Update on the issuance of the Department of the Army State General Programmatic Permits (SPGPs).
The 17-SPGP expired on May 31, 2022. Until the issuance of the 2022 SPGPs, the Corps will review any SPGP applications under the Corps’ Nationwide Permit or Standard Permit review processes.
On March 21, 2022, the Corps public noticed two 2022 SPGPs to the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia (https://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Media/Public-Notices/Article/2971638/22-spgp-recreational-commercial-institutional-and-recreational-developments-rci/). The 22-SPGP-RCIR is proposed for use with residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational developments. The 22-SPGP-LT is proposed for use with the linear transportation projects.
The Corps received 401 Certification from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on May 9, 2022. Per the 2020 401 Regulation (40 CFR Part 121), the Corps coordinated that certification with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On June 6, 2022, the EPA determined that the 2022 SPGPs may affect water quality in neighboring jurisdictions and notified all neighboring jurisdictions per the procedures outlined in CWA § 401(a)(2). These procedures allow the neighboring jurisdictions 60 days to notify the Corps and EPA if they object to the issuance of the permits and request that the Corps hold a public hearing on the objection(s).
Updates on the issuance of the 2022 SPGPs will be provided on our webpage as they become available.