USACE Announces New Nationwide Permits

      February 1, 2017


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On January 6, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)  published notice in the Federal Register announcing reissuance of all 50 existing 2012 Nationwide Permits (NWPs), general conditions, and definitions under Clean Water Act Section 404 and Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10, with the addition of two new NWPs (NWP 53 and 54), one new general condition, and five new definitions. The 2017 NWPs were anticipated to go into effect on March 19, 2017 with an expiration of March 18, 2022. The final permits have not yet been published but they are expected to be released very soon.


If you currently hold a NWP authorization from the USACE, and you are unsure about your coverage to complete the authorized activities, please contact us and we will work closely with you on your matter.


HELIX continues to be at the front line of regulatory issues impacting you and your projects. For assistance on these permitting efforts and to discuss your projects, please contact  one of our experienced specialists available throughout California.


San Diego County Office
Karl Osmundson, Principal Biologist/Biology Group Manager


Orange County Office
Amir Morales, Principal Regulatory Specialist


Sacramento County Office
Dave Claycomb, Northern California Regional Manager


Additionally, general information can be found on the Nationwide Permit Fact Sheet.