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EPA and Army publish proposed revised "Waters of the United States" definition
The proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army is the second step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of "Waters of the United States" consistent with the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order entitled "Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the 'Waters of the United States' Rule." The public notice, published Feb. 14, 2019, begins a 60-day public comment period that will close on April 15, 2019.
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Recent Public Notices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army announced Feb. 14, 2019, the publishing in the Federal Register of the proposed new definition of "Waters of the United States" that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act.
Date of Expiration: 04/15/2019
2018-01311-RJH (Marinette County, WI) Fincantieri Marinette Marine Dredging Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corporation has applied for a Department of the Army permit to dredge material from waters of the United States for the purpose of constructing a new side launch facility adjacent to the Menominee River.
Date of Expiration: 03/01/2019
2013-03954-KJH (La Crosse County, WI) Veteran's Point Marina Slip Pier Extension Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The applicant, the City of La Crosse c/o Jay Odegaard, is applying for a Department of the Army permit to add a total of 32 slips at the existing Veterans Point Marina in the Black River for the purpose of providing public and transient parking for small watercraft and public fishing.
Date of Expiration: 03/13/2019

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Corps of Engineers relocates its Hayward, Wisconsin, regulatory office

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, relocated its Hayward, Wisconsin, regulatory office field site last week. [Read More]
Published: Dec-11-18
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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.


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) 

 Field Office


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


211 North Broadway
Street, Suite 221
Green Bay, WI 54303

10637 Hayward Court
Unit 2
Hayward, WI 54843

 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
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
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