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Table 1: The Corps' RAMS database significantly understates the number of activities that the Corps believes are taking place un

Comments on the Proposed Reissuance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Nationwide Permits: Table 1: The Corps' RAMS database significantly understates the number of activities that the Corps believes are taking place un

August 1, 1996
Nationwide Permit Total Activities in RAMS Database, 1995 Total Annual Activities as Estimated by Corps Percent by which RAMS Underestimates Actual Permitting
         
NW02: Structures in Canals 181 2,600 93%
NW03: Maintenance 3,542 20,000 82%
NW05: Scientific Measurement Devices 48 700 93%
NW06: Survey Activities 98 3,000 97%
NW07: Outfall Structures 339 1,600 79%
NW08: Oil and Gas Structures 0 114 100%
NW12: Utility Line Backfill/Bedding 4,989 12,100 59%
NW13: Bank Stabilization 4,218 12,000 65%
NW14: Road Crossings 2,656 13,000 80%
NW15: Coast Guard Approved Bridges 50 200 75%
NW17: Hydropower Projects 4 20 80%
NW18: Minor Discharges 1,452 7,000 79%
NW20: Oil Spill Cleanup 34 50 32%
NW23: Approved Categorical Exclusions 671 1,500 55%
NW25: Sturctural Damage 101 1,000 90%
NW26: Isolated Waters and Headwaters 9,462 26,000 64%
NW27: Wetlands Restoration 356 8,000 96%
NW36: Boat Ramps 245 600 59%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Data.