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Corps of Engineers, partners release report addressing wetland mitigation in northeast Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and its partners recently released a report outlining the path forward for wetland replacement, or mitigation, in northeast Minnesota. [Read More]
Published: Mar-19-14
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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

CLEAN WATER ACT INTERPRETIVE RULE FOR 404(f)(1)(A)
PUBLIC NOTICE: On 21 April 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) are publishing a Notice of Availability and Public Comment to announce the availability of an interpretive rule regarding the applicability of the exemption from permitting provided under section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for discharges of dredged and/or fill material associated with certain agricultural conservation practices based on the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practice standards that are designed and implemented to protect and enhance water quality. The interpretive rule was effective on April 03, 2014.
Date of Expiration: 06/05/2014
CLEAN WATER ACT PROPOSED RULE FOR DEFINITION OF WATERS OF THE U.S.
PUBLIC NOTICE: On 21 April 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) are publishing for public comment a proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), in light of the U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. v. Riverside Bayview, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), and Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos). The proposed rule was developed to enhance protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by increasing clarity as to the scope of “waters of the United States” protected under the Act.
Date of Expiration: 07/21/2014
2014 Annual Update to the National Wetland Plant List
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The 2014 annual update to the National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) has been posted on the NWPL web site: http://wetland_plants.usace.army.mil. Attached to this public notice is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers information paper that provides background information regarding the NWPL and summary of the changes made. The update becomes effective on May 1, 2014.
Date of Expiration: 05/16/2014

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Contact Information

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
mvp-reg-inquiry@usace.army.mil

Contact phone numbers
listed by county (PDF)
 

                     Minnesota


Field Office

Address

Bemidji
Field Office
4111 Technology Drive NW
Suite 295
Bemidji, MN 56601
2108-444-6381
Brainerd
Field Office
10867 East Gull Lake Dr. NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
651-290-5760
LaCrescent 
Field Office
1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947-1338
651-290-5903
Two  Harbors 
Field Office
1554 Hwy 2, Suite 2
Two Harbors, MN 55616
651-290-5692

Contact phone numbers
listed by county (PDF)

Wisconsin


Field Office

Address

Green Bay
Field Office
211 N. Broadway, Suite 216
Old Fort Square
Green Bay, WI 54303
920-448-2824
Hayward 
Field Office
15954 River's Edge Drive
Suite 240
Hayward, WI 54843
715-934-2170
Stevens Point 
Field Office
1314 Contractor Blvd
Plover, WI 54467
715-345-7911
Waukesha 
Field Office
20711 Watertown Rd.
Suite F
Waukesha, WI 53186
262-717-9531

 

Joint Permit Applications

Wisconsin
 Wisconsin Department
of Natural Resources

Minnesota
MN Joint Application Form (pdf)
MN Joint Application Form (doc)


 For Section 10 Waters go to:
Application for
Department of the Army Permit

If you need immediate assistance,
please contact the St. Paul District at
(800) 290-5847 ext. 5525
or
651-290-5525.

Email:
mvp-reg-inquiry@usace.army.mil