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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

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

2017-01378-JTB (Carver County, MN) County Road 32 Sod Farm Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsors are proposing to develop the County Road 32 Sod Farm Wetland Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 50 acres in size, including upland buffer areas. The proposed bank service area is Middle Mississippi River Basin in Minnesota, also referred to as Bank Service Area (BSA) 7.
Date of Expiration: 08/16/2018
2010-02909-RJH (Sheboygan County, WI) Sargento Foods Commercial Expansion Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant has applied for a Department of the Army permit to discharge dredged or fill material into waters of the United States in association with construction of a headquarters expansion and related support amenities on a 64.3 acre parcel of land owned by Sargento Foods Inc.
Date of Expiration: 08/13/2018
2015-04002-ANM (Racine County, WI) Dayton Freight Facility Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: This is an application for a permit to permanently discharge fill material in a total of 2.22 acres of wetland associated with the construction of a new commercial facility located in the Village of Sturtevant in Racine County.
Date of Expiration: 08/10/2018

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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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