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Corps of Engineers initiates emergency permitting procedures

Published July 19, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, received approval from the Mississippi Valley Division to use emergency permitting procedures for areas impacted by recent flooding in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin July 16.

Citizens in need of a Corps permit for flood-related issues should call (800) 290-5847, extension 5525, or
e-mail for more information.

The emergency permitting procedures include Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. The Corps is coordinating its permit reviews with Federal Emergency Management Agency staff to expedite the process to the flood survivors.

A public notice with information about our emergency procedures is available on the St. Paul District website:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, serves the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. It contributes around $175 million to the five-state district economy. The 700 employees work at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states. For more information, see


Release no. 12-077