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Recent Regulatory Public Notices

2023-01013-DDP (Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron Counties, WI) Northern Gas M432B Line Verification Digs Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: As part of its pipeline integrity program, Northern Natural Gas has conducted an in-line inspection of the M432B pipeline and identified segments that require visual inspection and possible maintenance work. Construction activities associated with the 12 FID locations include the digging of a 30-foot-wide trench to visually inspect the pipeline and conduct maintenance to the line if necessary. Dredged material would be temporarily sidecast on construction matting within the work area and replaced upon completion of the project. Construction activities for the AR03 location would include modifications to the existing valve and piping, and the construction of a new building and driveway facility. All temporary wetland disturbance would be returned to pre-construction contours and stabilized per WDNR technical standards 1058 and 1059.
Date of Expiration: 10/18/2023
2022-00222-ANM (Wabasha County, MN) Gorman Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Gorman Creek Wetland Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 50.3 acres in size, including upland buffer areas. The bank sponsor proposes to restore native wetland vegetation to the portion of the property that has remained in crop production.
Date of Expiration: 11/01/2023
2015-00961-LSP (Polk County, MN) Polk County Landfill Expansion Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge fill into 5.59 acres of wetlands adjacent to the Gentilly River for the purpose of expanding a landfill. Polk County owns a 360-acre parcel northeast of the city of Crookston, a portion of which has been permitted for use as a landfill since 1974. The landfill is part of a seven-county integrated solid waste management system and currently accepts waste material from the following counties: Polk, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Norman and Becker. The Corps of Engineers issued a public notice for a previous proposal to expand the landfill into approximately 19.16 acres of wetlands in December of 2018. Subsequent discussion with the applicant resulted in a revised plan that would involve a discharge of fill material into approximately 5.59 acres.
Date of Expiration: 10/27/2023

Regulatory News

  • Corps of Engineers issues Northshore Mining Company permit

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District issued a permit to Northshore Mining Company today for discharges of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States resulting from its Tailings Basin Progression project.

About Our Regulatory & Permits Office

The purpose of 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 all regulated 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

 District Headquarters

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District - Regulatory

332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101

Tel: (651) 290-5525
800-290-5847 x 5525

 Agricultural Inquiries

Tel: (651) 290-5378


Joint Permit Applications

Minnesota Joint Application Form 

Wisconsin Joint Application Form
Checklist for Wisconsin Joint Application

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