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COVID-19 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Paul District Regulatory Program continues to serve our customers throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Our primary commitment is to public health and safety, including that of our employees and their families. We will continue to comply with national, state, and local recommendations for social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

Employees are primarily working from their homes. All Regulatory offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin are unoccupied. Employees may also be working variable hours, to care for themselves and family members.

Please continue to use normal business phone numbers and email addresses; employees are able to receive those calls and messages remotely. Continue to follow established procedures for submitting requests and responding to Public Notices electronically. Employees may periodically retrieve physical mail from offices, but it will not be as timely as electronic communication.

Meetings will primarily be held virtually. Those that cannot will be postponed. As field season approaches, we will adhere to social distancing protocols and maximize our use of remote tools to evaluate site conditions.

Our goal is to remain responsive to the public, while fully complying with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you have questions, please call our Regulatory hotline at (651) 290-5525.

On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a final rule in the Federal Register announcing the reissuance of 12 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and four new NWPs, as well as the reissuance of NWP general conditions and definitions with some modifications.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” was published in the Federal Register. This final rule establishes the scope of federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act. The Navigable Waters Protection Rule includes four simple categories of jurisdictional waters and provides specific exclusions for many water features that traditionally have not been regulated. The final rule became effective on June 22, 2020.
Let us help guide you through the permit application process.

Recent Regulatory Public Notices

2021-00177-BGO (Clearwater County, MN) Minnesota Department of Transportation Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is proposing approximately 5.1 miles of road improvements on Trunk Highway (TH) 92 from County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 35 to TH 200 in the townships of Minerva and Zerkel, Clearwater County, MN (SP 1506-41). The improvements would include a regrade of TH 92 along with shoulder widening, vertical alignment modifications, and replacing roadside infrastructure. The widening would require new entrance culverts, new ditch sections, and tree clearing.
Date of Expiration: 03/10/2021
2020-01164-EJI (Stearns County, MN) Meadowbrook Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop The Meadowbrook Wetland Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 298.6 acres in size, including upland buffer areas. The proposed bank service area is the Upper Mississippi River Basin in Minnesota (Bank Service Area 7).
Date of Expiration: 03/22/2021
2020-01372-BBY (Hennepin County, MN) Rush Creek Reserve Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop Rush Creek Reserve Wetland Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 14.1 acres in size, including upland buffer areas. The objective of this proposed bank is to restore hydrology to basins that have been ditched and tiled by restoring the natural overflow elevations of the wetlands.
Date of Expiration: 03/13/2021

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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

 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

Tel: (651) 290-5378


Joint Permit Applications

Minnesota Joint Application Form 

Wisconsin Joint Application Form

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