May 3, 2019
- USACE Buffalo District in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Department of State (DOS) have issued guidance regarding permits available for the purpose of shore protection to safeguard existing functional erosion control structures, roads, bridges, infrastructure, and property along Lake Ontario shoreline and the Saint Lawrence River including affected portions of navigable bays and tributaries. For more information, click here
- EPA and Army publish proposed revised "waters of the United States" definition: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army announced the publishing in the Federal Register of the proposed new definition of "waters of the United States" that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The 60-day public comment period closed on April 15, 2019. Information, including supporting analyses and fact sheets, are available at: https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise and https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule. Read the Public Notice by CLICKING HERE.
August 16, 2018 - Rule Status and Litigation Update regarding the Definition of "Waters of the United States" - all Jurisdictional Determinations in NY and OH are subject to the 2015 Clean Water Rule. More Information - Click here.
August 15, 2018 - Emergency Regional Permit (RP) 99-000-1 activated for the following counties: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schulyer, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Wayne and Yates Counties. Click HERE for this permit located under 'Types of Permits, Regional General Permit 99-000-1'.
Regulatory Guidance Letter (RGL) 16-01 regarding "Jurisdictional Determinations"- Click HERE.