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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 September 15, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published in the Federal Register its proposal to reissue the 52 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and issue five new NWPs. This public notice discusses and solicits public comment on the St. Paul District’s proposal to issue 43 nationwide permits and associated regional conditions and revoke 14 nationwide permits within Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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

2016-04080-DJM (Olmsted County, MN) Oehlke Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Oehlke Wetland Bank, which is comprised of two separate parcels owned by Ingrid and Chester Oehlke (Parcel ID: 541841034216) and Kenneth Oehlke (Parcel ID: 541843034 217) totaling 27-acres, including upland buffer.
Date of Expiration: 10/23/2020
Proposed 2020 Nationwide Permits and Regional Conditions in Minnesota and Wisconsin
PUBLIC NOTICE: On September 15, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published in the Federal Register its proposal to reissue the 52 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and issue five new NWPs. This current public notice discusses and solicits public comment on the St. Paul District’s proposal to issue 43 nationwide permits and associated regional conditions and revoke 14 nationwide permits within Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Date of Expiration: 11/02/2020
2020-01581-SJW (Green Lake County, WI) Lake Puckaway Phase I Barrier Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant has submitted a request for Department of the Army authorization to permanently discharge fill material (breaker rock) below the plane of the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) onto the aquatic bed of Lake Puckaway for the construction of a breakwater structure which will be used to provide shoreline stabilization and protect the emergent vegetation which has been greatly diminished as a result of wave action on the lake.
Date of Expiration: 10/03/2020

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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

USACE_Requests_MN@usace.army.mil

 Field Office Address
 Bemidji 4111 Technology
Drive NW, Suite 295
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-6381
 Brainerd 10867 East Gull Lake Drive NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
651-290-5767
 Duluth 600 South Lake
Avenue, Suite 211
Duluth, MN 55802
218-788-6408
 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
651-290-5902

USACE_Requests_WI@usace.army.mil

 Field Office

 Address

 Brookfield 250 North Sunnyslope
Road, Suite 296
Brookfield, WI 53005
262-641-5498

 Green
   Bay

211 North Broadway
Street, Suite 221
Green Bay, WI 54303
920-448-2824
 Hayward

10637 Hayward Court
Unit 2
Hayward, WI 54843
715-934-2170

 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
651-290-5903
 Stevens
   Point
2926 Post Road,
Suite B
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-345-7911

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

Email

Joint Permit Applications

Minnesota
Minnesota Joint Application Form (PDF)
Minnesota Joint Application Form (DOC)


Wisconsin Wisconsin 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
651-290-5525