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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-198


Federal Consistency under the Coastal Zone Management Act; Issuance and Reissuance of Nationwide Permits

[47 Pa.B. 732]
[Saturday, February 4, 2017]

 This notice is published under section 306(d)(14) of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C.A. § 1455(d)(14)), regarding public participation during consistency determinations. The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Coastal Resources Management Program has received notice that the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is proposing the issuance and reissuance of Nationwide permits (NWP).

 The USACE is reissuing 50 existing NWPs, general conditions and definitions, with some modifications. The USACE is also issuing two new NWPs and one new general condition. The effective date for the new and reissued NWPs is March 19, 2017. These NWPs will expire on March 18, 2022. The USACE has determined that the NWPs will protect the aquatic environment and the public interest while effectively authorizing activities that have no more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects. The complete reauthorization of the 2017 NWPs was published at 82 FR 1860 (January 6, 2017).

 This activity is subject to Department review for Federal consistency because it is a Federal agency activity and will have reasonably foreseeable effects on the Commonwealth's coastal resources or uses. In accordance with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regulations in 15 CFR Part 930, Subpart C (relating to consistency for Federal agency activities), the USACE has determined that the proposed activity will be conducted in a manner consistent with the applicable enforceable policies of the Commonwealth's NOAA-approved Coastal Resources Management Program. Interested parties may request a copy of the Federal Consistency Determination from the Department contact listed as follows.

 Questions regarding this review should be directed to Matthew Walderon, Federal Consistency Coordinator, at (717) 772-2196 or

 The Department will consider all comments received on or before February 21, 2017, before issuing a final Federal consistency concurrence or objection. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment system at or by e-mail to Written comments should be submitted by mail to the Department of Environmental Protection, Compacts and Commissions Office, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 8465, Harrisburg, PA 17101-8465.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-198. Filed for public inspection February 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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