The Army Corps of Engineers suspended the use of Nationwide Permits in the six New England States 13 March 2017. Instead, the New England District will continue using the state-specific general permits which have been in place for over 25 years. These permits authorize applicants to work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the U.S. under Sec. 404 of the Clean Water Act and Sec. 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.