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Frequently Asked Questions - Permitting

Q: How do I find the regulatory permit information?

A: The Regulatory website is https://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Regulatory/

If you are looking for a number for a Jurisdictional Determination, they can be found at a direct URL of:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMenu/Menu.cfm?sitename=REG&pagename=KaiserHomePage

Permit decisions are posted monthly, and the URL to find them is:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMenu/Menu.cfm?sitename=REG&pagename=Permit_Decisions

Public notices are posted at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMenu/Menu.cfm?sitename=REG&pagename=Public_Notices
You will find contact information for a Regulatory Branch representative for your county on line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/ContactUs.aspx

If none of these is what you are seeking, please contact the Regulatory Branch directly at 206-764-3495, and they will be able to assist you.

 

Q: Where can I find a permit application form?

A: JARPA forms are available on line at:

https://www.epermitting.wa.gov/site/alias__resourcecenter/jarpa/9983/jarpa.aspx

If you have questions about permitting, please call our Regulatory Office at 206-764-3495.

 

Q: Where can I find information about Endangered Species Act and the permitting process?

A: You can find information on our website at:

https://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Regulatory/Permit-Guidebook/Endangered-Species/

 

Q: How do I submit a Wetland Determination FOIA Request?

A: Please use the link on our website to submit your FOIA request: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/Legal.aspx . You can address any questions you have to the FOIA officer at 206-764-3735. Office of Counsel's contact information is on line at: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/Legal.aspx

 

Q: Is it possible to have a small amount of encroachment into a regulated wetland without a permit?

A: Each proposed project should be discussed with the permitting representative for the county in which the project is planned. You will find contact information for a Regulatory Branch representative for your county on line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/ContactUs.aspx

 

Q: What is the needed permit for subdivision road runoff to enter irrigation canal connected to a navigable water?

A: Each proposed project should be discussed with the permitting representative for the county in which the project is planned. You will find contact information for a Regulatory Branch representative for your county on line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/ContactUs.aspx

Information about permitting is also available on-line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/PermitGuidebook.aspx

 

Q: is there a permit required for streamgage?

A: Each proposed project should be discussed with the permitting representative for the county in which the project is planned. You will find contact information for a Regulatory Branch representative for your county on line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/ContactUs.aspx

 

Q: How do I acquire a mooring buoy permit?

A: Each proposed project should be discussed with the permitting representative for the county in which the project is planned. You will find contact information for a Regulatory Branch representative for your county on line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/ContactUs.aspx

 

Q: How do I go about requesting a Wetland Exemption Letter?

A: Each proposed project should be discussed with the permitting representative for the county in which the project is planned. You will find contact information for a Regulatory Branch representative for your county on line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/ContactUs.aspx

 

Q: How do I apply for a permit for bridge across wetlands?

A: Each proposed project should be discussed with the permitting representative for the county in which the project is planned. You will find contact information for a Regulatory Branch representative for your county on line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/ContactUs.aspx

Information about permitting is also available on-line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/PermitGuidebook.aspx

 

Q: How do I apply for a permit for dredging?

A: Each proposed project should be discussed with the permitting representative for the county in which the project is planned. You will find contact information for a Regulatory Branch representative for your county on line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/ContactUs.aspx

Additional information about dredging can be found on-line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Dredging/UsersManual.aspx

 

Q: How do I acquire an after-the-fact permit?

A: Each project should be discussed with the permitting representative for the county in which the project is located. You will find contact information for a Regulatory Branch representative for your county on line at:

http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/ContactUs.aspx