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Corps of Engineers modifying Massachusetts General Permit for minimal impact activities in Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Published Aug. 2, 2011

CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is modifying the Massachusetts General Permit pursuant to 33 CFR 325.3(b) for minimal impact activities within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


The modified General Permit will continue the simplified review process for activities in Corps of Engineers jurisdiction under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, and Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act.


To view the modified General Permit with changes highlighted go to:

and then select public notices and then “MA GP Modification.” To view the GP without the highlights select “State General Permits” and then “Massachusetts.”


The General Permit’s original expiration date of Jan. 20, 2015 will not change. The Corps of Engineers will begin its reissuance process approximately one year before the GP expires. At that time, the Corps of Engineers will issue a public notice requesting comments from the general public, and local, state and Federal agencies.


To obtain a hard copy of the modified Massachusetts General Permit or if you have questions about this contact Greg Penta at 978-318-8862 or by email at or by mail to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Greg Penta), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751.


Tim Dugan

Release no. 2011-073