8. Powerful Integration of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and NEPA  3-4 Days

  • This highly consultative workshop is individually tailored for the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and/or their client agencies

 

  • Learn the complex Corps of Engineers and EPA regulations implementing Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and their correlative NEPA regulations

  • Apply the Public Interest Review required for all applications for Individual Permits and the CWA Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines

  • Understand the differences between scope of decisions and scope of analysis for Section 404 and NEPA, including federalization of projects

  • Learn how the Corps regulations for regulatory permits and civil works projects differ and integrate

  • Discuss how the Corps and NEPA decision making processes can be merged for more effective and efficient decision making while recognizing inherent obstacles

  • Gain a unique workshop manual that integrates the co-related Corps regulations and NEPA regulations into a “smart system” based on Environmental Planning Strategies, Inc’s Facilitated Planning Process™ and supplementary system of the actual Corps and EPA regulations