§401 Certifications: Dredge & Fill
§401 Certifications of Nationwide and Regional General Dredge and Fill Permits
Nationwide General Permits
DEQ has certified with conditions the majority of the 2017 Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permits (NWPs) authorizing the discharge of dredged or fill material associated with general types of activities such as surveying; mining; building bridges; restoring aquatic habitat; constructing boat ramps, recreational facilities, and residential, commercial, and institutional developments; controlling floods; and managing stormwater.
DEQ partially certified the following three NWPs: NWP 12 (Utility Line Activities), NWP 13 (Bank Stabilization), and NWP 14 (Linear Transportation Projects).
DEQ has denied the following seven NWPs: NWP 16 (Return Water from Upland Contained Disposal Areas), NWP 17 (Hydropower Projects), NWP 23 (Approved Categorical Exclusions), NWP 51 (Land-Based Renewable Energy Generation Facilities), NWP 52 (Water-Based Renewable Energy Generation Pilot Projects). and NWP 53 (Removal of Low-Head Dams), and NWP 54 (Living Shorelines). DEQ will provide individual §401 certifications for activities authorized under the NWPs that have been denied on a project-by-project basis.
The 2017 certifications became effective on March 19, 2017.
Regional General Permits
DEQ has certified Regional General Permit–Idaho (RGP-I) authorizing the construction, repair, or replacement of non-commercial piers and floating docks for a joint-use pier or floating dock, marine launching rails, mooring piles, and portable boat lift stations.
- Regional General Permit–Idaho (final)
DEQ has certified Regional General Permit 27 authorizing the addition of piers and floating docks, marine launching rails, mooring piles, and portable boat-lift stations in Lake Pend Oreille and Pend Oreille River.
- Regional General Permit 27 (final)
DEQ has certified Regional General Permit–Management of Aquatic Invasive Species (RGP-AIS) authorizing the discharge of fill material, structures, and/or work associated with the placement of temporary benthic (bottom) barriers, mechanical harvesting, raking, pulling by hand, and divers using vacuum suction to control growth of invasive, noxious aquatic vegetation as designated by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture and usually associated with docks and swimming areas for safety and navigation purposes. The RGP-AIS also authorizes discharge of fill material, structures, and/or work associated with the placement of temporary benthic barriers and/or divers using vacuum suction to control the spread of nonnative bivalves and gastropods as designated by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture in areas identified with infestations.
DEQ has certified Regional General Permit–Emergency (RGP-E) authorizing the temporary discharge of dredged or fill material to restore, repair, and/or stabilize features that have been damaged, destroyed, or are in imminent danger of failing during emergency conditions, defined as conditions that would result in an unacceptable threat to human life, significant loss of property, and/or significant economic hardship.
- Regional General Permit-Emergency (2016 final)
To view a listing of regional general permits, visit the Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District Regional General Permits webpage.
§401 Certifications of Dredge and Fill Permits Requiring Individual Certification
|County||Corps Permit # / Project Name||Permit Type||Applicant Name||Water Body Impacted||Issuance Date|
|Ada||NWW-2012-100-B02 - Broadway Bridge Utility Line Relocation||NWP 12||Idaho Transportation Department||Boise River||01/27/16|
|Ada||NWW-2012-100-B02 - Broadway Bridge Project||NWP 16||Idaho Transportation Department||Boise River||10/27/15|
|Ada||NWW-2008-529-B03 - Walling Ditch Bridge Project||NWP 14||Boise Parks and Recreation Department||Boise River Side Channel - Walling Ditch||07/28/16|
|Ada||NWW-2015-566-B03 - Warm Springs Creek Realignment||NWP 12||Harris Family Limited Partnership||Warm Springs Creek||01/14/16|
|Ada||NWW-2016-613-B03 - Concrete bridge construction||NWP 12 and 14||James Kissler||Fivemile Creek||01/11/17|
|Adams||NWW-2016-271-B03 - Culvert replacements||NWP 14||Payette National Forest||East Branch Weiser River||08/15/16|
|Adams||NWW-2016-380-B03 - Culvert Upgrade||NWP 14||Adams County Road and Bridge Department||Little Creek||09/15/16|
|Adams||NWW-2015-586-B02 - ITD/US 95, Curve Flattening||NWP 14||Idaho Transportation Department D3||Little Salmon River||02/08/17|
|Bannock||NWW-2005-3200032 - Peat Mining Adjacent to Marsh Creek||Individual||Brandon Olson||Marsh Creek and Birch Creek||02/18/16|
|Bear Lake||NWW-2015-349-B02 - Georgetown Creek Bridge Replacement||NWP 14||Idaho Transportation Department||Georgetown Creek||01/04/16|
|Benewah||NWW-1994-0101520-C09 - Emerald Creek Garnet 1994 Permit Extension Request||Individual||Opta Minerals||Carpenter Creek and Emerald Creek||04/08/16|
|Blaine||NWW-2014-536-B02 - U.S. 20 Stanton Bridge Replacement Project||NWP 16||Idaho Transportation Department - District 4||Big Wood River||08/17/16|
|Blaine||NWW-2015-557-I02 - Deer Creek Road Realignment Project||NWP 14 and Individual||U.S. Forest Service||North Fork Deer Creek and Deer Creek||10/14/16|
|Bonner||NWW-2008-410 - Luther Deep Creek Bank Stabilization||NWP 13||Deborah Luther||Deep Creek||12/02/16|
|Bonner||NWW-2007-00235 - Johnson Bank Stabilization Project||NWP 13||Schindler Johnson Family Trust||Pend Oreille Lake||02/10/16|
|Bonner||NWW-2016-032, 033, 034, and 035 - Fire Hydrant Placement Project||Nationwide||Sam Owen Fire Department||Pend Oreille Lake||03/29/16|
|Bonner||NWW-2016-00538 - Dufort Road Pend Oreille River Bank Stablization||NWP 13||Bonner County Road and Bridge||Pend Oreille River||12/02/16|
|Bonner||NWW-2016-434-B02 - Schweitzer Cutoff Road Phase II||NWP 16||Sandpoint (City of)||Sand Creek||12/02/16|
|Bonner||NWS-PM-ER-17-01 - Riley Creek Recreation Area Bank Stabilization||Individual||Army Corps of Engineers||Pend Oreille River||01/13/17|
|Bonner||NWW-2015-00132 - Water intake line in Pend Oreille Lake||NWP 12||John Neil||Pend Oreille Lake||02/27/17|
|Boundary||NWW-2015-077 - Meadow Creek Siding||NWP 14||Union Pacific Railroad||Snyder Creek tributary to the Moyie River||07/01/16|
|Canyon||NWW-2016-350 - Mason Creek Crossing||NWP 14||City of Caldwell||Mason Creek||09/28/16|
|Canyon||NWW-2016-00259 - Wilson Pond Maintenance||NWP 16||Idaho Department of Fish and Game||Wilson Drain||07/21/16|
|Custer||NWW-2011-00515-B02 - Road alignment and bridge construction||NWP 16||Lost River Highway District||Big Lost River||06/01/16|
|Elmore||NWW-2010-356-B02 - Bridge Replacement Project||NWP 16||Mountain Home Highway District||South Fork Boise River||12/10/15|
|Franklin||NWW-2015-351-B02 - Bear River Bridge Replacement||NWP 16||Idaho Transportation Department||Bear River||09/14/16|
|Idaho||NWW-2015-578-B03 - Culvert replacement, aquatic organism passage||NWP 14||Idaho Transportation Department||Leggett Creek||01/22/16|
|Idaho||NWW-2016-141-B03 - Bridge Removal and Culvert Installation||NWP 14||USDA-Forest Service, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest||Nineteenmile Creek||06/09/16|
|Idaho||NWW02016-134-B03 - Powell Creek Culvert Replacement||NWP 14||USDA-Forest Service, Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest||Powell Creek||05/25/16|
|Idaho||NWW-2016-279-B03 - Culvert Upgrade||NWP 14||USDA-Forest Service, Bitterroot National Forest||Sheep Creek||08/04/16|
|Idaho||NWW-2016-095-B03 - Culvert replacement||NWP 14||USDA-Forest Service, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest||Van Buren Creek||04/11/16|
|Idaho||NWW-2017-00061 - Peasley Creek Culvert Replacement/Fish Passage||NWP 14||Idaho Transportation Department||Peasley Creek||03/27/17|
|Kootenai||2009-710-C09 - Mica Bay Boat Launch Dredging||Individual||Kootenai County Parks and Waterways||Coeur d'Alene Lake||02/29/16|
|Kootenai||NWW-2015-432-C09 - Shoreline Stabilization||NWP 13||Marina Yacht Club||Coeur d'Alene Lake||12/28/15|
|Kootenai||NWW-2016-315-C09 - Bank Stabilization||NWP 13||John Cole||Coeur d'Alene River||08/26/16|
|Kootenai||NWW-2016-471-C09 - Lilac Lane Culvert||NWP 14||Larry Fluet||French Gulch||11/18/16|
|Latah||NWW-2016-261 - Camp Grizzly Bank Stabilization||NWP 13||Inland Northwest Council, Boys Scouts of America||Palouse River||07/28/16|
|Latah||NWW-2015-506-B02 - Culvert replacement||NWP 14||Idaho Transportation Department||Purdue Creek||01/04/16|
|Lemhi||NWW-2016-00222-I02 - Agency Creek Culvert Project||NWP 14||Lemhi and Custer County Road and Bridge||Agency Creek||07/11/16|
|Lemhi||NWW-2016-00146-I02 - Pahsimeroi River Culvert Project||NWP 14||Lemhi and Custer County Road and Bridge||Pahsimeroi River||07/01/16|
|Madison||NWW-2016-00517-I02 - Stream Bank Restoration||NWP 13||Ray Peterson||Snake River||01/04/17|
|Owyhee||NWW-2016-00062 - Reynolds Creek Box Culvert||NWP14||USDA Agricultural Research Center||Reynolds Creek||03/31/16|
|Owyhee||NWW-2014-00446 - Bayha Island Research Project||Individual||Idaho Power Company||Snake River||03/11/16|
|Owyhee||NWW-2016-493-B02 - Snake River Bridge||NWP 23||Idaho Transportation Department||Snake River/C.J. Strike Reservoir||04/14/17|
|Shoshone||NWW-2014-186-C09 - Burke Bank Stabilization||NWP 13||Robert Burke||North Fork Coeur d'Alene River||11/18/16|
|Shoshone||NWW-2016-276-C09 - Bank Stabilization||NWP 13||Jack Buell||St. Joe River||08/01/16|
|Teton||NWW-2015-00543-B02 - Badger Creek Bridge Replacement Project||NWP 14||Idaho Transportation Department||Badger Creek||01/28/16|
|Valley||NWW-2015-00264 - Lower Big Creek Bridge Project||NWP 14||Valley County Road and Bridge||Big Creek||08/03/15|
|Washington||NWW-2010-00348 - Weiser River Trail, Bank Stabilization||NWP 13||Friends of the Weiser River Trail||Weiser River||05/20/16|