US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District

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 Regulatory Public Notices

SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Branch (District) is announcing the release of version 1.0 of the Minnesota Stream Quantification Tool and Debit Calculator. These tools are now available for use in Minnesota. With District approval and direction, they may be used in Wisconsin also. The District is also announcing availability of its draft outline of stream mitigation guidance for the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin including a draft threshold for when stream mitigation may be required. We are requesting comments on this draft guidance.
Date of Expiration: 10/04/2019
2019-00406-MMJ (Wright County, MN) Marquardt Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Marquardt Wetland Mitigation Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 49.8 acres in size. The project would involve the restoration of wet meadow, shallow marsh and deep marsh type wetlands and native upland buffer on the bank site.
Date of Expiration: 09/27/2019
2019-00963-JLK (Lafayette County, WI) Private Wildlife Pond Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant proposes to discharge dredged or fill material into 746 square feet below the OHWM of an unnamed tributary of Black Creek for the purpose of constructing a dam and two clear stone weepers. The proposal is designed to create a 1.53 acre wildlife pond in Lafayette County, Wisconsin.
Date of Expiration: 09/27/2019

Regulatory News

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

 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

 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)


WisconsinWisconsin Joint Application Form



Section 10 WatersSection 10 Waters Joint Application Form


If you need immediate assistance,
contact the Saint Paul District at
(800) 290-5847 ext. 5525 or