Corps of Engineers Regulatory Offices Closing
By WestKyStar Staff
NASHVILLE, TN; MEMPHIS, TN - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's temporarily closing its regulatory offices in all districts because of a lack of funds while the federal government is shut down.
The Nashville District office serves areas on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, the Louisville District handles the Ohio River, and the Memphis District maintains the Mississippi River in our area.
The Corps will have someone available for emergency authorizations, but it won't be able to evaluate individual permit applications, pre-construction notifications for regional general permit authorizations, or requests for jurisdictional determinations until funds allow the office to reopen.
The partial government shutdown is in its third week as Congress struggles to reach a budget agreement. The shutdown has suspended several regulatory services provided by federal agencies, while others considered essential to public safety are continuing.