33 CFR 331.5 - Criteria.

§ 331.5 Criteria.

(a)Criteria for appeal -

(1)Submission of RFA. The appellant must submit a completed RFA (as defined at § 331.2) to the appropriate division office in order to appeal an approved JD, a permit denial, or a declined permit. An individual permit that has been signed by the applicant, and subsequently unilaterally modified by the district engineer pursuant to 33 CFR 325.7, may be appealed under this process, provided that the applicant has not started work in waters of the United States authorized by the permit. The RFA must be received by the division engineer within 60 days of the date of the NAP.

(2)Reasons for appeal. The reason(s) for requesting an appeal of an approved JD, a permit denial, or a declined permit must be specifically stated in the RFA and must be more than a simple request for appeal because the affected party did not like the approved JD, permit decision, or the permit conditions. Examples of reasons for appeals include, but are not limited to, the following: A procedural error; an incorrect application of law, regulation or officially promulgated policy; omission of material fact; incorrect application of the current regulatory criteria and associated guidance for identifying and delineating wetlands; incorrect application of the Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines (see 40 CFR part 230); or use of incorrect data. The reasons for appealing a permit denial or a declined permit may include jurisdiction issues, whether or not a previous approved JD was appealed.

(b)Actions not appealable. An action or decision is not subject to an administrative appeal under this part if it falls into one or more of the following categories:

(1) An individual permit decision (including a letter of permission or a standard permit with special conditions), where the permit has been accepted and signed by the permittee. By signing the permit, the applicant waives all rights to appeal the terms and conditions of the permit, unless the authorized work has not started in waters of the United States and that issued permit is subsequently modified by the district engineer pursuant to 33 CFR 325.7;

(2) Any site-specific matter that has been the subject of a final decision of the Federal courts;

(3) A final Corps decision that has resulted from additional analysis and evaluation, as directed by a final appeal decision;

(4) A permit denial without prejudice or a declined permit, where the controlling factor cannot be changed by the Corps decision maker (e.g., the requirements of a binding statute, regulation, state Section 401 water quality certification, state coastal zone management disapproval, etc. (See 33 CFR 320.4(j));

(5) A permit denial case where the applicant has subsequently modified the proposed project, because this would constitute an amended application that would require a new public interest review, rather than an appeal of the existing record and decision;

(6) Any request for the appeal of an approved JD, a denied permit, or a declined permit where the RFA has not been received by the division engineer within 60 days of the date of the NAP;

(7) A previously approved JD that has been superceded by another approved JD based on new information or data submitted by the applicant. The new approved JD is an appealable action;

(8) An approved JD associated with an individual permit where the permit has been accepted and signed by the permittee;

(9) A preliminary JD; or

(10) A JD associated with unauthorized activities except as provided in § 331.11.

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code

§ 401 - Construction of bridges, causeways, dams or dikes generally; exemptions

§ 402 - Construction of bridges, etc., over Illinois and Mississippi Canal

§ 403 - Obstruction of navigable waters generally; wharves; piers, etc.; excavations and filling in

§ 403a - Creation or continuance of obstruction of navigable waters

§ 403b - Lighting at docks and boat launching facilities

§ 404 - Establishment of harbor lines; conditions to grants for extension of piers, etc.

§ 405 - Establishment and modification of harbor lines on Potomac and Anacostia Rivers

§ 406 - Penalty for wrongful construction of bridges, piers, etc.; removal of structures

§ 407 - Deposit of refuse in navigable waters generally

§ 407a - Deposit of debris of mines and stamp works

§ 408 - Taking possession of, use of, or injury to harbor or river improvements

§ 409 - Obstruction of navigable waters by vessels; floating timber; marking and removal of sunken vessels

§ 410 - Exception as to floating loose timber, sack rafts, etc.; violation of regulations; penalty

§ 411 - Penalty for wrongful deposit of refuse; use of or injury to harbor improvements, and obstruction of navigable waters generally

§ 412 - Liability of masters, pilots, etc., and of vessels engaged in violations

§ 413 - Duty of United States attorneys and other Federal officers in enforcement of provisions; arrest of offenders

§ 414 - Removal by Secretary of the Army of sunken water craft generally; liability of owner, lessee, or operator

§ 415 - Summary removal of water craft obstructing navigation; liability of owner, lessee, or operator

§ 416 - Appropriations for removal of sunken water craft

§ 417 - Expenses of investigations by Department of the Army

§ 418 - Provisions for protection of New York Harbor unaffected

§ 419 - Regulation by Secretary governing transportation and dumping of dredgings, refuse, etc., into navigable waters; oyster lands; appropriations

§ 419a - Management practices to extend capacity and useful life of dredged material disposal areas

§ 420 - Piers and cribs on Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers

§ 421 - Deposit of refuse, etc., in Lake Michigan near Chicago

§ 422 - Modification and extension of harbor lines at Chicago

§ 423 - Establishment of pierhead and bulkhead lines in Wilmington Harbor, California

§ 424 - Establishment of pierhead or bulkhead lines in Newport Harbor, California

§ 424a - Modification of harbor lines in Newport Harbor, California

§ 425 - Omitted

§ 426 - Investigations concerning erosion of shores of coastal and lake waters

§ 426-1

§ 426-2

§ 426-3

§ 426a - Additional investigations concerning erosion of shores of coastal and lake waters; payment of costs; “shores” defined

§ 426b - Applicability of existing laws; projects referred to Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors

§ 426c - Report by Coastal Engineering Research Center

§ 426d - Payment of expenses

§ 426e - Federal aid in protection of shores

§ 426e-1 - Shore protection projects

§ 426f - Reimbursements

§ 426g - Storm and hurricane restoration and impact minimization program

§ 426g-1 - State and regional plans

§ 426h - Repealed. Pub. L. 110–114, title II, § 2038(b), Nov. 8, 2007, 121 Stat. 1100

§ 426h-1 - Definitions

§ 426i - Shore damage prevention or mitigation

33 U.S. Code § 426i–1 - Repealed. Pub. L. 113–121, title I, § 1014(c)(2), June 10, 2014, 128 Stat. 1222

§ 426i-2

§ 426j - Repealed. Pub. L. 110–114, title II, § 2037(b)(1), Nov. 8, 2007, 121 Stat. 1096

§ 426k - Five year demonstration program to temporarily increase diversion of water from Lake Michigan at Chicago, Illinois

§ 426l - Protection of Lake Ontario

§ 426m - Collection and removal of drift and debris from publicly maintained commercial boat harbors and adjacent land and water areas

§ 426n - Technical assistance to States and local governments; cost sharing

§ 426o - Great Lakes material disposal

§ 426o-1 - Great Lakes dredging levels adjustment

§ 426o-2 - Great Lakes navigation and protection

§ 426p - Corps of Engineers

§ 427 to 430 - Repealed. July 31, 1945, ch. 334, § 5, 59 Stat. 508

§ 1344 - Permits for dredged or fill material

§ 1413 - Dumping permit program for dredged mate­rial

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