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NWP-2020-66 Correction

Published Oct. 19, 2020
Expiration date: 11/9/2020


Correction Date: October 13, 2020
Public Notice Issue Date: October 8, 2020
Expiration Date: November 9, 2020

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers No: NWP-2020-66
Oregon Department of State Lands No: 62123RF

Correction:  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) has received an application for a Department of the Army permit for certain work in waters of the United States.  This notice corrects information or omissions in the Public Notice Application for Permit and associated Water Quality Certification and Coastal Zone Management notices issued on October 8, 2020

The corrected information is as follows: 

• After the Fact - Description of work already complete:  The upper reach of Gallagher Slough was partially excavated in the summer of 2019.  The proposal would complete the excavated work within the Gallagher Slough.

• Water Quality Certification:  Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1341) requires applicants to obtain a water quality certification for proposed discharges into waters of the United States.  A permit for the described work will not be issued until certification has been issued or is waived from the certifying state.  The state's notice for a water quality certification is attached to the original notice.

• Coastal Zone Management: Section 307(c) of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1456(c), requires non-Federal applicants seeking a federal license or permit to conduct any activity occurring in or affecting the coastal zone to obtain a Consistency Certification which indicates the activity conforms with the State’s Coastal Zone Management Program.  The applicant believes the proposed project would comply with and be conducted in a manner consistent with the Oregon Ocean and Coastal Management Program.  The state's notice for a consistency certification is attached to the original notice.

All other information provided in public notice NWP-2020-66 remains unchanged.
The public notice is available at the following website address:

Additional information about the proposed project may be obtained from the Corps Project Manager listed below:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Regulatory Branch
Kinsey M. Friesen 
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, Oregon 97208-2946
Telephone:  (503) 808-4378