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There are several different types of public notices available. The most common may be the public notices related to permit applications under consideration by the Regulatory division. Other important public notices advise of Navigation-related events like lock closures, or seek comment on documents like Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, Records of Decision and Findings of No Significant Impact.

Recent Notices


Invitation to Corps' Regulatory Branch Open House on April 9, 2018

February 14, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Regulatory Branch (Corps) invites consultants, project proponents and other members of the public to learn about recent and upcoming changes in the Corps Regulatory program at an open house on April 9, 2018.

Corps' Regulatory Branch Seeks Discussion Topics for Open House

February 9, 2018
The Regulatory Branch requests consultants, project proponents and other members of the public to submit topics for discussion by Feb. 23, 2018 for an open house scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018.

Mid-Columbia River Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment

January 30, 2018
Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) is seeking public comments and will conduct a series of open houses to assist in the development of the Mid-Columbia River Regional Master Plan for Corps-owned lands associated with Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day and Willow Creek. The Corps intends to integrate into the master plan an Environmental Assessment (EA), prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations (40 C.F.R. parts 1500-1508), and the Corps’ NEPA regulations (33 C.F.R. part 230).

MCR North Head Draft EA and FONSI

January 26, 2018
Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) is seeking public comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Mouth of the Columbia River Dredged Material Placement Sites Update: Clatsop County, Oregon and Pacific County, Washington (EA).

La Grande Regulatory Field Office Closed

January 18, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District Regulatory Branch has closed the La Grande, Oregon field office.

Regulatory Branch accepts permit applications electronically

January 18, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Portland District, Regulatory Branch accepts permit applications electronically. The use of electronic communications and digital information processing reduces transmittal delays and improves the timeliness of the permit process.

Corps and DSL invite permit applicants to monthly meetings throughout 2018

January 3, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District and the Oregon Department of State Lands invite prospective Clean Water Act Section 404 and Oregon’s Removal-Fill permit applicants to meet with the agencies as part of regularly scheduled interagency pre-application meetings, known as “Kaizen”.

Rogue River Regional Master Plan and Integrated Environmental Assessment

January 2, 2018
Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) is seeking public comments and will conduct an open house to assist the Corps’ development of a regional master plan for the Corps’ Rogue River Project, which consists of Lost Creek Lake, Applegate Dam, and the Elk Creek project.

2018 Annual Maintenance Navigation Lock Closure Scheduled at Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day

December 29, 2017
The annual maintenance lock closure for Portland District, Corps of Engineers is scheduled for March 2018. Maintenance, inspection and repair work will take place at the locks during the closure. Locks to be closed include Bonneville Lock & Dam (Columbia River Mile 145); The Dalles Lock & Dam (Columbia River Mile 191); and John Day Lock & Dam (Columbia River Mile 216).

Emergency Permitting Application Procedures

December 19, 2017
The Corps can initiate processing of permit applications under emergency authorization procedures on a case-by-case basis.
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