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June, 2014


Swimming beach at Buffumville Lake in Charlton temporarily closed due to poor water quality

CONCORD, Mass. – The swimming beach at Buffumville Lake recreation area in Charlton, Mass., has been temporarily closed due to poor water quality, according to officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.Buffumville Lake beach has been closed to swimming for a week due to [Read More]
Published: Jun-25-14

Corps, EPA extend public comment period on proposed rule defining scope of waters protected by Clean Water Act

CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published on April 21, 2014 for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, [Read More]
Published: Jun-24-14

Corps, EPA extend comment period on exemption from permitting under Clean Water Act for discharges of fill material with certain agricultural conservation practices

CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published on April 21, 2014 a notice of availability and public comment to announce the availability of an interpretive rule regarding the applicability of the exemption from permitting provided under [Read More]
Published: Jun-24-14

Vermont AOT revises permit request to place fill for runway, taxiway extensions, improvements in Coventry

CONCORD, Mass. – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) has revised its request in seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with airport runway and taxiway extensions and improvements in Coventry, Vermont. A [Read More]
Published: Jun-24-14

Think safety over Fourth of July holiday: Corps emphasizes water safety at federal recreation areas during the holiday weekend, summer months

CONCORD, Mass. – As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches and summer vacation is here for many and the temperatures climb higher, more and more people will be recreating near or in the water in New England. Now is the time to think about water safety and boating safety. Each year, an average [Read More]
Published: Jun-23-14

In Lieu Fee program 2013 annual report published on Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program

CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District recently was provided the annual report on the Maine In Lieu Fee program titled “Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013.”  The annual report was submitted by the Maine Department of [Read More]
Published: Jun-17-14

Corps proposes maintenance dredging of Menemsha Creek Federal navigation project in Chilmark, Aquinnah

CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing maintenance dredging of the Menemsha Creek Federal Navigation Project (FNP) in Chilmark and Aquinnah, Mass. The proposed work involves urgently needed maintenance dredging to remove various shoals in the channel and [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-14

National Passenger Railroad Corp. seeks permit for impacts along rail corridor, New Haven to Springfield

CONCORD, Mass. – The National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with wetland impacts for work in areas adjacent to the existing 62-mile rail corridor between New [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-14

Massachusetts DOT seeks Corps permit to place fill for recreational trail in Westford, Carlisle, and Acton

CONCORD, Mass. – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Highway Division (MassDOT) is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with discharging fill material to construct a recreational trail in [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-14

Corps of Engineers in New England, Concord Middle School partner for science, engineering, math education

CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, and the Concord Public School District in Concord, Mass., recently signed a formal “Partnership in Education” agreement to encourage and enhance the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-14
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