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Regulatory Division (CT, MA, NH, RI)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
New England District
696 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742-2751
978-318-8338

Maine Project Office
442 Civic Center Drive
Suite 350
Augusta, ME 04330
207-623-8367

Vermont Project Office
11 Lincoln Street, Room 210
Essex Junction, VT 05452
802-872-2893




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Regulatory/Permitting Division

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) regulates construction and other work in navigable waterways under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, and has authority over the discharge of dredged or fill material into "waters of the United States" (a term which includes wetlands and all other aquatic areas) under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  Under these laws, those who seek to carry out such work must first receive a permit from the Corps.  The program considers the full public interest by balancing the favorable impacts against the detrimental impacts.  This is known as the “public interest review.”  The program reflects the national concerns for both the protection and utilization of important resources.

At the New England District, we have issued regional general permits for certain activities with no more than minimal adverse effects on the aquatic environment.  These permits reduce delays and paperwork and allow the Corps to devote its resources to the most significant cases.  Activities not eligible for authorization under a general permit require an Individual Permit, in which case the permit evaluation process includes a public notice with a public comment period. 

Project proponents are encouraged to contact the Corps with questions at any time.  Pre-application meetings are encouraged to facilitate the review of projects.

- Updated: 26 December 2017

General Permits

Use of Nationwide Permits have been suspended in New England and replaced with general permits.