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.
14 February 2019 - EPA and Army publish proposed revised "waters of the United States" definition: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army announced today the publishing in the Federal Register of the proposed new definition of "waters of the United States" that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The notice is available at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/14/2019-00791/revised-definition-of-waters-of-the-united-states. The agencies' proposal is the second step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of "waters of the United States" consistent with the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order entitled "Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the 'Waters of the United States' Rule." The publishing of the proposal and outreach efforts were delayed due to the lapse in appropriations for EPA. Today's notice begins a 60-day public comment period that will close on April 15, 2019. EPA and the Army will hold an informational webcast on February 14, 2019, and will host a listening session on the proposed rule in Kansas City, KS, on February 27-28, 2019. Information, including supporting analyses and fact sheets, are available at: https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise and https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule.
11 December 2018 - EPA and Army Propose New "Waters of the United States" Definition The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army have proposed a new definition of "waters of the United States" that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The agencies' proposal is the second step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of "waters of the United States" consistent with the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order entitled "Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the 'Waters of the United States' Rule." The agencies will take comment on the proposal for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. EPA and the Army will also hold an informational webcast on January 10, 2019, and will host a listening session on the proposed rule in Kansas City, KS, on January 23, 2019. More information including a pre-publication version of the Federal Register notice, the supporting analyses and fact sheets are available at: https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise and https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule.
16 August 2018 - U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina's Decision on Water of the US. - More information can be found at: https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Regulatory-Program-and-Permits/.
3 November 2017 - The SWT has prepared a FEIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects associated with the proposed Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir (LBCR) project, Fannin County, Texas. Additional information concerning the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the LBRC can be found at:
http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Tulsa-District-Environmental-Impact-Statements/. Written comments on the FEIS must be submitted to the Regulatory Office on or before December 9, 2017.
31 March 2017 - The SWT Regional Conditions associated with the reissuance of the existing nationwide permits (NWPs), general conditions, and definitions have been approved by the Division Commander. The Regional Conditions can be found at http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Nationwide-Permit-Program/. These Regional Conditions will expire on March 18, 2022.
22 March 2017 - On February 22, 2017, the Corps of Engineers approved the Deep Fork Mitigation Bank for use within the State of Oklahoma. The Primary Service Areas for the Deep Fork MB will be available in the following HUC watersheds: 11100303 (Deep Fork) and 11100302 (Lower North Canadian); the Secondary Service Areas for the Deep Fork MB will be available in the following HUC watersheds: 11090203 (Little River), 11110101 (Polecat-Snake Watershed), 11110102 (Dirty-Greenleaf Watershed, located west of the Arkansas River), 11100301(Middle North Canadian Watershed), and 11050002 (Lower Cimarron-Skeleton Watershed). For additional information, concerning the Terra Foundation ILF the following website is available: http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Mitigation.aspx.
20 January 2017 - On January 6, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published in the Federal Register announcing the reissuance of all 50 existing nationwide permits (NWPs), general conditions, and definitions, with some modifications from prior versions. The Corps also issued two new NWPs, one new general condition, and five new definitions. The 2017 NWPs will go into effect on March 19, 2017, and will expire on March 18, 2022.
The Federal Register notice is available for viewing at the Tulsa District Office located at 1645 South 101st East Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma or on the Internet at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/RegulatoryProgramandPermits/NationwidePermits.aspx. As an alternative, interested parties can access the January 6, 2017, final rule that was published in the Federal Register through the U.S. Government Printing Office at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR.
The Corps has also issued final decision documents for the new and reissued NWPs. These documents are available at www.regulations.gov at docket number COE-2015-0017. Furthermore, the national NWP decision documents will be supplemented by Division Engineers to address decisions concerning the addition of regional conditions to the NWPs.