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Corps of Engineers announces closure of Regulatory office in New England due to federal government shutdown

Published Oct. 15, 2013

CONCORD, Mass. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District today announced it will close its Regulatory office due to the absence of available federal funding.


The Regulatory office will be unable to evaluate individual permit applications, pre-construction notifications for regional general permit authorizations, or requests for jurisdictional determinations until after current year funding is received and the office reopens.


During this time, should an emergency activity need to be conducted in waters or wetlands that requires a Department of the Army authorization under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, please call Robert DeSista at 978-318-8879.


For information about the New England District Regulatory Program visit the website at:


General information on Corps’ New England District projects and activities is available online at the Corps website at:

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2013-102