General Permits for Massachusetts Issued

Dear Massachusetts Stakeholders,

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has issued General
Permits for Massachusetts (GPs for MA).  The previous Massachusetts GP (MA
GP) expired on January 20, 2015. The 23 GPs for Massachusetts issued
continue the expedited review process for activities in Corps
jurisdiction under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the
Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, and Section 103 of the Marine Protection,
Research, and Sanctuaries Act.

You can view the Public Notice at:
You can view the GPs for MA at:

For more information, please contact Mr. Greg Penta at (978) 318-8862 or  If you wish to have your address changed or
removed from this mailing list, please contact Ms. Tina Chaisson at (978)
318-8058 or

We sincerely thank you for your help and input,

Greg Penta
Policy, Analysis and Technical Support Branch, Regulatory Division U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, New England District
696 Virginia Road
Concord, MA  01742-2751
(978) 318-8862

Engineering Research and Development Center Range Finding Study

The Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) has begun a ‘range-finding’ study to determine effects of sedimentation of clean sediment on winter flounder eggs and early life stages.  A major concern cited is the generation of suspended sediments near dredging operations to which a wide range of adverse effects,  including fish migration spawning, oyster and clam survival and reproduction and aquatic plant survival, have been attributed.

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