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.
Wilmington District Implementation of the North Carolina Stream Assessment Method and North Carolina Wetland Assessment Method
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.