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Clean Water Rule Injunction

The Sixth Circuit issued an order staying the new Clean Water Rule nationwide, pending a determination by the court on jurisdiction to review the rule. Thus, the Clean Water Rule is stayed, and the prior 1986 regulations are in effect nationwide. USACE and EPA are evaluating the order and its implications for the litigation that is currently pending in district courts. In the meantime, USACE is not implementing the Clean Water Rule, and is using the 1986 regulations and applicable guidance (those in effect prior to August 28, 2015) in making jurisdictional determinations or taking other actions based on the definition of "waters of the United States".

Hood Canal Bulkhead Violation

A Hood Canal waterfront property owner pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to the federal felony offense in regards to his unlawful construction of a beachfront bulkhead. The unpermitted work resulted in the loss of sensitive salmon habitat that will require restoration. In addition to the criminal charge, the defendant agreed to pay $60,000 in civil penalties and $60,500 to the Hood Canal Coordinating Council for mitigation of salmon habitat to offset environmental impacts associated with construction of the bulkhead.


New Clean Water Rule

New Clean Water Rule published on June 29, 2015 will be effective on August 28, 2015. The Rule describes new processes to identify waters regulated under the Clean Water Act.


Army Corps of Engineers Receives New Biological Opinion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it received a final biological opinion from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries on the nationwide permits that were reissued on Feb. 13, 2012, and went into effect March 19, 2012.


BP Cherry Point Dock

News Release - 1,000s of comments in EIS process for BP Cherry Point dock North Wing

Draft EIS Federal Register Notice June 2014

Posters from Draft EIS Public Meetings July 2014
Presentation from Draft EIS Public Meetings July 2014

BP Cherry Point Refinery Marine Terminal North Wing Extension
Environmental Impact Statement Scope, November 2010


   Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview LLC - Bulk Export Terminal Proposal

  • News Release - Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District Scope of Analysis for EIS (18 Feb 2014)
  • Memorandum on Scope of Analysis for EIS (14 Feb 2014)
  • News Release - Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District will Require EIS for Proposal (13 July 2011)
  • News Release - Consultant selected for environmental review of Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview proposal
  • News Release - Scoping period announced for proposed Millennium Terminal-Longview project EIS
  • Notice of Intent to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement
  • Federal Register posting (6 September 2013) regarding NEPA EIS scoping meetings

    Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal and Custer Spur line improvements

U.S. Navy Explosives Handling Wharf 2 at Bangor

        •  Record of Decision

        •  Signed Permit

        •  Comments and Responses Appendix A