30 August 2021 - Definition of Waters of the United States - As of August 30, 2021, the Corps of Engineers will rely on Pre-2015 Definitions of Waters of the United States to determine geographic jurisdiction for permit evaluations. Information about current rules for waters of the United States can be found on the EPA website https://www.epa.gov/wotus/current-implementation-waters-united-states
21 July 2021 - Army Corps of Engineers announced the Oklahoma Stream Mitigation Method - USACE announces the start of the Field Trial Period for the Oklahoma Stream Mitigation Method (OSMM). The OSMM will typically be applied on those permit evaluations where a pre-construction notification is required to be submitted to the Corps. The OSMM is authorized for use by the Corps, applicants, and authorized agents to determine the amount of compensatory mitigation necessary to offset unavoidable stream impacts associated with Department of the Army permit evaluations (see 33 CFR 332.3(f)). All users will also have the ability to provide substantiated comment concerning this OSMM during the Field Trial Period.
The OSMM tool and worksheets can be downloaded from following web link: https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Mitigation/
24 March 2021 - Public comment period on National Wetland Plant List for 2020 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as part of an interagency effort is accepting comments on draft changes to the 2020 National Wetland Plant List (NWPL). The 27 species and their draft 2020 wetland ratings by region, as well as the Federal Register Notice, can be viewed at the NWPL homepage, http://wetland-plants.usace.army.mil/, under “2020 NWPL Update Information.” A link to provide general or species-specific comments is also available at this location. USACE is also seeking comments regarding the administrative change to the South Pacific Islands subregion and the NWPL update process. Comments will be accepted through May 24, 2021. All submitted comments and information will be compiled and sent to the National Panel for their consideration.
13 January 2021 – Army Corps of Engineers publishes 2021 nationwide permits - USACE announce today the publication in the Federal Register of the 2021 Nationwide Permits (NWPs) at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/13/2021-00102/reissuance-and-modification-of-nationwide-permits. The 12 reissued and four new 2021 NWPs in the rule are necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. These 16 NWPs will go into effect on March 15, 2021 and will expire on March 14, 2026. The 40 existing NWPs that were not reissued or modified by the January 13, 2021, final rule remain in effect. More information on NWPs can be found at https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Regulatory-Program-and-Permits/National-Notices-and-Program-Initiatives/
24 March 2020 - The Tulsa District is committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19. The health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and employees is our highest priority. While many employees are working from remote locations, critical personnel remain in place at our dams, navigation and hydropower facilities. We remain committed to serving the public, however routine responses and coordination with staff and support personnel may experience minor delays.
During this period, all Regulatory staff are teleworking. To ensure timeliness of your Department of the Army Permit request, you are encouraged to email your requests to email@example.com in-lieu of traditional mail services. We thank you in advance.
3 September 2019 - The DPM designates the District Regulatory Chief or designee as the single point of entry or initial point of contact for inquiries from the regulated public about the Regulatory Program and the Section 408 Program. The intent is for applicants to receive a response from the SWT that identifies the appropriate POCs from whom the applicant can receive additional information along with clearly defined processes. For more information concerning Section 408 Program, use the following link.
3 July 2019 - The SWT has minimum "Guidelines for Cultural Resources Investigations for Projects in Oklahoma", in which the Regulatory Office is the lead Federal agency. These guidelines provide requirements for field methodology and reports to be submitted to the Regulatory Office. This guidelines can be found on the Links Page.
1 July 2019 - In response to the severe flooding and other storm related damages in the Tulsa District, it is anticipated that municipalities and owners of damaged property will want to conduct repair activities in the near future. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Section 404 Clean Water Act permit may be required for dredging or placing fill in waters of the United States, including rivers, lakes, streams, creeks, and wetlands. More information related to Flood Recovery and Repair Activities can be found on the following Link.
Useful Links: https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Links/