DEEP: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Hold Public Informational Meeting on Reissuance of U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Connecticut General Permit

February 15, 2011
 
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Hold Public Informational Meeting on Reissuance of U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Connecticut General Permit

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) will hold a public informational meeting March 3 on the reissuance of the U.S. ACOE Connecticut General Permit.

The public meeting will take place from 1:00 3:00 p.m. at DEP Headquarters, 5th Floor Phoenix Auditorium, at 79 Elm Street, Hartford.

The Connecticut General Permit (GP), currently referred to as the Programmatic General Permit (PGP) will allow for minimal-impact activities within the waters of the United States within the State of Connecticut and lands located within the exterior boundaries of an Indian Reservation.

The existing GP expires on May 31, 2011 and the proposal is to reissue the GP for another five years. The reissued GP will continue the review process for activities under the Clean Water Act, Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act. The proposed GP is separated into two sections, one for activities occurring within Inland Waters and Wetlands and one for activities occurring within Tidal, Coastal and Navigable Waters.

The ACOE will accept written comment on the GP through the close of business on March 11, 2011. Comments may be mailed to: Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751 to the attention of Ms. Diane M. Ray or e-mailed to diane.m.ray@usace.army.mil. All comments submitted to the ACOE in writing will be considered in the development of the GP.

Copies of the proposed GP may be obtained online at: www.nae.usace.army.mil/reg/11/spn012511CTPGP.pdf.