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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

Steffl Drainage Tile
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The applicants are proposing to replace approximately 3,800 linear feet of a ditch with a 30” drain tile at a 0.1% grade across an agricultural field.
Date of Expiration: 11/30/2015
East Beaver Creek Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources proposes to discharge fill material into 260 square feet of the East Beaver Creek, a designated trout stream.
Date of Expiration: 11/30/2015
1999-05528-JKA (St. Louis County, MN) PolyMet Mining, Inc. Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant has submitted a request to modify the August 19, 2013, application to include the discharge of fill material into an additional 1.37 acres of wetland.
Date of Expiration: 12/14/2015

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

LaCrescent 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
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