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Corps of Engineers, partners, complete PolyMet Mining EIS

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, have completed the PolyMet Mining Final Environmental Impact Statement, or Final EIS. [Read More]
Published: Nov-06-15
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About Our Regulatory & Permits Office

Attention: As a result of the Clean Water Rule, some documents and web links have been removed from the Regulatory Branch webpage pending revision or replacement. We will re-post materials as they become available.

The mission of the Corps of Engineers' Regulatory Program is to protect the nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions. The Corps evaluates permit applications for essentially all construction activities that occur in the nation's waters, including wetlands.

The Corps' Regulatory Programs includes Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The St. Paul District's regulatory jurisdiction covers the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Under Section 10, a Corps permit is required to do any work in, over or under a 'Navigable Water of the U.S.' Waterbodies have been designated as 'Navigable Waters of the U.S.' based on their past, present or potential use for transportation for interstate commerce.

Under Section 404, a Corps permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. Many waterbodies and wetlands in the nation are waters of the U.S. and are subject to the Corps' Section 404 regulatory authority.


Recent Public Notices

2016-00415-WMS (Ashland County, WI) Graveled Pad and Access Drive on the Bad River Reservation
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The applicant proposes to discharge dredged and fill material into approximately 0.03-acre of wetlands adjacent to a tributary to Lake Superior for the construction of a graveled pad and access drive for a 250-foot telecommunications tower on the Bad River Reservation.
Date of Expiration: 05/19/2016
2014-03734-DWW (St. Louis County, MN) Pacific Education Partners Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The Pacific Education Partners is proposing to construct a two level public charter high school, grades 8-12, 320 parking stalls, storm water treatment area, track and field areas and access roads.
Date of Expiration: 05/13/2016
2015-02853-DJM (Chippewa County, WI) Purfrac Transload (Purfrac) loading facility project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: Purfrac Transload (Purfrac) has applied for a Department of the Army permit to discharge fill material into approximately 1.467 acres of wetlands adjacent to Duncan Creek in conjunction with the construction of a trans-modal loading facility and associated rail yard.
Date of Expiration: 05/30/2016

Mille Lacs Kathio Swamp


Contact Information

Project Manager Contact by County

Minnesota (PDF) 

Field Office  Address
 Bemidji 4111 Technology Drive NW

Suite 295

Bemidji, MN 56601

 Brainerd 10867 East Gull Lake Dr. NW

Brainerd, MN 56401


600 South Lake Ave. Suite 211

Duluth, MN 55802


La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street

La Crescent, MN 55947


Project manager contact by county

Wisconsin (PDF) 

 Field Office Address

250 N. Sunnyslope Rd.

Suite 296

Brookfield, WI 53005


 Green Bay

211 N. Broadway St.

Suite 221

Green Bay, WI 54303


 Hayward 15954 River's Edge Dr.

Suite 240

Hayward, WI 54843

 Stevens Point 1314 Contractor Blvd

Plover, WI 54467


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District - Regulatory
180 5th St. East
Suite 700
St. Paul MN 55101

Tel: (651) 290-5525
800-290-5847 x 5525

Joint Permit Applications

Minnesota Joint Application Form (PDF)
Minnesota Joint Application Form (DOC)

Wisconsin Joint Application Form
Section 10 Waters
Section 10 Waters Joint Application Form
        If you need immediate assistance,
          contact the Saint Paul District at
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