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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

2013-04869-RMM (Dakota County) Black Dog Plant: Coal Decommissioning Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: Northern States Power Company-Minnesota will discontinue coal burning operations at Black Dog Plant in April 2015. Upon cessation of coal-fired operations, decommissioning of the outdoor coal structures in the yard area east of the plant (Yard Area) and closure of the coal yard subarea and ash settling ponds will be conducted.
Date of Expiration: 11/10/2014
2014-03031-MMJ (Hennepin County, MN) Vicksburg Lane Reconstruction
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The proposed project would involve reconstruction of Vicksburg Lane from Schmidt Lake Road to 61st Avenue North (Plymouth/Maple Grove city limits).
Date of Expiration: 11/10/2014
PUBLIC NOTICE: The Southwest Reconnection Project would elevate the Highway 101 crossing above the 100-year flood elevation of the Minnesota River, and would include construction of a new four-lane bridge spanning the river floodplain area between the Cities of Shakopee and Chanhassen. The new 4,226-foot long bridge would be shifted slightly to the southwest, but would run parallel with the existing Highway 101 crossing/causeway.
Date of Expiration: 11/3/2014

Woody wetland area


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

Project Manager Contact by County (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 (PDF)



 Field Office Address
 Green Bay 211 N. Broadway, Suite 216
Old Fort Square
Green Bay, WI 54303
 Hayward 15954 River's Edge Drive
Suite 240
Hayward, WI 54843
 Stevens Point 1314 Contractor Blvd
Plover, WI 54467
 Waukesha 20711 Watertown Rd.
Suite F
Waukesha, WI 53186

Joint Permit Applications

 Wisconsin Department
of Natural Resources

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