Issued: Jan. 3, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District and the Oregon Department of State Lands jointly welcome prospective Clean Water Act § 404 and Removal-Fill permit applicants to meet for a regularly scheduled interagency pre-application meeting. This meeting supplements existing pre-application Corps and DSL coordination.
The pre-application process is intended for non-routine permit evaluations that may be complex or controversial. The meeting provides the opportunity for meaningful comment and feedback to prospective applicants early in the permitting process.
Participating state and federal agencies will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The agenda reserves approximately one hour for prospective applicants to solicit feedback and present information to the assembled agencies.
The meetings are designed to assess draft information, and prospective attendees are asked to provide basic project information in the form of responses to a standard set of input questions at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
Locations and dates aren't yet established for 2014.
Note: Meetings may be relocated to Salem, Eugene or elsewhere if appropriate for specific prospective projects.
Screening tools and pre-meeting information
Prospective applicants interested in a formal pre-application meeting should work with their points of contact at the Corps and DSL and review online project screening tools prior to requesting time at a monthly agency meeting.
The screening tools, known as the matrix and accompanying matrix user’s guide, are available at: http://oregon.gov/dsl/PERMITS/Pages/Removal-Fill-Pre-Application-Meetings.aspx
The matrix helps prospective applicants assess the potential value of a pre-application meeting to their project development. Even if the applicant opts to not have a formal pre-app meeting, the matrix and user’s guide may be helpful for any project potentially needing a § 404 permit (and associated § 401 Water Quality Certification) or a Removal-Fill Permit.
The screening tools are intended primarily for use by large-scale, controversial or major projects. The tools are available for anyone to use, and can be scaled down to assess the risks associated with less complex or less controversial projects.
For more information, please contact:
Bill Ryan, Oregon Dept. of State Lands, Wetlands and Waterways Div.
Michael Turaski, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Counties: Baker, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Gilliam, Grant, Hood River, Jefferson, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill
Teena Monical, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Counties: Linn, Benton, Lane, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, Harney