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Corps’ St. Paul District to begin using nationwide permits

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin using nationwide general permits for work in streams, wetlands, lakes and other waters of the United States within Minnesota and Wisconsin, including on federally-recognized Indian Reservations, April 24. [Read More]
Published: Apr-20-17
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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 program 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

2018-01197-JMB (Sawyer County, WI) Enbridge’s Ladysmith Pumping Station Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The proposed project would improve load serving reliability to an additional 15MW of load for Enbridge’s Ladysmith Pumping Station and other customers in the Ladysmith area. The existing 69 kV transmission system that serves these loads has over 50 miles of exposed line between breakers. By building a new 69 kV breaker station near Xcel Energy’s 161/69 kV line intersection located just north of Enbridge’s Ladysmith Pumping Station, it reduces the potential for fault exposure and improves reliability for these large customers.
Date of Expiration: 07/12/2018
2017-02138-WMS (Douglas County, WI) Mitigation In Lieu Fee Program (ILFP)
PUBLIC NOTICE: Interested parties are hereby notified that a complete prospectus has been received pursuant to 33 CFR 332 proposing the establishment of an In Lieu Fee Program (ILFP) to provide mitigation for impacts to waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Sections 9 and 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 within the Lake Superior watershed in Douglas County, Wisconsin.
Date of Expiration: 07/11/2018
2018-00477-MMJ (Hennepin County, MN) City of Rogers Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The City of Rogers is proposing to extend County Road (CR) 117 a distance of 1,380 feet, from County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 101/Brockton Lane to a future southern entrance street in the proposed Laurel Creek Residential Development.
Date of Expiration: 06/21/2018

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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 Drive NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
 Duluth 600 South Lake
Avenue, Suite 211
Duluth, MN 55802
 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
Project manager contact by county

Wisconsin (PDF) 


 Brookfield 250 North Sunnyslope
Road, Suite 296
Brookfield, WI 53005


211 North Broadway
Street, Suite 221
Green Bay, WI 54303
 Hayward 15954 River's Edge
Drive, Suite 240
Hayward, WI 54843
2926 Post Road,
Suite B
Stevens Point, WI 54481

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,
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