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.

Extended Comment Period - Special Public Notice - DA Permit Setback Policy Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway

Published July 1, 2013
Expiration date: 7/30/2013

Special Public Notice    Draft Policy Memorandum

Email us for copies of the Google Earth Setback Files in KMZ format

The Galveston District is seeking public input on proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway to specifically addresses the oversight of construction of structures and /or fill permits along the GIWW to increase safety and preserve the ability to maintain the waterway.  

A setback is the distance that a structure must be “set back” from the edge of the channel to ensure there are no encroachments in the navigable channel to support safe transportation and maintain sufficient clearance for dredging the channel.  Setbacks are represented visually on Google Earth and may be downloaded.

The District established an interagency-team comprised of state and federal agency partners as well as commercial users of the GIWW to develop the proposed setback policy.  Members of the team included the; Corps’ Area Offices and Regulatory Branch, U.S. Coast Guard, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas General Land Office, Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association, and numerous towing vessel operators.