Update Proposed Department of the Army New England General Permits Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
This is an update on the proposal to replace the existing, individual general permits in the six New England states with New England General Permits (NE GPs) to authorize certain activities that require Department of the Army permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, and/or Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act.
Subsequent to the Public Notice of July 30, 2014, the District Engineer has decided to discontinue the regional approach of the NE GP proposal and instead pursue general permits on a state-by-state basis. We are now working to expedite the issuance of new general permits in Massachusetts prior to the expiration of the existing Massachusetts General Permit on January 20, 2015. We will continue coordination with stakeholders in the other New England states subsequent to the issuance of new general permits in Massachusetts.