August 4, 2022
NAO-2021-01800 - 22-SPGP-Residential, Commercial, Institutional and Recreation (RCIR)
NAO-2022-00286 - 22-SPGP-Linear Transportation (LT)
FEDERAL PUBLIC NOTICE
The Norfolk District announces the issuance of the 2022 State Programmatic General Permit for residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational developments (22-SPGPRCIR) and the 2022 State Programmatic Regional Permit for linear transportation projects (22-SPGP-LT). Effective August 08, 2022, the 22-SPGP-RCIR and 22-SPGP-LT permits supersede and replace all previous versions.
22-SPGP-RCIR authorizes the discharge of dredged or fill material in non-tidal waters of the United States (WOTUS), including wetlands, associated with residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational development (RCIR) projects within the geographical limits of the Commonwealth of Virginia* and under the regulatory jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District (Corps or Norfolk District). These projects must not cause the loss of greater than 1 acre of WOTUS, must have no more than minimal individual and cumulative impacts to WOTUS and must have avoided impacts to WOTUS to the greatest extent practicable.
22-SPGP-LT authorizes the discharge of dredged or fill material in non-tidal WOTUS, including wetlands, associated with linear transportation (LT) projects within the geographical limits of the Commonwealth of Virginia* and under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Corps. These projects must not cause the loss of greater than 1/2 acre of WOTUS, must have no more than minimal individual and cumulative impacts to WOTUS and must have avoided impacts to WOTUS to the greatest extent practicable.
(*This SPGP is not available for use in the Commonwealth of Virginia subwatersheds shared with the State of Tennessee. These watersheds are identified in Appendix A of the 22-SPGP-RCIR and 22-SPGP-LT documents. Applicants may instead apply to the Corps of Engineers for Nationwide Permit or Regional General Permit verifications or a Standard Individual Permit.)
The Norfolk District issued these permits with an expiration date of August 01, 2026. The newly issued 22-SPGP permits, and associated documents can be found on our web site at: https://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/RBregional.aspx.
As of the date of this public notice, the Norfolk District Corps of Engineers received certification regarding water quality (WQC) under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act and the consistency determination under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) for the 22-SPGP-RCIR and the 22-SPGP-LT.
If you have any questions about the issuance of the 22-SPGP-RCIR, the 22-SPGP-LT or the permit process, contact Ms. Anna Lawston by telephone at 540-764-4459 or email at email@example.com.
22-SPGP Preliminary Screening
VDOT 22-SPGP Preliminary Screening