Public Notices Overview

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Individuals or parties may request an extension of time in which to comment on the proposed work by writing to the project manager or clicking on the project manager’s name on the public notice grid on the web page.  Any request must be specific and substantively supportive of the requested extension, and received by this office prior to the end of the initial comment period.  The Branch Chief will review the request and the requestor will be promptly notified of the decision to grant or deny the request.  If granted, the time extension will be continuous to the initial comment period and, inclusive of the initial comment period, will not exceed a total of 30 calendar days.

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Published Nov. 13, 2020


Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA 401) requires water quality certifications for any federally licensed or permitted projects that may result in a discharge into waters of the United States. This certification process ensures that the discharge complies with applicable water quality requirements. On September 11, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), published the Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule (85 Fed. Reg. 42,210 (July 13, 2020)). This CWA 401 Certification Rule (to be codified at 40 CFR Part 121) establishes standard procedures across the nation that promote consistent implementation of CWA Section 401 and regulatory certainty in the federal permitting process. In addition, this rule also provides states and authorized tribes with an important tool to help protect the water quality of federally regulated waters within their borders, in collaboration with federal agencies.

The CWA Certification Rule addresses some key areas of the CWA Section 401certification process, including timelines for review and action, the scope of certification review, and early engagement (pre-filing meetings). More information on the Rule is available at the following website:

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District (MVN) processes permit applications subject to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and/or Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. To comply with the requirements of the new CWA 401 Certification Rule, MVN requests that project proponents (Applicants) continue to follow the established procedures for submitting a MVN permit application. These procedures are different depending upon whether the project is located within the coastal zone or outside of the coastal zone, but both include options for electronic submission. These procedures are located at:

Once your permit application is received, MVN will provide you with additional instructions if the proposed work is not already covered by a CWA Section 401 general water quality certification (WQC).   The attached special public notice document discusses additional consideration associated with requests for water quality certification.