US Army Corps of Engineers
Wilmington District

Regulatory Permit Program


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Regulatory Public Notices

As used by the Corps, the term "public notice" is an official, required government announcement of a proposed agency action, decision made or under consideration, public hearing or other activity.  Please download the attachment(s) associated with notice for the complete, formatted, public notice with tables, illustrations, maps and plans.

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Mitigation Public Notices

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  • SAW-2019-01666

    Expiration date: 10/10/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from the Carteret County Shoreline Protection Office seeking Department of the Army authorization to conduct dredging and beach nourishment activities, as part of the 50-year Corps permit known as Bogue Banks Master Beach Nourishment Project , on Bogue Banks Island in Carteret County, North Carolina. The proposed work is the second planned shoreline protection event under the terms of the County’s 50-year Bogue Banks Master Beach Nourishment Project (BBMBNP). The first event of the BBMBNP occurred in the spring of 2019, with dune planting continuing through the summer of 2019. This permit application is being processed pursuant to the CAMA-Corps Programmatic Permit process.

  • SAW-2019-00205

    Expiration date: 10/9/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from Waste Connections seeking Department of the Army authorization to impact approximately 0.125 acre of wetland and 1,177 linear feet of stream channel associated with the expansion of the Anson County Waste Management Facility in Anson County, North Carolina.

  • Hurricane Dorian Emergency Permits

    Expiration date: 3/3/2020

    PUBLIC NOTICE ALTERNATIVE PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESSING PROCEDURES FOR HURRICANE DORIAN The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District will initiate the following alternative permitting procedures in response to conditions resulting from possible erosion, and storm damage associated with recent passing of Hurricane Dorian. These alternate procedures will be used for a period of 6 months from the date of this Notice, or 4 March 2020: 1. In accordance with 33 CFR 325.2(e)(4), an “emergency” is a situation which would result in an unacceptable hazard to life, a significant loss of property, or an immediate, unforeseen, and significant economic hardship if corrective action requiring a permit is not undertaken within a time period less than the normal time needed to process the permit application under standard procedures. 2. Most permitting will likely be accomplished through the nationwide permit (NWP) program. For example, all aspects of the maintenance/repair/replacement (of authorized structures) may be authorized via NWP #3. Additionally, bank stabilization activities may be authorized under NWP#13. These activities would be accomplished under the authorities of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344). 3. For those actions which do not qualify for authorization under the terms and conditions of the NWP program, the following procedures will be used: a. Requests for expedited permits associated with Hurricane Dorian will be reviewed to determine if there is truly an emergency situation associated with the request. b. If the action is determined to be an emergency, descriptions of the proposed action will be transmitted to representatives from each of the commenting agencies, including the State agencies responsible for Section 401 Water Quality Certification and Coastal Zone Management Consistency, if required. c. The District will make a permit decision after considering/addressing any comments submitted by the agencies. It is anticipated that this process can be finalized within 24-48 hours for most actions. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WILMINGTON DISTRICT CORPS OF ENGINEERS 69 DARLINGTON AVENUE WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 28403 REPLY TO ATTENTION OF 2. If additional information is needed, please contact Mr. Scott McLendon, Chief of the Wilmington District Regulatory Division, at (910) 251-4952, or by email at: You may also contact Mr. Tyler Crumbley at 910-251-4170 or by e-mail at:

  • SAW-2017-00103

    Expiration date: 9/20/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) seeking Department of the Army authorization to discharge dredged or fill material into 383 linear feet of stream channel, 0.08 acre of wetlands, and 1.72 acres of open water, and temporarily discharge dredged or fill material into 0.02 acre of wetlands, associated with the relocation of existing rental car facilities in order to eliminate a "line‐of‐sight" issue for a proposed air traffic control tower at the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), in Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina.

  • SAW-2007-00334

    Expiration date: 9/19/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Station Emerald Isle seeking Department of the Army (DA) authorization to perform maintenance dredging from 10,000 cubic yards to 80,000 cubic yards (pending on shoaling amounts) within navigable waters pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act with the potential of disposing the material in waters subject to both Section 10 and Section404 of the Clean Water Act. The proposal allows for maintenance dredging to be repeated as necessary over the next ten years within the Coast Guard Channel/Bogue Inlet Channel and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), near Emerald Isle, Carteret County, North Carolina.