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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.


Recent Public Notices

2018-03569-MMJ (Lyon County, MN) Sodus 2 Grade Stabilization Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The project consists of the construction of a dam structure in order to reduce flooding, provide wildlife habitat, capture sediment and control erosion which is occurring on a ravine tributary to Lake Marshall.
Date of Expiration: 12/22/2018
2018-03433-SJW (Douglas County, WI) Hawthorne Hill Phase II Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: Wisconsin Central Limited (WCL) has submitted a request for Department of the Army authorization under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for unavoidable wetland impacts associated with the construction of a 6.03 mile long (31,838 linear foot) extension of an existing 4.5-mile long double track rail siding located along the WCL Superior Subdivision from milepost (MP) 445.85 to MP 451.88. The proposed project would be an extension of the Hawthorn Hill Phase 1 double track which was constructed and put into service in 2017.
Date of Expiration: 01/11/2019
2017-02800-DWW (St. Louis County, MN) Hibbing Taconite Mine Project
AMENDED PUBLIC NOTICE: Hibbing Taconite Company (HTC) is proposing to retain fill material in 16.06 acres of wetlands adjacent to Deer Creek from the result of a haul road washout in 2017 at the HTC mine facility in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Date of Expiration: 01/10/2019

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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) 

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