Informational Requirements for Jurisdictional Determinations to be Issued by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Under the Clean Water Act (CWA)
Research Idea Scope
TERI Administrator Note (January 2009): Funded as NCHRP Project 25-25 (52).
Task 2: Review a range of JDs issued since Decision to assess informational requirements being applied by Corps District Offices. The focus would be on those involving “significant nexus” determinations.
Task 3: Survey DOTs and Corps Districts on experience with JDs, focusing on any increase in submittal requirements, level of effort, time and cost implications. Interview select DOTs and Corps Districts based on results of survey.
Task 4: Provide a “scope of work” for DOT design and environmental staff which identifies standard informational needs and appropriate level of effort to adequately address the need for jurisdictional determinations.
 Re:NEPA, comment by S. Schmidt posted on 8/13/2007.
Dianna Noble, SCOE Natural Systems and Ecological Communities Subcommittee