The Wilmington District administers the Corps of Engineers regulatory permit program for waters and wetlands in North Carolina. The Wilmington District's Regulatory Program manages and protects North Carolina's aquatic resources through fair, flexible, and balanced permit decisions. Aquatic resources that we regulate include wetlands, rivers, stream channels, lakes, ponds and tidal waters.
There are two main federal laws that task the Corps of Engineers with the authority to regulate our nation's waterways: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.
if these resources may be present on your property and you may be working in or near these areas.