Corps’ Regulatory Offices Closed
National Waterways Conference News Alert
15 October 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today announced it will
close its Regulatory offices due to the absence of available
federal funding. During the closure, Regulatory offices will be
unable to evaluate individual permit applications,
pre-construction notifications (PCNs) for nationwide permit (NWP)
or regional general permit authorizations, or requests for
jurisdictional determinations until after current year funding is
received and the offices reopen.
Those applying for NWP authorizations are reminded that proposed
NWP activities that require PCNs must wait 45 days before
beginning the activity (see 33 CFR 330.1(e)). Please note that
certain NWP PCNs require a written response from USACE before
beginning the NWP activity. More NWP information can be found at
Prospective applicants should ensure proposed activities comply
with all NWP terms and conditions, including regional conditions.
They must also obtain other required authorizations, such as Clean
Water Act Section 401 water quality certification or waiver if the
proposed activity involves a discharge into waters of the United
States, or Coastal Zone Management Act consistency concurrence or
waiver, if the proposed activity occurs in the coastal zone, prior
to conducting NWP activities.
Regional conditions that have been imposed on the 2012 NWPs are
provided online at each Regulatory office Web site.
For more information on the USACE Regulatory Program, please visit
National Waterways Conference, Inc.
1100 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201