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  • Norfolk District’s Final Regional Conditions, 401 Water Quality Certification, and Coastal Zone Management Act Determination for the Sixteen 2021 Nationwide Permits

    The purpose of this Public Notice is to provide an update on Norfolk District’s Final Regional Conditions, the Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) and the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) determination for the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and four new NWPs published as a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) on January 13, 2021. The Norfolk District received the CZMA determination on December 17, 2020 and the Section 401 WQC on December 21, 2020 from the Commonwealth of Virginia for the 16 NWPs and the regional conditions applicable in Virginia, including the Northern Virginia Military Installations within Baltimore District’s Area of Responsibility. The Section 401 WQC and CZMA determination were provided for the entire set of NWPs proposed in the September 15, 2020 Federal Register (85 FR 57298). However, Norfolk District developed new regional conditions to address only the Section 401 WQC and the CZMA conditions for the 16 NWPs finalized in the January 13, 2021 Federal Register.