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Corps of Engineers relocates its Two Harbors, Minn., regulatory office

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is closing its Two Harbors, Minn., regulatory office field site this week, and the staff is moving to Duluth, Minn. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-14
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About Our Regulatory & Permits Office

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

2013-04700-RMM (Stearns County, MN) Lake Wobegon Trail Extension
LETTER OF PERMISSION: Stearns County Parks Department is proposing to construct a pedestrian/bicycle/snowmobile and in-line skate trail in the railroad and county right-of-way. The trail will be an extension of the Wobegon Trail from its current ending point in the City of St. Joseph to River’s Edge Park in the City of Waite Park.
Date of Expiration: 6/1/2015
2015-01495-MMJ (Carver County, MN) Zebra Avenue Ditch Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The proposed project is a ditch lowering project involving excavation and grading activities along 1,650-linear feet of Zebra Ditch, which is located near the intersection of Zebra Avenue and CSAH 50 (150th St.), contained within the NW ¼ of Section 31 in Young America Township, Carver Co., Minnesota.
Date of Expiration: 5/25/2015
2015-01396-WAB (Itasca County, MN) Rehabilitation of a Segment of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 45 Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate a two mile long segment of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 45, to meet current ten-ton design standards, meet the required width for safety, and meet a 40 mile-per-hour speed for current traffic usage.
Date of Expiration: 5/25/2015

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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

LaCrescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947

Project manager contact by county
Wisconsin (PDF) 

 Field Office Address
 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
 Waukesha 20711 Watertown Rd.
Suite F
Waukesha, WI 53186

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)
Minnesota Local Road Authority Reference Guide and Checklist

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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