Effective March 15, 2021:
If you’re as fascinated as we are by wetlands and environmental regulation updates, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got all the latest information.
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Nationwide permits help protect aquatic life by providing incentives to reduce impact on jurisdictional waters and wetlands:
The new Federal Clean Water Act Section 401 became effective September 11, 2020. 401 Certifications must meet specific requirements for all 401 Certification applications:
Read the Corps of Engineers’ final rule defining the scope of waters regulated under the Clean Water Act:
Every once in a while ClearWater takes a day off to regroup, relax, and enjoy the reason for our namesake. In May, ClearWater explored the Shelton Laurel River with guides from Hunter Banks. Some of us were already acquainted with the sport and others were first-timers. All had a grand time fly fishing, learning new techniques, and cheering each other on as fish after fish kept jumping into our hands.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register (6/29/15) defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA or the Act). The rule will become effective on August 28, 2015.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District (District) is issuing this public notice to inform the public on the implementation of the North Carolina Wetland Assessment Method (NC WAM) and the North Carolina Stream Assessment Method (NC SAM). With the issuance of this public notice, the District will begin to utilize NC WAM and NC SAM for our internal reviews of permit applications, including decisions regarding the amount and type of compensatory mitigation, avoidance and minimization of impacts, or other decisions pertaining to aquatic resource quality and functions.
For more information, visit the Public Notice Page for the 21 April 2015 notice concerning NC wetland and stream assessment methods.
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