October 23, 2003
Vol. 10 No. 8


U.S. Army Corps Proposes Culvert Changes
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District is proposing additional regional conditions to clarify its interpretation of how to satisfy certain requirements of Nationwide Permits Nos. 3 (Maintenance), 14 (Linear Transportation Projects) and 18 (Minor Discharges) when used for projects that involve stream crossings. Full Article

Fairfax County Resource Protection Area (RPA) Maps Coming Soon
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) is scheduled to review and approve final Resource Protection Area (RPA) maps on November 17 at 4:00 p.m. Anyone who owns property that could be designated as an RPA should look at these maps. Full Article

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) State Program General Permit 01 (SPGP-01) Amended Effective September 25, 2003
On October 3, 2003, relatively minor revisions to the Corps' State Program General Permit (SPGP-01) were announced. Full Article

More State Program General Permit (SPGP) Changes Expected
The Norfolk District's State Program General Permit 01 (SPGP-01) became effective on November 1, 2002. When this permit was issued, the Corps committed to conducting an annual review of its effectiveness and an evaluation of the extent of its cumulative impacts. Full Article

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