WELCOME TO THE REGULATORY DIVISION
We administer a program, for the district that includes permit processing, compliance, and enforcement.
Our program goals:
- Protect the aquatic environment
- Enhance regulatory program efficiency
- Make fair, reasonable, and timely decisions
- Achieve 'No Net Loss' of Aquatic Resources
We must continue to balance development with environmental protection, especially protection of aquatic resources. We are always striving to make decisions on permit applications in a timely manner, while providing improved environmental review, documentation, predictability, and transparency to the public.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District currently accepts and expends North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) funds for expediting Department of the Army (DA) permit review on transportation projects. This is done in accordance with Section 214 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000, as amended by the Federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. The formal agreement between the Wilmington District and NCDOT can be viewed at the following link: (select North Carolina under the state pick list on the Active Agreements list on the page.)
In addition, you may view all DA permit decisions completed since the implementation of this agreement at the following link: