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Regulatory Program News (04/13/2022):  USACE Detroit District Regulatory Branch invites you to our upcoming virtual outreach events.  "Spring into Planning - Getting the Jump on General Permits" virtual outreach events will focus on our most common General Permit projects.  Please visit our Outreach page for more details, including dates, times, and how to register for the events.  

Regulatory Program News (04/06/2022): USACE is pleased to announce the release of ENG Forms 6116 (1-9), Automated Wetland Determination Data Sheet (ADS), and the associated "User Guide for Automated Wetland Determination Data Sheets" (User Guide).  These documents are available at the USACE Regulatory Headquarters website in both Portable Document Format (PDF) and Microsoft Excel (Excel) file formats.  Please click the following link to view the documents: https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Regulatory-Program-and-Permits/reg_supp/.

Practitioners, including the public, should, at a minimum, utilize the PDF versions of the Office of Management and Budget approved forms to document the presence or absence of wetlands for the applications related to the administration of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Rivers and Harbors Act (RHA). The Excel-based ADS is an optional tool.  However, the PDF versions do not provide the automated features found in the Excel-based versions. 

Reissuance of 41 Nationwide Permits & Final Regional Conditions for Michigan & Indiana: Public Notices (PNs) were issued on February 15 & 23 announcing the issuance of the 41 Nationwide Permits (NWPs) & associated Regional Conditions for both Michigan & Indiana, respectively.  The 41 NWPs went into effect on February 25, 2022, & will expire on March 14, 2026.  The NWP general conditions & definitions that were issued in the final rule published in the January 13, 2021 issue of the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) apply to the 40 reissued NWPs & to the new NWP 59 that were published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2021. Click Here For the Michigan Public Notice | Click Here For the Indiana Public Notice

Regulatory Program News (01/05/2022):  Please click the following link to view the Navigable Water Protection Rule (NWPR) vacatur statement:  https://www.usace.army.mil/Media/Announcements/Article/2888988/5-january-2022-navigable-waters-protection-rule-vacatur/.

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The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the federal government. Our mission is to provide strong protection of  the Nations aquatic environment. This will be accomplished through: coordination with agencies and the public; fair, reasonable, and timely decisions; accurate and timely jurisdiction determinations; monitoring, compliance and enforcement of permit laws, regulations and policies.

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