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Section 404 of the Clean Water Act

Corps of Engineers Scoping Meetings for Nationwide Permit Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

The Corps is initiating a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the entire Nationwide Permit Program (NWP) to be completed by December 2000. The overall purpose of the PEIS is to review and evaluate the NWP program as a whole, to ensure that the NWP program authorizes only those activities with minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects on the aquatic environment. This notice is intended to provide other Federal agencies, States, Tribes and the public the opportunity to participate in the scoping of the PEIS. The Corps will hold three meetings to solicit comments on the scope of the PEIS. Published in the Federal Register on March 22, 1999.