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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
Maine Project Office
442 Civic Center Drive, Suite 350
Augusta, ME 04330

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11 Lincoln Street, Room 210
Essex Junction, VT 05452






The USACE Regulatory Program - Importance to the Public

Regulatory/Permitting Division

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 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 USACE. 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 USACE 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 USACE with questions at any time. Pre-application meetings are encouraged to facilitate the review of projects.

- Updated: Feb. 2, 2024

Regulatory Request System

Regulatory Announcement from HQ USACE Regulatory

31 January 2024 - USACE launches new Regulatory Request System

USACE announces the launch of its new Regulatory Request System (RRS). RRS is designed to make the review of permit requests a transparent and efficient process for the public. RRS, currently in a beta version, provides general information on the Regulatory Program and allows the public to submit pre-application meeting requests and jurisdictional determination requests.  Additional capability is scheduled in Spring 2024. This added capability will allow users the ability to electronically submit individual and general permit applications and other necessary information, saving time and reducing the need for paper-based submissions. RRS will streamline the permit application process and underscores USACE commitment to modernizing our application process, meeting user expectations, and providing a transparent, straightforward process for the timely review of permit requests.  Stay tuned for further updates on the full release of the RRS. Please click on the following link to access RRS: For additional information on or to provide feedback on RRS, please contact the

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