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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Archive: 2019
  • SAW-2019-01616

    Expiration date: 10/23/2019

    The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from Mr. Alan Shuping of the Grandfather Golf and Country Club seeking Department of the Army authorization to dredge accumulated sediment and to conduct stream bank/shoreline stabilization activities, along with other improvements on infrastructure in an existing impoundment known as Loch Dornie, at the Grandfather Golf and Country Club, on NC Highway 105, in Linville, Avery County, North Carolina.

  • Public Notice Final WOTUS Rule

    Expiration date: 9/1/2020

    On September 12, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army (the agencies) signed a final rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule (2015 Rule) and re-codify the regulatory text defining "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) that existed prior to the 2015 Rule. This action will, when effective, provide regulatory certainty as to the definition of “waters of the United States” in light of ongoing litigation over the 2015 Rule. This final rule will be implemented in accordance with Supreme Court decisions, agency guidance, and longstanding practice. This final rule follows the February 28, 2017, Presidential Executive Order on "Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the 'Waters of the United States' Rule." The February Order states that it is in the national interest to ensure that the Nation's navigable waters are kept free from pollution, while at the same time promoting economic growth, minimizing regulatory uncertainty, and showing due regard for the roles of Congress and the States under the Constitution. To meet these objectives, the agencies have followed a two-step rulemaking process. Today’s final rule is the first step of that process (Step 1 Final Rule). It was first proposed on July 27, 2017, with a supplemental proposal on June 29, 2018, and received 770,000 public comments. The Step 1 Final Rule provides regulatory certainty by removing the patchwork of regulations that existed across the country as a result of various judicial decision enjoining the 2015 Rule, and it reestablishes national consistency across the country by returning all jurisdictions to the longstanding regulatory framework that existed prior to the 2015 Rule, which is more familiar to the agencies, States, Tribes, local governments, regulated entities, and the public. The Step 1 Final Rule provides the aforementioned regulatory certainty while the agencies engage in the second step of rulemaking to revise the definition of WOTUS. The second step, or the Step 2 Proposed Rule, was published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2019, and the public comment period closed on April 15, 2019. The agencies are currently reviewing over 600,000 public comments before taking final action. More information regarding the WOTUS rulemaking can be found at EPA’s website: If you have specific questions regarding this Step 1 Final Rule, please contact a local Corps District office or EPA Regional office.

  • 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: