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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


Corps hosts public meetings to discuss permit application process in Coquille, Ore.

November 20, 2017
The Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, and participating state and federal agencies invite the public to learn about the permitting process, emerging regulatory issues and discuss prospective projects with potential applicants.

Corps seeks public comments on draft feasibility report and environmental assessment for Willamette Basin Review feasibility study

November 6, 2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District and the Oregon Water Resources Department, seeks comment on its draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (EA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impacts for the Willamette Basin Review feasibility study. This study will be used to formulate a recommendation to the Chief of Engineers on the potential allocation of storage in the Corps’ Willamette Valley reservoirs, referred to collectively as the Willamette Valley Project.

Corps seeks public comments on draft environmental assessment for expansion of Port Orford nearshore dredge placement site

October 25, 2017
The Corps is seeking public comments on the draft environmental assessment for the Port Orford operations and maintenance dredging and dredge material placement concerning the expansion of the nearshore dredge placement site. The nearshore placement site is currently an 800 by 800 feet dredge placement area south of the Port Orford breakwater. The site will double in size by extending the southern boundary by approximately 800 feet further south.

Public Notice Distribution List Updates

October 17, 2017
Interested parties are hereby notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) is updating our list of individuals and organizations interested in receiving notification of Regulatory Branch special and standard individual permit public notices.

Corps seeks public comment on revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Mount St. Helens Long-Term Sediment Management Plan

September 15, 2017
The Corps is seeking public comments on the revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for our Mount St. Helens Long-Term Sediment Management Plan.

‘On-request’ lockage service begins Sept. 16 for recreational boaters on Snake, Columbia rivers

September 15, 2017
The Corps begins its winter recreational vessel lock schedule Sept. 16. Recreational boaters may lock past dams on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers almost any time during daylight hours.

The Corps and Columbia River Ports jointly preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for The Lower Columbia River Federal Navigation Channel Maintenance Plan

September 8, 2017
Interested parties and tribes are hereby notified that the Portland District of the Corps and the Sponsor Ports are preparing a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for The Lower Columbia River Federal Navigation Channel Maintenance Plan (Plan) and are seeking public input during an extended scoping period, from September 8 through November 16, 2017.

Corps seeks comment on Port of Coos Bay's proposed channel modification project

August 18, 2017
The Corps intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the potential environmental effects of approving the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s proposed Coos Bay Channel Modification Project. The Port proposes to widen and deepen the Coos Bay Federal Navigation Project from the ocean to river mile 8.2 to improve navigation efficiency, reduce shipping transportation costs and facilitate the shipping industry’s transition to larger, more efficient vessels.

Corps issues Regional General Permit 9 for maintenance activities along South Coast of Oregon

August 17, 2017
The Corps has issued a regional general permit authorizing certain maintenance activities in the waters of the United States within Douglas, Coos, Curry and Lane Counties for the discharge of dredged or fill material into such waters.

Caspian Tern Nesting Island Construction draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment

June 28, 2017
The Corps is seeking public comment on its draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment evaluating the environmental effects of demolishing a floating island within the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge and constructing a permanent island made of rock in its place. Comments are open through July 27.
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