Summersville Lake
Summersville Lake Closure Update
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Summersville Lake experienced the second highest lake pool of record on June 25, 2016, flooding the recreation areas, which are closed until further notice. Boat launching and boat traffic is prohibited until the lake can be reopened in a safe condition. The closure includes: - Battle Run Campground, Beach and Launch Ramps. - Salmon Run launch ramps and parking area. - Long Point boat launch and parking lot at the marina. - Winter launch ramp road at the dam. The dam site Picnic Area and overlooks are open. The lake and recreation areas will be reopened as soon as conditions allow. Contact 304-872-5809 for a recording of the lake conditions and closures, which will be updated daily.
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America's PrepareAthon!
America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience for disasters. The campaign offers free resources for households and organizations to discuss and practice plans and safety measures to improve resilience for specific disasters. Planning and preparing can make a big difference in being safe and keeping your doors open after a disaster.
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Every Kid in a Park
President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.

Regulatory Public Notices

PROPOSED MODIFICATION OF CORPS REGIONAL GENERAL CONDITIONS TO THE 2012 NATIONWIDE PERMITS IN THE STATE OF OHIO REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

6/22/2016
On November 16, 2015, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) advertised proposed modifications to the issued Clean Water Act section 401 water quality certification for the Department ofthe Army 2012 Nationwide Permits (NWPs) described in the February 21, 2012, Federal Register (77 FR 10184). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, representing the Huntington, Louisville, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh Districts, is considering this request and providing an opportunity for the public to express their views on proposed changes to the Corps 2012 Regional General Conditions 4, 4(3), 5( e ), 5(±), 6(b ), 6( e) and 6(±) for the State of Ohio (see enclosure). These changes are under consideration in order to achieve consistency with the proposed Ohio EPA 401 water quality certification modifications.

LRH-2016-00006

6/14/2016
INITIAL PUBLIC NOTICE NATIONWIDE PERMIT REISSUANCE REQUEST FOR COMMENTS On June 1, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published in the Federal Register its proposal to reissue the 50 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and issue two new NWPs. Nationwide permits are general permits issued on a nationwide basis to streamline the authorization of activities that result in no more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects. Many of the proposed NWPs require notification to the district engineer before commencing those activities, to ensure that the activities authorized by those NWPs cause no more than minimal individual and cumulative adverse environmental effects.

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