US Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District

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 - Clean Water Act Proposed Rule for a Revised Definition of the "Waters of the U.S."

Published Feb. 14, 2019
Expiration date: 4/15/2019

Special Public Notice          Federal Register-Revised Definition of "Waters of the United States"

The EPA and the Army are seeking comments on the specifics of the proposed “waters of the United States” definition, and are requesting comment on the discussion and definition of terms within it.  In addition, the EPA and the Army are seeking comments on a multitude of items such as underlying legal interpretations, rule implementation, and the associated Economic Analysis and Resource and Programmatic Assessment (and their data).  Finally, in response to requests from some states, the EPA and the Army are exploring and seeking comments on the development, and feasibility, of creating geospatial datasets or a mapping system for jurisdictional waters in an effort to improve administration of CWA programs and provide clarity for federal, state, and tribal agencies and the general public.

More information regarding this proposed rule can be found at EPA’s website:  https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise. Additionally, the Federal Register Notice can be found at the Federal Register’s website: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/14/2019-00791/revised-definition-of-waters-of-the-united-states.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov/ (preferred method).  Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: OW-Docket@epa.gov.  Include Docket ID No.  EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149 in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Office of Water Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.
  • Hand Delivery / Courier: EPA Docket Center, WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004. The Docket Center’s hours of operations are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday (except Federal Holidays).

All submissions received must include the Docket ID No. for this rulemaking.  Comments received may be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov/, including any personal information provided.