (NWPs), general conditions, and definitions with some modifications.  The NWPs became effective on March 19, 2017, and will expire on March 18, 2022.  On March 28, 2017, the Southwestern Division Engineer approved regional conditions for the NWPs in Texas.  Regional conditions provide additional protections for the aquatic environment by ensuring that the NWPs authorize only those activities with minimal adverse effects on the aquatic environment.  The Districts in Texas have posted the regional conditions for NWPs on their Regulatory webpages: ; ; ; and    

A proposed regional condition to NWP 12 for just the Fort Worth District was initially published for comment as regional condition 11.  It was withdrawn.  After additional evaluation, the Division Engineer modified his decision and proposes a statewide regional condition requiring notification to the Corps prior to construction of new water intake structures that include discharges of fill into waters of the United States.

Goal of the Regional Condition:  Removal of water via a regulated activity has the potential to result in more than minimal impacts to the aquatic environment by reducing/modifying in-stream flows, entrainment of aquatic species, transfer of invasive species, modification of reservoir control plans, etc.  A regional condition that requires reporting to the Corps would enable assessment of potential impacts and ensure that intake structures authorized by NWP 12 would have no more than minimal impacts individually or cumulatively on aquatic resources and the public interest.

This Public Notice is intended to gather comments on the following regional condition which is being proposed for the entire state of Texas.